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  • By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Game Workers Unite co-founder Emma Kinema's presentation on the state of the industry and reasons behind the effort to unionize it, Reid McCarter researched the Warsaw Uprising to tell how the recently released game Warsaw captured the events brutality and complexity, Keith Stuart speaks with CD Projekt designers about the challenges behind the writing and location designs of The Witcher 3, Like Stories of Old considers the unfulfilled potential of Minecraft by discussing how different your interactions with the environment could be if it was created with different assumptions in mind, Kimberly Koenig covers how a gaming library helped a small neglected neighborhood in Portugal find a new identity, Martin Robinson interviews Hiroshi Kawaguchi to learn tales from inside Sega AM2's top-secret studio, promising games from PAX Australia, Skeleton on the state of emulation and the importance of having the games be accessible to everyone, and more.
    Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods)
    Promising indie games we saw at PAX Australia 2019
    The highlight of PAX Aus was Unpacking, which is a game about unpacking
    Dragon Age Writer Reveals A New Game, And It Is Completely Different

    How dare Disco Elysium tell me I am boring??
    Official fan-made 7th Guest sequel The 13th Doll finally ready for release this Halloween
    RAN: Lost Islands Brings Its Multiplayer Warfare Onto Steam In Late 2019
    Granblue Fantasy Versus Reveals Zeta And Vaseraga As Playable Fighters, Here’s A New Trailer
    Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia Introduces The Themes Of Four Of Its Six Factions
    The Wanderer: Frankeinstein’s Creature shuffles into stores on Halloween
    Murder By Numbers is Phoenix Wright in leg-warmers from the designer of Hatoful Boyfriend
    The Ninja Saviors: Return Of The Warriors Will Cut Its Way Into North America On October 15, 2019
    Unity of Command 2 will be out in November, beta signups are open
    How MediEvil Remake Captures Original's Intended Vision

    Visiting Game Freak For Pokémon Sword And Shield
    Divinity: Fallen Heroes development put on hold indefinitely
    Cotton Reboot Flies Through Classic Cute ‘Em Up Stages With A Spring 2020 Release Window
    Yakuza: Like a Dragon Has Kasuga Taking Tests To Improve “Human Power”

    Upcoming Museum Sim Lets Players Combine Artifacts To Tell Cool Stories
    You can fly to your house in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, alpha starting this month

    Lovecraftian horror and Mars exploration game Moons of Madness hits PC October 22
    Crimsonland devs going zapping again with Tesla Force
    More Dramatic Readings Of Video Game Patch Notes, Please
    Only Fortnite could pull off a total blackout
    370,000 people are watching Fortnite do nothing on Twitch
    The Division 2 brings The Last Castle crashing down in today's story update
    Wargroove gets a new story campaign with co-op as free DLC

    New Paradox Game Steals Halo Artwork, Gets Pulled
    Saints Row 2 for PC is finally being fixed

    Steam's 'Remote Play Together' will introduce online support for all local multiplayer games

    Twitch Explains How Another Shooting Got Livestreamed On Its Site

    Twitch Streamer Says She Was Banned For 'Suggestive' Attire After Brigade From Racist Trolls

    Report: 50 workers laid off at Bendy and the Ink Machine developer Kindly Beast

    Another round of layoffs hit Planetside 2 developer Daybreak Studios

    Blizzard's Hong Kong Missteps Prove Video Games Aren't Neutral

    Popular Hearthstone Caster Quits In Protest Of Blizzard’s Hong Kong Punishment
    A coach in Blizzard's Overwatch League was told to delete a tweet condemning the company for censoring an esports competitor from Hong Kong
    Blizzard's statement on Blitzchung's ban digs them deeper
    Hearthstone Streamers Respond In Aftermath Of Controversial Blitzchung Ruling
    Protests Are Coming To BlizzCon In The Wake Of Blizzard's Hong Kong Fiasco
    Suspended Hearthstone Grandmaster Blitzchung responds to Blizzard's statement
    Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Launch Event At The Nintendo World Store In New York City
    Riot doesn’t want League of Legends broadcasters discussing ‘sensitive topics’ on the air
    Legendary Japanese Arcade Anata no Warehouse Is Closing
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    The Gaming Library That Helped a Neglected Neighborhood Find a New Identity


