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February 2019 Archive

    1. Pauline joins the Mario Tennis Aces line-up tomorrow
    2. Stick it to the Man dev's adorable VR puzzle-adventure Ghost Giant is out in April
    3. Cultist Simulator's card-based cosmic horror coming to iOS and Android this "spring"
    4. Boom Boom is Mario Tennis Aces' next free playable character
    5. Resident Evil HD, 0 and 4 on Nintendo Switch cost £30 each
    6. Fortnite Wraps: How to equip Wraps and how Wraps work
    7. Fortnite plane locations, X-4 Stormwing plane controls and stunts list
    8. BioWare makes crucial improvements to Anthem loot mechanics
    9. Plague Inc. dev to add anti-vaxxers to the game after petition goes viral
    10. Anthem is a mess - so what would keep us playing?
    11. There's a new D&D-inspired comic called Die, and you should read it
    12. Fortnite season 8 roars into action with pirate cannons and a volcano
    13. Alien Isolation's cutscenes are now an official digital series
    14. Warframe's Nightwave is a new series of pirate-radio-themed limited-time events
    15. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Barebones playlist lets you play without specialists
    16. Devil Engine review - an assured, satisfying shmup for Switch
    1. Capcom's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is out in April
    2. Xbox Games With Gold for March includes Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
    3. PS Plus' games for March are Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, The Witness
    4. Pokémon Sword and Shield set in England-inspired region, due this year
    5. Ubisoft replacing Assassin's Creed Odyssey's controversial DLC ending tomorrow
    6. Pokémon Go Team Change item explained: Which team is the best to join between Valor, Mystic and Instinct?
    7. Super Smash Bros. Melee absent from Evo 2019 line-up
    8. Devotion review - short, smart 1980s apartment horror that channels the spirit of PT
    9. Skybound cancels all versions of troubled Overkill's The Walking Dead
    10. Here's Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat 11
    11. Anthem review - shaken apart by its own identity crisis
    12. How Hades brings Greek mythology into the modern day
    1. Here's what Baptiste, Overwatch's new hero, can do
    2. Conan Exiles developer Funcom signs deal to make games set in the Dune universe
    3. Stardew Valley gets a March release date on Android devices
    4. Is Anthem performance really improved in the final game?
    5. Pokémon Direct tomorrow tipped to reveal Gen 8 games
    6. Searching for BioWare, somewhere in Anthem's Fort Tarsis
    7. Devotion developer calls for calm as fallout from China Winnie the Pooh poster goes from bad to worse
    8. Out of nowhere, Nintendo smartphone game Dragalia Lost now available in UK
    9. Zoom around classic Nintendo maps and levels with this website
    10. Confirmed: the next Overwatch hero will be Baptiste
    11. Pokémon Go adds Smeargle, details in-game Pokémon Day event
    12. Resident Evil 0, 1 and 4 get Nintendo Switch release dates
    13. 80 Days developer Inkle is on fine form in Heaven's Vault
    1. Sunless Skies review - a rather more accessible literary space monstrosity
    2. Trials Rising review - a lavish return to form for the series
    3. Anthem's physical sales half Mass Effect Andromeda's
    4. A whole new world and exactly the same one: prescient world-building in Only Forward
    5. Life after harassment: ex-Silent Hill dev Tomm Hulett speaks out
    1. Epic drops new pirate-themed Fortnite Season 8 teaser
    2. Will there be a Vampire: The Masquerade announcement at next month's GDC?
    3. Respawn "discussing" issues with Apex Legends' "disproportionate hitboxes"
    4. Microsoft employees fight Army's plans to use HoloLens tech to "increase lethality"
    1. I wish I could play Tetris 99 like these two
    2. Metro Exodus players are leaving thousands of positive reviews - on Steam
    3. Chinese users review-bomb Steam horror hit Devotion over Xi Jinping Winnie the Pooh meme reference
    4. In Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Anakin Skywalker still doesn't like sand
    5. Treyarch makes earning Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 loot boxes via gameplay a lot better
    6. Final Fantasy 8 redefined the series' relationship with fantasy
    7. Airborne Kingdom is a floating city builder that looks like the intro to Game of Thrones
    1. Sandbox construction and exploration game Space Engineers leaves early access next week
    2. Bethesda shares Fallout 76's roadmap of free content updates for 2019
    3. Nintendo of America's new boss Doug Bowser quickly turned into memes
    4. Epic's putting up a $100m prize pool for competitive Fortnite in 2019
    5. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti review: the new 1080p champion?
