PSA: Civilization VI Is Free On The Epic Games Store Right Now

PSA: Civilization VI Is Free On The Epic Games Store Right Now

Everyone likes a good discount, but nothing beats a 100-per cent markdown. Each week, for those who don’t know, the Epic Games Store gives out a free game, no strings attached. All you need is an Epic Games Store account. (OK, fine, so maybe there’s one string.) During the current…

YouTuber Drinks Really Old Final Fantasy Potion Drink

YouTuber Drinks Really Old Final Fantasy Potion Drink

Back in 2005, Square Enix launched a Final Fantasy Potion energy drink in Japan to promote Final Fantasy XII. The beverage was made by Suntory, and I remember having it and thinking it tasted like a Japanese energy drink. But that was then and not 2020.

Shady Key Reseller G2A Fucks Up Spectacularly

Shady Key Reseller G2A Fucks Up Spectacularly

Last year, G2A—a supremely suspect grey market seller of PC games—offered to pay studios 10x the cost of their games if it was found to be selling stolen keys. Only one company took them up on the offer, and whaddya know, it turns out G2A was selling a bunch of…

Rygar Is A Non-Linear 8-Bit Masterpiece

Rygar Is A Non-Linear 8-Bit Masterpiece

I had no idea what I was getting into when I first put Rygar into my NES. I had borrowed the game, released in 1987 by Tecmo, from a friend who couldn’t make heads nor tails of it. He wished me better luck. I didn’t realise I was going to…

Report: Hideo Kojima’s Longtime Producer Joins Tencent

Report: Hideo Kojima’s Longtime Producer Joins Tencent

Ken Imaizumi is a longtime collaborator with Hideo Kojima. He produced Metal Gear Solid 4, both Metal Gear Solid V installments, and, most recently, Death Stranding. According to South China Morning Post, he has now joined Tencent as the game arm’s production director. 

Twitch’s Safety Advisory Council Rollout Has Been A Disaster

Twitch’s Safety Advisory Council Rollout Has Been A Disaster

Last week, Twitch announced a new Safety Advisory Council intended to provide input on some of Twitch’s most pernicious issues, including work-life balance, safety and moderation, and protection of marginalised groups. The council is made up of social media experts as well as a small handful of streamers. One of…

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Six Months Later

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Six Months Later

There are Star Wars games, and then there’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Created by Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind Titanfall and Apex Legends, Fallen Order brought some spunk to that long-ago galaxy. Far, far away from a phoned-in, branded cash grab, Fallen Order treated players to an adventure that…

Apex Legends’ Flimsy Opening Quest Left Me Unimpressed

Apex Legends’ Flimsy Opening Quest Left Me Unimpressed

It took me just six minutes to finish the first leg of “The Broken Ghost,” Apex Legends’ cooperative storyline. With all the effort it takes to unlock the missions and the week-long wait between chapters, I expected a whole lot more out of the event than what I got.

The Many Things We’ve Learned About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

The Many Things We’ve Learned About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

From the moment it was announced, I had a lot of questions about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. So when I recently spoke to the game’s creative director, Ashraf Ismail, I packed a lot in. I wanted to know about quests, controls, and colonisation. I wanted to know about learning lessons from…

Fallout: New Vegas’ Fan Remake Is Coming Along Nicely

Fallout: New Vegas’ Fan Remake Is Coming Along Nicely

Fallout 4: New Vegas is a very ambitious mod that’s not just trying to recreate New Vegas inside Fallout 4, but is having to re-record every line of dialogue as well. That would be enough work to kill 99% of fan projects, but these guys are still plugging away.