Resident Evil Village DLC, Exoprimal, and more headline Capcom Showcase
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Resident Evil Village DLC, Exoprimal, and more headline Capcom Showcase

Following livestreams from Sony, Microsoft, and Geoff Keighley, Capcom decided to get in on the video game showcase fun. During its June 13 showcase, Capcom revealed the Shadows of Rose DLC for Resident Evil Village and provided some new looks at its other upcoming games like Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak and Exoprimal.  The biggest announcement Read more

Street Fighter 6 does everything it needs to as Capcom’s next grand fighting game
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Street Fighter 6 does everything it needs to as Capcom’s next grand fighting game

Street Fighter 6 made a strong first impression during its State of Play gameplay unveiling. It made an equally strong impression when I went hands-on with its traditional 1v1 Fighting Ground experience at Summer Game Fest Play Days. Thanks to the technical prowess of the RE Engine, Street Fighter 6 is a marvelous game to Read more

Here’s the full schedule of summer video game livestreams
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Here’s the full schedule of summer video game livestreams

E3 is not taking place this year, but a plethora of independently created video game announcement livestreams are popping up. From Sony to Geoff Keighley to THQ Nordic, a lot of people and companies are airing video game livestreams that gaming fans will want to tune into over the course of this summer. These are Read more

Kao the Kangaroo shows how no game is ever truly dead
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Kao the Kangaroo shows how no game is ever truly dead

Legends never die … even when those legends are obscure Polish 3D platformers. In the 3D platformer boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s, many new franchises emerged as developers looked to catch part of the hysteria started by games like Super Mario 64 and Crash Bandicoot. One such series was Kao the Kangaroo from Read more

MultiVersus has no right to be as fun as it is
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MultiVersus has no right to be as fun as it is

My expectations were pretty darn low going into Warner Bros. crossover fighter MultiVersus. The Super Smash Bros. series has been the undisputed champion of the platform fighter subgenre of fighting game, and few titles could ever reach its level of polish or its fun factor. Nonetheless, more companies have noticed the crossover potential of games Read more

EVE Online is getting a multiplayer shooter spinoff
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EVE Online is getting a multiplayer shooter spinoff

During EVE Fanfest 2022, CCP Games London revealed that a multiplayer first-person shooter spinoff of the popular MMO EVE Online is in the works.  The game remains untitled, and details on this new game are still scarce as CCP Games says it “wants to show you rather than tell you how they have evolved this Read more

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Square Enix sells Tomb Raider, Deus Ex devs to Embracer

Square Enix has offloaded its North American operations as it announced the sale of Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal to Embracer Group today. The deal also nets Embracer Group over 50 notable franchises such as Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, and Legacy of Kain. Crystal Dynamics is best known for its work Read more

Sniper Elite 5 turns World War II into an immersive sim
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Sniper Elite 5 turns World War II into an immersive sim

Since 2005, Rebellion Development’s Sniper Elite series has perfected sniping gameplay with detailed bullet physics and a joyously gory killcam. While these games lend themselves to some intense sniping shootouts, they could often feel too linear and restrictive for a game about sneaking behind enemy lines and taking out Nazis as you see fit. Sniper Read more

For developers, Playdate is a delightful design challenge
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For developers, Playdate is a delightful design challenge

Panic’s Playdate handheld is unlikely any other video game system. It has ample storage and supports Bluetooth, but also has a 400 x 240, 1-bit monochrome display and a crank on the side of the system. New platforms are always a risk to invest in, especially when they are as weird and gimmicky as Playdate. Read more

Microtransactions are more complicated in the metaverse
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Microtransactions are more complicated in the metaverse

Pay-to-win microtransactions that give some players a clear advantage over others absolutely ruin games for those who don’t pay up. As a result, many games have opted to relegate all microtransactions to cosmetics only. These might make one’s character look cool, but don’t give them an edge in a fight. It makes sense in a Read more