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Carli Velocci

Carli Velocci

Contributor, Games

Carli is a technology, culture, and games editor and journalist. They were the Gaming Lead and Copy Chief at Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. Before that, they wrote for multiple publications, including Paste Magazine, Vice, Polygon, the Verge, and more. Her name might remind you of a dinosaur.

The Game Awards live show.

Everything announced at The Game Awards 2023

From world premieres to new trailers for highly anticipated games, this is a live recap of everything announced during The Game Awards 2023.
A gun sits in a drawer in Signalis.

Check out this fantastic horror game before it leaves Xbox Game Pass next week

One of the best horror games on Xbox Game Pass leaves the service next week. Make sure you play it before Halloween season ends.
Basim leaps at an enemy in Assassin's Creed Mirage.

Everything announced at the June 2023 Ubisoft Forward

Star Wars Outlaws, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and Assassin's Creed Mirage headline the June 2023 Ubisoft Forward. Here's the full list of announcements.
Fable teaser trailer showing the protagonist as a female warrior

Everything announced at the 2023 Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct

Starfield, Fable, Avowed, and Hellblade 2 were featured at the Xbox Games Showcase. Here's the full list of announcements.
Leon holding a gun in Resident Evil 4.

Resident Evil 4 shows that a remake doesn’t need to be completely faithful

The new version of Resident Evil 4 works as well as it does because it isn't a perfectly faithful remake.
A Fort Solis character stands in a red hallway.

Fort Solis’ incredible character animations are a step forward for video games

We went hands-on with Fort Solis and came away wowed by its meticulously detailed character animations.
Pedro Pascal with his finger to his mouth telling someone to be quiet in a scene from The Last of Us on HBO Max.

Even HBO’s The Last of Us can’t fully master the video game adaptation

HBO's The Last of Us sets a new gold standard for video game adaptations, but some of the game's power is still lost in translation.
A character stands below a ship in Starfield.

This console generation isn’t about games or hardware. It’s about services

While gaming console cycles have always been defined by hardware bumps and exclusives, this current generation shows us the power of services.
Venom affects a Marvel Snap playng field.

Marvel Snap’s simplicity is its ultimate superpower

Marvel Snap is a mobile sensation, and that's thanks to its elegant design that's perfect for casual superhero fans and hardcore deck-building buffs.
Pyramid Head walking in the rain.

Konami’s big Silent Hill plans show how video game franchises are changing

Konami is taking an aggressive approach to revive the Silent Hill series. It's part of a larger trend across the video game industry.
Meta Quest Pro enables 3D modeling in mixed reality.

Don’t buy the Meta Quest Pro for gaming. It’s a metaverse headset first

Meta has made it clear that the Quest Pro isn't a device that casual video game fans need to pick up.
Google Stadia controller.

Google Stadia’s dedicated community faces heartbreak amid service closure

For Google Stadia's most dedicated users, the cloud service's closure is a heartbreaking loss for a small community.
Jackie from Cyberpunk 2077 with a gun pointed at his head.

Cyberpunk 2077’s Steam success is great, but we can’t rewrite its history

While Cyberpunk 2077 has made a big comeback, its success shouldn't be viewed as a redemption arc.