Author: Eurogamer

Eurogamer is a British video game journalism website owned by Gamer Network, both formed alongside each other in 1999. Its editor is Oli Welsh.

Wizards of the Coast has apologised for its handling of its Dungeons & Dragons Open Gaming License (OGL) revisions, which caused a huge community backlash over the past week. Details of planned revisions for an OGL 1.1 were leaked by Gizmodo, and Wizards of the Coast was immediately faced with an orchestrated pushback by fans and prominent community members over rule changes which would, among other things, require anyone making money through the use of D&D elements to report earnings to the company. The original OGL, which was to be rendered “unauthorised” after the release of 1.1…

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Google has officially pulled the plug on its cloud gaming service Stadia, which died earlier this morning. Announced in September, the shutdown was scheduled for 7:59am 19th January for us Brits, or 11:59pm 18th January Pacific Time. If you head to the Stadia website now, you’ll be greeted with a short message which reads: “Thank you for playing with us. Stadia was shut down on January 18, 2023.” Some players commemorated the occasion by livestreaming their final moments on the service which, although somewhat anticlimactic, marked the end of Stadia’s short and troubled lifetime. Eurogamer Newscast: Was Google Stadia always…

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Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto once vetoed a developer’s idea to introduce an evil Wario version of Princess Peach. The concept for a Wario-style Peach was originally discussed 15 years ago by Shugo Takahashi, co-founder of Mario Tennis and Mario Golf studio Camelot in an old interview with Nintendo Dream. This interview resurfaced last night via Twitter, as translated by user gosokkyu, which has brought Takahashi’s long-lost comments to light. Eurogamer Newscast: What to look forward to in 2023! Camelot’s pitch to create an evil Peach came about after the studio’s success in originating…

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Google has launched its previously promised Bluetooth controller update tool, enabling players to wirelessly connect their controllers to other devices once the embattled game streaming service shuts down tomorrow, 18th January. Previously, Stadia controllers could only be used with the service, but – following requests from owners that the restriction be lifted in light of Stadia’s closure – the company last week announced it would shortly be releasing a tool to do just that. That “self-serve” tool is now live and accessible through a Chrome web browser, but does come with a number of limitations and restrictions. …

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It’s been a long old wait, but HBO’s live-action TV adaptation of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is finally here – and, following this weekend’s barnstorming premiere episode, HBO has teased some of the horrors to come in its latest trailer. Prior to The Last of Us’ TV premiere, early word from critics was extremely positive, giving fans of the games plenty to get excited about – and the first episode suggested the hype was well-earned, introducing a stellar cast and expanding on the source material’s opening hour or so in largely effective, impactful ways. With…

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It looks like we may get more information about WWE 2K23 at the end of this month, and rumour has it, the latest instalment of the wrestling series will release in March 2023. It’s thought we’ll find out more on 28th January at the upcoming Royal Rumble in San Antonio, with hands-on gameplay and a new mode reveal said to be on the cards. Eurogamer Newscast: What to look forward to in 2023!! Insider Gaming says the information set to be shared that night will be embargoed until the end of the month “to allow for travel and content development”,…

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With the impending release of Sony’s PSVR 2 headset, there are sure to be plenty of people out there who are about to indulge in the wonders of virtual reality for the very first time. If that sounds like you, then you’re in for a massive treat because VR is amazing, but if you want to get the most out of it, you will need to learn to walk before you can run. Jumping straight into an extreme VR experience like Resident Evil Village might sound like a good idea (I mean, who doesn’t want to check out Lady D…

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Google has confirmed plans to release a “self-serve” tool that will make its proprietary Stadia controller function on other platforms via Bluetooth. This hopefully means that the controller – which is currently locked so it only connects to Google’s cloud gaming service, Stadia – will still be usable even after Google shutters Stadia later this week. 10 MORE Exciting Games We CAN’T WAIT To Play In 2023 – AS SUGGESTED BY YOU! “We’ve also got Bluetooth news: next week we’ll be releasing a self-serve tool to enable Bluetooth connections on your Stadia Controller,” the official Stadia Twitter account tweeted…

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Following this week’s announcement of yet another delay for Skull and Bones, Ubisoft has shared 30 minutes of new footage from its beleaguered pirate adventure, focusing on what it calls the game’s “narrative gameplay”. It’s perhaps something of an unexpected place to return after a lengthy absence, given Ubisoft insisted Skull and Bones was “not a narrative-driven game” last summer, but it does at least give players a better idea of how the publisher is attempting to inject a bit of variety into the action. As Ubisoft explained last year, Skull and Bones is overwhelmingly focused on…

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Ubisoft will reveal Skull and Bones’ new release date “very soon”, the publisher has said, following yesterday’s news of a further delay for the beleaguered pirate adventure. Skull and Bones, which has been in development since 2013, was revealed in 2017 but has faced repeated delays since then, its release most recently being moved from November 2022 to March 2023. Yesterday though, Ubisoft confirmed it was pushing the troubled game’s launch back yet again, this time to “early” in the fiscal year 2023-24. In a follow-up statement shared by the official Skull and Bones Twitter account, Ubisoft…

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