I used to be the slowest XCOM player on Earth. Then XCOM 2 happened.
While playing The Witness for this review, I wrote an email to its lead creator, Jonathan Blow. It was a moment of weakness.
This Sunday, The X-Files returns for a six-episode miniseries. It’s been eight years since the last movie, and fourteen since the last TV episode. We’ve already watched the first three episodes of the new series, and are here to tell you, with no spoilers, that it’s worth your time. But it may not be worth the wait.
Transforming robot horses. Cybernetic demons. A king piloting a mech. LEGO’s Nexo Knights line has launched, and it’s the best.
Last week I wrote about Woobots, the wooden robots that transform into wooden vehicles, currently the focus of a successful Kickstarter campaign. This week I play with them.
In the past decade, we’ve seen an endless parade of comic book movies and TV shows, promising to be darker and more “realistic.” But until Jessica Jones, none of them has really hit the mark. We saw the first seven episodes, and here’s our spoiler-free review.
In the late 20th century, people hoped that the new millennium would usher in an age of promise: hoverboards, flying cars, personal robots, and the like. That future, the one that everyone predicted, never quite came to pass. Not in the way we thought it would, anyway.
When we last saw Lara Croft, she was growing out of being a victim. A victim of fate, of other people’s aggression, of her own uninspired previous playable incarnations. She’s still growing, but she’s different now.
You might suspect that The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is skippable, an inessential spinoff that is more time-killer than legendary adventure. You would be... correct.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is—wait for it—an Assassin’s Creed game, with all that that implies.
To quote a tiny yellow robot during one of Transformers: Devastation’s many brilliant moments, “I did not see that coming.”
Imperial Assault is a board game that was released in late 2014. I only got around to playing it over the weekend, and I already count those months between as wasted.
For most of last year, Destiny players have been spurred by hope and riled by impatience. We held out hope that this flawed but promising game would draw closer to its potential, despite our impatience with the sluggish pace of improvements.
When Doctor Who brought past Doctors together for its 50th Anniversary special, it wasn’t just to look back at the show’s past, but to examine the Doctor’s own insecurities. The Four Doctors, the Titan Comics miniseries that concluded last week, finally does that for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor—and it makes for the best …
Gandalf, Batman and Wildstyle walk into the Aperture Science Enrichment Center. Stop me if you’ve heard this one.
If you’re already a fan of Sex—and there are plenty of you out there—you probably don’t need this review. But if you find yourself on the fence about whether to try this much-heralded, much-argued-over activity, pull up a chair! We’ve got a lot to discuss.
There’s a cutscene, late in Metal Gear Solid V, that’s ostensibly serious but contains a musical interlude so awkward it sent me into giggle fits. A dozen missions later, there’s a harrowing sequence that ranks among the best video game scenes I’ve ever played. If you don’t know how to reconcile those two things,…
Mario Maker feels like a game that should not exist.
A little more than 10 years ago, not long after I quit my job to become a freelance writer, a colleague warned me that sometimes the work could be grueling and unrewarding. “I want to talk to you when you’re writing a story only for money,” he said. It took a decade, but I finally found that assignment: reviewing Mad…
I played the first Disney Infinity. Hated it. More importantly, my kids hated it too, because it had too many menus, janky controls and some tedious mission design. Yet here we are, having skipped the sequel, for Dadtaku purposes playing our way through Disney Infinity 3.0. Or as most kids will know it, “the Star Wars…