THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The industry, academics, and watchdogs weigh in on the loot box debate for the FTC in a week full of big issues.
Several publishers are set to disclose odds by 2020 at the latest.
Save those classic modes for your next game night.
It leads to an audio file from a very familiar voice.
The partnership to push cloud gaming forward was pushed by Sony, it seems.
This evens things out for crossplay.
Here's our guide to the Gears 5 release date, upcoming beta, new multiplayer modes, and more.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Nintendo sticks to its traditions of focusing on families and pretending its older hardware is still viable.
This odd slip-up makes us curious about a potential new platform.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | It's all about indies this week as small developers have it out with G2A, discuss marketing strategies, fumble through PR gaffs, and move to the Epic Games Store.
Our ongoing list of what we believe are the best video games of 2019.
You'll need to wait to savor the final sip.
The developer teased the multiplatform potential, though they're focused on another game for now.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Stories of ongoing or aspiring success from studios big and small that had rough starts on games such as Fallout 76, No Man's Sky, and Anthem.
Rare's iconic animal duo weren't originally native fauna on Outset Island, but a mod is changing that.
The big three really don't want Trump's tariffs to happen.
Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after playing a Rare game.
It's about getting things right, rather than getting things out.
Both Sony and Nintendo failed to make the list.
He's looking to places like cloud platforms for innovation.
Spencer says you shouldn't worry about the hardware side of things.
Like Animal Crossing, but about helping the deceased find peace before moving on.
A high price to pay to play Story Mode before it disappears.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The theme of this year's E3 2019? Subscriptions and streaming, with every major company either participating or at least weighing in on the coming wave of services.
Without the friendly rivalry, E3 suffered a little bit.
The popular MMORPG will eventually come to PlayStation and maybe even the Switch.
All the latest industry gossip about the next Xbox, which is officially called Project Scarlett.
The missing Gears game is still okay.
Tired: Ray-tracing, 8K graphics, and bombshell announcements. Wired: Pitbulls, pee scandals, and grannies who kill.
Phil Spencer's view on the future of consoles differ from Ubisoft's top executive.
It's actually the opening cinematic to the Halo Infinite campaign.
Phil Spencer and Matt Booty are still keeping things about Xbox's future a secret.
"If any game developer or platform holder wants to come talk about cross-play, I'll be the first one in that meeting," says Microsoft's Mike Ybarra
Bleeding Edge is so forgettable, I almost didn't write this up.
We got a chance to see Mojang's first standalone game in a long while in action.
The spirit of retro gaming will live on with Project Scarlett though.
To what extend this backward compatibility goes is still up in the air.
Data caps remain the elephant in the room of our streaming future.
We see what its like to play Halo 5 on a smartphone with Microsoft's new streaming tech.
Can you guess which Halo game?
The Switch proves systems don't sell on specs. They sell on games.
Cyberpunk 2077 and Gears 5 get release dates, Project Scarlett gets details, and Keanu Reeves drops in instead of Shigeru Miyamoto.
We got our first look at this new collab for From Soft.
The next-gen Xbox will be the most powerful Microsoft console yet.
Tales of Arise, after leaking earlier, gets its first trailer.
Game Pass for PC is in open beta today.
Bleeding Edge was officially revealed at the Xbox E3 press conference.
Obsidian's newest RPG is getting the first-party Xbox treatment.
Mario and Master Chief living together, mass hysteria!
Here's how to easily find all of our E3 2019 coverage so far.
A new project by Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki and author George R.R. Martin.
A new Tales RPG seems to have been revealed a little too early.
E3 is next week and we want answers to the most pressing video game questions of 2019.
Forza Horizon 4 changes seasons every four weeks, but its developers luckily don't crunch to meet that.
Ninja Theory's first game since getting acquired by Microsoft.
Sony and Microsoft are working together on streaming, but don't expect an XStation anytime soon.
Where are they now, E3 2018 edition.
A more familiar gaming experience is on its way.
We know some of the games already in development.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Sony is convinced on-demand gaming is imminent in part because roughly 5% of PS4 owners used Remote Play at least once in the past year.
PC gamers have "different needs," according to Microsoft.
The down-low on all the rumors being discussed in quiet whispers in the lead up to E3 2019.
Microsoft's video game subscription service is coming to PC.
Microsoft is bringing more first-party games to PC via Steam.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A Republican senator's loot box and pay-to-win legislation has the support of Democrats and the industry shows itself in various states of preparation for the coming fight.
xCloud has been deployed to Azure servers near key game developers.
Play all your games in one place, so long as that place is GOG.
We went hands-on with what is sure to be another couch co-op hit.
But most importantly, SUPER. HOT. SUPER. HOT.
NetherRealms' latest fighter hits an impressive milestone.
If you and a friend both own an Xbox One, you can use each other's digital games at the same time. This is the complete guide to game sharing on Xbox One x and Xbox One X, and how to share Xbox Live Gold.
After being spoiled for two solid years, we've hit a major lull. Will it get better in the second half?
Master Chief is a little pre-occupied right now.
Everyone wants in on Microsoft's cloud.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | For an industry that swears it doesn't have a problem with exploitative monetization, gaming sure talks a lot about exploitative monetization
The developers are trying to avoid "pain points" for incoming builders.
This could mean big things for both PlayStation and Xbox game streaming.
2009 was a much simpler time for Minecraft.
Our always rotating list of the best games on Microsoft's console, and its premium partner the Xbox One X.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | NetherRealm Studios, Spanish publisher Sindiecate, Riot Games, and Grinding Gear reveal work cultures both horrifying and healthy.
A bunch of great titles are coming to Game Pass in May.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | Days Gone has drifted onto PS4 with its motorcycle steed, so let's talk about some other vehicles we love from games.
Square Enix takes Sony's old E3 presser time slot.
A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Console news abound, games are banned and restricted, and big companies continue to get even bigger.
An 'American Gods' and 'Orange is the New Black' star will be Master Chief for Showtime.
Here's when we'll get a look at Gears of War 5's multiplayer.
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