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  • By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Epic Games Publishing partners with Remedy, DESIGN, and Playdead. Alexis Ong profiles South Korean developer Somi who works in law enforcement and makes games that shine light on abuses of power, Ewan Wilson on why Half Life's City 17 was important to gaming's post-Soviet obsession, Steven T. Wright interviews gif makers creating art out of pulse-pounding gameplay, Official Xbox Magazine shuts down and GameStop to close 300 more stores, GDC Relief and COVID19 charity bundles, NieR is being remade, Florence Smith Nicholls asks who writes game history, Nintendo Direct reveals new games and new remakes, Gabe Newell tried gold farming, Patrick Klepek covers how Hard Drive became The Onion of video games, Jess Morrissette on the link between toxic gaming culture and brand loyalty with the way they used to be marketed, Gears Tactics gameplay, 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)
     
    GDC Relief Fund Bundle lets you name your price for 167 games

    Conquer COVID19 Bundle
     
    Inside Xbox Series X - How Microsoft Redefined The Console Form Factor
     
    Nintendo Direct Mini 3.26.20
    Burnout Paradise and BioShock trilogy headed to Nintendo Switch
    Nintendo Direct Mini reveals Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition date, more
    The Bravely Default 2 Demo Wants to Drink Your Blood and Eat Your Bones
     
    NieR: Replicant vers.1.22474487139... is bringing the cult 2010 RPG to PC
     
    Wastelands 3 Preview: Surviving the Frozen Apocalypse
    Wasteland 3 delayed to August 28
     
    Resident Evil 3 - Official Jill Valentine Story Trailer
    Resident Evil 3 Demo - First Person Mod Gameplay
     
    Gears Tactics is a shockingly good strategy game
    Gears Tactics Eschews XCOM Comparisons By Embracing the Brutality of Gears
    Why Gears Tactics Might Have What It Takes To Compete With XCOM
     
    Sakura Wars combat trailer, screenshots
     
    8 Minutes of Predator: Hunting Grounds Fireteam Gameplay
    9 Minutes of Predator: Hunting Grounds Predator Gameplay
     
    Nintendo has big plans for Super Mario Bros.’ 35th anniversary

     
    Shantae and the Seven Sirens for consoles and PC launches May 28; ‘Part 2’ update now available for Apple Arcade
     
    PAX East 2020: Indie Games to Look Out For

     
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered coming tomorrow
     
    Why a 26-Year-Old Strategy Classic Just Received Its First DLC

     
    Sega to Charge for Yakuza: Like a Dragon New Game+ Mode

     
    Epic Games Publishing Announces Partnerships with gen DESIGN, Playdead, and Remedy Entertainment
     
    Gearbox Software co-founder Landon Montgomery has died
     
    Final Fantasy 14 suspends in-game house demolition of players who can’t pay subscription during coronavirus lockdown

     
    Google Stadia is helping Bungie keep Destiny 2's lights on during Covid-19

     
    Long-running Official Xbox Magazine shuts down

     
    GameStop is closing another 300+ stores this year

     
    Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord player count is already bloody ridiculous
     
    QuakeCon 25 called off over COVID-19 concerns
     
    Summer Games Done Quick is postponing to August because of the coronavirus

     
    Fox will broadcast NASCAR’s substitute sim racing ‘season’ on television

     
    I Interviewed The Guy Trying To Fix Dark Souls 2
     
    Rip and tear in third-person with this Doom Eternal mod
     
    Esports
     
    Notice of Cancellation of ARC WORLD TOUR 2020

     
    Combo Breaker Cancels Fighting Game Tournament For 2020

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Gamedec - Isometric, cyberpunk RPG set in XXII century
     
    Chinatown Detective Agency: Globetrotting Mystery Adventure
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    WHY HALF-LIFE’S CITY 17 WAS PIVOTAL TO GAMING’S POST-SOVIET OBSESSION

     
    How Games Marketing Invented Toxic Gamer Culture

     
    Who gets to write video game history?

