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  • By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     
    Twitch Suspends Streamer After She Wears Chun-Li Cosplay

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

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

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

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

    Why Super Meat Boy Forever Is Taking Forever
     
    THE SUMERIAN GAME: THE MOST IMPORTANT VIDEO GAME YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF

     
    Confessions Of A Teenaged Strip-Mall GameStop Delinquent

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

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

     
    The Perpetual Tomorrow of Virtual Reality

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

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


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

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

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

     
    It's Hard to Keep Returning to Video Game Apocalypses

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

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

     
    A tale of revenge and murder in Rust

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

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     
    Double Fine Presents could be coming to an end

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

     
    Nintendo wins UK high court case to block piracy websites

     
    The Red Dead Redemption PC emulation project has been halted

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

     
    HOW 100 THIEVES BECAME THE SUPREME OF E-SPORTS

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

     
    i don’t think i like prestige games

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

     
    The Pernicious, Persistent Myth That Games Will Break Our Brains

     
    The Composer of Kingdom Hearts Has Never Stopped Reinventing Herself

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

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

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

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

     
    “A Loose Grip on Reality,” by Reid McCarter

     
    OFFICE

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

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    RagnarRox on what makes Pathologic 2 a unique masterpiece that makes struggle, choices, and even death meaningful. Telltale games revived in worst possible way, more developers outed for abusive and sexually abusive behavior including Alexis Kennedy, People Make Games looks at how the more powerful sound of a weapon in Wolfenstein Enemy Territory made players play better, Gearbox crowdfunding Homeworld 3 while Randy is accused of contempt in court filing, Patrick Klepek explores the relationship between Mario Maker hackers and Nintendo, Yakuza 7 is turn based, Chucklefish's exploitation of young devs, Ewan Wilson on brutalism and the concrete foundations of Control, Alexi Alario on being nostalgic for Minecraft and how young players have been urged to monetize their creativity, HeavyEyed's new series The Language of Games begins with an episode about the origins of magic and mana, 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)
     
    Gearbox PAX West Panel 2019
    Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford Accused Of Contempt In Latest Court Filing
     
    Manifold Garden, Wattam, and No Straight Roads will be Epic exclusives
    Untitled Goose Game is coming to the Epic Games Store in September
    Epic revamped the Epic Games Store roadmap to remove target months
     
    Shovel Knight Dig Official Announce Trailer
     
    Yakuza 7 announced with menu-based combat and new Yokohama setting
    Yakuza: Like a Dragon Is More like An Action Game Than You Might Think, Says Director Nagoshi  
    Cyberpunk creator talks clown gangs and making the biggest RPG of 2020 | Cyberpunk 2077 Interview
    The Making Of Cyberpunk 2077's Night City | Cyberpunk 2077 Interview
    Cyberpunk 2077 - FULL Gameplay Deep Dive Presentation
    CD Projekt Red confirms Cyberpunk 2077 will use first-person cutscenes
     
    Greedfall extended gameplay video shows a promising blend of The Witcher 3 and Dragon Age
     
    Shantae and the Seven Sirens Shows Off Fusion Magic And Monster Cards In PAX West Gameplay
     
    Aladdin and The Lion King games remaster collection announcement leaked
     
    We can’t tell if this is an NBA 2K20 trailer or a casino ad
    Trailer deleted
    PEGI rating board explains why it didn’t flag NBA 2K20 as gambling
     
    The Sojourn is a lavish love letter to Myst and The Witness
     
    The Outer Worlds: 'Come to Halcyon' Trailer - PAX West 2019
     
    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Gameplay Deep Dive | New Gamescom Impressions
     
    7 Reasons Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is The Game Wildlands Should Have Been | Breakpoint Gameplay
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s campaign is linear yet freeform, complex yet accessible
     
    Crying Suns, the FTL-inspired strategy space opera, comes out this month
     
    Solasta: Crown of the Magister - Official Gameplay Trailer
    Solasta: Crown of the Magister - 55 Minutes of Fantasy RPG Gameplay
     
