Can People Still Play the Same Games as They Get Older?

Veli-Juhani Antero Westerholm is 63 and has been playing games regularly for over 30 years. “New games are so fast-paced, I can’t really keep up,” he says. “I usually die a lot before I figure out how the game works.” He mostly plays military shooters and often returns to old favorites from previous generations, such…

Give Me More Romance Options in Video Games

There are many, many, many reasons people play video games. Sometimes it’s for the challenge; other times it’s for the story. It can be for comfort, for nostalgia, for new experiences, for entertainment, for distraction, even to learn a thing or two. Me? I play for the friends I make along the way.That might be…

Returnal and Why Games Need More Badass Middle-Aged Women

I bought Returnal, a video game from developer Housemarque, without knowing a thing about it. Well, that’s not entirely true. I knew from the trailer that it had something to do with escaping a time loop and there was some futuristic-looking technology and monsters or something. None of that mattered, because I wasn’t buying it…

The Best Games (and Trailers) From E3

E3 has returned, brought to you live via stream, offering free entry for all to make up for another year without the show’s wild cosplay. If there was an overriding theme of this show, it was pandemic-related delay: A lot of the games we’ve been champing at the bit for are further away than expected,…

The Best E3 Deals on Top Games and Gear

E3, the annual video game trade show, is a tidal wave of news and trailers for upcoming games. It might still be virtual this year due to the pandemic, but we’re seeing more game sales in the wake of these announcements than ever before. Microsoft has its Deals Unlocked sale, Sony has discounts on popular…

The Lego Games and the Glory of Not Being Challenged

This autumn will mark 20 years since the release of LEGO Creator: Harry Potter, the first Lego game based on a licensed property. Though it launched an era of fan favorites, it’s hardly The Last of Us—unless your idea of gripping gameplay is finding Ron’s pet rat. That’s no bad thing, though. That the Lego…

6 Great Next-Gen Xbox Series X/S Games You Can Play Now

The Xbox Series X is a big console, and it’s chock-full of powerful next-gen hardware. However, it can be tricky to find games that really make the most of all that brawn. Which games are going to serve the most delicious and irresistible eye candy? We’ve tested dozens of Xbox titles on Microsoft’s latest hardware,…

Making Video Games Is Not a Dream Job

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. For his new book Press Reset, journalist Jason Schreier spoke to countless game developers who have had their lives upended by the industry.Photograph: Getty Images Working at a video game company might seem like the perfect job, but Bloomberg News reporter Jason Schreier says the reality is…