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Tell Me Why tops Assassin’s Creed, WoW Shadowlands, and more at GLAAD awards
Tell Me Why tops Assassin’s Creed, WoW Shadowlands, and more at GLAAD awards
GLAAD is an organisation dedicated to the inclusion of LGBT folks in media, and the group's annual awards highlights some of the best portrayals throughout media, including videogames.
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.
NEO: The World Ends With You Hits Switch This July
NEO: The World Ends With You Hits Switch This July
And I feel fine. The World Ends With You was a bit of a cult hit back in the DS days, which is why it was such good news when the smart device iteration was improved and ported to Nintendo Switch as The World Ends With You: Final Remix.
Be a VR giant and swat at PC players like pests
Be a VR giant and swat at PC players like pests
Davigo begs the question: why didn't this exist already? It's an asymmetric multiplayer game in which one player in a VR headset attempts to swipe and slam up to four tiny, nimble players on desktop computers, who each wield rocket launchers.
Wonder Boy: Asha In Monster World Gets a Shiny New Trailer
Wonder Boy: Asha In Monster World Gets a Shiny New Trailer
She's the one that keeps the dream alive. It's unclear why it happened, but this generation has delivered a big comeback for the Wonder Boy series, from officially sanctioned remasters to loosely linked re-imaginings.
Death Stranding's made $27 million on PC so far
Death Stranding's made $27 million on PC so far
And why Starbreeze's the Walking Dead was such a disaster.
Why next-gen consoles need next-gen faces
Why next-gen consoles need next-gen faces
DI4D's Colin Urquhart discusses the ever higher expectations of realism in games for the GamesIndustry.biz Academy
Returnal – Why You Shouldn’t Sleep on This PS5 Exclusive
Returnal – Why You Shouldn’t Sleep on This PS5 Exclusive
Housemarque's rogue-lite could have the gameplay and narrative chops to be truly great.
Calls for a boycott of Genshin Impact are growing, here’s why
Calls for a boycott of Genshin Impact are growing, here’s why
If you are a fan of MiHoYo’s Genshin Impact, you may have seen a swell in social media posts regarding a boycott of the game.
Mario Kart Tour Kicks Off Its Ninja Tour Event
Mario Kart Tour Kicks Off Its Ninja Tour Event
DM-Cc-A. Mario Kart Tour is currently celebrating its 1.5 year anniversary - sure, why not - and has unveiled its next event; it looks rather cool. The Ninja Tour has kicked off and will run for the next two weeks; it has various new goodies for you to obtain.
Deathloop Won’t Have a New Game Plus Mode
Deathloop Won’t Have a New Game Plus Mode
Game director Dinga Bakaba says replayability is built into Deathloop's core design, which is why there is no New Game Plus.
Here's why 'boycott Genshin Impact' is trending on Twitter
Here's why 'boycott Genshin Impact' is trending on Twitter
Players are arguing about representation and race in Genshin Impact.
Raven nerfs two of Call of Duty: Warzone's most effective weapons in meta shake-up bid
Raven nerfs two of Call of Duty: Warzone's most effective weapons in meta shake-up bid
Raven Software has nerfed two of Call of Duty: Warzone's most effective weapons in a bid to shake up the battle royale's meta. In an update pushed live this afternoon, the developer nerfed the super popular AUG and FFAR 1. First up, the AUG - or as it's known in the patch notes, Cold War Tactical Rifle Charlie (quite why Call of Duty insists on using this nomenclature for its guns is beyond me). Read more
Why Time Loops Are the New Zombies
Why Time Loops Are the New Zombies
Hi! My name’s Michael, and today I want to talk to you about time loops.
Why the Hell Has There Never Been a Truly Great Rambo Game?
Why the Hell Has There Never Been a Truly Great Rambo Game?
A look back at the sorry history of Rambo in video games.
PlatinumGames Explains Why It Scrapped World of Demons and Started Again
PlatinumGames Explains Why It Scrapped World of Demons and Started Again
World of Demons is the new Apple Arcade exclusive title from…
Lost Words' Storybook Of Grief and Love Is Stadia-Exclusive No Longer
Lost Words' Storybook Of Grief and Love Is Stadia-Exclusive No Longer
Rhianna Pratchett reflects on 20 years in game narrative, and why the story of Lost Words: Beyond the Page is personal for her.
Random: Story Of Seasons' Photo Mode Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Random: Story Of Seasons' Photo Mode Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Bumholes and crotches and legs, oh my. Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is a pleasant, relaxing little farm simulation game, where players can gently explore a town, raise livestock, and have a lovely old time. Every now and again, though, you'll have to wait through a loading screen - and loading screens are boring! They're just a blank image most of the time, or worse, a black screen.
