Or least-favorite, depending on your threshold for bad parenting.
I got the gaming bug from my dad, who used to sit three-year-old me on his lap while he played Myst and Doom - which, in hindsight, may not have been the best plan, but hey. So what better way to celebrate Father's Day than with a collection of cards (lovingly made by myself and my fellow Weekend Editor, Becky Chambers) dedicated to our fave, most-devoted in-game dads?Read More
In-app purchases? Inventory management? Inconceivable!
Video games based on movies get a bad rep. That’s fair, because honestly, most of them suck.Read More
Bad moments are sometimes the most important for us to write about here at The Mary Sue, but that doesn't mean everything is doom and gloom! We're all passionate geeks, and that means, above all else, loving things so much that we might actually explode. Take a look back at some of the things we loved this year that were the best candidates for untimely death by spontaneous fan-bustion.Read More
No matter what one-liners may have you believe, playtime is never over. So, we've got a great selection of games and electronics gift ideas for Part 3 of this year's holiday gift guide!Read More
Almost as nonsensical as Catwoman in high heels!
Our Editor in Chief Jill Pantozzi loved Alien: Isolation, but it (and I quote) "scared the shit out of her." Since I am a little horror movie baby and would never sleep again if I played it, I am seriously comforted by Neebs Gaming's terror-proof addition to Alien: Isolation - just throw really squeaky shoes on the alien. Problem solved. Fear neutralized.Read More
Wow, so peaceful! So lovely! So HRRAGHGHHSHH MY INTESTINES ARE OUTSIDE OF ME
Alien: Isolation is a beautiful game. Beautiful, but constantly horrifying. Because of the constant alien-induced terror, you may have found it difficult to appreciate the gorgeousness of the Nostromo, so allow this video to take you on a sweet ship tour (with no aliens in sight). If you love Alien, you'll love this.Read More
Being alone with the Xenomorph is starting to get to Amanda. "What? Scary alien monster stalking me? I'm sorry. I can't hear you. La la la la. Nope. Nothing more horrifying here than this door. Ahhh! See? See how scary just this door is? So nothing any scarier than that needs to happen, thank you. All good here on scary things."Read More
Final report of geek journalist, Jill Pantozzi.
Don't breathe. Don't move. Don't even think. Survive. If you can.Read More
Be my mom. Please. (Sorry, mom.)
A magical thing happened a few months ago. I spoke with Sigourney Weaver on the phone. I'm not fully recovered. Find out what the actress, soon to be heard reprising her Ellen Ripley role in the video game Alien: Isolation, had to say about women in film, women in games, her sci-fi legacy, and Ripley's daughter.Read More
Warning: does not protect against xenomorphs.
Are you as stoked as we are to be scared pantless by Alien: Isolation? A general xenomorph fan? Someone who dreams of becoming as bad-ass as Ripley? To celebrate the game's release on Tuesday, October 7th, we're hosting a giveaway where you can win a replica of the jacket worn by one of the characters in-game!Read More
Not even my own couch.
There have been a few trailers out for Alien: Isolation, the new horror game that hits shelves on October 7th, and they've all been terrifying. This latest in-game footage will get your heart pumping within seconds and, honestly, I don't know how I'm going to play this game other than with the brightness cranked way up on my screen at noon in my fully-lit apartment. Ack.Read More
WARNING: scary/gross/creepy things.
How am I going to play this game when my eyes are closed the whole time?Read More
One cannot simply pun into Mordor.
Yes, yes, he carries Glamdring, too, but shh. Shh.Read More
*screaming internally and externally*
I just...the more I see about this game, the more excited I get (I got a close-up look at SDCC) but also, I'm slightly concerned I won't be able to play it due to me possibly FREEZING UP FROM FEAR. But seriously, Alien: Isolation, I can't wait.Read More
Comic-Con Exclusive Interview: Creative Lead Al Hope Speaks with The Mary Sue about Alien: Isolation
When do we get to shout "GET AWAY FROM HER"?
The survival horror game Alien:Isolation and its Sigourney Weaver-starring preorder DLC are due out in October, and no one at TMS is more excited than our Editor-in-Chief Jill Pantozzi. She got the chance to hang out with the Creative Assembly team at their booth in San Diego Comic-Con the other day, and spoke to creative lead Al Hope about the development process.Read More
Original Alien cast members, including Sigourney Weaver, Harry Dean Stanton, and Veronica Cartwright, wax rhapsodic about the world of vidya games in this new Insider Video. The only bad thing is that we have to wait until October 7th for Alien: Isolation to come out. Time travel, anyone?Read More
You are my lucky star.
I keep referring to Alien: Isolation as "the one where you play as Ellen Ripley's daughter," but I suppose I'll have to amend that to "the one where you play as Ellen Ripley's daughter and Ellen Ripley."Read More
SEGA Announces Sigourney Weaver & The Original Alien Cast Will Feature In Alien: Isolation Pre-Order Bonus Content
In space, no one can hear you squee.
BRB, running around the room screaming.Read More
All aboard the hype train!
Like many of you, me and my fellow Weekend Editor Sam Maggs and I were more than a little irked by the whole Ubisoft kerfuffle earlier this week. It almost made us forget about that long ago time (last Monday) when we were really excited about the stuff coming out of E3. Then we realized...we're still excited! And though female representation still has a long way to go in the gaming industry, we're happy to report there are plenty of other upcoming games that include playable female characters.Read More
Alien: Isolation, Grim Fandango, and Little Big Planet: More New E3 Trailers Than You Can Shake a Stick At
Good News Everyone!
Well, perhaps if you had four sticks, you could shake them at these trailers for Alien: Isolation, in which you get to play as Ellen Ripley's daughter; Batman: Arkham Knight, in which you actually get to drive the Batmobile; LittleBigPlanet 3 in which you can play as some sort of sackbird now, and a remastering of, yes, Grim Fandango.Read More