    Tales from inside Sega AM2's top-secret studio

    The writing of The Witcher 3
    Indie Developer And Her Boyfriend Talk About Making A Game About Their Relationship

    'BARF!': Designing River City Girls' approachable, challenging brawling


    “Pour Your Heart Into It”: How Indies Bring New Perspectives to Visual Novels

    How Hypnospace Outlaw's 1990s internet was made

    The Tension Of Playing Overwatch During A Blizzard Controversy

    Games Don’t Cause Violence—But They Might Help Breed the Online Hate That Does

    Anomalous Architecture

    The real buildings that inspired Control's Oldest House

    How Warsaw Captures the Brutality—and Complexity—of the Historical Uprising that Inspired It

    “Making the Right Choices in The Man of Medan,” by Reid McCarter

    Ask Not For Whom The Goose Honks

    I Did Not Expect Untitled Goose Game To Trouble My Conscience
    Untitled Goose Game and the Inconvenient Natural World
    ‘The Witcher 3’ and the Unknowable Fear of Woodlands

    The Transitory Space of Smoking Shelters in Judgment

    The Unfulfilled Potential of Minecraft – Assuming a Different Perspective
    Why You Keep Playing Brutally Tough Games | Psych of Play
    Harry Brewis, Hbomberguy - XOXO Festival (2019)
    Emma Kinema, Game Workers Unite - XOXO Festival (2019)
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
    Fallout 76 Players Stage Their Own Murder Mystery Night


    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    PS5 information, Folding Ideas examines World of Warcraft classic and how RPGs/MMOs have changed over the years, Aron Garst interviews the Smash Community to learn how it became what it is today, Noah Caldwell-Gervais' analysis of the entire God of War series, Game Brain interviews former CoD devs about the making of CoD 4, Blizzard fires casters and rescinds Hong Kong Hearthstone player's prize money for a liberate Hong Kong comment, Jess Morrissette covers a character rarely thought of when it comes to influential milestones for female characters, Cian Maher explores Zelda's ties with Celtic mythology, Stephen Totilo interviews developers to learn why game launches are often such a mess, Leslee Sullivant on harassment faced at Riot and why she decided to stop working in games after trying to work at an indie studio, Ahoy looks into the history of the game's that were at different times considered the first video games, Red Dead 2 coming to PC, and more.
    Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods)
    Exclusive: A Deeper Look at the PlayStation 5

    Crossplay is now fully supported on PS4, and that's good for PC
    101 Rapid-Fire Questions About Pokémon Sword And Shield
    My Hero One's Justice 2 - 15 Minutes Of Offscreen Gameplay
    Disco Elysium's developers are in "a bloody battle" for the human mind

    Disco Elysium devs already have big ideas for a sequel
    Disco Elysium lets you be Sherlock in flares
    Broken Roads is a philosophical CRPG set in a post-disaster Australian outback
    Ms. Marvel Gets The Team Back Together In The Avengers Video Game
    Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC

    Austin Wintory Is The Composer Behind John Wick Hex

    Rumoured House of the Dead 1 & 2 remakes officially confirmed
    Resident Evil Project Resistance Closed Beta | GameSpot Live
    Paradox’s post-apocalyptic Surviving Mars sequel will launch on the Epic Games store this year
    Doom Eternal delayed to March 2020
    Charting the darker periods of history in Humankind
    Introducing Humankind, the Sega-backed Civ killer from the Endless Legend devs
    Ultima Online's lead designer is making a sandbox MMO at a new studio

    Afterparty: The First 11 Minutes of This Outdrink-Satan-in-Hell Comedy
    There's a glimmer of hope in the gray and gloomy adventure game Mosaic
    Mortal Kombat 11 - Official Terminator T-800 Gameplay Trailer
    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Welcomes Resident Evil's Leon And Claire To The Hunt
    Battlefield V's Operation Underground brings back Metro massacres
    Frogwares Saves Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments for PC, But Loses Console Listings and Others in Publisher Dispute
    Mario & Luigi RPG series developer AlphaDream files for bankruptcy

    A Funeral for AlphaDream (Super Mario RPG, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
    Court dismisses lawsuit accusing the CEO behind the blockbuster 'Borderlands' video games of lewd behavior and mismanagement of funds

