How to crack Wordle: 5-letter words to use first

What’s the best five-letter word to start with when trying to solve the daily Wordle? Some of us have go-to words we rely on to maximize our word-guessing and puzzle-solving skills, and there are some statistically advantageous starting words that feature a variety of commonly used letters. Ideally, you would use a five-letter word with five distinct and commonly used […]

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Pokémon Go Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl event guide

Pokémon Go is hosting a special event to celebrate the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. The event is broken up into two parts, with each game getting a two-day feature with different spawns. Our Pokémon Go Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl event guide will teach you the boosted spawns and how to make the most of this […]

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Niantic is shutting down Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, developer Niantic’s augmented reality mobile game set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, is shutting down on Jan. 31, 2022. Niantic announced the game’s closure on the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite website, and promised players that they’ll get a narrative conclusion — Harry Potter and Hermione Granger will put an end to the in-game Calamity before Wizards […]

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League of Legends characters come to PUBG Mobile, thanks to Netflix’s Arcane

League of Legends is crossing over into PUBG Mobile. To celebrate the release of Riot Games and Netflix’s League of Legends animated series, Arcane, various characters and items from the Runeterra universe are making their way to the mobile battle royale game. The companies announced the crossover on Tuesday, with a trailer that showed PUBG Mobile characters with Arcane-style animation. […]

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New Wipeout game is for mobile phones, not PlayStation

A new game in the Wipeout series is coming, not to PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, but to mobile phones. Wipeout Rush, a new take on the futuristic hovercraft racing series, will be released for Android and iOS devices in 2022, developer Rogue Games announced Thursday. Wipeout Rush will feature “unique card-based racing” and a “new comic book-inspired narrative,” according […]

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App Store must allow third-party payments, judge tells Apple

Apple must stop blocking App Store developers from steering their users to third-party payment options, a federal judge ruled Friday, issuing a permanent injunction in the Epic Games v. Apple lawsuit. The injunction is a significant victory for Fortnite maker Epic Games and other developers who have found the App Store’s terms — including the 30% cut of sales that […]

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Painting puzzle game Behind the Frame drips with Studio Ghibli charm

Hayao Miyazaki’s influence is seen beyond film, and in games across the entire industry. But never before have I felt as if I was playing inside of a Studio Ghibli film until my hourlong experience with Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery. Created by Taiwanese developer Silver Lining Studio, Behind the Frame is mostly a short, interactive-fiction game about a […]

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Netflix begins testing mobile games with two Stranger Things titles

Playing video games from your Netflix account is one small step closer to reality. Netflix announced Thursday that it’s rolling out the first attempt in the company’s long-in-the-works effort to break into gaming with a limited test for playing games on Android devices. Netflix’s games test is currently very limited. There are only two games available, Stranger Things: 1984 and […]

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Legends of Runeterra’s next expansion is cute but deadly

The world of Legends of Runeterra is about to get a whole lot cuter. On Wednesday, Riot Games released an animated trailer revealing the next set of champions and locations from League of Legends to come to the franchise’s card game. Beyond the Bandlewood introduces Bandle City as a region, along with 126 new cards. This includes 9 new champions, […]

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Niantic ends Pokémon Go pandemic gameplay bonuses as COVID cases rise

Pokémon Go developer Niantic rolled out planned changes to its mobile game over the weekend, reverting gameplay bonuses that were implemented in 2020 to accommodate social distancing and quarantining as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. But as COVID infections and deaths rise in the U.S., one of the territories where Pokémon Go’s pandemic-related changes are being undone, some players […]

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