The Real Science Behind Controller Drift
The Real Science Behind Controller Drift
Controller drift has become more and more of an issue, so we dive into the actual science behind the problem, why it seems to be happening more now, and how companies might be able to solve the issue.
Why did Nintendo kill Mario? It's the Eurogamer News Cast!
Why did Nintendo kill Mario? It's the Eurogamer News Cast!
A minute's silence. A toast to the departed.
Sims 2 developer says Simlish is 'gibberish', goes on to explain why they don't have threesomes
Sims 2 developer says Simlish is 'gibberish', goes on to explain why they don't have threesomes
The team was 'constantly amazed at people who felt they could see patterns where there were none.'
Dev Explains Why Nintendo Made Mario's Anniversary Games Limited-Time
Dev Explains Why Nintendo Made Mario's Anniversary Games Limited-Time
"manufactured FOMO helps them get those sales". It's the 1st of April and you know that means - a handful of Mario games have been removed.
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.
NFL player accidentally leaks new contract to his wife's Call of Duty: Warzone squad
Balan Wonderworld review — I wonder why, I wonder how
Balan Wonderworld review — I wonder why, I wonder how
Hype can be a cruel mistress. It supplies copious winds to set properties aloft.
Random: Stop Scrolling And Brighten Your Day With These Adorable Kirby Stop-Motion Videos
Random: Stop Scrolling And Brighten Your Day With These Adorable Kirby Stop-Motion Videos
Including a recreation of Kirby's victory dance. It's Monday, and Mondays are miserable, so why not take a breather and enjoy these wonderful Kirby stop-motion videos? We've recently stumbled across the work of Animist, a stop-motion expert who creates lots of cracking videos for Twitter and YouTube.
“What we’re doing is unique” – why It Takes Two’s director loves co-op games
“What we’re doing is unique” – why It Takes Two’s director loves co-op games
It Takes Two is the latest co-op adventure from Hazelight, the studio behind co-op only prison drama, A Way Out.
'I feel a lot of affection and affinity towards the PC,' says Hideo Kojima
'I feel a lot of affection and affinity towards the PC,' says Hideo Kojima
He recently spoke about Death Stranding's PC port, and why it was necessary.
Why fly, when Elite Dangerous Odyssey's new space cabbies can do it for you?
Why fly, when Elite Dangerous Odyssey's new space cabbies can do it for you?
Apex Interstellar will jet you across the galaxy, for a small fee.
Why Valheim wants to stop you using portals
Why Valheim wants to stop you using portals
Valheim is a survival game in which you grub around in forests for wood and leather scraps and steadily build your base into a towering castle.
Now’s the ideal time to dive into Magic: The Gathering Arena — here’s why
Now’s the ideal time to dive into Magic: The Gathering Arena — here’s why
Magic: The Gathering Arena is the iconic collectable card game, perfected for digital—and it's now on iOS and Android.
Why PS3, PSP, and Vita Stores Closing Would Be Such a Big Deal
Why PS3, PSP, and Vita Stores Closing Would Be Such a Big Deal
We break down the report of older Sony digital storefronts potentially closing down, the Sony acquisition of EVO, free games on PS4, and much more!
Every time Genshin Impact releases a new character it makes at least $12 million in a single day
Every time Genshin Impact releases a new character it makes at least $12 million in a single day
Genshin Impact is the fastest game to reach $1 billion in revenue, and its characters are why.
The WoW Classic Burning Crusade Beta Is Live, If You're Into That Sort Of Thing
The WoW Classic Burning Crusade Beta Is Live, If You're Into That Sort Of Thing
Look I don’t know why folks are excited to replay Blizzard’s first attempt at a World of Warcraft expansion, with its endless walking and “kill x of y” quests, but if you’ve opted-in for the World of Warcraft Classic Burning Crusade beta, now’s your time.
This Pikmin-Inspired Cultist Game Could Be Coming To Switch In 2022
This Pikmin-Inspired Cultist Game Could Be Coming To Switch In 2022
"Control the hordes" was always a bit culty anyway. In a time where nothing makes sense and everything seems futile, why not worship one of the unknowable Old Gods? In newly-announced Kickstarter project, Worship, you can play as a cult leader, corralling your followers around like Pikmin, drawing symbols in blood, and building up a village to suit your devotees...
Why I love Amnesia: Rebirth's baby button
Why I love Amnesia: Rebirth's baby button
We've come a long way from pressing F to pay respects.
