Mario + Rabbids Dev on Balancing Both Franchises

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle not only offers a turn-based tactical take on Mario, it merges Nintendo’s universe with Ubisoft’s wacky Rabbids. Ubisoft Milan creative director Davide Soliani has shed light on how the team was able to find the right balance between Mario and Rabbids as they brought both worlds…

Some Switch Games Will Soon Require Memory Cards

While revealing a new partnership with SD card maker SanDisk, Nintendo has also revealed that, moving forward, some Nintendo Switch games will require a MicroSD card in order to experience the full content of certain upcoming games. In an announcement, Nintendo noted that “a microSD card will be needed for…

NVC: SNES Preordeals, Rabbids, No More Heroes

Welcooooooome to episode 371 of Nintendo Voice Chat, our weekly Nintendo talk show shot in front of a live studio audience of exactly one person in our office in San Francisco. Last week, we reported back from Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, but this week, we’re back to our full one-hour…

ARK: Survival Evolved Review

Running up a snowy mountain firing a machine gun at a woolly mammoth from the back of a tyrannosaurus is a fantastic example of the reason many video games exist: living out ridiculous childhood fantasies. ARK: Survival Evolved has plenty of that to go around across its multiple sprawling maps…

90 Minutes With Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford

The president and CEO of Borderlands creator Gearbox Studios shares stories from his fascinating career in games, including getting his start on Duke Nukem 3D, working on Half-Life, Halo, Brothers in Arms, and much more! If you’d rather listen than watch, here’s an audio-only download link of the full episode. Here are…

Mario + Rabbids Dev: Nintendo ‘Open-minded’ to New Ideas

While Nintendo is protective of its franchises, Mario + Rabbids creative director Davide Soliani has found the company is “quite open-minded” to new ideas as long as the creative concept can be justified. On the debut episode of IGN Expert Mode, Soliani shed light on the process that ultimately led to…

Shadow of War Developer Memorialized With Charity DLC

Middle-earth: Shadow of War executive producer Michael Forgey lost his battle with cancer last year at the age of 43. To help ease the burden on his surviving family, and as a way to honor his enthusiasm for both his work and playing music, WB Games is offering a DLC…

Han Solo Movie Recasts A Role With This Actor

Following the news that The Wire actor Michael K. Williams dropped out of the Han Solo Star Wars movie, we now know who has replaced him, apparently. Director Ron Howard, who himself took over for original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller after they were fired, posted a picture of…

PC’s Monster Hunter-Like RPG Dauntless Closed Beta Begins Today

PC‘s ambitious Monster Hunter-like game Dauntless is still a few months away from release, but players now have a chance to try the title early. Beginning today, the cooperative action-RPG enters into closed beta. According to developer Phoenix Labs, the Dauntless closed beta will “build upon” the game’s live service…