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I Want To Go On Vacation In Assassin's Creed Valhalla
I Want To Go On Vacation In Assassin's Creed Valhalla
This week on Snapshots, some empty areas, a few bits of urban sprawl, a nice looking car, a superhero shot, and a lovely landscape from Assassin’s Creed. Read more...
Korean Overwatch League Player Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Racism In America
Korean Overwatch League Player Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Racism In America
As opening day for the fourth season of the Overwatch League looms, Korean players on North American teams are dealing with the precipitous rise in anti-Asian racism.
Hearthstone Esports Suspends Player Following Abuse Allegations
Hearthstone Esports Suspends Player Following Abuse Allegations
Hearthstone Esports announced today that it has suspended one of the game’s Grandmaster tournament players, Paul “Zalae” Nemeth, following allegations of domestic abuse.
EA gets golf game exclusivity for The Masters
EA gets golf game exclusivity for The Masters
In wake of 2K securing Tiger Woods rights, EA Sports PGA Tour becomes the only game with all four golf majors
Review: RetroMania Wrestling - A Faithful But Limited NostalgiaFest
Review: RetroMania Wrestling - A Faithful But Limited NostalgiaFest
Here comes the plain. The search for a truly wonderful wrestling game on Switch has been one fraught with disappointments, and one that’s still yet to result in an absolute gem. WWE 2K18 was such a shocking, glitch-riddled port that 2K Sports declined to bring the 2019 and 2020 offerings to Nintendo’s console.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2021 mobile hits 400m downloads
Pro Evolution Soccer 2021 mobile hits 400m downloads
Konami sports franchise reaches new milestone across iOS and Android platforms
That Final Fantasy XIV Hairstyle You Like Is Going To Come Back In Style
That Final Fantasy XIV Hairstyle You Like Is Going To Come Back In Style
A popular Final Fantasy XIV hairstyle that hasn’t been available in-game for years is going to make a permanent comeback, Square Enix announced this morning. Read more...
Clap Hanz’ First Non-PlayStation Golf Game Is My New Happy Place
Clap Hanz’ First Non-PlayStation Golf Game Is My New Happy Place
Japanese developer Clap Hanz has been making colorful cartoon golf games for PlayStation consoles since 1999’s Hot Shots Golf 2.
ESIC say they're working with FBI in fight against CSGO match fixing
ESIC say they're working with FBI in fight against CSGO match fixing
As esports becomes bigger business, it's beginning to deal with the issues faced by more mainstream sports.
Mansions Of Madness Deserves A Better Video Game
Mansions Of Madness Deserves A Better Video Game
Fantasy Flight’s Mansions of Madness, the standout game from the publisher’s Arkham Horror lineup, is one of my favourite board game experiences of all time, a near-perfect blend of occult investigation and unforgiving combat.
Someone Might Have Found A Canceled Castlevania Dreamcast Prototype
Someone Might Have Found A Canceled Castlevania Dreamcast Prototype
In a mysterious new video (h/t Polygon), an off-camera player navigates through what appears to be a prototype of Castlevania: Resurrection, a canceled Sega Dreamcast game from the early 2000s.
PC RPG Installs Mystery Program, Fans Freak Out
PC RPG Installs Mystery Program, Fans Freak Out
Fans of the RPG Another Eden—out this month on PC—this week discovered that, alongside installing the game itself, copies of the game obtained on Steam were also installing something called wfsdrv which nobody knew what it was and which seemingly had nothing to do with the game. Read more...
Star Trek Legends Is A Fun Time, Not An Annoying Grind
Star Trek Legends Is A Fun Time, Not An Annoying Grind
Star Trek Legends, recently released on Apple Arcade, plays a lot like Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, Disney’s Sorcerer’s Arena, DC Legends and countless other turn-based mobile RPGs.
It Takes Two Creates An Almost-Perfect Union Of Story And Gameplay
It Takes Two Creates An Almost-Perfect Union Of Story And Gameplay
Traditional co-op gaming experiences can sometimes feel similar to solo play: another player picks up a controller, and a second avatar pops onto your screen that works almost exactly in the same way you do.
