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Saga fights off a Taken in Alan Wake 2.

Alan Wake 2 studio is rebooting its upcoming multiplayer project

In the wake of Alan Wake 2's launch, Remedy Entertainment rebooted what was originally a free-to-play multiplayer game into a premium release.
Key art for the November 2023 Indie World.

Indie World Showcase November 2023: How to watch and what to expect

Tomorrow's Indie World Showcase will highlight many of the most intriguing indie games coming to Nintendo Switch soon.
Chot DDT in Like a Dragon Gaiden.

Don’t miss Like a Dragon Gaiden’s hilarious ChatGPT side-story

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name contains one of the series' best substories: a satirical jab at ChatGPT.
A screen grab from the N7 Day 2023 Mass Effect teaser.

The next Mass Effect gets a new teaser on N7 Day

For N7 Day 2023, BioWare teased many of the burning questions it plans on answering in the next mainline Mass Effect game.
Associate Hearthstone Battlegrounds game designers Michell Loewen and Jia Dee explain how Battlegrounds Duos works at BlizzCon 2023

Hearthstone Battlegrounds devs explain how Solo and Duos modes connect

We learned more about Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos at BlizzCon 2023, including how current Battlegrounds heroes and minions are compatible with the new mode.
Neyrelle in Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred.

After controversial updates, Diablo 4 devs learned to prioritize fun over balance

We spoke to the team behind Diablo 4 at BlizzCon 2023 to shed some light on its DLC plans after Vessel of Hatred.
Two versions of the PS5 next to each other.

You only have one week left to share PlayStation clips and screenshots to X

You won't be able to share PlayStation clips and screenshots to X for much longer, as PS4 and PS5 are dropping support for the social media platform next week.
The art for Xbox and Inworld's AI partnership.

Microsoft is making AI game-writing tools for Xbox with Inworld AI

Microsoft and Inworld AI are partnering to create game-writing tools that can turn prompts into quests and dynamically generate stories and dialogue.
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Switch OLED.

Nintendo introduces a new Super Smash Bros. Switch OLED for Black Friday

Nintendo is going all out for Black Friday with a special edition Switch OLED, new Joy-con colors, and more.
Kiryu punches an enemy in Yakuza style in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name review: playing the hits

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is a short, but repetitive soap opera saga that gives Kiryu one more chance to shine.
Phil Spencer at BlizzCon 2023

Warcraft and Diablo devs reveal the focus of Phil Spencer’s Blizzard visit

The devs in charge of Warcraft and Diablo told Digital Trends what Phil Spencer's Blizzard Entertainment studio visit ahead of BlizzCon 2023 was like.
A still from World of Warcraft The Worldsoul Saga's reveal tralier.

Warcraft developers lay out a grand vision for the franchise’s future

Warcraft's developers told Digital Trends their vision for the franchise's future, and that includes releasing World of Warcraft expansions at a faster rate.
Mauga poses in Overwatch 2.

Why Overwatch 2’s show-stealing new hero took an extra four years to debut

Blizzard originally wanted to add Mauga to Overwatch in 2019, but that never happened. Overwatch 2's developers told us why he's finally arriving in 2023.
Key art for the Alliance in Warcraft Rumble.

Warcraft Rumble devs are ready to learn from their mistakes

We spoke to the developers of Warcraft Rumble to learn more about its road to release and what's next for the mobile game.
Concept art for Lies of P's DLC.

Surprise Soulslike hit Lies of P is getting new DLC and a sequel

Lies of P sold 1 million copies, and Neowiz celebrated by confirming DLC for the game and a sequel are in the works.
Bruin is a boss in Remnant 2's The Awakened King DLC.

Remnant 2’s The Awakened King DLC goes bigger and bolder

We got an early look at Remnant 2's The Awakened King DLC, which showed off its bigger world and a tough new boss.
A first-person perspective of a Gran Turismo Sophy Race Together race in Gran Turismo 7.

Gran Turismo 7’s impressive Sophy AI returns with expanded features

Gran Turismo 7 players on PS5 can now race against the skilled GT Sophy 2.0 anytime they'd like in Quick Race.
Spider-Man soars through the air in a biomechanical suit in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

The best video games of October 2023: Mario, Spider-Man 2, and more

This October was loaded with so many excellent games that it's hard to keep track of them all. Here are some of our favorites.
The main character climbs up a structure in Jusant.

Jusant review: chill climbing adventure is a short trip worth taking

Jusant is much different from Don't Nod's previous work, but it's hands-off approach to narrative and hands-on approach to climbing works wonders.
The Atari logo appears in gold.

Atari’s latest acquisition is a game preservation power play

Atari announced its impending acquisition of Digital Eclipse, the developer behind this year's The Making of Karateka.
Kiriko in Overwatch 2

BlizzCon 2023: full live stream schedule and how to watch

BlizzCon 2023 kicks off this weekend for the first time since 2021, and you can watch the festivities live. Here's what's coming and how to catch it.
A runner runs in Marathon.

Destiny 2 studio Bungie hit by layoffs, internal game delays

Bungie laid off several developers today, which will reportedly impact its upcoming releases like Marathon.
Nunu and Willump roll wolves down a hill in a snowball.

Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story review: Riot Forge’s best game yet

Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story is an emotional puzzle-platformer and the best League of Legends spinoff yet.
Wonder Flower in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.

Our 10 favorite Wonder Effects in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

From Piranha Plants on Parade to Evade the Seeker Bullet Bills, these are Digital Trends' favorite Wonder Effects in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.
Goofy, Donald, and the player complete making something in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

Disney Dreamlight Valley leaves early access in December, but won’t be free

Disney Dreamlight Valley will exit early access before the end of the year, but it will no longer launch as a free-to-play game.
Venom perched on a rooftop.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 fixes one of its predecessor’s biggest flaws

I loved Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, even when I wasn't playing as Peter Parker or Miles Morales.
Mysterio in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 lets its villains evolve in ways comics never could

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 treats both its heroes and villains with respect and nuance, achieving impactful storytelling heights that comics often can't.
Ichiban fights a guy with a machete in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.

Everything announced at the Xbox Partner Preview

Xbox's first ever Partner Preview showcased some big third-party titles, including Metal Gear Solid 3 Delta.
A PS5 consxole is opened up, showing its removable hard drive.

An internet connection is required to connect the new PS5’s disc drive

The Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive add-on for new PS5 Digital Edition models requires an internet connection during its initial setup.
The flagpole is knocked away in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

It’s Super Mario Bros. Wonder’s subtle changes that make it special

From the removal of the timer to lots of novel level-specific interactions, Super Mario Bros. Wonder makes a lot of small, smart design choices.
Ichiban fights a guy with a machete in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.

Xbox Partner Preview: how to watch and what to expect

This is everything you need to know before tuning into the Xbox Partner Preview later this week.
Jack holds a sword in Ghostrunner 2 key art.

Ghostrunner 2 review: ultra-stylish sequel sometimes overstays its welcome

Ghostrunner 2 refines what made the first game great, but its new ideas kill the sequel's momentum.
Key art for Cities: Skylines 2.

Cities: Skylines 2 will be the best PC city-building simulator … eventually

Although Cities: Skylines 2 is a thorough city-building simulator, performance issues make it tough to recommend right at release.
Discord app icon on the screen smartphone

Discord is getting a big update that gives users more ways to pay

Discord's fall updates focus on changes to user safety, the monetization of profile customization, and third-party app usage.