One of the biggest barriers to entry with PC games is being able to afford a computer capable of running them. ZA/UM, the developers of Disco Elysium, aim to democratise this process a bit with the new “Working Class” update, which should make the conversation-heavy roleplaying game playable on a…
Valorant’s “Vanguard” anti-cheat system has been responsible for controversy and melted PCs, but we now have tangible evidence that it’s also doing its job of booting cheaters. Last night, Riot announced that nearly 9,000 cheaters have been removed from the tactical shooter’s closed beta.
Upcoming Assassin’s Creed games always sound terrific in autumn, when the marketing machinery jolts into motion to describe the series’ next potentially great adventure. The new one will mix the best of what’s come before, plus new things, all set, this time, in the exotic era of (the Renaissance)(the American…
Today Sony announced a new name for its first-party games: PlayStation Studios.
Over the years, we’ve seen official Gundam shoes as well as ones the iconic mecha anime inspired. Now, French sportswear brand Patrick is teaming up with Bandai for a line of Gundam sneakers.
Civilization VI is getting a season pass that’ll cover a range of updates coming to the game over the next 12 months. It sounds…fine?
All mice need a good hook, and the new Razer Basilisk V2’s hook is simple: if you love to fidget, the Basilisk is the mouse for you.
Cygni: All Guns Blazing is an upcoming shmup for the PC that looks very sharp.
I’m stuck. Not ‘where do I go next?’ stuck or ‘I can’t beat this boss fight’ stuck, but absolutely, and apparently irrevocably, stuck in the mud. The wheels of my truck are sunk so deep in the silt that covers this churned-up farmyard that every press of the pedal results…
If you love games and you love sharing your opinions on camera, then Telstra might have a job for you.
Coming to PC and consoles from Brighton UK-based indie devs Bytten Studio, Cassette Beasts is an ‘80s-flavored RPG in which players transform and fuse together creatures using the awesome power of cassette tape technology.
Featuring some big-name cosplayers and a whole suite of effects, Phoenix Program is so good it might as well be an ad for Cyberpunk 2077.
We’re still waiting for a sense of what gameplay on the PlayStation 5 will look like. But as far as the next-gen consoles goes, there’s already one battleground that fans can thoroughly assess both companies on: the marketing.
Chloe Veillard is a concept artist and character designer from France.
Today on Highlight Reel we have fine art in Animal Crossing: New Horizon, Rainbow Six Siege plays, powerful Jedi and much more!
Last month, Gameloft released a collection of 30 old phone games, some from as far back as 2007. These games are now fully playable on modern Android devices. Best of all, they are totally free to play.
Strike fear in the hearts of your enemies in Red Dead Redemption II when you ride up on ‘em mounted on the back of a giant cougar.
Tonight, Fortnite’s new non-violent Party Royale mode held its first big event, a concert of three different EDM musicians. It was more modest than in-game events we’ve seen recently, but, like so many Fortnite events I feel too old for, its exuberant charm won me over.
In an alternate universe, the Met Gala happened this week. The hottest and wealthiest people on the planet dressed up in the hottest and priciest clothes on the planet. Then, they descended upon New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they mingled and sipped champagne. It was a sea of…
On Monday, May 4, traditionally a Star Wars “holiday,” fans of the galaxy far, far away received some news: Disney+ added The Rise of Skywalker . Fans also received some good news: The Souls-like action game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order received a big, totally free update.
Video game fans are often defined by their obsessions. I used to think this was not true of me, until I found myself in a career where I frequently, without being forced to, wrote about them. We all tell on ourselves eventually, I suppose. So let me get ahead of…
Lab Zero Games’ delightful action RPG Indivisible has plenty of demanding platforming and combat, but a little more never hurts. The new Razmi’s Challenges DLC gives players 40 jumping, sliding, flying, and fighting tasks to complete, along with a heaping helping of everyone’s favourite curmudgeonly shaman.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a smash hit in Japan. Some players aren’t content to only play the game to discover it on their own. They really want tips. A lot of them. A book worth of them.
It’s Friday, which means it’s time to unwind a little bit. So join us as we do that in the best possible way: by beating the shit out of some ripped people in Streets of Rage 4.
JRPGs are games designed to use a bunch of talking and combat as an excuse to blast killer soundtracks at you for hours and hours on end.
The world finally got a taste of Xbox Series X footage this morning. So far, the response has been a bit underwhelming.
On March 20, Animal Crossing: New Horizons went on sale. The game moved 1.88 million copies in Japan at launch, surpassing the country’s previous biggest selling Switch hit at launch, Pokémon Sword and Shield. Worldwide, the game was also a smash—a massive one.
Ratings agencies around the world, it seems, are finally starting to talk about Cyberpunk 2077. We already got some interesting details from the Classification Board’s redacted report, and Thursday morning, America’s ESRB offered some extra nuggets.
Writing about games invites accusations of taking things too seriously. Criticism, it sometimes seems, is a dirty word. I don’t think that’s true. I think that whether you are praising something or condemning it, criticism is an act of love.
This morning Microsoft is giving us our first look at next-generation gameplay on the Xbox Series X, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in action. Let’s watch.
Taiwanese keyboard maker Ducky and Kingston gaming division HyperX have joined forces to create the HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini mechanical gaming keyboard, a limited-edition version of one of the most popular mechs on the market.
A video surfaced online this morning purporting to show footage of an unreleased Prince of Persia game. Bearing the subtitle Redemption, the game appears to feature all the hallmarks of the series’ modern installments, like time-warping shenanigans and creepy sand enemies. Kotaku has learned that Prince of Persia Redemption was…
Most of us don’t take games too seriously. They are a way to unwind, or these days to maybe escape from the world of COVID-19 for a little while. But games are also simulations in which real people play, make decisions and interact. This makes games powerful tools for learning…