Rise of the Robots tainted nearly everything it touched. This absolute car crash of a beat ‘em up ruined many a Christmas, as kids who’d looked forward to it all year, whipped into a froth by breathless magazine coverage, fired up the game on a snowy morning only to discover… it was awful. The game destroyed the reputation of its developer, Mirage, which went bankrupt not too long afterwards. And the reputation the game had acquired prior to release led everyone to wonder… had these magazines even played it?
NBA 2K21 features a whole lot of sweaty men.
Hello. Do you like XCOM? Do you like the recent and excellent Mechwarrior tactics game? And most importantly, are you interested at all in the passage of time? If so, then there’s someone I’d like you to meet.
We’re not too far off from a couple of big December weeks. Cyberpunk is just around the corner, but until then, this week is going to be dominated by World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.
When the gods of Crunchyroll’s new anime-inspired series Onyx Equinox decide that the fate of humanity should be determined by an epic game, a young boy named Izel’s life takes a turn for the divine and dangerous. He’s tapped to become the one person capable of keeping the living from…
The Black Friday shenanigans have begun, which means its a good time to upgrade some of your gaming gear without paying full price. There are some particularly good deals on gaming mice might now, and as someone who spends way too much time trying (and failing) to click heads, here’s some solid recommendations on the best bargains out there.
Cyberpunk 2077 is only a couple of weeks away, and it’s already looking gorgeous. Night City looks its best with ray tracing turned up to the max, however, and CD Projekt Red has got a new set of recommended specs for the best Cyberpunk 2077 RTX experience.
Spider-Man, Spider-Man! Does whatever a spider can! Has he had, lots of games? Yup and many, are the same. Watch out, here’s our ranking of (most) of them!
2020 hasn’t been a good year to check the internet. So, a nice bonus of playing on new, faster consoles is that I no longer have time to doomscroll through Twitter anymore.
“Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. You know my heart; I loved Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, but after those two the games got weird and inaccessible. I dutifully bought Chain of Memories on the Playstation 2, but…so much had changed. I couldn’t understand how to use the card…
Flat Earth Simulator recently appeared on Steam with no fanfare at all. Costing $US5 ($7), it’s a beautifully presented — if extremely slight — depiction of a proposed model for a flat Earth. There’s interactive recorded narration explaining the theory, which posits that our planet is a floating disc, surrounded…
Destiny 2: Beyond Light does a lot of things right, but loot isn’t one of them. Responding to a week and change of negative player feedback about the lack of new gear to chase in the game’s latest expansion, Bungie said it will add some old guns back into the…
The AMD Radeon RX 6800 is not just a good GPU. It’s a genuine threat and competitor to Nvidia — if you don’t need ray tracing.
Most PS4 and PS5 users will have PlayStation Plus just for the free games, and if you just got a PS5 that collection of freebies has gotten even better. So if you’re going to buy the membership anyway, you might as well pay as little as possible.
The last time we did one of these generational roundups, I wrote a piece on how the DualShock 3 “sucked”. This is a sentiment dating back to my time with the DualShock and DualShock 2, both of which also sucked.
While Black Friday 2020 doesn’t officially start until November 27, Amazon’s Black Friday sales have already kicked off with some early bird deals on a range of gaming tech and hardware. There’s a pretty wide variety of bargains on offer – from keyboards to gaming mice to cases and internal…
Microsoft didn’t break new ground with its two new consoles, the Xbox Series X and S. The individual boxes look new, sure, but both share a near-identical operating system with their predecessor, the Xbox One. In other words, these two new machines don’t bring much new to the table. Rather,…
Cyberpunk 2077 will ship with a mode to disable licensed music, helping Cyberpunk 2077 streamers avoid DMCA strikes.
The Power Rangers are teens with attitudes for a reason. Like all young superheroes, as they come into unimaginable power, their youth paints a fascinating contrast to the responsibility of growing into young adults. But what happens when someone who’s already done their growing up gets that power?
Rolling through breakable environmental objects is one of the Souls community’s favourite pastimes. But in the new Demon’s Souls remake for PlayStation 5, this might actually be the secret to deciphering some of the game’s lingering mysteries.
If we’re talkin’ ‘bout games that have come out recently, Bugsnax is an alright, though messy attempt at doing something different. But if we’re talkin’ bout’ endings, its final act ranks among the wildest of the year — even if, much like many other elements of the game, it doesn’t…
Yesterday, it was announced that Kyoto city was going forward with a real-world Pokémon Go event to be held on November 22. Today, there was a realisation that, yeah, this is probably not a great idea.
Demon’s Souls players have found a new glitch in the PlayStation 5 remake that allows them to deal incredible damage, enough to one-shot every enemy and boss in the game. Funnily enough, it doesn’t revolve around any of the more common damage-dealing stats, like Strength or Dexterity, but rather Luck.
In the heart of Strangetown lies a deadly secret: a cow-worshipping cult intent on destroying the sanctity of life.
Somewhere, out there on a space whale somewhere, Grand Admiral Thrawn is either very happy that his work’s being recognised or very pissed that someone else is taking the credit. On top of being pissed about the whole, y’know, space whale thing.
Before both the Xbox Series X and PS5 were released, fanboys were adamant: The Xbox Series X was the more powerful console, with the beefier hardware, and we’d see that when multiplatform titles started releasing on both consoles. But Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has a very different story to tell.
There’s one major convention or show left for 2020, and naturally that leaves us with one major debate: what’s going to win this year’s Game Awards GOTY.
Apple announced today that it’s halving its App Store cut for developers who earn under $US1 ($1.4) million, from 30% to 15%. The company has been under fire for its App Store policies recently, notably from Fortnite developer Epic.
King of hype Geoff Keighly just announced the nominees for the 2020 Game Awards, and as I’m looking through some of these nominations, I realise that none of this makes sense.
While definitely not a live service game, Star Wars: Squadrons is getting more DLC this holiday season, including a new TIE ship called The Defender.
The game is called Unkore, and the game features anthropomorphised anime-style versions of intestinal bacteria. While this might seem rather silly, it’s not. The goal is to help others, which is driven home with the game’s tagline: “There is a life that can save in the shit.”
Cyberpunk 2077 may be one of the biggest games of 2020, but does its file size measure up? The answer is yes, according to leaked PS4 packaging posted by a Reddit user.
League of Legends’ fake girl group, K/DA, have some new music videos out, and also recently got some new skins and events. Seeing as we haven’t taken a look at League of Legends for a while here on Fine Art, I figured tonight might be a good time to look…