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Nintendo shares hit 8-year high as cult title Monster Hunter is announced for Switch
Nintendo is unleasing a monster title on the Switch — quite literally — after Capcom revealed plans to bring its Monster Hunter franchise to the console with the upcoming Monster Hunter XX title. (That’s “double cross” not “XX,” by the way.) While it might not be mainstream in the West, Monster Hunter is... Read more
Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition and Anniversary Event Confirmed
Popular multiplayer shooter Overwatch will be getting a game of the year edition. According to Xbox achievement tracking site TrueAchievements, it’s unimaginatively called Overwatch: Game the Year Edition and has a release date of May 23. Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition contents: The full game 10 Bonus Loot... Read more
Prey PC Performance Review
Prior to Prey’s release, many in the PC gaming community felt that the game’s developer Arkane would treat this version of the game in the same way it treated Dishonored 2 – that is to say, left it as a buggy mess which took months to fix. Even after... Read more
Thimbleweed Park Review
In one of the three opening vignettes for Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick’s (both ex-LucasArts developers known for their work on Maniac Mansion, and Monkey Island series) new point-and-click adventure game Thimbleweed Park, a town sign proudly states: Population 81. Then, a bullet hole opens in the middle of... Read more
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Issues ‘Not Significant’: Nintendo
The Nintendo Switch was launched early this month and its already seen its fair share of issues. These include the Switch dock scratching its tablet screen after repeated use and Joy-Cons — the controllers it ships with, not working on the console. While Nintendo America boss Reggie Fils-Aime claimed... Read more
Twitch introduces Pulse, its very own gamer news feed
With the introduction of its own in-house social stream, Twitch hopes users won’t stray too far beyond its purple walls. Twitch’s newest feature is called Pulse and will collect into one big gaming-obsessed feed the real-time social happenings of everyone you follow. Like any properly evolved social network, Pulse... Read more
Mixed reality arcades are the next big market opportunity — but not for VCs
VR’s quest to become the next dominant computing platform has hit a few bumps in the road lately. There’s no way around the fact that VR headset sales have been sluggish. I recently talked about how I saw VR’s “trough of disillusionment” coming in 2017. Increasing adoption will require... Read more
League of Legends Creator Riot Games to Set Up Shop in India
League of Legends studio Riot Games has set up operations in India. While the company is yet to announce this officially, it has hired its country manager for the role in Anurag Khurana. He is a veteran in the Indian games industry, having worked on one of India’s first PC... Read more
Nintendo Switch Online Service Turns NES and SNES Games Into Monthly Rentals
At the Nintendo Switch event, aside from announcing when you can buy a Nintendo Switch and how much you’d be paying for it, Nintendo also revealed the Nintendo Switch Online Service. Much like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live, you’ll need the Nintendo Switch Online Service to play multiplayer games... Read more
Uncharted Movie Script Complete; Filming to Begin Soon
Uncharted may be one of the biggest franchises in gaming, but it’s also one that could lend itself quite well to a film adaptation. And it’s now one step closer towards getting there. Today, Uncharted movie scriptwriter Joe Carnahan, who will also be directing Bad Boys 3, took to... Read more