Jaz Rignall

A Pioneering Game's Journey: The History of Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail co-creator Don Rawitsch talks about the game's history, from its humble beginnings to its induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

What are Hearthstone's Best Quest Cards? We Rank them for Competitive Play

While they're all fun to play with, it's clear that some Hearthstone Quest cards are much better than others.

The Ten Most Exciting Journey to Un'Goro Cards

We highlight the ten most talked-about cards from Hearthstone's latest expansion.

Racing's Battle Royale: GT Sport vs. Forza 7 vs. Project CARS 2

We take a look at the racing genre's three biggest games to see how they stack up against one another.

Six Things We'd Like to see in Destiny 2

Here are half a dozen ideas we think would help make Destiny 2 better than its predecessor.

The Ten Most Important Early Computer and Video Games

These devices, inventions and innovations gave birth to an entire industry.

Gaming's Weirdest, Wildest, and Wackiest Controllers and Peripherals

Somebody, somewhere thought that these crazy-ass accessories were a good idea.

What the Hell is Everything?

The upcoming PS4 release promises more than a million years of gameplay. But what is it all about?

Ghost Recon Wildlands Really Needs an Endgame

Sometimes a 30-hour campaign just isn't quite enough.

Diablo 3's Necromancer Delivers an Orgy of Corpse Explosions

The upcoming Rise of the Necromancer patch is really fun to play. And very gory!

The Magazines That Were Video Gaming's Original Clickbait

Screaming headlines, outrageous proclamations, and many exclamation marks were part and parcel of 90s British gaming magazines.

Ghost Recon Wildlands' Community Finds Glitches, Bugs, but Overall Feedback is Very Positive

We highlight the community's most interesting posts, topics, and suggestions.

Sparc is my Favorite VR Experience Yet

CCP's new "VR sport" is Discs of Tron meets dodgeball – and it's really fun.

Is Gravel the Spiritual Successor to Sega Rally?

Italian developer Milestone readies “accessible and fun” off-road racer.

Nintendo Switch Snake Pass has Confounding Controls, but is Still Really Fun

Sumo Digital’s very inventive serpentine platformer is one to watch.

Gran Turismo Sport Looks Utterly Gorgeous on PS4 Pro

The much-delayed racer resurfaces at GDC, and it's as smooth as butter.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta: Community Opinion Divided

Some players love it. Others hate it. We're having fun with it - but Ghost Recon Wildlands is clearly not without its flaws.

Honor Rules? For Honor Isn't Dark Souls

Oh, and using environmental hazards to eliminate the enemy is really okay.

Mass Effect Andromeda: How Well Does it Balance Action and RPG?

Jaz spends two hours with Bioware's epic space opera, and goes hyperbolic.

For Honor's Multiplayer is Brutal, Bone-Crunching, and Brilliant

Its campaign might be underwhelming, but For Honor's multiplayer really delivers the goods.

Prey Reminds me of Half-Life and System Shock

Needless to say, that's a really Good Thing.

For Honor's Campaign: Occasionally Fun, But Mostly Underwhelming

Having blazed through For Honor's story mode in about six hours, Jaz is left with mixed feelings.

Essential Weekend Reading: The Overwatch Keyboard Controversy, Nioh's High Difficulty

As we head into the weekend, we highlight the week's most important stories and features.

Opinion: E3 Going Public is a Good Thing. But Can it Deliver a Great Consumer Experience?

Ticket prices are steep, and show details are scant. So what's actually happening at E3 2017?

Open World Games Make me Drive Like an Idiot

Do you have a similar problem? Here's an idea to make you slow down.

Digital Gems: The Best Walking Simulators

They might often be slow-paced and lacking action, but walking simulators can deliver really unique gaming experiences - and these ones are no exception.

Essential Weekend Reading: Feeling Better About Nintendo Switch

As we head into the weekend, we highlight the week's most important stories and features.

Back When Screenshots Really Were Screen Shots

Old Man Rignall spins one of his yarns from the olden days of gaming.

Damn! For Honor is Really Difficult to Master!

But that's not necessarily a Bad Thing.

Seven Things You Should Know About Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ghost Recon Wildlands represents a new direction for the series. Here are some of its highlights.

Ghost Recon Wildlands: Grand Theft Auto Meets Brilliant Tactical Shooter

Ubisoft's biggest open world action adventure yet packs some really impressive gameplay.

The Division's Last Stand – Patch 1.6 – Sounds Very Promising

The Division's next content update will usher in a new competitive PvP mode, along with host of other gameplay tweaks and changes.

Amazing Chiptunes You've Never Heard: Crazy Comets

Unless you grew up in Britain in the 80s, you're probably unaware of this funky piece of C64 music.

After the Review: Exploring Gravity Rush 2's Multi-Layered World

One of the finest aspects of Project Siren's latest game is its expansive, incredibly well-realized environment.

