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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

August 30, 2017

Exploits Aren’t Cheating, Are They? – Neutralizing Attitudes in the Gaming Industry

Exploits Aren’t Cheating, Are They? – Neutralizing Attitudes in the Gaming Industry

 

ABSTRACT:  Exploits in gaming is not a new phenomenon, but the consequences have been growing in recent years. Games have become unbalanced, players have staged boycotts, and …

September 5, 2017

Tournaments This Week:

Pokémon World Championships – Head-to-head Pokémon trading card game battles, absolutely worth watching even just for the commentary.…

September 5, 2017

Game Releases:

Agents of Mayhem (PC/PS4/Xbox One) – The producers of Saints Row are back with a game that looks like a carbon copy of the Saints Row art style and shares the same immature humor style. I enjoyed the first few …

September 5, 2017

Blizzard Reverses Battlenet Name Change

About a month after changing the name of its online service from Battle.net to the Blizzard app, Blizzard has reversed this decision and decided to go with Blizzard Battle Net. They cited that it was a misstep to move away …

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

9/10

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September 11, 2017

9/11

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September 11, 2017

9/13

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September 12, 2017

Rainbow Six Releases Patch 3.0

Rainbow Six Siege may have started small, but its playerbase and content have both grown significantly since its launch two years ago. Tuesday, update 3.0 was launched, ending Ubisoft’s two month Operation Health campaign which was dedicated to fixing technical …

September 12, 2017

Sea of Thieves Tech Shared With PUBG

Sea of Thieves has some of the best looking water rendering in gaming, and at the moment Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, Microsoft’s newest title acquisition does not. Throughout its early access the focus has been more on the gun play and …

September 12, 2017

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 Playstation 4, and a version …

September 12, 2017

9/12

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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 26, 2017

Phil Spencer Receives Promotion

On Tuesday, it was announced that Microsoft’s Games division will no longer report directly to the Windows Devices Group (WDG), and instead the head, Phil Spencer will report directly to Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella. It is unclear how this will
September 26, 2017

PUBG Breaks Steam User Record

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds has been dominating the Steam charts for weeks now, and has just passed another incredible milestone, setting the all-time record for concurrent users. Previously held by Dota 2 at 1,291,328 users, PUBG has surpassed this figure with
September 26, 2017

Fortnite Releases Free Battle Royale Mode

In the wake of PUBG’s success, it’s unsurprising to see others moving into their genre space. Fortnite, a recently released survival-crafting game with a cartoonish art style and sarcastic humor, has announced that they will be allowing everyone to play
September 26, 2017

Xbox Duke Recreated for Modern Gamers

The original Xbox controller, affectionately known as “The Duke” had fallen into the realm of the past… Until today. A fan of the original has created a controller for modern consoles and Windows 10 PCs that pays homage to the
September 26, 2017

Four Halo Titles Become Backwards Compatible

The Xbox One backwards compatibility list continues to grow, with the catalogue expanding today to include four halo titles. Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4 are now all playable on Xbox One. This is
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, …

September 29, 2017

More Atari Box Specs Revealed

The curtain has been pulled back a bit more on Atari’s new home console, and it looks to be a bit different than most fans were expecting. While it will play a selection of classic Atari games, the box is …

September 29, 2017

Skyrim Survival Mode Announced

Bethesda announced a new addition to Skyrim in the form of a more brutal survival mode. In this new mode players will have to manage hunger, thirst, warmth and a host of other traits that have become characteristic of the …

September 29, 2017

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, voiced over by John Boyega …

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 13, 2017

ESRB Says Loot Boxes Cannot be Classified as Gambling

Loot boxes have been a hot topic this week with players taking to social media and forums to express their distrust with the mechanic’s inclusion in Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Forza Motorsport 7, and Star Wars Battlefront 2. …

