Published: Nov 25, 2021
Launch years for any video game console are typically slow. The pandemic exacerbated this. And yet, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox series machines both ended 2021 on strong notes, with much more exciting titles in the coming year.
Published: Oct 07, 2021
Its the rare work of art that births an entire genre, but "Metroid" accomplished this in 1986. In a world in which running to the right of a screen was the default action in a video game, "Metroid" dared you to run left, up, down and all over an entire planet.
Published: Jul 16, 2021
Valve, the company that manages PC gamings most dominant storefront, Steam, announced its entry into the portable gaming market with the Steam Deck. The handheld gaming device will sell for between $399 and $649.
Published: Jul 07, 2021
Nintendo announced an updated model of its hybrid mobile console Tuesday, the Nintendo Switch OLED, highlighting the devices better mobile screen, as well as a handful of new external features. The company did not detail any updates to the systems hardware; based on the information available now, games wont play any better, nor will they look better on a TV screen. Instead, the form factor updates - a new OLED screen and 0.8 additional inches of real estate - will merely make games look clearer in handheld mode. The bigger screen also means thinner bezels around the image, which gives the system a more modern look.
Published: Jul 06, 2021
When Taiwanese horror game "Devotion" first published in 2019, the conversation revolved around Chinese president Xi Jinping and a meme comparing him to Winnie-the-Pooh. The Disney character had no role in the game, but still a poster invoking the Chinese president and Poohs name led to "Devotions" removal from multiple digital storefronts and generated a online furor that trapped its makers at Red Candle Games in the middle of decades-long political tensions between Taiwan and mainland China.
Published: Jun 20, 2021
Doug Bowser, president of Nintendo of America, is a skilled communicator. And right now, his message is clear: The Switch is doing great, and new hardware will be announced when the time is right.
Published: Jun 17, 2021
Samus Aran, the first lady of video games, is running for her life. A lithe, practically invincible cyborg is chasing her through dark corridors as a cold, haunting synth-techno melody tinkles like muffled breathing.