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.
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Think the video game industry is all fun and games? Think again. Video games have been the subject of some very monumental lawsuits over the years, and issues involving developers, characters, controversies, and merchandise have tied up courts around the world and resulted in multi-million dollar judgments and settlements. And nobody in the video game world […] The post 11 Video Games That Resulted in Major Lawsuits appeared first on Goliath.
By Jack Sackman
Gaming with friends is always tremendous fun and offers a change of pace from going solo. While the majority of multiplayer gaming is competitive, playing in a cooperative fashion, working toward the same goal is rewarding and immensely enjoyable. The idea of split-screen cooperative gaming is slowly dying out as the couch co-op genre has implemented […] The post The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Friends appeared first on Goliath.
Originally conceived as a third-person real-time strategy game for Mac computers, Bungie’s Halo franchise has gone on to become one of the biggest first-person shooter franchises in gaming and an incredibly important one at that. It’s not unreasonable to say that if it wasn’t for Halo , Microsoft’s Xbox brand may not have survived past its […] The post Ranking 9 ‘Halo’ Games From Worst To Best appeared first on Goliath.
Who cares if it's an elaborate marketing scheme if it's fun? In alternate reality gaming, the line between fiction and reality is blurred, and players enter a world filled with rabbit holes and mysteries.
By Oisin Curran
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.
By Chris Opfer
By now, most of us have figured out the basics of Pokemon Go, even with the game seemingly going out of its way to not tell players anything about how its systems work. Overall, Pokemon Go isn’t an incredibly deep experience, but it has enough intricacies that make it quite a bit more complex than […] The post 10 Advanced ‘Pokemon GO’ Tips To Help You Catch ‘Em All appeared first on Goliath.
Video games have been going through a bit of an identity crisis for the past decade or so. Some parents and politicians seem to think they lead to childhood obesity and shrinking attention spans, while other scientists and gaming advocates believe they can improve hand-eye coordination and provide beneficial brain stimulation. The other problem is […] The post 14 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were Huge Gamers appeared first on Goliath.
By Wes Walcott
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.
By Chris Opfer
With a total of 21 unique characters playable at launch, Overwatch can be pretty daunting for new players, especially those who haven’t played team oriented games where not every character is suitable for every situation. But overcoming that initial hurdle is imperative if you want to get into the game and start honing your skills as […] The post The 8 Best ‘Overwatch’ Characters For Beginners appeared first on Goliath.
By Wes Walcott
Drinkbox Studios recently released Severed, by most accounts a great game that very well could end up being the last of its kind on PlayStation Vita. While it would be easy to declare Severed as the point where the Vita figuratively dies, the truth is that the handheld has been “dead” for awhile, with Sony themselves […] The post 10 Reasons Why The PlayStation Vita Failed appeared first on Goliath.
Microsoft announced this week that after ten-and-a-half years, they were finally calling it quits on the Xbox 360, at least in terms of manufacturing the console. While the Xbox 360 will continue to be supported — there are still games being released for it, and the system’s Xbox Live features are still fully intact — […] The post 10 Ways That Xbox 360 Was Superior To PlayStation 3 appeared first on Goliath.
Some games can get away with having a boring protagonist, but it’s far rarer to find a good game with a boring villain. Villains often steal the show and it’s no secret that “villains have more fun.” The best villains are characters that people love to hate. There needs to be a reason behind the […] The post The 10 Best Video Game Villains appeared first on Goliath.
By Colin Anderson
Sony’s PlayStation 2 home gaming console launched in North America on October 26, 2000, going onto sell over 150 million units worldwide by 2011 and putting itself in a distant first place in terms of sales against its closest competitors, Microsoft’s Xbox and Nintendo’s GameCube (24 million and 21.7 million units sold, respectively) in the process. […] The post 10 Reasons Why The PS2 Beat The Xbox And GameCube appeared first on Goliath.
New, free avatar-creation technology developed at USC means video gamers could be significantly closer to playing as themselves on the small screen.
By Chris Opfer
The Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo’s fourth home console, entered its respective generation as an underdog for the first time since Nintendo entered the gaming industry. While the N64 was viewed as a step backwards for the company in terms of commercial success, the GameCube actually sold fewer units than the N64, even with the industry as a whole […] The post Here’s Why The Nintendo GameCube Failed appeared first on Goliath.
By Colin Anderson
The Sega Dreamcast, remembered nowadays as a cult favorite, was the unsuccessful gaming console that attempted to compete with the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube. Released on 9/9/99, the Dreamcast is often described as “ahead of its time,” as it did a lot of things well but ultimately failed to establish itself as a viable alternative to Sony’s […] The post 10 Reasons Why The Sega Dreamcast Failed appeared first on Goliath.
By Colin Anderson
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?
By Bryan Young
The Xbox One, Microsoft’s third generation home console, has proven quite profitable for the company. It is currently outpacing the Xbox 360 in terms of both hardware and software sales at this respective point in its lifecycle. With the Xbox 360 generally deemed a commercial success, it stands to reason that the Xbox One would be viewed […] The post 10 Reasons To Choose Xbox One Over PlayStation 4 appeared first on Goliath.
By Goliath Team
Halo 5: Guardians has been out for a few weeks now, which has given us plenty of time to check out its sizable suite of campaign missions and online multiplayer offerings. This latest installment in the storied first-person shooter franchise is arguably the Xbox One’s most important game yet, leading an impressive holiday lineup for […] The post ‘Halo 5 Guardians:’ 10 Reasons It’s The Best (And Worst) Game In The Series appeared first on Goliath.
We’ve written before about some of our favorite video games, the kind you always fall back on when you’re looking for something solid to play. Most of the time when we choose to fall back on classic video games, it’s because we’ve recently been let down by something else we’ve chosen to invest our time […] The post The 10 Most Overrated Video Games Of All Time appeared first on Goliath.
By Jim Halden
While it may have been dethroned long ago by the Call of Duty series as the most popular first person shooter franchise, the Halo series is still one of the most influential shooters in gaming and maintains a large, devoted fanbase to this day. First released in 2001 as a launch title for Microsoft’s fledgling Xbox […] The post The 10 Greatest Halo Guns of All Time appeared first on Goliath.
With virtual reality poised to shakeup the way we experience games starting next year, now is a good time to take stock of how far we’ve come over the course of the last generation. Most industries will go through their fair share of dramatic changes over the course of a decade, but the gaming industry in […] The post 10 Most Significant Ways Gaming Has Changed In The Last Decade appeared first on Goliath.
Asking whether a cheat code constitutes cheating may seem silly. "Of course it is!" you say. "It has the word 'cheat' right in it!" Perhaps, but the history and purpose of cheat codes in video games makes this question not so cut-and-dried.
With 74 percent reporting that they already play video games weekly, moms aren't exactly waiting around for game makers to craft them the perfect "mom game." But then again, what does a mom game even look like — and are there any on the market?
The debate on whether video games help players build any lasting skills is as old as video games themselves. Luckily, science has decided to weigh in on the conversation — including the claim that gaming improves hand-eye coordination.