FIFA 18's story mode has become the franchise’s best feature

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FIFA 18's story mode has become the franchise’s best feature

When FIFA 17 came out last year, its standout feature was something called "The Journey." For the first time in the franchise's 24-year history, EA Sports added a story mode where you can pretend to live the life of a professional soccer (er, football) player. The plot centered around a fictional character named Alex Hunter, a British teenager who's trying to make a name for himself in the English Premier League. Your goal, naturally, is to guide him in his quest to do exactly that. Thanks to its success on FIFA 17, the adventure continues with FIFA 18's "The Journey: Hunter Returns."

Epic hopes 'PUBG'-style 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' will tempt gamers

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Epic hopes 'PUBG'-style 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' will tempt gamers

Epic Games' Fortnite has been out for a while in paid Early Access, but hasn't quite taken off in the same way that, say, Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) has. The hot new indie "battle royale" title has a massive, rabid user base and an impressive sales record. It even knocked perennial chart-topper Dota 2 off the Steam charts - an impressive feat, indeed and one that developers like Epic and Rockstar are keen to reproduce.

Nintendo issues takedowns for ‘Super Mario 64 Online' mod videos

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Nintendo issues takedowns for ‘Super Mario 64 Online' mod videos

Last week, modders released a tool that enabled folks to play the classic game Super Mario 64 online in massive multiplayer batches with up to 23 of their friends. To be clear, this was just a plugin that allowed folks who were already playing emulated ROMs of the game on a computer to roam together. Nevertheless, Nintendo caught wind and, predictably, served enough copyright takedown notices to pull the videos promoting the tool -- and the main modder Kaze Emanuar's Patreon account -- offline.

‘Final Fantasy XV’ multiplayer DLC arrives October 31st

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 ‘Final Fantasy XV’ multiplayer DLC arrives October 31st

Final Fantasy XV dominated last year's holiday season, and impressively, the game's managed to stay relevant throughout 2017. Whether it's temporary events, side story DLC, mobile games or crossovers into other titles, it's stayed on players' radar. Like earlier extra content, Final Fantasy XV's next release explores a gap in the main game's story. Players will get to create their own custom character and fight monsters with their friends. That's right -- it's multiplayer.

Valve thinks charts will negate Steam review bombing

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Valve thinks charts will negate Steam review bombing

Review bombing in the gaming community is a woefully old concept, but after it took the spotlight again this month, following yet another racist outburst from YouTuber PewDiePie, Valve is taking action to mitigate the damaging effects it can have on game developers. Instead of single review scores, game pages will now be accompanied by a histogram displaying a visual history of user reviews.

'Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime' lands on Nintendo Switch

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'Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime' lands on Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch has made couch co-op gaming more fun by giving you a way to play with friends outside the house. That's why Lovers in A Dangerous Spacetime, which will be available for the Switch on October 3rd, seems like a perfect fit for the hybrid. We once described the neon-colored couch co-op as a "deeply cooperative game," because you need to communicate with your partner(s) on how to maneuver your spaceship to kill hostile robots. Now that it's on the Switch, you can take it anywhere with you, hand out some Joy-Cons and play with friends, officemates, even random strangers.