• I remembered today when opening the Epic Launcher (don’t ask) that Remedy’s new game Control is only a few months away from release.

    Regardless of my previous thoughts on this whole mess with Steam and Epic, I know I’ll be getting Control on day one. Remedy’s games are too good to pass up. Quantum Break is the reason I own an Xbox One and the last game I played on my Xbox 360 — after months of not using it — was Alan Wake.

    It’s safe to say I’ll always find a way to play a Remedy game.

  • I’m curious if the new Hellboy movie would be so poorly received if Guillermo del Toro’s (amazing) series didn’t exist. Is it genuinely a bad movie or is it “bad” because it’s not a third del Toro movie starring Ron Perlman?

  • Watch Dogs 3 reportedly set in London

    Vikki Blake for PC Gamer:

    This has been rumoured for some time, of course—we said as much when Ubisoft confirmed details of its upcoming E3 conference—plus we know a patch that revised the ending of Watch Dogs 2 included references to Brixton, a location in the UK capital. Kotaku is now reporting the rumour as true.

    I don’t know what’s more surprising: the setting for the game or that it’s getting made at all.

    This is the first I had heard of a third game and assumed—given how disappointed I understood Ubisoft to be with the sales of Watch Dogs 2—we wouldn’t see one.

    That said, I enjoyed the second game and its take on Silicon Valley. Assuming the game is actually set in the UK, I hope the team is able to replicate that same experience for players once again.

  • Zack Snyder seemingly confirms his Justice League cut exists

    Britt Hayes for The AV Club:

    While appearing at a fan event to promote (checks notes) the director’s cuts of his various films–an event that proves anything can be an event with the right attitude–Snyder confirmed the existence of what has come to be known as “The Snyder Cut” of Justice League.

    Please just let this movie die already.

  • If I had one piece of advice for the enemies of The Division 2, it would be to stop leaving so many full jerrycans laying around. If I had another piece of advice, it would be to stop standing so close to your full jerrycans during a firefight.

  • Dialog received its first review this week, which is an exciting milestone! If you’re using the app on your Android device, consider taking a second and reviewing it in the Play Store.

  • I need to do a serious purge of my RSS news sources — mostly in the tech space. The repetition, smart-ass headlines, and cynicism towards anything new is nauseating. There's a handful of sources I know I can rely on so I'll focus on those and turf the others.

  • I enjoy true crime podcasts. So much so — it would seem — that I've already listened to all but one of the shows on Lifehacker’s "Best True Crime" list.

    One recommendation I have that does not appear on their list is Cold by KSL and Wondery that covers the 2009 disappearance of Susan Powell and the destructive effects it had on the people around her.

  • Microsoft is banning April Fools’ Day pranks

    Tom Warren for The Verge:

    In an internal memo, obtained and verified by The Verge, Capossela explains that “data tells us these stunts have limited positive impact and can actually result in unwanted news cycles.” He encourages all teams inside Microsoft not to do any public-facing April Fools’ Day stunts.

    I hope more companies adopt this mindset. I find April 1st to be one of the worst days of the year because of the dumb, annoying things Google, Microsoft, and others do for fun that always seem to blow up in their faces.

  • Devil May Cry 5 sells 2 million copies

    Matthew Handrahan for GamesIndustry.biz:

    Devil May Cry 5 has reached two million shipments, and it has done so since it launched on March 8. The critics also gave the game a warm reception, leaving it with an aggregate score of 87 on Metacritic at the time of writing.

    Devil May Cry 5 is the latest in a string of commercial hits for Capcom, with Resident Evil 7, the remake of Resident Evil 2, and Monster Hunter: World all finding success.

    Capcom’s been killing it lately and I can’t help but attribute it to the attention they’ve been paying to the requests from longtime fans.

    In the case of Resident Evil 7 and the remake of Resident Evil 2, fans wanted less of an action title and more of a truly scary game — and a return to form for the series.

    For Monster Hunter, PC, PlayStation, and Xbox fans had long watched as Nintendo’s consoles and Sony’s PlayStation Portable secured Monster Hunter titles as exclusives and wanted to get in on the action.

    Lastly, in the case of Devil May Cry — much like Resident Evil — fans were asking for a return to the roots of the series that’s been missing since DMC 4 back in 2008.

    With all of these franchises, Capcom delivered and they’re being rewarded for it with great sales numbers for many of their most recent games. It makes me wonder if we’ll finally get a sequel to Dragon’s Dogma.