V-Commandos, One Of My Favorite Board Games, Is Getting A Fancy Upgrade
V-Commandos, One Of My Favorite Board Games, Is Getting A Fancy Upgrade
I’ve written multiple times about V-Commandos on the site, a tactical WW2 stealth game made by some Ubisoft guys that is very good.
It Takes Two Director's 'F*ck The Oscars' Rant Is Hidden In The Game
It Takes Two Director's 'F*ck The Oscars' Rant Is Hidden In The Game
Josef Fares’ new game, It Takes Two, apparently includes audio from the director’s infamous “fuck the Oscars” rant in all its incoherent glory. Read more...
EA Sports PGA Tour Announced
EA Sports PGA Tour Announced
EA Sports has announced that a new PGA Tour game is currently in development.
EA Announces EA Sports PGA Tour, a “Next-Gen” Golf Game
EA Announces EA Sports PGA Tour, a “Next-Gen” Golf Game
More details, including a launch date, will be confirmed later.
Oh Yeah? Well EA Is Making Its Own Damn Golf Game Again
Oh Yeah? Well EA Is Making Its Own Damn Golf Game Again
Two weeks ago 2K announced it signed Tiger Woods, the long-time face of EA’s defunct PGA Tour series, to an exclusive long-term contract for its PGA Tour 2K series.
EA announces next-gen golf game EA Sports PGA Tour
EA announces next-gen golf game EA Sports PGA Tour
EA has announced a next-gen golf game called EA Sports PGA Tour. The company said EA Sports PGA Tour, which is built using the Frostbite engine, will include many of the world's most famous courses, and lets you play against and as some of the biggest names in professional golf.
This Is Embarrassing!
This Is Embarrassing!
This week on Snapshots we got a bunch of cool superhero screenshots, some colorful photos, a creepy cave, a giant hole, and one unlucky cowboy who can’t stop his horse.
SonicFox Showed Up To A Mortal Kombat Event In Typical SonicFox Fashion
SonicFox Showed Up To A Mortal Kombat Event In Typical SonicFox Fashion
Yesterday the WePlay Esports Ultimate Fighting League kicked off a live Mortal Kombat 11 tournament featuring a handful of international players including Dominique “SonicFox” McLean.
Civ-Style Strategy Game Humankind Delayed To August
Civ-Style Strategy Game Humankind Delayed To August
Humankind, the next 4X strategy game from the makers of Endless Space and Endless Legend, has been delayed until the summer, Amplitude Studios announced today. Read more...
It Is Once Again Time To Drive A Relaxing Video Game Bus
It Is Once Again Time To Drive A Relaxing Video Game Bus
As I have written on this website, there is a gentle joy to be found in driving a video game bus, and so it is with great excitement that I prepare to settle in for the next week playing a game called The Bus. Read more...
If Sega Won't Make A New Monkey Ball, These Guys Will
If Sega Won't Make A New Monkey Ball, These Guys Will
Monkey Ball creator Toshihiro Nagoshi is busy doing Yakuza stuff right now, and in his absence Sega has spent the last decade neglecting the series.
Move over, Football Manager – We Are Football is gunning for the sports sim title
Move over, Football Manager – We Are Football is gunning for the sports sim title
Football Manager 2021 remains the reigning champion of football games, but the series is getting some serious competition soon.
A New Rocket League Game Is Coming To Phones
A New Rocket League Game Is Coming To Phones
Rocket League Sideswipe is a new 2D mobile version of car soccer sim Rocket League coming to iOS and Android later this year, developer Psyonix announced today. Read more...
1000s Of Steam Games Now Let You Play With People Who Don't Even Have Steam Accounts
1000s Of Steam Games Now Let You Play With People Who Don't Even Have Steam Accounts
An update to Steam released earlier this week has, tucked away in its changelog, a very cool piece of news: if you’re playing a game that supports Remote Play Together, you can now invite anyone to play with you, even if they don’t have a Steam account. Read more...