    Epic Games faces class action lawsuit in Canada over "Fortnite addiction"

    NHS targets gaming addiction with new specialist clinic

    'Unlawful and vicious': union organiser sacked by games company

    Union Busting at Ustwo games
    EA data breach could impact 1,600 FIFA 20 players

    Source: Departing ArenaNet President Was Working On Potential Guild Wars Sequel

    John Kirby, Former Nintendo Lawyer And Kirby's Namesake, Dies At 79

    Esports News
    The Smash Bros. community: An oral history
    Teen Dominates Smash Tournament Using 6 Different Fighters

    Hong Kong player Blitzchung calls for liberation of his country in post-game interview
    Blitzchung removed from Hearthstone Grandmasters for 'liberate Hong Kong' comments
    Blizzard's Hong Kong Screw-Up Is Officially an International Incident   Blizzard is in an Even Bigger Mess Than the NBA on China, and It Has No One to Blame But Itself
    Collegiate Hearthstone Championship match ends with call to 'free Hong Kong, boycott Blizz'
    Looking back on the Shock’s legendary run through the Overwatch League

    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    “You seem suspiciously clever for a blonde.” Why I left my jobs in gaming

    Jam Sesh: How a Popular Online Contest Sparks Design Innovation

    Playing Your Song: The Evolution of Dynamic Music in Games

    Why Online Game Launches Are Often A Mess
    Dontnod: "If we didn't talk about politics, that would be a political message"

    Crafting In Games Feels Less Like A Chore Now

    The story behind Liberty Island, Deus Ex's most iconic level

    Report: Steam's 30% Cut Is Actually the Industry Standard

    The Legend of Zelda is teeming with Celtic mythology


    Betrayal at Krondor

    Realms of the Haunting

    A Thorough Look At God of War [Spoilers]
    Clockwork Games and Time Loops | Game Maker's Toolkit
    World of Warcraft Classic And What We Left Behind
    Making Mortal Monday | Retrohistories
    Orion Burger (1996) | Forgotten Gems
    SQUASH & STRETCH - The 12 Principles of Animation in Games
    The First Video Game
    Video game explosions are actually a lie
    Chernobyl Sniper: The Making of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s ‘All Ghillied Up’
    Resident Evil 4 and the Real American Hero - Games, Etc.
    How Celeste Takes a Little and Gets a Lot

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Supergiant's 10th Anniversary Orchestral Show, previews of The Last of Us 2, Cameron Kunzelman responds to the criticism of Control's gun detailing what they find interesting about what the game says about violence, Razbuten's informal experiment to see how people learn the language of games by having someone who never plays them try nine different titles, Jacob Geller discusses potential effects of being in a real or virtual space designed with violence in mind, Seva Kritskiy on why most games will continue to disappear despite preservation efforts and rejecting profit and immortality as motivation for preservation, HeavyEyed's Ethics of Buying games series covers the impact buying games has on different aspects of life, Jennifer Scheurle looks at Death Stranding to discuss how designers and players talk about the subject of difficulty in different ways, The Game Overanalyser examines how games can explore morality and guilt through their mechanics and systems, and more.
    Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods)
    The Last of Us Part II - Inside the Demo | PS4
    Three Hours With The Last Of Us Part II
    The Last of Us: Part 2 hands-on – virtual murder never felt so bad
    The Last Of Us Part II Will Not Include A Multiplayer Mode
    The Last of Us 2 is "a story about the cycle of violence", says co-writer Halley Gross
    Help Will Come Tomorrow is a story-driven survival game set in pre-revolution Russia
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — “Cal’s Mission” Trailer
    Shenmue 3's Demo Is 1999 In A Bottle
    Shenmue 3 does not disappoint
    Heavy metal platformer Valfaris gets October release date
    Check out a full 10-minute match of Project Resistance
    Thrones of Britannia was “a valuable lesson” for A Total War Saga: Troy

    Willing to Risk Anything: How Streets of Rage 4 Aims to Revive a Beloved Franchise

    Indivisible - Combat & Character Trailer
    System Shock 3 Has A Clear Vision: Playstyle Matters