    In The Longing, Time Is Everything

     
    Luigi's Mansion 3's Co-Op Is A Blast | PAX West 2019
     
    Eternal happiness awaits when Little Misfortune arrives later this month
     
    Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Hops Along to an October Release
     
    Predator: Hunting Grounds Hands-On Impressions
     
    Here's 15 minutes of spoiler-rich Gears 5 campaign footage
     
    NASCAR Heat 4 Launch Trailer
     
    The Surge 2 Official Combat Trailer
     
    Wasteland 3 Preview – Rocky Mountain Way

     
    Is John Wick Hex A Good John Wick Game? | John Wick Hex Gameplay And Impressions
     
    Star Citizen's singleplayer beta release date has been pushed back

     
    PAX West 2019: Bravery Network Online Evolves Competitive Pokemon

     
    CD Projekt is officially making more Witcher and Cyberpunk games in the future

     
    Mordhau now has an experimental ranked mode for duels

     
    Total War: Warhammer 2 is adding forts to Mortal Empires

     
    Telltale Games is being revived
    No, Telltale Games Is Not Being Resurrected - Its Brand's Being Capitalized Upon
     
    'Doom' Programmer John Carmack Says Games Industry Doesn't Need Laws Against Crunch

     
    Steam’s current business model is “unrealistic,” says Ubisoft

     
    Chucklefish responds to allegations it exploited volunteer Starbound developers
     
    Uplay+ launches today with a free month-long trial
     
    Blizzard sues Chinese game company over its Warcraft ‘ripoff’

     
    GAMING ADDICTION IN CHINA
     
    The Messy Relationship Between Mario Maker's Hacking Community and Nintendo

     
    Esports News
     
    Why King Of Fighters Dominates Latin America's Fighting Game Scene

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    HOMEWORLD 3
     
    PleaseFundMe: How Crowdfunding Is Changing the Way We Talk About Games

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Two Women Accuse Skyrim Composer Jeremy Soule Of Sexual Misconduct


    (Was pretty sure I would regret donating to Cultist Simulator someday after reading that article) Night in the Woods Developer Alec Holowka Dies
    (Either to step away from social media or due to Youtubers, grifters, and probable/literal rapists attempting to mob or threaten people many of the above accounts might be locked leading to messages not appearing and leaving blank areas)
    Alec
     
    Eighteen Years in, Ace Attorney Is Stuck in Its Past

     
    20 years after Seaman, Saito reflects on creativity and making new, strange things

     
    How A Colorblind Artist Makes Magic Cards & Video Games
     
    Vagrant Story – 1999 Developer Interview

    The Story of Sonic Team – 1997 Developer Interview
    Lufia – 2016 Composer and Developer Interviews
     
    The First, Mostly Forgotten Blair Witch Games Were Weird as Hell

     
    Videogames Don't Need Defending Because They're Part of the Problem

     
    I Am the Cheapest Bastard In Indie Games

     
    Why you may be underpricing your video game

     
    An Ode to the Wine Aunts: Enough with the Dad Builds and Dad Games

     
    Game of Pawns: Power and Agency in Fire Emblem: Three Houses

     
    Open Worlds How we became nostalgic for Minecraft

     
    ‘World of Warcraft Classic’ Is a Nostalgia Trip For a Game That Doesn't Exist

     
    Remedy's Control is built on concrete foundations

     
    The Revelation of Link: The Legend of Zelda at the End of the World

     
    The Fonts In Control Make Its World Feel Way Creepier

     
    The History of Magic and Mana in Video Games // HeavyEyed
     
    Why We're Wrong About Violence In Games
     
    Why the sound of a gun had to be nerfed in Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
     
    How Hideo Kojima Designs Games | The Secret History and Design Philosophy of Metal Gear Solid
     
