Alien: Covenant : Keep it Mysterious, Stupid

Part of the terror that powers the xenomorphs is their mystery. When we first find the eggs, we don’t know what they are. Then we meet the face huggers and they’re mysterious too

A man with a flashlight points it towards an Alien egg, with another man in the background nearly invisible in the darkness. This is a still from the film Alien Covenant

I’m Scared of Everything Now

Prey tries to do a lot of things. There’s crafting, audio logs, zero gravity, and a mysterious corporation. It doesn’t, however, pull all of those things off. The game does a poor job communicating how and why to craft. The zero gravity sections vary between excellent and tedious. And in the year of Lord Sauron 2017 it feels like every game has some version of Weyland-Yutani. But Prey’s Mimics are perhaps the perfect enemy. A mimic could be anything. That coffee mug, that bench, a trash can. If you walk into a room and a piece of furniture jiggles that’s

a few long limbed black oil monster mimics crawl through a sci-fi space in this concept art from Prey

Last Week’s Comics 5/10/2017

Unwinnable’s David Shimomura shares his thoughts on the recently collected James Bond 007: Hammerhead.

A man sitting behind a desk scattered with papers. A thought bubble hovers above his head saying "That will be all 007" This is a frame from the James Bond 007 comic Hammerhead

The Road to Hell is Paved in Remasters

“This makes me want to set myself on fire,” Stu Horvath immediately replied after I sent him a 9-minute video of the LocoRoco remaster. That might have been a smidge of an overreaction but there is one specific aspect of the news that makes me want to vomit: the “remaster” part. There’s no reason that the (excellent) 2006 PSP exclusive needed to be “remastered.” Yes, this underplayed gem should be made available for more people to play. However, what about this game needed to be “remastered” for 4K? No part. In fact, as more and more games from the early 2000s

A man in a white suit is kicking another man in a brown bomber jacket in front of a crowd of people. This is a still from the game Yakuza

JRPGs is a Genre Without a Meaning

“So what is a JRPG? The J just means Japan, right? So they’re RPGs from Japan? No, not at all.”

Where Are All The Weird Sports Games?

The Rocket League recipe is one that can birth dozens of other games that can be accessible to people who are put off by the self-serious esports scene.