And this one will be different.
Super smashing great.
Having appointed itself the god-king of PC gaming, Valve is vacating the throne.
You'll always walk alone.
A less than stellar year for PlayStation.
But does it have the vision to excite?
The pressure's on for E3.
"Put aside the petty bickering and embrace a new outlook."
Direct is a reasonable solution to one of Steam's most serious problems
Alexis Kennedy on games, empathy and happiness.
Chapter and Miiverse.
And reminds us not to pre-order video games.
Why should we welcome PlayStation Neo and Xbox Scorpio? There is a reason.
Look, at least it's not another Pokemon Go article.
Gurdurrs of perception.
Perhaps its only option for staying in the hardware game.
But it's still great news for Nintendo.
Deepening the rut.
The great teraflip-flop.
Welcome to the post-generational era.
Or the special whatness that makes them so special.
"'Another hoppy IPA!?' is this industry's 'Oh, they've put in a horde mode.'"
"I didn't sign up for this."
A new Metroid and a new Animal Crossing should have kept the faithful happy, but instead they're up in arms.
Will Phil Spencer try to save Xbox One, or push for the cross-platform future?
The assumption that old games have no value indulges our nostalgia but is killing the industry.
Farewell, Wii hardly knew U.
"I love my friends."
"Time is like location, but for watches."
Reasons to be cheerful.
Xur, you are being hunted.
"Most likely, you live with them..."
From the archive: If you come at the king, you best not miss.
The tone problem in Rockstar's classic series.
Ubisoft Montreal's latest could be a fine portrayal of a country under siege, if only it stopped to breathe.
It's struggled in the marketplace, but Nintendo's console has remembered something its competition seemingly forgot.
It was the console that could do no wrong - but software was another matter.
What Destiny tells us about life, the universe, and everything.
Why it's time to tear up the open world genre's greatest crutch.
Is that lots of them are boring.
Shadow of Mordor becomes great, but introduces itself poorly.
The Vault in our stars.
Our resident obsessive is still playing, but gradually losing interest.
Metal Gear and Final Fantasy prove there's still plenty to get excited about from gaming's spiritual home.
It's a force of nature.
And god looked back.
Always leave them wanting more, not less.
To reach their full potential, games need to stop empowering the player and embrace the raw and personal.
The Tomb Raider deal dominated headlines, but Metal Gear's move onto Steam is the true harbinger.
EA's Access service is good value, despite what Sony says - but it's still a less than ideal solution.
Crowdfunding has freed developers from old production models, but at what cost?
Marvel just announced that Thor is becoming a woman, but games don't need sex changes to be better at diversity.
Why the flood of remasters and remakes should be embraced.
Why arguing against women appearing in games to preserve historical accuracy is silly.
Hey, check out that gift horse's mouth...
Notch is right to clamp down on paid Minecraft servers, but at what cost?
New games, fresh thinking and brilliant PR bring the Kyoto giant bang up to date.
'They're not avatars' defence sends the wrong message.
Just watch those Dogecoins rolling in.
A lack of 2014 titles on both sides of the console war favours Xbox.
A handy guide for puzzled executives turned showbiz frontmen.
Open-world games are often better when they lighten up.
That Bill & Ted homage is a good start.
Kinect's failure suggests a bright future for game hardware served straight - no chaser.
Microsoft makes the best of a bad situation.
And, until recently, the industry had completely forgotten about it.
"Dig up the past, all you get is dirty."
How the simple heart of Gunpei Yokoi's Game Boy has a legacy that goes beyond hardware.
Marty O'Donnell's departure is a shock, but also a reminder that music in games is more important than ever.
Why Amazon's use of Metacritic scores is a terrible idea.
By getting back to Mother Basics.
To create truly believable worlds, they need to let go of what's safe.
Why Ken Levine's plan for endlessly replayable narrative could be a risk not worth taking.
How gaming video is a game in itself.
If you're feeling jaded and dismissive, like I was, then pay attention.
We can be goats instead.
Looking back at the way Blizzard changed card values during the closed beta.
Mobile gaming is a joke. Don't become the next punch-line.
Commercial success may evade them, but these ailing consoles are future classics.
A lack of new game ideas is what's holding Nintendo back.
When is a role-playing game not a role-playing game? Most of the time, it turns out.
Steam Machines are about protecting the PC, not beating consoles.
Come in Luigi, your time is up - why Oculus Rift is the true next-gen experience.
Her new album-out-of-the-blue is a cool idea that would work brilliantly for games.
Let's hear it for friends who splash out on day one.
Welcome to the digital future.
Microsoft's misappropriation of free-to-play mechanics is at the head of a broader problem this generation.
With Assassin's Creed and COD sales slowing, their next-gen successors are waiting in the wings.
From vital patches to game cancellations, players are often intimately involved.
Beneath the parody, there's a brilliant game about friendship, sex and strong women.
Why the Wii U is the best next-gen choice this Christmas.