Atari’s ‘Swordquest’ comic returns without the game

Over 30 years after its original release, Atari has decided to resurrect one of its most beloved game franchises: Swordquest. Released in 1982, this ambitious gaming series was a pretty unique proposition at the time. As well as offering $150,000 wor…

Claim your Nintendo Switch online account name right now

We're a little over a week away from Nintendo releasing its next console, the Switch, and the company is prepping the launchpad. If you want to secure your Nintendo Account user ID for the system, now's the time to do so. Apparently this replaces the…

‘Rogue Legacy’ studio returns with a retro co-op brawler

The developer behind hit indie game Rogue Legacy has a new title coming in 2017: Full Metal Furies. The teaser trailer shows off a brawler with a retro aesthetic, four unique classes of female protagonists, and a serious sense of humor.

AI turns Game Boy Camera photos into decent shots

Many people have fond memories of using the Game Boy Camera, but to call its low-resolution black-and-white shots "photos" would be… generous. Don't tell that to Roland Meertens, though. He recently devised a neural network that turns Game Boy Ca…

The Simon Optix headset gave me a headache

The classic game of Simon is a test of memory and reflexes. How long a sequence can you remember, and how fast can you repeat it? The new Optix headset turns it into a test of stamina as well: How long can you stand having flashing lights directly in…

The sequel to ‘Alto’s Adventure’ arrives this summer

Last week, Snowman — developer of beloved snowboarding game Alto's Adventure — announced that its next game, Where Cards Fall, would be out this fall. However, we're going to get another game from the studio before that. Alto's Odyssey, the sequel…

‘Hot Wheels Track Builder’ is an AR den for your creations

Hot Wheels is best known for its extensive line of die-cast model cars, as well as some racing video games for younger kids. However, at this year's Toy Fair the brand is aiming to combine the best of both in its new Tango augmented reality game. Tra…

‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ made me fall in love with open-world RPGs

There's something about Aloy. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there's an enchanting kind of magic in the way she shoots a bow, speaks her mind and sprints across vast valleys littered with monstrous metal beasts. Aloy is powerful and loyal, an…