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Sony unveils PlayStation Classic retro console

Sep 19, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The console is approximately 45% smaller than the original and will retail for $99.99 in the US when it arrives on December 3

PS COMEBACK. The PlayStation that started it all returns. All photos from Sony


'NBA 2K19' review roundup: The gold standard but pay-to-win system mars game

Sep 17, 2018 - 4:17 PM

'NBA 2K19' continues to excel but microtransactions also continue to rule the day in online career modes

Screenshot from NBA 2K19 video


'Spider-Man' PS4 review: More than a heroic experience

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Insomniac’s take on Spider-Man is a complete and spectacular 'Spider-Man' experience. It’s fast, fluid, funny and stays true to the character

Photos from Sony/Spider-Man


'Monster Hunter' on hold as China hits pause on new video games

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:27 PM

Access to the world's biggest gaming market tightens as China enforces stricter regulation

BEAST SLAYERS. Screenshot from Monster Hunter World/Capcom


Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in computer, video games

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:21 PM

The Wolfenstein series of games is deemed to have fallen foul of the German criminal code, which bars any depiction of so-called 'anti-constitutional' symbols, including Nazi swastikas

HITLER REPRESENTATIONS. The uncensored and German censored versions of Hitler and the Nazi flag. Screen shots taken from Censored Gaming YouTube video.

An amazing return: 'Marvel’s Spider-Man' is everything a fan could hope for

Aug 03, 2018 - 7:31 AM

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a solid Spider-Man game. In this preview, we’ll be swinging in to see if this PS4 exclusive can return our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man to its former gaming glory.

Into The Void: hyper-real 'Star Wars' VR makes you the hero

Jul 29, 2018 - 2:33 PM

The virtual reality simulation costs about $30 to $35 for 10 minutes, and lets players see, hear, smell, and feel the world of 'Star Wars'

VR JEDI. Clients of the VR attraction, The Void, put on their 3D head sets in Anaheim, California on July 19, 2018. Photo by Veronique Dupont/AFP


Microsoft reportedly working on next-gen, streaming-only Xbox

Jul 25, 2018 - 4:54 PM

The console is said to have just enough local computing power for controller input, image processing, and collision detection

Photo from Microsoft


Valve adds constraints to games that exploit Steam’s achievement system

Jun 17, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Steam games that have yet to be considered trusted can only feature 100 achievements

STEAM. Steam is cracking down on fake games in its marketplace by limiting those games' effects on the company's algorithms. Screenshot from Steam Facebook page.

Netflix, Telltale doing 'Minecraft' series, 'Stranger Things' game

Jun 14, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Netflix is working on adapting 'Minecraft: Story Mode' as an interactive show on its service. A 'Stranger Things' game is in the works as well from Telltale Games.

MINECRAFT ADAPTATION. Netflix is adapting Minecraft: Story Mode as a 5-episode series. Image from Twitter.

Next-generation Xbox arriving in 2020 – report

Jun 13, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Microsoft is reportedly working on a family of devices, instead of just a single one

XBOX ONE X. A reported successor to the Xbox One line is coming in 2020. Screen shot from YouTube livestream.

WATCH: E3 2018's West Hall featuring Sony, Sega, and Nintendo

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:47 PM

It's Spider-man versus Super Mario and the gang at E3 2018!

THE UNDYING. Zombie presence in games remain strong with a new 'Walking Dead' game and the remake of zombie survival horror classic 'Resident Evil 2.' Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


WATCH: E3 2018's South Hall featuring Square Enix, Capcom, Ubisoft booths

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Get a load of what these game makers have in store for fans at E3 2018!

RESIDENT EVIL 2. Capcom's booth was highlighted by the remake of the Playstation classic and a new Megaman game. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Recapping Sony's PlayStation Showcase at E3 2018

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Here’s a roundup of the biggest announcements from the Sony Playstation E3 showcase at this year's E3

Resident Evil 2 gets a remake

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:12 AM

The Resident Evil 2 remake is coming on January 25, 2019

The big announcements from Microsoft's Xbox E3 2018 press conference

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Here’s a quick roundup of key announcements and some additional trailers shown off by Microsoft at its Xbox E3 conference on Monday, June 10 (June 11, Manila time)

XBOX @ E3 2018. Microsoft lets us jump in for an amazing ride. Screenshot from livestream.

