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Paolo Arciga
Paolo is a weeb but tries not to show it, loves single-player games, and is sometimes a musician.
Free Games for May 2021 on PS Plus and Xbox Games with Gold
Fantasy RPGs, sandbox survival, destruction derbies, and more make up this month’s free games line-ups.
The New Mortal Kombat Movie is Good Where It Counts
The most recent attempt at a Mortal Kombat movie adaptation provides plenty of Kombat, but a little too much Mortal.
Tales of Arise is a Revamp of the Classic Tales Formula
With a new game engine and a development team of new and veteran staff, Tales of Arise is a big step forward for the Tales series.
Returnal is a Space Horror Shooter with a Roguelike Twist
Extraterrestrial shooting action meets looping gameplay mechanics in this upcoming PS5 exclusive.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Gets a New Trailer and Story Details
We finally have some hints on the identity of the game’s latest Lombax.
Our First Impressions of NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139
“It’s not a remake or a remaster, it’s a ‘version upgrade’,” said the game’s Creative Director Yoko Taro. So how does this “version upgrade” hold up?
How Apple Arcade Could Change Mobile Gaming
We’ve come a long way from the days of Temple Run and Fruit Ninja.
Uniqlo Announces Collaboration with Riot Games’ League of Legends
Dominate your lane in style with these cool new threads from Uniqlo.
Resident Evil Showcase Reveals More Gameplay from RE Village, Upcoming Collaborations, and More
Chris Redfield being hinted as being a werewolf is just one of this showcase’s many surprises.
You’ll Never See It Coming—A New Persona Game from Chinese Developers
To be fair, no one could have seen this coming.
Spellbreak Gets a Huge Update in Chapter 2: The Fracture
New modes, new PvE content, and a whole lot of balance changes have come to the Hollow Lands.
Here Are April 2021’s Free Games on PS Plus and Xbox Games with Gold
Zombies, vikings, and Mudokon make up this month’s free games line-up.
Five New Anime to Check Out this Spring 2021
There’s plenty of shounen goodness coming out this Spring 2021.
Hearthstone Classic is a Bigger Nostalgia Trip Than I Expected
Wake up, it’s 2014. Time to play some Zoolock and Face Hunter.
Tekken Director Katsuhiro Harada Now Has… A Talk Show?
He’s even got a legend of the video game industry as his first guest.
Everything We Know So Far About Fantasian
From Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, Fantasian is an upcoming JRPG available exclusively on Apple Arcade.
An Early Look at Hearthstone’s Upcoming Expansion, Forged in the Barrens
We got to play some new decks from the expansion ahead of its March 31 launch.
Card Reveal Season is Upon Us for Hearthstone’s Upcoming Expansion, Forged in the Barrens
Lok’tar Ogar! Keep your eyes peeled for some big names from the Horde, coming soon to Hearthstone.
PlayStation’s #PlayAtHome Initiative Returns with Even More Free Games
This time around, we’re getting way more than just Journey and the Uncharted trilogy.
Deep Rock Galactic is One of 2020’s Hidden Gems
After a free weekend promo on Steam, the game quickly became #4 on the platform’s weekly bestsellers.
Loop Hero is an Endless Loop of Fun
Loop Hero is one of the most original indie games to come out in recent years.
Persona 5 Strikers Redefines the Musou Spin-off
Persona 5 Strikers is a Persona game first, and a musou game second.
March 2021’s Free Games Line-Up on PS Plus and Xbox Games with Gold
PS Plus subscribers are in for a Mako-filled treat this month.
Everything We Know So Far About the Upcoming Demon Slayer Game
Demon Slayer’s video game adaptation is being made by anime game veterans.
We’re Finally Getting the Mortal Kombat Movie We Deserve
Now *this* is how you cast a film adaptation of a fighting game.
Hearthstone’s Year of the Gryphon Kicks Off with A Ton of Major Announcements
Hearthstone’s upcoming expansion Forged in the Barrens, is but one of many updates coming soon to the game.
A Space for the Unbound’s Prologue Shows Promise for Its Upcoming Release
Set in 90’s rural Indonesia, this upcoming pixel-art adventure game brings together the fantastical and the familiar.
5 Romance Anime You Can Stream on Netflix This Valentine’s Season
Celebrate the season of love with these highly bingeable shows.
A Team of Modders Are Remaking Metal Gear Solid 3 in Metal Gear Solid 5
We might soon be able to play as the real Big Boss in MGSV.
Hearthstone is Getting a New Core Set and a Classic Mode
Hearthstone’s Basic and Classic card sets are getting an overhaul.
BlizzCon Goes Virtual with BlizzConline 2021
Everyone gets a front-row seat at Blizzard’s biggest event of the year, free of charge.
