Alex Goncharov

May 17, 2019

5-17-2019

Red Dead Online out of Beta
Rockstar launched a substantial update for Red Dead Online, new content in this patch includes poker tables, ponchos, a new revolver, some new missions and changes to the player aggression system, officially taking the …

May 17, 2019

Borderlands 3, Developer Announcements

Borderlands 3 has announced a myriad of changes from previous installments in the series as well as some new features. Major changes include the addition of skills to each character and expanded travel abilities. Some of the minor changes included …

May 17, 2019

World of Warcraft: Rise of Azshara

The second content update for Battle for Azeroth focuses on the next chapter in the story of Naga Queen Azshara, complete with two new maps accompanied by three unique factions. New endgame content includes an eight-boss raid, a new Operation, …

May 17, 2019

Rage 2: Explosive and Uninspired

Rage 2 launched earlier this week, an effective soft reboot on the series, sharing little in terms of story with its predecessor. What the game lacks in story characters and world building, it makes up for in combat; gunplay is …

May 17, 2019

Red Dead Online out of Beta

Rockstar launched a substantial update for Red Dead Online, new content in this patch includes poker tables, ponchos, a new revolver, some new missions and changes to the player aggression system, officially taking the game out of Beta. Most taverns …

May 24, 2019

Microsoft and Sony finally playing Co-Op mode

Microsoft and Sony have announced a new business partnership. Following Sony’s admittance that their cloud gaming and AI services are not as advanced as they should be, the two companies announced they would both be using Microsoft’s Azure cloud network …

May 24, 2019

5-24-2019

Overwatch Anniversary 2019
Overwatch’s anniversary event for Summer 2019 will be running from May 21-June 11. This year’s event comes with three new sprays, eleven skins and access to many previous arcade modes and cosmetics of earlier events. Heroes who …

May 24, 2019

Mechstone

Coming June 3rd, Hearthstone will be launching its latest update called “Rise of the Mechs.” Included in this update are a new legendary card called SN1P-SN4P, buffs to many cards throughout the game, and a new arena draft rotation. Any …

May 24, 2019

Overwatch Anniversary 2019

Overwatch’s anniversary event for Summer 2019 will be running from May 21-June 11. This year’s event comes with three new sprays, eleven skins and access to many previous arcade modes and cosmetics of earlier events. Heroes who get new skins …

May 24, 2019

Fallout Appalachia

Fallout 76’s newest patch, Wild Appalachia launched May 22nd, complete with a new gameplay event and various bug fixes. This patch’s event is its primary focus; titled “Project Paradise” this event adds a storyline, a new area and lots of …

May 31, 2019

Loot Box Bill “Riddled With Inaccuracies,” Says ESA

US Senate is reviewing a bill, which would ban loot box systems from video games. The wording of the bill, however, has drawn significant criticism as it contains numerous “inaccuracies” and fails to represent “how video games work” which would …

May 31, 2019

Splitgate is like Portal, but a competitive shooter

Splitgate is a new free-to-play first-person shooter developed by 1074 Games. Splitgate feels like a return to the Quake era games with its fast-paced gameplay and explosive action using an entertaining mix of gunplay and portal system that lets players …

May 31, 2019

EA reveals the streaming schedule for EA Play 2019

EA has announced they will be hosting a stream on June 8th, running for three hours staring at 12:15 pm ET/9:15 am PT, to show off six games. This year’s lineup will cover Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Apex Legends, …

June 11, 2019

6-7-2019

Fortnite World Cup delayed
The Fortnite World Cup qualifiers have only two weeks left before the competition kicks off, one for solo players and one for duos. Many members of the duo teams, however, have been put into an unfortunate …

June 11, 2019

Fortnite World Cup delayed

The Fortnite World Cup qualifiers have only two weeks left before the competition kicks off, one for solo players and one for duos.…

June 14, 2019

Gears of War 5 launch date

Microsoft announced that Gears 5 will release on September 10th for Xbox One and PC at their E3 Press Conference.…

June 14, 2019

Borderlands 3 on Stadia

Google revealed tons of information about their new Stadia platform at their direct in this years’ E3 conference, including over 30 games to be included at launch for Stadia; one of which is the upcoming title Borderlands 3.…

June 14, 2019

Breath of the Wild 2

Nintendo waited until the end of their E3 2019 Direct to announce that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be getting a sequel.…

June 14, 2019

6-14-2019

Cyberpunk 2077 release announced

CD Projekt Red’s next big game, Cyberpunk 2077 had two big reveals at E3 this year: release date and the inclusion of Keanu Reeves. Cyberpunk will launch on April 16th, 2020, finally giving fans a date …

