THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Blizzard's ban on Hearthstone player Blitzchung catches the ire of Republicans and Democrats alike.
Beamdog's Infinity Engine collections find great ways to bring those games to consoles.
Crazy things can happen when your back is turned.
Dathomir is in Fallen Order, and that could mean the return of the Baddest Man in the Galaxy.
Ring Fit starts adding its deeper mechanics after players have conquered the hardest exercise challenge of them all: sticking with it.
When Luigi's Mansion 3 invites you to sit down, you might want to refuse.
With the new Title Update and Episode, The Division 2 should be easier to get into, but it's not.
This past year has found Blizzard embroiled in one controversy after another. What does it say about its future?
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Activision Blizzard has always been a vigorous advocate for freedom of expression.
Hardcore fans want Breakpoint to be a harder survival experience.
The future of Destiny 2 sounds very, very interesting.
Blizzard's handling of the Hearthstone controversy is an international mess of its own making.
Whatever time it takes to make a game feel just right on a new system is well-spent.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The Monument Valley developer's dismissal of a pro-union employee shines a light on the studio's unfortunate portmanteau of "family" and "company."
Apex Legends has scrapped Kings Canyon for new horizons, with mixed results.
Shara Ishvalda caps off Monster Hunter: World's excellent expansion with an outstanding battle.
For players who haven't played Destiny 2 for a while, there's a lot that goes unexplained.
Pokemon's got a lot of work ahead before it proves itself on consoles.
Maybe they're looking for the breakpoint in microtransactions.
For success to feel good, you have to have room to fail.
Please enjoy your regular helping of content.
The next Ghost Recon is coming in hard.
A 30-year-old RPG that's aged to near-perfection.
Destiny 2 needs to learn how to embrace generosity.
One Vault Hunter is falling behind mechanically, but making up for it with personality.
They managed to make it even better. Sorcery!
Nintendo's new fitness game excels when you're actively on an adventure.
It looks like Facebook sees that the Quest is where it's at.
Respawn's revival of the classic World War II shooter brings the series to VR.
Will all races stand together to battle for Azeroth?
Video games are still learning the art of subtle storytelling, but a game about neon biker gals at war somehow nails it.
This tiny robot samurai wins with precise platforming action.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Will successful subscription services turn into their own walled gardens?
Apple Arcade has dozens of neat games, so we highlighted 10 from its launch lineup that are a bit under the radar.
Some much-needed improvements have a major impact on FIFA 20's much-maligned career mode.
Session tries to capture the trial and error of skateboarding, but right now it feels like a lot of the latter.
Owners of the base consoles are increasingly saddled with long load times when playing games like Borderlands 3.
Fighting around the Mana Tree.
It's a wonderfully fresh take on video game romance.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A U.K. Parliamentary committee report offers another wake-up call for the industry, but the ESA hits snooze once more.
An excerpt from the new book Arcade Perfect, following a programmer's daunting task with NBA Jam T.E.
Just let me move my game from platform to platform. That's all I ask.
Some are upset about Modern Warfare's lack of a minimap, but we've barely mourned its absence
The small hitches in Link's Awakening don't spoil an otherwise wonderful Zelda adventure.
Celeste gets a beefy new chapter for its last update that's just as intense in difficulty as The Core.
Spiders' tale of colonial tension is, so far, compelling.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Developers and publishers dance around the question of how to get games noticed in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
Race 'em, fly 'em, stack 'em: Nintendo Switch Online's SNES library is off to a good start.
If you think too deeply about the curry you make in Sword and Shield, questions bubble to the surface of your mind.
Wilmot's Warehouse is the medicine you need right now.
So long repetitive battle themes, I'll see you in therapy.
At PAX West 2019, we played Simogo's latest colorful adventure.
The information buried in the collectibles is far more sinister than it lets on.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A series of accusations of abusive behavior dominated the industry during a week full of new releases.
Earthbound's player guide is a great example of the effort publishers expended trying to make the West fall in love with RPGs.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Pride flags in Marvel's Spider-Man, edits to Yakuza re-releases, and an Ion Fury backtrack show publisher actions speaking louder than words
Nvidia is pushing ray tracing very hard, so let's talk about why it matters to games.
We have no favorites among Three Houses' characters, except for the ones that are our favorites.
Virtual Currency is here to stay, but at least the grind will be less painful this year.
Exclusives matter more than ever... or do they?
The new Beyond update continues to make No Man's Sky the game it was supposed to be.
A remaster needs to give us the option to drop-kick Poshul into the sea, though.
Taking a gander at Sega's first proper mini console.
If you ping in Apex Legends' new Solo mode, does it make a sound?
I may only watch and observe this strange planet. I mayn't interfere with its workings.
No one seems happy with otherwise popular games like Madden and FIFA. What's going wrong?
The fighting game community is changing and the primary driver of that might be Super Smash Bros.
Even in wartime, the Circle of Life churns ever on.
The big question isn't who's next, but what's next?
We go hands-on with FIFA 20's new street mode, and we like what we see.
A little bit of sprite art could convey a lot of emotion on the GBA.
We've been here before, and it's never worked out.
Things are about to get pretty rough for the industry's number-one trade show.
We try the new space RPG by the creators of Fallout for the first time.
Fire Emblem makes a welcome course correction after Fates.
From 10v10 to more than 100, Modern Warfare is pushing its player count to the limit, and not necessarily for a battle royale either.
Oh, you like the Game Boy? You probably also like drinking out of the toilet. Enjoy your 12 IQ, dumbass.
Check out gameplay footage from Monster Hunter: World's upcoming expansion, including some new monsters.
Seven major improvements that need to happen for Madden's franchise mode to catch up with the competition.
We take a look at the current race to take world first in Final Fantasy 14's hardest content.
Let's talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of final bosses in games.
The game isn't exactly what I want, but I can't fault the idea of playing around with properties.
From the Mutant Massacre to War of the Vampires, there's more of the Marvel Universe to mine.
People aren't shy about airing their opinions on games in development, but are developers listening?
It's no longer a good idea to relegate the Switch's portable mode to second class.
Blacksad: Under the Skin is like volume 2.5 in terms of when it takes place in the comic book series.
We're near the end of Splatoon 2's updates and events, but it's going out in style.
Thatgamecompany's long-awaited follow-up to Journey has some beautiful clouds, and it looks surprisingly great on mobile too.
An essay on Metal Gear Solid 2, from the new book collection of Metal Gear Solid essays called Okay, Hero.
There's some strong candidates that could be added to this roster.
The new Ultimate Alliance switches up the formula.
In this exciting issue: I recall dismissing Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire as "lazy" back in 2002.
Final Fantasy's latest expansion draws on our experiences to tell a fantastic story.
A Tale of Two Dragon Quests.
Three Houses solidifies the trends that began with Awakening, but in a good way (mostly).
Developer JoyMasher crafts a wonderful homage to Contra 3: The Alien Wars.
Just 2v2 on a small map, with a few rules.
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