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  • By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Nintendo Direct and Tokyo Game Show reveals, Max Payne 16 Years Later, Tim Schafer on what the job can do to your personal life and what he wants his legacy to be, Why Mario Made Him Cry, how games helped DACA immigrants, co-founder of Polygon Chris Plante returns to the site after three years and writes about why he loves games and game criticism, history of 2D Metroid, making a horror game in the coldest city on Earth, Overwatch development slowed as they attempt to address rising toxicity, Harvey Smith interviewed about his past and development career, Fortnight devs accidentally allow cross-play between Xbox and PS4, excerpts from David Craddock's new book Break Out How the Apple II Launched the PC Gaming Revolution, why a developer had to ban half of New Zealand, making of Fallout NV, 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)
     
    Tokyo Game Show 2017 live stream schedule

     
    Watch PlayStation's TGS 2017 Press Conference Right Here
    Everything Announced at Sony’s TGS Event Last Night
     
    Nintendo Direct 9.13.2017
    Yes, Please Inject Nintendo Switch RPG Octopath Traveler Directly Into My Veins
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Direct 9.13.2017
    Doom, Wolfenstein II and Honor of Kings boost Switch third-party line-up
    Octopath Traveler's Switch Demo Is A Blast Of JRPG Goodness
     
    SteamWorld Dig 2 is coming to PC on September 22
     
    Everything you need to know about Into the Breach, the next game from the developers of FTL
     
    Assassin's Creed Origins trailer introduces the Order of the Ancients
     
    Total War: Warhammer 2 trailer reveals the New World's gorgeous battle maps
    Lay eyes on the Lizardmen campaign in a new Total War: Warhammer 2 gameplay video
     
    Bad internet and frozen eyelashes: making a horror game in the coldest city on Earth

     
    Folding @ PAX Interview: Frostpunk
     
    Watch the first Call of Duty: WWII campaign trailer
    Call of Duty: WWII beta will be free for everyone later this month
     
    Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier tries to evolve the Telltale format with multiplayer
     
    Behind the beautifully grotesque art of Scorn

     
    Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time details Diana, snow stage, Divine Dragon boss, more

     
    Shadow is playable in Sonic Forces DLC
     
    Gal Gun 2 announced for PS4, Switch

     
    Exclusive Preview: Cuphead Composer Discusses Big Band Score and the Track "Floral Fury"

     
    NO MORE NAZIS [New Gameplay Trailer] – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
     
    Arika’s “Mysterious Fighting Game” TGS 2017 trailer
     
    Spintires: MudRunner rides out on Halloween
     
    Dragon Ball FighterZ Gets An Original Character Named Android 21

    21 Takeaways From Our Time With The Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta
     
    Chaos;Child launches October 24 in North America, October 13 in Europe
     
    Hyakki Castle looks like Legend of Grimrock, but with samurai and ninjas
     
    Code Vein: 10 Minutes of Brutal Boss Fight Action - IGN First
     
    Space station sim enters a Stable Orbit next week
     
    Fight to become top god in Dominions 5

     
    Shadow of War interactive live-action trailer depicts the Nemesis System in motion
     
    Horror game Darq shows mind-bending puzzles and terrifying mannequins
     
    Everything is bigger in the new Dungeons 3 trailer
     
    Klei announces Don't Starve: Hamlet single-player DLC, new Shipwrecked content, and more
     
    For Honor's upcoming Tribute mode is 4v4 CTF with three flags
     
    Ghost Recon Wildlands 'Ghost War' standalone beta is open to everyone next week
     
    The Thargoids will officially arrive in Elite Dangerous later this month
     
    Galactic Civilizations 3 update brings expansion improvements to the base game

     
    Hollow Knight will get its second expansion this Halloween
     
    Warframe trailer brings new Plains of Eidolon gameplay
     
    Battleborn getting no more updates, 15 months after launch

     
    Paragon's Monolith Visual Update will go live later this week

     
    Editing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds files is now a bannable offense after players bypass fog

    The New Fog Map in 'PUBG' Isn't Just Cosmetic, It Changes How You Play
     
    Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire drops launch trailer
     
    Grim Dawn expansion Ashes of Malmouth will be out in October
     
    Black Widow and Monster Hunter joining Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’s DLC

