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Nintendo Switch Lite review

Nintendo Switch Lite review Let me preface this by saying: I realize that I’m not necessarily the target user for the original Nintendo Switch. First: I don’t own a TV, and haven’t since high school. Second: I travel all the time for this damn job. The combination of these things have made […]

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Twitch acquires gaming database site IGDB to improve its search and discovery features

Twitch acquires gaming database site IGDB to improve its search and discovery features Amazon-owned Twitch has made a small but strategic acquisition designed to improve its search capabilities and better direct viewers to exactly the right content. The company is acquiring IGDB, the Internet Games Database (no relation to Amazon’s IMDb), a […]

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I hope Apple Arcade makes room for weird cool shit

I hope Apple Arcade makes room for weird cool shit Apple Arcade seems purpose built to make room in the market for beautiful, sad, weird, moving, slow, clever and heartfelt. All things that the action, shooter and MOBA driven major market of games has done nothing to foster over the last decade. […]

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Apple Arcade is now available for some iOS 13 beta users

Apple Arcade is now available for some iOS 13 beta users If you’re running a beta version of iOS 13 or 13.1, chances are you can now open the App Store and subscribe to Apple Arcade. The company has been rolling out its new subscription service, as MacRumors spotted. It works on […]

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This game uses troll tactics to teach critical thinking

This game uses troll tactics to teach critical thinking The best medicine against online disinformation is an informed society that’s thinking critically. The problem is there are no shortcuts to universal education. Enter Finnish Public Broadcasting Company, Yle, which is hoping to harness the engagement power of gamification to accelerate awareness and […]

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Nintendo shows off exercise-powered RPG for Switch, Ring Fit Adventure

Nintendo shows off exercise-powered RPG for Switch, Ring Fit Adventure Nintendo has been at the crossroads of video games and fitness since the famous Power Pad for the NES, and the Switch is the latest to receive a game powered by physical activity: Ring Fit Adventure. And it actually looks fun! In […]

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Loot boxes in games are gambling and should be banned for kids, say UK MPs

Loot boxes in games are gambling and should be banned for kids, say UK MPs UK MPs have called for the government to regulate the games industry’s use of loot boxes under current gambling legislation — urging a blanket ban on the sale of loot boxes to players who are children. Kids […]

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gets an educational mode — complete with quizzes

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gets an educational mode — complete with quizzes In my review of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, I was blown away by the authenticity and level of detail in the game world. The game itself — well, it was fine. But the highlight was ancient Greece in all its classical splendor, […]

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Drivetime nabs $11M from Makers Fund, Amazon and Google to build voice-based games for drivers

Drivetime nabs M from Makers Fund, Amazon and Google to build voice-based games for drivers Fully autonomous cars may (or may not) be just around the corner, but in the meantime, a startup that’s building in-car apps to help human drivers pass the time when behind the wheel has raised a round […]

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CDC says stop vaping as mystery lung condition spreads

CDC says stop vaping as mystery lung condition spreads Vape lung is spreading and the CDC is warning people not to use vaping products while they are investigating the cause. In a media briefing, the public health agency said that some 450 people are now thought to be affected, and as many […]

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