Gaming

Overwatch’s console players are getting wrecked by keyboard and mouse users

Some gamers are using a keyboard and mouse (KBM) instead of controllers to play Overwatch on consoles, and Blizzard isn’t happy about it whatsoever. “The Overwatch team objects to the use of mouse and keyboard on console,” game director Jeff Kaplan said on the Battle.net forums, as first spotted by PC Gamer. “We have contacted both first-party console manufacturers and ... Read More »

This week in games: Morrowind comes to Elder Scrolls Online, Lego invades Arma 3, and more

February already, eh? This week we’ve got a bunch of successful Kickstarter campaigns, the first Stellaris expansion, Lego modded into Arma 3, the impending death of Denuvo, and Elder Scrolls Online pulling out the nuclear option: A Morrowindexpansion. It’s gaming news for January 30 through February 3. Weekend downtime Need something to play this weekend? You’ve got a few free ... Read More »

Quern – Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

  2016 was one hell of a year for Myst-alikes, eh? Straight from the source, from Cyan itself, you had official spiritual successor Obduction—a game which crept onto our Games of the Year list. Then there was The Eyes of Ara, which utilized the same sort of puzzles although in quite a different sort of setting. But I wish I’d ... Read More »

This week in games: Dirt 4 revealed, Square Enix teams up with Marvel’s Avengers, and more

I hope you like videos, because we have about a million of them this week. Launch trailers, announcement vids, Planet Coaster rides, the works. This week: A Dirt 4 teaser, Bossa’s new skateboarding turf war, Square Enix teaming up with Marvel, Ni No Kuni II on PC, the Pillars of Eternity documentary, the end of Star Wars recreated as a ... Read More »

Gears of War 4 adds multiplayer crossplay for Windows 10, Xbox One gamers

Microsoft’s ambitious Play Anywhere initiative, which lets PC and Xbox gamers game together, made unexpected strides on Friday, when it was announced that Gears of War 4’s crossplay will expand beyond cooperative mode to include multiplayer competition. The feature, however, will be limited to Social Quickplay, rather than competitive ranked matches, Microsoft said. So your dreams of a “Super Bowl” ... Read More »

The 14 PC games we can’t wait to play in 2017

Thumbnails MORE See larger image Credit: Yooka-Laylee Out with the old and in with the games that got delayed into 2017 We’ve already rounded up the best PC games of 2016, plus the year’s overlooked gems, and now with ol’ Father Time officially dead and reborn as a beautiful, flaming phoenix or whatever, it’s time we turn our attention to ... Read More »

14 great PC games you might have missed in 2016

, 2016 3:30 AM 1 of 15 Thumbnails MORE See larger image Credit: The Eyes of Ara Slow down and smell the backlog PCWorld’s annual list of the top 10 PC games of the year is locked in and ready to drop soon. But before we celebrate the best of the best, it’s time for our biannual tradition of highlighting ... Read More »

This week in games: Battlefield adds the French, Overwatch teases 2017, and Crytek’s in trouble

The Steam Winter Sale is up. The GOG.com Goodbuy Sale is up. The non-denominational socks are hung by the chimney. And me? I’m on vacation. But before we get out of here, turn off the lights and lock the doors until CES kicks off in January, I might as well wrap up the week’s news one more time—just to send ... Read More »

Pokémon Go for Apple Watch is finally here

Your Apple Watch can now help you try to “catch ’em all.” On Thursday, Pokémon Go for Apple Watch (free) was finally released into the wild. A companion to the popular mobile game, this watchOS app will send players notifications about nearby Pokémon and track your distance towards hatching Pokémon eggs and receiving candy for your Buddy Pokémon. Pokémon Go ... Read More »

12 great PC games holding festive holiday events

See larger image Credit: Blizzard Get jolly Elves and flying creatures aren’t anything special in digital worlds, but that doesn’t mean your favorite PC game can’t get into the spirit of the season. These games are decking the halls, letting it snow, and even reviving Home Alone for the holiday 2016 season—and many of them are handing out unique in-game ... Read More »