Activision Making More Off Phone Games Than Console And PC

Activision Making More Off Phone Games Than Console And PC

Image: Activision/Blizzard/King/Kotaku Here’s a sign of the times: Activision has confirmed via newly released financial documents that it made more money on its phone games last quarter than it did on all of its console and PC games combined. as spotted by TweakTown, Activision’s quarterly report was published last week and sheds some light on … Read more

Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Image: Ubisoft It’s been two years since a workplace reckoning over sexual misconduct at Ubisoft led to numerous departures, resignations, and firings. Now one of the people investigated has resurfaced. Ashraf Ismail, previously creative director on the hit Assassin’s Creed Valhallais now working for competitor Tencent, Axios reports. More specifically, Ismail is working for TiMi … Read more

$15,000 Later, Diablo Immortal Player Has His Legendary Gem

,000 Later, Diablo Immortal Player Has His Legendary Gem

Image: Blizzard The last time we checked in on streamer Quin and his attempts to buy his way to glory in Diablo Immortal, he had spent $6600 and not attained a single 5-star Legendary Gem. I am happy (?) to report that, after more than doubling his investment, he finally has his loot. ace I … Read more

Overwatch 2 Will Replace The Original Game This October

Overwatch 2 Will Replace The Original Game This October

If you had a sneaking suspicion that Blizzard’s currently in-beta hero shooter Overwatch 2 would affect the 2016 original game in some way, you were absolutely correct. It turns out that when the upcoming sequel drops on October 4, it will straight-up replace Overwatch, rendering that now seven-year-old game unplayable. Now, what was that about … Read more

Heroes Of Newerth, Once League Of Legends’ Rival, Has Shut Down

Heroes Of Newerth, Once League Of Legends’ Rival, Has Shut Down

Image: Heroes of Newerth It was so long ago, and the space is now so thoroughly dominated by two games that it’s almost impossible remembering any other way things could be, but for a brief window of time the MOBA genre—basically any and every game that was copying WarCraft III’s DotA map—was a warzone. For … Read more

Aspyr Admit There’s No Way To Complete KOTOR II On Switch

Aspyr Admit There’s No Way To Complete KOTOR II On Switch

screenshot: Aspyr / Obsidian Er, whoops. Aspyr, the developer/porter behind the recent release of Knights Of The Old Republic II on Nintendo Switch, has tweeted that it’s aware the game is currently impossible to finish. The Austin-based Aspyr made its name porting classic games to new systems, most recently bringing a slew of Star Wars … Read more

Diablo Immortal Is For Mobile Gamers, Not Original Diablo Fans

Diablo Immortal Is For Mobile Gamers, Not Original Diablo Fans

Image: Blizzard Diablo Immortal has been setting the internet alight with controversy. Every gaming website under the sun has a take about how the microtransactions ruin the gameplay and how Blizzard was ruining fans’ beloved childhood memories of Diablo. The game currently holds the lowest user score on Metacritic. Still more Diablo fans feel like … Read more

Diablo Immortal Claims Lowest User Score In Metacritic History

Diablo Immortal Claims Lowest User Score In Metacritic History

Image: Blizzard Review aggregation sites are hardly the arbiter of a game’s quality, particularly when it comes to user reviews, and particularly in the era of review-bombing. Still, some data points are unignorable: As noted by VGCBlizzard’s recent Diablo Immortal now holds claim to the lowest user score on Metacritic. First released this month for … Read more

Dude Spends $6000 On Diablo Immortal, Gets No Legendary Gems

Dude Spends 00 On Diablo Immortal, Gets No Legendary Gems

While there are some who can distance Diablo Immortal’s experience from its economy, there are plenty—myself included—who can’t. And sure, we could just talking about how shitty that economy is, but a funnier and more effective way would be for someone to actually start sinking some serious cash into the game and see what happens. … Read more

First Overwatch 2 Patch Introduces Big Changes To Multiplayer Beta

First Overwatch 2 Patch Introduces Big Changes To Multiplayer Beta

Picture: Blizzard Blizzard shared a long list of Overwatch 2 patch notes today detailing changes it’s making to the first-person shooter a little more than a week into the player-versus-player mode’s closed beta. In addition to squashing bugs, such as crashes and easily abusable level geometry, Overwatch 2‘s first beta patch introduces a variety of … Read more