Video Games & Gear
Video games have come of age as an entertainment medium and the technology continues to mature. Learn about how your favorite video game consoles work, and see what's on the gaming horizon.
Putting Yourself Into a Video Game for Free Just Got Way Easier
How the PlayStation Camera Works
10 Reuses for Old Video Game Controllers
The 15 Greatest Video Game Companies That No Longer Exist
15 Video Games That Took Way Too Long To Make
14 Hidden Video Game Design Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind
Run, Jump & Climb Your Way Through Our Roblox Quiz
Can You Survive Our Minecraft Quiz?
How Tetris Went From Soviet Mind Game to Smash Hit
20 Things You Didn't Know About Nintendo
The Candy Crush Quiz
The 10 Best U.S. Cities for Gamers
Virtual Reality Arcades Are Getting Real in the U.S.
With more than 40 million "experiences" (they don't call them games) to choose from, there's something for everyone in Roblox. Take this quiz to learn more.
By Alia Hoyt
Tetris was developed during the Cold War by a puzzle-happy programmer working for the Russian Academy of Sciences. So how did this addictive game break free of the Iron Curtain?
By John Donovan
Nintendo Switch Online, the paid online service that launches on the Nintendo Switch tomorrow, will not require a constant internet connection in order to play the downloadable NES games available on the service … but there’s a slight catch. As revealed on the official Nintendo Switch Online FAQ, the premium service’s complimentary Nintendo Entertainment System […] The post Nintendo Switch Online: NES Games Can Be Played Offline, But Only For 7 Days appeared first on Goliath.
With hundreds of video games being released each year since the late 70s, there are bound to be some terrible titles that stand out from the rest. There are several factors that determine the quality of a game including gameplay, graphics, and story, among others. Much like with movies, in some rare cases a game is so […] The post The Absolute Worst Video Games Of All-Time appeared first on Goliath.
By Charles Rogers
Making video games is a rewarding, but volatile profession. Although gaming is a multi-billion dollar industry, many people who work on the development side of things have to endure poor work conditions, with long hours and the threat of studio closure constantly hanging over their heads. This isn’t the case at every development studio, of […] The post The 15 Greatest Video Game Companies That No Longer Exist appeared first on Goliath.
Making video games is a long, difficult, and costly process, especially at the highest tier of big-budget, “AAA” development. As such, gaming enthusiasts have long been accustomed to having to wait significant periods of time for their favorite games to reach store shelves, to the point where delays have become something that you just kind […] The post 15 Video Games That Took Way Too Long To Make appeared first on Goliath.
The video game industry reached $36 billion in revenue in 2017, up 18% from 2016, thus making gaming even more profitable than the film industry. In other words, video games have hit the mainstream, with 80% of American households owning at least one console and often multiple. Over the past few decades, there have been […] The post The 12 Best-Selling Video Game Franchises Of All Time appeared first on Goliath.
By Charles Rogers
Much like in film and television, reboots have become increasingly popular in the video game industry in recent years and given the nature of the gaming landscape, this trend makes a lot of sense. As a medium, video games have evolved at a much more rapid pace in the last few decades than film or […] The post The 15 Greatest Video Game Reboots That Breathed New Life Into A Franchise appeared first on Goliath.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 is in an envious position right now. It not only has a healthy library filled with must-have exclusives and third party software, but has already surpassed lifetime sales of the Super Nintendo and will likely finish ahead of the likes of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 when all is said and done. With […] The post 30 Overlooked PS4 Games That You Need To Play appeared first on Goliath.
Really, it was only a matter of time until Nintendo announced a new Super Smash Bros. for the Switch but now that it’s been confirmed for 2018, we can’t help but get excited by the possibilities. Sure, we know that there will be the usual gameplay tweaks and an avalanche of different gameplay modes, but […] The post 20 Characters That Need To Be Added To Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo Switch appeared first on Goliath.
It’s become increasingly rare that Hollywood will come out something completely original. Almost everything in theaters these days is a sequel, prequel, reboot, remake, or spin-off of an existing franchise, or an adaptation of a novel, comic book, or video game. This article is going to talk about that last thing, the dreaded “video game movie.” […] The post 12 Video Games That Would Make Great Movies appeared first on Goliath.
By Kale Havervold
The death of the arcade may have been greatly exaggerated, but it is true that they are a much less significant part of the games industry than they used to be in the ’80s and ’90s (although virtual reality arcades could very well bring them back in a big way). Before the majority of gamers started […] The post The 25 Best-Selling Arcade Games Of All Time appeared first on Goliath.
While the Nintendo Switch has been carving out a nice niche for itself, everyone knows that serious console gaming still comes down to PlayStation vs. Xbox. The PlayStation 4 has enjoyed overwhelming success over the Xbox One since both consoles launched back in 2013, with the PS4 outselling its competitor by a ratio of about […] The post 10 Reasons To Choose PlayStation 4 Over Xbox One appeared first on Goliath.
With the Super NES Classic Edition now available, nostalgia for Nintendo’s beloved 16-bit console is at an all-time high. And really, why shouldn’t it be? Despite being over a quarter century old, the Super Nintendo is still widely considered to be one of the greatest gaming systems ever made and is closely associated with what […] The post The 40 Greatest Super Nintendo Games: See Which Ones Made It To The SNES Classic Edition appeared first on Goliath.
Designing video games is a lot harder than people think. Even avid gamers probably have very little knowledge of everything that goes in to making a great game. We’re talking more than just good stories, big name voice actors, or flashy graphics. There are finely tuned design decisions that can be the difference between a […] The post 14 Hidden Video Game Design Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind appeared first on Goliath.
By Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)
The role playing game upended the video game industry two decades ago, and still looms large on its 20th anniversary.
And they look super fun, whether you're a gamer or not.
When it comes to video games, Nintendo is the oldest player in town and I mean that quite literally. The company entered the industry in the 1970s, but has actually been around for more than 125 years, beginning life as a card and toy manufacturer long before making the jump to video games. Any company […] The post 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Nintendo appeared first on Goliath.
Microsoft really struck gold when decided to add Xbox Achievements to their games. It may have been seen as a cute gimmick at first, but gamers really took to it. Hunting down achievements added a ton of replay value to games, and comparing Gamerscore turned into a friendly competition between friends. These days, there are […] The post The 12 Hardest Xbox Achievements To Unlock appeared first on Goliath.
By Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)