Pokimane Addresses Controversy Over Women in Kitchen Joke

Twitch streamer Pokimane is no stranger to controversy, whether it’s manufactured, ridiculous, or quite serious. It seems that as soon as one controversy ends for Pokimane, another takes its place. This week is no different, with Pokimane responding to some of her Twitch followers regarding a joke she made on her stream. Following what Pokimane…

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The new games of 2022: all the upcoming PC games we’re looking forward to

We’ve nearly unlocked a new year, and all the new games of 2022 that will come with it. The beginning of the year is already stacked with huge new PC games like Total War: Warhammer 3 and the long-awaited, long-memed Elden Ring. But big games aren’t the only reason to be thrilled as a PC…

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North America Now Has Its First Games Industry Union

The first video game studio in North America has unionized following months, if not years, of industry controversy concerning workers’ rights. The video game industry is currently at a moment of significance, or is at the very least rapidly approaching one. Struggles tied to gender discrimination and harassment, crunch, and the disparity between executives/management and…

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Ubisoft’s NFT scheme criticized as ‘useless, costly, ecologically mortifying’ by French trade union

Ubisoft’s dive into the cold, murky waters of NFTs did not go over well with fans, who very quickly expressed overwhelming dislike for the idea. They’re not the only ones: The French trade union Solidaires Informatique, which represents some workers at Ubisoft Paris, criticized the decision in a statement calling blockchain technology “a useless, costly,…

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Call of Duty: Warzone Player Turns into a Plane Mid-Tournament and Pros Aren’t Happy

While many enjoy the Call of Duty series purely as a hobby, its tournaments are considerable and bring in a lot of talent. While Call of Duty: Warzone has seen tournaments since its release back in 2020, it hasn’t been an entirely bug-free experience, and recent problems have Call of Duty pros calling for a…

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Following report into sexism and toxicity, Bungie head of HR steps down

Earlier this month, IGN published a damning report on Bungie’s work culture after interviewing 26 of the studio’s staff. Those interviewed, both current and former employees, complained of pervasive sexism and “boys’ club culture,” heavy crunch, and protection of abusers. “It’s a well-known fact, if you talk to HR you’re putting your own job on…

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Chicory: A Colorful Tale Surprise Ported to Switch

The indie hit Chicory: A Colorful Tale is finally available on the Nintendo Switch starting today following many requests from fans. Chicory: A Colorful Tale was a surprisingly sweet indie title that was released this year. Finally, this fan-favorite title is being ported to the Nintendo Switch starting today, which was one of the most…

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Minecraft videos now have 1 trillion views on YouTube, but the most popular ones aren’t actually made in Minecraft

Minecraft has been around over a decade now and in that time diamond axes and creepers and Steve’s blocky head have become ubiquitous. They’ve also been all over YouTube and today the platform is celebrating over 1 trillion Minecraft video views with some impressive stats about all the many creations to date. I’ve spent my…

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Elden Ring Spoilers Are Circulating the Internet

Key spoilers for FromSoftware’s Elden Ring are in the wild, including pieces of the story, gameplay mechanics, voice lines, and more. Elden Ring spoilers have arrived. More than two months ahead of the release of the highly anticipated action RPG, information about Elden Ring‘s mechanics, story, and more have started circulating the internet. The community…

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Diablo 2 is getting its first class balance changes in 11 years

Diablo 2 is about to get its first class balance changes in more than a decade. Blizzard announced today that the upcoming 2.4 patch will adjust every character in order to expand “build diversity” and provide more opportunities to explore the unique capabilities of each class. The patch is for Diablo 2: Resurrected, to be…

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