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The Best Games of 2017, From 'Nier: Automata' to 'Legend of Zelda'

2017 may not have been the calmest of years, but it was an incredible one for videogames.
The Top 5 Games We Played in 2017

The Top 5 Games We Played in 2017

As 2017 coasts to an end, we ExtremeTech writers have spent a good chunk of our time this month looking back at what we enjoyed most. The post The Top 5 Games We Played in 2017 appeared first on
Pokémon arrangement album celebrates the classics, all profits go to charity

Pokémon arrangement album celebrates the classics, all profits go to charity

Tired of Christmas music? I mean, I’m not, but not everyone can be as jolly as me. Either way, we can all use more Pokémon music in our lives (and it’s slightly more acceptable to listen to after
Horizon: Zero Dawn is the Freshest Gaming Universe

Horizon: Zero Dawn is the Freshest Gaming Universe

Sequels tend to dominate gaming. I’ve never had a problem with that because, unlike films, game sequels often feature fundamental changes compared to their predecessors. But that means a game of the
PS Plus games coming in January 2018: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Telltale’s Batman, and more

PS Plus games coming in January 2018: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Telltale’s Batman, and more

Your PlayStation Plus subscription is giving you access to some big games in January. Here are the free titles coming Sony’s premium gaming service in January for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 (yup, it
GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti’s 10 top of 2017

GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti’s 10 top of 2017

FEATURE: When it comes to the number of great games released, this has been one of the best years ever. I had the easiest time of my professional writing career coming up with 10 games worthy of my
The RetroBeat: 2017’s biggest retro gaming moments

The RetroBeat: 2017’s biggest retro gaming moments

2017 saw the release of a lot of great games, but the year wasn’t just about the biggest and newest. It was a huge year for retro gaming. We got collections of classics, exciting announcements, and
2017 was the year of … gamer-rage opportunists

2017 was the year of … gamer-rage opportunists

Getting late into December always gives us a chance to look back and assess the year that was as part of our GamesBeat Rewind year-end event. In the past, we’ve had the year of the bow-and-arrow or
GamesBeat’s 10 biggest stories of 2017

GamesBeat’s 10 biggest stories of 2017

Fun fact: Four of our 10 most popular stories this year are about Electronic Arts’s Star Wars: Battlefront II situation (aka “CrateGate”) even though it just happened last month. As part of our
GamesBeat Rewind 2017: Hellblade’s Senua is the year’s best new gaming character

GamesBeat Rewind 2017: Hellblade’s Senua is the year’s best new gaming character

I couldn’t quite get enough votes for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice as Game of the Year at GamesBeat. But my colleagues took pity on me and voted to give Hellblade’s Senua the award of best new game
The DeanBeat: 10 wildly inaccurate and predictable predictions for gaming in 2018

The DeanBeat: 10 wildly inaccurate and predictable predictions for gaming in 2018

The ritual has arrived again. It’s time for me to make wildly inaccurate predictions about the future of games. This is always embarrassing for me, but I’m hoping that one of these years it will
Call of Duty: WWII — Here’s the ritual of hitting Prestige in multiplayer

Call of Duty: WWII — Here’s the ritual of hitting Prestige in multiplayer

I’ve been pretty religious about playing Call of Duty multiplayer every year. But with Call of Duty: WWII, I managed to hit the highest level of 55 in the game yesterday. That is the earliest I’ve hit
The 10 best games of 2017 and GamesBeat’s Game of the Year

The 10 best games of 2017 and GamesBeat’s Game of the Year

So 2017 was … well, the games were great. We spent 2.5 hours last week determining our top 10, and that list has some all-time greats on them. This is the culmination of our GamesBeat Rewind 2017

55 VR games to look forward to in 2018

And that’s a wrap on 2017. We’ve played some amazing games in VR this year but, as always, we’re wondering what’s next. It’s a bit of a tradition here now to round up all the big releases we’re
GamesBeat Rewind 2017: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is the best DLC/standalone/whatever it is of the year

GamesBeat Rewind 2017: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is the best DLC/standalone/whatever it is of the year

FEATURE: I loved Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. I’m just not sure what to call it. Naughty Dog planned for the this PlayStation 4 adventure to be downloadable content for 2016’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s

VR’s biggest stories in 2017

Here’s how hectic the world of virtual reality has been in 2017: while writing up this list of the biggest stories to break this year, I could have sworn Palmer Luckey had parted ways with Oculus more
2017’s underrated VR games and experiences

2017’s underrated VR games and experiences

2017 is wrapping up and so reflect we must on the year that was. By now you’ve hopefully seen our extensive list of nominees for our Best of 2017 awards, which we think do a pretty great job of
Steamed Hams from ‘The Simpsons’ is better with Metal Gear Solid

Steamed Hams from ‘The Simpsons’ is better with Metal Gear Solid

“The Simpsons” has had a lot of great moments, but my favorite came when Principal Skinner hosted Superintendent Chalmers for lunch and hell broke loose. Now this segment has become something of a
Overwatch promises expanded events and more for 2018

Overwatch promises expanded events and more for 2018

In a new developer update released today, Overwatch lead Jeff Kaplan talked about some of the additions coming to the team-based shooter in 2018. Overwatch launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
To brand or not to brand your next video game

To brand or not to brand your next video game

To brand or not to brand is one of the oldest discussions in video games. Adding a popular brand like Harry Potter could be just the thing for Niantic’s next game, coming on the heels of Pokémon Go.