This week's roundup includes impressions of a plethora of new releases, from Superliminal to Jedi: Fallen Order and Pokemon Sword & Shield, plus behind the scenes at the ESRB, how World Of Warcraft changed things (for good and ill), and lots more besides.
This time out, I thought it would be interesting to look - incredibly specifically - at Steam search suggestions. That is, the games that pop up when you start typing in things in Steam search.
Composer Winifred Phillips shares her creative process in composing the iconic main theme for one of her most recent projects, The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes. In-depth structural analysis of the theme music composition is included.
This week's roundup includes pieces on Disco Elysium & Pistol Whip, as well as articles or videos on the science of addiction, Japanese arcades, cryptography in Mario Maker 2, and lots more besides.
Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I publish broadly. Opinions are mine.
In episode 10, Jeremy talks about Steve Wozniak's influence on the indie game industry and why, of the two Steves, it is Wozniak that more people need to emulate in our local area to bring about the great change and prosperity the startup community seeks.