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Witchfire's Newest Update Addresses The Problems Faced Due to COVID-19

Information drip on The Astronaut's fantasy horror shooter has been a slow burn. First introduced to us through a spooky trailer 2 years ago, people were almost instantly invested in Witchfire due to ..

5:20 am, October 9, 2020

Why Are Studies On Violent Video Games So Controversial?

Why are studies on violent video games so controversial? Let's look into that & see why a 10-year long study can't link games to violence.

6:20 am, January 2, 2021

Warframes The Deadlock Protocol update is coming to PC this week

Like Chains of Harrow and The Jovian Concord before it, Canadian developer and publisher Digital Extremes has dug deep into its seven-year Warframe® content trove to re-imagine the Corpus factions..

10:33 am, June 11, 2020

War Thunder Mired In Controversy After Advertiser Sponsors Pro-Russian Militants

Advertising for Gaijin Entertainment's War Thunder and Crossout has appeared in pro-Russian militant videos on YouTube. The developer says that these ads are the work of an externa..

12:20 am, January 6, 2021

Video: Final Fantasy VII Remake Analysis and Spoilercast

COGconnected: Now that Final Fantasy VII Remake has been out for a couple of weeks, it's time we discuss the game in every aspect -- including its controversial ending. Check out our Press X To Podcas..

10:00 pm, May 1, 2020

Victura CEO offended "People believe videogames not qualified to tackle controversial events"

From DailyBits: "Over a decade ago, a first-person shooter called Six Days in Fallujah caused a bit of a stir. It was supposed to be an authentic adaptation of the battles that took place in Fallujah ..

12:20 pm, February 16, 2021

Ubisoft to Remove Raised Black Fist Imagery from Tom Clancy's Elite Squad

Ubisoft will be removing the "raised fist" imagery from Tom Clancy's Elite Squad's intro video that is said to have connected a fictional terrorist group called Umbra to the Black Lives Matter movemen..

5:10 am, August 30, 2020

Ubisoft Replaces Achievements with Challenges on PC Going Forward

Ubisoft is becoming embroiled in another controversy, as it appears that they have removed achievements in new games on PC going forward.

12:20 am, November 15, 2020

Ubisoft India Explains Why Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Looks the Way It Does

The Mako Reactor says: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake developer Ubisoft India addresses the controversy surrounding the graphics in its reveal trailer.

5:20 pm, September 11, 2020

Top 10 Wii Games That Need Switch Ports

Alex S. from Link Cable Gaming writes: "Where does Nintendo look to for ports next? Well lets look a bit further back in time at the original Wii console a system that, while controversial at the tim..

11:20 am, August 25, 2020

Time to Talk about the Spider-Man Debacle & Crash Bandicoot 4 Review - Operation PlayStation Podcast

DASH and PAJ sit down to discuss the controversial change in Spider-Man Remastered for PlayStation 5, also a Crash Bandicoot 4 Review.

11:20 am, October 7, 2020

This Command and Conquer Remastered Collectors Edition is a Treasure Trove of Memories

COG writes: The Limited Run Command and Conquer Remastered Collectors Edition is full to the brim with incredible collectibles and nostalgia-inducing memories to help you relive the greatest RTS serie..

6:20 pm, October 31, 2020

TheXboxHub's Games of the Year 2020

Richard writes: "It is that time of year where every gaming website publishes their favourite games of the last 12 months, and we are no different. But after reviewing our list, I can confirm it is on..

12:20 am, December 31, 2020

The shady side of Nintendo

Through its use of creative worlds, the lack of first-party games rated T or M by the ESRB, and the vast assortment of toys associated with its most popular characters, Nintendo has successfully culti..

5:20 pm, September 26, 2020

The controversies around The Last of Us Part II are overblown

There have been a lot of hot takes on The Last of Us II. There are so many people calling it a crap game, and yet its the best-selling Sony exclusive of all time. Whats the deal?

