It has been a year of great chaos and transition for the video game industry. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are less than a year old. Cyberpunk 2077, which was widely expected to be one of the great masterpieces of this generation of consoles, arrived in such a buggy and flawed state that Sony pulled it off its digital marketplace altogether. Meanwhile, many of the most anticipated games on the horizon — the God of War sequel on PlayStation 5, the Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel on Nintendo Switch, Halo Infinite on Xbox Series X/S — still don’t even have concrete release dates. And for a hefty chunk of gamers, that might not even matter: Widespread shortages have meant that even finding one of those consoles is still a sizable challenge.
The Demon Slayer video game, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles, is coming to North America and Europe this October, thanks to publisher Sega. Developed by CyberConnect2, the video game based on the popular Demon Slayer anime will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
Steve Kane, showrunner of Paramount+’s live-action Halo series, will exit the project after its freshman season is produced. The road for the television adaptation of the beloved Xbox video game franchise has been a long one with numerous turns. Kyle Kinnen was originally set as co-showrunner alongside Kane when the series was picked up by Showtime in 2018. He left before production.
A recent crash course in “extreme military counter-terrorism training” as part of a promotional event for a video game is sparking conversation about how the industry dehumanizes and glorifies violence against Middle Easterners. Why it matters: The game industry's depiction of characters of Middle Eastern descent is one-sided, often portraying...
15. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (1991, LucasArts) Of all LucasArts’ memorable, quip-fuelled point and click adventures – from dark afterlife comedy Grim Fandango to the surrealist Day of the Tentacle – it’s Monkey Island 2 that gets the most love nowadays, and justifiably so. The puzzles were just on the right side of deliberately obscure, the characters were strange and colourful, and the music unforgettable. And that ending still sparks discussion, 30 years on.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has discounted four of its first-party PlayStation 5 games. Digital versions of the games, some of which are also available for PS4, are on sale on the PlayStation Store until June 28 in the UK and June 29 in the US. They include Demon’s Souls, Marvel’s Spider-Man:...
It's very hard to praise or admonish a game that's in Steam Early Access. If you want to be one of the cool kids and jump in before anyone else, you can, but you have to remember that the devs are basically telling you that the game isn't quite ready yet. But we're not concerned with those video games that are still in the oven. We're here to feast on some 1.0 goodness.
Mishna Wolff reflects on building a narrative based on the Whodunnit game: "What spoke to me about the video game was the arguing." “A whodunnit with teeth” is the tagline for Werewolves Within. The horror-comedy, an adaptation of Ubisoft’s multiplayer virtual reality video game of the same name, hails from...
343 Industries has provided some new details about the seasonal structure of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer component. Microsoft confirmed during this month’s E3 showcase that Halo Infinite will be released this holiday alongside its free-to-play multiplayer experience. Writing on Halo Waypoint this week, the game’s head of creative said Infinite’s first...
The 5-year-old Nintendo Switch console has been the top-seller in the U.S. for 30 straight months. It's newest game: "Mario Golf: Super Rush."
You never really know what you'll find at your local Goodwill. That's what Alex Juarez, an e-commerce item processor at Fort Worth-based Goodwill North Central Texas, discovered when he was sifting through a donation bin filled with old video games. In early June, he happened upon a copy of Air...
Out of the many different ways we can adapt our beloved books, video games are top of my list. They give a certain level of agency, placing me directly in the driver’s seat of my favourite characters. Some might feel like the car is on autopilot, but most allow me a say in the decision process. If anything, they help build on the story I love so much. What surprises me is how many video games are based on books! If you want to encourage your fellow gamer to pick up a book instead, take a look at this list.
The scenario: You’re stuck in a boring office job. Each tedious day is the same as the last. Suddenly, you receive a letter from a distant relative, who bequeaths you his rundown vineyard in Italy. You take the chance and move on a whim, but you know nothing about winemaking or running a winery.
I don’t play video games. But over the years, I’ve suffered through many failed attempts to translate them to the screen. For every barely passable adaptation of the likes of “Warcraft,” we had to endure a “Max Payne.” And don’t get me started on the eternal torture that was the “Resident Evil” franchise culminating last year with “Monster Hunter,” another effort with another game from the same acting/directing duo.
A gentle, board game style town building sim, which has you matching hexagonal landscape tiles to craft unique locations, laying on further puzzles and pleasures as you go. What we said: “This is game-playing at its most thoughtfully relaxing, with that rare chance, in video games, to be the architect of a world, rather than its conqueror.” Read the full review.
One of the joys of video games is the way they let the player experience a new world and do things they would never do in real life — and it turns out that includes the thrill of plowing a soybean field, the excitement of bailing hay and the exhilaration of harvesting wheat.
Coming out of E3, video gamers have a full schedule of releases coming soon such as "Mario Golf," and in 2022, including "Redfall" and "Starfield."
Six Days In Fallujah is based on the fight between U.S. troops and Iraqi opposition forces in 2004. The project was shelved for a decade, but the creator says it offers a serious look at the battle. Transcript. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:. Can a civilian understand what it means to be...