     
    Ana, Junkrat, and a giant two-player robot are coming to Heroes of the Storm
     
    Overwatch Development Has Been Slowed Due To Need To Address "Rising Tide Of Toxicity"
    Blizzard has taken disciplinary action against 480,000 Overwatch accounts
    Toxicity in Overwatch: Beyond assigning blame
    Harassment experts: The latest ‘Overwatch’ developer update was an uninformed, incoherent mess
     
    Injustice 2 DLC character ‘Raiden’ trailer
     
    A message from Bruce Straley
     
    Divinity: Original Sin 2 claims top spot on Steam despite a very unlucky launch day
     
    Mike Morhaime founded Blizzard thanks to a $15,000 loan from his grandmother

    Blizzard releases Shadow the Fox pet to raise money for disaster relief
     
    The fight over Star Citizen’s production delay is getting dirty

     
    Bungie Explains How a Close Variant of a Hate Logo Shipped With 'Destiny 2'

     
    Cliff Bleszinski thinks LawBreakers can still be a success

    'LawBreakers' Was a Throwback to an Era That Might Never Have Existed
     
    Epic Accidentally Allows Xbox And PS4 Cross-Play In Fortnite, Disables It
     
    Former Valve writer Chet Faliszek joins Worlds Adrift developer Bossa Studios
     
    Atari and Fig announce partnership to develop and publish two new games

     
    Humble Bundle has raised more than $100 million for charity
    Final Fantasy XIV players raise over $21k for hurricane victims
     
    YouTube has “no idea” why queer gaming videos are being barred from monetisation

     
    Artificial Intelligence Is Learning How To Develop Games

     
    Half-Life 2 Is Being Demade In Half-Life 1's Engine
     
    This infamous Metroid fangame has received massive updates, despite Nintendo's opposition

     
    Final Fantasy 7's Tifa Lockhart invades Darkest Dungeon

     
    Zelda's most dedicated fan game developers built an engine anyone can use

     
    Esports News
     
    Study: Young Men In the U.S. Watch More Esports Than Regular Sports

     
    The Weekend In Esports: Counter-Strike Descends on Barclays

     
    The First Japanese Evo Will Be A Bit Different
     
    Is this the most misplayed turn in competitive Hearthstone history?

     
    Official Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Tournament Will Give Six Players Special Powers

     
    Allied Esports Opens New Esports Arena in Shenzhen

     
    INTERVIEW: Ian Smith, ESIC – “Match Fixing’s Impact on Esports Will Be a Loss of Major Sponsorship Deals, Audience, and Credibility”

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    My Time at Portia – An Enchanting Sandbox Simulation RPG
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Why I love video games

     
    Great Gaming Minds: Harvey Smith (Dishonored, Deus Ex)

     
    Undocumented Immigrants Describe Life Under DACA, and How Games Helped Them

     
    Doublefine’s Tim Schafer: Does your dream job have to cost your personal life?

     
    How Richard Garriott got started in games

    The Making Of Carmen Sandiego
     
    The Making of Fallout New Vegas: How Obsidian's Cult Sequel Became a Beloved Classic

     
    Playing with politics: How real-world politics could improve your game

     
    Game Design Deep Dive: The asymmetric multiplayer of Rising Storm 2: Vietnam

     
    There is no 'heat of the moment' in video games

    Gaming YouTube must get its house in order
    PewDiePie says he doesn't agree with Campo Santo's DMCA, almost has another "slip up"
    Gaming Culture Has Always Been Racist – Y’all Just Didn’t Care
     
    If Something Happens, There Will Probably Be A Review Bomb On Steam

    Steam plans review changes
     
    Game Compression
     
    How Two Developers Dealt With the Shitty, Racist Parts of Their Community

     
    “There will be hate you cannot control. In all honesty, it's defeating”

     
    Why I deleted my Steam account

     
    Opinion: For indie devs, game design and marketing are the same thing

     
    Why Video Games Cost So Much To Make

     
    This new book reverse engineers Diablo 2 to discover how it was so good

     
    20 Years Later, the Hardest Losses in 'Final Fantasy VII' Have Changed

     
    DOOM Is About Climate Change

     
    “The Troubled Rebirths of BioShock Infinite,” by Reid McCarter

    “BioShock Infinite’s Tragic Heaven,” by Ed Smith
     
    L.A. Noire's Ending, Revisited

     
    “HOLD ON TO THE CENTER”

     
    The Violent Path Feels Damn Good in 'Dishonored: Death of the Outsider'

     
    Death To The Author: killing creators in Dishonored, Portal and BioShock

     
    Why don't we complete games?

