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‘Mexico is ridiculously beautiful’: how Forza Horizon 5 drove fresh sights into living rooms
The UK developers at Playground Games talk about how they cut no corners in creating the latest Forza game, and tried to ensure it gives players an authentic and cliche-free view of the Mexican landscape

Keith Stuart

26, Nov, 2021 @9:38 AM

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Halo Infinite: finally, a multiplayer shooter for grownups
Fed up of getting destroyed by teenagers whenever you play online? The more tactical, slower-paced combat of Halo Infinite makes older players feel at home again

Keith Stuart

25, Nov, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Xbox at 20, in the words of the people who made its first games
Two decades on, developers for its original launch talk about creating games for Microsoft’s debut console

Rick Lane

16, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Call of Duty: Vanguard review – nostalgic warfare that takes us back to the start
A band of inglorious stereotypes go on a covert mission to uncover a Nazi plan in a traditional instalment of the series

Keith Stuart

10, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Unpacking review – moving house has never been so moving
Two decades of house moves are condensed into one relaxing puzzle as you help the narrator to unpack – and unpick her life in the process

Keith Stuart

09, Nov, 2021 @1:15 PM

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Deathloop: how Arkane used Frank Lloyd Wright, Tarantino and Twiggy to build a world
It takes special design to keep players exploring, and game developer Arkane, known for its refined aesthetic, has some unexpected sources

Keith Stuart

03, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Unpacking: the meditative puzzle game that’s all about organising
Witch Beam’s latest offering taps into the wholesome gaming trend – and the calming allure of Marie Kondo

Patrick Lum

01, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Why detective video games are the perfect way to experience a mystery
Detective fiction tells a story pieced together by some clever person – and in a video game, that’s you

Tauriq Moosa

25, Oct, 2021 @9:33 AM

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Far Cry 6 review – neatly packaged chaos in fictional Latin America
A believable villain and insider knowledge add to the exhilarations and refinements

Elle Osili-Wood

20, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Will the remastered Grand Theft Autos’ American satire hold up?
The world’s bestselling video game series combined reverence of US cinema with satire of nihilistic capitalism. But in a post-Trump world, what does GTA have left to say?

Simon Parkin

18, Oct, 2021 @2:10 PM

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Dungeon crawler or looter shooter? Nine video game genres explained
Modern video games now exist in a bewildering mass of interconnected genres and sub-genres: here’s your guide to the most interesting

Keith Stuart

11, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Fifa 22 review – a flamboyant multiplex of total football
The latest iteration of the all-conquering football sim favours more structured play and rains down a multitude of modes and options – but ethical questions about Ultimate Team remain

Keith Stuart

01, Oct, 2021 @9:01 AM

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