What Prevents Esports From Taking Off In Japan 

Esports is big business. Yet in Japan, home to many talented players, it has yet to reach the same money-making heights as elsewhere. The recently founded Japan Esports League has big-time sponsors like Twitch and…

The dream of Fable is alive in Portland:…

Somehow, someway, Fable is still alive. You too can be chasing chickens all evening long in Fable Fortune, which just hit the PC and Xbox One platforms via Early Access. Yes it's a card game,…

Three more Neo Geo arcade classics now available

Three more games became available for download recently as part of the Neo Geo ACA range. Each platform received a different classic pulled from SNK's arcade archives.The PS4 received kaiju-wrasslin' game King of the Monsters,…

A Toyota 86 Fit For A Japanese Superhero 

Japan’s biggest superhero Ultraman is no stranger to cars. In the early 1970s, Return of Ultraman featured a rotary engine-powered Mazda Cosmo Sports. Now, in 2017, there’s a Ultraman-themed Toyota 86 going on sale in…

Get fit while you sit

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F61b6C6ofcE&w=711&h=400] Move aside Wii Fit, it's time to burn calories playing whatever game we want, or even just browsing the internet. Bauhutte found a simple way to keep our bodies active while we remain…

The Tokyo Olympics Is Embracing The Akira Anime

When the Tokyo Olympics were first announced in 2013, there were immediate comparisons to Akira’s 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympics. Now, the real 2020 games are not shying away from those comparisons but embracing them in a…

One of the best soundtracks of 2016 is…

Black Screen Records has announced that it is teaming up with composer Michael Kelly to release the soundtrack to VA-11 HALL-A, hands down one of the best games to come out last year, on vinyl.…

BioWare’s a-maze-ing Anthem cornfield

Every year, people have the opportunity to disappear off the face of the Earth, never to return (probably) by entering the annual Edmonton Corn Maze. This year, BioWare's local development studio took the opportunity to…

It’s 2017 And The Witcher 3 Cosplay Keeps…

May The Ciri Cosplay Never End Some Perfect Witcher 3 Cosplay Witcher 3 Cosplay Gets The Whole Gang Back Together Well Played, Witcher 3 Cosplay And Now For Some NSFW Witcher 3 Sex Cosplay Cosplay Brings…

Experience a blast to the past with new…

Since our own Patrick Hancock reviewed Planet Coaster last winter, the game seemed to fall off the radar. While the spotlight was off of them, the team has been hard at work, constantly adding new…

Zelda: Breath of the Wild with co-op sounds…

The Zelda series doesn't have much in the way of multiplayer experiences. While I don't dislike any of the MP focused games we have gotten, I've never really thought of Zelda as an experience that…

Report: The Sims 4 Headed To Xbox One

A listing on the Microsoft store page that recently posted seems to say that The Sims 4 is on its way to Xbox One, and that players won’t have long to wait to check it…

Special stages are back in Sonic Mania

If there's one element of classic Sonic the Hedgehog games I tend to forget about until I go back to replay them, it's the special stages. Favorite? Least favorite? I like them for different reasons.…

The Retro AVS Wireless NES Gamepad is out…

While sitting around killing time with Kingsway (best thing ever go buy it) and staving off what I can only assume to be a deadly parasite after drinking so much delicious ocean water while on…

Noita is the new game from one of…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBLoffoZLH8&w=711&h=400] It has been four years since The Swapper -- a masterful puzzle platformer from two students at the University of Helsinki -- originally released. Since 2013, the developers have updated their studio's site exactly once.…

Slime Rancher exits Steam Early Access next week

The appeal of Slime Rancher is built right into the name. It's a game about wrangling cute slimes with a combination vacuum/cannon/backpack and gettin' paid -- the sort of thing I'd ideally like to play…

Special Stages Coming To Sonic Mania

At the Sonic Mania panel during San Diego Comic-Con, Sega revealed that Special Stages are making a return. In Sonic games, Special Stages are hidden levels where the objective is to obtain one of the…

