Past Weeks

July 28, 2017

7/28

Roblox Developers Get Rich – For those who are unfamiliar, Roblox is a free-to-play mix of Minecraft and Lego, and has become incredibly popular. With their active user count jumping to 56 million recently, some of the game’s top developers …

July 28, 2017

7/28

Roblox Developers Get Rich

For those who are unfamiliar, Roblox is a free-to-play mix of Minecraft and Lego, and has become incredibly popular. With their active user count jumping to 56 million recently, some of the game’s top developers …

August 4, 2017

8/4

Guild Wars 2 Expansion

Five years after its initial launch, Guild Wars 2 has announced its newest expansion will be coming in September. The main additions to the game include five massive new zones for players to explore, as well …

August 11, 2017

8/11

Spelunky creator to release 50 games

Some indie developers follow up their game with a sequel, others release fifty titles instead. Derek Yu, creator of the hit indie title Spelunky, has announced that his next title is a collection …

August 18, 2017

8/18

Crackdown 3 Delayed

Crackdown 3 has once again been delayed, this time to early 2018. For those who don’t know, Crackdown is an open world, third-person shooter, published by Microsoft that boasts having a completely destructible environment.

Planet of the

September 6, 2017

9/6


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September 7, 2017

9/07

Rockstar Announces LA Noir Remaster
LA Noire was Rockstar’s hard-boiled detective game set in 1940s Los Angeles that released just over six years ago now. Today they announced a VR version coming to Vive, 4K remasters for Xbox One and …

September 11, 2017

9/1


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September 11, 2017

9/2


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September 11, 2017

9/5


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September 11, 2017

9/13

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September 22, 2017

9/22

Game Releases This Week

Divinity: Original Sin 2 http://store.steampowered.com/app/435150/Divinity_Original_Sin_2/  [PC]– A top-down RPG clearly inspired by Dungeons and Dragons where every choice matters. Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive so far.
Pokken Tournament DX  http://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/pokken-tournament-dx  [Switch] – A Pokémon fighting game,
September 29, 2017

9/29

Battlefront 2 Listened to Fans
Earlier this week, Star Wars Battlefront 2 released a trailer highlighting all of the ways it was different from its predecessor, and in the process also demonstrating how the devs listened to criticism. The trailer, …

October 13, 2017

10/13

CEO and President of Riot Shift Roles

CEO, Brandon Beck and President, Marc Merrill of Riot Games announced in a blog post that they will be stepping down from their respective leadership roles to work on a new project. The …

October 20, 2017

10/20

Visceral Studios Shut Down

Earlier this week, Executive Vice President of Electronic Arts, Patrick Söderlund announced that Visceral Studios would be closing, and the development of their action-adventure game set in the Star Wars universe would be moving to EA

October 30, 2017

10/27

Microsoft Stops Kinect Production

After its seven year run, Microsoft has officially stopped production on its motion gaming device, Kinect. Throughout the years Microsoft has slowly been de-emphasizing Kinect by no longer including it in console bundles to reduce price …

November 3, 2017

11/03

EA Changes Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Boxes

Following negative feedback in the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta about the loot box system, EA has made several changes. The main complaint during the beta was players saying that the loot-box …

December 1, 2017

12/1

Animal Crossing Passes 15 Million Downloads

Nintendo’s newest mobile game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a hit, reaching over 15 million downloads in under a week after releasing. This makes the game the second most successful launch for Nintendo, just …

December 8, 2017

12/8

Star Wars Battlefront 2 The Last Jedi Season 

Despite setbacks regarding the game’s progression system and microtransactions, Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be receiving a free content update to coincide with the release of The Last Jedi. Players will be …

December 15, 2017

12/15

Overwatch Winter Wonderland Event Begins

Tis the season for seasonal events, and as with last year, Overwatch is bringing back its Winter Wonderland, with a few new changes. First off, there’s a new brawl mode coming to the arcade in …

January 5, 2018

1/5/18

Sumo Digital Acquires CCP New Castle

CCP’s New Castle branch, known for working on Eve Online, and Eve: Valkyrie has been acquired by Sumo Digital, the studio currently working on Crackdown 3 and Dead Island 2. So far there …

January 12, 2018

1/12/18

Mad Catz Back With New Gear

After filing for bankruptcy in March of last year, the future of off-brand gaming peripheral company, Mad Catz was uncertain. Now, they’ve announcced a new line of gaming peripherals aimed specifically at the PC …

