My only thought is this: examining violence in games, and how we react to it and why is important, but it's hard for me to muster that effort when there's something about this game feels fundamentally dishonest. I realize that may sound absurd, but... it screams marketing gimmick, and not a very good one at that—I… » 10/18/14 3:42pm Saturday 3:42pm

The Sims 4's Nudity Mods Have Gotten Really Detailed

When players modded the censors covering characters up in The Sims 4, they found that sims were pretty much Barbies underneath the clothes. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before someone took matters into their own hands and changed that. Warning: this post contains NSFW content. » 10/17/14 6:00pm Friday 6:00pm

The New Pokémon Remake Demo, In 30 Minutes

For most of us, the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire demos don't drop until October 21st—and even then, it'll only be available to folks who are a part of the Pokémon Trainer's Club. But you don't have to wait to see what the demo holds, if you don't want to. » 10/15/14 9:00pm Wednesday 9:00pm

I Bet Kanye West Uses Yoshi In Smash Bros., And Other Guesses

Whenever I talk to a Smash Bros. player, the first question that inevitably comes up is "who do you main?" The characters you pick and play the most, after all, reflect you and your playstyle. More than that, mains say something about your personality. » 10/15/14 6:00pm Wednesday 6:00pm

Almost A Year Later, Pokémon X & Y's Ghost Girl Is Still A Mystery

Pokémon X & Y are rather happy-go-lucky games—that is, with the exception of a mysterious ghost girl that managed to freak players out last November. You'd think that by now, almost a year after her discovery, we'd know what her deal is...but no. She's still somewhat of an enigma. » 10/15/14 3:00pm 10/15/14 3:00pm

One Of The Worst Pokémon Games Is Getting Remade, And It Looks Good

If we absolutely had to pick the worst Pokémon game, I wouldn't blame anyone for putting Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire high on the list. Don't get me wrong—I love those games to death, they defined a chunk of my childhood. But looking back, even I can admit that Ruby and Sapphire aren't exactly the best entries in the… » 10/14/14 11:00am 10/14/14 11:00am

I guess I get why other people care, but if I spend money on a system, while I expect some technical performance, I feel like most of my expectations are still artistic.

I mean, hell. If I wanted the best looking game, I wouldn't be on a console now would I? But then again, if I wanted a more ~artistic~ game, chances… » 10/10/14 4:03pm 10/10/14 4:03pm

Smash Bros. Is Wrecking My 3DS Circle Pad

I was hoping it wouldn't happen to me. I was hoping I could play Smash Bros. without destroying my circlepad, unlike the unlucky Japanese players we highlighted earlier this year, but no. After 24 hours of playtime, my circlepad is on the fritz—and it's because I've been playing Smash Bros. » 10/09/14 4:00pm 10/09/14 4:00pm