Steven Wright

Steven T. Wright is a freelance gaming writer for Input. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Polygon, GameSpot, and The Outline (RIP). When he’s not diving into the next hundred-hour triple-A game, he enjoys playing pinball, reading weird fantasy novels, and lobbying Square Enix for a Legacy of Kain sequel. (So far, no dice.)

Apparent ‘Silent Hill’ leak taken down faster than you can say ‘legit’

A number of images from a purported Silent Hill game leaked online, and fans are arguing that a swift takedown notice confirms their authenticity.

Restless leaks

Bethesda heavy hitters ‘Starfield’ and ‘Redfall’ delayed to 2023

Two highly anticipated Xbox exclusives, Starfield and Redfall, have been delayed to the first half of 2023 due to development issues.

Failure to launch

E3 might be dead, but Keighley says Summer Game Fest lives on

E3 is dead and buried in the minds of gamers for now, but Geoff Keighley wants you to know that his Summer Game Event is here to fill the gap.

Long live E3

The rise (and fall?) of video game NFTs

There's been a lot of chatter about NFTs coming to your favorite games, but is there something to it?

Not for thee

Sony promises better availability after PS5 misses 2021 sales target

In a recent earnings call, Sony announced that the PlayStation 5 missed its 2021 sales target by 3 million, and that it hopes to make the console easier to buy.

Box it up

The ‘Wordle’ phenomenon has already come to Playdate

The Playdate has only been out for a few weeks, but one developer has already ported Wordle to the cutesy device.

C R A N K

An ancient version of ‘Duke Nukem Forever’ has emerged from its slumber

Footage of a 2001 build of the famously delayed “Duke Nukem Forever” has leaked online, with a build set to follow soon.

Leaks rock

‘Halo Infinite’ season 2 includes an unlikely Microsoft tribute

Halo Infinite's new season is finally here, and it includes a tribute to long-deceased Microsoft Office assistant Clippy, as well as its new battle pass.

No Cortanas allowed

At last, Microsoft 3D Movie Maker is now open-source... Wait, what?

The former CEO of legendary British developer Argonaut Games has released the source for the BRender engine, which powered ‘Carmageddon’, ‘Croc’, and more.

Retro magic

Hank Hill battles for sitcom supremacy in Apple Arcade kart racer

‘Warped Kart Racers’ is coming to Apple Arcade, and it features Hank Hill, Peter Griffin, and Stewie racing to the finish.

That kart ain't right

Xbox mobile app adds Snapchat-style Stories to the mix

In a rare example of a new feature you might actually use, Xbox has added disappearing clips (AKA "Stories") to its mobile app.

Run it back

Fan-made ‘Metroid’ prototype imagines the N64 Samus we never got

The Nintendo 64 never got a Metroid game, but two fans are imagining what such a hypothetical "Metroid 64" might look like.

Ultra dread

Modder hacks Fisher-Price Xbox controller to play Elden Ring

A controller enthusiast named Rudeism has hacked a Fisher-Price toy controller to actually play games, complete with goofy sounds.

Toy time

Square Enix freed its Western studios, and I couldn't be happier

Now that Square Enix has sold its biggest Western studios for a paltry $300 million, we might finally get a new Deus Ex, Thief, or Legacy of Kain game.

Legacy of pain

The best mods for Elden Ring, ranked

Elden Ring has only been out for a few months, but there's already a thriving mod community on PC. Here are the best ones to try out.

The modder's throne

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order 2 may be next-gen only, release in 2023

A new report from an industry insider suggests that Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order 2 has a new title, a new release date, and it will be next-gen only.

No droids?

Former Starfield dev says game might not ship on time

A former Bethesda character artist said that Starfield is "looking good," but they worry the game has too much content to hit its November release date.

Fun not found

The wildest Elden Ring runs, ranked

Elden Ring players are pushing against the barriers of what's possible to beat the game, and the results are often hysterical.

Gaming

Twitch’s new business plan could mean lower payouts and a lot more ads

According to a new report, Twitch is planning to make some big changes to its revenue share, and its stars aren't going to be happy.

Dollars and sense

Xbox is eating up console market share, at least according to Xbox

In a recent investor call, the head of Microsoft said that Xbox has gained in console market share as Sony struggles to keep pace with PlayStation 5 demand.

Business as usual