I spoke to academics on both sides of the gaming disorder debate in a feature for GamesRadar – and both sides recognise that gaming addiction is a problem.
Amid all the ultraviolence and samey sequels, a few genuine delights peeked out from behind the curtain at E3 2018. WARNING: THIS LIST DOES NOT INCLUDE CYBERPUNK 2077.
Superstar designer Suda51 told me all about Travis Strikes Again on Nintendo Switch, as well as remakes of Killer7 and Flower, Sun and Rain – and possibly Michigan: Report From Hell.
All of the E3 press conferences are now over, and I have to say I’m a little underwhelmed. For the…
Comedy stick-figure RPG West of Loathing has made its way over to Switch, with all the funny walks and googly-eyed horses intact. And it’s a absolute beaut.
I need this right now. Metroid fans, rejoice!
I wrote down my thoughts on the acquisition of Ninja Theory by Microsoft in an article for Kotaku UK. Will the British developer thrive or wither under its new master?
Stoic’s beautifully written Nordic saga has finally found its way over to Switch, and the storytelling is as electric as ever.
Writing about games for a living? Sounds amazing, right? Well, like everything, it’s best done in moderation.
An intriguing, narrative-driven puzzler, Lake Ridden harks back to the heyday of Myst as protagonist Marie searches for her lost sister.
The ghost of your dad is badgering you to lug his coffin to a suitable burial spot. Welcome to one of the Switch’s most unusual and brilliant platformers.
The Fall has been out for a while, but this eerie tale of an AI spacesuit on a desperate quest to save its ailing occupant has now found its way to Nintendo Switch. And it’s still really good.
The Adventures of Elena Temple painstakingly recreates the feel of playing a game from the 1980s on a Game Boy or Apple II – complete with blurry bedroom backgrounds. Welcome to the new nostalgia.
You’ve got a bike with a chainsaw wheel and a city full of robots to mow down. Steel Rats is stupid and wonderful, and it’s coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4 later this year.
It’s repetitive, admin-heavy and ridiculously sexualised, but for a small niche of players, The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 could be a lot of fun.
Cloud saves, a few NES games and some smartphone app features are the sweeteners you’ll get when Nintendo starts charging you to play Switch games online – in other words, the bare minimum.
As temperatures plummet in the middle of the Victorian age, you’ll need a heart of ice to decide who lives and who dies.
It’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: The Video Game, but without the bats. Disco Elysium is shaping up to be a cracking isometric RPG with superb dialogue.
The latest in the Total War line is a wonderful retelling of the story of Alfred the Great. Although if you’re feeling unpatriotic, you can smite Britons by playing the Vikings as well.
Terraforming Mars is coming to a PC near you in 2018, with all of its shonky public-domain artwork intact. Depending on your perspective, this is either a very good thing or a very bad thing.