Sea of Thieves will be sailing through uncharted waters in 2022

Sea of Thieves will sail through uncharted waters in 2022. On Thursday, developer Rare released an overview video that explains how the next year of updates for the game will unfold and details major changes to the pirate sandbox focused on bringing the world to life and telling big stories....

Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Jan. 28 – Feb. 1

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 in the Tower, hanging out on the back steps of the Hangar....

Pokémon Legends: Arceus players already perfecting the art of shiny hunting

Pokémon Legends: Arceus has been out for less than 24 hours, and players have already started dissecting the art of the shiny hunt. Of course, some players have had more than a few hours to check out the game — Pokémon Legends: Arceus leaked last week, and early adopters have...

Spotify responds to Joe Rogan uproar, and a growing trend in controversial content

Late last week, after a series of open letters to Spotify imploring the streaming audio site to cut host Joe Rogan loose from its podcast roster over vaccinated-related misinformation, legendary musician Neil Young voluntarily removed his music from the platform. The uproar caused by Young’s protest prompted Spotify to finally...

Ubisoft exec: Angry gamers ‘don’t get’ NFTs

Ubisoft’s executive in charge of the company’s new, and generally despised, NFT endeavor said in an interview that Ubisoft is “accustomed to” such immediately negative responses, and said video game fans “don’t get what a digital secondary market can bring to them.” “For now, because of the current situation and...

Five Nights at Freddy’s is behind your favorite TikTok trend

The animatronic monstrosities from Five Nights at Freddy’s inspire horror. Their lifeless robotic faces, coupled with jerky movements, have formed the basis for a beloved survival horror series that started in 2014. But these animatronic creatures do more than the occasional jump scare — they also allow people to make...

Time loops are a weird genre for an anxious time

From 12 minutes to Deathloop to Outer Wilds, time loop games are having a real moment right now. And that’s not even mentioning all the TV shows and movies dipping their toe into the time stream. Part of why they’re popular is because the world is a mess, and we...

Michael Mann’s Heat 2 is a crime novel, but was almost a video game

Director Michael Mann is releasing a sequel to Heat, his explosive 1995 crime-thriller starring Al Pacino as eccentric police detective Vincent Hanna and Robert De Niro as his career-obsessive counterpart, bank robber Neil McCauley. The sequel to that tinnitus-inducing bank-heist film will arrive this summer in the form of a...

Evil Dead: The Game delayed to May

Evil Dead: The Game, the video game based on the cult-hit horror-comedy film series, has been delayed by three months. Originally set to launch in February, the game is now scheduled to be released on May 13 — Friday the 13th. “This delay gives our team the time they need...

Poison swamp-loving sicko at it again with Elden Ring

Elden Ring will have a poison swamp. That’s because toxic marsh enthusiast and player-poisoning sadist Hidetaka Miyazaki, president of developer FromSoftware and director of Elden Ring, simply “can’t help” himself. The guy just gets off on making people carry a special flower or medicinal herb in their inventory, and having...