Game of the Year 2018

First Person Games Are Changing. But Into What?

For a decade, the FPS has lived in the shadow of 'BioShock' and 'Modern Warfare.' But this year, it feels like there is change in the air.
Cameron Kunzelman

We Finally Got Our Hands on 'Red Dead Redemption 2'

For Waypoint Radio 198, we're both getting in the Halloween spirit and trying out the old west.
Danielle Riendeau

'Red Dead 2,' 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey,' and the Future of the Open World

With new features and grander scale than ever, the biggest games of the fall are trying to re-imagine a well-worn genre. Can they?
Austin Walker
Ricardo Contreras
open thread

The Bad Jokes Games Rely on Are Worse Than No Humor at All

An out-of-place throwaway gag might break the mood, but if a laugh isn't earned, is it any good?
Rob Zacny
open thread

I Hated the First 'Red Dead Redemption 2' Trailer... Then I Re-Watched It

When I set out to write about the latest 'RDR 2' trailer, I didn't expect to do a deep dive into Rockstar's marketing history.
Austin Walker
Guide To Games

'LA Noire' Almost Got Detective Games Right

'LA Noire' is big. It's the games that got small.
Danielle Riendeau
Grand Theft Auto

My Night with a ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ Money Dropper

Some ‘GTA Online’ players are taking a charitable approach to the game, by undercutting Rockstar’s own micro-transactions.
Jason Nawara

Pride Comes to Los Santos in This New ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Mod

Courtesy of some creative modders, GTA players can now host their own parade.
Mike Diver
red dead

Why the Multiplayer Free-Roaming of ‘Red Dead Redemption’ Is the Best in the Business

With Rockstar's Western now compatible with the Xbox One, there's never been a better time to get into its brutal, beautiful, bear-filled online mode.
Jake Tucker

Why I Adore ‘Manhunt’, the Quintessential Video Game Nasty

For me, Rockstar is better when it goes linear, and 'Manhunt' is one of the GTA studio's very best.
Ed Smith
Mental Health Bar

How ‘L.A. Noire’ Created the Illusion of an Autistic Protagonist

Detective Cole Phelps became a cipher for my Asperger's issues, but in the end left me feeling cheated.
Jake Tucker