Gaming Features

What happened, Google Stadia?

As Google closes its first-party Stadia studios, we take a look at what went wrong

BlizzCon 2021: what happens when Blizzard runs out of nostalgia?

The studio’s latest showing held on to the past, with little to show for the future

Why is Blanka from ‘Street Fighter II’ green? 30 years later it’s still a mystery

It’s an enigma that has tormented gamers since the iconic fighter’s 1991 origins. NME goes in search of the truth

‘Final Fantasy XIV’ has been a lifeline in the time of COVID

The MMORPG has been helping players close the social distance

Indie games you should check out this week: 22 – 28 February

Looking for a new game to play? Here are the top indie releases you should check out this week

Indie games you should check out this week: 15 – 21 February

Looking for a new game to play? Here are the top indie releases you should check out this week

COVID threatens to destroy the music industry – maybe games can save it

No gigs, no tours, no festivals, but within soundtracks, bands have an opportunity

‘Valheim’ is a Steam survival smash hit with serious depth

Understanding Iron Gate’s Norse phenomenon

This is why people watch other people play video games

No, watching livestreams and Let’s Play aren’t the niche pastime of a handful of nerds – here’s why
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