The Video Games We’re Most Looking Forward to in 2021

The Video Games We’re Most Looking Forward to in 2021

Even if you haven’t yet played Horizon Forbidden West’s predecessor, Horizon Zero Dawn, this is a PlayStation-exclusive RPG worth jumping into.Following its release in 2017, Horizon Zero Dawn won a number of awards—including a BAFTA and a Writers Guild of America Award for Achievement in Video Game Writing.

Raised by Wolves Questions Whether Humanity Can Be Saved

Raised by Wolves Questions Whether Humanity Can Be Saved

First, there are Mother and Father, two androids dispatched by their creator to raise human children to be pacifist atheists after religious wars destroyed Earth.Campion, a boy raised by Mother and Father on Kepler-22b on a vegan mono diet of tubers (scurvy who?

A Glimpse at the Shiny, Ritzy Bathroom of Tomorrow

A Glimpse at the Shiny, Ritzy Bathroom of Tomorrow

You might have thought that your mini skin-care fridge was impressive, that you had a fancy faucet, or that your LED-lighted mirror was high tech, but folks, you haven't seen anything yet.

'Call of Duty: Warzone' Hits the Battle Royale Sweet Spot

'Call of Duty: Warzone' Hits the Battle Royale Sweet Spot

A 150-player battle royale mode that leverages 17 years of Call of Duty gun and map design experience, Warzone is an addictive last-man-standing survival shooter.That opportunity to come back and redeploy means Warzone doesn’t have the isolating die-and-requeue vibe of other battle royale games, Fortnite in particular.

The True Story of #CivilWar2 and #CivilWarPotluck

The True Story of #CivilWar2 and #CivilWarPotluck

Today, with President Trump tweeting about the Civil War-like effects that will befall America if he's impeached, the people of are responding like their 19th-century counterparts.The hashtags #CivilWar2, #CivilWarSignup, and #CivilWarPotluck burst into being, bearing picnic foods and other battle supplies.

The UN Operation to Disarm Mosul's IEDs and Unexploded Bombs

The UN Operation to Disarm Mosul's IEDs and Unexploded Bombs

Two years ago this month, a US-led military coalition declared victory against ISIS in Mosul, liberating one of Iraq's largest cities after three years of occupation by the radical Islamist group. Like the rest of Iraq, Mosul suffers from mines and unexploded bombs left behind from decades of war.

The Future of Money, Facebook’s F8 Conference, and More News

The Future of Money, Facebook’s F8 Conference, and More News

The Future of Money, Facebook’s Big Conference, and More News. Tech leaders are singing a different tune than their lobbyists are, Facebook is set to make more promises at its annual developer's conference, and we're here to help you with your money.

The Case Against Watching the Rest of Game of Thrones

The Case Against Watching the Rest of Game of Thrones

Fans have been waiting years for the living to confront the Night King on Game of Thrones . All along, Martin's series The Song of Ice and Fire , on which the show is based, has driven home the point that the battle for the Iron Throne is a game.

Game of Thrones Recap: The Problem With Prophecies

Game of Thrones Recap: The Problem With Prophecies

Sure, we can go back through the legend and connect Arya to passages about smoke and salt and blood, but does that mean a prophecy has been fulfilled or just that we've skillfully reimagined the outcome to line up with the story we expected to hear.

The Battle of Winterfell: A Tactical Analysis

The Battle of Winterfell: A Tactical Analysis

Nor do they attempt to initiate first strike capabilities against the forces of the Night King. With the Night King grounded, Daenerys rightly attempts a close air support strike against him.

'Game of Thrones': What We Want—and Need—from Season 8

'Game of Thrones': What We Want—and Need—from Season 8

Dreyfuss: There's a moment in the last season where Jon addresses the curse directly and is like, "Yo, Dany, why would you assume that witch was telling the truth?" Watercutter: Yes. Dreyfuss: Imagine if at the end, Cersei is dead and Dany invents … democracy.

Apex Legends Succeeds By Keeping It Simple

Apex Legends Succeeds By Keeping It Simple

Developed by Respawn Entertainment, creators of the Titanfall series, its approach to the mega-popular genre has found a large, eager audience, one that's interested to see what changes and growth the game will have in store as its first season continues.

It's a Short Hop From Fortnite to a New AI Best Friend

It's a Short Hop From Fortnite to a New AI Best Friend

What got lost amid the headlines, though, was that Epic—both with Fortnite and through companies like Magic Leap using Unreal Engine to build mixed-reality AI characters—is shaping our connected virtual future in subtle but surprising ways.

Nintendo Labo Gets a Cheap VR Kit

Nintendo Labo Gets a Cheap VR Kit

This week's videogame news includes a, um, battle royale between Fortnite and Apex Legends , another weird gaffe by Steam, and Nintendo sneaking a big surprise into an unassuming package.

The Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' Might Be Funny

The Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' Might Be Funny

Netflix In case you haven't heard, a primer: Last week, spread that legendary director Steven Spielberg is planning to propose a change in the rules of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that would stop films that debut on streaming services, or that have limited theatrical runs, from awards contention.

Surprisingly, Disney Is Happy With EA's Star Wars Games

Surprisingly, Disney Is Happy With EA's Star Wars Games

Also, sales numbers are in for the hottest new battle royale title around and there's a Halo theme park in the works.

'Apex Legends' Is a Surprising Threat to the Dominance of 'Fortnite'

'Apex Legends' Is a Surprising Threat to the Dominance of 'Fortnite'

Apex Legends ' ping system is a means to fix that, while also empowering players who, for many valid reasons, maybe don't want to have active conversations with random teammates.

The Untold Story of Robert Mueller's Time in Combat

The Untold Story of Robert Mueller's Time in Combat

“They were field-sharp.”A corpsman of Company H aids a wounded Leatherneck of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, during Operation Saline II in the Quang Tri Province of Vietnam in 1968.Dan Winters; Archival Photo Courtesy of National ArchivesSecond Lieutenant Mueller, 24 years and 3 months old, joined the battalion in November 1968, one of 10 new officers assigned to the unit that month.

'Battlefield V' Review: Finding Grandeur in History's Bloodiest War, 64 Players at a Time

'Battlefield V' Review: Finding Grandeur in History's Bloodiest War, 64 Players at a Time

Battlefield V Finds Grandeur in WWII, 64 Players at a TimeIn the latest installment of the military-shooter franchise, you're thrice implicated as a piece of the ever-charging global war machine.DICE/Electronic ArtsLeaping from planes, we fall through aurora that looks as though it’s melting into the sky.

All 141 'League of Legends' Champions, Explained

All 141 'League of Legends' Champions, Explained

Valve's Dota 2 has 79.And then there's League of Legends.Since its release in 2009—just two short years after Team Fortress 2—Riot Games' battle arena title offers 141 champions players can choose.