Skip to main content
Charles Singletary Jr.

Charles Singletary Jr.

I'm a Birmingham, AL raised author, journalist, and gaming enthusiast currently residing in San Antonio, TX. My work has appeared on Vice/Motherboard, Playboy, Pixelkin, The Koalition, ZAM, and other websites. You can also find my words in the print publication Vie Magazine. My gaming story starts way back in diapers with me avoiding my mom so I could play my NES, took a big turn when my uncle gave me his son's copy of Final Fantasy VII, and has evolved in a huge way over the years since. It continues to be written and I'm finding joy on every page.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint The Division Ubisoft gameplay pvp campaign damage bullet sponge drones

Ghost Recon Breakpoint developer counters comparisons to The Division

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is implementing some design changes that make the series more similar to The Division, and we got a chance to ask how the team feels about the inevitable comparisons. Breakpoint's creative director addresses the idea by focusing on the lack of bullet sponges.
ghost recon breakpoint pvp war hands on review multiplayer impressions re8

Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s PvP is a high-tension battle royale lite

In the PvP Ghost War mode, the developers behind Ghost Recon Breakpoint drop eight players into various maps for competitive, 4v4 conflicts where the last team standing wins. We got hands-on with the mode and took stock new additions to the mode’s formula and the best ways to take on the enemy team.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint Auroa world building hidden places secrets map game

Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s massive map hides nearly 800 secrets across 332 miles

Ghost Recon Breakpoint leaves Wildlands' setting in Bolivia for a fictional archipelago called Auroa, and the developers are investing a lot into bringing the collection of islands to life. That includes almost 800 hidden areas that hint at some aspect of the lore that keeps Auroa afloat.
microsoft project xcloud build using xbox one s hardware shows off and talks streaming business moment 3

Microsoft’s cloud gaming platform xCloud is built using Xbox One S hardware

Project Xcloud was revealed at E3 2019 and Microsoft used a video interview with publication as an opportunity to reveal more specifics about it. They started by using the Xbox One S as the template for it and the data center racks are made up of the equivalent of eight of those consoles.
g2a controversy indie game developers calling out illegal key resellers pcagmer

Fed-up indie game devs are fighting back against shady key resellers

Controversy unfolded after indie game developers called out grey market key reseller G2A over its shady practices. G2A’s response escalated the situation and now devs are taking action. Digital Trends spoke to developers about why shady websites like G2A are bad for them and the people who buy them.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake square enix dreams dreamake square enix jrpg creator early access

A fan re-created a FF7 Remake battle scene using Dreams and it looks awesome

Creators continue to make intriguing projects using Media Molecule’s Dreams and the latest highlight is a version of the highly anticipated upcoming release. Final Fantasy 7 Remake will arrive early 2020 but someone has made a modern spin on the classic JRPG using Dreams’ tools.
Marvel's avengers crystal dynamics san diego comic con 2019 gameplay update

Marvel’s Avengers single-player campaign, customization make splash at Comic-Con

Marvel Entertainment is the belle of the ball at San Diego Comic-Con, as the company hosted a panel dedicated to the efforts being made to bring its properties to life through video games. Marvel’s Avengers, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, and Iron Man VR were the three main focuses.
Google Stadia controller individual purchase available now

Google says Stadia is not Netflix for games, more like Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

The Director of Product for Google Stadia took to Reddit for an AMA. While no breaking news was reported, we got a clearer picture of the cloud gaming platform and its plans for mobile device support, free monthly games, and the reason developers should create for Stadia over home consoles.
Tetris Effect Epic Games Store virtual reality VR oculus htc vive rift

Tetris Effect, no longer a PS4 exclusive, hits Epic Games Store with VR support

Originally a PlayStation 4 exclusive, Tetris Effect is coming to PC gamers and can be purchased on the Epic Games Store. It will feature support for VR, ultrawide monitors, uncapped framerates, and resolutions 4K and above. It is available for pre-order and releases later in July.
Sekiro easy mode mod FromSoftware Souls games gameplay difficulty

Player-made mod brings an Easy Mode to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

The FromSoftware developers skirted over the idea of improving the accessibility of Sekiro and left gamers to get to work themselves if they wanted an easy mode. A gamer has done just that with Sekiro The Easy, a mod that changes player abilities, enemy stats, and more to make it a bit easier to complete the game.
Microsoft Nintendo Switch Project xcloud cloud gaming streaming controller mobile device smartphone

