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  • By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Razbuten learns what casual games can be like for people new to gaming, Nathan Grayson reports on what Twitch does to prevent streamers from spreading dangerous conspiracy theories, Natalie Flores shares some of the streamers and gaming organizations speaking about US or worldwide systemic racism while others share past and current stories showing some of those company's actions doing the opposite, Total War Troy to be free Epic exclusive, MidnightCowboi's first video discusses the people and world of Kentucky Route Zero, developers interviewed about what they think Unreal Engine 5 will mean, Gita Jackson looks at a virtual life in The Sims and how digital spaces and photos can act as a portal to a life you might not see again, Skeleton considers the privilege and function of escapism, RagnarRox covers some indie alt-horror games from itch.io, Mx Medea remembers how an impressive Windows 95 demo disk helped to make them who they are, 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)
    Developers say Unreal Engine 5 will 'empower them to be creative and take risks'

    Xbox Series X: The Most Powerful and Compatible Next-Gen Console with Thousands of Games at Launch

    Eternal Hope is a Limbo-like journey to save the soul of your beloved
    Check out the excellent trailer for Industria, a surreal Cold War shooter
    Desperados 3: Demo Gameplay
    Crusader Kings 3 - April & May Update
    23 Minutes of The Last of Us Part 2 Gameplay (Full 4K Presentation)
    System Shock Alpha Demo First 15 Minutes of Gameplay
    Wasteland 3 - Choice and Consequence (Behind the Scenes)
    The Next Total War Game Is Having A Very Weird, Epic-Exclusive Launch
    Disjunction is a cyberpunk RPG, with artwork from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided art director

    Ubisoft says Trackmania is not subscription-based, you just pay for it multiple times

    Space Haven is a promising management sim about interstellar vagrants
    Accessibility On Marvel’s Avengers – The Journey So Far

    Outriders gets extended gameplay video, and won't have microtransactions
    One Shell Straight to Hell: First-Look Preview
    Goosebumps: Dead of Night - Official Reveal Trailer
    Discover tentacled horror at the bottom of the sea in the strategy-RPG Stirring Abyss
    Metro Exodus Drops Denuvo From All PC Versions With Its GOG Release

    Street Fighter 5 Is Getting One More Season of New Content

    Street Fighter V Costume Design Contest Is Asking For Free Labor
    Epic Store's Free Games End Up Selling Better After The Giveaways, Says Tim Sweeney

    Paradox opens a new grand strategy studio

    Arnold Hendrick, creator of influential '90s RPG Darklands, has died
    After George Floyd, Many in the Gaming Community Say #BlackLivesMatter

    The Video Game Industry Has No Clue How to Respond to Protests
    Smash Melee charity tournaments raise $28k in honor of George Floyd

    Street Fighter Event Benefiting Black Lives Matter Demolishes Fundraising Expectations
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
    Knights of the Chalice 2: Revolutionise Old-School CRPGs!
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    Arkane Studios at 20: searching for the balance between accessibility and complexity
    Spelunker (NES)
    As Streamers Spread Dangerous Conspiracy Theories, Twitch Does Little To Stop Them
    How The Makers Of Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Collection Dug Up A Long-Lost, Unreleased Game

    Gaming's lost boys embrace their inner censor | Opinion

    Studio Ghibli’s influence on game designers is extensive and expanding

    Visually Impaired? Use This Sign and Note in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Final Fantasy 7 Remake interview: developers talk fan reaction, hard mode and balance

    How Erica Lindbeck Gave Jessie Rasberry a New Voice in Final Fantasy 7 Remake

    Meet the 19-year-old CEO who started a professional Minecraft building company

    A Guided Tour Of The Manhattan Space Station

    Streets of Rage 4 and What it Means to Fight

    The Sims Is My 'Last Normal Photo'

