Animal Crossing will get the Hello Kitty crossover that fans have been begging for

Since release, fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons have bemoaned the omission of certain promotional items available in New Leaf, but a new partnership between retailer Target and Nintendo aims to change that. Sanrio’s Hello Kitty is coming to your island resort, provided you buy the associated amiibo cards, of course. Image: Nintendo The cards […]

Stadia Executive Producer Believes Small Teams Can Make More Unique, Focused Games

Ahead of the February 1 launch of Journey To The Savage Planet: Employee of the Month Edition on Stadia next week, we spoke with Reid Schneider, Typhoon Studios co-founder and Sr. Executive Producer at Stadia Games and Entertainment about what he and his team learned from developing the game. In the interview, Schneider explained why his team […]

How to keep games growing in 2021

Last year was pretty bad for everyone, personally. But the game industry did well as people turned to games to distract themselves from reality and find socially distanced friends. The game industry’s revenues grew 19% to $174.9 billion in 2020, according to market researcher Newzoo. Mobile games led the way, accounting for 58% of revenues […]

Celeste Classic 2: Lani’s Trek Is Now Playable Online

Celeste, a platforming game released on January 25, 2018, on Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, macOS, and Linux, won the Best Independent Game and Games for Impact awards at The Game Awards 2018. Developed by Maddy Thorson and Noel Berry for the Pico-8 platform, the game now has a sequel: Celeste 2: Lani’s […]

eNASCAR Pro Invitational returns for another season in March

While the 2021 NASCAR season is set to kick off next month, its eSports equivalent will also return this year. The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series made its debut last March while the sport was shut down for nearly 2½ months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, NASCAR announced the return of a new-look […]

Genshin Impact: Where To Buy And Farm Mint

I am incredibly hungry right now, not aided by the fact that I can’t stop thinking about food in Genshin Impact. It all looks so delicious like I could pay an exorbitant sum for it at a real Asian restaurant. I haven’t felt this way about video game food since Final Fantasy 15, and I’ll […]

Epic Sponsors Santos FC During Libertadores Finals, Highlights Fortnite

Santos Futebol Clube, one of the most traditional soccer teams in Brazil, has secured Epic Games as its sponsor for one game. Through the deal, Santos will be displaying the Fortnite brand on its jersey during the Taça Libertadores da América (commonly known as Libertadores) finals next Jan. 30, against Palmeiras in Maracanã Stadium, Rio […]

Xsolla launches commerce to take mobile games beyond the app stores

Xsolla provides game developers with what it calls a “game business engine.” And now it is expanding that with a commerce solution that takes mobile games beyond the app stores. Xsolla’s new innovative Mobile Game Commerce solution enables developers to streamline user acquisition, create better ways for players to discover games, simplify the online game […]

Celeste Classic Gets A Surprise Sequel That You Can Play Right Now

Acclaimed platformer Celeste turned three-years old this week, and to celebrate, creator Maddy Thorson surprised fans by announcing a sequel of sorts to the game. No, it’s not a direct follow-up to the game available on consoles and PC, but rather a sequel to classic Celeste, the original Pico-8 version of the game dubbed Celeste […]