October 13, 2017

Iconic Counterstrike Map Gets Overhauled

For those who play Counterstrike Global Offensive, or any entry in the series, the Dust map series has become a fast icon. Dust 2, CSGO’s version of the map has just received a major visual overhaul, with both cosmetic …

October 13, 2017

Gamestop Assassin’s Creed Pre-Order Ad Causes Stir

Gamestop’s latest advertisement for Assassin’s Creed Origins pre-orders has taken things too far in the eyes of many gamers. The advertisement essentially tells players that a bonus mission that will be in the game at launch is blocked unless they …

October 13, 2017

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 pair will be focusing more on game …

October 20, 2017

Evil Within 2 Sells a Quarter of the Original

Despite very positive reviews, it appears that the Evil Within 2 sales are not quite living up to those of its predecessor. The early UK launch numbers showed it debuting at third place behind Fifa 1and Middle Earth:

October 20, 2017

IGN Acquires Humble Bundle

Last Friday, IGN acquired the pay-what-you-want Humble Bundle shop. Humble Bundle said that they chose to join the IGN family as they felt IGN understood their vision, and shared their passion for games. Many are concerned that this merger might …

October 20, 2017

Team Fortress 2 Jungle Inferno Update

Team Fortress 2 has been out for over 10 years now, but Valve has shown this week that they’re not done providing new content for the game. The Inferno update takes players to the abandoned remains of what once …

October 20, 2017

Activision Reveals Patented Matchmaking Tricks

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Activision revealed that they had an exploratory patent for videogame matchmaking  (placing players in multiplayer games) that would push players to monetize more. The method involved selecting matches for players that would make them …

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 27, 2017

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 Vancouver. Reasons for this …

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 …

October 30, 2017

LA Noire 4K – New Trailer

Earlier this year, Rockstar announced that they will be re-releasing LA Noire, the critically acclaimed detective game, in 4K on November 14th on modern consoles.…

November 3, 2017

Spiderman PS4 – New Trailer

Spiderman PS4 may not be coming out until 2018, but Insomniac games revealed another in-game trailer for the title at Paris Games Week.…

November 3, 2017

Blizzcon Begins

Blizzard’s annual convention kicks off at 10:30 today with the pre-show for the opening ceremonies.…

November 10, 2017

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Announced

Following the development of their incredibly successful augmented reality mobile game, Niantic Labs has announced officially that their next title will be Harry Potter: Wizards Unite(HWPU).

November 10, 2017

11/10

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Announced

Following the development of their incredibly successful augmented reality mobile game, Niantic Labs has announced officially that their next title will be Harry Potter: Wizards Unite(HWPU). Details on the game so far are scarce, but …

November 17, 2017

11/17

EA Battlefront Release Recap

It’s been a week of changes in regard to EA’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 with angry players taking to the internet to combat the game’s monetization tactics. For those who haven’t been following, here’s a quick …

November 17, 2017

EA Battlefront Release Recap

It’s been a week of changes in regard to EA’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 with angry players taking to the internet to combat the game’s monetization tactics.…

November 17, 2017

Disney Shuts Down Marvel Heroes

Wednesday, Disney announced that they would be ending their partnership with Gazillion and as a result that the Marvel Heroes Games would be shut down.…

November 17, 2017

Minecon Earth 2017 is This Weekend

This weekend, Minecraft will be hosting Minecraft Earth a streaming event with viewing locations/gatherings spread across the world in an attempt to make it easier for players to attend.…

November 17, 2017

Gamestop Pauses Power Pass Program

The Power Pass program was only online for a few days when Gamestop decided to pause it, due to unforeseen issues with distribution and stock.…

November 24, 2017

Marvel Heroes Players Demand Refunds

After Gazillion announced last week that Marvel Heroes would be shutting down, many players are demanding refunds for recently purchased content on the title.…

December 8, 2017

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.…

December 8, 2017

PUBG Reveals New Map

After months of teases, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds has fully revealed their new desert map, Miramar.…

