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Gears of War is going to start mixing PC and Xbox players for ranked matches

Cross-platform play is a tricky prospect for any competitive multiplayer game. Different platforms have their inherent advantages, and that's hard to reconcile while maintaining a level playing field. For instance, mouse and keyboard is wid...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee guide: Locations of all five secret pirate treasures

Yooka-Laylee just released today and that means anyone who's playing it has a monumental task ahead of them. The progress screen lists a total of 1,202 collectibles and coming across them all is daunting. I should know, I took the tim...   read

 
 
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Very Quick Tips: Yooka-Laylee

Yooka-Laylee delivers on pretty much everything that it promised. It's a throwback Nintendo 64-era mascot platformer with a gazillion collectibles. It feels like a relic in 2017, a product of video game design that the medium has mostl...   read

 
 
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11 bit coined the term 'society survival' to describe its new game Frostpunk

11 bit is the team that's most well-known for This War of Mine, a depressing game about trying to survive as a civilian in a war-torn city. Last time we talked to the developer, it tried to distance its next game, Frostpunk, from This War o...   read

 
 
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Review: Snake Pass

Locomotion is something that far too many video games take for granted. Standard fare for movement is often reduced to holding an analog stick in a direction and you'll get where you need to be. This approach is so ingrained in game design ...   read

 
 
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Gearbox pulls out of deal with G2A in truly embarrassing fashion

Gearbox has shown its ass again, approximately 24 hours since last showing its ass. Yesterday, we reported on Gearbox partnering up with G2A to publish a collector's edition of the Bulletstorm remaster. G2A has a reputation that's elev...   read

 
 
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Gearbox hilariously gives G2A an ultimatum after sidling up for a partnership

G2A is one of the most toxic brands in the video game industry right now. In recent years, G2A has been outed as a key reseller that conveniently does little to combat fraud. Many developers have accused G2A of buying games that were origin...   read

 
 
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Can you actually, like, push a person into a volcano?

I recently realized that I know next to nothing about volcanoes. All my Volcano Knowledge is based on pop culture, certainly the sexiest possible take on volcanoes. I'm not sure the portrayal is accurate, though. Can I walk up to an active ...   read

 
 
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Smoke clowns on the bball court in arcadey NBA Playground

One of the best commercials of all-time is an anti-drug ad in which a youth fends off peer pressure by emphatically exclaiming "I don't smoke weed, I smoke clowns like you on the bball court." It's the closest mankind has ever come to achi...   read

 
 
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Charlie Murder and Dishwasher: Vampire Smile are coming to PC 'pretty dang soon'

Punk rock beat-'em-up Charlie Murder went underappreciated when it launched nearly four years ago. The Xbox One was on the horizon and the Summer of Arcade program kind of felt like an afterthought at that point. This was long before a...   read

 
 
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We'll probably find out on Thursday exactly how powerful Project Scorpio really is

Microsoft's contribution thus far to the incrementally-improved console iteration trend is this three-minute video from last E3. Project Scorpio will be a more powerful take on the Xbox One, but apart from a few specifics (6 teraflops!), we...   read

 
 
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Marvel says the Spider-Man game's coming in 2017, Insomniac immediately says 'nah'

The Insomniac-developed PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-Man game has been at the center of a tangled web of misinformation today. For a bit -- just a very little bit -- it was announced to be releasing later this year. Then it was immed...   read

 
 
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We Happy Few is being adapted into a feature film

We Happy Few is the title of an upcoming dystopian drug-addled video game, but it's also a phrase that could describe the audiences of video game movies. Films based on gaming properties have a well-deserved reputation for sucking, the...   read

 
 
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Dishonored 2's getting a free trial that's made up of the first three missions

Five months after the fervor has subsided, Bethesda's looking to cash in on a few more residual Dishonored 2 sales. The "try before you buy" model has proven itself proficient in the past -- especially when there's no real threat that ...   read

 
 
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Mad Catz files for bankruptcy and is ceasing operations

There's more than one way to skin a cat; this one met its end after a run of poor investments, declining revenues, and ever-growing piles of debt. Mad Catz, a video game peripheral manufacturer, is dead after 28 years of operation. Yesterda...   read

 
 
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Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona is suing Konami

Konami's next legal battle is coming from an unlikely source. Argentine soccer great (and brief national team coach) Diego Maradona will file suit against Konami for the unauthorized use of his likeness in Pro Evolution Soccer 2017. Maradon...   read

 
 
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Dom's car from the new Fast and the Furious is coming to Rocket League next week

Both The Fast and the Furious and Rocket League are, at their cores, about cars doing ridiculous things. Ahead of Fast 8's April 14 release, the properties are pairing up for a cross-promotional move that makes perfect sense...   read

 
 
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Get tangled up in the first Guardians of the Galaxy trailer from Telltale

We first saw Telltale's take on Guardians of the Galaxy in early-ish March when a handful of screenshots were revealed ahead of PAX East. Now we get to see the crew in action, as Telltale has released a trailer for the series. Althoug...   read

 
 
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Facebook and Palmer Luckey are parting ways

Come April 1, Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey will no longer be a part of the business he helped create. Parent company Facebook has confirmed that this is Luckey's last week at both Facebook and Oculus. The story was broke by UploadVR, ...   read

 
 
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Our first glimpse at Star Wars Battlefront II isn't far far away

Electronic Arts has made it very clear to investors that Star Wars Battlefront is a big part of its plans for the near future. Of course it is. The recent annualization of Star Wars movies means it's currently one of the most lucr...   read

 
 
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The Xbox One just got its newest big update, and it seems to be just fine

Throughout all of 2014, the Xbox One received monthly updates to gradually repair the bungled state the console originally shipped in. Slowly but surely, it got there. The system-level navigation woes eventually subsided. It's a much ...   read

 
 
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PlayStation will have timed-exclusive Destiny 2 content

They say history is destined to repeat itself. That will be the case with regard to timed platform-exclusive content in Destiny 2. Just like with the original Destiny, the sequel will have some content coming to PlayStation 4 before Xbox O...   read

 
 
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Here's some of the cool combat stuff you can do in Prey

On a space station overrun with aliens, the easy solution is to constantly use guns until the alien problem is no longer a problem. Just blast away until everything stops moving. Our video game training should have us well-prepared for thi...   read

 
 
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The first teaser trailer for Destiny 2 is here

Now that Destiny 2 is officially officially officially confirmed as a real game, Activision's wasting no time with the marketing efforts. One day after the first image promoting the sequel, we get the first video. Embedded above ...   read

 
 
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Would you click a headline about Tim Schafer and his mystery box?

The answer to that question is obviously "yes" because you're here wondering what the heck all this mystery box talk is about. We don't know! That's why it's a mystery box and not a box with plans laid bare. Here's a tweet from Tim Schafer:   read

 
 



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