Issue #200

NEWS Link to heading

EVE: Vanguard isn’t “just another generic shooter in an EVE skin,” promises CCP Games

Jim Ryan: Narrative Rich Games Will Remain the Bedrock of PlayStation’s 1st-Party Lineup

Hideki Kamiya leaving Platinum Games on 12th October

Sony Launches Investigation After Ransomware Group Claims to Have Breached Company’s Systems

PlayStation Home Was ’10-15 Years Ahead of Its Time,’ Says Jim Ryan

SAG-AFTRA members authorise video game strike

Todd Howard says exploring planets in Starfield was much more punishing before Bethesda “nerfed the hell out of it”

Elon Musk Was Never in Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Dev Says, Despite Him Demanding a Cameo

Game prices are too low, says Capcom exec

Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition finally confirmed, and it’s coming to PC

EA has removed FIFA back catalogue from digital storefronts, days ahead of FC 24 release

PlayStation Plus Monthly Games for October 2023 Announced

Dave the Diver studio’s next game is a PvPvE zombie stealth-survival adventure

A new age dawns: Counter-Strike 2 is live on Steam, replaces CS:GO

PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan to retire

REVIEWS Link to heading

The Making of Karateka

Mineko’s Night Market

El Paso, Elsewhere

Payday 3

EA Sports FC 24

Wargroove 2

The Lamplighters League


FEATURES Link to heading

Phil Spencer is right: AAA games are in big trouble

If you’re disappointed with Starfield’s exploration and RPG simplicity, you should try EVE Online

Dragon’s Dogma 2: The First Hands-On Preview

Pitfall II’s Secret Sequel

The god game that flew too close to the sun

This has been the best summer for RPGs and I want to live in it forever

‘Diablo 4’ Needs To Focus On One Thing Only: Loot Itemization

10 years after it died, Toontown Online is more alive than ever

Cyberpunk 2077’s 2.0 update is so good you should consider restarting from scratch

Sarah Bond Interview: The Importance of Japan and Asia to Xbox

Alan Wake 2: The Final Preview

‘It’s not better than CS:GO yet, not even close’—What Counter-Strike pros think of CS2

DISCUSSIONS Link to heading

What game franchise was top in gaming, but was ruined in the end?

What game has a terrible story but great gameplay?

VIDEOS Link to heading

Baldur’s Gate 3 Cast play D&D #1 | High Rollers Presents: Shadows of Athkatla

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft | First Look | Netflix

Warhaven Everything To Know

FUNNY Link to heading

Can’t hit shit

Feeling Old

DEV / DESIGN Link to heading

Unity kills Runtime Fee for Personal users, offers rev share for others