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Friends Like These: bbno$ and Rich Brian

The two artists discuss their recent collaboration 'Edamame' and their shared love for Tyler, the Creator and Kanye West, while also recalling their eventful first live shows

Watch Samia perform ‘Stellate’ and ‘Triptych’ for NME Home Sessions

New York City indie-rock star Samia delivers stripped-back takes on two tracks from her 2020 debut album ‘The Baby’

Five things we learned from our In Conversation video chat with Amber Mark

The New York-based singer, songwriter and producer talks about her upcoming debut album, songwriting games and her “really intense Bee Gees phase”

Five things we learned from our In Conversation video chat with Matt Maltese

The south Londoner on his new album 'Good Morning It’s Now Tomorrow', his upcoming collaborations and his unlikely TikTok fame

‘Battlefield 2042’ has been delayed by around a month

A few days ago we brought you the news that ‘Total War: Warhammer 3’ had been delayed, and that was hot on the heels of another title being pushed back into 2022 in the form of ‘Dying Light: Stay Human’, and it seems it’s “delay season” because now ‘Battlefield 2042’ has got a new release date, though it’s not quite as bad as it may sound.

‘Tales of Arise’ is already the fastest selling game in the series

In a world where the biggest sellers are often the likes of ‘FIFA’ or ‘Call of Duty’, it’s nice to hear that a good old fashioned JRPG has launched and is doing incredibly well. That said, ‘Tales of Arise’ is actually a hugely modernised JRPG, but nonetheless is already the fastest selling game in the series, thanks to a stellar opening week of sales.

Nintendo Switch finally gets Bluetooth audio support

People seem to swing from left to right on things the Nintendo Switch needs. There’s a contingent that love it being a simple device pretty much just for games, but there’s the other end of things where people would really like to use their Bluetooth wireless headphones to play games, and now, a firmware update has finally enabled this.

Major update adds new functionality and storage options to the PlayStation 5

It feels like it’s been forever coming, but an update that’s live right now has enabled the use of M.2 SSD drives so those lucky few who found a PlayStation 5 to buy, can expand the console’s storage.

‘Deathloop’ PC performance issues are being investigated

Arkane Studios’ ‘Deathloop’ has been one of the most hyped games in a long time. Despite the developer being part of Bethesda, and thus now owned by Xbox, the game remains a PlayStation 5 console exclusive and has just been released there, and on PC, to rave reviews. That said, the PC version especially, hasn’t been without issues.

‘Alan Wake Remastered’ is ditching the product placement from the original

When a classic game gets the remaster treatment you would always expect improvements over the original title, but it’s rare for things to get altered that many people may not have even noticed in the first place. But that’s what’s happening with ‘Alan Wake Remastered’,which is removing the product placement the original game included.
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