Kingdom Hearts : Final Chapter Prologue Review

What's in a name? As much as you can cram, or so Square Enix seems to think with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue. If nothing else, the awkward, mile-long moniker hints at the impressive breadth of content available: an HD remaster of the Nintendo 3DS' Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, a short-but-entertaining coda of sorts to Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep for the PSP, and an...

Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers Review

The Dynasty Warriors games, despite their apparent absurdity, usually make a fair attempt at being historically accurate. You can, in series tradition, flatten ten men with the push of a single button; but you can also try--and fail--to save a comrade's life in one particular battle, only to look it up on the internet and find that they actually died there on that same battlefield in real life....

Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games

After 12 years and five games, Mario and Sonic competing together at the Olympics is no longer shocking. The animosity of the Sega/Nintendo '90s console war has long subsided; Mario and Sonic have faced off across three generations of Smash Bros games, and the blue blur has starred in numerous Nintendo console exclusives. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 seems to recognize this,...

Sparklite Review – Shine A Light

The premise for Sparklite sees a world where constant earthquakes shake up environments and the only true refuge is in the sky. Everytime you drop to the world below it’s both familiar and different; the environments are made up of different tiles, and like a game of Catan, they’re shuffled anew on every trip. It’s your job to learn and navigate this ever-changing land while upgrading your...

Jessika is a Her Story-style FMV mystery about a young woman’s suicide—or murder

Full-motion videogames (FMVs) have a pretty bad rap in the game biz, and let's be honest: It's well deserved. As we said back in 2015, they were "the worst of all worlds," with limited storage, limited budgets, and limited acting ability. But the genre has enjoyed something of a resurgence in recent years, kickstarted largely by the success of Her Story, which received acclaim when it was...

Intel’s first 7nm Xe graphics cards are in pre-alpha testing

Back in November, Intel detailed its supercomputer ambition with Ponte Vecchio—a 7nm GPU built with the Intel Xe architecture. Now, Intel's maiden data centre graphics card has appeared in pre-alpha form, according to a registration on the EEC, way ahead of its 2021 release window. The Ponte Vecchio RVP (reference validation platform) GPU is likely a far cry from the Xe chip that will one day...

The gorgeous Wolfenstein board game has smashed its Kickstarter goal

BJ Blazkowicz is returning to Castle Wolfenstein to kill Hitler, again, but this time he's brought some pals and the whole thing takes place on your table. Yes, Wolfenstein is the latest digital romp to get a board game adaptation, transforming it into a co-op dungeon crawler. It arrived on Kickstarter earlier in the month and has soundly smashed its target. Archon Games is responsible for its...

GOG Galaxy 2.0 now includes your gaming subscriptions

Update: GOG has clarified that, while the old GOG Galaxy 1.2 client will soon be updated to 2.0, it's not quite ready to leave beta. GOG is still developing the new features, so the beta tag will still apply to them even once everyone's using the updated client. It says it's planning to update the official FAQ to reflect this soon. Original story: GOG Galaxy 2.0 is poised to leave beta soon, but...

Humble Bundle has raised $6.5 million for COVID-19 relief

You may remember the Humble Conquer COVID-19 Bundle because it was a great deal, or because somebody dropped a fat $10k on it, but other people are going to remember it for a different reason: It saved lives. Humble has announced that the bundle was a “huge success,” bringing in over $6.5 million US for charity and selling over 200,000 bundles. 100% of the money raised went to charities like...

Here’s a patch to give Deus Ex: Human Revolution—Director’s Cut back its gold filter

When Deus Ex: Human Revolution first released it had a distinctive gold filter that made everything shine like it was covered in Ferrero Rocher wrappers. It was a divisive feature, with some saying the black-and-gold palette was a valid artistic choice and a distinctive look. Others said it made everything look like it was made of bumblebees. When the director's cut came out, initially as a WiiU...