Day: July 28, 2020


Roblox reaches 150 million monthly active users (that’s more than Minecraft)

I like to think I know about what’s big in the world of videogames – after all, I do write about them for a living. But somehow, Roblox keeps escaping my attention, despite the fact that it’s one of the biggest games in the world. That vague phrase doesn’t really do it justice, either, now that the company has revealed the latest frankly ridiculous stats on the Roblox player count. read more


Here’s Every Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character as LEGO

An ambitious fan of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch has recreated the game’s 76-character roster in LEGO form. The recreations are not based on the traditional mini-figs, but instead are based on LEGO’s Brickheadz line. The designs were created by Reddit user Yuunohu using the Bricklink Studio program. Yuunohu’s designs encompass not only the playable fighters included in the base game, but also all of the DLC fighters released thus far, including Min Min, the game’s most recent addition. All of these amazing LEGO designs can be seen in the video at the top of this page. read more


Teacher Raises $16,000 On Twitch To Wipe Out School’s Lunch Debt

It is, to still somehow understate things, an incredibly difficult time to be a teacher. Around the country, many schools are set to reopen this fall, but with covid-19 case numbers continuing to soar, danger will inevitably lurk in familiar halls. What will happen once class is in session? Will things even get that far? For now, one high school teacher, Zachary “Jaychalke” McCarter, is focusing on injustices he can actually do something about—namely, the quiet ravages of lunch debt. read more


Grounded tops the Steam best-sellers list and hits big on Twitch

The reveal of Obsidian’s Grounded came as a shock to fans of the studio’s classic RPG games, but despite that it seems there’s plenty of interest. Grounded launched into Early Access today, and it’s already hit the top of the Steam best-sellers list and near the peak of the Twitch charts. The Honey, I Shrunk the Kids take on survival games has a long way to go yet, but the early response is promising. read more


An Engaging Game of Strategy and Scooby Snacks

Betrayal at House on the Hill is one of the most renowned board games out there, and it marks an entry point for many game enthusiasts. Over the years, fans have been delighted by the game’s challenging (and often punishing) flow, and it seems a new era is here for families who are interested in the game. After all, the Mystery Incorporated gang has decided to challenge the title, and Scooby-Doo: Betrayal at Mystery Mansion is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the property. read more


Here’s what to do in GTA Online if a hacker turns you into a giant ball

It’s always a bit… deflating to log into Grand Theft Auto Online and find that you’ve been targeted by hackers. There are any number of ways for cheaters to ruin your GTA Online experience – they could at one point even instantly kill you when you spawned in, and even now they’re still putting people in cages. But what about when you’re hit with something that’s a little less disruptive and just flat out strange? One Redditor’s answer was just to roll with it. read more


Ubisoft Canned Ambitious RPG Project By Former Dragon Age Creative Director

In December of 2018, former Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw joined Ubisoft Quebec to work on an unannounced project. A little over a year later, in January 2020, Laidlaw left the position with no explanation. According to a report from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, the cause of Laidlaw’s departure was the cancelation of a project code-named Avalon, an ambitious adventure based on Arthurian legend, by former Ubisoft chief creative officer Serge Hascoët. read more


Phantasy Star Online 2 is heading to Steam next month

Phantasy Star Online 2 is pretty bloody weird, right? A sci-fi romp that has your anime heroes fighting everything from goblins to WW2 battleships by way of Evangelion’s screaming hell-prism. Now, with a Steam launch due next month, you’ll soon be able to traipse through PSO2 as some kind of Valve chimaera – piloting a far-future mech in Gordon Freeman’s hazard suit as a tiny Stephen Merchant hovers menacingly by your side. Just another day on the job, eh? read more