Dr. Mario World Review – A Spoonful Of Sugar

Tetris gets the most love of all the Game Boy puzzle games, but when Dr. Mario released on Nintendo’s portable system in 1990, it chewed through its fair share of batteries. Nintendo has revisited its virus-crushing puzzle game several times over the years, but now that the series has migrated to mobile devices, Nintendo has…

Avengers Releasing Polished Demo Footage Just After Gamescom

A lot has been made about Square Enix’s showing of Avengers at E3 this year. The initial press conference reveal wasn’t, really, as it had little gameplay and confusing messaging. The behind-closed-doors demo on the show floor failed to impress many and leaked footage shot on a cellphone did it no favors. Now Square Enix…

Now Accepting Fall 2019 Game Informer Intern Applications

It’s been another amazing year for video games (and we’ll never stop saying that), but with the changing seasons comes a new opportunity for aspiring video games journalists. We’re now accepting applications for Game Informer’s Fall 2019 internship term. For details on Game Informer’s three-month-long editorial internship click here. If that sounds exciting, you can…

Splatoon 3 Is Not In Production As Final Splatfest Begins

At E3 this year, Nintendo announced that Splatoon 2 would have one final Splatfest: Chaos vs. Order. With such a grand decision at stake, fans naturally speculated that Nintendo is preparing for a third Splatoon game, as they are unlikely to leave one of their biggest new properties to languish with no further updates. Splatoon’s…

Marvel’s Spider-Man Is Now The Best Selling Superhero Game Ever

In my youth, I remember superhero games being a bit of a gamble. You could end up with a Superman game where he dies to gunshots, or a terrible sidescrolling brawler based on Batman Forever, or maybe a surprisingly decent Capcom-developed X-Men game. Nowadays, the bar has raised a bit, thanks to games like Rocksteady’s Arkham series,…

Overwatch Gets Role Queue To Ensure Better Balanced Teams

After years of requests, Blizzard has implemented role queuing into Overwatch. This lets players choose a role ⁠— like support, tank, damage ⁠— and go into matches specifically for characters in that role. Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan explained the reasoning in this new developer update. Certain roles are more needed at different times than others, so there are…

PC Overtakes Consoles As Ubisoft’s Most Profitable Platform

Ubisoft’s first quarter financial report is in, and business is booming. All of Ubisoft’s targets for the quarter were beaten, and PC was the breakout success. In terms of profits, PC accounted for 34% of the quarterly earnings, putting PlayStation in second with 31%, Xbox in third with 18%, mobile in fourth with 7%, and…

Sky: Children of the Light Review – The Next Logical Leap

Sky: Children of the Light is a deeper experience, both figuratively and literally, than it first appears to be. Sky directly echoes many of the beats and gameplay moments that defined Journey, thatgamecompany’s last major release. But where Journey flirted with social elements, Sky is a full-on love affair with cooperative multiplayer. Early hours suggest…

Id Software Studio Director Tim Willits Leaving Company

After 24 years at id Software, studio director Tim Willits is leaving the company. Willits says that all of id’s games currently in development will be unaffected by his departure and that he’ll announce what he’s doing next after QuakeCon at the end of the month. Willits started working as a level designer at id for Strife…