Hellblade was a good depiction of mental illness but games need to be sharper • Eurogamer.net

Games are, generally, not very good at depicting mental illness. Games are atrocious at tackling a lot of topics, to be fair, but this one is surprisingly prevalent: sanity meters, psycho villains, dozens of games set in insane asylums. This is probably why so many people leapt at the chance to praise Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Armoured AI squads, multi-purpose Hellfires, and 360 turrets – how Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is making scorestreaks devastating

When killstreaks made their debut in Call of Duty, it was one of the mechanics that helped the genre-defining FPS series stand out. The evolution of the killstreak has been up and down – we’ve had game-ending nukes, attack dogs, and even AI gunships over the course of the series. Eventually, the killstreak was swapped more

Bethesda Is Still Developing Single Player Games Like Starfield And The Elder Scrolls 6, Dev Says

Long story short: people really need to stop worrying. Ever since Fallout 76, an online-focused shared-world title, was announced by Bethesda at E3, people have, to put it mildly, been losing their minds. Bethesda Game Studios, one of the biggest cheerleaders of single player only titles, is making an online game? How dare they! They’ve more

‘You can’t kill Lara Croft!’ – Eidos Montreal’s boss on completing a trilogy with Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the final game in the rebooted trilogy that refreshed the Lara Croft mythos, taking us back to her first adventures. Now Eidos Montreal studio head David Anfossi has spoken to our own Official Xbox Magazine about how the story marks the end of that journey. But don’t worry, it’s more

PUBG Is A ‘Literal Pile Of Shit’ – The Jimquisition

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds may be a commercial success, but it’s certainly not smelling of roses. After being effortlessly surpassed by Epic Games’ Fortnite and facing criticism for its lackluster updates in the face of competition, PUBG’s lost a huge deal of any goodwill it may have had. Its recent missteps with loot boxes and a moronic more

Supposedly pristine South American forest had been pre-Columbian farmland

Enlarge / Lake Huila records centuries of environmental change in the Quijos Valley. On the slopes of northern Ecuador’s Quijo Valley, perpetual clouds shroud the canopy of a seemingly pristine tropical forest. But the beauty of the cloud forest hides a violent, tragic history. A new study of sediments from the valley’s Lake Huila reveals more