     
    Academia: School Simulator is like Prison Architect but with kids

     
    Destiny 2 is Practically Impossible to Play if You're a Parent

     
    The video game pacifists

     
    Games like Hellblade are eroding the border between indie and triple-A

     
    A Quick Tour Of One Of The Best Game Stores On Earth

     
    Destiny Team Watches Raid
     
    Leonardo Da Sidci‏ talks abotu Patreon and creators he supports
     
    Episode 110: Greg Kasavin on Pyre's Development, Reviews, and Supergiant Sequels
     
    Why Mario Made Him Cry - Expert Mode (Ep. 1)
     
    Final Fantasy VII's Nightlife District Wall Market Is A Lot Sexier In Japanese
     
    Max Payne... 16 Years Later
     
    Banjo V Mario: A Prescription for Platform Games
     
    Games as Lit. 101 Literary Analysis - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
     
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's Best Level // HeavyEyed
     
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Retrospective
     
    How To Keep Safe In the Land of Twitch
     
    Yakuza's Villain Is One Of Gaming's Best
     
    18 things you didn't know about Fallout 1 & 2
     
    The History of 2D Metroid
     
    A Game Too Ambitious - Investigating Reich
     
    So, You Want to Be a Game Professor?
     
    Porting a Real Life Castle into Your Game When You're Broke
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies
     
    Video Game Theatre Presents: "CAN LOVE BLOOM ON THE BATTLEFIELD?" Metal Gear Solid (1998)
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Week
     
    Miyamoto on World 1-1: How Nintendo made Mario's most iconic level

    By RuneX, in Frontpage,


    For an extended outline of upcoming events and September projects, click here.
    AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [September 19th to September 23rd]
    How Can I Join An Xbox One Event? - For new members/first time event participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). You can also join the AJSA Xbox Club and add hosts/members there.
    All Xbox Live event parties are open and participants can join freely without restriction. Communication is done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
    If you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the event and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party.
    If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at "RuneX" on the forums or on Xbox Live.
    --------------------
    Destiny 2 - Xbox One Event - Tues. Sept. 19th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    Angry Guardians will rally this Tuesday night [9.19.2017] at 7:00pm EST with hosts MasterfulJoe101 and RuneX.
    This event will focus on squad play, completing Milestones, and ranking up fellow members. We'll be doing Strikes, Missions/Quests, and completing Challenges. For those who have yet to complete Nightfall, we will be taking people through it to complete it. If you've been looking to rank up your Guardian, and/or have been seeking an organized Destiny group, this is a perfect opportunity for you to meet up and play with other like-minded members.
    Contact our Destiny Sergeant on Xbox One, MasterfulJoe101 on Xbox Live, if you have any questions/require assistance about this upcoming event.
    For additional information about the AJSA Xbox One crew on Destiny 2, click here.
    Event Summary:
    Time: September 19th, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Hosts: Blast_Master115 [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    GTA Online - Xbox One Event - Thurs. Sept. 21st, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    The Angry Grand Theft Army is returning to Los Santos this Thursday night for what will definitely be a night of shenanigans, explosions, and fun! Participants of all skill levels are welcome to play with fellow AJSA members in an event full of racing, missions, adversary matches and chaos in the city of Los Santos and Blaine County.
    In this event, we will be focusing on exploring and playing new content from the latest 'Smuggler's Run' update. Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the hosts, "RuneX"/"MasterfulJoe101", during the event. If the party is full, please message them so room can be made for you. You can add the hosts to your friends list if you yet to do so and/or you can message them in advance to let them know you'd like to play.
    Join the "Angry Grand Theft Army" GTA V Crew today! Head to the Rockstar Social Club to join:
    https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/angrygrandtheftarmy
    Event Summary:
    Time: September 21st, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Hosts: Blast_Master115 [Gamertag: MasterfulJoe101] & RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
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    Battlefield 3 - Xbox One Event - Fri. Sept. 22nd, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)