Control Developer: Making Games For Two Generations of Consoles at Once
Control Developer: Making Games For Two Generations of Consoles at Once "Sucks"
Control developer Remedy's Thomas Puha said that making games at a cross-generational point "sucks," and that resource and tools challenges are why next-gen games aren't blowing us away yet.
How Phoenix Games helps studios establish their next hit
How Phoenix Games helps studios establish their next hit
Founder Klaas Kersting discusses the beauty of the free-to-play model, its challenges, and why it's not going anywhere
Among Us Airship Map Arrives on March 31st
Among Us Airship Map Arrives on March 31st
InnerSloth explains why the map has taken so long to release.
Gamescom goes hybrid because "it's worth still trying to make it possible"
Gamescom goes hybrid because "it's worth still trying to make it possible"
Co-organiser Felix Falk explains why the world's biggest games show is pushing forward with a physical event
Soapbox: Life Is Strange Belongs On Switch. So Why Isn't It?
Soapbox: Life Is Strange Belongs On Switch. So Why Isn't It?
Nintendo's console seems like a great fit. The Square Enix Direct Presents stream went up just a few hours ago, and despite knowing that we'd be left disappointed, a few of us at Nintendo Life tuned in, hoping to hear about games coming to Switch.
The next Among Us map is finally coming out, here's why it took longer than expected
The next Among Us map is finally coming out, here's why it took longer than expected
Teased all the way back in December, players can finally see the Airship soon.
Rustler Is A Medieval GTA Coming To Switch This Year
Rustler Is A Medieval GTA Coming To Switch This Year
Grand Theft Horse. GTA V is one of the all-time greats and all that, but did you ever wish it was, you know, just a bit more historical? Of course you did! Everyone loves the mucky, stinky grime of Ye Olden Days, which is why we all love The Witcher! We just can't get enough of it.
All the ways the world is trying to deal with the graphics card shortage and why they won't work
All the ways the world is trying to deal with the graphics card shortage and why they won't work
We've collated all the different methods used and proposed for easing the dearth of GPUs for gamers and rated their effectiveness.
Final Fantasy 7 battle royale designed to grow series' typical demographic, director says
Final Fantasy 7 battle royale designed to grow series' typical demographic, director says
Why is there a Final Fantasy 7 battle royale? It's a good question.
Contest: Win an Another Eden prize pack, featuring an official artbook and keyboard and mouse mat
Contest: Win an Another Eden prize pack, featuring an official artbook and keyboard and mouse mat
In today’s contest you can win an Another Eden official artbook and desk pad prize pack! I’m told you guys like JRPGs, Chrono Trigger, and not spending money — does that sound about right? Well then, you’re in luck because we’ve got a contest featuring a JRPG from the Chrono Trigger storyteller that you don’t have to spend any money on! On deck today is a fun little prize pack from Another Eden, featuring an official artbook and a keyboard/mouse mat! Just try not to get wrist grease all over the mousepad, yo. Another Eden Another Eden has been tearing up mobile storefronts the past few years, so why not spread the love? The long-awaited Steam release is finally near, bringing the acclaimed free-to-play game to PCs around the world.
Why we're passing on blockchain pitches
Why we're passing on blockchain pitches
The benefits NFTs and cryptocurrency can bring to games are speculative, but the drawbacks are concrete
PC makers to adopt cheaper DRAM-less SSDs. Here's why you should care
PC makers to adopt cheaper DRAM-less SSDs. Here's why you should care
Bulk DRAM prices are going up, which could in turn raise the price of higher performing SSDs.
Call of Duty: Warzone player notices neo-Nazi symbol in paid emblem
Call of Duty: Warzone player notices neo-Nazi symbol in paid emblem
The resemblance is clear, though it's unclear why the symbol is there.
Ghost of Tsushima: Combat 'Hands-Down' Most Difficult Feature to Add, Sucker Punch Co-Founder Says
Ghost of Tsushima: Combat 'Hands-Down' Most Difficult Feature to Add, Sucker Punch Co-Founder Says
Sucker Punch co-founder Brian Fleming shared why combat was the most difficult feature to implement into Ghost of Tsushima.
Roblox Is Now Worth More Than Ubisoft and Take-Two Combined: What Does This Mean for Gaming?
Roblox Is Now Worth More Than Ubisoft and Take-Two Combined: What Does This Mean for Gaming?
Roblox went public last week and is worth $45 billion -- why is Roblox so interesting to people with money, and what does that tell us about games as a whole?
