The game board slips into memory and magic

This August is Kickstarter’s ZineQuest! Originally, every February, the timing was changed to 2022 to coincide with GenCon. However, after a lot of feedback, they pushed it back to February for 2023. But: That does mean that there is a tons of crowdfunding projects, so we’re skipping new releases this week. Enjoy all these very … Read more

GamePass vs. The new PS Plus, the comparison we had to make

Image: Sony / Microsoft / Kotaku Two months ago, Sony reinvented PS Plus, the old membership program for PlayStation owners. Now it’s very much like Microsoft’s Game Pass: for about the same money, both offer access to a Netflix-esque games-on-demand library. Obviously, we had to stack the two services against each other. Price Game Pass … Read more

Mobile gaming market drops by almost 10% in first half of 2022

Battlegrounds Mobile India game and logo can be seen in this image July 29, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Most mobile game genres saw a decline in shipping and downloads in the first half of 2022, with the overall mobile game market declining 9.6 percent year-on-year, a new report said. According to new data from Sensor Tower … Read more

The Best Steam Deck Games of 2022

Image: Valve / FromSoftware / Square Enix / No Matter Studio / Kotaku The Steam Deck, Valve’s mega-powerful mini PC, just arrived this year, and while there are many reasons to check out one of the most exciting pieces of gaming hardware available today, it’s the number of great, hassle-free games. available on the device … Read more

The Gaming Shelf celebrates the Indie Groundbreaker Awards

Gene Con is JUST AROUND THE CORNER! No one panics, but if you’re not ready, maybe you should panic just a little. Also this month kicks off Kickstarter’s August Zine Questdating back to February next year. It’s… a long story, but the attempt to shift Zine Quest until August (to coincide with GenCon) messed with … Read more

Witcher Dev CDPR Unveils Standalone Gwent Roguelike Expansion

Imageā€  CD Project Red One of my favorite things to do in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt hunted card sharks to crush under my heel. Gwent, a fantasy card game in the world of The Witcher 3, was so satisfying that I would fire up the action RPG to play a few rounds of it. … Read more