The hardest Tetris game ever is coming to Switch and PS4

A famously tough arcade version of Tetris is being ported to consoles for the first time since its release in 1998. Publisher Hamster Corporation will release Arika’s Tetris: The Grand Master for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on Dec. 1, as reported by Famitsu (via VGC), and confirmed on Twitter...

Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision ‘likely’ to face FTC lawsuit, report says

Microsoft’s chances of completing its $70 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard look a little slimmer this week. Citing three sources familiar with the matter, Politico reports that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is “likely” to try to block the deal with an antitrust lawsuit. The news comes as the...

Destiny 2 players complete two-week community event in just 25 hours

It’s the last two weeks of Destiny 2: Season of Plunder, and Bungie got fans something nice: a community event. It started on Tuesday, and was meant to last players until the currently unnamed Season 19 launches on Dec. 6. However, players finished the event on Wednesday instead, just 25...

The Devil in Me tackles the true-crime craze, and it’s scary as hell

The Dark Pictures Anthology has been exploring all flavors of horror, from Sumerian demons deep in the desert to ghost ships stranded at sea. The Devil in Me, the newest and final entry in the anthology series’ first season, promises a more intimate adventure, delving into the true-crime story of...

Evil West’s Doom-like combat can’t save its middling Wild West tale

Punch a monster in Evil West and the connection of armored fist with enemy body makes a cartoon sound effect like a cinder block smacking into a side of frozen beef. Punch a monster some more and it will eventually burst apart with the wet sloppiness of a water balloon...

Cooking Mama: Cookstar was actually a bootleg game, court finds

The strange — but very serious — dispute between the publisher of Cooking Mama: Cookstar and the company that holds the rights to the Cooking Mama intellectual property has reached a turning point. The owner, Japanese publisher Office Create, claimed that 2020’s Cooking Mama: Cookstar was an unauthorized project —...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla won’t be getting new game plus, after all

The final post-launch update for 2020’s Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla rolls out on Dec. 6, marking the end of development on the game, Ubisoft Montreal announced on Friday. The final update does not include new game-plus mode, however. “We understand this news will come as a disappointment,” the studio wrote, “however,...

7 things you should know before starting Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is an excellent sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man. While Miles’ tale is shorter and less involved than Peter Parker’s, we still learned quite a few lessons. In this Spider-Man: Miles Morales beginner’s guide, we’ve assembled our seven best tips to help with your first few hours of developer...

Overwatch 2’s newest hero Ramattra tackles the game’s toughest topic

The new Overwatch 2 hero Ramattra is a badass tank with a powerful, terrifying Nemesis form, and deep links to the overall lore of the universe. He’s the leader of Null Sector, a former Shambali monk, and an antagonist to the newly reformed Overwatch organization. His inclusion also further develops...