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Justin Koreis

Justin Koreis

Justin is a freelance writer with a lifelong love of video games and technology. He loves writing about games, especially where video games and culture intersect. Justin was born in rural Montana, and is a proud Blackfeet descendent. He lives in Portland, is a giant Seahawks and Mariners fan, and loves the Pacific Northwest. His favorite video game are Breath of the Wild, Mega Man X, Halo, and Sea of Thieves.

A red haired figure stands with his clenched fist raised in Visions of Mana

Visions of Mana will have the series’ largest world to date, producer says

We spoke to Masaru Oyamada, producer of of the Mana series, to talk about how Visions of Mana seeks to recapture the series' magic and modernize it.
Survivors hide from a Klown in Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game keeps the cult film’s zaniness intact

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game might just be the shake-up the asymmetrical horror genre needs.
A middle age man is walking through a run down kitchen, aiming a gun at a zombie

The best games we played at PAX East 2024: zombies, slime, and more

We searched high and low on the PAX show floor and behind closed doors to bring you this list of games well worth keeping an eye on.
The name King of Red Lions floats above a red, customized ship in Sea of Thieves.

How to buy and customize ships in Sea of Thieves

You can finally make your ship in Sea of Thieves truly your own with the arrival of Captaincy. This guide will show you how to buy and customize your ship.
A view through the drivers side door of a car, with a single point of light breaking up the black background.

Hop in. Unraveling the mysteries of Pacific Drive in the rusty car that inspired it

We took an overnight road trip with the developers of Pacific Drive in the real station wagon that inspired the supernatural driving game,
A group of four adventures stands on the ends of a cliff in Baldur's Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 dev dishes on mods, upcoming epilogues, and Xbox Series S struggles

We spoke with Swen Vincke, CEO of Larian Studios, about what's next for Baldur's Gate 3 and why the Xbox Series S is a challenge for the team.
A monster shrieks in Lords of the Fallen.

Lords of the Fallen is a welcome shake-up to the Dark Souls formula

Lords of the Fallen isn't hiding its Dark Souls influence, but it brings a wealth of original ideas that make it feel like a fresh take on the genre.
All the Phanton Thieives pose together in front of a stylized town in Persona 5 Tactica.

These were the best games we played at PAX West 2023: Mario, Persona, and more

This year's PAX West was filled with promising demos, from Persona 5 Tactica to left-field indie charmers. Here are some of our favorites.
A PS5 sitting in a wood toned entertainment center, showing off it's new red cover.

How to remove a PS5 faceplate and install a new one

The PlayStation 5 comes in white by default, but you have the ability to change that with custom covers. We will walk you through this easy change.
Three women float in front of a bright blue orb of light in Trinity Fusion

These were the 7 best video games we played at PAX 2023

We stopped by PAX East this weekend to sample as many indie games as we could. Out of everything we played, these seven games stood out most.
Joel holds a rifle in front of him as he enters a door covered in dried fungus in The Last of Us on HBO.

The Last of Us is over. But can a zombie outbreak happen in real life?

Now that The Last of Us season one is over, Digital Trends talked to a microbiologist to find out if the fungi outbreak in the hit HBO show can actually happen.
An Innu man look off in the distance next to a small tree covered hill.

Two Falls (Nishu Takuatshina) aims to tell an authentic Indigenous story

Two Falls (Nishu-Takuatshina) is a Firewatch-inspired adventure created that takes great care to represent Indigenous people and history.
A young girl dressed in buckskin stands besides a bright white arctic fox as snow cascades down.

The best games by or about Native Americans

Video games are a great medium to experience diverse ideas and cultures. Here are the best games created or influenced by Indigenous voices.
Four cartoonish pirates meet at a desk in Return to Monkey Island.

Return to Monkey Island is about ‘unfinished business’ for its creators

We spoke with Monkey Island creators Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman to find out why the duo are returning to the series 30 years later.
Bayonetta smirks while falling through the sky below a massive fish-monster in Bayonetta 3.

Bayonetta 3’s outrageous action has already cast a spell on me

During an impressive hands-on preview of Bayonetta 3, we fought a giant fish, beat the hell out of monsters, and wore literal boat as shoes.
A man speakers, gesturing with his hand, in front of a large mural of Mario.

