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Hands-On: The Tetris Effect is VR Puzzle Nirvana

One of my core gaming beliefs is that communist puzzle masterpiece <i>Tetris</i> is one of, if not the only, truly perfect video game. And that foundational …

Virtual Reality

VR is in a tailspin, and the sales numbers prove it

If you watch CNN, you’ve likely witnessed the commercials for its CNN Go streaming app, which introduce the “new” (as of a couple years ago) virtual …

Virtual Reality

Earthfall review

Need to know<p>You may have already heard Earthfall called “Left 4 Dead with aliens,” and there really is no better way to quickly describe it. Almost …

Left 4 Dead

Bethesda Launches Official Starfield Twitter and Facebook Accounts

Bethesda has opened up social media accounts for their upcoming sci-fi game Starfield on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.<p>Bethesda announced the …

Social Media

'Alto's Odyssey' lands on Android for free next week

Apple Design Award winner <i>Alto's Odyssey</i> hit the App Store in February, but Android players have been forced to wait for the serene platformer to come to Google Play. They won't have to sit on their hands for much longer -- <i>Alto's Odyssey</i> will land on Android on July 26th. And, when it does, it'll be …

App Store

Breaking Down Death and Other Features in Death’s Gambit, Out August 14

Hello, all! Alex from White Rabbit here, and we’re really excited to reveal the final feature list for Death’s Gambit and do a deep dive into the …

Awards

No Man's Sky Update Adds Multiplayer Next Week; New Trailer Shows It Off

No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has detailed a significant update that will introduce a number of much requested features to the massive, sci-fi exploration game. Titled "Next," the update will be available for free for PS4, Xbox One, and PC players from July 24. Perhaps the biggest new addition …

No Man's Sky

Street Fighter 5’s economy is bad, and loot boxes make it worse

Your in-game currency shouldn’t be too rare to spend<p>Capcom has finally added loot boxes to <i>Street Fighter 5</i>. It was a quiet addition, slipped in underneath at the same time as the new character Cody, some gameplay revisions and overdue fixes to the reviled Survival mode.<p>It felt inevitable. <i>Street</i> …

Personal Finance

Hunt: Showdown Update 2.1 is out now

<b>A new partner spectator mode is among the delights included in the latest update for Crytek’s Hunt: Showdown.</b><p>Crytek’s multiplayer bounty hunting game …

Knives

The Elder Scrolls: Blades for Android — Everything you need to know

One of the most anticipated games of the year is The Elder Scrolls: Blades. Revealed during Bethesda's showcase at this year's E3 conference, Blades …

Google Play

We Happy Few's New Trailer Introduces The Three Protagonists And Their Stories

We Happy Few's new trailer showcases the indie survival games' three playable main characters, while also offering additional story details and a closer look at its creepy dystopian world. The trailer ends with brief looks at We Happy Few's overhauled crafting system, and new skill trees and side …

protagonists

Brian Shared His Steam Account With His Dad. Then His Dad Stole It.

This father and son used to bond over video games. But after his father left, their shared passion became an emotional weapon.<p>Because it’s the most popular platform for buying PC games, it’s no surprise Steam accounts are stolen every day. In 2015, Valve said roughly 77,000 accounts are “hijacked” …

Physiotherapy

Fortnite’s first Summer Skirmish event was a disaster

Epic Games faltered in presented its flagship game as a serious competitive sport<p><i>Fortnite</i>’s first Summer Skirmish event included a $6,500 prize for the team with the most kills, and that cash might have to be awarded to Team Lag.<p>I’m only kind of joking.<p>Constant lag is what best characterizes the …

Gaming

Brave Fencer Musashi Game Series Celebrates 20 Years with Special Video

Today marks 20 years since Square's (now Square Enix) Brave Fencer Musashi game debuted on the PlayStation console in Japan. To celebrate, Square …

Manga

Microsoft Is Reportedly Unwilling to Delay Crackdown 3 Any Further

Crackdown 3 is infamous for its repeated delays, but its most recent one may be the last. A new report from Eurogamer claims anonymous sources have …

