The first major expansion to D&D’s 5th edition, Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, is out today. It’s full of new subclasses, spells, backstory ideas and tools for Dungeon Masters.
Battle Chef Brigade asks: What if you had to kill a Hydra before competing in Iron Chef? It’s a winning premise, and one that scaffolds the many-headed cooking game’s endless charms.
Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime I often say has everything. There’s civil war and political intrigue. There’s a well-wrought alchemy system. There’s brotherly competition and young love. There’s killer fight scenes. There’s even all seven of the deadly sins, except they’re incarnate.
A Marvel Heroes player who goes by EITTurtle bought the game on Xbox in July. Since then, he says he’s sunk $400 in microtransactions, unlocking characters like Spider Man, Storm, and Captain America. Earlier this week, Marvel announced that the game’s servers will be shut down in December. And EITTurtle, like many…
The madam Queen Tepe met me near a bustling harbor in Final Fantasy XIV. “Will you be coming to the mansion?” she asked me. “I’d appreciate an escort,” I responded. Moments later, I’d meet five of them.
Arms’ latest update is a damn good one. Overnight, Nintendo added a new and seriously fun South American fighter, three pairs of arms, a great map and the game’s first community event, a competition in the style of Splatoon’s Splatfest.
Last year, Valve issued 23 stern cease and desist letters to sites that ran Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling sites. A year later, not only are a handful of sites still taking bets for CS:GO skin roulettes, but the market has spread into great, wide world of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds skins. Since the…
Today, Marvel (under Disney) said that it is ending its relationship with Gazillion Entertainment, who makes Marvel Heroes. In an e-mail, a Marvel representative wrote:
Until today, I only got my ass kicked at Rocket League indoors, on a couch, proximate to a television. Now that the beloved car soccer game is on the Switch, the realm of ass-kicking possibilities is infinite. I didn’t know I wanted this and I am so happy.
Gambling for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skins is so 2016. Now, there’s a burgeoning new industry giving them out to players for free. Well: “free.”
There was a lot of winking and nudging when the MMO Final Fantasy XIV introduced three new poses for dozing a year ago. And behind the closed doors of virtual houses and apartments, much more went on after that.
Jake “ChocoTaco” Throop was making a decent living as an educator in Chicago, but he’s decided to leave it all behind for a career streaming PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Twitch.
Trust is the goopy bonding agent in the petri dish that is an online gaming team. Toss a bunch of strangers in a Call of Duty, DOTA 2, or Overwatch queue and you’ll find that the team that’s communicative or empathetic or just plain likes each other pulls through more often than not. Trust isn’t something you can see,…
There are two major franchises that every ‘90s kid desperately wished were real: Pokemon and Harry Potter. Over a year after publisher Niantic tried to make Pokemon real with the augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go, they’re continuing their takeover of the nostalgia market with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Words With Friends 2, the second incarnation of the blockbuster mobile game that is definitely not Scrabble, is now out for iOS and Android. This version’s got more game modes and an updated UI.
When Vaelanor heard the announcement of World of Warcraft Classic last Friday, he says he broke into tears. The veteran Warcraft player, whose real name we omitted because he helps run an unofficial legacy server, said he was so moved by news of an official vanilla version of Blizzard’s long-running multiplayer game,…
Some frustrated Amazon customers are complaining that their Xbox One X pre-orders aren’t scheduled to arrive today, which is the launch day for the spanking new console.
In May, Nicci Kay and her wife moved 25 miles south to the port city of Tacoma, Washington where, in time, they planned to overtake the Resistance’s hold on the area. Kay is an Ingress player, an agent in a great and invisible cyberwar over territory that spans the globe, involving two factions: the Resistance and the…
Some streamers just discovered that, in Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode, rockets are both dangerous weapons and efficient modes of transportation.
Trevor “TMartn” Martin, best known for violating FTC regulations by aggressively promoting a Counter-Strike skin gambling site that he didn’t say he owned, has returned to the spotlight alongside today’s release of Call of Duty: WWII—helping publisher Activision market the new game and raise money for veterans.