Microsoft buys 4 indie studios, forms a fifth studio too

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:02 AM

Undead Labs, Playground Games, Compulsion Games, and Ninja Theory will be joining Microsoft's roster of first-party studios

NEW FIRST-PARTY STUDIOS. Microsoft announces Ninja Theory as a new first-party studio for the company. Screenshot from livestream

'The Division 2' is heading to Washington, D.C.

Jun 11, 2018 - 5:48 AM

'The Division 2' is coming out on March 15, 2019

THE DIVISION 2. The Division 2 arrives in March 2019. Screenshot from YouTube video.

'Forza Horizon 4' is coming on October 2

Jun 11, 2018 - 5:03 AM

'Forza Horizon 4' will be set in Britain, and will come with open world features and dynamic seasons

FORZA HORIZON 4. Screen shot from livestream.

20 games we’re excited to see at E3 2018

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:59 PM

E3 is here and we’re listing the 20 titles we’re most excited to see at the premiere gaming event of the year

Valve to ‘allow everything’ on Steam, as long as it’s not illegal

Jun 07, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Instead of it being the curator of content, it will simply open up Steam to all those who wish to sell their games. It will also augment its filtering features to make it easier for people to find games they want to buy

Blizzard working on 'unannounced Diablo project'

Jun 06, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Job postings indicate that Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a Diablo dungeon artist and environment artist, among other positions

WATCH: New Fallout game, 'Fallout 76,' teaser trailer

May 31, 2018 - 12:06 PM

While details are scant, the trailer gives plenty for prospective vault dwellers to speculate on

FALLOUT 76. What kind of experience will we have as members of Vault 76? Screenshot from YouTube video.

'Dark Souls: Remastered' from an absolute newbie's perspective

May 30, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Even with an improved and smoother frame rate, the genre-defining second entry into the 'Souls' series can still be brutally unforgiving – just the way some gamers like it

REMASTERED. The classic game known for its very high difficulty level returns on the PS4. Image from Bandai Namco


Free 6 months of 100 Mbps internet to be raffled off at streaming event

May 24, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Second prize is 6 months of 50 Mbps internet

SPIRIT BOMB. The gaming event's title is inspired by anime Dragon Ball Z's 'Spirit Bomb' special technique. All photos from Facebook/Rumble Royale


Record-breaking $100 million in store for 'Fortnite' players

May 22, 2018 - 3:29 PM

'Fortnite' breaks the record of 'Dota 2,' which awarded a total of $38 million in 2017

FORTNITE. The game hosts an average of 46 million players per month, leading to huge revenues for its makers. Photo from Epic Games


'Black Ops 4' is going where no 'Call of Duty' game has gone before

May 18, 2018 - 3:22 PM

'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' is shaping up to be one of the most talked about FPS games of the year

PLAYING BLACK OPS 4. Gamers get a taste of 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' at an event in the US. Photo by Nadine Pacis

Valve's game streaming service Steam Link beta launches on Android

May 18, 2018 - 1:40 PM

To stream, a Steam Link controller or another bluetooth-enabled controller, and a WiFi connection on the 5GHz band are required

STEAM LINK. You can now test your setup to see if you can play Steam games on your Android smartphone using Steam Link. Screenshot from Steam Link page on Google Play.

Microsoft announces new Xbox controller for people with disabilities

May 17, 2018 - 5:10 PM

The Xbox Adaptive Controller is designed to accommodate people with a wide range of physical disabilities

Playing Steam games on your phone? It's coming soon!

May 10, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Valve will let gamers play Steam games on Android and iOS in the future

STEAM LINK. Steam is building a way for PC gamers to enjoy their games on mobile devices. Screenshot from Steam Facebook page.

'God of War' becomes PlayStation 4's fastest-selling exclusive

May 04, 2018 - 3:54 PM

God of War sells over 3.1 million units in its first 3 days

DAD AND BOY. Kratos and Atreus make waves in the gaming scene. Image from Sony.

