Google Stadia Review in Progress: The First Week with Google's Streaming-Only Dare

After one week with Google Stadia, we're ready to share our first impressions of the tech giant's daring new platform. It's not all roses, but you might be surprised to hear how it works.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Starters Guide: Stats, Moves, and Evolutions

This tips guide for Pokemon Sword and Shield lays out the stats, moves, and evolutions for each of the game's three starters.

Nov 18, 2019

Pokemon Sword and Shield Tips Guide: Best Starters

This tips guide talks about the best starters in Pokemon Sword and Shield and shows you their strengths and weaknesses.

Nov 18, 2019

Pokemon Sword and Shield Champion Cup Tips Guide

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Elite Four got a bit of a makeover, with 7 fights in a row. We break them all down for you in our Champion Cup guide.

Nov 18, 2019

Pokemon Sword and Shield Wild Area Tips Guide

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Wild Area is how you get the most out of the latest Pokemon games, from level grinding and curry making to battling impossibly strong opponents,.

Nov 18, 2019

Minecraft Earth Tips Guide: How to Get Iron

No idea how to get Iron in Minecraft Earth? Check out this tips guide to find out what you need and what to look for.

Nov 18, 2019

Death Stranding Merchandise Guide: 8 Gifts to Ward Off Timefall This Winter

Death Stranding gifts aren't all T-shirts. Check out some of the coolest we've dug up for you to get for the Death Stranding fan on your shopping list this winter.

Nov 18, 2019

New Patent Might Show PS5's DualShock 5 Controller

The DualShock 5 promises to change how we experience gameplay, but it looks pretty familiar on the surface.

Nov 18, 2019

Minecraft Earth Tips: How to Get Coal Quickly

This Minecraft Earth tips guide shows you how to get coal without grinding stone in the overworld.

Nov 18, 2019

Need For Speed: Heat Review — Caught in the Slipstream

Though it still can't match the scope of Forza Horizon 4, Need for Speed: Heat is a great racing game in its own right.

Nov 18, 2019

GYLT Review: Baby-Stepping Into Horror

GYLT won't creep out most genre veterans, but kids deserve quality horror stories too, and there's no better starting place in games than GYLT.

Nov 18, 2019

Google Adds 10 Games to the Stadia Launch Lineup

Google bumps up some of the titles originally expected for later this year, increasing Stadia's launch list.

Nov 18, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Double-Bladed Lightsaber Guide: How to Get It and Be Darth Maul

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's double-bladed lightsaber is one of the best — and coolest — weapons in the game. Here's how to get it.

Nov 16, 2019

Microsoft's Xbox Black Friday Deals 2019

From console bundles to a massive Xbox Game Pass discount, Microsoft's Xbox Black Friday deals have something for almost everyone.

Nov 15, 2019

Age of Empires 4 Gameplay Trailer X02019 Reveal: Long Time, Mo' Siege

Age of Empires fans have waited a long time for this. Assemble the warband: the Age of Empires 4 gameplay reveal trailer is here.

Nov 15, 2019

Rare Announces Everwild, a Game Dripping with Majestic, Mysterious Wonder

Rare wants to create memorable experiences for everyone with its new IP Everwild. We just don't yet know how.

Nov 15, 2019

No Fallout Here: Wasteland 3 Release Date Confirmed, New Trailer Revealed

Fans don't have too much longer to wait for Wasteland 3. This is when you can trudge through the post-apocalyptic wastes of Colorado.

Nov 15, 2019

Final Fantasy is Coming to Xbox Game Pass — Like, Almost All of Them, Kupo

"Have some Final Fantasy" Square Enix says to Microsoft, as it prepares to dump a bevy of Final Fantasy games onto Xbox Game Pass.

Nov 15, 2019

Minecraft Dungeons Crafts a Release Date Window

Minecraft Dungeons isn't all that far off, with its multi-platform release coming relatively soon.

Nov 15, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Finally Subscribing to the Xbox One

FFXIV will finally make its way to the Xbox One after years on PC and PlayStation systems.

Nov 15, 2019

Obsidian's Grounded Tasks You with Surviving in Your Deadly Back Garden

The latest RPG from storied developer Obsidian scales things down and, in doing so, opens up entirely new horizons for gameplay.

Nov 15, 2019

Mega Bummer: Capcom Delays Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection

Mega Man Zero and ZX fans will have to cool their arm blasters for just a bit longer.

Nov 15, 2019

GTA Online Best Casino Cars: How to Get Them, Prices, Tips

The seven best GTA Online casino cars are now fully available in the Diamond Casino and Resort update. We cover how to get them, their prices, and why you want them.

Nov 15, 2019

Dontnod Announces New Narrative-Driven Adventure Tell Me Why

Dontnod's latest game focuses on an intense family story and takes the opportunity to push representation in video games forward.

