Category: Gaming

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Hot Wheels unveils a ‘Rocket League’ tabletop soccer game with RC cars

Hot Wheels unveils a ‘Rocket League’ tabletop soccer game with RC cars

Hot Wheels and game developer Psyonix have teamed up for a real-life version of their popular over-the-top mashup of soccer and car racing Rocket Leag ...
Atari embraces cryptocurrencies and sees its stock prices soar

Atari embraces cryptocurrencies and sees its stock prices soar

One of gaming's oldest companies is seeking to rebrand itself by embracing the cryptocurrency boom. Atari saw its stock prices rise as it announced it ...
Who cares about loot? For ‘Sea of Thieves,’ Rare hid the real fun in the hijinks

Who cares about loot? For ‘Sea of Thieves,’ Rare hid the real fun in the hijinks

Legendary studio Rare has teased us with its open world pirate game 'Sea of Thieves' for years now. We went behind the curtain to play the game and me ...
Sprint Vector review

Sprint Vector review

Sprint Vector is full body arcade racer that could only exist in VR. Unfortunately, fun moment-to-moment action cannot save it from chaos. The post Sp ...
Intel’s graphics driver update makes gaming easier on HP, Asus laptops

Intel’s graphics driver update makes gaming easier on HP, Asus laptops

An Intel 8th-generation processorImage: lili sams/mashableBy Monica Chin2018-02-16 19:34:10 UTC Intel has updated its graphics control software, ...
Beloved developer ‘Swery65’ hypes his latest game, ‘The Missing’

Beloved developer ‘Swery65’ hypes his latest game, ‘The Missing’

Japanese game designer Hidetaka Suehiro, better known by the pseudonym “Swery65,” is one of the most eccentric auteurs in the industry. His bizarre g ...
Republican politicians blame ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘John Wick’ for gun violence

Republican politicians blame ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘John Wick’ for gun violence

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida mass shooting, Republican congressman Brian Mast and Republican Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin have both criticized ...
Have cash to spare? Pick up this $500 Assassin’s Creed figurine

Have cash to spare? Pick up this $500 Assassin’s Creed figurine

A $500 Assassin's Creed Origins figure is now available for pre-order. It's limited to 100 units and contains busts of three Egyptian gods. The game i ...
What a good boy! These video games let you pet dogs — and other animals

What a good boy! These video games let you pet dogs — and other animals

When there is a dog in a video game, you should be able to pet it. This is simply a fact. With that in mind, we've compiled an important list of video ...
Rumbling Nintendo Switch controller tipped man off about tumor in his hand

Rumbling Nintendo Switch controller tipped man off about tumor in his hand

Like many gamers, an Australian man bought a Nintendo Switch at launch to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He had no idea one of the Swit ...
Looking for a boost, last-place team adds Overwatch League’s first female player

Looking for a boost, last-place team adds Overwatch League’s first female player

The Shanghai Dragons have signed Kim Se-Yeon, making her the first female player in the burgeoning Overwatch League. Known as Geguri in the Overwatch ...
‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ has sold 30M copies, but fewer people are playing

‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ has sold 30M copies, but fewer people are playing

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds exploded into a worldwide phenomenon in 2017, with millions of players queuing up to murder strangers in all-out battle ...
‘What the Golf?’ hilariously turns everything into your favorite sport

‘What the Golf?’ hilariously turns everything into your favorite sport

What the Golf? is a golf mini-game compilation that lets you flick a horse off a diving board. The indie game has entered crowdfunding on fig and is e ...
See how Nintendo Labo works in three new cardboard-filled trailers

See how Nintendo Labo works in three new cardboard-filled trailers

Nintendo Labo is one of Nintendo’s most innovative ideas in years, combining cardboard models with its Switch system to create new interactive experi ...
Successor to gloriously bad game ‘Shaq Fu’ launches this spring

Successor to gloriously bad game ‘Shaq Fu’ launches this spring

The sequel to legendarily bad game Shaq Fu is out this spring, and its creators are well aware of fans' expectations. The game will release for Xbox O ...
‘Civilization VI: Rise & Fall’ guide to Dark and Golden Ages

‘Civilization VI: Rise & Fall’ guide to Dark and Golden Ages

Chief among the significant changes to Civilization VI: Rise and Fall are the Dark and Golden Ages. We cover some basic strategies and explain how the ...
United States Senator pens letter to ESRB calling for loot box regulations

