Amazon’s big Echo (and maybe Kindle?) event live blog

Amazon is tightening its ebook return policy to thwart BookTok

Amazon has used its past September events to announce a flying camera drone, a home robot, and an Alexa-enabled microwave. Needless to say, it’s hard to predict what the company has in store at its annual event, but we can be certain there’ll be a lot of products on tap. Chances are high we’ll see … Read more

Ubisoft delays Skull & Bones (again) to 2023

Ubisoft delays Skull & Bones (again) to 2023

Skull & Bones, Ubisoft Singapore’s ambitious but beleaguered open-world pirate adventure, is delayed again. The publisher says it will now launch March 9, 2023. Ubisoft announced the delay on Wednesday; Skull & Bones had been slotted for a Nov. 8 launch on Amazon Luna, Google Stadia, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X. “While … Read more

PlayStation Plus October 2022 free games announced for PS4, PS5

PlayStation Plus October 2022 free games announced for PS4, PS5

Injustice 2, Hot Wheels Unleashed, and Superhot will be offered to PlayStation Plus Essential subscribers beginning Oct. 4, Sony announced on Wednesday. Hot Wheels Unleashed (for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5) is the newest game of the three, launching a year ago. Milestone’s racer isn’t necessarily a kart game — it employs strong racing physics … Read more

‘Wild Hearts’ is EA’s answer to Monster Hunter

Jon Fingas

You’ll soon have an alternative if the Monster Hunter games are feeling a bit stale. EA and Dynasty Warriors creator Omega Force have introduced Wild Hearts, a feudal Japan-inspired twist on the beast slaying formula. You (and your friends, in co-op) take on giant creatures using not just the usual bows and swords, but gadgets … Read more

Marvel’s upcoming Blade movie has lost its director

Marvel’s upcoming Blade movie has lost its director

Though Marvel’s upcoming Blade reboot starring Mahershala Ali was meant to start production this year ahead of its debut next fall, the movie’s just hit something of a significant hiccup with the unexpected departure of director Bassam Tariq. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter last night, Marvel attributed Tariq’s Blade exit to “continued shifts … Read more

Square Enix quietly released 2022’s tactical RPG hit

Square Enix quietly released 2022’s tactical RPG hit

Some friends and I have a saying about video games: “Less talk-y, more do-y.” It’s an extremely broad (and sometimes refutable) criticism aimed at the fact that, more often than not, video games are better when they let their gameplay speak for them. The DioField Chronicle is the latest champion of this sentiment. Released last … Read more