Time: I Finished Half-Life: Alyx in 12 Hours and Can’t Stop Thinking About It

March 23, 2020 at 08:53PM While exploring a worn-down warehouse, I look through a window and see a room full of zombies. Headcrabs — disgusting parasites that turn their hosts into monsters — twitch atop the heads of three former humans. No problem. I’ll just open the door, toss in a grenade, and mop upContinue reading “Time: I Finished Half-Life: Alyx in 12 Hours and Can’t Stop Thinking About It”

Time: Doom Eternal Is the Best Doom Game Ever Made, Period

March 19, 2020 at 07:06PM I am become death, the Slayer, the Hell-walker. I am Doomguy — protagonist of the Doom franchise and killer of the hordes of Hell. I walk through the installation housing the BFG-10,000, a powerful weapon Earth is using to beat back Hell itself. The employees part before me, quivering inContinue reading “Time: Doom Eternal Is the Best Doom Game Ever Made, Period”

Time: Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is the Game We All Need Right Now

March 17, 2020 at 02:46PM On my fourth day on my Animal Crossing: New Horizons island, I gorged myself on peaches for energy and destroyed all my island’s rocks in a quest to extract every bit of iron. I need 30 pieces to build a general store, but the material is hard to come by.Continue reading “Time: Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is the Game We All Need Right Now”

Time: ‘It Nearly Brings Me to Tears.’ 20 Years On, The Sims’ Diehard Fans Could Never Let Go

March 16, 2020 at 06:42PM For two decades this year, fans of The Sims have been designing houses, raising families, and living entire lives within the confines of the irresistibly charming virtual world. Over the course of those 20 years, four mainline games, and dozens of spinoffs, The Sims has charmed millions of fans, madeContinue reading “Time: ‘It Nearly Brings Me to Tears.’ 20 Years On, The Sims’ Diehard Fans Could Never Let Go”

Time: The Best Single-Player Video Games to Play Right Now

March 09, 2020 at 04:33PM Sure, multiplayer-heavy video games, like Fortnite and Call of Duty, tend to monopolize the buzz and attention. But the past few months and years have given us some truly incredible solo experiences, too, like Stardew Valley and Red Dead Redemption 2. If you’re getting bored of competitive online gaming, orContinue reading “Time: The Best Single-Player Video Games to Play Right Now”

Time: ‘This Is Quite a Blow.’ The Coronavirus Is Wreaking Havoc on the Video Game Industry

March 02, 2020 at 09:02PM As many people around the world limit their time outdoors for fear of the coronavirus, one might think it’s a boon time for the video game industry, which can provide a form of entertainment that isolated people so desperately need. But in reality, the outbreak could not have come atContinue reading “Time: ‘This Is Quite a Blow.’ The Coronavirus Is Wreaking Havoc on the Video Game Industry”

Time: How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Video Gamers Create the Exact Games They Want to Play

February 10, 2020 at 12:00PM For video game fans, the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) is just as familiar as extra lives, respawns, and end bosses. Gamers have spent decades going up against computer-controlled opponents, whether a Pong paddle trying to prevent them from scoring a point or Bowser trying to stop Mario from rescuingContinue reading “Time: How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Video Gamers Create the Exact Games They Want to Play”

Time: The 10 Best Xbox One X Games You Can Play Right Now

February 05, 2020 at 03:09PM Microsoft’s Xbox One X is the most powerful console available on the market. If you want to play a game in true 4K, with the clearest visuals and highest resolution, but don’t want to drop more than $1,000 for a high-end gaming PC, the Xbox One X will take careContinue reading “Time: The 10 Best Xbox One X Games You Can Play Right Now”

Time: Watch Us Play Doom Eternal, the Most Pure Form of Doom Ever Made

January 21, 2020 at 08:52PM Hell has come to Earth. Skyscraper-sized demons wade through the streets. Shopping malls run red with blood. Imps scatter along the ground, hurling fireballs at the unwary. Fat and floaty cacodemons vomit onto the streets, turning the pavement to rubble. Humanity seems done for. But there’s hope. Me. I amContinue reading “Time: Watch Us Play Doom Eternal, the Most Pure Form of Doom Ever Made”

Time: The 8 Video Games We Can’t Wait to Play in 2020

January 17, 2020 at 03:21PM This year marks the start of a new decade, and the end of a generation of video games. Sony and Microsoft are set to launch new systems during the holidays, marking the beginning of a new phase in gaming. But that’s good news: Traditionally, the games launched at the endContinue reading “Time: The 8 Video Games We Can’t Wait to Play in 2020”

Time: If You Love Netflix’s The Witcher, Try the Video Game it’s Based On

January 09, 2020 at 04:53PM Netflix’s fantasy epic The Witcher is an enchanting mix of European folktales, Xena-era action/adventure, and courtly intrigue. The show is coming back for a second season in October, but that’s a long wait. If you’ve tossed a coin to your witcher, finished the show, and long for more adventures withContinue reading “Time: If You Love Netflix’s The Witcher, Try the Video Game it’s Based On”

