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Star Trek’s Translator Technology, Explained

The Star Trek universe is filled with a plethora of various different gadgets and gizmos, wondrous technologies and wild imaginings of a distant future. They have brought audiences the dizzying speeds of warp drive, tricorders, holograms, and molecule disassembling teleportation devices. Among the ranks of most sought after technology, the…

5 Movies To Watch After The Black Phone

One of the reasons The Black Phone stands out among horror movies today is because it blends a couple of different horror genres into one. Other films have managed to mash up what would have been a typical slasher flick with supernatural elements. However, as well-reviewed as the Ethan Hawke…

How Odin Has Changed From Final Fantasy 3 to FF16

Over the years, Square Enix has really leaned into Final Fantasy’s status as an anthology series. With this in mind, it’s little surprise that its features have changed dramatically between installments, depending on the themes of each universe. Even though the mainline games share a naming structure, each is often…

The Entire Story Leading Up to Diablo 4 Explained

Blizzard's Diablo series has been running since 1997, so unsurprisingly the games have covered a lot of narrative ground. Not only are there three core games, but there are expansion packs, additional types of media that expanded the story, and the recently released MMO ARPG Diablo Immortal. This would already…

Xbox Game Pass is a Local Co-Op Gold Mine Right Now

Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscription service gives players well over 100 games to choose from, including plenty of titles that offer local co-op options. However, to see if a game offers local co-op support, gamers have to navigate to its Microsoft Store page, with the information not always clearly presented…

The Thing Turns 40: A Look Back At The Ice Cold Horror

The past couple of months have marked a few anniversaries of some of cinema's favorite alien characters. Not that long ago, the troubled third sequel to Ridley Scott's original Alien had reached thirty years. Meanwhile, June finds film fans celebrating two alien flick's 40-year anniversaries, one being Steven Spielberg's massive…

Disney Needs a MultiVersus of Its Own

Nowadays, It seems like almost every big brand wants to get a slice of the platform fighter genre. Super Smash Bros Ultimate took the world by storm and was the crossover to end all crossovers, and now other studios have taken notes. Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl brought some of the biggest…

Starfield Has One Advantage Over Other Sci-Fi Games

Bethesda's upcoming space adventure Starfield has been making a lot of waves recently. Initially slated for a late 2022 release, the game became another victim of development delays and its launch was pushed back into 2023. Fans don't necessarily have to panic, though, as the developer used the recent Xbox…

The Dream That Was Anthem 2.0

BioWare is one of the most renowned video game developers of all time, but even the most adored studios can make mistakes. Bursting onto the scene in 1996 with Shattered Steel, promptly followed by the acclaimed Baldur's Gate in 1998, BioWare quickly made a name for itself in the industry.…

Why God of War: Ragnarok is Trending Online

God of War: Ragnarok is easily one of the most anticipated titles of the year, given Santa Monica has reiterated a time or two that it would release in 2022. Many may worry about some delay, which is reasonable given other high-profile delays this year, but everything is reportedly on…

What Return to Moria Should Learn From Valheim

With The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, Free Range Games and North Beach Games are taking the Lord of the Rings franchise in a direction that it's never been before. While Return to Moria certainly sounds promising, the development team would be wise to pull inspiration from recent…

Every Fan Theory About Hollow Knight: Silksong So Far

An official release date for Hollow Knight: Silksong is widely anticipated by the indie community and Metroidvania fans alike, especially following the Xbox-Betheseda showcase, which dropped a surprise trailer after no word from the game developers since 2019. It seems that every game presented during the showcase is set to…

Fallout 5 Needs To Fix the Power Armor Problem

Fallout 4 was an enjoyable but flawed entry to the franchise. Many didn’t like the voiced protagonist and lackluster main quest, alongside other changes to the gameplay. One salient difference, however, is in how the game treats Power Armor. Even though the next game in the series is still a…

Redfall May Be More Like Borderlands Than Left 4 Dead

Arkane Studios’ latest game, Redfall, has recently received a lot of attention with a brand-new trailer and gameplay footage showing how the four announced protagonists work together to slay hoards of vampires. Rightly so, the initial response to seeing a four-person squad fend off hoards of supernatural creatures reminds fans…

The Best Pilots in Star Wars Video Games

A part of what makes the Star Wars franchise so unique and gripping is the huge range of talents and skills that can be possessed by the characters within it. From mastering the force to being revered as a sharpshooter, there are a huge amount of things that can earn…

Stalker 2’s Development History

Founded in 1995 by Sergiy Grygorovych, GSC Game World is a developer based in Ukraine. Though the developer spent its first five years trying to gain the Warcraft license from Blizzard to make their own version of Warcraft 3, the team was rejected, and set out about developing their own…

Bayonetta 3 Heavily Hints at the Return of Cereza

Bayonetta 3 was officially teased by developers Platinum Games back in 2017, and is currently set for a vague 2022 release. Although a concrete release date has yet to be announced, the trailers released so far have given fans a lot to speculate about regarding what the story of Bayonetta…

How Exoprimal’s Villainous Leviathan Works

During Capcom's Summer Games Fest showcase, there were plenty of exciting new details revealed about a slew of its popular franchises like Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, and Street Fighter. The company also revealed more details about its upcoming hectic dino shooter, Exoprimal. During the six-minute segment and an extended gameplay…

WWE 2K23’s AI May Need The Most Improvements

WWE 2K22 developer’s Visual Concepts have proven that it is more than capable of making an entertaining wrestling game that recaptures the attention of fans and gamers around the world. The success of WWE 2K22 has made fans hopeful that WWE 2K23 will continue to be enjoyable while making significant…

Best Deals in the Steam Summer Sale

Every year since 2010, Steam has had a big Summer sale. While the biggest PC storefront and games library has a plethora of different sales throughout the year, none is quite as revered as the Steam Summer Sale, often boasting some of the biggest reductions on some of the most…

Call of Duty Game Tier List

Activision's Call of Duty franchise has been going strong for nearly two decades now, with most entries in the series topping sales charts and earning high marks from critics. Later this year, Call of Duty fans can look forward to the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a…

System Shock Could Be Far Darker Than BioShock

Thanks to a brand-new trailer, fans have gotten a fresh look at the upcoming System Shock, the long-awaited remake of the cult classic first seen in 1994. First announced back in 2015, the System Shock remake has endured not just its own franchise's tumultuous history but also its own challenges…

June 2022 Nintendo Directs Leave Some Major Games in Limbo

Nintendo always has something big in development, and the Direct is a time-honored tradition that gives fans invaluable insight into what the video game giant is planning. 2022 has seen a few excellent Nintendo Directs so far, including a February presentation that revealed remarkable 2022 releases such as Nintendo Switch…