    6. I was in Football Manager and I don't know how to feel about it
    7. Football Manager helped a real life goalkeeper score for his country - on his debut
    8. Lost Planets, Resident Evil: Code Veronica get Xbox One backward compatibility today
    9. How one gamer relearnt how to play after a shooting left him blind
    10. Tetris 99 hides the way it works - and that's brilliant
    11. Overwatch teases French medic hero Jean-Baptiste Augustin
    12. Sci-fi point-and-clicker Technobabylon 2 is Wadjet Eye's first 3D game
    1. Reggie Fils-Aime retiring from Nintendo, will be replaced by Bowser
    2. Ubisoft's upcoming pirate game Skull & Bones is getting a "female-driven" TV show
    3. Resident Evil 2 mod strips Mr. X down to an Umbrella thong
    4. Why Apex Legends doesn't need to worry about Fortnite or PUBG
    5. Untitled Goose Game waddling onto screens later than expected
    6. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's loot box controversy highlights the tension between developer and publisher
    7. Anthem's big day one patch live now
    8. Glorious rhythm game Voez gets 16 free new songs on Switch
    9. Crackdown 3 review: the series' simple genius remains elusive
    10. Red Dead Online gets competitive fishing, new Showdown Modes, and more next week
    1. Black Ops 4 Blackout Merit sources, how to earn Merits fast and Eschelon levels listed
    2. Black Ops 4 Blackout Zombie spawn and Mystery Box locations
    3. Black Ops 4 Blackout character mission unlocks explained
    4. Alien Isolation joins Batman Arkham on Xbox Game Pass tomorrow
    5. Ex-EA exec Patrick Söderlund shares glimpse at new project
    6. Age of Wonders: Planetfall devs talk snappy tactical battles and space fish
    7. Four months after launch, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 gets loot boxes - and they're awful
    8. Crackdown 3 Wrecking Zone: what happened to the 'power of the cloud'?
    9. Pokémon Go revamps Feebas Day concept with fresh ideas
    10. Furi developer teases romantic sci-fi co-op adventure Haven
    11. How Viktor Antonov turned from building cities to planets
    12. PUBG Mobile's Resident Evil 2 crossover event is now live
    1. Epic Games now suing Norwich's Fortnite Live festival
    2. Brutal Lovecraft-inspired RPG Darkest Dungeon is getting a sequel
    3. Final Fantasy 15's very last DLC episode gets a release date
    4. Final Fantasy 15's Regalia vehicle is coming to Forza Horizon, again
    5. Dead Island: Riptide Zombie Bait edition has headless, armless bloody bikini torso figurine
    6. The 3rd Birthday release date
    7. Binary Domain Review
    8. Anthem has adjusted its annoying Tomb challenge mission
    9. Fortnite dance litigation crumbles as Alfonso Ribeiro refused Carlton dance copyright
    10. Norwich's Fortnite Live festival was a complete disaster
    11. Bundlefest begins over at Fanatical with deals starting from under £1
    12. Looks like Age of Wonders: Planetfall releases in August
    13. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove update, amiibo delayed by "several months"