    BF3 Is Free With Games With Gold
    Squad up with the Angry Army Platoon on Xbox One this coming Friday night at 7:00pm EST with hosts RuneX and StraightUpMelon.
    We're heading back to Battlefield 3 (available through Backward Comptability) which is now free to download with Games With Gold. This will be a great/fun opportunity for members, veteran or recruit, to relive and/or experience this game for the first time.
    Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host during the event. If the party is full, please message them so room can be made for you. You can message the host before the event to give advance notice of your attendance.
    No DLC required to play. We will focus on playing in regular maps and modes so everyone can participate.
    For participants playing from their Xbox 360: Please add the hosts to your friends list on your 360 and please send a message letting us know you want an invite to our game sessions during the event.
    Event Summary:
    Time: September 22nd, 2017 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
    Hosts: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] & Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon]
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    Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Sat. Sept. 23rd, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)

    Calling all Agents of Overwatch! Team up with the Angry Army on Xbox during our Overwatch event this Saturday night on September 23rd, 2017 at 6:30pm EST. The event will be hosted by Game Officer AJSAWookieJedi.
    The host will set up a custom game lobby to start up the event. Afterwards the host will determine to split up the group to play regular, online multiplayer. If you have suggestions on modes/themes for custom games, please message WookieJedi on Xbox Live.
    For additional information on Xbox One Overwatch events, click the link below:
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/34618-overwatch-xbox-one-event-information-news/
    Event Summary:
    Time: September 23rd, 2017 @6:30pm EST (11:30pm GMT)
    Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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    Connect With the AJSA Xbox One Community
    Xbox Section of the Forum
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/forum/32-xbox-one/
    Join the AJSA Club on Xbox One
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/37127-ajsa-xbox-one-club-how-do-i-join/
    Xbox One Gamertag List
    http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forums/topic/38719-xbox-one-gamertag-list/
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    By Conan, in Frontpage,


    This weeks EF event will be Red Orchestra 2/ Rising Storm, on Saturday, the 16th at 9pm BST/ 4pm EDT. Like always, we'll be using the AJSA Discord Server to communicate for the duration of the event.
    As you may know, both games utilize the same multiplayer, allowing the players to play either game, even if they don't own the singleplayer copy (with some class selection restriction). The version to be played will be decided by popular demand during the event. We will choose from public servers, aiming either for US East Coast servers or Western European servers to keep the average ping as low as possible.

    By WITHASTICK, in Frontpage,


    Game Nights Destiny 2 (9/16/17), Hosted by Syrupywolf & DoctorPainMD.
    Spots are limited and time is short, sign-up on the Events posted on the PlayStation 4 Community.

    Game Nights are weekly PlayStation 4 community events where members gather every Saturday to play games together. These games can span from; newly released Triple-A games, old popular games, indie games, free-to-play games, and even PS Plus monthly line-up games that support multiplayer features. Now Game Nights uses the PlayStation Events feature combine with the Community page feature. Simply join the AJSA Community page, and every Wednesday get a notification from the Events feature. This notification alerts you to sign-up for the next Game Nights event. No matter what game it is we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy. So come join the mayhem, make new friends, laugh all night, destroy the world or destroy each other!

    How To Join Game Nights
    Make sure you’re apart of the AJSA’s PlayStation 4 Community Page. Click here to learn more about Community Pages.
    Each host will create an Event for Game Nights on the PlayStation 4 through the Community Page. Accept and join one of the host created Game Nights Events.
    Please DO NOT join more than one of the host created Events.
    Look for and remember Game Nights date and start time for your region/country below.
    On the day and start time of Game Nights the Event feature will auto-create a party chat and auto-invite everyone who signed-up to it.
    If you're having trouble joining Game Nights click here to see a visual guide on how to join.

    Regional/Country Start Times
    Universal Time Coordinated
    10:00 PM UTC
    North America Times
    6:00 PM ET
    5:00 PM CT
    4:00 PM MT
    3:00 PM PT
    United Kingdom/Ireland Times
    11:00 PM GMT

    *Game Nights are ever changing and are open to change. Always stay up-to-date in case a Game Nights event changes.*

    By Brandykins1982, in Frontpage,


    Well howdy there. 
    Brandykins, Stream Team Captain and what not. 
    It's time for another Streamer Showcase! And for the month of September, meet Flyprdu, located at http://www.twitch.tv/flyprdu!
     
