Knotwords is a sudoku-infused fix for Wordle lovers

Game designer and conceptual artist Zach Gage loves nothing more than fiddling around with, or trying to optimize, the oldest, most popular, and most ubiquitous games in the world. Previous targets of his tinkering include solitaire, chess, pool, and sudoku. Now he and his co-developer Jack Schlesinger are back, and this time they’re tackling crossword […]

Fortnite will be free on iPhone again thanks to Xbox Cloud Gaming

Microsoft is bringing Fortnite back to mobile devices, just not the way you expect. On Thursday, Microsoft announced a new partnership with Epic Games that will make Fortnite playable through Xbox Cloud Gaming and free on all supported browser, enabled devices. Among the devices that are compatible with Fortnite are a variety of Android and […]

Netflix gets ready to launch Exploding Kittens TV show and game

Exploding Kittens is coming to Netflix — as both a TV show and a game. The upcoming television will be an adult animated comedy, where God and the Devil are sent to Earth in the form of chonky house cats. The show will hit Netflix in 2023 and features the voice talents of Tom Ellis […]

Hearthstone’s next expansion is the Naga-themed Voyage to the Sunken City

The next Hearthstone expansion takes players to the city of Zin-Azshari, the home city of the fearsome Naga and their corrupted Queen Azshara. Blizzard announced the expansion Voyage to the Sunken City and its planned global launch date of April 12 with a short animated trailer released on Thursday. The trailer shows a small ship […]

Wordle blocks certain offensive words, now that it’s owned by NYT

The New York Times, which recently acquired the viral word game Wordle and migrated it to its website on Thursday, has banned some offensive language in the game — although plenty of naughty words are still valid guesses for now. Certain gendered slurs — including “bitch,” “whore,” and “sluts” — have been removed from Wordle’s […]

Riot Games suing over Teamfight Tactics ‘knock-off’

Riot Games is suing Vietnamese video game studio Imba Network for creating what California-based developer calls a “knock-off” of its League of Legends-inspired auto battler Teamfight Tactics, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. Riot accuses Imba Network’s game, I Am Hero: AFK Tactical Teamfight, of stealing character likeness, background stories, and much more from Teamfight […]

PUBG developers sue mobile clone maker — plus Apple and Google

The makers of PUBG Mobile, the mobile adaptation of PUBG Battlegrounds, sued Apple and Google this week over a battle royale imitator, sold on their mobile storefronts, which allegedly infringes PUBG’s copyrights. The lawsuit also names the maker of the copycat app, Garena Online, as well as YouTube for hosting gameplay videos the plaintiffs find […]

Xbox Game Pass gets Halo Infinite, Among Us, and Stardew Valley in December

Xbox Game Pass is setting subscribers up for a big December as new games like Halo Infinite, Anvil, and Archvale come to the service, along with older favorites like Among Us, Lawn Mower Simulator, and Stardew Valley. Subscribers will also get access to Final Fantasy XIII-2, Rubber Bandits, Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector, Space Warlord Organ Trading […]

Pokémon Go Shinx Community Day guide

Pokémon Go is hosting its Shinx Community Day, which takes place on Nov. 21, 2021. Our Pokémon Go Shinx Community Day guide includes all of Shinx’s Community Day’s perks, the exclusive move Luxray learns, and the ways to make the most of your Community Day. The usual Community Day perks, like increased spawn and Shiny […]