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Giovanni Colantonio

Giovanni Colantonio

Section Editor, Gaming

Giovanni is a writer and video producer focusing on happenings in the video game industry. He has contributed stories to Inverse, Fanbyte, The Inventory, and more. He was previously a segment producer on Polygon's daily gaming show Speedrun and he currently hosts the Left Trigger Right Trigger podcast. Four Tetris 99 wins, and counting.

A dragon flies through the sky in World of Warcraft Catclysm Classic.

Everything announced at BlizzCon 2023: Diablo 4 DLC, Cataclysm Classic, and more

BlizzCon 2023's opening ceremony was packed with announcements, from Diablo 4's first DLC to a huge new World of Warcraft saga. Here's everything we saw.
A woman plays Vampire Survivors on a Steam Deck.

The $5 indie hit Vampire Survivors is about to get even better

Indie hit Vampire Survivors is expanding once again with a free, story-driven Adventures mode.
Guardians stand together in Destiny 2: The Final Shape key art.

Bungie plots Destiny 2: The Final Shape overhaul in wake of mass layoffs

After a mass layoff earlier this week, Bungie now says it has a bigger, bolder vision for Destiny 2: The Final Shape.
1K looks at a cliff in The Talos Principle 2.

The Talos Principle 2 review: spirituality meets science in standout puzzle sequel

The Talos Principle 2 builds on its predecessor's philosophical core to create one of the year's best, and toughest, puzzle games.
Mario, Mallow, Bowser, and Geno stare off-screen in Super Mario RPG.

Super Mario RPG is halfway between a remaster and remake

A new combat twist and delightful cinematics stole the show in our first three hours with Super Mario RPG.
Jala assumes a flirty pose in Thirsty Suitors.

Thirsty Suitors review: if you like Scott Pilgrim, check out this stylish indie

Thirsty Suitors tells a nuanced adult coming-of-age story told through RPG battles, cooking, and skateboarding.
Wario and his friends appear in WarioWare: Move It! key art.

WarioWare: Move It! review: a perfect Switch launch game, six years later

WarioWare: Move It! is the series' most joyfully fun entry since the Wii's multiplayer classic WarioWare: Smooth Moves.
Mario and friends zip through a race course in Mario Kart 8.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s final DLC brings the series most iconic track

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's final Booster Course DLC is bringing several classic tracks back, including the best version of Rainbow Road.
An Ikran flies over Pandora in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora’s intricate open-world is worthy of the films

We played two hours of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, getting a great feel for its gorgeous recreation of Pandora.
Saga fights off a Taken in Alan Wake 2.

How to turn off those pesky Epic Games Store achievement pop-ups in Alan Wake 2

Tired of pesky Epic Games Store achievement notifications scaring you during Alan Wake 2? Kill them with this quick hack.
Alan Wake stands in front of a movie theater in Alan Wake 2.

Alan Wake 2 review: Remedy’s endlessly creative sequel embraces its dark side

Alan Wake 2 is a crowning achievement for developer Remedy, even if its held back by some frustrating gameplay quirks.
Wiggler in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Super Mario Bros. Wonder has some of Nintendo’s best online features

If you're playing Super Mario Bros. Wonder, don't sleep on its surprisingly great online multiplayer features.
Solid Snake and Raiden hold weapons in Metal Gear Solid 2.

Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection continues the series’ endless relevance

Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 could not have dropped at a better, or more sobering, moment.
Bowser terrorizes Mario and company in Super Mario Wonder.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder didn’t need a Nintendo Switch 2 to look fantastic

The Nintendo Switch's hardware may be outdated, but Super Mario Bros. Wonder shows just how much mileage games can still get out of it.
Miles checking his phone in spider-man 2.

Don’t ignore Spider-Man 2’s side missions. They’re the best parts of the game

While you may be tempted to blaze through Marvel's Spider-Man 2, you don't want to miss its fantastic side missions.
A cartoon orb does a Crossword puzzle in Puzzmo art.

If you love Wordle and Connections, Puzzmo may be your next daily obsession

Puzzmo turns a daily newspaper puzzle page into a free daily game hub that Wordle and Connections fans will adore.
Dolls sit at a table in The 7th Guest VR.