5 Underappreciated 2010s Horror Villains

Throughout the years, the horror genre has created many iconic villains. From silent stalkers like Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees to the wisecracking audience favorite Freddy Krueger, franchises have been spawned based on the strength of these villains' characters alone. With these villains spanning decades and cultivating a cult of…

How Fallout 76’s 5-Year Plan is Working Out

Last February, Bethesda released a 2022 roadmap for Fallout 76, showcasing a wide range of new additions coming to the game. These included new extraterrestrial enemies and a special update that took players all the way to The Pitt. Many players were happy to see these improvements, as they meant…

Marvel’s Spider-Man PC Mods Can Add a Ton of Suits

Modding has been a part of the PC landscape since its very first inception over four decades ago. From the moment people got their hands on a computer, modding was born, with people adapting interfaces, tweaking programs to run differently, or reworking the code of their favorite game to transform…

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Finale Emphasizes Chosen Destiny

Disney +'s most recent entry into the Star Wars canon follows its namesake character Obi-Wan Kenobi, exploring his grief and overwhelming guilt following the events of Revenge of the Sith. The story is one of Obi-Wan's internal struggle as he attempts to protect young Princess Leia, come to terms with…

Cuphead 2 Might Be Years Away

With the upcoming release of Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, it seems the final chapter is closing on the 1930s-inspired run-and-gun shooter, marking the end of a long journey from the game's initial announcement to the last update with DLC. Riding high on the success of its hit game, many…

Overwatch 2 Could Do a Lot More With Junker King

During Overwatch 2’s reveal event, Blizzard gave fans a closer look at the Junker Queen, a new Tank hero that will finally be joining the roster with the release of Overwatch 2. Alongside a deep dive into the heavily requested character’s abilities, players got to see a new animated short…

Will Marvel Ever Form a Gaming Universe Like the MCU?

Since its beginnings in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken the film industry by storm. Causing mass excitement and some critical hesitation among veteran filmmakers, the studio has become one of the biggest entities in the industry. In the realm of video games, the company has been slowly but…

LOTR: Gollum’s Combat Will Be Interesting to See

Players know now that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a stealth-based action-adventure title, and that combat is only prevalent in the form of stealth assassinations, as well as using environmental interactions to subdue or defeat unsuspecting enemies. This will be unique for a character who is far more…

Pride Month Streamer Spotlight: Nikatine on Twitch

June is the month dedicated to Pride and queer people, with the first march starting a long time ago, all the way back in 1970, after the so-called Stonewall riots that occurred in June and July 1969. Pride Month become an official recurrence just recently, with President Bill Clinton first…

Valheim Needs a Proper Creative Mode

The indie multiplayer exploration, survival, and crafting game from Swedish developer Iron Gate Studio, Valheim, has maintained a steady number of concurrent players ever since its initial release in February 2021. Following an announcement at the 2022 Xbox and Bethesda extended showcase that the game will be coming to Xbox…

Why A Mass Effect TV Series Could Work

Mass Effect enjoyed a period of popularity in the early 2010s, but seems to have fallen off the radar a little as an IP in more recent years. Though the popular trilogy has seen some resurgence after being remastered and released as the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, there is little…

V Rising’s Big New Update Explained

V Rising has been a break-out hit on Steam Early Access since its launch in May, and players have been enjoying the game’s interesting take on survival and base management. Developer Stunlock Studios has been hard at work ensuring that the game stays updated with new features and bug fixes.…

Open-World RPGs to Play After Beating Elden Ring

By marrying its Soulslike mechanics to an open-world RPG format, Elden Ring has made the franchise more approachable than ever. Whereas past Souls games were more linear or had more limited options, the unparalleled freedom of Elden Ring creates an unparalleled sense of exploration and reward. It’s one of few…

How Starfield’s Length Compares to Fallout 4

The Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, as well as the extended event, exploded with tons of new information about Starfield—Bethesda’s first new IP in decades. Many are no doubt excited even if everything they’ve learned hasn’t been perfect, but of course, nothing ever is. Among details about Starfield’s story, combat, exploration,…

PS Plus Free Games for July 2022 Wish List

Right now, PS Plus subscribers are getting to check out all the new perks of the Extra and Premium tiers, if they’ve upgraded from the now newly-dubbed Essential tier. There are a lot of great games at the PS Plus Extra and Premium Tiers, though some are notably unhappy with…

How Dragon’s Dogma 2 Can Improve Pawns

After a decade of uncertainty, Dragon's Dogma finally has a sequel confirmed to be in development. A Japan-only MMO and a Netflix anime series were both created in the interim since Dragon's Dogma released, but they were no substitute for a true Dragon's Dogma 2. On the series' 10th anniversary…

Avowed: Every God As Seen in Pillars of Eternity

Gods loom large in Eora, the setting of Obsidian Entertainment's Pillars of Eternity series and Avowed. Sometimes they literally loom large - a gigantic statue possessed by Eothas sets in motion the plot of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. Illustrations from the same game show the player character as a…

Routine Could Be Better Than Alien: Isolation

After a decade-long hiatus, Routine surprised audiences at this year's Summer Game Fest with a new trailer providing hope for its future release. The game already had a cult following thanks to its 1980s-inspired sci-fi aesthetic with a horror/thriller vibe, so confirmation that Lunar Software is still at work gave…

The Case for Returnal 2

Returnal is another recent game in the ongoing roguelite/roguelike trend, but it thrived among its peers as a beloved science-fiction title with fantastic gunplay, special effects, and visuals. Trying to decipher what happened in protagonist Selene’s past, as well as understanding the composition of the alien planet she inhabits, makes…

It’s Time For Rayman to Make a Comeback

It has been close to a decade since the last Rayman game released on consoles, and despite its legacy living on through iOS and Android games, it's strange to imagine that Ubisoft would get lax on one of its most recognizable platformers. At this point it seems the Rabbids, who…

Star Trek: Who Are The Gorn?

Ever since the late 1960s, Star Trek has been a staple in the science fiction world. Not only do many consider it the pinnacle of the genre, but it has also been the mainstream founding father to the plethora of space-faring shows and movies that have been created since. Out…

The Case for Hogwarts Legacy to Feature Pets

The upcoming Hogwarts Legacy is sure to continue generating huge amounts of hype as it draws closer to release. The open-world RPG set within the fantastical and iconic Harry Potter universe was always going to excite fans, but no-one could have predicted the scale and detail that the title is…

Will Raised By Wolves Get A Second Chance?

