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A spacecraft in Starfield.

Starfield’s file size is massive no matter what platform you’re playing on

We learned the PC and Xbox Series X/S file sizes of Starfield, and it's as big as you'd expect from an RPG with such a staggering scope.
An image of backward compatible Xbox 360 games.

Microsoft will shut down the Xbox 360 Store next year

Microsoft will shut down the Xbox 360 Store next year, preventing players from buying new games, DLC, movies, and TV shows.
The official logo for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III.

Activision teases Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III’s biggest improvements

Activision revealed some of the exciting new improvements coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III.
Fortuna and Abramar hang out around the asteroid house in The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood.

This witchy indie will challenge your idea of what a ‘narrative’ game looks like

While I've never been one for Tarot readings, The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is one of the best narrative games I've played in years.
Xbox Series S placed on a white table with the controller just in front of it

A new Enforcement Strike System will punish toxic Xbox players

A new Enforcement Strike System will deal out harsher punishments for Xbox players who harass others.
Marissa Marcel at a gala in Immortality.

Xbox Game Pass gains some great indies, but loses one of 2022’s best games

Sea of Stars, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and more come to Xbox Game Pass this month, but it's also losing games like Immortality.
Gale talks to the player in Baldur's Gate 3.

I beat Baldur’s Gate 3 in 30 hours (and killed everyone in the process)

I reached an early ending of Baldur's Gate 3 after only 30 hours ... though not one that'll make me popular among my party members.
Oxenfree being played via Netflix on TV and on a computer.

Netflix is finally testing out cloud gaming on TV and browsers

Netflix finally started a beta that lets subscribers stream games like Oxenfree to their TV's Netflix app or the service's website.
Basim leaps at an enemy in Assassin's Creed Mirage.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage is coming out earlier than expected

The release date for Assassin's Creed Mirage just changed, but it's now coming out earlier than expected, not later.
Astrion holds his chin in Baldur's Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 and Hades have made me an early access believer

I used to dismiss the idea of early access games, but success stories titles Baldur's Gate 3 and Hades have changed my mind.
Karlach in Baldur's Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 isn’t on Nintendo Switch, but these 7 great CRPGs are

From the first two Baldur's Gate games to Disco Elysium, these are seven solid alternatives to Baldur's Gate 3 that are available on Nintendo Switch.
Cartman in South Park: Snow Day!

South Park is getting a new game next year, and it’s a 3D action game

South Park: Snow Day! is a new game that takes the comedy series in a totally new direction.
A giant turret in set up in Gothenburg in Overwatch 2's story missions.

Overwatch 2’s story missions are the light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel

Overwatch 2 story missions are finally here and are pretty entertaining, but Blizzard is still being coy about what comes next.
A fight with an enemy in Quake 2's 2023 remaster.

PC classic Quake II is now on Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch

A remaster of Quake II had a surprise release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch today.
Zale and Valere from Sea of Stars

Two games will launch as part of PS Plus Game Catalog in August

Both Sea of Stars and Moving Out 2 will be part of PlayStation Plus Premium and Extra's Game Catalog from the day they launch.
The protagonists of GTA V pose for the camera.

A new Grand Theft Auto V mod features a cast of AI-voiced NPCs

A new Grand Theft Auto V mod from Bloc, Inworld, and ElevenLabs adds NPCs with AI-generated voices, but the data used to create them raises questions.
A player leaps to attack an enemy in Atlas Fallen.

Atlas Fallen review: sand-surfing action game can’t reach its high ambitions

Atlas Fallen sports an innovative combat system and fun sand-surfing, but poor presentation bring the ambitious adventure down.
Selecting a game in Netflix Games.

Netflix games may be coming to TVs soon, as revealed by new iOS app

It looks like a Netflix Games on TV beta is imminent after a Netflix Game Controller app just appeared on the iOS App Store.
A player runs away from a zombie horde in The Walking Dead: Betrayal.

I played The Walking Dead: Betrayal with one of its developers and they backstabbed me

The Walking Dead: Betrayal is shaping up to be a solid social deduction game that swaps space and sci-fi for a zombified postapocalypse.
Some of the new Pokemon from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1 - The Teal Mask.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC The Teal Mask arrives in September

We learned a lot more about The Teal Mask DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, which drops on September 13.
Pikachu drinks coffee in Detective Pikachu Returns.

Pokémon Presents August 2023: how to watch and what to expect

A new Pokémon Presents showcase is coming and it's a long one. Here's when it'll air and what you can expect to see at it.
A character speaks in Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 could have saved Google Stadia

Baldur's Gate 3 was originally revealed as a Google Stadia game. Could the mega-hit PC game have saved the cloud streaming service?
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is official and it’s coming this November

Activision confirmed that this year's Call of Duty is titled Modern Warfare III and that it will launch in November.
red dead redemption switch ps4 release date key art

Red Dead Redemption is coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4 this month

Red Dead Redemption and its Undead Nightmare expansion are coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4 very soon.
Death Stranding

One of Game Pass’ best titles leaves PC on August 15 and you don’t want to miss it

PlayStation console exclusive Death Stranding isn't on Xbox, but it is on PC Game Pass ... for just one more week.
A player conversation in Baldur's Gate 3.

You can’t play Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox, but you can play these 6 Game Pass RPGs

You can't play Baldur's Gate 3 on Xbox, but you can play these six RPG greats on Game Pass to reduce that sting.
Laezel in Baldur's Gate 3

First Baldur’s Gate 3 patch fixes save issues by temporarily cutting a feature

Larian Studios revealed that the preemptively enabled PS5 cross-saving feature was what caused save issues in Baldur's Gate 3.
Jaheira in Baldur's Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is gunning for the top of the Steam charts with jaw-dropping stats

Baldur's Gate 3 is seeing massive success on Steam right now, quickly gaining traction on PC staples like DOTA 2.
The Turtles and April play a video game in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

If you loved TMNT: Mutant Mayhem, play these 7 Turtles’ games next

From Turtles in Time to Shredder's Revenge, these are the best TMNT games to play after watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.
A Baldur's Gate 3 character lights the way.

PSA: Delete your Baldur’s Gate 3 early access saves before starting the full game

Baldur's Gate 3 is leaving early access on August 3, but you need to delete your early access saves and uninstall the games before then.
Rayman, Rabbid Mario, and Rabbid Peach in Mario + Rabbid Sparks of Hope: Rayman in the Phantom Show

Rayman returns in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope DLC later this month

Rayman will once again have a starring role on August 30, this time in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope: Rayman in the Phantom Show.
The Razer Kaira Pro sitting next to a PS5 console.

PS5 finally gets Dolby Atmos device support in latest system software beta

A new PS5 system software beta starting today finally lets players use Dolby Atmos-enabled audio devices and more.
Pikmin and Bulborb in Pikmin 4.

The best video games of July 2023: Pikmin 4, Remnant 2, and more

Pikmin 4, Remnant 2, and Venba are just a few of the standout games that released during a shockingly packed July.
A screenshot of Final Fantasy XIV running on Xbox.

Square Enix commits to release more games on Xbox, starting with Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV comes to Xbox Series X/S in spring 2024, kicking off a renewed partnership where Square Enix will bring more games to Xbox.