Mathew Olson

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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.

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Borderlands 3's First Limited-Time Event Will Be a Free Halloween Ghoul Hunt

All Borderlands 3 players will have a few weeks to scoop up some creepy loot and take down a boney boss.

Sony Teases More The Last Of Us Part 2 for Next Week's State of Play

Naughty Dog wants us all to tune in next week.

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Borderlands 3's First Limited-Time Event Will Be a Free Halloween Ghoul Hunt

All Borderlands 3 players will have a few weeks to scoop up some creepy loot and take down a boney boss.

Cube World Finally Gets a Launch Date Six Years After Its Alpha Release

The long-delayed RPG is almost here.

Sony Teases More The Last Of Us Part 2 for Next Week's State of Play

Naughty Dog wants us all to tune in next week.

Fortnite Is Unveiling a Batman-Themed Event Tomorrow

Alfred, I need more Slurp Juice!

Apex Legends Season 3 Starts in a Couple Weeks, Here's What's Changing With It

On top of confirming Crypto, Respawn wants to make its battle royale more competitive than ever.

Batman's Lego and Arkham Trilogies Are Free for One Week—No Will Arnett or Origins Though

Gotham's grittiest and goofiest are free for a limited time on Epic Games Store.

John Wick Hex Turns Gun-Fu Into a Strategy Game Next Month

Write down the launch date, then hide all your pencils.

Hitman 2's Last Expansion Pass Locale is an Island Hideout for the Ultra-Rich

It's got everything: Warm sand, clear water, and a suspicious-looking bald man named 47.

Apex Legends Finally Lets Us See Crypto, and Now the Memes Are Flowing

Just come out and play already, dude.

Former Dragon Age Writer David Gaider Co-Founds Summerfall Studios in Australia

Gaider and fellow co-founder Liam Esler previously worked together at Beamdog.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Story Previews Tease What Eris Morn’s Been up to All This Time

She may have met the expansion's true Hive villain already.

Rockstar Debuts New PC Game Launcher with GTA: San Andreas as a Free Title

In the immortal words of CJ: here we go again.

Tetris 99 Will Dole Out Super Kirby Clash Currency in a Nintendo F2P Mash-Up

Two different Nintendo approaches to free-to-play are going to #linkandbuild.

Football Manager 2020 Switches to Recycled Paper Cases out of Concern for Plastic Pollution

Sega and Sports Interactive are estimating plastic savings totalling 20 metric tons.

Apple Arcade Springs Soft Launch on Developers, Some Games May Not Be Final Versions

Some iOS 13 beta participants can play games that don't even have official release dates yet.

Highly Ranked Apex Legends Players Will Get Their Own Trail, so You Know Where Not to Land

At least you'll know if you're landing next to an Apex Predator.

Pokemon Go Gets Its First Batch Of Pokemon From Gen 5 Today

Tepig fans of the world unite.

Discord Is Ending Nitro's Game Subscription Service but Will Still Sell Games

Games you've purchased aren't going away, but Discord is getting out of the games subscription biz.

A Discovery in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta Suggests Supply Drops Will Return

Despite criticism over microtransactions in the previous two games, CoD might be bringing back random-roll drops.

Apex Legends Is Teasing a Reveal In-Game, Coinciding With This Weekend's Tournament

We might get our first details on Season 3 during this $500,000 invitational.

Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery Will Bring the Jump Scares Into Your Home

Hope you don't already sleep with the lights on.

CD Projekt Red Has an Update on How Genitals Work in Cyberpunk 2077

Your character's genitalia are locked to the body type you choose.

Project Sakura Wars Trailers Show Off New Characters, Mechs, and Gameplay Details

Sega had a lot to share about the game at TGS.

Mega Man’s New Mobile Game is a Partnership with a Pop Band

The short, free game serves as a playable music video for a song by Team Shachi.

The Strange Saga of Borderlands 3's Reviews

It wouldn't be seen as an odd situation if 2K provided a clear answer as to why it happened.

Project Resistance Gameplay Trailer Shows How Four Players Fight Against One 'Mastermind'

The Mastermind can place enemies, traps, and take direct control of zombies.

Ring Fit Adventure for Switch is Wii Fit With a Story Mode

Nintendo's new fitness product is an adventure game first, with fitness challenges and minigames on the side.

