Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto Hated Wind Waker’s Art At First

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto Hated Wind Waker's Art At First

Image: nintendo If there’s one thing that’s helped The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker stand the test of time, it’s the game’s distinctive art style. But it turns out this now-defining aspect stoked some controversy in development. According to a slew of old interviews, resurfaced and translated by the folks at DidYouKnowGaming?Nintendo bigwig Shigeru … Read more

Maxing A Diablo Immortal Character Out Could Make You Go Broke

Maxing A Diablo Immortal Character Out Could Make You Go Broke

Diablo Immortal may be a solid mobile version of Blizzard’s hack-and-slash dungeon crawler, but it’s no secret the game has been mired in controversy due to its egregious microtransactions. It was previously speculated that maxing out a single character could cost as much as $100,000. However, it now seems the estimate was very low, as … Read more

Arceus Perfected The Series’s Gameplay Model

Arceus Perfected The Series's Gameplay Model

screenshot: nintendo It’s clear that throughout its 26 year-long run, the Pokemon games have maintained a level of consistency that plenty others wish they could replicate. Truth is, this steady pace comes at a cost: the low-key quality of life buffs found in every entry often fall by the wayside come next time. As the … Read more

Destiny 2 DMCA Revenge Plot Now At $7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

Destiny 2 DMCA Revenge Plot Now At $7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

Image: Bungie A spree of rogue DMCA takedown notices for Destiny 2 happy on YouTube earlier this year has now ballooned into a $7.6 million lawsuit, as Bungie goes after the alleged perpetrator in court. In addition, some Destiny 2 content creators now say they feel “betrayed” after the person who was seemingly responsible denied … Read more

Sonic Origins Co-Dev Is Very Unhappy With The State Of The Game

Sonic Origins Co-Dev Is Very Unhappy With The State Of The Game

Software developer Simon “Stealth” Thomley of Headcannon—the studio behind Sonic Mania—popped off on the state of the remastered Sonic Origins bundle, on which the team also worked. In a series of tweets, he said Headcannon had to put in “major time crunch” and was barred from implementing “major fixes” before its June 23 release. Ultimately, … Read more

Destiny And Spider-Man Studios Respond To Court Overturning Roe

Destiny And Spider-Man Studios Respond To Court Overturning Roe

Image: Insomniac Games / Sony On Friday the US Supreme Court made good on a longstanding right-wing threat to overturn Roe v. wadeand with it eradicates the constitutional right to abortion that had existed for nearly 50 years. Now some of gaming’s most well known studios, which had previously been silent, are speaking up about … Read more

343 May Add Microtransactions To Halo: The Master Chief Collection

343 May Add Microtransactions To Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Image: 343 Industries It’s one thing for free-to-play shooter Halo Infinite to have microtransactions. now Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a first-person shooter with a price tag, might see something similar. Perhaps. Developer 343 is still “exploring” a “potential” framework “for the future.” Introducing microtransactions might seem like an odd step for Halo: The Master … Read more

Video Games Double Down On NFTs Despite Historic Crashes

Video Games Double Down On NFTs Despite Historic Crashes

Image: Golden Sikorka (Shutterstock) We were so close. As the NFT market suffered one meteoric crash after anotherand as some crypto-based games lost money by the hundreds of millions, it seemed for a second there that the gaming industry might come to its senses. Goal no. This week alone saw two major parties unveiling a … Read more

Pokémon GO’s Remote Raid Passes Feel Under Threat By Niantic

Pokémon GO's Remote Raid Passes Feel Under Threat By Niantic

Image: Niantic Of all the many excellent changes Niantic made to Pokemon GO in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic, remote raiding seemed to be the one that was most likely to survive long-term. So of course, every new move the developer makes seems to be threatening its future. Time was, when you wanted … Read more

Goodbye Zachtronics, Developers Of Very Cool Puzzle Video Games

Goodbye Zachtronics, Developers Of Very Cool Puzzle Video Games

On July 5, Zachtronics will be releasing Last Call BBS, a collection of stylish little puzzle games wrapped up in a retro PC gaming vibe. After 11 years in business (and even longer outside of commercial releases), a time which has seen the studio develop a cult following almost unrivaled in indie gaming, it will … Read more