    Rebel Inc: Escalation expands into Early Access in October
    Build your own Hogwarts-style magic school in this charming management sim
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint: 10 Survival Tips from Beta Players
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s open beta has players frustrated but hopeful
    Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Open Beta Highlights a Battle Pass and Other Microtransactions
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s Microtransactions Explained
    Pokémon Sword And Shield Have Mechanics To Let You Use Your Favorite Pokémon Competitively

    Exp. Share Is Baked Into Pokémon Sword And Shield
    Sword And Shield's Max Raid Battles Could Be Among Pokémon's Most Challenging Encounters
    Intriguing indie RPG Death Trash hits Steam Early Access next year
    TGS Encounters - Yoshiro Kimura Interview, moon phases
    Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG could be the modern Fallout we need
    Respawn Is Reviving Medal Of Honor… As An Oculus VR Exclusive
    Villains, lawmen, businesses, photography, and heists – the future of Red Dead Online, a Rockstar interview
    Guilty Gear’s new trailer shows off May, and confirms Axl Low as a playable fighter
    Apex Legends Season 3 map World’s Edge takes you to a new planet
    Half-Life 2's downtrodden NPCs have been unable to blink for five years, until now

    Frogwares claims Focus Home Interactive is delisting its games without approval
    Twitch Is Making Ads Less Annoying

    The Epic Games store has some new features and slimmer patch sizes

    Judge: Streamer who didn’t read contract can sue Twitch for over $50K

    Joy-Con drift lawsuit adds Switch Lite to class-action complaint

    Breaking: PlayStation Worldwide Studios boss Shawn Layden is ‘departing’

    Duke Nukem 3D composer sues Randy Pitchford, Gearbox and Valve

    Nvidia's RTX Broadcast Engine boasts AI accelerated streaming and improved quality
    The GoldenEye N64 fan remake is coming along nicely
    Esports News
    How France Became Competitive Soulcalibur's Global Superpower

    The Shock and esports triumphed at the Overwatch League 2019 final

    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
    Kickstarter’s Year of Turmoil
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    Game preservation and the quest for immortality

    Difficulty is about trust and communication, not ‘hard’ vs. ‘easy’
    I want to play your game but I can't: Overland and its journey with dyslexia
    How a joke about the milkman inspired Psychonauts' best level

    Supergiant's Greg Kasavin on Hades' Development and Why Epic Games Store Was the "Obvious Choice"

    Video Game Preservationist Finds Rare Prototype N64 Controller and the Joystick That Should Have Been
    Designing the varied control schemes of multi-animal wonder Lost Ember

    Having a Guinness with Troy Baker and Nolan North
    “They wouldn’t go union” – Troy Baker on why Gearbox didn’t use him for Rhys in Borderlands 3
    Creative leadership: The pitch (Part 1 of 3)


    Gone for Good: The Phantom Pain of Peace in Metal Gear Solid V

    “The Banality of Control,” by Cameron Kunzelman

    How Greedfall’s RPG framework exacerbates its colonialist impulses

    What Games Are Like For Someone Who Doesn't Play Games
    Games, Schools, and Worlds Designed for Violence
    The Environmental Impact of Physical Games - The Ethics of Buying Games
    Morality and Guilt in Video Games | How Game Designers Reveal our Heart of Darkness using Mechanics
    Final Fantasy IV | Warriors of Leitmotif
    The History of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
    Astral Chain Analysis | Platinum Game's Evolving Design
    Untitled Goose Game and Player-Driven Comedy
    Catherine Full Body - Analyzing Rin's Story | PostMesmeric
    How Pathologic 2 Sets a New Standard for Psychological Horror Games
    IndieWatch: Top 15 "Don't Miss!" Indie Games (September 2019)
    Blips 3: Cyberpunk Stealth, Digital Therapy, and Road Trips!
    Supergiant in Concert - LIVE 10th Anniversary Orchestral Show
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
    A Large Group Of Red Dead Online Players Tried To Carry Bowls Of Soup Across The Entire Map

