Issue #021

NEWS

A delay to the PS5 or Xbox Series X launch seems inevitable

Plant seeds, harvest crops, and nick another player’s potatoes in this Stardew Valley board game

Plenty of information from the Famitsu interview with Shigeru Miyamoto

Steam Labs’ new experiment is a News Hub – and makes us a little nervous

How Ninja Theory put so much design into the pure chaos of Bleeding Edge

Reggie Fils-Aimé joins GameStop’s board of directors

Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney speaks out in support of Nvidia GeForce Now

PUBG needs your help shaping its new competitive mode

Warframe has big quality of life improvements and free loot for its 7th birthday

Team17 teases new Worms game

Everything You Need to Know About the Original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Command & Conquer Remastered revives the classic RTS series this June

Horizon: Zero Dawn confirmed for PC, coming this summer

E3 Officially Canceled Due To Coronavirus Concerns

Spelunky 2 studio shares more screens, but no launch date

How the industry is reacting to E3’s cancellation

The LEGO Group and Nintendo partner to take brick-building to a new level

REVIEWS

Murder By Numbers

War Tortoise 2

One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Nioh 2

Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle

The Longing

FATURES

Baldur’s Gate 3 pushes player choice “much further than Divinity: Original Sin 2”

Baldur’s Gate 2’s Athkatla is still one the best RPG cities ever made

The most satisfying architecture in PC games

New Documentary Uncovers The Amazing Story Of EarthBound Beginnings

Stoneshard Early Access Impressions — A Diabolically Fresh Take on Turn-based RPGs

Diablo 2 is actually the best Diablo game

Legend Of Grimrock still brings the gaming generations together

Killing Me Softly: The Insidious Beauty of Dying Game Worlds

I’m reckoning with my save scumming ways

Why Warzone Battle Royale Is A Big Move For Call Of Duty And Gaming Overall

How Hunt: Showdown creates hot, dripping tension

Star Wars: Jedi Knight II had no progression system and was better for it

Spiritfarer is a game about death, but it’s not scary

An insider’s perspective on China

DISCUSSIONS

What’s your backlog plan for the rest of 2020?

Guerilla Games Developers on upset fans over Horizon Zero Dawn coming to PC. “What the hell is wrong with you people?”

VIDEOS

Not For Resale: A Video Game Store Documentary | Trailer

Persona 5 Royal – Change The World Trailer

FUNNY

An e-mail from my level design professor regarding the move to online classes.

The impossible bounty - Call of duty Warzone

DEV / DESIGN

The Importance of a Well Defined Core Gameplay Loop