Overwatch Introduces Lego-Themed Event Today

Beginning today and running through September 30, Overwatch players can unlock a Lego-inspired skin for Bastion by simply netting nine wins in any mode. The appropriately named Bastion Brick Challenge brings 12 different rewards in total that are handed out for every three wins. Win your first three games and you'll earn two new Bastion player icons. Win three more and you'll get two new Bastion sprays. Win another three and you'll unlock the legendary Brick Bastion skin. You can also earn more Bastion goodies by watching participating Twitch broadcasters. Spend two hours on Overwatch Twitch streams and you'll get…

by jordan
September 18, 2019

Rockstar Games Is The Latest Company To Put Out Its Own PC Game Launcher

In recent years, several companies have tried their hands at creating their own PC game launchers. While Steam and Battle.net remain mainstay launchers, the Epic Games Store has most recently made waves in the space. Rockstar Games is the latest company to jump in with the hopes of becoming the one stop for all your Grand Theft Auto, Bully, L.A. Noire, and Max Payne 3 needs. The Rockstar Games Launcher offers all the features of a standard PC game launcher, including cloud saves, the ability to shop for new games, and automatic updates. Right now the store consists of Grand…

by jordan
September 18, 2019

You Can Now Buy The Official Wireless SNES Controller For Switch

Hot on the heels of the release of Super Nintendo games on Nintendo Switch Online, subscribers looking for a more authentic experience can now purchase wireless Super NES controllers for use with Nintendo's current hybrid system. To order, you must login with your Nintendo Switch Online account, then enter your information. Each Nintendo Switch Online account can order up to four SNES controllers. The controller comes with USB cable, but can also be charged using the Switch's AC adapter. If you're interested in purchasing a controller (or four), head to the official Nintendo site. Each controller costs $30 plus shipping…

by jordan
September 17, 2019

Welcome The Fall 2019 Game Informer Interns

It's time to fall in love again – with our Fall 2019 internship crew! You'll be seeing these bylines a lot on the site over the coming months, so we want to introduce you to our new intern crew. They'll be covering news, gamer culture, and more as they build up their portfolios. These young writers come from a variety of places across the country, but they all have one thing in common: video games. We'll let them introduce themselves. Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76) – I was in first grade when I first discovered the Game Boy Color. All the “cool”…

by jordan
September 17, 2019

Likes In Death Stranding Are ‘Unconditional Love,’ Not Currency

During the 50-minute presentation for Death Stranding at Tokyo Game Show, director Hideo Kojima explained that part of the game's innovative social system involves giving "likes" to other players' objects in the world. But what players can do with those likes wasn't exactly clear, so we asked Kojima to elaborate during our interview. The answer is surprisingly simple: You can't really do anything with them. They function primarily to send a positive and supportive message out into the bleak world of Death Stranding. Kojima's response (in part) was: At the beginning, the Asian staff said, “Hey, Hideo, no one will…

by jordan
September 16, 2019

Gen 5 Pokémon Begin Appearing In Pokémon Go Today

Several new Pokémon are set to join the world of Pokémon Go beginning today. 11 months to the day after Pokémon from Gen 4's Sinnoh region began appearing in the game, monsters from Gen 5's Unova region will make their debut. According to Niantic, Pokémon originally discovered in Black and White will start appearing at 1 p.m. Pacific today. The list of creatures appearing in the wild includes Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Patrat, Lillipup, Pidove, and Blitzle. Additionally, the Pokémon will hatch from the following eggs: 2 KM Patrat Lillipup Purrloin Pidove 5 KM Snivy Tepig Oshawott Blitzle Drilbur Foongus 10…

by jordan
September 16, 2019

Days Gone Gets New Game Plus Today

Remember Days Gone? Sony Bend's open-world zombie game released this April, and is pretty darn good, but hasn't been talked about much in the months that followed, especially for a Sony exclusive. From the lack of chatter, I'm guessing most of you haven't finished it yet, but if you have, and you enjoyed it, Sony Bend today added New Game Plus, giving you good reason to jump back in. Days Gone's version of New Game Plus allows the player to begin the adventure again with almost everything they unlocked in the first playthrough, including bike upgrades, collectibles, encampment trust, and…

by jordan
September 14, 2019

Tokyo Game Show Gallery: Sights From The Show Floor

We're in Japan for the annual Tokyo Game Show, in case you couldn't tell by our stories, pictures, and videos focused on Japanese games. And while those titles are definitely the stars of the show, another joy of attending TGS is seeing what heights the spectacle can reach.  During our time between appointments, we snapped some pictures so you can feel like you're right here on the show floor with us. Some of the highlights include a giant Rabite, merchandise for sale at the Kojima Productions shop, and some impressive statues at the Atlus/Sega booth. So flip through the galleries below and…

by jordan
September 12, 2019

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Launches In January And Includes The Buu Saga

Click here to watch embedded media Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an open-world action/RPG that lets fans explore the world of Dragon Ball Z while surrounded by familiar characters and events. We've known the Frieza saga would be included since the initial announcement, but then Bandai Namco revealed that the Cell saga would also be covered. As the 2019 Tokyo Game Show gets underway, the company has even more surprises in store, including more content, a firm release date, and details about special editions. First and foremost is the fact that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot launches on January 17, 2020 for PS4,…

by jordan
September 12, 2019

Control May Cross Over With Alan Wake In Upcoming DLC

Fans have been asking Remedy Games to bring back Alan Wake, and that may be happening, just not as its own game. Remedy today announced a content roadmap for its latest game Control, and the last item teased is a paid expansion called "AWE," and within it we see a familiar flashlight, along with the letters "A" and "W," which stand for you-know-what. According to Remedy, AWE explores a new section of the Oldest House, called the Investigations Sector. Here, Jesse will be tasked to examine and interact with Altered World Events. Nice try in hiding Alan Wake there, Remedy,…

by jordan
September 12, 2019