Gaming

This week in games: Homeworld’s lost expansion returns, 15 minutes of Beyond Good & Evil 2

E3 is over. Time to settle in for the slow summer months, crank the air conditioning, peruse the Steam Summer Sale, and dream of all the games we’ll be playing in a few months. Mostly Wolfenstein II, I think. And if you need proof the summer’s slow? Look no further than our news wrap-up this week. We’ve got a few ... Read More »

Sony’s mobile studio ForwardWorks preps debut game harnessing Everybody’s Golf IP

Sony’s new mobile studio ForwardWorks has started a pre-registration campaign for its debut game which uses the Everybody’s Golf franchise. Known as Mingol, the game is being developed by Drecom and published by ForwardWorks. It will be available on Android and iOS, though a release date has not been revealed as yet. The pre-registration campaign is offering free coins and ... Read More »

Nintendo Switch Update Makes It Easier to Find Lost Joy-Con Controllers

HIGHLIGHTS Switch console got a substantial software update Users will be able to use the console to make the controllers vibrate The update also makes some additional adjustments to the console Nintendo’s Switch console got a substantial software update that literally helps it keep its act together. The portable console has detachable controllers – Joy-Cons – two adjectives that are ... Read More »

Sega Forever Brings Retro Games to Android and iOS Akhil Arora, 22 June 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Sega Forever is the name of the service, not an app Games are available as free standalone apps on Android and iOS New titles will be added every two weeks Sega is re-releasing some of its most popular retro titles on Android and iOS, under a new service banner called Sega Forever. Five Sega Genesis games are available at ... Read More »

Pokemon Go to Curb Cheating by Flagging Creatures Caught Using Third-Party Tools

HIGHLIGHTS Niantic recently added raid battles to the game Pokemon caught with cheating tools will be marked with a slash Some users have reported that the mark goes once creatures evolve Niantic recently introduced several additions to Pokemon Go including raid battles, new gym features, and a slew of new items. Now, the company has announced that it will not ... Read More »

E3 2017: Video Games Take Centre-Stage as Spectator Sport

Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/ Getty Images North America/ AFP HIGHLIGHTS YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook turned gamers into online stars at E3 2017 The e-Sports matches were hugely popular at the annual gaming expo YouTube billed itself as the biggest gaming platform with record audience Long fiercely guarded video game industry terrain, the Electronic Entertainment Expo kicked off Tuesday with YouTube, ... Read More »

Destiny 2 on PC Is Exclusive to Battle.net and That’s Great. Here’s Why.

HIGHLIGHTS Steam may be convenient but the user experience is dated Valve’s new restrictive policies don’t bode well for consumers either The outrage over not using Steam goes against the PC as an open platform Destiny 2 for PC will be available on Blizzard’s Battle.net instead of Steam. There’s been a tremendous amount of outrage from the community due to ... Read More »

Celebrating the Music of Video Games as an Art Form

HIGHLIGHTS London Symphony Orchestra will perform game music this weekend Music will include songs from Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first game-music concert The electronic bleeps and squawks of Tetris, Donkey Kong and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of as musical are increasingly likely to be playing at ... Read More »

Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced at E3 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Super Mario Odyssey is releasing on October 27, 2017 It will be available only on the Nintendo Switch gaming console The gameplay revolves around Mario’s hat We got our first look at Super Mario Odyssey since the Nintendo Switch launch event in January 2017, at E3 2017. The Nintendo stream at E3 showed a mix of cinematic and gameplay ... Read More »

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for the Nintendo Switch Slated for Holiday 2017 Release

HIGHLIGHTS Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an open-world role-playing game It features anime-inspired character designs It is out for the Nintendo Switch this holiday season Nintendo at E3 2017 started proceedings with Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The open-world Japanese role-playing game is slated for a Holiday 2017 release. This comes days after it was suggested that the game would be delayed to ... Read More »