January 19, 2018

1/12/18

Nintendo Labo Announced

On Wednesday, Nintendo held its second direct in two weeks, announcing a new set of add-ons for the Switch called Nintendo Labo. These add-ons come in the form of small construction sets, made mostly from cardboard, that …

January 26, 2018

1/26/18

Microsoft Expands Games Pass Program

When Games Pass launched in June of last year, it consisted of mostly older titles or games that had been previously featured as free in the Games-With-Gold program. Earlier this week, Microsoft made a big …

February 2, 2018

2/2/18

Red Dead Redemption Delayed to October

Rockstar’s next title, Red Dead Redemption 2, now has an official release date of October 26th, 2018. This is a delay from the initially expected Spring 2018 release date. Rockstar apologized to fans …

February 9, 2018

2/9/18

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Come to Injustice

Later this month, Injustice 2 will be releasing its latest expansion pack, bringing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the game. Each of the turtles will be playable with their own unique move-set …

February 16, 2018

2/16/18

Rainbow Six Siege Reveals New Operators

Ubisoft has released a short trailer showcasing the two operators coming in the game’s newest expansion, Operation Chimera. The trailer does not reveal much about the operator’s abilities, other than they deal with chemical …

February 23, 2018

2/23/18

Free Update for Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey received an update earlier this week enabling the game’s new balloon-based modes. After downloading the update, Luigi will pop up in the game’s worlds with balloon stands where players can start …

March 2, 2018

3/2/18

Overwatch Details New Hero

Earlier this week, Overwatch announced the 27th hero to enter their roster in the form of the support/tank hybrid, Brigitte. Her kit focuses on melee attacks, healing allies, and a mix of stunning/knocking back enemies. For …

March 9, 2018

3/9/18

Far Cry 5 Arcade Announced

Developers at Ubisoft announced a new game-mode coming to Far Cry 5 earlier this week in the form of Arcade. In this mode, players will have access to solo/co-op adventures and PvP maps created by …

March 16, 2018

3/16/18

Fortnite Battle Royale on Mobile

On Monday, Fortnite Battle Royale released in an invite event on iOS. The Fortnite Team confirmed that Android would also get a mobile version in the coming months, including (opt-in) cross play between the PC, …

March 23, 2018

3/23/18

Battlefront 2 Unlocks All Heroes, Adds Loot Crates

Star Wars Battlefront 2 made news last year when fans were upset by what they saw as unfair prices for microtransaction content, which resulted in Battlefront 2‘s publisher Electronic Arts (EA) …

March 30, 2018

3/30/2018

Blizzard Announces Selection For Overwatch World Cup

Blizzard has announced its selection criteria for their Overwatch World Cup in 2018. Countries will need to fall in the top 20 countries by average rating of their top 150 players to participate. …

April 6, 2018

4/6/2018

LawBreakers Support Pulled, Citing Lack Of Players

Boss Key Studios announced Thursday that they are cutting future support for their FPS title LawBreakers. LawBreakers was created by Cliff Bleszinski, creator of such titles as Jazz Jackrabbit, Unreal, and Gears of

April 13, 2018

4/13/2018

Boss Key Productions Announces Battle Royale Game Radical Heights
Boss Key, who recently announced they were stopping development on LawBreakers, announced and released their latest game, an entry into the competitive Battle Royale market. Named Radical Heights, the …

April 20, 2018

4/20/2018

Alexa to Help Players with COD: WWII

This week Activision rolled out a Beta of an Alexa skill that will help players with Call of Duty: WWII. The skill uses machine learning and natural language processing to analyze a player’s …

April 27, 2018

4/27/2018

Unauthorized Halo Mod Told To ‘Pause’ By Microsoft

Developers of a fan-made mod for the unreleased Halo Online game were contacted by Microsoft and asked to ‘pause’ in their development this week. The mod, ElDewrito, allowed players to play the …

May 4, 2018

5/30/2018

Stardew Valley Multiplayer Patch Now in Beta

ConcernedApe, developer of the indie hit Stardew Valley has released a public beta of the long-awaited multiplayer patch for said game. The multiplayer patch, patch 1.3, has been anxiously awaited by fans for …

May 11, 2018

5/11/2018

Infinity Gauntlet Mode Brings Thanos To Fortnite

The biggest gaming news this week has been Thanos’ addition to Fortnite. Epic Games’  already popular free to play battle royal game teamed up with Marvel Studios to bring Thanos, villain of Avengers: …

