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Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese

Gaming Staff Writer

Tomas Franzese is a Staff Writer at Digital Trends, where he reports on and reviews the latest releases and exciting developments within the video game industry. A graduate of Old Dominion University, Tomas joined Digital Trends in 2022. Before that, he was a Video Game News Writer at Inverse and News Editor at DualShockers, where he supervised and edited the website’s news coverage.

Ella Purnell in Fallout.

Amazon’s Fallout series is crossing over with two Fallout games

Fallout 76 and Fallout Shelter are both getting new content based on the new Amazon Prime TV show adaptation of the franchise.
New Fallout 4 Creation Club mod content coming with the Xbox Series X and PS5 launch.

Fallout 4 is finally getting free Xbox Series X and PS5 upgrades

PS5 and Xbox Series X/S native versions of Bethesda's Fallout 4 will finally launch this month in the wake of the premiere of Amazon's Fallout show.
Elgato's limited edition Fallout products.

Elgato’s Fallout-themed products let you stream from the Wasteland

If you've got Fallout fever thanks to the new Amazon Prime show, check out Elgato's new line of Fallout-themed streaming companions.
Key art for Animal Well

Animal Well will be part of the PS Plus Game Catalog from day one

Animal Well will be coming to PS Plus Premium and Extra's game catalog when it launches on May 9.
Key art of the Prince in The Rogue Prince of Persia.

Prince of Persia is getting a Dead Cells-style roguelike next month

The Rogue Prince of Persia is an action roguelike from one of the teams behind Dead Cells, and it's coming out very soon.
Key art for Slay the Spire 2.

Slay the Spire 2 is coming to early access next year with a new hero

Slay the Spire 2, a sequel to one of the best roguelikes of all time, was revealed during the Triple-i Initiative Showcase.
Key art for one of the characters in Slay the Spire 2.

Everything announced at the Triple-i Initiative Showcase: Slay the Spire 2 and more

The Rogue Prince of Persia, Slay the Spire 2, and Never Alone 2 were some of the biggest announcements from The Triple-i Initiative showcase.
Key art for SaGa: Emerald Beyond.

Square Enix just set a new bar for video game demos with its latest RPG

Square Enix released not just one, but three demos for its upcoming RPG SaGa: Emerald Beyond. That was the right call.
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Destiny 2: The Final Shape’s new subclass combines light and dark

Destiny 2: The Final Shape's latest gameplay preview highlighted its Prismatic subclass and exotic weapon changes.
Crawford shoots enemies with a turret he place in Battlefield 2042.

The next Battlefield game is in development with help from Dead Space studio

EA confirmed that Dead Space remake developer EA Motive will help make the next Battlefield game and that support for Battlefield 2042 is winding down.
Kay Vass joined by her small alien companion called Nix in a futuristic city.

Star Wars Outlaws’ summer release date leaks ahead of official reveal

It looks like Ubisoft Japan has accidentally leaked the release date for the highly anticipated Star Wars Outlaws a bit early.
A boat sails through a passage in Dredge.

Horror indie game hit Dredge is getting a surprise film adaptation

The media production company behind the Sonic the Hedgehog movies wants to make 2023 horror indie game hit Dredge into a film.
Key art for Ereban: Shadow Legacy.

Ereban: Shadow Legacy revives a style of single-player game I sorely miss

If you miss the era of short but sweet single-player adventures, then you'll want to pick up the shadow-based stealth game Ereban: Shadow Legacy.
A fight in Hyper Light Breaker.

Hyper Light Breaker publisher has new name after Gearbox shake-up

The video game publisher formerly known as both Perfect World Entertainment and Gearbox Publishing now has a new name: Arc Games.
A massive Ridden in Back 4 Blood.

You need to play this underrated zombie shooter before it leaves Xbox Game Pass

Play Back 4 Blood before it leaves Xbox Game Pass later this month because it's even better now than it was at launch.
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Sega lays off 240 workers and sells Company of Heroes 3 studio

Sega is letting Company of Heroes 3 developer Relic Entertainment go independent, but is also laying off 240 from its European studios.
Hatsune Miku sings in Crypt of the NecroDancer DLC trailer.