    Games as Lit. 101 - The Theology of Dishonored
     
    The Brilliant Soundtrack of Metal Gear Rising | PostMesmeric
     
    You Need To Play Dicey Dungeons
     
    The History of The Saboteur
     
    Video Game Fashion Fire Emblem: Three Houses- Blue Lions
     
    5 Completely Broken, Unbeatable Games, Thanks to Developer Stupidity | Fact Hunt
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    A Red Dead Online player has achieved the impossible and carried a bowl of stew from Valentine to Saint Denis

     

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Gamescom previews and features, Super Bunnyhop discusses if and how games can teach history with history professors, Blake Hester spends the day with the man behind Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Megan Farokhmanesh covers how gamer and Youtuber culture has damaged classroom settings, developers warn other women of abuse and sexual assault from composer Jeremy Soule (Elder Scrolls/KOTOR) and developers Alec Holowka (Night in the Woods) and Luc Shelton, with game budgets increasing Samuel Horti speaks to indie developers about working smarter, Riot claims they have no systemic gender discrimination as they settle discrimination lawsuit, SonicFox's 72 hour charity stream, doing accidental Minecraft colonialism with Folding Ideas, Dan Root and Daniel Floyd each look at the animations of Breath of the Wild, Austin Wintory joins Waypoint's podcast to discuss composing music for games and how branching narratives make the job more difficult, 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)
     
    Gamescom 2019 Awards Show - IGN Live (ENGLISH)
     
    Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord Campaign Gameplay (Gamescom 2019) | Castle Siege
    Everything New in Mount and Blade 2 - Gamescom 2019
    7 Minutes of New Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Gameplay - Gamescom 2019
     
    Desperados 3 has a dangerously distracting cat
     
    Streets of Rage 4 is disgustingly good – and it isn’t just about preying on nostalgia

     
    Honouring the Warsaw Uprising With the Developers of WARSAW

     
    Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection announcement leaked
     
    Wasteland 3 is a prettier, more polished post-apocalypse

    Wasteland 3 Improves on Everything Except the Story
     
    Stela PAX West 2019 trailer
     
    Everything about Marvel’s Avengers will “continue to change as we polish”
    Marvel’s Avengers confirms Ms. Marvel as a playable character
     
    John Wick Hex is a “stunt choreography game,” but not a “director game”
     
    Dark Envoy is a Tactical RPG with a Unique Multiplayer Twist - Gamescom 2019
     
    15 Minutes of Spiritfarer Gameplay - Gamescom 2019
     
    Blasphemous is "Deeply Influenced" by Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Gamescom 2019
     
    Dragon Ball Z Kakarot gameplay demo | Gohan vs Cell in new open world Dragon Ball Z game
     
    The Impressive New Tech Behind Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare

     
    Moons of Madness is One of the Scariest Looking Games We've Ever Seen - Gamescom 2019
     
    17 Minutes of The Eternal Cylinder Gameplay - Gamescom 2019
     
    One Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 playthrough will last “about 30 hours”
     
    12 Minutes of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated Gameplay - Gamescom 2019
     
    Taking to the skies in Airborne Kingdom's floating toybox cities
     
    Giant's Uprising Turns the Tables on Puny Human Protagonists - Gamescom 2019
     
    Blair Witch gameplay | Upcoming survival horror game
     
    Ghostrunner Gameplay | Gamescom Demo Walkthrough And Impressions
     
    Cyberpunk 2077 | Creator Mike Pondsmith’s shock Keanu Reeves admission
    Cyberpunk 2077's Night City strives to be a unique and grounded cyberpunk city
    Cyberpunk 2077 might secretly be a cool hacker stealth game
    Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City: inside the design eras, the communities, and how they affect the player
     