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Patrick Gill on the history behind the blood sprays of Sekiro, eurothug4000 delves into the weird and eerie of Control while Nick Capozzoli considers if the architecture of Control serves as anything more than the foundation of a shooting gallery and Carol Grant covers the frustration and fascination that comes from the implications of Control's ending, Austin Walker reviews Untitled Goose Game a game where you can feel like Agent 47 but as a goose, French court rules that Steam needs to allow users to sell their games as indie developer worry about the effect that and the increasing popularity of subscription services have on their survivability, Arkham Origins developer teases new Batman, Cecilia D'Anastasio reports on 21 developers pledging to combat climate change at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, Austin Wintory shows the detail behind scoring a single scene in the game ERICA, and more.
    Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods)
    Everything PlayStation Announced In Today's State Of Play
    Disco Elysium is a 'colossal' game that can take 90 hours to finish
    Total War Saga: Troy is resplendent in the Warhammer 2 engine
    Total War Saga: Troy may get Ajax and others as post-launch DLC
    There's An XCOMish Narcos Game, Which Just Might Work
    Kunai Is The Best Feeling Platformer I've Played Since Dead Cells
    New Batman game from Arkham Origins developer teased
    John Wick Hex release date set for October
    Phantom Brigade Is a Fantastic New Spin on the Front Mission Formula

    Oxenfree dev's pub-crawl-in-hell adventure Afterparty gets October release date
    Resident Evil: Project Resistance Q&A With Producer Masachika Kawata

    The Outer Worlds Gameplay - Solving Crimes In Stellar Bay
    Indivisible opening animation
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint - FULL Jon Bernthal Inside Xbox Presentation
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint raids explained
    It looks like Ghost Recon Breakpoint is getting a battlepass
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Story Trailer
    Modern Warfare's Special Operations 'Survival mode' is PS4-exclusive for a year (Updated)
    Infinity Ward shares feedback from the Modern Warfare crossplay beta
    Close Combat: The Bloody First – A First Look – Beta
    The Last of Us 2 - Official Story & Release Date Trailer (4K)
    Wattam - Official Gameplay Trailer (Katamari Damacy Creator)
    Medieval - Official Gameplay Trailer
    Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition ‘Battle’ trailer
    Terminator: Resistance is a single-player FPS set 31 years after Judgment Day
    The Long Dark Episode 3 arrives soon, but its director doesn’t “expect all of you to like it”
    Star Wars Battlefront 2 teases Episode 9 content ahead of the Felucia update
    BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle DLC characters Celica A. Mercury, Elizabeth, Tohru Adachi, Hilda, and Susanoo announced
    Steam should let users resell games, French court rules

    French court rules country's Steam users can resell their games
    Valve makes more changes to Steam's Discovery update to address visibility complaints
    Developers Raise Alarm Over Their Cut of Google Play Pass' Subscription Money

    It’s Hard to Use Apple Arcade Without Wondering How Developers Will Be Paid
    Epic Games paid €9.49 million for PC-exclusivity rights to Control
    Borderlands 3 is the fastest selling game in 2K's history

    Twitch has acquired the Internet Gaming Database

    Fallout 76 wearable helmet recalled because of dangerous mold

    Untitled Goose Game’s Developers Stopped Work On Launch Day To Attend The Climate Strike

    Warframe Faces Criticisms, Review Bomb Over Chinese Translator Controversy

    Playing For the Planet

    PlayStation has committed to lowering its carbon footprint with its next gen system
    Reboot Develop secures more game talent for first Canadian conference

    French President calls Twitch streamers “inspiring” for breaking charity record
    Esports News
    To Build its Future, Call of Duty Esports Is Killing its Biggest Rivalry

    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    The making of Devotion, China's least favourite horror game

    About Alexis Kennedy

    Video Game Companies Vow Action On Climate Change, But Critics Say They Need To Do More

    Let’s Pop: Behind the Bubblegum Dream of Sayonara Wild Hearts

    At 20, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Reflects the Series’ Past, Present, and Potential Future

    Star Trek Online players held a torchlit vigil for Aron Eisenberg in Quark's Bar

    Developers Cash In By Selling Their Switch Games For Pennies

    Video Games are Reshaping My Relationship with My Chronic Illness

    When Every Game is Hard Mode
    I just found out my favorite Grand Theft Auto 5 role-play character is a serial killer


    “Falsework,” by Nick Capozzoli
    Everyone Wants The Big Chair, Meg
    The Creepypasta Community That Influenced Control
    “Taking Control,” by Emma Kidwell
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses Surprisingly Calls Out Its Own Problematic Romances