     
    Meet the GIF Makers Who Craft Art out of Pinpoint Gameplay
     
    Empathy for the Devil

     
    The 'Hard Drive' Became The Onion of Video Games by Being 'Unapologetically Left-Wing'
     
    Gabe Newell tried gold farming in World of Warcraft to test a theory about games

     
    Theatrical Spaces

     
    Holding on to Nothing in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Kindness is Essential
     
    Unsafe Rooms

     
    At Home with the Ghosts: Kentucky Route Zero’s Reworking of Capitalist Space

     
    Teacher gives geometry lesson in Half-Life: Alyx – check it out
    During a global pandemic, Civilization 6 is helping me feel good about humanity
    Friends threw this nine-year-old a birthday party in Animal Crossing: New Horizons because of the coronavirus lockdown
     
    How Stealth Game Guards See and Hear | School of Stealth
     
    Devs Explain Out of Bounds Secrets | Cuphead - Boundary Break
     
    Fighting Games Worth Taking a Look At - Design Documentary
     
    History Respawned: Through the Darkest of Times
     
    How Video Games Create Meaning | Procedural Rhetoric, Meaningful Mechanics and the Dynamics of Play
     
    This Game is Helping Me Cope Right Now. It Might Help You.
     
    The Silent Hill 2 Analysis
     
    Developing Warframe from Home with Rebb Ford - Noclip Podcast #27

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    New information on the PS5, Jacob Geller on the look of AAA games giving a feeling of quality through status and prestige and the beautiful worlds found outside of them, Razbuten on what it's like for a new player to get into online games, New Frame Plus continues their series on the principles of animation, Devil May Cry 5 developers react to speedrun, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition removed from Steam, Steven T. Wright on the desire to see games expand their concept of combat by not always using HP and his look into the competitive community surrounding the original Doom, Alex Kane learns how PUBG Mobile was made in four months, Epic reveals new exclusives, Summoningsalt covered the half decade long quest of multiple speedrunners attempts to beat the fastest Punch Out times, how developers are handling Covid-19, 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 Road to PS5
    7 Important PS5 Features, Explained
    Inside PlayStation 5: the specs and the tech that deliver Sony's next-gen vision
    PSN download speeds will be slower in Europe to preserve internet access
     
    Defining the Next Generation: An Xbox Series X Technology Glossary

    Microsoft monitoring performance and usage of Xbox Live due to “unprecedented demand”
     
    What the heck is DirectX 12 Ultimate and what does it mean for PC gaming?
     
    Industries Of Titan and eight other games are Epic's next exclusives
     
    2020 Independent Games Festival & Game Developers Choice Awards
     
    Life Sucks, But At Least It's Better Than Wasteland 3's Reality

     
    How a would-be priest explores the horror of God in videogames

     
    Here’s your “first glimpse” at STALKER 2, and there’s “more to come in 2020”
     
    Phantom: Covert Ops Gameplay Is Basically Splinter Cell... IN A CANOE! - Ian's VR Corner
     
    The Sims’ former boss is building his “deepest” project yet at Paradox

     
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’s first DLC pits you against cat god Beerus

     
    Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition has been knocked off Steam

     
    GameStop Stores Shutter Across the US Following Pennsylvania Coronavirus Closures

    GameStop Finally Closes Stores To Customers
     
    Here's how game developers are handling the Covid-19 outbreak
     
    Esports
     
    The Middle East's first female esports team debuts at Girl Gamer 2020

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Sea of Stars
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    28 great GDC talks you can watch for free right now

     
    Against the Hegemony of Hit Points

     
    Half-Life: Alyx Behind the Scenes, Part 1: How Valve Found Its New Alyx

    The big Half-Life interview
     
    The Messenger and the Myth of Progress

     
    INDIE GAME DEV: DEATH LOOPS

     
    The Doom Multiplayer Fans Still Ripping and Tearing 25 Years Later

     
    Before Infamous Was Infamous, It Was a Superhero Animal Crossing

     
    How PUBG Mobile was made in four months

     
    Name a Game About Kentucky

     
    How Madden Forced Me to Confront My Inherent Racial Bias

     
    WOLVES HAUNT MY BEDROOM

     
    How Doom Eternal makes Doomguy relevant in 2020

     
    Rebuilding A Virtual City As The Real World Crumbles

    The Latest 'Final Fantasy XIV' Villain Is Populism Incarnate
     
    What Online Multiplayer Is Like For Someone Who Doesn't Play Games
     
    "Bad Graphics"
     
    What Does It Mean To Be A Metroidvania?
     
