Culture Pack DLC shifts Total War: Rome II to the Desert Kingdoms

Sega has lifted the lid off Desert Kingdoms, a new Culture Pack slice of DLC which will drop for Total War: Rome II on 8 March. https://www.youtube.com/embed/YhKhntVPbZ0 As teased in the trailer above, the...

Twitch delays new guidelines over clarity concerns

Twitch has delayed the enforcement of its new guidelines designed to target harassment and toxic content until March 5. The delay, announced via Twitch’s Twitter feed, follows complaints from Twitch’s community of streamers that...

Splatoon 2 European Championship coming to Switzerland in March

Nintendo has announced that the Splatoon 2 European Championship will take place in Switzerland on 31 March. To be precise, the battle to decide which team will be crowned as the finest exponent...

New video teases gameplay details for Biomutant

THQ Nordic has unveiled a teaser trailer which provides an insight into its forthcoming game Biomutant. https://www.youtube.com/embed/tge3RzHNaMY The third-person open-world action-RPG game, from the publisher which recently acquired Koch Media to become something...

Bandai Namco unveils Code Vein multiplayer, new characters

Bandai Namco has provided insight into two hitherto mysterious aspects of its forthcoming action-RPG Code Vein, by unveiling how the game’s multiplayer element will work and lifting the lid off two...

Crowdfunded System Shock remake on hiatus after developer rethink

Development of the crowdfunded System Shock Remastered has been temporarily put on hold, after its creator, Nightdive Studios, realised that it: “Took the wrong path.” In a Kickstarter update, Nightdive Studios CEO...

New videos flesh out Nintendo Labo gameplay

Nintendo has released three new videos that provide an insight into the sort of gameplay experiences we can expect from its innovative cardboard-construction initiative for the Switch, Labo. https://www.youtube.com/embed/D4v_LcHnDbs  The video above begins...

Sea of Thieves server scale tests start today

Rare Software has announced that it is conducting scale tests to ensure the robustness of Sea of Thieves’ servers, the first of which started today. To be precise, it began at 10am on February...

US senator challenges ESRB to clamp down on loot boxes

A US senator has called on the ESRB – the ratings board for games in the US – to take steps against the proliferation of loot boxes in videogames.  In a letter sent...

Overwatch League finally gets its first female player

Thanks to Shanghai Dragons’ signing of Kim “Geguri” Se-Yeon, the Overwatch League now has its first female player. It has taken over a month – the inaugural Overwatch League season started in...

Fan Backlash after Eurogamer’s Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review

A review of Kingdom Come: Deliverance on Eurogamer which was critical of some facets of the game has sparked a row about political correctness, both on the well-regarded website itself and its...

Crowdfunded System Shock remake on hiatus after developer rethink

Development of the crowdfunded System Shock Remastered has been temporarily put on hold, after its creator, Nightdive Studios, realised that it: “Took the wrong path.” In a Kickstarter update, Nightdive Studios CEO...

Bandai Namco unveils Code Vein multiplayer, new characters

Bandai Namco has provided insight into two hitherto mysterious aspects of its forthcoming action-RPG Code Vein, by unveiling how the game’s multiplayer element will work and lifting the lid off two...

Sea of Thieves server scale tests start today

Rare Software has announced that it is conducting scale tests to ensure the robustness of Sea of Thieves’ servers, the first of which started today. To be precise, it began at 10am on February...

Twitch delays new guidelines over clarity concerns

Twitch has delayed the enforcement of its new guidelines designed to target harassment and toxic content until March 5. The delay, announced via Twitch’s Twitter feed, follows complaints from Twitch’s community of streamers that...

Microsoft’s Spencer calls on games industry to fix “toxic” biases against women and minorities

In a keynote address at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas, Microsoft’s head of games Phil Spencer has called on the games industry to fix biases that leave women and minorities...

New video teases gameplay details for Biomutant

THQ Nordic has unveiled a teaser trailer which provides an insight into its forthcoming game Biomutant. https://www.youtube.com/embed/tge3RzHNaMY The third-person open-world action-RPG game, from the publisher which recently acquired Koch Media to become something...

US senator challenges ESRB to clamp down on loot boxes

A US senator has called on the ESRB – the ratings board for games in the US – to take steps against the proliferation of loot boxes in videogames.  In a letter sent...

Coffee Stain launches developer gender-imbalance initiative

Swedish indie developer Coffee Stain Studios – of Goat Simulator fame – has announced a new funding scheme called Levelling the Playing Field, designed to address the massive imbalance between the...

YouTube stars survive home invasion by armed fan

Popular YouTubers Megan Turney and Gavin Free managed to hide in a closet and escape injury after a crazed fan invaded their home and fired at least one shot inside it. The...