Dean Takahashi posted a video of himself playing Cuphead badly and the internet lost it. Chella looks at the obsession with games being hard and gamers having to ‘get good’ as another form of gatekeeping.
Too many 30-hour games just use filler to distract the player. Chella examines the benefits of shorter video games and the need for developers to respect the player’s time.
Chella’s surprised by the amount of great games coming out this August. If you’ve been caught napping, have no fear because here are the must play August games of 2017.
New research from Nesta shows that the average gamer is educated, cultured and a woman of 43. Chella says it’s time to stop asking ‘do women play games?’ and focus on becoming an industry that encourages more women to make games.
The Trail: Frontier Challenge is the new game from Peter Molyneux’s latest studio 22 Cans and it’s coming to Steam this summer. Chella takes a look at what the hiking game has in store.
From magical realism to a new level of open world gaming, taking us from heartbreak to joy and back again. Here are the best games of 2017 so far.
Chella considers all the big press conferences at E3 2017 and takes stock of the big winners, the disappointments and the surprises. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo all played it safe, leaving Ubisoft to steal the show.
Often cited negatively for being too violent, Grand Theft Auto V and its underlying simulation technology is now assisting government and private industry in rapidly developing cars and trucks which can safely drive themselves, with no humans required.
Assassin’s Creed has never shied away from the multicultural aspects of history. The next game in the series is rumoured to be called Assassin’s Creed: Origins, with an Egyptian setting, so it could take the next logical step and deliver the first black lead in a main game.
What Remains of Edith Finch is a game about storytelling and one that proves how seamlessly the literary genre of magical realism fits with video games.