Injustice: How Superman’s Failure Broke the DC Universe – DC FanDome 2021

The DC multiverse is full of parallel versions of Earth vibrating in cosmic harmony. In many of these universes, one key event happens differently, causing a chain reaction that results in a world very unlike the DC Universe we know and love. That’s certainly the case with the universe of Injustice: Gods Among Us. This… Continue reading Injustice: How Superman’s Failure Broke the DC Universe – DC FanDome 2021

Injustice: How Superman’s Failure Broke the DC Universe

The DC multiverse is full of parallel versions of Earth vibrating in cosmic harmony. In many of these universes, one key event happens differently, causing a chain reaction that results in a world very unlike the DC Universe we know and love. That’s certainly the case with the universe of Injustice: Gods Among Us. This… Continue reading Injustice: How Superman’s Failure Broke the DC Universe

Crapshoot: Rockstar, the game that turned sex, drugs, and rock & roll into a management sim

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about rolling the dice to bring random obscure games back into the light. This week, are you ready to rock? I said ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?! Oh, OK. I'll come back later. Sorry to have disturbed you. You've got to admire confidence, I suppose.… Continue reading Crapshoot: Rockstar, the game that turned sex, drugs, and rock & roll into a management sim

How Battlefield 2042 beta players felt about ‘the next generation of warfare’

For some Battlefield fans, last weekend's Battlefield 2042 open beta only lowered their expectations for the full game, which will release this November after a month-long delay.  “I've had Battlefield disappoint me before, but this is the first time I actually thought the inherent core game was bad,” wrote Reddit user TerrorFirmerIRL, who said they… Continue reading How Battlefield 2042 beta players felt about ‘the next generation of warfare’

A Squid Game videogame could happen, Netflix says

Netflix Asia executive Minyoung Kim says a Squid Game videogame is being considered, THR reports. Can't say I'm shocked, since Netflix says Squid Game is on the way to being its most-watched show ever, beating The Witcher's reported viewership of 76 million. Kim spoke with THR about the runaway success of Squid Game, the Korean… Continue reading A Squid Game videogame could happen, Netflix says

Windows 11 Insider patch fixes major AMD Ryzen bug

Microsoft released a patch for Windows 11 build for Windows Insiders that addresses several issues, most notably the L3 caching issue that reportedly hampered the performance of certain AMD Ryzens processors after upgrading to Windows 11. This caching issue causes up to a 15% performance drop-off when playing games.   Your next upgrade (Image credit:… Continue reading Windows 11 Insider patch fixes major AMD Ryzen bug

Cheat makers already have Call of Duty’s new anti-cheat driver, but Activision isn’t bothered

Activision unveiled its new secret weapon against Call of Duty cheaters earlier this week, a kernel level anti-cheat called Ricochet that will finally (hopefully) do something about the plague of hackers in Warzone and future Call of Duty games. But then yesterday, disaster appeared to strike when Anti-Cheat Police Department, a Twitter group dedicated to… Continue reading Cheat makers already have Call of Duty’s new anti-cheat driver, but Activision isn’t bothered

FIFA Challenges EA’s Soccer Monopoly In New Statement

For more than a decade now, EA's FIFA franchise has had a virtual monopoly in the video game soccer space, overshadowing Pro Evolution Soccer while raking in hundreds of millions dollars from FIFA Ultimate Team. But recent events is putting that dominance under threat, with FIFA issuing a release saying future games "must" involve more… Continue reading FIFA Challenges EA’s Soccer Monopoly In New Statement

Nintendo’s New Online Tier Pricing Overshadows Animal Crossing’s Updates – NVC 582

A ton of new content is on the way to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including a huge DLC expansion. While the NVC crew is excited about the updates, they're less excited about the pricing news for Nintendo Switch Online that came bundled in with the announcement. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Taylor… Continue reading Nintendo’s New Online Tier Pricing Overshadows Animal Crossing’s Updates – NVC 582

Steam bans all games with NFTs or cryptocurrency

Valve has quietly delivered a new edict: No NFTs or cryptocurrency on Steam. The recently updated Steam distribution onboarding guidelines specifically ban any “applications built on blockchain technology that issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs.” In short, NFTs are unique digital receipts (stored on a blockchain, a sort of irreversible ledger database) that… Continue reading Steam bans all games with NFTs or cryptocurrency