“Gone Home,” the debut video game from independent, Portland-based developer Fullbright, caused a stir when it arrived in late 2013. Few indie titles before or since have been quite as divisive — the New York Times called it “the greatest video game love story ever told,” but it was simultan…
Nintendo excels at creating games that offer a high skill ceiling while remaining accessible. Their greatest productions are simple enough for a kid to play comfortably, yet complex enough to hold the attention of dedicated fans for years after the initial release. Such a multi-layered, enco…
Before the Oregon-Stanford football game on Saturday, Duck fans received a sneak preview of the upcoming “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo partnered with the Wendy’s College Tailgate Tour in order to bring a demo version of the much-anticipated fighting game to A…
Game Pub in downtown Eugene will once again be hosting Nerd Art Night this Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bethesda’s Creation Club launches with purchasable content for “Fallout 4” and “Skyrim.”
Blizzard releases new animated shorts for several of its games including “Hearthstone” and “Overwatch” at Gamescom 2017.
Blizzard ditches the Blizzard App name and returns to its classic Battle.net.
The latest “Hearthstone” expansion, “Knights of the Frozen Throne,” is live.
Studio Wildcard pushes “Ark: Survival Evolved” full release to Aug. 29 and unveils more details on how a retail launch will affect the game.
The “Minecraft” Pokemon mod, Pixelmon, has been shut down by the Pokemon Company.
Jump is an indie video game streaming service that will debut later this year with a current catalog of over 60 games.
Blizzard unveils the new Offense hero Doomfist as the latest addition to the “Overwatch” roster.
If guiding a party of disease-ridden neurotic adventurers on a hopeless quest isn’t enough, imagine managing their vampiric addictions, keeping them from flogging themselves to death and dodging zealous hammer-wielding madmen along the way. Red Hook Studios found a way to make its turn-based…
The Steam Summer Sale is in full swing and will remain up until July 5.
Nintendo announces “Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon,” “Pokken Tournament DX” and re-releases of the classic “Pokemon Gold and Silver” games for later this year
Whether you’re exploring the endless expanse of an open world or facing down a fire-breathing dragon, musical cues can shape your gaming experience, even if you don’t realize it. On this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, join Mat and Dana as they discuss the subtle role that music play…
Ubisoft has delivered its first big information drop for “Far Cry 5,” which will take place in Montana
Blizzard is celebrating one year of ‘Overwatch’ with a special anniversary event featuring new maps, skins, emotes and more
A still from “Destiny 2.” (Courtesy of Activision)
The Gaming Week In Review is a semi-regular column by Mathew Brock devoted to recapping recent news from the video game world each week.
The “Heroes of the Storm” 2.0 update has been released, completely revamping the game’s progression and reward system and adding new content
If there’s a hero, then there’s a villain. Join Mat and Dana as they discuss one of the greatest driving forces in any gamer’s quest: taking down the big bad final boss, from Bowser and Ganon to Andrew Ryan and GLADOS.
Gaming Week In Review is a semi-regular column by Mathew Brock devoted to recapping recent news from the video game world each week. Read the previous installment here.
Mat Brock and Eric Schucht discuss the growing trend of crowd funded video games, as well as the hit-or-miss titles that have come out of the emerging business model. From “Undertale” to “The Mighty No. 9,” here’s how indie developers make it big and how industry veterans find a way to flop.
In this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, Mat Brock and Eric Schucht discuss how flash game culture contributed to the development of mobile phone gaming.
Firaxis has released a free demo version of “Sid Meier’s Civilization 6” that allows players to play up to 60 turns
Blizzard reveals the robotic Orisa as the newest ‘Overwatch’ character, as well as release Bastion and Torbjorn in their own comic
When Nintendo announced the latest entry in its renowned “Legend of Zelda” series in 2013, expectations quickly skyrocketed. The anticipation was unavoidable. Collectively, the series has been consistently stellar — even middling entries like “Spirit Tracks” garnered decent acclaim. It is am…
Imagine yourself wading through a sea of warriors, clad in plate armor and sweeping away lesser men with a massive sword. As your line pushes forward you notice you’re not the only titan on this battlefield. A warrior made of muscle wearing leather rags and wielding a giant axe crashes into …
Dramatic storylines and turn-based-combat are what the “Fire Emblem” universe is all about. With over 15 games released over the last three decades, there are certainly plenty of tales to tell within the expansive saga. The latest installment might be the perfect place to start for newbies t…
“Pokemon Go” rolls out a new update featuring more than 80 new Pokemon from the Johto region
This time on the Emerald Podcast Network, Mathew Brock and Eric Schucht discuss the shutdown of the popular social MMO Club Penguin and the lifecycle of MMO games in general, particularly how they die out and why it hits so hard.
VR gaming is finally here with MultiVRse, Eugene’s first virtual reality arcade. A passion project of Andy McClure and Mike Gray that launched Halloween 2016, the duo has several computers and VR systems set up for people to try. Anyone, whether they be age six, 60, or wheel chair bound, can…
Disney has announced it will be shutting down the popular social MMO ‘Club Penguin’ after nearly 11 years of operation
Overwatch unveils its Year of the Rooster special event along with a new Capture the Rooster game mode in celebration of the Chinese New Year
Snowboarding has always had a place in the digital world. Beginning as early as 1990 with Heavy Shreddin’ and popularized with the SSX series in the 2000s, the genre entertained audiences mountain after mountain. For the most part, none of these games (even the thoroughly average Shawn White…
This time on the Emerald Podcast Network, Mathew Brock and Eric Schucht return to discuss the latest information on the Nintendo Switch gaming console straight from this year’s Nintendo Direct virtual conference