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.
The Fort is strong with this one.
Play Xbox games… on a PC… with a PS4 controller. Really!
The Witcher 3, Rage 2, classic Final Fantasy titles, and more.
Dozens of games are coming for testers of Microsoft's game streaming service.
Grounded, Obsidian's next game, is small in multiple senses of the word.
Sword and Shield might reuse assets, but model wireframes aren't the end of the argument.
PC players with Nvidia gear have been hootin' and hollerin' for a fix.
Let's get an exhibition match in Summoner's Rift going.
The free 1.4 update is just around the corner for PC players.
Human Head also worked on Prey 2 for Bethesda prior to its cancellation in 2014.
They'll mark the end of Treasure Trove, but not for our brave blue Knight.
"The more weapons you throw in there, the more you're playing an inventory game."
Tyson Hesse is no stranger to these blue quills and red kicks.
Be sure to check Nexus before your next visit to Revachol.
Citing concerns over spoilers, EA's giving out a discount and exclusive skins instead.
Is Wattam a strand game? Maybe Takahashi or Kojima will tell us one day.
What dates the hype for Halo 2 the most? The smartphone revolution.
Tequila Works' Gylt is the only title you won't be able to play anywhere else... for now.
Pokemon fans flooded Twitter with positivity, and it was super effective.
It'll debut on PS4 and PC a little over five years after it was announced.
Blink and you'll miss two more Pokemon Game Freak wants to show you ahead of release.
"I think the suspension should be reduced more or eliminated. But that's just me."
New to the cast are two UNSC legends and a mysterious Covenant sympathizer.
The "Longest Passcode Level" isn't a troll. It's art.
Toby Fox describes it as "a fierce track full of explosive power."
News of an abandoned trademark filing casts further doubt on a sequel.
What if, instead of a Crazy Taxi, you drove… a wackadoo ambulance?
Lifeline mains, you're needed now more than ever.
So long crates and keys, hello blueprints and credits.
The latest update finally gives players another way to spend those Legend Tokens.
Kaplan says not letting Overwatch "die on the vine" took some convincing.
Cat's out of the bag.
Bust a Shepard Shuffle in your Krogan Colossus armor.
Overkill is back to making Payday 2 content, and there's a trailer to prove it.
In pursuit of gold, Mario and Sonic mostly serves up bronze-worthy minigames and a story mode that could've shined a lot brighter.
Here are some more specifics on Overwatch's "shared multiplayer environment."
Winston's getting the team back together.
"All the gold we want is right there."
Tetris 99's new crossover theme might be its best yet.
Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, the player at the center of Blizzard's Hong Kong controversy, is now a player for Tempo Storm.
"It's not like a main track or anything. I just thought it was cool."
In an interview with GameSpot, Taylor Kurosaki talks real-world parallels and issues of good taste in the latest Call of Duty.
When Halo: Reach comes to PC and The Master Chief Collection, it'll bring a familiar looking progression system with it.
Unlike games that include colorblind modes, The Outer Worlds sought to bake those design principles in from the start.
Scrub-a-dub, Henry Cavill.
The smaller Switch is off to a big start.
If you lost against AlphaStar, we're sorry.
Sony lost some steam this year, but the PS4 still reached a major milestone.
Like Solos mode before it, Apex is giving two-person squads a spin.
Gear up, Guardians—er, I mean Avengers.
Sorry, Black Ops 3—in its first three days, Modern Warfare made over $600 million.
Ultimate Team titles, The Sims 4, and Apex Legends are leading EA's digital growth and informing its strategy.
"It doesn't just taste like cloves, it burns like cloves."
Plus, there's another round of nerfs and new seriously robust subtitle options.
Blizzard confirms the exits of three prominent Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm developers.
Your Resident Evil know-how won't keep you safe here.
Chorus needs to work as musical if it'll work at all, and this is a promising sign.
Even without major glitches, you can tear through Obsidian's latest right quick.
We may have just learned who Overwatch's next hero is and what WoW's next expansion is called.
On USG's Axe of the Blood God podcast, Leonard Boyarsky sheds some light on how Outer Worlds for Switch came about.
Breakpoint's developers promise that they're working on changes in response to fan feedback.
There's more to it than who you take your power regulator from.
Modern Warfare presents a fictionalized take on a real U.S. bombing as an act of aggression from Russia.
Sign up to buy an Xbox One now, get the option of upgrading to Scarlett down the road.
Bethesda acknowledges that Fallout 1st launched with a major bug, but denies that private worlds are being reused.
To me, that's preposterous. Panzer Dragoon, things of that nature.
Good news for PC players: Capcom is holding to its promised release window.
After 6 p.m. PT, you might be able to go home with Modern Warfare in-hand.
In the wake of recent departures in Mixer's leadership team, Shroud is following Ninja to Microsoft's streaming platform.
Private worlds don't offer enough privacy, and multiple players say their shiny new scrapboxes are eating loot.
"We simply didn’t have enough time to bring the entire game up to a level of polish we would call Naughty Dog quality."
Ybarra starts as Blizzard's new executive vice president and general manager next month.
As we near the end of a console generation, Microsoft is touting success on the services side.
For the price of a chalupa combo (yes, really), you can get some time with Xbox Game Pass.
EA CEO Andrew Wilson says he'd "jump for the opportunity" to license with the NCAA again.
It's been a long, long time since Battlefield has revisited Wake Island.
If you get your Founder's Edition on November 19, congratulations—that means you ordered it early enough.
The Bungie Foundation's inaugural Game2Give event starts later this week.
It's about "what's right" for Heat.
A delay for Doom Eternal on Switch also has ramifications for Doom 64 on Nintendo's platform.
As the NES Tetris community grows, newcomers and hyper-tapping players are rising to the top.
Steam Beta participants can now hop into local multiplayer-only games via the internet.
"It feels so good play as a free man," said Lee Shi Tian at Mythic Championship V this past weekend.
A full reveal of Chapter 5: War in the Pacific will come later this week.
Do those Tetrominos look sticky to anyone else?
Humble Monthly will soon be no more, with Humble Choice taking its place.
"After working on non-graphical stuff for so long, I took a moment to reflect on what I had with the visuals. It wasn’t great."
An Epic representative tells USG that DRM and store authentication decisions are up to developers and publishers.
The average Game Pass user is apparently playing—and buying—more games than they used to.
Bungie's revamped approach to armor customization is going to get a bit more flexible and easier to navigate.
Designer Brian Hines says Microsoft wants Obsidian to keep doing what's been working.
Players are crowdsourcing vital map information and unofficially teaming up in-game.
Also, the addition of NPC's in 76's Wastelanders update has been delayed to next year.
Dare ya to count all the spines, partner.
Stadia's Founder's Edition is only rolling out on a limited number of platforms to start, and only one can use a Stadia controller wirelessly.
Ring Fit starts adding its deeper mechanics after players have conquered the hardest exercise challenge of them all: sticking with it.
Season 5 will focus on improving PUBG's second map and adds a number of new features, including the ability to toss items and melee weapons.
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