Over two seasons of great sci-fi TV, Raised by Wolves established itself as one of the most bizarre, unique, and intelligent stories in the modern medium. Unfortunately, the series appears to be doomed to end on an unresolved cliffhanger, unless someone or something can provide the series with a much-needed…

Persona Games Skipping the Switch Would Be a Huge Letdown

While Final Fantasy may still rule the JRPG space, there are a handful of franchises that have hunted its crown. Persona is one such series, with roots on the original PlayStation and its most recent mainline release on the PlayStation 4 wielding overwhelming critical praise. Smart character development, intricate leveling…

Every Free Game You Can Claim on Amazon Prime Day 2022

Amazon Prime Day has become a yearly staple event full of sales, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Prime subscribers worldwide. In recent years, the technology behemoth expanded its Prime services to include Prime Gaming, which has been giving gamers countless unique in-game perks that they can enjoy within some…

Overwatch 2: Mythic Skins Explained

Overwatch 2 is a title that is definitely attracting large amounts of attention, but maybe not for all the right reasons. With many fans questioning the need for a sequel to the original title, there is a lot of pressure for the new game to establish its own identity and…

Final Fantasy 16: Bahamut’s Potential Role

The latest Final Fantasy 16 trailer gave fans a more in-depth look at Eikons and Dominants, revealing more Eikons like Ramuh, Odin, and Bahamut, as well as some Dominants like Garuda’s Benedikta Harman. The relationship between a Dominant and an Eikon is likely to be a major point of the…

Diablo: The Lore Behind Deckard Cain Explained

With the 2023 release of Diablo 4 inching ever closer, Blizzard has been slowly but surely revealing the contents of the upcoming addition to its beloved franchise. The gaming behemoth has confirmed that the events of Diablo 4 will continue the story of Diablo 3. While the game's main villain…

Starfield May Be Hinting at Intelligent, Hostile Aliens

Starfield is Bethesda's next massive open world game, allowing players to explore over 100 solar systems and thousands of planets. Ever since the game was first announced, one question has been if it would include alien races or not. After all, The Elder Scrolls series lets players create non-human characters…

5 TV Shows Based On Fairytales And Folklore

Hollywood is no stranger to retellings, especially ones that revolve around myths and legends. After all, why not utilize the stories that have already been told for hundreds of years and are well-known to the public? The trick is ensuring that the story isn't just a straight retelling of a…

The Upside Of Having So Many Superhero Movies

As everyone already knows, there are a truly staggering amount of superhero projects coming to the big and small screens each year. Most have described this as far too much, and while they are correct, fans do still gain some benefits from the constant outflow of new superhero media. Back…

How Starfield’s Length Compares to Skyrim

At the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, the two companies finally unveiled 15 minutes of Starfield gameplay. It looks a little at the exploration, gave a small glimpse at combat, showed off the spaceship customization and flight, and dived a little into the game’s character creation. There’s certainly some promise…

Best PS1 Games Available on PS Plus Premium

Xbox Game Pass is widely considered to be one of the best deals in gaming right now, and Sony isn't willing to just let that go uncontested. Announced a few months ago, PS Plus subscribers are able to upgrade their subscription, accessing a new tier called PS Plus Premium, which…

Neon White’s Characters Are a Big Highlight of the Game

Indie game Neon White was just released following its showcase at the Summer Game’s Fest 2022. The platformer FPS is a speedrunner’s paradise, featuring fast-paced gameplay and parkour mechanics. Despite being a new release, it already has glowing reviews from PC and Nintendo Switch players alike, garnering praise for its…

2023 Will Be a Big Year for Final Fantasy Fans

Because of the pandemic, a lot of things in the gaming industry have been shuffled around. Its impact is noticeable this year by how many games launched earlier this year and how many games have release dates further out. What this means though is the gaming industry is completely jam-packed…

5 Overrated 70s Horror Movies

When it comes to some of the best horror movies ever to be shot, quite a few were released in the 1970s. More than a few fantastic, terrifying films started franchises just when people really started to love the idea of a slasher coming for them, or Satan or one…

Is Star Wars Being Diluted By Its Disney Plus Shows?

One of the governing rule in economics is the scarcity principle. This idea roughly dictates that when there’s a limited supply of something, coupled with high demand for said asset, then the value of the former should rise to represent that mismatch. Extrapolating that premise to Star Wars, Disney is…

Stranger Things Uses Too Many Flashbacks

Practically since its inception, Netflix has been reshaping the way that audiences view film and television, from establishing the subscription model to defining (and eventually destroying) the concept of content curation. Viewers might assume, then, that Netflix’s properties have evolved with the company, incorporating the insights of its streaming model…

Forget GTA6 and RDR3, Where’s L.A. Noire 2?

It seems that Rockstar Games is going to have its hands full for the foreseeable future as it constantly dodges questions about a hugely anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6 and the future for Red Dead Redemption 3, which leaves a long-overdue sequel in L.A. Noire 2 still stuck in the…

Daredevil Needs an Arkham Series of His Own

Ever since its inception in 2009, the Batman: Arkham series has been considered one of the greatest comic book video game series of all time. Rocksteady told one of the most thrilling Batman stories, so far over the course of three large-scale action-adventure games, and it is gearing up to…

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn Looks Like a Slower Forspoken

The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase gave fans a look at the upcoming action RPG, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn. The gameplay reveal showcased combat and movement mechanics, a fantasy world setting, powerful bosses, adorable friends, and dangerous monsters for the players to experience. Everything about the Flintlock reveal makes…

Pokemon: Lugia’s Tragic Backstory Explained

With almost a thousand Pokemon inhabiting the Pokemon world, there is a critter for everyone to fall in love with. However, in every generation, a handful of Pokemon stand out for a couple of reasons. Some catch the attention of gamers because they are cute starters, others because they are…

Ni no Kuni: Mr. Drippy’s Role in Cross Worlds

The long-anticipated free-to-play MMORPG Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds has finally arrived worldwide as of May 25, 2022. A combination between acclaimed animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli and South Korean developer Netmarble, the game is available for mobile devices and PC players, though it is still in beta for PC and…

The Hidden Bats Twitter ARG Explained

"Hidden Bats" is a recently concluded Twitter-based alternate reality game (ARG) hosted by Spike Chunsoft to promote the release of its upcoming game: AI: The Somnium Files- nirvanA Initiative, which is debuting for PC and multiple consoles at the end of June. A series of mysterious Tweets from an organization…

Stormgate Looks Like Diablo vs. Starcraft

The recent Summer Game Fest was an exciting showcase for gamers, showing off some titles in development and announcing some brand new upcoming games. One of the revelations of June's Summer Game Fest stream was Frost Giant Studios' new IP Stormgate. The developer, made up in part of former Warcraft…

