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Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese

Gaming Staff Writer

Tomas Franzese is a Staff Writer at Digital Trends, where he reports on and reviews the latest releases and exciting developments within the video game industry. A graduate of Old Dominion University, Tomas joined Digital Trends in 2022. Before that, he was a Video Game News Writer at Inverse and News Editor at DualShockers, where he supervised and edited the website’s news coverage.

Key art for the Alliance in Warcraft Rumble.

Warcraft Rumble devs are ready to learn from their mistakes

We spoke to the developers of Warcraft Rumble to learn more about its road to release and what's next for the mobile game.
Concept art for Lies of P's DLC.

Surprise Soulslike hit Lies of P is getting new DLC and a sequel

Lies of P sold 1 million copies, and Neowiz celebrated by confirming DLC for the game and a sequel are in the works.
Bruin is a boss in Remnant 2's The Awakened King DLC.

Remnant 2’s The Awakened King DLC goes bigger and bolder

We got an early look at Remnant 2's The Awakened King DLC, which showed off its bigger world and a tough new boss.
A first-person perspective of a Gran Turismo Sophy Race Together race in Gran Turismo 7.

Gran Turismo 7’s impressive Sophy AI returns with expanded features

Gran Turismo 7 players on PS5 can now race against the skilled GT Sophy 2.0 anytime they'd like in Quick Race.
Spider-Man soars through the air in a biomechanical suit in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

The best video games of October 2023: Mario, Spider-Man 2, and more

This October was loaded with so many excellent games that it's hard to keep track of them all. Here are some of our favorites.
The main character climbs up a structure in Jusant.

Jusant review: chill climbing adventure is a short trip worth taking

Jusant is much different from Don't Nod's previous work, but it's hands-off approach to narrative and hands-on approach to climbing works wonders.
The Atari logo appears in gold.

Atari’s latest acquisition is a game preservation power play

Atari announced its impending acquisition of Digital Eclipse, the developer behind this year's The Making of Karateka.
Kiriko in Overwatch 2

BlizzCon 2023: full live stream schedule and how to watch

BlizzCon 2023 kicks off this weekend for the first time since 2021, and you can watch the festivities live. Here's what's coming and how to catch it.
A runner runs in Marathon.

Destiny 2 studio Bungie hit by layoffs, internal game delays

Bungie laid off several developers today, which will reportedly impact its upcoming releases like Marathon.
Nunu and Willump roll wolves down a hill in a snowball.

Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story review: Riot Forge’s best game yet

Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story is an emotional puzzle-platformer and the best League of Legends spinoff yet.
Wonder Flower in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.

Our 10 favorite Wonder Effects in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

From Piranha Plants on Parade to Evade the Seeker Bullet Bills, these are Digital Trends' favorite Wonder Effects in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.
Goofy, Donald, and the player complete making something in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

Disney Dreamlight Valley leaves early access in December, but won’t be free

Disney Dreamlight Valley will exit early access before the end of the year, but it will no longer launch as a free-to-play game.
Venom perched on a rooftop.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 fixes one of its predecessor’s biggest flaws

I loved Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, even when I wasn't playing as Peter Parker or Miles Morales.
Mysterio in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 lets its villains evolve in ways comics never could

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 treats both its heroes and villains with respect and nuance, achieving impactful storytelling heights that comics often can't.
Ichiban fights a guy with a machete in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.

Everything announced at the Xbox Partner Preview

Xbox's first ever Partner Preview showcased some big third-party titles, including Metal Gear Solid 3 Delta.
A PS5 consxole is opened up, showing its removable hard drive.

An internet connection is required to connect the new PS5’s disc drive

The Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive add-on for new PS5 Digital Edition models requires an internet connection during its initial setup.
The flagpole is knocked away in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

It’s Super Mario Bros. Wonder’s subtle changes that make it special

From the removal of the timer to lots of novel level-specific interactions, Super Mario Bros. Wonder makes a lot of small, smart design choices.
Ichiban fights a guy with a machete in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.

Xbox Partner Preview: how to watch and what to expect

This is everything you need to know before tuning into the Xbox Partner Preview later this week.
Jack holds a sword in Ghostrunner 2 key art.

Ghostrunner 2 review: ultra-stylish sequel sometimes overstays its welcome

Ghostrunner 2 refines what made the first game great, but its new ideas kill the sequel's momentum.
Jimmy Neutron in a boxing ring.

Every video game delay that has happened in 2023 so far

The list of 2023 video game delays keeps growing, with games like Alan Wake 2, Starfield, and Hollow Knight: Silksong missing their planned launch windows.
Key art for Cities: Skylines 2.

Cities: Skylines 2 will be the best PC city-building simulator … eventually

Although Cities: Skylines 2 is a thorough city-building simulator, performance issues make it tough to recommend right at release.
Discord app icon on the screen smartphone

Discord is getting a big update that gives users more ways to pay

Discord's fall updates focus on changes to user safety, the monetization of profile customization, and third-party app usage.
Key art for the new Valorant agent Iso.

Valorant’s newest agent can challenge other players to duels

Valorant's next agent Iso has an ultimate ability that sends him and an opponent to an interdimensional arena so they can duel.
A fight in Gargoyles Remastered.

Gargoyles just got the remaster all retro Disney games deserve

Gargoyles Remastered gives a 1995 Sega Genesis classic the makeover all Disney classics like it deserve.
Hellboy punches an enemy in Hellboy: Web of Wyrd.

Hellboy Web of Wyrd is one of the best-looking comic book games out there

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 isn't the only comic book game to check out this month. Don't sleep on the stylish Hellboy Web of Wyrd.
Issac Clarke exploring ruins in Dead Space Remake.

One of the year’s best reviewed games is coming to Xbox Game Pass

This year's Dead Space remake is coming to Xbox Game Pass this month, though one of the service's best games is leaving.
Atom Eve fights one of the Mauler Twins in Invincible Presents: Atom Eve.

Invincible Presents: Atom Eve feels like a playable comic book

Invincible Presents: Atom Eve makes players active participants in the events of the iconic comic and TV show.
Kitana in Mortal Kombat Onslaught

Mortal Kombat: Onslaught brings a bloody new universe to mobile

NetherRealm Studios tells us how its new mobile game, Mortal Kombat: Onslaught, fits into the series' multiverse.
Controller port on the Nintendo 64.

This new retro console will let you play Nintendo 64 games in 4K

The makers of the Analogue Pocket unveiled the Analogue 3D, a new aftermarket console that can play Nintendo 64 cartridges in 4K.
The player drives toward an octopus boss in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2.

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged review: a die-cast delight

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged is an approachable and nostalgic racer that enhances its predecessor's formula.
Key art from the 3DS game Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon.

5 Pokémon spinoff series we want to return after Detective Pikachu

From Pokémon Ranger to Pokémon Pinball, these are five Pokémon spinoff series that need to make a comeback in the wake of Detective Pikachu Returns.
Wiggly pipe in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Wonder no more: the new voice of Mario has revealed himself

Curious about who's taking over the role of Mario? Wonder no more: the new Mario has revealed himself.
The key art from when Microsoft finally acquired Activision Blizzard.

Microsoft has acquired Activision Blizzard: What does that mean for you?

After nearly two years, Microsoft finally acquired Activision Blizzard. Here's what that means for players and Xbox's future.
Xbox acquired Activision Blizzard on January 18, 2022, and gained the rights to Call of Duty, Candy Crush, and more.

Microsoft finally closes its $69B Activision Blizzard acquisition

Microsoft confirmed that it has completed its acquisition of Activision Blizzard after nearly two years of scrutiny from regulators.