The Games Up for Grabs on PS Plus and Xbox Games with Gold for February 2021
This month’s line-up includes some next-gen-ready games for your next-gen consoles.
You Can Now Play the Yakuza Remastered Collection on PC and Xbox One
The Kiryu saga is now just one title away from being entirely playable on PC and Xbox One.
The Zero Escape Trilogy is the Best Puzzle Game Series You’ve Never Played
Alice in Borderland meets mind-boggling sci-fi in the Zero Escape Trilogy.
The Medium is the First True Next-Gen Horror Game
A game with graphics so nice, they’re rendered twice.
Cyberpunk 2077’s 1.1 Patch Kicks Off Its Updates Roadmap
Cyberpunk 2077’s first patch of the year is a baby step towards a more playable game.
A Quick Rundown of Hitman 3’s New Maps and Features
Agent 47’s longest mission comes to a close in the final entry to the World of Assassination Trilogy.
The Resident Evil Showcase Debuts Gameplay from Resident Evil Village and RE: Verse
Resident Evil Village also gets a release date and a playable demo for lucky PS5 owners.
Hearthstone’s 19.4 Patch Fires Up the Engines for the Darkmoon Races
The Darkmoon Races Mini-Set adds 35 new cards to the Darkmoon Faire expansion.
An Unreleased PS1 RPG Has Resurfaced After 22 Years, and You Can Play it Now
Developed in 1998, Magic Castle remained unknown to the public until 2020.
Why Single-Player Card Battlers Could Be the Next Big Video Game Genre
If 2020 was the year of the rogue-lite, 2021 just might be the year of the solo card battler.
Riot Games’ Season 2021 Kicks Off with Even More Ways to Enjoy League of Legends
Riot Games continues to expand their flagship MOBA and its auto-battler and card game spinoffs.
The Free Games on PS Plus and Xbox Games with Gold for January 2021
Raid a tomb, fight a horde of zombies, and become a predator of the sea in this month’s free games.
The Anime Worth Checking Out for Winter 2021
Winter 2021 is full of returning seasons for fan-favorite anime.
How 2020 Taught Me the Joys of Multiplayer Gaming
It took a few months of being unable to leave my house, but I finally know how to play Dota 2.
Endless Dungeon is Bringing the Rogue-Lite Genre to the Mainstream
Amplitude Studios and their longtime publisher Sega are putting the spotlight on rogue-lites.
Why PS4 and Xbox One Owners Might Want to Wait Until Next Year to Play Cyberpunk 2077
Last-gen consoles won’t be able to play the game in its final form just yet.
Hearthstone’s 19.2 Patch Brings the Darkmoon Faire to the Battlegrounds
Celebrate the Feast of Winter Veil with the Old Gods.
A Recap of the Winners and Major Announcements from The Game Awards 2020
Can you guess which game won Game of the Year?
Persona 5 Strikers is Getting an English-Language Release
The Phantom Thieves are coming back on multiple platforms this time.
Epic Games is Making Two Hit RPGs Free for a Limited Time
Just in case you need some games to sink hundreds of hours into during your holiday break.
Filipino Toy Designer Quiccs is Releasing a Collaboration Figure with Ateneo de Manila University
The local toy designer made waves earlier this year after scoring a 2-year contract with Adidas.
PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold Free Games for December 2020
This month marks the first freebie line-up from both subscription services that’ll have games playable on next-generation consoles.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a JRPG Like No Other
The unlikely pairing of the Yakuza series and the RPG genre makes for an excellent game.
The Makers of Hitman Are Working on a James Bond Game
IO Interactive is no stranger to video games about numbered agents.
Hearthstone’s Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Mixes the Old (Gods) with the New
The final expansion in Hearthstone’s Year of the Phoenix brings back some old favorites while adding some major changes to the game.
Five Cyberpunk Games to Play While Waiting for Cyberpunk 2077’s Release
With Cyberpunk 2077’s release just a few weeks away, brush up on your cyberpunk lore with these great games.
Hearthstone’s Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Card Reveal: Idol of Y’Shaarj
The strongest of the Old Gods is lending some summoning power to the Priest class.
PlayStation 5 Launches in the Philippines on December 11, 2020
Just in time for the holiday season.
November 2020’s Free Games on PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold
November’s offerings also come with a free taste for next-generation consoles.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is a Genre-Bending Time Travel Epic
An interactive tale of giant robots, kaiju, and time loops unlike anything you’ve ever played before.
Archipel Gives Fans an Inside Look into the Japanese Video Game Industry
Take a peek into what goes on behind the scenes in the making of your favorite video games.
A Recap of the Game Room at ESGS 2020
Big names and big announcements make up this year’s ESGS Game Room segments.
Hearthstone’s Fall Reveal Showcases New Expansion, System Revamp, and More
Some big changes are coming to Hearthstone with its upcoming expansion, Madness at the Darkmoon Faire.
