Genshin Impact Devs Awarded PS5s, Graphics Cards Via RNG

Genshin Impact Devs Awarded PS5s, Graphics Cards Via RNG

Raffles and gift give-aways aren’t uncommon at company parties, but the company behind Genshin Impact went a step further, randomly awarding hard-to-get graphics cards and PS5s to employees as thanks for helping make one of last year’s hottest new free-to-play gacha games.

Gearbox Has Been Bought

Gearbox Has Been Bought

Gearbox Studios, developers of games like Borderlands and also publishers of stuff like the new Homeworld titles, has been bought by Embracer Group, the same Swedish company that owns THQ Nordic and Koch Media.

Call Of Duty: Warzone Bans Over 60,000 Accounts For Cheating

Call Of Duty: Warzone Bans Over 60,000 Accounts For Cheating

Activision banned over 60,000 accounts in Call of Duty: Warzone yesterday. In a statement, the publisher cited use of cheat software in the battle royale. The bans follow several months of community frustration about aimbot and wallhack cheats that players blatantly use in both casual matches and major Warzone tournaments.

How To Mute Jerks In Destruction AllStars

How To Mute Jerks In Destruction AllStars

Anyone who’s ever been online could’ve predicted this. Give people an internet connection and a microphone, and some will quickly reveal just how much they suck. Following yesterday’s release of the PS5-only Destruction AllStars, players almost instantly reported instances of serious verbal harassment, exacerbated by the game’s bewildering absence of…

Sony Is Doing Great But Making More PS5s Is Difficult

Sony Is Doing Great But Making More PS5s Is Difficult

Today, Sony released its financials for the three-month period ending on December 31, 2020. Even with the pandemic and supply issues, it sold 4.5 million PlayStation 5s. The hardware is a big hit! But at this time, making more of them sounds hard.

How To Spot Really Good Cosplay

How To Spot Really Good Cosplay

Cosplay gets shared around on the internet like the flu at your local convention, but when there’s so much out there, what really makes a cosplay worth sharing? When all the contestants in a cosplay competition look so impressive, how does anyone ever pick the best?

Destruction AllStars, A New PS5 Exclusive, Is Fine

Destruction AllStars, A New PS5 Exclusive, Is Fine

You’ve played Destruction AllStars a thousand times. You’ve also never played something like Destruction AllStars. The new multiplayer derby battler from Lucid Games — out today exclusively for PlayStation 5 — is both immediately familiar and refreshingly new. After taking it for a spin, my initial feelings for the game…

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Out May 14

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Out May 14

This is big news for all Mass Effect fans but even bigger news for me, personally, as I won’t have to wait long to protect Garrus Vakarian from certain doom. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is out on May 14 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

GameStop Stock Is Starting To Go Bust

GameStop Stock Is Starting To Go Bust

After soaring for more than a week, GameStop’s stock has plummeted back down to earth, sinking below $US100 ($132) a share several times today, a drop-off of more than $US200 ($264) from last week.

The Story Behind DuckTales On NES

The Story Behind DuckTales On NES

As a kid, I used to rush home from school so I could catch the latest episode of the Disney cartoon DuckTales. I loved following Scrooge McDuck and his nephews across the world as they charted a path towards gold and glory, and it was always a blast seeing what…

After PS5 Chaos, Japanese Retailer Cracks Down

After PS5 Chaos, Japanese Retailer Cracks Down

This weekend, a mob of PS5 shoppers caused chaos at the Yodobashi Camera retailer in Tokyo’s Akihabara. The police were called and sales were halted. Famitsu now reports that the retailer has instituted requirements to purchase the Sony console.

All The PC Games You’ve Forgotten From Your Childhood

All The PC Games You’ve Forgotten From Your Childhood

The late 90s and early 2000s were a great time for PC games. With widespread adoption and the new affordability of home computers, games were able to reach mainstream audiences for the first time. It led to an ‘edutainment’ renaissance, and saw games entering school classrooms for the first time….

GameStop’s Stock Can’t Save You

GameStop’s Stock Can’t Save You

GameStop’s rollercoaster ride through the absurd machinery of the stock market has been fun to watch. It sent some of CNBC’s finest minds scrambling to Wikipedia to find out what Reddit is and allowed for Very Serious Thought Leaders to peddle all sorts of pet theories, like blaming GameStop’s unlikely…

The Wildest ‘Lost And Found’ Discoveries In Gaming History

The Wildest ‘Lost And Found’ Discoveries In Gaming History

While specialist museums and independent foundations are currently working to salvage significant works, the depth of gaming history means video game preservation is a near-impossible task. There’s millions of games to save, and millions more prototypes, concepts and demos that wound up on the cutting floor. Many of those important pieces of gaming history wound up as ‘lost games’ and were promptly forgotten about — until circumstance meant they were found.

Final Fantasy XV Could Have Had A Much Better Villain

Final Fantasy XV Could Have Had A Much Better Villain

There are a lot of things I love about Final Fantasy XV. Its tale of brotherhood is bar none and representative of some of the best “it’s the little things” storytelling I’ve ever experienced in a video game. But there are, of course, elements I don’t like. In particular, the…

PlayStation Studios’ First Xbox Game Comes Out In April

PlayStation Studios’ First Xbox Game Comes Out In April

As part of the new multi-year deal made between Major League Baseball and Sony back in late 2019, long running PlayStation-exclusive baseball game MLB The Show is no longer PlayStation-exclusive as of April 20. That’s when Sony releases an Xbox game with a PlayStation logo on the cover. Weird.

What Games Did You Love That Bombed?

What Games Did You Love That Bombed?

There’s plenty of games that enjoy huge commercial success, and many others that sell millions that don’t even get the recognition they deserve. But there are hundreds, if not thousands of games, that are just as quality but for whatever reason, never find their true audience. I was thinking about…

The PAYDAY 3 Developers Are Still Looking For A Publisher

The PAYDAY 3 Developers Are Still Looking For A Publisher

The makers of the PAYDAY series want you to know that the game’s still doing well, and PAYDAY 3 is still in the works. There’s just one snag: the game doesn’t have a publisher yet. The note was included in an update from Overkill Software, posted over the weekend. Tobias Sjögren, who became…