Gaming

The new 'Doom' drops on May 13th
February 4, 2016 at 12:07 pm

The brand-new Doom hits Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on Friday, May 13th, Bethesda and id Software announced in a trailer today. About this trailer -- we've embedded it below, but make sure to watch it when you're in the mood for some serious gore. This is Doom, after all. Doom is up for…

Rise of the Tomb Raider looks and plays better on PC, but budget gaming rigs won’t cut it
January 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Back in November, Rise of the Tomb Raider launched on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 to massive critical acclaim. As a sequel to 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot, it was seen as an improvement in nearly every way possible. However, the limitations of Microsoft’s consoles tripped up the game in the performance department. Thankfully, the…

7 Awesome Portable Electronic Games of the 1990s
January 28, 2016 at 11:42 am

Maybe your mom wouldn't get you a Game Boy. Or your grandparents needed a convenient last-minute birthday present. Or maybe you were planning a long car trip. If any of these situations were true for you in the 1990s, you likely ended up with a portable electronic game. Electronic games were fairly cheap and plentiful…

Vertical scroller 'Downwell' fires its way to Android
January 27, 2016 at 11:40 am

Downwell is finally coming to the Play Store. The vertical scroller where your character falls down a well (hence, the name) while battling enemies was only available via Steam and for iOS devices. Its creator Ojiro Fumoto has been developing the Android version for quite a while, and he's justannounced on Twitter that it's coming…

EA Won't Have Booth at E3 2016, Briefing Scheduled for Sunday Afternoon
January 27, 2016 at 11:40 am

Breaking years of tradition, publisher Electronic Arts has announced that it will not have a booth on the E3 2016 show floor this year, and its briefing will take place Sunday evening instead of later in the week. EA's new event is called EA Play. The briefing itself will take place at Club Nokia at…

This might be the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game yet
January 26, 2016 at 10:36 am

Licensed video games are a crapshoot: sometimes you get GoldenEye 007, sometimes you get Superman 64. And as a franchise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been on both sides, with fondly remembered NES and arcade titles, a surprisingly good Game Boy Advance TMNT tie-in, and, well, a relentless stream of generic garbage that's left few…

Metal Gear Solid V completed using solar power on 3,500 mile road trip
January 25, 2016 at 8:06 am

A fellow gamer by the name of Caleb Lawson had to take a cross-country trip from Nevada to Canada. He wanted to play his PlayStation 4 on the road but didn’t want to use a bulky generator in order to power it and his television. His solution? Use the power of the sun. Caleb told…

ESPN launches site devoted to eSports
January 14, 2016 at 12:37 pm

The "Worldwide Leader in Sports" is seeking a larger slice of the competitive video gaming pie. On Thursday, ESPN launched a section of its website for eSports, highlighting global competitions for video games including League of Legends, Dotaand Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. ESPN hired two writers and an editor who will comprise their eSports editorial…

Smart Wheel teaches your teen how to drive and discourages texting while driving
January 5, 2016 at 11:30 am

Distracted driving is an epidemic that makes us all want to move on to equally dangerous self-driving cars. But the Smart Wheel folks hope to change that with a smart steering wheel cover. The device senses whether your hands are in a safe position on the wheel and delivers real-time reminders if needed. The device…