Mark A. Brinkman

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Weekly Recap: Battlefront 2 Details, Nintendo Switch "Weak" Lineup, $500M Oculus Lawsuit

<b>Happy weekend! Here's a recap of all the week's big stories and some you may have missed.</b><p><b>THE BIG STUFF:</b><p>Electronic Arts <i>finally</i> confirmed this week that Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will have a single-player campaign. The publisher also said it will feature content from multiple Star Wars eras, unlike …

Videos: 15 Xbox One Achievements So "HARD" You’re Better Off Jumping Out Your Window

This is a new video from GamingBolt that lists 15 Xbox One achievements so hard you're better off jumping out your window. These achievements are …

Comics

Pinball Isn’t Random

LinkThey may have lost the war to video games, but we still love the tactile feel and gameplay of pinball machines. In this clip from Vox, a pinball …

Pinball

What the Flashing Lights in a Pinball Game Actually Mean

To the casual player, pinball may feel overwhelming. Lights seem to flash for no reason, extra balls pop up out of nowhere, and you can rack up …

Pinball

The Blazing Lock Box Flashes Back! | Champions Online

The Flashback Lockbox Event is returning from today until <b>August 30th</b>, and it's throwing a Rave!. Head to the Collector's Store to get your hands on …

Costumes

Celebrate Nine Years of Champions Online! | Champions Online

It's been nine years since the first of you took your first steps into Millenium City, and you know what that means: it's time for a party! Starting …

Soccer

Highlight Reel #416 - Skyrim Lumberjacks Have It Rough

Highlight Reel #421 - Sea Of Thieves Pirate Has Moves

Highlight Reel #422 - Rocket League Finish Is Devastating

Dragon Quest XI is video game comfort food

Video games are, almost universally, about repetition. Think about the number of times you’ve jumped on a goomba in <i>Super Mario</i> or hid inside a bush in <i>Fortnite</i>. With a few variations, playing a game means doing the same thing over and over. This isn’t a bad thing; at their best, games manage to turn …

Dragon Quest

SteelSeries' gaming-friendly DAC is now available by itself

You'll also see more comfortable Arctis 3, 5 and 7 headsets.<p>SteelSeries' GameDAC has been a solid way to boost the quality of gaming audio (and virtually any other audio), but there's been a catch: to use it, you've had to buy an Arctis Pro headset rather than bring your own cans. That won't be an …

Consumer Tech

Just So You Know, the Fortnite Cube Is Empty

For anyone wondering what secrets are hiding inside Fortnite's mysterious purple cube, the answer has been revealed: there's nothing there.<p>The news …

Certified RPG maniac Kim Wallace takes us on a tour of the latest entry in the long-running series.

Dragon Quest XI is the latest entry in the long-running series, and it's also been Kim's sole focus for what seems like a million weeks. Look. The …

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest XI Review: A Modern Classic Brought to the West - The RPG Files

Fans and critics alike lauded Square Enix the past few years for creating the studio Tokyo RPG Factory with their focus on creating throwback RPGs in …

Dragon Quest

Standalone Battle Royale Mode Arrives in Skyforge

Skyforge has been updated to bring the standalone Battle Royale mode into the game. Battle Royale is a separate game mode and players are not …

Gaming Industry

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New Switch game The Messenger is actually two games in one

Go ninja, go ninja, go!<p><i>The Messenger</i> begins as one game, then ends as another. Available Aug. 30 on Nintendo Switch and Windows PC, the adventure progresses like a nostalgic walking tour of 8- and 16-bit video game design. It’s a quick, playful and bumpy jaunt of a game that for better and worse …

Nintendo Switch

New game, classic hardware: Developing Tanglewood on a Sega devkit

Retro-themed projects are a fairly common occurrence in gaming. Developers are constantly drawing inspiration from earlier console generations, using …

Game Design

Fortnite’s latest update adds the Shockwave Grenade

Get ready to do some flying<p>Today’s content update for <i>Fortnite</i> is supposed to improve stability while making a few other, minor changes to the game. That being said, I think we have to talk about the Shockwave Grenade, <i>Fortnite</i>’s newest item. You can watch the grenade in action in the trailer at the …

Llamas

Giving Fallout 4 A Second Chance

With the announcement of Fallout 76, Mike Mahardy returns to 2015's Fallout 4 to spend more time in post-apocalyptic Massachusetts.<p>by on<p>Three years ago, Bethesda Game Studios released Fallout 4, the next in its series of post-apocalyptic sandboxes. Despite being a self-described Fallout fanatic, …

Is This Activision Blizzard’s Biggest Weakness?

One metric shows the game maker losing players.<p>On the surface, <b>Activision Blizzard</b> (NASDAQ:ATVI) has had a good year so far, with record revenue and …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Is Streaming Something Weird Right Now

Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red is hosting a livestream on its Twitch page, hinting that something new may be revealed about its open-world RPG imminently. The stream currently shows lines of code being typed out on a screen, and there doesn't seem to be any obvious indications of when …

Cyberpunk 2077

SPIDER-MAN PS4: Here's How Long It Will Take You To Complete The Game

We're less than two weeks away from the release of <i>Spider-Man</i> on PlayStation 4 and it has now been revealed how long the main story will take players …

Gaming Industry

Esports tournament announcer speaks out after deadly shooting

Toshiba Sharon describes being just feet away from the shooter when gunfire broke out at a Madden NFL esports tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.

Florida

Major events in the Elder Scrolls timeline

The timeline of the Elder Scrolls universe is divided into four ages—except there are also two ages before those, and one of them is entirely …

The Elder Scrolls

Gamers Call for Improved Security Following Deadly Jacksonville Shooting

A 24-year-old gamer who opened fire at a Florida tournament, killing two people and injuring 11 others, has been identified. David Katz of Baltimore, …

Madden NFL 19

David Katz: 5 Things To Know About The 24-Year-Old Jacksonville Shooting Suspect

David Katz has been named by authorities as the Jacksonville shooting suspect. Here’s everything we know about him so far.<p>The sole suspect of the …

Crime

Three dead, including suspect, in shooting at Madden tournament in Florida

Suspect reportedly lost a game, later opened fire<p>A competitor in a <i>Madden NFL 19</i> tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, opened fire during the event on Sunday afternoon, killing two people before taking his own life, according to police.<p>At a news conference Sunday evening, Sheriff Mike Williams of the …

Jacksonville Landing

The Top 5 Female Characters In Video Games

The characters in video games today are a lot different than they were 30 years ago. The obvious difference is they aren’t huge pixel blobs with a …

Final Fantasy

Fortnite’s mysterious cube keeps moving, and I can’t stop following it

Where is it going?<p>Last night, not long after I put my kids to bed, I made some coffee and turned on my PS4 to play <i>Fortnite</i>. It wouldn’t have made the best spectator experience: I sat perched on an in-game cliff for several minutes, barely moving. I wasn’t playing stealthily, trying to avoid …

Fortnite