January 2020 Archive

    1. Valve's auto battler spin-off Dota Underlords leaving early access next month
    2. The Swindle dev's Lair of the Clockwork God finally has a release date
    3. Look at this gorgeous Animal Crossing-themed Switch
    4. Nintendo has "no plans" for new Switch model in 2020
    5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order beat EA expectations by selling 8m copies
    6. Five of the Best: Console startup screens
    7. Space is incredible, but too many games are missing the point
    8. Final Fantasy 7 Remake trailer welcomes you inside the Honey Bee Inn
    9. Ex-BioWare vets working on story-driven sci-fi game at new Wizards of the Coast studio
    1. Warcraft 3: Reforged houses a fantastic RTS, but Blizzard has fluffed the remake
    2. For Honor's fourth year of content, The Year of Reckoning, starts next week
    3. Sega Europe introducing 100% recyclable packaging for all its physical PC games
    4. Apex Legends formally unveils robot hitman Revenant as Season 4's new hero
    5. Dreamfall Chapters dev's fjord noir mystery Draugen coming to consoles in February
    6. Farming Simulator 19 now free on Epic Games Store
    7. Atari is turning RollerCoaster Tycoon into a match-3 game
    8. The Witcher's animated film is all about Vesemir
    9. The Outer Worlds blasts onto Nintendo Switch in March
    10. These Nintendo Switch bundles now include Link's Awakening for free
    11. Overpass is sort of a strategy driving game
    12. Untitled Goose Game devs will donate 1% of income to indigenous groups
    13. Nintendo Switch passes 50m sales milestone
    14. Pokémon Sword and Shield sold an astonishing 16m copies in six weeks
    15. Coronavirus outbreak forces cancellation of multiple esports events
    16. Five of the Best: Lighthouses
    17. The Double-A Team: Recore's signature move is pretty wonderful
    18. Unofficial real-life Mario Karting company once again loses in court to Nintendo
    1. Dead Cells' first paid DLC gets a February release date on PC and consoles
    2. Nintendo's mobile games reach $1bn in lifetime revenue
    3. BioShock Collection and Sims 4 headline PlayStation Plus' February games
    4. Dirt Rally 2.0 is getting a Colin McRae-themed DLC pack
    5. Twitch Prime is offering a heap of Destiny 2 exotics
    6. Half-Life: Alyx more than doubled Valve Index sales in 2019
    7. Ubisoft fully details today's Ghost Recon Breakpoint Terminator event
    8. Syd Mead's artistic legacy lives on through video games
    9. Super Smash Bros Ultimate patch notes for 'Byleth' update 7.0 in full
    10. Someone should make a game about: Soufflés
    1. Google breaks Stadia silence to announce two games coming to Stadia Pro in February
    2. Pokémon Home's premium plan will cost £15 a year
    3. Pokémon Go's Battle League launches preseason trials this week
    4. The OG Xbox Star Wars Battlefront headlines February's free Games with Gold
    5. Someone should make a game about: Hillclimbing
    6. While away the hours with huge discounts on these massive RPGs
    7. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales takes a seat on Nintendo Switch
    8. Atari announces plans for chain of themed hotels
    9. Pokémon Go's latest event is off to a bumpy start
    10. Torchlight Frontiers is now Torchlight 3
    11. Blizzard prototyped a VR version of Hearthstone
    12. Apex Legends seemingly just killed off brand-new hero Forge before he even got here
    13. Deathtrap Dungeon doesn't get the most out of its star actor
    14. Media Molecule celebrates Dreams' budding creative community with 1st annual awards
    15. The Terminator is coming to Ghost Recon: Breakpoint this week
    1. Metro Exodus' second and final expansion has a release date
    2. EVE Online virtual spaceship sale nets $30k for Australian Red Cross
    3. Patapon 2 Remastered launches this week
    4. Journey to the Savage Planet review - a genuinely funny toybox to explore
    5. Report: Konami has two new Silent Hill games in development
    6. EA's reportedly working on a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic reboot
    7. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot review - a celebration of the anime dragged down by subpar side content
    8. 10 years later, Mass Effect 2's Suicide Mission is BioWare at the top of its game
