Terraria and Don’t Starve are swapping monsters for Halloween season

Survival sims Don’t Starve and Terraria have always had spooky themes. I mean, one of the playable characters in the former is a young girl who can summon the ghost of her twin sister. Now the two games are doing a crossover for Halloween. So far, it looks to be...

Overwatch’s McCree gets a new name: Cole Cassidy

Overwatch’s outlaw bounty hunter, Jesse McCree, has a new name: He’s Cole Cassidy now, developer Blizzard Entertainment announced via Twitter on Friday. That new name will start appearing in Overwatch on Oct. 26. Blizzard changed McCree’s name as part of a broader plan to remove references to real-life developers and...

Animal Crossing players prepping impressive farms ahead of 2.0 update

Goodbye, pumpkin-only farms. Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have been eager to grow a plethora of veggies on their islands, and come Nov. 5, new crops will arrive. In anticipation, plenty of New Horizons players have already prepped impressive gardens and farms to make space for the new crops. For...

How I got into Gunpla, building plastic Gundam models (and you can, too)

On the hottest days of summer 2021, I was looking for a good hobby to pass the time in the great indoors, preferably something that didn’t require me to stare at another screen. I’d long been Gunpla (a portmanteau of “Gundam plastic model”) curious: I was a fan of many...

Risk Legacy changed board games forever, now Hasbro is making its spiritual successor

In 2011 Risk Legacy changed board gaming forever. The brilliant adaptation of the classic strategy title created a new genre — the legacy genre — seemingly overnight. Now, a decade after its release, publisher Hasbro is developing Risk Shadow Forces, a spiritual successor created with the help of acclaimed designer...

10 great shows from this year to finally catch up with

The 2021 fall TV season is stacked with new releases. From the early premieres like Lucifer Season 6 to Y: The Last Man (RIP), Foundation and Succession season 3, to highly anticipated shows like Showtime’s Dexter: New Blood or Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop, there is and will always be tons to...

Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Oct. 22-26

The weekly Exotic item merchant, Xur, hangs out in random locations around the world of Destiny. In Destiny 2, he can appear all over the map, as well as inside the Tower. This week, you can find Xur on Nessus, standing on a big tree in Watcher’s Grave. Image: Bungie...

New Playstation State of Play airing next week

The next PlayStation State of Play livestream is Wednesday and it will offer a 20-minute look at third-party games for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. PlayStation Blog on Friday morning said the broadcast “will share new looks at previously announced games,” although it will also include “a few reveals from...

Suda51’s Grasshopper Manufacture acquired by NetEase

NetEase Games has acquired Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio led by games design auteur Goichi “Suda51” Suda, and maker of games and franchises like No More Heroes, Killer7, and Lollipop Chainsaw. The two companies announced the acquisition via news release on Thursday. “As we all know, NetEase Games has developed many...

How to prepare for Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update

A major update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2021 — and if you haven’t already returned to your island in anticipation of the launch, now’s the time. With so much new content arriving on our shores, there’s probably some work you’ll want to do before...