Coronavirus delays continue to strike the industry as well as the fan events meant to celebrate gaming. Delayed once already this year, Summer Games Done Quick 2020 will now be an online only affair, running August 16-23 due to further concerns about coronavirus, as well as–one has to assume–the Black Lives Matter protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Could the greatest bastion of PlayStation 4 exclusivity find itself not only on the shores of PC gaming, but also as a PlayStation 5 remaster? After all, the rumors have floated around of Bloodborne resurfacing for years, especially in regards to a potential PC rerelease. While rumors are always to be taken with a grain
Valorant reviewed by Kyle Campbell on PC. “Nail-biting bomb plants, hip fire headshots, and hypernatural flicks of the wrist are the tenets of Valorant. This 5v5 tactical hero shooter by League of Legends developer Riot Games had a stranglehold on me from my first carefully strategized victory. Now, after clocking 90 hours between the closed
First came the cancelation of E3 due to coronavirus, the same pandemic which led to the creation of EA’s Play Live 2020 presentation event. Originally scheduled for June 11 as an online streaming extravaganza, plans are changing for the publisher once more. Now, the event meant to replace the canceled convention is also being delayed.
Electronic Arts are making room for “important voices being heard,” I assume in the Black Lives Matter movement though they don’t name it, by delaying their EA Play Live event by a week. Other online events have done the same this week, leaving space for the public to protest police brutality and other injustices faced
Electronic Arts has postponed this year’s EA Play games showcase (normally timed around the E3 event) by a week after the recent events surrounding the killing of George Floyd. The event – originally planned for June 11 – will now occur one week later on June 18. Although the notice (below) doesn’t specifically mention Black
Destiny 2 Season of the Worthy is coming to a close, but before Season 11 kicks off on June 9th, there’s just one matter to resolve: that enormous Cabal planet-destroyer that is still hurtling towards The Last City. At the outset of the season three months ago, the Cabal enacted a last-ditch effort to take
A collection of 20 games on Itch are part of a Black Lives Matter bundle raising money for related organisations. So far the bundle has raised over $50,000, ten times its original goal. The organisers are now hoping to raise a total of $99,999, the maximum goal they say that Itch allows them to specify.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor reviewed by Leif Johnson on PC. Also available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “By the time December rolls around, a full decade will have passed since Bethesda first awed us with the announcement of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which is considered one of the greatest sandbox RPGs of
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone now have Black Lives Matter loading screens ahead of every single match, openly and directly communicating the support for the movement that seeks equal justice and treatment for Black people as well as an end to police brutality, often focused on the Black community. Last night while playing
By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 5 June 2020 20:10 GMT When Pokemon Go’s Throwback Challenge ends next week, certain Alolan and Galarian forms will be hatching from all 7 km Eggs. Niantic Labs has announced Pokemon Go players can look forward to something special next week. Players will find that Eggs received from Gifts will contain
You’re not ready for Fly Punch Boom. No really, you’re not. You might think you were born to play a game that essentially throws you into an anime royal rumble, but neither your eyes nor your reactions are up to the task. Not yet. It’s going to take time to acclimatise to Fly Punch Boom’s
By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 5 June 2020 19:50 GMT This Pokemon short is rather cute. The Pokemon Company has released an animated short for Pokemon in the style of an older Looney Tunes or Micky Mouse cartoon. It stars Scraggy and Mimikyu and the short is called Poketoon Episode 1: Chase the Beans (thanks, Silionera). In it,
First-person tactical shooter Valorant just came out of beta, with a new character, mode, and map. In an interview with GameSpot, Riot Games said that a console Valorant is being prototyped. Valorant plays a lot like Valve’s Counter-Strike, with a focus on team communication, round-to-round economy, obstructing sight, and using information to make big plays.
Microsoft unveiled its Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X bundle a few months back, which included a custom Xbox One X console, a Cyberpunk-themed controller, a digital copy of Cyberpunk 2077. Adding to that haul, the bundle now also comes with a code for the first batch of Cyberpunk 2077 DLC. CD Projekt Red’s follow-up content for its Witcher series
As previously promised by Sony, the DualShock 4’s back button attachment is now back in stock at a number of retailers in the US. Sony launched the small device earlier this year, but it didn’t take long for stock to run out. Now the accessory has returned to stores such as Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and
Earlier in the year, charity speedrunning event Summer Games Done Quick made the decision to delay until August in light of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Organisers have now made the decision to cancel the on-site parts of the event, opting instead for a fully online event. Previously, SGDQ had hoped to go ahead with its
The official Pokemon YouTube channel has uploaded the fifth episode of the wonderfully animated Pokemon: Twilight Wings. If you haven’t caught up with the unfolding events then you can watch all the previous episodes of Twilight Wings right here. Episode 5, titled Assistant, focusses on Oleana. Check it out below! [embedded content] Share this! Like
A quick and crude calculation on all The Sims 4 add-ons – for those without EA Access and haven’t bought any DLC whilst it has been on offer – suggests that there is over £500 worth of content. And the folks at Maxis and EA aren’t quite finished with your money yet, as today sees
NetEase, a leading Chinese internet company, has founded a brand-new development team, Ouka Studio. The team is establishing its roots in Shibuya, Tokyo, and plans to focus its efforts on developing games for next-gen platforms. This news comes by way of a statement via NetEase Games’ official website. The statement, via Gematsu, reveals Ouka Studio will
Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2006 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200619041.3037.200604-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200619041.3037.200604-0000 Available: 2 p.m. PT
Hey Alpha Skip-Ahead ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2007 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200719041.3331.200604-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200719041.3331.200604-0000 Available: 2 p.m.
Amid all these flashy full remakes of older games, Command & Conquer Remastered Collection is holding the line for the remaster crowd who want their classic games with more pixels but no fewer quirks. The Remastered Collection is out now, bringing all its expansion packs and some modern niceties like a new UI to the
By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 5 June 2020 18:26 GMT Command & Conquer Remastered reviews have landed and we’ve rounded up the scores for you. Command & Conquer Remastered reviews are live alongside the game’s release on PC through Origin and Steam. Announced in 2018, the collection features Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert along with all
1995’s Command & Conquer and 1996’s Red Alert hold up as well as you’d expect in this lovingly-constructed, absolutely definitive HD Remaster package. I bloody love Command & Conquer – and honestly, I think the strategy series birthed by Westwood Studios has had a hard time. All too often it gets lumped in with those
I played a lot of Startopia growing up. If you are unfamiliar, it was a weird management game where you were in charge of running a port on a big, donut-shaped space station. Last year Spacebase Startopia was announced, a sort of remake-slash-sequel to Startopia made by a different studio, and this weekend it went
We had a lot of fun designing our own Nintendo-themed cycle helmets thanks to UK based helmet maker Hedkayse. The lovely folks at Hedkayse were so impressed they would love to see the designs that YOU can come up with if you were able to design your own helmet. Five lucky winners will then have
We’ll admit it, this is a bit of a random one. First, let’s dismiss the myth – Nintendo Life Towers does not actually exist. In fact, most of our team have always worked remotely, although we do indeed have a small (shoe box-sized) office in a shared building at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park,
Yesterday, publisher THQ Nordic unveiled plans to release a Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning remaster. Alongside news of Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning came details about a Collector’s Edition. Now preorders for this special version of the forthcoming remaster are live on Amazon for the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. The Collector’s Edition, which costs $109.99 on
In yet another show of words, Activision and Infinity Ward have updated Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare with a new loading screen proclaiming Black Lives Matter. This follows two other attempts to show support for those protesting the death of George Floyd and police violence in the United States and around the world that disproportionately