    9. 198X is one of the most stylish games you can get for the Switch
    1. Cooly Skunk: how a lost Super NES game was miraculously recovered via satellite download
    2. New Super Lucky's Tale developer Playful Studios reduces full-time staff
    3. Birds of Prey might be Fortnite's next big crossover event
    4. Kojima wants to expand into anime, manga, movies and "smaller projects" as well as his next "big game"
    5. Saints and Sinners makes you feel like you're starring in your very own episode of the TV show
    6. YouTube says exclusivity deal with Activision "further demonstrates its dedication" to livestreaming
    1. Here's Haohmaru versus Mitsurugi in Soulcalibur 6
    2. Five years later, Batman: Arkham Knight is getting another DLC skin
    3. Duelyst shuts down in February 2020
    4. Mortal Kombat 11's Joker references the 1989 Batman movie, MKvDCU and... teases Injustice 3?
    5. Being muted does not violate your human rights, court tells Runescape player
    6. EA Sports faces backlash over FIFA 20 Ultimate Team SBC gaffe
    7. An interview with a Ubisoft developer - from inside Watch Dogs: Legion's virtual London
    8. Psyonix ends Rocket League support for Mac and Linux
    9. Super Nintendo World will officially be part of Universal Studios' new Florida theme park
    10. Co-op coming-of-age adventure Knights and Bikes is heading to Switch next month
    11. Giving video games a distinct Italian flavour doesn't mean what you might think
    12. Ark: Survival Evolved's Genesis expansion gets another delay
    1. Monster Hunter World's 2nd Appreciation Fest brings loads of birthday treats
    2. Plague Inc. "is a game, not a scientific model", dev warns as Coronavirus sparks spike in sales
    3. GOG Lunar Sale discounts Disco Elysium, Witcher 3, Diablo and more
    4. All-women charity speedrunning event Frost Fatales just released its schedule
    5. SOMA studio's ARG to tease new game is underway
    6. Five of the Best: Character Creators
    7. The Sonic movie theme song is here, and it's by Wiz Khalifa
    8. Temtem proves that Pokémon is a genre now
    9. The first Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer is even worse than you expected
    10. Apex Legends' new hero is five-time Hyperfighting Federation champion Forge
    1. Disco Elysium's new Hardcore Mode makes Martinaise even more miserable
    2. Dishonored is getting the tabletop RPG treatment later this year
    3. It looks like Bloober Team is teasing a return to its sci-fi horror Observer
    4. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD's latest Steam patch lets you ride inside a cube
    5. EA's Tetris games are vanishing from mobiles
    6. World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth ends with a whimper
    7. Valve says Half-Life: Alyx is "done" so you probably don't need to worry about delays
    8. Pokémon-like MMO Temtem says its servers can now keep up with demand
    9. Hearthstone player Blizzard banned has no regrets over Hong Kong protest
    10. Big Mortal Kombat 11 patch takes aim at the scourge of Geras
    11. Assassin's Creed, Far Cry and more digital Ubisoft games reduced by up to 75%
    12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sent players a terrifying reset message last night
    13. id Software crunched "most of last year" to hit delayed Doom Eternal date
    14. Housemarque puts Stormdivers on ice in favour of new project
    15. The Mass Effect trilogy remaster everyone wants is already here - thanks to modders
    16. For the first time ever, Pokémon Go's next Community Day is up for the vote
    17. German court sides with Nintendo over claim its eShop pre-order practices are illegal
    1. Action-RPG Indivisible and Eldritch strategy Sea Salt heading to Xbox Game Pass
    2. Netflix confirms it has an "anime" Witcher movie in the works
    3. Temtem Early Access and update roadmap explained
    4. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory announces Project: Mara
