CES 2022 shows the very convoluted future of video game tech
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CES 2022 shows the very convoluted future of video game tech

A lot has changed about the technology we use to play video games. For decades, players needed to have a PC, console, or portable device (whether it be a Game Boy or iPhone) to game. Nowadays, the lines between all three of those categories have blurred. Devices like the Nintendo Switch have sparked a portable Read more

Clear out your video game backlog this January … while you still can
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Clear out your video game backlog this January … while you still can

There are few things more intimidating than a long video game backlog. It’s something that can balloon into an existential crisis for dedicated gamers. How can one justify buying a brand new game when they have 30 untouched ones sitting on Steam? Even when we tell ourselves that we’ll get to them, backlogs seem to Read more

From NFTs to the Metaverse, here are 4 video game trends to watch in 2022
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From NFTs to the Metaverse, here are 4 video game trends to watch in 2022

Hold on tight, gamers: 2022 is going to be weird. When it came to the video game industry, 2021 felt like 12 months of table setting. Between long delays and experimental tech trends, it quickly became clear that 2022 was going to be a significant year for video games. Futuristic concepts like “the Metaverse” and Read more

Halo Infinite’s new item pack nearly costs as much as Master Chief Collection
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Halo Infinite’s new item pack nearly costs as much as Master Chief Collection

A new item bundle in Halo Infinite‘s shop has fans questioning Microsoft and 343 Industries’ item pricing structure. The Mister Chief item set turns a classic Halo meme into an A.I., weapon charm, and set of sprays — but it’ll cost players $18. The cosmetic set is a bit of an inside joke for Halo Read more

Disney Melee Mania is the perfect way to introduce your kids to MOBAs
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Disney Melee Mania is the perfect way to introduce your kids to MOBAs

MOBAs (or multiplayer online battle arenas) aren’t the best games for children. Genre staples like DOTA 2 are incredibly complex games that can make even the most seasoned gaming veteran confused. They generally require communication with teammates and tend to make heavy use of microtransactions, both of which are terrifying prospects for anyone hoping to Read more

What makes an open world game ‘Breath of the Wild-like?’
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What makes an open world game ‘Breath of the Wild-like?’

If you want to make a gamer’s head spin, compare a video game to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Since the game launched in 2017, the Nintendo Switch game has become a popular point of comparison when describing other open-world games. It’s almost a meme at this point, approaching “It’s the Dark Read more

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 cancels all NFT plans shortly after doubling down on them
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 cancels all NFT plans shortly after doubling down on them

Developer GSC Game World has canceled all of its NFT plans for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl one day after announcing them. The announcement comes an hour after the official S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Twitter account published a statement doubling down on its commitment to NFTs. Yesterday, GSC Game World and blockchain gaming service DMarket announced a partnership that Read more

CrossfireX’s campaign is a throwback for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fans
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CrossfireX’s campaign is a throwback for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fans

At what point does a game become retro? That’s a question I found myself asking while playing a demo for CrossfireX, a new first-person shooter from Smilegate Entertainment coming exclusively to Xbox consoles on February 10. Crossfire is either an unknown IP or a legendary franchise, depending on which part of the world you’re in. Read more

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon is the Switch puzzle game I’ve been craving
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Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon is the Switch puzzle game I’ve been craving

The most important game on any device is the one you can keep coming back to when you’re out of things to play. For me, that’s a good puzzle game. Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure, of all things, was one of my most-played Nintendo 3DS games. Whenever I had some downtime between games, I always knew Read more

Staff picks: Why Metroid Dread is our game of the year
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Staff picks: Why Metroid Dread is our game of the year

Picking the “game of the year” is never easy. While every Digital Trends writer who helped deliberate is a gamer, their tastes differ wildly. I came out strong as an advocate for medium-defining indie darlings. Others are RPG enthusiasts who felt Tales of Arise deserved the top spot. Depending on who was in the conversation, Read more