Issue #070

NEWS

Stolen Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 source code sold at dark web auction – report

AMD, Nvidia, and Intel urge Biden to salvage the US chip industry

Stardew Valley’s massive game-changing patch has finally come to consoles

Switch Just Recorded The Strongest January Sales Of Any Games Console Since The Wii In 2010 (US)

Dbrand Launches Black Panels for PS5, Makes Fun of Sony

More Than 100 Games Coming to Stadia, Google Says

Valheim may well be Steam’s biggest-ever viral hit, with 2M copies sold

Microsoft Reveals xCloud Streaming Service Browser UI

Microsoft announces new February games coming to Xbox Game Pass

PC gaming hardware and accessories spending grew 62% in the US in 2020

Valve & Netflix Are Making A DOTA Anime

Microsoft is making one of the most positive moves for game accessibility in years

Xbox’s new FPS Boost feature can double frame rates for backward-compatible games

Here’s everything you might have missed in the latest Nintendo Direct

NVIDIA Unveils New Mining GPUs And A Bold Move To Funnel GeForce RTX 3060 Cards To Gamers

REVIEWS

Ratropolis

Nebuchadnezzar

Valheim

FEATURES

Biomutant’s Most Exciting Feature Isn’t Getting Enough Attention

GoldenEye, Mario and how to succeed in the world of nostalgia

What Is Valheim And Why Is Everyone Playing It?

One Man’s 16-Year Journey to Release an MMO Made Entirely By Themselves

Habbo: “The last month left a bruise on our community”

Valheim is better because it rejects boring survival systems

Those little Intel Alder Lake cores could be what gives it the edge over AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X

Is Xbox Game Pass too good to be true?

Stadia Leadership Praised Development Studios For ‘Great Progress’ Just One Week Before Laying Them All Off

How a small group of GTA fanatics reverse-engineered GTA 3 and Vice City without (so far) getting shut down

Dark Souls 2 is much better than you remember

Everything we know about Call of Duty: Cold War and Warzone Season 2

What a woman games journalist experiences in a week

How ‘Celeste’ Found Success in Embracing Speedrunners Who Broke The Game

DISCUSSIONS

At the very end of last year I bought a PS4 to finally play the exclusive titles that I have missed and was curious about in the last few years and this few weeks have been the best period of my gaming ‘career’

Nintendo Direct MegaThread

VIDEOS

Bright Memory: Infinite 2021 Cinematic Trailer

NieR Replicant - The Barren Temple Gameplay

Biggest Battlefield 6 Rumors

Persona 5 Strikers – Liberate Hearts Trailer | PS4

No Man’s Sky Companions Trailer

Marvels Avengers PS5 Gameplay Future Imperfect Hawkeye [4K 60FPS]

FUNNY

Damn I lost a life before even putting the game in!

Just burn the house down [OC]

DEV / DESIGN

Lessons Learned From Teaching Game Design

Autochess: Market Status and Design Analysis