    5. Toss A Coin To Your Witcher finally gets the Spotify and Apple Music release it deserves
    6. Liverpool to host UK's first Pokémon Go Safari Zone
    7. The Witcher "tracking to be our biggest season one TV series ever", Netflix says
    8. A new season of Life is Strange comics begins in April
    9. Mortal Kombat Kollection Online age-rating gets tongues wagging
    10. PUBG's new map was designed to keep players on edge
    11. Grab heavily discounted gaming gear in Amazon's Warehouse sale
    12. What makes Double-A games so special?
    13. Pokémon: The First Movie's CGI remake arrives on Netflix soon
    14. The Double-A Team: Miami Vice on PSP was a bloomy slice of the future
    15. Big FIFA 20 update aims to make dribbling more responsive
    16. Apex Legends UFO sighting leaves players bamboozled
    17. AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT review: reference and OC models compared
    18. Xbox Series X rear port set-up revealed in new prototype leak
    19. Pokémon Go revives Research Days to release new creature
    20. Delving into Netflix's fun, trashy The Witcher series
    21. FTL: Faster Than Light is getting Steam achievements later this week
    1. Telltale's Walking Dead seasons 2 and 3 are finally available on Switch
    2. All previous Half-Life games are now free on Steam in the run-up to Alyx's release
    3. Someone's designed a nifty Untitled Goose Game Lego set
    4. The internet is getting very excited about this Godfall trailer
    5. Fortnite's TikTok competition for a new emote is underway
    6. Doom Eternal hands-on: can id's next game possibly live up to expectations?
    7. Cyberpunk 2077 is Funko Pop's latest victim
    8. Football and anime collide in Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions
    9. Promising Pokémon-like MMO Temtem launches in early access today
    10. Rockstar responds to report it claimed £37.6m in UK tax relief
    11. Players skirt new gamertag character cap using their old Xbox 360s
    12. Fire Emblem: Three Houses' next DLC finally unites the house leaders
    13. Super Crush KO is candy-coloured brawling that's perfect for a January commute
    1. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is getting a demo later this month
    2. Crytek's multiplayer bounty hunting horror Hunt: Showdown comes to PS4 next month
    3. Like animals, video game AI is stupidly intelligent
    4. Dying Light 2 delayed to unknown date
    5. Guilty Gear - Strive continues to look fantastic
    6. Dad modifies Xbox Adaptive Controller so his daughter can play Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    7. Song of Horror is a quietly inventive homage to survival horror's glory days
    1. Nintendo is offering four alternate Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore box art covers
    2. Ubisoft sues website alleged to have facilitated DDoS attacks against Rainbow Six Siege servers
    3. Bloodstained's Switch port is now in a "nearly identical state for content" as PC and console
    4. Testing for Halo: Combat Evolved on PC kicks off next month
    5. Capcom will align content updates for PC and console players of Monster Hunter World
    6. Ten of the best Oculus Quest games you need to own
    7. Star Citizen dev hits back against Crytek as war of words continues
    8. To play Monument Valley is to marvel at how it works
    1. Player Killing created a "toxic environment" in Amazon MMO New World
    2. Dragon Ball FighterZ is getting another Goku
