Red Dead Online’s horses have a dark, jealous energy

My posse and I have kept Red Dead Online in our stable of games we routinely play. The sweeping landscape, variety of game modes, and our connection to our characters ensures that we regularly log in and take to the roads. There’s just one problem that we’re encountering, and it’s about the horses. We don’t know if this is a […]

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Life is Strange 2 writer explains the game’s surprising sex scene

Life is Strange is a series unafraid to dive into sensitive subjects, from teen suicide to substance abuse. Life is Strange 2, which touches on issues ranging from race to police brutality, follows suit — but even so, I wasn’t prepared for the way the sequel handled an intimate moment. In the first Life is Strange, there are definitely hints […]

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Red Dead Online to introduce character re-customization

Red Dead Online is a very good game mode with one major problem: Its character creator is not great. I spent most of my time with it squinting apprehensively at my avatar’s face as I cranked bars to each extreme, trying to find a difference. After I rolled out of my first character and watched her in a cutscene next […]

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July’s PlayStation Plus free games include Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

July is going to be a sporty month for PlayStation Plus subscribers. First up on the list is PES Productions’ Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, last year’s simulation soccer game from Konami. The PES series is the only true competitor to EA Sports’ FIFA franchise, and although it’s missing some of the sport’s top-flight clubs and leagues (because EA can shell […]

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night beginner’s guide

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a side scrolling adventure game from Koji Igarashi, best known for his similar work, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Like its predecessor, Bloodstained features dozens of winding rooms to explore, filled with a host of enemies, items, and secrets. If you’re new to this style of game or just need some tips to get […]

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Bloodstained’s Switch port looks pretty bad

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night raised over $5 million back in 2015, promising a new Metroidvania from Symphony of the Night guru, Koji Igarashi. The game was released last week for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One last week, to uniformly positive acclaim. Unfortunately it’s looking like the Nintendo Switch port, released today, is not going to be so […]

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Judgment review: Same city, different eyes

It’s all but impossible to separate Judgment from Ryu ga Gotoku Studio’s previous games. Judgment is a spinoff of the Yakuza series, based on a story by the franchise’s longtime producer Toshihiro Nagoshi. It takes place in the exact same city as 2018’s Yakuza 6, with the same shops and alleys and crime syndicate families, built with the same assets, […]

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Wet weather on the way for Gran Turismo Sport

Nearly two years after it launched, Gran Turismo Sport will be getting its first wet-weather full course. No arrival date has been set for it, but fans can watch some Puegeot rally cars slip and slide through the Red Bull Ring above. Coque Lopez, a racer for Williams Racing eSports, takes the viewer on a hot lap at Spielberg, and […]

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I’m a Fallout 76 wine mom and I’m gonna cut you

Bethesda announced at E3 2019 that non-player characters are coming to Fallout 76, reversing one of the most striking decisions made about the game’s initial design. The additions will be part of the upcoming Wastelanders update and, to prepare for them, I have totally changed how I play the game — for the better. Needless to say, the promise of […]

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