The Beach Is Closed

The Beach Is Closed

Halil Ural is a painter and illustrator from Finland who has worked for companies like Dire Wolf and Gameloft.

That Ambitious Harry Potter x Minecraft RPG Is Fully Released

That Ambitious Harry Potter x Minecraft RPG Is Fully Released

Fighting off the Monster Book of Monsters. Practising spells. Going on quests with friends. Defeating death eaters. Taking magic classes. Learning transfiguration. Exploring Diagon Alley. If you’ve ever wanted a full Harry Potter game, and you’re looking for something fresh to work through, this is the best you can get…

The Greatest Hayao Miyazaki Characters, Ranked

The Greatest Hayao Miyazaki Characters, Ranked

Whether you think of him as the world’s greatest anime director, one of the greatest animators of all time, or perhaps one of the best directors period, the works of Hayao Miyazaki are beyond compare… except perhaps to each other. Here’s the best of his best.

I Think I’m Being Hunted

I Think I’m Being Hunted

This week on Snapshots, cute bunnies, big leaps, tall cliffs, some fast motorcycles in Driveclub, bloody clothes and one big monster in Animal Crossing.

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

The weekend is for needing to do laundry, because I’ve hit the “all I have left are sweaters” point of staying home a bit earlier than expected. I’ve read you can do your laundry in the bathtub, so I guess I’m going to try that? That leaves lots of time…

The Most Disappointing Games Of The 2010s

The Most Disappointing Games Of The 2010s

Video games have changed so dramatically with another console generation passing by and an endless number of game releases. But while it’s important to celebrate the fanatastic achievements of games over the last decade, it’s also important to explore the failures: the games that broke our hearts, kicked us while…

Japan Plans To Give Two Masks Per Family, Inspiring These Meme Images

Japan Plans To Give Two Masks Per Family, Inspiring These Meme Images

Yesterday, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe announced the government’s plan to provide face masks to 50 million households in Japan, targeting those in areas where the novel coronavirus is spreading. Each household will get two washable masks. Online, people are reacting this as the way do: with memes.

Activision Wins ‘First Amendment’ Call Of Duty Lawsuit

Activision Wins ‘First Amendment’ Call Of Duty Lawsuit

In 2017, Activision was sued by General Motors over Call of Duty’s accurate depiction of Humvees. In its defence, the publisher said the vehicle’s inclusion was a “first amendment” issue, a point a federal judge agreed with today while dismissing GM’s case.

The Division 2’s First Season Is Pretty Good, So Far

The Division 2’s First Season Is Pretty Good, So Far

With the release of Warlords of New York last month, The Division 2 added a big new playable area to the game. But this large update also added seasons, complete with special events and battle passes. We are now a few weeks into the first season and so far, so…

Paper Beast Is My New Favourite PSVR Game

Paper Beast Is My New Favourite PSVR Game

Sorry, Astrobot Rescue Mission, but you’ve been dethroned. I, a tough customer when it comes to PSVR, have found a new PSVR game to incessantly rave about. It’s called Paper Beast, and it’s a virtual safari of some very strange animals.

There’s A Pong RPG Coming Out This Autumn

There’s A Pong RPG Coming Out This Autumn

Last week Atari released a new Missile Command game. This week Atari announces a new Pong. Pong Quest, developed by UK design duo Chequered Ink, players explore fantasy dungeons inspired by other Atari classics while smacking balls back and forth. As silly as it sounds, it is a completely real…

QuakeCon 2020 Is Cancelled

QuakeCon 2020 Is Cancelled

This won’t come as a surprise to any of you, but id Software officially cancelled QuakeCon 2020 today, saying “gathering is the last thing any of us should be doing right now”.

Game Bundle Helps Developers Recoup Losses From A GDC That Wasn’t

Game Bundle Helps Developers Recoup Losses From A GDC That Wasn’t

In an effort to provide relief to developers left in the lurch after the Game Developers Conference was postponed late last month, gamedev.world has partnered with several studios to release a massive video game bundle via itch.io, the proceeds of which will go towards a fund established to support affected…

K.K. Slider Sold Out

K.K. Slider Sold Out

Yesterday, after a couple weeks playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, K.K. Slider finally made an appearance on my island. But the travelling canine guitarist has apparently become hot shit over the last two decades, so much so that he wouldn’t deign to visit until I took painstaking steps to bring…