    Reliving my days of alcoholism through Disco Elysium

    A Chocobo Built For One: Why and How I Got a Divorce in FFXIV

    What a video game about a futuristic Tauranga can tell us about our present

    Degendering the Dress

    Dancing May Cry

    Palaeozoic Park

    The Essential Workers of Kentucky Route Zero
    What Casual Games Are Like For Someone Who Doesn't Play Games
    Blood, Guts, And Videogames (The Jimquisition)
    Chibi-Robo's Wild and Wacky Soundtrack
    Why Do We Love Skateboarding Games So Much?
    Games from Underground #3 | Alternative Horror
    Things I missed from previous weeks
    The Epic Games Primer: Parts I-VI Directory


    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Jacob Geller discuses the world, architecture, psychologic effect, and visual metaphor of Midgar and the real world locations that have similarities to it. Wesley Yin-Poole provides the oral history on the troubled development of Perfect Dark, Trevor Hultner on Umurangi Generation and why a game focused on photography where you never hurt anyone is the angriest game they have played, Doom to remove Denuvo anti-cheat, G2A admits to selling stolen keys, Noclip documents Arkane's twenty year history including past cancelled projects, Wholesome Direct shows off 50 indie games, Quintin Smith learns about Second Life's most expensive virtual brothel, Nathan Grayson looks into and interviews some involved with Twitch's Safety Advisory Council rollout, Eric Van Allen interviews the team about how Them's Fightin' Herds went from a cease and desist to Evo Online, Natalie Flores' experiences with erasure and finding the erasure in If Found therapeutic and liberating, 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 Wholesome Direct stream will show off 50+ indie games
    The TOP 10 BEST Indie Games Out This Week
    Wasteland 3 video showcases psychos, Gippers, and consequences of bad decisions
    Wasteland 3 – New Gameplay Today
    System Shock 3 Development Now Being Supported By Tencent

    Crusader Kings 3 Gameplay And Impressions | Royal RPG Meets Grand Strategy
    What to Do When Your Video Game Gets Co-opted by Neo-Nazis
    New Serious Sam 4 gameplay shows "thousands" of enemies on the battlefield
    Naughty Dog Is Using Twitter's Newest Feature to Fight Last of Us 2 Spoilers

    Ubisoft are revamping four vintage Anno games
    Valorant - Official Release Date Announcement Trailer
    3v3v3 tactical shooter Nine to Five is looking for alpha testers
    Street Power Soccer announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC
    Ghost Of Tsushima's Unlikely Inspiration, Long Journey To Release, And Intricate Combat

    Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions - Official Release Date Trailer
    Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One is an open-world prequel coming to Steam in 2021
    Embr is a co-op game about firefighting in the gig economy
    XSEED Games Is Getting Kandagawa Jet Girls Ready for Summer
    Drox Operative 2 trailer shows off the sci-fi action RPG
    Flame in the Flood dev's fantasy village building adventure Drake Hollow out in July
    Mortal Kombat 11: Atermath. RoboCop vs the Terminator
    id Software will remove Denuvo anti-cheat from PC version of Doom Eternal

    Rainbow Six Siege mobile clone shut down following Ubisoft lawsuit
    Twitch's Safety Advisory Council Rollout Has Been A Disaster

    Blind Accessibility initiatives at Ubisoft with Brandon Cole | Ubisoft [NA]
    Sega, SNK, Koei Tecmo, and more are holding a new online event in June

    Shady Key Reseller G2A Fucks Up Spectacularly

    EA Is Releasing Command & Conquer And Red Alert's Source Code

    Neversong dev accidentally gave away 3500 Steam keys to each of his Kickstarter backers

    Formula E driver fired for hiring a pro gamer to race for him in online competition

    Blizzard cancels this year's BlizzCon, online event likely early next year

    Switch Joy-Con Drift Claim Must Be Arbitrated, Says Illinois Federal Court

    Skyrim Grandma takes time off for her health after negative YouTube comments

    Xbox and Windows NT 3.5 source code leaks online

    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
    Top Best NEW Upcoming Indie Games on KickStarter - May 2020
    Vernal Edge
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    Perfect Dark: the oral history of an N64 classic

    A Former My Little Pony Fighting Game's Journey From Cease and Desist to Evo Online