    The Quest to Beat Matt Turk
     
     
    ANTICIPATION - The 12 Principles of Animation in Games
     
    Drew Scanlon's Global Game Documentaries - Noclip Podcast #26
     
    Devil May Cry 5 Developers React to 83 Minute Speedrun
     

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    E3 has been cancelled and how the industry is reacting, new information on the upcoming Xbox, Perrin Drumm on the legacy of Roberta Williams and being remembered for the wrong reasons, Jason Schreier interviews current and former employees about crunching at Naughty Dog, eurothug4000 on identity and culture seen through the clothing and graffiti of Splatoon and Jet Set Radio, Nintendo's indie showcase, Fanfare covers the women that pioneered video game music that are often overlooked or that were originally credited as men, Blake Hester tells the story of how the co-founder of Neversoft became a go to expert in debunking conspiracy theories, Archipel and Game*Spark's documentary on what was going on in the minds of the developers of Nioh 2 in the final months leading to release, Snoman Gaming spent months learning about the evolution and technicality involved in the world of kaizo Mario hacks, 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 Xbox Series X is basically a monster gaming PC

     
    Here’s a Recap of Everything Revealed at Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase Today
     
    E3 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak

    How the industry is reacting to E3's cancellation
    Geoff Keighley brings 40 free game demos to Steam amid cancelled trade shows
     
    15 Baldur's Gate 3 Features You Didn’t See In The Demo
    Yes, Baldur's Gate 3 will build on the series' existing story, say Larian
     
    Why the Developers of 'Amnesia' Waited 10 Years to Make a Sequel

    With Amnesia: Rebirth, Frictional Games wants to go beyond jump scares
     
    Inside FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE – Episode 1: Introduction (Closed Captions)
     
    Turn-based deck-builder Fights in Tight Spaces announced for PC
     
    That sure looks like the Icon of Sin in Doom Eternal’s new trailer
     
    Super Mega Baseball 3 slides into homes this April
     
    Function and Aesthetic in In Other Waters: An Interview

     
    Hello Games lighting The Last Campfire this summer
     
    The System Shock remake devs are making a Blade Runner remaster

     
    Take aim at the undead in the demo for wild west platformer Shot in the Dark
     
    TOTAL WAR: THREE KINGDOMS PATCH 1.5.0 – A WORLD BETRAYED
     
    Control's first expansion, The Foundation, will be out this month
     
    Watch 12 minutes of Borderlands 3's Guns, Love, and Tentacles campaign DLC
     
    EGX Rezzed postponed due to the coronavirus

    Gamescom 2020 preparations "continuing as planned"
     
    GameStop's Employees Fear Its Coronavirus Policies Are Dangerously Flawed

    GameStop Has No Idea What to Do About Coronavirus
     
    Steam reaches a record 20 million concurrent users as coronavirus spreads

    CS:GO reaches a million concurrent players – the most in its seven-year history
     
    A Korean politician has been targeted by her opposition for League of Legends boosting

     
    Esports
     
    Capcom Pro Tour 2020: four tournaments cancelled and two postponed due to coronavirus

    Coronavirus outbreak forces more changes to LoL and Dota 2 pro events
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    As Naughty Dog Crunches On The Last Of Us II, Developers Wonder How Much Longer This Approach Can Last
     
    Building Ori and the Will of the Wisps with 80 people working from home

     
    Roberta Williams Is the World’s First Graphic Computer Game Designer—But She’s Famous for All the Wrong Reasons

     
    How Mick West Went From Making Tony Hawk's Pro Skater to Debunking Conspiracy Theories

     
    Street Fighter V Has Finally Fixed Its Netcode—But a Modder Did It First

     
    This Minecraft Library Provides a Platform for Censored Journalists

     
    How A Shovel Knight NPC Gets Made

     
    In Memoriam

     
    Conscientious Objectors: The Designers and Artists Tackling Real Conflicts in Virtual Spaces

     
    Why 'Destiny 2' Isn't Working, And How to Fix It
     
    Thanks for all the fish!

