In the Spotlight
Hogwarts Legacy – Hogwarts Legacy introduces an original story first introduced in the Harry Potter books that puts players at the center of their own wizarding world adventure.
WILD HEARTS is a new kind of hunting game that whisks players away on an epic adventure in fantasy medieval Japan.
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon – The Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon game, a new take on the Bayonetta series, launches for Nintendo Switch on March 17, 2023.
Crash Bandicoot Returns – Get ready to team up and throw down, because Crash and his friends (and foes) are back, and this time there will be some unexpected, fur-ocious competition!
Girls Who Code – Girls Who Code Girls is a desktop and mobile gaming experience empowering girls to create personalized video game characters with code, and envision a gaming experience that’s more reflective of themselves and their communities.
Tokenz and Pinkfong Company Announce Partnership – Family-focused app Tokenz to launch Baby Shark digital collectibles and game.
Candy Crush SAGA – Celebrating 10 years of bringing fun to the world! Since it launched a decade ago, Candy Crush Saga has had over three billion downloads, becoming the most downloaded casual match game of all time.
Indie World Showcase Unveils a Wave of Indie Games – Nintendo released a new Indie World showcase, revealing a diverse lineup of more than 20 upcoming indie games headed to the Nintendo Switch system in 2022 and beyond.
EA SPORTS™ NHL® 23 – For the first time ever, IIHF Women’s National Team members can now play alongside men in the same HUT squad, meaning players can line up Team Canada’s Sarah Nurse alongside Ducks phenom Trevor Zegras to make their very own dream team of the sport’s best players.
Emotional Video Game Play – The novel approach to dynamic difficulty adjustment (DDA) takes into account the player’s emotions during gameplay instead of the player’s performance to provide a better player experience.
The most Authentic and Immersive Football Gaming Experience – Electronic Arts announced a series of new multi-year partnerships and in-game integrations, coming in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23 and heading into EA SPORTS FC, where fans can play with over 19,000 players, 700 teams, 100 stadiums and 30 leagues across the global sport.
Young Gamers Are Embracing the Metaverse – New research from Bain & Company shows young gamers are spending more time and money in the metaverse, paving the way for the future of entertainment.
EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23 – FIFA 23’s HyperMotion2 technology and physics system have unlocked an array of new features making the gameplay experience feel more immersive than ever.
EA SPORTS Madden NFL 23 – Through new technology and mechanics, FieldSENSE delivers a gameplay flow with realistic outcomes on the field.
EA SPORTS FC – EA SPORTS FC will be the platform for EA to innovate, create, and grow new experiences. It will bring more areas of the sport to life, and harness the collective strength of more than 150 million players across EA SPORTS’ global football games – and reach hundreds of millions of new fans in the years to come.
Nintendo Switch Sports – Nintendo Switch Sports, the latest sequel to the Wii Sports series, launches for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch – OLED Model systems.
Multitasking Moms Are Taking Over Mobile Gaming – Mother’s Day Survey of 33,000 Moms by Mobile Social Competition Gaming Creator AviaGames Reveals Impact of Gaming on Entertainment, Family Connection and Stress Relief.
The Metaverse: A Look from the Inside – “Metaverse: a View from Inside” surveyed 1,000 gamers across the US to explore their attitudes and behaviors in this new 3D world.
LEGO Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga – Warner Bros. Games, TT Games, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm Games today announced LEGO Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga, the latest LEGO Star Wars™ title featuring all nine Skywalker saga films in one brand new game, is now available.
GRID™ Legends – An all-action, edge-of-your-seat driving experience that gives players cross-platform multiplayer gameplay, story mode, deep career, and a faster route to connect with friends.
Radio Roulette – Earlier in 2021, I became somewhat consumed with the “where in the world am I” online game, Geoguessr. At about the same time I discovered Radio.Garden, the “where in the world am I” online radio scanner. It was only a matter of time that the two united to become Radio Roulette.
Dance to the Beat of 40 Hot New Tracks – Just Dance® 2022, the newest installment of the #1 Music Video Game Franchise of All Time,* is now available on the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S consoles and Stadia.