Red Dead Redemption

Valve temporarily halting new adult game releases on Steam

In the latest chapter in Valve's ongoing saga of answering, "What goes on Steam?" the company has apparently hit pause on new adult game releases. …

Game Development

The Newest We Happy Few Trailer Shows Off How Much The Game Has Changed

When <i>We Happy Few</i> originally released in early access, it was a story-light open world survival sim, lacking in a linear plot that many people had …

Trailers

Sekiro resurrection mechanic allows for deadlier combat than Dark Souls, says Miyazaki

Sekiro, From Software's next game, subverts nearly everything we've come to expect from Dark Souls, said Steven after a hands-off demo at E3. One …

Dark Souls

Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars review

Need to know<p>We now have conclusive evidence of dick jokes on Mars. From a gun called the Nut Hugger to an ability called the Cock Blocker to a …

PC Gaming

How the Yakuza devs choose and craft the series' iconic Japanese locales

As a long-running franchise sprawling across 14 titles, <i>Yakuza</i> has developed a tremendous foundation of narrative and lore, a story that spans …

Game Design

Xbox One Game Pass Adds The Just-Launched Warhammer: Vermintide 2 For Free

After coming to PC in March, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has officially launched on Xbox One. And if you're a subscriber to Microsoft's Game Pass service, you can play it for free. That's good news to anyone who wants to help fight off a rat infestation.<p>A sequel to Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide, …

Gaming

Resident Evil 2 Remake: New Features, Release Date, And Everything We Know (So Far)

After several years of waiting, Capcom has finally debuted its remake of classic survival-horror game Resident Evil 2. If you only watched its E3 2018 reveal trailer, chances are you have some questions regarding how it plays and how faithful it is to the 1998 original. There are still plenty of …

Resident Evil

The Bard's Tale 4's First Hour Reveals a Deeper RPG Than We Expected

I really liked what I played of Brian Fargo and inXile’s crowdfunded RPG The Bard’s Tale 4 a few months ago. It hinted at a very unique and …

Indie Gaming

The world’s first porno esports tournament is coming, courtesy of Nutaku and YouPorn

Nutaku - the site which fulfills all your hentai browser gaming needs - promises the “world’s first adult gaming esports tournament” with the Lewd …

PC Gaming

Warframe has quietly become the best free-to-play game on PC

I wish I could articulate what it was like seeing two thousand people's heads explode when Warframe developer Digital Extremes showed off their …

PC Gaming

Octopath Traveler is a modern take on classic Final Fantasy on the Nintendo Switch

A more open RPG that’s lacking cohesion<p>If there’s one constant for the <i>Final Fantasy</i> series, it’s change. One moment, you’re playing a systems-focused role-playing game like <i>Final Fantasy V</i>, and two decades later, that’s morphed into the strange, open-world road trip of <i>Final Fantasy XV</i>. But this …

Nintendo Switch

Octopath Traveler Review

After the credits rolled on Octopath Traveler, I took a 15-minute break before I sat back down, grabbed my controller, and went back to my save file …

Octopath Traveler

New battle royale The Culling 2 picked a bad time to launch

13 players on average over the past 24 hours; it’s supposed to have 50 in a match<p><i>The Culling 2</i> is the latest game to get on the battle royale hype train, but developer Xaviant picked a rather bad time to launch. <i>Fortnite Battle Royale</i>’s fifth season began today, and perhaps you have heard about …

Gaming Industry

Baldur's Gate lead designer James Ohlen has left BioWare after 22 years

James Ohlen has been with BioWare for an awfully long time: 22 years, in fact. He was the lead designer on the original Baldur's Gate and has racked …

22years

Blade Runner Is Getting New Comics and Graphic Novels Which Will Explore the Universe

Blade Runner is getting a bunch of new comics and graphic novels.<p>EW reports Alcon Media Group and Titan Publishing are teaming up to bring a variety …

Graphic Novels