     
    Farewell to my Dead Horse

     
    Fantasies of Fatherhood

     
    Jet Set Radio, Splatoon and Identity
     
    The Women who Pioneered Video Game Music
     
    Elements of CONTROL [Spoilers]
     
    How Does Wolfenstein: Youngblood Compare to Previous Wolfensteins? [Spoilers]
     
    The Outer Worlds in Close Critique [Spoilers]
     
    The Genius of Prey's Gloo Cannon | Game Maker's Toolkit
     
    How Level Design Can Tell a Story | Game Maker's Toolkit
     
    How Classic Resident Evil Came Back From the Dead
     
    My Kaizo Mario Journey
     
    Inside Nioh 2
     
    Why Brutal DOOM's Creator Won't Play DOOM Eternal
     
    How Prince of Persia Defeated Apple II's Memory Limitations | War Stories | Ars Technica
     
    Half-Life 2 Developers React to 50 Minute Speedrun
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    When can Mario retire? | Unraveled
     
    Things I missed from previous weeks
     
    Where in North Dakota is Carmen Sandiego?

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Cloth Map travels to Bosnia to learn about their game industry, Reid McCarter looks at how the failing economy and communities of Kentucky Route Zero mirror a real world housing crisis, Miguel Penabella on seven years of playing Kentucky Route Zero and finding a growing community over the course of the game's five acts, a new Amnesia game and Command & Conquer Remaster announced, Data West returns to the video game industry, Reggie Fils-Aimé joins Gamestop board of directors, large updates coming to Total War Warhammer 2 and Three Kingdoms, coronavirus affects on esports and companies, Mark Hill covers the BattleTech renaissance, Nic Reuben remembers Baldur's Gate 2's Athkatla and why it remains one of the best cities in video games, Brian David Gilbert attempts to learn the true origins of Kirby, 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)
     
    13 Ways Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Improves On The Original
    Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Boss And Exploration Gameplay
     
    PS4 exclusive Ghost of Tsushima will be released on June 26th
     
    New Chivalry 2 gameplay & developer interview
     
    Amnesia: Rebirth announced for PS4, PC
     
    Final Fantasy 7 Remake Combat Breakdown: Every Character Explained! Final Fantasy 7 Remake Gameplay
    How Final Fantasy 7 Remake will expand on the original classic
     
    Resident Evil 3 – 1999 vs. 2020 Gameplay Comparison | PlayStation Underground
     
    Cloudpunk will deliver packages and a story next month
     
    It's official, Horizon: Zero Dawn is coming to PC this summer
     
    Command & Conquer Remastered Collection is coming June 5th
     
    Tactical Breach Wizards is planning a beta for strategic spellcasters
     
    Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Also Has an Original Story Mode With Character Creation

     
    Bleeding Edge has a dolphin who pilots a fishbowl crab mech via a Japanese AI
     
    DOOM Eternal - Soundtrack Behind the Scenes
     
    A new Worms game is coming this year
     
    Call of Duty: Warzone confirmed as a standalone, free-to-play battle royale
     
    Total War: Three Kingdoms – A World Betrayed adds a new start date and more factions
     
    “Extreme” Total War: Warhammer 2 changes coming in Proving Grounds test area
     
    Mortal Kombat 11 – Official Spawn Gameplay Trailer
     
    Anno 1800 reveals 2020 roadmap and DLC
     
    Phoenix Point's Blood And Titanium DLC asks if you'd swap heads with a robot
     
    Everything New in The Division 2: Warlords of New York Expansion
     
    The Strong Museum and Kongregate partner to preserve Flash games

     
    Microsoft asks employees to work from home over coronavirus fears

    Minecraft Festival is the latest event postponed due to coronavirus
    Bungie activates remote work policy in response to COVID-19 outbreak
     
