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  • By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Many articles and videos on Final Fantasy 7 with Patrick Holloway detailing how the marketing of the original helped make RPGs viable in the West, Skeleton considers how growing up changes your view on Midgar, Grace shares how it tells a resonating story on gender, and New Frame Plus looks at the animations in both games. Jimmy Maher covers the history of Trilobyte’s FMV adventure The 7th Guest, a new XCOM releasing next week that is neither sequel or expansion, Resident Evil 4 is being remade, ESRB rating now to warn of in-game purchases, for EGM's last feature Stephen K. Hirst shares the unique perspective on a global pandemic he gained through gathering an international Mario Kart group, Heather Alexandra on what remakes decide to change says about the current gaming culture, Eurogamer put together a list of 40 of their best articles, why Overwatch pros are considering switching to Valorant, eurothug4000's analysis of life simulator games, 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)
     
    New XCOM game coming April 24 with a twist on turn-based gameplay
     
    Valorant's Mix Of Hardcore Action And Magical Powers Kicks Ass

     
    Capcom is working on a Resident Evil 4 remake

    Resident Evil 4 remake team larger than 2 and 3, carefully considering fan feedback – report
     
    Gears Tactics - Official Launch Trailer
     
    Xenoblade Chronicles Future Connected Is Set a Year After the End
     
    Fishing Spirits Switch Localized as Ace Angler
     
    Obsidian's Grounded will enter early access in July
     
    The launch of horror game Hellpoint has been delayed due to the coronavirus
     
    Dev Diary #22: A Medieval Tapestry

     
    Preview: shape nations and annoy kings in Old World, the new 4X from Civ 4's Soren Johnson

    Old World - Official Developer Walkthrough Trailer
    11 Minutes of Old World Gameplay
     
    Cyberpunk 2077 on track to meet September release

     
    Dordogne is a promising watercolour adventure game with a stunning trailer
     
    Face Sakura Wars’ Demons With Enemy Intel and a New Trailer
     
    Indie shooter sequel Receiver 2 is launching next week
     
    Remnant: From the Ashes expansion Swamps of Corsus is on the way
     
    Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 release date delayed over a month
     
    Square Enix warns coronavirus will "significantly impact" Final Fantasy 14's development schedule

     
    Google Launches Two Month Free Trial of Stadia Pro Featuring Nine Games

     
    Over 1,100 Steam games earned at least $10k within two weeks of launch in 2019
    Steam applies its own definition of 'success' to indie games
     
    RICK MAY, THE VOICE OF PEPPY AND ANDROSS IN STARFOX 64, HAS PASSED AWAY FROM CORONAVIRUS

     
    Introducing a New Interactive Element: In-Game Purchases (Includes Random Items)

     
    China bans sale of Animal Crossing: New Horizons after it becomes a haven for Hong Kong protesters
     
    The Most Iconic Gaming Journalist in Latin America, Gus Rodríguez, Has Died

     
    Esports
     
    ESPN becomes the official broadcast home for League of Legends’ Spring Split Playoffs

     
    Sure looks like a lot of Overwatch pros are ditching the game for Valorant
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Let your mind wander with 40 of our best reads

     
    A Pandemic, Seen From Rainbow Road

    (Blank spots above would be a tweet that was deleted because it lead to outlets thinking all of EGM was going away when it was just the featured/freelance writing)
     
    The (7th) Guest’s New Clothes

     
    How making Final Fantasy 7 changed over two decades

     
    Getting the hate out of games

     
    Is This the Most Virus-Proof Job in the World?

     
    Hey History Games, The Nazis Were The Bad Guys

     
    What We Remake

     
    Meet the Final Fantasy 14 players who marry in the game - and in real life

     
    Why Final Fantasy VII’s Trans Story Resonates

    Because The Night – DEEPHELLDOTCOM’s FF7 Remake Analysis
    Remaking the Past: Final Fantasy VII and the Psychology of Nostalgia
    In Midgar’s Shadow
    I Adore Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Dorky Eco-Terrorists
     
    Eternal Content

     
    Bizarre Brutalism

     
    A funny kind of freedom

     
    Get Equipped With Righteous Violence in Treachery in Beatdown City

     
    Anatomy of a DOOM Eternal Fight | Game Maker's Toolkit
     
    FF7 vs FF7 Remake: Animation Comparison
     
    The Outer Worlds: From Concept to Creation - Documentary
    Writing the Characters & Companions of The Outer Worlds
     
    What Makes a Good New Game Plus? ~ Design Doc
     
    The Anxiety of YouTube // HeavyEyed
     
    Awesome Possum: Tengen's Failed Mascot | Gaming Historian
     
    What Makes Doom Eternal Different?
     