New Final Fantasy 7 Remake Trailer Gives us HD Don Corneo

Say hello to the Don, President Shinra, and more.

System Shock 3 Looks Appropriately Horrifying in This Pre-Alpha Teaser

Come for the gameplay, stay for SHODAN mocking you.

Civilization 6's New Battle Royale Mode Isn't A Joke, But Its Tone Sure is Goofy

If Tetris can have one, why not Civ?

Apex Legends Gets Retail Editions With Exclusive Skins and Enough Coins For a Battle Pass

Respawn's free-to-play battle royale is getting retail-exclusive skins.

New Breath of the Wild Speedrun Trick Breaks Old Routes With Bombs and Bullet Time

Expect a new slew of world record times very soon.

Control's New Update Focuses on Bug Fixes, Frame Rate, and the Map UI

It's available on the PS4 now.

Google Stadia Is Working on Letting People Combine Server-Side Gameplay With Camera Feeds for Streaming

Viewers would see your camera feed piped out alongside game footage straight from Google's data centers.

Why Doom 64's Switch Port Is a Big Deal

One way Doom 64 differs from the original is that it's never officially been ported.

A Gears 5 Glitch Gives Players a Glimpse of What It'd Be Like as an FPS

It seems more like a plain old bug than an unfinished feature.

New Resident Evil Game Teases Cooperative Survival Horror

Hey Project Resistance, you got your Left 4 Dead in my RE2!

Nintendo Files Patent For What Looks Like a Hinged Joy-Con

If your hands get stiff while playing your Switch in handheld mode, maybe Joy-Cons like these could help.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles' Remaster is Hitting Early Next Year

You'll be able to ditch those GBA-to-GameCube link cables early next year.

Shenmue 3's Refund Process is Starting Soon, But It Might Take a While

PC backers will have a two week window to ask for their money back.

Deadly Premonition 2 is a Switch Exclusive, For Now

The game's publisher is "not discussing other platforms at this stage."

Jedi Academy is Also Coming to Switch and PS4, with Multiplayer

You'll need to wait until 2020 for those online lightsaber duels.

Overwatch on the Switch Targets 30 FPS in Docked and Handheld Modes

Blizzard is also "excited" about cross-play, but you shouldn't expect it any time soon.

Assassin's Creed Black Flag and Rogue Are Coming to Switch

It'll be the first time Rogue has made it to a Nintendo platform.

Super Nintendo Games Are Coming to Nintendo Switch Online on September 5

Don't tell your SNES Classic.

Banjo-Kazooie is Out For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Today

The wait is finally over.

Super Kirby Clash, a Free-to-Start Multiplayer Game for the Switch, is Out Today

Team up to fight bosses with your friends.

Ubisoft's Hiring Up For a VR Project Attached to One of Their Big IPs

Is it for Splinter Cell? Assassin's Creed? The Rabbids?

Breath of the Wild Player Finds Haunting New Method for Fishing: Whistling

I thought we were catching Trout, not Lemming.

Free WoW Classic Character Moves Are Coming to Help the Overcrowded Realm Problem

Blizzard's quest to get more people playing instead of waiting continues.

Yakuza 7 Will Be Longer Than Previous Games, Has More RPG Elements Than Turn-Based Combat

A blend of new ideas and throwback inspiration will set Yakuza 7 apart.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Get Multiplayer Down the Line, CD Projekt Red Confirms

They're recruiting developers to complete the mode.

Konami Says It Has Plans for New Console Games Involving "Globally Known IPs"

No word if that includes Metal Gear, Silent Hill, or something else entirely.

Watch This Unused Motion Capture Footage From the Original Development of Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Kinda makes us wish mo-cap suit Tony was a secret costume.

The Last of Us' PS3 Servers Going Down Today Marks the End of an Era

Out with the old, make room for the new.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Hops Along to an October Release

The spin-off platformer has a new trailer and a launch date.

Tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct Will Focus on Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokemon, and Other 2019 Games

It starts at 3 p.m. PT, and we'll be all over it.

New Fortnite Patch 10.20 Adds a Powerful New Trap and Brings Back the Floating Island

Also, creative mode gets prefabs for a prison and a toilet factory.

