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  • By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Sony's PS5 event, IGN's Summer of Gaming expo, The Guerrilla Collective, and PCGamer's PC Gaming Show all reveal new trailers, previews, interviews, and announcements. Game Assist's essay on the representation of racism in Life Is Strange 2 and how it is woven into all our lives, reviews that show very different takes on The Last of Us 2, Dia Lacina highlights overlooked black composers, itch.io's Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality ends having raises over eight million, Kevin Cortez interviews James Rolfe (Angry Video Game Nerd) discussing remaining a classic over time and maintaining a private life, Elizabeth Henges on the art of the blindfolded speedrun, PAX Australia cancelled, George Yang speaks to voice actors about the challenges facing Asian-Americans in casting, Jess Cogswell's history of immersing herself in the worlds of loved ones and how Animal Crossing allows her to do that, Gearbox suing over Duke Nukem again, and more.
     
    Too many new videos and previews to have one post this week, find part one here.
     
    Gaming News Continued
     
    Weird West has the “same spirit” as Arkane’s immersive sims
    Weird West is a dark RPG made up of five interconnected stories
     
    Almighty: Kill Your Gods - Official Trailer | Summer of Gaming
     
    Cartel Tycoon trailer | PC Gaming Show 2020
     
    Mafia: Definitive Edition - Official Story Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Minute of Islands is an oddly beautiful game about dead giants and their mysterious machines
     
    Yakuza: Like a Dragon: 14 Minutes of Gameplay & Dev Interview | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Haven trailer|PC Gaming Show 2020
     
    Pull Stay - Reveal Trailer
     
    Wasteland 3: Factions of Colorado - Official Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Oddworld: Soulstorm Coming To The PS5
     
    Urban Trial Tricky - Official Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Kena: Bridge of Spirits is coming to PC later this year
     
    Balacera Brothers is a run-and-gun shooter from the maker of TMNT Rescue-Palooza!
     
    Shadows of Doubt is an ambitious murder mystery set in a fully simulated sci-fi city
     
    Avengers Game Twitter Assembles, Then Deletes Extremely Bad Tweet About Defaced Statue
     
    Stronghold: Warlords – Official Multiplayer and Release Date Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Say No! More - Dev Gameplay Walkthrough | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    The Forgotten City - Official Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    XIII Remake - Official Gameplay Trailer | Summer of Gaming
     
    JETT: The Far Shore - Reveal Trailer | PS4
     
    Beyond a Steel Sky - Official Story Trailer
     
    Pragmata - Announcement Trailer | PS5
     
    15 Minutes of Corepunk Alpha Gameplay | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Solasta: Crown of the Magister - Gameplay Interview | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Crusader Kings 3 Gameplay Walkthrough | Summer of Gaming
     
    Empire of Sin Gameplay Demo | Summer of Gaming
     
    Guilty Gear Strive: Ramlethal - Official Reveal Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Everspace 2 - Official Gameplay Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
    Everspace 2 - Gameplay Interview | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Mortal Shell - Official Gameplay Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Voidtrain - Official Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Here's goat arms dealers and cute vegetable people from action village-builder Drake Hollow
     
    Chivalry 2 - Official Console Announcement Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Outlast goes co-op with The Outlast Trials, coming in 2021 to Steam and Epic
     
    In Sound Mind - Official Announcement Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Twin Mirror Trailer | Summer of Gaming
     
    9 Minutes of Surgeon Simulator 2 Gameplay
     
    CastleStorm 2 - Official Announcement Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Gloomwood Trailer | PC Gaming Show 2020
     
    Phantasy Star Online 2 - Official Update Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Spellbreak - Official Gameplay Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Solar Ash - Introduction Trailer | PS5
     
    L.A. Noire Meets Bojack Horseman in Chicken Police
     
    Little Devil Inside devs apologise for "racist" character designs, promise to change them
     
    Star Renegades - 8 Minutes of Gameplay
     
    Returnal, A New PS5 Game That's A Horrific Groundhog Day In Space
     
    You probably shouldn't pet the dog in the cinematic trailer for Werewolf: The Apocalypse—Earthblood
     
    Paper Mario: The Origami King - Official Gameplay Trailer | Summer of Gaming
     
    Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time - Exclusive Gameplay Interview | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Destruction AllStars - Announcement Trailer | PS5
     
    GhostWire: Tokyo – Gameplay Reveal Trailer | PS5
     
    NBA 2K21 - Announcement Trailer | PS5
     
    Liberated - Guerilla Collective PC Release Reveal Trailer
     
    Fights in Tight Spaces - Guerilla Collective Trailer
     
    QUANTUM ERROR - Official PS5 4K Gameplay Teaser Trailer
     
    Paradise Lost sends you to explore a spooky old bunker
     
    Godfall - Gameplay Reveal Trailer | PS5
     
    DEATHLOOP - Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer | PS5
     
    Bugsnax - Announcement Trailer | PS5
     
    Total War: Troy Gameplay Interview | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Astro's Playroom - Announcement Trailer | PS5
     
