Square Enix’s Splatoon Clone Isn’t A Complete Fraud

When Foamstars , Square Enix’s Splatoon -esque party game where two teams of four face off in a giant foam-spewing battle, was announced at the PlayStation games showcase, it wasn’t clear what to expect. Was this just Splatoon in PlayStation-exclusive form? What was the

This Game's Like Stardew Valley But With An RPG On Top

I sit down at my Summer Game Fest Fae Farm hands-on expecting just another Stardew Valley clone, another cozy game that will temporarily capture the attention of Disney adults and children. But within minutes, I realize I am very wrong. Sure, Fae Farm has crops you can farm,

Data Shows Most Switch Owners Are Women, Gamers React Poorly

This really shouldn’t be news and it certainly shouldn’t be surprising to anyone, but yes, new data from Circana shows that—as we told you in 2017— women play video games . In fact, more than half of all Switch owners are women. And a very vocal bunch of idiots are reacting

Alan Wake 2 Closed-Doors Demo: Maybe Remedy's Best Game Yet

If you thought Control was a mindfuck, you’re not ready for Alan Wake 2 . Remedy says the sequel that’s been 13 years in the making is the most expansive game the studio has ever done, and that’s saying a lot if you consider its impressive oeuvre. Read more...

A Nintendo Switch Like This Should Frankly Be Illegal

If you have a Switch, chances are very good that you’ve seen, or even own, some sort of cat-themed peripheral. As you read this, there are paw-shaped thumbstick covers collecting dust somewhere under my bed, having slipped from my Joy-Cons god knows when. We’ve all fallen prey

Diablo IV Players Keep Nicknaming Themselves 'Trash'

I met “Rare Trash” during the middle of (yet another) late-night session of Diablo IV . The large barbarian leaped into action to help me out during a random event involving demons attacking helpless travelers. I thanked them with an emote and moved on. And then another player

Mortal Kombat 1: Seven Deadly Fatalities From The New Trailer

After the surprising news that the next Mortal Kombat would be a reboot of sorts, bearing a 1 instead of a 12 , fans have been eager to feast their eyes on what the new vision for the franchise will mean for its gameplay. Well, the first official gameplay trailer revealed