May 18, 2018

5/18/2018

Black Ops 4 Details Emerge

The big news this week surrounds Call of Duty: Back Ops 4, the latest in Treyarch’s series for publisher Activision. Previously there have been rumors that Black Ops 4 would not have a single-layer mode …

May 25, 2018

5/25/2018

Battlefield 5 Returns to WWII

In a move sure to excite longtime fans of the series, Battlefield 5 will return to the franchise’s roots, with DICE’s latest entry returning to WWII to relive the glory days of the franchise. Details …

June 1, 2018

6/1/2018

Roblox is following in Minecraft’s shoes and launching it’s own Education initiative, the company released this week. Roblox is one of the many simple graphics crafting games released in the wake of Minecraft’s success, catering heavily
June 8, 2018

6/8/2018

Developer and publisher Valve announced this week their latest policy for content curation in the wake of a game about school shootings being released on  their platform. The content sales and delivery platform announced they
June 15, 2018

6/15/2108

Netflix announced this week that it’s next foray into gaming will be with Minecraft: Story Mode by Telltale Games. Minecraft experimented with “choose your own adventure” style gaming earlier this year with a game
June 22, 2018

6/22/2018

Burnout Developer Announces Two New Games

Three Fields Entertainment, led by two former Criterion founders, announced two new racing games. The first is a sequel, Danger Zone 2, arriving in July. Set on freeways across the world, players will race …

June 29, 2018

6/29/2018

Overwatch Introduced the Endorsement System

Blizzard’s latest Overwatch patch, released June 26th, introduced an Endorsement system that enables players to acknowledge other players for having a positive impact on their gaming experience.  The Endorsement system is user generated feedback …

July 6, 2018

7/6/2018

Xbox One Fast Start July Update

The Xbox One system July update cuts the wait time in half by enabling players to start playing once essential files have been downloaded and less essential files required for the full game download …

July 13, 2018

7/13/2018

Pokémon: Game Release, Plush Toys and Controllers

Nintendo released a trailer for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! well ahead of the the November 16th release date.  While fans will not be able to purchase the …

July 20, 2018

07/20/2018

Blizzard Releases Hotfixes for Troublesome WoW Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0

Blizzard has released several hotfixes for the World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth patch 8.0 that was released earlier this week.  The 8.0 pre-patch for World of Warcraft was …

July 27, 2018

7/27/2018

Record Number of Valve Accounts Banned

 Last week the Valve Anti-Cheat System banned nearly 100,000 accounts on Steam.  A record setting number.

It is unclear what spurred this high level of enforcement action, but there is speculation that a revolt …

August 3, 2018

8/03/2018

$1 Million Dollars Awarded to First Overwatch League Champions

The London Spitfire became the first ever Overwatch League champions by dominating the Philadelphia Fusion last Friday and Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  In addition to the championship trophy, …

August 10, 2018

8/10/2018

5 Highlights of the New FIX PUBG Initiative

PUBG is getting a major overhaul to help reinvigorate the game.  Bugs, performance problems, and quality-of-life issues have been limiting PUBG’s true potential.  The initiative targeted five major categories for improvement:  Fewer …

August 17, 2018

8/17/2018

Diablo 3 is Officially Coming to Nintendo Switch

Breaking a 15 year hiatus from releasing games on a Nintendo console, Blizzard Entertainment officially confirmed today that Diablo 3: Eternal Collection is coming to the Switch Nintendo console later this year. …

August 24, 2018

2018-08-24

The Largest Purse Prize in Esports

 The prize pool for Dota 2’s International tournament has surpassed last year’s $24.7 million pool, remaining the largest pool prize in esports.  This is the sixth year in a row that Dota 2’s community …

August 31, 2018

2018-8-31

Active Shooter at Madden Tournament Killed Two Gamers and Himself in Florida

A competitor in a Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, opened fire during the event on Sunday afternoon, killing two people before taking his own life.  In …

September 7, 2018

2018-9-07

Spider-Man on PS4 Remixes Comic Book Lore for a Fresh Superhero Story

This week Marvel released Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4.  Reviews have been generally positive with a Metacritic Metascore of 87 and a User Score of 8.4.  Developer Insomniac …

September 14, 2018

2018-9-14

The Nintendo Switch Online Service is Launching on September 18th

Nintendo’s new Switch online service is launching on September 18th.  Users will be able to download a seven-day trial from the Switch store before committing to a …

September 21, 2018

2018-9-21

Red Dead Redemption 2’s Online Mode is Coming in November

Red Dead Redemption 2 is scheduled to be released next month and will feature a robust single-player mode. However, until this week little was known about when the much-anticipated online

