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Carli Velocci

Carli Velocci

Contributor, Games

Carli is a technology, culture, and games editor and journalist. They were the Gaming Lead and Copy Chief at Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. Before that, they wrote for multiple publications, including Paste Magazine, Vice, Polygon, the Verge, and more. Her name might remind you of a dinosaur.

Mrs Freeze sliding on an ice path and smiling at the camera.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League’s abruptly delayed Season 2 is still happening

Rocksteady just released a ton of details about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Season 2, which was delayed last-minute earlier this month.
A chopper-esque contraption flying towards a giant monster in a city. The player character is shooting a gun at it.

This is your last chance to get some heavily discounted Xbox 360 games

Microsoft is shutting down the Xbox 360 store on July 29, but is running a huge sale on titles for the platform in the meantime.
A closeup of the Deadpool butt controller. It's red and the back looks like Deadpool's butt cheeks. The text on the image says "Designed by Deadpool xoxo"

This new Xbox Deadpool butt controller raises a lot of questions

Would a game controller with a 3D butt be comfortable to use? This limited-edition Deadpool controller might answer that.
A No Man's Sky character in an orange space suit standing in front of a dead alien, with the ship in the background.

No Man’s Sky is getting a Starship Troopers mode in huge new update

No Man's Sky has become known for its constant updates, and its latest, Worlds Part 1, looks promising.
warhammer 40k space marine 2 leaked

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 has leaked online, so be wary of spoilers

Saber Interactive has issued a statement regarding Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2, which has fully leaked online.
Malenia in Elden Ring putting her prosthetic arm on and looking off towards the right.

You can get a signed Elden Ring poster, but only if you have the cash

There is a signed Elden Ring poster up for auction, but the price is already ridiculously high.
The half elf shadowheart stares pensively at glowing in her hands in Baldur's Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 will get modding support and more in next patch

Larian Studios announced that Baldur's Gate 3's official modding toolkit is almost here, along with other huge updates in Patch 7 coming in September.
A character flies on a bird in Flock.

New Xbox Game Pass additions are looking quite wholesome

Xbox announced some new games coming to Game Pass through July 19, and they include some indies and AAs worth checking out.
A squad stands together in Call of Duty: Black Ops 6.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6’s two beta periods are on the way

Activision announced that an early access beta period will be coming at the end of August, followed by an open beta.
A photo of an Apple screen and a close-up of the App Store icon with three notifications on it.

A PC emulator is now on the iPhone app store after previous rejection

UTM SE is a free PC emulator that can help you run games on your iPhone, but it looks like there's a catch.
Takeda readying up his chains behind him as he stares into the camera. He's wearing a yellow and black mask and matching armor.

Mortal Kombat 1’s newest fighter returns to series for first time in 9 years

Warner Bros. Games announced the latest addition to its Kombat Pack of DLC characters, and his serrated whips make for a bloody good time.
Link stuck on a big black and purple crack in a dungeon floor in The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom.

It looks like you’ll still be able to play as Link in Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom

Thanks to an ESRB rating, we now know that we'll likely be able to play as Link in The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom.
A man with a gun fights a robot in The First Descendant.

The First Descendant dev addresses those Destiny 2 similarities

Nexon has responded to concerns that developers borrowed art and weapon designs from Destiny 2 for The First Descendant.
The Suicide Squad looking shocked.

You can claim this 2024 video game flop for free on Prime Day

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was the year's first big video game bomb, but if you ever wanted to try it out, it'll be free on Prime soon.
A Nintendo Switch OLED model in its dock next to a regular Switch dock.

This is the longest a Nintendo console has gone without a successor

It's officially been the longest amount of time a Nintendo home console has gone without a successor, surpassing the time between the NES and SNES.
Four aluminum Analogue Pockets side by side. From left we have a blue one, then black, gray, and white.

This super-expensive Analogue Pocket is about to go on sale

Analogue announced its latest special-edition Pocket, and it's made out of aluminum. However, that material comes at a cost.
The original Doom UI, with Doomguy's avatar in the middle, underneath him holding a gun that looks like the original Doom. However, he's on top of a Fortnite platform.