Comic-Con 2017 trailer roundup

What a weekend its been, while nothing really overly exciting or brand new was announced at San Diego Comic-Con there was a ton of trailers from previously announced TV and movies. So to cure your…

You can do a cute lil fist pump…

On Sunday, I spent most of my waking hours playing Splatoon 2. I'm obsessed. The campaign is delightful and creative, as expected, and I just love exploring every nook and cranny in the overworlds. The…

The D-Team takes PUBG: Don’t glaze your meatloaf…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m3t8nmtDME&w=711&h=400] Jordan, Steven, Ray, and myself. We're the D-Team. There are a lot of logical leaps you can take to explain that name. We're like the A-Team, but barely passable. The "D" might stand…

Review: Nioh: Defiant Honor

Nioh pretty much knocked it out of the park already, but a string of DLC and free updates have bolstered its lifespan for those of you who aren't into grinding for loot and stats to…

Roughly 10% of mobile studio DeNA is working…

It feels like forever ago that Nintendo revealed that they were getting into the very same mobile market they once scoffed at ("the 3DS is mobile!"), and it kind of was. Back in 2015 the…

Inti Creates is no longer working on Bloodstained:…

GoNintendo spoke with a representative from ArtPlay, the main developer behind Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the Castlevania spiritual successor coming from Koji Igarashi. The ArtPlay rep cleared up a few things in this title's…

That Galaga animated show you asked for is…

Namco Bandai are teaming up with Swedish-US company The Nuttery Entertainment to produce an animated show based on the classic 1981 shmup, Galaga.Galaga Chronicles will feature new characters and adventures based around the classic arcade…

Big Bethesda PC sale has Doom and Fallout…

As a PC gamer, you just gotta love competition between digital retailers. After Steam's Summer Sale last month, we've been faced with more and more aggressive sales from other digital retailers. This week the Sweden-based…

Madden & Microsoft Team Up For Xbox One…

Electronic Arts and Madden are getting together for a Madden NFL 18 Xbox One S bundle on Madden launch day (August 25) for $279. The console is the 500GB version, and it comes with the…

It looks like The Sims 4 is coming…

The Sims' neighborhood seems set to grow a bit this fall. It seems as if the most recent Sims game is going to break free of its PC-only status and expand to Xbox One. This news…

I foresee many a Joy-Con being broken when…

Overcooked was a bit of a sleeper hit last year. The game is uproariously fun with a bunch of friends, but not many people seem to know of its existence. The general premise has you…

Check out 30 minutes of Ni No Kuni…

Bandai Namco have released a video featuring a half-hour walkthrough of upcoming RPG Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. The footage is the same demo a lucky few experienced at E3 earlier this year.The sequel…

Five years on, Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses…

Years back I attended my first Symphony of the Goddesses concert. It was perfect timing as the 25th anniversary was happening and I was in the process of replaying every Zelda game to date. It all…

Reader Discussion – What Game Has The Best…

As a writer, I know endings are difficult to put together. As a gamer, I don't always feel satisfied with how games wrap up their plots, and when I come across an especially satisfying conclusion,…

Destiny 2 beta glitch gives you an infinite…

Destiny 2's beta has a big glitch which gives players an infinite super for the duration of its Inverted Spire strike.Your super is your ultimate ability. Each subclass has one, and it can only be…

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is Still the Best…

The Chase Sapphire Preferred easily won our reader vote for best travel rewards credit card, and whether you’re a seasoned points maximizer or just dipping your toes in, you should have a Preferred in your…

The Best Australians In Video Games

Here’s the thing about most Australian characters in video games: their stereotypical depiction would be almost offensive, if Australians ever gave enough of a shit to be offended in the first place. Most big games…

The Best Console Commercials Of All Time

GIF Trailers for video games are a weird beast, as misleading as they can be esoteric. Free from the burden of trying to directly sell you a piece of art, commercials for video game hardware…