    How long have you been streaming?:   Since March 2015  
    How did you find the AJSA?:  After the Mass Effect 3 ending, I was heartbroken and upset and looking for answers.  The Angry Joe Show was a key to my online support group.  Fast forward 4 years later, I was flying a trip from Austin, TX when I recognized two passengers on my plane -- Angry Joe and Other Joe!  I’ve had A-list celebrities onboard before, but never gamers and YouTubers that I could relate to.  I lost it.  I ran to baggage claim to introduce myself and the rest is history. Shortly after that encounter, I began to get involved with the local Twitch San Francisco meetup (now Bay Area Live.)  AJSA Commander, Tons0fun, was the coordinator of the event and the community.  So between those two connections I was welcomed into the AJSA.  It really is a small world.  
    How did you become a member of the AJSA Stream Team?:  Twitch is all about community.  It’s a tight-knit group that most people in the world have never heard of.  But for those who do know about Twitch, it’s a big part of their lives.  And that’s how it was for me.  I began to visit other members of the stream team.  Watched their shows, encouraged them in chat.  I built connections with the streamers.  The AJSA Stream Team is a really diverse team.  We have people from all over the world and all walks of life.  It was a fun time getting to know everyone. I also worked on improving my own stream.  I took the lessons I learned from watching streamers like Brandykins1982 and Angerbeard and applied them to my own shows.  And after several months, I was invited by Dr_Evil_2 and Tons0fun to join the stream team.  
    What’s your style of streaming? What types of games do you typically like to play/stream?:  Streaming for me is all about chat interaction and community.  I’ve always appreciated streamers who were good multi-taskers, who can keep up and interact with chat while playing a game.  So I’ve tried to model my show in that style.I’m primarily a Flight Simulator streamer.  It’s a niche community in the world of Twitch.  It’s medium-sized, but the viewers there are committed and obsessed with the game.  Flight sim is a game where you could invest hundreds of hours and hundreds of dollars in DLC and still have only scratched the surface. It takes a special kind of gamer to be a flight simmer. Why flight sim?  Two reasons:  I love flying.  I’ve always had a passion for it since I was a kid.  And the other reason is that I’m an airline pilot in real life.  The hook for my channel that is that I’m a “real airline pilot performing real procedures”  It seems to attract a crowd.  
     
    What is your favorite game, the game that you always end up going back to?:  The game that I consider my ultimate favorite is Mass Effect 2. Why? It’s a masterpiece.  It’s one of the few games I can settle in and escape and explore.  Unfortunately, I don’t go back to it often because it brings up the sadness of Mass Effect 3.  But my memories of experiencing that game for the first time will be something that I’ll treasure forever.  
    What clip, or highlight, best sums you up as a streamer?:
    It’s always a party on my channel.
     
    Flight simulators can be fun! -- https://clips.twitch.tv/BumblingDepressedNuggetsPeanutButterJellyTime
    I try to capture fun IRL stuff too -- https://clips.twitch.tv/BoredAmazonianCurryFailFish
    And then there’s this -- https://www.twitch.tv/videos/56209674
     
    Whereabouts can people find you on Twitter, Youtube, etc.?: Twitter -     www.twitter.com/flyprdu Discord-      My Server -         https://discord.gg/DfCsKvc My Flight Sim Group -    https://discord.gg/5pftq3w        
    Any parting words?:  The last 2 years have changed my life in very real and unexpected ways.  These communities, the AJSA and Twitch, have welcomed me into a world filled with people from all walks of life, but who still come together as friends with common interests. I’m really thankful to be part of this community and it’s been a pleasure growing my channel, meeting new faces, and having new adventures.  The Angry Joe Show Army has been such a positive experience in my life, and you guys will always have my gratitude. Also, if you’re going to TwitchCon in October or PAX South in January 2018, look me up!  We’ll hang out!

