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Serious Sam 4 is seriously delayed for consoles because of Stadia

Serious Sam 4 is seriously delayed for consoles because of Stadia

Game streaming services like Google's Stadia are advertised to break down barriers that prevent gamers from playing their favorite titles the way they want. It turns out there are some barriers it just can't break down, barriers that are set up more by business considerations rather than technical limitations. Gamers will be reminded of that unfortunate reality when Serious Sam 4 launches in August on PCs and Stadia but not on consoles it was once advertised to launch on as well.

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Every Mortal Kombat 11 Friendship revealed so far in trailer form

Every Mortal Kombat 11 Friendship revealed so far in trailer form

Mortal Kombat 11 will get a content update soon with the 1990's favorite finishing move FRIENDSHIP. This original fan-favorite feature of the game allows the brutal violence of the game to get a healthy dose of absolute positivity, ending a match with love. Each individual fighter has the potential to deliver a hilarious ending move that'll turn cringing into giggles, and the update for the game will be free.

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Video games that are great for kids

Video games that are great for kids

In good doses, video games can be a rich source of entertainment and education for kids. Games often offer challenges to work the mind, building resilience. Some are meticulously researched. Many are colorful and intricately designed, a valuable source of inspiration and creativity.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 soundtrack playlist released to Spotify

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 soundtrack playlist released to Spotify

So there's something strange going on over at Spotify. It would appear that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, the game itself, has created a profile. The game - more than likely the creators of the game at Activision - are now on Spotify to release the music of the game before the game is officially released. This wouldn't normally be a newsworthy situation, but the music of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater game collection is iconic - and exceedingly memorable. It's a set of songs that's seared into our brains forever.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater bundle includes awesome re-issued retro hardware

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater bundle includes awesome re-issued retro hardware

The THPS (Tony Hawk's Pro Skater) 1+2 release for 2020 is in-effect this week with pre-order bonuses and a bundle with a real skate deck. Assuming you've played the original game and/or THPS 2, you've more than likely seen the Birdhouse Falcon 2. Whether you know the name or not, you'll recognize the image. The design is iconic, and with this release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, the deck's been re-issued with a bit of THPS flare, as the Limited Edition Full Size Birdhouse Falcon 2.

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Xbox Insider will find it easier to look for things this May

Xbox Insider will find it easier to look for things this May

Gone are the days when gaming consoles were single-purpose machines that simply booted up and loaded the game you put in. Today, these gaming devices are veritable computers that offer experiences that go beyond just playing games. Naturally, the plethora of features could sometimes lead to a plethora of menu options that you have to dig for to find. With the latest update for its Insiders, Xbox is continuing its mission to simplify its Guide and make it easier for users to know where things are or where they come from.

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DiRT 5, the go-to for best graphics on Xbox Series X?

DiRT 5, the go-to for best graphics on Xbox Series X?

Watching the full Xbox Series X collection of trailers in Microsoft's presentation today, one game stood out for extraordinary graphics finesse. The game DiRT 5 won't likely be the best-selling launch game for Xbox Series X, but it might well be the most perfect example of high-end graphics on the platform right out the gate. This game will have the eyes of all the car companies with which it works on it, judging it, demanding excellence - and for that, as much as for the gamers who'll play the game, it'll look fantastic.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla so-called “gameplay” trailer leads Xbox Series X charge

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla so-called “gameplay” trailer leads Xbox Series X charge

This morning Microsoft released a BUNCH of trailers for games for Xbox Series X, one of the most engaging of which was Assassin's Creed Valhalla. This game will be one of the premiere must-see games of the platform right out the gate, taking full advantage of Ray Tracing and immersive gameplay graphics from top to bottom. Also, it'll have axes. Lots of axes.

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Xbox Game Pass brings out the guns in May along with a Spotify perk

Xbox Game Pass brings out the guns in May along with a Spotify perk

You may have heard of a lot of news about games lately but, truth be told, it's mostly business as usual for some of these platform makers and developers. Google, Sony, and Microsoft have all been putting out new free games like clockwork, hoping to prove that there are still things that are alright in this world. For Xbox console gamers, that means another selection of new titles this May. That is if you hold an Xbox Game Pass.

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Gears Tactics brings a PC turn-based strategy flavor to the franchise

Gears Tactics brings a PC turn-based strategy flavor to the franchise

Gears of War has long been Microsoft's premier franchise that it uses to showcase not only its Xbox consoles but its clout in the gaming biz as well. For the majority of the game's history, Gears has mostly been comprised of third-person shooters with one or two smaller spin-offs on the side. Now Microsoft and Xbox Game Studios are making the big announcement of the franchise's biggest departure from Gears' gameplay, bringing a touch of turn-based strategy to PC gamers.

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Moving Out released to Nintendo Switch, PS4, launch day 1 on Xbox Game Pass

Moving Out released to Nintendo Switch, PS4, launch day 1 on Xbox Game Pass

The Xbox One Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC crews have a day 1 release in store for the month of April, as of today. The game Moving Out was released for multiple platforms, including Xbox, PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch, and it's ready to roll immediately. This game is made for both single-player and co-op play, and it looks like a curmudgeon of a blast of a good time.

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CoD puts all cheaters in one game: A victory we need right now

CoD puts all cheaters in one game: A victory we need right now

The creators of the game Call of Duty: Warzone have taken a hilarious step toward ending the use of cheats in their game. Instead of stopping cheaters or banning them outright, the developers at Infinity Ward have created lobbies in which cheaters are matched against suspected cheaters. Warzone and Modern Warfare were given a boost this week too, with in-game confirmation of the banning of suspected cheaters.

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