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There are only 2.5 days of 2014 left! How are we going to knock everything off our annual bucket list in less than 72 hours! There was so much left to do. Visiting a new country. Climbing a mountain near Everest without having to actually climb Everest. Tricking a honey badger into fighting an ea...

December 29th 2014 at 12:50pm 0 Comments
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Halo is on the brain this December. We're chock full of conflicting emotions about Master Chief, personable AI, and the many ancient technology entanglements they find themselves snared in. Revisiting all of Chief's tales in the Master Chief Collection reminded us just how awesome Halo campaigns...

December 19th 2014 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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See my vest/see my vest/as we strap a KOR-FX Acousto-Haptic Video Gaming Vest to our chest/Feel this peripheral/it ain't medicinal/it just makes games less ephemeral/Oh please, won't you see my vest! Ahem. Today on Joystiq Streams, something different! Richard Mitchell (@TheRichardM) received a...

December 18th 2014 at 3:44pm 0 Comments
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Do not go gentle into that zombie fight/shambling corpses should burn and rave at close of day/Rage, rage against the hordes of Dying Light. Techland has been working on the zombie apocalypse train for years now, determined to make the best possible open world overrun with stumbling undead freak...

December 16th 2014 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Nine months have passed since X-COM creator Julian Gollop swung by Joystiq Streams to play a prototype version of Chaos Reborn, his new versus strategy game. Much has changed! For starters, the game no longer looks like a crazy Tron-ified tabletop RPG session, all black backgrounds and neon beast...

December 11th 2014 at 3:43pm 0 Comments
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How far we have come since Dinklage first found us in the wreckage of Russia! We have rolled and re-rolled our characters, we have raided with friends and unlikely allies. We have kitted ourselves out with the tightest loot there ever was, and discovered Loot Caves that passed into legend as quic...

December 9th 2014 at 2:56pm 0 Comments
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PlayStation, you delightful little box, happy 20th birthday! May you live long enough for that insane old PlayStation 9 commercial to become reality. Looking back on two decades of machines, one thing rings true: PlayStation has never shied away from getting weird. From day one, PlayStations were...

December 5th 2014 at 3:46pm 0 Comments
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Eight months on from Joystiq's last stream of Dungeon Defenders 2, Trendy Entertainment is finally ready to unleash its crafty blend of co-op role-playing and tower defense on the public. Months of testing, tweaking, and tally-ho-ing into battle has hopefully worked out the kinks since our last ses...

December 2nd 2014 at 3:42pm 0 Comments
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The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have, for all their technological advancements, returned the gaming world to a place few expected it would go: the land for the down port. Way back when, PC and arcade games too beefy for consoles would be adapted to run on older, less capable machines, hence why yo...

November 26th 2014 at 2:50pm 0 Comments
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Perhaps you heard: We put together a Humble Bundle! Joystiq and the merry Humble crew assembled a selection of delicious games and began selling them for a shockingly low price, with proceeds going to the developers, Humble, and the absolutely wonderful organization known as AbleGamers. (If you're...

November 25th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Sick of living in the shadow of monarchs and plumbers, Toad and Toadette are striking out on their own. No more waiting in an angry turtle's castle just to tell you to look somewhere else for a princess! No more playing second fiddle in the platforming antics of Mario and his pals! Toadette and Toa...

November 24th 2014 at 3:45pm 0 Comments