    Grand Theft Auto V Is Coming To PS5
    GTA Online will go standalone and free-to-play on PS5
     
    Dragon Age successor The Waylanders can be confusing
     
    Ratchet & Clank Return In New PS5 Game
     
    Metal: Hellsinger - Official Reveal Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
    Metal Hellsinger segment | PC Gaming Show 2020
     
    Among Trees trailer | PC Gaming Show 2020
     
    Sega’s classic Alex Kidd returns with a remake of the original game
     
    Pathfinder: Kingmaker comes to consoles! Turn based option for both consoles and PC.
     
    Divinity: Original Sin 2 just got new quests, new loot, and a new boss
     
    Frostpunk: On The Edge | Official Teaser
     
    Gearbox sues 3D Realms over Duke Nukem, again

     
    AT&T puts Warner Bros. Interactive up for sale

     
    PAX Australia 2020 is cancelled
    PAX West Is The Latest Gaming Event To Go Online Due To Covid-19
     
    Riot Games Investigating Exec Who Blamed George Floyd’s Murder on His ‘Lifestyle’

     
    Don't Starve studio Klei donates $1 million to the ACLU and NAACP

     
    Devolver Direct conference being planned for mid-Jul
     
    Fortnite Breaks Twitch's All-Time Concurrent Viewer Record After Locking Tons Of Players Out Of Event
     
    Esports
     
    How esports photographers are using in-game capture in place of live events

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Voice Actors From Ghost of Tsushima to Persona 5 On the Challenges Facing Asian-Americans in Games

     
    In Celebration of Black Videogame Composers, Part 1

     
    As the Internet Changes, James Rolfe Remains a Classic Man

     
    Can Exploring the World of Virtual Reality Treat Phobias?

     
    The Art of the Blindfolded Speedrun

     
    Company PR
     
    Whiny self important studio leads

     
    Itch.io’s Anti-Racism Bundle Gave Me Space To Reflect, Rather Than Look Away

     
    Heart Container – Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Environmental Intimacy

     
    Abandonware: Preserving the Now for Tomorrow

     
    Video Games Have To Reckon With How They Depict The Police

     
    The Last of Us Part II Lets Love In
    The Last of Us: Part 2 — Deaf/HoH Review
    The Last of Us Part 2 review: We’re better than this
    Last of Us Part II Is Great, but Can't Escape Its Father's Shadow
    Attaching Real World Guilt to The Last of Us: Part II’s Violence is Bullshit
    The Last of Us Part 2's Overly Limiting Embargo Only Hurts Critical Discourse
     
    A Travel Guide to the Town With No Name

    Difficult Stress
     
    Let’s not throw the vampire baby out with the bath water, eh?

     
    Simple pleasures

     
    "Everything is Political" | Institutional Racism in Life is Strange 2
     
    Who's Commanding Shepard in Mass Effect?
     
    Children of DOOM Episode 3: DOOM
     
    30 Indie Game Hidden Gems in Itch.io's Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality
     
    The Secret to Streets of Rage 4's Awesomeness
     
    SMASH TV: The Complete History - SGR (Arcade's greatest twin-stick)

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Sony's PS5 event, IGN's Summer of Gaming expo, The Guerrilla Collective, and PCGamer's PC Gaming Show all reveal new trailers, previews, interviews, and announcements. Game Assist's essay on the representation of racism in Life Is Strange 2 and how it is woven into all our lives, reviews that show very different takes on The Last of Us 2, Dia Lacina highlights overlooked black composers, itch.io's Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality ends having raises over eight million, Kevin Cortez interviews James Rolfe (Angry Video Game Nerd) discussing remaining a classic over time and maintaining a private life, Elizabeth Henges on the art of the blindfolded speedrun, PAX Australia cancelled, George Yang speaks to voice actors about the challenges facing Asian-Americans in casting, Jess Cogswell's history of immersing herself in the worlds of loved ones and how Animal Crossing allows her to do that, Gearbox suing over Duke Nukem again, and more.
     
    Too many new videos and previews to have one post this week, find part two here.
     
