The Surprising Messages In A 'Sexist' Game

When Hyperdimension Neptunia first made its way West from Japan in 2011, folks weren't too happy with it. "Worthless" and "sexist" and "stereotypical" were the sentiments thrown around, because we were seeing cute anime girls being silly and wearing short skirts. But the stated purpose of the series is to make fun of… » 7/25/14 5:03pm Friday 5:03pm

The Best Games Convention I've Been To May Soon Be No More

We're in San Francisco club called Stud, and there are people in fur suits everywhere. Colored lights and crashing beats flash like fireworks in a thunderstorm. Everyone is sweaty and drunk, but most of all they're happy. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you GaymerX, my favorite game convention—and also maybe the last… » 7/25/14 2:50pm Friday 2:50pm

Highlight Reel: Fun New Solutions To Battlefield Problems

We've rounded up some of the best highlights from the past two days in the gaming world and put them all together in one place for you. This week: Exciting new ways to deal with enemies in Battlefield 4, some beautiful Dark Souls 2 play, and more! » 7/25/14 1:45pm Friday 1:45pm

Why The Dota 2 International Finals Were A Blowout

Monday's grand final match in the $10 million Dota 2 tournament, The International 4, was so lop-sided—so shocking—that forum conspiracy theorists briefly postulated that the contest must have been rigged. No way, of course. I can explain what happened: why one team was able to crush the other so convincingly and… » 7/24/14 5:15pm Thursday 5:15pm