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This is Necrobarista, an upcoming visual novel where you work in a supernatural coffee house. It’s coming to PC, PS4 and Switch in 2019.

Sims 4 Torture House Breaks The Game

Here is a house so bizarre, so broken in its design and execution that when Sims actually try and live in it the game just can’t cope.

Decoding Smash Ultimate's Apparent New 'Spirits' Mode Decoding Smash Ultimate's Apparent New 'Spirits' Mode

In the last Nintendo Direct, which was all about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, game director Masahiro Sakurai said that there’s still one more game mode that he can’t talk about yet. Fans think they’ve figured out what it’s called, but they still don’t know what it actually is. I’ve got a few ideas.

In Defense of ROMs, A Solution To Dying Games And Broken Copyright Laws

Various game emulation sites are pulling down their software libraries, or ceasing to exist entirely, following a lawsuit filed by Nintendo against one of the largest of their kind. This is hardly tantamount to the erasure of all unauthorized copies of older video games from the internet, but it’s still gotten a lot…

My Personal Battle For Azeroth Is Sorting Through All These Side Quests My Personal Battle For Azeroth Is Sorting Through All These Side Quests

There’s only so much punishment a gnome Warlock can take, and I can’t take no more. World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth expansion is live, and the Horde is going to pay for their grievous trespasses. Once I finish finding a little girl some seashells, hunt for some treasure, and some other stuff. But after that—WAR.

A private beta for the battle royale mode of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4, called Blackout, will begin September 10 for PlayStation 4, Activision said today. It’ll feature solo, duo, and quad play. An Xbox One and PC beta will launch at a later date.

How To Get Monster Hunter: World Working Better On PC How To Get Monster Hunter: World Working Better On PC

Monster Hunter: World finally came out on PC last week. It’s a hell of a fun game, but the PC version has some frustrating technical problems. Fortunately, fans and modders have been working on unofficial fixes to improve things while we wait for official ones.

What It Means To Buy A Video Game What It Means To Buy A Video Game

Video games are an expensive hobby, often demanding a great deal of trust whenever you buy a new one. Buying a game winds up being a number of things. A purchase is a gamble. It’s an encouragement. It’s a participation in exploitation. And it’s a conversation with the many people who brought you the game.

New YouTube Series Explores The One Sided Relationship Between Creators And Fans New YouTube Series Explores The One Sided Relationship Between Creators And Fans

When you watch a YouTuber for hours, you can feel like you know them. That’s called a “parasocial relationship.” It’s an uneven relationship between a fan and a creator, sometimes even fostered by creators for financial gain. YouTuber Shannon Strucci is taking an in-depth look at the phenomenon in a series of…

Chipping Away At Game Backlogs

Now that it’s summertime, I thought I could chip away at my game backlog, but with the steady flow of re-released indies hitting the Switch and older games getting massive updates, my pile of shame grows bigger every day.

A Screenshot Tour Back Through The Stunning Assassin's Creed Origins A Screenshot Tour Back Through The Stunning Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin’s Creed Origins was a slow burn. The ancient Egyptian adventure didn’t grab me in its earliest scenes, didn’t immediately hook me with its stoic hero Bayek. It felt fine at first. Solid. But it also felt plain. I kept playing and grew to marvel at it.

Patrick Söderlund, Who Made $48.3 Million Last Year, Leaves EA Patrick Söderlund, Who Made $48.3 Million Last Year, Leaves EA

Longtime executive Patrick Söderlund, who spent nearly 20 years working at Electronic Arts in various positions, is leaving the publisher this year, after receiving a $20 million bonus in 2017 that was granted in an attempt to get him to stay. He made $48.3 million last year, according to SEC filings.

The Chinese Room, makers of Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, have been acquired by fellow British studio Sumo Digital. Co-founder Dan Pinchbeck is staying on while Jessica Curry has departed. The news comes almost a year after the studio laid off much of its staff and went “dark.”

Dark Souls Remastered will come to Switch on October 19, publisher Bandai Namco said today. It’s a little later than we’d all expected, but hey, it’s still Dark Souls on Switch.

Blizzard Customer Support Rep Has Had Enough Blizzard Customer Support Rep Has Had Enough

Imagine working customer support for a big video game company like Blizzard. Imagine all the shit you have to sort through all day, from abusive tweets to abusive emails to abusive forum comments. Some days, like today, it’s enough to make you want to say “screw it”.

Yakuza Was Also Pitched To Nintendo & Microsoft

Sure, it’s on PC now, but the Yakuza series is synonymous with three generations of PlayStation consoles. And for good reason: Nintendo and Microsoft had their chance, but simply weren’t interested in the Japanese gangster saga.

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Artur Treffner is a freelance concept artist based in Estonia.

Unopened Box Of 1999 Pokémon Cards Sells For $56,000 Unopened Box Of 1999 Pokémon Cards Sells For $56,000

An original, unopened box of 1999 First Edition Pokémon cards has sold at auction in the US for the staggering price of $56,000.

Gris Looks Beautiful Gris Looks Beautiful

Gris is one of those great-looking indie games, the type that has no trouble hitting a Kickstarter funding goal, though in this case it was publisher Devolver Digital whose attention it drew after months of sending snippets of art and gameplay footage out onto the wilds of social media. Now it’s headed to Switch and…

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