This ‘web3 game console’ marks a new low for crypto grifts

The Polium One, an alleged web3 game console, makes even the sketchiest vaporware look legit.

Tech

Sonic Frontiers will be ‘open-zone,’ with no smooching allowed

Sega has a few simple rules for dating its teenage hedgehog in Sonic Frontiers, so you won't see the Blue Blur kissing people anytime soon.

Closed ring

Sonic Frontiers haters just don't understand the game, Sonic Team says

In a new interview, Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka says that the "open zone" format will silence the haters, and denied any rumored delays.

Open whirled

We've finally seen Starfield, and the internet can't get enough

A fifteen-minute gameplay preview of Bethesda's new IP, Starfield, lives up to its billing of "Skyrim in space."

Old frontiers

Fed-up GameStop employees quit en masse, stating ‘we are not God’

Four GameStop employees in Nebraska walked out of their store last weekend, citing bad working conditions and abusive upper management.

Workers' rights

Hideo Kojima's rumored new horror game, Overdose, leaks online

Supposed details of new horror game by Metal Gear maestro Hideo Kojima have trickled out, and some aren't happy about it.

Left stranded

Sega's Mega Drive Mini 2 comes with a make-believe Sega CD add-on

The second-generation mini retro console features 50 built-in games and a cosmetic Sega CD attachment for that full retro look.

Tech

E3 will rise from the dead in 2023 as an in-person event

Despite many eulogies, the ESA has announced that E3 will return in 2023 as a digital and in-person event.

E3 1999 Eternal

Nintendo hoped hacker's prison term would send a message to pirates

A newly-released transcript of a hacker's sentencing hearing reveals that Nintendo wanted his prison term to strike fear in the hearts of pirates, among other things.

Hack attack

Elden Ring YouTuber accused of mistranslating Latin for clout

In a bizarre community spat, some have accused an up-and-coming Elden Ring YouTuber of using Google Translate to mislead fans about the lyrics of in-game music.

Lore wars

Start your doomsday prepping, AC: New Horizons' clock stops in 2061

Your Animal Crossing-addicted friends will finally be released from their Sisyphean trial in 40 years, but don't be surprised if they roll it down the hill.

By nook or by crook

Xbox drops flashy Pride controller to complement its paltry LGBTQ+ donation

Microsoft shows off its commitment to Pride, but a $170,000 donation to LGBTQ+ groups seems like a missed opportunity.

Gamer pride?

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are open-world, and coming this November

The new Pokémon games were announced today, and they'll include a new open-world structure, a four-player co-op, and a very cute pig.

Pig out

FromSoftware is ‘in the process’ of restoring Dark Souls PC servers

FromSoftware says that it's working on restoring the Dark Souls series servers, but the timeline is unclear.

Age of dark

Modder resurrects Nintendo’s Power Glove to play Mario Kart

An enterprising modder has managed to get the "classic" Nintendo peripheral working on a Switch.

Hand of doom

The new Sonic game looks too bad to be true

The first trailer for Sonic Frontiers has emerged in the wild, and it looks like it learned some lessons from the popular video games of the past five years.

Ultimate hype form