Why role-playing hermit dwarves and late-night nerd fests have never been so popular

My new character’s backstory was chosen by our dungeon master, the term for the game host, who acts as referee and improvisational storyteller. Gates 2.0 wasn’t as worried about social distancing. This time I played an eight-foot-tall barbarian famous for his athletic achievements. Our DM put me on the spot by asking my sport of […]

The best Mac games (September 2020)

Mark of the Ninja: Remastered gives the original game a visual overhaul, swapping out the 720p resolution for 4K, with assets redone so they’ll look gorgeous on your screen. It’s available as a $5 upgrade if you own the original version. Once you’ve beaten the main story, you can try out the New Game Plus […]

The best multiplayer games on Nintendo Switch (September 2020)

Dauntless You can’t play Monster Hunter: World on Nintendo Switch, but Phoenix Labs has created an alternative that not only scratches the same itch, but is completely free to play. Dauntless is an online action/role-playing game that lets you craft your own armor and weapons and face off against powerful enemies in cooperative play. It […]

Latest Xbox One Game Sale Features Huge Discounts On Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, And More

Best deals at Xbox StoreAssassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag — $9 ($30)Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection — $12 ($40)Assassin’s Creed Legendary Collection — $60 ($200)Assassin’s Creed Triple Pack — $22.49 ($90)Assassin’s Creed Odyssey — $15 ($60)Assassin’s Creed Origins — $12 ($60)Child of Light — $4.49 ($15)The Division 2 – Warlords of New York edition — […]

Jennifer Lawrence was against the idea of her playing Katniss in ‘The Hunger Games’

“Because when I was doing indies, everybody was always like, ‘Why don’t you ever do a studio?’ I’d say, ‘Because I don’t care about the size of the movie. I care about the story.’ And my mom was like, ‘Now you have a story you like, and you’re not going to do it because of […]

Video games linked to sexism in teenagers – study

Curbing pollution can prevent 3 mln Chinese deaths a year – study Parenthood linked to longer life – study Short, white men more likely to go bald – study Neanderthal used ‘aspirin’ for tooth pain: study The more time a teenage spends on video gaming, the likelier he or she is to display sexist attitudes […]

Best Nintendo 3DS games: the most essential 3DS releases

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha SapphireYou might’ve billed Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as cash-in remakes of two somewhat middling entries in the monster catching franchise. There’s no shame in it. That’s what we thought, too. But actually sitting down with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is like seeing a friend after a […]

Best PlayStation VR games 2020: the PSVR games you need to play

But what’s really impressive is how the game plays into the constraints of the PlayStation VR when used with a DualShock controller. It’s camera isn’t good at tracking over large distances, so the game has you sitting in a chair. The fact that you’re using a controller makes you feel as though your hands really […]

New BTS Mobile Game, BTS Universe Story, Releases In September

This is BTS’s second collaboration with Netmarble on a mobile game. BTS World was released in 2019, allowing players to role-play as BTS’s manager in it. BTS World was pretty successful and became Netmarble’s first mobile game to hit number one on Apple’s US App store. The boy group also had a rhythm game, but […]

The best Epic Games Store Games: Fortnite, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 and more

The Outer Worlds (Not on Steam)Though you can pick up The Outer Worlds on the Windows Store and as part of the Xbox Game Pass for PC subscription, Epic is the only place you can nab it outside of Microsoft’s ecosystem. And it’s well worth a go – think Fallout in space. Obsidian (the dev […]