It's 25 years since the SNES - a formative console for many of my generation - was released in the US. Veteran games writer Keith Stuart has written this great article for Rolling Stone about how it laid the foundations for modern video games (and the people that make them).
Ever wondered why some indie games can take years and years to appear? This interesting read from a developer who's working on one outlines some of the challenges, expected and unexpected, that can end up robbing years of development time.
Ever heard of 2b2t, Minecraft's most obscene and dangerous server? Rock, Paper Shotgun has published a fascinating guided tour of the place, led by a player who is trying to document its (mostly horrible) history.