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

Pokémon GO’s Remote Raid Passes Feel Under Threat By Niantic

Image: Niantic Of all the many excellent changes Niantic made to Pokémon GO in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic, remote raiding seemed to be the one that was most likely to survive long-term. So of course, every new move the developer makes seems to be threatening its future. Time was, when you wanted … Read more

Pokémon GO’s Remote Raid Passes Feel Under Threat By Niantic

Image: Niantic Of all the many excellent changes Niantic made to Pokémon GO in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic, remote raiding seemed to be the one that was most likely to survive long-term. So of course, every new move the developer makes seems to be threatening its future. Time was, when you wanted … 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

Destiny 2 DMCA Revenge Plot Now A $ 7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

Image: Bungie A spree of rogue DMCA takedown notices for Destiny 2 content on YouTube earlier this year has now ballooned into a $ 7.6 million lawsuit, as Bungie goes after the alleged perpetrator in court. In addition, some Destiny 2 content creators now say they feel “betrayed” after the person who was seemingly responsible … 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

Krafton’s Latest ‘AI’ Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Image: Krafton When I first saw Ana, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds publisher Krafton’s attempt to put a face on its artificial “virtual human” technology, I was disappointed to see that this supposed Web 3.0 innovation was really just another pretty, pale girl. She’s airbrushed, but still tangible. She’s biting her tongue, looking at you. And I fear … Read more

Krafton’s Latest ‘AI’ Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Image: Krafton When I first saw Ana, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds publisher Krafton’s attempt to put a face on its artificial “virtual human” technology, I was disappointed to see that this supposed Web 3.0 innovation was really just another pretty, pale girl. She’s airbrushed, but still tangible. She’s biting her tongue, looking at you. And I fear … Read more

Diablo Immortal Is For Mobile Gamers, Not Original Diablo Fans

Image: Blizzard Diablo Immortal has been setting the internet alight with controversy. Every gaming website under the sun has a take about how the microtransactions ruin the gameplay and how Blizzard was ruining fans’ beloved childhood memories of Diablo. The game currently holds the lowest user score on Metacritic. Still more Diablo fans feel like … Read more

10 Tips For Your First The Quarry Playthrough

Image: Supermassive Games Even years after my last unalloyed school break, as soon as June hits, everything seems to go slower, softer. Daytime stretches into late, mirthful sunsets like it did when I was a kid at camp. But I’ve realized that these hot months no longer mark that idyllic time in childhood when it’s … Read more