Splatoon’s campaigns have always been wacky, inventive, but rarely too difficult. They seemed designed to introduce players to the game’s different weapons and mechanics. The newly released Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2 isn’t about warm welcomes. It’s about mastering all that Splatoon can throw at you and then some.
Many stories about Twitch revolve around celebrities, the influencers and tastemakers who have “made it” to a career of all-day gameplay streaming. But Twitch isn’t just star gamers; it’s pirate streams, bizarre Tim and Eric-style broadcasts, and average Joes just streaming their Overwatch matches. Many do so without…
For a long time, League of Legends has had a consistent metagame. But the competitive environment and the individual and team strategies that result have recently changed at a rapid pace, leading to earlier fights, faster games, and a wild shift in the way players try to out-pick and out-play each other.
The North American open qualifiers for the 2018 Dota 2 International were off to the races yesterday, with dozens of games being played to determine who would take a regional spot. And then along came a patch containing Dota 2's new battle royale mode, and everything fell apart.
Sony showed the first gameplay of the upcoming samurai action game Ghost of Tsushima at their E3 2018 press conference this evening. It was a beautiful ballet of swords and arrows.
Base-building vault management sim Fallout Shelter is coming to PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch tonight. It will still be free, and the Switch version will have both touchscreen and Joy-Con controls, so get to making some more of those horror vaults.
Tales of Vesperia is getting a definitive edition this coming winter. A spectacular role-playing game (and my personal favorite Tales) will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch with content “never before seen in the west.”
Capcom unveiled the new Devil May Cry during Microsoft’s E3 press conference today and it looks rad as hell, y’all.
Todd Howard took the stage to give us another tease of the upcoming Fallout 76 during Microsoft’s E3 press conference today. It didn’t answer many questions, but it did look pretty.
While this weekend’s Summit of Power rages on at the Beyond the Summit house, one factoid has been haunting me. During Thursday’s events, Vineeth “ApologyMan” Meka was caught on camera, warming up his cereal milk in the microwave.
The eight teams directly invited to this year’s Dota 2 International have been confirmed. The top eight of the Dota pro circuit move on with a guaranteed ticket to Vancouver. For everyone else, the open qualifiers kick off in just four days, leading into the regionals starting June 18.
A legendary real-time strategy game series is returning in a format you probably weren’t expecting.
Sea of Solitude is a new indie game coming from Jo-Mei Games in early 2019. The game, shown during this year’s EA Play press conference, certainly has quite a look to it.
Yamcha has not had the best luck in Dragon Ball. He was once a lord and a threat, but by Super his lagging power level became a gag. You wouldn’t know it watching Ryota “Kazunoko” Inoue play him in Dragon Ball FighterZ, though.
Yes, it may be E3 weekend, but there are still some video game competitions going down. Esports rests for no press conferences!
Four months ago, Eduardo “HookGangGod” Hook had never entered a tournament in person. He had been shooting up the leaderboards in Persona 4 Arena and Guilty Gear for years while preferring to risk frame delays and shaky network connections. But Dragon Ball FighterZ got the self-described “online monster” to see if…
The New York Excelsior is the best Overwatch team in the world. Despite an always-shifting metagame and one of its best players sitting out nearly a third of the season so far, they’ve won two Overwatch League stages and made the playoffs for the third. They rarely drop games and have swept every team in the league at…
Major changes are coming to the Dota Pro Circuit next year, including no more hard roster lock periods during the season, owners can only field one team for The International, and majors and minors getting paired off. Valve says its goal is to “introduce a bit more structure to the year, increase team roster…
This is Greg. Greg plays Dragon Ball FighterZ, and he’s pretty damn good. Greg does this using a piano controller. And last night, at DreamHack Austin, he made it into the top 8 on loser’s side with his ivory keys of destruction.
Sports commentators will sometimes refer to athletes having “video game stats,” numbers so impressive they seem to be produced in a virtual realm rather than the mortal. But even inside the polygon-and-pixel world of FIFA 18, some goals are purely transcendent.