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Aug. 15, 2017

My mother's mental illness was a tragedy, not a video game narrative device

Ninja Theory's new game, 'Hellblade,' ultimately ends up using mental illness as as plot device.

Popular ‘Overwatch’ streamers are ditching the game for a new competitor — here's why

'Overwatch' is going through a rough patch right now as popular YouTubers and streamers abandon it for 'PUBG.'

Tensions boil over at GeekGirlCon, leading key team members to quit

Here's what you need to know about the staff resignations that rocked GeekGirlCon earlier this month.

‘Observer’ serves up body horror, existential philosophy and cyberpunk aesthetic in one of the best games of the year so far

Is 'Observer,' Bloober Team's second outing, the cyberpunk game of the year? Our review.

The best ‘Sonic’ game in years is mostly just a remake — and that's a shame

'Sonic Mania' new game offers some of Sonic’s finest hour in many years, but it still falls into some obvious traps that hold it back from its potential.
Aug. 14, 2017

‘Wolfenstein 2’ needs to take a painfully realistic look at American racism to succeed

After playing through 'Old Blood,' I’m a little worried that 'Wolfenstein 2' may be too fantastical to say anything meaningful about the the modern day Nazis all around us.

‘Dream Daddy’ has a problem with bisexual representation — and its name is Joseph

'Dream Daddy' gets a lot right, but it still falls back on the dangerous trope of the duplicitous bisexual.

Porn bots are starting to target console gamers — and it's a bigger problem than you think

There are a number of porn bot scams out there — and one has hit both PSN and XBL.

‘Uncharted: Lost Legacy’ has a hilarious, bizarre, highly addictive photo mode

At any time during 'The Lost Legacy,' you can freeze the scene and take hilarious photos.

The next 'Overwatch' console patch will finally allow players to report abuse and harassment  

Finally, a way to deal with abuse and harassment is coming. For real this time.
Aug. 17, 2017

See ‘Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night’ and ‘Persona 5: Dancing Star Night’ in first screenshots

Here's what the new 'Persona' dancing games will look like.

Five 'Madden 18' features that make it better than last year's game

'Madden 18' makes a noticeable leap in the way of features and polish.

'Overwatch' fans will get to see a new map and animated short at Gamescom next week

Blizzard might unveil the rumored new "Junkertown" map at Gamescom.

‘Pokémon Go’ raid rewards now include potions and players are pretty split on it

A new item type is spawning after players complete raids in 'Pokémon Go', but not everyone is happy about it. Here's what's going on.
Aug. 17, 2017

The next PlayStation 4 system update beta doesn't add anything huge, but polishes a lot of existing features

The new 5.00 system update on PS4 improves major functionality and streamlines the UI.

'NBA 2K18' shows some love for hoops history with 16 classic teams

The 'NBA 2K' series continues to pay homage to ballers from the past.

These 'Sonic Mania' easter eggs will have you spinning in circles

What are some of the coolest Easter Eggs in 'Sonic Mania?' Check our findings out!

'D&D Beyond' is a window back into the world of Dungeons & Dragons, but the price might prevent it from opening

Is Wizards of the Coast's new service better than the unofficial ones people have been using for years?

PewDiePie says he’ll stop making Nazi jokes after the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia

Given PewDiePie's apparent fondness for right-wing politics, it's not clear whether it'll stick.