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Want EA to Adjust Your Game Difficulty for You?
Want EA to Adjust Your Game Difficulty for You?
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The Last of Us Part 2, Tell Me Why Tie for Outstanding Video Game at GLAAD Media Awards
The Last of Us Part 2, Tell Me Why Tie for Outstanding Video Game at GLAAD Media Awards
LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD hosted its annual GLAAD Media Awards, where The Last of Us Part 2 and Tell Me Why tied for Outstanding Video Game.
Say No! More review — We’re not gonna take it anymore
Say No! More review — We’re not gonna take it anymore
Have you ever wanted to scream “no!” in your boss’ face? You probably never thought you could do it in a video game, but here we are.
Random: Smooth McGroove Returns After Long Hiatus With An Acapella New Super Mario Bros. Cover
Random: Smooth McGroove Returns After Long Hiatus With An Acapella New Super Mario Bros. Cover
When the world needed him most. Smooth McGroove, the long-haired chap who makes intricate acapella video game music covers on YouTube, recently returned to the platform after an almost two-year break for health reasons. After posting an explanation for his long silence a couple of weeks ago (spoilers: kidney problems and adrenal imbalances that needed fixing), he's back to it already with his first new cover since July 2019: the Overworld Theme from New Super Mario Bros. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Lil Nas X Released A Cheeky Video Game About Twerking
Lil Nas X Released A Cheeky Video Game About Twerking
Lil Nax X—prolific Tweeter, former country music superstar, and current Lord of Hell—has released a new video game that celebrates his current chart-topping hit, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” Read more...
The Best Video Game Controllers
The Best Video Game Controllers
From some of the controllers that defined gaming for decades to come to some of the newest available, here are our picks for the best game controllers ever.
3 Out of 10 Season 2 review – Ongoing game development
3 Out of 10 Season 2 review – Ongoing game development
The goofy 3 Out of 10 returns for Season 2, bringing back its motley cast of video game developers at Shovelworks Studio.
Sony's MLB: The Show 21 on Xbox Game Pass was an MLB decision
Sony's MLB: The Show 21 on Xbox Game Pass was an MLB decision
MLB looking to expand the potential of its video game
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.
Borderlands 3’s variety-packed Director’s Cut DLC hits April 8
Borderlands 3’s variety-packed Director’s Cut DLC hits April 8
You’ve heard this before, but it bears repeating: every single video game launch is a minor miracle.
Talking Samurai Warriors 5 with Producer Hisashi Koinuma
Talking Samurai Warriors 5 with Producer Hisashi Koinuma
18 years ago, video game producer Hisashi Koinuma began work on the first game in the Samurai Warriors series.
It's Official: E3 Returns As An All-Digital, All-Free Event June 12
It's Official: E3 Returns As An All-Digital, All-Free Event June 12
Following the cancelation of 2020's event due to covid-19, and much rumor and speculation regarding this year’s iteration of what was once the most important video game trade show in the world, the Entertainment Software Association today announces E3 2021, a free all-digital event running June 12 through 15.
Borderlands' Cinematic Universe Is Officially Different To the Borderlands Video Game Universe
Borderlands' Cinematic Universe Is Officially Different To the Borderlands Video Game Universe
Randy Pitchford has confirmed that the Borderlands movie universe is "not identical" to the Borderlands video game universe, after fans expressed concerns about the recently revealed plot for the Borderlands movie.
How to get a job as a narrative director
How to get a job as a narrative director
The GamesIndustry.biz Academy looks at how to secure one of the most senior roles in video game storytelling
When My Disco Elysium Character Gave Up I Was Like Yeah, I Get It
When My Disco Elysium Character Gave Up I Was Like Yeah, I Get It
I have never felt more in tune with a video game character than when Disco Elysium’s detective protagonist, his morale utterly devastated after a series of failed skill checks, tells his partner to fuck off and prematurely brings the game to a close. Read more...
Shhh... it's a quiet edition of Mystery Steam Reviews
Shhh... it's a quiet edition of Mystery Steam Reviews
There was a time when the video game playing public didn't question silent protagonists.
The Summer Game Fest Returns This June
The Summer Game Fest Returns This June
Day of the Devs is also back. As we get closer to the halfway mark of 2021, more video game events are beginning to get underway.
We Need to Talk About Cyberpunk & The Witcher
We Need to Talk About Cyberpunk & The Witcher
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Feature: Best NES Games
Feature: Best NES Games
The Top 50 NES games ever, as ranked by you. The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES (ness? nezz? enn-eee-ess?), is the archetypal home video game console.
