Issue #230

NEWS Link to heading

FCC reinstates net neutrality

Manor Lords came about partly because of a classic 1994 medieval strategy game and “raising sheep”

Escape from Tarkov U-turns on decision to lock “exclusive” PvE mode to a special edition following backlash

Stardew Valley updates dig deep with 40 new mine layouts, fish frenzy fun and busier bees, but console farmers face a wait

This farming sim sits at the bottom of your screen while you kid yourself you’re doing other things

Stardew Valley meets Baldur’s Gate 3 in a mod that will let you hang out with your faves without the fear of a bad dice roll

Solo dev behind roguelike hit Balatro expected to sell “maybe 10 copies” and go back to their IT job - but they went on to sell one million copies instead

Todd Howard Seemingly Teasing Two Unannounced Fallout Projects

Starfield’s first expansion, Shattered Space, will be out this fall

Razer forced to pay more than $1M in refunds for its RGB ‘surgical N95 respirators’ that were not N95 respirators

Fallout is already Amazon’s second most watched show ever, proving Bethesda should have had a new game ready yesterday

Xbox Game Pass adds Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Kona II: Brume, Little Kitty, Big City, and more in early May

Hasbro’s $1 billion bet on internal game development

Epic Confirms Fortnite Will Return to iPads, but Only in the EU

Kerbal Space Program 2 studio reportedly shut down by Take-Two

PlayStation Plus Monthly Games lineup for May 2024 announced

REVIEWS Link to heading

Homeworld: Vast Reaches

Razer Viper V3 Pro

FEATURES Link to heading

The US is banning TikTok, could Fortnite and League of Legends be next? | This Week in Business

I talked to Nvidia’s AI NPC: it’s impressive, uncanny, an ethical nightmare, and inevitably here to stay - like it or not

Metro Exodus is the perfect post apocalyptic game to play if you’re tired of Fallout’s wasteland

The wild successes of Helldivers 2 and Baldur’s Gate 3 send a clear message: Let devs cook

Why is it so difficult to play Fallout games on PC right now?

Manor Lords is at its best when ‘players craft their own stories’ and don’t rely on a dev-made tale, which ‘quickly became repetitive’

How Diablo 4’s Loot Reborn Update Will Make Its Items, And Players, More Powerful Than Ever

It’s a shame Gray Zone Warfare is a performance nightmare, because it fixes so many problems I have with Escape From Tarkov

Hades II’s new combat options enhance an already great game

The app store standoff is a chance to reshape mobile game discovery | Opinion

DISCUSSIONS Link to heading

Gamers who grew up in the 80s/90s, what’s a “back in my day” younger gamers wouldn’t get or don’t know about?

What video game do the critics love but the fans hate?

VIDEOS Link to heading

Fallout: Miami - ‘Let’s Go Sunning’ Environmental Trailer

What Does Fallout TV Show’s Success Tell Us About Game Adaptations? | Spot On

No Rest for the Wicked Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 4K - 30 Minutes Of Gameplay

Todd Howard Interview: Fallout, Starfield Updates, and More - Kinda Funny Gamescast

FUNNY Link to heading

I created a Skyrim mod that allows my Twitch chat to voice in-game characters

40 GB update every time you start the game

DEV / DESIGN Link to heading

Live service, subscriptions and F2P: A new reality for console gaming

A new approach to the skills shortage is needed | Opinion

How accessible are game engines, and how much is still to be done?