Anyone with two working hands and eyes can play “Celeste” and enjoy it without feeling guilty about it. That’s remarkable.
“Shadow of the Colossus” is the best kind of miserable — it paints a painful picture of a cold and empty world that just doesn’t care anymore. It’s a beautiful world, but any attempt of building something here fell into decay long ago.
Pick a weapon you feel comfortable with, try to ignore how bland the characters and their struggles are and start doing missions out in the field. You’ll quickly discover what “World” really is: the most enjoyable hunting simulator on the market.
Deck Nine’s recently concluded “Life is Strange: Before the Storm” is one of those rare prequels that manages to surpass the original in every aspect.
2017 has been an incredible year for video games; Nintendo released the Switch with success, Sony gave us a slew of exclusive Japanese titles like “Persona 5” and Microsoft premiered the most powerful console to date with the Xbox One X. “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (“PUBG”) took the digital distribution platform Steam by storm, and starting next month, it will do the same to Xbox Live. Whether you own a console or gaming PC, there were generation-defining experiences to be had.
“Star Wars: Battlefront II” is one of the most interesting unintentional tragedies ever put forth in the games medium.
“Call of Duty: WWII” is a return to the series’ historic setting and “boots on the ground” gameplay. In some ways it succeeds, but the final product is a jack of all trades rather than a quality experience throughout.
“Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus” is one of those special sequels that is given the mission of expanding a stand-alone piece of art into a multi-installment franchise.
Halloween recommendations from the Arts staff.
The EA sports release of the formerly unreleased gameplay footage of Madden NFL 2018: Commissioner Goodell Edition came out as a slam dunk for the video game production studio.
As both a company and a brand, Nintendo has always managed to distinguish itself from other game companies in two distinct ways: by being generally more joyful and more convenient than the rest.
Middle school teachers collaborated with Field Day Lab, a group of UW-Madison video game designers, to discuss the best way to use video games as a learning tool.
Brittany Travers, a professor in the occupational therapy program at UW-Madison, is studying whether using Wii video games can make the symptoms of children with autism spectrum disorder less severe by improving their motor skills, according to a university release.