Stray is getting a physical edition in September

As well as an exclusive edition from iam8bit One of the most intriguing games of the summer is an adventure starring a cat — being, well, a cat — in a human-less city. Stray releases digitally for PS4, PS5, and PC on July 19, but if you’re looking to pick up a physical copy, that’s coming later. … Read more

Analysis: GameStop’s NFT marketplace earns the company just $45K in first day

GameStop’s new NFT marketplace—which finally launched in beta on Monday after months of teases and hype among some retail traders—has brought the game retailer about $45,000 in transaction fees in its first 24 hours, according to an Ars-exclusive analysis. While that revenue is a minimal drop in the bucket for a company of GameStop’s size, it also means GameStop is now a surprisingly … Read more

Blockchain-based games see an uptick in users despite bear market conditions

Bear markets are always tough, but one of the positives is they clear the clutter and this allows legitimate projects to stand out. While most investors are focused on the latest centralized finance (CeFi) and decentralized finances (DeFi) scandal, the blockchain gaming sector has quietly weathered the storm better than other niches of the market. … Read more

Watch Out for Illicit Actors Gaming Crypto Games

Play-to-earn (P2E) crypto games are emerging as a popular blockchain application that is likely to bring a high risk for scams and money laundering, especially once the crypto winter thaws. Although P2E crypto tokens, like a lot of the crypto ecosystem, have lost much of their value in recent months, they deserve attention from financial … Read more

Assassin’s Creed Liberation delisted and will be unplayable, even if you own it

In an unprecedented blow to game preservation, Ubisoft has delisted Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD from the Steam store, and starting on September 1, 2022, it will be completely unplayable, even if you own it already. The news comes after Ubisoft recently shut down online servers for 15 games such as Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Far Cry 3, and Assassin’s … Read more

‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ creator Kazuki Takahashi found dead

Kazuki Takahashi, creator of the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, was found dead on Wednesday, according to Japan public broadcaster NHK and other media sources. He was 60 years old. Takahashi’s body was reportedly found floating off the coast of Nago in Okinawa, wearing snorkeling gear. Takahashi, a comic book artist, started his career in the 80s. But his big success … Read more

Genshin Impact’s next big update is all about Fatui’s Harbingers

As Genshin Impact players prepare for the 2.8 “Summer Fantasia” update on Tuesday, Hoyoverse has already started teasing the game’s next major patch: 3.0. Sunday, Hoyoverse posted an over-four minute trailer for the Sumeru update. But instead of focusing on the new in-game content coming with the 3.0 update, the trailer is all about the Fatui Harbingers and the game’s … Read more

The Witcher’s ‘Gwent: Rogue Mage’ Is a Fine Card Game and a Terrible Roguelite

Gwent, The Witcher’s in-universe card game, is good at what it does. In fact, it is so good at what it does that players of The Witcher 3 all but demanded a stand-alone Gwent game, with all of the additional cards and complexity that desire suggests. This want was rewarded with Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, a fully featured free-to-play competitive … Read more