Days Gone developer talks about all the things Sony wasn’t interested in

Whatever Sony Interactive Entertainment wants out of its Bend, Oregon studio, it isn’t another Days Gone. Nor is it a reboot of Resistance: Fall of Man. Jeff Ross, the former SIE Bend Studio director on 2019’s Days Gone, took to David Jaffe’s livestream again on Thursday, a day after tweeting...

Stardew Valley’s real endgame: redecorating all of Pelican Town

Stardew Valley has tons of options for late game play thanks to the game’s 1.5 patch, which delivered additional content and quality-of-life upgrades. These included the new region of Ginger Island, along with new quests, which gave players lots to chew on. But the deluge of extra content overshadowed one...

Far Cry 6’s Pagan Min crossover DLC launches next week

Pagan: Control, the second premium expansion to Far Cry 6, launches on Tuesday, Jan. 11, Ubisoft announced Wednesday. Like November’s downloadable content, it’ll take players inside the warped psyche of a Far Cry villain from the past. This time, the focus is Pagan Min, the strongman of Kyrat in 2014’s...

22 indie games to look forward to in 2022

Games created by smaller independent studios are important for the video game industry as a whole: These are frequently the spaces where true innovation happens, where developers get to experiment and play around with story, mechanics, and gameplay. There were so many glorious indie games to play in 2021, and...

The Matrix Resurrections is not a sequel — it’s a video game remake

More than perhaps any other film series, the Matrix franchise warrants comparison to video games. Parts of it have transpired in actual video games, thanks to the Wachowskis’ decision to let The Matrix Online players “inherit the storyline” after the original trilogy. Single-player games like Enter the Matrix and Path...

John Madden, the namesake of video game football, dies at 85

John Madden, the Super Bowl champion football coach and Hall of Fame broadcaster, and namesake of EA Sports’ cornerstone video game franchise for more than 30 years, died on Tuesday. He was 85. Madden, whose .759 winning percentage is the highest among coaches in professional football’s modern era, is widely...

PlayStation Plus offers Persona 5 Strikers, Dirt 5 in January

PlayStation Plus subscribers will get free access to three games in January: Deep Rock Galactic (for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5), Dirt 5 (PS4, PS5), and Persona 5 Strikers (PS4). All three games will be available for download via PS Plus starting Jan. 4. Deep Rock Galactic, from Ghost Ship...

Control developer Remedy is making a free-to-play shooter with Tencent

Remedy has revealed the first new details on its upcoming multiplayer shooter. The game, which is currently codenamed Vanguard, will be a free-to-play shooter and will be published in partnership with Tencent. Vanguard will be a co-op PvE shooter that “combines Remedy’s narrative expertise and action gameplay into an immersive...

PlayStation Plus’ free games in 2021: A bargain at any suggested retail price

The number sticks out. Unlike Microsoft, Sony doesn’t mention the PlayStation Store’s retail price for the free games it doles out every month in the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection. When we build this year-end analysis, we’re adding up the game’s listed, non-sale prices at the end of the year....