Category: Games News

September 25, 2020

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Nintendo Switch Review

From front to back, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is very much the same game on the Nintendo Switch as it is on other consoles and PC. You’ll get the bombastic combat scenarios where you’ll tear through Nazi trash as the charismatic, dynamic duo of Jess and Soph Blazkowicz, twin daughters of series hero BJ Blazkowicz. And you have the opportunity to play it all alongside a friend. […]

September 16, 2020

Rocket League ’s life as a free to play game starts September 23

Rocket League developer Psyonix finally cemented the launch date for the game’s big free-to-play shift, announcing via a trailer that the now five-year-old game will go F2P on September 23. It’s a change Epic Games-owned Psyonix has been readying for for quite some time now, and one that will decrease Rocket League‘s presence on Steam, with the company having previously announced that only existing Rocket League […]

September 16, 2020

Spelunky: It’s all right to be mean

One of my friends lately asked me whether he should play Spelunky, and I said yes, unequivocally. “Is it fun?” he asked me, and I said, well, not exactly. Derek Yu and Mossmouth’s Spelunky has been a fan favorite since its initial launch on PC in 2009, something of an homage to games like La Mulana. But since its robust release on Xbox Live Arcade […]

September 16, 2020

Apple One subscription bundles Apple Arcade with other Apple services

Apple is streamlining its suite of subscription services by solidifying previously-rumored plans to bundle services like Apple Arcade and Apple Music together under a single monthly fee. As reported in that previous rumor, Apple is breaking down its new Apple One subscription bundle into three tiers, with each offering a slightly different selection of services for between $14.95 and $29.95 when the bundled plan launches […]

September 16, 2020

Take-Two CEO questions cloud gaming hype, claims tech won’t be transformative

There’s always a Next Big Thing around the corner. Working in games means being treated to a smorgasbord of think pieces and hot takes reflecting on how that interchangeable piece of emerging technology will revolutionize the way we play — altering the video game landscape forever. Right now, cloud gaming is occupying that esteemed position in the game industry consciousness, and for good reason. Huge companies like Microsoft and […]

September 16, 2020

Video: Designing social play for Sky: Children of Light

Sky: Children of the Light is thatgamecompany’s newest flow-driven adventure game, meant to bring players together through the power of flight on Apple Arcade. While its predecessor Journey might still be considered something of a solo adventure with brief meetings with strangers, Sky: Children of the Light is a more multiplayer-focused affair. At GDC Summer this year, thatgamecompany’s John Hughes took the time to share the social design lessons that […]

September 16, 2020

Sony denies rumors that PS5 production has been cut over chip manufacturing issues

Update 3:45 PM ET: In a statement given to GamesIndustry, a Sony representative denies rumors that production estimates have changed for the PS5 since the process first began, and specfifically notes that “the information provided by Bloomberg is false.” Original Story: Sony has lowered its PlayStation 5 production estimates by 4 million units to 11 million, according to a report from Bloomberg. People familiar with the […]

September 16, 2020

Mediatonic’s plan to exile Fall Guys cheaters to a cheaters-only queue backfired

Fall Guys, like very nearly every high-traffic competitive game on PC, has attracted the attention of cheaters. And while developer Mediatonic included cheat detection safeguards into the game from day one, the actual punishment doled out to players flagged as nefarious has had its ups and downs. One of the issues with fighting back against cheaters, as Mediatonic points out, is that the more transparent […]

September 16, 2020

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 sells 1 million copies in less than two weeks

Newsbrief: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, the recently released remake of the beloved PS1-era duo, has officially crossed 1 million sales. It’s quite the feat, given the remake has only been out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC for around 10 days at this point. In a tweet announcing the milestone, publisher Activision also notes that 1+2 is now the fastest selling game in the […]

September 16, 2020

Video: Unearthing Japanese arcade history for historical preservation

Just because games were released doesn’t mean they were preserved. When a company is interested in re-releasing its older titles, what kind of work does it take to make sure those games aren’t lost to the ages? It turns out, former Gamasutra editor Brandon Sheffield is on the case. In this 2020 GDC session, Sheffield discusses his team’s work trying to unearth, preserve, and properly highlight […]