Global games market expected to hit $137.9 billion in 2018 – report

May 01, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Newzoo projects about 2.3 billion gamers worldwide in 2018, with around 51% of all gaming revenues – around $70.3 billion – coming from mobile

POKEMON GO. Local gamers play Pokemon Go at the Beitou Park in Taipei on August 23, 2016. Hundreds of local gamers gathering at a local park to chtch the Pokemon Go. File photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' review roundup: Microtransactions mar the magic

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:56 PM

Early reviews position the game as an equivalent of a first-year Hogwarts student's first handmade potion: it's likely to have mixed results, and may even feel weird after your first sip

A HOGWARTS MYSTERY. Does the game live up to its hype? Check out our review roundup!

Gamers invited to join Mobile Legends PH pro league's final qualifiers

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:51 PM

The Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines, the first pro ML league in the country, has a $100,000 prize pool

MPL PHILIPPINES. Photo from Moonton


RISING TIDE: Servant androids awaken in futuristic 'Detroit: Become Human'

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Technological disruption, class discrimination, sociopolitical tensions – we explore the thematic pillars of Quantic Dream's upcoming sci-fi drama for the PS4

Sega bringing back 16-bit days with new 'Mega Drive Mini'

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:12 PM

The tentatively-named 'Mega Drive Mini' comes packed with a number of classic games, and is scheduled to come out this year

16-BIT REVIVAL. The retro console is shown at Japanese game maker SEGA's SEGA FES 2018 in Japan. Photo from Twitter/SEGA

New Bioshock game rumored to be in development

Apr 16, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The top-secret project, codenamed Parkside, is said to be the next entry in the acclaimed franchise

A BIOSHOCK REVIVAL? Could we see more Bioshock in the future? Screen shot from YouTube.

Razer, Lazada team up for Southeast Asia digital game store

Apr 12, 2018 - 5:33 PM

While Singapore will be the first to benefit from the Razer-Lazada digital game store, Malaysia and Thailand will get service in the second quarter. Indonesia and the Philippines will follow soon after.

Far Cry 5 returns to form with a few tweaks to its known formula

Apr 12, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Change has come, and change is good

Rappler Game Night: 'Devil May Cry HD Collection'

Apr 07, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Join us as we revisit one of the first 3 games in the stylish Devil May Cry series in this HD collection for the PS4!


5 video games to watch out for this summer

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Looking to beat the summer heat with some cool new games to play? Here's a quick list of our video gaming picks for the summer months!

Brutal grace: Kratos grows up in 'God of War' return

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:05 PM

In this preview of what may be this year's biggest PS4 game, we explore how Kratos has grown as he faces a challenge bigger than killing Zeus: fatherhood

'Vainglory' becomes first mobile MOBA to be part of China's top esports event

Mar 16, 2018 - 12:36 PM

The game will join heavyweights such as 'Dota 2' and 'Counter Strike: Go' in China's premier gaming tournament, the World Electronic Sports Games

Rappler Game Night: 'Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition'

Feb 11, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Fighting game caster Billy Añonuevo drops by to help Rappler Gaming League's 'Street Fighter V' noobs beat the game's arcade mode!

Rappler Game Night: 'UFC 3'

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

We try out the game's 'Knockout Mode' where it's all kicks and punches and knees and elbows while Snoop Dogg does the commentating

Google working on 'Yeti,' a streaming game platform – report

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:18 PM

Sources familiar with the matter say the project, codenamed "Yeti," will allow users to play games as they're being streamed, as opposed to requiring a download or physical disk

GOOGLE BUILDING A YETI? People pass by the Google logo at the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 8, 2017. File photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

Nintendo announces new Mario Kart game for smartphones

Feb 01, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Nintendo also confirms that the Switch will be getting its online subscription service by September of this year

MARIO KART. Mario is getting his second game on mobile! Illustration from Nintendo


Nintendo raises profit forecast on strong Switch sales

Jan 31, 2018 - 8:21 PM

The Kyoto-based video game giant says it now expects an annual net profit of 120 billion yen ($1.1 billion), a 41.2% rise from a forecast last October when it nearly doubled its previous net profit projection

NINTENDO'S PROFITS. This file photo taken on January 13, 2017 shows the logo of Japan's Nintendo Co. displayed at a presentation to unveil its new Switch game console in Tokyo. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Rappler Game Night: 'Super Mario Odyssey'

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:52 PM

We return to the land of goombas and koopas in the latest adventure of gaming's favorite plumber


Rappler Game Night: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Gelo Gonzales and Victor Barreiro put their music skills to the test by drumming to the beat of some of their favorite anime soundtracks