Issue #008

NEWS

Black Desert Mobile Preview - Finally a worthwhile mobile MMO?

Crusader Kings 3 will finally add knights, making warfare much more interesting

Petroglyph’s Earthbreakers will meld RTS with FPS

The Apex Legends Level Cap is Rising From 100 to 500

The Cyberpunk 2077 Crafting System is Huge, But Won’t Include Cyberware

Leaked PlayStation 5 dev kit photo hits the internet

Biggest Video Game News Of 2019

YouTube is changing how it moderates violent video game content

Star Citizen has now raised over $250m in crowdfunding

Starship Troopers is getting another RTS spinoff called Terran Command

The Best iOS Games of the Year Are ‘Hyper Light Drifter’ and ‘Sky: Children of the Light’ According to Apple

Congressman pleads guilty to spending campaign funds on Steam games

These are the highest scoring games of the decade

REVIEWS

Arise: A Simple Story

The Mosaic

Phoenix Point

Heroland

Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition

Darksiders Genesis

The Pit: Infinity

Halo Reach

Life is Strange 2

FEATURES

Razer CEO Berated And Threatened His Staff, Former Employees Say

17 reasons to be thankful in games

In Control of Sound: An Interview with ‘Control’ Composer Petri Alanko

The future of computing and games

Wildermyth is a simple, beautiful, brilliant RPG. Play it, you cowards.

The hidden secrets of The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind

Wait, Did You Realize That The ‘Avengers’ Game Is A ‘Destiny’-Like Loot Shooter?

How Twitch became huge … but still misses Ninja

Playstation: The First 25 Years

How “randomizers” are breathing new life into old games

Why a Perfect Sequel Is More of the Same but Completely Different

The 25 games that defined 25 years of PlayStation

StreamElements wants to be every Twitch streamer’s digital producer

The Lost Gunship Returns to Base

The modders who spent 15 years fixing Knights of the Old Republic 2

DISCUSSIONS

I Find That The Older I Get The Less Graphics Matter

PlayStation got released exactly 25 years ago today. (3 December 1994)

VIDEOS

The best Polygon videos of 2019

Bringing Life to the Machines of Horizon Zero Dawn

Railjack gameplay shows “the most co-op intensive version of Warframe”

Borderlands 3 – Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot Gameplay

FUNNY

Please don’t be mean to your fellow gamers

The Romeo and Juliet of the 21st century

Triggering boss fights 101

DEV / DESIGN

Best of 2019: The Door Problem of Combat Design

Best of 2019: Dissecting the development of Dwarf Fortress with creator Tarn Adams