Hot Shots Golf creators bring PlayStation-style golf to Apple

The PlayStation 4’s Everybody’s Golf, from the late summer of 2017, consumed dozens of hours of my time. Whether winding down from a core game or sports sim, or just the workday itself, and I was looking for something to play, Everybody’s Golf always won long stretches of my attention without ever asking for a […]

Why today feels like a quiet turning point for video games

Industry-changing shifts are easier to spot in hindsight, long after hundreds of little decisions steered video games into a new epoch. The parallel rise of downloadable content, post-launch patches, and in-app purchases happened over years. Today is different. A significant amount of change is happening all at once, and you can see it in real […]

MLB The Show 21 launching on Xbox Game Pass

MLB The Show 21, developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment’s San Diego Studio, will launch on Xbox Game Pass on April 20 — its release day. Major League Baseball and Microsoft announced the news on Friday via the Xbox Wire. Xbox Game Pass subscribers will have instant access to MLB The Show 21 on April 20 […]

Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis will bring the entire FF7 story to your phone

In a second surprise announcement following Sony’s State of Play livestream, Square Enix announced Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis, a mobile game that will retell the entire Compilation of Final Fantasy 7 in a new, friendly-looking art style. Ever Crisis will also feature new story elements, Square Enix said, written by Final Fantasy 7 Remake […]

Final Fantasy 7 is getting a battle royale prequel

Shortly after Square Enix announced a surprise upgrade for Final Fantasy 7 Remake, called Intergrade, for PlayStation 5, the company dropped an even bigger surprise: a battle royale game set in the world of Final Fantasy 7. Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier is coming to Android and iOS devices in 2021. The battle royale […]

Waiting for Pokémon Snap? Try Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

It’s been decades since I’ve played Pokémon Snap, but I still think of it fondly. I only remember playing it in one place, at my grandmother’s house and in the living room, not the den. My memory tells me I never owned it, that I waited patiently for it, week after week, to come back […]

Riot unveils the Legends of Runeterra road map for 2021

Now that it’s 2021, Riot Games has released a roadmap of the content coming to card game Legends of Runeterra throughout the year. The first major update will be in February, when Lunari assassin comes to the game. The roadmap currently runs through July, and shows a lot of Shurima related content showing up throughout […]

Pokémon Go gets a global event for franchise’s 25th anniversary

Niantic and The Pokémon Company are holding a special event in Pokémon Go in February for Pokémon’s 25th anniversary. It’s called Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto and, like this summer’s Go Fest, will be a global, virtual ticketed event designed to celebrate the original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green. In fact, tickets for February’s Pokémon Go […]

RootMetrics: South Korea’s ‘brilliant’ 5G will spur other countries in 2021

Fifth-generation cellular technology is widely expected to be the network infrastructure behind the fourth industrial revolution — the wireless pipes eventually connecting data processors to thousands of factories, millions of sensors, and billions of client devices — but in the United States, nationwide 5G networks are barely outperforming their 4G predecessors. That’s not the case […]