‘President of Video Games’ Reggie Fils-Aimé delivers his State of the Industry address

We appointed Nintendo legend Reggie Fils-Aimé the President of Video Games at PAX West. He gave us his State of the Industry address.
A robot holds up a small figuring of a man holding two guns in New Tales from the Borderlands.

New Tales from the Borderlands brings Metal Gear Solid nods, figurine battles

We saw New Tales from the Borderlands in action, and the classic series DNA seems to be alive and well.
A logbook is held open, the contents identifying Koreis as captain of the ship in Sea of Thieves.

How to fill and sell Logbooks in Sea of Thieves

The tales of your exploits in Sea of Thieves live within your Logbook. We will show you how to fill it up and how to steal and sell them from other ships.
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Sea of Thieves: How to repair cosmetic damage to ships

Returning a ship you bought to like-new conditions in Sea of Thieves is a challenge thanks to persistent cosmetic damage, but it can be done. Here's how.
Two ships fighting in Sea of Thieves.

How to name your ship in Sea of Thieves

The Captaincy update to Sea of Thieves finally lets you name your vessel for all the world to see. Here's how to do it and some essential details to know.
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How to cancel an Xbox Game Pass subscription on Xbox and PC

Canceling Xbox Game Pass is pretty quick and painless. Follow this guide and we will show you step by step how to cancel it from both an Xbox console and a PC.
A group of 6 Destiny 2 players stand in a line, waiting for a match to start.

Destiny 2 Iron Banner guide: How to earn the Iron Lord title

A revamped Iron Banner has arrived in Destiny 2. Here's how it works, how to complete the quest, and what you need to do to earn the Iron Lord Title.
The Destiny 2 Exotic fusion rifle Jötunn up close, with stats in view.

Destiny 2: How to unlock the Jötunn Catalyst

A long charge and then instant death is what Jötunn is known for in Destiny 2. But what if the charge was shorter and the death more explosive? Now it can be!
A closeup view of a large black sword, adorned with a curving handguard that resembles snakes.

How to unlock the Heartshadow Sword in Destiny 2

Slay your foes unseen with Heartshadow, the new Exotic sword in Destiny 2. There is only one way to get this blade, and we will tell you how.
The SMG called The Title is shown in closeup in Destiny 2.

How to unlock The Title SMG in Destiny 2

The Title is an intriguing new SMG in Destiny 2 with a one-of-a kind perk. We are going to show you how quick and easy it is to earn one of your own.
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Destiny 2: The Witch Queen: How to unlock the Glaive weapon

Combining a strong bladed attack with powerful ranged shots and a defensive shield, the Glaive is a must-have weapon in Destiny 2.
The inventory screen showing the stands of Grand Overture in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen: How to unlock Grand Overture

Unleash the power of the Colossus with the Grand Overture exotic weapon from Destiny 2: The Witch Queen.
The inventory card for the Parasite exotic weapon in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen: How to unlock the Parasite exotic

One of the most powerful weapons added in the Destiny 2: The Witch Queen expansion is the Parasite. Here's how to nab it.
The player is firing the green projectiles from osteo striga in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2’s hot new exotic is another pay-to-win headache

The Osteo Striga exotic is another example of Bungie sneaking pay-to-win DNA into Destiny 2.
A player crafted shotgun in action in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen weapon crafting guide

Guardians can finally craft weapons in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. We'll show you the ins and outs of making your perfect custom armaments.
A squad of guardians pose as they wait to load.

I rescued Destiny 2 ‘new lights’ from a game-ruining fate

Operation Save the New Lights is underway to rescue players trapped in Destiny 2's Dares of Eternity.
Characters shooting in Destiny 2.

Everything you should do in Destiny 2 before the Forsaken campaign is vaulted

The arrival of Destiny 2: The Witch Queen means the end of the Forsaken campaign. Here are the stories you need experience and loot to collect while you can.
A classic automobile, pulling a tight turn to pursue a fast travel sign

How to fast travel in Forza Horizon 5

Fast travel in Forza Horizon 5 has some quirks, but it is a powerful tool to get you back in the action quickly. This guide will show you what you need to know.
A sports car at dusk in Forza Horizon 5.

Forza Horizon 5 Beginner’s Guide: 11 Tips To Get You Started

Forza Horizon 5 is a deep racing title, with cars to unlock, challenges to complete, and myriad features. Here is everything you need to know to get started.