     
    Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods)
     
    Itch.io’s massive games bundle raised over $8 million in support of Black Lives Matter
     
    ICYMI: Every New Game Announced During Today’s PlayStation 5 Reveal
    Here's What The PS5 Looks Like
     
    The PC Gaming Show 2020
    Everything that happened at the PC Gaming Show 2020
     
    Guerrilla Collective Day 1: Everything Announced and Revealed
    Everything you missed from Guerrilla Collective Day Two
    Watch all the new gameplay demos from Day Three of the Guerrilla Collective right here
     
    Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition puts more than 900 free demos at your fingertips

     
    Spider-Man's New PS5 Game Stars Miles Morales
    Spider-Man: Miles Morales Isn't a Sequel, It's an Expansion
     
    Hitman's Next Job Is On PS5
     
    Resident Evil 8: Village Announced By Capcom
    Resident Evil Village - Special Developer Message
     
    Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Forbidden West Is On PS5
     
    A first look at Project Athia, designed for PS5
     
    LittleBigPlanet's Sackboy Now Has A PS5 Platformer
     
    Source Of Madness uses machine learning to generate eldritch horrors
     
    Skeleton Crew — Guerrilla Collective Trailer
     
    30XX - Ace Developer Spotlight
     
    Demon's Souls Is Being Remade On PS5
     
    Gran Turismo 7 - Announcement Trailer | PS5
     
    Evil Genius 2: World Domination - Development Update
     
    EA announces Star Wars: Squadrons, a new first-person starfighter dogfighting game
     
    Fight Crab will come to fight crabs on July 30th
     
    Iron Harvest - Official Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Speed Limit demo out now on Steam!
     
    Ex-Witcher devs announce Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart Of The Forest
     
    Night In The Woods creators are teasing their next spooky-looking project
     
    New Blood Presents... "ULTRAKILL"
     
    GoNNER 2 - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch
     
    Swimsanity - Official Reveal Trailer
     
    Gori: Cuddly Carnage - Alpha Teaser
     
    Calico - Guerrilla Collective Trailer
     
    Nuts demo lets you spy on squirrels and their secrets
     
    Lost At Sea - Announcement Trailer
     
    Vigil: The Longest Night Teaser Trailer
     
    Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch - Gameplay Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Gestalt Steam and Cinder - Official Announcement Trailer
     
    Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse Gameplay Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Cardaclysm - Announcement Trailer
     
    West of Dead - Official Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Ghostrunner is a first-person platformer that makes you feel like a ninja
     
    Genesis Noir - Behind the Scenes with Feral Cat Den
     
    Röki - Pre-Launch Trailer
     
    Solve murders as a supernatural detective in Lucifer Within Us
     
    The Last Campfire segment | PC Gaming Show 2020
     
    Cris Tales Uses Classic RPGs as Inspirational Markers on Its Wildly Ambitious Course
     
    FULL Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Presentation | Paradox Interactive Showcase
     
    Goodbye Volcano High - Reveal Trailer | PS5
     
    Persona 4 Golden - Official Steam Trailer | Summer of Gaming
     
    Dwarf Fortress Steam Version - First Look Gameplay & Dev Commentary
     
    Valheim Guerilla Collective Trailer
     
    Boyfriend Dungeon - Gameplay & Dev Commentary
     
    Colt Canyon Release Teaser Trailer
     
    Punishing boss-rush game Eldest Souls drops a new trailer at Guerrilla Collective
     
    ACE Team's The Eternal Cylinder still looks wild
     
    Icarus - Official Trailer | Summer of Gaming
     
    Midnight Ghost Hunt - Gameplay Teaser
     
    Wolfstride Reveal Trailer
     
    Floppy Knights | Official Announcement Trailer (Coming Soon!)
     
    Per Aspera - Trespassing Trailer
     
    Serial Cleaners will continue sneakily cleaning for the mob next year
     
    No Straight Roads - Guerrilla Collective - Sneak Peak of Vinyl City
     
    Skate Story's underworld kickflips get technical in a new trailer
     
    Deliver 80s post in 80s postal delivery story Lake, due out this year
     
    Doors of Insanity - Reveal Trailer
     
    A Juggler's Tale - Announcement Trailer
     
    Amazon's MMO New World is getting a closed beta next month
     
    Baldur's Gate 3 - Official Early Access Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Fantastical action-RPG No Place For Bravery is out early next year, gets blood all over its trailer
     
    Torchlight 3 - Official Early Access Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
    Torchlight 3 dev talks unsustainable crunch on Diablo 2
     
    Dungeon of Naheulbeuk gameplay trailer | PC Gaming Show 2020
     
    Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town segment | PC Gaming Show 2020
     
    Trash Sailors trailer|PC Gaming Show 2020
     
    Alaloth: Champion of the Four Kingdoms trailer|PC Gaming Show
     
    System Shock - Official Alpha Demo Teaser Trailer
     
    Uragun - Weapons Gameplay Trailer
     
    Exo One Gameplay Trailer
     
    The Iron Oath promises turn-based fights in a dynamic world
     
    Just Die Already (Death Stranding Parody) - Official Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2020
     