Wonder Boy - Asha In Monster World Director Explains Why He Chose That Divisive 2.5D Art Style
Wonder Boy - Asha In Monster World Director Explains Why He Chose That Divisive 2.5D Art Style
"I would be able to produce higher quality work in 3D". Wonder Boy - Asha In Monster World's seen criticism since getting announced.
Why the founders of Kolibri Games are leaving their idle goldmine
Why the founders of Kolibri Games are leaving their idle goldmine
Daniel Stammler and Janosch Sadowski on their five-year journey from student startup to tech investors, and why they sold to Ubisoft
Wonder Boy - Asha In Monster World Director Explains Why He Chose That Divisive 2.5D Art Style
Wonder Boy - Asha In Monster World Director Explains Why He Chose That Divisive 2.5D Art Style
"I would be able to produce higher quality work in 3D". Wonder Boy - Asha In Monster World's seen criticism since getting announced.
House Flipper is getting pets, because why not
House Flipper is getting pets, because why not
Once you've renovated your house you can populate it with dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles...
It looks like Neymar is coming to Fortnite
It looks like Neymar is coming to Fortnite
Neymar in Fortnite? Why not. Anything goes in Epic's battle royale, after all. Epic today teased the arrival of Fortnite Season 6 with a short clip on Twitter that shows a number 10 jersey and what looks like the football from the 2014 World Cup, which was held in Brazil. And here's the kicker from Neymar himself on Twitter: Read more
How to start PC gaming on your phone (and why you shouldn’t)
How to start PC gaming on your phone (and why you shouldn’t)
PC and handheld gaming are like chalk and cheese, with one boasting higher frame rates and crystal clear images while the other focuses on convenience and portability.
Music Week: When music makes a game (or why I love Zuntata)
Music Week: When music makes a game (or why I love Zuntata)
Music can make a game, but sometimes it is the game.
Good games get bad ratings
Good games get bad ratings
Germany has passed a new youth protection law -- Beiten Burkhardt's Dr Andreas Lober explains why it can make life difficult for loot boxes, but also for great games
Why Outriders isn't just a Destiny knock-off
Why Outriders isn't just a Destiny knock-off
If the loot stays interesting, Outriders could be a winner.
Resident Evil 4 Remake Should be Left the Hell Alone
Resident Evil 4 Remake Should be Left the Hell Alone
There's no shortage of reasons why Capcom shouldn't remake this classic horror title.
Sakurai Explains Why Xenoblade's Rex Isn't A Smash Ultimate DLC Fighter
Sakurai Explains Why Xenoblade's Rex Isn't A Smash Ultimate DLC Fighter
"it was impossible". During last week's Super Smash Bros.
You can try the first chapter of Tell Me Why for free
You can try the first chapter of Tell Me Why for free
If you’ve been interested in Dontnod Entertainment’s Tell Me Why, now is the time to try it out.
Why game developers hate doors
Why game developers hate doors
On Twitter, game developers are commiserating together over one of the most surprisingly difficult features to implement in games.
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?
First episode of Life is Strange dev's gorgeous mystery Tell Me Why now permanently free
First episode of Life is Strange dev's gorgeous mystery Tell Me Why now permanently free
If you've yet to experience Life is Strange developer Dontnod's beautiful mystery adventure Tell Me Why, you can now play the entire first episode for free. Released last August, Tell Me Why serves up a deft blend of earnest homecoming drama and mystery thriller, setting its three-episode story against a picturesque rendition of small-town Alaska - all snow-banked streets, crystalline lakes, and icily majestic mountain ranges. It's another vividly drawn backdrop for Dontnod's particular brand of narrative adventure, which this time finds real beauty and warmth in the relationship between protagonists Tyler and Alyson - two twins reuniting in circumstances that force them to confront their traumatic past. Read more
What do Stadia's struggles mean for game streaming?
What do Stadia's struggles mean for game streaming?
With Google's closure of Stadia Games and Entertainment, other players in the game streaming space explain why they're still optimistic
Phoenix Wright aces the visual novel genre | Why I Love
Phoenix Wright aces the visual novel genre | Why I Love
Ukiyo Publishing's Paul Hann talks about the captivating qualities of Capcom's original courtroom drama
Tell My Why Chapter 1 is Now Free for Everyone
Tell My Why Chapter 1 is Now Free for Everyone
Chapters 2 and 3 are also currently discounted.
Tell Me Why's first chapter is now free
Tell Me Why's first chapter is now free
While the rest of the three-part series is half price until Friday.
Soapbox: Why Do People Love Games Like Stardew Valley And Animal Crossing?
Soapbox: Why Do People Love Games Like Stardew Valley And Animal Crossing?
