Brian Renadette

New Pokémon Games Announced for Switch

Last evening, The Pokémon Company officially announced the first Pokémon games for the Nintendo Switch. Pokémon Let’s Go! will be launching this November, and a new proper Pokémon RPG will be released sometime next year.

PUBG Corp. and Epic Games are Going to Court

The rivalry between South Korea’s Bluehole/PUBG Corp. and North Carolina-based Epic Games is highly evident. Fortnite’s arrival onto the battle royale scene took a good bit of market share from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Now, PUBG Corp is taking Epic Games to court over the similarities between the two battle royale games.

Rare Expresses Interest in Other Studios Using Their IPs

Craig Duncan, the studio head of Rare, expressed interest in other studios working with their intellectual properties (IPs) in a recent IGN interview. This means that franchises like Banjo and Kazooie, Killer Instinct, and Conker could be the target of future collaborations.

British Video Game Critic John ‘TotalBiscuit’ Bain Dies at 33

British video game critic John Bain passed away from cancer last evening at the age of 33. He had retired from games criticism earlier this month.

Sea of Thieves Receiving Its First Big Update Next Week; Hungering Deep Trailer

Sea of Thieves, the pirate-themed MMO made by Rare, will be receiving its first of its three free DLC packs next week on the 29th. This expansion, titled The Hungering Deep, will add a variety of new features including more player vs. enemy mechanics.

We Happy Few Refused Classification in Australia

In an announcement made by the Australian Classification Board, the dystopian survival game We Happy Few has been refused classification. The game has effectively been banned as a result of the country’s ruling.

House Flipper Turns Home Flipping Into a Fun Video Game

“House Flipping” is a term for when someone buys a run-down house, refurbishes it, and sells it for profit. Steam’s newest top seller, House Flipper, is a game that takes that concept and makes it into a surprisingly enjoyable video game.

Valve’s Inconsistency on Adult Steam Games Frustrates Visual Novel Developers

Valve is once again showing their lack of consistency on how they handle adult content. Four visual novel developers had a scare when Valve said their games were reported for “pornographic” content and must be edited or they will be removed in two weeks. Although three of the developers are having their games re-reviewed and are no longer in danger, this points to the problematic incon...[Read More]

No Man’s Sky Receiving Xbox One Version; Synchronous Co-Op

The next big update for No Man’s Sky, titled the ‘Next’ update, will let players engage in full-fledged multiplayer. This version will launch July 24th, along with the Xbox One version of the game.

Hideo Kojima to Attend E3 Coliseum to Talk Game Design

Hideo Kojima, the game designer known for his industry-designing work in games such as the Metal Gear Solid franchise, will be attending the E3 Coliseum in mid-June. Joining him onstage will be Canadian video game journalist Geoff Keighly as the host and movie director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island).

Sony Ending Production of Physical PlayStation Vita Games

In a message obtained yesterday by Kotaku, Sony announced that they are planning to discontinue production of physical games for the PlayStation Vita. This will not affect digital distribution, but this will mark the end of physical games for Sony’s second portable system.

Supreme Court Decision Could Lead to Legal eSports Gambling

A 6-3 decision in the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a law preventing gambling on sports events. This ruling ends a six-year legal battle over the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. ESPN reports that this will allow legal sports betting in any states that wants to offer it. However, this could also have an impact on the eSports industry. Gambling over the years...[Read More]