Chris Metzen returns to Blizzard full-time to create ‘the next generation of adventures’ in World of Warcraft

Chris Metzen, the former senior vice president of story and franchise development at Blizzard, has returned to Warcraft, and this time it’s for real. Blizzard announced today that Metzen has taken on a “full-time role” as the executive creative director of the Warcraft universe. Metzen had a long and storied career at Blizzard, and was…

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Starfield Player Builds Giant Ship Without Using Ladders

Highlights A player has built a large Starfield ship without any ladders, showcasing the game’s extensive customization options and demonstrating the complex nature of the game. The ship-building system in Starfield offers players a realistic and multifaceted customization process, with changes made to the ship’s exterior also affecting its interior. While some players may find…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 voice actors playing D&D as their characters is as fun to watch as you’d hope

The voice actors behind Baldur’s Gate 3’s origin characters—Astarion, Gale, Karlach, Shadowheart, Wyll, and Lae’zel—gathered for a two-episode D&D game that was livestreamed this past weekend. An hour into the first 160-minute episode, I can confidently recommend it to fans of our favorite new RPG. I don’t know if I’ll make get to the end…

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World of Warcraft Turbulent Timeways Event Offers New Mount and Experience Buff

Highlights The Turbulent Timeways event in World of Warcraft is back, allowing players to level their characters and collect unique cosmetics and collectibles, including the Sandy Shalewing mount. Players can earn a Knowledge of Timeways experience buff by completing Timewalking dungeons, which can be increased in effect and duration by consuming potions. The event features…

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We asked a professional miniatures painter to try his hand at Moonbreaker

It’s a question that’s captivated the most advanced minds of a generation: could painting pretend miniatures in a game ever be as satisfying as the real thing? It’s a proposition presented in Moonbreaker, a turn-based, tabletop tactics game from Subnautica developer Unknown Worlds. And to help to answer it accurately, PC Gamer teamed up with…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Karmic Dice Analysis Delivers Shocking Results

Highlights Baldur’s Gate 3 introduced an optional feature called Karmic Dice to reduce extreme luck streaks in dice rolls, but players have mixed opinions on its effectiveness. A Reddit user’s analysis found that Karmic Dice seemed to favor enemy attack rolls, with higher success rates on higher difficulty levels. The analysis did not test the…

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Todd Howard says Starfield’s planetary survival systems were originally ‘very punitive’ but ‘we just nerfed the hell out of it’

I’ve walked on nearly 200 different planets in Starfield in environments ranging from frozen tundra to baking infernos to toxic atmospheres. And in all that time I’ve only suffered one affliction that I felt a need to rush to a doctor to fix: I contracted a lung condition that eventually got so bad it made…

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A Classic Horror Franchise May Head To TV Screens For The First Time

Highlights Halloween, a timeless horror classic, may see new life as a series on a streaming platform, as Miramax is shopping the rights to the iconic film. While turning a film into a series doesn’t always guarantee success, the popularity of Halloween and its cult following make it a likely candidate for continued success. The…

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EVE Online director wants players to be able to download its grandest battles as replays and do post-match analysis like football

At EVE Fanfest last week, I sat down with EVE Online game director Snorri Árnason for a wide-ranging chat  about where the one-of-a-kind sandbox space MMO has been in recent years and where it’s going. We talked about big things like Dust 514 and EVE Vanguard, with Árnason lamenting that if the former had been…

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Pokemon Fan Designs Human Version of Smoochum

Highlights Pokemon fan artist Endifi has created a cute human version of Smoochum, inspired by a trip to Hawaii, complete with a hula dancer outfit and Hawaiian accessories. Endifi has also transformed other Pokemon into humans in the past, including Tyrogue, Stantler, Porygon 2, and Smeargle, while still keeping their recognizable features. Another fan artist,…

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