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A banner that announces Horizon franchise sales, including Horizon Forbidden West sales, hitting 32.7 million

Horizon Forbidden West Sales Stand At 8.4 Million, More Horizon Games Coming

Guerrilla Games has revealed that Horizon Forbidden West sales have topped 8.4 million around the world, and that the franchise as a whole has managed to sell 32.7 million units. The studio also says…

May 9, 2023 | 08:53 EDT

Key art for the new free Eve Online expansion Viridian, depicting several of its characters

New Free Eve Online Expansion Announced To Celebrate 20th Anniversary

CCP Games has announced that a new free Eve Online expansion is in the works. The studio is currently celebrating its spacefaring MMO's 20th anniversary, and Viridian is just part of the celebrations…

May 2, 2023 | 08:50 EDT

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Black Desert Anniversary Celebrations Begin Today With In-Game Rewards And More

Black Desert Online's seventh anniversary is just around the corner, and to celebrate, publisher Pearl Abyss is hosting an extravaganza which offers in-game rewards and more. There's stuff up for…

February 22, 2023 | 09:35 EST

A cartridge for the game Gravitar being inserted into an Atari 2600

Atari Reveals $1000 50th Anniversary Cartridge Collections

Atari has announced a full collection of its 50th anniversary cartridges for collectors. The box set will run you an eye-watering $1000, but it contains carts for all 10 of the Atari 50th Anniversary…

February 7, 2023 | 10:24 EST

Four blinged-out dwarves in the new Deep Rock Galactic anniversary event DLC

Deep Rock Galactic Anniversary Event Blasts Back To The Past

Deep Rock Galactic is celebrating its fifth anniversary in March, and as you might expect, Ghost Ship Games has some goodies lined up for faithful fans. There's an event on the horizon, but there's…

February 2, 2023 | 09:12 EST

20 Years FF7

20 Years Later, Final Fantasy VII Still Shines Strong

  On January 31st 1997, Final Fantasy VII, the Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) from Square Enix, was released for the PlayStation. Thanks to a major pre-release marketing campaign, Final Fantasy…

January 31, 2017 | 09:00 EST

A red Nissan Silvia K's Aero 96 in the new Gran Turismo 7 November update

Gran Turismo 7 November Update Adds Iconic Cars And More

Polyphony Digital and Sony have outlined what you can expect from tomorrow's Gran Turismo 7 November update. If you're a fan of iconic cars and tracks, then you're in luck this time around, as three…

November 23, 2022 | 08:26 EST

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PS3 Ratchet and Clank Games Join PS+ To Celebrate 20 Years of Friendship

It is extremely hard to believe that today marks the 20th anniversary of Ratchet and Clank, but it's true. After 20 years of traveling through space and time, it appears The Great Clock is right, and…

November 4, 2022 | 01:46 EDT

Screenshot in game of Fallout 4 where a very creepy and mysterious creature lurks within the depths of the apocalyptic fog in the distance,  Fallout 4 PS5

Fallout 4 PS5 And Xbox Series X|S Enhancements Revealed

The Fallout 25th anniversary celebration has almost come to an end, but not without one more special announcement. Bethesda has announced that Fallout 4 is going full-on "next gen" (or should that be…

October 24, 2022 | 12:35 EDT

The logo for gaming mental health charity Safe In Our World

Safe In Our World Launches New Initiatives For Third Birthday

Gaming mental health charity Safe In Our World is celebrating its third birthday today (which is also World Mental Health Day, and that's no coincidence). To mark this auspicious occasion, Safe In…

October 10, 2022 | 08:45 EDT

A character wearing power armor and blasting something while a Brotherhood of Steel member fires in the background in Fallout 76, which is part of the Fallout 25th anniversary celebrations

Fallout 25th Anniversary Plans Are Kinda Underwhelming

If you were hoping for some substantial Fallout 25th anniversary celebrations, then unfortunately, it seems like you're going to be disappointed. Bethesda is celebrating a quarter-century of this…

October 3, 2022 | 11:39 EDT

A view of a facility-style building in the new Halo Infinite Halo 3 anniversary Pit remake in the Forge tool

Fans Aren't Happy With Halo Infinite's Halo 3 Anniversary Celebration

Halo fans are expressing dismay and disappointment regarding 343 Industries' recent Halo Infinite Halo 3 anniversary reveal. The dev team announced a remake of the iconic Pit map from Halo 3 created…

September 26, 2022 | 09:53 EDT

One of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator helicopters hovering over the water in the upcoming update

Microsoft Flight Simulator Helicopters Coming In November

Planes are all well and good, but have you ever wished you had some Microsoft Flight Simulator helicopters to fly instead? Well, the upcoming 40th anniversary update has you covered, as it's adding…

August 25, 2022 | 10:58 EDT

A metaverse replica of an Atari developers' room, complete with old-school PCs and computer hardware, in the new Atari 50th anniversary NFT collection metaverse game

Atari 50th Anniversary NFT Collection Announced, Hooray

Atari has revealed that it's still very much on board the NFT bandwagon by announcing a new set. The Atari 50th anniversary NFT collection will be a collaboration with artist Butcher Billy and will…

