Category Archives: Vortex Hardware News

Become Grossly Incandescent In October With Dark Souls Remastered On Switch

Good news Souls fans, this fall you will be able to take Dark Souls with you wherever you go. The Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered finally has an official release date, after being delayed alongside the Solaire of Astora amiibo.

New Fallout 76 Teaser Previews The Benefits And Horrors Of Teamwork

Bethesda’s Fallout previews, with an old-timey narrator and simple animations, are often both adorable and disturbing. The studio’s newest trailer for Fallout 76 exhibits both those traits, and shows off several potential situations for multiplayer parties to get themselves embroiled in. Earlier

Patrick Söderlund Leaving EA

Electronic Arts chief design officer Patrick Söderlund is leaving the company later this year after a transition period of three months. Söderlund was CEO of Battlefield developer DICE when EA acquired it in 2006, and since then he has moved up the ladder at

Phantom Doctrine Review

Sometimes video games feel like call and response: One developer makes a great game, and another team (or two… or five) create their own based on that idea but with key additions or refinements — new mechanical twists, a change

New Gameplay Today – Phantom Doctrine

Do you like turn-based strategy games? Do you like SPIES? Then boy oh boy, are you in luck today! We’ve got some recently declassified footage of Phantom Doctrine for your eyes only, which are all phrases that spies will recognize and

Team Sonic Racing Developer Acquires The Chinese Room

The Chinese Room, the developer behind Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, had to lay off its staff last year after “financial pressures and health issues.” While Co-founder Dan Pincheback didn’t come out and call it a studio

A Look Inside How Blizzard Maintains World Of Warcraft's Lore

BlizzCon 2010 lives in infamy inside the walls of Blizzard. It’s the moment Ian Bates – “Red Shirt Guy” in World of Warcraft circles – sent the development team back to school. Taking the microphone in a packed hall, Bates

What We Want From The Future Of Diablo

When Diablo III launched in 2012, it was plagued with issues, including server problems, an in-game auction house, a stingy legendary drop-rate, and no real endgame other than repeating the same short campaign. Fans were unhappy, despite the game receiving

One-Punch Man Season 2 Teaser Revealed, New Season In April

One-Punch Man, the anime about a superhero who defeats his enemies in or around a single punch, is getting its second season next April. The trailer, which you can see below, starts off with footage covering the first season of

Crystal Dynamics Opening New Studio In Washington

Crystal Dynamics, developers of the past two major Tomb Raider titles, is opening a satellite location in Bellevue, Washington.  Although the studio is not leading work on Shadow of the Tomb Raider (that game is helmed by Eidos Montreal), the upcoming