Ryan Ballinger

Ryan Ballinger

Hello there! The name's Ryan, and I graduated from Oregon State University in June 2018 with a major in Political Science and a minor in US History. Throughout my life I’ve been a huge fan of sports, movies, tv shows, and, above all else, video games. My favorite games of all time are the original Mass Effect Trilogy, and, in more recent years, I’ve loved God of War, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Doom, and the Witcher 3.

Devil May Cry 5 Bloody Palace Mode Release Date Confirmed

Devil May Cry 5 has wowed players with its dazzling combat, graphics, and smokin’ sexy style since it released last week. Now, we finally have word on when the free Bloody Palace Mode will be added to the popular hack-and-slash game. Luckily, fans won’t have to wait long, as the new survival-style mode will launch on April 1, 2019—just in time for April Fools’ Day! In an email to DGR, Capcom’s PR ...[Read More]

PS4 Remote Play Comes to iOS Devices

PlayStation users can finally utilize Sony’s remote play function on their iOS devices. Remote play allows users to access their PS4 on a separate device while the PlayStation system itself continues to operate independently. This allows you to play your favorite games on your iPhone, Vita, Android device, or computer while your family or friends continue to watch a show on the system itself. You ...[Read More]

Days Gone to Feature Six Hours of Cutscenes

It appears as if the upcoming PS4 exclusive zombie-survival game Days Gone will feature a heavy focus on cinematics. Last year, we learned that the post-apocalyptic game will take at least thirty hours to complete (and probably more considering the amount of open-world content the game will boast). More recently, the development team revealed that the single-player title features around six hours ...[Read More]

Modern Warfare 2 Remaster Could Come This Year

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s addition to the free PlayStation Plus games for March isn’t the only exciting news for fans of the long-running FPS franchise. The discovery of a new PEGI rating for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, first reported by Gematsu, gives Call of Duty fans yet another remastered treat to look forward to. The original Modern Warfare remaster (released in 2...[Read More]

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Adds Loot Boxes

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been out for a few months now, so it’s great to see that Activision is still supporting their Triple-A shooter with frequent updates. Unfortunately for most (read: all) gamers, the newest update to Black Ops 4 adds loot boxes into the game. This means that there’s yet another system for microtransactions being implemented into the newest COD, which was already a full-...[Read More]

Rocksteady Gearing Up for Reveal of Next Title?

If recent job postings for Rocksteady Games are any indication, then it’s possible that the developers of the Batman: Arkham series are gearing up to reveal their newest title. The job postings in question specify that Rocksteady is searching for an outsource manager for gameplay and cinematic animation, a lead brand artist, and a video promo artist. These postings could indicate that the studio i...[Read More]

PUBG Mobile Meets Resident Evil 2 in New Update

Tencent’s newest update for PUBG Mobile, version 0.11.0, has finally gone live, and it’s bringing with it some evil new enemies. The main feature included in the new patch is officially titled “Survive Till Dawn.” The new event mode (taking place on the Erangel map) includes zombies and bosses from the recently remade Resident Evil 2. Players will have to contend against fearsome monsters like the...[Read More]

Loch Ness Monster Appears in Apex Legends

The battle royale genre is one that’s familiar with wackiness and zaniness of all kinds, and it certainly appears that Respawn’s Apex Legends will continue that trend. The Loch Ness Monster, commonly referred to as “Nessy,” has made appearances in Titanfall games in the past. At least, Nessy toys have made appearances in the previous Titanfall titles. So it wasn’t a total shock when players starte...[Read More]

Warhorse Studios Acquired by THQ Nordic

Today, THQ Nordic announced the acquisition of Warhorse Studios, developers of the recent medieval history RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance, in addition to all of Warhorse Studios’ intellectual property rights. Warhorse will be a subsidiary of the German-Austrian company Koch Media, joining the likes of Deep Silver and Volition. Koch Media is publishing the upcoming Metro Exodus, slated for release i...[Read More]

Arkane Studios to Begin Including Microtransactions in Games?

Arkane Studios is running on a bit of a hot streak. It’s last few games, the Dishonored series and the reboot of Prey, launched to both critical and commercial success. It’s safe to say, then, that fans will be excited for any news over upcoming projects from the developer. The latest news surrounding Arkane Studios stems from a recent job posting on publisher ZeniMax’s website. It appears that Ar...[Read More]

The Division 2 Open Beta: First Details Announced

Fans eagerly awaiting the March 15 release of Ubisoft’s The Division 2 will get the chance to jump into the ravaged streets of Washington D.C. a couple of weeks early.  An open beta for the multiplayer-focused sequel will run from March 1-4. Additional details as to what the beta will include or what specific times it will run have yet to be released. At the very least, it seems likely that the op...[Read More]

Watch Dogs 3 Could be Next-Gen Launch Title

Ubisoft is not a company that takes a lot of time releasing games for its most successful franchises. So it’s surprising there hasn’t been a new Watch Dogs title since 2016’s Watch Dogs 2. Well, thanks to some good ol’ internet sleuthing, we may have some information that points to when the next entry in the popular hacker series will arrive. A couple of days ago, YouTuber Skullzi TV posted a vide...[Read More]

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