Microsoft’s controller prototype presents Switch-inspired mobile gaming input

Project Xcloud is Microsoft’s answer to the Google Stadia cloud gaming platform, and part of that challenge will be providing home gaming experiences on tablets and smartphones. Microsoft seems to be taking a page out of Nintendo’s book with Switch-inspired prototype gamepads.
Fortnite Apex Legends Twitch YouTube Facebook Gaming Mixer Stream elements livestreaming views hours

Fortnite views on Twitch fall, Apex Legends misses top 10 games played

Fortnite continues to reign as the top game being played on Twitch but non-gaming content continues to rise. StreamElements' livestreaming report also showed that Facebook Gaming is on the rise and the top streamer crown continues to elude Ninja. Not one can claim it, actually.
nintendo switch lite announced pokemon sword and shield edition 3

Nintendo announces Switch Lite with a sweet Pokémon Sword and Shield edition

After months of rumors, Nintendo has officially revealed a new edition of the Switch. The Switch Lite is completely mobile with built-in controllers and a smaller size more fit for taking on the go. Costing $200, it will only work with games that support handheld mode. It releases in September 2019.
The lord of the Rings amazon game studios massively multiplayer online game

Amazon Game Studios reveals MMO based on The Lord of the Rings

Amazon is hoping to strike gold like HBO did with the Game of Thrones television series and is making an attempt using an already established fictional world. To go along with the upcoming TV series, Amazon Game Studios will be releasing a free-to-play Lord of the Rings MMO on PC and consoles.
Dr. Mario World mobile game nintendo microtransactions diamond heart

Free-to-start mobile game Dr. Mario World arrives early on iOS and Android

Dr. Mario World, Nintendo's latest foray into mobile gaming on iOS and Android smart devices, is available to play a day early. Much of the game isn't unlocked until you finish 20 levels but you can see where the free-to-play path ends and how gamers will be encouraged to charge forward with microtransactions.
legend of zelda twilight princess nintendo wii grandma grandmother reddit 755 hours

Grandma beats The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess after 755 hours

A Reddit user has shared a charming story of his 82-year-old grandmother's 755-hour display of resilience. She used walkthroughs, YouTube videos, and a book to fight her way to the end of the 2006 Nintendo Wii game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess over the course of 11 years.
microsoft sony china us tariffs trump console production manufacturing

Microsoft and Sony consider reduced console production in China due to tariffs

Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo penned a joint letter asking the Trump administration to reconsider the $300 billion tariffs being proposed, citing the negative impact on the industry and passing costs off to consumers. The tariffs were delayed but Microsoft and Sony are considering taking business out of China anyway.
Cyberpunk 2077 expansion 3 three projects modes CD Projekt Red report

CD Projekt Red’s next big AAA project is probably a Cyberpunk 2077 expansion

A previous report from a conference held by CD Projekt Red revealed that three teams were working on Cyberpunk 2077 content. With a better translation of the report from a Polish speaker, there's a bit more clarity when it comes to one of those projects being an expansion.
marvel games san diego comic-con 2019 announcement surprise exclusive avengers ultimate alliance iron man VR

Marvel Games panel at San Diego Comic Con 2019 will be jam-packed with surprises

San Diego Comic-Con is only a couple weeks away, and producers are starting to roll out panels and exhibit information. In the latest update, we learn the Marvel Games panel will include updates on games like Marvel’s Avengers and Iron Man VR. The panel synopsis teases some surprises as well.
Fortnite x Stranger Things crossover at the Mega Mall

Stranger Things is turning the Fortnite: Battle Royale map upside down

Netflix's hit sci-fi horror series Stranger Things gets its third season this week and there's a collaboration with Epic Games on the horizon. Fortnite players are coming across portals to the Upside Down in the game and entering teases a dark version of the game's map.
Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer mode follow up AAA in development 2020 2021

Three Cyberpunk 2077 projects in development, multiplayer could be one

The President and CEO of CD Projekt Red has revealed a handful of new updates on the game studio’s projects and the world of Cyberpunk. He has confirmed that a multiplayer Cyberpunk 2077 mode is in development and there’s going to be a third project set in the Cyberpunk world.
sony playstation game development studios mergers purchase playstation 5 PS5

Sony considers game studio purchases for the PS5, but who should it target?

