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New head of Blizzard, Mike Ybarra, promises that the company will place teams and players at the forefront moving forward. This follows the news that Microsoft will be buying out Activision Blizzard in a blockbuster $68.7 billion deal. Microsoft sent the gaming world into a frenzy earlier this week, when it... Read more...
Wordle is the latest puzzle game to go viral, and it has people addicted. The simple word game took off late last year and has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since. Wordle found itself back in the spotlight recently after other devs attempted to cash in on the viral puzzle game. One dev went so far as to even copy the name, and tried Read more...
Sony's Santa Monica Studios are the original creators of the God of War series, and while the 2018 release (simply titled "God of War") could reasonably be called a "re-launch" for the popular game title, it's not a reboot. The game centers on series main character Kratos, now living in the frozen north among the... Read more...
Humble is looking to streamline its gaming service, but some users will lose the ability to take advantage of it in the process. With a new launcher in the works, those on a Mac and those using Linux will not be invited to the party. Gaming services offer a convenient way for gamers to find and access games... Read more...
Apple gets the last word when it comes to clones of the popular Wordle game that popped up in its App Store recently. One brazen dev, that even copied the name of the game, bragged on Twitter about how many downloads his cloned app was getting in Apple's App Store. As you might imagine, the reaction to his boasting... Read more...
Bethesda fans may not be getting what they really want, news on Elder Scrolls 6, but the game studio does have new content around the corner. The franchise’s Skyrim 10th Anniversary Edition offered new game modes, and now the focus is on the game’s multiplayer experience. This latest announcement from Bethesda... Read more...
Steam might have banned the use of anything crypto-related in games, but that just means Ubisoft can be first to the punch. The video game publishing giant just announced a new feature in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint that allows gamers to collect Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and use them in-game. Called... Read more...
Cyber Monday is technically over, but let's keep that a secret from retailers that continue to offer discounts. Not that it truly matters—Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer single-day events, and this time of the year has turned into a season of savings. As such, you can still find a bunch of PlayStation 5... Read more...
If you're over the age of about 25 and you don't have young children, you've probably still heard the name Roblox, but you might be unfamiliar with it. No, it's not quite like that Minecraft thing. Roblox is a free to play online game—a "metaverse," in concept—where users can create their own mini-games using simple tools and Lua scripting. Read more...
Exploits in online games don't have to be security-related to be serious. Online games are commercial products; even if they're "free to play", someone's paying for the experience, and an in-game exploit that grants one player or group of players an unfair advantage can be devastating to the experience, even if it's... Read more...
Ubisoft's Far Cry 6 has only been released a couple of days and PETA has already taken offense to one aspect of the game: cockfighting. PETA Latino has released a statement requesting that developer/publisher remove the mini game that allows players to participate in a cockfighting game.. Far Cry 6 has had mostly... Read more...
It is that time again on Epic Games Store to grab another free game. This go round they are offering Paradox Interactive’s simulation and strategy game, Europa Universalis IV free now until October 7th. The game was first released back in 2013 but has been kept alive with 17 expansions and a good number of other... Read more...
Perhaps as an extension of its origins as a place to purchase older PC games that are no longer available, CD Projekt's GOG—formerly known as Good Old Games—has built a reputation on its history of selling games unencumbered with DRM. With that in mind, it comes as no real surprise that the site's users are in open... Read more...
Earlier in August, we got to see a tech preview of Halo Infinite that included some rather impressive bots to fight against in multiplayer. Since then, we have been excited for the whole game to release, but sadly, not everything that glitters is gold. In a new announcement, 343 Industries stated that some Halo... Read more...
In the spring, Id Software and Bethesda announced that they would bring real-time ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 to the Vulkan-powered Doom Eternal. When we reviewed thsi latest Doom title, we found that it was already pretty stunning graphically while running really well on all kinds of different hardware. High performance and a bevy of... Read more...
Summer is here, and for many people, that means vacations, beaches, grilling, and whatever else you may associate with warm weather activities. For the nerds among us, however, summer also means a seasonal Steam sale to stock up on games you may not otherwise get an opportunity to play, due to budget constraints. That... Read more...
Games are one of the best testbeds for AI as they require problem-solving, forward-thinking, and other skills that normally only humans possess. So far, AI has gotten a handle on games like Go and up to 57 different Atari 2600 titles, but those are not terribly difficult. What if AI was pitted against one of the most... Read more...
We have seen major OEMs tinker with drivers and system settings for workarounds and various fixes in games and other apps before. And now that AMD is firmly back in the mainstream desktop processor race, the company is occasionally under the microscope with power users and developers that stumble onto similar patch... Read more...
Sometimes, a work of art hits our culture at just the right time, when it can transcend its medium and become something greater. Such events are exceedingly rare in video games, but we old folks remember Pac-Man Fever and Fred Savage in The Wizard playing Super Mario Bros. 3. More recently, video games have become... Read more...
Over the years, several studies have linked violent video games to violent behaviors in real life. However, those studies have been a pain in the side of ordinary people who understand the studies are a bunch of hogwash. A new ten-year-long study has come out, explaining that violent video games do not cause kids to... Read more...
Game development is complex, and launching a successful game even more so.  Sometimes, anything that goes into development and the gamer experience can change on a dime or entirely fall apart. We can see this with the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, which could be easily described as something of a train wreck. Bugs on all... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 has been one of the most hotly-anticipated titles in recent memory. Expectations were so high for this title that it's quite possible that CD Projekt Red could never live up to them. After numerous delays, however, Cyberpunk 2077 launched on December 10 to a mix of high praise and mild disappointment from many reviewers. The... Read more...
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