‘Baldur’s Gate 3’ comes to Steam in 2020 as an Early Access game

It took a while, but Larian Studios is narrowing down launch plans for Baldur's Gate 3. Hasbro (which controls Dungeons & Dragons owner Wizards of the Coast) has confirmed at the New York Toy Fair that the long-anticipated role-playing sequel wi...

Ninja’s Twitter account was hijacked

Tech giants and sports organizations aren't the only ones wrestling with high-profile Twitter account hijacks. An intruder compromised the account of well-known streamer Ninja (aka Tyler Blevins) in mid-day on February 22nd, trying to use opportunit...

The first ‘Apex Legends’ map is returning for a weekend-long event

If it's been a while since you played Apex Legends, you may want to take some time to return to the game this weekend. Starting today through to February 24th, Respawn Entertainment is bringing back Kings Canyon, Apex's original map, as part of a sep...

Twitch built a tool to help new players understand ‘League of Legends’

Jumping into a game like League of Legends is not for the faint of heart. Between a notoriously toxic community and the almost endless complexity of the game itself, there are a lot of hurdles new players have to conquer before they can start enjoyin...

Eli Roth is directing the ‘Borderlands’ movie

Uncharted won't be the only well-known game franchise receiving a movie adaptation in the near future. Lionsgate has revealed that Hostel director and Inglourious Basterds star Eli Roth will direct the Borderlands movie, with production starting lat...

The Oppo C1 gamepad turns your smartphone into a Switch-style portable gaming setup

While its lack of symmetric design does bother me a slight bit, the Oppo Gamepad C1 Unicorn Gundam Edition (the name’s quite a mouthful) does give you a great handheld gaming experience. It features a telescopic expandable design that lets you fit a smartphone in, although it’s tailored specifically to visually complement Oppo’s Reno Ace Gundam Edition.

The C1 Gamepad’s most defining feature is its ergonomic, asymmetric design. It’s ergonomic to allow you to grip it better (especially with that curved back) while gaming… and that asymmetric design allows you to use the gamepad not just in landscape mode (with the right-hand controls being on-screen) but also as a makeshift GameBoy in portrait mode! The Gamepad also comes with two light-up notification/menu buttons to the right of the joystick and XYAB buttons, and for some strange reason, 3 shoulder buttons (as opposed to the standard 4 buttons).

The gaming controller sports its own USB-C port that allows you to charge it, giving you 40 hours of play-time on a full battery, and even features a nifty cutout along the grip on the right to let you plug your phone into a charger while gaming. Here’s the strange bit though… The controller comes with Bluetooth 5.0 for a lag-free gaming experience, but is compatible only with Oppo’s Reno series and with iPhones. I guess there’s some love lost between Oppo and the Android brand!

Designer: Oppo

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ will offer island terraforming

Nintendo just wrapped up its latest Nintendo Direct stream, which touted the features and gameplay of the upcoming Switch game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. There are plenty of new elements to be excited about, but a few stand out and show that the...

‘No Man’s Sky’ update adds living ships to its universe

No Man's Sky has been making dramatic strides in quality and originality in recent years, and its latest revision appears to be a textbook example of that. Hello Games has released a Living Ship Update that, as the name states, asks you to grow an o...

‘The Witcher 3’ update brings PC cross-saves to the Switch

If you're hooked on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC and want to keep playing while you're on the go, you can do just that perhaps with a little more ease than in the past. CD Projekt Red has tossed a coin to its Nintendo Switch players by adding save...