Saints Row maker Koch Media gets new name it hopes you can pronounce

Koch Media, the Saints Row publisher whose name few could correctly, or consistently, pronounce, is rebranding. The German-Austrian company is now Plaion. For the record, “Plaion” is pronounced “play-on,” which makes sense given its primary product (it has a small film business). “Koch” had been called/mentally read/pronounced variously as “Coke,”...

Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Aug. 5-9

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, hanging out on the bluff in the Winding Cove....

Apex Legends’ new character, Vantage, is a sniper with an affinity for heights

Apex Legends has a new character watching over the battlefield from far away. Vantage, the game’s newest Legend, was officially announced last week, but on Thursday Respawn revealed her entire kit. Just like her trailer suggested, she’s a sniper with an adorable bat named Echo to help her out of...

Resident Evil’s Wesker, Ada, and Rebecca join Dead by Daylight

The Dead by Daylight cast is a true smorgasbord of the most terrifying beasts, monsters, and serial killers. The game pits four Survivors against one deadly Killer, tasking the Survivors with completing tasks around the map without getting tortured, murdered, or left on a hook to be consumed by an...

Fashion is the best part of The Sims 4’s High School Years expansion

Do I want to go back to high school? Absolutely not. But do I want to throw my Sims into a gauntlet of social hierarchy, education, and puberty? Sure! The Sims 4’s High School Years expansion adds a highly requested feature to the game: a high school for teen Sims...

Red Dead Online’s animals, NPCs go missing (again)

Red Dead Online is meant to be a way for players to explore the dense, carefully created world of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2. But a bug — an old one that has occurred throughout the game's lifetime — is haunting the frontier and leaving the western states oddly empty....

Bungie says it’s talking to Destiny 2 fans less due to wave of threats and harassment

Destiny 2 developer Bungie is scaling back on directly communicating with fans on social media and websites like Reddit, citing an increase in harassment and “real threats towards our people and our studio.” Bungie’s community manager said he and his family have experienced “serious harassment” in recent months. On Tuesday,...

Xbox Games with Gold retreads two Xbox 360 titles for August

Four more games are available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscribers in August and, as if to confirm that the Xbox 360 portion of the program is simply out of ammo, two of them were Games with Gold selections already, in 2014 and 2020. The two reheats...

Nier: Automata’s mysterious church revealed to be work of modders

The mystery of Nier: Automata’s hidden church has been solved. Or rather, the people behind it have fessed up to creating the mod that made it possible — and to trolling the community with a monthlong reveal of their work. On Thursday, the Reddit account sadfutago, which first posted about...

Grand Theft Auto 5: A 2022 re-review

Any discussion of Grand Theft Auto 5 has to begin with scale. Not of the size of its world, or the weapons, vehicles, and people in it, but with sales data: Since its initial release in 2013, across all platforms, GTA 5 has sold something in the realm of 165...