    3. It turns out Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 mentioned the bombing of Piccadilly Circus
    4. This South Korean apartment block looks like a Minecraft house
    5. Summerford is Silent Hill meets 1986 rural England
    6. Ubisoft is trying to make its games more varied
    7. NHS chief says loot boxes are "setting kids up for addiction" to gambling
    8. There's an animated Mortal Kombat movie coming in the first half of this year
    9. How Life is Strange 2 challenged video game representations of homelessness
    1. Valve says it's "absolutely not" working on anything Left 4 Dead related
    2. Acclaimed story-driven platformer Horace is currently free on the Epic Games Store
    3. 3D Realms revives 1999 PC shooter Kingpin
    4. Unsettling RPG World of Horror slithers onto Steam next month
    5. Marvel's Iron Man VR delayed
    6. Humble launches a new bundle for the Australian Wildfire Relief Fund
    7. Five of the Best: Blocks
    8. Destiny has a charity T-shirt to help Australia
    9. Skyrim's going full Dracula in the next Elder Scrolls Online Chapter
    10. Cyberpunk 2077 dev will continue crunch "to some degree" through five month delay
    11. Pokémon's official ASMR video lets you relax to fireside Charmander
    12. CD Projekt says Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer likely won't arrive until after 2021
    13. Horizon Zero Dawn is reportedly coming to PC later this year
    1. Acclaimed post-apocalyptic shooter Metro Redux heading to Switch next month
    2. A Plague Tale: Innocence, Gris heading to Xbox Game Pass on PC in the coming weeks
    3. Cyberpunk 2077 delayed to September
    4. Interested in getting into games? Our friends at GI.biz have a guide for that
    5. Google promises more than 10 Stadia timed-exclusives by July 2020
    6. Fire Emblem: Three Houses getting fourth house expansion
    7. Nintendo's next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character is Byleth
    8. Mortal Kombat 11's Joker brings back Friendship
    9. How the new Doom patch dramatically improves previously flawed ports
    10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's first season gets an extension
    11. You'll soon be able to see how Halo-like Disintegration is for yourself
    12. Disintegration's first gameplay trailer looks like a mix of Halo and X-COM
    13. Halo co-creator announces sci-fi shooter Disintegration
    14. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's orange lightsaber now available for all
    15. Fortnite is adding a Ninja skin
    16. Games were nowhere and everywhere in an exhibition about the war against rest
    17. Rainbow Six Siege's limited-time Road to Six Invitational event unlocks every Operator
    1. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC patch to fix performance and missing saves incoming
    2. Warframe's co-operative space combat Empyrean update is finally out on Switch
    3. Slay the Spire gets new playable character The Watcher in big 2.0 update
    4. Wolfenstein Youngblood gets ray tracing and VRS - is this an early preview of next-gen console features?
    5. Someone should make a game about: Day traders
    6. Pokémon's first Galar Region animated short is utterly charming
    7. Fortnite's first update of 2020 adds weapon side-grading
    8. Shenmue 3's first DLC releases later this month
    9. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore review - stylish crossover that misses its potential
    10. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion sells 4m copies worldwide
