Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo: Video game earnings round-up

A gamer plays on Sony’s Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul. Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty Images The giants of the video game world saw their sales slide in the second quarter, as initial tailwinds from the Covid pandemic faded. In the three months ended June, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo each posted … Read more

Lawyer To Pay Activision For Not Playing Call Of Duty

Uh, say what now?Image: : Infinity Ward A lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was dismissed last month because, according to a judge in the Southern California District Court where the complaint was brought, the plaintiffs didn’t play enough Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to make an informed case against the maligned publisher. For eleven in Activision … Read more

Halo 2’s ‘Impossible’ $20,000 Challenge Finally Conquered

Screenshots: : Bungie / IGDB They said it was impossible and, for nearly two decades, that seemed to be the case. But last night, a streamer named Jervalin beat Halo 2‘s “LASO deathless” challenge, earning a cool $20,000 in the process. Talk about finishing the fight. Let’s rewind. Earlier this summer, the YouTuber Charles “Cr1tikal” … Read more

Xenoblade 3 Is Already Winning Me Over

Screenshots: : Nintendo I’ve been looking forward to Monolith Soft’s next game since the last one ended in 2017, although not without my fair share of reservations. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a meandering JRPG with a hodgepodge of systems and extremely uneven storytelling. As much as I love the series, I was worried Xenoblade Chronicles … Read more

10 Things Every GTA Online Fan Trying The New Update Should Do

Image: : Rockstar Games With the new Grand Theft Auto Online update released last week, the game has become easier after Rockstar added more ways to make money that don’t involve ripping your hair out and putting up with annoying trolls. But a big update like this for an already massive game can be very … Read more

New Octopath Traveler RPG Is Better Than The Switch Original

Image: : Square Enix Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, newly available on mobile, is a worthy sequel to the original 2018 Switch role-playing game. I had expected a watered-down combat system and a menu hell like many other gacha games on mobile devices. Square Enix proved me wrong. Champions retains the visuals and music … Read more

Nier Automata Secret Door Hunt Ends In The Wildest Possible Way

Gif: : Square Enix / Sadfutago It all started with a question: “How do you get into the church?” The answer, it turns out, is simple: You don’t—at least not yet. Yes, Nier: Automata‘s baffling secret door was all just an intricate mod. If you haven’t been following along, Nier: Automata‘s secret door had all … Read more

Sega Please Release The Yakuza Kenzan Spin-Offs In English

Screenshots: : saw In 2022 Yakuza is a pretty big series in the West, as we saw yesterday when eight games made it to PlayStation Plus. But it wasn’t always this way! Between the release of Yakuza 2 and 3 things were looking incredibly dicey for English-speakers, and there were real fears that if Yakuza … Read more

‘Save Minecraft!’ Cry Fans As Mojang Moderates Private Servers

Image: : Mojang / Microsoft Minecraft is on fire. At least that’s how it currently feels if you follow the fandom on social media or certain message boards. A portion of the community is up in arms following the news that developer Mojang won’t back down from a controversial move to open private servers up … Read more

The Nier Automata Secret Door Nobody Can Figure Out Got Weirder

Screenshots: : Square Enix / Kotaku Factions. In-fighting. The whispers of a bounty. For the past few days, the Nier: Automata community has been tearing itself apart over a secret chamber no one knows how to enter, which could be anything from a prank to cut content to a well-executed spot of viral marketing. Only … Read more