Category Archives: console gaming

Samus Aran chooses not to speak in Metroid Dread, and that makes all the difference

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Metroid Dread is a wonderful game due to its fast pacing, excellent mechanics, and world design, but a potentially underrated element is the game’s characterization. Samus Aran, the hero of every Metroid games, returns to finish out […]

Qualcomm partners with Razer on launch of dev-focused G3x Gen 1 gaming platform

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Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Qualcomm has introduced its Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform to power a new generation of dedicated gaming devices. And gaming lifestyle […]

Metroid Dread review — The best 2D Metroid

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Metroid Dread is a worthy revival of one of Nintendo’s more revered franchises. It plays great and is difficult to put down. Dread also earns its place as the fabled Metroid 5 — a continuation of a […]

Activision Blizzard employees petition Kotick to step down, Xbox boss weighs in

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Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Today saw a couple of major updates to the continuing Activision Blizzard scandal. Now more games industry figures are criticizing CEO Bobby Kotick’s […]

Back 4 Blood sales seem unphased by day-one Xbox Game Pass launch

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  The common wisdom surrounding Xbox Game Pass is that it’s great, but it will destroy game sales. And yet, we can definitely seen evidence to the contrary from this past year. That includes in the October game […]

Rider’s Republic review: Fast-paced fun, surprisingly peaceful

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Riders Republic, Ubisoft’s extreme sports playground, is much more relaxed than its premise and advertising would have you believe. I spent large portions of my time with the game on PlayStation 5 spent just enjoying the scenery […]

Annapurna gaming head Nathan Gary announced as its president

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Annapurna today announced Nathan Gary, co-founder of Annapurna Interactive, would become the company’s president. Gary will oversee all of the company’s film, TV, game, and theater divisions. Gary will also join Annapurna’s board with founder and CEO […]

Activision Blizzard delays Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Activision Blizzard today revealed in its quarterly earnings report that it would be delaying the release of Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV. The company was not specific on exactly how long the games would be delayed, but […]

Krafton acquires Unknown Worlds, developers of Subnautica

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Krafton, the publisher behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, has acquired Unknown Worlds Entertainment, the developers behind Subnautica. Unknown Worlds becomes the sixth studio under Krafton’s umbrella following this acquisition. The developer’s most well-known game is Subnautica, which launched on […]

Deathverse: Let it Die launches on PS5 and PS4 in 2022

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Sony today announced Deathverse: Let it Die at its State of Play event. The game is set to launch in 2022 for PlayStations 5 and PlayStation 4. Deathverse is a “multiplayer melee survival action game,” according to […]