HOT GAME SUMMER 2022

ICYMI: Everything From the Annapurna Interactive 2022 Showcase

With E3 out of commission this year, the scattered summer preview cycle continues with one of the more chill events: the Annapurna Interactive 2022 Showcase. For the second year in a row, publisher Annapurna Interactive (known for pushing games like Stray, Neon White, and Outer Wilds) is hosting a preview stream for…

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Everything you missed from the annapurna interactive showcase

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Does the Gaming Industry Miss Having E3 Around?

In this week’s episode of Spawn on Me, host Kahlief Adams shares his thoughts about his favorite and most anticipated games from Summer Game Fest. He also digs into the conversation around whether E3 still has a space to flourish in the current gaming coverage climate. (You can also listen…

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Dragon’s Dogma Sequel Announced During Anniversary Event

During Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma anniversary event, the Japanese publisher finally made good on a long-rumored game announcement. Fans of 2012’s Dragon’s Dogma have reason to rejoice as Capcom has revealed Dragon’s Dogma 2, a sequel to the quiet critical darling that has been ported to pretty much every modern platform. The…

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Here’s Why Each Day of the Devs Indie Title Was Fascinating

With Day of the Devs now largely becoming a streaming event for the world to enjoy, some part of me does miss the old warehouse event spaces. In previous years of Day of the Devs, I would go early in the morning, take a little notebook, and play a bunch…

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FEATURES

From The Rock to Reeves: Rating E3 Celebrity Appearances

When Dawyne “The Rock” Johnson showed up during Summer Game Fest last week, I was elated. Not because I’m a big fan or anything, but because it was the return of one of my favorite E3 season traditions: cringeworthy, out of place celebrity cameos. The Rock’s appearance left such an…

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The Rock at Summer Game Fest, holding a zoa energy drink and raising an eyebrow

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How Aaryn Flynn’s Survival Game Nightingale Avoids Colonialist Pitfalls

When Aaryn Flynn left the role of BioWare’s General Manager, no one really expected a game like Nightingale to be his next project. The survival adventure game is a far cry from his previous work on series like Mass Effect and Dragon Age, titles that more or less built his reputation, so…

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In Defense of Redfall’s Blood Graffiti

I’m very excited for Redfall, because of course I am. It’s the next immersive sim — ok, multiplayer FPS, they have to actually sell the thing — from Arkane, purveyors of some of my favorite games of all time, like Prey and the Dishonored series. But the goofy bit of…

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Redfall The Blood

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Cuphead Does Not Get Drunk If You Pour Alcohol Into His Head & Other Thoughts

I beat the Cuphead: Delicious Last Course demo at Summer Games Fest. I had time between appointments, so I sat down on the strangely-deep couches in front of the demo station and figured I would inevitably beat it in an hour. I got nearly every achievement in the first game, so…

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Cuphead: Delicious Last Course

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Street Fighter 6 is Really Good

I approached Street Fighter 6 this weekend expecting to be disappointed. You can’t really expect to be disappointed, I suppose, but the game had a number of things working against it from the outset. To begin with, when I made an appointment for a secret Capcom game at Summer Game Fest,…

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Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 Next-Gen Updates Coming Today

For years now, Capcom has made no bones about how their business plan resolves around getting people to play older games in a modern context. Sometimes this means remasters, like how Resident Evil‘s Gamecube remake was then remastered and brought to then-modern platforms in 2015. Other times, it means remakes, like Resident…

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I Don’t Really Understand What Sonic Frontiers Wants to Be

When I was younger, I would play all these inventive, creative, revolutionary video games and then run up to my room, open a notebook full of graph paper that I was ostensibly to use for science class, and start writing down ideas and levels of my own. While these were…

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Why Persona 3 Portable Coming to Xbox and PC is a Big Deal

One of the biggest surprises of the Xbox and Bethesda Games 2022 Showcase wasn’t just the announcement that the modern Persona games are coming to Xbox consoles and PC, it’s that Persona 3 Portable, specifically, was getting a re-release at all. It will be a retooled version of a PlayStation…

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Archival Mystery Game Immortality Gets Release Date and Final Trailer

Sam Barlow’s upcoming movie-mystery game Immortality just revealed a new trailer, and a release date: July 27, 2022. At the 2022 PC Gaming show, developers Half Mermaid showcased the final world premiere trailer for Immortality. Like past games Her Story and Telling Lies, it’s a project that blends live action…

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Hollow Knight: Silksong is Real, Drops Within the Next Year

Hollow Knight: Silksong just got a new slash-filled trailer, and is now confirmed to be launching within the next year. At Xbox and Bethesda’s 2022 Games Showcase, we finally got a new look at Hollow Knight: Silksong, the sequel to beloved bug game Hollow Knight. In the trailer, Hornet, the new…

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Hollow Knight Silksong Releases in the next year, coming to gamepass

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Forza Horizon 5 is Getting Hot Wheels DLC and It Looks Just As Wild As it Sounds

Forza Horizon 5 is finally getting some sweet sweet DLC, and it’s coming in the form of wacky Hot Wheels tracks, baby. Showed off during Xbox & Bethesda’s showcase earlier today, it looks like more of what we’ve seen in Forza Horizon 4’s DLC and trust me, that’s a great…

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Dear Modders: Help Me Date All the Guys in Persona on PC

The definitive version of all the modern Persona games are coming to PC and Xbox. Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal will be coming to both systems (Golden’s already been on PC for a bit), and that’s really exciting, because it’s going to let a huge audience experience some of the best…

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Dear Modders: Help Me Date All the Guys in Persona on PC

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I’m Glad Arkane Knows Layla Is the Star of Redfall in the New Gameplay Trailer

Arkane Austin revealed the first gameplay trailer for the absolutely charming Redfall at the 2022 Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase earlier today. To the delight of many — including myself — the trailer was led by Layla Ellison, one of your four main playable characters. More specifically, she’s “the telekinetic…

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ARK is Free to Permanently Own on Steam, ARK 2 Release Window Aims for 2023

ARK: Survival Evolved is free to permanently own on Steam this week, celebrating the new 2023 ARK 2 release window announced during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. Studio Wildcard didn’t reveal much else aside from a CG trailer but don’t worry, it’s still got Vin Diesel. ARK 2 picks…

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The ARK 2 release window announced with new trailer during Xbox showcase starring Vin Diesel.

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ICYMI: Everything From the Xbox & Bethesda 2022 Showcase

Every year, Microsoft’s E3 show gets bigger by the sheer fact that the Xbox division itself gets bigger and bigger. Although it is titled the Xbox & Bethesda showcase, Microsoft brought a fairly full force of its entire weight to their gaming initiative this year. If you didn’t get a…

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No Lie, Persona 3 Portable, 4 Golden, and 5 Royal are Coming to Xbox

During the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase 2022 showcase, developer Atlus dropped a major surprise. Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal are all coming Xbox consoles and PC. All three games will also be available via Xbox Game Pass. These games are genre-defining JRPGs that combine social…

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The Persona Ports Are Coming to PlayStation 5 and Steam, By the Way

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