Issue #116

NEWS Link to heading

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Top games CEO compensation totaled $842m in 2020

Disney and Tencent announce Avatar MMORPG

Xbox One Consoles Discontinued Officially by Microsoft

Speedrunners Raise More Than $3,400,000 For Charity, The Most Of Any Games Done Quick Event

Sweet Transit is Transport Tycoon meets Factorio, and it’s out this year

Fable art director Paul McLaughlin dies at 57

Gaming YouTubers have had their likenesses stolen and sold as NFTs

God Of War Director Says Publishers Are To Blame For Bad PC Ports

Xbox Game Pass now has over 25 million subscribers

Xbox Game Pass adds Death’s Door, Hitman Trilogy, Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master!, and more in late January

Xbox head says it’s “not our intent to pull communities away from” other platforms following Activision Blizzard deal

CPUs and GPUs are going to get even more expensive in 2022

Google is testing a Windows app that lets you play Android mobile games on PC

REVIEWS Link to heading

God Of War - PC

Nobody Saves the World

GeForce Now RTX 3080

Rainbow Six Extraction

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

Expeditions: Rome

Windjammers 2

Strange Horticulture

FEATURES Link to heading

Unit sales are only one factor in the sequel equation | Opinion

2022 is shaping up to be one of video games’ biggest ever years | Opinion

How Video Games Brought Together the Victims of a Tragic Fire Accident

Talking Point: What Could NFTs Mean For Gaming, And Why Are They So Divisive?

Here’s why a new Armored Core is exciting

Understanding sympathy and solidarity in games

The Resurrection & Reinvention Of Telltale Games

How Microsoft acquiring Activision will affect PC gaming

What does Nvidia’s PhysX engine actually do?

PlayStation Needs To Put The Pieces Together For A Game Pass Competitor

“The deal that will change the industry forever”: Analysts on Microsoft’s Activision acquisition

The Future Of Video Games

DISCUSSIONS Link to heading

What game have you spent the most hours in?

Microsoft to acquire Activision in 67billion dollar deal

Which online multiplayer game represents YOUR golden age of online fun?

VIDEOS Link to heading

First 17 Minutes of Torchlight Infinite Gameplay

Evolution of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six

THE CUPHEAD SHOW! | Official Trailer | Netflix

Horizon Forbidden West - Story Trailer | PS5, PS4

Total War: Warhammer 3 - Preview

FUNNY Link to heading

Sneak 100

I would play this game