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The DeanBeat: The tragedy of the Star Wars: Battlefront II loot crates

The DeanBeat: The tragedy of the Star Wars: Battlefront II loot crates

Electronic Arts made a great game in Star Wars: Battlefront II. But it stepped in a pile of controversy by adding an unpopular monetization system known as loot crates. Those crates appear in a lot of
Octorock gives some of Zelda’s best songs a metal twist

Octorock gives some of Zelda’s best songs a metal twist

The Legend of Zelda has some of the best music in gaming. It’s melodic, epic, and memorable. It also works pretty well when translated to heavy metal. Octorock: The Zelda Metal EP rearranges four
Metroid Prime turns 15 as the franchise finally becomes relevant again

Metroid Prime turns 15 as the franchise finally becomes relevant again

One of Nintendo’s greatest games is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Metroid Prime came out for the GameCube on this day in 2002. Metroid Prime is one of the most critically acclaimed games ever and

How Bethesda brought The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to VR

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is available now for PSVR and PC. With hundreds of hours of gameplay between the core campaign, side content, and three expansions players will be able to lose
Need For Speed: Payback’s loot boxes get Star Wars: Battlefront II-like change

Need For Speed: Payback’s loot boxes get Star Wars: Battlefront II-like change

Star Wars: Battlefront II is getting the attention of gamers, Wall Street, and The Washington Post, but it’s not the only Electronic Arts game going through some changes when it comes to its
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age’s HD remake gambit pays off with 1 million in sales

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age’s HD remake gambit pays off with 1 million in sales

Square Enix revealed on Final Fantasy’s official Twitter account that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age has reached over 1 million in sales. The Zodiac Age is an HD remaster for PlayStation 4. Final
Turtle Beach’s Stealth 600/700 Xbox One headsets: Look, ma, no dongles!

Turtle Beach’s Stealth 600/700 Xbox One headsets: Look, ma, no dongles!

Microsoft opened up its wireless technology to peripheral manufacturers in September, and that means we’re getting a wave of new gaming headsets for the Xbox One. Turtle Beach is one of the first
Why Handy Games is working on 11 games for the Nintendo Switch

Why Handy Games is working on 11 games for the Nintendo Switch

It may sound a little nuts, but Handy Games has gone crazy for the Nintendo Switch. The German company is developing 11 games for Nintendo’s hot platform, which has become the fastest-selling game
The Ultimate Nintendo Switch gift guide

The Ultimate Nintendo Switch gift guide

The Nintendo Switch is going to be a popular gift this holiday season. But you don’t need to buy a console just to make someone happy. Heck, you don’t even need to spend the money on an entire game.
The ’80s Retro Gaming Gift Guide: Mario, Mega Man, and more

The ’80s Retro Gaming Gift Guide: Mario, Mega Man, and more

Some people don’t think that the holidays are as fun for as adults as they are for kids. Hogwash! People born in the ’80s can have as merry a time as anyone, especially with some help from nostalgic
Pokémon passes 300 million games sold as it eyes Super Mario

Pokémon passes 300 million games sold as it eyes Super Mario

Pokémon passed a huge milestone on November 25: 300 million games sold. This includes all of the core role-playing games (like Sun and Moon) and spinoffs, like the fighter Pokkén Tournament. For
Destiny 2 is getting a free trial

Destiny 2 is getting a free trial

Starting on November 28, Bungie will offer a free trial version of Destiny 2, its online multiplayer shooter for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Destiny 2 launched on September 6 for PlayStation 4 and
Games industry takes first step toward lootbox regulation — without the government

Games industry takes first step toward lootbox regulation — without the government

A handful of gaming industry experts have announced the formation of the National Committee for Games Policy to influence government regulation of the industry. This is a direct response to what the
Yooka-Laylee’s December 14 launch continues the indie love for Nintendo Switch

Yooka-Laylee’s December 14 launch continues the indie love for Nintendo Switch

Independent developer Playtonic announced today that its 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee is coming out on the Nintendo Switch on December 14. Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie
Shin Megami Tensei V for the Switch is coming to the West

Shin Megami Tensei V for the Switch is coming to the West

In October, Atlus announced that Shin Megami Tensei V was coming to the Switch in Japan. Today, the Sega-owned studio revealed that the role-playing game is also releasing in the West. The Shin Megami
The RetroBeat: Amazon’s new investment in old games

The RetroBeat: Amazon’s new investment in old games

Retro gaming is becoming a bankable business. That’s why Amazon has opened up a portal dedicated to it. In early November, Amazon opened its Retro Zone. It’s a page available on the retailer’s site
Game veteran starts Traega Entertainment in Nashville

Game veteran starts Traega Entertainment in Nashville

Traega Entertainment is coming out today as a new independent game studio started by veteran game developers. Dax Hock, who formerly worked at games such as Dreamfall: The Longest Journey and Anarchy
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 review — proof JRPGs belong on Switch

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 review — proof JRPGs belong on Switch

REVIEW: I’ve been hopeful for the Nintendo Switch‘s prospects as a new home for Japanese role-playing games. I love the genre, and the Switch’s capabilities as both a home console and a portable make
Capcom is celebrating Mega Man’s 30th anniversary with some kind of live stream

Capcom is celebrating Mega Man’s 30th anniversary with some kind of live stream

Capcom is going to host a livestream celebrating Mega Man’s 30th anniversary on December 4. You’ll be able to watch it on Twitch at 11 a.m. Pacific. Capcom announced the stream by sending out cards to
The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker’s FMV mystery will creep to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker’s FMV mystery will creep to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Full-motion video (FMV) once seemed like the peak of gaming technology in the early CD-rom days on systems like Sega CD. What could be more realistic than actual video of real actors? Sadly,