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2017: the year deception stopped being profitable?

There’s a story about World of Warcraft’s development that always impresses me. In the beta, if you played for more than a ...

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Are Star Wars games doomed?

The past few years have been rough for Star Wars games. With EA’s disappointing and content-deprived Battlefront, and their new and controversial ...

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Skate 4: A New Hope?

There aren’t many non-existent titles that have been talked about as much as Skate 4. Indeed, fans of the series have not given ...

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2017: the year deception stopped being profitable?

Posted on Dec 13, 2017 1
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Are Star Wars games doomed?

Posted on Dec 12, 2017 2
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Skate 4: A New Hope?

Posted on Dec 11, 2017 3
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2017: the year deception stopped being profitable?

Undesirable game mechanics aren’t so easily disguised anymore

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Are Star Wars games doomed?

Are Star Wars games redeemable, or have they fallen to the dark side?

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Skate 4: A New Hope?

Why EA’s recent indiscretions with Star Wars may re-open the door for the fan favourite

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Traps to watch out for in the AAA space

A publisher-by-publisher guide for what to guard against in the coming years

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In defence of toxic behaviour in online gaming

To really enjoy a game, sometimes you have to make sure others don’t

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Why FIFA is the root of the lootbox infection

‘It’s in the game’ has never sounded more sinister

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Is Star Citizen the biggest game ever?

The 100% crowd-funded project that is shooting for the stars

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Microsoft to develop more in-house

Xbox Chief Phil Spencer speaks about the new direction at the company

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EA deserves no praise for lowering microtransaction costs

Star Wars: Battlefront II remains a symbol of EA’s contempt for the consumer

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5 Great Local Multiplayer Games

Perfect for playing with your housemates

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Remastering and Box-setting

Do remasters and box sets of old classics offer a solution to the biting disappointment gamers increasingly feel, given the hasty development cycles of modern Triple-A titles?

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The rise of pre-order culture

A look at one of the most taken-for-granted practices in the industry