    Obituary: Arcade game designer and programmer Tim Skelly has passed away
     
    What’s Going On With GeForce Now

     
    Reggie Fils-Aimé Joins GameStop Board of Directors to Help Save the Struggling Retailer

     
    Data West to Return to Video Game Industry with Digital Rereleases and Sequels

     
    E3 2020 problems continue as retail and production partner iam8bit resign as creative director
     
    Twitch Streamer Suspended After Accidentally Firing Real Gun At His Monitor
     
    See console-exclusive Dante's Inferno running in the RPCS3 emulator
     
    Esports
     
    THE CORONAVIRUS’ HUMAN IMPACT ON ESPORTS

    Hand Shakes, High-Fives Banned at ‘League of Legends’ Event, Due to Coronavirus
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The Story of the PS2’s Backwards Compatibility From the Engineer Who Built It
    Learning the lessons of the PlayStation 2 | Opinion
     
    The Artist Who Helped Create Crash, Spyro, and Jak and Daxter Has a Bone to Pick

     
    The BattleTech Renaissance

     
    Killing Me Softly: The Insidious Beauty of Dying Game Worlds

     
    Dwelling in Fragments: Video Game Patches and Our Accelerated State of Being

     
    Could the Decline of Violent Football Videogames Have Predicted the Future of Player Safety?

     
    The most satisfying architecture in PC games

     
    Leaving Home

    OPENED WORLD: KENTUCKY ROUTE ZERO ACT V
     
    Fire Emblem’s Manuela is a messy woman, and it’s inspirational

     
    How Pokémon Is Tackling The Plastic Pollution Crisis

     
    Eliza Explores the Benefits and Imperfections of Therapy

     
    Baldur’s Gate 2’s Athkatla is still one the best RPG cities ever made

     
    Dracula’s (portable) demon castle
     
    Finding Workarounds: Bosnian Video Games & Development
     
    What Makes a Great Secret?
     
    Game Animation Fundamentals Context
     
    Upgrade Systems Sure Are Weird, Huh?
     
    Explosive Barrels
     
    The best hands in games!
     
    Nex Machina Developers React to 25 Minute Speedrun
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    Kirby | Unraveled
     
    Things I missed from previous weeks
     
    Iran video games timeline: from 1970 to 2019

     

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Jacob Geller on the organic moments of wonder in the work of Fumito Ueda, Baldurs' Gate 3 gameplay reveal, People Make Games looks at the game that inspired Minecraft, Jacob Farmer reflects on the way that treating Read Dead Redemption 2 more as a simulator brought him closer to his past and present, Samuel Horti profiles developer (80 Days/Sable) and writer (Horizon Zero Dawn/Sunless Sea) Meghna Jayanth, GDC cancellations affects on devs, Khee Hoon Chan examines Hong Kong protest games and the game jam devs exploring the Coronavirus outbreak, Prem Sylvester on the visual language of war games and how they affect player perspectives on war, Jess Cogswell considers how we interact with strangers after playing through three games with a focus on being a service worker, Ashley covers how Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers rewards long term fans for caring about the lore and history of the game, 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)
     
    Baldur's Gate 3 looks great even when everything is going wrong
    Baldur's Gate 3 Interview & Preview!
    How Larian is keeping Baldur's Gate 3 weird
    Larian's gorgeous Baldur's Gate 3 looks to be a game of groundbreaking systemic depth
    13 Things You Should Know About The Excellent-Looking Baldur’s Gate 3
    Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access will start with 5 companions, more to come
    Baldur’s Gate 3: Yes, you can bang all companions, but romance will be more than just a simple reward
     
    Valorant hands-on: How Riot plans to woo FPS diehards with the best netcode and anti-cheat
    Valorant: How Riot finally made something new
     
