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Over the past year, there has been a massive controversy surrounding the existence of randomized loot boxes in video games. Whether or not loot boxes should be classified as gambling has been a hotly disputed topic, and in recent months certain types of loot boxes were made illegal in the Netherlands and Belgium. EA has decided this law doesn't apply to them.

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The Mario Kart franchise maintains a diverse and fun lineup of tracks by continually adding new ones based the latest Mario (and general Nintendo) games. Critically acclaimed Switch hit Super Mario Odyssey has no shortage of wonderful worlds to choose from, but it came out after Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, so it hasn't yet been represented. That's where the fans come in.

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While The Settlers—as a series of strategy games that originated in the '90s—never reached the critical acclamation of Warcraft or Heroes of Might and Magic, it remains dear to many gamers. At this year's Gamescom, the story about starting your own medieval colony and fighting other settlers returned, as Ubisoft announced not one but two games: The History Collection, which includes the first seven Settlers games, and a brand new game that reboots the franchise. Gamnesia recently had a chance to talk to Volker Wertich, the man behind the series and Creative Director for the upcoming reboot, about the past and future of Settlers.

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Mass Effect Andromeda launched to lukewarm reviews last year, but BioWare is hoping to bounce back strong with a new IP. BioWare has been hard at work on Anthem since 2012, and it finally launches next February. If you're a little hesitant about buying into the hype after Andromeda, we've got some good news. You may have a chance to try it out before you buy.

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As the ever-lucrative holiday season approaches, video game publishers are faced with the tough task of finding the optimal time to launch their games during a crowded window. We've seen numerous games delayed out of 2018 altogether to avoid congestion, and there may still be more schedule shuffling to come. EA is the latest company to change plans for a major release, opting to delay Battlefield V.

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My Hero: One's Justice launched in Japan last week, and it'll be heading to North America and Europe in less than two months. The anime-adapted 3D fighter features a diverse roster of over 20 heroes and villains, each with their own unique fighting style. In the case of Izuku Midoriya, better known as Deku, that's soon to be two unique fighting styles.

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During this year's E3 I went hands-on with a point-and-click adventure called 3 Minutes to Midnight, and I came away quite impressed. We later named it our Best Indie Game of E3 2018, and we've been looking forward to seeing more of it since. That wish was granted today, as developer Scarecrow Studio released a new trailer that highlights some of the crazy characters, diverse environments, and mysterious happenings in a once-quiet New Mexico town.

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Yacht Club Games just keeps the content coming! Indie sensation Shovel Knight has received numerous updates and expansions since its debut four years ago, but the fun isn't done yet. This past weekend, the development team teased that an all-new game is headed to Treasure Trove, and today we have the big reveal! The next big thing headed to the game is Shovel Knight Showdown, and you can get your first look by clicking below!

Virtual Reality has opened up many possibilities in the world of gaming. We're now able to explore digital worlds and play games in tons of ways that just aren't possible with a normal controller and a television. There's no denying that VR is a huge focus in the modern gaming community.

However, it's no secret that the technology is limited. Motion sickness is a huge problem that plagues VR. However, one man might have the cure to this issue before the end of the year.

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Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight is one of the biggest indie success stories of all time with over 2 million sales across numerous platforms. If you bought the Treasure Trove edition of this retro-styled platformer, you have access to all DLC, including the upcoming King of Cards expansion. We thought this would be the last update for Shovel Knight, but apparently that's not the case.

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A Hat in Time made a big splash in the indie game scene late last year by being one of the best and cutest 3D platformers of all time. Inspired by collect-a-thons from the early 2000s, A Hat in Time follows the adorable Hat Kid as she travels around and collects the missing Time Pieces that are used to power her spaceship.

In our review for the game, we praised the charming characters, catchy music, and fluid controls as some of A Hat in Time's best features. It truly is one of the best modern platforming games, and now Gears for Breakfast is looking to expand the world a little more with a new DLC pack called Seal the Deal coming next month.

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After months of rumblings and rumors, Capcom finally confirmed that a new entry in the action-packed Devil May Cry franchise is on its way. During their E3 presentation in June, they officially unveiled Devil May Cry 5. Instead of continuing from the 2013 reboot, the upcoming game picks up a few years after Devil May Cry 4. So when can you get your hands on the latest chapter in Nero and Dante's journey? Today we've got the answer to that question and a new trailer as well!

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Dontnod has been teasing the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Life is Strange for a while now. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit was released a couple of months ago for free to give players a taste of the upcoming Life is Strange 2. In Captain Spirit, players had a chance to delve into the imaginative mind of Chris, a young boy who pretends to be the amazing superhero Captain Spirit.

For those who played the game, the reveal for Life is Strange 2 may shock you a bit, as Chris is nowhere to be seen. However, there are two other faces you may recognize from the end of that title. These two are the main protagonists of the upcoming sequel to Life is Strange.

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The trials and tribulations of Kickstarter-funded games continue. Developer Koji Igarashi initially planned to launch Castlevania spiritual successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night in 2017, but development hasn't exactly gone according to schedule. In September of 2016, Igarashi delayed the game all the way until 2018, but two years later it appears development is still unfinished.

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Capcom's latest Monster Hunter adventure is an unprecedented success. In a few short months, it quickly became Capcom's best-selling game ever and boosted them to record profits. Monster Hunter: World passed up 8 million copies sold last month, and that was before it released on PC. After a phenomenal launch on that platform (with nearly a quarter million concurrent users on day one), Monster Hunter: World has just passed another milestone.

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