    Dying Light 2: 26 Minutes of Gameplay With Developer Commentary
     
    7 Minutes of Disintegration Gameplay - Gamescom 2019
    Disintegration - Multiplayer Mech Gameplay | Gamescom 2019
     
    6 Minutes of Outer Worlds Gameplay - Gamescom 2019
     
    Watch Dogs Legion's version of London is surprisingly accurate

     
    Check out 20 minutes worth of Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts gameplay
     
    Eternal Cylinder is like 'Spore' on Drugs - Gamescom 2019
     
    Here’s an hour of Halo MCC Firefight gameplay on PC
     
    Carrion Will Fulfill SOME of Your Gross Tentacle Monster Fantasies - Gamescom 2019
     
    9 Minutes of GreedFall Gameplay - Gamescom 2019
    Why GreedFall is the game Bioware fans should care about
     
    Elite Dangerous shows off long-awaited 16-player Fleet Carriers
     
    Amaru and Goyo Impressions: Rainbow Six Siege - Gamescom 2019
     
    Mortal Kombat 11 - Spawn, Joker, Sindel & Terminator Official Teaser Trailer
    The Terminator in Mortal Kombat 11 will look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but won’t have his voice
     
    Ion Fury Developer Backtracks, Says It Won't Remove Gay Joke Because Of 'Censorship'

    Ion Fury retains controversial in-game content after all
     
    Frostpunk's first paid DLC The Rifts and season pass are out now
     
    Aliens will invade Two Point Hospital next week
     
    New publisher Modern Wolf declare commitment to "ethical game development"
     
    Riot Games settles class-action suit by female employees who alleged harassment and discrimination

    Riot Games claim they have no systemic gender discrimination as they settle gender discrimination lawsuit
     
    SonicFox to do a 48-72h LGBT charity stream this weekend
    The Best And Funniest Moments Of SonicFox's 72-Hour Charity Stream
     
    After Ori, Microsoft has no plans to bring more exclusives to other platforms

     
    Investment fund Kowloon Nights signs 10 more games in its second year

     
    Bungie says Activision wasn't a 'prohibitive overlord' on Destiny 2

     
    Gamescom 2019 - MachineGames says it never meant Wolfenstein titles to be relevant and that it's "incredibly disappointing" that they are

     
    Steam China will be a curated, separate store for the Chinese market

    Valve talks Steam China, curation and exclusivity
     
    Six Counter-Strike Players Arrested Over Match-Fixing Allegations

     
    Esports News
     
    The International crowns its 2019 champions
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Escaping the Inescapable

     
    calling out my rapist
    Skyrim composer Jeremy Soule and Night In The Woods co-creator Alec Holowka accused of sexual assault
     
    How a summer camp is bringing young women into the game industry

     
    Waterskiing and running for my life with the guy behind Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

     
    The Fight Against Toxic Gamer Culture Has Moved to the Classroom

     
    Interview Extra: Fumito Ueda (Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, The Last Guardian)

     
    Flash emulation project aims to preserve gaming history

     
    Click, whir, ping: the lost sounds of loading video games

     
    On Your Marx: The Developers Bringing Socialism to Games

     
    Yakuza Remaster Translation
     
    As Game Budgets Balloon, Indie Devs Learn to Work Smarter

     
    As Games Get More Systemic, Composing Music For Them Is Getting Harder

     
    Problematic Bodies

     
    “Faceless Murderers,” by Blake Hester

     
    Final Fantasy XIV's Depiction Of The World Ending Is A Bit Too Real

     
    Crapshoot: The original Duke Nukem, who just wanted to be home in time for Oprah

     
    I Played Breath of the Wild With My Sister And Put Her Through Hell

     
    How Link's Climbing Animation Works in Breath of the Wild
     
    How to Wield the Master Sword // Video Game Animation Study
     
    Could Games Teach History?
     