September 28, 2018

2018-9-28

Fortnight Cross-play on PS4 ushers in a new era of the console wars

Console players everywhere are celebrating the news that Sony will soon allow players to link up with people on Xbox, Switch, and mobile platforms.
This functionality has …

October 5, 2018

2018-10-05

Blizzard Co-founder Mike Morhaime Stepping Down After 27 Years

Mike Morhaime, co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment and the studio’s longtime president, has stepped down from his position effective immediately. While Morhaime will stay on as a strategic adviser, World of Warcraft …

October 12, 2018

2018-10-12

Why Bullet Penetration is Important in Battlefield 5

“Destruction – big and small – is a Battlefield specialty,” says DICE; “and this goes for cover, too, be it wooden doors, concrete walls, fences, vegetation, or the new Fortifications. But how …

October 19, 2018

2018-10-19

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Focuses on Multiplayer Action

Black Ops 4 ditched the single player campaign that has been a hallmark of the series. Instead, the game focuses entirely on multiplayer action, including a mode called “Blackout,” which …

October 26, 2018

2018-10-26

eSports Sector Receives Major Investments: Nike Signs its First eSport Ambassador and Investments Made by Drake and Michael Jordan 

For the first time ever, sportswear company Nike signed its first esports ambassador, a 21-year-old League of …

November 2, 2018

2018-11-02

Red Dead Redemption 2 Players Find Cursed Road that Always Sets Horses on Fire

In Red Dead Redemption 2, there’s a specific patch of land that has invisible fire on it. The AI characters have no idea it’s there, and …

November 9, 2018

2018-11-09

Blizzcon’s Announcements Overshadowed by Diablo: Immortal Mobile Only Fan Backlash

The announcement of Diablo: Immortal disappointed fans who represent a primarily PC player base, love the lore, and enjoy the immersive experience of high-quality graphics. Players also expressed concerns over

November 16, 2018

11-16-2018

Fortnite’s Frantic Food Fight is Its Best Mode Yet 

On November 15, a new LTM team battle mode debut on Fortnite called food fight. Leveraging the game’s fiction and the dislike between …

November 21, 2018

11-21-2018

Fortnite’s $1 Million Winter Tournament is Open to Everyone 

On November 20th, developer Epic announced its “Winter Royale” competition, an open tournament with a $1 million prize pool that will start later this month. It’s an expansion of …

November 30, 2018

11-30-2018

Nintendo’s New Content Guidelines Make It Easier for YouTube Creators To Get Paid

Just ahead of Super Smash Brothers Ultimate launch, Nintendo is lifting some of its restrictions over how YouTube creators can monetize gameplay and livestream content with a …

December 7, 2018

12-07-2018

What Reviewers Are Saying About the New Videogame Battlefield 5

One consistent theme for reviewers of Battlefield 5 was that the game was not quite ready for prime time.  Particular problematic areas noted included a sometimes-buggy medical system and some …

December 14, 2018

12-14-2018

The Game Awards 2018 

With over 26 million people streaming The Game Awards, the awards also has become an event with reveals.  Such reveals include Smash Bros Ultimate will gain Persona 5’s Protagonist, Mortal Kombat 11 announced, and …

December 21, 2018

12-21-2018

Valve’s Artifact Gets Surprise First Patch, with More to Come

Artifact, Valve’s Dota-based card game, has finally received its first balance patch. Players will now be able to level up, earning tickets and card packs as they go along. But …

December 28, 2018

12-28-2018

Sims Creator Will Wright Teaches Game Design Via MasterClass

Famed game developer Will Wright is teaching a massive class on games – via MasterClass. In his class, Wright covers a slew of game design topics, like generating new concepts, creating …

January 4, 2019

1-04-2019

Ex-Hearthstone Developers Open a New Studio and Get the Marvel License for Their First Game  

Second Dinner is a team that’s made up of ex-Blizzard employees, all of whom worked on Hearthstone — including Hearthstone’s former director Ben Brode. They’re …

January 11, 2019

1-11-2019

Bungie Splits with Activision and Takes Over Destiny Publishing

In an abrupt announcement with long-lasting ramifications, Bungie and Activision have announced that the two companies have split, with Bungie retaining ownership of the Destiny IP and full publishing rights to …

January 18, 2019

1-18-2019

New Overwatch Skins Coming with Lunar New Year 2019 Event 

Overwatch is once again ringing in the new lunar calendar with an in-game event. This time it’s the Year of the Pig, and as usual we can expect …