June 21, 2019

Mordhau

Mordhau is a new first-person medieval combat game featuring strategic gameplay and a complex melee combat system.…

June 21, 2019

6-21-2019

Bungie overhauls Destiny 2’s Eververse store
Bungie announces an overhaul for Destiny 2’s cosmetic Eververse store before the Armor 2.0 system to launch with Shadowkeep, Destiny 2’s newest expansion.  The new Eververse store will no longer sell armor with independent …

June 28, 2019

Black Ops 4 patch 1.19

Black Ops 4 patch 1.19 goes live June 25th with its patch notes, including many changes to map rotation and weapon balances across the game’s multiplayer aspects.…

July 5, 2019

Rainbow Six Siege, a Western

Rainbow Six Siege is a modern, team-based FPS with an arsenal of weapons and gadgets at the player’s disposal; Siege’s new event, however, brings to the game a Western Showdown.…

July 5, 2019

7-5-2019

Rainbow Six Siege, a Western
Rainbow Six Siege is a modern, team-based FPS with an arsenal of weapons and gadgets at the player’s disposal; Siege’s new event, however, brings to the game a Western Showdown. In this 3v3 event, running …

July 5, 2019

EA access coming to PS4

EA announces that EA Access is coming to PS4 on July 24th, giving PlayStation players access to the giant EA library Xbox players have had access to for years.…

August 2, 2019

Battlefront II July calendar

July has seen a focus on Clone Wars content for the community quests. Since July 11th players have been able to play as various heroes from the Clone Wars Era to unlock victory poses and voice lines. With only a …

August 2, 2019

Fortnite world cup champion wins a huge prize

Over the six rounds played at the inaugural Fortnite World Cup, 16-year-old champion Kyle “Bugha” Geirsdorf won a total of $3 million. Champion Bugha came out with over a 20-point lead on the second-place contestant. Although Bugha won in a …

August 2, 2019

Overwatch queue system gets significant changes

Blizzard’s Overwatch team has devised a new way to encourage teamwork and cooperation between players in games. The game has always allowed players to choose which hero they want to play as they build their teams roster. In many cases, …

August 2, 2019

8-2-2019

Original Doom Trilogy coming back
The original doom trilogy; Doom, Doom 2, and Doom 3 has arrived for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and mobile devices. Doom has been available for some time on various platforms, but now the three installments …

August 2, 2019

Original Doom Trilogy coming back

The original doom trilogy; Doom, Doom 2, and Doom 3 has arrived for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and mobile devices. Doom has been available for some time on various platforms, but now the three installments of the first trilogy are …

August 23, 2019

8-23-2019

Sony acquires Insomniac Games – Polygon
Sony is buying Insomniac Games; this purchase marks the end of Insomniac’s development of PlayStation exclusives, which results in a broader audience for their games. Insomniac is also the first new game development studio …

September 6, 2019

Gears 5 critic overview – GameSpot

Gears 5 will be bringing some significant changes to the Gears franchise, including more open level areas and a more RPG-like player progression system.…

October 11, 2019

10-11-2019

PS5 announcements – GameSpot
Sony has officially announced their next generation of the console: PlayStation 5; to be released around Holiday 2020. Numerous innovations have already been announced for the PlayStation 5. Of note is a new system for vibration …

November 8, 2019

11-8-2019

Overwatch 2- The Verge
Three years after its release, Blizzard announces their team shooter, Overwatch, will be getting a sequel. This announcement came rather unexpectedly from an on-stage announcement during BlizzCon 2019. Overwatch 2 seems to focus on a cooperative …

November 8, 2019

Overwatch 2- The Verge

Three years after its release, Blizzard announces their team shooter, Overwatch, will be getting a sequel.…

November 8, 2019

Why Diablo 4 went dark – Polygon

Diablo 4 was the most exciting announcement at BlizzCon 2019; not just because it meant the Diablo series would be moving forward, but because it confirmed that Diablo would be returning to its pervasively dark style.…

November 15, 2019

Overwatch: Mercy’s Recall Challenge – Polygon

Overwatch has started another challenge event, named “Mercy’s Recall Challenge,” which runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 2. Much like previous challenges, players can win matches to win free rewards, including a player icon, sprays, and a new legendary skin …

November 22, 2019

Star Wars: Fallen Order review – GameSpot

Star Wars: Fallen Order is one of the rare Star Wars games that works beyond the façade of the Star Wars title by expanding upon existing lore while maintaining core themes from the series.…

