Baldur’s Gate 3 early review: Modern fantasy

First, the basics. Baldur’s Gate 3 is a Dungeons & Dragons game through and through, but you don’t need to be familiar with that world or those systems to enjoy it. It’s a dense roleplay

Going back to school? The Switch is your destination for RPG-powered procrastination

As the new school year starts, a fresh cohort of students will soon be hard at work finding ways to avoid writing papers and watching lectures they slept through, and just generally finding ways to wa

Wake up, new Pokémon just dropped

Today’s “Pokémon Presents” livestream wasn’t as chock-full of news as previous announcements about the upcoming Nintendo Switch games “Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.&#82

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet will release on November 18

The newest main series Pokémon game, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, will arrive on the Nintendo Switch on November 18, 2022. A trailer for the game dropped this morning, revealing new details about t

‘Club Penguin Rewritten’ shut down by Disney, website seized by London police

“Our world is breaking down around us …” a Reddit user posted this morning in r/ClubPenguinRewritten, documenting how the fan-driven, probably illegal remake of Club Penguin was slowly d

Blockchain gaming survey: 7 investors discuss regulation, opportunities and NFT hype

There’s still a haze of uncertainty surrounding blockchain games, so we reached out to several active investors in to get a clearer picture of where opportunities exist today and what they see on th

Ed Sheeran’s favorite Pokémon is Squirtle

Two days ago, Ed Sheeran posted a cryptic Twitter message, hinting at a soon-to-be announced collaboration with Pokémon GO. I’ll be honest: I’m not the biggest Ed Sheeran fan, but the has

Pokémon Unite is coming to iOS and Android on September 22

During today’s Pokémon Presents livestream, The Pokémon Company announced that Pokémon Unite will become available for iOS and Android on September 22. The strategic battle game came out for

Westward plans a $30M debut fund to take Chinese indie games global

In Hefei, a Chinese city known for its relics from the Three Kingdoms period and its manufacturing industry today, Maxim Rate was thrilled to find a small studio crafting a Western role-playing game,

5 top gaming investors explain how the pandemic is reshaping MMOs and social games

Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions into isolation, video games are seeing a surge in usage as people seek entertainment and social interaction. When we surveyed gaming-focused VCs in O

App stores saw record 204 billion app downloads in 2019, consumer spend of $120 billion

Consumers downloaded a record 204 billion apps in 2019, up 6% from 2018 and up 45% since 2016, and spent $120 billion on apps, subscriptions and other in-app spending in the past year. The average mob

Square-Enix Working On Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy For Android

While Nintendo has officially disavowed the notion of <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/09/15/nintendo-will-not-make-smartphone-games-says-president-iwata/">making smartphone games</a>, their long-

Square Enix Announces Online RPG Dragon Quest X For Wii And Wii U

The <a href="http://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2011/exhibition/en/">Tokyo Game Show 2011</a> is just ten days away, but Square Enix preferred to hold a separate press conference in Tokyo to announce thei

Chaos Rings: Square Enix releases fantastic trailer for iPhone-exclusive RPG

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/chaos_rings_3-620x479.png" /> Japanese video gaming powerhouse <a href="http://www.square-enix.com/na">Square Enix</a> has released a ha

Final Fantasy for iPhone: First trailer and new screenshots

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ff2_iphone_2.jpg" /> In case you haven't heard already, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_%28video_game%29">Final Fant

Final Fantasy XIII gets 39/40 rating from Famitsu magazine

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/ff13_famitsu.png" /> The <a href="http://www.famitsu.com/">Famitsu</a> [JP], Japan's (and probably the world's) most important video gam

40/40 rating: Capcom's Monster Hunter 3 gets perfect score from Famitsu

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/monster_hunter_tri.png" /> Japan's biggest gaming publication, the Famitsu, has rewarded another RPG for a Nintendo system with a perfec

Tokyo Game Show: Monster Hunter 3 for the Wii is one of the most popular games of the show (video)

Monster Hunter is a highly popular RPG brand in Japan so no wonder people lined up for hours at the Tokyo Game Show to play the third part of the series (I didn’t). Capcom will release this game

3 new Sonic Chronicles videos, now with terribly useless narration!

http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=39541 My hopes for Sonic Chronicles are remarkably high. I mean, come on – it’s Sega’s attempt at recreating the glory that is Super M

Piggy bank for RPG fans to be released in Japan

Takara Tomy announced they will roll out a mixture between a savings box and an RPG in Japan on August 7th. The so-called “Bankquest” [JP] will cost $37. Players will be able to boost thei