Author: Cristina Alexander

Mario and Sonic Heading to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The last time Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympics was 1964. Mario and Sonic haven't been to the Olympics since 2016 in Rio. Sega announced they're once again pitting Sonic against Mario in their motherland with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Gam...

Minecraft update removes references to Notch from main menu

The moment you boot up Minecraft, you're no longer gonna see a splash text mentioning game creator Markus "Notch" Persson on the main menu. The latest update was implemented to remove any mention of his name following an onslaught of contro...

EA Lays Off 350 Employees in Marketing and Publishing

2019 has been a rocky year for gaming companies so far. EA has announced that it is laying off four percent of its 9,000-person staff in marketing, publishing, and other departments. They said the move has been made as part of a plan to add...

Nintendo is Whipping Out Two New Switch Models

The Nintendo Switch has been going strong these last couple of years. Now, Nintendo is planning on releasing two new models of the console, each of them tailored for two groups: serious gamers and casual gamers. One version will be more pow...

Google Unveils Stadia, the Gaming System Without the Console

Google is giving Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony a run for their money. The most powerful Internet search company in the world is forcing its way into the gaming industry with its introduction of Stadia, a streaming service that allows you to...

Team Sonic Racing Customizations, Animated Series Revealed

Paint your car red, install gold rims, and blare "La Cucaracha" on your horn. The possibilities are endless in the new trailer from Team Sonic Racing shown at SXSW that tells you how to customize your car like a West Coast Customs mechanic....

Lady Gaga rumored to appear in Cyberpunk 2077

With five studio albums, plus a sixth on the way, and a theatrical debut under her belt, Lady Gaga may be dancing her way to the video game world. She was rumored to have visited CD Projekt Red to perform a motion-capture session for Cyberp...

Spyro Reignited Trilogy gets subtitles in latest patch

Cutscene subtitles are imperative in helping gamers understand the storyline of the game, especially gamers with disabilities. Spyro Reignited Trilogy should've been no different in providing subtitles when it launched four months ago, but ...

The Reason Marvel and Star Wars Were Absent from KH3

Since the release of Kingdom Hearts II, Disney roped Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm into their multimedia empire. As Kingdom Hearts III underwent development, fans speculated that there would be some worlds based on Pixar films, Star Wars and...

Reddit User Leaked Apex Legends a Year Prior to Release

Apex Legends is supposed to be one of those games that came out when you least expected it. However, 11 months before the game's release, Reddit user hiticonic leaked a map rumored to be from the game, and no one believed him. Do you believ...

Sonic the Hedgehog’s live-action film design leaked

Sonic the Hedgehog's upcoming film was originally thought to break every video game movie stereotype in the book. A leak of the Blue Blur's final look by Los Angeles creative marketing firm Hamagami/Carroll, Inc. proves that the movie will ...

Soulja Boy drops song titled “Zelda”

Soulja Boy released a song simply named "Zelda", where he calls Rupees "green diamonds" and spits bars about things that are unrelated to The Legend of Zelda in general. Fans slammed the rapper for soiling the series' name. People confuse R...

Horizon Zero Dawn sales surpass 10 million copies

Two years following its release into the wild, Horizon Zero Dawn has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Guerilla celebrated this milestone by sharing some interesting tidbits behind the game's development—some that were born out of nece...

Kingdom Hearts III DLC in development

A month has passed since Kingdom Hearts III released to the delight of patient fans, and it's sold commendably. In an interview with Dengeki PlayStation, Tetsuya Nomura praised the game for performing better than he imagined. So well, in fa...

New PS5 patent points to backwards compatibility

Worried about being unable to play Fortnite, Apex Legends, or your other favorite PS4 titles on the PS5? Sony filed a patent that spells out backwards compatibility for PS4 games and, quite possibly, games from past consoles. It paints a pi...

Reggie Fils-Aime retiring from Nintendo of America

During his 15 years of service, Reggie Fils-Aime's jovial leadership and marketing wizardry at Nintendo of America made him a darling among Nintendo fans and the video game industry. Within a few months, Doug Bowser will be taking the reins...

Scalebound to be revived as Nintendo Switch exclusive

In January 2017, Microsoft Studios put out the fires of Scalebound after subsequent delays in production on Platinum Games' end. The sudden cancellation inflamed disappointment among a sea of Xbox One fans. Now, Nintendo Insider has reveale...

Respawn bans 16,000 cheaters from Apex Legends

Cheaters crop up in every battle royale game to get the upper hand. Overnight sensation Apex Legends is no different. Thankfully, Respawn booted out 16,000 players since the game's launch for cheating their way to the top. Cheaters never pr...

Alfonso Ribeiro lost copyright for “Carlton dance”

Alfonso Ribeiro claimed that the "Carlton dance" was illegally used in Fortnite. The U.S. Copyright Office made the dance move ineligible for copyright. For now, players can continue using the "Fresh" emote to their heart's content. Fortnit...

Kingdom Hearts III featured in anti-bullying campaign

Sora, Donald, Goofy and the rest of the cast of Kingdom Hearts III have been enlisted to tackle bullying. Square Enix and the Ad Council have teamed up create advertisements featuring footage from Kingdom Hearts III for Because Of You, an a...

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