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Purification ritual during Gion Matsuri.

Purification ritual during Gion Matsuri. Kyoto, Japan. By Vincent Fournet. Read more...

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta announced, free to existing PC players

Mojang has announced Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition, which will launch in beta form alongside Microsoft's new operating system on 29th July. It will be free to download if you already own Minecraft on PC, or $10 (about £6.40) if you don't. Show More Summary

14 years later, Runescape has its first raids added

Runescape is getting raids. Let that sink in for a second. A game released in 2001 and was in its prime in 2007 is only getting its first raids fourteen years later. When I saw this news, I thought it had to be horrifically out of date, but nope. Show More Summary

Sega registers

It’s funny how many little ways a publisher can screw up and leak (or “leak” if you're a cynic) their upcoming games in 2015. A misworded interview here, a guy walking in and stealing your lunch there, and of course personally one of...Show More Summary

PlanetSide 2 review

PlanetSide 2 may well be the greatest war game ever. Not because it has slick mechanics, memorable technology or even innovative ideas, but because it understands and portrays war in a way that few other games have managed. A free to...Show More Summary

The Simpsons Mashed Up With Akira, In Trailer Form

Bartkira is a weird project. Weird but awesome. Simply put, it’s a community art project squishing The Simpsons and Akira into one thing, recreating the entirety of the Akira manga with Simpsons characters. The anime had been left untouched. Until now. More »      

LG's new touchscreens will make your next laptop thinner and lighter

LG's display subsidiary is promising drastically thinner, lighter touchscreens that will be ready for notebooks later this year. With full HD (1080p) resolution, the Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) screens substitute an touchpanel layer for a touch sensor built into the LCD itself - that's what makes it thin. Show More Summary

Hawk the Slayer is back – and he's brought his mindsword

They wanted to make a medieval Fistful of Dollars. They ended up with a cult hit that triggered the sword and sorcery boom. Now, Hawk the Slayer is set to return – with better fights and special effects, but still plenty of cheese Back...Show More Summary

Batman: Arkham Knight review – fitting end to masterful trilogy

(PS4, Xbox One, Warner Bros, cert: 18) Rocksteady’s masterful Arkham trilogy comes to a close with a game so far from the cramped, knotty, Bafta-winning original Asylum as to be nigh on unrecognisable. Where Asylum took place entirely...Show More Summary

Art Academy: Atelier review – step-by-step guide to drawing and painting

Wii U, Nintendo, cert: N/A, out now Another intriguing direction for the Wii U here, with Art Academy: Atelier offering a good basic toolkit for learning to paint and draw. It does so through rather charming lessons that communicate the fundamentals of visual art in a laid-back, step-by-step format. Show More Summary

Chatterbox: Monday

The place to talk about games and everything else that matters Monday? So soon? Continue reading...

Square Enix Halts Final Fantasy XIV Online Mac Sales, Issues Refunds

Square Enix apologizes for Final Fantasy XIV Online's poor performance on Mac.

SMITE Is Launching On The Xbox One With Australian Servers

The open beta for SMITE on the Xbox One kicks off this week, July 8 to be precise. But here’s the interesting thing: it’s launching with Australian servers from the get go. More »      

Dragon Quest 7 and 8 coming west, says Yuji Horii

Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii seems to have let slip an early announcement. Speaking at Japan Expo 2015 in Paris this weekend, Horii reportedly said both Dragon Quest 7 and Dragon Quest 8 will be released in French. The comment was widely reported on Twitter by attendees; Gematsu gathered several examples. We’re working on […]

Zero Escape 3 announced for 2016 release

A new 999 Doors and Virute’s Last Reward sequel will be set on Mars, and launches next year. Zero Escape 3 was announced this weekend at Anime Expo 2015 in LA. In a press release, Aksys Games said the 3DS and Vita adventure will launch in northern summer 2016. The in-lore press release suggests some […]

Vermintide’s latest character reveal is a badass mage

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide features an all-badass crew of Skaven slayers. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide developer Fatshark has revealed the fifth and final character playable in the upcoming co-op adventure: Sienna Fuegonasus. “A fiery tempered Bright Wizard, always in search of a greater challenge, and a long time addict to the flames of […]

A Place To Discuss Mental Health (And Video Games)

Jennifer is a popular YouTuber. Jennifer loves video games. But Jennifer is also a medical doctor passionate about mental health and psychiatry. Here’s what she decided with those two opposing parts of her life: fuse them. The result: Prescription Pixel. Show More Summary

Shenmue 3 PS4 physical release available to backers

Shenmue 3 will be available in a proper box you can put on your shelf. Shenmue 3 was announced as a digital release only on PS4, but Ys Net has now confirmed a physical release on the console. Although it’s called the Special Backer Edition, the Kickstarter update announcing the boxed PS4 release doesn’t say […]

Dawn of War 3 domain registered

Dawn of War 3 is a thing that should happen, so we’re glad to see it might be happening. A Dawn of War 3 domain has been registered by Sega, Relic Entertainment’s parent company. It may be a defensive registration, but Relic Entertainment has been pretty quiet since Company of Heroes 2, so a Dawn […]

Remember This?

Congrats to B-ob, who somehow managed to guess my super vague, super obscure Remember This on Friday. It was Nebulus! More »      

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