Issue #064

NEWS

Xbox Boss Teases Big Year for Game Pass in 2021

Microsoft Is Trying To Ramp Up Xbox Series X/S Production, Phil Spencer Says

AMD submits a new patent for an MCM “GPU chiplet” design for future RDNA architectures

Original Developer Finishes PS1 Game From 1998

New Uncharted Movie Images Revealed Teasing Tom Holland’s Upcoming Adventure

Valve permabans match-fixing esports club and five Dota 2 pros, including a former winner of The International

Epic Games buys shopping mall to convert into new headquarters

Iconic World of Warcraft Cosplayer Passes Away

Nintendo buying Luigi’s Mansion 3 developer Next Level Games

EA’s Respawn working on new IP following Jedi: Fallen Order success

Tech tariffs and scarcity add up to big PC hardware price hikes, and Asus is kicking it off

Digital games spending reached $127 billion in 2020

Microsoft tried to buy Nintendo 20 years ago “but they just laughed their asses off”

Twitch pulls Pogchamp emote over link to Capitol siege supporter

Twitch Disables President Trump’s Account, Citing “Incendiary Rhetoric”

REVIEWS

Airborne Kingdom

FEATURES

2020 has made me reconsider what ‘game of the year’ means

PSLS Game of the Year 2020 Awards – Game of the Year Winner

2020 in Review: Winners and Losers

Death Stranding’s Chiral Network is nonsense, but there’s science behind it

Fundamentally, Yes, I Do Like ‘Cyberpunk 2077’

Almost 30 years after its release, I still can’t get enough of HeroQuest

Diablo Immortal: Why Fans Should Give It A Chance

How the developer of Orcs Must Die! escaped corporate influence

Editor Top 10 Picks of 2020

Why I love the subtle domestic dread of Anatomy

Cyberpunk 2077’s Panam Is One Of The Best NPCs Of The Generation

How Jagex Is Keeping MMORPG ‘Runescape’ Alive After 20 Years

How One Man Is Fixing The SNES’ Biggest Weakness

Gamasutra’s Best of 2020: The top 10 game developers of the year

How S.F.’s Supergiant made ‘Hades,’ one of 2020’s most acclaimed video games

Xbox: The Oral History of an American Video Game Empire

Capcom vs. SNK: An oral history

DISCUSSIONS

The VG247 Book Report: what we played in the holidays

What are your “must play” games that everyone should play at some point in their life?

VIDEOS

First 5 Minutes of Hitman 3’s Opening Dubai Mission

The Medium - Official 14-Minute Gameplay

Gods Will Fall - Official Gameplay Trailer.

FUNNY

They still have that charm to them though

I bet those ripped dudes will keep it safe

DEV / DESIGN

Analysing the major mobile game design and feature trends of 2020