January 19, 2018

Nintendo Labo Announced

Nintendo held its second direct in two weeks, announcing a new set of add-ons for the Switch called Nintendo Labo.…

January 19, 2018

Fortnite Battle Royale Map Updated

The team at Epic Games has released another update to Fortnite’s popular battle Royale map, significantly increasing its size and adding several new themed areas.…

January 19, 2018

Rumors of a New Fable Game

Eurogamer reported on Wednesday that they learned through an anonymous source that there was a new title in the Fable franchise currently being developed at Playground.…

January 26, 2018

Microsoft Expands Games Pass Program

Earlier this week, Microsoft made a big step in supporting Game Pass by announcing several first party titles that would be available with Games Pass from launch.…

January 26, 2018

Changes Coming to Rainbow Six Siege

Earlier this week, Microsoft made a big step in supporting Game Pass by announcing several first party titles that would be available with Games Pass from launch.…

February 1, 2018

Anthem Delayed

BioWare’s new franchise, Anthem has been delayed until 2019.…

February 2, 2018

Microsoft Acquires Playfab

Earlier this week, Microsoft acquired Playfab, a startup aimed at making the mobile game development process quicker and easier.…

February 2, 2018

Mario Kart Tour Announced

During a financial results briefing earlier this week, Nintendo announced Mario Kart Tour will be released before the end of the next fiscal year.…

February 9, 2018

Black Ops 4 Coming 2018

Multiple sources have confirmed that Treyarch is working on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for release in late 2018.…

February 16, 2018

Sea of Thieves Running Scale Test

For Xbox Insiders and Sea of Thieves closed beta players, Rare is giving another chance to play the game this upcoming weekend to stress test their servers.…

February 16, 2018

Mafia 3 Developer Hit by Layoffs

While it is unclear the scale of the layoffs, Hangar 13, developers of Mafia 3 laid off a “significant portion” of their staff Thursday.…

February 23, 2018

Fortnite v3.0.0 Patch Notes Released

Fortnite is about to launch its third season of play, and with it, a host of new cosmetic rewards, game upgrades, and even a new weapon are coming.…

March 2, 2018

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.…

March 9, 2018

Ubisoft Announces the Division 2

While it had long been rumored that teams at Ubisoft were working on The Division 2, it was made official today with the reveal of the game’s new logo.…

March 9, 2018

Black Ops 4 Confirmed

Rumors have been swirling for weeks, but on Thursday, Treyarch released the first official teaser for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

March 23, 2018

PUBG Offers New Event Mode

PUBG is getting an “Event Move,” described as “a periodically changing preset Custom Game where [the developers] will be trying new things and experimenting with different game parameters.”…

March 30, 2018

Weapon Skins Come to PUBG

Following suit with games like CS:GO and Team Fortress 2, PUBG has introduced weapon skins as aesthetic customizations.…

March 30, 2018

Far Cry 5 Released This Week

Far Cry 5 from Ubisoft released on Tuesday this week to mostly positive reviews30, with the game praised for its story and beautiful landscapes.…

April 13, 2018

PUBG Newest Event: War

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has released their newest event mode, a 10 v. 10 v. 10 deathmatch mode named War.…

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

Belgium Declares Loot Boxes Illegal

The Belgium Gaming Commission determined that FIFA 18, Overwatch, and CS: GO lootboxes are subject to Belgian gaming law, which outlaws such games of chance.…

May 4, 2018

PUBG Pauses Item Trading

Upon finding third-party sites selling virtual items for real money, utilizing PUBG’s personal trading feature, PUBG Corp. decided to turn off personal trading entirely while they search for a solution.…

May 4, 2018

May the 4th be with GOG

As part of their comprehensive Star Wars sale, video game distributor GOG has released a port of Star Wars Episode 1: Racer for Windows 7,8, and 10.…

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 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.…

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 …

May 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.…

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 8, 2018

Valve Declares Hands Off Policy

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.…

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 15, 2018

Sony: No Fortnite Crossplay

Fortnite is the latest crossplay title for consoles, joining Minecraft and Rocket League, so long as those consoles are Switch and Xbox.…

