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18 Must-Watch Indie Games

From the end of the world to the centre of the universe, here are the most exciting independently-developed videogames on the horizon 01. Volume Developer: Mike Bithell | Formats: PlayStation 4, Vita, PC, Mac | ETA: Q2 ■ Mike Bithell is watching his words. “I’ve been playing a lot of...

The $72 million Indie – The Story Of Star Citizen

Star Citizen has been thrust into the limelight as one of the most anticipated space adventures we’ve ever seen. games™ spoke with Chris and Erin Roberts to get the full story behind its explosive rise. If there’s a single word that we would use to describe Star Citizen it would...

Mortal Kombat’s bloodiest moments

The original Mortal Kombat is the reason our industry is bound by a self-imposed ratings system… but that game’s violence and gore was just the beginning. Don’t scan this page if you don’t want any high-octane nightmare fuel…   Sub-Zero’s Spine Rip Fatality This fatality was actually referenced explicitly in...

The Making Of Battlefield Hardline

Visceral Games wants to prove that EA can give gamers the products they want. We caught up with Visceral’s creative director and general manager to talk about its plans to restore Battlefield’s name and prepare to launch itself back into space… Originally printed in games™ 158 Visceral Games’ growth has...

10 best modern pixel art games

In the days of 8/16-bit games, developers had little choice but to render their creative output in 2D pixel-art. As the 32-bit generation began, waves of polygon-heavy 3D games saturated the market, but recently we’ve seen a resurgence in pixel games – and in just about every genre, too. We’re...

Top 10 most gimmicky peripherals

Guitar Hero made the peripheral valid, but it’s in bad company: this area in gaming is a pile of secrets, with publishers pushing products in profiteering efforts. Here are our favourite examples of terrible peripherals… Sega Activator The Sega Activator – aside from being ridiculously badly named – was a...

50 Best Developers In The World

Originally printed in games™ 157 How do you judge greatness? As we took on the task of listing and judging the best developers in the world, we found that simply running them off the top of our heads wasn’t particularly satisfying. We needed a metric to cut through personal preferences...

League Of Legends – the blockbuster in the shadows

It doesn’t get the attention of Call Of Duty or even World Of Warcraft, so how did Riot’s MOBA phenomenon become the most played game on the planet? In December 2014, 27 million people watched the League Of Legends finals in Seoul. That’s more than the number of people that...