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EVE stares at an enemy in Stellar Blade.

Stellar Blade review: PS5 exclusive’s beauty is only skin deep

Stellar Blade is not as substantive as PS5's other exclusive single-player offerings, but still features some exhilarating combat and art direction.
Nintendo Entertainment System with controller.

A Nintendo emulator is Apple’s top downloaded app after ban reversal

Delta, an emulator that allows you to play classic Nintendo games, is currently the No. 1 app on the iOS App Store after Apple reversed a ban on the program.
Batman stands in front of a bat shadow in Batman: Arkham Shadow.

The next Batman: Arkham game is a Meta Quest 3 exclusive

Batman: Arkham Shadow is coming, but you'll need a Meta Quest 3 to play it.
Senua stares ahead wearing war paint.

What’s new in May 2024: 7 games that you need to play this month

This May might sound like a slow month for games on paper, but it might end up being one of 2024's best.
Key art for Funko Fusion.

Funko Fusion mashes up The Thing, Hot Fuzz, Nope, and much more

Funko Fusion might be the most eclectic IP crossover game yet, drawing on everything from Back to the Future to Nope.
Basim showing off his hidden blade in front of the Bagdad cityscape.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage comes to iPhones and iPads this June

Assassin's Creed Mirage makes its way to Apple devices that have an M1 chip on June 6.
Someone plays Rivals Arena on a Samsung TV.

Samsung TVs are getting their own exclusive games

Samsung TVs are getting their own exclusive games that don't require a controller to play.
Lara Croft runs from a crashing plane in Tomb Raider.

One of the best Tomb Raider games is coming to Xbox Game Pass

Four titles will be added to the Xbox Game Pass catalog throughout the first half of May, including one of the best Tomb Raider games.
Indiana jones buried in the sand.

Xbox Games Showcase coming this summer alongside mysterious game reveal

Microsoft has finally confirmed when the next Xbox Games Showcase and game-specific Direct will air this year.
A still from the Jackbox Naughty Pack announcement trailer.

Jackbox Naughty Pack is the M-rated party game you’ve been waiting for

In lieu of a new Jackbox Party Pack game this year, we're getting the M-rated Jackbox Naughty Pack.
Lucy enters a house in Fallout.

3 things I want in Fallout 5 after watching Amazon’s Fallout series

Whenever Bethesda Game Studios eventually makes Fallout 5, this is what we want to see from it.
The current gen version of Fallout 4.

3 great Xbox Game Pass titles you should try this weekend (April 26-28)

Looking for something to play on Xbox Game Pass this weekend? Check out these great games from Bethesda, EA, and Hooded Horse.
A still from World of Warcraft The Worldsoul Saga's reveal tralier.

BlizzCon 2024 is not happening despite Blizzard’s strong 2024 lineup

Blizzard Entertainment confirmed that BlizzCon 2024 is not happening, but it will leave the door open for the event to return in the future.
Aerith stares at floating lanterns in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

Tribeca Games 2024 will feature 7 games and a Final Fantasy 7 panel

This year's Tribeca Festival will feature playable demos for seven games and a panel on the making of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
Key art for Squad Busters.

Squad Busters mashes up Clash of Clans, Brawl Stars, and more mobile hits

Squad Busters is Supercell's first new game in five years, and the company's CEO, Ilkka Paananen, has mixed feelings about that.
The crab holds an item in Another Crab's Treasure.

Another Crab’s Treasure review: finally, an approachable Soulslike

Another Crab's Treasure is one of the most approachable Soulslikes ever made thanks to its aesthetics, sense of humor, and fantastic assist mode options.
A sand creature jumps at a jeep in Sand Land.

Sand Land review: faithful manga adaptation runs out of gas

Sand Land leverages good sidequests and entertaining vehicle combat to keep a faithful but otherwise boilerplate video game adaptation engaging.
James descends on an elevator in El Paso, Elsewhere.

One of 2023’s best indie games is getting a movie starring LaKeith Stanfield

Di Bonaventure Pictures and LaKeith Stanfield are working on a film adaptation of 2023's excellent horror action indie game El Paso, Elsewhere.
A Hobbit gardens in Tales of the Shire.

Tales of the Shire is a The Lord of the Rings-themed take on Stardew Valley

Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings Game, a new life sim from Wētā Workshop and Private Division, launches later this year.
Rise of the Tomb Raider

Embracer Group is splitting into 3 companies. Here’s who owns what

Embracer Group is splitting itself up into three different companies. Here's what each of them controls.
Serena Williams plays Tennis in TopSpin 2K25.

TopSpin 2K25 serves up a fun, but safe tennis simulation revival

Publisher 2K has brought a beloved tennis game series back with TopSpin 2K25, but its not a major upgrade from the series' last installment.
Ella Purnell in the Fallout TV show.

After Amazon’s Fallout, these games deserve TV adaptations next

From Frostpunk to S.T.A.L.K.E.R., these postapocalyptic video games should be next in line for TV adaptations after Amazon's Fallout.
Henry in Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 is coming this year and it’s twice as big as the original

The long-awaited Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 will launch later this year with a supersized open-world.
A screenshot from Cities: Skylines 2's Beach Properties DLC.

Cities: Skylines 2 devs offer DLC refunds as console ports get delayed

Colossal Order is correcting course with Cities: Skylines 2 by focusing on free updates and delaying its upcoming content plans.
steamworld heist 2 indie world april 2024

SteamWorld Heist 2 headlines Nintendo’s loaded Indie World Showcase

Thunderful unveiled SteamWorld Heist 2, a pirate-themed sequel to a fantastic strategy game, at Nintendo's April 2024 Indie World Showcase.
Key art for Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes.

April’s most anticipated RPG is coming to Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass subscribers will get Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, Another Crab's Treasure, and more new games this month.
Hollow Knight Silksong

Nintendo Indie World 2024: How to watch and what to expect

Nintendo will host an Indie World showcase that could shine a light on some long-anticipated games.
Key art for Life Eater.

Life Eater is an unnerving horror game about ritualistic sacrifice

Life Eater is the latest game from El Paso, Elsewhere developer Strange Scaffold, and its another unnerving experience worth checking out.
Key art for Frostpunk 2

Frostpunk 2’s beta offers a gripping slice of stressful city-building

After spending some time with Frostpunk 2's beta, we're already gripped by the stressful city-builder.
Two versions of the PS5 next to each other.

The PS5 Pro may be coming even sooner than we thought

A new report indicates that the PlayStation 5 Pro may be even closer to release than expected.
Two characters in power armor in Fallout 4.

If you love Amazon’s Fallout, play the series’ best games on Game Pass and PS Plus next

If you're digging Amazon's Fallout TV series, you should play the series' best games on Game Pass and PS Plus next.
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.