December 13, 2019

12-13-2019

Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2019 – Polygon
Overwatch’s annual winter holiday event, Winter Wonderland, is now live, running December 10th to January 2nd. Players can unlock new holiday and winter-themed cosmetics, including legendary skins, through loot boxes, and weekly challenges. Mei’s …

January 6, 2020

Biggest Game Release Dates: Jan 2020 – GameSpot

2019 had many great games release, but 2020 is already shaping up to be another great year for gaming, between Sony and Microsoft announcing their next-gen consoles, and a plethora of highly anticipated games coming out.…

February 7, 2020

Warcraft III: Reforged review- Polygon

Development teams on Warcraft III: Reforged tried taking a combined approach of giving the game a current era paint-job and remaking the game using the original as a base, and so far, it has been a rough ride.…

February 14, 2020

Division 2 returns to New York – GameSpot

The original Division took a while to flesh out its gameplay mechanics, something that Division 2 did much faster and smoother. With a post-game storyline involving tons of content, Division 2 stands as an all-around improvement from the first installment.…

February 14, 2020

CoD: Season 2 – GameSpot

Neither Activision nor Infinity Ward has said anything about a possible battle royale mode in CoD Modern Warfare for Season 2; however, the trailer looks to imply the mode is coming.…

March 13, 2020

3-13-2020

CoD: Warzone update – GameSpot

There has been much talk about Activision giving CoD: Modern Warfare a battle royale mode, but they have just announced CoD: Warzone; a standalone game solely for battle royale. Everyone can now download Warzone for …

March 13, 2020

CoD: Warzone update – GameSpot

There has been much talk about Activision giving CoD: Modern Warfare a battle royale mode, but they have just announced CoD: Warzone; a standalone game solely for battle royale.…

March 20, 2020

03-20-2020

Overwatch’s next Hero: Echo – GameSpot

Blizzard has just released the identity and trailer for Overwatch’s next hero, Echo. The community has been anticipating the announcement of Echo since the Overwatch 2 trailer from BlizzCon last year. The trailer gives …

March 27, 2020

03-27-2020

Nintendo Switch is selling fast – Polygon

Considering the quarantine measures currently in place, there is a large demand building up for gaming consoles. Nintendo Switch, for example, is almost sold out everywhere, physically and digitally. Nintendo themselves are out …

May 15, 2020

PS5 tech demo – GameSpot

Alongside the unveiling of the Unreal Engine 5, Epic Games has released a tech demo to showcase the engine’s capabilities.…

May 29, 2020

5-29-2020

Minecraft: Dungeons – GameSpot

When Minecraft first released, it was a fantastic new concept for games, with its early access style and open-ended gameplay. Now, Minecraft Dungeons isn’t trying anything revolutionary but instead introduces a new generation of players to …

June 4, 2020

6-4-2020

Sony delays PS5 reveal event – GameSpot

Sony has now postponed the reveal event indefinitely, stating that they would like “more important voices” heard over them. They have not cited any specific group or movement in this statement, but the …

June 12, 2020

PS5 design revealed – GameSpot

Sony’s PS5 reveal event showcased the technical aspects of the upcoming console, but wouldn’t be complete without showing the physical device.…

July 31, 2020

7-31-2020

Halo Infinite – TechRadar

After initial teasing back in 2018, Halo Infinite has finally come to the foreground for Xbox.  Gameplay footage and release information arrived via Microsoft’s July Xbox Showcase. The Gameplay will be a departure from previous entries …

August 28, 2020

High Elves are coming in Shadowlands – Polygon

There are many kinds of elves in the universe of World of Warcraft, two of which serve as the main races players can choose for their character and the other two as the allied races that can be unlocked.…

September 24, 2020

9-25-2020

BlizzConline – Polygon
Recently, Blizzard announced BlizzConline, their formal replacement for BlizzCon 2020, airing on February 19th, 2021. So far, we know of a few events Blizzard has lined up alongside some guidelines and safety regulations. Currently, we know of …

September 25, 2020

BlizzConline – Polygon

Recently, Blizzard announced BlizzConline, their formal replacement for BlizzCon 2020, airing on February 19th, 2021.…

September 25, 2020

Dreamhaven – VentureBeat

Blizzard Entertainment co-founder, Mike Morhaime, has started a new game company, called Dreamhaven, along with two new studios, Moonshot and Secret Door.…

