Nintendo Switch Online subscribers get a retro pinball game with Mario 

Two Super Nintendo games and one more NES game have been added to the Nintendo Switch Online library and are now available, Nintendo announced Thursday evening. The SNES games are Congo’s Caper and Rival Turf!, and the NES classic is Pinball. Congo’s Caper, a side-scroller developed by Data East, launched...

Fortnite’s Collision end-of-season event starts next weekend

Fortnite’s latest season is set for an explosive ending. Fortnite Chapter 3 season 2 will end on June 4 with a unique event called Collision, Epic Games announced on Thursday. The event will begin at 4 p.m. ET, when players will be able to hop into Fortnite for the one-time-only...

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...

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...

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...

Nintendo is the latest target of Saudi Arabia’s gaming investment

Saudi Arabia now owns 5.01% of Nintendo, making it the Kyoto company’s fifth-largest shareholder, according to a Bloomberg report. The Financial Times calculates the Saudi investment to be worth $2.98 billion. The purchase was made by the Public Investment Fund, a sovereign wealth fund that makes investments on behalf of...

Obi-Wan is the Fortnite skin you’re looking for, next week

To the surprise of no one, Obi-Wan Kenobi is the latest character crossover in Fortnite, joining the battle royale on May 26. That’s a day before the wise old Jedi’s series premieres on Disney Plus. That crazy old hermit’s blue lightsaber already made an appearance in the game, when Fortnite...

This is not a review of The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

This is not a review of The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe. If you clicked on this thinking that it would, in fact, be a review of The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but that is not what this is. Unfortunately for me, who agreed to review...

Ubisoft’s roller derby game gets May 25 release date

Roller Champions, a free-to-play PvP derby game, was first revealed at E3 2019 by Ubisoft, and now we know when the game will arrive. Roller Champions is set to launch on May 25 on PC, PlayStation 4 and PS5, and Xbox One and Xbox Series X. It will be released...

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is a gleeful RPG soap opera

In senior year at my strict religious boarding school, watching Passions was an afternoon ritual. Beyond the basic soap opera premise of rival families getting messy, the iconic series had everything for a restless teen: suspense, melodrama, shamelessly imaginative comedy, awful sex, and campy supernatural storylines (including witches and warlocks...