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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...

Ex-Walking Dead devs on new project Firewatch

What’s the next logical step after a wild success like The Walking Dead or Mark of the Ninja? Start again from scratch At last year’s Game Developers Conference, Jake Rodkin, Sean Vanaman, and Nels Anderson ended up at the same party. Rodkin and Vanaman were coming down from an incredible...

Game Review: LEGO The Hobbit

Content supplied by GAME   Launched in the wake of the hugely successful Lego: Marvel Superheroes and Lego: The Movie, the latest addition to the beloved video game franchise had a lot to live up to. Thankfully Lego: The Hobbit well and truly delivers on the wow factor! The animated...