Diablo 2: Resurrected is a gorgeous, flawed fossil

With Diablo 2: Resurrected, developer Vicarious Visions had the unenviable task of releasing a game published by Activision Blizzard. Beginning in July, a storm of controversy has raged around the publisher, which has faced several lawsuits alleging toxic workplace environments, a “pervasive frat boy culture,” and discrimination against women, one...

Grand Theft Auto trilogy ‘Definitive Edition’ leaks in new rating

A new rating for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition appears to verify reports that a remaster of the original PlayStation 2 and Xbox-era trilogy is coming to modern platforms. Korea’s Game Rating and Administration Committee, generally a reputable indicator of releases, recently published a rating for Grand...

Monster Hunter Rise coming to PC in January

Capcom hosted a Monster Hunter stream on Thursday to offer a few new details on Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak — the upcoming expansion revealed during last week’s Nintendo Direct — and details around Rise’s long-awaited PC debut on Jan. 12, 2022. Monster Hunter Rise is finally coming to PC after...

Venom is a good couples therapist, according to Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis is no stranger to characters that share a body like irritable roommates. The mild-mannered English filmmaker and actor is beloved for his dual performance of Gollum and Smeágol in the Lord of the Rings films, two warring personalities inhabiting a single computer-generated body thanks to a visual effects...

Inferno stands to become yet another era-defining X-Men book

Two years ago, in Jonathan Hickman’s House of X #1, a few words transformed Marvel’s X-Men comics: “While you slept, the world changed.” In the Dawn of X, the X-Men cemented their island, Krakoa, as a nation-haven for mutantkind. In the follow-up event X of Swords, they reunited with their...

Battlefield 2042’s open beta arrives in October

Battlefield 2042 is delayed until November, but its beta is still ready for the near future. The beta will run from Oct. 6-9, Electronic Arts and developer DICE announced on Tuesday. The open beta will include Battlefield’s signature Conquest mode, but with a slight twist: Two teams will compete to...

How I learned to love Outer Wilds’ time loop

I first played Outer Wilds in 2019, when the game was initially released. I marveled at the galaxy’s beautiful planets, playing as a Hearthian alien on my first space expedition. The trip would take me away from my home of Timber Hearth and across the cosmos, exploring archaeological ruins, and...

Deltarune memes have arrived, and they only continue to grow in power

Undertale spawned a following that turned it into a cultural touchstone for an entire generation of gamers. So when its creator, Toby Fox, released a new chapter of his Undertale spinoff, Deltarune, there was no surprise that this new section of the game would inspire players to create art and...

Netflix acquires Oxenfree developer Night School Studio

Netflix has acquired Oxenfree developer Night School Studio, the companies announced Tuesday. The game studio, known for its branching narratives, will create original games for the streaming platform’s nascent foray into video games. Night School Studio founder Sean Krankel said in a blog post about the acquisition that the company...

Marvel’s Avengers is coming to Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass subscribers will soon get access to Marvel’s Avengers. The Crystal Dynamics superhero game, which launched a year ago, will be available to subscribers starting on Sept. 30. The Game Pass version of Marvel’s Avengers includes all the DLC content, which has arrived every few months in the...