‘Game of Thrones’ Composer Scores One of 2016’s Most Anticipated Video Games
Enjoy Ramin Djawadi’s music while crushing aliens (instead of having your soul crushed).
Your Hearth Is Now a Media Setup — Here’s How to Do It Right
Let's face it: we gather around televisions, not fires. So make sure you get the right media setup.
Today in Gear: September 10, 2014
Today in Gear: Destiny for the PS4 and Xbox One, TOPO Designs and Doane Paper's new collaboration, the new Mercedes AMG GT and more.
Backed by critically acclaimed exclusives, strong third-party support and the most popular online multiplayer component available, the Xbox 360 undeniably won the current-gen console war. The system resonated most with casual and hardcore audiences because of Microsoft’s popular Xbox Live service. Gamers found themselves drawn into a virtual universe where they could download popular titles from an overly populated digital marketplace, stream multimedia services like Netflix and Hulu and interact with players across the globe. In Live's do-it-all mentality, Microsoft discovered the central core for its next generation console: The Xbox One ($500).
Breakdown: Xbox One
Ambiguous branding aside (trade you my Xbox 1 for your Xbox One!), we're predicting the Xbox 360's singular successor to be a hit. The just-unveiled console's first looks are rolling in, and though we haven't gotten our paws on it yet, our Master Chief Covenant-killin' senses are tingling. We break down the 360's successor.
Batman: Arkham City
While Christopher Nolan certainly deserves the lion's share of credit for molding the caped crusader into his 21st century, cash-raining form, the impact of game developer Rocksteady on Batman's recent popularity can't be downplayed. Batman: Arkham Asylum was slathered with
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
A sense of truly free will is an incredibly difficult thing to pull off in a video game. Taking into account a seemingly infinite number of player choices and possibilities just gets messy in the hands of typical game designers.
Half-Life 2: The Orange Box
Five games, One Box. Anyway you cut it, that's a lot for one price and five good ones at that. The best part is you can get it today. The new package from Valve includes two critically acclaimed games Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: