Apple Discontinues iPod, Mobile Gaming Icon, After 22 Years

photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Pour one out for every kid who one-strapped a backpack in middle school, as they’re likely in mourning today. With Apple’s discontinuation of the 7th-generation iPod Touch, announced yesterdayit’s official: the iPod is dead. Ostensibly, the iPod was a music device, meant to digitize song libraries and move listeners away … Read more

Lawsuit Claiming Steam Gives Valve Too Much Power Moves Forward

image: valves A US district judge has decided that an antitrust lawsuit against Valve over how it operates and uses the Steam platform can move forward. The company suing Valve, Wolfire Games, alleges that the Half Life other portal developer uses its digital storefront and its huge amount of control over the PC gaming market … Read more

Elon Musk Reveals His Terrible Elden Ring Build On Twitter

photo: Suzanne Cordeiro (Getty Images) Elon Musk, who is 50 years old, is just like any other 13-year-old. Between long days spent fanboy-tweeting at Metal Gear Solid video game designer Hideo Kojima, drinking chocolate milkand determining the definition and reach of “free speech”Musk plays Elden ring. It’s known he plays other video games, too, including … Read more

You Can Now (Try And) Play The Leaked 2001 Duke Nukem Forever Build

image: Duke Nukem Forever You know how yesterday we wrote about that 2001 build of the infamous Duke Nukem Foreverand how it was supposed to be released to the public in June? Yeah, by “June”, they meant “the day after”, because it’s now available to download and try out. Everything present in the 4chan leak … Read more

Mass Effect 4 Merch Has Fans Talking About Shepard’s Return

Screenshot: EA If there’s one thing Mass Effect‘s Commander Shepard has earned, it’s some goddamned rest. Over the past 24 hours, flavor text for a promotional product, as spotted by a YouTubersent fans into a tizzy of speculation that the galactic hero would be returning in some sort of new adventure. But the fan-favorite role-playing … Read more

Left 4 Dead Almost Didn’t Have Zombies Because Of Gabe Newell

photo: Olly Curtis/Future Publishing (Getty Images) Quickly, without thinking too much, describe Left 4 Dead in just a few words. You probably came up with something like “a co-op zombie shooter.” Or perhaps “an online co-op FPS zombies game from Valve.” Point is, zombies would almost certainly be in there. Even so, back during Left … Read more

Left 4 Dead Almost Didn’t Have Zombies Because Of Gabe Newell

photo: Olly Curtis/Future Publishing (Getty Images) Quickly, without thinking too much, describe Left 4 Dead in just a few words. You probably came up with something like “a co-op zombie shooter.” Or perhaps “an online co-op FPS zombies game from Valve.” Point is, zombies would almost certainly be in there. Even so, back during Left … Read more

FFXIV Mod Drama May Prompt Official HUD Upgrades, Director Says

Screenshot: Square Enix As part of a larger blog reiterating the Final Fantasy XIV team’s disapproval of mods following their prevalence in a high-profile raid event, producer and director Naoki Yoshida promised to improve the massively popular game’s HUD to match the functionality of these unofficial tools. “We believe that people use [mods] to expand … Read more

Meet The Only Person Keeping Action RPG Babylon’s Fall Alive

Babylon’s fall, the troubled live-service action-RPG from action game luminaries Platinum Games, has seemingly hit life support. After two months on the market and a hatchwarm reception at launch, Square Enix’s latest effort was reduced to just one player on PC last week. They revealed themselves on Twitter after VGC reported the shocking player count … Read more

Meet The Only Person Keeping Action RPG Babylon’s Fall Alive

Babylon’s fall, the troubled live-service action-RPG from action game luminaries Platinum Games, has seemingly hit life support. After two months on the market and a hatchwarm reception at launch, Square Enix’s latest effort was reduced to just one player on PC last week. They revealed themselves on Twitter after VGC reported the shocking player count … Read more