How To Avoid Burnout And Finish Any Open-World Game

How To Avoid Burnout And Finish Any Open-World Game

Do you ever feel like there are too many open-world games, and too many of them take up too much time? Just consider some offerings from this year alone. There’s Ghost of Tsushima, the gorgeous samurai action game, which can take you more than 60 hours to check off every…

How One Retailer Is Fighting PS5 Scalpers

How One Retailer Is Fighting PS5 Scalpers

In South Korea, game retailer Gamewoori has a banner that reads, “Pre-Order Now” next to images of the PS5. The PS5 launched there on November 12, but like everywhere supplies are tight and hopeful customers still must reserve consoles from future shipments.

RIP Chuck Yeager

RIP Chuck Yeager

Chuck Yeager, one of the United States Air Force’s greatest ever pilots and the first man to break the sound barrier, has died at the age of 97.

Nintendo Cancels Splatoon Stream After Teams Show Solidarity With Smash Community

Nintendo Cancels Splatoon Stream After Teams Show Solidarity With Smash Community

Over the weekend, Nintendo quietly cancelled a Splatoon 2 tournament livestream, and participants believe it’s due to the names of some of the participating teams. While Nintendo hasn’t publicly stated their reasoning, the result was a last-minute makeshift replacement tournament for the multiplayer Switch shooter. The fill-in event was a…

I’ll Never Get Tired Of Sending Enemies Flying In Immortals

I’ll Never Get Tired Of Sending Enemies Flying In Immortals

Immortal Fenyx Rising, Ubisoft’s cartoonish take on an open-world game, has fine combat. It’s not amazing, being lifted straight from Assassin’s Creed Odyessy, but it works and it feels nice. However, killing enemies in Immortals is amazing because they don’t just collapse and die, but instead shoot off into the…

These Shoes Were Made For Crawling

These Shoes Were Made For Crawling

This week… more screenshots from Miles Morales! But I’m not complaining! That game has such a great photo mode that I expect I’ll be getting screenshots from it for years to come. Some other great screenshots from Control, Assassin’s Creed, and more.

Huntail Is An Ugly Snake And A Bad Omen

Huntail Is An Ugly Snake And A Bad Omen

Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about. I don’t play a ton of Pokemon, but I do enjoy the universe and I love learning more about the creatures in it. So, Here’s Another Pokemon! It’s Huntail!

Twitch Removes ‘Blind Playthrough’ Tag After Disability Criticism

Twitch Removes ‘Blind Playthrough’ Tag After Disability Criticism

Since 2018, Twitch has had a tag system that allows streamers to categorise their broadcasts according to their content’s contents and give viewers an at-a-glance idea of what they’re about. Tags also tie into Twitch’s still-rudimentary (but increasingly prominent) recommendation system. Until very recently, “blind playthrough” was one of these…

Cross-Platform Gaming Has Been Great

Cross-Platform Gaming Has Been Great

While I’ve already bemoaned the lack of real technological advances in the past console generation, not every innovation of the PS4/Xbox One era had to do with visuals or framerate. One of the quieter revelations, and one of the most forward-thinking, has been the slow adoption of cross-platform gaming, aka…

You Can All Get This Ugly Suit In Arkham Knight Now

You Can All Get This Ugly Suit In Arkham Knight Now

Today, Rocksteady Games announced that two obscure skins will finally be obtainable again in its five-year-old superhero adventure Batman: Arkham Knight. The suits in question are the Anime Batman suit and the Zur En Arrh suit, and starting today, after you update Arkham Knight, the suits will be unlocked and…

The Brightness Slider Is The Dimmest Idea In Video Games

The Brightness Slider Is The Dimmest Idea In Video Games

“Retinas are fried after cranking up brightness to see enemies.” That is the headline of a Reddit post submitted one month ago to the Call of Duty: Cold War subreddit. His plight is achingly familiar. “It’s literally so difficult to see enemies in this game,” they write. So they delved…

How To Chip Away At A Massive Games Backlog

How To Chip Away At A Massive Games Backlog

It’s called a backlog — that long list of games you’ll “get to someday” but ignore in favour of re-running Hades yet again. Maybe yours recently swelled as a result of irresistible Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals. Maybe it’ll grow even more over the coming holidays. Whatever the case,…