Video game giant Blizzard celebrates 30 years with Diablo II Resurrected | Games

In a normal year, Blizzard’s annual fan convention would have involved tens of thousands of cosplayers, esports pros, players and developers meeting and mingling in Anaheim, California. But, thanks to Covid, the video game developer was forced to postpone 2020’s convention and instead celebrate its 30th year with a virtual Continue Reading

How a game about making zines helped me recapture my creativity in lockdown | Games

When I sit down to play games, I am always more drawn to peaceful, low-pressure environments than high-pace adventure. I like those where I get to make a difference but not necessarily through violence. I spend time on my lush island in Animal Crossing and am rewarded for the aesthetically Continue Reading

How the nitty gritty of video game funding shapes what you play | Games

Brenda Romero, the designer behind Prohibition-era strategy game Empire of Sin, remembers the meeting as if it were yesterday. Facing publisher bigwigs in a Cologne conference room, the veteran game maker presented what she had been writing for the past five years, and dreaming of for 20. “It was the Continue Reading

Why is video game Twitter obsessed with Resident Evil’s giant woman? | Games- Tempemail

When Capcom launched a new trailer and demo for its forthcoming horror sequel Resident Evil Village at the end of January, the company probably didn’t realise it was about to have a global internet meme on its hands. But, as players downloaded and explored the short interactive trailer for the Continue Reading

Google Stadia closes in-house game development studio | Google Stadia

Google has shuttered its internet game development studio, the company has announced, and is all but abandoning the idea that Stadia, its groundbreaking streaming service, could be a top-tier competitor to traditional games consoles. In a blogpost from Phil Harrison, the former Microsoft and Sony exec who was hired to Continue Reading

Comfort and control: video game recommendations for the ongoing lockdown | Games

Head in the clouds I’m not sure why I keep going back to Cloudpunk (PS4, Xbox, PC, Switch). The sprawling, dystopian city of Nivalis is every bit the future imagined by the cyberpunk fiction of the 1980s, a technocracy full of staggering inequality and endless skyscrapers rising into the clouds, Continue Reading

The Force re-awakens: Ubisoft working on new open-world Star Wars game | Games

Ubisoft is working on a new open-world Star Wars adventure, the company has revealed. Development will be handled by the French publisher’s Massive studio, previously responsible for the online shooter series, Tom Clancy’s The Division. According to a report by Wired, production of the game is still in the early Continue Reading

The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud review – video game send-up is virtually pointless | Film

Here is a throwaway space spoof, an affectionate send-up of the naffness of early 90s video games, that lovingly recreates the vintage details with its production design and fight choreography, but is troublingly low on scripted gags. It plays out in two dimensions: virtual and real life. Inside a computer Continue Reading