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Thimbleweed Park Looks Like A Worthy Successor To Old Adventure Games

Did you grow up with games like Monkey Island? Does the name Fred Edison conjure fond memories? Do you often wonder whether Zak McKracken was underrated or just not very good? Thimbleweed Park is probably the video game for you.


Podcast: Overwatch Is Crazy Fun

As you probably already know, Overwatch is an excellent game — unless you play Torbjorn. Fuck Torbjorn.


The Best Games Patrick Played At E3 2016

Though I didn’t get a chance to play that newfangled Legend of Zelda that everyone was raving about, there was plenty to get excited about at E3.


The Makers Of Zelda On Why Their Games Are Usually Late

“First of all, it would be great if I didn’t have to put a release date out at all,” Nintendo’s longtime chief game designer Shigeru Miyamoto recently told me when I asked him about the tendency for Zelda games to be late. “But I have to.” We both laughed.


After Outcry, Nintendo Says Paper Mario: Color Splash Doesn't Reference 'Hate Campaign'

Nintendo has publicly denied that a joke from an E3 demo for the upcoming Wii U game Paper Mario: Color Splash is a reference to a harassment campaign that targeted game designer Zoe Quinn. The company says it’s a nod to the Watergate scandal from the 1970s.


The Last Guardian's Designer Explains How He Stayed Motivated For Nine Years

It’s been nearly 10 years since development started on The Last Guardian, designer Fumito Ueda’s long-anticipated follow-up to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. I caught up with Ueda at E3 to talk about his lengthy journey.


The Best Games Jason Played At E3 2016

I played a lot of games at E3, an annual whirlwind of demos and announcements that can be as exhausting as it is exciting. Let’s talk about some of them, shall we?


Bungie Answers (And Dodges) Our Destiny: Rise Of Iron Questions

As has become annual tradition, I sat down with Bungie at E3 last week for a frank discussion about the state of Destiny, a video game in which players travel through space trying to convince internet commenters that yes, people still play Destiny.


Why Everyone Should Rewatch E3 Several Times

The funny thing about E3 is how it’s all about That First Reaction. The curtains rise. The lights dim. The speakers begin to boom. Or in Sony’s case, the orchestra.

And then everything comes to a close and the internet sits around deciding Who Won. But in my case, I went back and rewatched everything. The trailers, the speeches, the streams. All of it. At least three times. And you know what? I’m bloody glad I did.


The Reasons Behind God Of War's Bold New Direction

Sony Santa Monica has big plans to shake up God of War. “We looked at every aspect of this game differently,” creative director Cory Barlog told me at E3, “all centred around the concept of ‘Why? Why am I doing this? Why am I here? Why am I making these decisions?'”


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