“Nier: Automata” is the best weird game Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee has ever played, and he can't get enough of it, he writes.
This year was full of great video games, but with 2018 right around the corner, it’s time to prepare for the most-anticipated games of next year, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
The Game Awards returned last week with a cringey, much-too-long but overall enjoyable show, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Once again, a progression system centered around microtransactions has ruined an otherwise enjoyable video game, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
“Horizon Zero Dawn” is one of the year’s best games, and “The Frozen Wilds” is a worthy addition to an already incredible experience, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
“Call of Duty: WWII” doesn’t deliver the emotional campaign Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee was hoping for, instead opting for set-piece moments and some strange subplots.
What's more appropriate at Thanksgiving than the Amazing Dancing Turkeys I encountered at UW Arboretum? They are so talented and show off so much, no one would dare eat them!
“Wolfenstein II” takes a couple steps back when it comes to level design and allowing players to tackle missions how they see fit, but the equally funny and gripping story, fantastic cast of characters, and chaotic gunplay make “The New Colossus” a solid first-person shooter, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
“Middle-earth: Shadow of War” expands on the engaging nemesis system that made 2014’s “Shadow of Mordor” so fun while offering a tower offense and defense mechanic that becomes cumbersome by the game’s conclusion, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
“Middle-earth: Shadow of War” is evidence game developers will force microtransactions into single-player games to make them more lucrative, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
This story revolves around singer Niall Horan from One Direction. I am an old man but after watching this Vevo video of him (below), I get why young people enjoy him so much.
“Dishonored: Death of the Outsider” might not carry the weight of a numerical entry in the “Dishonored” series, but it’s nearly as deep and just as fun as previous games in the franchise, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Some game journalists just plain suck at playing video games, and that’s a problem for the industry, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
“Cuphead” combines brilliant art and fluid animation reminiscent of 20th-century cartoons with equally brilliant and fluid gameplay that challenges and rewards those dedicated enough to take on its many bosses, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee’s lack of skill at “Destiny” is what made going flawless in Trials of Osiris more than a year ago taste so sweet. The feeling wasn’t as great when he did the same in “Destiny 2” last week, he writes.
The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad was founded in Rock Island, Illinois in 1851. It was an important line and songs were written about it, but this "Rock Island" line was liquidated in bankruptcy in 1980.
Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee and his friends beat the “Destiny 2” raid with minimal outside help. It’s the most satisfying way to play, he writes.
The Verizon IndyCar Series is at California's Sonoma Raceway for its season finale Sunday. Following 16 races this season, there are seven drivers mathematically eligible to win the title, but I see only four with a realistic shot. The finale race will award double points, which will certain…
With an engaging story, more cooperative activities and better competitive play, “Destiny” has never felt tighter, more satisfying or more addicting, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Wisconsin pioneers of the 1830s and '40s--largely Irish, German and Scandinavian immigrants--came west on paddlewheel steamboats. They harvested lumber from Wisconsin forests and shipped it to Chicago and eastern markets in hundreds of specialized lumber schooners. Boat makers in Wisconsin p…
As we head into September, title races in both the Verizon IndyCar Series and Formula One are heating up while the field is nearly set for the playoff races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. All three series are on track this weekend, so let’s take a look.
We are seeing more and more pelicans in Wisconsin. They fly up the Mississippi River and follow the Rock River North. Glen Loyd found a colony on Lake Michigan in Sheboygan.
An effective, properly executed atmosphere can turn a fun yet forgettable game into a memorable adventure. That's exactly what 4A Games accomplished when building the alluring and intriguing world of “Metro,” Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee had a few hours to play the “Destiny 2” beta this weekend. It feels almost exactly like the original “Destiny,” but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, he writes.
It’s been announced the long-awaited “Kingdom Hearts III” will release next year. Fans who grew up with the series are elated, but Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee doesn’t get the craze.
Some video game enthusiasts are willing to shell out literally thousands of dollars for classic games. Here are some of the most expensive ones, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
As Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee grew older, his childhood draw to platforming games waned—until he played through “Ori and the Blind Forest” over the weekend.
The three main 'God of War' games left a lot to be desired. Here's where the original trilogy was weak and how 'God of War' for the PlayStation 4 could improve.
Another year of Electronic Entertainment Expo conferences have come and gone, leaving fans a wake of new trailers, demos and games to discuss and analyze for months to come. Here are the best parts of the show, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.