Elden Ring fans are making beautifully cursed characters

Elden Ring demands persistence from its players. Go head-to-head against big bosses, die repeatedly, and eventually prevail after sinking lots of time into studying attack patterns, or farming runes, and returning to kick those bosses down. But let’s be real: the game’s first real time-sink is its character creator, and...

Unpacking is coming to PlayStation this spring

Beloved indie game Unpacking, one of Polygon’s 2021 games of the year, is finally coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 this spring, according to publisher Humble Games. Announced via Twitter, Humble did not give an exact timing beyond the spring window. The publisher did, however, also announce that a...

Morbius post-credits scenes reveal a larger Spider-Man universe

Morbius has finally arrived, and Marvel’s (living!) vampire doctor has some personal demons to deal with in his debut film. But just because the movie keeps things small, doesn’t mean it can’t tie into a larger world in one way or another. While most of Morbius is rooted in the...

Should you buy the new PlayStation Plus subscriptions?

PlayStation’s long-awaited overhaul of PlayStation Plus goes into effect in June. Now offering three tiers of service, PlayStation Plus will more resemble the kind of subscription package for which Microsoft’s Xbox Games Pass is known. But is it a direct match of its rival platform? And is the money PlayStation’s...

Epic Games hit with another lawsuit over Fortnite dance moves

A YouTuber and choreographer is the latest content creator to sue Epic Games over Fortnite’s use of a dance move. This time, Kyle Hanagami says he has copyrighted the dance in question, which he says was copied by the “It’s Complicated” emote introduced in August 2020. Hanagami in 2017 choreographed...

Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer going free for 2 weeks

From March 30 to April 13, the multiplayer mode for Call of Duty: Vanguard will be available for free. This new Free Access mode includes two of the new season’s maps, a new objective mode, and a new playlist full of some of the game’s most popular maps. The new...

Elden Ring speedrunner beats game in under 20 minutes

Soulsborne games have long inspired speedrunners to find new, inventive ways of beating them as quickly as possible. Elden Ring is no exception, and speedrunners have been finding faster and faster ways to victory. Streamer Distortion2 is one such runner, who posted to YouTube what appears to be a sub-19-minute...

Bungie and the Beatle: The Paul McCartney story

In March 2011, Lev Chapelsky was on his way to watch his friend and client, Marty O’Donnell, give a talk at the Game Developers Conference when he took the most important phone call of his career. This was a life-changing phone call not just for Chapelsky, but for Halo composer...