    11. PUBG unveils new map as Vikendi goes "on vacation"
    12. The Double-A Team: Remember Me's mind games
    13. 2002 FIFA World Cup
    14. UK Top 40: FIFA 12 enters 2012 in top spot
    15. Ubisoft's latest Might and Magic game combines Battle Royale with Auto Chess
    16. Frostpunk's pre-freeze Last Autumn DLC shakes things up in new gameplay video
    1. Doom Eternal shows off its single-player campaign in new gameplay trailer
    2. PlayStation's nifty Wrap-Up tool breaks down your 2019 in PS4 gaming
    3. In Theory: Can Microsoft deliver next-gen experiences while still supporting Xbox One?
    4. Here's our best look yet at Resident Evil 3's Nemesis
    5. Wattam review - a Takahashi joint through and through
    6. Epic Games Store tops 100m customer milestone
    7. Sony to skip E3 for second year running, despite PlayStation 5's imminent arrival
    8. Xbox "hard at work on E3" following PlayStation pull-out
    9. New Super Nintendo World video shows what's in the pipeline
    10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announcement livestream set for Thursday
    11. Marvel's Avengers delayed by four months
    12. Final Fantasy 7 Remake delayed to April
    13. BioShock Switch ports listed by Taiwanese ratings board
    14. Teamfight Tactics headed to mobile in March
    15. 20 years on, Skies of Arcadia dev hasn't given up hope of a sequel
    16. Luria and defining where a game ends
    17. How we decided our Games of the Decade list
    18. Yet another cut Bloodborne boss has been unearthed and restored by modders
    1. Rockstar explains Grand Theft Auto 4's sudden delisting from Steam
    2. Somebody has speedrun the entirety of Ring Fit Adventure in 18 sweaty hours
    3. The White Door is the latest entry in the wonderfully sinister Rusty Lake puzzle series
    4. Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough and guide to your journey through Galar
    5. This Harry Potter mod built inside Minecraft is seven years in the making
    6. UK teen having seizure helped by US gaming pal across Atlantic
    7. Pokémon Go's new Trade Evolution mechanic is a cool nod to the main series
    8. Mini Metro has added Barcelona, and I could not be happier
    1. AGDQ 2020 finished up with a fundraising total of £2.3 million
    2. Borderlands 3's Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite "scaled" event is back next week
    3. Nintendo files new trademark application for the Mario & Luigi franchise
    4. Devil May Cry 3's new Style Change system "allows you to experience the action through unique Styles"
    5. Microsoft Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 review: masterpiece
    6. Someone remade Silent Hill's Cafe 5to2 in Unreal Engine and now I can't stop dreaming of a remake
    7. Buy Modern Warfare's Outback pack now and support the Australian bushfire relief
    8. The Force is strong with this fan-made VR remake of the 1983 Star Wars arcade game
    1. 2020 Vision: The Witcher 2 was a stunning tech achievement that still looks great today
    2. Unused eyeballs, a contorting Lisa and overhead views
    3. Modder makes GameCube Joy-Cons - and they work perfectly with a Nintendo Switch
    4. Skywind's back - and Morrowind has never looked better
    5. Microsoft shares new technique for detecting online grooming of children in video game chat
    6. Cyberpunk 2077 PSone demake takes the old-school GTA route
    7. Don't expect first-party Xbox Series X exclusives for a couple of years
    8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to get 3v3 Gunfight, additional loadouts and a raft of bug and exploit fixes
    1. Monster Hunter World PC players reporting deleted saves following Iceborne's arrival
    2. Lovecraft-inspired Metroidvania Sundered is currently free on the Epic Games Store
    3. In the virtual world of Fallout 76, Gun Runners are making thousands in real-world cash
    4. As GAME battles with its landlords over store rent fees, staff face an anxious start to 2020
    5. Resident Evil 3 remake gives Carlos "his own interesting section to play through"
    6. 2020 in preview: Cake Bash already looks delicious
    7. 2020 in preview: Axiom Verge 2 has us expecting the unexpected
    8. Five of the Best: Cats
    9. The next Pokémon film looks like a mash-up of Tarzan
    10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare player gets revenge on wall glitchers with a tank
    11. Pokémon Go's 2019 haul reveals just how much better it's doing than Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
    12. Intel debuts new tiny, modular gaming PCs
    13. Pokémon Sword and Shield's Galarian Slowpoke - location and everything else you need to know
    14. Apex Legends wraps up third season with Grand Soirée Arcade event next week
    15. Doom 1 and 2 re-releases get 60fps support, John Romero's Sigil in latest update
    16. Rio Ferdinand wants parents to turn on console family controls
    1. Acclaimed text-adventure-inspired horror anthology Stories Untold heading to Switch
    2. Pokémon Sword and Shield will get two big expansions
    3. GAME intends to close 40 stores in the UK
    4. Wargroove's big free Double Trouble DLC gets a February release date
    5. Intel reveals their first discrete graphics card, already en route to developers
    6. Warner Bros. is teasing the new Batman video game again
    7. All the news from Nintendo's Pokémon Direct
    8. The Super Monkey Ball run at AGDQ was so fast my eyes couldn't keep up
    9. Modder makes fix for Street Fighter 5 netcode bug that's plagued the game since launch
    10. 2020 in preview: Cyberpunk 2077 could bring a reemergence of the cyberpunk genre
    11. Magic: Legends looks like Diablo
    12. Sean Bean returns to Hitman 2 next week
    13. 2020 in preview: Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the pleasures of a gentle life sim
    1. Modern Warfare 2019's classic Call of Duty 4 maps compared to the 2007 originals
    2. Looks like Pokémon Go just fixed clockblocking, one of its most frustrating bugs
    3. Microsoft's Xbox Series X silicon reveal: is this the biggest console processor ever made?
    4. 2020 in preview: Can Halo Infinite recapture the magic?
