Tetris Battle Royale Game Now Available on Nintendo Switch

Yes, I'll take "headlines I never thought I'd type for $400, Alex?"

There's a new battle royale game available today. Keeping with the recent trend of surprise announcements leading into surprise releases comes Tetris 99. It's... it's a Tetris battle royale game. It's exclusive to those who subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online service.

It's available now.

As the tweet says, "99 players enter, but only ones reigns supreme!" Sure! Why not? What's next? Pong battle royale? Sure, go for it! What about some Cup-and-ball battle royale...

Super Mario Maker 2 Announced for Switch, Releasing June 2019

As part of today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch. They also revealed that it will be released this June.

The trailer, which you can see below, includes a look at some of the familiar gameplay. You can see that the trailer showcases some tilesets from games like Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, New Super Mario Bros., and Super Mario 3D Land. Nintendo says that this sequel will include "more tools, items, and features." One of the big additions is the ability to create slopes, a feature that wasn't present in...

Activision Blizzard Lays Off Nearly 800 Employees Right After Announcing 'Record Year'

This evening, Activision Blizzard began to inform numerous employees that they will be let go from the company. The layoffs started shortly after the conclusion of an earnings call made this afternoon. The company says that they will be eliminating 8% of its total staff. As of 2018, Activision Blizzard employed around 9,600 people. If this figure holds up, that means at least 770 people are now out of work.

Those impacted by the layoffs are spread out across multiple Activision Blizzard departments. This includes Activision's publishing division, Blizzard, High Moon, and King....

Apex Legends Surpasses 25 Million Players

It was only four days ago now that we told you about how Apex Legends hit the 10 million player count. It was at that time that we also learned the game had over one million concurrent players, which is another huge milestone.

Today, EA and Respawn Entertainment announced that Apex Legends has surpasses 25 million players. Not only that, but Vince Zampella revealed that the game has "well over 2 million" concurrent players. This milestone has been achieved in just one week of the game being made available to the public from Respawn and EA. Respawn's Vince Zampella...

Battlefield 5 Adds Combined Arms Co-op, Balancing, and More in Tomorrow's Update

A patch that is tentatively slated to be released tomorrow, February 12, will add in some new content and features for Battlefield 5 players. Some of these new features include a four-player co-op game mode called Combined Arms. The update will also add in DLSS support and better RTX support for those using supported cards.

DLSS is a new technology that, in simple terms, makes the game look better and perform better through machine learning. It's mainly useful for resolutions at 4K or better and should, in theory, constantly result in better performance and near identical...
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  • AMD Reportedly Halts Mantle Development

    AMD Reportedly Halts Mantle Development

    Mantle, the little API that could is apparently winding down on the development side of things. This is according to AnandTech, who in their review of the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X, says that there are no more improvements coming for Mantle.

    AMD has reportedly "thrown all of their weight behind Vulkan and DirectX 12, telling developers that future games should use those APIs and not Mantle." Vulkan is essentially the rebirth of OpenGL and was actually initially called the "next generation OpenGL initiative" at one point. Valve has thrown their support for Vulkan with Source 2. DirectX 12 is the obvious big...
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  • 30 Minutes of Metal Gear Solid V Alternate E3 2015 Gameplay

    30 Minutes of Metal Gear Solid V Alternate E3 2015 Gameplay

    This past E3 (2015), Kojima and Konami showed off roughly 40 minutes of gameplay for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Afterwards, Kojima promised to show off some alternate gameplay options for the same mission. Today, he made good on his promise. Instead of Snake teaming up with Diamond Dog and the walker, he is instead teaming up this time with Quiet and D-Horse. Just these two changes along would be enough to drastically alter how the game is played but it doesn't stop there. I mean, one of those differences is that you can shoot your arm like a Nikita missile. Again, YOU CAN SHOOT YOUR BIONIC ARM LIKE A GUIDED MI...
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  • DreamHack North America Announced

    DreamHack North America Announced

    Details are scarce. The website is empty. However, a trailer has revealed that DreamHack is coming to North America. Where? Don't know. What all will it entail? Not a clue. The only thing we do know is that the DreamHack North America website will play a trailer at a very loud volume when you load it. I mean it, it's really loud. Skip the website for now and just watch the trailer below. I'm sure we'll have some additional details in the days ahead. For those that aren't aware, DreamHack is usually known as the biggest LAN events in the world. They hold a Guinness World Record for the biggest LAN party e...
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  • The Witcher 3 1.07 Patch to Include Alternate Movement Option and Better Inventory Management

