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Farming in Fae Farm

Fae Farm is an approachable Stardew Valley riff lacking in personality

Fae Farm is a fun, approachable farming game, but one that lacks an important element that makes Stardew Valley such a genre classic.
David Harbour and Jodie Comer in Alone in the Dark.

October is so crowded for games that Alone in the Dark is moving to 2024

THQ Nordic's Alone in the Dark remake will avoid competing with Spider-Man 2 and Alan Wake 2 by releasing in January 2024 instead of this October.
A player fights an enemy in Starlink: Battle for Atlas.

Starfield isn’t on PS5, but you can play these great alternatives on PS Plus

From The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to Outer Wilds, there are some great Starfield alternatives available via PS Plus.
Jack holds a sword in Ghostrunner 2 key art.

Ghostrunner 2 is already giving me more of what I loved about the original

Ghostrunner 2 captures the magic of the original's hack-and-slash combat ... and adds some motorbike fights in for good measure.
Slugg in The Chinese Room's version of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has new developer, fall 2024 release date

Vampire: The Masquerade -- Bloodlines 2 has a new developer, and Digital Trends spoke to the team behind the game to learn how that happened.
The crew of the Saints Row reboot stands against a wall.

Saints Row developer Volition shut down by Embracer Group

Volition, the Illinois developer behind series like Saints Row and Red Faction, was shut down by Embracer Group.
An image of the Nintendo Switch - OLED Model Mario Red Edition.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder is getting a very red Nintendo Switch OLED

The Nintendo Switch - OLED Model Mario Red Edition launches a couple of weeks before Super Mario Bros. Wonder.
The player comes upon a sword in Ultros.

Trippy Metroidvania Ultros already has me confused and captivated

We got a close look at Ultros, a trippy Metroidvania that's unlike anything you've ever seen before.
Laezel in Baldur's Gate 3

The best games of August 2023: Baldur’s Gate 3, Sea of Stars, and more

Baldur's Gate 3, Sea of Stars, and The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood are some of August 2023's best games.
PlayStation Plus art highlighting the essential, extra, and premium tiers.

PlayStation Plus is getting a major price hike following Game Pass changes

PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium will all see sizable annual subscription price increases starting this September.
Mario as an elephant in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct: how to watch and what to expect

If you want to tune into the Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct, this is everything you need to know about it.
Key art for Firewall Ultra.

PlayStation VR2 just got 2 fun shooters, but I’m still waiting to be wowed

Firewall Ultra and Crossfire Sierra Squad just released for PlayStation VR2, but I'm still waiting for a VR game that'll really sell me on the headset.
1K looks at a cliff in The Talos Principle 2.

The Talos Principle 2 is shaping up to be 2023’s can’t-miss puzzle game

We got a close look at The Talos Principle 2, which brings more philosophical robots and clever puzzle tools to the standout series.
Archie Madekwe looks at David Harbour in Gran Turismo.

Gran Turismo isn’t very good, but I want more movies like it

Gran Turismo isn't very good, but I hope to see more films about the video game industry and its impact, not just the games themselves.
Charles Martinet stands with someone in a Mario costume.

Charles Martinet’s 6 most iconic video game performances

Charles Martinet is no longer voicing Mario, so we're looking back at some of his best video game performances.
Karlach in Baldur's Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 1 improves the game in over 1,000 ways

Baldur's Gate 3 Patch contains over 1,000 bug fixes and gameplay improvements for the hit RPG.
A PlayStation Portal boots up.

PlayStation Portal misunderstands remote play and cloud gaming’s appeal

Sony revealed more about the PlayStation Portal but made the device less appealing by ignoring the best parts of remote play and cloud gaming.
Jaheira in Baldur's Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 drops Series S splitscreen support to release on Xbox in 2023

Baldur's Gate 3 launches on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S before the end of the year, but the Xbox Series S version will not have a notable feature.
A Stalker from Stalker 2 look off in the distance with a radioactive symbol behind him.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Gamescom trailer confirms delay, but looks fantastic

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 got an excellent trailer that also confirmed that the game has been delayed yet again.
A broken down station wagon in Pacific Drive.

Pacific Drive puts you behind the wheel of a supernatural station wagon

Pacific Drive is a surprising hybrid between a station wagon racing game and a full-on immersive sim.
Key art for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 featuring Titus.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 reminds me of Exoprimal — in the best ways

We played an hour of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2, which has the same primal joy we came to love in this year's Exoprimal.
Astro's Playroom booting up on the PlayStation Portal.

Sony’s cloud handheld, the PlayStation Portal, will only stream certain games

Sony finally revealed the price tag for its PlayStation Portal cloud gaming handheld, but there's a major catch when it comes to games it supports.
persona 3 reload release date

Persona 3 Reload will release during a surprisingly packed February 2024

Atlus revealed the release date for Persona 3 Reload, and it places the game in what's shaping up to be a busy month for games in 2024.
Jin in Tekken 8

Everything announced at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023

From Tekken 8's release date to Alan Wake 2's spooky new trailer, there's every single announcement from this year's gamescom Opening Night Live stream.
Key art for The Game Awards 2023.

Geoff Keighley sets date for the 10th annual Game Awards

Geoff Keighley has announced when the tenth annual The Game Awards will take place in 2023.
Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming Service Enters Beta This Week

Microsoft gives Activision Blizzard cloud gaming rights to Ubisoft

Microsoft will give cloud streaming rights for Activision Blizzard games to Ubisoft in order to placate regulators wary of the acquisition.
Gordon Freeman's suit in Half-Life 2 RTX

Half-Life 2 is getting Nvidia’s RTX treatment with DLSS 3

Nvidia and the modders at Orbifold Studios announced Half-Life 2 RTX, which will support DLSS 3 and RTX IO.
immortals of aveum review ps5 key art

Immortals of Aveum review: magic meets Call of Duty in inventive shooter

When Immortals of Aveum cuts the snark, it's an enjoyable magic shooter that takes smart cues from Call of Duty without copying it.
The Starfield Xbox Series X Console Cover.

Turn your Xbox Series X into a Starfield machine with this console wrap

Microsoft unveiled Xbox Series X Console Wraps, and one of them will turn your machine into the perfect Starfield console.
Mario with a shocked expression.

Longtime Mario voice actor Charles Martinet is stepping away from the role

Nintendo announced that Charles Martinet is stepping away from voicing Mario and other characters in Nintendo games.
The Xbox logo.

The impending Xbox 360 Store closure makes me wary of Game Pass’ future

The Xbox 360 Store is going away, and it now feels inevitable that this will one day happen to Xbox Game Pass and the current Microsoft Store.
Geoff Keighley presents at Gamescom Opening Night Live.

Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023: how to watch and what to expect

This is how you can watch Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023 and get updates on games like Mortal Kombat 1, Sonic Superstars, and Alan Wake 2.
Kiryu and Ichiban speak in the Special Trial demo for Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.

Like a Dragon Gaiden will come with an Infinite Wealth demo

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will come with a demo the next game in the Like a Dragon series.
No Russian's reimagining in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III trailer teases a No Russian reimagining

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III's first gameplay trailer confirms the game will reimagine the series' infamous No Russian mission.