The 10 Best Fighting Games

The 10 Best Fighting Games

Fighting games have a special place in both the past and present of gaming. It’s a genre that requires quick thinking, twitch reflexes, and vast amounts of knowledge of both yourself and your opponent’s options to play at a high level. It can often seem intimidating. But some of the most recognizable series in pop … Read more

Microsoft claims Sony pays for ‘blocking rights’ to keep games off Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft claims Sony pays for 'blocking rights' to keep games off Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft has claimed Sony pays for “blocking rights” to stop developers from adding their content to Xbox Game Pass. The explosive claims are part of documents (Word doc) filed with Brazil’s national competition regulator and part of a review of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. “Microsoft’s ability to continue expanding Game Pass has been hampered … Read more

Forspoken’s new trailer sounds like Joss Whedon wrote it

Forspoken's new trailer sounds like Joss Whedon wrote it

On Monday, a trailer for Square Enix and Luminous Productions’ forthcoming title Forspoken was shared by the game’s Twitter account, and promptly went viral for less-than-flattering reasons. In the trailer, protagonist Frey moves fluidly through a fantasy setting, showing off her magic in combat against dragons and other creatures. She looks incredibly powerful, adventuring in … Read more

Nobody Is Playing Netflix’s Games

Nobody Is Playing Netflix's Games

It’s been nearly two years since Netflix began its big push into gaming, and the streaming giant’s presence as a household name isn’t quite translating. According to recent findings from analytics company Apptopia, 99 percent of the service’s users have never touched a single video game on the platform. If you’ve played any of their … Read more

Microsoft shoots down Sony’s claims that its Activision acquisition is anti-competitive

Microsoft shoots down Sony's claims that its Activision acquisition is anti-competitive

Microsoft has spoken out against Sony’s claims that its ongoing attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard would be anti-competitive, especially with regards to Call of Duty. Last month Sony told Brazil’s regulatory body CADE, which is investigating the acquisition, that the acquisition could influence players to switch from PlayStation to Xbox. At the time, he argued: … Read more

Lawyer didn’t play enough Call of Duty before suing Call of Duty publisher, court decrees

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

A court has dismissed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard and Rockstar Games over alleged trademark infringement in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and argued that the plaintiff’s lawyer clearly didn’t play enough Call of Duty. That’s according to a report (opens in new tab) from legal firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, which tipped off … Read more