Blizzard Isn't Making Any More Skins For Overwatch League MVPs
Blizzard Isn't Making Any More Skins For Overwatch League MVPs
After this year, the Overwatch League will no longer create special skins to honor the League’s MVP.
I, A Hater, Can Only Endorse One Of Overwatch’s Two Latest Limited Edition Skins
I, A Hater, Can Only Endorse One Of Overwatch’s Two Latest Limited Edition Skins
The fourth season of the Overwatch League is almost upon us which means it’s time to release a new MVP skin.
There’s A New Type Of Fall Guys Jerk
There’s A New Type Of Fall Guys Jerk
I would like to offer a sincere apology to my Fall Guys squad.
Magic: Legends Open Beta Is Go
Magic: Legends Open Beta Is Go
Cryptic Studios’ free-to-play Magic: The Gathering-meets-Diablo action card-playing game has launched into open beta via Arc Games and the Epic Games Store, giving players all over the world the chance to play the game Kotaku’s Ash Parrish said several nice things about.
What’s New In Fall Guys Season Four Today
What’s New In Fall Guys Season Four Today
Fall Guys neon-soaked season four is officially out today.
Bomberman Board Game Cancelled, Which Sucks
Bomberman Board Game Cancelled, Which Sucks
Of all the video games out there being turned into board games, few are as perfect a fit for the tabletop treatment as Bomberman.
'Shop Contest: Bethesda+Microsoft, Winners!
'Shop Contest: Bethesda+Microsoft, Winners!
You got Halo in my Fallout! You got Doom in my Forza! Well, this is a giant mess.
I Can't Handle How Many Games Turn 20 Years Old This Year
I Can't Handle How Many Games Turn 20 Years Old This Year
I recently noticed a favorite game of my youth, Halo, turns 20 years old this year.
PlayStation buys Evo, but they’re still playing Tekken on PC
PlayStation buys Evo, but they’re still playing Tekken on PC
As Microsoft goes around acquiring some of the biggest game studios in the world, it seems Sony is out to acquire… major esports events? Today, PlayStation and a new esports venture called RTS have jointly acquired the Evolution Championship Series - perhaps better known as Evo, the biggest tournament for fighting games out there. Evo Online will take place this year over two stretches, August 6 to August 8, and August 13 to August 15.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla's First Expansion Out Next Month
Assassin's Creed Valhalla's First Expansion Out Next Month
As if Assassin’s Creed Valhalla wasn’t already big enough, the game’s first major expansion, Wrath of the Druids, will be out on April 29, Ubisoft announced today in a blog post. Read more...
The Worst (And Not-So-Bad) Video Game Movies
The Worst (And Not-So-Bad) Video Game Movies
More often than not, video game movies take something we know, love, and obsess over and transform it into an unrecognizable monster at worst—or a forgettable, underwhelming experience at best.
Close To 190 Employees Have Reportedly Been Laid Off By Activision Blizzard, Due To Impact Of The Pandemic
Close To 190 Employees Have Reportedly Been Laid Off By Activision Blizzard, Due To Impact Of The Pandemic
Including "50 employees" in live events. It has been tough times for a lot of industries over the past year, and perhaps one of the hardest parts of the pandemic for the video game industry has been the cancellation of live shows including expos and e-sports events. As these in-person events are no longer happening, Activision Blizzard has made the decision to lay off employees across various departments, according to a report from Bloomberg's Jason Schreier. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Chess Champion Plays
Chess Champion Plays "Bongcloud Attack", Which Is Very Funny
Norway’s Magnus Carlsen is a chess grandmaster, the current world champion, as well as world #1 in rapid and blitz chess as well.
Activision Blizzard Esports Announces Layoffs
Activision Blizzard Esports Announces Layoffs
Activision Blizzard Esports will lay off around 50 employees, according to a report released today by Sports Business Journal. Read more...
Football Manager 2021’s final winter update is out now
Football Manager 2021’s final winter update is out now
All editions of Football Manager 2021 should now have the final winter update available for install.
2K Signs Tiger Woods, Buys The Studio Behind PGA Tour 2K21
2K Signs Tiger Woods, Buys The Studio Behind PGA Tour 2K21
From 1998 through 2013 golf superstar Tiger Woods was the face of EA’s PGA Tour series of video games.
