Review: ‘Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’ Sets a New High for the Series

The reboot cycle that began with 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake was a creative risk. It transformed a single PlayStation game into a trilogy meant to retell one of the most celebrated RPGs of all time. Remake was a slower, more elaborate vision of Square Enix’s beloved 1997 hit; it took the first few hours … Read more

Singapore’s first major video game title launches to mixed reviews

Justin Farren, Creative Director at Ubisoft Singapore, reveals “Skull & Bones” during the Ubisoft E3 conference at the Orpheum Theater on June 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  Christian Petersen | Getty Images News | Getty Images Ubisoft Singapore officially launched its first major video game, Skull And Bones, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series … Read more

Sony gaming margin questioned after PS5 sales cut sparks stock plunge

The PlayStation DualSense controller and PlayStation 5 console. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Around $10 billion of value was wiped off Sony’s stock last week, after the Japanese tech giant cut its sales forecast for its flagship PlayStation 5 console for the fiscal year. Analysts, who already thought Sony’s PS5 target was too … Read more

Give Us an Xbox Handheld Already

Microsoft is gearing up for a big holiday season at the end of this year. During yesterday’s much-hyped Official Xbox Podcast, Xbox president Sarah Bond teased news regarding the company’s hardware, as well as its plans for its next-gen gaming devices. “What we’re really focused on there is delivering the largest technical leap you will … Read more

‘Diablo IV’ Heads to Game Pass as Microsoft Eyes 4 Games to Expand Beyond Xbox

Microsoft is bringing its first Activision Blizzard title to Game Pass, following its successful multibillion-dollar acquisition of the company: The 2023 hit Diablo IV will be available on the subscription service starting March 28. Microsoft announced the news today during an episode of the Official Xbox Podcast, which also served as an attempt to clear … Read more

‘Spec Ops: The Line’ Disappeared. It Won’t Be the Last Beloved Game to Vanish

On January 30, X gaming account Wario64 spotted something strange: Yager’s seminal cult classic Spec Ops: The Line had been unceremoniously removed from online storefronts without warning. Developers who made the game were just as baffled as fans. “Makes no sense,” tweeted the game’s director, Cory Davis. “Especially because the themes portrayed in Spec Ops: … Read more

The Console Wars Are Over. Some Influencers Won’t Let Them Go

A handful of Xbox titles may soon lose their exclusivity status and move to platforms like PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. Good news for players who own those platforms. Not so for everyone. Rather than rejoice that more people may be able to enjoy their beloved games, parts of the Xbox community are furious about what … Read more

Nintendo hikes sales forecast of Switch console to 15.5 million units

Nintendo has kept players interested in its ageing Switch console series through key games with characters such as Super Mario and Zelda. Charly Triballeau | AFP | Getty Images Nintendo said on Tuesday it now expects to sell 15.5 million of its flagship Switch consoles in its current fiscal year, upping a previous forecast, after … Read more

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth Passes the Torch Forward

While every new entry stands on its own to a certain extent, the Like a Dragon series has always worked, too, as an ever-growing exploration of a cast of surprisingly pure-hearted gangsters and the elaborate conspiracies in which they’re involved. Sakamoto says this is intentional. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio makes a continual effort to provide … Read more

Review: ‘Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth’ Is an Impressive Achievement in Storytelling

Things weren’t looking good for Ichiban and friends. A corrupt police officer and half a dozen of his cronies cornered us in a sleazy dive bar, and we were horribly underleveled. With a single button tap, the tables turned—or, more accurately, exploded into hundreds of pieces. I summoned Chitose “Buster” Holmes, a formidable henchwoman with … Read more