June 15, 2018

E3 Roundup

There is so much news from E3 it is hard to talk about it all.…

June 22, 2018

No VR on XBox

Mike Nichols, Minecraft’s chief marketing officer of gaming, announced that they have no plans to bring VR to Xbox.…

June 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 to reflect teammates who are …

June 29, 2018

E3 Roundup: Investor Mojo

Gamers were not the only audience keenly focused on the announcements and highlights from last week’s E3.  Among the millions paying attention to the event were stock investors who took note of the activities and rewarded several stocks of …

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 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 …

July 27, 2018

Overwatch Free Weekend

Between July 26-30, anyone with a Blizzard account (or a newly created account) will be able to download and play Overwatch on PC for free. PS4 and Xbox One owners are not included.…

August 3, 2018

Ubisoft Clamps Down on Rainbow Six Siege Cheaters

Last week Ubisoft took action and placed nearly 1300 players on probation for the use of various hacks which enable all kinds of cheating, from XP boosting to allowing bombs to be defused from any location on the map.…

August 10, 2018

The Fallout 76 beta Contains the Full Game and no NDA

Since the beta won’t be under a non-disclosure agreement, participants (anyone who pre-orders Fallout 76 to gain access) can share screens and videos of bugs and glitches during the “Break it Early Test Application.”…

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

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 17, 2018

Notable YouTube Videos

Battlefield 5’s official Gamescom’s trailer dropped yesterday on YouTube and passed the one million view mark on day one.…

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 24, 2018

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.…

August 31, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken

Bungie revealed a new ViDoc and the planned roadmap of DLC content that will come to Destiny 2 after Forsaken has arrived.…

November 16, 2018

Sony Is Skipping E3 2019

Sony is skipping next year’s E3, ditching its traditional booth and press conference in a move that will have a significant negative impact on the video game industry’s annual trade show.…

November 21, 2018

Battlefield V Released 

Battlefield V is complicated, sweeping, and enjoyable to play. Its narrative highlights World War II’s lesser known fronts, and its competitive multiplayer is fast-paced and action-focused.

November 30, 2018

ESA Supports Loot Boxes as FTC Begins Investigations

The Federal Trade Commission, an independent regulatory agency within the United States government, agreed to begin investigating the subject of whether video game loot boxes could be or should be classified as gambling…

November 30, 2018

Bethesda Game Studios Deceptive Trade Practices Investigation

Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Bethesda Game Studios for releasing a heavily-glitched game, Fallout 76, and refusing to issue refunds for PC purchasers of the game who found it to be unplayable because of its technical problems.…

December 7, 2018

Fortnite Getting Creative Mode

Fortnite has a new free creative mode that lets players make, share, and play in their own islands.  Epic announced that creative mode will launch on December 13.…

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 18, 2018

The Game Awards 2018 

With over 26 million people streaming The Game Awards, the awards also has become an event with reveals.…

December 21, 2018

Ezio Auditore And Others Join For Honor

Ubisoft has revealed that it is in fact Ezio Auditore, famed assassin from the Assassin’s Creed 2 trilogy, is one of many Assassins Creed characters coming to For Honor for an Animus crossover event…

January 4, 2019

Japan Bans Graymarket Key Reselling

Japan is cracking down on unauthorized key reselling. This new legislature significantly impacts companies like the Hong Kong-based G2A who acts as the middleman for people looking to sell spare game keys.…

February 1, 2019

Xbox One Error Made System Unusable

Xbox One players reported that their system is freezing or getting a black screen upon boot, and others are having difficulty accessing their saved games. …

March 15, 2019

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Confirmed for PC

During the latest episode of Inside Xbox, Microsoft dropped a bombshell amid the wait for the latest Halo game — Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC, and the entire collection itself is adding Halo: Reach. 

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.…