The weekend is for going to visit my sister and her kids in Texas, where I will get to ride a horse and pet a dog. Her kids are kind of excited to see me, but they’re mostly excited I’m bringing my Switch.
A few months ago, I was watching streamer Matt Souza play Fortnite on a custom server while I played along with his community, GodSquad Church. With a laptop earbud in one ear and my PC headset over another, I landed randomly on a hilltop near Polar Peak, only to immediately be killed by a player I didn’t see. As my…
GTA Online’s casino update launches July 23. The update is about the opening of the Diamond Casino & Resort in Los Santos. Rockstar has revealed more information about the long-teased update via a separate website, a first for GTA Online expansions. The update sounds ambitious and potentially very expensive, with slot…
Fortnite’s 9.40 patch brings epic and legendary variants of the tactical shotgun, adds an Xbox-only tournament, and changes how items stack. See the full patch notes for all the details.
The weekend is for going to a sensory deprivation tank, which will either awaken my latent superpowers or drive me mad. What better way to celebrate either outcome than with video games?
When your job involves talking about video games all day, you get pretty attuned to hearing people mention them when you’re outside of work. While eavesdropping can be a way to learn what games people are playing and thinking about, it can also provide neat insight into how those games fit into their lives.
Fortnite’s latest patch adds a new item, an air strike canister that calls down missiles. There’s also a new rotation of limited time modes.
Fortnite’s 14 Days of Summer event includes daily challenges for rewards. A recent challenge for day 13 of 14 involves searching for a tiny rubber duck in a corner of the game’s map. Yesterday, developer Epic announced they’ll be adjusting the challenge because it’s too hard.
Sea of Solitude, a platforming exploration game published by Electronic Arts that came out July 5, tells the story of Kay, a young girl trapped in a watery world full of monsters. She travels the ruined world by boat, discovering where the monsters came from and why she looks like a monster too. The monsters are…
The weekend is for finally pulling my stock bags out of the freezer and making soup stock, even though it’s a zillion degrees outside. That’s a long, hands-off process, though, so there’s plenty of time to play video games.
Apex Legends Season Two brought some changes to the game’s map. Leviathans, those dinosaur-like monsters that used to stand in the water off King’s Canyon, are now stationed across the landscape. In the two days since the season launched, players have been discovering what you can do with them.
Recently I’ve been binge-watching FX’s Marvel universe show Legion. I don’t really care for superhero stuff, but the show’s portrayal of mental illness has its hooks in me, in particular how everyone says the main character’s name so much.
Apex Legends Season 2 arrived today. While players have known a lot of what it would contain for a while, it’s exciting to finally see the new character, weapons, and locations in action.
The weekend is for cleaning the fan on the back of my fridge. Even I bored myself with that sentence. It’s also for playing video games!
Apex Legends developer Respawn released a Season 2 trailer today, in which we get to see upcoming new character Wattson and an EMP exploding in Kings Canyon. Leaked trailers on Reddit, one of which has now been officially released by Respawn, reveal even more changes coming to the game when Season 2 launches on July 2.
July’s PlayStation Plus games are here, and if you like robots or cars you’ll be pleased. As always, these games are only “free” if you have an active PlayStation Plus membership.
Hitman 2’s first expansion, a bank location with a mission called The Golden Handshake, launched today. I spent about an hour wandering around the bank, overflowing sinks, throwing crowbars at people, and being a general nuisance. As always, a first run through a Hitman level feels like just a taste of what’s on…