Destiny 2’s most patient Guardians got a special Halloween surprise

Last year’s Festival of the Lost event in Destiny 2 — the in-universe version of Halloween — bestowed upon players a seemingly useless gift: the Ascendant Lens. With no obvious use, many Guardians removed the item from their inventory, as players only have so much space to hold items like...

Madden 22 Scouting update brings the NFL Draft to each week of your Franchise

Madden NFL 22’s latest patch is a big one. In fact, it’s hard to remember the last time a post-release title update added an all-new gameplay loop, to the staple Franchise mode, that is this detailed. But will the Scouting update, available now on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series...

You can polish your gym badges in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are coming to the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 19. With them comes a fresh set of paint on a bunch of odd features that were once designed for the Nintendo DS’ touch screen. These games were billed by the developer as “faithful” remakes of...

Back 4 Blood beginner’s guide: 8 tips to help you survive

Back 4 Blood is the new Left 4 Dead-like game from the studio that made, well, the original Left 4 Dead. While it’s fairly similar to its 2008 predecessor, Back 4 Blood adds some new and modern mechanics. And without a coordinated team, you can die on even the lowest...

How Y: The Last Man’s creative team has subverted familiar trans stories

One of the biggest questions circling around FX’s TV adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man was how it would update a 20-year-old story about gender for a less gender-essentialist era. The first issue of the comic introduces a cataclysm that abruptly kills off all...