Video Game Deepfakes Are Freaking Me Out

The portmanteau “deepfake” (made of “deep learning” and, uh, “fake”) can be a dangerous term. It refers to using artificial intelligence to create synthetic media, like replacing a person’s face with...

Animal Crossing Collaborates With Build-A-Bear and I Demand to Mix & Match

Animal Crossing is making the leap that Pokemon and Mario made before it and collaborating with the Build-A-Bear Workshop, a chain retail location where people of any a...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Evokes the Franchise's '80s Heyday

Tribute Games and DotEmu have announced they’re working on a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game meant to be evocative of the series’ 1987 animated series.

For Some Reason, Avengers is Becoming More of a Grind

Marvel’s Avengers is probably a frustrating project for publisher Square Enix. What should be a slam dunk of a successful game has been plagued by roadmap delays, criticism of a repetitive gr...

Monster Hunter Rise is Coming to PC in 2022

A few months ago, Capcom was hit by a ransomware attack that threatened to leak numerous internal documents if the Japanese game developer did not pay up. Capcom refused and these documents then flood...

Alamo Drafthouse Files for Chapter 11, Closing Several Theaters

If you happen to live in the neighborhood of an Alamo Drafthouse, you’re probably well-acquainted with the movie theater chain. Claiming a boutique theater experience, Drafthouses had big seats, food...

Bravely Default 2 Ailments Guide - What Each Status Effect Does

If you’re familiar with turn based games like Bravely Default 2, you’re likely already aware of the prominence of status effects. Some are super basic and a minor inconvenience. Others promis...

Final Fantasy VII Remake is on PS Plus in March with a Big Caveat

Sony has announced that Final Fantasy VII Remake is headlining March’s free PlayStation Plus offerings. While that might sound exciting, given that Square-Enix just announced a new add-o...

Sony Reportedly Closing Japan Studio [Update: Confirmed]

[Update 5:05 PM PT]: IGN has confirmed with Sony that the Japan Studio is being restructured around Team Asobi. Coupled with the departures, this seems to confirm VGC’s repor...

Final Fantasy VII Remake Gets an Updated Release Titled Intergrade

During today’s State of Play, Square Enix revealed what many people already expected: Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting a port to the PlayStation 5. For those expecting a quick resolut...

Everything You Missed From Today's PlayStation State of Play

Sony tends to use the term State of Play loosely, employing it for everything from single-game deep dives to new console reveals. Today’s State of Play, however, is a bigger look at the PlayStation ec...

Details on Marty Scurll's Role at Recent NJPW Tapings

Marty Scurll hasn’t had a televised wrestling match since February 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic drove his then-home company Ring of Honor to go on hiatus. It became unclear if or when he would be...

Anthem Next Has Been Cancelled

In the years since Anthem‘s release, both Electronic Arts and BioWare have been fairly transparent about the fact that the mission-based jetpack-shooter did not land with either...

Cyberpunk 2077 Developers Delay Patch After Hackers Hijack Their Servers

CD Projekt Red, the Polish developer behind The Witcher III and the recent Cyberpunk 2077, has had a rough few months. After the mainstream backlash against their cyber-dys...

Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Delayed Yet Again As Publisher Replaces Development Studio

When Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was revealed by Paradox Interactive, fans of the cult-classic RPG were delighted that a dream sequel was finally on the way. Since that optimistic...

The Next Iteration of PlayStation VR Will Incorporate DualSense Features

Sony has announced it’s working on a new virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 5, but it won’t be out this year.

Lead Designer of Hogwarts Legacy Used to Be an Anti-Social Justice YouTuber

Troy Leavitt, a lead designer on Hogwarts Legacy — the controversial upcoming Harry Potter RPG developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment...

Everything You Missed From Blizzcon 2021

After last year’s COVID-related cancellation of Blizzcon, Blizzard is back with an online-only event of their yearly showcase. For most Blizzard fans, the true joy of the show is going to panels and m...

A Short Hike Has Me Excited About Game Design Again

A Short Hike has always been a game I meant to play. It received serious positive buzz from smart folks when it arrived in 2019, and its pitch is very appealing: it’s a small-scale — yet comple...

A 'Prominent' Japanese Studio is Reportedly Making a Silent Hill Reboot

According to a report from VGC, Konami has approached a “prominent Japanese developer” about a Silent Hill reboot, and is planning on revealing the project sometime this summer.