Hasbro Opens AAA Gaming Division

Hasbro is stepping up their game. A new division at the company will focus on developing AAA games based on their most popular franchises. The new studio will be under the Wizards of the Coast division. The division will be called the New Raleigh-Durham Studio and helmed by Hitman and Batman: Arkham series vets. SomeContinue reading “Hasbro Opens AAA Gaming Division”

Nintendo Direct Reveals Big Additions

Nintendo brought the heat today with a sudden Direct. With only one day’s announcement, Nintendo Direct was likely revealing the (somewhat) leaked N64 games. We got so much more!  N64 on the Switch This is the long-awaited N64 library coming to Nintendo Switch Online. Our initial games include Star Fox, Super Mario 64, Zelda: OcarinaContinue reading “Nintendo Direct Reveals Big Additions”

Headlines: Far Cry Ray-Tracing, Forza Multiplayer, Alan Wake on Switch

Here are the quick stories of the day! Far Cry 6 Ray-Tracing on PC Only Far Cry 6 will only feature ray-tracing on PC. The information comes from an interview with Ubisoft 3D Team Lead programmer Stephanie Brenham. “On console, our objective has been to take advantage of new hardware capabilities, optimizing performance targeting 4KContinue reading “Headlines: Far Cry Ray-Tracing, Forza Multiplayer, Alan Wake on Switch”

SEC is Investigating Activision Blizzard

Blizzard’s year goes from bad to worst. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation into Activision Blizzard for abuse, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and toxic behavior. High-ranking execs, including CEO Bobby Kotick, have been subpoenaed. The investigation follows California’s lawsuit filed in July for similar behavior. Some prominent management were removed, likeContinue reading “SEC is Investigating Activision Blizzard”

N64 Coming to the Switch?

Fans are going wild as speculation of N64 games coming to the Nintendo Switch. The buzz is sparked by a confidential patent submitted by Nintendo for a new controller. “Leakers” have confirmed N64’s arrival sighting their insider sources. The patent is blocked out to hide the design with a 180 day (6 months) confidence hold.Continue reading “N64 Coming to the Switch?”

Game Grader’s Suspicious Activity

Wata Games co-founder is accused of ‘insider trading’ by selling games his company graded. Wata grades classic games based on condition and intact packaging. The grade is often a large factor of the game’s value. Wata co-founder, Mark Haspel, has been found selling Atari games on eBay totaling $46,405 according to Proof’s Seth Abramson. JournalistContinue reading “Game Grader’s Suspicious Activity”

Apple vs Epic: Lose, Lose

This is a summary and response to The Verge’s “Apple and Epic Both Lost Today.” Please take a moment to read their article written by Sean Hollister.  The dust has settled, and the results are here. Apple and Epic have been in court fighting for Fortnite on the iPhone. Mudslinging and shenanigans are used on all fronts.Continue reading “Apple vs Epic: Lose, Lose”

PlayStation Showed Off Powerhouse Games at Showcase

PlayStation came out strong with today’s Showcase. New titles and returning favorites have fans abuzz. Here’s everything they showed off: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake The legendary Darth Revan is back! Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is getting a full remake. There is reignited hope in the fandom for aContinue reading “PlayStation Showed Off Powerhouse Games at Showcase”

GOG is Bringing Back Some Star Trek Classics

Happy Star Trek day! The official events begin at 5:30 PM PST on StarTrek.com. It will include panels and reveal. We will share everything announced. We got a bit of Star Trek news this morning for GOG. They are bringing back eight classic Trek games, now playable on modern computers. Here are the games andContinue reading “GOG is Bringing Back Some Star Trek Classics”

PlayStation Ending Free Next-Gen Upgrades

Sony confirmed they will no longer offer free next-gen upgrades for their games. Over the past year, both Xbox and PlayStation have offered free upgrades from previous systems to next-gen for first-party games. This got players purchasing the games while they try to find a console amidst a shortage. PlayStation is the first to concludeContinue reading “PlayStation Ending Free Next-Gen Upgrades”

Streamers Against Hate Raids Take #ADayOffTwitch

Streamers boycott Twitch for a day to demand “hate raids” reform on September 1st. “Hate raids” are when a group of people raid a streamer, usually a marginalized person, and berate them with hate speech.  Raids are meant to be a way to bring one streamer’s audience to another and share in content. For theContinue reading “Streamers Against Hate Raids Take #ADayOffTwitch”

DC Fandome Returns this October

DC Comics announced today the return of DC Fandome, a two-day event revealing what is next for the company, is returning October 16th. Last year Fandome had trailers, comic book announcements, casting news, and much more. We can expect the same from Fandome 2021. DC has already released a few teasers of what to expect. Continue reading “DC Fandome Returns this October”

Two Hour Game Leads to Return Policy Debate

Steam’s return policy has long been a staple of the platform. Simply put, if you play for under two hours, you can return the game. Rarely has the policy had any issues until now. Developer Alexander Reshetnikov of Emika Games is calling it quit after their recent game, “Summer of ’58,” became the subject ofContinue reading “Two Hour Game Leads to Return Policy Debate”

China Limits Minor’s Gaming Time

Chinese government regulators are now forcing tech giants to limit children’s online gaming time to three hours a week. Specifically Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8 pm to 9 pm and on holidays. Previously citizens under 18 were allowed to play 1.5 hours each day. Regulators claim this move is to protect the youth fromContinue reading “China Limits Minor’s Gaming Time”

Death Stranding 2 “is in Negotiations”

In a new interview with IGN Brazil’s Vitoria Pratini, Norman Reedus seemingly confirmed Death Stranding 2. “I think we’re doing a second Death Stranding. [The game] is in negotiations right now. So… Yay!” – Norman Reedus Reedus is not only saying the game is in development, but apparently, he is returning to continue the story.Continue reading “Death Stranding 2 “is in Negotiations””

Big Changes to Shadowlands in the Next Patch

World of Warcraft has had a rough time lately with both a lackluster expansion and a company-wide sexual harassment scandal. This last week, they have tried to change their headlines.  First, Blizzard will be removing additional developer names from World of Warcraft. These names are easter eggs in the game, meant to honor the creators.Continue reading “Big Changes to Shadowlands in the Next Patch”

Top 5 Gamescom Opening Night Trailers

More information out of Gamescom today! With over 40 trailers, there is a lot to cover. To make it easier on you (me too) we’ll just do our Top 5 Gamescom Trailers! 5. Lego Star Wars: Skywalker Saga Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the most complete Logo Star Wars collection yet. It coversContinue reading “Top 5 Gamescom Opening Night Trailers”

Xbox at Gamescom 2021: Trailers and Announcements

Gamescom is off and running! First up, Xbox! Here is everything Microsoft brought to the show: Humble Joins Game Pass The indie icon from San Francisco, Humble Games, is joining Game Pass. A slate of new games like Archdale, Next Space Rebels, and Midnight Fight Express. I’m excited to get my hands on Flynn: SonContinue reading “Xbox at Gamescom 2021: Trailers and Announcements”