    14. Yoshi's Crafted World: an epic yarn for Switch?
    15. PlayStation Vita production winding down
    16. The Bard's Tale 4 is getting a major Director's Cut update in June
    17. Extortionists target YouTubers with malicious copyright strike bribes
    18. Tetris 99 might be the best battle royale yet
    19. John Romero's unofficial fifth Doom episode Sigil delayed until April
    20. John Romero announces Doom spiritual successor Sigil
    1. Call of Duty Black Ops 4's new content season, Operation Grand Heist, starts tomorrow
    2. Amazon's Costume Quest cartoon series gets first trailer, release date
    3. Lavish Lovecraftian board game Mansions of Madness down to £60
    4. Fortnite's dreaded Infinity Blade sword is back
    5. Pokémon Go fans torn over item which lets you change team colour
    6. Anthem is fascinating and flawed
    7. Far Cry New Dawn physical sales just a quarter of Far Cry Primal's
    8. FIFA 19 has a new cover - and Cristiano Ronaldo isn't on it
    1. Tech Interview: Metro Exodus, ray tracing and the 4A Engine's open world upgrades
    2. This Amnesia mod offers a new tale without the "chases, scares, or mind-bending monster encounters"
    3. Lawsuit settlement might see some Pokémon Go gyms and Pokéstops removed
    4. The past, present and future of OlliOlli
    5. Razer's game store to close at the end of the month
    6. A Final Fantasy 14 float is joining this year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
    7. Here's when you can swing Negan's baseball bat, Lucille, in Tekken 7
    8. Hasbro partners up with esports team to promote its new range of Fortnite Nerf guns
    1. Respawn has already banned over 16,000 Apex Legends cheaters
    2. Amy is the next DLC character for Soulcalibur 6
    3. Metro Exodus: a vision for the future of graphics technology
    4. Chappie in Apex Legends? Neill Blomkamp and Vince Zampella are up for it
    5. Resident Evil 2 remake's '98 costumes are a blast from the past
    6. In Crackdown 3, restrictions apply to Theresa's Food Bank
    7. PlanetSide Arena delayed again, will now launch alongside PS4 version
    8. Evo Japan pulls plug on Dead or Alive 6 stream, issues apology for sexual content
    9. Journey dev's ambient gust-'em-up Flower is out now on PC
    1. Dead Cells' massive Pimp My Run update out now on consoles
    2. Fallout 76 purging duped items in today's patch
    3. Pokémon Go introducing first round of stat-changing attacks
    4. Fortnite fans turn seismologists as map begins cracking up
    5. The unlikely origin of Counter-Strike surfing
    6. Sealed Super Mario Bros. copy sells for $100k
    7. Take Trials Rising for a spin in next week's open beta
    8. The secret stories of Metro
    9. Mortal Kombat 11's latest confirmed fighter is Jade
    1. Victorian-era talking dog detective mystery Du Lac & Fey gets an April release date on PC
    2. Oninaki is a new action RPG from the studio behind I am Setsuna
    3. Rainbow Six Siege's free weekend is underway
    4. Catherine: Full Body straps in for September launch
    5. Obsidian's The Outer Worlds explored in new videos
    6. Far Cry New Dawn review - a perfectly proportioned slice of Far Cry mayhem
    7. Crackdown 3 tech analysis: a console classic reborn?
    8. Final Fantasy 9 remaster now on Switch and Xbox One
    9. Hollow Knight gets surprise sequel for Switch and PC
    10. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice headed to Nintendo Switch
    11. All zombies have been removed from Rust
    12. Pokémon Go has three new regional exclusives
    13. New Star Manager review: Nintendo Switch reinvigorates the original, at a price
    14. Looks like Assassin's Creed 3 is headed to Nintendo Switch
    15. Fortnite season 8 battle pass will be given away free
    16. Platinum Games reveals futuristic crime-fighting action adventure Astral Chain
    17. Resident Evil 2's free Ghost Survivors DLC is out this week
    18. Nintendo's delightful puzzle platformer BoxBoy is heading to Switch in April
    19. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is getting free co-op, paid DLC on Switch
    1. Tetris 99 is a battle royale version of the classic falling block puzzler for Switch
    2. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is getting a gorgeous Nintendo Switch remake
