EA gets exclusive rights to the Masters for its golf game

Following last week’s surprise news that it was reviving its simulation golf franchise, publisher Electronic Arts has announced that it is also bringing back the flashiest feather in the video game series’ cap: the Masters Tournament. The Masters and its home, Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, will be playable exclusively in EA Sports […]

Mass Effect’s Mako made me quit the game. Now I can try again

I tried to play Mass Effect when it was first released in 2007. And I almost immediately turned off my Xbox 360 as soon as I had to get into the M35 Mako — Mass Effect’s divisive, horrifying-to-control space vehicle. The memory of it, struggling to steer as I flung my vehicle off cliffs, is […]

Overwatch Archives event returns with new skins, new reward structure

Overwatch’s annual Archives event is now live, giving players a chance to revisit the game’s co-op missions and earn brand-new skins. Archives also introduces a new reward structure for Overwatch that does away with the previous win-nine-games-to-get-new-skins rules, which is good news for players who want to tackle the game’s more challenging PvE missions. First, […]

Call of Duty: Warzone’s Verdansk now has a new kind of zombie

Call of Duty: Warzone’s zombies are getting a little tougher to kill. In Warzone’s latest update, the undead have moved to Verdansk’s TV Station and some of them have adapted to be more resistant to bullets. According to Warzone’s latest in-universe intelligence briefing, a new strain of undead enemy has arrived on Verdansk. These new […]

Hitman 3’s first mission is free to try this week

You can now drop into Agent 47’s World of Assassination for free. Developer IO Interactive released a new version of Hitman 3 called the Free Starter Pack, which lets players check out the game’s first level, Dubai, for free. The mission will only be included in the pack from March 30 to April 5. The […]

PlayStation Store for PS3, PS Vita officially closes this summer

Sony confirmed on Monday that PlayStation Store access for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable will end this summer. The PS3 and PS Vita stores close Aug. 27, 2021; the PSP’s remaining purchase functions will end on July 2, 2021. PS3, Vita, and PSP owners will still be able to re-download and play […]

Rust coming to PS4, Xbox One in May

The hardcore multiplayer survival game Rust is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 21, developer Double Eleven announced Friday. This version of the Windows PC game originally developed by Facepunch Studios is known as Rust Console Edition — it’s based on the PC version, but was designed by Double Eleven as a […]

Tekken 7’s new fighter is the prime minister of Poland

Tekken 7’s newest character is an original one: the ass-kicking prime minister of Poland. No, not Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s current real-world prime minister, but Lidia Sobieska, a fictional karate master/politician. She’s coming to the Tekken franchise this week as downloadable content for Tekken 7. Lidia has found herself entangled in the King of Iron Fist […]

Cyberpunk 2077 1.2 patch will make fixes to police response, driving, and more

Developer CD Projekt Red announced new details on the second major update to Cyberpunk 2077 on Friday, couched as an in-fiction news broadcast. According to the developer, the 1.2 update for Cyberpunk 2077 will address issues related to police response to player actions, and add more nuance and control to driving and moving on foot. […]