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Giovanni Colantonio

Giovanni Colantonio

Section Editor, Gaming

Giovanni is a writer and video producer focusing on happenings in the video game industry. He has contributed stories to Inverse, Fanbyte, The Inventory, and more. He was previously a segment producer on Polygon's daily gaming show Speedrun and he currently hosts the Left Trigger Right Trigger podcast. Four Tetris 99 wins, and counting.

An NPC looms tall in Greedfall 2: The Dying World.

GreedFall 2: The Dying World is going full-on Dragon Age: Origins

GreedFall 2: The Dying World is completely shaking up its predecessor with a new combat system inspired by Dragon Age: Origins.
A warrior faces down a dragon in Phantom Blade Zero.

The best games we played at Summer Game Fest 2024

We played tons of demos at this year's Summer Game Fest, from Astro Bot to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. These were some of our favorites.
Astro Bot wears a dog backpack.

Astro Bot isn’t getting PlayStation VR2 support, Team Asobi confirms

Astro Bot won't feature any PlayStation VR2 support at launch, as Team Asobi tells us that it's focusing 100% on PS5.
Astro Bot dresses up as Kratos.

We played Astro Bot, and it’s the exact game PlayStation needs right now

We got tons of new details on Astro Bot during our hands-on session at Summer Game Fest. Here's everything we learned.
A Thunderjaw roars in Lego Horizon Adventures.

Lego Horizon Adventures will turn your kids into PlayStation fans

We took Lego Horizon Adventures for a spin at Summer Game Fest and got insight into why Sony is bringing it to Nintendo Switch.
Key art for UFO 50 shows several retro characters.

UFO 50 isn’t the Spelunky follow-up you’re expecting. It’s even better

If you love 8-bit games, UFO 50 will give you 50 of them in an ambitious collection that we're already obsessed with.
Sonic grinding on a rail.

We went hands-on with Sonic X Shadow Generations (the milkshake)

Instead of demoing Sonic X Shadow Generations at Summer Game Fest, we decided to go hands on with Shadow the Hedgehog's milkshake.
call of duty black ops 6 preview bo6 multiplayer omnimovement

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 could change the first-person shooter forever

We got a comprehensive look at Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, including its genre-changing new movement system.
A squad stands together in Call of Duty: Black Ops 6.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is bringing back several fan-favorite features

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will bring back several fan-favorite features, including Classic Prestige progression and a round-ending Best Kill clip.
Key art shows Fragpunk characters.

Free-to-play shooter Fragpunk is Xbox’s wacky answer to Valorant

Fragpunk is a new free-to-play shooter coming to Xbox that puts a much wackier spin on Valorant.
A mech stands in a desert in Bounty Star.

Bounty Star takes Armored Core to the Wild West

The mecha genre is getting a unique new addition with the Wild West-set indie Bounty Star, and we gave it for a spin at Summer Game Fest.
A rabbit and a man recreate the Creation of Man in Rusty Rabbit.

I saw an absurd game about rabbits at Summer Game Fest, and I’m obsessed with it

Out of everything we've seen at Summer Game Fest so far, Rusty Rabbit just might be the show's best (and wackiest) surprise.
A lot of heroes fight in Marvel Rivals

I’m sorry in advance to all my future Marvel Rivals teammates

After playing a few rounds of Marvel Rivals at Summer Game Fest, we think we'll stick to its casual playlists.
A character punches another to the ground in Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves.

Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves is ready to beat up the competition

We checked out Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves at Summer Game Fest and already can't wait to try it again.
A woman hides from a spotlight-headed creature in Fear the Spotlight.

Fear the Spotlight is a creepy (and surprising) start for Blumhouse Games

Blumhouse is publishing its first video game with Fear the Spotlight, and it's already creeping us out at Summer Game Fest.
Frogs sit in a refuge in Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge.

4 new games just surprise released during a packed Wholesome Direct stream

Wholesome Direct just showcased over 70 cozy games -- and four of them just surprise released.
A structure sits in the sea in The Talos Principle 2.

