Issue #036

NEWS

Is Gaming Recession-Proof? Record Revenue For $160 Billion Industry With 2.7 Billion Players

GameClub is a New Subscription Service for Android Gaming

Players in The Lord of the Rings Online gather to honor the late Sir Ian Holm

Nintendo Chills Mobile Ambitions After Animal Crossing Success

Yes, Batman Arkham developer Rocksteady is making a Suicide Squad game

A Wave of Sexual Harassment Accusations Is Sweeping the Games Industry

Crash Bandicoot 4 is on its way, at last

Guinness World Records Reinstates Pac-Man And Donkey Kong Records

Mixer Shutting Down, Microsoft Partnering With Facebook Gaming

Facebook acquires Ready at Dawn

Minecraft’s Nether Update is out today

New Pokémon game is a MOBA for Switch and mobile

A lawsuit against the Internet Archive threatens vital gaming history

“It was one of the worst days of my life” – Neil Druckmann opens up on The Last of Us Part 2 leaks

Animal Crossing: New Horizons gets a swimming update next week

REVIEWS

Disintegration

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated

Griftlands

Hardspace: Shipbreaker

FEATURES

The Double-A Team: The thrilling convenience of Torchlight

Fortnite is a masterclass in flexibility | Opinion

Evercade’s retro portable made me fall out of love with game cartridges

The DeanBeat: Why can’t EA do more games with its big budget?

When MMOs shut down: the final moments of beloved genre giants

What Does DICE Need to Do to Win Back the Battlefield Community After Battlefield V?

The Last Of Us Part 2: What’s The Problem Here, Exactly?

Deus Ex at 20: The oral history of a pivotal PC game

The History of Ion Storm

I Hate Reading Notes in ‘The Last of Us Part II’

How Supergiant Games made the hack’n’slash accessible with Hades

How CD Projekt Red Designed Meaningful Player Choices in The Witcher 3

The kill/death ratio is holding Call of Duty back

We played Cyberpunk 2077 for four hours, here’s what we think

DISCUSSIONS

What are some older games you like that you don’t see mentioned that much?

Today’s Pokémon reveal is now the most disliked Nintendo video in history

VIDEOS

Star Wars: Squadrons - Official Gameplay Trailer

FULL Baldur’s Gate 3 Live Gameplay Presentation

7 Ways The Last Of Us 2 Improves Upon The First Game | The Last Of Us 2 Gameplay

Diablo 2, Torchlight Developers Share Stories from Blizzard’s Past

Marvel’s Avengers: Once An Avenger Gameplay Video

Biomutant - Exclusive Gameplay Interview | Summer of Gaming 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 — Official Trailer — The Gig

FUNNY

How RPG training missions feel

Yeeted in Skate 3

DEV / DESIGN

Examining the indie ins and outs of today’s game distribution platforms

Population Zero and the dangers of Early Access hype

From pitch to launch: Key takeaways for a successful development partnership