Xbox Live Gold is no longer going up in price. Additionally, Xbox Live Gold will no longer be required to play free-to-play games online, such as Fortnite.
This is good news. I was definitely planning on not reupping at that price when my current sub expired.
Whether over a video conference call, or played with those in your shared lockdown, these are some of the very best role-playing releases of the year.
Video games have so many bald dudes! How are you supposed to know which ones are the best? That’s what we’re here to decide.
Edge magazine investigates the dramatic origins of the original Xbox and how an internal team 'hoodwinked' Bill Gates into launching Microsoft's first console
It's really disappointing that a prevailing take on the Cyberpunk fiasco is that gamers need to give developers/publishers a break and stop making a fuss. They want to take away game ownership, make you buy a new platform every few years, make dev teams crunch, etc. But when a game comes out riddled with bugs and people complain about it, they say no software is bug free, learn to live with it or people don't really want refunds, they just like to complain. Gaming journalists/pundits never want to hold publishers or developers accountable.
I know when people spend years making something artistic, they pour themselves into it and want it to succeed regardless of how they feel about the process. So, it's kind of sad that the ruined launch is a depressing finale to years of hard work for the team, but I wonder if game publishers/developers will finally realize that crunch doesn't work.
From the archives: 15 years ago around Thanksgiving, Ebert set video game Internet ablaze.