Issue #217

NEWS Link to heading

PlayStation State of Play January 2024: Everything Announced

Epic taunts Apple with a banana as Tim Sweeney decries new iOS rules in the EU as ‘hot garbage’

Dungeons & Dragons turns 50 this year, and there’s a lot planned for it

Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone says he’s ‘done adding major new content’ to the 1.6 update, promises it will ‘absolutely’ be out this year

Bloodborne Kart won’t be ‘Bloodborne Kart’ anymore after a letter from Sony, but the devs are excited to make it an original thing: ‘This is a fan game no more!’

Skull & Bones Open Beta Sets Sail in February

Sony quietly blocks controversial Cronus Zen device from connecting to PS5 consoles

Abandon the country-life for a seaside metropolis in a former Stardew Valley dev’s upcoming life-sim

Dark and Darker dev claims Nexon’s preliminary injunction has been dismissed, court rules that the game ‘cannot be considered an infringement of Nexon’s copyright or trade secret’

Nintendo Will Build 10 Million ‘Switch 2’ Units For First Wave

Embracer Group Cancels New Deus Ex Game In Development At Eidos-Montréal, Lays Off 97 Employees

Blizzard’s New President Previously Oversaw Call Of Duty

Celeste Team Releases Free Nintendo 64-Style Sequel

Spec Ops: The Line Removed From Digital Stores Due To Expiring Licenses

REVIEWS Link to heading

AMD Ryzen 7 8700G

Alienware Aurora R16

Persona 3 Reload

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Super

Granblue Fantasy: Relink

FEATURES Link to heading

Mass Effect 2’s Human Reaper Was Dumb And I’m Sad We Didn’t Get More Of It

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth’s Layoff Storyline Feels ‘Too Soon’

Riot and Microsoft layoffs the same, but different | This Week in Business

Enshrouded is a solid start, but hasn’t found a distinct survival identity

Dragon’s Dogma 2: The Final Preview - IGN First

What’s going on in Avowed? We quiz Obsidian after the Xbox Developer Direct

30 Years Ago, A Gory Gaming Triumph Changed Pop Culture Forever

Stormgate mashes up StarCraft 2 and Warcraft 3 with a few fresh twists

Call Of Duty Update: An Inside Look At Matchmaking

Switch 2 vs OLED: Nintendo Gamers Face an Impossible Choice

PC gaming’s many launchers, reviewed for 2024: Steam still puts the rest to shame

The best JRPGs on PC

Doom is eternal: The immeasurable impact of gaming’s greatest FPS

The man who owes Nintendo $14m: Gary Bowser and gaming’s most infamous piracy case

These Days, Games Are Not For You

DISCUSSIONS Link to heading

Is there any sequel to a game that was so superior that it made playing the previous game a waste of time?

What’s a good video game that made the industry worse?

What game can you never quit, no matter how long you leave it before playing again?

VIDEOS Link to heading

What the Hell is Going on With Palworld? | Spot On

Dungeonborne - Official Announce Trailer

Ten minutes of gameplay from Neversoft’s canceled COD game

Demo for Steam Next Fest is available now Episode01-Survive -Soulmask Gameplay

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 - Extended Gameplay Reveal

The Bustling World | Reveal Trailer

Investigative: THE DAY BEFORE - fraud or megalomania?

FUNNY Link to heading

I can not argue with that logic

Gaming for the married