Explore alien worlds, Nordic forests, and European countrysides in these point-and-click games — which may not have been designed specifically for kids, but will definitely keep them entertained.
Everyone who's ever played a video game knows Super Mario Brothers — but did you know Nintendo's iconic goofy plumber also taught typing, dealt gin rummy and even helped program sewing machines?
Video games can offer immense, immersive open worlds — but for some players, the small-scale grinding repetition of the games known as "roguelikes" is a better way to pass the time.
2020 is almost over — and if you're anything like us, you spent a lot of time this year escaping into video games. Here are five favorite independent games that helped us get through the year.
CD Projekt Red's hotly-anticipated new game turned out to be a buggy mess — but beyond that, it's just a bad game that doesn't do justice to the gritty, anti-corporate nature of its source material.
Sony also pulled the game from its online store. Developer CD Projekt Red delayed Cyberpunk several times for tweaks, but players on consoles, particularly older models, reported bugs and glitches.
The exploration and combat game Genshin Impact has earned some favorable comparisons to Nintendo's Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but like many free-to-play games, it's good at getting you to spend money.
Nintendo has long prioritized interesting gaming experiences over graphical firepower, but the popularity of its consoles means developers are willing to make the effort to rework games for them.
The hit video game about escaping the underworld is immensely popular and irresistibly well-crafted — but despite its promise of infinite content, the replay value begins to fade eventually.
New video game consoles from Microsoft and Sony are out this week — the latest installment in a long-running battle between two companies competing for dominance in the video game market.
The social deduction game. where you play a froup of funny-shaped little spaceman trying to uncover murderous impostors among you, originally came out in 2018 — but it's having a real moment now.
An excellent new visual novel, about a transgender woman returning to her hometown in Ireland, is out now on the Nintendo Switch.
Fumito Ueda's moody video game about a young hero wandering a landscape empty of everything except for 16 towering giants originally came out in 2005 — but its loneliness speaks to today's gamers.
Undertale, the quirky, pixelated adventure game, became a smash hit when it came out because of its unique mechanism: You can talk to its monsters and show them mercy, rather than killing them.
The NBA reported zero positive test results after play resumed in July. The Los Angeles Lakers' championship victory over the Miami Heat marked the end of the socially distanced season.