    The Music of Cecil's Redemption - Final Fantasy IV | Warriors of Leitmotif
     
    Minecraft, Sandboxes, and Colonialism | Folding Ideas
     
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    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Gamescom 2019 reveals and info, Steven T. Wright interviews developers about what it's like to work on a game in development for over a decade, Nic Reuben tells the story behind a failed Hotline Miami mod, Diego Argüello interviews current and former QA testers to learn about the industry's exploitative practices, Gamestop suddenly lays off half of Game Informer's editors, Michael Goroff talks with the people preserving game's past and future, Samuel Horti on the call that saved System Shock 2, Bioware co-founder Trent Oster talks to Mike Williams about the early days of the company, in his final piece Ed Smith discusses the wall big budget games seem to have hit and The Infinite Zeppelin of Wolfenstein, Mount and Blade II heading to early access, Ion Fury devs apologize for sexist and transphobic comments, Writing on Games appreciates the nonsense of MGS4, Core-A Gaming speaks with tournament organizers about how events grow, and more.
     
     
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    Gamescom 2019: Opening Night Live Stream
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    Spelunky 2 probably won't be out this year
     
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    Sequel To One Of 2016's Best Roguelike Games Announced At Gamescom 2019
     
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    Cyberpunk 2077 Behind the Scenes Deep Dive - Gamescom 2019
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    Metro Exodus DLC The Two Colonels Releases Tomorrow - Gamescom 2019
     
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    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    Greetings and salutations! Welcome to our Xbox community article for the week. This news series is our way to report and share with you on what is going on with the AJSA in the Xbox community on a weekly basis. We'll have updates on current projects, upcoming activities, community content ranging from interviews to Youtube videos, event recaps and more. These articles will always contain a copy our Game Nights schedule for the week to keep folks informed about what titles we're featuring and supporting. If you're interesting in getting involved with us on Xbox I'd encourage you to check out our 'Xbox Community Guidebook' where you can get up to speed on what we're all about and how you can start playing with us. If you need help and/or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the AJSA Xbox Staff for assistance. We'll be more than happy to help you out with any questions you have regarding the community!
    Xbox Reports
    - Minecraft Two Year Anniversary Recap -
    On Friday August 16th we celebrated our Two Year World Anniversary in our Xbox community Minecraft Realm. Since we founded the world back on August 7th, 2017, this world has been our Minecraft home playing host to all our adventures since. This past Friday we celebrated this momentous milestone with a special Anniversary event. In recap...
    We went on a journey back to where it all started.....the Mansion! This was our original base back on Minecraft: Xbox One Edition. As part of a restoration project, we've been upgrading the Mansion courtyard and interior to fit to current times. We also went back the to Empire Sick Building, Wookie Mountain Empire and the Underwater Sea Base in a trip down nostalgia lane. We unveiled the Amphitheater of the Architects, a special Anniversary monument built by AceyRenegade dedicated all the architects who have played an important role in the history of the world. Also includes and showcases all major landmarks from 2017 to present day. The Chamber of Remembrance was also unveiled. Connected to the Amphitheater, the Chamber documents our world history. We chronicled all our Quests, Expeditions, Game Nights, Architects and significant milestones from 2017 to present day. The final piece of the Anniversary was unveiled which was the Arboretum, the Realm's Garden of Trees.  Members were challenged to craft their own custom trees, showcasing their own unique and individual styles, in honor of the Anniversary.
    - Summer Games Conclusion -
    The finale to our Summer Games series is here. After three months worth of activities, this weekend will represent our last slate of Game Nights as part of this community project. Thank you to any and all who came out to play these past few months across our catalog of Game Nights. This was certainly a unique and interesting adventure. I hope you had a good time and enjoyed yourself!
    To mark the last set of Summer Game sessions, we're featuring:
    Jackbox Party Pack 2 - Friday Aug 23rd Battlefield V - Saturday August 24th Minecraft - Sunday August 25th [Closing Ceremony] Refer to the schedule included further down in this article for more details.
    Please be aware that following the conclusion to the Summer Games this Sunday night, we are going on a TWO WEEK BREAK. There will be no officially scheduled Game Nights during this period.
    - Summer Games 2019 Recap -
    As part of the Summer Games series, we played these titles:
    Battlefield V COD: Black Ops 4 COD: Modern Warfare Remastered Division 2 DOOM Forza Horizon 4 Friday the 13th: the Video Game Gears of War 4 Ghost Recon: Wildlands GTA Online Halo: Master Chief Collection Jackbox Party Minecraft Mortal Kombat 11 Overwatch Rainbow Six: Siege Red Dead Redemption 2 Rocket League Sea of Thieves Star Wars: Battlefront II Weekend Game Night Schedule | August 23rd to 25th