January 25, 2019

1-25-2019

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Will Alter DLC Scenes and Dialogue After All 

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s “Shadow Heritage” expansion will get changes to its story and cinematics after all, following a controversy in which the protagonist character was hard-wired into a …

February 1, 2019

2-01-2019

Metro Exodus Leaves Steam for an Exclusive One Year Availability in Epic Store

Metro Exodus by THQ will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for the first year of its availability, and will then come back to Steam and other …

February 8, 2019

2-08-2019

Apex Legends Hits One Million Players in Less Than a Day

EA and Respawn revealed Apex Legends, a free-to-play squad-based battle royale of teams of three set in the Titanfall universe.   Although there wasn’t much time to build hype …

February 15, 2019

2-15-2019

Sony Explains Why It Will Be Skipping E3 This Year 

When Sony announced it would be skipping E3 2019, the industry took note because Sony hadn’t missed a single E3 in the conference’s 24-year history.  Sony’s Shawn Layden (SIE Worldwide …

February 22, 2019

2-22-2019

Google Unveiling Their Gaming Plans Next Month at Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) 

The Google announcement is taking place in San Francisco during the beginning of the Game Developer’s Conference, a gathering of game developers from around the world. It is …

March 1, 2019

3-01-2019

Overkill’s The Walking Dead Failed to Meet Quality Standards, Contract with Rights Owner Terminated 

A new Walking Dead game from Payday developer Starbreeze Studios, Overkill’s The Walking Dead, released back in November was a major disappointment. Now, Walking Dead

March 8, 2019

3-08-2019

EA and BioWare Announced an Upcoming Patch for Anthem Crashing PS4s 

BioWare says it has identified the issues in Anthem that were causing players’ PlayStation 4 systems to crash and anticipates issuing a patch by March 12. Based on in-store

March 15, 2019

3-15-2019

Jade Raymond Joins Google, Seemingly as the Vice President of its Gaming Initiative

Jade Raymond is starting a new chapter of her career, and she’s doing it alongside one of the new major players in the gaming space. Raymond has

March 22, 2019

3-22-2019

Google Stadia is the New Streaming Gaming Platform from Google

Google announced Stadia, a new cloud-based gaming platform, at its GDC 2019 keynote Tuesday morning. It’s a major move for Google into the video game business, which is increasingly building

March 29, 2019

3-29-2019

Bethesda Confirms a Bunch of Games are Coming to Steam, including Rage 2 and Fallout 76 

As large publishers like Ubisoft declare their allegiance for the Epic Games Store, others like Bethesda have announced they’re sticking

April 5, 2019

4-05-2019

Bungie Confirms that Destiny’s PvP Mode is Here to Stay

After a speculative piece from Forbes, and key departures from the development team at Bungie, there was player concern that the studio might leave the Crucible behind in the next …

April 12, 2019

4-12-2019

Overwatch Storm Rising Runs from April 16 to May 6

The Overwatch Archives event included a trailer video which released the first glimpses of the new Havana map and Talon council member Maximilien. Overwatch Storm Rising will be the third …

April 19, 2019

4-19-2019

Water walking coming to World of Warcraft mounts in 8.2: Rise of Azshara

Blizzard revealed its plans for WoW’s 8.2 patch in a new stream. Most notable are the in-depth breakdown of the new Heart of Azeroth system and changes …

April 26, 2019

4-26-2019

Overwatch Workshop will let players to script custom modes, heroes – Polygon
In a developer update posted Wednesday, game director Jeff Kaplan shared details on the upcoming Workshop mode. Kaplan describes the Workshop as a “scripting mode that will allow …

May 10, 2019

5-3-2019

Epic just bought the Rocket League studio, here’s what it means for the Steam version
Epic announced its purchase of Rocket League creator, Psyonix. The game will continue to receive the same updates as the Epic Games version for existing …

May 10, 2019

5-10-2019

Important World of Warcraft character returns in patch 8.2
In the most recent update to the public test realm, World of Warcraft is bringing in Thrall, an old character the players have not seen since 2016. Thrall was a key …

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 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 31, 2019

5-31-2019

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 …

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 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

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

6-28-2019

Big Fish announces new Toy Story mobile game
Big Fish Games Inc. announced the worldwide release of Toy Story Drop!, a new casual mobile game, taking place in the Toy Story Universe. Players help iconic characters from the Toy Story …