     

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Polish documentary on the making of the first Witcher game, developing games in Tehran, how the song "Undertale" hits home, FTC makes ruling for Youtubers running CS gambling sites, Gaming Historian looks at Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's time at Atari, what Twitch can learn from cam sites, Ahoy talks about the arcade game that doesn't exist, designing games for speedrunning, how Suikoden changed Warren Spector's life, interview with Suda51, fixing overwork in the game industry, PewDiePie's latest racism leads developers to issue DMCA or to request take downs of his videos, making of Fallout 1 and 2, behind the scenes of game design, a look into Obsidian's cancelled Xbox One title that would eventually lead to Tyranny, Malaysian government temporarily bans Steam, engineers try to save Miiverse, and more.
     
     
    Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC, game updates, company and developer news, country news, mods)
     
    Star Wars Battlefront 2's Starfighter Assault mode is the best kind of fan service
    Star Wars Battlefront 2 leak reveals new details about the upcoming beta
     
    George Orwell's Animal Farm is being made into a videogame

    Animal Farm developer: "I wish more games made a statement"
     
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 feels ready to become Switch's first hardcore RPG

     
    South Park: The Fractured but Whole's difficulty slider changes the colour of your skin
    South Park: The Fractured but Whole is fun but flawed
     
    Bear With Me, a noir teddy bear adventure, concludes in October
     
    How the Biggest Moment in EVO History Influenced This Brawler

     
    Immortal Unchained is a 'hardcore shooter for the action RPG genre'
     
    Total War: WARHAMMER 2 - High Elves Campaign Let's Play
    Total War: WARHAMMER 2 - Eagle Gates First Look
    Total War: WARHAMMER 2 - Introducing... Moon Dragon
     
    Okami HD rated for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in Korea

     
    Heat Signature, The New Game By Tom Francis, Is Coming Out On September 21
     
    The Lost Child coming west in 2018
     
    Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Combat Spotlight
     
    Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online overview trailer
     
    Moonlighter has an interesting capitalist twist on classic dungeon crawling

     
    Frictional's excellent sci-fi horror game Soma is coming to Xbox One

     
    Exclusive Gameplay Of A Nazgul Boss Fight In Middle-earth: Shadow Of War
    Extended Hands-On Impressions With Middle-earth: Shadow Of War
     
    Star Citizen 3.0 update "akin to Early Access" launch

     
    A Game About Curing A Zombie Plague

     
    Final Fantasy 15's Hajime Tabata on gaining the 'trust and acceptance' of PC players

     
    Ys Eight: Lacrimosa of Dana delayed on PC one day before it was set to launch

     
    Sky - Reveal Teaser
     
    New details and screens from Stardew Valley publisher's magic school RPG

     
    Kentucky Route Zero devs 'totally focussed on finishing Act 5' despite console edition announcement

     
    Ancestors Legacy gameplay trailer showcases 'historically accurate' medieval RTS
     
    Sailing a space locomotive through the stars in Sunless Skies

     
    FIFA 18 demo kicks off today

     
    Atomega is the next game from Grow Home’s studio
     
    Magic: The Gathering Arena revealed, closed beta signups are live
    It's a good sign that our biggest Magic: The Gathering Arena concerns are cosmetic
     
    Fire Emblem Warriors ‘Heroes Introduction #1’ trailer
    Fire Emblem Warriors ‘Heroes Introduction #2 and #3’ trailers
     
    2D adventure platformer Sir Eatsalot for PS Vita launches this winter

     
    Tiny Barbarian DX for Switch launches October 10 in North America
     
    Injustice 2, the alt-DC fighting game, may be coming to the PC

     
    The latest trailer for The Evil Within 2 sees you shoot an awful lot of monsters
     
    Bethesda Is Releasing An Unannounced New Game Before The End Of The Year
     
    Rockstar Announces L.A. Noire For Switch, PS4, Xbox One, VR

     
    Suda51 hints at No More Heroes multiplayer on Switch

    Suda51 Answers Our Big Questions, Such As: "Is Pineapple on Pizza OK?"
    Suda 51 Thinks Nintendo Switch Is Punk AF
     
    A new Hunt: Showdown dev diary showcases 'reactive' sandbox levels
     
    Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn expansion brings playable robot overlords in September
     
