We lastly get a glance of System Shock 3– and it deserved the wait

We lastly get a glance of System Shock 3– and it...

The Game Developers Conference began yesterday, and it got off to an unexpectedly good start by finally revealing footage of a game long-rumored to be in development, System Shock 3. Previously glimpsed only in bits, it’s good to finally see the return of one of the old masters of gaming in full glory. The teaser trailer…
StarTropics on Change advises us video games utilized to be actually strange

StarTropics on Change advises us video games utilized to be actually...

Given how sleek and digital modern gaming is, it’d hard to remember sometimes just how weird and arcane it used to be — and just when you’d forgotten, here comes a game like StarTropics to remind you. Nostalgic gamers who are playing this re-released classic on the Switch are being waylaid by lack of access to a…
Valve cautions of civilian casualties in project versus Steam evaluation bombs

Valve cautions of civilian casualties in project versus Steam evaluation bombs

Steam revealed this weekend it was taking measures to curtail the swiftly-growing practice of review bombing by essentially hiding all reviews within the “bombing” period — even the ones from gamers who aren’t participating. This would probably take out a chunk of “legitimate” reviews, and won’t do much to smooth the tensions between gamers and…
Rift broadens in between Impressive and players over information mining claims

Rift broadens in between Impressive and players over information mining claims

Epic Games is being torn a new one by gamers again. This time, it’s been accused of mining users’ Steam data without their permission. As you’d expect, Epic’s critics are taking it as fresh grist in the ongoing controversy over Epic’s storefront — which might turn off developers who want to bring their games there in…
Steam now lets you stream and play your video games on a phone or desktop anywhere

Steam now lets you stream and play your video games on...

Valve has just launched a major update to its Steam Link service: you can now stream and play your collection of games on a desktop or Android device wherever you are. All you need is an internet connection. That’s an upgrade from nearly a year ago, when Steam Link supported streaming between your gadgets, but…
Why is Google including Nintendo controller assistance to Chrome?

Why is Google including Nintendo controller assistance to Chrome?

Google is apparently working to improve native support for Nintendo‘s Switch controllers within Chrome. Could this be a sign of things to come for Project Stream? A recently discovered commit in Google‘s Chromium Gerrit page proposes to “improve support for Nintendo Switch gamepads.” First spotted by 9to5Google and Owen Williams, it would improve support for Switch…
Google Earth and Carmen Sandiego is the very best combination because PB & & J

Google Earth and Carmen Sandiego is the very best combination because...

Carmen Sandiego, renowned lady thief and the original superstar of edutainment, has finally made her way into a new video game — only this time, the actual world is her canvas in Google Earth. I don’t know who came up with this idea, but I’m so glad they had that brainwave, because this combination of…
New Yakuza spin-off pulled from racks over star’s arrest

New Yakuza spin-off pulled from racks over star’s arrest

The arrest of 51-year-old Pierre Taki might not sound like a big deal in the grand scheme of things — but for gamers who were hoping to get their hands on SEGA’s keen new Yakuza spin-off, Judgment sometime soon, this might be disaster. Nothing has happened, as yet, other than the actor’s potential cocaine use, but…
A couple of Potterhead quibbles about Harry Potter: Wizards Unify

A couple of Potterhead quibbles about Harry Potter: Wizards Unify

Niantic today released the first gameplay footage for its upcoming mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, finally giving players some idea of what its AR wizardry would look like. But does it actually look like a Harry Potter game? Credit: Warner Bros Wanna feel old? It’s been 22 years since Bloomsbury published the first Harry Potter…
Alienware’s 34- inch curved video gaming display restored my child-like marvel

Alienware’s 34- inch curved video gaming display restored my child-like marvel

The overwhelming value prospect of cheap 1080p TVs has resulted in a drought of decent computer monitors in my home. My primary screen doesn’t even have HDR. Since moderation isn’t my thing, the biggest over-correction I could think of was to add a huge, curved Alienware AW3418DW. Credit: Nicole Gray Alienware‘s 34-inch curved gaming monitor…
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