Here’s How to Make Sense of All the New ‘Final Fantasy VII’ Games

Image: Square Enix Final Fantasy is one of the most-influential video game franchises of all time, and while every game in the series has its fans, Final Fantasy VII is by far the most popular — even 25 years after its initial release on PlayStation 1. The story of Cloud, Aerith, Tifa, and their companions … Read more

Destiny And Spider-Man Studios Respond To Court Overturning Roe

Image: Insomniac Games / Sony On Friday the US Supreme Court made good on a longstanding right-wing threat to overturn Roe v. Wadeand with it eradicate the constitutional right to abortion that had existed for nearly 50 years. Now some of gaming’s most well known studios, which had previously been silent, are speaking up about … Read more

Here’s How to Make Sense of All the New ‘Final Fantasy VII’ Games

Image: Square Enix Final Fantasy is one of the most-influential video game franchises of all time, and while every game in the series has its fans, Final Fantasy VII is by far the most popular — even 25 years after its initial release on PlayStation 1. The story of Cloud, Aerith, Tifa, and their companions … Read more

Three Hopes Reviews Are Divided

Image: Nintendo The embargo just lifted on Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopesthe musou-based follow-up to Nintendo’s critically acclaimed strategy game, Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Most reviewers seem to agree that Three Hopes is a worthwhile successor to Three Houses, though many seemed to burn out on the repetitive-feeling combat. Some critics welcome the return of … Read more

15 Steam Next Fest PC Demos You Should Try In June

Image: Black Mermaid / Wildboy Studio / Zelart / Alblune Hope you got a breather from the hours of trailers for upcoming games during last week’s game conferences because Steam Next Fest is now upon us. It’s a week-long event in which Steam users can play demos and watch previews for upcoming games, chat with … Read more

Razer’s New Kishi V2 Is a Better Way to Game on Your Smartphone

Photo: Andrew Liszewski – Gizmodo From day one, smartphones had the potential to be excellent handheld gaming devices, were it not for the limitations of touchscreens. Joysticks and buttons are still the best way to play, and while wireless controllers now easily connect to mobile devices, clamp-on gamepads are a better solution, and one of … Read more

Smash Bros. Ultimate Shaken Up By Its Own Wave-Dashing Moment

Screenshot: Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans are obsessed with ranking the game’s extensive, crossover cast of video game characters in tier lists. Tier lists constantly change to reflect alterations to the game’s meta, caused by balance updates released by Nintendo, but also players finding new techniques. The Smash community recently found a new technique … Read more

Smash Bros. Ultimate Shaken Up By Its Own Wave-Dashing Moment

Screenshot: Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans are obsessed with ranking the game’s extensive, crossover cast of video game characters in tier lists. Tier lists constantly change to reflect alterations to the game’s meta, caused by balance updates released by Nintendo, but also players finding new techniques. The Smash community recently found a new technique … Read more

As Switch Hardware Sales Slow, How Long Can Nintendo Delay ‘Switch 2’?

Image: Nintendo Life / Zion Grassl Nintendo’s report for the 2021/22 financial year dropped today, and while Switch continues to sell well and software sales are looking healthy, signs that enthusiasm for the five-year-old system is beginning to ebb are also apparent. To be clear, the results present a far from gloomy outlook for the … Read more

Reggie Fils-Aimé And Satoru Iwata’s Great Nintendo Friendship

Iwata and Reggie speak on stage at the 2011 E3 gaming expo. Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) It started with an unheard-of request. Reggie Fils-Aimé was not yet president of Nintendo of America. Heck, he wasn’t even an employee — but rather, interviewing for a job. Yet he wanted to speak with Satoru Iwata. During … Read more