Issue #077

NEWS

New Study Links Loot Boxes To Gambling

Call Of Duty Mobile Dev Made $10 Billion In 2020, Making It Among The World’s Largest Studios

The Last Of Us TV Series To Begin Filming In Calgary This July

Netflix’s The Witcher season 2 has wrapped and Geralt is delighted

Rare Super Mario Bros. cartridge sells for $660K, highest price ever for a video game

The FBI is investigating Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cheating

Brazil launches inquiry to ban loot boxes

E3 2021 announced as ‘reimagined, all-virtual’ event coming in June

Xbox Game Pass adds Grand Theft Auto V, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, Rain on Your Parade, and more in April

Diablo II: Resurrected Technical Alpha Begins This Weekend

Humble Choice games for April revealed

Pac-Man 99 Is a Battle Royale Arriving on Nintendo Switch Online Today

Death Stranding on PC was a big hit for its publisher

Twitch Will Ban Streamers For Serious Off-Platform Conduct And Harassment

Muslim Advocacy Group Asks Publishers To Drop Six Days in Fallujah

REVIEWS

Narita Boy

Outriders

Trials of Fire

FEATURES

The effortless loop-de-loop surrealism of GTA Online’s racing tracks

The graphics cards that helped define PC gaming

The unexpected ways comics have influenced games

Why today feels like a quiet turning point for video games

The Last Of Us Part 2: My Feelings Towards Abby Are A Reminder That Emotions Overpower Logic

PlatinumGames Explains Why It Scrapped World of Demons and Started Again

An Interview With DayZ Creator Dean Hall On Icarus, The “Evolution Of The Survival Genre”

How Hearthstone descended into complete lunacy

Will More Playstation Games Come To Xbox Game Pass? Analysts Weigh In On MLB Deal

Is Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord better after a year in early access?

Outriders is full of great ideas and strange decisions

Why next-gen consoles need next-gen faces

An introductory guide to Blaseball

Disco Elysium’s Soundtrack Sets a New Bar For How Video Game Music Should Tie Into Games

DISCUSSIONS

Finally got around to trying Red Dead Redemption 2 after hearing about how awesome it is…

Edmund McMillen here, creator of the binding of isaac, super meat boy and many others AMA!

VIDEOS

Grit technical test gameplay

Icarus: No Rescue

God of War Photo Mode From a Photographer’s View

Hot Wheels Unleashed - Gameplay Trailer

Path of Exile 2 Trailer 2

Path of Exile 2 Gameplay Walkthrough 2

FUNNY

Annoying Meta

RIP Vita :(

DEV / DESIGN

How some indies are approaching photography mechanics in their games

How to get a job as a narrative director