2K acquires PGA Tour 2K21 studio, signs Tiger Woods
2K acquires PGA Tour 2K21 studio, signs Tiger Woods
Publisher adds HB Studios to roster and strikes a long-term exclusive deal with golf icon as president David Ismailer discusses 2K Sports' new expansion era
Fortnite Team Banned From Major Tournament After Player Tells Epic Exec To Kill Himself
Fortnite Team Banned From Major Tournament After Player Tells Epic Exec To Kill Himself
I don’t know much about Fortnite, but I’m going to guess harassing an Epic executive probably isn’t a winning strategy. Read more...
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gets Transmog In Next Big Update
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gets Transmog In Next Big Update
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s 1.2 update arrives tomorrow and adds transmog so that players can finally wear whatever they want without hurting their stats while murdering the English countryside. Read more...
Konami's Big-Headed Baseball Game Is Getting An Anime Adaptation
Konami's Big-Headed Baseball Game Is Getting An Anime Adaptation
You know Power Pros, right? That big-headed baseball game Konami makes that’s hugely popular in Japan.
Expert Doom Players Continue To Complete Challenges Once Thought Impossible
Expert Doom Players Continue To Complete Challenges Once Thought Impossible
Classic Doom players are continuing to pick away at some of the hardest remaining community challenges left, beating missions without attacking a single enemy in some of the hardest retail Doom levels ever released. Read more...
14 Years Ago Rockstar Ran Weird TV Ads Of Just A Clock Counting Down
14 Years Ago Rockstar Ran Weird TV Ads Of Just A Clock Counting Down
Back in 2007, Rockstar Games teased Grand Theft Auto IV with a series of late-night ads that appeared on channels like FX.
Total War: Warhammer 2's next free DLC drops later this week
Total War: Warhammer 2's next free DLC drops later this week
Creative Assembly has announced a new legendary lord for the dark elf faction is coming to Total War: Warhammer 2 from 18th March. According to PC Gamer, Beastlord Rakarth of Karond Kar has armour that buffs his defences whilst swarmed by enemies, and boasts a Whip of Agony, a weapon that "can temporarily remove [enemies'] ability to cause the fear and terror statuses". Rakarth also sports three mounts: a scourgerunner chariot, a manticore, and Bracchus the black dragon.
April Fallout 76 Update Will Finally Let Players Have Multiple Camps
April Fallout 76 Update Will Finally Let Players Have Multiple Camps
Camp building is at the center of Fallout 76 and the game’s April 27 update will finally let players create, store, and manage multiple campsites, a massive boon to the game’s more industrious architects. Read more...
EA College Football reportedly won't launch until 2023
EA College Football reportedly won't launch until 2023
Internal document sent to schools by licensing group puts a date on EA's return to college sports
Bloodborne’s Doll Used To Have A Lot More To Say
Bloodborne’s Doll Used To Have A Lot More To Say
Everyone’s favorite video game archaeologist Lance McDonald is back with a new Bloodborne video.
Another Paradox Game Jumps To The Tabletop, Blows Past Kickstarter Goal
Another Paradox Game Jumps To The Tabletop, Blows Past Kickstarter Goal
After the so-so Crusader Kings effort, another Paradox strategy title—Stellaris—is on its way to board gaming after successfully meeting its Kickstarter funding goal. Read more...
EA Sports College Football Game Seemingly Won't Launch Until July 2023
EA Sports College Football Game Seemingly Won't Launch Until July 2023
According to documents obtained from the Collegiate Licensing Company, EA Sports College Football seemingly won't be released until July 2023.
Don't Click On Those Resident Evil Village Early Access Emails
Don't Click On Those Resident Evil Village Early Access Emails
Lotta people want to play the game with the big lady! And scammers know this, so fake emails have been circulating inviting players to an early access beta which doesn’t actually exist.
