Generation Zero Offers Open World Stalking and Shooting

Set during the 1980s in Sweden, Generation Zero features an open world environment where humanity has been killed by marauding robots. It’s up to you to scavenge for weapons and supplies, and fight back in multiplayer or solo play.

Focus on Videogame Workers

In the surprisingly not very radical Marx at the Arcade book, author Jamie Woodcock examines some bad practices in the videogame industry that exploits workers, and explores better ways of doing business that could also lead to better games.

Impressive Narratives With The Council’s Final Episodes

After stumbling a little bit in episodes two and three, The Council comes back really strong in its final chapters, cementing it’s legacy as a great narrative journey that perfectly balances storytelling, puzzle solving and meaningful dialog choices in a tight adventure game.

Returning to the Ruins in Labyrneath II

Billy is taking a short break from mobile games this week to look at Labyrneath II, which is the sequel to a previous game featured in the Time Waster.

Sound And Fury With the GSP 600 Gaming Headset

The Sennheiser GSP 600 Professional Gaming Headset is one of the most advanced headsets that we have ever tested. It provides beautifully rendered music and sound effects with some of the best games today, and might even enhance your performance.

Action Stations in From Furies Forged

For our review of the Free Fleet series of novels, we come to the penultimate entry. In From Furies Forged, we see the gloom and doom atmosphere reach a breaking point, but also an apex of action sliding into the finale. And we are pretty sure this one is going to end with a bang.

Lacking Life in Energy Cycle Edge

Energy Cycle Edge has an exciting name, but that is where the energy ends for this one-trick pony of a puzzle game. While this was reviewed on the Nintendo Switch, it would be more at home as an ad-supported, free smartphone game.

Mobile Hacking and Slashing in Masked Samurai

The Time Waster this week is a hack-and-slash game called Masked Samurai that requires a bit more thought than you might think.

Deadly Fun with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

You will die far more than twice in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, a challenging game that has no difficulty setting other than hard. It’s a beautiful tale rooted deeply in Japanese folklore that also looks amazing. If you want some nearly impossible challenges and the resulting rewards, Sekiro is your game.

You Are In A Videogame Right Now Says new Book

Depending on your point of view, the theory put forward by The Simulation Hypothesis that we are all part of a giant videogame might be deeply disturbing, or could explain quite a lot of things about our wacky world.

Getting Visual Superpowers with Eagle Eyes

The technicians at Eagle Eye Optical have devised a whole set of stylish eyewear designed to filter out harmful things like blue light which can slow down or strain gamers during marathon play sessions. We strap up and step out to test them.

Passing By Event Horizon

Billy is finally moving away from smartphone games this week and returning to console games with the space shooter Event Horizon.

Should Games Include an Easy Mode?

Games like the recently reviewed Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice are one of the rare breed of titles with only a single, very hard difficulty setting. While this locks the content away from a majority of players, does that mean there should always be an easy setting?

“Lasting Impressions” in the Holodeck

It’s another holodeck episode, and this time, the Orville revisits the time-tested story of a character who falls in love with…someone made of activated light particles. There’s no new territory here, but if you like schmaltz, you’ll like the episode.

Sony is Finally Listening to Fans with the PlayStation 5

It’s looks like Sony is finally listening to fans and will be bringing backwards compatibility back again when the PlayStation 5 comes out.

GiN Readers Pick the 2018 Games of the Year

Thousands of readers came together to select the top games of the year for 2018 from an impressive pool of candidates. We had everything this year from cowboys to space aliens, and shooters to simulations. As the best games rose to the top of the crop, these are your picks for the Games of the Year.

EGX Rezzed EGX Rezzed 2019: five games I loved

For 12 days in April, each year, London becomes host to the London Games Festival, culminating in indie convention, EGX Rezzed. The festival is a city takeover, as various games events pop up around the city, celebrating all aspects of videogames culture. Come see the best taht EGX Rezzed had to offer.

Characters inside a Sony virtual reality also wear Sony VR headsets. Sony Gears Up For Future of Esports Spectating with VR Patent

The popularity of eSports is skyrocketing, with tournaments for everything from platform fighters to racing games to realistic 3D shooters, with fans having almost as much fun as the competitors. Sony may be upping that too, having just filed for a patent on a VR eSports headset system designed for spectators.

Interview with a Baltimore Comic-Con Cosplayer

As in previous years, cosplay is huge at the Baltimore Comic Con, a show that keeps comics solidly at it’s heart. We met Brandon Bazemore, a first time con-goer to ask him about cosplaying Miles Morales, the new Spider-Man.

Department of Education Funds and Supports Educational Games

Dr. Edward Metz leads education technology programs at the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. In addition to promoting educational and learning games, he is always on the lookout for worthy programs in need of government funding.


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