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Noob or Not? How Much Do You Know About Fortnite?

Described by The New Yorker as a cross between Minecraft and "The Hunger Games," this video game is insanely popular among teens (and others). See what you know about Fortnite — or learn about it — with this quiz!

Why 'Final Fantasy VII' Endures 20 Years After Its Release

The role playing game upended the video game industry two decades ago, and still looms large on its 20th anniversary.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Enlists Creative Dream Team for 'Space Odyssey' Video Game

NDGT's ambitious plan would create an educational game with input from George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Bill Nye and Amy Mainzer, among others.

Unintended Consequences of Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is sweeping the globe, but the story of the game's rising popularity includes criminal activity, death and even an R-rated photo or two.

Pikachu Name Change Infuriates Hong Kong Pokemon Fans

A pocket monster by any other name would smell as sweet. But it would also raise issues of fan respect, linguistics, politics and cultural imperialism.

After 20 Years, Pokemon Is Still Going Strong

For years, kids have been filling their Pokédexes with Pokemon they've caught in Nintendo's digital fields. Why has it stayed so popular while other franchises haven't?

Your Heart — and Your Life Story — in a Computer Game

Computer games have long been a place to escape from reality. Unless, of course, that game is about your life.

10 Myths About Gaming Cheats

Video games are often full of little surprises. But sometimes, there are rumors of unlockables that simply don't exist.

How Dungeons & Dragons Online Works

The venerable role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons now has a very popular -- and free -- online version. What makes the computer game different, and more importantly, is it fun?

Halo Pictures

Halo pictures cover the story and features of the popular Halo series, from the first game to Halo 3. Learn about Halo with Halo pictures.

Will Guitar Hero really make me a better guitar player?

Musicians may thumb their noses at the skill it takes to strum buttons on a plastic guitar. But some of that Guitar Hero dexterity could benefit a novice learning to play the real instrument.

How Rock Band Works

What part do you play in your rock star fantasy? Lead singer, bass guitar player, drummer? Pick an instrument, a hair style, your next big gig. This is more than a video game.

How Guitar Hero Works

All across the world, average couch potatoes are standing up, taking a plastic guitar and rockin' their hearts out. Find out how the video game Guitar Hero has gripped its maniacal following.

World of Warcraft: A Beginner's Guide

World of Warcraft uses simple concepts to build a complex game system. The game itself teaches people how to play, and there are lots of resources, both inside the game and out, for finding answers to questions.

How World of Warcraft Works

World of Warcraft is one of the most popular PC video games on the market. Find out why World of Warcraft is so popular and learn how World of Warcraft works.

How MMORPGs Work

MMORPGs, or massively multiplayer online games, allow many people to compete in an online environment. In this article, we'll look at what it takes to create an immersive virtual world that allows people to move around and play within it.

How Americas Army Works

The U.S. military has spent millions of dollars and thousands of man-hours on ... a video game. "America's Army" has people hooked. It's free and it has amazing features. So why are people getting so worked up about it?

Halo 3 Overview

The next chapter in the Halo saga greeted millions of eager gamers around the world with promises of new features and a much-anticipated close to the storyline, the heart of the Halo series. Does it live up to the hype?

Will PlayStation's Home crush Second Life?

Sony has managed to generate a respectable amount of buzz for its new virtual world, a program the company calls "Home." But can it take on "Second Life"?

Prey Review

Read our review of this science-fiction shooter game developed by 2K Games, Venom Games and Human Head Studios for the Xbox 360.

Tom Clancys Splinter Cell: Double Agent Preview

Return to the world of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series with Splinter Cell: Double Agent, a multi-platform action shooter game. This time, Sam faces his biggest challenge yet, and you'll face many new challenges, too, as you learn the art of being a double agent.

Halo 3 Wish List

Boats, flamethrowers, proximity mines and more -- we spent some long nights compiling the perfect wish list of things we'd like to see in "Halo 3."

Halo Networking: An Interview with Chris Butcher

Getting Halo 2 ready for play on X-Box Live was no easy task. Read what it akes to get all of these X-boxes to play together nicely in an interview with Bungie's Chris Butcher.

The Artificial Intelligence of Halo 2

Are you tired of getting whipped by the Covenant? Learn how they think from the man who created the artificial intelligence for "Halo 2." In this exclusive HowStuffWorks interview, Chris Butcher of Bungie Studios enlightens us.

Halo Roundup

In honor of the release of Halo 3, here's the HowStuffWorks Halo Roundup. Check out the storytelling and sound design in Halo 2 and read interviews with Chris Butcher of Bungie Studios.


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