Playing games alone is fun. You know what’s more fun? Playing games with friends. You know what’s even more fun than that? Playing co-op action games with friends. And if that sounds like your brand of fun, boy do we have a list of games for you.
EA just announced Star Wars: Squadrons, a first-person dogfighting game where players fly popular Star Wars ships into intense galactic combat. The game, which comes to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 2nd, features a unique single-player story and 5v5 multiplayer battles.
Last year’s Pokémon Go Fest attracted 60,000 trainers to Chicago’s Grant Park for a four-day frenzy of rare Pokémon and challenges. But 2020’s Pokémon Go Fest is an online-only event with an unlimited number of $15 tickets. The event runs on July 25th and 26th, and at least $5 million in proceeds go to causes related to Black Lives Matter.
Video games are a great way to spend time with friends—especially when they’re created with that exact purpose in mind. Party games are great for getting a group of people together for something fun, creating memories of triumph, laughter, and at times, unbridled rage. And whether your friends are near or far, you can find plenty of games like this for your PC.
The next generation of gaming is upon us! And after the PlayStation 5 showcase yesterday, it’s clear Sony’s strategy for tackling this new generation is the same as the last generation. Produce tons of high-quality exclusives until people give in and buy your console. And with 26 games announced or shown-off yesterday, there’s bound to be at least a couple that piques your interest.
Last week, we told you about the Namcot Collection, a Japanese-only release of several Namco retro games, including a version of Pac-Man: Championship Edition’ skinned to look like the original Pac-Man. Now, Namco will release that game, along with 21 other games, in two volumes in the U.S. next week.
For all the hype that surrounds the PlayStation 5, we still have no idea what it looks like or what it can do. Sure, we’ve had a peek at the controller and a quick tech demo, but the “future of gaming” is still shrouded in mystery. That may change at 1 PM (PDT) when Sony hosts its PS5 reveal livestream.
Over at IGN’s Summer of Gaming event, Arcade1Up just announced four new arcade machines for your home. The new titles include MS.PAC-MAN, XMEN VS. Street Fighter, Big Buck Hunter, and Marvel Pinball. The latter two represent first in the company’s history—the first shooting game and the first pinball machine.
Since the modern era of smartphones dawned, mobile gamers have been looking for an ideal way to control their games beyond the intolerable shortcomings of the touchscreen. I’ve tried a lot of them—mini-controllers, clip-on controllers, weird hybrids that combine triggers and silicone screen pads. While Razer’s new Kishi isn’t perfect, it’s easily the best option I’ve seen so far.
In the last few days, Twitch Streamers have experienced a “sudden influx” of DMCA takedown requests against old clips, some as early as 2017. The notices usually concern music playing in the background, and can eventually lead to a permanent ban. Twitch’s official response suggests deleting the old clips, but that’s not as easy as it sounds.