Issue #026

NEWS

The Nintendo Switch Is Sold Out Everywhere As An Essential Quarantine Item, But More ‘On The Way’

Half-Life 3 doesn’t have a “concrete, 300-page” story – but Valve is “excited” after Alyx

Call of Duty: Warzone hits 50M players in first month

ESRB And PEGI Will Continue To Assign Ratings Remotely

Resident Evil 4 remake is currently in the works from Capcom

Game ratings will now include loot box warnings, ESRB says

Terraria’s final update, Journey’s End, arrives in May

Halo Infinite: See How They Recorded The Vehicle Sounds For The Next-Gen Game

Valorant’s always-on anti-cheat system is ‘an important tool in our fight against cheaters,’ says Riot

Minecraft with RTX launches April 16, and it is breathtaking

Valorant Has a Huge Technical Win Over Overwatch

F1 2020 will let players create and manage their own team

Sony Plans Limited PlayStation 5 Output in First Year

Riot Games acquires Hytale developer Hypixel Studios

Nintendo Stock Hits A New 52-Week High, Thanks To Strong Demand For The Switch And Animal Crossing: New Horizons

REVIEWS

Radio General

The Room VR: A Dark Matter

HyperParasite

In Other Waters

TurboGrafx-16 Mini

FEATURES

The industry mines for ‘90s nostalgia | Opinion

In Midgar’s Shadow

The old-fashioned joys of journalling, and the modern comfort of maps

The evolution of Ape Out

Developers of your favourite games share what they’re most proud of making

A Pandemic, Seen From Rainbow Road

Will Necessity Be The Making Of eSports During Covid-19?

The Games That Let Me Have an Imaginary Social Life

How a team of AI researchers took on all comers at StarCraft 2

How the Unreleased Nintendo PlayStation Became the Most Valuable Game Console Ever

The No Man’s Sky star system that offers normality to those who need it most

Two days in Colombia with the founder of Rockstar San Diego

Minecraft Dungeons massages all the arguments out of Diablo’s formula

When are game companies truly being anti-consumer?

The making of EVE Online

DISCUSSIONS

Most frustrating cryptic things you had to do in game?

Valorant anti-cheat starts upon computer boot and runs all the time, even when you don’t play the game

VIDEOS

Fallout 76: Wastelanders - Official Trailer 2

Rami Ismail Explains Why Games Aren’t Recession Proof | How Games Make Money

Gears Tactics - Official Launch Trailer

Observer System Redux - Next Gen Reveal Trailer

Beneath A Steel Sky 23 Minutes of Gameplay

FUNNY

There is no middle point

Huge wake up call

DEV / DESIGN

“Rock Balls”: The Making of WarCraft II

Roundtable: The unique allure of Animal Crossing: New Horizons