It didn’t make any sense. “What are they doing, dude?” asked Houston Outlaws tank Austin “Muma” Wilmot as the other team, made up of top-ranked players including LA Gladiators tank Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek, repeatedly crashed against the holo-shield walls of a relatively lackadaisical defense. Then it hit him:…
In Mario Kart, red shells target your nearest rival and ruthlessly stop them in their tracks. Everybody hates them. Marketing company Red Shell, meanwhile, helps video game companies more accurately target potential customers with their ads. This fact has not sat well with some players who have recently discovered the…
On Steam, “asset flip” refers to a game that’s haphazardly assembled from pre-purchased environments, objects, and sound effects for the purpose of making a quick buck. Or at least that’s what it’s supposed to refer to. Over time, the definition of “asset flip” seems to have devolved into “anything that ever uses a…
West Virginia is not just a fantastical dystopian hellscape depicted in the trailer for Fallout 76. It’s a real place in the real dystopian nation of America! Thanks to Fallout 76, the state is now seeing interest from actual tourists.
Track: Evaporate | Artist: Dance Gavin Dance | Album: Artificial Selection
You’re saying Brigitte’s name wrong. Fortunately, the voice of Overwatch’s most recently added hero, Matilda Smedius, is here to correct you. Watch (and listen) and learn.
Last year, Valve put limitations on Steam trading cards to stop sketchy developers from makinge a living leeching money from the user-powered trading card economy. Now it’s doing something similar with Steam achievements.
There are Twitch streamers, and then there are Twitch streamers. The platform has tiers: hobbyists, affiliates, and partners. The latter two titles must be earned through lots of successful streaming, and they come with perks that directly impact streamers’ ability to make a living. Now, with the gulf between…
Battlefield V will have women. When this was revealed during the game’s announcement stream last month, most people said “oh neat” and got on with their lives. A vocal handful, however, found this offensively out of place in their “historically accurate” series about ramping tanks over horses. Weeks later, they still…
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins might be on top of the streaming world right now, but even he’s not immune to being yanked back down to earth by the sometimes absurdly demanding realities of the job.
Ubisoft is asking fans to contribute art and music to its upcoming game Beyond Good and Evil 2, with the promise of monetary compensation if their work is chosen. Fans are already diving in with gusto, but critics quickly pointed out the issues with asking people to do work for only the possibility of payment.
We got a peek at Cyberpunk 2077 during Microsoft’s E3 press conference, but other than verifying that the cyberpunk setting will, in fact, have mohawks and buildings that appear to have been smuggled out of Blade Runner while nobody was looking, we didn’t actually learn much. Today, CD Projekt divulged some real…
For the longest time, Steam’s built-in chat functionality has not been what I would call good. Today, though, Valve revealed a much-needed modern makeover, and you can try it now.
Samus is no longer the only playable Metroid character in Smash. She’s now joined by Ridley, a menacing space dragon who refuses to die no matter how many times he gets owned. To the casual observer, this is just a neat little thing. To Smash diehards, though, it’s the culmination of years of requests. And memes.
Nintendo kicked off today’s Direct with a mech game called Daemon x Machina. It’s full of high-speed anime mech action and will be out on Switch in 2019.
Everything in the world might be bad, but if nothing else, the last couple years have made it official: Spider-Man is good again.
Sable is an open-world desert exploration game that just got announced at E3's PC gaming conference. It’s a coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of an alien planet rich with its own history. The art style, inspired by French and Belgian comics, is something else. It’ll be out on PC and consoles next year.
Valve just announced Steam China. The goal is to introduce more games to China, though how that will work isn’t clear yet. In recent times, Steam has added some popular Chinese games. However, Chinese players have become Steam users’ go-to object of borderline-xenophobic rage thanks to cheating issues.
Ubisoft just announced Trials Rising. The latest installment in the over-the-top dirt bike racing series looks zanier than ever, though it’ll have a dedicated tutorial system put together with assistance from the series’ community. It’ll be out in February 2019 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and the Switch.
During today’s press conference, Bethesda briefly teased The Elder Scrolls VI.