‘Apex Legends’ will make it easier to report cheaters

Apex Legends already has cheaters just two weeks into its existence, and Respawn wants to be sure they don’t become too much of a problem. The studio has dropped not-so-subtle hints that it’s incorporating a cheat reporting tool in its battle royale shooter, calling it a “very good idea” in a community update. Right now, … Read more‘Apex Legends’ will make it easier to report cheaters

Game streamer Ninja will have his own toy line

Other streamers will get nods as well. WCT is launching an augmented reality-enhanced set of four-inch vinyl figurines ($10 each) that will use a QR code to unlock a virtual experience based on top streamers. Ninja is unsurprisingly part of the mix, but he’ll also be joined by well-known streamers like Lirik, Summit1G and Tim … Read moreGame streamer Ninja will have his own toy line

‘Overwatch’ action figures and Monopoly are coming this spring

Beyond that, you’ll also find a trio of $10 Nerf MicroShot dart blasters based on the signature weapons of Lucio, Mei and Roadhog, as well as a line of masks that include Genji and Tracer. Hasbro has committed to releasing everything but the masks during the spring, with GameStop expecting Monopoly to launch April 8th … Read more‘Overwatch’ action figures and Monopoly are coming this spring

Razer closes its game store after 10 months

The store will shut down roughly 10 months after it opened in April 2018. It isn’t a direct portal like the Epic Games Store or Steam, but its closure is still significant. This was a rare digital distribution foray for Razer, and it delivered both exclusive game deals as well as discounts on peripherals. Clearly, … Read moreRazer closes its game store after 10 months

High-tech Pictionary is more challenging than using a pen

I tried it out at the show, and it turns out a lot of the game is still the Pictionary we all know and love: You take a paper card with a list of things on it, and once the timer is started you draw those items, one at a time, moving on to the … Read moreHigh-tech Pictionary is more challenging than using a pen

How to Get Better at Crosswords

For some reason, lots of people believe that the ability to solve crossword puzzles is a talent doled out at birth to a select few. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Crosswords aren’t an immutable test of your vocabulary or intelligence—they’re a learnable skill that anyone can develop. The Science Behind How We Learn … Read moreHow to Get Better at Crosswords

Harmonix’s answer to ‘Beat Saber’ is a VR rhythm shooter

Beat Saber has become something of a hit in the rhythm game scene thanks to its clever VR mechanics, and the veterans at Harmonix clearly want to offer their own response. They’ve unveiled Audica, a VR-only title where you blast the notes instead of slicing or tapping them. You’re testing both your aim and your … Read moreHarmonix’s answer to ‘Beat Saber’ is a VR rhythm shooter

Switch owners can play ‘Assassin’s Creed III Remastered’ May 21st

Assassin’s Creed is coming to the Switch for the first time, although it might not be in the way you were anticipating. Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will be available on Nintendo’s multi-mode console on May 21st. Aside from any possible visual touch-ups (i’s not certain how much of an upgrade you’ll … Read moreSwitch owners can play ‘Assassin’s Creed III Remastered’ May 21st

‘Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening’ gets a second life on Switch

Nintendo had a giant surprise waiting at the end of its latest Direct show: it’s remaking The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Switch. The company shared precious few details, but the brief gameplay demonstration showed that it would preserve the top-down perspective of the Game Boy original. This isn’t a Breath of the … Read more‘Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening’ gets a second life on Switch

Rocket League’s cross-platform party system arrives February 19th

The Friends List has four tabs. The first displays your friends playing on the same platform, and the second includes your buddies playing on different systems. The other tabs are for recent players and notifications, including those all-important party invites. You’ll also see invites for clubs, which now also work across platforms. We’re throwing a … Read moreRocket League’s cross-platform party system arrives February 19th