    Pleasure to Burn: Why Campfires Are so Ubiquitous in Games

    Blasphemous Turns Catholicism Into A Haunted House

    'Untitled Goose Game' Is Like Playing Hitman... as a Goose

    How Telltale reinvented The Joker

    CONTROL: The Weird and the Eerie
    Sekiro and a brief history of spraying blood all over the darn place
    The Rise and Fall of Dungeon Siege
    Rediscovering the Joy of Exploration
    Why the Guns In Modern Warfare Sound So Incredible
    ERICA - Anatomy of a Scene
    How Sid Meier Almost Made Civilization a Real-Time Strategy Game | War Stories | Ars Technica
    Exclusive: Infinity Ward Developers On Leaving Respawn And Creating Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
    'Mortal Kombat' Stars Play 'Mortal Kombat': Robin Shou vs Linden Ashby! | Heat Vision

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    TGS gameplay and reveals, Jason Schreier reports on the exploitation of publisher Nicalis while Nathan Grayson learns the secret to the success of Supergiant Games, Kate Willaert covers the first narrative video game and the woman that wrote it, Patrick Klepek talks to Rod Fergusson about his career of salvaging trainwrecks, Cecilia D'Anastasio looks at the rise of GameStop and former ideas of online and offline identities through the lens of adolescent escapism, excerpts from David L. Craddock's book Arcade Perfect tell the story of the slog to port Double Dragon to the Genesis/Mega Drive and how Mortal Kombat's blood changed the industry, some idie devs claim Steam's new recommendation update had made things even worse for them while others see no difference, Gears 5 has poor sales but is the most successful launch for the series, Discord removing games from their Nitro Subscription program, and more.
    Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods)
    Resident Evil spin-off Project Resistance gets its first gameplay overview trailer
    Resident Evil Project Resistance makes being evil so much fun
    Capcom producer addresses concerns about Resident Evil spin-off Project Resistance
    New Gameplay Today – Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
    Empire Of Sin Gameplay And Impressions | Empire Of Sin Is XCOM meets The Untouchables
    Death Stranding: 49 Minutes of New Gameplay (Japanese VO) - TGS 2019
    Hideo Kojima Answers Our Questions About Death Stranding
    FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Tokyo Game Show 2019 Trailer (Closed Captions)
    Final Fantasy VII Remake Seems Popular At The Tokyo Game Show
    Human Head's Viking action-RPG Rune 2 gets a release date
    Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection introduces a clever twist on speedrunning with Z Chaser mode
    System Shock 3 Pre Alpha Gameplay Teaser 1080p
    PS4, XB1, PC | TALES OF ARISE – TGS 2019 - A Fateful Encounter
    Nioh 2 - TGS 2019 Trailer | PS4
    Nioh 2 adds more complexity, also lets you pet a cat
    Here are 20 more minutes of The Outer Worlds gameplay from TGS
    Why Yacht Club is Handing Shovel Knight Dig to Nitrome

    Thinbloods and the Politics of Living Forever: An Interview with Bloodlines 2 Writer Cara Ellison

    Book of Travels is a TMO: A tiny multiplayer online game
    Onion Games interview with Moon writer Yoshiro Kimura at TGS 2019

    Stalker-like Chernobylite hits early access next month
    Mondo Museum will help put together your dream exhibition next year
    Undertale creator shares a development update on Deltarune, including new music
    New GUILTY GEAR Sol and Ky Trailer - TGS2019
    Gungrave GORE Official Cinematic Trailer - TGS 2019
    Resi-inspired zombanger Daymare: 1998 is out now
    The Division 2 Developers Promise Some Good Changes For October

    Total War: Three Kingdoms revising plans following Eight Princes DLC feedback

    Thank God, Next Year's 'Control' DLC Will Apparently Involve [Redacted]
    The Small But Important Change 'Celeste' Made to Its Celebrated Assist Mode
    Discord’s Nitro Games library is being shut down due to lack of use

    PewDiePie Has To Explain That His $50,000 Pledge To An Anti-Hate Group Is Legit

    PewDiePie pulls $50,000 pledge to Jewish anti-hate group after fan backlash
        Nintendo files multimillion-dollar lawsuit against ROM website

