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Top 10 Clocks Counting Down To The Apocalypse

The ‘doom clock’, or doom timer, is a fascinating mechanic in gaming – its primary uses usually involve some kind of unstoppable death at the end of a countdown. Loved by some, loathed by many, the doom clock pressures players. Mixing a completionist with a doom clock is a recipe...

E.T’s creator on the game Atari tried to bury

In a special editorial from E.T. coder Howard Scott Warshaw, the Atari veteran uncovers the urban legend buried beneath a Mexican landfill and confronts his most infamous creation. It is an interesting thing to witness your past being dug up… literally! There I stood amongst tractors and backhoes, pelted repeatedly...

How SoulCalibur changed 3D fighting games forever

Released for the Dreamcast in 1998, SoulCalibur was the second game in the budding Souls franchise, but the first to introduce the 8-Way Run mechanic, vastly innovating the 3D fighting game genre and achieving critical acclaim.   After releasing Soul Edge – the first game in the Souls franchise –...

The 12 Biggest Controversies That Rocked The Industry

For such a relatively young medium the games industry has been shaken by a long line of controversies that have – in some form or another – shaped the way our games are produced, played and even publicised. games™ delves into the forgotten controversies, both new and old, that changed our...



10 games characters that prove silence really is golden

The silent protagonist used to be a trope in gaming because it made sense when thinking about technological or budgetary constraints – putting in a central character that required no voicing or scripting made sense when deadlines were tight. Since then, though, the heroic mime has become something of a...