August 25, 2022 | 10:11 EDT

CD Projekt Red

CD Projekt Red 20th Anniversary Celebration Begins

CD Projekt Red has been in the video game business since 2002, a remarkable achievement considering how volatile the industry is. Companies and developers alike are chewed up and spat out by the…

July 1, 2022 | 10:56 EDT

A reimagined Atari classic in Atari 50

Atari 50 Takes You Through Atari's History This Winter

Atari has announced Atari 50, a celebratory "interactive museum"-style game intended to commemorate its 50th anniversary. The compilation will include documentary footage, interviews with Atari…

June 29, 2022 | 11:36 EDT

The Game Cover of Spec Ops: The Line, showcasing a buzzcut man brandishing an assault rifle.

Spec Ops: The Line 10 Years Later and the Lessons (Un)learned

2012 turned out to be a turning point for maturity in video-game storytelling. Games like Hotline Miami and The Walking Dead approached the age-old ultra-violence in video games debate with a certain…

June 28, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition

15 Years Later: Resident Evil 4 Wii Is Still the Definitive RE4 Experience

It has been 15 years since the Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition release date, and even in 2022, this game stands up as the definitive Resident Evil experience. There are parts of Resident Evil 4 that are…

May 31, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Snake and Kaz Miller in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

No, The Metal Gear 35th Anniversary Page Is Not Real

Recently, a Metal Gear 35th anniversary webpage was set up, leading many to believe that Konami was intending to celebrate the franchise this year. However, the page is fake, and Konami is currently…

April 1, 2022 | 12:01 EDT

Sora, Donald, Goofy, Mike, and Sully in Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts Tamagotchi Announced For 20th Anniversary

A new range of Kingdom Hearts Tamagotchi has been announced to commemorate the series' 20th anniversary. These new devices will be part of the Tamagotchi Nano range and will let you raise characters…

March 28, 2022 | 08:56 EDT

Haunted House 40 Year anniversary

Haunted House: 40 Years of Boo-tiful, Survival Horror Simplicity

The survival-horror genre has faced a revival in recent years, with popular releases in franchises such as Resident Evil. Dead by Daylight has transformed asymmetrical multiplayer, and many refer to…

March 14, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Klonoa is Coming Back – Here’s Why Fans are Excited

Compared to the likes of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC, the announcement of Klonoa: Phantasy Reverie Series at the recent Nintendo Direct was probably little more than a blip…

February 28, 2022 | 12:00 EST

Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy 20th Anniversary Splash

Celebrating 20 Years of Jak and Daxter

Jak and Daxter celebrates its 20th anniversary on Dec. 3. Compared to many of the previous era’s platformers, the series has aged with real grace. In fact, when most people think of PlayStation 2-era…

December 3, 2021 | 12:00 EST

The original Xbox, celebrating its 20th anniversary in a week.

Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration Airing Next Week

Next week, November 15th will be the 20th anniversary of the original Xbox console. The Xbox brand is celebrating this milestone with a big Xbox 20th anniversary celebration event that will celebrate…

November 8, 2021 | 11:37 EST

The Chosen Undead standing before a bonfire in Dark Souls

Ten Years Later, Dark Souls' First Half Is Still Unmatched

Love it or loathe it (and there are plenty who do), Dark Souls is undeniably one of the most influential games of the last decade. Whether it's the "git gud" meme, the "X is the Dark Souls of Y"…

September 22, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Lucas in the sunflower fields from Mother 3, which turns 15 today.

Fans and Creators Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Mother 3

15 years ago, Nintendo released Mother 3 on the Game Boy Advance in Japan, the final entry in the cult classic Mother/EarthBound RPG series. Today, fans celebrate this milestone with fan art and a…

April 20, 2021 | 09:23 EDT

Portal 2

Portal 2: A Tale of Two Female Icons

Ten years ago, on April 18, 2011, Portal 2 came onto the scene. The game developed by Valve was an innovative first-person puzzle platformer that continued the story of the main character Chell and…

April 16, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Going far... plane.

Death and the Moogle: Dying in Final Fantasy X

Death is one of the great motivators in this grand existence we have. Some of the greatest stories of all time involve death or dealing with it in some way. Whether it’s plotting someone’s demise or…

July 12, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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The Legacy of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

The Elder Scrolls series, like it or not, is a franchise that has become a cornerstone of gaming culture. Bethesda’s rich fantasy world, gorgeous sandbox vistas, and charmingly buggy game design…

March 22, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Super Mario RPG: A Localization Retrospective

In 1996, Squaresoft and Nintendo decided to embark on a collaboration. Together, they would create an RPG blending Final Fantasy's turn-based combat with the Mario franchise. Super Mario RPG: Legend…

March 9, 2021 | 12:30 EST

Stardew Valley Anniversary Feature

Spring of Year 5: Reflecting on Stardew Valley with Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone

In an ever more chaotic world, Stardew Valley has become a place of escape. Amidst everything from pandemics to political instability, more and more gamers have turned to titles which allow them to…

