Gaming

Now you can play Solitaire and more in Google search

Google just decided to add a little more fun to search—as if “do a barrel roll” and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe references weren’t already enough. The company recently announced that you can now play solitaire, tic-tac-toe, and flip a coin right inside your search results. On top of that you can entertain young children (or childish co-workers) with animal ... Read More »

This week in games: Stranger Things becomes an 80s-style SCUMM, Duke Nukem returns from the grave

I had to take a break last week from wrapping up the week’s gaming news and putting a big floppy bow on it, thanks to a 103-degree fever (40 degrees for you not-Americans). But now I’m back! I’d say “Better Than Ever,” but I’d be lying. Anyway, this week we’ve got a Stranger Things adventure game, some sort of Duke ... Read More »

This week in games: Master of Orion, Endless Space 2, and Witcher 3 GOTY edition

Word is that No Man’s Sky is may be a disappointment, so I guess it’s time for everyone to transfer their unrealistic expectations and hype to some other game. Will you find that game in this news round-up? Maybe. This week, The Witcher 3 gets its Game of the Year edition, Rocket League puts on cartoon boxing gloves, BioShock gets ... Read More »

This week in games: Overwatch celebrates the Olympics, 20 minutes of Battletech

he biggest gaming news of the week? Well, probably the new trailers out of Quake Con. Or a StarCraft HD remaster. But no matter—you’ll find the rest here. This week, Techland announces it’s publishing a farming game, Overwatch celebrates the Olympics, Outlast 2 is delayed, and Take Two says Rockstar will reveal a new project “soon.” This is gaming news ... Read More »

200 million Yahoo accounts go up for sale on digital black market

Yahoo users might want to reset their passwords. A hacker claims to have stolen the login information for 200 million Yahoo accounts and is selling them on the black market. The stolen records are up for sale on TheRealDeal, a darknet marketplace that offers illegal goods. For 3 bitcoins, or US$1,824, anyone can buy them. The hacker, known as peace_of_mind, ... Read More »

This week in games: Batman bows to Twitch, Hideo Kojima shows off space whales

Word this week is that anyone who bought a GeForce GTX 970 is entitled to $30 from Nvidia. That puts you one-tenth of the way towards buying a GTX 1070. Class action lawsuits are just the best, right? Oh right, we’re here for video games. Well, this week Hideo Kojima shows off space whales, Darksiders is getting remastered, and a ... Read More »

Logitech G933 review: This wireless headset is so good, you can skip its high-end competition

Logitech has been pushing hard to win back the gaming crowd in recent years—and I’ll be damned if the G933 isn’t one of their best shows yet. How good? Well, I’d probably save a $100 (or more) and take this headset over our long-standing high-end recommendation of the Astro A50 and the SteelSeries Siberia 800, barring a few exceptions. Indeed ... Read More »

The best gaming headsets of the year

The next great peripherals war is being waged over your ears. After every company on the planet put out a gaming mouse and then a mechanical keyboard, now it’s time for headsets. So many headsets. We know you don’t want to scroll through every single headset review when all you want is a simple answer: “What’s the best gaming headset ... Read More »

This week in games: Free PC games, free PC games, and more free PC games

Traditionally summer is a time for delving into the backlog, but this year game makers seem determined to add more games to the pile, courtesy of a heaping helping of freebies. In the “sort-of free” pile goes the new Need for Speed. EA’s letting you access a demothrough Origin, and the word demo is extremely generous here: It consists of ... Read More »

Titanfall 2 arms-on: Grappling hooks make the whole lot higher

Seeing Titanfall 2, I’m so torn among being hyped and being practical. The original Titanfall changed into one of the most over hyped games of the previous few years—no longeras it turned into terrible. It wasn’t. I cherished how Titanfall performed, all high-mobility fight and mechs falling out of the sky. but there just wasn’t a good deal to it. ... Read More »