Five Multiplayer Horror Games to Play with Your Friends This Halloween
Because if horror movies are anything to go by, murderous spirits and friend groups fit together like hand in glove.
Don’t Miss Out on Streets of Kamurocho and More Free Games in Sega’s 60th Anniversary Steam Sale
You’ve only got until the 19th of October to add these freebies to your library.
Five Must-Watch Movies for Fans of the Yakuza Games
All the yakuza action minus the running around Kamurocho.
October 2020’s Free Games on PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold
Some spooky offerings are up for grabs this month of horrors.
The Masquerade Ball Has Begun in Hearthstone’s Scholomance Academy
Hearthstone adds even more extracurriculars to Scholomance Academy with the 18.4 patch update.
The Fall 2020 Anime Worth Keeping an Eye On
Finally, Haikyuu!! is back, but it’s far from the only thing worth watching this Fall 2020.
A Recap of the SEGA / Atlus Livestreams at Tokyo Game Show 2020
With their TGS livestreams, SEGA / Atlus understandably catered more to their Japanese audience.
Five Physics-Based Games You Can Play with Your Friends
Whether it’s PvP or co-op, your greatest enemy is still just gravity.
An Interview with Alec Dawson of the Hearthstone Dev Team
On designing the Scholomance Academy expansion and its key mechanics.
Relive Your Glory Days with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
The much-awaited remake is finally here, and it doesn’t disappoint.
Hearthstone’s Forbidden Library Event Lifts the Veil on the Secrets of Scholomance Academy
The 18.2 patch brings some balance changes to constructed play as well as additions to the popular Battlegrounds mode.
This September’s Free Games on PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold
Some great online multiplayer titles are up for grabs this month.
How Healthy Gamer is Helping to Raise Mental Health Awareness in the Gaming Community
Dr. K and his team at Healthy Gamer are spearheading the discussion of mental health among gamers.
Five Asian Horror Games You Can Play Now
Get your Asian horror fix with these short and scary games this Ghost Month.
You Wouldn’t Want to Skip School in Hearthstone’s Scholomance Academy
Much of the fun to be had in Hearthstone’s latest expansion lies in its cool new mechanics.
Five Great Games You Can Finish in One Day
For when you just don’t feel like playing a hundred-hour game.
A Brief History of the iQue Player, Nintendo’s China-Exclusive Console
The all-in-one console was created to curb piracy and bypass a ban on video games.
An Early Look at Hearthstone’s Upcoming Expansion, Scholomance Academy
Here’s some of what you can expect on your first day at Scholomance Academy.
The PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold Games Up for Grabs This August 2020
PlayStation and Xbox fans are in for some great freebies this month.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Gets 37 New Songs Added to Its Soundtrack
The original games’ soundtracks are getting an upgrade too.
A Brief Introduction to the Strange World of VTubers
If you like watching streamers and anime, then I’ve got the perfect thing for you.
D’ART Shtajio Blazes a Trail as Japan’s First American and Black-Owned Anime Studio
The studio aims to introduce more Westernized elements to Japanese anime,
REVIEW: Ghost of Tsushima is a Fitting but Flawed Swan Song for the PS4 Generation
With Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch Productions paints a big, beautiful picture, but it suffers from a few broad strokes.
Deadly Premonition is the Best Worst Game You’ve Never Played
A look back at the cult classic as its sequel comes out this month for the Nintendo Switch.
Five New Anime Series Worth Checking Out This Summer 2020
In a season for returning seasons, here are some noteworthy newcomers.
The Free Games You Can Play on PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold This July
Including an extra game on PS Plus in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
7 Prolific Japanese Composers Behind Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks
Get to know the people behind some of the most unforgettable video game soundtracks
‘Can I Play That?’ Gives Gamers with Disabilities A Voice
The website for and by gamers with disabilities highlights the importance of accessibility in video games.
REVIEW: Hearthstone Keeps the Felfire Burning with Its 17.4 Patch Update and the Trial by Felfire Solo Adventure
The latest Hearthstone expansion, Ashes of Outland, offers up its ‘Second Slice’.
Six YouTube Channels Every FromSoftware Fan Should Know
For all your Soulsborne content needs.
A Quick Rundown of Everything That’s Coming in Hearthstone’s Felfire Festival
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Five New Anime Series You Can Stream on Netflix Right Now
Some noteworthy additions to Netflix’s current anime line-up.
An Interview with Chadd Nervig of the Hearthstone Development Team
On the Demon Hunter class, Hearthstone Battlegrounds, and more!
The Free Games You Can Get This June on PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold
June seems to be a good month for shooter games.
Five Features We Want to See in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
With a great-looking trailer for a remake of a classic, comes great expectations.