Lupin III Is Both a Terrible Adaptation and a Horrible Film

At the start of the new live-action Lupin III film, Fujiko, seeing one of her fellow thieves avoid a pressure-sensitive museum floor by using a rocket pack, utters, “You've got to be joking”—which is more than a little apt as it was exactly what I kept saying again and again over the next two hours and fifteen minutes. » 9/02/14 9:30am 25 minutes ago

Fortnite Is Not What You'd Expect from the Makers of Gears of War

Fortnite doesn't feel like the kind of experience that should be coming from Epic Games. This is the House That Shooters Built after all, with huge slabs of foundation laid down by Unreal Tournament and Gears of War. But, despite being a game that takes heavy cues from Minecraft, Fortnite represents an evolution for… » 9/01/14 8:53am Yesterday 8:53am

Where The World's Best Fighting Game Characters Come From

Thanks to a tradition that goes back as far as Street Fighter II, fighting game stories are usually presented as world tournaments. It's a convenient narrative device, as it allows the opportunity to display fighting styles from around the world to distinguish characters from one another. But which of these countries… » 8/27/14 4:54pm Wednesday 4:54pm

10 Things I Learned Acting Out XCOM In Real Life

The new XCOM board game sounds phenomenal, but last month I played a different kind of XCOM board game. Watch the Skies was a day-long game run by the UK Society of Megagame Makers. "Megagame" is a name that doesn't disappoint—each one features dozens of players controlling small parts of a massive story. » 8/26/14 12:07pm 8/26/14 12:07pm