Eric Van Allen

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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.

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PlayStation 5 Update Lets You Know If You're About to Play the PS4 Version of Game

Check yourself before you last-gen yourself.

Alien: Isolation Is Free on Epic and Just As Good as It Was in 2014

Get the motion tracker and don't go in the vents.

Shigeru Miyamoto Expresses Confidence in the Younger Generation of Nintendo

The legendary creator says the spirit will stay alive.

Cyberpunk 2077 Has Been Removed From the PlayStation Store Following a "Discussion" With Sony [Update]

Sony is offering full refunds for those who want one.

Super Mario RPG's Geno Joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Roster as a Mii Fighter Costume

Heartbreak for the Geno hopefuls, yet again.

Hades Now Has Cross-Save Between Switch and PC

The gods are on the move.

Shinji Mikami Could Direct Another Game If It Was Completely His Vision, "Beginning to End"

He could return to the director's seat, given the right conditions.

The Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Joins EA Play Today

Return to the origins of GDI vs. Nod.

Devotion Is Not Getting Re-Released on GOG After All [Update]

After the announcement, the PC storefront quickly retracted due to "many messages from gamers."

Gnosia, a Critically Lauded Debate-Style RPG, Is Coming to the West

Originally a PlayStation Vita exclusive, now arriving on North American Switches.

SNK Is Building a Brand-New Console For 2021

A new SNK box is on the way, it seems.

Kojima Productions Will Mark 5th Anniversary With Some "Exciting Updates"

Good lord, it's been five years already?

Vin Diesel Doesn't Just Appear in Ark 2, He's Also Its Executive Producer

Living life one development milestone at a time.

CD Projekt Red Apologizes For Not Showing Last-Gen Cyberpunk 2077 Before Launch, Offers Refunds [Update]

The studio says it will be working on several updates to tune up the last-gen version.

Major Resident Evil Village Spoilers Seem to Have Leaked

Images of the in-development Resident Evil seem to be circulating.

The Next Mass Effect's Trailer Could Be Teasing Both Milky Way and Andromeda

Showing two galaxies at the start was "intentional," according to the project's director.

Sephiroth Is Coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

By god, that's One Winged Angel!

New Telltale Isn't Sharing More About The Wolf Among Us 2 Just Yet

The studio says it's waiting a little bit longer.

The Game Awards 2020 Are Tonight—Where to Watch, and What to Expect

It's time for the Keighleys.

Cyberpunk 2077's Day One PS4 and Xbox One Versions Are a Bit Rough

Older hardware is struggling with Night City.

The Game Awards Is Putting on Another Limited-Time Demo Festival

More awards means another year of new demos.

A Mod Team Is Turning Fallout: New Vegas Into a New Star Wars Game

Trade Boomers for Stormtroopers.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Receives a Surprise Ray Tracing Performance Mode Update on PS5

Can't choose between 60 FPS and ray tracing? There's a new mode for you.

Disco Elysium Studio Is Teasing Some News Coming Soon

Disco will never fade away.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 Hits Mobile Next Week

Another KOTOR for your phone.

Minecraft’s Ray Tracing Update Is Now Available For All Windows 10 Players

Make those blocks look extra nice.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Requires A Lot of Storage

This file size really goes above and beyond.

Splatoon, Smash Bros. And More Clash With Nintendo Over Cease-and-Desist Orders

Communities are at odds with Nintendo's stalwart defense of its brands.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Returns to PC and Consoles Next Month

Start the new year right: by fighting some Evil Exes.

TV Series Based on Taiwanese Horror Game Detention Is on Netflix Now

Red Candle also confirms its working on its next project.

More Dragon Age News Is Coming at This Year's Game Awards

The Dread Wolf rises?

Persona 5 Strikers Leak Shows It's Finally Coming West Early Next Year

The Phantom Thieves are charging back into action.

Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah Are Leaving BioWare

The two are departing from the studio and letting the next generation step up.

Silent Hill Creator Departs Sony to Start Bokeh Game Studio

Several Sony veterans are making something new.

King of Fighters 15 Resurfaces with a New Teaser

There's even more to come at the start of the new year.

Interview with the Whisperer Is a Chatbot-Fueled Game About Talking to God

A chat with the ghost in the machine.

Cyberpunk 2077 Shows Off What's Possible With Its Photo Mode

It's also a nice reminder that yes, this game is out next week.

Nintendo Hacker Sentenced to Three Years Following Guilty Plea

The defendant was sentenced for both hacking and possession of child pornography.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Is Getting VR Support in Time For the Holidays

Try and spot Santa's sleigh in the skies.

Latest Nintendo Switch Update Makes Downloading Screenshots Really Easy

Goodbye awkward Twitter posts, hello QR codes.

Xbox Is Making It Clearer Which Old Games Are Running Auto HDR

Plus, you can pre-install (some) Game Pass games.

Swery's Next Game, The Good Life, Set For Summer 2021

There's something mysterious afoot next summer.

PlayStation RPG SaGa Frontier Is Getting a Remaster

A bold new Frontier for 2021.

Cuphead's Delicious Last Course Pushed Back Until It's Ready

The final sip will need to steep a while longer.

Metro Exodus Is Getting a Next-Gen Version Next Year

4A Games is also working on the next Metro and exploring potential for multiplayer.

Marvel's Avengers Has Yet to Make Back Its Development Costs

Square Enix is saying it will continue pushing toward making the game profitable, however.