The 7th Guest VR review: a spooky ’90s remake just in time for Halloween

The 7th Guest VR totally reimagines a 90s PC classic, though you'll have to wrestle with some clumsy VR controls to appreciate it.
Mario, Luigi, Peach and Yoshi in Super Mario Bros.: Wonder key art.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder review: the series’ best 2D adventure since Super Mario World

Super Mario Bros. Wonder is packed with delightful surprises that make for one of the best 2D Mario games in decades.
A driver races a car in Forza Motorsport.

I know nothing about cars and even I’m obsessed with Forza Motorsport

It doesn't matter if you love cars or can't drive at all: Forza Motorsport's delicate gameplay makes it the ultimate chill out game.
Peter and Miles leap in the air in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 review: amazing becomes ultimate in standout superhero sequel

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 enhances everything that made its predecessors great in a more nuanced superhero sequel.
Sonic and his friends run on a grassy field in Sonic Superstars.

Sonic Superstars review: nostalgic pit stop struggles to tune up the 2D greats

Sonic Superstars struggles as a multiplayer experience, but there's nostalgic fun to be had in this 2.5D throwback.
A Victrix Pro BFG and all its parts sit splayed out on a table.

The best third-party video game controller is about to get even better

The Victrix Pro BFG is one of the best third-party controllers on the market, and it's about to get even better thanks to a modular joystick upgrade.
A floating garden island appears in Saltsea Chronicles.

Saltsea Chronicles review: poignant nautical adventure explores the distances between us

Die Gute Fabrik's Mutazione follow-up, Saltsea Chronicles, is a poignant nautical adventure filled with endearing sailors.
Aloy stands on a mountain in Horizon Forbidden West.

PS Plus members can cloud stream PS5 games in 4K later this month

PS Plus Premium subscribers will soon have the option to cloud stream titles like Horizon Forbidden West, saving them some hard drive space.
ea sports fc tactical hands on skill move

EA Sports FC Tactical turns soccer into a free-to-play, turn-based RPG

EA Sports FC Tactical transforms soccer into a turn-based strategy RPG, and that genre mash-up works surprisingly well.
A PS5 consxole is opened up, showing its removable hard drive.

New PS5 models are getting their own console covers, but old ones aren’t compatible

New PS5 models will get their own console covers next year, though old PS5 faceplates won't be compatible with the new systems.
A train moves through the countryside in Station to Station.

This cozy railroad management Steam game is a relaxing fall treat

Looking for a relaxing fall game? This cozy railroad management game might be exactly what you need.
1K looks at a cliff in The Talos Principle 2.

The Talos Principle 2 already has me feeling like a scientific genius

We solved a whole bunch of ingeniously designed puzzles in our five hour demo of The Talos Principle 2.
Lies of P boss fight

Lies of P has ignited my love of Soulslikes in a way FromSoftware never could

I've always had trouble getting into Soulslikes, but Lies of P indicates that my problems are less with the genre and more with FromSoftware.
Pikachu has Whimsicott flff on his face in Detective Pikachu Returns.

Detective Pikachu Returns review: childproofed mystery offers elementary fun

Detective Pikachu Returns is a cute mystery that loses some of its predecessor's tactile, puzzling charm.
Wario and his friends appear in WarioWare: Move It! key art.

WarioWare: Move It! let me control Mario 3’s Tanooki suit with my butt

Our demo of WarioWare: Move It! had us wiggling our butts to control Super Mario Bros. 3's Tanooki suit.
The Garrador stands tall in the Resident Evil 4 remake.

You can kill your 2023 backlog and prepare for Halloween with these 7 creepy games

Hungry for some horror games this October, but worried about your 2023 backlog getting too long? Here's how you can kill two vampires with one stake.
An alien structure appears in Cocoon.

Cocoon review: mesmerizing indie will put you inside of a bug’s brain

Cocoon is unlike anything you've played before, turning the insect world into a mesmerizing puzzle adventure.
A dragon roars in Dragon's Dogma 2.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 delivers exactly what you’re expecting: more Dragon’s Dogma

We played an hour of Dragon's Dogma 2, which sticks pretty close to the original 2012 action RPG's playbook so far.