United States Senator pens letter to ESRB calling for loot box regulations

United States Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH)  has called on the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) to review the process for rating games that ...
Intel’s latest graphics drivers can automatically optimize your favorite games

Intel’s latest graphics drivers can automatically optimize your favorite games

With as much attention as is being paid to the high end of the GPU market, particularly given the impact of cryptocurrency mining on the availability ...
Nvidia may reveal dedicated ‘Turing’ cryptocurrency mining cards in March

Nvidia may reveal dedicated ‘Turing’ cryptocurrency mining cards in March

Reuters reports that Nvidia will reveal gaming-class graphics cards code-named Turing at GTC 2018 next month. But that name is likely what Nvidia will ...
Feel the love this Valentine’s Day with these 11 romantic video games

Feel the love this Valentine’s Day with these 11 romantic video games

In celebration of Valentine's Day, we take a look at games that offer heartfelt romances. From the Mass Effect series to Stardew Valley, each of these ...
BBC and Google take you under the sea in VR

BBC and Google take you under the sea in VR

It's easier to appreciate nature when you witness it first-hand, but that's rather difficult with the ocean unless you have a submarine at y ...
Master ‘Civilization VI’ with these starting tips for new players and veterans

Master ‘Civilization VI’ with these starting tips for new players and veterans

'Civilization VI' offers both series veterans and total newcomers a lot to chew on from the get-go. Here are some essential starting tips to help you ...
Mobile ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ games for China market look impressive

Mobile ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ games for China market look impressive

Two mobile versions of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are currently in the testing phase on both iOS and Android in China, and they look great. There a ...
‘Sea of Thieves’ PC system requirements are surprisingly low

‘Sea of Thieves’ PC system requirements are surprisingly low

Even if you don't have a gaming PC, there's a decent chance you can run Sea of Thieves on PC. Despite its relatively low barrier for entry specs wise, ...
Hawaiian state bill would ban sale of loot box-enabled games to minors

Hawaiian state bill would ban sale of loot box-enabled games to minors

A bill in the Hawaiian state Senate and House would ban the sale of loot box-enabled games to anyone under the age of 21. The legislation comes after ...
The best video games for couples to play on Valentine’s Day

The best video games for couples to play on Valentine’s Day

Gaming doesn't have to be done alone. It can be something you enjoy with a loved one. Here are the best games for couples to play together, including ...
‘Fear Effect Sedna’ relaunches series March 6, ending an extremely long hiatus

‘Fear Effect Sedna’ relaunches series March 6, ending an extremely long hiatus

Fear Effect Sedna, the first entry in the Fear Effect franchise in almost two decades, launches March 6 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, a ...
‘Sea of Thieves’ Hands-On Preview

‘Sea of Thieves’ Hands-On Preview

Open world pirate sandbox ‘Sea of Thieves’ is whimsical carefree game, which feels so refreshing in a world full of progression and stat-driven experi ...
AMD vs. Intel: How does tech’s oldest rivalry look in 2018?

AMD vs. Intel: How does tech’s oldest rivalry look in 2018?

When it comes to selecting a CPU for your PC, there's no shortage of chips for you to choose from. With Ryzen, Threadripper, and Core i9 CPUs though, ...
Poll: Is AMD’s new APU fast enough to make a graphics card unnecessary?

Poll: Is AMD’s new APU fast enough to make a graphics card unnecessary?

AMD's new Vega-powered Ryzen APUs have much better game performance than your average CPU. However, is playing Overwatch at 30 fps good enough for PC ...
No, AMD’s new Vega-powered APUs don’t make sense for PC builders

No, AMD’s new Vega-powered APUs don’t make sense for PC builders

AMD's latest Ryzen APUs are quick enough to run Overwatch and Battlefield 1 on Low settings with some serious caveats, but as a PC component they don' ...
Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto thinks Switch life cycle could surpass six years

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto thinks Switch life cycle could surpass six years

In a Q & A with investors, Shigeru Miyamoto claimed the Switch could sell into 2023 and beyond thanks to the console's novel hardware. Historical ...
'Alto's Odyssey' reaches your phone on February 22nd

'Alto's Odyssey' reaches your phone on February 22nd

Built by Snowman's Alto's Odyssey has been public knowledge for more than a year (and was subject to a last-minute delay in late summer), bu ...
‘Fortnight’ overtakes ‘PUBG’ record with 3.4 million players at one time

