Video Games

These 10 Oculus Rift games are the best way to experience virtual reality

Jumping into virtual reality for the first time with the Oculus Rift? We've rounded up a few of our favorite titles -- whether you're into platforming, puzzles, or virtual dogfights -- available through the Oculus Store.

These 10 games are so good, you'd never know they're from Kickstarter

Though they may not have featured the massive size and scope of today's blockbuster titles, the polish and thoughtful design of these Kickstarter-funded games matched even the most well-funded projects.

How virtual racing is turning gamers into drivers

Auto racing video games have come a long way, to the point where top international racing teams use advanced virtual reality systems to train for big races, and also to scout gamers as the next generation of professional racing drivers.

Best Emulators (NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and more)

Just because a game is old and completely outdated doesn't mean that it's no longer fun. Here are the best emulators around, so you can tap into new and retro titles without a console.

Our 8 absolute favorite HTC Vive games

So you’re considering an HTC Vive, but don't know which games you should pick up on SteamVR? Check out these eight titles, whether you're into rhythm-based gaming, interstellar dogfights, or something else entirely.

Frag at Starbucks (or anywhere you want) with these potent gaming laptops

Gaming desktops are powerful, but they tie you down to your desk. We've round up some sleek, powerful alternatives that can play your favorite titles at high detail without breaking a sweat.

It’s a numbers game! How analytics are turning games into distraction machines

Gaming analytics allow developers to hack your feeble human brain like never before, and highly refined games they’re cranking out with it are more like crack than art.

Crush, impale, and otherwise maim enemies in ‘For Honor’

Ubisoft showed off new single-player footage for its melee-based combat game, For Honor, during its E3 2016 presentation. The stage demo focused on a viking mission, one that includes a multi-stage siege, various combat mechanics, and a…

50 awesome iPhone games you need to play

The iPhone has some of the best games available for any mobile platform. Here are our favorite games for every genre, whether you're into sports, puzzles, strategy, or something else entirely.

Delve into the world of auteur game design with 15 of the best indie games

Some of the best video games these days are made by independent studios. Here is our list of some of the best, whether you like difficult dungeon crawlers or meditative adventures.
Cool Tech

Physicists are building a quantum computer by studying how people play this odd puzzle game

Researchers at Aarhus University have created an algorithm based on human intuition that tackles quantum problems more efficiently than supercomputers

The day Justice Scalia helped save video games

Following the sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, we look back at a surprising episode when he upheld video games' protection under the First Amendment as creative expression like books, plays, or movies.