Issue #034

We are currently experiencing one of the most important social and civil movements of the last years. The unjustified death of George Floyd was the last drop on a bucket of racism and minority injustice that has been plaguing our society for a long time. I just hope that society moves to a better place than it is currently on and that we start to see meaningful changes, where people are not treated less because of the color of their skin, where they were born, or anything that make them a “minority”. We can be better than that.

The Gaming Pub stands with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and to honor that, this issue will have a special section dedicated to everything going on in the games industry and the movement.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Riot Games will invest $10 million in minority-owned game studios

Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality - The Best Gaming Bundle Ever

“Cyberpunk was a warning, not an aspiration,” says Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith

EA Sports pledges to up efforts to fight toxic behavior in its games

Black Lives Matter – how we can all help

Microsoft Finally Severs Ties With Racist Brazilian YouTubers

The DeanBeat: Diversity is a long game

Celebrating Blackness in Gaming’s Past, Present, and Future

What the video game industry is (and isn’t) saying about Black Lives Matter

Humble Bundle Creating $1 Million Black Game Developer Fund

NEWS

PS5 Reveal Event: Everything Announced at the Show

IGN Expo Day 1: Everything Announced and Revealed

How Sega hopes to use Japanese arcades as streaming data centers

Valorant dev is working on figuring out whether the experience could work on consoles

UK government calls for evidence on loot boxes over concern they train children to gamble

Need for Speed Heat gets cross-play, the first EA game to do so

Major gameplay details for Hogwarts: A Dark Legacy allegedly leaked

Xbox Series X will be ‘as affordable as possible’, as Microsoft prepares for global recession

Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion launches September

What to play from itch.io’s huge bundle with 1,500 games

‘The Last Of Us Part 2’ Reviews Say It’s The Best PS4 Exclusive With 44 Perfect Scores

REVIEWS

Monster Train

The Outer Worlds - Switch

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection

Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor

Beyond Blue

Project Warlock

The Last of Us Part 2

FEATURES

How will the games industry fare in a recession?

My friend and his Pokémon save file

How MicroProse returned to making military sim games

Rogue Legacy is still the most approachable roguelite of them all

How Xbox Smart Delivery works

I want more of She Dreams Elsewhere and I want it now

Nvidia Ampere: everything we know about Nvidia’s RTX 3000 series so far

How esports photographers are using in-game capture in place of live events

The Best Online Multiplayer Games for Kids in Lockdown

Game of Life is a short documentary following the story of two veterans in their 70s who connect through video games

What’s The Future Of Gaming? Industry Professors Tell Us What To Expect

How players resurrected the Need for Speed MMO you didn’t even know existed

DISCUSSIONS

PS5 Looks Like This

Just a thought, I can’t think of a single game I dislike because of graphics

VIDEOS

Desperados III - Interactive Trailer

A Visit To Danny Trejo’s Animal Crossing Island

The Last of Us Part II - Official Launch Trailer | PS4

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood | Cinematic Trailer

FUNNY

Toxic players go to a special place…

[RDR2] EXTREME Sled Riding

DEV / DESIGN

Don’t Miss - Postmortem: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell

How to price your game and thrive during Steam sales