Hatsune Miku’s Crypt of the NecroDancer crossover is a perfect fit

Hatsune Miku's latest crossover is with the PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch versions of rhythm dungeon crawler Crypt of the NecroDancer, and it's a blast.
Parvati fights in The Outer Worlds.

Don’t miss this great sci-fi RPG while it’s free on the Epic Games Store

Make sure you pick up The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition while its free on the Epic Games Store.
Dragon's Dogma 2 key art featuring a knight with a fiery hole in their chest.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 didn’t click for me until I reached its true ending

Many of Dragon's Dogma 2's frustrating design choices didn't make sense to me until I went for the game's true ending.
A custom car built drives around Lego 2K Drive.

Xbox Game Pass loses some horror greats, but gains a kid-friendly racing game

Xbox Game Pass is getting a heap of new games this month, but losing a handful of good horror games.
The main character of Tales of Kenzera: Zau stands with two elemental items.

PS Plus Extra subscribers can try two of the month’s biggest PS5 games for free

Sony has confirmed that two of April's biggest PS5 game releasers will be available as part of PS Plus Premium and Extra's Game Catalog from day one.
A girl picks up the phone in inKONBINI: One Store, Many Stories

You should keep your eye on these promising Xbox indies

Xbox showed us 8 upcoming indie games under its ID@Xbox banner, and each one is worth keeping an eye on.
A Pikachu sleeps on a bed.

Pokémon Sleep April Fools’ Day joke is surprisingly funny

If you only watch one gaming April Fool's Day joke today, check out this hilarious Pokémon Sleep gag.
Many of the characters in Sand Land.

What’s new in April 2024: 8 upcoming games to keep on your radar

Sand Land, Stellar Blade, and Tales of Kenzera: Zau round out a quieter but exciting month of new game releases.
An alien comes up to the door's window in Mars After Midnight.

You can only play one of 2024’s best games on a tiny, 1-bit screen

Lucas Pope's Mars After Midnight is the perfect game for Panic's Playdate because it couldn't really work anywhere else.
Mordecai in Borderlands 1.

Embracer Group finally sells Gearbox Software, but keeps Gearbox Publishing

Embracer Group may have sold Gearbox Software and Borderlands, but it retains control of Remnant II by keeping Gearbox Publishing San Francisco.
Four players stand together in the 4v4 PvP mode of Minecraft Legends.

PlayStation Plus’ most notable free April offerings come from Microsoft

Two of PS Plus Essential's free offerings this April are Minecraft Legends and an Overwatch 2 bundle, both of which come from Xbox maker Microsoft.
A lot of heroes fight in Marvel Rivals

Marvel Rivals turns Overwatch into the Earth’s mightiest superhero shooter

Marvel Rivals is a new multiplayer hero shooter that fuses Overwatch with Marvel Comics.
Castlevania's Simon Belmont in V Rising.

V Rising – Legacy of Castlevania crossover will let you fight Simon Belmont

V Rising will launch with Castlevania crossover content that lets players' vampires fight Simon Belmont.
A character with a bow and arrow in Dragon's Dogma 2.

Dragon’s Dogma 2’s first updates will tackle its PC performance issues

Capcom revealed the fixes coming to Dragon's Dogma 2 in its first few updates, including the ability to set a frame rate limit on console.
Eve kneeling with her sword.

PS5 exclusive Stellar Blade is getting a free demo later this week

You can check out the opening of Stellar Blade for free after its demo hits the PlayStation Store later this week.
Key art for the Valorant agent Clove.

Valorant’s next agent can use some of their abilities after dying

Valorant's newest agent, Clove, has multiple abilities that can be used after they die.
A red and blue PS5 stands on a table with matching controllers.

3 realistic improvements we want to see with PS5 Pro games

Although leaks suggest the PS5 Pro won't be a massive upgrade, there are several improvements we can expect from games running on the enhanced console.
Shadowheart post-launch outfit in Baldur's Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 isn’t getting DLC or a sequel from Larian, and that’s OK

Games like Baldur's Gate 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom aren't getting expansions or direct sequels anytime soon, but I'm content with that.