The most emo Final Fantasy says fine, whatever, it didn't want to be on the Switch anyway

Last night, Nintendo announced that just about all of the main Final Fantasy games from the PlayStation and PS2 eras were coming to their Switch console—except one. Missing from the line-up, despite the presence of Final Fantasy VII, IX, X, X-goddamn-2, and XII, was 1999's Final Fantasy VIII, a hilarious slight to a…

For one great level, Shadow Of The Tomb Raider makes Lara Croft feel like a real person

Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft has been an iconic video game hero for decades, but all that’s ever really mattered about her character—beyond the lumpy polygons of her original model—was that she’s good at raiding tombs. Various games have indicated that she grew up in a big mansion with her father, and that he was a big…

Spider-Man’s J. Jonah Jameson finds his true calling as a blustering right-wing podcaster

Swing through the New York of Sony’s new PlayStation 4 exclusive, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and you’ll soon learn that Peter Parker is constantly being assaulted by sound. Gunshots, police sirens, voicemails from the various aunts, bosses, and exes that he periodically disappoints—Pete’s life is rarely quiet, a constant…

The creators of the Nintendo 64 GoldenEye have officially ruled: Oddjob is cheating

For a certain demographic, GoldenEye 007's multiplayer mode is imprinted on the mind. Say the word “Facility” (or, if you’re the neighborhood bozo, “Faculty”) and a flood of low-res grey and blue tiles are instantly conjured; mention “Slappers only!” and the body tenses in anticipation of a frantic, karate-chopping…

The USMC would like you to know that being in armed combat is exactly like playing Super Smash Bros.

Look, we get it: It’s probably not terribly easy being the social media team for the United States Marine Corps, an organization that is, even in the best of circumstances, a lot more likely to have its applicants be shot at than most any other career path you might hope to name. And god knows there are only so many…

These gorgeous clay recreations of Mario 64 levels are a testament to the strategy guide's dying art

The internet has largely killed off the once-cherished art of the video game strategy guide; after all, it’s hard to get hyped for an analog guidebook when one or two quick Google searches can get you a written walkthrough, dozens of screenshots, and roughly a million Let’s Plays of every game ever created to help you…

The makers of Too Many Cooks turn their upsetting attention to the world of Let's Play videos

Despite numerous attempts—many of them responsible for some of the strangest, most interestingly upsetting online content of the last few years—Adult Swim has never managed to match the sheer viral punch of Too Many Cooks. The 2014 short caught the internet totally off-guard when it debuted, unannounced, at 4 a.m. on…

Warner Bros. copied code to build its Westworld game, new lawsuit alleges  

Earlier this week, Warner Bros. published a new mobile game based on Westworld that has players blatantly disregarding the message of the show and building the best robot-murder theme park they can. One look at the details and images from the game, and anyone who’s played Fallout Shelter can tell its borrowing quite a…