Nintendo's mini-NES isn't the ultimate 8-bit experience, but it delivers ample quality for a reasonable price.
The founder of EA's Motive Studios talks to us about battle royale, streamers, and narrative in games.
Here's some tips to hack the world like a pro in Deus Ex Mankind Divided on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Here's how to stop Samizdat from hacking Task Force 29's headquarters in Deus Ex Mankind Divided.
Here's how to stop the forging scheme and get through the police checkpoint.
Bethesda is also donating $100,000 to help future game makers.
Single-player games are pivoting to Destiny clones or open-world games, but I miss the more refined, simpler days.
Bonus: We also imagine a (good) Genesis Classic Edition.
2016 IN REVIEW: The year's roster of excellent import role-playing options suggest rumors of the genre's death have been somewhat premature.
UPDATED 11/30! We're rounding up and reviewing all the essentials for your tiny Nintendo console. Latest: A carrying case, and a fix for a promising controller.
A decade of lamentations for a potentially brilliant service that never quite lived up to its promise.
Why Nintendo keeps partying like it's 1985... and 1996... and 2006.
Who could have guessed a week ago how precious the dream of civil civic government would become?
There's still plenty to see and do in Duscae, but it's time to close the book on this massive RPG (until November 29).
The ghost of Bob Mackey returns to tell us the haunting tale of an unbeatable (?) NES death gauntlet: Fester's Quest.
The greatest strength of this Japanese RPG just might be how perfectly it captures the experience of trekking through the American hinterlands.
An in-depth look at Final Fantasy XV's combat system, and how it's improved from the early demos.
How 2017's Western juggernaut can trace its family history all the way back to the frontier days of 1985.
Jeremy goes hands-on with six hours of Square Enix's troubled RPG and finds all that time and trouble have happily paid off with an excellent new take on Final Fantasy.
A look back to that brilliant but rarely seen mid-'90s arcade classic, Elevator Action II.
Square Enix is keeping old traditions alive in more ways than one.
Next up, Jeff Minter will genetically engineer the Loch Ness monster from DNA extracted from a mosquito in amber.
A brilliant marriage in which two very different types of game — Minecraft and the classical console RPG — come together to find their common ground.
Mario's latest is a beautiful, rollicking adventure that's been folded, spindled, and mutilated by questionable design choices.
The series' gradual genre shift may be unpopular, but it's not unprecedented.
Happy anniversary, Simon Belmont! Too bad your bloodline is as deceased as Dracula himself.
Think of it as a temp structure to make use of until they complete construction on the real thing.
By working in only two genres, Oasis' first four PSVR titles demonstrate the range of possibilities within VR applications for familiar game types.
Evidently there's no such thing as too many remakes when it comes to this long-forgotten franchise.
Who knows if the Sonic Cycle will ever be broken, but at least our social media will never be dull.
One of the best RPGs of the decade gets a direct sequel. Does Apocalypse live up to its predecessor's impressive standard? Final thoughts and score!
So, you fell in love with a game that everyone hates. Does that mean you're broken and empty inside?
Conventional wisdom holds that DQVII's enormous size and glacial pace undermine the experience, but is that really true?
Everything about this new game music compilation is great... except, unfortunately, the music itself.
What to do if you want to increase your RPG franchise's popularity in foreign lands? The trick, as the saying goes, could be to hook 'em while they're young.
A conversation with the creators of Square Enix's upcoming do-it-yourself take on the role-playing genre.
It's a smorgasbord of classics this week! And we're not even really sure what "smorgasbord" actually means.
The game's green producer talks about the RPG that has some Nintendo fans seeing red.
The latest entry in the classic clone mini-console wars seems likely to put all the rest to shame. Updated with full list of game titles!
Dragon Quest VII is one of the most massive solo role-playing games ever created. Producers Yuu Miyake and Noriyoshi Fujimoto explain the challenge of squeezing it into a portable remake.
In Japan only, though. Time to start a change.org petition to demand a U.S. release!
We speak with the men behind the upcoming remake... who were also the men behind the original version.
As much as people go crazy for the classics, the greats were surrounded by just as much trash as today's masterpieces, as demonstrated in the latest episode of the Chrontendo video series.
Looking beyond the slimy blue skin of Square Enix's construction sandbox adventure.
An in-depth look at the new HD-capable NES clone. Is it worth the price?
Featuring a look at Tetris' essential role in the system's success.
The pricey, limited NES redux will make a comeback back in a smaller, more versatile (not to mention less pricey and less limited) release.
While the verdict remains out on multiplayer, Nintendo's controversial FPS plays well despite its divergence from the Metroid series' platonic ideal.
Seriously, it's not as bad as its reputation would suggest.
Video games can and should attempt to make a statement, but Deus Ex: Mankind Divided needs to take a few level-ups in subtlety.
Though perhaps not the best of the series, FFVI was definitely the most Final Fantasy-ish of the lot.
Don't call it "stealing." Great ideas never die, they just bounce around from game to game.
Belatedly, but better than never.
The sequel to Gravity Rush on PlayStation 4 finally has a release date and a new face.
Capcom is planning to release everything Dead Rising for this generation of consoles.
Capcom has heard the comparisons to Konami's first-person horror demo, but states it's mostly coincidence.
Batman: The Telltale Series has a release date at retail and digital gets it a month earlier.