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STEAM DOWN – UPDATE 1 Though reports on Down detector are still topping over 1000 reports, it would appear as though the Steam store is coming back online. Indeed the Steam Server status page is showing as all services working as they should. We'll be sure to update the page should the services take another turn for the worse. Latest Games...

Two years ago, Nintendo announced New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. While more or less unremarkable otherwise, the announcement trailer featured a new item called the Super Crown, which, when used, would allow Toadette to turn into a copy of Princess Peach. Not long afterward, Twitter user @ayyk92 drew a fan comic poking fun at...

All Final Fantasy XIV players start their journeys in one of three city-states: Gridania, Ul’dah, and Limsa Lominsa. Each city has its own distinctive culture and starting storyline, but players interested in FFXIV’s lore or joining the game’s ample roleplaying community may be disappointed to find out that information about FFXIV’s most notable...

The multiplayer Alpha for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has gone about as expected. Players are complaining about Skill-Based Matchmaking, metas are forming, and bugs are being discovered. While it’s not great for the current build, the alpha test is supposed to be a way for the developers to iron these issues before launch. One problem Treyarch...

The topic of Skill-Based Matchmaking (SBMM) has once again been brought into the limelight. After yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer Alpha went live, fans immediately noticed that SBMM was present. It’s relatively easy to tell, since your lobbies usually are full of players around your skill level. This realization caused the...

Enrique “Maister” Hernández Solís won Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles at Frame Perfect Series 2: OnlineFrame Perfect Series 2: Online on September 18. Maister used the tag “SONIC4EVER” throughout the tournament, as he has at several previous events. As expected, Maister swept through pools without dropping a game. In the process, he defeated...

Remember when you were little, and the holidays were the best, dreamiest, most anticipation-fueled time ever? There was always that one present that you just had to have – it was just one rung below a life or death situation. On the Christmas of 2004, the present that meant the most to me wasn’t even mine. It’s hard to believe that 16 years...

Marvel’s Avengers didn’t get off to the greatest start when it launched. The concept was solid, but the game needed a lot of additional polishing after it had already hit the shelves. Luckily, the patch notes for Marvel’s Avengers v1.3.0 claim to have addressed over 1,000 reported issues. The beta for the game raised a lot of initial...

The PlayStation Showcase event on Wednesday gave us a lot to chew on, not the least of which was the reveal for Demon’s Souls on the PS5. When the pre-order sale launched, players found that the store briefly listed a new weapon as a bonus before being taken down. Unfortunately, the pre-order for the game is going as smooth and organized as...

Facebook’s aggressive $299 starting price for Oculus Quest 2 shouldn’t be a surprise. For a company founded in 2004, Facebook has some catching up to do to match the scale and reach of existing tech giants. Compare that $299 offering to some of the options available from Facebook’s older competitors: Microsoft is selling its latest Xbox game...