We’re shocked we haven’t seen Doom in Fortnite before now

In another edition of can it run Doom?, a game developer made a version that runs inside Fortnite.
Sora and Mario shake hands in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in front of a half moon.

Riot almost made a Smash Bros.-inspired fighting game, report says

A possible Smash Bros. competitor developed by Riot Games was scrapped, according to a new report.
Cloud, Zack, and Sephiroth stand back to back in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion.

PlayStation Plus’ July game catalog is absolutely stacked

PlayStation just announced the games coming to the PlayStation Plus catalog in July, and there are a lot of standouts.
Anubis, with black fur, an Egyptian-styled neck piece, and a jackal head, shooting magic in Palworld.

Palworld is about to get a whole lot bigger

Even though Palworld is still in early access, developer Pocketpair has entered into a new IP-expanding partnership.
A ship flies through space in Star Wars Outlaws.

Star Wars Outlaws’ open world looks less overwhelming than other Ubisoft games

Massive Entertainment has revealed more about how it handles exploration in Star Wars Outlaws, and it might fix issues Ubisoft had with other titles.
Apple Arcade characters stand on a chess board.

Apple Arcade is about to get two big mobile games

Apple Arcade is getting a couple of standout games soon, including an ad-free version of Vampire Survivors.
Jin in his ghost armor in front of a light brown background.

This 4-year-old PlayStation game is topping the sales charts

Sony had a big month in May. According to analyst data, a four-year-old PS4 exclusive was the top-selling game across all platforms.
Braum from League of Legends running at the screen with his shield. There's a fluffy poro on his shoulder.

This League of Legends character (along with his fluffy pals) is coming to 2XKO

Riot Games announced that the support hero Braum is coming to its team-based fighting game 2XKO.
Two characters face off at close range in Apex Legends.

Apex Legends is introducing a new battle pass, and fans aren’t happy

Respawn announced a new battle pass system for Apex Legends, but it's already coming under intense criticism from the community.
overwatch 2 transfomers crossover teaser transformers reinhardt

Overwatch 2 is collaborating with Transformers, and it looks radical

Blizzard is going further with the nostalgia in Season 11, with the upcoming Transformers collaboration on the way tomorrow.
A Singularity character in a full-body jumpsuit and helmet clutching their stomach.

Smash-hit PC game finally exits early access after five years

Satisfactory had an excellent early access release in 2019, and now it's finally due for its 1.0 launch in September.
Varric and Harding in Dragon Age: The Veilguard

Dragon Age: The Veilguard almost has too many customization options

We've already learned about Dragon Age: The Veilguard's character creator options, but even the gear is looking very customizable.
Trevor firing an assault rifle in GTA 5.

Grand Theft Auto 5 story DLC was cut due to ‘cash cow’ GTA Online, dev says

Grand Theft Auto 5 was set to get a story DLC, but it was cut because of GTA Online, according to a former developer.
Deadeye, a person in an orange exosuit, fights dinosaurs in Exoprimal on a street.

Exoprimal ends its seasonal content, but it’s not going extinct just yet

Capcom's other dinosaur-fighting game Exoprimal won't release any new seasonal content, but you still have a chance to play.
A blue wheel surrounded by a bunch of purple blocks on a purple and white background.

Adult Swim will delist 4 PC games later this month

Warner Bros. Discovery, parent company of Adult Swim, will delist four more indies from Steam after beginning its spree in March.
A woman with purple hair and bluish-green eyes staring into the camera in Fantasian Neo Dimension.

Final Fantasy’s creator teams up with Square Enix, but won’t revisit the series

While Hironobu Sakaguchi is working with Square Enix again, he said he won't revisit his older series like Final Fantasy since he plays games differently now.
An employee walks past a logo of Japan's Nintendo Co. at a Nintendo store in Tokyo.

Nintendo president says company won’t use generative AI in its games

Unlike some of its competitors, Nintendo leadership is against using generative AI for its games right now.
Issac Clarke exploring ruins in Dead Space Remake.

This new Battlefield crossover might be your best bet for more Dead Space

EA announced a Battlefield and Dead Space crossover, the first since EA Motive moved to work on the next Battlefield game.