Phil Hartup is a freelance journalist with an interest in video gaming and culture
The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight has been pulled from sale within its first week for being virtually unplayable. This is a big deal for PC gaming.
This game is a masterpiece, and yet it still could have been so much better.
It’s still an intelligent, heart-warming puzzle game, but replaying the re-mastered version of Grim Fandango sadly wasn’t everything Phil Hartup had hoped for.
The PC version of GTA V is without any doubt the most technically accomplished video game ever made. And yet, it still has flaws.
Don't commodify the people who modify PC games.
It might provide the most unambiguous bad guys in history, but WWII is surely is getting a bit old now.
It took 30 years, but the gorgeous Elite: Dangerous lives up to the game that so many players imagined the original space-trading classic to be, beyond its basic graphics.
From Borderlands to Payday 2, by way of Left 4 Dead and Destiny, the world is full of games that just don’t quite work when played solo.
The ratings labels on the boxes may say a game is only suitable for older teenager or adults, but that's usually only about violence or gore - real maturity in games is often rarer, and harder to define.