    How can I attend an Xbox Game Night? - For new members and/or first time Game Night participants, we highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our AJSA Code of Conduct.
    To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
    For Game Nights and other community activities we use Xbox Live parties created from the Club for communication (text or voice), gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to absolutely group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members listed under the Club "Multiplayer" page.
    When our Game Night sessions are live, please join our Club parties to get invited to our lobbies. Please message the host if you require an invite to the party. If this is your first time playing with us, we will introduce you to the other members in attendance and we'll all exchange friend requests to get you set up and comfortable.
    If you would like to give advance notice to a host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are completely free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
    All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting. Trash talking and bad attitudes are not tolerated. We're here to have a good time, help each other out, and build meaningful friendships! To view a monthly outline of all upcoming Xbox Game Nights, please view our monthly schedule here. --------------------
    Jackbox Party Pack 2 - Summer Games
    Friday August 23rd - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    To kick off our last weekend of the community Summer Games series, we're trying out Jackbox Party Pack 2 for the first time as an Xbox Game Night this Friday evening. Recently made available via Game Pass, the Jackbox Party Pack 2 features a variety of amusing mini-games like Fibbage and Quiplash best played in a group. This will be unlike any other Game Night we've ever done before.
    To play, follow these simple instructions:
    Only the host [Rune] needs to launch the game. You do not need Jackbox Party Pack 2 open on your Xbox One to join a lobby. To join the lobby, you will need to go to Jackbox.tv on your phone, laptop or PC Upon entry to the Game Night Xbox Live Party, you will be given a code to enter on the Jackbox.tv website This will allow you to vote and enter submissions during the mini-games To watch the full game unfold, you will need to watch the stream of the host. Open up Mixer on your Xbox One, PC or laptop, go to mixer.com/rune_x to watch Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Quiplash XL, Fibbage etc - Date & Start Times -
    Friday August 23rd, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started.
    - Host -
    Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Battlefield V - Summer Games
    Saturday August 24th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]
      
    Squad up with the AJSA Platoon as we play this WWII shooter across game modes like Conquest and Operations. Players across all skill levels welcome, we'll adjust squads to ensure everyone has a partner!
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Conquest & Operations - Date & Start Times -
    Saturday August 24th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! Battlefield V is 57GB.
    - Host -
    Sick [Gamertag: Sickshock6] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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    Minecraft - Summer Games
    Sunday August 25th - 7:30pm EST [12:30am GMT]

    The conclusion of our community Summer Games series here on Xbox One. For our Closing Ceremony, we are returning to Minecraft this Sunday night for our Olympic Celebrations. Join up in our Realm to take part in a series of Olympic mini-games and festivities as we close out this near three month long project. Thank you to all who have come out to play this Summer. 
    Game Night Summary
    - Activities -
    Olympic Mini-Games Summer Games Closing Ceremony - Date & Start Times -
    Sunday August 25th, 2019 7:30pm ET 6:30pm CT 4:30pm PT 12:30am GMT Join the Game Night party via the Club or through the profile of the host to get started and invited to our lobby.
    - Xbox Game Pass Status: ACTIVE -
    Do you have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass? You can download Minecraft for free.
    - Install Size -
    Prepare your download in advance! Minecraft is less than 1GB.
    - Host -
    Rune [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] Please contact the host if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this Game Night.
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