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Summer can be stressful as an adult. Remember when you were a kid, and summer meant endless sleepovers, staying up all night playing games or watching films, and no responsibilities? These days, your own kids may be out of school, high temperatures mean rising power bills, and yet you've still got to get out there and... Read more...
You probably didn't know this, but Bethesda Softworks actually got its start developing science-fiction games. In fact, some of its earliest titles were actually based on the Terminator film license. The studio is now by far most famous for creating the Elder Scrolls series of high-fantasy RPGs, but science fiction is... Read more...
A popular YouTuber has removed the entire library of Nintendo music they once hosted on the channel due to having "dozens of soundtracks blocked". The YouTuber, DeoxysPrime, was also met with over 500 copyright claims from the game company. Content creators on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch are no strangers... Read more...
Bungie's Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted trailer dropped a little early. The season will feature Solar 3.0 and the return of a fan-favorite villain. Here is everything we know about Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted. Season of the Haunted witnesses the return of the Leviathan. Rumor has it that the Leviathan may... Read more...
Most people think of a challenging video game exclusively in terms of manual dexterity, but in fact, a video game's difficulty level can be broadly described as coming in two forms: knowing and doing. Knowing is the part where you need to figure out (or already know) what the game wants you to do, and then doing is... Read more...
Over the last few years, if you're a gamer or PC hardware enthusiast, you've probably heard the term "ray-tracing" bandied about quite a bit. Actually, you likely heard it before that, but with the advent of Microsoft's DirectX Ray-Tracing and NVIDIA's RTX branding, ray-tracing has hit the mainstream. The original... Read more...
Running servers for a popular game can be a lot of hard work. Unfortunately, sometimes there are jerks out there who want to ruin the fun for others, though. Luckily, some developers take it in stride. Like the developers of Among Us, the popular social deduction game, who suffered a distributed denial of service... Read more...
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, more and more people are starting to feel the pain. Risking everything, some Ukrainian citizens are fleeing their homes in hopes of staying alive and outrunning their aggressors. However, this movement of people seeking freedom and safety needs all the help it can get, so... Read more...
Once upon a time, it was commonplace for online games to have subscription fees. The earliest popular graphical online games, including Ultima Online and EverQuest, all had recurring service fees, as did many games that came after, such as Final Fantasy XI and World of Warcraft. That model has largely given way to... Read more...
Are you ever sitting at your Nintendo 64 thinking, "I wish this game were wide-screen and higher fidelity"? Well, today is your lucky day, as The Ship of Harkinian has been released! Named after King Harkinian, a character not mentioned in the original Legend Of Zelda games, the open-source project allows fans of the... Read more...
Anyone who has played much of the game "Souls" at all will be familiar with taunting messages from other players that say "Hidden passage ahead" or "Secret path ahead." There's usually a second message right behind it that says "liar ahead," or in recent mega-hit Elden Ring, "dastard ahead." Most of these messages... Read more...
War is a terrible thing, and while wade in too far into the darkness that's happening in Ukraine, we know that the people of that country need help, plain and simple. Sure, it is easy to be an armchair war analyst. We see them on social media all the time, but being one does not really help people. What if there was... Read more...
If you talk to long-time fans of the Fallout series of games, there's one thing that almost all of them will agree on: Fallout 2 was the best. Of the newer games, though, the most well-regarded is certainly 2010's Fallout: New Vegas. Rather than being developed by series custodians Bethesda, New Vegas was created by... Read more...
The Capcom Pro Tour fighting game tournament just wrapped, and at the end of the fights last night, the series' host dropped an announcement that was news to absolutely no-one that pays attention to these sorts of things. As expected, Street Fighter 6 is on the way, and along with the announcement, Capcom released a... Read more...
The time to enter the Lands Between in Elden Ring is nearly upon us, and there is a new, extended trailer available that has us drooling for the game. The trailer was revealed during a Red Bull stream on Twitch yesterday. Elden Ring is an upcoming RPG created by Hidetaka Miyazaki, creator of the influential Dark... Read more...
The word-guessing game Wordle has taken the world by storm, with millions of new players recently and copycat games popping up at a rapid clip. A new game called Nerdle, however, is different from the rest riding the coattails of Wordle in that it is quite the challenge, and uses math equations instead of... Read more...
The web-based puzzle game Wordle has proven insanely popular. Viral, even, with Google paying homage to it with a cool Easter egg recently. Some folks love the fact that you can only play it once a day, but others want more. Enter Dordle, a new, more challenging word game that could be your next addiction. Of... Read more...
Have you played God of War yet? If not, have you at least read our review of the game? The 2018 PlayStation 4 mega-hit has gotten one of the cleanest PC game ports in recent memory, and we didn't encounter any significant bugs whatsoever during our testing, despite running it on two different systems, three different... Read more...
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...
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