Issue #045

NEWS

Every trailer and announcement from Gamescom 2020

Japan’s First Officially Licensed Video Game Bar Opens In Tokyo

Fall Guys was pitched to ten publishers before Devolver picked it up

Gotham Knights is the next Batman game (without Batman)

Summer Games Done Quick 2020 Raises $2.3 Million for Doctors Without Borders

Microsoft Publicly Backs Epic In Fight Against Apple Over ‘Fortnite’ And Unreal

Microsoft Flight Simulator is expected to produce $2.6 billion in hardware sales

Pokemon Go might be getting a paid subscription service

Unity prepping an IPO

Nintendo Plans Upgraded Switch Console and Major Games for 2021

GayBlade, the lost RPG from Netflix’s High Score, is now downloadable on Archive.org

The International 10 Has The Biggest Esports Prize Pool Ever At $34 Million

The Witcher: Monster Slayer Is Another Twist On The Pokemon Go Formula

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a direct sequel to the first Black Ops

Xbox Games with Gold for September revealed

PS Plus Games For September 2020 Revealed

REVIEWS

Othercide

No Straight Roads

Project CARS 3

Wasteland 3

Tell Me Why

FEATURES

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Soulslike Design

Meet The Woman Diversifying The World Of Esports

Microsoft Kinda Doesn’t Care If You Buy An Xbox Series X

The silver linings in the clouds of 2020 | Opinion

The Hidden Stories In The Last Of Us Part 2 Are Some Of Its Best

Would The Xbox Series X Be Doomed Priced At $600?

Would Would The PS5 Be Doomed Priced At $600?

It Turns Out Video Game Developers Suck at Playing Their Own Games

Earthbound and the power of representation | Why I Love

The Biggest Changes Coming To NHL 21

By stripping features away, Mortal Shell improves the Dark Souls formula

Yakuza examines masculinity with care, but leaves women behind

DISCUSSIONS

How do people keep up with live service games?

Imran Khan asks “Amazon has all the money in the world. Why can’t it make a good video game?”

VIDEOS

How One Gameplay Decision Changed Diablo Forever | War Stories | Ars Technica

Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 1 and 2 Launch Trailer

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Official Reveal Trailer – “Alpha Target”

The next DRAGON AGE™: Behind the scenes at BioWare

Outriders: The Technomancer Unveiled [4k]

The Remarkable Art & Science of Modern Graphics Card Design

Mafia: Definitive Edition - Hands-on Gameplay Preview

FUNNY

Unacceptable.

Sneak peek at cods physical edition.

DEV / DESIGN

How do you make hitting something fun?

Harnessing the power of positive reviews

Heavy Lifting: Meta-Responsibilities of a Game Writer