    Gatcha Game Superstitions

    Of Rats and Men: How a Lurid 1974 Best-Seller Revolutionized Strategy Games

    If Found Finds Liberation in the Painful Act of Erasure

    If Found and Relatable Queer Alienation
    A Requiem for the Final Generation

    Umurangi Generation and Bearing Witness
    Reading the Lines: Essays on Pathologic 2

    Heart Container-An Ocean Apart in Mid-Winter: How A Fold Apart and A Summer’s End Guided Me Through the End of My Relationship

    Little Nuance

    Rygar Is A Non-Linear 8-Bit Masterpiece

    The Relatability of Star Wars: How Fallen Order Understands Finding Power in Powerlessness

    Breaking the Cycle: How Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Imagines a New Masculinity for Force Users

    Man is the warmest place to hide

    Life in the Shadow of Midgar
    Animal Crossing Gatherings
    Inside Second Life's Most Expensive Brothel
    The Untold History of Arkane: Dishonored / Prey / Ravenholm / LMNO / The Crossing
    Splinter Cell: Conviction | A Stealth Game Without the Stealth (inc. footage of cancelled game)
    Why Mario's Triple Jump Animation Is So Good
    Why Half-Life 1 Is So Unforgiving
    The BEST Indie Games of 2020 So Far
    in Defense of RE5's Automated Partner | LambHoot
    Talking Anthropology, Creation Myths, & Religion with Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
    History Respawned: WARSAW
    Arkane & STUN - Noclip Podcast #32
    Things I missed from previous weeks
    How Documentaries Are Helping Preserve Gaming Culture We're at Risk of Losing

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Epic shows off Unreal Engine 5 and developers using Unreal for commercial purposes no longer owe Epic money until a product breaks $1,000,000 in gross revenue, Doc Burford on modern media consumption and how the more toxic conversations around games get in the way of differentiating politics from viewpoint in art, Ghost of Tsushima gameplay, Super Bunnyhop explores the shifts in the handling of climate change by looking at 30 years of strategy games, strafefox on the making of Castelvania IV and Bloodlines, eurothug4000's essay on the landscapes of post-apocalyptic settings, Wrestling With Gaming tells the story of the Neo Geo, Ana Diaz covers how public arts funding helps lead to more unique games, Stacey Henley examines facial hair as a framing device, Doom Eternal update adds Denuvo Anti-Cheat, Summoning Salt shares the history of Ninja Gaiden speedruns, 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)
    Epic Unveils A Graphics Demo 'Running On PS5'
    FULL Unreal Engine 5 - Official PS5 Tech Demo Reveal Presentation
    Unreal Engine is now royalty-free until a game makes a whopping $1 million
      Watch 18 minutes of new Ghost of Tsushima gameplay footage
    Top 10 BEST Indie Games Out This Week
    Crusader Kings 3 gets September release date on PC
    Hands-on preview: Crusader Kings 3 is the RPG that will suck you into grand strategy
    How Crusader Kings 3 Plans to Attract Fans of RPGs, Sandbox Games, and The Sims
    Five BIG improvements in Crusader Kings 3
    Paper Mario: The Origami King is coming to the Switch in July
    The Last of Us Part 2: Inside the Story - Official Behind the Scenes
    Destroy All Humans! - Official Gameplay Trailer
    Umurangi Generation Is a Photography Game About Snapping Pics in a Stylish, Chaotic Future
    Tony Hawk remakes use new face scans, so all the skaters will be old now

    Tony Hawk Interviews The Original THPS Cast
    Five Classic Tracks Won't Be In The Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Remasters
    No microtransactions at launch for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2, cross-play teased
    Historians React to Assassin's Creed Valhalla
    Assassin's Creed Valhalla map size is "a bit larger" than Odyssey's, confirms Ubisoft
    The Many Things We’ve Learned About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
    Hands-on Amazon's Crucible, a pick and mix of team-based shooter genres
    The Mafia Series Is Getting Re-Released As Mafia: Trilogy
    Mafia Remake Is A 'Complete Overhaul' Of The Original Game
    Mafia 2 and 3 Definitive Editions are out now, free for owners of the originals
    Solasta: Crown Of The Magister shows off beards, battles, and more in a new trailer
    Nioh 2 spills the beans on upcoming paid DLC, while adding free missions and a photo mode right now

