Coming soon to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, the third instalment of Zen Studios' pinball platform will focus on community run tournaments and multiplayer match-ups. Today the studio announced which console and PC platforms can play together, as well as which Pinball FX 2 tables players can import into Pinball FX 3.


Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is an easy video game to like in spite of its flaws. It's buoyed by a winning cast of characters and has some of the prettiest vistas this side of an actual trip to India. It also includes one of the most entertaining hidden features I've ever encountered in a video game.


I love complicated action games in general, though I have a particular soft spot for ones that make my hands hurt. I am pleased to announce that Resogun and Super Stardust HD developers Housemarque's latest game, Matterfall, takes a seat beside God Hand at the roundtable of games which might cause carpal tunnel. In this video I walk you through Matterfall's wacky controls, and partially lose my mind doing so.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, the latest video game set in the world of Lord of the Rings, looks like some crazy Tolkien fanfiction. Its most recent trailer went even wilder, and introduced us to, among other things, the giant spider Shelob... in the form of human woman. How? Why? The team behind the game has a reason, and it's a weird one.


Epic Games' Fortnite, out in Early Access, is not one game, but many, all tangled together under one name. It's a resource management game. It's a multiplayer third-person shooter. It's a tower defence game. It's a collectable card game. It's a strategy game, a survival game, and it's even a little bit of a role-playing game. Gratifying and uplifting at first, Fortnite quickly escalates into an unmanageable, sprawling to-do list, like several errands all out of the way of each other.


A year ago, No Man's Sky players were disappointed to find out that they could not see each other even if they were in the same location at once. Now, after the latest update, players are finally meeting each other in-game. It's kind of magical.


You'll spend most of your time in Horizon Zero Dawn fighting giant mechanical dinosaurs. It's the game's most obvious strength, and it's a fun, exciting thing to do. But I want to praise one of the game's subtler successes: a remarkable set of audio logs that stand as some of the best background storytelling of the year.


Ryuji Sakamoto is the first friend you make in Persona 5, a fellow 16-year-old outcast at Shujin Academy. He’s loudmouthed, thoughtless, and has been the recipient of a significant amount of fan hate. I love him.