Eric Van Allen
Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.@seamoosi
Final Fantasy 14 and mobile games carry Square Enix through a quiet year.
The Switch Lite has been "additive."
PlayStation Now will still lag behind Sony's first-party rollout.
Shuhei Yoshida will meanwhile be heading up a new indie-focused initiative.
Sam's sneaking missions can still be fun, even if they don't quite measure up.
Turns out hitting level 999 was just the tip of the iceberg.
Terry's entrance into Smash Bros. came with a lot of fanfare.
"At first, we found it amusing that Ed Bryan's bag is being used as serious 'evidence.'"
Sakurai really, really likes Fatal Fury.
This dance might be the Wii's last, ever.
Put the coffee on early tomorrow.
Dragon Age: Origins was willing to eschew Mass Effect's infamous moral binary for something deeper.
We're shipping off to Shipment.
Pre-launch coverage of Death Stranding has been suitably bizarre.
It looks stunning, but system changes have some feeling wary.
Its autobattling, but also very much Hearthstone.
Brack apologized, but didn't change the company's stance despite protest.
Kotaku's Tim Rogers transcribed the whole of "Nawa" to English.
The studio tweeted out a cavalcade of spooky references.
The wayward company has a chance to set its tone for the future, for better or worse.
Ditching the one-winged angel for the one-eyed skullkid.
Including Wii Sports was a "key decision."
Experience the lead-in to Bloodlines in this fan-made prelude.
A new update to P5 Royal either indicates hope or rubs salt in the wound.
It looks like BioWare's next big RPG is still a ways off.
We talk with one of Night School's co-founders about life, drinking, and whether the devil has Wi-Fi.
EA has altered the deal. Pray it alters it further?
"Worldwide fraud networks have recently shifted to using CS:GO keys to liquidate their gains."
Some great features are coming to Tekken, but one's price tag is drawing ire.
It'll have hero talents and an actual story.
Teamfight Tactics and Dota Underlords are trying to ensure auto chess isn't a flash in the pan.
It's a brick—dunununuh—house.
Players are enjoying the game, but not the brisk jog to get to it.
"To get it out of the door immediately; yes, I know we’re breaking a promise."
The higher-ups were initially "99.9 percent" against what became Street Fighter's revival.
"While the change of formula has been very well received by some players [...] it has also been strongly rejected by a significant portion of the community."
The publisher attributes it to how this year's games panned out.
The Clueless Gamer will make a cameo appearance.
Reports are indicating the anticipated sequel has been pushed back.
Go retro or modern with a single keystroke.
A longtime developer's departure might have been the writing on the wall.
The break of dawn has been pushed back a bit for English audiences.
It's almost more per month than the actual game costs.
Welcome to the Hotel Barcelona.
It's not fully clear as to why, though.
The Fresh Prince collaborator was dazzled by his in-game cameo.
Two well-known creators are going to collaborate, it seems.
It's an absolute wreck, but really hard to look away from.
You'll still have to walk to go online though.
The VCS is more like an "open PC," but recent controversies and delays paint a grim picture. We ask Atari's head where it's headed.
Getting a Super shouldn't be too easy.
Instead of prestige, you'll rank up with the seasons.
A bipartisan letter from U.S. lawmakers urges Blizzard to correct course.
One discovery changed the run entirely, and revitalized the scene along with it.
It'll just really heat your Switch up in the process.
Get to work building your empire.
The Switch has solidly outsold its console predecessor.
The Modern Warfare devs are ensuring you won't have to buy any weapons or attachments.
I can finally school my online pals in Pyre.
You ventured into the wrong patch of tall grass, Trainer.
The mind-warping puzzler is finally finished.
Like the #1 RPG podcast in the land, Axe of the Blood God.
American University's players have received some late judgment.
That's a uh... that's a UNSC logo.
Don't talk to me or my large son ever again.
Riot is really looking to put the S in Games.
League is going mobile over the next year with the slightly different League of Legends: Wild Rift.
Bringing the hero shooter to Switch took more than just a visual overhaul.
Games are coming to Google pretty soon.
The Nintendo New York event has been abruptly cancelled.
Maybe don't get your hopes too high that this means anything, though.
Fortnite is looking surprisingly nautical.
Blitzchung does wish Blizzard would reconsider its position on the casters, however.
After a massive explosion, Fortnite users are left with only an eerie void and theories.
Both Blitzchung and the two commentators have had their suspension halved.
There's a shiny tank and more on the island already.
Niantic's Wayfarer looks to curate your local PokeStop offerings.
Apple's service looks to keep subscribers interested beyond the free trial.
They'll be a little more family-friendly, though.
One may no longer be the loneliest number.
Warner Bros. will be backing IO's next project, whatever it may be.
Protests against Blizzard's ruling might have the company rethinking its stance.
The same day as the PlayStation 5, restructuring hit SIEE.
It knows what move you wanna make.
Supporters are making fan art of Mei supporting the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
The community response to yesterday's suspension is growing.
New reports don't seem keen on the Ataribox's future.
After suspending a player for pro-Hong Kong statements made on-air, Blizzard is under noticeable scrutiny.
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