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Genshin Impact Fans React To Historic First Delay In Two Years Of The Pandemic


Yesterday, Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse announced that the latest update for their open world RPG would be delayed, a first for a live service game that’s been reliably consistent for the past two years. The official Twitter account said that version 2.7 would be postponed because of “project...

Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Everything You Need To Know


Pokémon GO Fest 2022, the biggest event in the massive mobile game’s calendar, is confirmed for the 4th and 5th June this year. For the not-inconsiderable sum of $14.99, the weekend will include rotating habitats, Land Forme Shaymin, shiny debuts, and “customized special research,” where players...

Diablo Immortal Is Hitting PC Because Players Would Just Emulate It Anyway


Today, Blizzard announced that Diablo Immortal will be out on June 2 for iOS, Android, and PC. The PC version was a surprise as Blizzard had previously said that this new entry in the ARPG dungeon-crawlin’ franchise was built for mobile devices from the ground up. But according to the Warcraft...

Pokemon GO's Creators Want Players Back Outside, Despite The Outcry


Recent changes to Pokémon GO have yet again stirred controversy. The nerfing of Incense, and the halving of Community Day, have once more sent out a signal that Niantic wants the mobile game to return to its pre-pandemic form, before some of its audience is ready. We spoke to POGO’s live game...

Activision Blizzard Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit For $18 Million


U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer approved a $18 million relief settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission today. This settlement comes months after Activision Blizzard originally agreed to settle with the EEOC on September 27, 2021. But those attempting to hold the game publisher...

Pokémon Go Fans Upset As Dev Undoes Another Great Change


Pokémon Go creator Niantic Labs announced Wednesday that, from April on, the mobile game’s Community Days will revert to their pre-pandemic length of only three hours long. Following the recent enormous nerfing of in-game item Incense, players are not at all pleased at Niantic’s seeming refusal...

New Witcher Game Director Promises No Crunch Despite Studio History Of Crunch


Yesterday CD Projekt Red announced a “new saga in The Witcher franchise.” As part of a new multi-year collaboration with Epic Games focused on open-world design, the game will be made in Unreal Engine 5 rather than the studio’s own REDengine. It won’t be The Witcher 4, but that’s what people...

Tips For Getting Started and Making Money In GTA Online


Despite Grand Theft Auto Online being over eight years old, Rockstar continues to update it every few months with new cars and fresh weapons. Maybe you want to jump in for the first time via the game’s new next-gen console ports. Or perhaps you’re coming back from a break and need a refresher...

Pokémon Presents: All The Big News You Need To Know


It’s exactly 26 years since the first Pokémon games released in Japan and the developers of the series lived up to the hype of this year’s international Pokémon Day by offering up a ton of updates on current games and one major surprise reveal: new mainline entries Pokémon Scarlet and Violet...

Gaming Awards Show Host Gets On Stage, Says ‘F*ck Bobby Kotick’


So the DICE Awards, the video game industry’s Oscar equivalent, was held last night. A bunch of games took home trophies, including Hazelight Studios’ It Takes Two, which won its second Game of the Year award–but arguably, that wasn’t the night’s biggest news. No, what folks were waiting for was...

Genshin Impact Turns A Bad Storyline Into A Sublime Portrayal Of Grief


When the main story of Genshin Impact’s Inazuma region concluded last September, a lot of fans (including yours truly) felt a little bit let down. The story felt incomplete, and the actions of its main villain, the goddess Raiden Ei, didn’t seem very logical. Later story updates helped to clarify...

These So-Called ‘Casual’ Gamers Are Actually Hardcore Strategists


Mobile gaming is the largest segment of gaming by revenue, yet it’s also one of the most misunderstood by self-identified “gamers.” I know this first hand because for several years, I played games on my phone more frequently than I did on PC or console. I found gacha games mechanically fun,...

A Year Later, Cyberpunk 2077’s Major DLC Continues To Be MIA


After delaying them for months, CD Projekt Red has finally dropped the next-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077. You can go download them right now, alongside a hefty 50 GB patch that makes some vital quality-of-life improvements, like rebalancing combat so enemies are smarter and more reactive....

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