How Street Fighter 6 Could Nail Its Adventure Mode

Capcom recently announced Street Fighter 6, the latest mainline entry in its popular fighting series. The game, which will feature both new and returning characters, will introduce a number of new elements and mechanics to the classic Street Fighter formula. One brand-new feature fans will be able to experience in…

Lightyear Frontier Looks Like ‘No Mech Sky’

Unveiled in August last year and featured in the recent Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, Lightyear Frontier is an upcoming farm simulator with a twist. Players get to do their planting, crafting, and exploring in a robot suit. It feels like Stardew Valley with mechs, but the game also shares…

Starfield’s Space Ships May Be a Double Edged Sword

Players finally have some substantial details to dive into regarding Bethesda's upcoming sci-fi game Starfield, with the recent Xbox and Bethesda Showcase giving gamers the first official look at gameplay. In addition to showing off what Starfield is actually like in action, the fifteen-minute video provided a deep dive into…

Unpacking The Ordinary Lives Of Pride

It's been some time since Unpacking first got released by indie developer Witch Beam, but the surprisingly simple yet elegant tale of an individual going through childhood, higher education, and all the way up to family life is still the game's best aspect and the reason behind it amassing plenty…

Pokemon GO Should Get Its Own Regional Variants

The Pokemon franchise has a lot of exciting content on the way, thanks to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Every new generation of the franchise comes with dozens of new creatures for fans to collect and befriend, putting yet another twist on the eternal quest to complete the Pokedex. However, Pokemon…

Everything Revealed in Dead by Daylight’s Year 7 Roadmap

Dead by Daylight officially celebrates its sixth anniversary this week with masquerade-themed festivities. Like all the anniversaries before it, Dead by Daylight will introduce cosmetics, items, add-ons, and environmental decorations for the occasion. Dead by Daylight’s anniversary events are a fun way for Behaviour Interactive to engage with its players,…

Other Genres that Minecraft Spin-Offs Could Take

At the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, Mojang unveiled the next spin-off game set in the Minecraft universe. Fresh off the heels of Minecraft Dungeons comes a brand-new action strategy game called Minecraft Legends. The game will bring players to the familiar blocky world of Minecraft, but this time it is…

The Callisto Protocol: What is Rebirth?

Developer Striking Distance Studios' upcoming chilling sci-fi title, The Callisto Protocol, is finally giving up some of its secrets. Thanks to new trailers shown during both PlayStation's State of Play and the more recent Summer Game Fest 2022, players were able to get a good look at the game, as…

Call of Duty Levels As Controversial As No Russian

The Call of Duty franchise has grown over time to become one of the most coveted first-person shooter IPs ever made. Over its long tenure, the titles have explored many different conflicts, both factual and fictitious. In the name of maintaining buzz and excitement, the Call of Duty games have…

Borderlands 4 and The Mystery of Lilith

Out of the four original Vault Hunters, Lilith is undoubtedly the most important character in the Borderlands series. While the bromance between Mordecai and Brick is always fun, and Roland’s loss is still being felt by characters like Tiny Tina, Lilith has found herself at the heart of Borderlands narratives…

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak’s Espinas Explained

The last week has been a particularly exciting one for gamers, with every other day bringing some exciting new game reveals and announcements, along with a plethora of updates on upcoming games. While the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase and Summer Games Fest may have taken the limelight, smaller presentations still…

Why The Quarry’s Hard Pass Achievement Might Be Bugged

Quick Links What The Hard Pass Requirements Are Tried and Failed Achievement Attempts Potential Solutions May Be Coming Soon The Quarry is another example of Supermassive Games' interactive horror experience blurring the line between movies and games. Unfortunately, some players have had no success while trying to unlock one of…

Goat Simulator 3’s Bizarre Title Explained

A number of huge titles were announced at Summer Game Fest 2022, including Capcom's Resident Evil 4 remake and Naughty Dog's The Last of Us: Part 1. Coffee Stain also surprised audiences with the reveal of Goat Simulator 3 - though part of this surprise came as a result of…

Overwatch 2: Who is the Junker King?

Blizzard's surprise announcement at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase about a new hero joining the ranks for Overwatch 2 was unforeseen but exciting news for many. This new information came in the form of a cinematic trailer which also revealed that early access to Overwatch 2 would be free to…

What’s The Best Frankenstein Movie?

Originally published in 1818 and written by literary visionary Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus had an immediate and lasting effect on the science fiction landscape. The story of Victor Frankenstein and his monster has transcended the ages and inspired numerous copycats, homages, and remakes both in the literary…

Starfield Needs to Get Crazy With Its Weapons

Starfield is a game that many have been anticipating since its announcement four years ago at E3 2018. It's the latest open-world project from industry titan Bethesda, and promises sprawling environments, endless customizability, and a story worth investing time into. At the recent Xbox and Bethesda showcase more information was…

Is Cloud Gaming the Future of Gaming?

An unspoken victor of the recent Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase was undoubtedly gaming via the Cloud. With a huge array of featured titles within the showcase boasting Xbox Cloud Gaming compatibility, it is clearly a medium of gaming that Microsoft in particular is putting a lot of trust and…

How Morbid Metal’s Shapeshifting Affects Combat

Morbid Metal is an ambitious game filled with over-the-top action, flashy combos, and terrifying enemies, giving players a unique blend of range within its combat system. At the heart of the combat is the ability players have that allows them to switch between three powerful warriors, each with their own…

Resident Evil Village’s Third-Person DLC Could Point to More in RE9

Resident Evil, for better or for worse, has always been a franchise known to dynamically reinterpret its gameplay and genre from installment-to-installment. Following its humble beginnings as a survival-horror trilogy of polygonal character models with tank controls in fixed camera angles, the fourth entry suddenly debuted an over-the-shoulder, third-person perspective…

Diablo 4’s Open World Expands the Title

At the latest Xbox and Bethesda showcase, early footage was shown of the promised open world mechanic that Diablo 4 is going to use to shake up the Diablo franchise even more than its predecessors. While the franchise has been evolving rapidly since its inception back in 1997, Diablo has…

Next-Gen Resident Evil Updates Will Benefit RE3 the Most

Within gaming, zombie horror is ubiquitous, and the idea has become cliché to many. Despite the genre's over-saturation, The Resident Evil series has managed to stand out and survive for decades thanks to its ability to build up genuine suspense and a terrifying atmosphere while making players feel genuine dread…

Every Game Mode Revealed for Exoprimal

The month of June has been quite the time for gamers. With Sony's State of Play, Summer Games Fest, and Xbox and Bethesda's Showcase all making some incredibly exciting announcements, gamers now have a full schedule of releases for at least the next 12 months. While these showcases were definitely…

