River City Girl’s Sequel Adds Online, Pumps Up Anime, Wrestling

The girls (and boys) are back. Image: way forward As an otaku, wrestling mark, and a gamer, my disparate interests rarely align neatly into one medium. While I’ve seen games, wrestlersand anime cheekily reference one another, the overlap usually ends there without fully committing to crafting the perfect gumbo chock full of the high-octane action … Read more

Elden Ring Player Relentlessly Pummels Malenia Until DLC Drops

“I won’t be defeated so easily.” Malenia, probably.screenshot: FromSoftware / JPNBusinessman Elden Ring is gigantic. The Lands Between is full of stuff to see, like cut content that reveals entire quest lines gold some of the best drip around. Yet still, a vocal set of players can’t stop clamoring for a little bit of that … 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. Tea Smash community recently found a new technique … Read more

Take-Two CEO Skeptical Of Metaverses, Worthless Digital Land

Photo: Jonathan Leibson (Getty Images) The metaverse has quickly become a popular topic of speculation for tech companies and rich CEOs as they scramble to not be left behind while people look for ways to escape our hellish current-day digital landscape. But the metaverse is (probably) a giant bust, and Strauss Zelnick, CEO of GTA … Read more

YouTuber Receives Over 500 Copyright Claims For Nintendo Music

Image: nintendo Deoxys Prime, who runs a YouTube account with 165,000 subscribers that is home to all kinds of video game soundtrackshas had to remove their entire library of Nintendo music after receiving over 500 copyright claims from the trigger-happy company. They weren’t hosting uploads of commercially-available albums; rather, like the rest of their channel … Read more

Stunlock’s Vampiric RPG As Told By Steam Reviews

Morbitize me, Morby!Image: Stunlock Studios One of the most popular Steam games right now is V Rising, a vampiric action-survival role-playing game by Stunlock Studios. The game is tearing up the charts, with some 95,000 people playing it at any given time according to Steam Charts. Most telling, though, is V Rising‘s reception on Valve’s … Read more

Retro Game Collector Accused Of Selling $100k Worth Of Fakes

Photo: BBPCGC The retro PC game collecting scene was rocked by an unexpected scandal last week when a prominent member of the community, who was also a moderator of a major Facebook group, was accused of selling people fake copies of classic games. Enrico Ricciardi, who for years has been an active member of the … Read more

Steam Breakout V Rising Is A Great Vampire-Themed Survival RPG

Image: Stunlock Studios I have complicated feelings about the modern vampire story. Violence is cheap. Tasty humans are plentiful. And skyscrapers provide ample shelter from the sun. The sanctity of human life doesn’t mean much to creatures that will kill people over a simple meal. It can feel powerful to be so far removed from … Read more

Diablo Immortal’s Loot Boxes Stop Its Release In Some Countries

Image: Blizzard Well, here’s some bad news for people who live in Belgium or the Netherlands and are excited to play Diablo Immortal, Blizzard’s upcoming free-to-play dungeon crawler out June 2 on PC and mobile devices. It turns out, due to local loot box laws, that Blizzard’s next action RPG won’t be released in either … Read more

Diablo Immortal’s Loot Boxes Stop Its Release In Some Countries

Image: Blizzard Well, here’s some bad news for people who live in Belgium or the Netherlands and are excited to play Diablo Immortal, Blizzard’s upcoming free-to-play dungeon crawler out June 2 on PC and mobile devices. It turns out, due to local loot box laws, that Blizzard’s next action RPG won’t be released in either … Read more