The Switch Lineup Is Gonna Totally Dominate The Rest Of 2022

screenshot: nintendo Following yesterday’s delay of red fall and Starfield, Microsoft’s two big blockbusters for the year, the release slate for the back half of 2022 might seem especially barren. Pop quiz: Have you been paying attention to the Switch? Read More: So Much For Video Game Release Dates As my colleague Ethan Gach pointed … Read more

Square Enix Sends FFXIV Players To In-Game Jail For Using Mods

Picture: Square-Enix At least two Final Fantasy XIV players pulled into an in-game jail by moderators while streaming the massively multiplayer online game this week. Many believe this was done to reprimand them for using third-party modifications to optimize HUD details for high-level raiding, a frequent pain point in the relationship between the community and … Read more

Mass Effect 4 Merch Has Fans Talking About Shepard’s Return

screenshot: EA If there’s one thing Mass Effect‘s Commander Shepard has earned, it’s some goddamned rest. Over the past 24 hours, flavor text for a promotional product, as spotted by a YouTuberfeels fans into has tizzy of speculation that the galactic hero would be returning in some sort of new adventure. But the fan-favorite role-playing … Read more

FFXIV Mod Drama May Prompt Official HUD Upgrades, Director Says

screenshot: Square-Enix As part of a larger blog reiterating the Final Fantasy XIV team’s disapproval of mods following their prevalence in a high-profile raid event, producer and director Naoki Yoshida promised to improve the massively popular game’s HUD to match the functionality of these unofficial tools. “We believe that people use [mods] to expand the … Read more

Meet The Only Person Keeping Action RPG Babylon’s Fall Alive

Babylon’s Fall, the troubled live-service action-RPG from action game luminaries Platinum Games, has seemingly hit life support. After two months on the market and a lukewarm reception at launch, Square Enix’s latest effort was reduced to just one player on PC last week. They revealed themselves on Twitter after VGC reported the shocking player count … Read more

Bungie calls out players angry at its pro-abortion stance

A studio best known for its successful games on shoot aliens now has a growing reputation for not taking crap from the people who play them. Creator of Halo and Destiny 2, Bungie, got shot by angry gamers this week for taking a stand in favor of abortion rights. Instead of backing down like many … Read more

Bungie calls out players angry at its pro-abortion stance

A studio best known for its successful games on shoot aliens now has a growing reputation for not taking crap from the people who play them. Creator of Halo and Destiny 2, Bungie, got shot by angry gamers this week for taking a stand in favor of abortion rights. Instead of backing down like many … Read more

Game Pass loses great games in May 2022

Now is the last chance to play one of the best Final Fantasy Games.Screenshot: Square-Enix It’s that time of year again, when the publishing cadence cools down a bit, giving you time to work through your backlog from spring (or fall). Game Pass, at the moment, doesn’t add too much to the top and actually … Read more

Game Pass loses great games in May 2022

Now is the last chance to play one of the best Final Fantasy Games.Screenshot: Square-Enix It’s that time of year again, when the publishing cadence cools down a bit, giving you time to work through your backlog from spring (or fall). Game Pass, at the moment, doesn’t add too much to the top and actually … Read more

Dark Souls 3 YouTuber beats the game without really taking a step

Squatting is allowed.Picture: From software Many of FromSoftware’s games are punishing. They need calm, patience, and quick reflexes, because any wrong move or panicky action could – and often does – result in unceremonious death. So, you’d think taking advantage of every tool in your arsenal when exploring FromSoft’s games would be a no-brainer. But … Read more