Issue #052

NEWS

Microsoft Plans to Bring xCloud to iOS Using Web Browsers, According to Multiple Sources

IBM Inks Its First-Ever Esports Deal With The Overwatch League

“Overwhelming majority” of 4000 PS4 games will be playable on PS5

AMD RX 6000 GPU benchmarks put it seriously close to Nvidia’s RTX 3080. Maybe even ahead

Amazon ends Crucible development for good

The infamous A Game of Thrones board game is finally digital

Grossing over $100m, Genshin Impact recoups development costs in two weeks

Epic vs Apple case may have “serious ramifications” for Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox

Level-5 has virtually halted operations in North America

Sony Is Unifying PlayStation Service Accounts

CS:GO, Valorant, and LoL get new collegiate esports tournaments this year

Coronavirus lockdowns have made every day the weekend on Steam

Unions representing Blizzard workers have called for a strike

Dr Disrespect designed Rogue Company’s new map

Microsoft will give GameStop a share of Xbox’s digital revenues

New project aims to save source code for classic games, starting with Monkey Island

REVIEWS

Space Crew review

Partisans 1941

Noita

Monster Truck Championship

Razer Kraken Pro V2 Gaming Headset

Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition

FEATURES

Gaming will be a frontline in China’s censorship drive | Opinion

Microsoft’s “app store principles” sure are taking a big jab at Apple

Into the Mother Lands interview: Twitch invests in an RPG show led by people of color

Fatal Frame & 9 Must-Play Horror Games For Halloween

Genshin Impact’s Microtransactions Should Set an Industry Standard

Amnesia: Rebirth is more than a decade of horror gaming refined

Monster Train brings a new idea to a genre I love

The Gaming Trend That Needs To Stop When Next-Gen Consoles Launch

‘Hades’ Is the Perfect Roguelite for People Who Don’t Like Roguelites

Everything You Need To Know About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Successful indie devs on coping with failure, imposter syndrome

Yes, ‘Hades’ Is As Good As Everyone Says, If Not Better

Cloud Gaming in 2020

This AI was created to beat the hardest game of 2020

A janky ghost game is blowing up on Twitch

The Xbox Series X is the least console-feeling console I’ve had

The best roguelike games and roguelites on PC

DISCUSSIONS

EA isn’t even pretending anymore

First look: PlayStation 5’s next-generation user experience

VIDEOS

First Look at the PS5 UI

Sackboy: A Big Adventure - Story Trailer | PS5

Xbox Series X|S Launch Trailer – Us Dreamers – Power Your Dreams

Exclusive Look At Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ First Boss (4K)

Boundary - 6 Minutes of Zero-G Gameplay

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: New Gameplay Walkthrough | Ubisoft [NA]

FUNNY

Desynchronutsed

Shoutout to this guy for never snitching

DEV / DESIGN

How pinball made us better RPG developers – and vice versa

Lessons in community building from EVE Online