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Watch winter come to LittleBigPlanet 3 in Game of Thrones intro

"Adorable" is not an adjective often used when describing HBO's Game of Thrones; nor can it be used in reference to George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. Powered by LittleBigPlanet 3, however, the show's theme does have a certain charm, thanks to creator Aaaaalec. [Thanks, @J...

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Off the Grid: XCOM - The Board Game

You may not be aware, but a new XCOM is on the way to stores later this month! No, don't bother firing up those spiffy new consoles, this XCOM experience is for your tabletop. Board and card game publisher Fantasy Flight Games has teamed up with 2K to bring you XCOM: The Board Game, and Joystiq...

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Destiny 'Crota's End' hard mode coming Jan. 21

Next week, 'Crota's End' will get its revenge for all of the cheesy tactics used by Destiny players (maybe us included, maybe not. What's it to you?). Bungie is unlocking hard mode for the latest raid on January 21, the developer revealed in an update today. In Crota's End hard mode, both Crota ...

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Civ: Beyond Earth, Saints Row series free to play on Steam this weekend

Space may be the final frontier, but we're still searching the mean streets of Steelport for an auto-tuned best buddy of our own. On Steam this weekend, why not have both for free? Civilization: Beyond Earth and the complete Saints Row franchise is free-to-play, giving you a chance to explore the d...

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Total War: Warhammer revealed in series art book

Creative Assembly's next endeavor – a real-time strategy game based on the Warhammer franchise – has been accidentally revealed, Eurogamer reports. Confirmation for Total War: Warhammer comes from The Art of Total War book, wherein Creative Assembly's Mike Simpson is quoted as saying...

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Grim Fandango Remastered orders open on GOG, PSN

Few games featuring death make us chuckle, but Grim Fandango is on the short list (right next to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for that "What is a man?" line read). On January 27, we all get to have another morbid laugh when Grim Fandango Remastered debuts on PS4, Vita and PC, Mac and Lin...

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PlayStation Network offline, Sony investigating [Update]

Update 2: According to the PSN Support page, PlayStation online services are back to normal. Sony offered no reason for the outage. Update 1: Sony has upgraded its online support status from red (offline) to yellow ("Heavy Network Traffic"). Some users may experience delays in signing in, with t...

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PSN Update: PlayStation Now rolls out

Today's PlayStation Store update focuses on the rollout of Sony's new games streaming service, PlayStation Now. For a per-game fee (or unlimited access with a pricey subscription) players can reach back into the PS3 catalog and stream previous-generation games directly to their PlayStation 4. Ac...

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How to be the Zombie in Dying Light

If your survival instinct is lacking, Dying Light's zombie mode may be more your speed. The game's lone PvP mode allows one player-controlled zombie to terrorize a group of co-op players with all manner of horrific sounds and grotesque tendrils, as evidenced by a trailer showcasing the mode r...

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Forza 5, GTA feature on this week's Xbox Gold deals

This week's Xbox "Deals with Gold" feature discounts on a random assortment of games on Xbox One, from the adorable platformer Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (67% off) to the "Racing GOTY Edition" of Forza Motorsport 5 (40% off). Also on sale this week are Zoo Tycoon for half-price and Styx: Master ...

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