Round Up: The Best Video Game April Fools' Day Gags Of 2021
Round Up: The Best Video Game April Fools' Day Gags Of 2021
Don't get fooled! Once again, it's that wonderful time of year when you really can't believe anything you see on the internet.
Xbox Says It's
Xbox Says It's "More Important Than Ever" To Preserve Gaming Icons And Classics
You hear that, Nintendo? The digital era of gaming should have made video game preservation easier than ever, but as we've slowly been learning over the past decade, it appears to come with a number of setbacks.
Sam & Max VR adventure This Time It's Virtual heading to Oculus Quest in June
Sam & Max VR adventure This Time It's Virtual heading to Oculus Quest in June
Wise-cracking anthropomorphic crime-fighting duo Sam & Max will be making their VR debut on Oculus Quest this June in developer HappyGiant 's brand-new adventure outing Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual, with releases on Steam, Viveport Infinity, and PSVR to follow. Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual is the first entirely new video game outing for the Freelance Police since Telltale's third season of Sam & Max adventures, The Devil's Playhouse, in 2010. It sees the dub
Ubisoft Is Making A Film About A Female Video Game Reviewer Who's
Ubisoft Is Making A Film About A Female Video Game Reviewer Who's "Unlucky In Love"
Too real. TOO REAL. Ubisoft's Film and Television department have just announced a deal with their 2020 Film & Television Fellow recipient, Annabel Seymour (pictured above), to secure a script for a feature film called "REPLAY". In
Why Digital Games Could Totally Dominate Physical Formats In Just a Few Years
Why Digital Games Could Totally Dominate Physical Formats In Just a Few Years
Analysts suggest that, in just six years, digital game sales could entirely dominate the video game market.
Police Arrest Members Of
Police Arrest Members Of "World's Biggest" Video Game Cheat Company, Seize Luxury Cars
Chinese police have moved against a company billed as the “world’s largest” seller of video game cheats, arresting ten of its members and confiscating over $40 million worth of assets. Read more...
Fortnite Update Promises Boosted Resolution and Performance for Switch Players
Fortnite Update Promises Boosted Resolution and Performance for Switch Players
38% more pixels in portable mode, count 'em. When Fortnite landed on Nintendo Switch back in the ancient times of June 2018, it was a natural marriage of the most played video game in the world and the increasingly popular system.
Dance Battle RPG Everhood Was Inspired by Undertale, Designed Like a Music Video
Dance Battle RPG Everhood Was Inspired by Undertale, Designed Like a Music Video
Everhood was inspired by Undertale, but it's far from a copy -- it's more of a response to its treatment of characters, and what it means to kill in a video game.
What's your favourite video game Easter egg?
What's your favourite video game Easter egg?
With Easter coming up, and Discount Easter egg Day soon after, I'm curious: what's your favourite Easter egg in video games? I suppose this world must house some edutainment game which would let you answer this literally, but I'm more interested in those hidden jokes, references, and oddities which surprise and delight.
Japan Voted On Final Fantasy's Best Games And Characters - Do You Agree With The Ranking?
Japan Voted On Final Fantasy's Best Games And Characters - Do You Agree With The Ranking?
Which is your favourite? Final Fantasy is one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, building up a hugely dedicated army of fans over the years since first launching back in the '80s.
Let's Talk About Those Switch Pro Rumors
Let's Talk About Those Switch Pro Rumors
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Finally, A Video Game About The Boat
Finally, A Video Game About The Boat
You’ve no doubt heard by now about (literally) the largest story in the world.
This Sealed Super Mario Bros. Could Become The Most Expensive Video Game Collectable Ever
This Sealed Super Mario Bros. Could Become The Most Expensive Video Game Collectable Ever
Eclipsing even the Nintendo PlayStation. Remember last year, when we reported that a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros.
Former Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé Leaving GameStop Board Of Directors
Former Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé Leaving GameStop Board Of Directors
Serving on GameStop’s board of directors was just one of long time video game executive Reggie Fils-Aimé’s post-Nintendo of America pastimes, but less than a year into his tenure the company announced it expects him to step down in June. Read more...
