Striped Links

News for nerds

The Steam Game Festival is now the Steam Next Fest, and it returns in June

The Steam Game Festival is back, but with a new name that better conveys the event’s overall message. The event is scheduled to coincide with the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

Read More

Sega crowned Metacritic’s best publisher of 2020

Which publisher do you think released the best games last year? Maybe Ubisoft led the way with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla? Perhaps Animal Crossing helped Nintendo to the top spot? According

Read More

Panic adds screen mirroring to its retro handheld Playdate

The Playdate is a tiny handheld gaming device with a 2.7-inch black-and-white LCD and a hand crank on the side. Firewatch publisher Panic is shooting for a gaming system with

Read More

Rocket League Sideswipe is a 2D take on Psyonix’s popular soccer-with-cars game for mobile devices

The biggest difference between Sideswipe and the main Rocket League game is that it’ll be played from a new perspective – a 2D, side view. How that’ll impact the overall

Read More

Genshin Impact reaches $1 billion in mobile player spending in just 6 months

Genshin Impact took the mobile market by storm when it launched on Android and iOS in September of 2020. Its open-ended, Breath of the Wild-like exploration mechanics and addictive, gacha-style

Read More

Apple antitrust defense suggests iOS developers create web apps to bypass the App Store

If you owned a first-generation iPhone, you might remember that there was no App Store at the time. However, there were a plethora of web applications that functioned much like

Read More

Porsche adds the Taycan EV to its ‘Drive’ vehicle subscription service

Vehicle subscription services are starting to pick up steam: Mercedes, BMW, and Porsche all offer subscribers access to a pre-determined selection of vehicles for one monthly fee — think of

Read More