    BioWare says Anthem’s overhaul will be a long process

    Rainbow Six: Siege: Operation Steel Wave Reveal
    Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath - Official Friendships Trailer
    The Sims 4 trailer shows off Eco Lifestyle expansion pack features
    Prison Architect's Island Bound expansion sets sail next month
    Doom Eternal's first update includes Denuvo Anti-Cheat
    Ubisoft sues Apple and Google over Rainbow Six “rip-off”

    Epic rolls easier refunds, keyless third-party sales into its Epic Games Store

    You Must Play the Trippy 1998 PlayStation Game 'LSD: Dream Emulator'
    World-Class DOTA2 Team Newbee Banned Over Alleged Match Fixing

    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    should art say things?



    Video Game Beards as Visual Storytelling: A Transgender Perspective

    How Cyberpunk Games Are Thriving Beyond 2077

    29 years on, has Final Fantasy broken the spell of Active Time Battle?

    Gaps and Pauses: The Role of Negative Space in Games

    Call of Duty: Warzone Directors On Its Runaway Success, And What's Next: "I Won't Pretend It's Easy"
    The Witcher 3 development secrets – an anniversary interview with CD Projekt Red

    Game Localization Is A Love Letter

    Japan Style Architecture

    When SimCity got serious: the story of Maxis Business Simulations and SimRefinery

    A walk in the sky

    Give peace a chance (even in action games)
    A Marxist plays Animal Crossing: Why we must eat the turnips

    A Story in Clay

    Nostalgia Animated

    How Final Fantasy 7 Remake Changed The Game
    Something Rotten: A Max Payne 3 Miniseries | Episode 5
    How do Stealth Games Deal with Detection? | School of Stealth Part 3
    Understanding the Music of Sonic the Hedgehog
    Key Changes in Touhou Music
    The Making of Super Castlevania IV & Bloodlines
    The Post-Apocalyptic Aesthetic
    FF7 Remake & The Complicated Nature of Remakes
    The Story Of NEO GEO | Featuring Modern Vintage Gamer, RetroRGB, Jenovi, & Neo-Alec
    The History of Ninja Gaiden World Records
    Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Devs React to 16 Minute Speedrun
    How Alan Wake Was Rebuilt 3 Years Into Development | War Stories | Ars Technica

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Xbox Series X event and game reveals, Nadia Oxford speaks with former translator Ted Woolsey about the original release of Final Fantasy 6 and the early days of localization, Heather Alexandra discusses good faith criticism as being an act of empathy and kindness for her final article at Kotaku, Skeleton on Mass Effect ignoring the communal ideas of a setting like Star Trek to focus on the superiority of humans with similar ideas to American exceptionalism, Jon Bailes looks at the FF7 remake as a narrative that manages to stand between nostalgia and revolution in its themes and framing of the original, Chris Bratt works with Noclip to tell the story of Creative Assembly and its founder, Natalie Flores covers a recent translation controversy manufactured by people that never played the game and speaks with localizers about their wider work and reactions to it, Red Candle Games share future plans after the removal of their previous game from sale, 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 Microsoft Showed During Today's Xbox Series X Event
    Xbox say they "set some wrong expectations" for yesterday's gameplay reveals
    Chorus, a New Space Combat Shooter, is Coming to Xbox Series X in 2021
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla “won’t be the longest or biggest game in the series”
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Season Pass unlocks exclusive Beowulf mission
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Is Bringing Back The Instakill Hidden Blade, In A Signal To Hardcore Fans
    Tonight We Riot Devs Wanted To Make An 'Unapologetically Leftist' Game

