Hundreds of games are now released every month, while ‘games as a service’ ask ever more commitment from players. Surely something has to give?
I wrote a feature for Retro Gamer about the Casio Loopy, an utterly fascinating Japan-only 1990s console that was aimed solely at girls.
And from TV programmes, too, not to mention a sort of proto-Internet run by the Post Office. The 80s were crazy times. I wrote about it all in a feature for Wireframe magazine.
I wrote a couple of chapters and a few other bits and bobs for Convergence, Charlie Fink’s excellent new book about augmented reality.
Guntastic! Partisans 1941! Afterparty! LUNA! Here’s my pick of the greatest games from this year’s EGX Rezzed.
This is it, old friend.
James once again bravely plunges into the Steam new-release list, and resurfaces clutching an excellent horror point-and-click adventure. He is also covered in anime girls.
James Keen, Esq. has been trawling Steam’s new releases in search of fresh delights – but mostly turns up rotten stinkers.
Well, 31 really. I mean Cyberpunk 2077 definitely isn’t going to come out this year, is it? Or is it? OR IS IT?
Fallout 76, eh? Didn’t see that one coming.
The two Bayonetta amiibo are real lookers.
Samus Aran’s nemesis makes for one of the best amiibo yet.
My feature on one of the oldest online multiplayer games is in issue 323 of PC Gamer!
I previewed the latest game from the makers of The Signal of Tolva for Kotaku UK. Let’s see how that went.
EVE Online has a reputation for being a scary place for newcomers. But what’s it actually like to play this venerable MMORPG for the first time?
The ‘Netflix of games’ is just around the corner, as broadband speeds are shooting up across the world. I wrote a feature about how streaming will change video games for GamesRadar.
Pandora’s Tower is an old Wii RPG I’ve been meaning to play for ages, and one of the many games in my Wii U backlog. And it turns out it’s great.
I’ve finished Darksiders Warmastered as part of my quest to finish all of my Wii U games. It’s great! Next up: Pandora’s Tower.
What games would you feature on the newly announced PlayStation Classic? I’ve picked out 15 PS1 games that I’d revive in a heartbeat.
Join me as I reminisce about Nintendo’s quirky, innovative and yet much maligned console.
Do you have more games than you can possibly play? Is it stressing you out? I’m here to help.
Boundless is a pretty cool looking Minecraft style MMOG. And frankly I’m never going to have the time to play it.
Hollow Knight, Dead Cells, Chasm, Guacamelee 2… there’s a flood of modern Metroidvanias at the moment, but which are worth your time?
I spoke to Curve Digital, Coatsink and Freejam about their efforts to publish games in China in an article for Kotaku UK.
I spoke to the modder who discovered this tiny, catastrophic bug in Aliens: Colonial Marines as part of his three-year overhaul of the game.
The NEXT update completely transforms No Man’s Sky – I wrote about my experiences with it for PCGamesN.
I wrote a feature for Eurogamer on the Casio Loopy – a console for girls with a built-in sticker printer.
I chatted with the creator of the RPG that Cyberpunk 2077 is based on in a feature for PCGamesN.
The crazy thing is that this beautiful game is being made in a garden shed by two completely self-taught developers.
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.