As we prepare for the next generation of home consoles, Sony is considering mergers or purchases of video game studios. The company’s main competitor has been very active on that front but what studios could find a home with the house of PlayStation before the launch of the PS5?
sony playstation next gen software games big publishers developers indie

As Sony puts emphasis on AAA games for the PS5, will some gamers be left out?

The next-generation of home gaming consoles can have all the power in the world but it comes down the games themselves. In a new report, Sony officials share that the focus going into the next generation with the PS5 is building relationships with bigger game publishers over indie studios.
A Nintendo Switch being slid into a dock

Leaker obtains alleged concept image of rumored Nintendo Switch mini console

New models for the Nintendo Switch have been rumored for a long time, with recent news suggesting they’re being manufactured right now. We’ve not seen the devices yet but a leaker has obtained an image of what the Mini version may look like. There’s also an accessory in retail packaging that matches the image.
A character from Apex Legends.

Apex Legends, FIFA 19 get Twitch content drops before Amazon Prime Day

Amazon’s big retail holiday is coming up and Twitch will be home to a competition leading up to the big day. A collection of celebrities will be facing off against each other in an Apex Legends contest and Prime subscribers will be able to take advantage of content drops that start in July but run for a few months.
Google Stadia no beta test before launch cloud gaming stream

No public beta for Stadia could make Founder’s Bundle buyers the guinea pigs

There are a lot of questions about how Google Stadia is going to perform on the many different internet connections but Google won’t be making an effort to get that answered before launch. The company won’t be hosting a beta test for prospective consumers before the fall 2019 release.
Google Stadia video game purchases cloud streaming store removal publisher developer

You get to keep your Google Stadia games, even if the publishers pull support

There are still many questions about what happens to your purchased Google Stadia games if they are no longer supported. According to chief Phil Harrison, if a publisher or developer decides to remove a game from Stadia, your game and your save data will still be accessible.
Google Stadia full price games purchase cost cloud gaming subscription

Stadia head thinks being able to play on any screen is worth paying full price

Google Stadia will allow users to purchase games or access a library of them via a subscription and it seems those purchased games will cost full price. Stadia Chief Phil Harrison believes that there’s value in being able to play your games on any screen and there’s no reason for games to be cheaper.
Final fantasy 14 xiv live action tv series sony pictures hivemind

Upcoming Final Fantasy 14 TV series is first live-action take on the franchise

The Shadowbringers expansion is right around the corner but the celebration of Final Fantasy 14 is only just beginning. Sony Pictures and Hivemind, the studio behind the upcoming adaptation of the Witcher for Netflix, are teaming up for a live-action FF14 television series.
Apex Legends season 2 two battle charge leak trailer kings canyon new character tease wattson

Leaked Apex Legends trailers tease new character, season 2 map changes

Respawn Entertainment is gearing up to introduce the second season of content for its battle royale Apex Legends but a leak has sprung. Two new trailers for the competitive shooter introduce a cinematic and gameplay that show off major changes to the Kings Canyon map.
Nintendo Switch vs Sony Playstation 4 vs Microsoft Xbox One

Tariffs may raise cost of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo’s next-gen consoles

The Trump administration has proposed tariffs that could impact video game consoles, controllers, arcade machines, and board games. Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have joined together to pen a letter that makes a substantial case for the removal of game consoles in this proposal.
Epic Games store exclusive game strategy Tim Sweeney CEO GOG

Epic Games founder says exclusive titles in digital storefronts benefit gamers

GOG Galaxy 2.0 is aiming to get all PC gaming launchers into one home and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney supports the idea. In response to a tweet about why he also embraces exclusive games for the Epic Games store, he explained the strategy in depth via a series of tweets.
Bungie Destiny 2 crunch development developers patch weapon

Bungie delays an upcoming Destiny 2 patch to avoid overworking developers

In response to a question about a patch fix for one of Destiny 2's weapons, a Bungie developer shared that it was delayed due to an effort to preserve work-life balance for the team. He even admitted that the developers just completed an update that took longer hours and they wouldn’t want them doing that back-to-back.
Cyberpunk 2077 romance NPC relationship heterosexual homosexual trans fluid identity CD Projekt Red

Cyberpunk 2077 will feature romance options beyond heterosexual relationships

Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red’s upcoming first-person RPG, will feature a gender-fluid character creator, and the game’s lead quest designer reveals that the romance options will be more diverse than The Witcher 3's. The options are nearly endless for the NPCs the devs can put together.