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  • Vikings: "Born Again" Review

    Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow… “Born Again” gave us the surprising death of Athelstan, whose spiritual rebirth (and ditching of Ragnar’s special friendship bracelet) came at a truly unfortunate time as it coincided with Floki learning about the farms in Wessex getting obliterated. Vikings Renewed for Season 4 It’s interesting to examine all

  • Bungie Reveals That Your Destiny Vault is About to Get a Lot Roomier

    Outlining the upcoming Destiny update scheduled to roll out before the House of Wolves expansion, Bungie revealed to players how much their Vault size dimensions will increase by. Vaults are used by players to store their loot and is often shared across more than one character. As Vault real estate can become cramped for the

  • GameStop: Console Category Sales Short of Industry Forecast

    Retail giant GameStop reported that while current console sales exceeded expectations by nearly $700 million USD for the year, sales of last gen consoles declined faster than expected. It also said that sales in the console category fell short of industry expectations. The company reported that sales of new consoles, including Xbox One, PS4, and

  • Report: Game of Thrones Remake for Indian TV

    With Game of Thrones’ Season 5 premiere on the horizon, a report has surfaced claiming Sony Entertainment TV is remaking the hit fantasy series for Indian television. The report comes from Pakastani news outlet Ary News (via Winter is Coming). According to the site, Sony’s series will be titled Rani Mahal, and like the HBO

  • Pillars of Eternity Review

    Just half an hour after Pillars of Eternity introduced a character whose wanderlust backstory was so eloquently told that I was sure she’d be at my side for the rest of the campaign, I found her dead in a tragic mishap she’d brought on herself. That was the moment when I knew I’d love this

  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 10 Review

    Warning: Spoilers for Season 10 of Always Sunny follow… I wouldn’t say that Always Sunny took it home with its tenth season, but it’s also evident that their comedic well hasn’t run dry after a decade. That being said, this season represented what we’ve mostly come to expect from the series after so many years

  • Rust Experiments With Racial Empathy, Randomly Assigns Skin Color

    In a recent update, the post-apocalyptic MMO survival game Rust got a few unusual changes. The game now randomly selects player’s skin color and faces, tying them to each player’s Steam ID so that they cannot be changed. Lead designer Gary Newman detailed the changes in a blog post last week saying “Everyone now has

  • Do Games Have an Obligation to Go Beyond Entertainment?

    Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN’s weekly video game talk show. We start with a big topic this week: Do video games have an obligation to reach beyond mere entertainment? After that we consider a Nintendo and Apple team up, discuss whether or not we like our protagonists silent, and run down the worst games

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