It’s The Best Time Of Year For This Cozy, Slow Burn Game

Screenshot: mojiken I’m sure this independent studio mojikensupernatural slice of life A space for the unrelated is the perfect game to play when it’s raining outside. It’s set in pixel-y, 1990s Indonesia, where everything is tinged with an evocative scum green, flanked by a low, hot sun and pink clouds. It gives you an attractive, … Read more

Marvel’s Avengers Will Die With Spider-Man Stuck On PlayStation

Picture: Wonder / Crystal Dynamics Late last week, Square Enix announced that its beleaguered Live service game 2020, Marvel’s Avengerswill no longer receive new content or major updates after March 31. And all official support for the game will end September 30, 2023, with digital sales also ending on that date. While you can still … Read more

Square Enix Blockbuster Touts Bogus Accolades In Launch Trailer

Screenshot: Square-Enix All about preparing for the release of the prophesiedSquare Enix’s big new open-world action RPG, was a discreet disorder. But you wouldn’t know that from the launch trailer, which stays upbeat about modern-day magical adventure by taking a bunch of words out of context and turning them into misleading braces. “That the prophesied … Read more

343 Industries, Hit By Layoffs, Says It Will Keep Making Halo

Picture: Halo When Microsoft, a company it did “$198 billion in revenue and $83 billion in operating income” in 2022 – took the decision to lay off 10,000 workers last week, a number of them came from their video game operations, specifically 343 Industriesthe supervisors of Halo series. 343, now hit by a combination of … Read more

Discounts On Lego, Resident Evil, More

Picture: WB Games / NetherRealm This week, all at once, a perfect storm of deals, discounts, and sales hit the Nintendo Switch eShop. Batten the hatches, open your wallets and check out some of these limited time offers, including massive savings on many Lego securities, mortal combat games and hits from Capcom, Ubisoft and Bandai … Read more

Assassin’s Creed Devs Grill Boss On Chasing Trends And Layoffs

Photo: Christian Peterson (Getty Images) Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot faced tough questions from some exhausted and weary employees about recent missteps and future plans during an industry-wide Q&A session. business on Wednesday. The meeting comes just a week after the Assassin’s Creed publisher announced further cancellations, delays and cost-cutting measuresand told employees “the ball is … Read more

Microsoft Laying Off 10K People ‘Hurts’

Photo: Patrick T. Fallon (Getty Images) A few hours earlier, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer sent a company-wide email to all full-time employees of Microsoft’s gaming divisions. A copy of the email was shared with my city by a current Xbox employee, we have confirmed its authenticity, and the full text has been transcribed below: It’s … Read more

Pro Gaming Champ Says He Peed In Bottle During $205K Tourney

Picture: Valve When you have to go, you really have to go. I just wish esports tournaments felt the same about letting their competitors use the restroom. Professional player Oliver “Skiter” Lepko peed in a bottle during a DOTA 2 tournament, citing the organizers’ rules prohibiting going to the bathroom during a match. Here’s a … Read more

Battlefield’s Class System Is Finally Coming Back To 2042

Picture: OF While Battlefield 2042 gets better with every update (or at least closer to the game it could and should have been at launch) there’s one thing that has annoyed a lot of long-time gamers since release and continues to do so: Specialists, a band of “hero” characters intended to replace the old “class” … Read more

GTA Trilogy Arrives On Steam, Still Broken (But On Sale)

Screenshot: rock star games Today, after some leaks and rumours, Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition on Steam. The good news: it’s on sale, which means you can pick up all three classic games for less. The bad news: it’s the same sadly messy remaster that hasn’t received a substantial … Read more