Issue #220

NEWS Link to heading

Phil Spencer says Game Pass now has 34m “fully paid” subscribers

Baldur’s Gate 3 takes Game of the Year at the Dice Awards

Payday 3 is finally getting an offline mode

The Epic Games Store gave away nearly 586 million games in 2023, as 40 million new PC users joined the platform across the year

Palworld Will Receive Intensified Anti-Cheat Measures

Warframe is making the leap to mobile when it comes to iOS next week

Nintendo Switch 2 reportedly not launching until 2025

One of the biggest Skyrim mods ever is 10 years into development and still going

AMD’s Zen 5 chips will reportedly hit mass production at TSMC in the summer

Google Engineers Hacked The PlayStation Portal And Turned It Into A PSP Emulator

Xbox Game Pass Adds Tales of Arise, Bluey: The Videogame, Indivisible, and More

Sony Loses $10 Billion In Market Value Due To PS5 Sales Forecast Cut

Xbox Still Plans On Having Activision Blizzard Games Appear Day One On Game Pass

Nintendo Direct February 2024: Everything Announced

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is FromSoftware’s “largest expansion” ever

Microsoft confirms which four Xbox games are heading to new platforms

REVIEWS Link to heading

Helldivers 2

Skull And Bones

Counter-Strike 2


Pacific Drive

Last Epoch

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

FEATURES Link to heading

How to clean your computer

For Sony and Microsoft, revenue growth is more important than any “console war” | Opinion

If you’re wondering why Diablo 4 has a horse for sale with $65 of premium currency stuck to it, let me introduce you to ‘price anchoring’

The humor and open-ended skill system in this strategy RPG convinced me it isn’t just another Final Fantasy Tactics wannabe

Survival games are having another viral moment, making PC players the tastemakers once again

I Can’t Believe I Waited So Long To Play Fortnite: Save The World

Minigames are everywhere, but devs have their reasons

How the 1983 video game crash offers a warning for today’s world

The server tech that saved WoW 10 years ago is causing problems for Classic’s Season of Discovery, dev reveals: ‘a layer is actually just sharding with a lot of sticky tape’

Investors on the state of video games: “We are investing, but the bar is so much higher”

How Blizzard balances and rebalances World of Warcraft’s raids to evolve with players: ‘It is important to keep in mind the audience that is engaging with an encounter at a given time’

Video game consoles are doomed… right? | Opinion

Time Crisis | Why I Love

Diablo 4 rival Last Epoch is finally out - but was it worth the wait?

Where is the console hardware market headed? | Opinion

DISCUSSIONS Link to heading

What’s the best piece of life advice you got from a video game?

Is social gaming dead?

VIDEOS Link to heading

No Rest for the Wicked: Exclusive Boss Battle Gameplay (4K 60FPS) - IGN First

Last Epoch Official Technical Trailer

ACID PLANET - Announcement Trailer - Tower-Defense Roguelite - PC STEAM

Kingmakers - Official Announcement Trailer

Rainbow Six SMOL: Trailer

Dead by Daylight | All Things Wicked | Official Trailer

ELDEN RING Shadow of the Erdtree – Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Temtem: Swarm - Official Announcement Trailer

Borderlands (2024) Official Trailer - Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black

FUNNY Link to heading

right back at you

This needs to stop.