Reading now:

Stay up-to-date with the latest Xbox one gaming scene

Valorant's sneaky Cypher looks like he escaped from a Mad Magazine comic strip

The Valorant closed beta is now underway (and a big hit), but Riot isn't putting the brakes on its weekly series of character reveals. Today we got a look at Cypher, a Moroccan master of subterfuge who looks like a refugee from a Spy vs Spy strip.


Valorant Release date, closed beta, gameplay, and everything we know

Riot Games' hardcore new FPS blends the character abilities of Overwatch with the precision gunplay of Counter-Strike.


Valorant Release date, closed beta, gameplay, and everything we know

Riot Games' hardcore new FPS blends the character abilities of Overwatch with the precision gunplay of Counter-Strike.


Riot reveals Jett, Valorant's knife-wielding speedster

Valorant's series of weekly character teasers continued today with Jett, a fast-moving fighter who relies on speed and agility to flank enemies and take them out with precision attacks before they have a chance to react.


These sweet Stardew Valley mods animate the game's static objects

Spinning solar essence? Glittering golden pumpkins? I didn’t know I wanted this so badly.


Resident Evil 8 rumored for next year, with first-person view

Today in "take this with a small ocean's worth of grains of salt" news, a first-person Resident Evil 8 is rumored to be on the way. This comes via regular leaker AestheticGamer, aka Dusk Golem, who has been right about things like Resident Evil 3 Remake coming sooner than we expected and not so right about there being multiple Silent Hill games in development.


Sony Delays The Last Of Us 2 Indefinitely, Citing "Global Crisis"

The Last of Us 2's release date has been pushed back indefinitely, with sony saying the global pandemic crisis is preventing "the launch experience players deserve."


Rocksmith won't be getting any more DLC

Ubisoft San Francisco announced it is moving on to a new project, and will no longer produce DLC for Rocksmith—the rhythm game that uses a real guitar as a controller (connected via guitar-to-USB Rocksmith Real Tone Cable), and teaches songs as you play along with them.


Mackerelmedia Fish is an odd, fun, retroweb adventure

Bet you didn't expect to be reading about a game named after deprecated multimedia platform Macromedia Flash in 2020.


Discord's background noise suppression beta totally slaps (and you can't hear the slaps)

Krisp.ai uses machine learning to keep background noise to a minimum, and now it's part of Discord.


Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Season 3 Start Date Confirmed For Next Week

Activision has dropped the date and a teaser image for the next season of Call of Duty Modern Warfare content.


Valorant’s impactful hero abilities are an exciting departure from CSGO

Here's the moment that Valorant finally clicked for me we were on match point attacking site A of Bind, a compact, two-lane map with teleporters that connect its objective sites together. After losing myself and two other teammates to an entrenched sniper, our Sage narrowly planted the bomb and retreated to Showers unscathed. As she reached safety, she used her ultimate ability to revive me. We could see the bomb from our positions, so all we had to do was defend. Fortunately I was playing Cypher, a covert spy with the best kit for the job.


Rainbow Six Siege Devs Talk Balancing And Why Pushing Players "Out Of Their Comfort Zone" Can Be Good

In response to an earlier statement, Ubisoft is clarifying its position on its thought process when balancing Operators in Rainbow Six Siege.


Valorant closed beta rushes to 1.6M viewers on Twitch

The Valorant closed beta got underway earlier today, and—no surprise here—there looks to be an awful lot of interest in it. Roughly 1.6 million people are watching it being played on Twitch, which as Kotaku notes puts it close to the all-time record of 1.7 million concurrent viewers put up by Fortnite during its season 10-ending black hole. Update Valorant views have since hit 1.7 million.


Dordogne is a promising watercolour adventure game with a stunning trailer

It made me a little emotional, this beautiful trailer for Dordogne an upcoming adventure game that seems to be deeply in love with nature and the outside world. You remember the outside, I hope, a place of stunning watercolour scenery and childhood adventuring, or at least, it is in the distinctly French Dordogne.


Call of Duty Warzone brings back Trios mode after 2 days

That didn't take long. Call of Duty Warzone's developers briefly replaced the Trios mode with a new Quads playlist, and fans weren't happy about it


Apex Legends brings back Duos mode and Kings Canyon as permanent fixtures next week

A new lore event is dropping for Apex Legends next week, on April 7, but forget about that for a minute—there's more important things happening on that day. The real headline here is the permanent addition of two new (by which I mean returning) features.


Sea of Thieves is bound for Steam

The cheerful pirate sim won't be exclusive to the Windows Store anymore.


Rainbow Six Siege's Ying Is Becoming A More Offensive Spearhead Thanks To New Patch

The latest Operator adjustments for Rainbow Six Siege make changes to five characters Ying, Jäger, Mozzie, Buck, and Goyo.


Rocket League's next temporary mode turns the ball into a goalseeking missile

In Heatseeker, the ball will never stop flying toward one goal or the other.


Respawn faked the Forge character to mess with Apex Legends dataminers

The game's most entertaining character reveal was rooted in frustration with spoiled secrets.


Another Small Animal Crossing Update Out Now, Patch Notes Detailed

Balloons should be fixed so you can complete your New Horizons Bunny Day challenges.


Borderlands 3 devs reportedly reeling after big royalty checks fail to materialize

The profit share payout was apparently much lower than Gearbox employees expected.