Cocoon’s Pedigree Could Make it Worth Watching

Cocoon is an upcoming indie game that features puzzles and platform mechanics. Set for release in 2023, the game will be published by Annapurna Interactive, a company known for other excellent titles, such as Journey and What Remains of Edith Finch. The indie game is also being developed by Geometric…

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak’s Gore Magala Explained

Video game fans have been inundated with showcases from publishers and media outlets over the last week. There have been general events like Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest, as well as the more specific Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. Today, a Capcom Showcase dove deeper into previously announced titles like…

Star Trek: The History Of The Vulcans, Explained

Out of the many races and cultures present within the Star Trek universe, one of the most stable and memorable has to be the Vulcans. Sure, the hive-minded Borg and the honor-bound, forehead ridged Klingons play important roles throughout the franchise, but it is the steady guiding hands of the…

Saints Row Boss Factory Breakdown

The long-running Saints Row franchise will be receiving a reboot with the upcoming Saints Row game. Developed by Volition, the game is set in the fictional American city of Santa Ileso where players will be able to unleash classic Saints Row chaos. Saint Ileso is under the control of three…

5 Movie Monsters That Turned Out To Be Good

When it comes to movie monsters, most people think of the classic scary bloodsuckers or the flesh-ripping werewolf, maybe even the brain-hungry zombies. All of these monsters have one thing in common: they are designed to scare audiences and get the adrenaline pumping during a horror film. Monsters can be…

Everything Revealed About Minecraft: Legends

Minecraft Legends manages to stand out even among the other exciting games announced at this year's Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. The latest spin-off title to be set within the iconic franchise universe, fans are more than eager to learn of more details surrounding the game, which Mojang is making…

Overwatch 2’s Junker Queen Explained

Following the surprising announcement that Overwatch 2 would be launching on October 4 as an early-access and free-to-play live experience, the Overwatch community has been buzzing with excitement. During the Xbox and Bethesda Games showcase, the Overwatch 2 developers also revealed that a long-anticipated new tank, Junker Queen, would be…

Street Fighter 6: History of Guile

Street Fighter 6 has been announced to be currently in development. The upcoming Street Fighter 6 looks like it's been given a near-complete refresh – from its art direction to some fresh, new gameplay mechanics, and some new characters – giving the franchise a very positive outlook. During the 2022…

Every Xbox Showcase Game Coming to Game Pass

Continuing with the months-long Summer Game Fest, Microsoft held a joint Xbox and Bethesda Showcase that was jam-packed full of video game goodness. Within the over 90-minute livestream, Microsoft showcased 50 titles that will be releasing on Xbox and PC over the next 12 months. From a deeper look into…

Diablo 4 is Missing One Class Archetype

The Xbox and Bethesda Games showcase leveraged the full power of Xbox’s growth to its advantage, showcasing a ton of Xbox Games Studio titles, a handful of Bethesda titles, and even showcased some Activision Blizzard titles—as Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition is underway. No one really expected Overwatch 2 or Diablo…

Every miHoYo Title Featured at Summer Game Fest 2022

Developer miHoYo (now HoYoverse) gave fans a sneak peek into two of its upcoming games — Honkai: Star Rail and Zenless Zone Zero. Both trailers were featured at this year’s Summer Game Fest, drawing the attention of Honkai Impact and Genshin Impact fans. Not much has been announced regarding the…

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is Inheriting a Huge Legacy

The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 showed off a wide variety of games covering different parts of Xbox’s library. Forza Motorsport and Microsoft Flight Simulator represent Xbox’s first-party franchises, while Minecraft Legends and Starfield were put forth by Microsoft’s acquired developers. The most recent versions of the last three…

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Though Obsidian Entertainment is perhaps most known for 2010's Fallout: New Vegas, recent years have wielded more unpredictable results. From South Park: The Stick of Truth to The Outer Worlds, which already has a sequel in the works, the California-based developer has released a plethora of games that satisfy a…

Fallout 76: What is The Pitt?

Despite the unprecedented nature of its disastrous launch, Fallout 76 has made somewhat of a comeback in the last few years. Releasing dead on arrival with an unfathomable number of bugs, glitches, and other game-breaking issues, Fallout 76 was mocked relentlessly by both critics and fans alike. It didn't take…

Nightingale and Ever-Growing Multiverse Trend in Gaming

When news got around of ex-BioWare developers forming development studio Inflexion Games, many were excited to see what its debut game Nightingale could deliver. Initially showcased last year, Nightingale's appearance at Summer Games Fest 2022 gave fans an updated look into its interdimensional escapades with a blend of sci-fi and…

Warhammer 40K Darktide: Who is Nurgle?

Warhammer 40K: Darktide, the upcoming co-op shooter from developer Fatshark, has been gradually stepping up its marketing campaign. The new title will take the four-player action of Fatshark's previous title Warhammer: Vermintide and transport it to the series' sci-fi sibling. Darktide will be set in the depths of a hive…

Star Trek: The Klingon Language, Explained

Since its creation, Star Trek has grown immensely, with each addition to the largely successful franchise adding more depth to the universe. Gene Roddenberry, the franchise's creator, wanted to craft something special, a utopian vision of the future which stories would act as sci-fi allegory for current issues. To create…

What is the Monster in The Quarry? [SPOILERS]

In the latest cinematic horror game from Supermassive Games, The Quarry presents a story with multiple narratives and endings based on player choice. The intense horror comes from monsters hidden amongst the wilderness and preying on the cast of The Quarry, but their identity is a mystery for players and…

Overwatch 2 Starting in Early Access is Smart

During the 2022 Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, Overwatch 2 released an extended trailer revealing a new character and some information regarding the progress of its development. The trailer showed a glimpse of Junker Queen, and stated that the sequel’s free-to-play multiplayer action will launch in Early Access on October 4.…

Why Twin Peaks Will Always Have Loose Ends

Beginning in 1990 and creating a legacy of surrealism that led to its return in 2017, David Lynch's Twin Peaks became a cultural phenomenon like no other. With strange visuals, bizarre characters, and a mystery at its core, the show has bewildered and confused fans and critics alike for decades.…

Epic Games Store Free Game for June 16 Explained

The Epic Games Store has been on a roll, releasing Borderlands 3, The BioShock Collection, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and Maneater as part of its mystery game releases. It’s really impossible to follow any of these games, but the Epic Games Store is trying to return to normal on June…

WWE 2K23 Wish List

WWE 2K22 was arguably the most successful game in the franchise published by 2K Sports. Following the disappointment of WWE 2K20, it proved that Visual Concepts can create great wrestling games. WWE 2K22 fixed many of the issues that the previous titles had and revitalized the franchise. With WWE 2K23…

