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Xbox gave Todd Howard 1,000 Achievement points for being Todd Howard

Most of us have to play our games to get our Gamerscore. It's tough work but it's an honest living. Todd Howard, however, just has to exist to earn Gamerscore. Alongside this morning's bombshell news that Microsoft acquired ZeniMax Media, renowned game developer Todd Howard shared a letter that details his partnerships with Xbox have meant to him over...

Sega's 60th anniversary eShop sale includes Atlus 3DS favorites

As part of Sega's ongoing 60th anniversary celebration, the company is hosting a sale right now on the Nintendo Switch eShop and the 3DS eShop. It's sticking around until October 5 at 8:59 a.m. Pacific. You'll immediately see a trend when you glance down at the two game lists. These deals are mostly centered around classic re-releases under the Sega...

Have you ever forgot how to play a video game?

A few years ago, I was visiting my brother's family when my oldest nephew invited me to play a game of Madden. "Oh," I thought, "your father and I used to play this all the time." So I joined him for a game of football only to have him shut his PS4 off less than two quarters in as he had trounced me well enough to invoke the mercy rule. It turns out,...

Microsoft isn't jacking up the price for Xbox Series X controllers

As we barrel toward the next generation of Sony and Microsoft's consoles, we're faced with the looming threat of raised prices around all corners. There has been persistent talk that games will increase from $60 to $70 soon enough. Last week, we learned that PS5 controllers will cost $10 more than PS4 controllers. At least we know that Xbox controller...

BlizzCon returns in February 2021 with BlizzConline

After scrapping its plans for an in-person event this year due to COVID-19-related "health and safety considerations," Blizzard hopes to "channel the spirit of BlizzCon into the form of an online show." As we now know, the replacement event is called BlizzConline, and it's running from February 19–20, 2021. Currently, details are light outside of the...

You can now order those Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary pins from Nintendo

I can't convince my brain that I don't need those limited-edition Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary pins, and so here I am, fighting to get my order accepted now that I've gone through the My Nintendo steps needed to claim these things. Are there enough to go around? We'll find out soon enough. To get yours – or see what the rest of us are up to out...

Xbox revamped its sharing feature so that it's much easier to, you know, share content

Xbox has a bottleneck when it comes to sharing gameplay clips. It's easy enough to capture content, but it's a pain posting those captures to social media. Case in point, here's my order of operations for sharing a clip to Twitter: Hit the guide button and press Y to capture video, wait for the clip to upload to Xbox live, use the Xbox app on my PC...

If you're in the mood for Freedom Fighters, it's now on Steam and GOG

IO Interactive's resistance-building 2003 shooter Freedom Fighters has gotten a modern PC port. The new digital release of the game costs $9.89 during its launch-week discount period, it includes Jesper Kyd's original soundtrack (along with two bonus tracks), and there's a delightfully of-its-time PDF of the PC manual (featuring "tips for closing background...

The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity TGS stream will be nearly an hour long

It's a weird time. We can go from "no new Mario games on the horizon" to "multiple Mario games on the horizon" within minutes. Or, Age of Calamity can be announced on a whim and give us a prequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild one random morning. Speaking of Age of Calamity, it's out in a few months we know basically nothing about it other than the fact...

Observer: System Redux will arrive at launch for next-gen platforms

Cyberpunk fans will be able to start the next generation gaming with a dose of mind-melting horror, as Bloober Games has revealed that Observer: System Redux is set to launch day-and-date with the PS5 and Xbox Series X respectively, priced at around $30."Making Observer: System Redux available for next-gen console players has been a huge focus for the...

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