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 12, 2019

7-12-2019

Amazon is developing a Lord of the Rings MMO
Amazon has announced its new partnership with Leyou on a new Lord of the Rings free-to-play MMO game. According to Athlon, the game’s leading developers, the new LoTR MMO will take …

July 19, 2019

7-19-2019

Borderlands 3 Cross-play not available at launch
Borderlands 3 will not support cross-play between platforms at launch, but developer Gearbox is “committed” to bring it about at a later date. Gearbox clarified this after a promotional teaser which made some …

July 26, 2019

7-25-2019

Overwatch’s new scientist hero can control black holes – The Verge
Overwatch’s 31st hero is a Dutch astrophysicist known as Sigma. Blizzard revealed this new hero in an animated short, where we learn he gained his powers through a traumatic …

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 9, 2019

8-9-2019

ESA to begin new loot box policies – Polygon
Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have come together to announce they will be implementing a new system for loot boxes in video games. Due to discussions involving the U.S Federal Trade, the …

August 16, 2019

8-16-2019

No Man’s Sky next update brings large multiplayer and survival aspects – PC Gamer
No Man’s Sky Beyond, the next big update for No Man’s Sky, has teased many new features for players. One of them is a new social …

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 …

August 30, 2019

8-30-2019

Telltale Games getting revived – Polygon
Telltale Games, shut down in 2018, created a lack of heavily story-driven games on the market. A year later LCG Entertainment purchased many of the rights from Telltale. Reviving Telltale is a result of …

September 6, 2019

9-6-2019

Hearthstone’s next solo-adventure to launch September 17 – Polygon
Hearthstone’s, Saviors of Uldum, has already introduced new cards and mechanics to the game as well as a new solo campaign “Tombs of Terror,” to release on September 17. This next …

September 13, 2019

9-13-2019

Why a backpack is causing fan outrage – Polygon
Character differentiation, using appearance, is highly prized among WoW players. WoW rewards players with a much coveted-for appearance differentiation item, in this case, a backpack, but only after the player has …

September 20, 2019

9-20-2019

Fornite to host Batman event – Polygon
Data mined from a set of six images, originating from Fortnite files, is pointing to Batman-themed content coming to Fortnite. The images show Batman’s cape as a cosmetic item and a new glider, …

September 27, 2019

9-27-19

Word of Warcraft ends its most controversial storyline – Polygon
Battle for Azeroth has been World of Warcraft’s most ambitious story yet, with patch 8.2.5 bringing the climax of the expansion’s conflict. Unfortunately, for all of the beauty involved with …

October 4, 2019

10-4-2019

Genji and Symmetra have new skins for Blizzcon – Polygon
Each year Blizzard gives away in-game goodies to players who buy BlizzCon tickets, generally one to three items per main title. This year’s items for Overwatch include two new legendary …

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 …

October 18, 2019

10-18-2019

League of Legends coming to console and mobile – GameSpot
Riot games announced that League of Legends is coming to console and mobile platforms in 2020 under the title “League of Legends: Wild Rift.” This new version will feature 5V5
October 25, 2019

10-25-2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare release schedule – GameSpot
Activision posted an outline to their new Call of Duty’s release times. This post, however, only concerns PC releases, and Activision stated console players should refer to their systems dashboard for

November 1, 2019

11-1-2019

Apex Legends launches Duos mode – The Verge

Starting November 5th, Apex Legends is getting a limited-time duos game mode. Fans have been asking for this mode for months, and if previous event type game modes are any indication, developer …

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 15, 2019

11-15-2019

Hearthstone Battlegrounds brings auto-battles to the card game – GameSpot
Hearthstone has been steadily receiving updates for a long time now, but at this point, much of the new content caters towards the existing player base. The latest update, Hearthstone …

November 22, 2019

11-22-2019

Rainbow Six Siege Money Heist event – GameSpot
This weekend brings two significant events for Rainbow Six Siege: another free to play window and a new gameplay event, a tie-in for the Netflix series Money Heist. The gameplay event adds …

November 29, 2019

11-29-2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare announces first season, teasing a Battle Pass – Polygon
December 3rd will bring the first seasonal content to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Almost all of this content will be free to all players, making …

December 6, 2019

12-6-2019

BB-8 coming as playable hero to Battlefront 2 – GameSpot
Dice has announced a new update to Battlefront II in conjunction with the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on December 20th. This announcement is in addition …