February 26, 2021 | 11:00 EST

Happy Mask Salesman in Majora's Mask

20 Games That Turned 20 In 2020

The year 2000 was certainly a time to live through. We were on the cusp of a new video game generation, and many developers were putting out some of their most memorable titles. After two decades,…

December 31, 2020 | 01:00 EST

The artwork for Pokémon Crystal, featuring Suicune

Pokémon Crystal Turns 20: The First 'Real' Pokémon Game

When was the last time you revisited the first generation of Pokémon? And I mean really played it—dusted off the Game Boy and everything, not play the remake or any other iteration of it.  Sure…

December 14, 2020 | 12:00 EST

Mario Party 3 Feature

20 Years Later: What Did Mario Party 3 Bring to the Party?

On Dec. 7, 2000, Mario Party 3 released in Japan for the Nintendo 64. 2000 was an odd year for the Super Mario series. It was a full three years past the last main series title, Super Mario 64, and…

December 8, 2020 | 01:00 EST

Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy - 10 Years Later, Still a Rare Indie Gem

I remember the moment I discovered Meat Boy. I was on Kongregate, one of the largest Flash gaming sites on the web. Immediately, I was grasped by the name and the image. The image, now a super low-…

November 30, 2020 | 11:30 EST

Nonary Games

 Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, Ten Years

Spike Chunsoft didn't become synonymous with "bizarre mysteries and gruesome deaths" until the mid-2010s when the Danganronpa series exploded in popularity in both Japan and the West. Unfortunately,…

November 17, 2020 | 01:00 EST

Fallout 4

Fallout 4: 5 Years Later - An Apocalyptic Sandbox Gone Horribly Right

When Todd Howard stepped onto the stage at Bethesda's E3 Press Conference in 2015, the crowd went wild. Everyone knew what was coming. The most open secret in video games, the legendary Fallout 4,…

November 13, 2020 | 11:00 EST

Fable 3 Cover Art

Fable 3 10th Anniversary - Why This Black Sheep Deserves A Remake

I can’t imagine that even the most ardent Fable fans among you have this date on your calendar, or want to celebrate it. Oct. 26, 2020, marks the 10th birthday of Fable III, and as is pretty much…

October 26, 2020 | 01:00 EDT

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The Secret of Monkey Island - A 30-Year Look Back

“Hi! My name is Guybrush Threepwood and I want to be a pirate!” With that, 30 years ago, history was made, and adventure games as a genre went off on what was one of their weirdest adventures yet.…

October 16, 2020 | 01:00 EDT

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10 Years Later: Pokemon Black and White's Top 10 Pokemon

Since the release of Pokemon Red & Blue in 1996, Game Freak have followed the philosophy that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. They found a winning formula of catching, evolving, and battling a…

September 22, 2020 | 01:00 EDT

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Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep - A 10th Anniversary Retrospective

Kingdom Hearts is known to be a confusing series, not for the faint of heart. With three main numbered entries, four (soon-to-be five) unnumbered main entries on console and three mobile games, two…

September 7, 2020 | 01:00 EDT

Mario Tennis 20 year anniversary

Mario Tennis Turns 20 - A Look Back at a Classic

I learned tennis from Mario Tennis. Don’t think I picked up a rack and hit the local courts, mind you. I was too obsessed with playing the game to go outside and play actual tennis.  I was never…

July 21, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

StarCraft ii: Wings of Liberty screenshot of loading screen

“GG, Gratz”: Starcraft II Wings Of Liberty 10th Anniversary

Love, betrayal, and insectoid alien thingies that infest you until you beg for death—StarCraft has everything that gives lasting power to any space opera. Since Blizzard's seminal real-time strategy…

July 27, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

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Diablo 2 at 20 Years

Diablo 4 is coming. We don't know exactly when to expect it, and many of its details remain mysterious. However, we've seen a few elements, from skill trees to runes to the return of the druid and…

June 29, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

The main logo for offbeat JRPG EarthBound

25 Years Of EarthBound

 I was about 75% of the way through EarthBound when I realized I’d equipped my protagonist with a joke weapon. The Casey Bat is a reference to a slightly obscure Ernest Thayer poem from 1888. In…

June 5, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

demon's souls retrospective

Ten Years Of Souls - A Demon's Souls Retrospective

For many gamers, the Souls series needs no introduction. Since the release of Dark Souls for Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2011 (a PC release would follow in 2012), the series has garnered an intense cult…

February 5, 2019 | 02:00 EST

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Fallout 2 Turns 20

Say you’re hired by a gang boss to assassinate an important man. You’ve done something like this before in many games. Most of these scenarios take place in a level where you’ll have to bypass…

September 30, 2018 | 02:00 EDT

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35 Years Of Influence - A Look Back at Origin Systems, Creators of Ultima and More

There was a whole lot going on in the world of computers and games in the years leading up to the founding of Origin Systems in 1983. It was the golden age of the arcades, and Dungeons & Dragons…

April 19, 2018 | 01:00 EDT