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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.

Three contestants jumping into an arena in The Finals.

The Finals is out now for free and we’re already loving it

Multiplayer shooter The Finals just surprise launched and trust us: You don't want to miss it.
Aldmeri Anti-Mage is one of the mods available through Bethesda Game Studios Creations in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Bethesda turns Skyrim into a mod platform with new Creations feature

Skyrim just got a surprise update, as Bethesda has launched a new modding program for its most beloved game.
Lucia is interview in prison in Grand Theft Auto VI.

5 key details we noticed in the first Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer

From story teases to some satirical jabs at Florida, these five details caught our eye in Grand Theft Auto 6's first trailer.
A zombie attacks the player in Arizona Sunshine 2.

Arizona Sunshine 2 review: thrilling VR shooter gets devoured by bugs

Arizona Sunshine 2 gets a lot right as a VR shooter, but an irritating protagonist and bevy of technical problems drag the experience down.
Lucia and her partner rob a store in GTA 6.

First Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer takes players back to Vice City

Rockstar released the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI early, confirming that we'll be returning to Vice City in 2025.
Art for a Dragon Age: Dreadwolf short story released for Dragon Age day.

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf teaser reintroduces the world of Thedas

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf's new trailer reintroduces us to the series' setting and teases when we'll learn more about the game.
A cartoon orb does a Crossword puzzle in Puzzmo art.

Hearst’s unexpected video game acquisition is great news for Wordle fans

Hearst Newspapers is taking a bite out of the New York Times' puzzle pie by acquiring its best competitor, Puzzmo.
Key art for Outcast: A New Beginning

I can’t wait to fly around Outcast: A New Beginning’s world again

Outcast: A New Beginning is following up an under-appreciated PC classic with a vast open-world that's a exhilarating to fly around.
Key art for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 featuring Titus.

Every video game delay that has happened in 2023 so far

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

The Game Awards 2023: how to watch and what to expect

We've rounded up everything you need to know if you plan on tuning into The Game Awards 2023 live.
A man drives away in a boat with stolen money in Grand Theft Auto 5 art.

Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer: when it’s coming and how to watch

Rockstar will post Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer 1 next Tuesday. Here's what you need to know so you can watch the trailer right when it drops.
Princess Peach in Super Mario RPG.

The best video games of November 2023: Super Mario RPG, Assassin’s Creed Nexus, and more

From Super Mario RPG to Assassin's Creed Nexus to Last Train Home, these are some video games from November 2023 that you need to play.
Minthara in Baldur's Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 5 adds new modes that can make the game easier or harder

Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 5 just gave you an excuse to return to it with the addition of Honour Mode, Custom Mode, and new epilogue content.
Three characters shoot at a boss in Remnant 2.

One of the year’s biggest sleeper hits is now on Xbox Game Pass

A sleeper hit game just got added to Xbox Game Pass, kicking off a compelling batch of titles coming to the service in December.
Sable watches the sunset from a perch.

December’s PS Plus Essential lineup includes one of 2021’s best indie games

Sable, Lego 2K Drive, and Powerwash Simulator are the three games all PS Plus subscribers will be able to download in December.
Key art for GTA: The Trilogy on Netflix

Three classic Grand Theft Auto games are coming to Netflix next month

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is coming to Netflix, meaning remastered versions of GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas will be on mobile.
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Beyond Good & Evil remaster was briefly playable ahead of reveal

A comprehensive anniversary remaster of a Ubisoft cult classic leaked and was even playable on Xbox before it was ever revealed.
A sphinx in Dragon's Dogma 2.

The leaks are correct: Dragon’s Dogma 2 launches in March

Capcom confirmed the previously leaked release date for Dragon's Dogma 2 and revealed more about the sequel during a game-specific showcase.
Key art for Last Train Home.

If you love The Oregon Trail, you need to try this historical strategy game

Last Train Home, a new PC strategy game about Czech Legionnaires, proves that video games can be a perfect way to retell historical stories.
A PS5 sits on a table.

Sony’s latest partnership is a big move for PlayStation’s mobile future

Sony Interactive Entertainment has established a partnership with Guild Wars and Lineage's NCSoft to help bolster its mobile gaming efforts.
Link pulls out the master sword in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Nintendo’s Zelda movie needs to be nothing like The Super Mario Bros. Movie

The Super Mario Bros. Movie may have been a success, but the upcoming Zelda movie shouldn't copy its notes.
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We need to see these 3 things in Grand Theft Auto 6’s first trailer

With the first Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer only weeks away, these are the three things we need to see in the grand debut.
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This hidden gem is the perfect game for your Thanksgiving day relaxation

If you're looking for a great game to chill out to after Thanksgiving dinner, this indie hidden gem is a perfect choice.
V rides a motorcycle while shooting at a mech in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty.

Cyberpunk 2077: Ultimate Edition is the complete package you’ve been waiting for

CD Projekt Red has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077: Ultimate Edition, which comes with the base game and Phantom Liberty, will come out on PC in December.
Mario. Peach, Mallow, Bowser, and Geno find one of the Seven Stars in Super Mario RPG.

5 Square Enix RPGs that need to make a Super Mario RPG-style comeback

Following the release of Super Mario RPG and Star Ocean: The Second Story R, we're already dreaming up more Square Enix classics that deserve a remake next.
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Naughty Dog confirms The Last of Us Part II Remastered following leak

The Last of Us Part II Remastered was just announced, and it's coming to PS5 sooner thank you think.
Artwork for the original Half-Life's 25th anniversary.

Half-Life gets a free update and Steam Deck verification for its birthday

Valve released a free 25th-anniversary update for the original Half-Life, which adds new content and gives it Verified status on Steam Deck.
Key art for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

Divisive Suicide Squad game’s newest look emphasizes story over live service

The first Insider video for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is out, and it ignores the game's live service elements to focus on story and gameplay.
Minthara in Baldur's Gate 3.

One of the best games of the year is finally coming to Xbox next month

Yes, Larian Studios' critically acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons RPG will come to Xbox sometime this December.
Dragon's Dogma player fighting an enemy.

PS Plus is getting an underrated RPG cult classic this month

You need to check out this underrated RPG from Capcom when it gets added to the PS Plus Game Catalog on November 21.
1K looks at a cliff in The Talos Principle 2.

The Game Awards could use some new categories, so we made them ourselves

Even with 24 game-related categories, it still feels like The Game Awards could use a few more. We imagined what five new ones would look like.
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One of the best sci-fi games ever made is coming to Nintendo Switch next month

A release date for the Nintendo Switch version of one of the best sci-fi video games ever was revealed alongside many other games at the Indie World Showcase.
El Paso, Elsewhere's main character leans on the hood of a car.

This year’s biggest Game Awards snub is this can’t-miss shooter

Lots of excellent games are getting recognized at this year's game awards, but one glaring snub stands out.
Key art for The Game Awards 2023.

Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 lead this year’s Game Awards nominations

In one of the best years for video games ever, Baldur's Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 garnered the most nominations at The Game Awards 2023.