Call of Duty: Warzone’s season 2 Reloaded patch finally nerfs the AUG

Call of Duty: Warzone’s season 2 Reloaded patch is bringing a few new weapon updates to the game, as well as some much needed bug fixes and quality of life improvements. Warzone’s latest patch is the second major Call of Duty patch this week, as Black Ops Cold War got...

Xbox, Xbox 360 games added to Microsoft’s cloud gaming program

Microsoft is bringing backward compatibility to the cloud, allowing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to stream certain Xbox and Xbox 360 titles via the Xbox Cloud Gaming beta, the company announced Wednesday. This means that classics like Viva Piñata and The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion are now playable on Android...

PlayStation Plus offers Days Gone, Oddworld: Soulstorm in April

PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to three games in April: Days Gone, Oddworld: Soulstorm, and Zombie Army 4: Dead War. The trio of PS Plus freebies will be available to download from April 6 to May 3. Days Gone is, of course, Sony Bend Studio’s open-world adventure game for...

Securing the vaccine shouldn’t be harder than buying a PS5

When vaccine appointments opened up in my state, I knew exactly what to do. After all, I’ve spent the past year hunting down things like Sanrio Animal Crossing cards and Pikachu-themed Happy Meals. The fact these two experiences can be compared at all is bewildering, but it’s true. The skills...

Is Mario dying on March 31?

Nintendo fans will never forget today’s date: It’s the day that Mario dies. Nintendo’s beloved mascot will head to that great castle in the sky on March 31, 2021, ending a four-decade-long career that began with the original Donkey Kong in 1981. He will be survived by his brother Luigi...

Among Us is getting a new art style and 15-player lobbies

There’s murder aboard the flying vessel! The highly anticipated Among Us map, the Airship, is available to play now, developer InnserSloth said Wednesday. It’s the biggest update to Among Us since the game went viral in fall 2020 and the game’s biggest map yet. The developer also shared what’s next...

Breakout tabletop RPG by Native designers imagines an uncolonized North America

Every year thousands of school-aged children from across the Midwest make their way to downstate Illinois. Along the banks of the Mississippi River, wedged between St. Louis and the world’s largest catsup bottle, they spend a day touring the remains of one of North America’s oldest cities, now known as...

The Dynasty Warriors movie trailer looks like a cutscene straight from the games

Dynasty Warriors is a video game franchise about famous figures from Chinese history who use massive weapons and mystical powers to kill huge numbers of nameless enemy troops. If you think that sounds like a bad premise for an entire feature-length film, the new trailer for the new Chinese-produced Dynasty...

The ecstasy of seeing Lord of the Rings in theaters in 2021

The half-capacity audience couldn’t stop applauding during a recent screening of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in Austin, Texas. The lights went down in the theater. Applause. The title card appeared. Applause. Sam took the furthest step he’s ever been from home. Some giggles and...