New Book Charts The Anarchic Life Of GamesMaster, The UK's Biggest Video Game TV Show
New Book Charts The Anarchic Life Of GamesMaster, The UK's Biggest Video Game TV Show
Dominik Diamond and Robbie Williams are involved, too. UK publisher Read-Only Memory has just announced its next project, and fans of the UK TV show GamesMaster will want to take note. GamesMaster: The Oral History will delve into the creation of this legendary television series, running at more than 320 pages and featuring the input of over 40 contributors – including the people who made it all happen, as well as celebrity guests and the gamers who appeared on it. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi Says Latest Project Could Be His Last
Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi Says Latest Project Could Be His Last
"I think it is certainly possible". A few weeks ago, we heard how Japanese video game composer, Nobuo Uematsu - who has worked on most Final Fantasy games in some capacity and other RPG hits like Chrono Trigger - might be calling it a day due to health issues. Now, in a bit of an update, Final Fantasy creator and veteran designer, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has stated how the Apple Arcade exclusive, Fantasian, could also potentially be his last project.
Someone Just Opened A Brand-New Nintendo 64DD Dev Kit
Someone Just Opened A Brand-New Nintendo 64DD Dev Kit
A private video game collector recently reached out to Rerez host Shane Luis for his help in documenting a new, in-box Nintendo 64DD development kit, which means we now have an idea of what it must have been like for developers in the ‘90s to get their hands on this rare piece of hardware. 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...
Random: Smooth McGroove Updates Fans On Where He's Been For Almost Two Years
Random: Smooth McGroove Updates Fans On Where He's Been For Almost Two Years
He's well-known for his acapella covers of game music. Has the acapella game music scene been quieter than usual for a while, or is it just us? Nope- Smooth McGroove, maybe the most famous of all the acapella video game singers, hasn't posted anything since July 2019.
Feature: The Bloodthirsty History Of Monster Hunter, From Sony PlayStation To Nintendo Switch
Feature: The Bloodthirsty History Of Monster Hunter, From Sony PlayStation To Nintendo Switch
In the hunt for knowledge? You've come to the right place. Monster Hunter is Capcom’s second-best-selling video game franchise.
Over 700 PS2 prototypes and demos released by game preservation group
Over 700 PS2 prototypes and demos released by game preservation group
A video game preservation group has released over 700 PlayStation 2 prototypes and demos. As reported by VGC, Project Deluge includes 752 PS2 prototypes or demos made for Sony's console but never officially released. The Hidden Palace and the Internet Archive worked together to catalogue and upload all the files, which amounted to a whopping 860GB of data. Read more
The Incredible Story Of A Trackmania Shortcut 13 Years In The Making
The Incredible Story Of A Trackmania Shortcut 13 Years In The Making
I know almost mothing about Trackmania, but this video about the quest for a particular shortcut is one of the most fascinating video game clips I have ever seen. Read more...
Game Preservation Group Releases Over 700 PS2 Prototypes And Unreleased Demos
Game Preservation Group Releases Over 700 PS2 Prototypes And Unreleased Demos
Last night video game preservation group, The Hidden Palace, released over 700 PS2 early builds, prototypes, E3, and press release demos in a massive dump the group referred to as “Project Deluge”. Read more...
SXSW Gaming Awards 2021 Winners Announced: Hades Awarded Video Game of the Year
SXSW Gaming Awards 2021 Winners Announced: Hades Awarded Video Game of the Year
The winners of the SXSW Gaming Awards have been announced, with Hades and Deep Rock Galactic leading proceedings with two awards apiece.
Horizon Zero Cost
Horizon Zero Cost
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Has Square Enix done enough to save Marvel's Avengers? It's the Eurogamer News Cast!
Has Square Enix done enough to save Marvel's Avengers? It's the Eurogamer News Cast!
It's been a bumper seven days for video game news, with headlines sparkling with announcements from publishers plotting their 2021 and beyond.
Some Good-Ass Video Game Smoke
Some Good-Ass Video Game Smoke
Look at that smoke! Holy smokes, that’s some good smoke. Read more...
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Rated For Next-Gen Consoles
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Rated For Next-Gen Consoles
Star Wars Fallen Order has been rated for next-gen consoles by the German video game classification board.
Researchers Name Newly Discovered Insects After Legendary Pokémon
Researchers Name Newly Discovered Insects After Legendary Pokémon
Two entomologists decided to name their recently discovered new species of Australian beetles Binburrum articuno, Binburrum moltres, and Binburrum zapdos, bringing Pokémon full circle back to what originally inspired the hit video game series. Read more...
