Painting puzzle game Behind the Frame drips with Studio Ghibli charm

Hayao Miyazaki’s influence is seen beyond film, and in games across the entire industry. But never before have I felt as if I was playing inside of a Studio Ghibli film until my hourlong experience with Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery. Created by Taiwanese developer Silver Lining Studio, Behind the Frame is mostly a […]

This iPhone game looks 3D even without glasses

Some of the greatest games take the novel experiences of real life and translate them into a cunning virtual experience. For example, this train building game by James Vanas is reminiscent of the feeling of holding one of those plastic 3D bookmarks sold in tchotchke tourist shops. As you tilt it, the game moves like […]

League’s newly sexy skeleton man is causing problems for everyone

League of Legends is in an interesting spot right now when it comes to lore, as its big world-spanning event has come to a close. Now that the Sentinels of Light have put down the Ruined King and saved the world, things should be pretty peaceful, right? Well, the event left a lot of loose […]

Nintendo gives Dr. Mario mobile game just 3 months to live

Nintendo is shutting down Dr. Mario World, the mobile game based on the pill-dropping puzzle game series, in November, the company said on the game’s official website. Dr. Mario World launched in 2019 on Android and iOS. The free-to-play, match-three puzzle game inverted the traditional Dr. Mario playfield, letting players push pills upward to eliminate […]

Niantic reversing Pokémon Go banwave that caught innocent players

Pokémon Go developer Niantic say it’s working to revert strikes that have resulted in suspensions and bans for players of the mobile AR game who were unjustly punished by the game’s anti-cheat system. In a statement posted to Twitter on Monday, Niantic said that players who have been affected will have strikes against their accounts […]

Xbox Game Pass adds Microsoft Flight Simulator, Blinx: The Time Sweeper in July

Xbox Game Pass subscribers can take to the skies with the Xbox Series X release of Microsoft Flight Simulator on July 27, relive the dogfighting of Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, or experience a journey through time with Xbox classic Blinx: The Time Sweeper on day earlier. All three games are coming to Game […]

Wild Rift’s next patch adds bans and highlights, and flesh to Thresh

Riot has announced a slew of changes coming to League of Legends: Wild Rift in the upcoming patch 2.4. This is a big update that adds new content and refines existing systems, and it should smooth out some of the game’s current pain points. New champion Akshan will arrive in Wild Rift in Patch 2.4, […]

Pokémon Go guide: How to transfer to Pokémon Home

Pokémon Go now lets you transfer Pokémon from the game to the Pokémon Home app. In this Pokémon Go guide, we will explain how to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Go to Pokémon Home, how much it costs to transfer Legendary Pokémon, and how to transfer Pokémon to Pokémon Sword and Shield. Pokémon Home transfers Doing […]

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster’s first three games come to PC and mobile in July

Square Enix has announced a release date for three games in its upcoming remaster anthology of the first six Final Fantasy games. The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster versions of Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy 2 and Final Fantasy 3, will launch July 28 for Android, iOS, and Windows PC via Steam. The next three games, Final […]

Pokémon Go is changing again in response to the pandemic

Over the past year, developer Niantic rolled out a series of gameplay tweaks to Pokémon Go designed to make the mobile game more playable under quarantine conditions. Many of those changes were a direct response to the coronavirus pandemic, letting players enjoy the gotta-catch-’em-all game from home. On Monday, Niantic said in a blog post […]