Netflix to open video game studio in Finland, looks to boost audience

Netflix gift cards are seen in a shop in Krakow, Poland on June 13, 2022. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Netflix said Monday it will be opening an internal game studio in Finland. The development marks the company’s first of its kind since the streaming giant entered the mobile gaming space in November … Read more

Now That ‘Gundam Evolution’ Is Finally Out, I Have To Find A Way To Deal With People Mispronouncing Mobile Suit Names

‘Gundam Evolution’ is now available on PC. Bandai Namco After all the delays, the free-to-play shooter Gundam Evolution is finally here and streamers are already having a field day with mispronouncing mobile suit names. Don’t get me wrong, I am loving all the enthusiasm online for the game and the high-pitched cries that certain mobile … Read more

Assassin’s Creed Boss Seems Clueless On Ubisoft’s Toxic Culture

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) In a new interview with La Presse, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot appeared to say that toxicity in the games industry comes from necessary “friction” in the creative process. The implication was that it was almost inescapable. Two years into a workplace reckoning over sexual harassment, misconduct, and browbeating at the … Read more

New Last Of Us Meme Gifs Released By Naughty Dog

Screenshot: Naughty Dog / Sony Today, September 26, is the awkwardly titled “The Last Of Us Day.” As part of this annual international day of celebration, developer Naughty Dog has released 10 new animated gifs featuring characters from the game, like Joel and Ellie. In the universe of The Last Of Us, September 26 is … Read more

The Nier Automata Anime Just Got A Trailer And Release Details

2B continues to carry the weight of the world on her hips.Gif: A-1 Pictures/ PlatinumGames / Kotaku We’ve been waiting since February, when a cryptic teaser went up hinting at an anime adaptation for the popular Japanese action-RPG Nier: Automata, for more details on the promising project. This weekend, we finally got not one, but … Read more

Play-to-earn video games like Axie Infinity promised a lot but have failed to deliver

For a brief, heady moment during the pandemic, people in some parts of the world, especially the Philippines, were turning to video games for work rather than pleasure. The “work” was flexible, could be done remotely on a smartphone, and appeared at a time when COVID-19 was devastating people’s lives and incomes. These were not professional … Read more

Bethesda brings Wolfenstein 3D and Quake 4 to PC Game Pass

QuakeCon, the annual celebration of all things ID Software and Bethesda, is nearly upon us. As part of the festivities, numerous classics are coming to PC Game Pass and the Microsoft Store. According to VGC, the following titles will release for both platforms on Aug. 18, 2022.  PC Game Pass Return to Castle Wolfenstein Quake … Read more

Automata’s Anime Series Gets a First Look

Image: A-1 Pictures PlatinumGames’ Nier: Automata is considered one of the best games of the 2010s, and in the last five years, the love for it has grown as it’s been replayed and expanded to other platforms. (Recent Secret doors also helped.) While it’s not clear if there’ll be a follow up to the game, … Read more

How Bungie’s 15 Year Old Shooter Defined Triple-A Games

Image: Microsoft/Bungie These days, the Blockbuster Game, a release from a major publisher that’s hoping to be an Event that occupies everyone’s attention and Game of the Year discussions, is an institution. It’s easy to tell what such a game is in its current state, as it’s typically about fathers trying to connect with their … Read more

Sony’s Sly Cooper Franchise Deserves to Have a Comeback

Image: Sucker Punch Productions/PlayStation Studios Earlier in the summer, PlayStation developer Sucker Punch revealed that despite months of rumors saying otherwise, no one—not themselves or another developer—were working on a follow up to either the Sly Cooper or Infamous franchises. With the studio now focused on what’s most likely a Ghost of Tsushima sequel, the … Read more