Here at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, there’s an increasing momentum for the action that game developers have whispered about for decades: Unionization.
Fortnite: Battle Royale most’s popular streamer broke Twitch records last week when he teamed up with Drake, and the game’s audience continues to grow now that a mobile version is in beta. And thanks to the game’s Twitch Prime loot, there’s now a small black market for Fortnite skins on Ebay as well.
Bad North is described as “a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite”. That’s enough to get my attention. It’s coming to Switch first in the Summer, then Xbox One, PS4, PC and mobile a bit later.
What The Golf is my favorite game of GDC so far. Its developers assert that golf is boring, so they’ve made tons of tiny levels that turn the sport on its head. The game is riotously funny. In one level, I scored a “hole-in-one” by launching a typical golf hole into a giant 1-shaped crater. Another gave me, playing as…
PUBG Mobile released in North America yesterday, and it’s pretty awesome. But between my own string of victories and the countless chicken dinners on social media, it sure feels like things are too easy.
If you like video game music, this is for you. A little while back I (Kirk) went on the podcast Level with Emily Reese and talked about a bunch of my favorite video game soundtracks. The episode is now up, with lots of musical examples mixed in. Grab some headphones and listen along!
Sea of Thieves is no place for the solo swashbuckler. Bereft of boisterous crewmates, strange thoughts enter the mind. Thoughts like, “Well this isn’t fun at all,” and “Hey, if I stand on a rock the skeletons can’t attack me.”
Rainbow Six Siege’s latest update arrived today. Currently live on PC and coming to consoles later this week, Patch Y3S1.1's most notable contribution is fixing the issue where equipped skins would reset after getting disconnected. The glitch making some players occasionally go invisible is also no more.
Players of indie games on Switch are driven in great part by “nostalgia,” Nintendo said today at a Game Developers Conference event at which it revealed the top 10 best-selling Switch indie games, a list that includes Celeste, Stardew Valley, and Shovel Knight.
Homo Machina is an excellent example of what happens when video game creators look outside pop culture for inspiration: an intricate and beautiful puzzle game that you can appreciate all the more when you learn about the history behind it.
Mother Simulator is a PC game that lets you take care of a baby. You change their diaper, give them a bottle and a pacifier, and tend to their needs when they start crying. It seems simple, until you realize you’ve been clenching your jaw and you’ve got a cramp in your neck cause your kid just won’t stop needing…
Ubisoft appears to have avoided the hostile takeover the company’s bosses and workers have been fearing from the conglomerate Vivendi for the past three years.The mega-publisher announced today that Vivendi will sell off all its existing shares in Ubisoft and agreed to not acquire any more for the next five years. In…
Now that the West is getting new Yakuza games every six months, there’s never been a better to check out the series. But with over seven games and numerous spin offs, it can be hard to know where to start. Well, today’s your lucky day! Let me help you take your first step into one of gaming’s best series.
I downloaded The Sims Mobile to see if it would let me trap a virtual person in a bathroom-less building. Now I’m two working mothers raising a child. I couldn’t be happier, at least not without having to wait out some sort of happiness timer.
A report today by The Verge details the recent history of Telltale Games leading up to last fall’s layoffs, including feelings among many of the staff that the studio was stagnating creatively and had also become a toxic work environment under the leadership of co-founder and former CEO Kevin Bruner.
Overwatch’s healer-monk Zenyatta floats cross-legged while delivering voice lines like “embrace tranquility” and “be one with the universe.” He was a frail, peace-loving healer, it seemed—until Sung-hyeon “JJonak” Bang’s January debut in the Overwatch League. Four days after the League launched, JJonak’s Zenyatta…
A remastered version of the classic stealth game Mark of the Ninja headlined a quick video presentation of indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch this spring, summer and fall. A bunch of cool-looking games were shown, but there were no shock announcements.
The Switch is getting Lumines? We’re so doomed. Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s rhythm puzzle game is coming to the Switch this spring as Lumines Remastered. We’ll be Shinin’ like it’s the 2005 PSP launch. Update: It’ll also be out on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Look for it in May.
Nintendo’s newest showcase for indie games heading to the Switch kicks off at noon ET. It’s tied to the Game Developers Conference and is in part a way to recruit more indies to the platform (not that they’re hurting for them!). Watch it here. If you’re feeling nostalgic, you can also read about the indies they…
I like Kirby games, but I would not consider myself an advanced Kirbyologist. I was therefore surprised to learn a few weeks ago that Kirby games I’d played on the 3DS contained hidden messages. The first letter of each of the games’ worlds spelled a word. Neat! Surely, I figured, the new Kirby Switch game would do…