Video games

Neon White Wouldn’t Be ‘Freaky’ Without Machine Girl’s Music

Screenshot: Angel Matrix Neon Whitea laser-quick first-person shooter thingunfolds in a Heaven where angels threaten to detonate your face and experimental music outfit Machine Girl pierces your wrong moves with saturated breakbeats. The game inspires you with its lightning visuals—turquoise water, cold-blooded girls with rainbow hair, buildings cast from pure porcelain—to move through levels fast, …

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Everything Shown At The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

Image: Atlus Switch-owning JRPG fans are feasting today. The biggest standouts from today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase include Persona 5 Royal and Nier: Automata ports for the Nintendo Switch, but there were also neat-looking indie titles like the beautifully handcrafted RPG Time: The Legend of Wright and visually striking co-op adventure Blanc. Here’s our …

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Return To Monkey Island Looks Damned Pretty In First Footage

Screenshot: Devolver Digital Thanks to this morning’s peculiarly throwaway Nintendo Direct Mini, we have finally seen footage of Ron Gilbert’s Return To Monkey Island. While there has been a blitz of information and PR for the game since its announcement in Aprilthis is the first time we’ve got a glimpse of how it will look …

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How Atari paved the way for Fortnite — and changed the world

Game on! As the pandemic raged in 2020, a revolution played out in the entertainment world. In that year, video game revenue grew 20% to a whopping $179.7 billion — pulling in more money than global movies and North American sports industries combined. Sure, it was helped by the fact that we were collectively confined …

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Maxing A Diablo Immortal Character Out Could Make You Go Broke

Diablo Immortal may be a solid mobile version of Blizzard’s hack-and-slash dungeon crawler, but it’s no secret the game has been mired in controversy due to its egregious microtransactions. It was previously speculated that maxing out a single character could cost as much as $100,000. However, it now seems the estimate was very low, as …

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Pokémon GO’s Remote Raid Passes Feel Under Threat By Niantic

Image: Niantic Of all the many excellent changes Niantic made to Pokémon GO In the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic, remote raiding seemed to be the one that was most likely to survive long-term. So of course, every new move the developer makes seems to be threatening its future. Time was, when you wanted …

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Looks Like The Densest Switch JRPG Yet

Screenshot: Monolith Soft / Nintendo We finally got a full overview of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 today and the upcoming Switch JRPG looks massive. A 20-minute Nintendo Direct showed off more of the game’s existential story beats, multi-layered combat mechanics, and other activities players will get up to in its giant open world. Hopefully you like …

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Here’s How to Make Sense of All the New ‘Final Fantasy VII’ Games

Image: Square Enix Final Fantasy is one of the most-influential video game franchises of all time, and while every game in the series has its fans, Final Fantasy VII is by far the most popular—even 25 years after its initial release on PlayStation 1. The story of Cloud, Aerith, Tifa, and their companions on a …

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Destiny 2 DMCA Revenge Plot Now A $7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

Image: Bungie A spree of rogue DMCA takedown notices for Destiny 2 content on YouTube earlier this year has now ballooned into a $7.6 million lawsuit, as Bungie goes after the alleged perpetrator in court. In addition, some Destiny 2 content creators now say they feel “betrayed” after the person who was seemingly responsible denied …

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