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Nightingale’s early access launches to mixed Steam reviews, performance hotfixing, and a growing playerbase

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With the first 24 hours of Nightingale's early access release almost behind it, we're doing the usual thing where we collect overall initial impressions...

Palworld’s popularity inspires new merchandise in the form of terrifying adult Halloween costumes

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There are plenty of ways for fans of a game to feel closer to their favorite titles, but one of those ways is by...

The Stream Team: Capturing critters and exploring the islands in multiplayer Palworld

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MOP's Chris and his Porg Squadron crew are deep in to Palworld recently, and together they're going to share some of their exploration with...

Multiplayer space sandbox Empyrion’s Dark Faction expansion earns player ire over borked co-op

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Last week saw the co-op space survival sandbox Empyrion put out its first-ever expansion, Dark Faction, thanks in part to a surprise publishing partnership...

Not So Massively: Lightyear Frontier is a charming blend of survivalbox and life sim

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Like many people, I spent a lot of last week downloading and trying demos on Steam's Next Fest. There was one I almost didn't...

Palworld continues its critter preview videos with a look at the legendary Frostallion

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Depending on how far along you've gotten in Palworld (assuming you're one of the millions playing the survivalbox), you might have already gotten to...

Age of Water outlines how to find fish and highlights a couple of NPC factions

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Did you expect a game called Age of Water to not have fishing? If you did, then let Gaijin Entertainment and Three Whales Studio...

Multiplayer survival sandbox Smalland exits early access February 15 with new content and features

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Back in March 2018, we first caught wind of Smalland, a multiplayer survival sandbox that sees players as itty-bitty sprites surviving in the scaled-up...

First Impressions: Nightingale’s survival and realmwalking blend could make it a stand-out in the sub-genre

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Our regular readers know that the survival sandbox sub-genre is suddenly getting very crowded in very short order, which means that the upcoming gaslamp...

ARK Survival Ascended rolls back latest update, which was eating players items on official servers

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When you're playing ARK: Survival Ascended, you expect things to be hungry: your tamed pets, the dinosaurs roaming the wilds, your character - you...

Enshrouded offers up some beginner’s tips in its latest video

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Enshrouded might be familiar to survival sandbox vets, but it's also possible that some of its systems are unique to those players, or that...

Dune Awakening’s latest video snippet is all about playing both solo and with friends

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Who here would like another vertically oriented video snippet out of Dune: Awakening? If you raised your hand, then you're probably reading this on...

Enshrouded’s first major patch addresses bugs, crashes, multiplayer stability, and world reset timing

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It's been a couple of weeks since the survival sandbox Enshrouded made its early access debut, and while the game has received several hotfixes...

Astroneer is running a multi-stage Breakdown event running until April 7

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Do you need something to pass the time in the adorable little survival sandbox of Astroneer? Then you're in luck because the Breakdown event...

Palworld vows to keep servers online ‘without regard to cost’ (despite monthly cost of nearly half a million dollars)

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Getting professional server hosting for an online multiplayer title ain't cheap, and that holds true for Palworld developer Pocketpair, which is paying out the...

‘Supermax open world survival’ title SCUM removes garage locks, releases vehicle skins, and seeks player opinons

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One of the things we always ask for in our Betawatch column is for readers to let us know if a game in testing...

Minecraft claps hands with H&R Block to premiere a ‘tax-themed gaming experience’ February 3

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Nobody likes doing taxes - heck, we're pretty sure that CPAs don't like doing taxes and it's their literal job - so it's really...

First Impressions: Palworld copied all the right homework to graduate as its own enjoyable game

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You know how the back of a box of Hamburger Helper or other boxed dinner mixes encourage you to toss in extra ingredients to...

ARK Survival Ascended is launching a streamlined way to get player-made items in February and April

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Mod support is already a thing in ARK: Survival Ascended, but the survival sandbox is bringing a little bit more streamlining to the custom...

V Rising will make its full 1.0 release to PlayStation 5 and bring controller support to Steam

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The vampiric player characters of V Rising - and by extension developer Stunlock Studios - are setting forth for brand-new lands, as the studio...

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