Cliff Bleszinski Joins Broadway Show Hadestown As Producer

It was not that long ago that former Gears of War developer Cliff Bleszinski said he was retiring from the gaming industry following the closure of his studio Boss Key games. Now we officially know where he’s taking his talents to: Broadway. NEWS! I’m officially co-producing this show. That’s my next gig! (Crazy, eh?!) It’s … Read moreCliff Bleszinski Joins Broadway Show Hadestown As Producer

Reader Discussion: What Video Game-Related Gifts Did You Give Or Receive?

This has been a big year for gaming, with a slew of fantastic games. Heavy weights like Red Dead Redemption II and God of War are only scraping the surface. Insomniac delivered the gift of giving Spider-Man a game worthy of his exploits. Square Enix’s Dragon Quest series came back to much fanfare. Super Bros. Ultimate … Read moreReader Discussion: What Video Game-Related Gifts Did You Give Or Receive?

Game Informer’s Holiday Yule Log Video

We know the holidays are stressful. Heck, you’re probably hiding in the corner of some distant relative’s home right now with a mug of eggnog. But don’t worry, we’re here for you with a relaxing yule log gaming session with Kyle Hilliard.  The fire crackles calmly while Kyle quietly plays some strange game no one’s … Read moreGame Informer’s Holiday Yule Log Video

Brawlin With Supercell’s Brawl Stars

Supercell, the company behind Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, has a new title on the mobile stage just in time for holiday travel. It’s call Brawl Stars, and it’s a lot different than their previous titles, and draws on all new characters and style. Playing as brawlers (which have different rarities, abilities, can be … Read moreBrawlin With Supercell’s Brawl Stars

How Flash Games Changed Video Game History

During the ’90s, the internet slowly grew into a massive web of information that eventually reshaped entire industries. But access to that information was slow – it took nearly 10 minutes to download a single song – and web designers were in a constant battle to build splashy websites that didn’t cripple dial-up modems. To … Read moreHow Flash Games Changed Video Game History

Replay – The Santa Versus Krampus Holiday Spectacular

Watch us play a bunch of wild holiday-themed games as we restore Kyle’s belief in Santa Claus. For reasons we will never know (and honestly don’t care about), Kyle stopped believing in Santa Claus. Why anyone would stop believing in such a wonderful, caring, and real being is beyond comprehension. We found the perfect game … Read moreReplay – The Santa Versus Krampus Holiday Spectacular

Artifact Changes Strategy On Card Updates

When Valve first rolled out Artifact, they talked about a belief in immutability of the cards they release. They didn’t want to nerf, depower, or eliminate cards in the game, which meant that balancing had to take an extremely holistic view and think about every old card’s effect on a new card. In a very … Read moreArtifact Changes Strategy On Card Updates

Discarded Designs From Pokémon’s First Generation Unearthed

During a recent broadcast on Japanese network NHK TV, the network aired some images they received from Pokémon developer Game Freak made during the development of the first Pokémon games, the generation that created fan favorites like Charizard, Pikachu, and more. These images show in-progress Pokémon designs that later became the monsters people know and love today. Iteration … Read moreDiscarded Designs From Pokémon’s First Generation Unearthed

German Protection Agency Takes Nintendo To Court Over Eshop Cancellations

A Norwegian issue with the way Nintendo handles eShop cancellations, as in they completely refuse to do so, has now been escalated to the German courts. The German Consumer Protection Authority is taking legal action against Nintendo of Europe over their “all sales are final” policy in a case that may have rippling effects across Europe … Read moreGerman Protection Agency Takes Nintendo To Court Over Eshop Cancellations

DICE Changes Battlefield V Time-To-Kill Values Once Again

A few weeks ago, DICE and EA were openly pontificating the ramifications of changing the time-to-kill value, basically how long it takes to kill an opponent, in Battlefield V multiplayer. While players enjoyed being able to kill opponents faster, they also disliked being killed so quickly, so DICE set up different servers to study and … Read moreDICE Changes Battlefield V Time-To-Kill Values Once Again

