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Cristina Alexander

Cristina Alexander

Gaming/Mobile Writer

Cristina Alexander has been writing since 2014, from opining about pop culture on her personal blog in college to reporting on video games, entertainment, Internet culture, and more recently, mobile technology as a freelance journalist. Her work has appeared on TheGamer, Gamepur, SlashGear, Giant Freakin' Robot, Twinfinite, KeenGamer, and Mega Visions. Cristina used to be an Android girl, now she's an Apple woman with no possible plans to turn back anytime soon. She resides in sunny South Florida.

Key art for The Game Awards 2023.

The Game Awards 2023: Here’s the complete list of winners

Here's the full list of winners at The Game Awards 2023, which saw Baldur's Gate 3 take home six trophies.
Sonic Dream Team key art with Sonic the Hedgehog, Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit, Knuckles the Echidna, Rouge the Bat, Miles “Tails” Prower, and Ariem in the background.

I’m a lifelong Sonic fan. Here’s why I’m loving Sonic Dream Team

Sure to delight longtime fans of the Sonic franchise, Apple Arcade's Sonic Dream Team pulls a lot of great ideas from the series' past.
Sonic holds his heels during a midair trick in Photo Mode.

Sonic Frontiers is getting a free update this week, including new modes

Sonic Frontiers will receive its first free update, dubbed Sights, Sound, and Speed, this week.
Redfall Cover

It’s time for the age of always-online single-player games to end

Suicide Squad and Redfall will require a constant internet connection even while played solo, reopening a debate on internet inequity and preservation.
Deadshot, Harley Quinn, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

State of Play February 2023: how to watch, what to expect

The next State of Play live stream is set to air on February 23, revealing five PSVR2 games and giving a long look at Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
Playstation character wall at E3 2018

Here’s what E3 2023 could look like without Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft

Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo may be skipping E3 2023, but that doesn't inherently spell disaster for the gaming convention.
The Game Awards 2022 trophy art.

The Game Awards 2022: Here’s the complete list of winners

This is the full list of winners for The Game Awards 2022.
Kratos sternly looks at Atreus in God of War: Ragnarok.

It’s time we learn to value all-ages games as much as ‘mature’ ones

This year's Game Awards nominees highlight a difference in how we see all-ages games versus mature ones.
Cropped key art for the Fortnite Chapter finale event, Fracture.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Fracture Finale: when it starts and how to play

Fortnite's big Chapter 3 finale is going down today. Here's when the Fracture event starts and how to dive in.
Sonic in his fighting stance in the latest Sonic Frontiers trailer.

Sonic Frontiers is getting new playable characters and story content next year

Sonic Frontiers is getting several significant updates in 2023, which will add new playable characters.
Two characters brawl in Guilty Gear Strive.

You can win cash with PlayStation’s new tournament feature. Here’s how to sign up

Sony launched PlayStation Tournaments on PS5 and PS4, and is kicking off its debut with the PlayStation Tournaments: Win-A-Thon. Here's how you can enter.
Always-on display on an iPhone 14 Pro.

Apple’s making a big change to the iPhone 14 Pro’s controversial always-on display

The latest iOS 16.2 beta is giving iPhone 14 Pro users the option to hide their wallpaper and notifications from the always-on display.
MultiVersus Season 2 key art

MultiVersus adds Marvin the Martian and Game of Thrones stage in Season 2

MultiVersus will be adding Marvin the Martian to the fighters roster and an iconic Game of Thrones stage for season 2.
Sony PS5 PS4 release launch fiscal year report analysis sales

PlayStation may be looking into NFTs and blockchain tech, per new patent

A new patent recently filed by Sony reveals that PlayStation has been looking into the use of NFTs and blockchain technology in its games.
New characters in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 4.

Fortnite’s Fracture event will end Chapter 3 much sooner than expected

Epic Games teased the Fortnite Chapter 3 finale event, Fracture, which is slated to conclude a year earlier than expected.
Sonic and Knuckles (Cyber Space form) on Ares Island in Sonic Frontiers.

