Issue #030

NEWS Link to heading

The Stardew Valley Expanded mod feels like a proper expansion

People Are Spending Ridiculous Time And Money On Gaming During Coronavirus

Here’s a peek at Dwarf Fortress’s upcoming non-ASCII maps

Oh dear, Cannibal Cuisine looks like Overcooked but cannibals

Microsoft admits “we set some wrong expectations” with Xbox Series X “gameplay” reveal

Call of Duty: Warzone Dev Explains How the Team Came Up With Idea for Gulag

John Romero’s great-grandmother was a 1920s crime boss, now she’s in a video game

Respawn leaders launch a AAA studio without an office

Cassette Beasts is a strange but exciting take on Pokemon

Halo 2 Anniversary Is Now Available For PC And On Game Pass

Phil Spencer: Impact of COVID-19 on Games Will Be Felt in 2021

Epic Games announces Unreal Engine 5 with first PS5 footage

Early Diablo 3 shots reveal a darker Diablo 2 sequel that never was

GTA 5 is free on the Epic Games Store

New Paper Mario adventure Paper Mario: The Origami King coming to Nintendo Switch on 17th July

Harvest Moon: One World Announced for Nintendo Switch

REVIEWS Link to heading

Before We Leave

Get Packed

Someday You’ll Return

Super Mega Baseball

Horizon’s Gate review

Deep Rock Galactic

FEATURES Link to heading

The 9 best road trips in PC games

The Creator of ‘PUBG’ on Where Battle Royale Started and Where It’s Going

We Need More Clarity From Sony And Microsoft’s Next-Gen Plans

The controversy over Riot’s Vanguard anti-cheat software, explained

Why ‘dead game’ needs to die

How World of Warcraft has evolved with the Internet

Two Reasons A $400 Xbox Series X May Be Possible: A Pandemic And Revenge

It’s Been 25 Years Since Sega Of America Made Its Biggest Ever Mistake

Bookworm Adventures has been erased from the internet, and I want to know why

‘Assassins Creed Odyssey’ Is The Perfect Non-Animal Crossing Lockdown Game

Minecraft Dungeons Devs Talk Difficulty and Item Rarity

How on Earth did Fallout ever get made?

Evercade Interview: Director Andrew Byatt on Making Nostalgia Modern

DISCUSSIONS Link to heading

Does anyone else feel themselves getting grouchier about games?

Who else plays their Switch exclusively in handheld mode?

VIDEOS Link to heading

The Ascent - 12 Minutes of Next-Gen Gameplay - IGN First

All The Xbox Series X Games Confirmed So Far

The Dumb Sh*t We Do In Video Games

Here’s a good look at gameplay for Amazon’s Crucible

F1® 2020 | First Gameplay Trailer

Ghost of Tsushima - State of Play | PS4

FUNNY Link to heading

Most fair AI ever

15 years ago today, Leeroy Jenkins prepared a plate of chicken, then led his team to their imminent demise. Never forget.

DEV / DESIGN Link to heading

Building the AI of F.E.A.R. with Goal Oriented Action Planning

Postmortem: Treyarch’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (Dreamcast Version)

Why localisation is a vital part of games writing