    CD Projekt RED has offered up a brief overview for what the upcoming 1.07 patch will bring to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This patch, scheduled for all platforms, will include a new "alternate movement response mode" for Geralt. This new movement scheme is optional. In addition, the other major feature in this update will include some much needed improvements to the game's inventory management that includes player stashes in the world, dedicated tabs for books, and more.
    • A new, alternative (optional) movement response mode for Geralt.
    • A player stash for storing items, available in various locations
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  • Upcoming Bloodborne 1.05 Patch Aims to Further Improve Co-op

    Upcoming Bloodborne 1.05 Patch Aims to Further Improve Co-op

    The upcoming 1.05 patch for Bloodborne on the PS4 seems to indicate that even more improvements are coming to facilitate some good, old fashioned jolly cooperation.
    Cryptic as hell? Of course. I suppose we'll just have to wait and see just what this update entails when it beg...
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  • A Visual Guide of the New Features Coming in the Minecraft 1.9 Update

    A Visual Guide of the New Features Coming in the Minecraft 1.9 Update

    Reddit user, betathedata, put together a handy series of images on the major changes coming in Minecraft 1.9. The upcoming update will include some new plants, a new "End City Dungeon", homing projectiles, a new mob, equipping items in your off hand, shields, new arrow types, and more.

    We'll give you a few sample images below, but you'll want to check out the Imgur gallery for the full batch of images.

    End City Dungeon, torches in off hand, shields, homing projectile shot by new mob (Shulka)
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  • Stone Cold Steve Austin Named WWE 2K16 Cover Star

    Stone Cold Steve Austin Named WWE 2K16 Cover Star

    2K announced today that the WWE Hall of Fame member, Stone Cold Steve Austin, will be the featured cover Superstar for WWE 2K16.
    "I've had the privilege of working with 2K to support the WWE 2K franchise, and now I'm absolutely honored to serve as the WWE 2K16 cover Superstar," said Stone Cold Steve Austin. "No disrespect to the previous and extremely deserving WWE 2K cover Superstars - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and John Cena - but it's about time the franchise raised some hell with yours truly on the cover. I look forward to injecting a dose of 'Texas Rattlesnake' into this year's game and overall campaign." Austin is r
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  • Mortal Kombat X Offers a Look at the Predator and Details Bonus Free Content

    Mortal Kombat X Offers a Look at the Predator and Details Bonus Free Content

    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and Netherrealm Studios showed off a new trailer today for the Predator DLC releasing tomorrow for Mortal Kombat X. They also unveiled a special Predator Bundle, all of which is detailed below.
    The Predator Bundle is a part of the Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack, providing fans with Mortal Kombat X DLC for $29.99. Players who already own the Kombat Pack will be able to download the Mortal Kombat X Predator Bundle starting tomorrow, July 7. Players wishing to purchase the Predator Bundle separately will be able to do so beginning Tuesday, July 14 from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Market
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  • Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Announced, Beta Coming Soon

    Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Announced, Beta Coming Soon

    Today at Minecon 2015, Mojang and Microsoft announced Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition. Not only did they announce this "new" version of the game, but they also revealed that a beta for the game will begin on July 29, the day that Windows 10 starts to roll out.
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  • Minecraft: Story Mode Trailer from Telltale Games

    Minecraft: Story Mode Trailer from Telltale Games

    Telltale Games decided to show off their first trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode during Minecon 2015 earlier today. As you may expect, it is indeed an episodic adventure game.
    Minecraft: Story Mode is an adventure game, by Telltale Games, set in a Minecraft world. It is a five-part episodic series that will take you to the Nether, the Farlands, the End, and beyond! You will drive how the story flows through the decisions you make: what you say to people (and how you say it), and what you choose to do in moments of thrilling action. Players will control protagonist Jesse throughout the season, as portrayed by actor Patton Oswa
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight Batgirl DLC Coming July 14

    Batman: Arkham Knight Batgirl DLC Coming July 14

    The "Batgirl: A Matter of Family" DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight will be released on July 14.

    Set prior to the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batgirl: A Matter of Family will allow players to take on the role of Batgirl for the first time in the Batman: Arkham franchise. This exciting story add-on features an all-new location with multiple missions, side quests and secrets; a new hacking feature to progress through the world and solve puzzles; and Dual Play functionality with Robin for dynamic take-down manoeuvres. Batgirl: A Matter of Family will be available 14th July for fans who have purchased the
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