Features Opinions

Feature | Football really could learn from video games, if it bothered to understand them

The Super League creators worry young people care more about games than football - they're right, but for the wrong reasons.

Feature | Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda is all about Game Pass

Maybe you'll play The Elder Scrolls on PS5, maybe you won't - but for Xbox, and indeed for Bethesda's studios, that's not really the point.

Feature | Steam's content policy is both arrogant and cowardly

Having appointed itself the god-king of PC gaming, Valve is vacating the throne.

Feature | A call to arms for the UK fighting game community

"Put aside the petty bickering and embrace a new outlook."

Feature | Steam Greenlight had to go, but its replacement might just work

Direct is a reasonable solution to one of Steam's most serious problems

Feature | The importance of games in difficult times

Alexis Kennedy on games, empathy and happiness.

Feature | Life after console generations has one big upside

Why should we welcome PlayStation Neo and Xbox Scorpio? There is a reason.

Feature | Sonic boom: Ellie Gibson on nostalgia, novelty, and that 9/10

Look, at least it's not another Pokemon Go article.

Feature | NX is different, and different is Nintendo's best option

Perhaps its only option for staying in the hardware game.

Feature | Why I play video games

Or the special whatness that makes them so special.

Feature | Jon Blyth on: Pubs vs video games

"'Another hoppy IPA!?' is this industry's 'Oh, they've put in a horde mode.'"

Feature | Nintendo's painful metamorphosis leaves fans reeling

A new Metroid and a new Animal Crossing should have kept the faithful happy, but instead they're up in arms.

Feature | Microsoft's difficult choice at E3 2015

Will Phil Spencer try to save Xbox One, or push for the cross-platform future?

Feature | We need to talk about emulation

The assumption that old games have no value indulges our nostalgia but is killing the industry.

Feature | Jon Blyth on: Fixing Far Cry 4

"Time is like location, but for watches."

Feature | Games of 2014: Destiny

Xur, you are being hunted.

Feature | Building Better Worlds - an MMO Tale

From the archive: If you come at the king, you best not miss.

Feature | Rich Stanton on: GTA's growing pains

The tone problem in Rockstar's classic series.

Feature | Moving targets: the scattergun politics of Far Cry 4

Ubisoft Montreal's latest could be a fine portrayal of a country under siege, if only it stopped to breathe.

Feature | The Nintendo difference: Wii U's first two years

It's struggled in the marketplace, but Nintendo's console has remembered something its competition seemingly forgot.

Feature | Who needs games: PlayStation 4's first year

It was the console that could do no wrong - but software was another matter.

Feature | Everything not saved will be lost

What Destiny tells us about life, the universe, and everything.