Playing games shouldn't feel like work, right? One of my favourite things to do after a long day of nine-to-five work is crack open a beer, get cosy on the sofa, and play two to five hours of a game where I have a nine-to-five job.
Video: WarioWare Could Have So Much Potential On Switch
Video: WarioWare Could Have So Much Potential On Switch
So why hasn't it happened yet? When you hear the words 'irreverent rapid fire microgames played in quick succession', you hopefully think of WarioWare because we're not sure there's much else that fits that description.
Six Days in Fallujah publisher now says project is
Six Days in Fallujah publisher now says project is "inseparable from politics"
Six Days in Fallujah publisher Victura has issued a new statement on its upcoming controversial shooter set during the US-led invasion of Iraq. The statement, issued via the company's Twitter this afternoon, repeatedly states that "the events recreated in Six Days in Fallujah are inseparable from politics", in contrast to widely-criticised remarks suggesting the opposite made last month by Victura boss Peter Tamte during an interview with GamesIndustry.biz. "Players need that context to understand why they're in the city fighting those Al-Qaeda people," Tamte said previously.
Marvel's Avengers developer seeks to better explain why it's increasing XP grind
Marvel's Avengers developer seeks to better explain why it's increasing XP grind
Crystal Dynamics has issued a further statement on its upcoming Marvel's Avengers XP changes that will soon increase the game's later levelling grind.
Talking Point: Here's Why You Shouldn't Be Worried About The Rumoured Switch Pro's 720p Screen
Talking Point: Here's Why You Shouldn't Be Worried About The Rumoured Switch Pro's 720p Screen
When "just enough" is "good enough". The "Switch Pro" is on its way – at least, that's what a report from Bloomberg is telling us.
Take-Two's CEO reckons we're
Take-Two's CEO reckons we're "ready" for $70 video games
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has revealed he thinks gamers are "ready" for $70/£65 video games. Talking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference this week and transcribed by our friends at VGC, Zelnick was asked to expand on why the publisher had decided to add $10 to the price of NBA 2K21. Th
Beyond Control: What's next for Remedy?
Beyond Control: What's next for Remedy?
CEO Tero Virtala on Vanguard, the shared universe of the Epic-funded games and why two million sales still doesn't class Control as a major hit
How Batman Is Helping Expand the Fortnite Multiverse
How Batman Is Helping Expand the Fortnite Multiverse
We chat with two of the creators behind Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point to learn why this crossover comic book has major implications for the Fortnite universe
Why are people comparing Valheim to Dark Souls?
Why are people comparing Valheim to Dark Souls?
Valheim has swept the PC gaming world by storm, selling over five million copies in under a month.
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.
Which game has or had the best modding community?
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...
Feature: Why Zelda: Link’s Awakening Is Literally My Dream Game
Feature: Why Zelda: Link’s Awakening Is Literally My Dream Game
What's reality anyway? To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we're running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games.
I kinda miss finding random CD-Rs in the gutter
I kinda miss finding random CD-Rs in the gutter
How and why did so many discs end up in the road?
Outriders developers explain why a tiny cutscene plays every time you open a door
Outriders developers explain why a tiny cutscene plays every time you open a door
Moving between areas triggers these silly little video clips, and it gets tiresome after awhile.
Why does GTA Online load so slowly? Someone thinks they can make it 70% faster
Valheim multiplayer isn’t P2P – devs explain why you’re getting lag
Valheim multiplayer isn’t P2P – devs explain why you’re getting lag
Viking survival game Valheim has been all the rage since it launched a month ago - it's attracting massive numbers of players on Steam and sold millions of copies since launch.
Levelling Up Culture: Hutch on the importance of team autonomy in 2021
Levelling Up Culture: Hutch on the importance of team autonomy in 2021
COO Andy Watson on why a team-first approach is essential to a modern successful games studio
Sources at Google's failed game studio say it should've just bought studios and left them alone like Microsoft
Sources at Google's failed game studio say it should've just bought studios and left them alone like Microsoft
A pair of new reports shed light into why Google so suddenly ended internal development of games for Stadia.
What's Up With These Huge Video Game Install Sizes?
What's Up With These Huge Video Game Install Sizes?
Here's why games like Black Ops Cold War are taking up so much storage.
Stonefly: Why Piloting a Mini-Mech Through Nature Looks So Fun
Stonefly: Why Piloting a Mini-Mech Through Nature Looks So Fun
The newest game from the Creature in the Well developers showcases a small-scale world brimming with big potential.
Black History Month: Why diversity is vital in AMD, 'we know that diverse workforces spur innovation'