EA Investigating Claims An Employee Has Been Selling Rare Items
EA Investigating Claims An Employee Has Been Selling Rare Items
EA makes most of its FIFA money from the game’s Ultimate Team mode, where fans spend real money in attempts to unlock elite players.
What Is Blaseball? Developers Answer as Game Enters New Era
What Is Blaseball? Developers Answer as Game Enters New Era
What is Blaseball, why is it so popular, and what's next for this absurdist fantasy sports simulator?
After Anti-Semitic Slur, NBA Player Meyers Leonard Suspended By Team, Dropped By Sponsors
After Anti-Semitic Slur, NBA Player Meyers Leonard Suspended By Team, Dropped By Sponsors
In the wake of dropping a clear anti-Semitic taunt during a game of Call of Duty, NBA player Meyers Leonard has been suspended by his team the Miami Heat, and dropped by a number of his sponsors. Read more...
1988 MS-DOS Game Gets 2021 Steam Release
1988 MS-DOS Game Gets 2021 Steam Release
1992's Sensible Soccer is one of the greatest video games of all time, but developers Sensible Software didn’t create their classic in a vacuum.
Counter-Strike Was Accidentally Removed From Steam Today
Counter-Strike Was Accidentally Removed From Steam Today
Earlier today, anyone trying to find or play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Steam ran into a weird surprise: the game was missing.
Fans Can't Decide Whether New Overwatch Skin Is Cute Or Horrifying
Fans Can't Decide Whether New Overwatch Skin Is Cute Or Horrifying
Today, Overwatch announced the PachiMarchi Challenge, the newest event celebrating the game’s weird half-onion, half-octopus mascot Pachimari.
After Almost Three Years Away, Returning To Overwatch Feels Amazing
After Almost Three Years Away, Returning To Overwatch Feels Amazing
I have a confession to make: Despite being Kotaku’s number one Overwatch fan, I haven’t played it myself in two years.
Dark Souls 3 is a damn sports game now thanks to this amazing mod
Dark Souls 3 is a damn sports game now thanks to this amazing mod
Play some Rock Lizard soccer over Archdragon Peak or race through a deadly obstacle course in the Undead Settlement.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate Has The Best Ending Of The Series
Assassin's Creed Syndicate Has The Best Ending Of The Series
When I think of Assassin’s Creed games, I often remember big cities, cool assassinations, climbing tall towers, and maybe some sea shanties.
Over 5,000 Final Fantasy XIV Players Were Banned For Using Or Advertising Real Money Trading
Over 5,000 Final Fantasy XIV Players Were Banned For Using Or Advertising Real Money Trading
Square Enix announced earlier this week that over 5,000 Final Fantasy XIV players were banned after they were caught using or advertising real money in-game. Read more...
The Division 2 Will Get A New Mode Later This Year, But Not Much Else
The Division 2 Will Get A New Mode Later This Year, But Not Much Else
Good news for Division 2 players: Ubisoft and Massive have laid out plans for the future of the game, including a brand new mode later this year.
Players Are Farming The Heck Out Of The Outriders Demo, So The Devs Are Nerfing It
Players Are Farming The Heck Out Of The Outriders Demo, So The Devs Are Nerfing It
The new loot shooter Outriders hasn’t even launched yet and players are already hard at work grinding for some of its rarest gear in the game’s recent demo.
It's Time For Crusader Kings In Space
It's Time For Crusader Kings In Space
If you’ve been wondering why there haven’t been more clones of Crusader Kings, it’s because the systems that define Paradox’s game are really hard to copy! Pawley Games are going to give it a shot, though, and they’re going to do it in space. Read more...
Valve's Card Game Is Officially Dead
Valve's Card Game Is Officially Dead
Artifact has now failed twice. After a messy launch and a failed attempt to reboot it last year, Valve announced today it’s calling it quits on the beleaguered Dota 2 card game. Read more...
Hell Yeah, A Coffee Shop Tycoon Game
Hell Yeah, A Coffee Shop Tycoon Game
I am an absolute sucker for specialist tycoon games, whether you’re running a football team, game studio, bus company or emergency service.
