One of the more persistent problems with Stadia is that, due to a relatively low amount of players versus established platforms like Xbox, PlayStation, and PC, its multiplayer games can sometimes feel a little empty. Destiny 2 will fix that problem sometime this fall ... or right the hell now, because the developers accidentally turned on crossplay a little early.
In a typical battle royale, the goal is to be the last one standing among a hundred combatants. When one of those combatants is a 300-foot tall radioactive lizard, you're going to need a little more than an UZI to take it down. The next update to Player Unknown's Battlegrounds introduces a crossover with Godzilla vs Kong, with Legendary's giant monsters set to duke it out on the mobile maps starting later this week.
We all know that Android tablets aren't exactly the industry benchmark, and Google has mostly stopped creating first-party products for this market. But the company still hasn't given up on tablets. It has just announced an "Entertainment Space" that should make Android tablets vastly better at giving you access to your streaming services, ebooks, and games — right on the leftmost panel of your homescreen.
Last year, Sony redesigned its PlayStation App in the light of the PS5 release and promised a slew of new features once the console was more widely available. Some of these are now starting to come to people as part of PlayStation App version 21.4. The release lets you manage your PS5 storage right from the app, allowing you to remove titles you no longer play without even fully turning on your console.
Perhaps Electronic Arts figured it was about time to start milking the cash cow that is mobile gaming: it has announced its intent to buy publisher Glu Mobile, known for its freemium all-encompassing titles like "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," "Cooking Dash," and 2013's "Frontline Commando: D-Day," for $2.1 billion — a 36% premium on its market capitalization up to today.
When the news broke that Discord talked to Microsoft regarding a $10 billion plus sale, people were quickly worried it might pan out like the Redmond Skype acquisition back in 2011. The communication platform gradually turned into a bloated, buggy piece of software that's next to impossible to shut down on Windows. It looks like Discord may not have to face that fate, after all. The gaming focused chat startup halted talks with Microsoft and other interested parties.
One of the oddly enduring trends of the last few years is "gaming phones," designs that have been tweaked (sometimes dramatically) for mobile gaming performance. Lenovo made one with its Legion gaming brand last year, and according to a leak posted to Antutu's Weibo account, it's back with another design. This one's outlandish, even for a gaming phone.
The Google Pixel 5 (and 4a 5G) with its mid-tier Snapdragon 765G was not made to please mobile gamers — something we even mentioned in our review. While that notion is not changing completely, the April Pixel update seems to have brought a sizable improvement in GPU performance, as noted by several users.