    Borderlands 3's Review Situation Sure Is Strange
    Borderlands 3 has doubled Borderlands 2’s peak player count on PC
    Steam's Discovery update is making things worse for some indie developers
    Rockstar Has Its Own PC Games Launcher Now

    Twitch Suspends Streamer After She Wears Chun-Li Cosplay

    Twitch's Latest Crackdowns On 'Sexual' Content Are Leaving Streamers Baffled
    Gears 5 sales are bad – it is also the most successful launch in series history
    DCMS recommends UK Government regulates loot boxes under the Gambling Act

    Esports News
    Video Games Get One Step Closer To Being In The Olympics

    Hearthstone pro caught playing Auto Chess during Grandmasters league match after making huge mistake

    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    Inside The Ghosting, Racism, And Exploitation At Game Publisher Nicalis
    The Secret To The Success Of Bastion, Pyre, And Hades: No Forced Crunch, Yes Forced Vacations

    Why Super Meat Boy Forever Is Taking Forever

    Confessions Of A Teenaged Strip-Mall GameStop Delinquent

    The Story Behind the Tireless Slog of Porting 'Double Dragon' to Genesis

    Nearly 30 years ago, Mortal Kombat’s blood forever changed the video game industry

    The Perpetual Tomorrow of Virtual Reality

    'Gears 5' Director on His Career of Salvaging Game Development Trainwrecks

    Life is Strange 2 interview with Michel Koch: Family, religion, and race

    Why are games journalists giving Kentucky Fried Chicken free advertising?
    Masahiro Sakurai's Arcade Days Taught Him To Be Mindful Of All Types Of Players

    Most video games ask me to do everything, which makes doing nothing so fun

    Control freak: Inside the narrative design of Remedy's least linear game

    It's Hard to Keep Returning to Video Game Apocalypses

    20 years later, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun is still a frightening prophecy

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the Cruel Realities of White Phosphorous

    A tale of revenge and murder in Rust

    Designing the Powerful Loneliness of The Long Dark
    Insurgency Documentary - The Mod That Started it All | Gameumentary
    Greedfall: Colonial Bullsh*t? - Conquest of Dread
    The Animation of Hollow Knight
    The World Design of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption | Boss Keys
    Remembering The Bureau: XCOM Declassified / GAMESD
    Suda 51's Blood+ | The Missing Link Between Killer7 & No More Heroes
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
    Larian Studios breaks into Valve for Divinity: Original Sin 2

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    Nintendo Direct reveals new games, ports, and translations. Eurogamer on reaching 20 and adapting to industry changes, Game Maker's Toolkit's new series aims to chart the history of game design by looking at the most influential games, Daryl Talks Games examines Dead Cell's connection with the psychology behind loss aversion, Doc Burford on the desire people have to see their hobby validated by championing games that attempt to be intellectual and his desire to see people seek out more for themselves, Steam designer explains why Valve doesn't comment on exclusives after previous comments acted as a lightning rod for harassment, Nintendo wins case to block piracy and modding websites, Anthony McGlynn on the growing alliance between esports and the US military, Jimmy Maher covers the history of the Origin Systems and EA merger, Jacob Geller on Control and Anatomy and the legacy of the haunted house, and more.
    Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods)
    Nintendo Direct 9.4.2019
    Nintendo Direct Recap: A Deluge of Ports From September 2019 Onward
    Cult-classic RPG Moon coming to Switch on October 10 in Japan, later worldwide
    Wii U Gem Tokyo Mirage Sessions Is Coming To Switch
    The Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Beta Is A Debate On What A Ghost Recon Needs To Be

    Kerbal Space Program 2 Will Have Real Science Underlying Its Wacky Spaceships

    Deadly Premonition 2 gets a surprise announcement
    V1 Interactive's Disintegration Interview - Pax West 2019
    Predator: Hunting Grounds Interview - Pax West 2019
    Rogue Company is the new game from Paladins and Smite maker, will support cross-play and cross-progression
    Daemon X Machina’s Flashy Mech Gameplay In Action
    ‘1000 Days To Escape’ Deals With Climate Change, Space, And Irony
    Journey to the Savage Planet is the comedy Metroid Prime I didn’t know I wanted
    Marvel's Avengers Hands-On: Gear, Skills, and Co-Op Explained
    Haven Is A Sci-Fi RPG About Being In A Long-Term Relationship
    With FIFA 20, it feels like EA Sports has finally fixed pace
    Project Resistance is a team-based Resident Evil spin-off
    Cloudpunk trailer teases a new driver's first night in the big city
    Kojima on Death Stranding: “Even now, I don’t understand the game”