Nov 15, 2019

Niantic Bringing Supereffective Week, New Legendaries to Pokemon GO for November

Round up some Pokemon supereffective against Team GO Rocket, catch a legendary Unova 'mon, and celebrate your friends and family with Pokemon GO's Friend Fest as well.

Nov 15, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 Mods: The Best of the West

We gather the best Red Dead Redemption 2 mods in one place, including reshade mods, reskin mods, and a photo mode mod.

Nov 14, 2019

Walmart Black Friday 2019 Video Game Deals

Walmart's packing plenty of Black Friday Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox deals.

Nov 14, 2019

Call of Duty Modern Warfare: How to Prestige, Officer Rank Explained

Wondering how to prestige in Call of Duty Modern Warfare, or at what rank you unlock prestige Officer Ranks? This tips guide has the intel you need.

Nov 14, 2019

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Tips Guide: Best Strategy for Winning

Trying to figure out how to win in Battlegrounds mode in Hearthstone? Then, follow this strategy guide for all the winning tips and tricks.

Nov 14, 2019

Google Stadia AMA Clarifies What Features Will be Available at Launch

If you're hoping Family Share and Stadia multiplayer are available when Stadia releases, we have some bad news for you.

Nov 14, 2019

Shenmue 3 Trailer Reminds Us It's Been 84 — Er — 18 Years Since Shenmue 2

Ryo Hazuki's story, at last, moves forward, but whether he's ready to face what he finds is another matter.

Nov 14, 2019

How to Get Minecraft Earth Today

Minecraft Earth is running Early Access in a ton of regions, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

Nov 14, 2019

Sparklite Review: Zelda Meets Roguelike With Pristine Pixel Art Flourishes

Sparklite is a good example of how creativity and sharp game design can elevate a genre even if you thought you'd seen everything it has to offer.

Nov 14, 2019

Nintendo Merchandise Gift Guide: 16 Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Nintendo Fan

Wondering what gifts to buy the Nintendo fan in your life this year? We've got a range of games and merchandise to fit almost every need and interest with our Nintendo holiday 2019 buying guide.

Nov 13, 2019

Yacht Club Games Shovels Up King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown Release Dates

Get ready for shovelfulls of retro platforming goodness when King of Cards and Showdown release next month.

Nov 13, 2019

Mario Modder Kaze Emanuar Gives Super Mario 64 a Catnip-Inspired Makeover

Ever wondered what it would be like to play Super Mario 64, but with more levels and Mario 3D Land's Cat Suit? Super Mario 64 Land is probably what you had in mind.

Nov 13, 2019

Bless My Brussle Sprouts: Stardew Valley 1.4 PC Update Gets a Release Date

The long-awaited content update will add new end-game material, a screenshot button, and a range of other fixes and improvements too.

Nov 13, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Review: How the West Was Truly Won

Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC is truly mesmerizing. This is the definitive way to play Rockstar's Wild West epic.

Nov 13, 2019

Coupon Codes for Crossing Void

A huge set of codes to get you tons of stuff for the new anime gacha mobile game, Crossing Void!

Nov 13, 2019

Mario Kart Tour Guide: Break 5 Jars Challenge

Want to complete the Mario Kart Tour 5 jar challenge in a single lap? With the right course you can earn this badge in under a minute!

Nov 13, 2019

Mario Kart Tour Guide: Take out 5 Piranha Plants Challenge

One early level in the Paris tour is filled with piranha plants that can be hit directly with any driver in this Mario Kart Tour challenge!

Nov 13, 2019

How to Learn the New Wall Lean Emote in FFXIV

Looking to find that swanky new lean emote in the latest patch of FFXIV? Live and Lean.

Nov 13, 2019

Mario Kart Tour Guide: Land 3 Hits With Bowser's Shell

This Mario Kart Tour guide will tell you how to land 3 hits with Bowser's shell, and the two drivers you need to do it.

Nov 13, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats — All RDR2 Cheat Codes

All of Red Dead Redemption 2's cheats and cheat codes in one place. Here's how to find them and use them.

Nov 13, 2019

Best Minecraft Merchandise and Gifts For Kids

From novels to plushies and every novelty toy you can think of, we've rounded up the 19 best Minecraft gifts for kids!

Nov 12, 2019

New Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer Shows off New Sonic Redesign

Sonic gets a new look for the upcoming movie, and this one is much more fitting.

Nov 12, 2019

Airplane Mode: Live Out Your Dream of Flying Cramped in Coach

Soon, you'll be able sit in an airplane for hours upon end from the comfort of your own home with Airplane Mode from AMC Games.

Nov 11, 2019

The Outer Worlds: How to Get Ellie As a Companion

Here's how to complete "Worst Contact" and recruit Ellie into your team in The Outer Worlds.

Nov 11, 2019

We Happy Few to Ditch Survival Mechanics in Final DLC, We All Fall Down

We All Fall Down, the end-game expansion for We Happy Few, removes all eating, sleeping, and crafting mechanics in favor of new weapons and stealth combat.

Nov 11, 2019

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