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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.

A screenshot from the Riven remake

Don’t worry, the Riven remake won’t feature any AI-assisted content

Cyan confirmed its upcoming Riven remake will not feature any AI-assisted content, unlike the studio's 2023 game Firmament.
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Xbox Game Pass gets its first Activision Blizzard game very soon

An Activision Blizzard title is finally coming to Xbox Game Pass this month, opening the floodgates for more to come.
Someone plays a game using Irdeto's TraceMark techonlogy.

Denuvo maker Irdeto targets the video game industry’s leak problem with new tech

The company behind Denuvo is introducing a new technology called TraceMark that will combat leaks that come from prelaunch game playtests.
PlayStation VR2 headset on blue background.

PlayStation VR2 production reportedly paused by Sony

A new report claims that Sony is pausing production on new units of its PlayStation VR2 headset.
Key art for the Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection.

You don’t need the messy Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection to enjoy these classics

The Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection is a mess at launch, but you don't need to buy it right now to experience the classic games it features.
One character points a gun at others while gambling in a bar in the trailer for Star Wars Outlaws.

Star Wars Outlaws will support DLSS 3 when it launches this year

Nvidia has confirmed that Star Wars Outlaws is still slated for a 2024 release and will be on GeForce Now with DLSS 3 support when it does come out.
Key art for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 featuring Titus.

Embracer Group just sold Saber Interactive. Here’s who still owns what

Saber Interactive was sold by Embracer Group to Saber Interactive, but which studios actually changed owners? Let's break it all down.
A lycan enemy in Vindictus: Defying Fate.

Vindictus: Defying Fate is worth trying for free even if you never played the MMO

We checked out the free playtest for Vindictus: Defying Fate early, and can confirm that no prior knowledge of the MMO is required to enjoy this action game.
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier Key art

PlayStation acknowledges Jak and Daxter fans with March’s PS Plus game lineup

A Jak and Daxter game that has never been re-eleased is one of PlayStation Plus' new library additions this month.
The logo for Summer Game Fest 2024.

Summer Game Fest will hold its fifth annual showcase this June

The fifth edition of Summer Game Fest will take place at the YouTube Theater on June 7.
A The Finals Season 2 skin.

The Finals Season 2 offers up plenty of reasons for players to come back

The Finals Season 2 impresses with new weapons, gadgets, cosmetics, and a bombastic new 5v5 Power Shift mode.
A DualSense and DualSense Edge sit on a table together.

New PS5 update makes the DualSense’s mic and speaker even better

The latest PS5 update makes both the DualSense and Share Screen viewer experience better.
Baba Is You game on Android.

One of my favorite puzzles games just turned 5, and it’s still outstanding

If you've never played Baba is You before, its fifth anniversary gives you a reason to try out this outstanding puzzle game.
The Skull from Giant Skull's logo.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor director Stig Asmussen starts new studio, Giant Skull

We spoke to Stig Asmussen, the game director behind the Star Wars Jedi series and God of War 3, about forming his new studio, Giant Skull.
Key art for the relaunch of MultiVersus in 2024.

MultiVersus returns in May with a new mode, Unreal 5 tweaks, and more

WB Games' crossover fighting game MultiVersus is relaunching this May following a move to Unreal Engine 5 and other improvements.
Dragon's Dogma player fighting an enemy.

Ahead of Dragon’s Dogma 2, you can get the first game for $5 right now

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is heavily discounted across all platforms just ahead of the launch of Dragon's Dogma 2.
The mayor of Under Junon in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

Like the best RPGs, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth gets sidequests right

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth proves that memorable sidequests can elevate an RPG to greatness.
Populous gameplay on Steam.

EA just brought PC gaming classics like Populous and Dungeon Keeper to Steam

You can now play a variety of EA's PC game classics like Command & Conquer, Populous, and Dungeon Keeper on Steam.
Cassidy's Spike skin in Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2’s collaboration with Cowboy Bebop works surprisingly well

Overwatch 2 is getting an in-game collaboration with Cowboy Bebop, and it will bring skins based on Spike, Faye, Jet, Ed, and Ein to the competitive shooter.
A frozen man with Liar written on his chest sits in front of oil rigs in Frostpunk 2.

Frostpunk 2 will bring snow to a sunny July when it launches on PC

11 bit Studios finally revealed the PC release date for Frostpunk 2, and it's right in the middle of summer.
Two warriors in Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess.

Everything announced at the March 2024 Xbox Partner Preview

Xbox hosted a Partner Showcase, highlighting some exciting games from third-party studios and revealing a few release dates too.
The PC version of Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut makes the jump from PS5 to PC in May

This May, PS5 will lose yet another exclusive as Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut makes its way to PC.
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After watching Dune: Part Two, go play this Xbox Game Pass title

If you're itching to play a Dune game after watching Dune: Part Two in theaters, consider checking out Dune: Spice Wars on Xbox Game Pass.
Key art for the Netflix version of Hades.

Netflix subscribers are getting one of the decade’s best games this month

Hades launches on iOS via Netflix Games later this month. Supergiant Games tells us why it's not on Android yet.
A woman plays baseball in MLB The Show 24.

A PlayStation game is March’s biggest Xbox Game Pass addition

Of the next batch games to come to Xbox Game Pass, a game made by a PlayStation-owned studio is the most notable.
Call of the Sea gameplay.

Pick up these 7 great PC games during Steam’s Women’s Day Sale

Lots of great indies are discounted on Steam through March 10 as part of its Women's Day Sale. Here are some great deals that you don't want to miss.
The main character of Tales of Kenzera: Zau stands with two elemental items.

Xbox Partner Preview March 2024: How to watch and what to expect

Here's what you need to know before tuning into the Xbox Partner Preview that features Tales of Kenzera: Zau and Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess.
Key art for Pokémon X and Y.

It’s time to revisit Pokémon X and Y before it’s too late

With the announcement of Pokémon Legends: Z-A and the looming shut down of 3DS online services, now is the perfect time to revisit Pokémon X and Y.
Star Wars Dark Forces Remaster key art.

With EA’s Star Wars shooter canceled, it’s time to revisit a classic

EA's planned Star Wars shooter is no more, but you can revisit this remaster of one of the series' classic games right now.
Three characters shoot at a boss in Remnant 2.

Remnant 2 gets a big Steam discount alongside crossplay update

If you're looking for an excuse to play Remnant 2, the shooter just got crossplay support and a big Steam discount.
A list of Jokers appear in Balatro.

Indie poker hit Balatro gets delisted from storefronts after sudden rating change

Balatro has been delisted in some regions due to a drastic new rating change.
One of the king's advisors enters the frame in No Rest for the Wicked.

No Rest for the Wicked is a cruel and beautiful action game

We want hands on with No Rest for the Wicked, a cruel and beautiful new action game from Ori developer Moon Studios.
Iron Mask and Shionne attack in Tales of Arise.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth isn’t on Xbox, so play these RPGs on Game Pass

From Tales of Arise to Persona 3 Reload, here are some great Xbox Game Pass RPGs that'll fill the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth-sized hole in your heart.
Ninja peach in Princess Peach Showtime.

What’s new in March 2024: 7 upcoming games that you should check out

Princess Peach: Showtime, Unicorn Overlord, and Dragon's Dogma 2 are some of the most notable games coming out this March.