Latest Interviews

How Hearthstone Took Over The World

How Hearthstone Took Over The World

As the second lot of downloadable content (dubbed Blackrock Mountain) gets ready to drop into Hearthstone, we sit down with the game’s director Eric Dodds to talk about his original vision, keeping his huge player base happy and how he made card games cool again… The virtual card game was never...
For those about to Rock – Harmonix on Rock Band 4

For those about to Rock – Harmonix on Rock Band 4

When Rock Band 3 came out in 2010, there was a fatigue around the genre – people were beginning to get tired of the onslaught on games that tried their hardest to make you feel like a rock star. The bubble burst – plastic guitars and drums kits were relegated...

Latest Reviews

Latest

Has Steam Become Too Powerful?

Has Steam Become Too Powerful?

We’ve never really had much cause to question Valve’s distribution service until recent months. Its large catalogue of games, frequent sales and support for indie developers has made...

PS3 was much, much more difficult. The high quality of data that we have being rendered on the PS4 I think is going to make an incredible difference.

Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Gran Turismo
The future of Total War

The future of Total War

Creative Assembly has been busy. Since Shogun: Total War launched what has become a staple series for strategy players across the world in 2000, no less than eight...
The future of game audio

The future of game audio

As the games industry grows and begins spilling over into mainstream media, we’re starting to get gaming rockstars – whether they’re developers, voice actors, designers or composers, the...
Why are games releasing broken?

Why are games releasing broken?

Delays, bugs, day-one patches and broken online components: several big-budget games have launched in a compromised state recently. Why is this happening? And is it likely to change...
9 strangest RTS weapons of war

9 strangest RTS weapons of war

Real-time strategy games tend to play it pretty straight – your toys are usually fairly standard. But sometimes, just sometimes, the RTS likes to smash that inherent sensibility...