Lies of P Should Adopt Bloodborne’s Trick Weapons

Announced back in May 2021, Lies Of P immediately intrigued players with an unusual premise inspired by the tale of Pinocchio, and with just a few trailers shown at the moment but no official release date, it's become one of the most highly anticipated Soulslike games currently in development. However,…

Street Fighter 6 Hands-on Preview

Street Fighter 6 might have had a bumpy introduction thanks to its lackluster logo but going hands-on with the latest in Capcom’s fighting game franchise should wash away any concerns. At Summer Game Fest, Game Rant was able to try out four of Street Fighter 6’s playable characters in a…

Complete Diablo Immortal Necromancer Class Breakdown

The recent high-profile launch of Diablo Immortal after years of anticipation has seen the title receive a lot of attention within the gaming sphere. The game has a lot to offer, despite some bad press due to its controversial microtransaction mechanics. The sinister Necromancer class in Diablo Immortal provides a…

Outriders Devs Detail Upcoming Worldslayer Endgame Content

Outriders: Worldslayer entices players to return to the deadly world of Enoch with a brand-new story, enemies, weapons, gear, a PAX skill tree, Ascension progression system, Apocalypse tiers, and a vast Endgame dungeon called the Trials of Tarya Gratar. Developer People Can Fly promises hundreds of hours of additional content…

Predicting Rotom For Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

With the initial fervor from the new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer slowly calming down, it's an excellent time to recollect what fans now know for sure, what's yet to be confirmed, and if current rumors and speculation still fit. In particular, thanks to the trailers, fans have been able…

In Defense of Demon’s Souls’ World Tendency Feature

The Demon’s Souls remake has introduced the title to many new fans of the series and has allowed day one fans to relive their journey through Boletaria. Demon’s Souls is the spiritual predecessor of the Dark Souls games and kick-started the entire Soulsborne series. It fittingly created many weapons, items,…

How Skyrim Has Defined Dragons in Gaming

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim marked several milestones in the fantasy-RPG genre, and made such an impact that many fans play it to this day. One of Skyrim’s most memorable accomplishments is its approach to implementing dragons into both the lore and gameplay. In fact, most elements point back to…

Every Nintendo Game Currently in Development

Nintendo has always been, and continues to be, one of the biggest video game publishers in the entire world. Essentially popularizing the video game industry in the 1980s with the NES and SNES, Nintendo hasn't stopped since. It may have stumbled a time or two along the way, but the…

WWE 2K23: How MyGM Mode Could Be Improved

WWE 2K22 was one of the best games in the franchise, introducing a great blend of simulation and arcade elements, new and old game modes, and an improved roster. One of the best additions was the reintroduction of the fan-favorite MyGM mode, which allows fans to control a show with…

Star Trek’s Transporter Technology, Explained

Ever since its creation in the late 1960s, Star Trek has been a pinnacle of positive science fiction, envisioning a non-dystopian future where technology has become so advanced that problems that irk mankind today are no longer an issue. World hunger is solved by the unlimited source of food created…

The Callisto Protocol Grip Weapon Breakdown

The Callisto Protocol is shaping to be the spiritual successor to Dead Space that fans have been craving for years, despite a Dead Space remake currently in the pipeline at EA’s Motive Studios. An inevitable comparison will be drawn between the two, sharing similar atmospheres, technology, combat, and enemies. Yet,…

The Best Droid Companions in Star Wars Games

R2-D2 and C-3PO have been household names since the robotic duo embarked on a galaxy-saving mission with Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Millennium Falcon crew. Although Star Wars features many lovable human and alien characters, these two droids have been fan favorites due to their sassy friendship along…

Spider-Gwen Deserves a Video Game of Her Own

Insomniac Games seems to be building up its own MCU through Spider-Man video games. Over the course of two games, the studio has fully introduced its version of Peter Parker and Miles Morales into this new video game universe. Both characters will see their grand return in Marvel's Spider-Man 2,…

Sucker Punch Should Get a Shot at a Marvel or DC Game

Before Sucker Punch Productions created the critically acclaimed Ghost of Tsushima, it developed a superhero franchise of its own. The Infamous series was a PlayStation exclusive franchise that was inspired by superhero comic books. The first two games in the franchise followed Cole MacGrath in a world filled with powered…

Jurassic Park Game Tier List

Releasing into movie theaters in July 1993, Jurassic Park was yet another Steven Spielberg venture that managed to change the face of Hollywood. While Jaws essentially created the blockbuster as it's know today, Indiana Jones pushed the boundaries of a modern adventure movie, and E.T. proved that kid's movies can…

Star Wars Games That Should Be Ported To Switch

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the Star Wars franchise became a juggernaut and a source of endless entertainment. Although strictly a film series at first, Star Wars has since expanded into the realm of television, books and even video games. For the past several decades,…

Hogwarts Legacy: The History of the Slytherin House

Hogwarts Legacy, which is being developed by Avalanche Software, will let players enroll in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where they can learn magic, explore Hogwarts castle, tame magical animals, and make friends with their fellow witch and wizard students. Players will have to keep an eye out, however,…

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Needs Farah

Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) explored an explosive campaign with new takes on the series' mainstay characters as well as entirely new ones. A fan favorite was the leader of the Urzikstan Liberation Force, Farah Karim. She was a character who over the duration of the story had…

Does Moon Knight Work Better As A Street-Level Hero?

Some superheroes operate on vastly different power levels than others, making the kinds of threats they take on radically different from those of their peers. Unfortunately, the cinematic outings of many comic book heroes trend towards world-ending threats, giant minion armies, and towering blue laser beams firing into the sky.…

Elden Ring – What Happened To Rogier?

Elden Ring has a number of friendly characters, most being in the Roundtable Hold. One of the more polite and soft-spoken of these characters is Rogier. The first place players can meet him is in the chapel of Stormveil Castle, and after defeating Godrick the Grafted, Rogier moves into the…

TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge – Who is Casey Jones?