Time: Here Are the 10 Best PlayStation 4 Games to Play Right Now

December 05, 2019 at 07:45PM The PlayStation 4 has dominated the video game market since its release six years ago. Sure, Microsoft’s Xbox One is more powerful than the PlayStation 4, but Sony’s console spent this generation producing incredible games. Putting software above hardware has been a winning strategy for Sony and it’s sold moreContinue reading “Time: Here Are the 10 Best PlayStation 4 Games to Play Right Now”

Time: ‘We’re Not Thinking About Others.’ What Hideo Kojima Wants You to Learn From Death Stranding

November 08, 2019 at 07:27PM Nearly four years ago, Hideo Kojima felt alone in the world. The celebrated video game auteur had just left Konami, his corporate and creative home of 30 years. “I had nothing around me,” says Kojima, 56, “but a dream and a passion to create.” As he worked to build KojimaContinue reading “Time: ‘We’re Not Thinking About Others.’ What Hideo Kojima Wants You to Learn From Death Stranding”

Time: Death Stranding Is the Weirdest Game I’ve Ever Played, and I Loved Every Minute

November 01, 2019 at 04:21PM Death Stranding is a video game about America, death, and high speed package delivery. Towards the end of the game, I was running medical supplies from one city to another. I had a truck, which made things easier, but the terrain was rocky. I tried to drive the truck downContinue reading “Time: Death Stranding Is the Weirdest Game I’ve Ever Played, and I Loved Every Minute”

Time: The Outer Worlds Makes Doing the Right Thing Both Fun and Impossible

October 22, 2019 at 07:44PM I’m in a secret corporate lab dodging dinosaurs and hunting for the formula to toothpaste — not just any toothpaste, mind you, but diet toothpaste. A cream that could suppress the hunger of workers across the colony, driving down the costs of feeding them. But there are complications. The keyContinue reading “Time: The Outer Worlds Makes Doing the Right Thing Both Fun and Impossible”

Time: How Fortnite Turned a Routine Server Outage Into a Minor Media Phenomenon

October 16, 2019 at 09:52PM For around 36 hours, Fortnite — one of the most popular video games in the world — was a literally a black hole. At the end of a long-teased season finale, the mysterious rift opened in the game’s world Sunday night, sucking in players, the map, and even the menu.Continue reading “Time: How Fortnite Turned a Routine Server Outage Into a Minor Media Phenomenon”

Time: Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is Just Too Frustrating to Love

October 11, 2019 at 06:49PM The island is a paradise and the Skrell Campus sticks out from the green beauty like an ugly obstruction from some other world — which is exactly what it is. It’s the middle of the day, but I’m trying to be sneaky despite the sunlight. I need something from theContinue reading “Time: Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is Just Too Frustrating to Love”

Time: These Are the 10 Best Nintendo Switch Games to Play Right Now

October 09, 2019 at 04:57PM The video games of the Nintendo Switch are some of the most varied, versatile, and strange on the market. You want a Mario game? It’s got a dozen. Looking to lead Link through an adventure in Hyrule? In 3D or 2D? From fighting games to shooters, from RPGs to visualContinue reading “Time: These Are the 10 Best Nintendo Switch Games to Play Right Now”

Time: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Is a Nostalgia Trip Worth the Price

September 30, 2019 at 06:32PM I awoke on a foreign shore after a terrible storm. My sword and shield — constant companions through countless adventures — were gone, and I was in a strange house with a man who looked oddly like Mario. His red-haired daughter told me I was on Koholint Island, and thatContinue reading “Time: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Is a Nostalgia Trip Worth the Price”

Time: Gears of War Fans Who Love Multiplayer Are Going to Love Gears 5

September 18, 2019 at 09:18PM I’m looking for answers in the frozen landscape near Mount Kadar when the ice storm hits. It’s cold this far north, and sometimes the sky drops hail the size of a van. As I make my way through the snowy wastes, running and dodging the giant blocks of ice, theContinue reading “Time: Gears of War Fans Who Love Multiplayer Are Going to Love Gears 5”

Time: Borderlands 3 Is Just Fun Enough To Ignore its Mediocre Story

September 18, 2019 at 09:18PM It was at some point after Katagawa destroyed the frogurt stand with a Death Star-style laser blast that I decided I didn’t like any of these people. I was on Promethea, a planet of long highways and tower blocks made of concrete and steel. This was the home of AtlasContinue reading “Time: Borderlands 3 Is Just Fun Enough To Ignore its Mediocre Story”

Time: ‘Control’ Feels Like What Would Happen if David Lynch Made a Video Game

September 05, 2019 at 06:19PM The Oldest House is a maze of concrete and paperwork. It’s a building full of secrets, stuffed top to bottom with government bureaucrats, some of whom are now host to an interdimensional plague. The Oldest House is an office building in the heart of New York City, but it’s alsoContinue reading “Time: ‘Control’ Feels Like What Would Happen if David Lynch Made a Video Game”

Time: The 10 Video Games We Can’t Wait to Play This Fall

August 26, 2019 at 03:13PM Can you feel it in the air? The heat is starting to falter. The wind is coming in stronger. Starbucks is about to start selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Fall is almost here, and with it come all the biggest video game releases of the year. It’s already been a greatContinue reading “Time: The 10 Video Games We Can’t Wait to Play This Fall”