Issue #016

NEWS Link to heading

Nintendo Provides An Update On Its IP Expansion, Says It’s Starting To See Results

You Can Only Have One Island Per Console In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Look at this gorgeous Animal Crossing-themed Switch

Xbox Series X And PlayStation 5 Are A Lot More Powerful Than You Think, Says EA

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Sold Better Than EA Thought it Would

Every Flash game disappears forever in 2020 – but this project has preserved 38,000 of them

Brazilian football club channels Game Boy Pokémon to announce new Japanese signing

Warcraft 3 Reforged has the lowest user score for a game on Metacritic

Blizzard is offering automatic refunds for Warcraft 3: Reforged

Nvidia’s cloud gaming service has officially launched, and you can use it for free

Cyberpunk 2077 will have ‘around 75’ Street Story sidequests, all of them custom made

Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser leaving the company

Amazon and Google are Microsoft’s “main competitors,” not Sony or Nintendo, says Spencer

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is free next week on the Epic Games Store

REVIEWS Link to heading

Might & Magic: Chess Royale

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales (Switch)

Dauntless (Switch)

Children Of Morta

Warcraft 3: Reforged

Zombie Army 4: Dead War

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics

FEATURES Link to heading

Space is incredible, but too many games are missing the point

Meaningful stakes make games like Escape from Tarkov the future of Twitch

Disco Elysium’s Hardcore Mode is just one way games can meaningfully explore poverty

Why mystery games like Disco Elysium took over 2019

Remembering a golden era in Dark Age of Camelot

Unlocking the thrill of one of gaming’s most hardcore genres

The Bizarre, Ephemeral Magic of the Elden Ring Subreddit

How fast cars and speed demons influenced Tim Schafer’s career

Why Gen Z Loves The Sims

My life in 24 games

Nioh 2 interview – Team Ninja’s fight to return as one of the great Japanese action game studios

Disco Elysium’s hardcore mode is perfectly horrible

The creators of Kentucky Route Zero open up about the ending of their game

Surviving The Aftermath… of the early access city builder craze

It’s not easy being green: a brief history of orcs in video games

DISCUSSIONS Link to heading

What game did you give up on and why?

Warcraft 3 Reforged has 0.8 user score on Metacritics. For comparison Fallout 76 has 2.7 and Anthem has 4.0

VIDEOS Link to heading


Nintendo is a decade behind the rest of the gaming industry

FUNNY Link to heading

Physics in GTA

Teen rating

DEV / DESIGN Link to heading

Lessons and statistics after four years as an indie developer

Why forums can be great for indie discoverability and community