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 …

December 20, 2019

12-20-2019

Sekiro wins Game of the Year 2019 – GameSpot
Sikero: Shadows Die Twice was a standout game this year. Few games manage to provide players with such a thrilling and tense experience without falling into familiar tropes. Beyond this, Sikero …

January 6, 2020

1-3-2019

Respawn Boss takes control over Dice LA Studio – GameSpot
Vince Zampella, the co-founder of Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, is to be head of EA DICE’s LA studio. The LA office will remain separate …

January 10, 2020

1-10-2020

Sea of Thieves, highly successful – GameSpot

Sea of Thieves is just getting started and is already the most successful new IP on Xbox. To celebrate over 10 million players, Rare is giving away a free sail and emote to

January 17, 2020

1-17-2020

Rainbow Six Siege gets esports related event map – Polygon
Siege will be getting a new map, and battle passes in celebration of The Six Invitational competitive Esports tournament. The new map, called Stadium, lies in a refurbished Greek Stadium …

January 24, 2020

1-24-2020

Cyberpunk 2077 needs more work time – Polygon
CD Projekt Red’s chief executive admitted in an investor call that the development teams for Cyberpunk 2077 still have a significant amount of work before launch. He mentioned that they will, unfortunately, …

January 31, 2020

1-31-2020

Blizzard claims right to any custom game modes in Warcraft III – GameSpot
Warcraft III: Reforged is out now, and Blizzard wants to lay claims to any custom games players make. A decision likely born from the popular mod “Defense …

February 7, 2020

2-7-2020

Rockstar’s VP of creativity leaving the company- GameSpot
Dan Houser, the creative lead on Rockstar’s GTA and Red Dead Redemption titles, will be leaving the company. Houser has been on an extended break recently and will be formally leaving the …

February 14, 2020

2-14-2020

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 …

February 21, 2020

2-21-2020

No Man’s Sky introduces living ships you can hatch – GameSpot
2020’s first update for No Man’s Sky is titled The Living Ship, which allows players to fly sentient organic ships. Players interested in hatching and growing a ship can …

February 28, 2020

2-28-2020

Overwatch Mardi Gras event – GameSpot

From February 25th to March 9th Overwatch is running an event that gives Ashe a new Mardi Gras themed skin. Players can earn the skin by winning nine multiplayer games during the …

March 6, 2020

3-6-2020

Halo: CE now available on PC for MCC – GameSpot

Halo: Combat Evolved is now live for the PC release of the Master Chief Collection. The PC release comes with a few customization options and lets players toggle between some …

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 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 …

April 10, 2020

4-10-2020

Sea of Thieves’ next update brings more faction focus – Polygon

Sea of Thieves’ current faction serves as the game’s backbone, as it provides access to quests, rewards, and cosmetics. The upcoming Ships of Fortune seeks to reinforce these mechanics. …

April 17, 2020

4-17-2020

 

CoD: Warzone already at 50 Milion players – Polygon

CoD: Warzone has launched about a month ago and has already achieved outstanding popularity. The surprise release dropped for free for everyone on March 10th and now has over …

April 24, 2020

4-24-2020

Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters Play Each Other – GameSpot

Infinity Ward has released a new patch for CoD: Warzone to combat cheaters and exploiters. Starting now, players who report other players for cheating will receive an in-game notification. Infinity …

May 1, 2020

5-1-2020

First Assassin’s Creed Gameplay Coming Next Week – Gamespot

Ubisoft announced the game in action debut for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla scheduled for next week. The Norse setting of the game places it historically anywhere between 100 and 400 years before

May 8, 2020

5-8-2020

Fortnite hits 350 Million Players – The Verge

Epic’s Fortnite has reportedly reached 350 Million registered players this week. This growth makes the free-to-play Battle Royale one of the most popular titles ever made. However, Epic has not released player …

May 15, 2020

5-15-2020

Fortnite will be a launch title for PS5 and Xbox Series X – GameSpot

Epic Games has announced that Fortnite will be a launch title for both the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Series X. They have also announced that Fortnite …

May 22, 2020

5-22-2020

Overwatch Anniversary event 2020 – Polygon

Overwatch’s Anniversary event is now live on all platforms and will run through June 9th. Like previous years, all seasonal cosmetics and game modes are unlocked and playable for everyone during the event. A

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

6-12-2020

CoD: Modern Warfare Season 4 starting this week – GameSpot

The next season of content for Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Warzone has launched. A trailer from a little while ago announced the start of the season on June …