October 16, 2020

10-16-20

Overwatch Halloween 2020 event – PCGamer

Overwatch’s annual Halloween event has returned for three weeks this October, bringing new cosmetic items and the return of Junkenstein’s revenge. Each week players can partake in three new challenges with added difficulty in …

October 16, 2020

Genshin Impact – GameSpot

The term “Free-to-Play” probably calls a specific kind of game to mind, mobile games, micro-transaction heavy games, time-wasters, etc.…

October 23, 2020

Fortnitemares 2020 – Polygon

This year’s Fortnite Halloween event is titled Fortnitemares 2020: Midas’ Revenge and brings haunts back to Fortnite island.…

October 23, 2020

10-23-2020

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – GameSpot

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla comes out in less than a month. Confirmed information we know to date: the modern timeline story will continue with Layla Hassan after The Fate of Atlantis DLC’s events from Odyssey. Valhalla …

November 13, 2020

11-13-2020

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – GameSpot

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes aspects from numerous earlier games in the series and improves the new open-world style. The game follows Layla, a present-day character, transformed into a 9th century Viking via a time travel …

November 13, 2020

Spider Man: Miles Morales – GameSpot

Spider Man: Miles Morales feels like a continuation to The City That Never Sleeps, complete with the option to watch a re-cap on Miles’ character from the 2018 game and its DLC.…

November 13, 2020

Fortnite offers free Disney Plus – Polygon

Epic Games and Disney are teaming up again for a marketing deal. During this promotion, any player who spends real money in Fortnite, including purchasing V-Bucks, will receive a 2-month subscription offer to Disney Plus.…

November 20, 2020

11-20-2020

Demon Souls Remake – GameSpot
The remake of Demon Souls is a wonderful experience and a remarkable showpiece for the PlayStation 5. Barring some tweaks, the game is identical to the original by bringing a familiar experience yet creating a …

December 4, 2020

12-4-2020

Fortnite Season 5 – GameSpot

Fortnite Season 5 has started, and the Zero Point has been exposed. The new Battle Pass, as suspected, contains Star Wars-themed cosmetics based on the Mandalorian TV series. Players can unlock the Mandalorian himself by …

December 11, 2020

12-11-2020

Cyberpunk 2077 – GameSpot

Cyberpunk 2077 has officially launched.  From initial reviews, it appears the game currently suffers from bug issues requiring players to load and reload the game. Some of the game content may also need to be tightened …

January 8, 2021

1-8-2021

Fortnite Stormwing returns – GameSpot
Fortnite’s Holiday event brought back the X-4 Stormwing planes, and despite the event ending, some of the planes still sit around the map. The planes, however, now require periodic refueling at a gas station or …

January 22, 2021

1-22-2021

Terminator coming to Fortnite – GameStop

Epic Games teases the next crossover characters for Fortnite with a tag line of “a ruthless machine and a protector of the future.” The terminator reference was confirmed when Epic revealed that the T-800 …

January 29, 2021

Hitman 3 – GameSpot

Hitman 3, at first glance, seems to be no different from the other entries in the series.…

February 19, 2021

Valorant, nerfs and new game mode – Polygon

In Valorant’s new game mode, Escalation, players’ weapons and abilities decrease throughout the course of the game with the ultimate goal of attaining the highest kill score using the least powerful weapons.…

April 23, 2021

4-23-2021

Xsolla acquires Slemma – GameIndustry.biz

Xsolla announced their acquisition of Slemma today. Slemma’s tools allow functionality with third-party platforms and will integrate with Xsolla’s systems throughout the year. Together the two can create a unique platform combining data reporting and …

May 14, 2021

How to Watch E3 2021 – Polygon

This year, E3 will broadcast on the official website and app, which will offer virtual booths, hosted events, video conferences, avatar creation: all with free registration.…

June 4, 2021

6-4-2021

Nintendo’s New Museum – GameIndustry.biz

Nintendo announces plans to open a museum dedicated to its history In Uji, Japan. The project is projected to reach completion during the company’s 2023 fiscal year, ending in March 2024. Tentatively named the “Nintendo …

June 11, 2021

Global Gaming Worth Projections – GameIndustry.biz

A new report from analyst firm, GlobalData, estimates the future worth of the mobile gaming market at $272 billion by 2030 due to a few positive factors, such as the continued increase in streaming and esports support.…

June 11, 2021

6-11-2021

UK May charts – GameIndustry.biz

Almost 200,000 game consoles sold in the UK during May, with PlayStation 5 in the lead. Xbox Series X and S came in second, with Switch falling behind. Game sales of 2 million in May …