Despite years of advancements and increasingly modern design in games, retro titles can still be exciting. Tribute Games' upcoming side-scrolling beat 'em up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is borrowing heavily from its 1980s cartoon roots, as well as using stylistic flourishes similar to 80s and 90s arcade games…

Sci-Fi, Horror Dominated Summer Game Fest 2022

It has been a long time since the spotlight shined so prominently on sci-fi and horror games as it did at Summer Game Fest 2022. In recent years, the two genres have taken a back seat to battle royales, expansive RPGs, and narrative-heavy action games as the talking points of…

The Last of Us Part 1 is Smart to Come to PC Early

Summer Game Fest brings together the global gaming community, highlighting what developers from around the world have been working on and what gamers can look forward to. Plenty of games, both big and small, were showcased during 2022's Summer Game Fest live stream on 9 June, including Saints Row, Marvel's…

Star Trek’s Warp Drive Technology, Explained

The universe created by the wonderful mind of Gene Roddenberry back in the late 1960s contains a myriad of wacky and wonderful things, from fabulous diverse alien races, to a dizzying array of futuristic technology. One such incredible piece of tech sits at the very heart of Star Trek. Without…

Fort Solis Has Promise Thanks to Its Leads

Fort Solis made its cinematic reveal at Summer Game Fest 2022 with an atmospheric teaser. Fort Solis is a third-person sci-fi title described as a “tight thriller,” which may make sense due to its seemingly intimate cast of characters. The game centers on deuteragonists Wyatt Taylor and Jack Leary, who…

This Body-Swap Horror Is Pure Campy Fun

Starring Vince Vaughn as a teenage girl, Freaky is not your average horror comedy. Directed by Christopher Landon (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Happy Death Day), this body-swap funfest follows ordinary high school student Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton), who finds herself in an extraordinary situation when she becomes the…

The Callisto Protocol Isn’t Afraid to Brutalize Its Protagonist

Today’s Summer Game Fest kickoff shared an extended look at The Callisto Protocol’s cinematic, in-engine trailer from last week’s State of Play. In the original Callisto Protocol trailer, gory bouts of head-to-head combat with sickly biophages were demonstrated with terrifying jump-scares and a dense science-fiction atmosphere. The extended look offered…

Flashback 2: A History of the Franchise

Summer Games Fest has officially kicked off, and a whole slew of upcoming releases were announced in Geoff Keighley's two-hour opening event. While big names and indies were showcased, there were a few Summer Game Fest reveals that slipped through the cracks, such as a sequel to a 1992 classic…

Insomniac Should Tackle Ms. Marvel Next

Over the past few years, Insomniac Games has become the go-to studio for everything Marvel. It began this journey in 2018 with the critically acclaimed Marvel's Spider-Man, and two years later it released the next chapter with Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Now the studio is hard at work on two…

Why Far Cry Titles Need a Voiced Protagonist

The release of Far Cry 6 came with the return of a voiced protagonist. Dani Rojas is one of the most outspoken main characters in the series, playing an active role in Libertad’s fight against the Yaran government. Unlike preceding titles, Far Cry 6 also takes the more cinematic route…

The Best Possible Settings for BioShock 4

BioShock is one of gaming's most unique franchises, with overt political messaging weaved into the main narrative of all of its releases. Equally important are components like tone, gameplay, and setting, with the franchise often being praised for its use of the latter. Cloud Chamber is at the helm of…

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 Could Be a Bonafide Revenge Story

Created by a relatively small team in video game terms, Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice surprised gamers with a sensitively-told story amid a dark fantasy world inspired by both Celtic and Norse mythology. The game’s distinctive look, heartbreaking tale, and combination of puzzle-solving and melee combat made Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice…

Complete Diablo Immortal Wizard Class Breakdown

The long awaited Diablo Immortal recently released for mobile devices and PC, with fans at last being able to try the unique title out. Although facing stigma due to its jump to mobile platforms and controversial microtransaction system, the new title appears to have found an audience. A key element…

Best Cyberpunk 2077 Mods (June 2022)

As initial launches go, CD Projekt Red’s highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 had an infamously bad one. With refund demands, game-breaking glitches, and even a temporary halt to sales on certain platforms, Cyberpunk 2077 had a bit of a rough ride at first. Fan disappointment was palpable, and criticism of the game…

Cyberpunk 2077’s Big DLC Leak Explained

Developed by CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077 is a game about V who discovers they have a cybernetic implant that may cause a deceased celebrity to override their consciousness. Leading up to its release, the game was alluring to many players thanks to its futuristic aesthetic featuring grimy cities with…

Halo Multiplayer Tier List

The Halo games are exceptionally popular and their take on first-person shooters has set a very high standard for both singleplayer and multiplayer. Fans who have followed the series from the beginning have seen firsthand how the series has grown and developed. The series launched in 2001 on the original…

Humble Choice Games for June 2022 Explained

The beginning of a new month means a whole new batch of video game goodies for those who are subscribed to the many video game subscription services. Specifically, it means a new batch of games for those who are subscribed to Humble Choice. The service has been a reliable way…

Dragon Age: Every Demon Type, Explained

Demons have appeared in most books and games as part of the Dragon Age series. According to the codex on demonic possession, they have been categorized by humans in a hierarchy since the Towers Age. Much is still unknown about demons, but the series has shown that they are spirits…

Twitch Streamer Macaiyla’s Ban Explained

Twitch is a platform saturated with different personalities and popular streamers for fans to get attached to. With an ever-growing number of content creators becoming established and consistently commanding large audiences, it can be difficult to keep up with the ensuing drama and controversies. A large source of controversy within…

Everything Added in The Minecraft 1.19 Update

Minecraft’s The Wild Update is finally out, and with it comes numerous additions that will change the way fans play. The Wild Update introduces multiple new mobs, biomes, blocks, items, and features that were revealed at Minecraft Live 2021, Mojang’s annual event that also features a player-driven mob vote. With…

Red Dead and Dragon Age Have One Small Thing in Common

There are plenty of games that exist in the same genres and feature remarkable similarities, like comparable settings or gameplay mechanics, or titles that take inspiration from others. One example is the slew of Soulslikes that have flooded the market after the popularity of FromSoftware games like Dark Souls, but…

Far Cry 2 Deserves a Proper Remake

The Far Cry series rose to mainstream popularity after the release of Far Cry 3, and since then the franchise has focused on providing dense open worlds with a spotlighted antagonist. Before this formula became the norm, there was the very different Far Cry 2. Far Cry 2 is a…

Genshin Impact: Five Legendary Yakshas Explained

The yakshas are a mysterious race of beings originating from Liyue. Before the events of Genshin Impact, many roamed across the region, serving the Geo Archon Rex Lapis. None are known to be active in the present time, however — except for one, whom the player can acquire through Wishes.…

The Witcher 4 Should Leave the Wolf School Behind

Ever since the release of the hugely popular The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2015, fans of CD Projekt Red's critically acclaimed series have been clamoring for another installment. There may have been spin-offs, like Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, but players have had to wait a few years for…

Hogwarts Legacy: The History of the Gryffindor House

In each new academic year, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry welcomes a whole host of new students. During their time in the castle they learn about potion-brewing, herbology, and defense against the dark arts, all in the hope of being better at wielding magic than they ever thought possible.…

What Would Kratos Look Like If He Had Hair?

