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nov
20

Diablo 4 will have Elective Mode, Blizzard confirms

In a new blog post on the Diablo 3 website, Blizzard developers posted a system design update for the upcoming Diablo 4. The goal of the post is to garner feedback from the Diablo community, so the Diablo 4 team has an idea of what players want. The post discusses a few interesting philosophies behind…

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nov
20

Pokémon Sword & Shield has a dire message about climate change

Pokémon Sword and Shield — OK, technically just Pokémon Shield — has a dire message about the impact of climate change on our world. Corsola, the adorable pink coral Pokémon, has a new regional form in Pokémon Sword and Shield that serves as a somber warning about our changing environment. The standard Corsola, which has…

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nov
19

Pokémon player beats Sword and Shield with nothing but a humble Wooloo

The humble Wooloo, a rounded sheep-Pokémon, rolls around the Galar region in search of love and glory. One Wooloo, called Ares, found that with a 21-year-old college student and Pokémon player who goes by Celvx online — together, they beat Pokémon Sword and Shield and became the new Galar champions. Yes, Celvx used a single…

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nov
19

Modern Warfare’s 725 shotgun is still getting nerfed

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s 725 shotgun is truly incredible. Not only did it dominate the first couple of weeks of the game’s multiplayer, but it’s now on its third round of nerfs. In the latest Modern Warfare patch, released on Tuesday morning, Infinity Ward has taken yet another shot at nerfing the game’s most…

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nov
19

The Outer Worlds’ text gets bigger in new patch

Good news, for those squinting at the text in The Outer Worlds: Obsidian Entertainment released an update to its role-playing game that directly addresses that issue, plus other problems that some players had spotted since the game launched last month. Patch 1.1.1.0 for The Outer Worlds adds a toggle to increase font size in conversation…

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nov
19

PUBG is finally ditching random locked loot boxes

The loot boxes in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have long been a source of frustration for players. With the current system, some of the loot boxes earned by players are completely free, while others require real-world money to open. Which box they ended up with was completely random. PUBG Corp. has heard these complaints and is releasing…

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nov
19

Valve announces Half-Life: Alyx for VR

Valve will officially return to the Half-Life series with a new episode designed for virtual reality called Half-Life: Alyx. The full reveal for the “flagship VR game” will happen later this week, the company announced today. We’re excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time.Can’t wait to share…

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nov
19

Twitch streamer makes motion controllers for Jedi: Fallen Order

Just after Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s first weekend, streamer Dylan “Rudeism” Beck built himself a dang motion controlled lightsaber and Force glove. He’s been streaming his Fallen Order playthrough on Twitch, complete with a fully body camera to show off his bizarre control scheme. In a Reddit post, Rudeism showed off his build. The…

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nov
19

Uncharted director Amy Hennig joins Skydance Media for new game studio

Amy Hennig, the former creative director of the Uncharted series and Visceral Games’ unfinished Star Wars game, is joining Skydance Media to develop “interactive series” for “emerging streaming platforms,” according to an announcement from the company. In other words, it sounds like Hennig’s next project will be very different from her AAA video game work…

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nov
18

Destiny 2: Season of Dawn starts next month

With only a few weeks left in Destiny 2’s first season of Year 3, Bungie announced when it’ll launch the upcoming season nine for players. In its weekly blog post, the studio also revealed nerfs to two of Destiny 2’s most divisive items: The Recluse submachine gun and the One-Eyed Mask Titan helmet. Bungie revealed…

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