    Desperados 3 is the modern Commandos game stealth tactics needs
     
    Half-Life: Alyx gets extended gameplay videos
     
    Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Gameplay | 5 Unmissable 4K Moments
     
    Here's how Star Citizen is planning to implement survival mechanics
     
    Crusader Kings 3 details Lifestyles and all their weird perks
     
    3 Hours With Final Fantasy VII Remake: Thrilling, But Jarring

     
    SOMA devs release “I am Tasi” teaser trailer
     
    Iris and the Giant is a stylish roguelike CCG about a young girl and her demons
     
    In Other Waters Uses Its Limitations to Enhance Gameplay Immersion
     
    Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope - Official Trailer Ft. Will Poulter
     
    15 Minutes Of Wonderful 101: Remastered Switch Gameplay | PAX East 2020
     
    Stellaris' diplomacy focussed Federations expansion is out next month on PC
     
    Game Developers Conference Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Fears

    CCP has canceled EVE Fanfest 2020 over coronavirus concerns
    Indie developers affected by GDC postponement invited to apply for relief fund
    'There's so much uncertainty': Indie devs are hurting after GDC's sudden cancellation
     
    Some Developers Don't Know Their Games Are Streaming on GeForce Now

     
    'Konami Code' Creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto Dies At 61

     
    GOG's New Refund Policy Is Extremely Generous

     
    Esports
     
    This weekend's ESL Pro Tour event has no arena audience after health authorities revoked the license

     
    FIFA 20 esports qualifiers decided by Rock, Paper, Scissors when players can’t connect

     
    Counter-Strike's Chosen One: The Story of ZywOo
     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Cyber Knights: a cyberpunk RPG
     
    Gates Of a Ruined Empire
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The Coronation of Meghna Jayanth

     
    How Quantic Dream defended itself against allegations of a ‘toxic culture’

     
    How to Make Games Funny: Three Designers Discuss Comedy Games

     
    Still fighting: meet the developers of Hong Kong protest games

     
    How Asia's Global Game Jam Developers Are Exploring the Coronavirus Outbreak Through Games

     
    State of the Discourse: a survey of marginalized game designers on online discussion space

     
    A visual history of the many Xbox dashboards

     
    Kentucky Route Zero Is the Rare Story that Sheds Light on the Experiences of Millennials of Color

    Look For Me Under Your Bootsoles
     
    The Four Faces of Doki Doki Literature Club

     
    In My Waking Life

     
    I Love Giott. Thank You.

     
    The Constructed Murk of War: 1917, Battlefield 1, and This War of Mine

     
    For Fire Emblem Fates Forrest: what is lost when we fail to look critically?

     
    Heart Container: Talking to Strangers

     
    The Most Beautiful Moment of the Generation
     
    Game Animation Fundamentals Readability
     
     
    The Hopes & Fears of Bringing Hades to Steam - Developing Hell #04
     
    The Wild Astrophysics that Outer Wilds Simulates
     
    Analysing the OTHER Missions in Hitman 2 (The Bank and Haven Island)
     
    The Making of Sonic CD
     
    Understanding Dreams | Rethinking Game Design, Creativity and the Future of Art
     
    The History of Spec Ops: The Line
     
    How Crash Bandicoot Hacked The Original Playstation | War Stories | Ars Technica
     
    How Level Design Can Tell a Story | Game Maker's Toolkit
     
    The Game That Inspired Minecraft, But Never Made a Penny

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Mitchell F Wolfe's in-depth look at the first level of Donkey Kong Country and interview with one of the game's designers, DavidOZ celebrates the games that made him love games, Jessica Price's thread on why it's important for designers to have interests outside games, Benjamin Burns shares the story of the Atari Jaguar savior that never came, Stephen K. Hirst remembers the original Dragon Quest, Lilly on the fiction of No More Heroes and how the commonly viewed theme of futility misses an important aspect of the game's narrative, Colin Campbell interviews Gamestop employees about increasing pressure they are under from desperate bosses, Ashley considers the depiction and cultural view of an often used type of female character by looking at Estelle from Tales of Vesperia, Stephen Mansfield contrasts the righteous anger of the violent and musical Ape Out with Hotline Miami, Cameron Kunzelman on the legacy of Heavy Rain's approach to design, 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)
     