For me, the Switch is Nintendo's Most Exciting Console Since the SNES

Why? It's quite a long story.

Does it Hold Up? - Rainbow Six: Siege is Better Now Than it Was at Launch

In this semi-regular series, we return to older triple-A games to see how well they've stood the test of time.

Remasters and Remakes We'd Like to See Make the Switch from Wii U

We list the Wii U classics we'd love to play again on Nintendo Switch.

Hearthstone: Having Fun with Control Priest and Jade Golem Druid Decks

And why building your own Hearthstone decks can be highly rewarding.

Race Game Face-Off: Gran Turismo Sport vs. Forza Motorsport 7

2017 IN PREVIEW: New iterations of Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport are set for release this year. Which one will reign supreme?

Replaying... Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition

It might be getting on in years, but Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition is still a great game.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare vs. Titanfall 2: Campaign Design Comparison

How do the year's two biggest sci-fi FPS titles compare to one another from a design perspective?

Interview: Lara Croft GO's Indie-Style PS4 Development

Antoine Routon, Lead Engineer at Square Enix, and Bronson Zgeb, Director of Design at KO_OP, talk about the small-team development behind the PS4 version of Lara Croft GO.

For Honor Preview: A Whole New Sword Game

Jaz plays Ubisoft's upcoming sword fighting game, and talks to creative director Jason Vandenberghe about how it was developed.

What Next for the Call of Duty Series?

2016 IN REVIEW: After years of increasingly futuristic-themed games, is it time for the Call of Duty series to return to its historical roots?

What Was the Best Multiplayer FPS Game of 2016?

2016 IN REVIEW: Every year seems to feature a bevy of quality FPS titles, but 2016 saw some exceptional releases.

After the Review: Hooked on Infinite Warfare's Gun Customization

This year's Call of Duty might have lacked innovation, but its customization aspects are very impressive.

Why Do You Play Video Games?

Short answer: Because you love them. Long answer? Well, it's complicated.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is Still Relevant – and Brilliant

Raven Software's excellent remaster of Modern Warfare helps Infinity Ward's classic defy its age.

The Division's 1.4 Patch Improves the Game and Adds a Ton of Loot

The open-world MMO shooter's latest update ushers in some significant changes to its endgame.

World of Warcraft: Legion: Is Return to Karazhan a Mythic Issue?

Legion's newest content update was launched yesterday, but not everybody seems to be happy about it.

World of Warcraft: Legion Review Addendum

After playing World of Warcraft's latest expansion over the last four weeks, Jaz adds further thoughts and insight to his original review.

Which Xbox 360 Games are Compatible with Xbox One?

If you're looking to play your old Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One, here's what's available.

The Division's 1.4 Update Ushers in Some Big Changes

Next month, The Division's 1.4 update will bring about some major changes to character builds, skills, and the way the game's weapons work.

The ZX Spectrum Gets a New Lease of Life

A new dedicated hand-held version of the classic home computer is set to be released next month.

Fall Games Preview 2016: Five Major Multiplayer Shooters

No Fall games season is complete without a bevy of multiplayer shooters, and 2016 is no exception. We round up the best of the bunch.

Fall Games Preview 2016: Forza Horizon 3 is Bigger and Better than Ever

Jaz spends an hour with the latest Forza game, and barely scratches its surface.

Titanfall 2 Multiplayer Preview: On the Money

We go hands on with three new Titanfall 2 multiplayer modes - and have an absolute blast!

Titanfall 2's Single-Player Campaign Isn't Just Running and Gunning

Respawn's upcoming sequel to Titanfall packs quite a few surprises.

No Man's Sky: Not For Everyone

After playing No Man's Sky for twelve hours, Jaz is ready to call it a day. For now, at least.

World of Warcraft: Legion: Cautiously Optimistic

World of Warcraft: Legion's pre-expansion patch has brought about some significant changes to the way that most characters play. Jaz offers his perspective.

Overwatch: Observations from a Support Character

Having healed through hundreds of games, Jaz offers his perspective on the good and not-so-good habits of Overwatch players.

Overcooked Preview: A Multiplayer Recipe for Success

Do too many cooks spoil the broth? Or is it a case of the more, the merrier? Both are true in Overcooked.

Eleven Reasons to be Excited About Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 creative director Ralph Fulton talks about the upcoming open-world driving game.

Sea of Thieves Interview with Rare's Gregg Mayles

Get the scoop on what you can expect from Rare's upcoming pirate MMO.

Kazunori Yamauchi on Gran Turismo Sport

...and why this latest iteration of the game represents a new era for the series.

Steve Mayles and Grant Kirkhope Talk About Yooka-Laylee

During E3, we talked to Playtonic's character art director and music composer about the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie.

Tacoma Xbox One Preview: 200,000 Miles From Earth

After the down-to-Earth Gone Home, Fullbright is taking its next game into orbit.

Gran Turismo Sport: A New Chapter For the Series

Polyphony’s racer has been completely rebuilt from the ground up specifically for PlayStation 4.