‘Fortnight’ overtakes ‘PUBG’ record with 3.4 million players at one time

The stylish Battle Royale shooter Fortnite just posted some impressive numbers, but the milestone was marred by multiple problems including repeated s ...
‘Major Expansion’ For Destiny 2 Planned For Later This Year

‘Major Expansion’ For Destiny 2 Planned For Later This Year

If you’re looking forward to seeing more Destiny 2 content this year, you’ll be pleased to learn that during Activision Blizzard’s latest investor’s c ...
If you thought the Game Boy Micro was small, check out PocketSprite

If you thought the Game Boy Micro was small, check out PocketSprite

In just a couple years time, one hacker has turned his itty-bitty Game Boy homage into a fully operable gaming platform that fits on your keychain. Po ...
New scoring system gives you a reason to replay ‘Destiny 2’ Nightfall strikes

New scoring system gives you a reason to replay ‘Destiny 2’ Nightfall strikes

The next major Destiny 2 content expansion isn’t scheduled to arrive until this spring, but Bungie is making changes to the game’s current systems in ...
‘Monster Hunter World’ is Capcom’s fastest-selling game of all time

‘Monster Hunter World’ is Capcom’s fastest-selling game of all time

Monster Hunter World has had a successful first few weeks, to say the least. The game managed to overtake PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds as the top-sel ...
Report names Bandai Namco as the developer behind ‘Metroid Prime 4’

Report names Bandai Namco as the developer behind ‘Metroid Prime 4’

Nintendo shocked and delighted Samus Aran fans back at E3 2017 with the announcement of Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch, but shortly afterward, th ...
Buying a camera in 2018

Buying a camera in 2018

We've entered a golden age of video and photography.How to buy a camera in 2018Stop waving your smartphone ...
‘Mario Kart Tour’ will reportedly be ‘free-to-start’ like ‘Super Mario Run’

‘Mario Kart Tour’ will reportedly be ‘free-to-start’ like ‘Super Mario Run’

Mario Kart Tour will reportedly use the free-to-start payment model. While recent Nintendo smartphone games were free-to-play, this could mean users w ...
‘Civilization VI: Rise & Fall’ Cultures and Leaders Guide

‘Civilization VI: Rise & Fall’ Cultures and Leaders Guide

Getting started in a Civilization game can be a tall task — especially if it’s your first time with the series. Each culture offers different advantag ...
‘Grand Theft Auto V’ still burning rubber after 4 years, tops sales of 90 million

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ still burning rubber after 4 years, tops sales of 90 million

Grand Theft Auto V was released more than four years ago, but the game continues to be a massive hit. According to NPD Group, GTA V became the all-tim ...
Love is in the air with the ‘Destiny 2’ Crimson Days event

Love is in the air with the ‘Destiny 2’ Crimson Days event

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and that means spending time with your special someone. You could go the traditional route and cook a fancy dinner or buy ...
My Nintendo rewards program will soon offer free Switch games

My Nintendo rewards program will soon offer free Switch games

Up until now, Nintendo’s My Nintendo rewards program gave members the ability to redeem points for free digital Wii U and 3DS games. The Switch was od ...
Players face tough choices when ‘Vampyr’ launches June 5

Players face tough choices when ‘Vampyr’ launches June 5

Dontnod Entertainment, best known for the episodic series Life is Strange, has announced that Vampyr will launch June 5 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, an ...
The Best Graphics Cards You Can Buy in 2018

The Best Graphics Cards You Can Buy in 2018

Whether you’re upgrading your old rig, or putting together a new one, every great gaming PC needs a graphics card. (So does every great gaming laptop, ...
Exodus’ will not be an open world game

Exodus’ will not be an open world game

Everything we’ve seen so far from Metro: Exodus suggested the upcoming entry in the post-apocalyptic shooter franchise would open the game world up fo ...
Google may be reattempting to enter the console market with a streaming service

Google may be reattempting to enter the console market with a streaming service

Android “consoles” seem to come and go like the latest trend, but Google apparently wants to keep the dream alive by providing its own game-streaming ...
Cloud will look quite different next time we see ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’

Cloud will look quite different next time we see ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’

At a Final Fantasy exhibition in Japan, Final Fantasy VII Remake's director showed off four new images which revealed a complete redesign of Cloud Str ...
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