When it comes to games, we're pretty selective about what we write up here on DVICE. Usually, we stick to the hardware. That said, id Software — the company behind Doom and Quake — is known for pushing the technical limits of what video games have to offer, and when we were invited to check out the first two hours of Rage, we definitely jumped at the chance. What follows are our impressions of the game you'll be playing. Read: how it actually plays. We love going into a game fresh, surprises and all, and as such we're going to skip any plot details. Click on in to read all about how Rage handles — though bear in mind any of this can change between now and October, when the game is slated for release — and check out our gallery below to see some all-new screenshots of the game.
In a move sure to be divisive, video game giant Blizzard announced that Diablo 3, the decade-later sequel in its popular dungeon hacking franchise, will require players to have a steady Internet connection to play. Read: no singleplayer for you unless you're online.
Harrison "Volpin" Krix has got the skills to pay the bills. We've highlighted quite a lot of his work here: a beautiful Portal gun from Valve's Portal series, a Daft Punk helmet that'll have you jealous for days all over again, and another sci-fi game gun, a laser rifle from Fallout 3. Let us dilly dally no longer — a gallery awaits!
Mark Hamill recently announced that his portrayal of the Joker in the upcoming Batman: Arkham City game will be the last time he'll play this signature role. Hamill's voice work in both animation and gaming is diverse and striking enough for some of us to ask, "Luke who?" We honor his limber larynx with a rundown of his best roles that aren't him playing the Joker, as that's obviously his best — and pretty much just the best ever.
Summer means big movies, popcorn, and superheroes. It also means those same heroes will be battling against virtual injustice in new video games bearing their names. There are several coming out this summer, but will any of them stand against the greatest superhero video games of all time? You'll have to find out on your own when you strap on your pixellated boots or polygoned capes and fight crime yourself.
If you have a savings account you keep in case of a rainy day, now would be a good time to cut off your access to it.
Whoo boy, did yesterday's news about Capcom's Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and its one-save feature explode into a fiery ball of anger. While gamers everywhere are threatening to boycott the game, the reality of the situation may not be so severe. Used-game retailers such as GameStop still plan to stock the game — used.
Buying used video games is great for gamers who don't want to pay full price for the latest hits. You know who doesn't like used video games? Game publishers. In a very sad twist, Capcom's fighting back against the second-hand game market with a game that can only support one save file — for life.
From Pong to Super Mario Bros. to Halo to Call of Duty, video games have pulled players into virtual worlds for over 30 years and even though the video game consoles of today can render worlds and characters with such incredible detail, how we interact with those games has evolved to a great extent. In light of the new Wii U controller that Nintendo unveiled at this year's E3, we've put together this guide that highlights all of the significant innovations that have led to the creation of today's modern home console controllers. Follow on through for 23 controller innovations that changed gaming — most of the time for better, but sometimes for worse.
As great as Microsoft's Kinect is, the thing is pretty demanding. I remember watching my dad set his up; the Kinect was a ton of fun, but only after we'd pushed all of the furniture in the living room up against the walls. This is exactly the common scenario that the Nyko Zoom for Kinect is looking to address.