VGW’s Top 25 Most Anticipated 2014 Video Games

2014 Video Games

With the end of every year comes a time of self-reflection, immediately followed by a time where each and every one of us thinks about all that the new year will bring us. Our time of looking back at 2013 is in the past, so it’s time for VGW to look ahead to the multitude […]

2013 Final Grades for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo


Going into 2013, we weren’t so sure that it would be a strong year. We knew a few things for certain — like the fact that BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto 5, and The Last of Us would release, and that Sony and Microsoft would¬†probably announce new consoles for release later in the year — […]

Essential Gaming: VGW’s Top 10 Games of 2013

GOTY The Last of US

We’ve already looked back at the top video games in each category in VGW’s 2013 Game of the Year awards, and we’ve reflected upon how this year represented a shift in focus towards making superb stories, but now it’s time to look at the games that the staff picked as the best video games of […]

2013 in Video Gaming: The Year of the Story


‘Tis the season when gaming websites are clamoring to decide what the game-related story of year has been. The arrival of two new consoles? The Oculus Rift? Steam OS? I suggest that instead of arguing about the story of the year in video games, we should be celebrating 2013 in video gaming as the Year […]

VGW’s 2013 Game of the Year Awards


It’s finally that time of the year where we look back at the best things we saw over the last twelve months. In addition to bringing gamers two new consoles, 2013 also saw some of the greatest experiences in recent history. Whether you’re a fan of Zelda, Grand Theft Auto, Pok√©mon, Assassin’s Creed, Saints Row, […]

Essential Gaming: VGW’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013

holiday gift guide

Whether you like it or not, the holidays are officially upon us, which means only one absolute truth: there’s a lot of shopping to be done over the next month. With more options than ever before, those who are looking to find the perfect gift for the gamers in their family might be more than […]

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Essential Gaming: Top 15 original soundtracks of the generation


As I’ve often mused, video game soundtracks have progressed immensely in the past decade. In fact, in this generation alone we’ve seen substantial headway as more and more developers seek out the best and brightest composers the industry has to offer. Deciding which soundtracks were most memorable this generation was no easy task; after all, […]

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Essential Gaming: Top 10 Most Underrated Games of the Generation

underrated games

We’ve talked about the best games, the best franchises, the best developers, and the biggest flops of the previous generation, so with the fifth and final piece of this generational retrospect series, we wanted to give those who are holding off on next-gen something they could look into. That is precisely why this list focuses […]

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Essential Gaming: VGW’s Top 10 Franchises of the Generation


As the generation winds down, we’ve looked at the best developers, best games, and biggest flops, but now it’s time to focus on the best overall franchises of this past generation. While several new IPs launched this generation, this list will look simply at what franchises offered the best overall experiences over the course of […]

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VGW’s Top 10 Biggest Flops of the Generation


We’ve already discussed the best this generation had to offer, but what about the opposite end of the spectrum? What about the biggest flops that this generation brought the gaming community? You might hate the way publishers pushed retailers to carry exclusive pre-order DLC, or think that PlayStation Network outage was just the worst, but […]

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Essential Gaming: VGW’s Top 25 Games of the Generation


It’s been eight long years since the Xbox 360 launched in the United States, signaling to many the start of the next generation. Since that time, thousands of great games (as well as many awful ones) have hit store shelves, but with the generation winding down, it’s time to look at the best that was […]

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Essential Gaming: VGW’s Top 10 Developers of the Generation

Rockstar Games

When you think about your favorite developers, it’s hard for people to think about much more than just the games they made. And while that is what will ultimately define them, their impact and effort goes far beyond that. From seemingly-endless workdays blending together to piles of exhibitor badges that stack almost as high as […]

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2013 Mid-Year Grades for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo


Can you believe 2013 is already half over? With E3 2013 in the rear view mirror, and the summer months halfway finished, it’s time for us, once again, to hand out the mid-year grades for the big three of the games industry. While the past few years have seen Nintendo as the constant bottom-dweller while […]

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