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Past articles by Joe:

Sniper Elite 5 Rough Landing DLC map is a stunning throwback but lacks bang for its buck

I will never tire of slow motion kills in Sniper Elite 5. Similar to slaying a Legend Boss in Elden Ring with a sliver of health remaining, or scoring a last-minute winner in FIFA 23 online, or head-s → Read More

I asked a revenge expert why I'm obsessed with retribution in games like Elden Ring and The Last of Us

The first time I sought revenge in Elden Ring was against that bastard Tree Sentinel. Anyone who's visited the Lands Between in the last year, assuming you've played past the tutorial, knows → Read More

The Finals already has the best destruction physics I have ever seen

The Finals kicks off a two-week closed beta on Tuesday, March 7. During this time, developer Embark Studios hopes to showcase its team-based, free-to-play, so-called "virtual combat game show&quo → Read More

Resident Evil 4 remake brings back the B-movie cheese (and suplexes) missing from modern games

The latest slice of Resident Evil 4 remake footage shows Leon Kennedy storming the gates of Salazar's Castle with Ashley Graham in tow. In his bid to keep the US president's daughter safe, h → Read More

Is Shadow of the Erdtree the Elden Ring Miquella DLC we've wanted all along?

Do we dare to dream with Elden Ring's first portion of official DLC? → Read More

Crime Boss: Rockay City hands-on – a '90s fever dream FPS heist 'em up that's as wild as it is weird

The plan in this Crime Boss: Rockay City four-player co-op mission was to stealth our way into a warehouse, stuff as many vacuum-packed bags of pills into our carryalls, peg it to the getaway van, and → Read More

Celebrate one year of Elden Ring with our 12 favorite features in the Lands Between

As a game rooted in paradoxical time cycles, it seems fitting that Elden Ring feels both recent and ancient. On one hand, it's difficult to believe that it's already been a full year since F → Read More

I've beaten Elden Ring twice and now all I want is an official photo mode

Does Elden Ring have a photo mode? It's a question I've seen asked umpteen times online over the last 12 months since FromSoftware's esteemed action RPG first hit our screens. If you ow → Read More

Elden Ring now has a Hogwarts Legacy mod – but my magic build in the Lands Between can't be topped

So now there's an Elden Ring mod that brings a splash of Hogwarts Legacy to the Lands Between. It looks fun, if that sort of thing's your cup of tea. The flying animations look pretty solid, → Read More

Resident Evil Village is home to the best scare of the series, but no one is talking about it

My love affair with Resident Evil began with the first game almost 27 years ago. Indeed, my enduring passion for the survival horror genre started in 1996 when 10-year-old me was scared shitless by zo → Read More

A year later and I'm convinced Elden Ring needs a Zelda-style glider

I'm standing on the precipice of a snowy peak in one of Elden Ring's late-game areas. To my right, the Forge of the Giants towers over the land below, with its hulking wrought iron chains ty → Read More

Neon Souls swaps skull lanterns for glowing ink while riffing on Dark Souls' most treacherous level

In Neon Souls, all that's missing is Patches The Hyena. Pickles Entertainment's rainbow-infused puzzle platformer might not mirror the work of FromSoftware like-for-like, but with scores of → Read More

Sons of the Forest and everything you need to know

Sons of the Forest, sequel to 2014's The Forest, is bringing new mutant horrors and survival in grim locations, with all you need to know right here. → Read More

More games should follow Sons of the Forest's early access plans

Sons of the Forest switched at the eleventh hour to sidestep another delay - good call? → Read More

Nintendo Direct predictions: Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom gameplay, Pikmin 4 release date, and more

There's a February Nintendo Direct coming later today, and we're expecting big things from the digital showcase. Set to go live over at the official Nintendo YouTube channel on Wednesday, Fe → Read More

I'm 300 hours into Elden Ring and have only now discovered its version of Dark Souls' worst area

Picture the scene. I'm playing Elden Ring. My two preschool children are sleeping upstairs, and my girlfriend is sitting on the couch opposite reading a book. "Holy shit," I say. I can& → Read More

There's one clever feature in HBO's The Last of Us that I wish was in the games

The devil's in the details, so goes the age-old adage. This was always going to be one of HBO's biggest hurdles when adapting The Last of Us for television. Because it's one thing acqui → Read More

Deliver Us Mars' thoughtful space chaos is a welcome break from Dead Space and The Callisto Protocol

After the success of 2019's Deliver Us the Moon, Deliver Us Mars developer KeokeN Interactive earned the right to tell a more narrative-heavy tale. Inspired by the team's telescope-making gr → Read More

Elden Ring's most absurd locations have helped me appreciate Dark Souls 2's most divisive feature

How would you pack for an open-top bus tour in Elden Ring? I remember taking one in London many years ago, just as the seasons were changing. It was t-shirt weather during the day, but once the sun di → Read More

Dead Space review: "A sublime mix of fresh, familiar, and freaking terrifying"

In Dead Space, I don't run, I walk. Almost exclusively. I ease my way down the dimly-lit corridors of the USG Ishimura space vessel with care, hugging the aluminum walls like a drunk after a day → Read More