    3. Hogwarts-esque Fire Emblem: Three Houses launches July
    4. Super Mario Maker 2 announced for Nintendo Switch
    5. Rock Band developer Harmonix unveils VR rhythm shooter Audica
    6. Ubisoft incentivising PC pre-orders of The Division 2 with a free game
    7. No sign of controversial Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC in February update
    8. Grab a 1TB Xbox One X with three games for £399
    9. Metro Exodus review - 4A's post-nuclear shooter widens its horizons without losing its soul
    10. Burnout spiritual successor Dangerous Driving comes out April
    11. Character before condition - looking at gaming and autism representation
    12. Here's the best price for Civilization 6: Gathering Storm
    13. Controversial elements scuppered Mother 3 western release - report
    14. Activision Blizzard confirms it will lay off "approximately 8%" of staff
    15. Video game history is the future in The Eternal Castle
    16. Sega's Project Judge gets a new name and a western release date
    17. Well ale be! Tavern sim Crossroads Inn takes to Kickstarter
    18. Apex Legends players solve Easter egg hunt, spawn giant dinosaur
    19. Now THQ Nordic has bought the Kingdom Come: Deliverance dev
    20. Rocket League's long-awaited cross-platform party system arrives this month
    21. Civilization 6 is free to play on Steam right now, and for the next few days
    1. Rockstar tackling "destructive player behaviour" in next Red Dead Online update
    2. The Division 2's open beta dated for March
    3. Vermintide, Cultist Simulator and EDF headline the March Humble Monthly bundle
    4. Nintendo Direct due tomorrow
    5. Pokémon Go finally getting AR photo mode
    6. Grab Logitech gaming gear at the best prices since Black Friday
    7. Anthem gets Neill Blomkamp-directed live-action short called Conviction
    8. How a five-year game of Civilization 5 became a meaningful part of my personal history
    9. Starbreeze sells System Shock 3 publishing rights back to dev
    10. Apex Legends smashes 25 million player mark, dominates Twitch
    11. EA removes Emiliano Sala from FC Nantes in FIFA
    12. WarGroove review - a forensic recreation of some all-time classics
    13. Jim Ryan named new PlayStation boss
    14. You can't play Crackdown 3's competitive multiplayer with friends at launch
    15. The impossible architecture of video games
    1. Rainbow Six Siege unveils new Australia-themed Outback map
    2. SteamVR updated after Beat Saber players reach speeds not thought "humanly possible"
    3. The haunted origins of Pokémon
    4. AMD releases Radeon 7 benchmarks for 25 games
    5. Total War: Three Kingdoms delayed to May
    6. H1Z1's upcoming free expansion adds a new 50 player FFA Deathmatch mode
    7. Fallout 76 unintentionally teleports player into restricted vault
    1. Vane review - more than the Journey/Ico mash-up it looks like
    2. Back when Atari made art
    3. New Game Plus coming to Assassin's Creed Odyssey later this month
    4. Oculus Rift VR support will come to Dirt Rally 2.0 later this year
    5. Hardsuit Labs to shut down servers for Blacklight: Retribution next month
    6. Activision offers refunds to American Guitar Hero Live players after it removes song library
    7. Apex Legends: the Titanfall 2 engine evolved?
    8. Ex-Telltale devs will focus on "interactive narrative" games at Adhoc Studio
    9. Activision Blizzard reportedly laying off "hundreds" of staff
    10. PUBG scoops Game of the Year at the 2018 Steam Awards
    1. In praise of Celeste
    2. Here's what you can do in Monster Hunter World's limited-time Witcher crossover event
    3. Red Dead Redemption 2 and XCOM 2 have one crucial thing in common - companionship
    1. We've got 3000 keys for this weekend's Division 2 beta to give away
    2. Sony sends off PS3 Plus games with Metal Gear Solid 4
    3. You can play Tetris Effect for free this weekend on PS4, starting tomorrow
    4. Titanfall battle royale Apex Legends hits 10 million player milestone in just 72 hours
    5. Axiom Verge crashed on Epic Store due to missing "steam" file
