The past decade of PC gaming has been truly spectacular. It's seen both the reign of World of Warcraft as the unstoppable juggernaut of online gaming, the birth of indie sensations like Minecraft, and the rise of an entirely new and wildly popular genre in MOBAs like League of Legends and Dota 2. And those are just the exclusives - the PC is also the definitive way to experience cross-platform games, with higher graphical quality and with user-made content. This list is a celebration of the 25 PC games that've stood out to us as both important at the time they were released, and remain fantastic experiences today. Every game here is representative of the very best of what modern PC gaming has to offer.
As long as video game consoles have had internet connections, enterprising studios have been creating massively multiplayer games for them. Early notable efforts include Sega’s Phantasy Star Online in 2001 and Everquest Online Adventures in 2003.
Still, despite these groundbreaking games, there’s no denying that for most MMO experiences, PC gaming has always been where it’s at. Until now, at least.
Now that the summer is over we look ahead to what GTN-centric films are on the horizon for September through November. The return of Thor, Katniss, Riddick, and Machete, as well as our first tastes of Oscar bait, are just some of what's in store for filmgoers. Here are all the movies you might want to catch this season!
While it’s impossible to ignore the fact that Microsoft and Sony are on the cusp of releasing their new consoles, it’s also wise to take a moment and remember that Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are still alive, and honestly, stronger than ever. This year has already delivered generation-defining experiences like BioShock Infinite and The Last of Us, and that’s only the beginning.
Many of this year's most anticipated games, such as Call of Duty: Ghost, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Watch Dogs are going to be available on both generations of consoles. But more importantly, the next year is already crammed with great-looking games that can only be played on the consoles that millions of us already own. And given that PS4 and Xbox One aren't going to be backwards compatible, you're going to need to keep those old reliable consoles. Here are a handful of reasons to keep your 360 and PS3 plugged in, even after you’ve bought their successors.
It's been quite a year for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The popular WWE wrestler-turned-Hollywood action hero has starred in no less than four films so far in 2013, including sequels in the Fast and Furious and G.I. Joe franchises. But Johnson has been a major player in Hollywood ever since making the jump from wrestling to acting with 2001's The Mummy Returns. He quickly developed a knack for playing colorful action heroes with a healthy dose of humor and his trademark charisma.
That skill-set was on full display in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which arrives on DVD this week. To celebrate, we've compiled a list of our ten favorite movies featuring The Rock. Whether straight-up action-adventure fare like The Scorpion King or more dramatic efforts like Gridiron Gang, these are the movies that made Johnson a household name, even for those who don't enjoy a weekly dose of WWE.
I think, honestly, we're all well beyond the point where I need to open up this feature with a "Hey, did you know that cartoons aren't just for kids?" paragraph. Over the years, we've experienced a dissolution of the stigma once attached to animation and shows are now made available to kids on a 24/7 cable channel basis. Also, entire time blocks, primetime or later, are now devoted to shows directed solely at adults. FOX, even with their Animation Domination block on Sunday nights, is ramping up a Animation Domination High-Def Saturday block for a July 27th debut featuring new shows High School USA! and Axe Cop.
Animation geared toward adults has been around for a long while - dating back to '70s and '80s fare like Fritz the Cat, Heavy Metal and Ralph Bakshi's Wizards. Today, Adult Swim provides us with pockets of ingenious alternative after hours comedy while franchise players like The Simpsons, South Park and Family Guy continue to bring absurdist humor and parody to the masses. This list, however, is not just about animated shows that are intended for grown ups. This list also includes "kid shows" that adults find highly enjoyable. It's one thing for a show to consist almost entirely of jokes meant for an older crowd and it's another for a show to find and manage a sweet spot of humor, adventure and drama that actually bridges generations. So here you'll find both types of shows. Some are designed to be just for adults while others, miraculously, are for everyone.
Oh, and the decision was made to not have any anime on this list as it, as a genre, could easily make for its own list (and just might down the line). Though you will find at least one series with a heavy anime influence..
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