Issue #024

NEWS Link to heading

This week’s two free Epic Store games are live

GameStop Set To Close 300 More Stores This Year

Dwarf Fortress shows off more of its new look

Someone’s built the entire Earth in Minecraft - to scale

CD Projekt donates nearly $1 million to Polish charity helping healthcare workers

GameStop Is Telling Employees To Wrap Their Hands In Plastic Bags And Keep Working

Mount & Blade 2 is now out in early access

Steam is changing how game updates work to manage bandwidth during record usage

Minecraft Dungeons is delayed until May

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s remastered campaign is out now

Activision Has Banned Over 50,000 Call of Duty: Warzone Cheaters

Sources: Despite Huge Sales, Borderlands 3 Developers Are Getting Stiffed On Bonuses

Sony Launches $100 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund

Chucklefish Reveals New Look For Witchbrook

The Last of Us II Delayed Indefinitely

REVIEWS Link to heading

Operencia: The Stolen Sun

Panzer Dragoon: Remake

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 Review

Persona 5 Royal

Resident Evil 3

Bleeding Edge

Good Job

FEATURES Link to heading

Gears Tactics is more Gears of War than you think

The DeanBeat: The game industry rolls with the punches of the coronavirus

Empathy for the Devil

Building Xbox Series X: why Microsoft redefined the console form factor

Crapshoot: Police Quest, which was horrifyingly used as a training tool by real cops

Who gets to write video game history?

Insert Coin, the arcade documentary worth feeding all your quarters into

Runescape’s developers explain why they chose archaeology as the MMO’s newest feature

Back to Baldur’s Gate: Revisiting BioWare’s legendary RPG

During Coronavirus, GameStop Chose Profits Over People. So I Quit.

“We just moved the camera up” – why Gears Tactics makes so much sense

Unsafe Rooms

The modders creating accessibility modes for notoriously difficult games

The Xbox Series X master plan

Why Games Have Always Obsessed Over Pandemic Authoritarianism

Why Animal Crossing calms you down, explained

DISCUSSIONS Link to heading

Games that you like the idea of more than you like playing

VIDEOS Link to heading

Microsoft Flight Simulator - Feature Discovery Series Episode 7: Multiplayer

Resident Evil 3: Jill Valentine Trailer

Gears Tactics - 20 minutes of Gameplay and Discussion

Ninjala - Gameplay Trailer #1

FUNNY Link to heading


DEV / DESIGN Link to heading

Unity offers free access to premium game dev courses

A brief guide to writing for video games