Xbox Game Pass for PC is bringing the sports in March
Xbox Game Pass for PC is bringing the sports in March
This week’s Xbox Game Pass additions are for the sports-lovers.
Football Manager 2021 comes to Game Pass PC this week
Football Manager 2021 comes to Game Pass PC this week
We're big fans of strategy games here at PCGN - something about managing an intricate web of individual units with their own statistical properties that affect an even larger web of statistics is just so satisfying.
EA: predatory scripting was “never in FIFA, Madden, or NHL, and never will be”
EA: predatory scripting was “never in FIFA, Madden, or NHL, and never will be”
A class action lawsuit over EA's alleged use of scripting in FIFA was filed back in November, and has now been withdrawn.
Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: NBA 2K21, Football Manager 2021, and More
Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: NBA 2K21, Football Manager 2021, and More
It’s time to break out the foam fingers! We’re kicking off March with some of the most celebrated video game sports franchises.
Lumikai leads $1.5m investment round in All-Star Games
Lumikai leads $1.5m investment round in All-Star Games
Play Ventures also contributed to pre-Series A round for the Bangalore-based sports game developer
5TH Cell's Latest Is A Bite-Sized Deck-Building Game You Can Play Right Now
5TH Cell's Latest Is A Bite-Sized Deck-Building Game You Can Play Right Now
Launching today on Steam from Scribblenauts and Lock’s Quest creators 5TH Cell, Castlehold is a free-to-play deck-building strategy game that manages to cram a ton of strategy fun into battles that last under 10 minutes.
Trans Inclusion Means More Than Just Adding Potential Gender Options To Hogwarts Legacy
Trans Inclusion Means More Than Just Adding Potential Gender Options To Hogwarts Legacy
Upcoming Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy will feature some customization options related to gender, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Destiny 2 Glitch Lets You Launch 12-Player Raid Parties
Destiny 2 Glitch Lets You Launch 12-Player Raid Parties
Destiny 2 fireteams are usually capped at six, but players have recently discovered a glitch to bump up the size and are using the exploit to take on game’s raids in massive groups. Read more...
Don’t Miss Bravely Default 2’s Excellent Card Game
Don’t Miss Bravely Default 2’s Excellent Card Game
Like every massive RPG, Bravely Default 2 features a game within the game.
Welcome To Hell, Bambi
Welcome To Hell, Bambi
This week on Snapshots we have some great Assasin’s Creed shots, a laid back Spider-Man, a large rodent in danger, some nice-looking vistas, and one very, very lost deer.
Football Manager sales top 33 million
Football Manager sales top 33 million
Football Manager now regularly charts among the top games on Steam, and even if you don't fully understand the appeal of sports games, as a PC gamer you probably get the appeal of number-crunching strategy games.
Fight Sans Undertale Right In Your Browser
Fight Sans Undertale Right In Your Browser
Sans is unique in that he’s the most popular character in Undertale while also providing one of the most frustrating boss fights the game has to offer. Read more...
Two Minor Changes Could Mean Big Things For EVE Online
Two Minor Changes Could Mean Big Things For EVE Online
This month has seen a flurry of announcements about EVE Online’s immediate future.
Square Enix Is Finally Making The Final Fantasy VII Cinematic Universe Playable
Square Enix Is Finally Making The Final Fantasy VII Cinematic Universe Playable
Yesterday’s most important Final Fantasy news wasn’t delivered at the end of Sony’s lackluster State of Play livestream presentation but was instead casually tweeted out afterward: a new mobile game called Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is coming.
Snag a Powerful Dyson Ball MultiFloor Upright Vacuum for Just $220, a 45% Savings
Snag a Powerful Dyson Ball MultiFloor Upright Vacuum for Just $220, a 45% Savings
Dyson Ball MultiFloor Upright Vacuum | $220 | Best Buy Read more...
Pokémon Legends Arceus Is A New Open-World Game Coming In 2022
Pokémon Legends Arceus Is A New Open-World Game Coming In 2022
Set in the Sinnoh Region of old, Pokémon Legends Arceus is a new approach to open-world Pokémon games coming to the Nintendo Switch in early 2022.