Even while moving forward, Sonic Frontiers never forgets the series’ past

Sonic Frontiers may be the start of a new era for the Blue Blur, but it still makes sure to stop and pay respects to the series' past.
Person holding iPhone 14 with Emergency SOS via satellite notifications.

This is how your iPhone 14 will make those lifesaving SOS satellite calls

Apple has announced that Emergency SOS via satellite will launch on the iPhone 14 later this month. The service will help users call for help from remote areas.
Google Stadia controller.

Google Stadia has started issuing refunds — here’s what to look for

Google will begin issuing refunds for Stadia software and hardware on November 9. Here's what to know.
Fitbit Ace 3 lifestyle

Fitbit is reportedly working on a game-changing wearable for kids

Fitbit and Google are reportedly working on a wearable code-named Project Eleven that's designed to help kids with phone and social media usage.
An employee walks past a logo of Japan's Nintendo Co. at a Nintendo store in Tokyo.

Nintendo and mobile studio DeNA are forming a new company

Nintendo and DeNA are collaborating to establish a new joint venture company called Nintendo Systems Co. Ltd.
Sonic grinding a rail.

Here are Sonic Frontiers’ frame rates on every platform, including Switch

If you're curious about how Sonic Frontiers runs on platforms like Switch, here's what you can expect on each platform.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and Watch 4 side-by-side.

Don’t update your Galaxy Watch 4, or you may accidentally kill it

Galaxy Watch 4 users have reported that the latest firmware update isn't allowing their watches to reboot, effectively rendering them useless.
iPhone 12 Pro Max with MagSafe charger

Watch someone use MagSafe to save their iPhone from a floorboard disaster

An iPhone slipping through the cracks of a floorboard can be anyone's worst nightmare. But if you have a MagSafe charger, all hope may not be lost.
Logo for Symbiogenesis, an NFT art project by Square Enix.

Square Enix Symbiogenesis NFT project disappoints Parasite Eve fans

Square Enix revealed the NFT project Symbiogenesis, angering fans who were expecting something related to Parasite Eve.
Google Play Games on PC beta

You can try Google Play Games on PC today as beta expands to the U.S.

Google has launched the open beta for Google Play Games for PC in the U.S. and seven other countries.
Player character electrocuting AI robots in Atomic Heart.

Soviet sci-fi shooter Atomic Heart launches in February

Atomic Heart, a first-person shooter RPG set in an alternate Soviet-era Russia, will launch in February.
A gamepad is pictured as a screen displays the online Twitch platform.

You can get a free PC Game Pass subscription via Twitch subscriptions

Microsoft and Twitch are teaming up to give out free PC Game Pass subscriptions for every Twitch subscription purchase or gift for a limited time.
Render of Google G1 (aka Dream) supplied by Android co-founder Rich Miner.

Here’s what Android phones might have looked like without the iPhone

Android co-founder Rich Miner shared a render of the Google G1 (code-named Dream), showing the world how Android phones would've looked like without the iPhone.
PlayStation Plus logo.

PlayStation Plus has lost 2 million subscribers since its revamp

Sony lost 2 million PlayStation Plus subscribers ever since it gave the game streaming service a total makeover in June.
Key art for Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord.

A multiplayer Ghostbusters VR game is coming to PlayStation VR 2 and Meta Quest 2

Multiplayer VR game Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord will release on Meta Quest 2 and PlayStation VR2 in 2023.
Riven logo

Myst sequel Riven is getting a full remake from developer Cyan Worlds

Cyan Worlds announced it is remaking Riven: The Sequel to Myst thanks to the help of a fan project.
Red Hood fights a Talon in Gotham Knights.

Gotham Knights is unplayable on Steam following latest update

Gotham Knights players are reporting the game is unplayable on Steam following a recent update.
apple watch series 8 crash detection already saved someones life

The Apple Watch Series 8’s crash detection already saved someone’s life

Crash detection in Apple Watch Series 8 saved a man's life by automatically calling first responders after his car crashed into a pole.
A picture of the Steam Deck

Valve is testing a new Big Picture Mode for Steam. Here’s how to try it

Valve is running a beta test on Big Picture Mode for Steam Deck.