Continuing with the theme of temporal mechanics, this week Drew somehow manages to travel both forwards and backwards in time at the same time, reminisces about some future releases, and laments the passing of the upcoming long-ago.
This week Drew has been living out the same four days, over and over. He takes some time out this loop to explore the history of time loops in videogames, and offer some surprisingly strong words of praise for the guy from Weekend At Bernie’s.
Doing things is for chumps. In this week’s Eurofiles, Drew finds out how to win at games by making the rules work for you, significantly improves his golf game, and teaches us all a valuable lesson about the dangers of housing large pets in small environments.
Super Mario Maker 2 is out, and it’s already got more levels than you could ever possibly play. And then some. And then some more. And then a lot more. Drew investigates just how long a Mario Maker 100% run might take, and wonders how much infinity is TOO much infinity.
Digital distribution has a problem with impermanence. As video games move away from physical media, how do we preserve the history of the art form? And you may not realize this, but some of the best games you may have once played are already missing in action.
Chella steps down from her role as the Gameindustry.com Eurofiles columnist, as she prepares for a new adventure in games. But before she takes off for her new career with Ubisoft Massive, she looks back fondly on almost 20 years of gaming goodness with GiN.
Watch Dogs 3 is set in post-Brexit London, which should mean less focus on gun violence. Chella hopes for a Watch Dogs that focuses on hacking and accepts the tonal inconsistency gun-based combat has brought to the series.
Playdate is the new handheld console with more than a little quirkiness to set it apart. The tiny yellow box with a crank handle controller and 12 indie games has Chella intrigued. Will it be a success or just an idle curio for the gamer who has everything?
John Wick Hex is the new game from Mike Bithell and Chella’s excited by the cel-shading aesthetic. She looks back at the best cel-shaded games, from Jet Set Radio to Telltale’s The Walking Dead.
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.