Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.
It's all one universe? Always has been.
Well, there's Microsoft's 100+ problems, then.
Also on the way are "holo-sprays," a Titanfall weapon, and a new Legend named Rampart.
Microsoft's likely running into the same issues with Apple as Google and Valve.
Both titles will get spruced up for the Series X and PS5.
Time to learn about lifepaths, weapons, and more.
Kennedy, formerly of Failbetter Games, was accused of abusive and predatory behavior last year.
Rumblings of Live's imminent demise seem to have been premature.
Alph, Brittany, and Charlie are getting the Deluxe re-release treatment.
Perhaps we'll see next-gen haptics and paddles living in harmony some day.
A release date and more will be revealed at this month's "Panel From Hell."
DLC for a nearly decade-old Flash game? Seems suspicious.
The launch for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers also brings a boatload of new phone peripherals.
Dax Berg of inXile tells USgamer about how the studio's multiplayer VR shooter came to be.
After it finishes up another shooter, the studio's moving on to something new.
When it returns, it'll kick off its first season and full Battle Pass.
Claire and Leon couldn't be here today, but they did leave their clothes here.
More pattern picking, less code entry.
There's always backward compatibility, pilot.
Clint is one of four heroes Crystal Dynamics plans to add.
Kill an animal, even in self defense? Get sprayed.
Not a bad outcome for a developer slip-up.
It's team-based, PvPvE, and a pretty huge departure from the inXile norm.
It sounds like "Activities" will let players hop straight into action from the PS5's menu.
With cross-play and a Switch launch looming, now feels like a fine time for a reevaluation.
Will you assist the kindly conservationist, or side with a well-dressed big game hunter?
Newell says he doesn't "have a stake in that race," but he's quick to pick a victor.
One of New Leaf's best features is coming to islands this week.
A recent Glassdoor review points to a problem that'll likely affect games for years to come.
There's some new details on the slick-looking handheld, but its release is now a bit far off.
We're past the point where "hardware and its limitations would leave a pretty clear fingerprint on a game," says Booty.
Can a video game-focused TV channel work in 2021? We may find out soon enough.
In other words, you can still look forward to competitive grappling hook antics coming soon.
Suikoden creator Yoshitaka Murayama and artist Junko Kawano are leading the new project.
Cowpokes rejoice (and try not to be jealous of GTA Online's next update, too).
GSC Game World also has more to share on console exclusivity, modding, and Game Pass.
Once you've opened up new areas, backtracking is up to you.
With Infinite planned as a "platform for the future," there will be tests to run later too.
The new update, Tetris Effect: Connected, will hit other platforms for free next year.
It's a new RPG, set in the world of Pillars of Eternity.
Counterplay Games says it doesn't think of the PS5 and PC exclusive as a "service," either.
The embattled company is moving ahead with plans for another digital showcase soon.
A collective lawsuit isn't a given yet, but Solidaires Informatique is looking to assemble one.
Who're you looking at, Chief?
If you're a player who's been itching to ditch Origin, it's easy to do.
Maybe the team will take another crack at licensing NOLF after finishing the System Shock remake?
A new report describes a culture at Ubisoft that enabled abuse and influenced its games.
Maybe don't count on being able to double-dip.
It's wild how much work it took to find this particular patch of blocky terrain.
Today's Summer Game Fest stream brought a reveal for this summer yarn.
He's also teasing upcoming news on Xbox working "directly with Japanese creators."
You can still purchase codes from other retailers, though.
As the pandemic wears on and next-gen consoles approach, the Switch's release schedule is one big question mark.
Former Arkane president Raphael Colantonio talks going indie, incorporating his band's music, and sheds light on how WolfEye is working on Weird West together, apart.
Cellar Door says it needs a few weeks to get to a point where it's "truly proud" of the roguelike sequel.
In a new GDC Survey, close to half of the devs polled also say they're working longer hours.
Nothing to see here but the stream, folks.
In its quest for cloud dominance, Stadia's getting more content to call its own.
We've also got a big hint as to where Apex might take its Legends next.
"Border War" is no more.
Microsoft is emphasizing gains that are only designed for the Series X's memory.
A neat story for fans of Halo's level-crafting suite.
Kiryu's story is moving along on both Xbox and Game Pass in lock-step.
Looks like folks who pay a premium will still wait until launch to raise trouble in London.
The Better Call Saul co-stars did bond briefly over their new video game connection.
We got to see a bit of Anton and Diego's relationship in the cinematic trailer.
It'll be out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One just before Halloween.
For a time, the Switch will be the *only* thing you can run Crysis Remastered on.
Don't put money down on a joystick and throttle for PS4 or Xbox One just yet.
PC players have reported tech issues, but things seem to be going well otherwise.
Sony's $250 million wasn't on the table until recent weeks, Sweeney says.
Don't get your hopes up for some slick new Slayer footage.
Fresh off of shipping a new Shantae, WayForward will share a Treehouse stream with Paper Mario.
On top of Half-Life 3 and Left 4 Dead 3, the studio abandoned something in a new genre.
PS5's two-tone look is also coming to all that box art.
Double Fine founder Tim Schafer shared some new details on how Psychonauts 2 is coming along.
Time will tell if "improving the title" means fixing that frame rate up.
Some "research" led to a company-wide obsession in 1978.
The Sims Spark'd will be quite different from other game TV shows we've heard about recently, and it's premiering soon.
Capcom is trying to gauge how aware people are of Resident Evil Village's place in the series.
The follow-up to Man of Medan now has an October release in its sights.
The idea of charging for upgrades is reportedly off of the table.
"Dammit" might've been a bit odd coming from Ellie by herself, but Hoppus makes it work.
There's just one more Bungie-made title to go after this.
"Although we welcome critical discussion, we condemn any form of harassment or threats directed towards our team and cast."
The PS4-to-PC port is at the center of a flare-up over regional prices.
Could Rockstar be throwing its weight behind a triple-A open-world VR title?
Yves Guillemot says Ubisoft is "not looking for a quick fix" to its reportedly toxic culture.
In light of the past day's events, some top players are also stepping away from Evo Online.
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