When a single character has been at the forefront of a series since the beginning, they are bound to go through some changes. Change is inevitable after all, even in a video game series as big and longstanding as God of War. Some might even say that change is required…

Stray: What Are Zurks?

In the upcoming cyberpunk, action-adventure game Stray, players take control of a cat that finds itself separated from its family and lost in an underground, dystopian land. However, humans don't roam the streets of this peculiar land – paranoid robots do. Stray's protagonist cat isn't alone, as thankfully it meets…

The Case for Dishonored 3

The Dishonored games remain highly acclaimed even 10 years after the release of the original. The series is full of dark secrets and diverse gameplay that has left fans eager to jump back into the universe. However, the end of Dishonored 2 and its DLC have seemingly wrapped up the…

The Boys Could Make a Good M-Rated Superhero Game

Superhero based media is all the rage right now with companies like Marvel and DC vying for the attention of movie goers. In the streaming space, there are even more competitors with Netflix's The Umbrella Academy and the countless shows that the two major comic book companies are throwing out.…

Madden NFL 23 Top-Rated Players Predictions

Madden is a franchise that captures a huge audience every year, currently the biggest football simulation game on the market. Over the last 34 years, the franchise has refined its formula to make the experience more authentic. Components like Franchise Mode, Ultimate Team, and Face of the Franchise are the…

The Neo-Noir Subgenre Explained

When it comes to subgenre and media aesthetics, it can be hard to write any sort of guidelines that defines the general look and feel of a given genre. Like horror, screwball comedy, and many other oddly specific types of media, the only real way to identify most examples is…

Outriders: Worldslayer’s New PAX Trees Explained

The Outriders: Worldslayer expansion is less than a month away, and developer People Can Fly has guaranteed plenty of content and challenges worthy of a return to the world of Enoch. Released in April 2021, Outriders was praised for its gameplay, customization options, graphics, world design, and multiplayer, with criticism…

The Shadowrun Trilogy Content Explained

One of the most popular tabletop RPGs of all time, Shadowrun, can trace its roots back to 1989 when fellow tabletop juggernaut Warhammer 40,000 released its first edition. Over three decades later, Shadowrun has six editions, over 40 novels, and has influenced a variety of cyberpunk-fantasy properties. As is the…

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Weapon Tier List

Fortnite remains at the top of the live-service market, having just received its Chapter 3, Season 3 update. After a dimension-shifting finale to Season 2 where players found themselves beating back an opposing force for good, servers went down and the game began anew once again. This time, a portion…

Unlikely Franchises That Would Actually Make Great Soulslikes

The Soulsborne games have made FromSoftware a heavyweight in the industry after repeated successful titles, creating a cult following for games that are both challenging and punishing in nearly every aspect. Following the release of Elden Ring, many gamers are wondering what other gaming franchises could adopt the Soulsborne formula…

Diablo Immortal Wortham Setting Explained

Diablo Immortal has come a long way since its first announcement all the way back in 2018. Upon announcing that its next title in the beloved Diablo series would be a mobile-only game, Blizzard was made a laughing stock of the wider gaming community, with one infamous Q&A attendee asking…

Far Cry Antagonists Tier List

The Far Cry series has seen many antagonists — often more than players realize. Apart from the primary antagonist of each title, there are also a number of secondary antagonists that add to each game’s narrative. In this tier list, the Far Cry antagonists will be categorized based on how…

V Rising’s Valheim Comparisons Explained

Since V Rising was first announced, it has inevitably drawn comparisons to other major titles in its genre. Most notably, V Rising is often compared to titles like Rust and Valheim, and for good reason, despite being draped in a gothic folklore aesthetic, V Rising feels right at home with…

When is the Next Overwatch 2 Beta

Overwatch 2 has been in development for quite some time now, and fans recently got a taste of all the new changes coming to the much-anticipated sequel during the PvP beta. This first beta ran for about three weeks and provided feedback to fans and developers about the many changes…

What We Know About Stardew Valley Mobile Update 1.5

Laid-back farming simulator Stardew Valley has made its way to a surprisingly high number of platforms since its initial Steam-focused release in 2016. As of 2022, Stardew Valley is available for consoles of all types, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. In addition, a mobile version…

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Lechonk Memes

Lechonk stole the show of the most recent Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer. While the legendary mascots were revealed along with two professors, a multiplayer mode, and other new Pokemon like Pawmi and Smoliv, Lechonk has become the biggest sensation on the internet. The portly pig captured gamer hearts with…

Why Gotham Knights’ Batgirl Choice is So Controversial

Gotham Knights is Warner Bros. latest DC Comics-inspired video game, set in a world where Batman is dead and vigilantes Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin are left to defend the city. After revealing the game would only be available for next-gen consoles and releasing canon-diverging website biographies, Warner Bros.…

Hogwarts Legacy Skipping Multiplayer is for the Best

Hogwarts Legacy’s biggest pull is that players will be able to stroll about on the castle grounds of Hogwarts and explore the iconography that they have become incredibly familiar with since reading J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. This includes the castle’s interior, full of rustic stone, distinct Hogwarts house tapestries,…

Grounded’s Best Updates So Far

Obsidian Entertainment has a pretty lengthy history in the gaming landscape, with most of its titles over the years being sequels to other developers' creations. The studio's first game, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, was cut short in development but still managed to lift up to the…

Why the Witcher 4 May Have Multiplayer

The Witcher 4, the untitled Witcher game currently in development at CD Projekt Red, has been drawing speculation since it was first announced. The Witcher 3 has already provided a neat ending to the original Witcher trilogy, and its incredible popularity has helped CD Projekt Red grow massively as a…

5 Horror Movies About Reality TV

Reality television is already a scary prospect for many people. People competing for prizes in various demeaning ways, or just sitting in a house until they are the last one left, can be nausea-inducing for audiences. Some see reality television as the downfall of entertainment, while others tune in every…

30 Years Of Alien 3: Where Alien Went Wrong

The Alien franchise has no shortage of talent at the helm in its history. With Ridley Scott directing the first installment and James Cameron creating an all-time great sequel, the franchise's lineage is nothing to sneeze at. When a young David Fincher stepped up as the director of Alien 3,…

Pride Month Streamer Spotlight: Toph on Twitch

June is the time of the year when queer people come together to celebrate Pride Month, and it is a great occasion to uplift the voices of LGBTQIA+ Twitch streamers. The Stonewall riots indirectly started Pride Month, honoring the time when the Stonewall Inn was raided by the police because…