The Original Animal Crossing Could Earn A Spot In The World Video Game Hall Of Fame
The Original Animal Crossing Could Earn A Spot In The World Video Game Hall Of Fame
Listed among 11 other nominees. Animal Crossing, the game that truly kickstarted Nintendo's increasingly popular life sim franchise back on GameCube in 2001, could find itself earning a place in The Strong Museum's World Video Game Hall of Fame. The Strong is a New York-based museum that "houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play," including a whole lot of toys and video games.
Super Nintendo World is a milestone for gaming | Opinion
Super Nintendo World is a milestone for gaming | Opinion
The world's first theme park based on a video game opens in Osaka, and it signals a major strategic shift for Nintendo
Sonic The Hedgehog's Getting Its Own Physical Card Game
Sonic The Hedgehog's Getting Its Own Physical Card Game
"Sonic’s the name, and speed is the game". Just in case Sonic's games, movies, merch, and official blue curry weren't quite enough for you, it's now been revealed that he's getting a card game, too. Currently in the works at Steamforged Games, a UK company that creates and sells a variety of card and board games based on popular video game franchises, the new Sonic card game is called...
How Xsolla Launcher can save an entire generation of browser games
How Xsolla Launcher can save an entire generation of browser games
Video game commerce company steps in to rescue under-threat browser games after Adobe discontinues Flash
GeForce Now Video Game Streaming Service Doubles In Price
GeForce Now Video Game Streaming Service Doubles In Price
Nvidia is raising the price of its GeForce Now game streaming service from $5 a month to $10, the company announced in a blog post this morning. Read more...
Super Nintendo World's Mario Kart Ride Was First Built as an Actual Video Game
Super Nintendo World's Mario Kart Ride Was First Built as an Actual Video Game
Super Nintendo World's designers built the entire park inside VR, and even have a playable, virtual version of its Mario Kart ride.
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.
A Short Film From Medal Of Honor Has Been Nominated For An Oscar
A Short Film From Medal Of Honor Has Been Nominated For An Oscar
It’s not quite a video game winning a film award, but a short film that was part of Respawn’s 2020 VR game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).
24-year-old, never-before-seen Hyper Neo Geo 64 game prototype found under a collapsed tree in a California field
24-year-old, never-before-seen Hyper Neo Geo 64 game prototype found under a collapsed tree in a California field
A never-before-seen Hyper Neo Geo 64 Samurai Shodown 64 prototype was found sitting under a tree in a Californian field recently. It had been sitting there for 20 years, retro video game collectors believe. Samurai Shodown 64 is a December 1997 fighting game released for the Hyper Neo Geo 64, the arcade system created by SNK as the successor to the Neo Geo MVS. Read more
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
Poll: Rate Your Favourite Game Boy Advance Games
Poll: Rate Your Favourite Game Boy Advance Games
Go GBA, it's your birthday! It's nearly twenty years since Nintendo launched it's successor to the all-conquering granddaddy of handheld video game consoles.
Feature: Clockwork Aquario Developers On The Restoration Of Westone's Lost Arcade Gem
Feature: Clockwork Aquario Developers On The Restoration Of Westone's Lost Arcade Gem
We speak to the team, including Wonder Boy creator Ryuichi Nishizawa. For video game fans who have been playing in arcades and at home for several decades now, the topic of preservation has become a pressing one in recent years.
Soapbox: It's Time To Normalise Giving Up On Games Early
Soapbox: It's Time To Normalise Giving Up On Games Early
Real gamers quit. Ganon, you say? Hm, not sure I've met him, sorry Back in the day, a single video game would set you back a decent chunk of change.
Watch: Video Game Historians Are About To Unbox 600 Rare And Retro Game Magazines
Watch: Video Game Historians Are About To Unbox 600 Rare And Retro Game Magazines
Oh god, the papercuts. Are we not all fans of the past? We were all there, after all.
What Other Arcade Classics Deserve Sequels?
What Other Arcade Classics Deserve Sequels?
Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN's weekly video game podcast. This week…
Bethesda's Future Games Will Be
Bethesda's Future Games Will Be "Where Game Pass Exists"
So that's Xbox, PC and devices that support the service. It's been a big week in the video game industry, with Microsoft officially finalising its $7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda's parent company, ZeniMax Media. Microsoft is expected to limit Bethesda's third-party support at a certain point in the future and in a special roundtable discussion, Xbox head Phil Spencer has now further clarified what fans of Bethesda, Xbox and other platforms can expect. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
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.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return with some four-person brawling in Shredder's Revenge
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return with some four-person brawling in Shredder's Revenge
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are set to make their video game return in Shredder's Revenge, a side-scrolling beat-em-up inspired by the retro likes of TMNT: Turtles In Time, that's coming to PC and consoles at some currently unspecified future point. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is a collaboration between Dotemu - the publisher behind Streets of Rage 4 and Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap - and developer Tribute Games, which created the excellent Flinthook and Mercenary Kings. It promises to take Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello on a "breathless tour of iconic TMNT locations" - from the sewers of New York City to Dimension X - that pits them against the likes of Bebop, Rocksteady, Krang, and Shredder. Read more
Watch VGMTogether This Weekend For Live Performances Of The Music From Hades And Paper Mario
Watch VGMTogether This Weekend For Live Performances Of The Music From Hades And Paper Mario
Hey! Listen! ...to these performances. Cancel all your plans - VGMTogether begins this Friday, and goes on until Sunday, bringing live performances of video game soundtracks to you in the comfort of your own home, thanks to the power of INTERNET.
Putting Doors in Video Games Is a Nightmare, Say Developers
Putting Doors in Video Games Is a Nightmare, Say Developers
Turns out, putting something as simple-seeming as doors into a video game is really hard, even for a studio like Naughty Dog.
Turbo Kid Metroidvania in the works
Turbo Kid Metroidvania in the works
There's a Turbo Kid video game in the works. Turbo Kid is the superb, super violent B-movie superhero cult hit comedy film set in an alternate 1997 post-apocalyptic earth.
Why the Nintendo Switch Pro's reported 720p screen is just fine - it's the Eurogamer News Cast!
Why the Nintendo Switch Pro's reported 720p screen is just fine - it's the Eurogamer News Cast!
Another week, another bucket load of video game news! We heard the Switch Pro, which Nintendo has yet to announce, will reportedly have a 720p OLED screen.
Switch FPS Counter Recon: The First Mission Sure Does A Poor Impression Of Call Of Duty
Switch FPS Counter Recon: The First Mission Sure Does A Poor Impression Of Call Of Duty
Complete with zombie mode! Activision's Call of Duty is one of the world's biggest video game franchises, which makes its continued absence on Switch (the world's best-selling games console at the time of writing) all the more puzzling. Still, at least we have Counter Recon: The First Mission to fall back on, eh? Developed by TROOOZE, this single-player (yes, you read that correctly) FPS is all about blowing up terrorists with a wide range of guns, and even has its own zombie mode.
Rumour: Nintendo To Reveal New Switch Model With Samsung OLED Display And 4K Support
Rumour: Nintendo To Reveal New Switch Model With Samsung OLED Display And 4K Support
Mass production of new panels expected to begin this June. We've just reached the four year anniversary of the Nintendo Switch, and admittedly, compared to next-generation devices, the hybrid system is starting to show its age. How will Nintendo combat a possible decline in sales then? According to a new report from Bloomberg, the video game giant will fight to maintain market dominance this holiday season by unveiling a new Switch model equipped with a "bigger" Samsung OLED display.
Rumour: Nintendo To Reveal New Switch Model With
Rumour: Nintendo To Reveal New Switch Model With "Bigger" Samsung OLED Display
Mass production of new panels expected to begin this June. We've just reached the four year anniversary of the Nintendo Switch, and admittedly, compared to next-generation devices, the hybrid system is starting to show its age. How will Nintendo combat a possible decline in sales then? According to a new report from Bloomberg, the video game giant will fight to maintain market dominance this holiday season by unveiling a new Switch model equipped with a "bigger" Samsung OLED display.
Nintendo Will Reportedly Reveal A New Switch Model This Year With
Nintendo Will Reportedly Reveal A New Switch Model This Year With "Bigger" Samsung OLED Display
Mass production of new panels expected to begin this June. We've just reached the four year anniversary of the Nintendo Switch, and admittedly, compared to next-generation devices, the hybrid system is starting to show its age. How will Nintendo combat a possible decline in sales then? According to a new report from Bloomberg, the video game giant will fight to maintain market dominance this holiday season by unveiling a new Switch console equipped with a "bigger" Samsung OLED display. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Sony Imagines A Future Where A Banana Is A Video Game Controller
Sony Imagines A Future Where A Banana Is A Video Game Controller
Gamers love making weird shit into controllers, including but not limited to pomegranates, light sabers, bananas, and bread.