12:33 pm, July 2, 2020

The Star Citizen Dilemma: To Back or Not to Back in 2020?

BY JOHN SANTINA: Star Citizen is a controversial topic in gaming.  To some, it is the game that dreams are made of.  To others, it is simply dubbed "Scam Citizen". Is Star Citizen worth bac..

3:33 pm, June 2, 2020

The Last of Us: Part 2 Should Have Been A Movie

Screen Rant: The Last of Us: Part 2's plot was met with a lot of controversies and the interactive nature of video games was one of the biggest reasons.

5:20 pm, July 15, 2020

The Last of Us Part 2's Ending Doesn't Ruin the Original. It Completes It

Analyzing The Last of Us Part 2's controversial ending, and how it brings the original game full circle.

4:33 pm, June 29, 2020

The Last of Us Part 2 Review - Duality in many forms - GameSoulz

The Last of Us Part 2 is a controversial but ultimately interesting piece of entertainment or even art that may offer more than what fans expected from it.

5:20 pm, July 14, 2020

The Last Of Us Part II's Violence Is Too Fun To Feel Bad About

A lot's been made of The Last Of Us Part II's controversial (and, frankly, bad) marketing - especially in terms of its handling of violence.

4:33 pm, June 22, 2020

The Game Deflators E107 | Should Gaming Console Scalping Be Illegal?

Scalpers everywhere are making big profits off the PS5 and Series X/S, hackers want Capcom to pay up and is it time for Assassins Creed to end? This week on the Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan d..

12:20 pm, November 29, 2020

The Future of Star Wars Games Not from the Latest Movies

The Star Wars sequel trilogy was long awaited and massively-hyped, but did it live up to expectations? For some, yes. For others, no. In fact, Rise of the Skywalker triggered quite the controversy in ..

5:20 pm, August 9, 2020

The Art of Trover Saves the Universe on the way

Dark Horse has put out a number of gaming-related art books over the years, and the tradition now continues with The Art of Trover Saves the Universe.

6:20 am, February 1, 2021

The Art of Trover Saves the Universe Revealed by Dark Horse Books

2019's quirky VR puzzler is getting a new art book from Dark Horse, as the minds behind Trover Saves the Universe reveal the game's deepest, strangest secrets.

12:10 am, January 30, 2021

Square Enix has removed Denuvo from DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2

After six months since its PC release, Square Enix has decided to remove the controversial Denuvo anti-tamper tech from DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2.

2:00 pm, June 22, 2020

Social Links the value of friendship in video games

Alan Wen of TSA writes: Ive never been great at making friends. Blame it on me being a shy introvert at a young age then carrying a misanthropic streak in my adulthood, but being a gregarious social b..

11:20 am, September 20, 2020

ShaRkPG Maneater Swims onto Next-Gen Consoles

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Maneater bursts back onto the scene with a treasure trove of next-gen updates. Eat. Explore. Evolve.

12:20 am, November 12, 2020

Review: Trover Saves the Universe | VRFocus

Trover Saves the Universe is the funniest experience youll have on Oculus Quest, plus theres plenty of content thanks to the included free DLC.

8:33 pm, June 18, 2020

Postal 4: No Regerts: Kunny Island Wednesday Gameplay

Here is a look at the Kunny Island Theme Park mission from the new Wednesday update which shows the progress in the game as well as more of the game's controversial content.

6:20 am, January 28, 2021

Pokemon Sword and Shield is the Best 3D Entry

Despite the controversy surrounding it, this is the best mainline 3D entry to date.

12:20 am, February 7, 2021

POSTAL Redux Review: Compact Carnage (Switch) - KeenGamer

KeenGamer: "POSTAL Redux brings the original controversial shooter to arguably the most family-friendly of consoles. Remastered visuals, expanded content, and new portability means that there are many..

5:20 am, October 19, 2020

Outriders Review - DashGamer

Dan Rizzo says "While it may deter the contrarian with a palette for complaining about the odd grinding session, Outriders prolific statement plays an important role, impacting the ongoing conversatio..

