video games

Nintendo is shutting down ‘Dr. Mario World’ for mobile on November 1st

Nintendo transformed its Mario Kart and Pokemon franchises into successful mobile spinoffs, but it looks like another title didn’t fare as well. The company has announced that it’s ending service of Dr. Mario World, a mobile version of its highly successful Dr. Mario NES game, on November 1st. It will also end sales of “diamonds” …

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Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is a free-to-play, team-based FPS

Ubisoft is delving deeper into the Clancyverse with Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, a free-to-play game it revealed on Monday. The first-person multiplayer shooter will pit teams of six characters (or Defiants) against each other across several game modes. There’s a focus on gunplay, though you’ll also be able to harness traits, abilities and “ultras” — which …

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Android 12 will let you play games while they download

Faster internet and mobile data speeds are cutting wait times for game and entertainment downloads. The two art forms helped people through lockdowns, so it makes sense for tech and media gatekeepers to maintain that momentum as life slowly returns to normal. Netflix did just that by allowing subscribers to watch partially downloaded shows and …

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‘Watch Dogs: Legion’ PC multiplayer delayed indefinitely due to bugs

Watch Dogs: Legion‘s multiplayer mode is imminent for console players after months of delays, but PC gamers will have to wait a while longer. Kotaku reports that Ubisoft has delayed Legion‘s PC multiplayer indefinitely to address crucial bugs. The open-world hacking title crashes when you use “certain GPUs,” Ubisoft said. The developer was racing to …

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‘The Binding of Isaac: Repentance’ heads to Switch and PlayStation later this year

Sometime after it comes out for PC on March 31st, The Binding of Isaac: Repentance will make its way to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in the third quarter of 2021. Repentance is the third expansion to the popular indie title. [embedded content] First announced in 2018, it builds on a fan-made mod …

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The latest ‘Valorant’ agent controls space and time

Riot is kicking off the second act of Valorant‘s Episode 2 with another character that can bend the rules of reality. The developer has revealed Astra, a Ghanaian agent who wields the “energies of the cosmos” to control the battlefield. She can enter an astral form to place “stars” that produce gravity wells, explosive novae …

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‘Terraria’ will hit Stadia after all

Terraria will come out Stadia after all. In a state of the game post spotted by Android Police, developer Re-Logic said it had resumed work on the port after settling its differences with Google. “After a month of pushing (and with the immense support of our fans), Google finally reached out and was able to …

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Steam’s Remote Play Together feature now works without an account

Valve is expanding Steam’s Remote Play Together feature to let just about anyone play games with you, even if they don’t have a Steam account. Your friend will need to install the Steam Link app but they won’t have to sign up.  For now, you’ll need to be running the Steam Client Beta to use …

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‘Hearthstone’ is getting a classic format that takes the game back to 2014

World of Warcraft’s Burning Crusade expansion isn’t the only Blizzard property getting the classic treatment. As part of Hearthstone’s upcoming Forged in the Barrens expansion, the studio will add a new mode to its collectible card game that will allow you to play the title as it was back in 2014 when it first came …

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‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake’ has been delayed indefinitely

Ubisoft has delayed Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake once again, this time indefinitely. “We have made the decision to shift the release for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake to a later date,” Ubisoft said in a statement attributed to the game’s development team. “This extra development time will enable …

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