June 19, 2020

06-19-2020

Sea of Thieves, Haunted Shores Update – Polygon

Rare’s sandbox pirate game, Sea of Thieves, has a new update. Titled Haunted Shores, this update brings in new NPC ship battles with a fleet of spectral ghost ships. Players can partake …

June 26, 2020

6-26-2020

Borderlands 3: Bounty of Blood – GameSpot

Borderlands 3’s third campaign expansion releases June 25. In an interview, the game’s Creative Director, Matt Cox, said that they wanted to add new elements to the combat loop. The team went about …

July 3, 2020

7-3-2020

Valorant plans to release six new agents a year – Polygon

Even though Valorant launched a few weeks ago, developers are looking forward to developing the game. They have announced a plan to release a new agent every Act, or …

July 9, 2020

7-10-2020

Amazon working on Fallout TV Series – Comicbook

The creators of Westward have partnered with Amazon to create a live-action TV series based on the Fallout series.  The creative team has plans to bring the harsh wasteland to life and …

July 17, 2020

7-17-2020

Overwatch, Sigma’s Maestro Challenge – GameSpot

Overwatch’s latest event, titled Sigma’s Maestro Challenge, is running from July 14th to 27th. Players can earn rewards for getting enough wins during the challenge. Similar to other hero focused events, …

July 24, 2020

7-24-2020

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 – GameSpot

Infinity Ward is releasing teasers about Modern Warfare and Warzone, and although light on details, the information may include a possible release date. In a video that developers have …

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 7, 2020

8-7-2020

Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 – Polygon

The next season for Modern Warfare and Warzone has arrived. The initial season patch brings some changes to the Battle Royale map and a host of additions to weapons. This update brings …

August 14, 2020

8-14-2020

Xbox Series X and PS5 prices still unconfirmed – GameSpot

The next generation of Xbox will release in less than three months, with the upcoming PlayStation coming not long after. There is no confirmation as to the date these consoles …

August 21, 2020

8-21-2020

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War officially announced – GameSpot

A teaser for the new Call of Duty has finally arrived, promising a world-wide reveal next week. The video focuses on a speech given by real-life KGB defector, Yuri …

August 28, 2020

8-28-2020

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 – GameSpot

The next season for Fortnite chapter 2, Nexus War, has launched hosting a new battle pass and a Marvel theme. The battle pass suggests that Galactus will serve as the season’s main antagonist …

September 4, 2020

9-4-2020

Marvel’s Avengers early reviews – Gamespot

After spending some time in Marvel’s Avengers, one of the most common perceptions is that too much of the beta’s focus is on the opening sequence. The bulk of the game follows Ms. Marvel, …

September 11, 2020

9-11-2020

Details on the next generation of Xbox – Polygon

Microsoft unveiled the next generation of Xbox at E3 back in 2019, and this year they confirmed a secondary version of the new console would release alongside the main title November …

September 18, 2020

9-18-2020

PS5 price and release date – GameSpot

With the PlayStation 5 reveal event and information streams, Sony kept a price point and release date for their new system a secret. However, in the latest PS5 showcase, Sony revealed both of …

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 …

October 2, 2020

10-2-2020

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 6 – GameSpot

Season 6 for Modern Warfare is now live, coming out with a series of changes along with a future content teaser. The story starts when Nikolai and Farah, characters from the …

October 9, 2020

10-9-2020

Next Overwatch novel to star McCree and Ashe – Polygon

A listing for a second Overwatch novel recently went live on Amazon France. It tells the story of how a young McCree and Ashe founded the Deadlock gang. Though the …

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 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 …

October 30, 2020

10-30-2020

World of Warcraft Shadowlands now launching in November – GameSpot

WoW Shadowlands was scheduled to release on October 27th but got delayed until November 23rd. A post on the series’ Twitter page clarified that extra time was …

November 6, 2020

11-6-2020

Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition – GameSpot

Borderlands 3 is getting new content with season 2. Additionally, players can get all the content from the main game, and both seasons pass with the upcoming Ultimate Edition. Players who purchase the Ultimate …

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 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 …

December 18, 2020

12-18-2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Launch cost $1 Billion – GameSpot

Technical issues with the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 dealt a significant blow to CD Projekt Red’s stock value. Bloomberg states that the founder’s joint stake has dropped $1B in a few days.

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 15, 2021

1-15-2021

CoD: Black Ops Cold War, Firebase Z – Polygon

Black Ops Cold War Zombies’ first DLC map is right around the corner. Treyarch announced the release of this new map on February 3rd. Firebase Z is a secret …

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 …