Think you're a gaming hipster? You like games earlier in the series, and newer games just aren't as good? You're probably falling for the Golden Age Fallacy.
Few AAA games touch on the subject of religion and faith, so to produce one that not only addresses it but gives you near-complete freedom to deal with religion in whatever manner you choose is a welcomed step. This nuanced depiction of faith on both an individual level and an overarching motif in-game is something we don’t often see, and below is why I think BioWare should be praised for doing so.
What does the year of the gamer entail? Multiple front page hits of the New York Times? Beating TV ratings for eSports? Or maybe it just means good games? We asked our regulars about the brightest moments of 2014, and while they might seem satisfied, some still eagerly anticipate 2015 will shine brighter.
In 2014, fears of talking about slavery and America’s checkered past in the context of a video game should not be an issue. If anything, it would deepen the story’s richness. So why does one of the most defining events of American history remain locked out of the greater gaming pantheon?
If you want to do well in Democracy 3 you have to be a good ruler. And I failed. Miserably and utterly. I’ve died thousands of times in video games over the years, but this death was probably the most humiliating.
Between all of the education-first and the entertainment-first offerings available, there should be more than enough games out there for students to sweep a history-themed category on Jeopardy!
Ultimate Battle: Gettysburg's A.I. mechanics and battle-altering options help establish a more-than-worthy entry into the rich canon of Civil War strategy games, even while in early access.
We asked our contributors what they thought the best trends of E3 were. The oddities and absurdities stuck out the most within our crew, like battleship golf games, WWI without gunpowder and indie exploration games. Quixotic may be the next big thing for our gamers, and here's why.
In May 2013 when Brave New World was announced as the final expansion pack for Civilization V in 2010, the announcement was unexpected, yet somewhat disappointing. After all, while the game was three years old, the features that Brave New World included "radically altered" and "redefined" the game’s...