    Xbox Series X will have many of PC gaming’s best features

     
    Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord will be available in Early Access on March 31
     
    Private Division moves Kerbal Space Program 2 development to new, internal studio
     
    Chivalry 2 - Official Trailer
    Chivalry 2 gameplay and hands-on impressions
     
    World of Horror is a gruesome adventure game inspired by the work of Junji Ito

    World of Horror is a creepy, retro, and completely hypnotic horror game
     
    Warhammer 40k: Dakka Sqaudron lets you become the “Ork flyboy” you’ve always dreamed of
     
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons Marks Nintendo’s Next Step Toward Inclusivity

     
    Othercide - Official Reveal Trailer | PAX East 2020
     
    10 Best And Worst Resident Evil 3 Remake Features | Resident Evil 3 Demo Impressions
    Resident Evil 3 Remake Vs. Original Gameplay Comparison
     
     
    Samurai Jack Video Game Announced for PC, PS4, Xbox, and Switch
     
    The next chapter of Indigenous representation in video games

     
    Streets of Rage 4 - Official Floyd Iraia Trailer
     
    Cyberpunk 2077 supports Xbox One and Series X cross-buy

     
    Population Zero - Official Steam Announcement Trailer
     
    World of Tanks devs’ new shooter, Caliber, comes West – closed beta sign-ups open now
     
    Adventure game Norco is a pixel art lover's dream
     
    Microsoft Flight Simulator has “37,000 manually edited airports”
     
    The Gothic remake is going into full production following positive feedback
     
    Temtem has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, roadmap coming soon
     
    PlayStation and Facebook cancel GDC appearances citing coronavirus concerns

     
    Crytek's lawsuit against Star Citizen devs ends in settlement

     
    Body Painting Streamer Banned For Nudity Despite Efforts To Stay Within Twitch's Rules

     
    Devotion, the Taiwanese game removed from Steam, is being preserved by Harvard

     
    Like Blizzard, Bethesda has pulled all but one of its games from GeForce Now

     
    Embracer Groups acquires Saber Interactive
     
    The PS2 successor to Fire Emblem gets a long-awaited fan translation
     
    Esports
     
    Rainbow Six Siege esports director wants to “eliminate toxicity”

     
    FIFA streamer banned from all EA games after “personal attacks” against the developers

     
    The Esports Empire You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Kickstarter workers vote to form first union in tech industry
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The story of the Atari Jaguar saviour that never came out

     
    Interests outside games
     
    A Timely and Momentous Defence of Girls

     
    It's Way Too Easy For One Person To Review Bomb A Game On Metacritic

     
    GameStop employees report extreme pressure from ‘desperate’ bosses

     
    Corporate satire in games isn't funny anymore

     
    The Outsize, Oft-Ignored Legacy of the Original Dragon Quest

     
    LIFE AND CONCRETE

     
    Off to the Garden of Madness!: No More Heroes and F*cking Up At Dramatic Convention Like An Idiot

     
    What Made People Think 'Heavy Rain' Was a Great Game

     
    Easing the Long Trek

     
    The Evolution of Animal Conservation in Games, from Zoo Tycoon to Planet Zoo

     
    THE RIGHTEOUS, MUSICAL VIOLENCE OF APE OUT

     
    I Was Wrong About Bayonetta

     
    On Killing Hitler

     
    25 Years Later, 'Star Wars: Dark Forces' Is a Forgotten Gem

     
    The Games That Made Me Love Games
     
    Metal Gear Rising Retrospective | Lightning Bolt Action Redefined
     
    How Gris Made You Cry With Its Colors | Psych of Play
     
    Extended Interview With Myst Co-Creator Rand Miller | War Stories
     
    Things I missed from previous weeks
     
    Designing Donkey Kong Country