11:20 pm, April 14, 2021

Nioh 2 PC vs PS5 Port Analysis: Graphics Comparisons, Performance Analysis + More

Digital Foundry: "The Nioh 2 PC port has proven somewhat controversial in terms of features and performance, so what's really going on? Alex Battaglia takes a look at the game."

6:20 pm, February 16, 2021

Nier Automata's Controversial Steam Version Is Getting an Update

An upgrade patch for the controversial Steam version of Nier Automata on PC is "currently in development," after weeks of silence following the release of the decidedly-better PC Xbox Game Pass port.

11:10 pm, April 13, 2021

Moons of Madness - Review Analog Stick Gaming

"While Ive never dived into the actual works of H.P. Lovecraft, Ive certainly played games inspired by them. Call of Cthulhu, and The Sinking City, for example, are both incredibly entertaining storie..

10:33 am, May 2, 2020

Marvel's Avengers Seemingly Includes Exclusive Skins for Verizon, Intel Customers

Marvel's Avengers may be releasing exclusive skins for mobile networks and more, following its controversial PlayStation exclusives.

5:10 pm, August 10, 2020

Marvel's Avengers Might Get More Black Heroes In The Future

There's a treasure trove of Marvel characters to feature in a game like Marvel's Avengers, but so far, the main cast has no black leads.

11:20 pm, August 29, 2020

Little Devil Inside Devs Apologise and Promise to Change Racist Enemy Designs

Little Devil Inside will be altered after controversy over racist stereotypes used in an enemy type's design.

11:30 am, June 15, 2020

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning - Sector review

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning balances difficulty issues and shows its magical world in 4K. The "MMORPG for introverts" is now available for current consoles, but PC players might stick to their co..

11:20 am, September 8, 2020

Killer Queen Arcade Fyre Map Controversy Addressed by Developers

TechRaptor writes, "The Killer Queen Arcade Fyre map controversy has been addressed by the developers on Reddit, highlighting a complex situation involving fan-made mods to arcade cabinets."..

12:33 pm, May 9, 2020

Indivisible's Production Has Ended Following Lab Zero Games Controversy

Following the controversy surrounding Lab Zero Games, Indivisible's production has come to an end and it will receive no future updates or content apart from what has already been submitted.

5:10 pm, October 10, 2020

Hogwarts Legacy: Troy Leavitt Explains Decision to Leave the Project [Updated]

Hogwarts Legacy's Troy Leavitt has explained his decision to leave the project, saying he has retired, and that recent controversy over his YouTube channel was a catalyst, "but not the cause".

6:10 pm, March 15, 2021

Hogwarts Legacy to include a trans-inclusive character creator

The next Harry Potter video game will allow players to customize their characters voice, body type and gender placement for the school dormitories, taking a stride toward inclusivity after several rec..

12:20 pm, March 3, 2021

Hogwarts Legacy Lead Designer Quits Following YouTube Controversy

Hogwarts Legacy lead designer Troy Leavitt has left developer Avalanche Software, following controversy around his YouTube channel.

12:10 pm, March 5, 2021

Grand Theft Auto: The Franchises 5 Greatest Controversies

KeenGamer: "The Grand Theft Auto franchise has long been a vehicle for the mainstream media's criticism and the scorn of moral crusaders. Rockstar's seminal series has been blamed for all manner thing..

5:20 pm, October 18, 2020

Genshin Impact First Impressions - DashGamer

DASH takes a quick peek at the controversial RPG that made waves through the Chinese market for being a "Breath of the Wild" copycat.

11:20 am, September 30, 2020

GTA 5 Coming To Next-Gen Benefits The Game And The Industry

Regarding the somewhat controversial news that GTA 5 would be ported to both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, GTABOOM writes "If people are still buying this game, why wouldn't Rockstar bring it t..