Zoink Games and EA Invite Players to Get Lost in Random – Lost in Random tells the story of two young sisters, Even and Odd, who find themselves at the mercy of the evil Queen and her dark dice. Separated from Odd on her twelfth birthday, Even enlists the help of Dicey, her dice companion, to traverse through the land’s six realms and rescue her sister from the Queen’s grips.
EA Reignites College Rivalries in Madden NFL 22 – Clemson, Miami, LSU, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, USC, Oregon, Nebraska, and Michigan State Featured in “Campus Legends” Limited Time Event in Superstar KO Multiplayer Mode Across All Platforms.
Geoguessr – Released in 2013 by creator Anton Wallén, GeoGuessr uses a semi-randomized Google Streetview location, the aim of the game is to discover where in the world GeoGuessr has sent the player.
On the Web
20 Best Strategy Games Ever – Get your hotkeys and your End Turn button ready. The countdown begins!
Best Game Consoles In 2021 – The best video game consoles in 2021 include the Sony’s PS5 Playstation, Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Nintendo’s Switch. Here’s how to choose the right one for you.
Cybersmile Foundation Gaming – Whoever you are, whatever gender, race or background, The Cybersmile Foundation wants to make sure you have the same opportunities to enjoy playing video games online as everybody else – regardless of your identity or ability.
Elderly Gaming – You might think that video games are the hobby of the younger generations. However, as we’ve seen throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we can all make use of virtual entertainment. In fact, more elderly people are turning to video games than ever before.
ESRB – The Entertainment Software Rating Board ratings provide information about what’s in a game or app so parents and consumers can make informed choices about which games are right for their family.
GameFAQs – Search the database of over 20 million answers, guides, and cheats for more than 200,000 games.
Google Scholar “Video Game Culture” – For the serious researcher – more than one-million scholary abstracts and articles regarding video game culture.
IGN Game Help – A collection of wikis, cheats, FAQs, and walkthroughs to help you to get you through your game.
International Center for the History of Electronic Games – The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games® (ICHEG) collects, studies, and interprets video games, other electronic games, and related materials and the ways in which electronic games are changing how people play, learn, and connect with each other, including across boundaries of culture and geography.
The Verge – The Verge’s gaming section brings the latest video game news, reviews of the most exciting releases, and interviews with the industry’s biggest names.
What electronic games can teach us – igital play can enhance certain types of learning, but how to harness that potential for the classroom remains a prize question.
An alternative view of the video game walkthrough with Scott the Woz
In the News
EA Sports NHL 22 – Now powered by the Frostbite™ engine, every real-world player and arena will have unrivaled visual detail, while the addition of Superstar X-Factors will elevate the league’s biggest stars with an all-new layer of class-based play.
The Sims™ 4 Cottage Living – In The Sims 4 Cottage Living, creativity is unleashed for players to delight in the charm of the countryside of Henford-on-Bagley. Sims can discover and build life in its picturesque village, including options to grow and harvest produce, raise and befriend animals, and connect with nature.
Nintendo Switch Online Surpasses 100 Classic Games – Five additional titles are being added, which will bring the number of classic games available to all Nintendo Switch Online members to a grand total of 104!
World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic – Starting May 18, you can choose whether to progress your characters to Burning Crusade Classic or continue adventuring in the original WoW® Classic era. Boost a character to level 58 with the optional Dark Portal Pass, and enhance your experience with Outland-inspired extras contained in the Burning Crusade Classic Deluxe Edition.
NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139 – NieR Replicant™ver.1.22474487139…, the re-telling of NieR Replicant for modern consoles, is now available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and PC (Steam®). The enhanced experience has been lauded by critics, with Destructoid calling it “hauntingly beautiful,” and GAMINGbible saying it’s an “ambitious, fascinating game.”
EA Sports PGA TOUR – EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, a new next-gen golf video game, currently in development. In EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, golf fans will be able to build their virtual career and experience the sights, sounds, and thrills of the PGA TOUR including THE PLAYERS Championship, FedExCup Playoffs and more unforgettable events