Gaming

US State Representative Says Star Wars Battlefront 2's Loot Boxes Are "Predatory"

United States politicians representing the state of Hawaii have condemned the use of loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront II, describing it as a "predatory practice" that can take advantage of vulnerable people. In a press conference, state representative Chris Lee said he was taking action in order …

PC Gaming

The Switch is winning because it’s ‘good enough’

Graphics aren’t the most important thing<p>Nintendo doesn’t release sales information for non-Nintendo games on the Nintendo Switch, but chatter among indie devs about strong sales has been common since the system launched.<p>According to the sales charts on the system itself on Nov. 22, <i>Rocket League</i> is …

Nintendo Switch

The Best Black Friday 2017 Video Game Deals

<i>Welcome to IGN's Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may</i> …

Xbox

6 Best RPG Video Games Of Last 2 Years That I Personally Adore

Love RPGs? Don’t worry we got you covered. These are some of the best RPG video games you can find online. These games have in-depth RPG elements …

Emotions

Xbox Games With Gold for December Announced

Microsoft has announced December's lineup of free Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 games for Gold subscribers.<p>As posted on Xbox Wire, here's …

Xbox

Steam Autumn Sale goes live, along with Steam Award nods

The Evil Within, Shadow of War among big names on sale<p>Presented by<p>Steam’s 2017 Autumn Sale is underway now through next Tuesday, Nov. 28. It packs the usual heavy-percentage discounts on almost 5,000 titles, covering some of the biggest franchises in PC gaming.<p>Highlighted deals include <i>Middle-earth:</i> …

You Can Now Hire Professional Gamers to Play CoD For You

A new service lets you hire professional players to play Call of Duty for you.<p>PC Games Insider reports UK company Bidvine lets you hire professional …

Single-player games withstood World of Warcraft. They’ll survive PUBG, too

With the recent cancellation of Visceral’s single-player Star Wars game, shifting focus of big publishers on multiplayer games and more than stellar success of cooperative multiplayer games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, gamers are starting to ask questions. Are single-player story-driven …

Business

Marvel Heroes Developer Gazillion Reportedly Shut Down

The developer of Marvel Heroes, Gazillion, has been reportedly shut down with all its staff laid off the day before Thanksgiving.<p>This comes via …

Comics

Should You Replay Skyrim In VR?

Of its many ports over the last six years, Skyrim for PSVR marks the first time the game feels fundamentally different from the original release back in 2011. It's one thing to see the fantasy realm of Tamriel on a fresh 4K display. It's another to physically look up and see the red moon in a …

PlayStation 4

A (Practical) Geeky Holiday Buyers Guide for 2017

Who says collectibles can’t be practical, too? Storing loose change and trimming pesky whiskers doesn’t always have to be so mundane. As you consider …

Geek

Company Turns Break Room Into 'Super Mario Bros.' With 6,223 Post-Its

Ten employees from the office supply company Viking in Leicester, U.K., celebrated the release of <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i> by turning their break room into a recreation of the original level 1-1 of <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> using nothing but 6,223 Post-It notes.<p>It took the staffers seven hours to create the …

Super Mario Odyssey

Electronic Arts Can Come Back From the Dark Side

In “Star Wars,” even Darth Vader ultimately found redemption. That bodes well for Electronic Arts, which has spent the last few days in Wall Street’s torture chamber. The videogame maker’s shares have lost more than 3% since its decision last week to pull in-game microtransactions from “Star Wars …

Business

Vanilla 'World of Warcraft' Proved Great Stories Don't Necessarily Make Great MMOs

Nostalgia is the crack of contemporary popular culture, and I'm convinced an intervention would do us all well at this point.<p>But even I felt pride …

Jar Jar Binks

PUBG will change for China and align with ‘socialist core values’

Developer announces Tencent will be their publisher<p>After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, South Korea’s PUBG Corp. and Chinese mega-company Tencent have signed a publishing agreement. It will open the door to bring <i>Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds</i> officially into the Chinese games market, but …

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

8 Best FPS Video Games Released In The Year 2017

Destiny 2 is clearly better on PC with improved visuals and a much sleeker gameplay when you aim with a mouse, the only drawback being that you need …

Destiny 2 Iron Banner Returns, Here's Exactly When And What It Includes

Destiny 2's limited-time multiplayer event, Iron Banner, is returning. Developer Bungie has announced some of the key details about it, including when it begins and ends, what the game mode is, and what you can earn for participating.<p>As announced on Bungie's website, the new Iron Banner begins …

PC Gaming

This Thanksgiving, Reunite With Your Long-Lost Family—Old Videogames

Tucked away in my mother's house, somewhere in the room that used to be mine, is a Nintendo GameCube that's not mine. My own GameCube is …

Battle Sobek In ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Latest Trial Of The Gods

When a glitch in the Animus causes giant gods to appear throughout Egypt, it is up to Bayek to remove the threat. In <i>Assassin’s Creed Origins</i>, a new …

Ancient History

Battlefront 2 loot crates draw lawmakers’ attention in US, Belgium

Hawaii legislators, Belgium regulators have words for EA<p>Lawmakers in Hawaii’s state legislature and the Belgian government have both indicated a desire to investigate and regulate loot crates and in-game transactions in video gaming, if not ban the practice outright as illegal gambling.<p>In Hawaii …

Electronic Arts

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus gets a free trial

<b>Bethesda announce that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is getting a free trial.</b><p>Players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC can now download and play …

Super Nintendo World at Universal Orlando Will Reportedly Be Bigger Than Expected

Back in 2015 it was officially confirmed that Nintendo would have attractions at Universal resorts / theme parks, and from late 2016 it started to …

Nintendo

Video Games Where You Die A lot No Matter What You Do

Resistance 2 is a worthy successor. The single-player-campaign is action packed and the game contains more than enough different weapons, as we’ve …

Stereotypes

Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha Sign-Ups Close Next Week

Sign-ups for Sea of Thieves' Technical Alpha will end next week on December 1.<p>As detailed by Rare in a post on Xbox Wire, players will have until …

Second Phase Of ‘PUBG’ Release Testing Is Live With Killcam, New Guns, Damage Changes, And More

The second phase of release testing for <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> was deployed to PC gamers early Wednesday morning. The online battle royale …

Gear.Club Unlimited Nintendo Switch review

<b>Does Gear.Club Unlimited give the Nintendo Switch the realistic racer it needs?</b><p><i>Gear.Club Unlimited</i> is an attempt to give the Nintendo Switch its own …

Square Enix CEO has high hopes for Hitman despite parting ways with creator

Earlier this summer, Japanese publisher Square Enix parted ways with developer IO Interactive, which is best known for creating the Hitman series. …

PUBG to be published in China by Tencent with anti-cheat focus

PUBG Corp.<p>The move will bring half of the PUBG population (China) onto their own servers in a move that is better for all parties (PUBG Corp., …

China

Activision Blizzard: Play On A Pullback

Activision Blizzard, the largest American video game developer, makes Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Overwatch.<p>Earnings have strengthened …

Business

'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Is Great, But Probably Not A Nintendo Cash Cow

While I should be playing <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i> DLC or finishing the <i>Battlefront 2</i> campaign, I am instead catching butterflies to give to a talking eagle in <i>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.</i><p>This is Nintendo’s next big mobile offering, one that makes the most sense for the format since <i>Pokémon GO</i>, given that …

Animal Crossing