    Gorgeous 1930s tropical adventure Call of the Sea announced for Xbox Series X
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remaster Coming September 4
    H.R. Giger inspired horror game Scorn is back with an extremely moist trailer
    Cygni: All Guns Blazing Announced
    The Last of Us Part II story trailer teases a brutal and emotional journey
    The Ascent - 12 Minutes of Next-Gen Gameplay - IGN First
    Second Extinction is a 3-player co-op shooter for the Xbox Series X
    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 'Come Dance' Trailer
    Diablo co-creator announces new studio that will bring “hidden gems” to light
    The Medium is basically a new Silent Hill, and Akira Yamaoka is just bloody icing on the cake
    New Trails of Cold Steel 4 Trailer Brings Together Some Familiar Faces
    Halo co-creator’s sci-fi FPS Disintegration gets a June release date and new trailer
    Yakuza: Like a Dragon | Cinematic Trailer
    Empire of Sin Features John Romero's Great-Grandmother, Who Was A Crime Boss In The 1920s
    'Dirt 5' will arrive in October
    Bright Memory: Infinite’s Gameplay Continues to Impress as We Await a PS5 Confirmation
    Bandai Namco reveals action RPG Scarlet Nexus for Xbox Series X
    Those Who Remain Dated for 28th May After Coronavirus Push Back
    Mirror's Edge meets Dishonored in this time-limited demo for Ghostrunner
    A new Total War game’s been announced – a CCG called Elysium
    PGA Tour 2K21 - Official Teaser Trailer
    A brutal war between the High Elves and Greenskins is the next DLC for Total War: Warhammer 2
    Doom Eternal Update 1 adds Empowered Demons, some Battlemode enhancements
    Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath is a story DLC with a new campaign, fighters, and RoboCop
    Civ 6 is getting eight new civs, and the first two are out next week
    Indivisible DLC Forces You to Face Razmi’s Challenges
    Children of Morta - Setting Sun Inn - NEW GAME+ | Free Update Official Trailer
    The Sims 4’s next expansion makes your neighbourhood prettier if you’re eco-friendly
    The Culling is making an unexpected return with a baffling business model
    Riot bans nearly 9,000 Valorant cheaters, warns that this is 'only the beginning'
    Platinum dispatches Wonderful 101 backer codes and acknowledges Switch error
    You Can Now Play A Bunch Of Old Phone Games Legally, Easily And For Free
    Looks like Valve’s planning Steam loyalty discounts and rewards
    Red Candle Games Looks Back on Devotion, And The Controversy That Shook a Region

    Larian Studios, ZA/UM, and lots of other indie developers are having their own showcase in June
    EA Free Upgrades Planned for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Versions

    PlayStation Store has been suspended indefinitely in mainland China
    Top Overwatch Team Loses Entire Player Roster Amidst Allegations Of Mismanagement

    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
    Black Book - An RPG Rooted in Slavic Mythology
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    Games Criticism Is A Kindness

    To The Horizon
    Ted Woolsey Remembers Final Fantasy 6, Evading Nintendo's Censorship Rules, and the Early Days of Localization

    Indycar's Virtual Race Crashes Sparked Real-World Controversy Among Drivers

    The video game apocalypses are already here - and they're all around us

    The House in Fata Morgana’s Controversy Shows the Difficulties of Localization

    Beyond emulation: The massive effort to reverse-engineer N64 source code

    Why Do We Keep Going Back to Old Games?

    Even The Guy Who Wrote That Sea Bass Joke In Animal Crossing Is Tired Of It
    1983 and the Future of Videogame Writing

    The Best Videogame Soundtracks of All Time

    Dissecting the Anatomy of the Fight in Treachery in Beatdown City

    Shadows of Chernobyl: tracing the inspiration of Escape from Tarkov


    Fighting for Lost Causes

    A dream paradox

    I think, therefore I think. I think.

    Grinding The Gears – Half Life’s Adrian Shephard

    The History of Creative Assembly (Total War / Alien Isolation) - Documentary
    Asura's Wrath Is Deeper Than You Might Think
    Something Rotten: A Max Payne 3 Miniseries | Episode 4
    Should Game Designers Listen to Negative Player Feedback? | Game Maker's Toolkit
    The Making of Gears 5, Revealed by The Coalition's Lead Designers
    Crusader of Centy: Sega's Zelda Clone on the Genesis | Gaming Historian
    A Hat in Time Developers React to 36 Minute Speedrun