5:00 pm, June 15, 2020

Exploring the Disappointment - The Last of Us 2 Second Opinion

The Last of Us 2 has sparked plenty of controversy, but the real issues go beyond the nitpicks and threats. Where did it go right and wrong?

11:20 am, July 14, 2020

Ex-Bungie Devs’ New (Old) FPS Is Controversial

Plus: the new Xbox Wireless Headset is just what we wanted.

6:10 am, February 17, 2021

Every Unfulfilled Promise of Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 had a controversial launch to say the least. The most anticipated game in recent memory, many complained it did not live up to the hype. How many document promises were broken, from pre..

6:20 pm, February 24, 2021

Dual Universe Devs Ban Players for 'Marketplace Heist'

A Dual Universe "Marketplace Heist" took place in the last few days, owing to incorrectly-set building permissions by the developers. The actions of several players have resulted in permaban..

11:20 pm, October 22, 2020

Doom Eternal's Soundtrack Controversy, Explained

Doom Eternal executive producer issued a statement on its relationship with composer Mick Gordon on the soundtrack controversy.

9:00 pm, May 4, 2020

Developer of controversial third-party COD: Warzone app forced to make changes after players cheat

From Eurogamer: "The developer of a controversial third-party Call of Duty: Warzone app that lets you see your lobby's K/D ratio before a match begins has made changes in response to online concern, E..

12:20 pm, January 6, 2021

Deus Ex Mankind Divided is available on GOG, is DRM-free and does not feature Denuvo

Square Enix has just released Deus Ex Mankind Divided on GOG, and the game is not plagued by the controversial Denuvo anti-tamper tech.

4:33 pm, April 30, 2020

Demon's Souls Review - A Stellar Remake Of A Modern Classic | Press Start

Demon's Souls is without a doubt one of the strongest PS5 launch titles, providing one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences. Bluepoint's treatment, although controversial, is immaculate ..

12:20 pm, November 15, 2020

Delisted Horror Game Devotion Is Now Available Digitally and DRM-Free

Two years after it was delisted from Steam over a controversial meme, Devotion is now available for purchase once again.

12:10 pm, March 15, 2021

Death Stranding (PC) Review - Hit Me BB, One More Time | COGconnected

COG writes: Kojima's controversial passion project comes to the PC, and it's the definitive way to experience Death Stranding. And, it's arguably more impactful than it was on release.

5:20 pm, August 6, 2020

Dear 505 Games and Remedy What Are You Doing?

Control: Ultimate edtion from 505 Games and Remedy has stirred up quite the controversy with its lack of upgrade path to next generation for current owners.

5:20 am, August 23, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Review | 'As punk as John Lydon doing a butter commercial' - GameRevolution

Cyberpunk 2077 review for PC. CD Projekt Red's controversial new RPG is broken in all the wrong places, but there's a great game hidden in the wreckage.

6:20 pm, December 22, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 1.04 Hotfix Released for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox

Cyberpunk 2077's buggy launch has its first hotfix, with CD Projekt Red addressing its controversial braindance feature and various technical issues.

12:10 am, December 13, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 1.04 Hotfix Released for PC and PS4

Cyberpunk 2077's buggy launch has its first hotfix, with CD Projekt Red addressing its controversial braindance feature and various technical issues.

12:10 am, December 12, 2020

Controversial Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Aiming to Acquire SNK

The controversial crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, has used his charity to buy much of developer SNK - and is aiming to take majority ownership.

6:10 pm, November 27, 2020

Cancelled Iraq War FPS Six Days in Fallujah Resurrected for 2021 Release

Six Days in Fallujah, a game based on the Iraq War that was cancelled due to controversy, is back in development and will release this year.

6:10 pm, February 11, 2021

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Renames Controversial 'Border War' Skin

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone renames a controversial skin called Border War.