    Bungie outlines Destiny 2’s first month of content

    Destiny 2’s shaders are consumables, leaving many fans enraged
    Destiny 2 racks up 1.2 million players online
    Bungie Removes Destiny 2 Glove With 'Hate Symbol' On It
     
    Steel Division: Normandy 44 due boatload of free content

     
    Nioh's final DLC, Bloodshed's End, is due this month

     
    Endless Space 2 adds fighters, bombers, and bigger explosions in free Target Locked update
     
    Overwatch - Official Junkertown Map Preview
     
    Fortnite Battle Royale is a 100-player last-man-standing mode, coming this month
     
    Rainbow Six Siege aims for 100 operators, but there's 'no reason' to stop there

    One week after release, Rainbow Six Siege's Blood Orchid update is plagued with bugs
     
    Absolver developer asks for patience as it fixes server issues
     
    Microsoft To Share Rare’s Sea of Thieves Water Tech with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

    PUBG: "When you ask about growth on PC, I just look at League of Legends"
    PUBG's next update adds the Mini-14, foggy weather, FPP leaderboards
    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds targets November launch for vaulting mechanics
    PUBG’s desert map layout has been datamined, and it features a town called ‘Murderland’
     
    Ubisoft creating 1,000 new jobs with two new Quebec studios

     
    EA Says It Will Try To Help Its Dreamer Employees

    EA Sports takes cover from Hurricane Irma, hopes to keep online services running
    Gaming's move away from ownership model is inevitable - EA
     
    CD Projekt Red now worth over $2 billion
     
    Bossa Studios secures $10m in Series A investment

     
    Pillars of Eternity II Writer on Manchester Bombings: “You Get What You Prepare For”
    Playing through Battle Brothers there was the occasional event where I thought, "The guy who wrote this is probably a piece of shit."
     
    The Future Of Final Fantasy Is All About Player Feedback

     
    'I can't believe they're not going to do another one, but they're not,' says Kevin Conroy on Batman Arkham games

     
    The number of games released on Steam could top 5,000 in 2017—the most ever in a single year
     
    Malaysian Gov't Temp Bans Steam Over Religious Fighting Game Starring Jesus

     
    PewDiePie Doesn't Deserve a Pass For Using the N-Word Because He Was Angry
    YouTubers Worry About Blowback From New Pewdiepie Controversy
    Opinion: We Need To Talk About PewDiePie
    Let's Play Copyright Threat Raises Questions About The Law And How To Use It
    Lawyers explain why Campo Santo's takedown of PewDiePie's video is legal
    Firewatch is getting review-bombed on Steam
     
    FTC Gives YouTubers Who Peddled ‘Counter-Strike’ Gambling Site a Slap on the Wrist

    The Good Boys Of YouTube (The Jimquisition)
     
    Grand Theft Auto Space mod launched with impressive trailer
     
    Battlefield 1942 is getting an HD remake, 15 years after its first release
     
    24 People Can Now Play Super Mario 64 Online Together
     
    Binding Of Isaac Mod Team Is Moving On Due To Lack Of Support

     
    Esports News
     
    The Weekend In Esports: A West Side Story

     
    PUBG is becoming an esport, whether it's ready or not

     
    Two Weekends In Boston Showed Two Very Different Scenes In Competitive Gaming

     
    Blizzard opening its own esports arena in LA

     
    EU LCS Will Break Off Into Four Regional Competitions, According to Reports

    INTERVIEW: Richard Lippe, H2K Gaming – “Riot’s Policies Will Have a Seriously Disruptive and Negative Impact on EU Players”
     
    SimBin Launches Women and Wheels, Promotes Women in Esports

     
    Oomba Acquires Entertainment Chain GameWorks to Establish Esports Arenas

     
    DreamHack Unbans CS:GO Players Who Cheated And Fixed Matches

     
    Counter-Strike Team Blows $70,000 Championship Match After Being Penalized For Showing Up Late

     
    Melee Champ Resigns From Competition Committee Because It's All-Male
     
    StarCraft Player Banned After Drunken Behavior On Livestream

     
    Smash 4 Pro Survives Tournament Elimination With Clutch Off-Screen Play

     
    Pro Overwatch Players Sing Smash Mouth While Obliterating Opponents

     
    Interactive Streaming Platform Genvid Raises $2.5 Million in Financing

     
    Maestro Announces $3 Million Funding To Increase Data-Driven Streaming Engagement

