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Summer Gaming Marathon

No E3? No problem! This year, all the exciting video game announcements you usually expect from the annual expo have spread out to different events, like Summer Games Fest and Microsoft’s annual livestream. To help you keep up with the marathon of video game news coming this summer, we’re collecting everything you need to know right here. Stay tuned for news, reveals, and hands-on previews from all of this summer’s biggest events!

Nier Automata launches on Nintendo Switch this fall and its not a cloud version

Nier Automata: The End of Yorha Edition will come to Nintendo Switch this fall, featuring all previously released DLC.
2B jumping with sword in hand in Nier Automata.

Here’s the full schedule of summer video game livestreams

From Sony's State of Play to Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest, these are the game showcases throughout summer 2022 that should be on your radar.
Promotional art for Starfield.

Nintendo Direct Mini June 2022: How to watch and what to expect

A Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase will air this month. Here's how to watch and what to expect from it.
Mario and company in Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope.

Endless Dungeon is a shockingly fun tower defense and roguelike mash-up

Endless Dungeon is a foray into a unique genre for a developer typically known for one very specific genre: 4X games.
Endless Dungeon's characters take a picture together.

A Plague Tale: Requiem is coming just in time for Halloween

We finally know when Amicia and Hugo's return in A Plague Tale: Requiem will happen, and it's not that far away.
The siblings in A Plague Tale: Requiem walk together.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is getting a $30 expansion pass. Here’s what it includes

The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct showed off details about the game's story, gameplay details, and upcoming DLC content.
Noah and his team standing in a green field.

As Dusk Falls is like Xbox’s own spin on Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

As Dusk Falls' unique presentation and grounded story impress in its first two chapters.
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Lego Brawls pushes the boundaries of what a Smash Bros. clone can be

Lego Brawls feels very different from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and is all the better for it.
The cast of Lego Brawls stands together in this game's key art.

American Arcadia has all the markings of a future indie darling

American Arcadia mashes up 2D platformers and first-person puzzle games into a memorable indie game experience.
The key art for American Arcadia features Trevor, Angela, and the show's evil host.

I can’t stop thinking about Immortality, 2022’s most ambitious game

After playing Immortality at Tribeca Fest, I'm convinced its a quiet game of the year contender.
A woman stands outside in a city inImmortality.

Nightingale studio lead explains the game’s BioWare roots, card system

Inflexion Games' Aaryn Flynn reveals more about Nightingale's realm card system and how cloud gaming, BioWare, and Valheim influenced it.
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Thirsty Suitors turns awkward flirting into stylish RPG battles

I played Thirsty Suitors at Tribeca Fest and I'm already smitten by its flirty RPG battles and skateboarding minigames.
Jala and Sergio shake hands in Thirsty Suitors.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and Crisis Core expand the remake universe

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion, and more were shown during Square Enix's latest Final Fantasy VII livestream.
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Dragon’s Dogma 2 is in development at Capcom

Capcom confirmed Dragon's Dogma 2 during a ten-year anniversary livestream for the series.
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Overwatch 2 is going free-to-play. Here’s why

Overwatch 2's Director and Commercial Lead explain the Blizzard game's switch to free-to-play.
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Here’s how you can play Summer Game Fest demos on Xbox this month

Xbox is bringing Summer Game Fest home with more than 30 demos from the event.
Severed Steel

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R improves an already great fighting game

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R is a gorgeous remaster of a great fighting game.
Jotaro Kujo stands before a battle in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R.

Atari Mania is WarioWare, but with iconic Atari classics

Atari Mania is a new minigame collection that takes inspiration from Nintendo's WarioWare series.
Promo art for Atari Mania shows an animal on a horse.

A Plague Tale: Requiem is an ideal introduction for series newcomers

We played a chapter of A Plague Tale: Requiem, which successfully polishes its predecessors' rough edges.
a plague tale requiem preview hands on red floor

How TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge unites the real and fictional NYC

To create a fitting version of NYC for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredders Revenge, Tribute Games had to fuse cartoons and reality.
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9 show-stealing games we played at Summer Game Fest

As part of this year's Summer Game Fest, we played nine indie games that you don't want to miss.
A row of computers show a puzzle in Escape Academy.

Sonic Frontiers will kick off the “third generation” of Sonic games

Sonic Frontiers producer Takashi Iizuka says that the open-zone format is here to stay, for now.
Sonic stares at a landscape in Sonic Frontiers.

Everything announced at Xbox Games Showcase Extended

This is what we learned about Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda's upcoming PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S titles during Xbox Games Showcase Extended.
Fall Guys parodies Halo's believe trailer.

Street Fighter 6 director reveals World Tour mode’s true purpose

World Tour in Street Fighter 6 is Capcom's secret weapon to get people to fall in love with fighting games.
A player stands in Metro City's Times Square equivalent in Street Fighter 6 World Tour.

Resident Evil Village DLC, Exoprimal, and more headline Capcom Showcase

We learned about Resident Evil Village DLC Shadows of Rose and more during June 2022's Capcom showcase.
Ethan Winter's daughter Rosemary sits sadly on a bus in Resident Evil Village Shadow of Rose.

Xbox’s 2022 lineup feels as desolate as it did in 2017

Following the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, Xbox's 2022 lineup is reminiscent of its lackluster slate of games in 2017.
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Microsoft is building toward a spectacular 2023 for Xbox

2023 might be the best year for Xbox ever if Microsoft can consistently deliver on its promises.
A car rendered in beautiful detail in Forza Motorsport for Xbox Series X.

Soulstice gives PlatinumGames some intense competition

Fans of fast-paced action games from studios like PlatinumGames should keep an eye on Reply Game Studios' Soulstice.
Briar slams down on the ground with her sword in Soulstice.

Sonic Frontiers is one of the weirdest games I’ve ever played

I played 30 minutes of Sonic Frontiers at Summer Game Fest and I sincerely can not tell you if it is a revelation or a disaster.
Sonic grinds on a rail in Sonic Frontiers.
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