Gaming

Logitech is acquiring gaming headset maker Astro for $85 million in cash

Photo: Astro Gaming Computer accessory company Logitech announced today that it’s acquiring Astro Gaming, a popular console gaming headset maker, for $85 million in cash. Astro will join the Logitech G division, Logitech’s PC gaming-focused sub-brand, as part of a broader effort by the accessory maker to gain a better foothold in the console market. The deal is expected to close by ... Read More »

Tencent’s Honor of Kings to Launch in US, EU Amid Regulatory Chill in China

HIGHLIGHTS Tencent to launch Honor of Kings game in EU and US this year The game has roughly 55 million daily active users It’s already facing a backlash in China over its addictive features Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch its mega-hit smartphone game “Honor of Kings” in the EU and United States this year, a person familiar with the ... Read More »

Xbox Ultimate Game Sale for Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and Xbox 360 Announced

HIGHLIGHTS Over 300 games will be on sale Xbox Live Gold subscribers get an additional 10 percent off The sale will include recent titles like Resident Evil 7 and Prey Microsoft has announced the Ultimate Game Sale for the Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and Xbox 360. Taking place from June 30 to July 10, it’s four days longer than last year’s sale. The company is ... Read More »

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Review

HIGHLIGHTS Mask of Deception merges visual novel and strategy RPG elements The visual novel segments are solid However the lack of a proper tutorial hurts its strategy RPG sections Unpronounceable name aside, Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception is a visual novel akin to the likes of Steins;Gate and VA-11 HALL-A, with strategy role-playing game (SRPG) mechanics similar to Fire Emblem and ... Read More »

MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Video Game Review

HIGHLIGHTS MXGP3 is the official Motocross video game It’s a motorcycle racing game with offroad racetracks The game has a steep learning curve There isn’t much of a Motocross following in India, but that didn’t stop us from trying MXGP3 — The Official Motocross Videogame. Motocross is essentially a bunch of bikes racing on closed, off-road tracks. The dirt tracks ... Read More »

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 »