I Love This Battle Music From Divinity: Original Sin

Video: It doesn’t fit with the overall vibe of the game at all. It sounds more like…spy music? You know, from a spy game. But all the same, I love it. Every time it starts playing, I laugh.

The First Big Video Game Made By Native Alaskans

A few years ago, an Alaskan indigenous community found themselves with money to invest. Like any investment, the money would ideally multiply itself many times over. The Cook Inlet Tribal Council thought about funding funeral homes and getting into real estate. Instead, they decided to pour their money into a video game.

Now This Is How You Demand A New Game Feature

Video game developer won’t listen to your pleas for a big, game-changing feature? Then there’s only one solution: make a song about it. A hilarious, shockingly well-done song.

No Man's Sky Is Coming To PC, Too

If you own a PS4, odds are very good to moderately likely that Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky is at the top of a shopping list, somewhere. Those in possession of other platforms have had little choice but to glare, with intense jealously, in your direction… oh wait, not you PC people! You can join in the fun as well, you’ll just have to wait a smidge longer.

New Shooter Wants To Be The Anti-Call Of Duty

It’s strange to live in a time where people can make a feature list out of things their game doesn’t have, but here we are. Exceedingly Unreal-Tournament-esque shooter Toxikk touts no levelling, no regenerating health, no perks, no cover systems, no classes, no configurable weapons, and no iron sight aiming. And yet, it actually looks quite good.

Damn You, Counter-Strike Chicken

You gotta love Counter-Strike chickens. Even when they get in the way, the result is hilarity.

Let A Little Love Into Your Day

Briefly: Play The Arboretum, a lovely, melancholy short story/game by Matthew Burns. It’s really good.

LA Cops Is Like A Strategic Hotline Miami

I’m thoroughly aware that I’m in the minority here, but I find Hotline Miami’s delirious neon-drenched hyper-violence kinda off-putting. I could do without hearing the squish and crunch and splatter of blood and bone.

All The Feelings In The Sims 4

The Sims 4 is going to be an emotional experience for many people. Not just real people either — remember, this is a game about playing god for a bunch of digital sprites who are beholden to your every whim. The latest trailer breaks down the many different feelings you’ll be able to force your sims to start feeling come September:

A Game You Win With Your Blood

Haemo is a game in which you’re fatally wounded and bleeding from the get-go. I’m not talking Uncharted-2-style cinematic “oh no is the main character of this game who I’ll be playing as for the next 12 hours gonna make it through the first five minutes of the game?!?” bleeding either. Each blood-soaked step your bug-eyed avatar takes brings him/her/it another inch closer to The End.