Issue #044

NEWS

Factorio finally leaves Early Access after 4 years

Assassin’s Creed Creative Director Fired From Ubisoft Following Investigation Into Misconduct

‘Ghost Of Tsushima’ Is PlayStation’s Fourth Biggest Sony Launch In History

EA Access and Origin Access Basic become EA Play

New To Netflix This Week: High Score, The Best Video Game Documentary Arrives

PC players make up nearly half of gaming audience, study finds

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Arrives As The Highest Scored PC Game Of The Year

George Orwell’s Animal Farm becoming a video game from the makers of Reigns

Australian government rules that games with microtransactions must address them in box art

Apple threatens to terminate Epic Games’ dev access to iOS and Mac following Fortnite stunt

The best announcements from Nintendo’s Indie World, ranked by cuteness

Sega will “aggressively” focus on PC ports after Steam strength during lockdown

REVIEWS

EA Sports UFC 4

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Helheim Hassle

Mortal Shell

Spiritfarer

Battletoads

PGA Tour 2K21

FEATURES

Factorio early game walkthrough [1.0]: how to ace your first hour

Video Games Impact Kids’ Sense of Morality, Says Study

Iron Harvest Preview: Bringing Back the Classic RTS Campaign

20 years ago Shogun: Total War started a long legacy, but it was almost a very different game

State of Games: What happens to the industry when the pandemic is over?

The DeanBeat: Epic Games vs. Apple/Google is a shot heard around the world — but it’s risky

Epic’s Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite video is an irresponsible piece of corporate propaganda | Opinion

Microsoft’s Move Is A Big Gift To Sony And PS5

A (Brief) History of Star Wars Games

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection was a success - so what’s next for the revived RTS franchise?

The gaming hardware doesn’t yet exist to make Microsoft Flight Simulator really shine

The Gaming Fan Who Accidentally Became a Historian

Why the Facebookening of Oculus VR is bad for users, devs, competition

DISCUSSIONS

Stealth genre is dead

Breath of the wild reminds me why I fell in love with gaming as a kid.

VIDEOS

Microsoft Flight Simulator: A History

Control AWE Expansion: First 15 Minutes [ESRB]

Rainbow Six Siege: Shadow Legacy Operator Gameplay Gadget and Starter Tips | Ubisoft [NA]

Battletoads: Official Gameplay Showcase

The New Xbox Experience: Connecting You to Fun, Wherever You Want to Play

PlayStation 5 - Official ‘Play Has No Limits’ Ad

Black Myth: Wu Kong - 13-Minute Gameplay Trailer

FUNNY

Chaotic Evil

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DEV / DESIGN

6 ways to make your game more appealing to speedrunners