    Death Stranding has a very easy mode for movie fans, Kojima says
    To totally know this game’s character, you must erase every single page of her diary
    The Surge 2 - Exclusive 13 Minutes Of Official Gameplay
    Smart City Plan brings data-driven urban planning next year
    Darksiders Genesis - Official "Introducing War" Trailer
    Planet Zoo - Immortal guests, exotic architecture, habitat restrictions
    Luigi's Mansion 3: Scream Park Mode Reveal
    Super Kirby Clash Gameplay Reveal
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Gameplay - Nintendo Direct
    Terry Bogard in Smash Bros. Ultimate REVEAL TRAILER
    Hitman 2’s September roadmap sends Agent 47 to The Maldives
    Remnant: From the Ashes is getting an 'Adventure Mode' and a new dungeon

    Gears 5 to receive major content updates every 3 months
    Gears 5 earns praise for its accessibility options
    Gears 5 Steam version has been pulled in China
    Gears 5 was pulled from sale in China, so fans are review-bombing it
    Total War: Warhammer 2 is getting Gotrek, Felix, and Brian Blessed
    Civilization 6 battle royale ditches the civs and cities but keeps the nukes
    Celeste's Upcoming Free DLC Closes Out The Story
    Celeste developer says that a sequel is not in the works
    You can build your own botanical garden in Anno 1800's latest DLC expansion
    Days Gone’s New Game Plus and extra difficulty modes arrive next week

    Endless Space 2's Awakening expansion out next week, introduces new Nakalim faction
    Life is Strange 2 will be removed from digital storefronts in Australia tomorrow
    Ikumi Nakamura Departs GhostWire: Tokyo Studio

    'It Wasn't Meant To Be This Lightning Rod': Valve Developer Looks Back At Company's Epic Store Exclusivity Comments

    Up to 200 more GameStop stores set to close, with more to follow

    Double Fine Presents could be coming to an end

    Nexon's labor union calls on the management to guarantee job security
    Igniting a Chinese fighting game revolution
    Smash Bros. Creator Just Made "Xbox" Trend On Twitter In Japan

    Nintendo wins UK high court case to block piracy websites

    The Red Dead Redemption PC emulation project has been halted

    Esports News
    War Games: The Growing Alliance Between Esports and the Military


    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    Eurogamer at 20: Adapting to a changing industry

    i don’t think i like prestige games

    Jeremy Soule accuser Nathalie Lawhead speaks out on vile abuse in video games industry: ‘We can’t afford to speak up’
    The Games Industry Is Wrestling With Multiple New Allegations of Abuse
    Gaming's #MeToo Moment and the Tyranny of Male Fragility
    A Game Dev Documented Her Discomfort Of Networking As A Woman In This Tiny Game
    Origin Sells Out

    The Pernicious, Persistent Myth That Games Will Break Our Brains

    The Composer of Kingdom Hearts Has Never Stopped Reinventing Herself

    A camera hack reveals that in horror classic P.T., Lisa is always right behind you
    Where is the “Authentic” LGBTQ Content in Games?

    Amy Hennig, Hideaki Itsuno, and Other Developers Share Their Favorite Dreamcast Games, 20 Years Later

    Video Games Face Mass Extinction. For Some, It’s Already Too Late.

    EVE Online will one day be sentient, its developers told me during a nude hot tub session
    Catherine: Full Body’s Successes Make Its Reductive Gender Tropes Sting So Much More

    “A Loose Grip on Reality,” by Reid McCarter


    Control, Anatomy, and the Legacy of the Haunted House
    Space Invaders | Design Icons
    The Story of Celeste's Development
    The Animation of Metal Slug
    Outer Wilds Part 2: Being There (Spoilers)
    Towards an Aesthetic of Latin American Videogames
    How Dead Cells Exploits Your Indecision | Psych of Play
    When a 9-Year-Old Sued Nintendo | Gaming Historian
    We Visited Belgium, a Country that Banned Lootboxes - Fast Travel