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Nintendo Wants To Ramp Up Its Mobile Game Development, Apparently

Nintendo wants to do more in the mobile game space, apparently. Nintendo already owns a 10 percent stake in DeNA and is working with them on five mobile games, the most recent of which was Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. But <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting that Nintendo wants to work with more …

Gaming

George Lucas Has Seen The Last Jedi And Here's What He Thought Of It

Star Wars creator George Lucas has seen <i>The Last Jedi</i> ahead of its release this week. His verdict? A representative for the acclaimed director told <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> that Lucas thought the movie was "beautifully made."<p>The rep added that Lucas spoke with <i>The Last Jedi</i> director Rian Johnson after …

Star Wars

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review: Does The First Rian Johnson Entry Hold Up?

In a pivotal <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> scene, one character urges another to "let it all die." The character is talking about relics of past generations: Jedi, Sith, rebels, empires. At times, this movie feels determined to do just that. If 2015's <i>The Force Awakens</i> bent over backward to be like the …

Star Wars

The Last Jedi Is Going To Make So Much Money

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> opens in theatres this weekend and it is expected to make a lot of money. Deadline reports that the sci-fi blockbuster is in line to make $424 million-$440 million worldwide after its first weekend. In the US and Canada alone, it's projected to make $200 million, with the …

Star Wars

The Best PS4 Gifts This Holiday Season: 2017 Gift Guide

Sony's PlayStation 4 had an incredible year in terms of games with console exclusives like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Persona 5, and Nier: Automata. But with our holiday gift guide, we want to highlight accessories that'd make any PS4 owner happy. And if someone on your nice list loves games but doesn't …

Shopping

Blizzard Talks About Hearthstone's Kobolds, Catacombs, Randomness, and Reddit

<i>Kobolds and Catacombs is the newest expansion for Blizzard's Hearthstone. Along with new cards, it introduces Dungeon Run, a single-player, roguelike mode that doesn't require you to bring your own deck--you build it from cards given to you throughout the adventure.</i><p><i>We spoke to longtime Hearthstone</i> …

Game Design

Free PC Game Kicks Off GOG's Massive Winter Sale

<i>GameSpot News Roundup is here again with</i> <i>Jess McDonell</i> <i>and</i> <i>Dan Crowd</i><i>. You want a free game today? It’s a good one!</i><p><b>Get Grim Fandango Remastered Free In Big GOG Sale</b><p>Good Old Games is kicking off its winter sale, so if you’re a PC owner who hates DRM, or loves stocking up on classic computer games, …

Gaming

Loot Boxes Are Not Gambling, New Zealand Says

Loot boxes do not constitute gambling, according to New Zealand's gambling regulation group. The Gambling Compliance department of its Department of Internal Affairs told Gamasutra this week that "the Department is of the view that loot boxes do not meet the legal definition of gambling."<p>In a …

Gaming

GTA 5 Adds A Frank Ocean Radio Station And It Has Some Good Songs

Arriving in Grand Theft Auto V today alongside the new Doomsday Heist for GTA Online is a Frank Ocean radio station. Teased by the singer on his Tumblr this week, the "Blonded Los Santos 97.8 FM" channel is available in GTA V's campaign and GTA Online.<p>We've been listening to the station and found …

Grand Theft Auto

Destiny 2 Update Adds Masterworks Weapons On PC, PS4, Xbox One; Full Patch Notes Released

As promised, a new Destiny 2 update has been released following the latest batch of server maintenance. Bungie has also shared the full patch notes for update 1.1.1.1, detailing everything that's been changed or added to the game on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Most notably, the previously announced …

Overwatch Adds New Skins, Mode In Update As Winter Wonderland Event Goes Live

Blizzard has kicked off Overwatch's celebration of the holidays, bringing back the Winter Wonderland event from last year. This isn't a complete retread, however; while you're again able to access what was available last year, there are also new skins and a limited-time mode to check out, among …

Christmas

The Punisher Season 2 Is Happening: Netflix Renews Marvel Vigilante Series

While not very surprising, it's good news all the same: <i>The Punisher</i> will return to Netflix. The streaming giant has renewed the Jon Bernthal-starring series for a second season.<p>The news was announced on the show's official Twitter account, with a simple message reading, "Time to reload. [<i>The</i> …

Netflix

Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 Season Pass Is Now On Sale, Gives Access To All 2018 Content

Rainbow Six Siege has acquired a dedicated fanbase over the time since its initial release, due in large part to Ubisoft's continuing support and frequent content releases. And the company doesn't plan on stopping any time soon: starting today, you can buy the game's Year 3 content pass for PS4, …

Rainbow Six Siege

A Great PC Game Is Free To Kick Off GOG's Winter Sale

The holiday season is here, and that means that you might have some extra time to play games. If you're looking for something to occupy your vacation, GOG's a good place to start: its winter sale begins today, and you can also grab Grim Fandango Remastered for free right now.<p>GOG is kicking off its …

PC Gaming

PS Plus Subscribers Can Now Grab Free Smite DLC On PS4

The free PlayStation Plus games of December have been available for a while now, but starting today, subscribers get access to another freebie: The Smite PlayStation Plus pack on PS4. It comes with a whole bunch of items, including skins, voices, and announcers.<p>The pack is available for free to PS …

