ORDER IN THE CORTANA
Are we witnessing the death of the Halo franchise?
343 Industries is doing a lot of soul-searching after Halo Infinite's uneasy launch. What needs to happen to ensure the future of this Xbox icon?
STILL TOO PRICEY?
How’s Forspoken doing? Well, you can already get it for under £30
Less than a month from release, Square Enix's latest AAA game is under half the launch price.
This Valentine’s Day, why not go and play the greatest love story ever told in gaming?
I'll be waiting for you. If you come here, you'll find me. I promise.
CATCH 'EM ALL
The Pokemon Company will be at PAX East 2023
It'll be showing off upcoming games, as well as Devolver Digital, Yacht Club, and more!
Death Stranding 2 would’ve needed rewriting if Elle Fanning turned down her role
Kojima created Elle Fanning's character with her in mind.
Here's where you can pre-order Tears of the Kingdom aka Breath of the Wild 2
Here's the best and cheapest places to pre-order The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
RINGING IN YOUR EARS
Elden Ring is still the best game for spell-slinging (especially with the latest DLC)
Forget your wands, dismount your mythical creatures, and step into the only magical crucible that matters: a Tarnished fight to the death.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be worth £70, but the price highlights gaming’s possibly unsustainable future
How expensive is too expensive for a sequel to one of the best games ever made? We may be about to find out.
TEARS OF THE PLAYERS
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will cost $70
Disappointed, but not surprised.
Patch that Patch
The Witcher 3's latest patch improves performance on console, but makes it worse on PC
If you don't have ray tracing enabled, expect your game to run worse.
Forspoken Resources Guide: Where to find Wild Musk, Nuggets, Feathers, Crag Grass and more
Take on the Tantas with a store cupboard full of powerful ingredients!
FRIENDS LIKE THESE
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.37: The best game with followers you would never hang out with IRL
NPCs are annoying, needy, and dumb. But unlike your kids, you don't need to like them.
Forspoken Poppet Locations: Where to chase all the cats
Feline fun on the streets of Cipal
Redfall players will need an online connection at all times, even when playing solo
You'll also require Xbox Gold for co-op, and a Bethesda.net account.
RUNNIN' ON STEAM
Steam Deck proves, once again, that Skyrim will never die
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has seen yet another victory in 2023, as it tops the Steam Deck 'most played' charts – will anyone ever get bored of this game?
TOP OF THE DROPS
The 30 Best PlayStation Plus Games on PS4 and PS5 [February 2023]
Our top picks for Sony's money-saving subscription service!
The 10 Best Open-World Games [February 2023]
It feels good to take the path less travelled, sometimes.
THINKING OUT CLOUD
Final Fantasy 7 at 26: Kitase on being inspired by Nintendo, discarded concepts, and Rebirth changes to come
In an exclusive interview, Yoshinori Kitase sheds some light Final Fantasy 7's development – and hints at changes to come in the Remake series' future.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.36: The best game that really needs a remake
Games tend to age badly, and sometimes that's a tragedy.
New York, New York
Forspoken Best Ending: Which portal should you choose?
Which portal should you choose to start Frey's happily ever after?
Hard as nails
Forspoken Best Gear and Nails: Where to find the best Cloaks, Necklaces and Nails in Forspoken
Accessorizing has never been so magical
Redfall set for a May release, new deep dive takes a 12 minute look at gameplay
Take back the island from the bloodsuckers.
Here are 6 Forspoken tips I wish I knew before I started playing
Find your feet in the hostile realm of Athia with these helpful Forspoken tips
Forspoken Best Spells: Which spells should you Spellcraft first in Forspoken?
With so many awesome spells to choose from in Forspoken, which should you focus on?
Elden Ring Reforged mod's latest update might just be what you need to play the masterpiece again
We're coming up on the first anniversary of Elden Ring, so you may understandably have the itch to go back to The Lands Between.
LOAD OF OLD CUFF
Here’s how to make Forspoken less irritating
Just like High on Life last year, Forspoken relies a bit too much on inane chatter – but at least you can turn the frequency of it down.
DROWN AND OUT
Meddling with GTA 5's underwater mod was a titanic challenge – and probably something you shouldn’t do
Installing, running, and 'enjoying' a flood mod in Grand Theft Auto 5 seemed like it would be a lot of fun – but after dipping my toes in, I realised my mistake.
I'M A FREY'D KNOT
Forspoken review: Already on borrowed time
It stumbles out the block with a slow, awkward opening and barely manages to recover its footing – even 10 hours later. But there's something in Forspoken, somewhere.
Granblue Fantasy: Relink finally gets a new trailer, is probably out this year
Originally slated for 2022, the JRPG should be out some time this year.
Sea of Thieves Secrets of the Wilds adventure is live now!
Until February 2, take to the sea where adventure is waiting... for thee!
GTA Online Weekly Update (January 19) - bonus rewards, discounts, and vehicles
A new vehicle, plus taxi missions are here this week.
I hope Starfield’s financial system is as oppressive as real life
Exploitative banking might be just the thing to make Starfield’s grounded, believable and relatable spacefaring world ring true to us back here on Earth.
The best Genshin Impact Alhaitham build, artifacts, and F2P options
How to get the most from the 5-star Dendro swordsman
One small change in Genshin Impact's new update has fans elated
It's a small change, but a brilliant one.
DOG EAT DOG WORLD
Elden Ring YouTuber pits 50 of Caelid's starved dogs against all the bosses
Who, if any, can stand up to that many puppers?
Genshin Impact 3.4 release time, and everything coming with the Lantern Rite explained
Two new characters, events, and more are on the way.
My SSD Is Spoken For
Let’s hope Forspoken is worth its generous PS5 file size
Maybe time to delete that one game you haven't played in a while.
Make Some Noise
You can't play The Simpsons: Hit & Run on modern platforms, but you can listen to its soundtrack
It looks like the house of mouse released the soundtrack without making a fuss about it.
Xbox in 2023: Starfield is Game Pass’ killer exclusive, and the barren years may finally be over
It’s been a slow start to the generation for Xbox, but the fallow years might finally be at an end as Starfield kicks everything off.
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
Nintendo in 2023: Is Tears of the Kingdom going to be the Switch’s last big hurrah?
Rumours abound that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be the Switch’s swansong – but is it too soon to write off the handheld/home console hybrid?
GIMMIE YOUR GEMS
Genshin Impact devs warn against using third party services to protect against phishing
Alongside general security advice, the company warned against websites promoting primogem top ups and more.
A streamer beat Elden Ring's Malenia on a dance pad and controller at the same time
She is Malenia, you know the rest.
Right 2 Shoot
Arkane says that Redfall is closer to Far Cry than it is to Left 4 Dead
Though it also finds the comparisons understandable.
ITS YOUR MOVE!
Yaoyao and Alhaitham are here! Genshin Impact version 3.4 livestream recap
With new characters, story quests and more coming to version 3.4, there's plenty to look forward to.
Death Stranding 2 may not release until 2024, according to senior artist's ArtStation profile
I can't say that I'm all that surprised.
Best of 2022: Elden Ring, and Alex's other GOTY picks
Sometimes picking out a best game each year is a painful, difficult choice. Sometimes it’s easy. This year, it’s… sort of both? Let me explain.
Elden Ring New Game Plus explained: How NG+ works
New Game Plus is back in Elden Ring, letting you begin another journey into The Lands Between. Here's how it works.
GTA Online Weekly Update (December 22) - bonus rewards, discounts, and vehicles
Christmas is here!
All Elden Ring endings and how to get them
Elden Ring features multiple endings, as is Soulsborne tradition - but getting each is a complex affair.