Replaced delayed to 2023, Belarus-based dev cites war in Ukraine

Developer Sad Cat Studios and publisher Coatsink announced today that the release of Replaced, the upcoming sci-fi, retro-futuristic action platformer, has been delayed to 2023. Replaced was revealed for Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X during Xbox’s E3 2021 showcase. It’s scheduled to launch on Game Pass. In...

No Man’s Sky is finally adding what players demand: space whales 

A new update is rolling out in No Man’s Sky, and it adds one thing all players want: space whales. The Leviathan update is live Wednesday and adds more than large, flying sea mammals — it’s also got a “roguelike”-esque time loop gameplay addition for players to toy around with....

Pac-Man gets a ‘new theme song,’ but nothing beats the old one

Pac-Man has a new theme song, which Bandai Namco commissioned for the franchise’s 42nd birthday. But it’s gonna have to sell about 1.2 million copies, make Billboard’s Top 10, and go on American Bandstand before I’ll accept it. A news release touts “We are Pac-Man!” as written by Bandai Namco’s...

Jerry Bruckheimer explains why action movies haven’t changed much since Top Gun

Name an object, and a Jerry Bruckheimer film has probably blown it up. For decades now, the prolific producer — often working with longtime colleague Don Simpson — has defined what blockbuster cinema action looks like. Bruckheimer-produced films are nigh-unmissable, even among those who haven’t seen them: The Rock, Armageddon,...

Gloomhaven is coming to consoles

Over the last couple of years, Gloomhaven has become the gold standard for tabletop gamers looking to have a Dungeons & Dragons-esque experience without a Dungeon Master. Then, the game’s PC version made it among the best ways to have a dungeon-delving experience without a table, cardboard, or even friends...

Destiny 2’s Season of the Haunted sees the return of Calus and his Leviathan ship

Destiny 2’s 17th season, Season of the Haunted, is Guardians’ next adventure, Bungie revealed Monday night. Season 17 will take players back to The Leviathan, a massive, planet-devouring ship that’s been the setting of many previous activities. Guardians will also get the Solar 3.0 subclass rework, a new dungeon (a...

Gollum’s solo video game brings us back to Middle-earth in September

It’s going to be a Sméagol summer as The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Daedalic Entertainment and Nacon’s stealth action-adventure game starring Gollum, finally has a release date. The new video game set in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth is headed to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series...

The Hunter x Hunter manga may finally be back

More chapters of the Hunter x Hunter manga may be coming in the near-ish future, potentially ending a years-long hiatus for the series. A Twitter account said to be run by Hunter x Hunter author Yoshihiro Togashi posted a small update on Tuesday: a photo of the corner of a...

Rainbow Six Siege is getting a Yakuza crossover this season

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 7 Season 2 is headed to live servers soon, and comes with the usual host of goodies players have come to expect from Ubisoft’s tactical shooter. But this season also has something much stranger are far groovier than the average Rainbow Six update: a...

Card Shark is a delightful lesson in history and cheating

There’s a sumptuous, lived-in feel to Card Shark, a witty and pleasantly stressful game that casts you as a gambler and a cheat, cutting a swath through 18th-century French society. The writing is rich with humor and period detail, and the woodcut-style artwork has a rough, expressive texture and a...