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Graeme Mason tells the story of a gaming magazine that outlived its platform, Violet Adele Bloch on Pathologic and how disease can reveal the sickness in society, Felipe Pepe looks at what makes good RPG dungeons, Jacob Geller finds the beauty in the sounds of horror games, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla announced while another viking game halts production, FCC loses legal battle to hide IP addresses of net neutrality comments, Razbuten covers how games make use of colors to signify things about the world and why purple is the color of corruption, new composer to score Doom Eternal's DLC, Yakuza Like A Dragon coming to Steam, Archipel speaks with Final Fantasy character designer and illustrator Yoshitaka Amano, 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)
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is Assassin’s Creed with vikings
    Assassin's Creed Valhalla Devs Preemptively Shut Down Bullshit Concerns About Female Vikings
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will use smart delivery on Xbox
    Viking-murdering monster game Darkborn, previously called Project Wight, is on ice
    Nier Replicant is more than a remaster, features new characters, improved story and more

    Hardspace: Shipbreaker dev diary showcases zero-g spacecraft surgery
    Vampire RPG Nighthawks bares its fangs in a new teaser
    Dual Universe looks part Eve, part No Man’s Sky in this new trailer
    Dauntless - Official Rogue Elements Trailer
    Skater XL - Official Customization Trailer
    VECTORLORD - Release Date Trailer
    Looks like Yakuza: Like A Dragon is coming to Steam
    Tale of Ronin Will Be a Humanist, Psychological Samurai RPG from Dead Mage

    A Day In The Life Of Grounded
    Port Royale 4 launches September 25, PC closed beta available now
    The Last of Us Part 2 leaked online

    The Last of Us Part 2 Development Wraps With a Message From Neil Druckmann
    Here's your first look at Lord Of The Rings: Gollum

    Where are all the idyllic Lord of the Rings games?
    Does Anyone Actually Want to Play a Lord of the Rings Game About Gollum?
    Population Zero - Official Launch Trailer
    C&C Remastered is looking good, and comes with a treasure trove of rediscovered FMV
    Röki is a lonely adventure steeped in snow and Scandinavian folklore

    Jessika is a Her Story-style FMV mystery about a young woman's suicide—or murder
    Dying Light - Hellraid DLC Teaser
    Mortal Kombat 11 is getting new story DLC
    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Zangetsu and Randomizer update launches May 7 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, late May to early June for Switch

    After deadline issues for Doom Eternal's OST, a new composer will score its DLC

    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's new update adds NG+ and challenge mode for veterans

    Nintendo to close 3DS and Wii U eShop in 42 countries

    Epic Games Store adds local pricing for Canada, Australia, and more
    Over 85,000 games made available for free to NHS workers

    Dr Disrespect's Shtick Takes A Dangerous Turn Into Spreading Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

    PewDiePie Signs Exclusive YouTube Live-Streaming Deal

    FCC loses legal battle to hide IP addresses of net neutrality comments

    EVO Cancelled
    Top Smash Player Uses Fake Name In Online Tournament

    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    What makes a good RPG dungeon?

    The story of Your Sinclair

    The Shareware Scene, Part 2: The Question of Games

    Creative Assembly boss: “This is not how I imagined my first month as studio director”

    Inside Minecraft Dungeon's Journey From a Zelda-Inspired 3DS Game to an Approachable Dungeon Crawler

    Adventure, Humor, and Humanity's Utter End: The Enduring Appeal of Mega Man Legends 2

    Blizzard co-founder believes accessibility has made World of Warcraft less social

    The Forever War

    The neverending quest for Absolver's ultimate martial art

    Pathologic and the Morality of Illness

    Subverting Expectations and Misogyny in Yes, Your Grace

    Let’s Chill – Jedi Academy and the Lost Art of Casual Play

    A Late Game Boss Fight Shows Final Fantasy VII Remake At Its Best

    Cloud Threatens Gender Norms Through Way More Than Cross Dressing
    Yoshitaka Amano - his universe, on paper
    Blips 6: Conspiracies! Street Brawls! Spaceships! Old Books?
    A Tale of Lost Potential - Tales of Zestiria Analysis - Part 1: An Environmental Problem
    How They Remade the Mako Reactor Theme from Final Fantasy 7
    Why Do Horror Games Sound So Beautiful?
    The Color of Corruption
    The Worst Game I Enjoy?
    Something Rotten: A Max Payne 3 Miniseries | Episode 3
    How Nintendo changed SMB2 Mario for Mario Maker
    Total War Warhammer 2 Review
    Good Design, Bad Design Vol. 9 - The Graphic Design of Animal Crossing, Resident Evil 2, and More
    The (Controversial) History of L.A. Noire
    Dead Cells Developers React to Multiple Speedruns