Rapper Soulja Boy To Launch Esports Franchise

During a brief on-camera interview with TMZ, rapper Soulja Boy tells the outlet that he has plans to start up his own esports franchise. He wants to hire on the streamer Ninja, though he acknowledges it may be a difficult feat. He says, however, that he two are “close friends” and that Ninja helped get … Read moreRapper Soulja Boy To Launch Esports Franchise

Developers Share The Weird Tricks And Workarounds They Used To Make Games

Yesterday morning Fullbright’s Steve Gaynor asked game developers to share their “game dev crimes” – tricks, workarounds, or inefficient ways to create a game or fix stubborn technical issues. https://twitter.com/fullbright/status/1073624811107016704 The responses quickly game pouring in as other developers shared their own tricks. All of them offer a look at how some of our favorite … Read moreDevelopers Share The Weird Tricks And Workarounds They Used To Make Games

Charles Martinet Attains World Record For Most Video Game Voiceovers As One Character

Over the three decades of Mario’s existence, he has gone from completely silent to voiced in periphery media by actors like Bob Hoskins and Captain Lou Albano to voiced in the video games by Charles Martinet. Martinet, a voice actor for things Skyrim, Resonance of Fate, and more, but by far his most famous role … Read moreCharles Martinet Attains World Record For Most Video Game Voiceovers As One Character

Smash Bros. Ultimate Update Live, Makes Online Improvements

The new update for Super Smash Bros Ultimate has gone live, indicating a number of new improvements, including updates to online as well as some character balancing. For online, the game now highly prioritizes your preferred match types when matchmaking. A common complaint about online was that you could set your parameters to 1 vs. … Read moreSmash Bros. Ultimate Update Live, Makes Online Improvements

Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Next Spirit Event Is Themed After Glasses

Before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released, director Masahiro Sakurai talked a little bit about the spirit board, a bounty board for spirits that you could fight and then play a minigame to free. He advised checking back every so often as the spirit board refilled, but a notice in the game seems to better explain … Read moreSmash Bros. Ultimate’s Next Spirit Event Is Themed After Glasses

Indie Survival Game Overland Fully Releasing Next Year

Overland, a survival game and roguelike we highlighted as one of the best indie games coming out of E3 back in 2017, will fully release sometime next year. Overland is currently in “first access” on PC (though it’s over at the developer’s official website and not on Steam), where players can play the game and … Read moreIndie Survival Game Overland Fully Releasing Next Year

Nier: Automata Game Of The Yorha Edition Announced

A ratings leak a few weeks ago accidentally let slip the title Nier: Automata Game of the Yorha Edition, a pun on Game of the Year using the organization name within the game. It’s not a high-level pun or anything, but it’s serviceable. In a way that makes me wonder whether or not Square Enix … Read moreNier: Automata Game Of The Yorha Edition Announced

Super Meat Boy Forever Arrives In April, But It Won’t Be On Steam

Developer Team Meat recently announced that Super Meat Boy Forever, the hotly anticipated sequel to 2010’s Super Meat Boy, is arriving this April.  Super Meat Boy Forever will launch on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For its PC version, it will be launching exclusively on the Epic Games Store, meaning it won’t … Read moreSuper Meat Boy Forever Arrives In April, But It Won’t Be On Steam

Reader Discussion – Do You Like Unlocking Characters In Fighting Games?

With the release of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it’s time for players to undergo a time-honored tradition: unlocking a bunch of Nintendo characters over the course of a few hours. In his otherwise glowing review of Ultimate, Jeff Cork does point out that the unlocking schtick is getting old. “It’s an unnecessarily tedious and … Read moreReader Discussion – Do You Like Unlocking Characters In Fighting Games?

Replay – Project Snowblind

While most modern players will recognize them as the Tomb Raider studio of record (their recent foray away from the series in favor of an Avengers game notwithstanding), Crystal Dynamics has a long history of games without any tombs or raiding. Case in point: 2005’s Project Snowblind, a game many people remember for having existed. … Read moreReplay – Project Snowblind