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    The Cyanide & Happiness Adventure Game
     
    Shortest Trip to Earth
     
    Lona: Realm of Colors
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Making Games in Tehran: A massive market, disconnected

     
    Stormlands and the million-man raid: Obsidian's cancelled Xbox One exclusive

    Rummaging through Obsidian's drawer of game ideas

    Games aren’t always fair, the magic lies in making you think they are
     
    Fixing overwork isn’t easy, but it’s the best investment we can make

     
    The making of Alpha Protocol, Obsidian's secret best RPG

     
    Engineers Are Trying To Save The Miiverse
     
    Zoë Quinn tells her story

     
    Why It's a Damn Miracle Any Video Game Gets Made


    With ‘Before the Storm,’ Life Is Strange Finally Leans into the Gay

     
    Opinion: In praise of Tacoma's character Sareh Hasmadi

    Even in the Fancy Utopia of 'Tacoma,' Labor Politics are Still Hell
    On "Tacoma" by The Fullbright Company
     
    Creative Assembly: Early stage specialism is what studios look for

     
    Brendan "Playerunknown" Greene's whirlwind year

     
    Matt Lees on creating a welcoming community
     
    Final Fantasy XV's Wild Secret Dungeon Was Designed By One Man

     
    Destiny 2 and the Asteroid Blues, Part One: Press L2 for Lore

    Destiny 2 and the Asteroid Blues, Part Two: Postcard Paradise
    Destiny 2 and the Asteroid Blues, Part Three: See You Space Cowboy(s)...
     
    Horror Game Takes You Through A Murder Mystery In Tokyo

     
    He’s Getting a Fireball: Josh Sawyer Reflects on Nearly 20 Years Spent Making RPG Classics for Obsidian and Black Isle Studios

     
    Suikoden changed my life - Warren Spector

     
    Nintendo Dev On Working With Kojima,'Splatoon 2,' Rise of Japanese Games

     
    EVE Online alliance leader permanently banned after threatening to cut off another player's hands

     
    How Stick Figures and Absurdism Power One of the Year's Best Games

     
    The Cam Girls Who Also Stream on Twitch

     
    The most important seven days in MercurySteam's history

     
    Success comes at a price - Butterscotch Shenanigans

     
    The Legacy Behind The Internet's Most Important Abandonware Site

     
    The Tragedy Of A Former Navy Base's Arcade Games

     
    From The Elder Scrolls to the US Secret Service: where videogame trees come from

     
    The DeanBeat: Our Cuphead runneth over
    Danny O'Dwyer‏ on finding writers you like
     
    Exclusive: Behind Austin Wintory's musical mastery in Tooth and Tail
    Crafting Tooth & Tail, a gamepad RTS that aims 'to Hearthstone StarCraft'
     
    How the song "Undertale" Hits Home | Game Score Fanfare
     
    Cyberpunk Investigator Game - Observer (Blade Runner meets Inception)
     
    Polish Witcher Documentary Shows Journey From Books To Game
     
    The making of Fallout 1 & 2: Tales from the early days of Black Isle Studios
     
    Splatoon 2 and the Modern Shooter's Image Problem
     
    Metal Max: Wild Eyes, Dreamcast's Lost Strategy Open World | Unseen64 Ft. Dreamklub
     
    Checking out some of the best recent Spectrum homebrew
     
    Before Apple: Steve Jobs at Atari | Gaming Historian
     
    Good Game Design - Speedrunning
     
    Hellblade’s Design Captures The Trauma Of Loss
     
    Last Day of June - Emotion and Togetherness | PostMesmeric
     
    Designer Discusses Last Day of June’s Origin in New Developer Diary
     
    POLYBIUS - The Video Game That Doesn't Exist
     
    Agents of Mayhem and the Art of Bad Storytelling [SSFF]
     
    Forget Protagonists: Writing NPCs with Agency for 80 Days and Beyond
     
    Grassroots Growth: How Game Communities Built an eSport Scene from the Ground up
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies
     
    RZA handles Absolver community management
     
    Things I Missed From Previous Week
     
    The making of System Shock 2's best level