Capcom Says Covid-19 Made Company Vulnerable To Ransomware Attack Image: Capcom Capcom has officially closed the investigation into the ransomware attack against its servers from late last year, concluding that the ongoing covid-19 pandemic—what else—had a hand in the security breach. Here’s Capcom’s explanation of the events that led toRead More…

Tips For Playing Outriders Screenshot: People Can Fly / Square Enix At first glance, Outriders might look like a game you’ve played one thousand times: a sci-fi third-person shooter in which you shoot stuff to get better gear in order to shoot more stuff. But there are plenty of quirks,Read More…

Looking back at 35 years of McDonald’s video games Welcome to Gamer Week, in which The Takeout will be celebrating the edible side of video games all week long. Since it aired its first commercial in 1963, McDonald’s has proven that giving kids all the things they love—toys, play places,Read More…

The Week In Games: It’s An Odd, Odd, Odd, Oddworld Screenshot: Oddworld Inhabitants This week Oddworld: Soulstorm drops on PS5, PS4, and PC. Get ready to “help” your fellow Mudokons. (You’ll probably get a bunch of them killed. It’s okay. It happens.) I won’t name any names, but within KotakuRead More…

Celebrating Kirby Super Star on its 25th anniversary Kirby (actual size)Photo: Jonathan Leibson (Getty Images) Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we inviteRead More…