Baldur's Gate 3's Next Update Will Have Its First Story Changes

Be sure to read the fine print about your saves, though.

Mortal Kombat 11 Skin Pack Adds Voices and Likenesses From the '90s Movie

No, sadly, Goro is not one of them.

NC Dinos Celebrate First Korean Series Title, Hoist Video Game Sword

You call a cup a trophy? This is a trophy.

Looks Like Cyberpunk 2077 Copies Have Already Started Leaking

Now's a good time to batten down the spoiler hatches.

There's a New The World Ends With You Game Arriving Next Year

This is not a drill; I repeat, this is not a drill.

Former Dragon Age Director Opens Yellow Brick Games with BioWare, Ubisoft Veterans

The new Québec City team has some talent behind it.

Baldur's Gate 3 Mod Makes Paladin Class Available a Little Early

Modders have hotwired the Paladin, and other classes, right into the game.

Souls Speedrunner Finally Opens Demon's Souls Mysterious Locked Door

A sick new set of armor was hiding inside.

Hitman Studio IO Interactive Is Working on a New James Bond Game

The minds behind Agent 47 are concocting an origin for a different kind of secret agent.

IO Interactive Is Revealing a Mysterious New Project Tomorrow

Something is coming from the Hitman team.

New BioWare Anniversary Book Offers Another Glimpse of the Next Mass Effect

Could we be heading back to Andromeda after all?

New Cyberpunk 2077 Footage Shows Xbox Series X and Xbox One X Performance

See how the two console generations handle Night City.

New The World Ends With You Teaser Site Opens Up

Put a pin on the countdown page.

Demon's Souls Remake Holds a Perplexing Surprise: A New Door

Hey, uh, I don't think that was there before.

Capcom Confirms Employee and Financial Info Was Subject to Recent Ransomware Attack

The company is warning more could be potentially compromised.

Police Respond to Emergency Call Near Ubisoft Montreal Offices [Update]

The CBC is now reporting the emergency call was a hoax.

PS5 Owners Are Already Getting Creative With Their Faceplate Mods

Turn that stock plate into something fancy.

The Nioh Collection Is Coming to PS5 Next Year

Play both Niohs at ridiculously high frame rates.

Arkane's Deathloop Is Set For May 2021

Arkane's time-looping shooter sets a date for PlayStation and PC next year.

Microsoft Would Like You to Please Stop Vaping Into Your Brand New Xbox

It seems like a pretty bad idea.

Minecraft Dungeons Gets PC and Console Crossplay Next Week

Explore dungeons with more pals.

The Brotherhood of Steel Comes to Fallout 76 This December

There's gonna be some drama in the wasteland.

Baldur's Gate 3 Developer Knows Where You've Been Save Scumming

Larian is learning quite a bit about everyone playing Baldur's Gate 3.

Fuser Players Are Already Concocting Beautiful, Possibly Nefarious Mash-Ups

These combinations are haunting my every waking moment.

Actor Michael B. Jordan Wants to See More Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, And I'm With Him

When will we get taken for a ride once again?

Marvel's Spider-Man PS5 Remaster Will Let PS4 Players Carry Their Saves Forward With Post-Launch Update

Insomniac is letting you carry that progress forward after all.

Microsoft Reportedly Approached Several Japanese Studios For Acquisition Talks

A new report says studios big and small were recently approached.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is a Full Trilogy Remaster Coming Next Spring

A new Mass Effect is also in its early stages.

Take-Two Is in Talks to Acquire Codemasters

The publisher could be picking up a new racer.

Bloober Team's The Medium Is Being Pushed Into Next Year

Horror fans will have to wait for next-gen terror.

Looks Like P.T. Is Not Playable on PS5

The mini-slice of virtual horror doesn't seem to moving forward into next-gen.

Demon's Souls New Photo Mode Turns Big Angry Bosses Into Photo Opps

"Before you pound me to a pulp, selfie?"

EA Reveals Next-Gen Enhancements for Apex Legends, Star Wars: Squadrons, and More

They may not all have their own next-gen version, but they'll still get a boost on next-gen.

Nintendo Reports Big Sales as Animal Crossing: New Horizons Keeps Surging

The Switch is still pretty popular.

EA Motive Says It's Working on "Something Pretty Special," Not a New Star Wars Project

A "human error" caused some Star Wars speculation to kick up.

Phasmophobia's Big Success Has Its Developer Rethinking Their Early Access Plans

With all eyes on Kinetic Games, the developer is re-examining its goals for early access.

Ubisoft Is Investigating a Possible Leak of Watch Dogs Legion's Source Code

The hacker game may have been hacked.

Yakuza Localization Head Says Next Step For Franchise Is Simultaneous Global Release

As Yakuza's Western fanbase grows, a global launch seems like the right call.

Fortnite Will Get Several Improvements on Next-Gen, Including DualSense Feedback

Feel the Fortnite in your controller.

Ruined King, a League of Legends RPG, Is Coming in Early 2021

It's a single-player adventure from the makers of Battle Chasers: Nightwar.

Mobile Spinoff Gears Pop Is Shutting Down Next April

The toy soldiers are packing up and heading home.

Everwild's Creative Director Has Left Rare

Another upcoming next-gen Xbox project loses its director.

Ubisoft Pushes Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine Into Next Fiscal Year

Two more games are getting pushed back due to COVID complications.

CD Projekt Red Joint CEO Apologizes For Describing Crunch as "Not That Bad"

One CD Projekt Red head has reportedly apologized to its employees for comments made on crunch.

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