The Talos Principle 2: Road to Elysium DLC is three expansions in one

The Talos Principle 2 is getting a massive chunk of DLC called Road to Elysium, and we've already cracked eight of its mind-bending puzzles.
Batman stands near fire in Batman: Arkham Shadow.

Batman: Arkham Shadow is more faithful to the series than you think

Alongside a new story trailer, Meta outlined exactly how true Batman: Arkham Shadow's VR gameplay is to Rocksteady's Arkham series.
A viking slashes a tree in Volgarr the Viking 2.

Volgarr the Viking 2 will take you back to your Ghosts ‘n Goblins days

Revealed during today's Guerrilla Collective stream, 2013's Volgarr the Viking is getting a surprise sequel from Digital Eclipse.
A Rabbid holds an umbrella gun in Rabbids: Legends of the Multiverse.

Ubisoft’s newest game is Final Fantasy’s Fort Condor with Rabbids

Rabbids: Legends of the Multiverse is out on Apple Arcade today, and it's another charming curiosity in the service's eclectic backlog.
Living room with Microsoft Xbox Series X (L) and Sony PlayStation 5 home video game consoles alongside a television and soundbar.

Every summer 2024 gaming showcase: full schedule of live streams

From Summer Game Fest to this June's Nintendo Direct, here's every major video game showcase happening this summer.
A PlayStation Access controller sits on a table.

To build a PS5 controller for anyone, Sony had to reinvent the wheel

PlayStation raised the bar for accessibility with its Access Controller. It took a lot of feedback and iteration to get there.
A character flies on a bird in Flock.

Flock launches this July, and you can watch its hypnotic new trailer here

Flock, an upcoming birdwatching game from publisher Annapurna Interactive, launches this July, and you can watch its exclusive release date trailer right here.
Characters pose in the key art for Cat Quest 3.

I thought Cat Quest 3 wouldn’t be for me. I was very wrong

Cat Quest 3 is already winning us over thanks to its blend of light-hearted adventure and surprisingly deep RPG systems.
Terry stands on the hood of a car in Tiny Terry's Turbo Trip.

This homage to The Simpsons: Hit & Run is 2024’s funniest game

Tiny Terry's Turbo Trip is a hysterical adventure that feels like a worthy homage to The Simpsons: Hit & Run.
Paper Luigi holds his hands out.

After The Thousand-Year Door remake, its finally time for Paper Luigi

The Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remake is a reminder of the Luigi spinoff we've been waiting two decades for.
Grozz and more heroes run forward in Star Wars: Hunters.

I’m already loving Star Wars: Hunters’ cast of misfit weirdos

Free-to-play shooter Star Wars: Hunters is coming soon and its might be the funniest and most inventive Star Wars game in years.
A robot flies on a controller in Astro Bot.

Hey PlayStation, I’ll take more games like Astro Bot, please

The excitement over the newly announced Astro Bot underscores a hunger for a return to PlayStation's more eclectic days.
A villain in a clown mask stares menacingly in Until Dawn.

Until Dawn remake’s flashy new trailer shows its Unreal Engine 5 upgrade

PlayStation's Until Dawn remake just got a fall release window and a bloody new trailer showing off the power of Unreal Engine 5.
Mechs blast one another in Grit and Valor 1949.

Grit and Valor 1949 takes Into the Breach to World War II

Grit and Valor 1949 is a new alternate history tactics game that takes the idea of Into the Breach to World War II.
A giant ghost is wrapped in chains in Hauntii.

Xbox Game Pass has its own Super Mario Odyssey, and it’s a delight

You'll probably never be able to play Super Mario Odyssey on Xbox, but Hauntii on Game Pass might be the next best thing.
Cloud,. Aerith, and Tifa stand together in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

PlayStation Days of Play sale: the best deals that you don’t want to miss

PlayStation's Days of Play sale is live and it's bringing discounts on tons of fantastic games. Here are the best deals we've found.
Three colorful PS5s float together in a line.

PlayStation State of Play returns this week, will feature 14 PS5 games

Sony's State of Play stream will return this week, and rumors are already circulating about what games it'll show off.
A soldier squats in Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 key art.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is coming to Xbox Game Pass at launch

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will come to Xbox Game Pass on day one, though we don't know which subscription tiers it'll be on just yet.