PlayStation Plus

Mario Game Discounts Headline New My Nintendo Rewards

A handful of new rewards are now available in the My Nintendo rewards catalog. Ahead of the holidays, Nintendo is offering discounts on some classic and recent installments in its marquee franchise, Super Mario.<p>As usual, there are no discounts yet on any of Mario's Nintendo Switch titles, though …

Nintendo Switch

Here Are The New My Nintendo Rewards For Switch, 3DS, And Wii U Owners

A handful of new rewards are now available in the My Nintendo rewards catalog. Ahead of the holidays, Nintendo is offering discounts on some classic and recent installments in its marquee franchise, Super Mario.<p>As usual, there are no discounts yet on any of Mario's Nintendo Switch titles, though …

Nintendo Switch

Disney's Purchase Of X-Men Studio Fox Could Happen This Week

If the reports are correct, Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox, and with it the 20th Century Fox film studio, is well on its way to becoming a reality. In fact, it may happen as soon as Thursday.<p>According to CNBC, Disney is the last company standing when it comes to groups bidding on …

Walt Disney Company

A Lot More People Watched This Year's Game Awards

This year's Game Awards event was a huge hit in terms of viewership, it seems. Organizers announced today that the show brought in 11.5 million viewers around the world, which is up 202 percent from the 3.8 million viewers last year's show had that set a record at the time.<p>The Game Awards is a …

Zachary Levi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review: Does Rian Johnson's Debut Hold Up?

In a pivotal <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> scene, one character urges another to "let it all die." The character is talking about relics of past generations: Jedi, Sith, rebels, empires. At times, this movie feels determined to do just that. If 2015's <i>The Force Awakens</i> bent over backward to be like the …

Star Wars

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review Roundup: What Do The Critics Think?

With just days before fans can finally see a new <i>Star Wars</i> movie, the reviews are in. Critics are sharing their thoughts about <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> and the results are very encouraging.<p>Thus far, the newest installment in the <i>Star Wars</i> saga has a score of 86 on Metacritic. For those keeping track, …

Star Wars

GTA 5 Doomsday Heist Event Is Out Now For PS4, Xbox One, And PC

The latest free update for Grand Theft Auto V's GTA Online mode is now available. Beginning today, December 12, PC, PS4, and Xbox One players can all take on The Doomsday Heist, a brand-new online heist for GTA Online and the biggest piece of content Rockstar has rolled out for the mode to …

Grand Theft Auto

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Will Include A Trailer For Lord Of The Rings Team's New Fantasy/Sci-Fi Movie

The first trailer for <i>Mortal Engines</i>, the new sci-fi/fantasy movie from some of the key creative minds behind <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> and <i>The Hobbit</i>, is premiering soon. Peter Jackson confirmed in a Facebook post that a teaser trailer for the film will play worldwide in front of <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, …

Star Wars

Final Fantasy 15 December Update Out Now, Adds Character Swapping

A new update for Final Fantasy XV is now available on PS4 and Xbox One. Square Enix has rolled out the game's December patch ahead of its next DLC expansion, Episode Ignis, and it adds a notable new feature to the open-world RPG: character swapping.<p>With update 1.19, players will be able to switch …

Final Fantasy XV

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review: Does Rian Johnson's Debut Hold Up?

In a pivotal <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> scene, one character urges another to "let it all die." The character is talking about relics of past generations: Jedi, Sith, rebels, empires. At times, this movie feels determined to do just that. If 2015's <i>The Force Awakens</i> bent over backward to be like the …

Star Wars

Nintendo Switch Continues To Sell Rapidly, Reaches A New Sales Milestone

The Nintendo Switch continues to sell at a rapid pace. Rather than waiting for its next quarterly earnings report to disclose an updated sales total, Nintendo has announced that Switch has now sold 10 million units worldwide.<p>That figure is according to Nintendo's internal sales data through the …

Nintendo Switch

Netflix - What's New In December 2017: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Black Mirror Season 4, More TV Shows, And Movies

With the arrival of the holidays comes a slew of new shows and movies on Netflix. It's a particularly busy month for the streamer, with many holiday specials joining the service, alongside several Netflix originals and a number of new library titles. With popular titles like <i>V for Vendetta</i>, <i>Marvel's</i> …

Netflix

Destiny 2 Update 1.1.1.1 Adds Masterworks Weapons On PC, PS4, Xbox One; Full Patch Notes Released

As promised, a new Destiny 2 update has been released following the latest batch of server maintenance. Bungie has also shared the full patch notes for update 1.1.1.1, detailing everything that's been changed or added to the game on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Most notably, the previously announced …

AMD Launches Much-Needed Software Revamp, Offers More Control Of Video Cards

AMD has released what's called Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, which is a revamped package of all the software technologies built for PC gamers that use AMD graphics cards. While it offers new features like the Radeon Overlay and the AMD Link mobile application, Adrenalin Edition improves the …

Advanced Micro Devices

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review Roundup: What Do Critics Think?

With just days before fans can finally see a new <i>Star Wars</i> movie, the reviews are in. Critics are sharing their thoughts about <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> and the results are very encouraging.<p>Thus far, the newest installment in the <i>Star Wars</i> saga has a score of 86 on Metacritic. For those keeping track, …

Star Wars