The New God of War Showcases a More Sensitive, Caring Kratos

But he can still kick some serious ass.

Detroit: Become Human: Neo-Noir Thriller

Quantic Dreams’ latest looks absolutely stunning... but how does it play?

Forza Horizon 3 Takes the Series to New Heights… and Australia

The open-world racer is back, and looks more spectacular than ever

Yooka-Laylee is Easy to Fall in Love With

Playtonic Games’ open-world 3D platform adventure is just plain fun.

WRC 6 Makes Rally Driving Accessible and Fun

Kylotonn Racing Games’ rally racer is coming to PS4, Xbox One and Steam this fall

Xbox One Inside is a Superlative Platform Puzzler

Jaz has been playing the spiritual successor to Limbo, and absolutely loves it.

Steve Golson Interview: The Story of Ms. Pac-Man, the Atari 7800, and the Hyperdrive

The tale of how a group of MIT dropouts got sued by Atari, created the best-selling American arcade game of all time, and annoyed Steve Jobs with a fan.

Tuesday Stream: Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta [Done]

Jaz kicks off the hour-long stream at 2:00 pm PT/5:00 pm ET.

Gears of War 4 Xbox One Multiplayer Video Preview

We wade into the upcoming Gears of War multiplayer beta, with grisly results.

Element Xbox One Preview: Super-Fast Realtime Strategy

Here's a realtime strategy space game for people who don't have time to play realtime strategy space games

Deliver Us The Moon Xbox One Preview: Lunar Walking Sim

The Earth is in ruins... and you're mankind's last hope.

Inside DiRT Rally's Development

Paul Coleman, lead designer of DiRT Rally, discusses the challenges of making this hardcore rallying simulation.

Battlezone Delivers a Compelling PlayStation VR Experience

The classic vector graphic coin-op is back – this time in glorious, brightly colored VR.

Sniper Elite 4 Goes Larger and Grislier

Expect bigger environments, more varied and brutal kills.

Want to Play a Walking Simulator with a Blind Protagonist?

Ex-Irrational Games developers serve up a horror game with a serious twist.

Song of the Deep is a Gorgeous, Sub-Aquatic Metroidvania

The latest title from Insomniac Games is looking every inch a winner.

Manual Samuel Brings a New Standard of Laziness to Xbox One

Say hello to Manual Samuel, a video game character so lazy, you have to breathe for him.

Lumo Preview: A Love Letter to British Games of the 80's

Jaz plays this classic isometric arcade adventure throwback and talks to its designer/programmer about the development of the game.

No Man's Sky PS4 Preview: Intimidatingly Huge

We finally get our hands on Hello Games' epic space adventure - but only have 30 minutes to sample its incredible depth.

No Man's Sky is a Game About Hope and Optimism

Jaz talks to Sean Murray, managing director of Hello Games, about the development and inspiration behind No Man's Sky.

Below Xbox One: Roguelike-like Meets Zelda Meets Dark Souls

Capybara Games' Below puts you on an adventure where you're really on your own. Jaz talks to creative director Kris Piotrowski about its development.

An Introduction to Armored Warfare

Jaz talks to game director Richard Taylor about Obsidian's upcoming, massively multiplayer online tank battler.

Paragon PC/PS4 Preview: A MOBA From a Different Perspective

Epic's Paragon is a MOBA that plays like a third-person shooter.

Dead Star PC/PS4 Preview: Star Control Meets SubSpace

Welcome to Dead Star, a gorgeous-looking twin-stick shooter that packs some serious PvP depth.

The Division's Dark Zone: A Recipe for Vigilantism?

The Division's brutally hostile PvP environment seems to precipitate a battle between the "good guys" and the "bad guys".

Homefront: The Revolution PC Preview: Open-World Guerilla Game

Dambuster Studios' sequel to THQ's Homefront packs some surprises.

Drawn to Death PS4: Seriously Weird-Looking, Surprisingly Deep

Jaz plays David Jaffe's shooter/brawler, Drawn to Death, and then speaks to him about his latest game.

Tom Clancy's The Division Preview: Dystopian MMORPG Shooter

After numerous delays, Tom Clancy's The Division is set to hit the streets in March. We checked out the first few hours of the game and walked away impressed.

Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Beta Impressions

PopCap's plants and zombies are back in another fun, accessible shooter.

Consoles You've Never Heard of: Amstrad GX4000

On the 25th anniversary of its disastrous European launch, Jaz takes a look back at the ill-fated British console, the Amstrad GX4000.

"Could they fire me? No!" The Warren Robinett Interview

The creator of the very first action adventure explains how he produced the game - and why he made the first gaming Easter Egg.

Top 10 Highest-Grossing Arcade Games of All Time

Plenty has been said about the greatest games from the Golden Age of Arcades. But which ones ate the most quarters? You might be surprised when you find out.

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