Heart of a Gamer – Remembering Satoru Iwata Five Years On

The death of Satoru Iwata on July 11, 2015, hit me much harder than I imagined the death of an individual I had never met ever possibly could. As someone who grew up playing the games he worked on, upon hearing of his death it…

Advice on How to Tackle Your Backlog

If you are somebody who plays a lot of video games, chances are that you will be all too familiar with the dreaded backlog. With new games releasing on such a regular basis it can be difficult to keep up to track and play every…

Sony Unveils PlayStation 5 Controller

Earlier today Sony officially unveiled the controller for the upcoming fifth iteration of its PlayStation hardware, and it would be fair to say fans do not seem to be particularly happy with the design. Dubbed the DualSense, finally dropping the DualShock name which Sony has…

Nintendo Direct Mini Announcements

Nintendo held a mini Direct today, announcing a selection of new titles for the Switch. While none of the announcements was regarding all new first-party games, a disappointment considering Nintendo has no major first-party title planned for release for the rest of the year, Nintendo…

PlayStation 5 – What You Need to Know

Earlier today Sony’s system architect Mark Cerny revealed the “Road to PS5,” a presentation which comes hot on the heels of a large dump of information from Microsoft about the Xbox Series X. Sony claims this presentation was originally scheduled to be part of its…

Appreciating Video Game Box Artwork

Video games are an interactive form of entertainment. We purchase games because we want to play and enjoy them, but how many of you have truly been able to appreciate the artwork for the games we buy? For most people, the artwork is just there…

Microsoft Reveals Xbox Series X Specs

Microsoft has officially revealed the technical specifications of its upcoming Xbox Series X system. In a variety of videos released by Digital Foundry, Rich Leadbetter, the Technology Editor, strips down the console to its component parts. Both videos can be viewed below. For those who…

E3 2020 Cancelled

Rumours were circling last night that the 2020 E3 trade show was to be cancelled, with Devolver Digital announcing on Twitter “Cancel your E3 flights and hotels, y’all.” But, earlier today, the Entertainment Software Association officially confirmed the event will not take place. The ESA…

Frictional Games Announces a New Amnesia Title

Frictional Games, the Swedish independent developer known for the horror games Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Soma, has announced that it is working on a new entry in the Amnesia franchise. Set for release later this year the new title, Amnesia: Rebirth, is the third…

Reggie Fils-Aimé Joins Struggling GameStop

Reggie Fils-Aimé, the former President of Nintendo of America and an iconic piece of the Iwata era of Nintendo, has joined the board of directors of the struggling video game retailer GameStop. The announcement was made on Monday via a news release on the company’s…