    5. Two Point Hospital, Shadow of War and Dirt Rally 2.0 all feature in the January Humble Choice bundle
    6. Get 5% off all software this weekend at The Game Collection
    7. The Sims 4 aims for millenial realism with Tiny Living Stuff Pack
    8. You don't want to get trapped in this Fallout 76 maths camp
    9. Kentucky Route Zero's complete edition launches for consoles this month
    10. PC Specialist ad banned for perpetuating harmful gender stereotypes
    11. 2020 in preview: Wicca is a game with an awful lot of ideas
    1. So you finished The Witcher on Netflix - what next?
    2. AMD announces RX 5600 XT graphics card and Ryzen 4000 mobile processors
    3. Fallout New Vegas' ending hides a narrator behind the scenes
    4. 2020 in preview: Half-Life: Alyx promises action with the flow and sparkle of a magic trick
    5. Pokémon-dedicated Nintendo Direct announced
    6. Ni No Kuni film hits Netflix later this month
    7. Our 2020 preview and predictions of the year ahead
    8. Royal Mail is putting Dizzy, Lemmings, and Elite on stamps
    9. Super Mario Maker 2 ups level limit as it hits 10m course milestone
    10. 2020 in Preview: Spelunky 2 promises surprises, chaos, and new opportunities to learn
    11. Sony has revealed the PlayStation 5 logo
    12. Someone should make a game about: Spomeniks
    13. AMD admits it used a fake Xbox Series X 3D model in its press event
    1. Lucasfilm makes Knights of The Old Republic's Revan canon - again
    2. Pokémon Go The Take-Over Continues quest tasks and rewards explained
    3. The internet's best covers of that Netflix Witcher song
    4. The Double-A Team: The strange, mundane pleasures of The Darkness
    5. Crytek wants to dismiss its own lawsuit against Star Citizen developer CIG until Squadron 42 comes out
    6. Tom Nook introduces Animal Crossing: New Horizons' latest trailer
    7. Over a decade later, we have a snapshot of Valve's cancelled Portal sequel, F-Stop
    8. Mother 4 fan-game resurfaces and rebrands as Oddity
    9. Apple Arcade: Doomsday Vault is a plucky exploration game about the end of the world
    1. Watch Ian murder many mechanicals in Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency
    2. How Age of Empires 2 got some Scottish kids into RTS
    1. The Skyrim Grandma will be a Skyrim follower mod before she's an Elder Scrolls 6 NPC
    2. This super realistic Dreams fry-up is making me very hungry indeed
    3. Boundary Break goes inside a Sarlacc with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
    4. The challenges and advantages of casual approachability in Brawl Stars esports
    1. Grand Theft Auto 5 joins Xbox Game Pass today
    2. Fortnite was 2019's top-grossing game, despite 25% revenue dip
    3. Respawn boss Vince Zampella will oversee EA's DICE LA studio
    4. On the strange promise of a board game with a few missing pieces
    1. Uncharted film loses sixth director
    2. The Witcher 3 just had its biggest day ever on Steam, four years after release
    3. WWE 2K20 suffered an embarrassing Y2020K bug yesterday
    4. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection headlines January PlayStation Plus line-up
    5. Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo leak spills spoilers for full game
    6. Apple Arcade: Lego Builder's Journey was the perfect holiday treat
    7. The Eurogamer team's favourite games of 2019