Issue #022

NEWS

Respawn used Apex Legends’ Forge to distract dataminers who “steal” surprises

Coronavirus Isolation Is Causing A Spike In Online Gaming Traffic In Italy

Baldur’s Gate 3’s Story Confirmed to Connect to Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2

New Minecraft library is clever loophole and safe haven for censored journalism

Every gaming coronavirus cancellation

A new Humankind video demonstrates how your cities and empire will grow

Helicopters arrive in Fortnite, Spy Games event begins

Hello Games’ The Last Campfire re-emerges for summer launch

Gaming and live streaming rise globally amid COVID-19 crisis

PS5 News: Everything We’ve Learned From Sony’s PlayStation 5 Reveal Event

Loads of “games to help you stay inside” are free on Itch.io right now

Untitled Goose Game nabs Game of the Year at the 2020 Game Developers Choice Awards!

Overwatch’s Next Hero is Echo, Origin Story Revealed

How the game industry is fighting the coronavirus crisis

REVIEWS

Murder By Numbers

Ori And The Will Of The Wisps

Call of Duty: Warzone

MLB The Show

Panzer Corps 2

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Doom Eternal

FEATURES

Cory Doctorow on his brand new book Attack Surface, and just about everything else

Nioh 2 and the annoying joy of fighting through a puzzle game

Iron Harvest hands-on – mech-heavy RTS might fill that Company of Heroes gap in your life

Dev reveals the many ways their tough game secretly helps the player

Mark Healey’s Wildest Dreams

The researchers who once studied WoW’s Corrupted Blood plague are now fighting the coronavirus

As Naughty Dog Crunches On The Last Of Us II, Developers Wonder How Much Longer This Approach Can Last

The man who made the NES

Inside Xbox Series X: the full specs

A short history of banned games in Germany

Wasteland 3 hands-on preview – Surviving post-apocalyptic Colorado with an army of pets

How hearing became the most important sense in the modern FPS

How One Developer Is Creating A Different Kind Of Fantasy Game For Women

Against the Hegemony of Hit Points

GameStop Instructs Employees to Ignore Law Enforcement And Not Shut Down

DISCUSSIONS

What is your favorite Co-op game that you can “beat”?

Mark Cerny’s a deep dive into the PlayStation 5.

VIDEOS

Iron Harvest Is A WWI-Era Steampunk RTS - 20 Minutes Of Gameplay

Inside Nioh 2

Roller Champions Closed Alpha Gameplay Livestream

Trials Of Mana - 30 Mins Of Gameplay And Boss Fight

The Riftbreaker - Gameplay Trailer PEGI

Gabe Newell Opens Up About Valve’s Past, Present, and (Unexpected) Future – IGN First

FUNNY

State of Decay 1 called it back in 2013

Fallen Soldier

DEV / DESIGN

A look at how different-sized studios approach the challenges of QA

The story behind Remedy’s viral dog mocap star