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

With Starfield and BotW 2 Delays, 2022 Loses More Big Games

Picture: Sony/Kotaku Bethesda’s open world space rpg Starfield is the latest major 2022 release to slip into next year. But will it be the last? Probably not. So who’s next? God of War Ragnarok? Bayonetta 3? Gotham Knights? This fall, traditionally the biggest release season of the year, remains an almost entirely blank slate, and … Read more

I’d Rather Have Another Batman Arkham Game Than A Loot RPG

Picture: Rocksteady/Warner Bros. Yesterday, Gotham Knights showed off a dozen minutes of gameplay and my excitement started to fizzle. Weird, floaty superpowers. Chunky Jason Todd. And a menu screen that looks ripped straight out of every failed live-service loot game. Gotham Knights may turn out to be great, but right now it’s just reminding me … 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

NFT Market Crashes as Square Sells Tomb Raider for Blockchain

Screenshot: Square-Enix You know what no one could ever have predicted? That a market based on the imaginary property of infinitely duplicable jpeg images might not be sustainable in the long term. Like The Wall Street Journal reports, the NFT market is “stabilizing”, down 92% from last September. What makes this the most incredible moment … 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

Ubisoft’s 6-year bet on pirate game feels like a chore

Screenshot: Ubisoft Commented test images for Skull and bones leaked online, showing much of the blockbuster’s transformation since it last officially aired at E3 2018. It’s pretty and also feels like a modern, classic Ubisoft game. Players will collect blueprints, loot gear, and build up their infamy rank to get bigger and better ships. Raise … Read more

Ubisoft’s 6-year bet on pirate game feels like a chore

Screenshot: Ubisoft Commented test images for Skull and bones leaked online, showing much of the blockbuster’s transformation since it last officially aired at E3 2018. It’s pretty and also feels like a modern, classic Ubisoft game. Players will collect blueprints, loot gear, and build up their infamy rank to get bigger and better ships. Raise … Read more