    Bomber Crew gets sequel Space Crew later this year
     
    Dustborn is about smashing cops with words, bats

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    itch.io's Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality includes over 1,000 items (video game, tabletop, etc) for $5 and has raised over $3,400,000 for bail and legal defense funds, Jason Schreier reports on how Take-Two canceled agreements with an indie developer then poached their staff after the cancellation destroyed the company, Liz Ryerson on the tendency to maintain the status quo by using the existence of reactionaries to distract from making meaningful change in the games industry and beyond, continued responses to protests and Jim Sterling looks at some of the hypocritical companies supporting black lives matter and pride month and a few of the ones that seem to actually do more, Liam Robertson interviews former staff members to find out how and why the Dead Rising studio fell apart, Paradox signs labor agreement with trade unions, Sony fined by Australian court, Alexandra Orlando on the narrative and legacy of Killer7, 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)
     
    Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality
    12 amazing games from Itch.io's Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality  
    Epic Games had to rewrite parts of Unreal Engine to keep up with the PS5’s SSD

     
    Top 10 BEST NEW Upcoming Indie Games of June 2020
     
    She Dreams Elsewhere is a trippy RPG with echoes of Persona and Undertale
    Pleasant Nights, Troubled Dreams: She Dreams Elsewhere
     
    Project Nimbus Sequel Nimbus INFINITY Gets First Gameplay Footage
     
    Desperados III - Dev Blog #6: Music
     
    The Last of Us Part II: how Naughty Dog made a classic amidst catastrophe

     
    Why I don’t trust Cyberpunk with my junk

     
    Dead On Arrival? | Hands ON with a TOTAL WAR SAGA: Troy
     
    Re:Turn - One Way Trip trailer showcases a bizarre 2D horror adventure
     
    DLC announced for turn-based tactics RPG Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark
     
    Europa Universalis 4: Emperor arrives today – here’s what it adds
     
    In A Unionization Breakthrough, Paradox Interactive Signs Labor Agreement With Trade Unions

     
    After Massive DMCA Takedown, Twitch Streamers Are Deleting Thousands Of Clips

     
    Sony Fined $2.4 Million By Australian Court For Misleading PlayStation Players About Game Refunds

     
    Investors argue against excessive pay package for Activision CEO

     
    Continued responses to protests and related articles
    Black Streamers Are Grateful For New Twitch Viewers, But Heartbroken It Took Police Violence to Make It Happen
    Why do online trolls call SWAT teams? Because the police hurt people “Cyberpunk was a warning, not an aspiration,” says Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith

    PC Gaming Show postponed to June 13
    Future Games Show has been postponed to June 13
    Solemn JPEGs Of The Backhanded Brands (The Jimquisition)
    No More Heroes Composer Collaborates On Stellar Black Lives Matter Track
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Game Publisher Cancels Contract With Developer, Then Tries to Poach Its Entire Team

     
    Beyond Gamergate

     
    Reconstructing a lost NES game from 30-year-old source code disks

     
    From Zelda to Civ to Frostpunk—can climate change be fun?

     
    What it's like running one of the world's biggest multiplayer games during quarantine

     
    Remade, Not Rewritten

     
    A Summer’s End: What It Means To Release A Queer Hong Kong Game In 2020

     
    Die Report Disaster Hard: The Game

     
    How To Pace a Game // HeavyEyed
     
    The Art of Game Design | Jesse Schell, Christopher Alexander and the Architecture of Video Games
     
    Shadow of the Colossus - The Frozen Frame | PostMesmeric
     
    Dissecting Killer7
     
    Dwarf Fortress Creator Explains its Complexity & Origins | Noclip Interview
     
    The often forgotten video gaming icon Jerry Lawson | #BlackLivesMatter
     
    The Sound Design Secrets Of Rocket League || Waveform
     
    How Capcom's Dead Rising Studio Fell Apart - Game History Secrets
     

    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)
    THE LAST OF US PART II ISN’T JUST NAUGHTY DOG’S MOST AMBITIOUS GAME — IT’S THE MOST ACCESSIBLE, TOO
     
    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
     
    I SIT STILL WITH LIGHTNING FOR A HEAD

     
    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

    QUARANTINE GAMES: UMURANGI 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'
     
    Esports
     
    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?

     
    HOW PUBLIC ARTS FUNDING HELPS DEVELOPERS MAKE UNIQUE, MORE DIVERSE GAMES

     
    Palimpsests

     
    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