Brian Renadette

Dragon Quest 11 Launches on PC and PS4

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has launched today for the PC and PlayStation 4. This entry in the long-running JRPG series is a momentous one as it marks the first time a game from the main series has made an appearance on the computer.

PEGI Adopts In-Game Purchases Label

Europe is continuing to make efforts to legislate loot boxes and other forms of in-game purchases. PEGI, the official European ratings board for video games, now requires physical copies of games to have a label if they have in-game purchases.

Edmund McMillen Teases More Binding of Isaac

It seems like indie creator Edmund McMillen may have some plans left for The Binding of Isaac after all. He’s posted a tweet that has fans abuzz as it teases something called The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.

Blade Strangers Pits Indie Darlings in a 2D Fighter

Studio Saizensen, creators of action-RPG Code of Princess, have released a new 2D fighter in a collaboration with Nicalis. Blade Strangers has 12 characters from six indie games (plus two originals) together to beat each other senseless.

Blizzard Disabling Paid Lootboxes in Belgium

A few months ago, Belgium joined some other European countries in deeming loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal. Blizzard will soon be disabling paid loot boxes in Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm in Belgium.

Jacksonville Mass Shooting Leaves Three Dead at Madden Tournament

A Madden ’19 tournament taking place at the GLHF Game Bar in Jacksonville, Florida, took a tragic turn when a shooter opened fire yesterday. Three people are dead, including the shooter, and about 11 people have been injured.

Hollow Knight Receives Final Free DLC and New Platforms

The Gothic insect-themed Metroidvania Hollow Knight has just released its final pack of free DLC, Godmaster. This new DLC also comes with news that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be getting a port along with physical editions for the consoles.

A Hat In Time Gets Co-op and New DLC Challenges

A Hat In Time, the charming 3D platformer from Gears For Breakfast, is getting some new DLC. Titled Seal the Deal, this DLC adds a new chapter, a extra challenging New Game + mode, and launches alongside a free local co-op mode.

Cyberpunk 2077 Tweets, Apologizes for, Transphobic Joke

The official Twitter account for CD Projekt Red’s upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 attracted controversy yesterday. A now-deleted Tweet sent out two days ago made a joke that is generally considered transphobic.

Stellaris is Coming to Consoles

Parodox Interactive’s sci-fi 4X grand strategy game Stellaris will soon be braving a new frontier. With the help of Tantalus Media, the game will be seeing an official release onto consoles sometime in the future.

Steam Accidentally Leaks Steam.tv

Last Friday, Valve accidentally gave people a sneak peak at a new project they have in the works. This project, called ‘Steam.tv’, is a streaming service that is likely going to be a competitor to Twitch.

Adult Games Still Struggling with Steam

Two months ago, Steam made some drastic changes to their marketplace. Adult-oriented visual novels, despite not having to worry about being pulled, still seem to be getting the short end of the stick as Valve says it could take months to start the approval process on those kinds of games.