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,

    Siddhartha Bajracharya's reflections on being a doctor and gamer during COVID19 and the way that video games portray pandemics, Noclip releases the final part of their documentary on The Outer Worlds, Stacey Henley reports on the game industry's poor handling of maternity, People Make Games tells the story of John Kirby the lawyer that defended Nintendo's use of Donkey Kong against Universal Studios, Natalie Flores on the way her favorite Final Fantasy XIII character Vanille impacted her life, Deadly Premonition 2 gets a release date, Cloth Map covers Croatia's game development pioneers, Andrew Cogswell on becoming your parents and God of War (2018), Gameumentary presents their documentary on Darkest Dungeons, 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)
    Deadly Premonition 2 has a July release date
    Be an 'investigation freak' and solve the murder of reality in this first-person exploration game
    Minimal Affect is a Mass Effect parody that doesn't look promising
    Offworld Trading Company devs launching Old World into early access in May
    Destroy All Humans! Remake - Official Release Date Trailer
    Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Reacts to Leaked 18+ Rating: "You Surprised?"

    Maid of Sker launches in June for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, October for Switch
    Rock of Ages III: Make & Break ‘The Untold Tale of Humpty Dumpty’ trailer
    The Last of Us Part 2 Delayed Until June and The Ghost of Tsushima Delayed Until July

    The Last of Us Part 2 leaked online
      A year after being delisted, Lego: Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are back on Steam

    MechWarrior 5’s DLC is delayed, but will be expanded

    Battlefield 5 is wrapping up, but there's one more update to come

    Star Wars Battlefront 2’s April content update will be its last
    Remnant: From the Ashes - Official Swamps of Corsus Launch Trailer
    Riot Says It Will Curb Valorant Toxicity After Own Employee Posts Video Of Sexist Harassment
    Nintendo confirms up to 160,000 accounts accessed in huge privacy breach
    More than 12 million people attended Travis Scott’s Fortnite concert
    2K Games Wants To Spend More Time Developing Next Game After The Disaster That Was WWE 2K20

    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
    Game Query Zine
    How Blizzard, Ubisoft, and other studios went remote in the time of COVID-19

    Burnt out by abuse over a game he didn't make, the creator of Jalopy is trying to move on

    The Doctor, The Disease, And The Division

    ‘Being pregnant changes everything’: The game industry awkwardly grapples with maternity

    The Galaxy Is At Peace

    Major Video Game Companies Could Be Doing More For Covid-19 Relief

    How Bohemia's "almost accidental" mod support became a staple of the studio

    There’s Still No Right Way to Advertise Your Queer Game

    Neo-Midgar and Neoliberalism: The Myth of an Apolitical Game in Final Fantasy VII Remake

    Final Fantasy 7 Remake Has Big Yakuza Energy And It's Wonderful
    Final Fantasy VII Remake Is Haunted By What Came Before
    We Shall Know No Fear

    An Ex-Ranza extravaganza

    One of the best 3D shooting games available, presented for your pleasure

    God of War (2018): Sins of the Father

    An Ode to Final Fantasy XIII’s Oerba Dia Vanille

    How video games consistently fail Gandhi

    The real-life Kirby who defended Donkey Kong in court
    Croteam: Croatia's Game Dev Pioneers
    History Respawned: Attentat 1942
    Phantasy Star III 30th Anniversary Retrospective
    LNP: Octopath Traveler and the Parallel Narrative
    The making of Total War: Warhammer’s Necrofex Colossus
    How Obsidian Designed Player Choice in The Outer Worlds