11:10 pm, July 14, 2020

CDPR To Release Cyberpunk 2077: Roach Edition Early Amidst Delay Controversy [Satire]

Now with 80% more cybernetic unenhancements

6:00 am, June 20, 2020

CDPR Dev: 'I Have the Impression Some People Preferred Us to Be Bad for Their Ideological Narrative'

CDPR Lead Technical Designer ukasz Szczepankowski commented on the recent controversy that surrounded the studio for the mandatory crunch until the release of Cyberpunk 2077.

11:20 pm, October 7, 2020

CD Projekt Red Misses The Point Of Criticisms Of Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 had one of the most controversial launches in years. However, CD Projekt Red seems to be missing the point of the criticism.

12:20 am, January 24, 2021

C&C Remastered is looking good, and comes with a treasure trove of rediscovered FMV - PCGamer

Command & Conquer and Red Alert are back in June, with redone 4K graphics and lots of fun extras.

11:33 am, April 29, 2020

But Cyberpunk is a Great Game, Though

Mike & Alex have spent a week navigating the controversy surrounding Cyberpunk. While the overwhelming majority of commentators remain fixated on consumerist pet causes, the quality and content of..

6:20 pm, December 20, 2020

Breath of the Wild 2 could give Link this controversial weapon

'Breath of the Wild' gave link a remote bombs, a magical table, and even a motorcycle. Nintendo needs to give him a gun in 'BotW 2.'

5:20 pm, July 18, 2020

Blizzard Apologises for 'Confusion and Disappointment' After Controversial New Hearthstone Battle Pass

After a Hearthstone battle pass launch that left many players confused and disappointed, Blizzard has posted an apology with promises of change.

6:10 pm, November 18, 2020

Biggest PlayStation 5 Teardown Takeaways

IGN: Welcome back to Next-Gen Console Watch 2020, our show following all the news and rumors on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series. I'm Daemon Hatfield, and as always I'm joined by Ryan McCaffrey, host..

5:20 am, October 11, 2020

Bigger, better, portabler - XCOM 2 Collection Review [Video Chums]

"XCOM 2 Collection is bursting with a treasure trove of awesome content that you can enjoy the fantastic SRPG gameplay within. Also, although it suffers from some performance issues, being able to pla..

8:33 am, June 9, 2020

Amiibo Are Way Cooler Than You Thought

Super Co-Op Bros James Ferguson discusses Nintendo's alluring, and sometimes controversial, NFC-Based DLC figurines, Amiibo.

5:20 pm, September 5, 2020

After the dust settled. Is Battlefront 2 worth it?

Battlefront 2 is free for all Playstation Plus members but after all the dust has settled. Is it worth your time, even after all the controversy?

4:33 pm, June 6, 2020

Active Quest Episode 66: Our Top 3 Zelda Games and What We Want from the Series

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Joseph, Josh, and Chris give their Top 3 Zelda Games, and it gets controversial. Plus Final Fantasy VII Remake 15-hour Thoughts..

7:33 pm, April 27, 2020

A box of NES gems - Namco Museum Archives Vol 2 Review [Video Chums]

"Although the Gaplus demake isn't as cool as the 8-bit version of Pac-Man Championship Edition, the other 10 games are what make Namco Museum Archives Vol 2 a slightly superior product. I've never see..

4:33 am, June 25, 2020

A History of Six Days in Fallujah

Rhiannon of TechRaptor writes, "Six Days in Fallujah made a surprise return recently, but what do we know about its first iteration? We take a look at the history of this controversial war game."

6:20 am, March 9, 2021

4A Games has removed the Denuvo anti-tamper tech from Metro: Exodus

4A Games has released a brand new patch for Metro: Exodus that removes the controversial Denuvo anti-tamper tech.

10:33 pm, May 28, 2020

3 Ways That GTA 6 Can Avoid Cyberpunk's Mistakes

KeenGamer: "After controversy buried Cyberpunk's launch, can Rockstar avoid the same disappointment with its next GTA title? Cyberpunk and GTA certainly share similarities in both open world and missi..

12:20 am, December 28, 2020