    6. Nintendo's having a bit of a local-multiplayer-themed eShop sale on Switch
    7. Total War: Three Kingdoms has a 12th playable faction after all
    1. Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment and Neverwinter Nights coming to console
    2. AMD Radeon 7 review: taking the fight to RTX 2080
    3. Fallout series sex run world record smashed by speedrunner
    4. Fortnite's console account merge tool is finally here
    5. Ubisoft advises you restart The Division 2 beta "every two to three hours" to avoid crashing
    6. BBC iPlayer for Xbox 360 shutdown date detailed
    7. Stark and beautiful, The Stillness of the Wind is a game of rare grace
    8. How a lifelong diet of games influenced The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
    9. Kabal and D'Vorah are making a return in Mortal Kombat 11
    1. Ubisoft outlines Trials Rising's expansion pass and free post-launch content plans
    2. There's a Crackdown 3 multiplayer "technical test" starting tomorrow on Xbox One and PC
    3. Here's how Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered looks
    4. Now you can watch BT Sport on Xbox
    5. Two Point Hospital adds Steam Workshop support
    6. New Need for Speed, Plants vs. Zombies on horizon
    7. Another Titanfall game will launch this year
    8. Pokémon Go event wants to you switch on Let's Go again
    9. Super Mario Bros 2 and Kirby's Adventure coming to Nintendo Switch Online
    10. Losing my lust for hunting, thanks to The Bear
    11. Julian Gollop's X-COM spiritual successor Phoenix Point gets another delay
    12. Sea of Thieves is letting friends play free for a week, starting tomorrow
    1. Industrial Revolution city-builder Anno 1800 sets its open beta for April
    2. HMV deal reached to save 100 shops
    3. Fortnite adds chaotic bottle rockets and environmental campfires
    4. Apex Legends hits million player milestone in just eight hours
    5. Now there's a Resident Evil 2 first-person mod
    6. Apex Legends isn't Titanfall 3, but it's the most fun I've had in an FPS since Titanfall 2
    7. Steam's Lunar New Year Sale is now live
    8. Overcooked 2 gets survival mode in dollop of free DLC
    9. Inside the relaxed, RNG-packed world of Animal Crossing speedrunning
    10. There's a Groundhog Day VR game in the works
    1. The Walking Dead: The Final Season's last episode gets a confirmed March release date
    2. "The world thinks we're making Titanfall 3 and we're not - this is what we're making."
    3. Warframe's frosty open-world Fortuna expansion is heading to Switch this week
    4. Leaks suggest Nintendo's Retro Studios making Star Fox racing spin-off
    5. The Resident Evil 2 remake with fixed camera angles looks retro cool
    6. Microsoft plans Xbox Live for Nintendo Switch, mobile
    7. Kingdom Hearts 3 is series' best UK launch
    8. A German techno DJ is releasing his new album on a Sega Mega Drive cartridge
    9. 10m players attended Fortnite's Marshmello concert
    10. Fallout from Metro Exodus Epic Games store exclusivity gets messy
    11. Titanfall developer Respawn to reveal new battle royale game today
    12. When level design goes awry
    1. Anthem looks stunning but sub-par performance is concerning
    2. Twitch Prime's free games for February include Downwell, Dear Esther
    1. Microsoft "actively investigating" widespread reports of black-screen errors preventing sign-ins to Xbox One
    2. BioWare's endgame for Anthem
    3. Devolver delays Ape Out but only to the end of Feb
    4. Ubisoft sorry for "offensive" Division 2 marketing email flaunting "a real government shutdown"
    5. Dragon Marked for Death is a fascinating, flawed 2D take on Monster Hunter
    6. Pokémon Go Gen 4 evolutions released, raids made tougher
    7. Nintendo just announced a new free-to-play Dr. Mario
    8. Cities: Skylines gets the eco-themed Green Cities expansion today on Xbox One and PS4
    9. The Truck Simulator radio stations making waves in the real world
    10. For Honor's third year of content, the Year of the Harbinger, is now underway