Halo Studio To Help Workers Flee Anti-Trans, Anti-Abortion Laws

Halo Studio To Help Workers Flee Anti-Trans, Anti-Abortion Laws

Photo: Certain Affinity As large areas of the United States grow increasingly hostile toward trans folks and abortion rights, one Texas game studio CEO is promising to assist employees who want to leave the state should it come to that (h / t GamesIndustry.biz). “As a demonstration of our company values, today I am making … Read more

Tomb Raider, Deus Ex’s New Owners Will Release Loads Of Games

Tomb Raider, Deus Ex’s New Owners Will Release Loads Of Games

Image: Eidos When the Embracer Group bought Tomb Raider, Deus Ex and a bunch of other stuff earlier this monthfans got excited that they might actually get to see a few more games out of these beloved series than the stingy Square Enix ever managed during its decade of neglect. Well, you / we might … Read more

New Sims 4 Kits Shake Up Evenings, For Adult And Kid Sims

New Sims 4 Kits Shake Up Evenings, For Adult And Kid Sims

That dress and the oversized blazer in the background are what’s really worth swooning over.Screenshot: EA The Sims 4 seems intent on winning me back with its onslaught of kits, and its latest dual release just might do it. The Moonlight Chic and Little Campers Kits seem to, collectively, offer both style and substance. Moonlight … Read more

Spirittea Is Basically Stardew Valley Meets Spirited Away

Spirittea Is Basically Stardew Valley Meets Spirited Away

Gif: Cheesemaster Games / Kotaku You can never have too many cozy games between all the big AAA launches, in my opinion, and that’s exactly what makes upcoming slice-of-life sim Spirittea look so inviting. The sophomore effort from indie dev Dan Beckerton, Spirittea was successfully crowdfunded back in 2020. At the time, Beckerton described Spirittea … Read more

Dead By Daylight Devs Announce Killer Dating Sim Hooked On You

Dead By Daylight Devs Announce Killer Dating Sim Hooked On You

Come on in, the water’s fine. Image: Behavior Interactive Yesterday the ever-evolving 2022 bingo card got even more unpredictable when Behavior Interactive, the developer behind popular asymmetrical multiplayer horror game Dead by Daylight, revealed that it’s making a spin-off game in which you can romance your favorite Dead by Daylight killers. Hooked on You: A … Read more

Xbox’s Reputation Suffers Following Starfield, Redfall Delays

Xbox’s Reputation Suffers Following Starfield, Redfall Delays

Image: Bethesda Riding the bus of video game fandom should come with a seatbelt warning. To wit: Last month, it seemed like everyone was losing their minds over Microsoft gobbling up half the industry. Now, in the wake of some major delays, it’s all “Dead console !!!” this and “Xbox has no exclusives !!!” that. … Read more

GDC Clip Shows Activision Blizzard Diversity Tool Always Sucked

GDC Clip Shows Activision Blizzard Diversity Tool Always Sucked

Photo: David McNew (Getty Images) Activision Blizzard touted its Diversity Space Tool in a blog post on May 12, in which it claimed that both the Call of Duty: Vanguard and Overwatch 2 development teams beta tested the tool with much enthusiasm, then quickly walked this statement back on May 13 and said the tool … Read more

Game Pass Gets Vampire Survivors, One Of 2022’s Best Games

Game Pass Gets Vampire Survivors, One Of 2022’s Best Games

Image: Poncle Sony might have made a splash with its recently-detailed PS Plus revamp, but Game Pass continues to grow its library. The park-builder Jurassic World Evolution 2 is obviously a main draw and — bonus! —out today. Later this week, Game Pass will also get one of the best games of the year: Vampire … Read more

New Xbox Patent Sounds Cool For People Buying Games On Disc

New Xbox Patent Sounds Cool For People Buying Games On Disc

Photo: Luke Plunkett Microsoft has applied for a patent that, while not a perfect solution For every gripe you may have with modern consoles and digital ownershipmay nevertheless be a great step forward for anyone who has a catalog of games they own on disc but have bought (or are thinking of buying) a digital-only … Read more

Kingdom Heart Cloud Versions Get ‘Busy Servers’ Warning

Kingdom Heart Cloud Versions Get ‘Busy Servers’ Warning

Once, long ago, buying and playing a video game was pretty easy. You bought the disc or cart, stuck it in the console, and hit play. Not so much anymore. Case in point: The not-so-great cloud-streaming-only versions of Kingdom Hearts released on Switch earlier this year Recently got an update, and now feature a warning … Read more