Wow, so Yellowjackets is really gonna do us like that

“If someone’s digging, we are all fucked.” That was the promise that came from Shauna (played as an adult by Melanie Lynsky) at the end of first episode of Showtime’s Yellowjackets. Ten weeks and a lot of digging later, we have — well, more questions. It should come as no...

Final Fantasy 14 goes back on sale Jan. 25, as Square Enix eases server congestion

Square Enix will resume digital sales of its hit MMO, Final Fantasy 14 Online, later this month as it rolls out additional data centers to ease server congestion for the exceedingly popular role-playing game. Final Fantasy 14 producer Naoki Yoshida outlined the company’s plan in a note on the game’s...

Kirby’s new Switch game arrives in March

Venerable pink puffball protagonist Kirby will return to Nintendo Switch on March 25 with Kirby and the Forgotten Land, a new 3D, vaguely post-apocalyptic adventure. Nintendo announced the new Kirby Switch game’s release date on Wednesday alongside a new trailer that shows off two-player cooperative gameplay and new copy abilities...

10 years ago, The Raid broke me mentally — and almost physically

Ten years ago, Gareth Evans’ The Raid: Redemption jolted me awake. Especially the part where I barely dodged a rage-fueled rumble before the halfway point. Back when the movie was released in the U.S. in 2012, I was limited to whatever screened at my suburban New Jersey multiplex. Cable stations...

Halo Infinite’s Cyber Showdown event: Start time and rewards

Halo Infinite has continued with a steady release of free events on top of its premium battle pass. It started with the samurai-themed Fracture: Tenrai event, and then came the Winter Contingency event. Next week will see the arrival of the Halo Infinite Cyber Showdown event. Here’s everything you need...

Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Jan. 14-18

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 EDZ, standing on a a bluff overlooking the Winding Cove....

Pokémon Legends: Arceus reimagines what it’s like to battle

Trainers, it’s time to steel yourself. The upcoming Pokémon Legends: Arceus won’t just send trainers out into its big, wild world, but will have them confronting all of the powerful monsters living in it. Just how will that work? We can see it in action in a lengthy gameplay preview...

How to crack Wordle: 5-letter words to use first

What’s the best five-letter word to start with when trying to solve the daily Wordle? Some of us have go-to words we rely on to maximize our word-guessing and puzzle-solving skills, and there are some statistically advantageous starting words that feature a variety of commonly used letters. Ideally, you would...

Inside Atari’s plan to reinvent itself, again

In 2022, Atari will celebrate its 50th anniversary. In so doing, the company’s new boss, Wade Rosen, tells Polygon he is determined to turn a badly tarnished gaming icon into something relevant to the present, and to the future. Rosen took the top position at the company in March, and...