Project Sakura Wars' Main Story Will Have Full Voice Acting, at Least in Japan

The game's TGS 2019 demo has voice acting, a combat sequence, and optional voyeurism.

Dragon's Dogma Is "Important" to Capcom, but There Isn't a Sequel on the Horizon

The game's creator Hideaki Itsuno won't say if he'll revisit it after Devil May Cry 5.

New Apex Legends Animated Short is Loaded With Lore From Titanfall and More

It tells a very personal story involving Wraith and the Titanfall... multiverse?

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be Presented in (Almost) "100% First Person"

If it helps, you can gaze lovingly at Keanu's back.

Reggie Fils-Aime's First Post-Nintendo Gig is at his Alma Mater, Cornell University

Reggie will be the first Leader in Residence at the university's Dyson business school.

Pokemon Masters Cruises Past 10 Million Downloads Within 4 Days

To catch users is its real test; to retain them is its cause.

Gearbox Announces Homeworld 3, Launches Crowdfunding Campaign on Fig

Blackbird Interactive is helming a sequel to the 3D space RTS classics.

Apex Legends' Wraith-Themed Voidwalker Event Will Bring New Lore and Loot

On September 3, Respawn's battle royale is giving love to its portal professional.

The World is Hatsune Miku's Again With Project Diva Mega Mix Coming to Switch in 2020

The Switch exclusive rhythm game just got confirmed for the West.

A Control Performance Improvement Will Take Time, Remedy Says

But we'll be hearing about an update to the game's map screen "soon."

Untitled Goose Game Will Sound Its Release Honk This September

Less than a month 'til goose-ageddon.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Let Players Choose Their Body Type and Voice Individually

At the character creator level you're being granted more options, not less.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep's Future Approach to Seasonal Content Will Be Borrowing a Lot From Battle Passes

Seasons will come and go, as will premium progression tracks and rewards.

WoW Classic Realms Are Still Seeing Lengthy Queues After Hotfixes

It might still be hours before you get into the realm of your choice.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood's Brutal Bosses, Like Lothar, Are Getting Nerfed

More ammo and less sponginess should hopefully improve your co-op Nazi slaying.

Epic Just Revealed Eight New Epic Games Store Exclusives, Including Some Long-Awaited Titles

That's counting Ooblets, which was recently the focus of anti-Epic Games Store scorn.

Finji's Overland Exits Early Access and Comes to Consoles in September

You only have a few more weeks to survive without it.

Apex Legends' Next Character Seemingly Leaks Ahead of Season 3

Is this the hacker who downed the Repulsor, and our next Legend?

Control Players on Vanilla PS4s and Xbox Ones Suffering From Severe Frame Rate Issues

Remedy's latest is impressing players across all platforms, but on the lower-end things start to look like a slideshow.

A New Shovel Knight Game is Coming, and It's All About Digging

That shovel's going to get a workout for its intended purpose, beginning with a demo at PAX West.

Blizzard Files Lawsuit Over 'Blatant Warcraft Knock-Off' On Mobile

The suit also points to games that allegedly infringe on Pokemon and other franchises.

Trine Developer Just Surprise Dropped a Fighting Game on the Switch

The full version of Boreal Blade is also compatible with the game's free demo.

Respawn Says It's Addressing Criticisms of Apex Legends' Iron Crown with Future Events

Exclusive loot packs may make a comeback, but only in one of three event types.

Report: The Pokemon Company is More Interested in Mobile Monetization Than Nintendo

The two companies are said to differ significantly when it comes to in-app purchases.

Fortnite Players Wish They Could Take Pricey Skins for a Test Drive

Would this try-before-you-buy fan suggestion juice skin sales or save players their V-Bucks?

Watch Dying Light 2's 26 Minute E3 Gameplay Demo Here, With Dev Commentary

More zombies and heavy decisions than you can shake a machete at.

RetroArch Offers the First Step Toward Automatic Translations of Rare Japanese Games

The open-source project's new update also adds support for iOS and Android touchscreen light gun emulation.

Bungie Says Activision Wasn't a 'Prohibitive Overlord' as it Looks to Destiny 2's Independent Future

The developer says there's no Darkness lingering in this break-up.