Once more with feelings: How Yakuza: Like a Dragon reinvents middle-aged men in video games

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Instead of being driven by a twisted sense of vengeance, protagonist Ichiban, a washed-up gangster in his 40s, seeks answers. He’s a welcome antidote It sounds like the set-up Läs mer…

Video games can improve mental health. Let's stop seeing them as a guilty pleasure | Keza MacDonald

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After an Oxford study this week showed that people who play more video games report greater wellbeing, the headlines reflected a sense of stunned incredulity. “Playing video games BENEFITS Läs mer…

Thieves swap Amazon orders of PlayStation 5 for rice and other items

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Online retailer is investigating a spate of pre-delivery thefts of newly released £450 console Amazon has said it is investigating reports that brand new PlayStation 5 consoles have been Läs mer…

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review – plenty of carnage, not enough Kraftwerk

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In the brave new era of battle royale, where games are free and everlasting, the concept of paying £60 for an annual first-person shooter release has begun to feel Läs mer…

PlayStation 5 launch overwhelms outlets and courier firms

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Games retailers have been overwhelmed with demand for PlayStation’s latest console which launched in the UK on Thursday. Web pages dedicated to the launch of the PlayStation 5 at Läs mer…

Fortnite maker Epic Games sues Apple in Australia for App Store ban

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The company behind the popular online video game Fortnite is suing Apple in Australia for allegedly misusing its market power by taking a slice of all revenue earned by Läs mer…

'I wanted to discover the starting point of video games': Edward Ross on new book Gamish

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Video game histories tend to follow an achingly familiar structure. They start with Pong and the Atari years; they do the console wars between Nintendo and Sega; they cover Läs mer…

Fun guy: is that Toad from Mario’s head or is he wearing a hat?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s a question that has raged since the 90s, with conflicting claims about the species of one of Nintendo’s best-loved characters In the Guide’s weekly Solved! column, we look Läs mer…

Video gaming can benefit mental health, find Oxford academics

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Playing video games can be good for your mental health, a study from Oxford University has suggested, following a breakthrough collaboration in which academics at the university worked with Läs mer…

Montreal police say no threat at Ubisoft offices after 'hoax' 911 call

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A major police operation was under way in Montreal on Friday afternoon at offices of French video game company Ubisoft that media reported was a possible hostage-taking, but police Läs mer…

The Falconeer review – soaring combat on the wings of giant warbirds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Made mostly by a single developer, Tomas Sala, The Falconeer is a seriously beautiful aerial combat game about giant warbirds. Its setting, The Great Ursee, whose archipelagos are scattered Läs mer…

The Falconeer review – soaring combat on the wings of giant warbirds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Made mostly by a single developer, Tomas Sala, The Falconeer is a seriously beautiful aerial combat game about giant warbirds. Its setting, The Great Ursee, whose archipelagos are scattered Läs mer…

Xbox's Phil Spencer: 'We're not driven by how many consoles we sell'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The launch of the Xbox Series X this week marked the start of a new video game console generation – historically a super-exciting time for players, as better technology Läs mer…

The Pathless review – open-world puzzler foiled by its own ambition

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; If you’ve played 2016’s underwater adventure Abzû, Giant Squid’s first game, you might expect its sophomore to be a tranquil experience, less concerned with objectives and points than with Läs mer…

Yakuza: Like a Dragon review – a gangland buddy movie that's game for a laugh

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Video game reboots are usually undertaken in order to drag longstanding brands into 21st-century modernity. But Like a Dragon preserves the old-fashioned, somewhat unreconstructed vibe of the previous Yakuza Läs mer…

Assassin's Creed Valhalla review: cloudy with a chance of mead halls

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s been a wild ride this year, but you can always rely on Assassin’s Creed to lighten the mood. Let’s see what those zany historians at Ubisoft have cooked Läs mer…

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin review – slay demons … and cultivate rice

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; PC, PS4, Switch: EdelweissThis unusual take on virtual farming has you battling demons – when you’re not tending to rice paddies Another entrant in the (surprisingly populated) virtual farming Läs mer…

Battle for control: why the age-old console wars show no sign of stopping

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; From Sega v Nintendo in the early 90s to PlayStation v Xbox in 2020, the world of computer games is still a battlefield Modern Toss on console wars It Läs mer…

Astro's Playroom review – a brilliantly playful showcase for the PlayStation 5

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Because I grew up playing video games in the late 90s and early 00s, the rhythms of the 3D platformer are as instinctive to me as breathing. Put me Läs mer…

PlayStation 5 review – Sony’s new console makes a splashy entrance

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; With more than 110m PlayStation 4s sold, Sony is coming into the next console generation with nothing to prove. But the company has squandered goodwill before: it followed up Läs mer…

Spider-Man: Miles Morales review – substitute hero spins his own New York moment

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In 2018, Marvel’s Spider-Man gave us a vast recreation of Manhattan, beautifully smooth web-slinging traversal and a compelling story pitting Peter Parker against philanthropist-turned-supervillain, Mister Negative. The announcement of Läs mer…

Xbox Series X and Series S review: no-nonsense, next-generation gaming

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The world was a different place in 2013, when Microsoft launched the Xbox One. Back then, the company was pitching consoles as living-room entertainment centres, with picture-in-picture display and Läs mer…

Culture to cheer you up during the second lockdown: part one

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Music Khruangbin – Mordechai Because sometimes what you need during lockdown is to be transported somewhere better by whatever’s in your headphones: Mordechai’s self-styled “Earth music” sounds like a Läs mer…

It’s time for fantasy fiction and role-playing games to shed their racist history

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When Black Lives Matter protests were raging following the death of George Floyd, the publishers of the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, pledged to take concrete steps to Läs mer…

Ghostrunner review – a ninja-lover's dream

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC; One More Level/All in! Games/505 GamesFrenetic action and precise manoeuvring add to this cyberpunk game in which success wobbles on a blade edge When Läs mer…

Have Your Passport Ready review – step inside the asylum system

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Every foreign humanitarian crisis forces a government to balance compassion and restraint. To what degree should a country fulfil its moral obligation to offer aid and sanctuary to refugees? Läs mer…

Amnesia: Rebirth review – a horror game pregnant with dread

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Of all this horror game’s many weirdnesses, the strangest is the button for looking at your baby bump. During moments of intense stress, Amnesia: Rebirth’s pregnant protagonist Tasi Trianon Läs mer…

How live-streamed $375k deal for Pokémon cards ended in disaster

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Buyer finds first edition pack is fake as value of the collectibles rockets amid pandemic It had been billed as a record-breaking deal that would make serious investors covet Läs mer…

Epic fall: the joy of autumnal video games

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; There is something about the clocks going back that I inextricably associate with video games. Perhaps it is the prospect of all those long evenings, hiding from the weather, Läs mer…