RGB lighting will never reach its full potential if hardware manufacturers continue to insist on proselytizing a dozen different SDKs, vying for inclusion on the year's hottest games to the exclusion of the competition. We need a standard.
Tetris Effect wraps age-old ideas in a modern and meditative skin, a work of art that you just happen to interact with by stacking blocks and clearing rows.
Plus: Destiny 2's annual Solstice of Heroes event will mark the debut of the Armor 2.0 system, Overwatch put out hero number 31, and more. This is gaming news for July 22 to 26.
Health bars? In a Wolfenstein game? You'd better believe it. Youngblood is one hell of a departure for the series, though there's a lot to admire if you can get your head around it.
These long PC games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.
We all know summer is the last remaining dry spot in the year's torrent of game releases, but why? The answer: It's Europe's fault, probably.
Plus: Netflix's Witcher adaptation continues to look uninspiring, Ubisoft details its upcoming subscription service, and more. This is gaming news for July 15 to 19.
Audeze's debut gaming headset, the Mobius, boasts sound quality that justifies its high sticker price—but it's undermined slightly by some first-time-out errors.
Acer's Nitro 7 focuses on its display and storage instead of its internal components, an odd choice for a gaming laptop. Acer's own Predator Helios 300 may be a better budget option.
Elgato's refined Stream Deck Mini is the perfect tool for any streamer, with the same power and most of the flexibility of the larger sibling, but in a smaller, cheaper, and more durable package.
Elgato's programmable Stream Deck wants to make your streaming life easier. Despite glitchy software, it does its job.
Plus The Bard's Tale IV is getting a director's cut with "thousands of fixes and tweaks," Amazon announces a Lord of the Rings MMO, and Ion Maiden loses its fight with Iron Maiden. This is gaming news for July 8 to 12.
As PC gaming becomes more and more fractured, the next logical step is for someone to come along and hook all these disparate launchers together. GOG Galaxy 2.0 tries to do exactly that, and the results are already promising—with a few exceptions.
Meet Steam Labs: Six-second trailers, an automated video of all the latest Steam releases, and machine learning are Valve's latest tools to combat the nonstop glut of new releases.
Over 4,000 games have been released on Steam in 2019. It's easy to miss some gems, so we've rounded up a few of our favorites from the first half of the year.