    The Extraordinary Ordinary - Exploring Life Simulators
     
    Fear of Depths
      How Homeworld Almost Got Lost in 3D Space | War Stories | Ars Technica
     
    How Great Horror Sounds Are Made || Waveform
     
    Things I missed from previous weeks
     
    Final Fantasy VII - A Literary Analysis
     

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    HeavyEyed speaks to other creators about media history and the way that video games are reviewed, analyzed, and talked about. Jason Schreier reports that Gearbox employees are being denied bonuses after success of Borderlands 3, Florence Smith Nicholls on the importance of the National Videogame Museum curating diverse histories of games and how the COVID-19 pandemic has endangered their funding, RagnarRox looks at how From Software's Echo Night defined the developer's storytelling style, Heather Alexandra's Metal Gear retrospective continues with over 12,000 words on the anti Metal Gear game MGS2, PS5 controller revealed, Trevor Hultner deconstructs the idea of the Indiepocalypse as existing so the AAA industry can remain unchallenged, Japan's game rating board suspends operations, 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)
     
    E3 2021 dates revealed, but the 2020 'online experience' isn't going to happen

     
    See the first images of DualSense, which will bring the sense of touch to PS5 gameplay

     
    Bafta games awards 2020: Outer Wilds and Disco Elysium dominate

     
    GDC 2020 games: the cool-looking projects we would have seen

     
    Top 10 Indie Game Trailers You Should Watch this April 2020 - Part 1
     
    IndieWatch: Top 10 "Don't Miss" Indie Games of April 2020
     
     
    The Last of Us II Delayed Indefinitely
    Major Game Delays Due to COVID-19 Have Only Just Begun
     
    Mortal Shell is visually stunning Soulslike coming out later this year
     
    Streets of Rage 4 Interview: Throwing Hands With Guard Crush, Lizardcube, and Dotemu

     
    Final Fantasy VII Remake - Final Trailer | PS4
    Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Developers Tried to Avoid Playing Favorites With Tifa and Aerith
     
    Saints Row 3 Remastered Coming To PS4, Xbox One, And PC
     
    The studio behind 80 Days is making a 'strategic narrative' retelling of King Arthur's final battle
     
    Mafia 2 and Mafia 3 Definitive Editions have been listed by ratings board
     
    10 Ways Gears Tactics Appeals To Gears Of War AND XCOM Fans
     
    Dead Age 2 - Announcement Trailer
     
    The public story “didn’t match how we saw it” – Valve explains why Campo Santo worked on Half-Life: Alyx

     
    SIGNALIS - Announcement Trailer
     
    The Legend Of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV Announced For North America

     
    New Witchbrook screens showcase a dramatic new look

     
    Rogue Legacy 2 announced
     
    Fantasy turn-based tactics game Fort Triumph is leaving Early Access
     
    Darkest Dungeon is getting PvP DLC in May
     
    Death Stranding - Official Photo Mode Trailer
     
    Sources: Despite Huge Sales, Borderlands 3 Developers Are Getting Stiffed On Bonuses

     
    EXCLUSIVE: Cooking Mama Cookstar Switch eShop Controversy Explained

     
    Instead Of Closing, Video Game Retailer Provides Employees With Bullshit Coronavirus 'Safety' Tips

    During Coronavirus, GameStop Chose Profits Over People. So I Quit.
     
    Project Tempo is Amazon’s game streaming platform, early version coming this year – report

     
    Japan’s CERO Ratings ‘Suspended’ Until May Due to the Pandemic

     
    This modder animated tons of furniture, food, and drinks in Stardew Valley

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Why Games Have Always Obsessed Over Pandemic Authoritarianism

     
    The Joystick Is Mightier Than the Sword

     
    Thomas Malthus’s Video Game Industry Simulator 2020: Introduction

     
    The modders creating accessibility modes for notoriously difficult games

     
    These Super Mario Maker Level Designers Have Elevated Trolling Into an Artform

     
    Tangle Tower Developers on Their Journey From Flash Games to Working With Nintendo

     
    Metal Gear Solid 2 Retrospective: Be Careful What You Wish For

     
    How Persona 5 Changed My Heart STORIES How Persona 5 Changed My Heart

     
    I Reunited with My Best Friend in Animal Crossing: New Horizons After 15 Years

    Animal Crossing and Queer Agency
     
    The World Spins

     
    The New ‘Final Fantasy VII’ Is More than Just a Nostalgia Trip

    Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a flawed, but fascinating, reimagining of a classic
    Revisiting the ecological warnings of Final Fantasy 7 in 2020
    'Final Fantasy VII' Director on 'Twin Peaks,' Princess Di, and High-Res Star Destroyers
     
    How We Talk About Games // HeavyEyed
     
    How Difficult Games Can Help With Difficult Times
     
    The Witcher Critique - The Beginning of a Monster
     
    How ECHO NIGHT Defined FROM SOFTWARE’s Iconic Storytelling Style
     
    Wolfenstein 3-D: Children of DOOM Episode 2
     
    Final Fantasy Is A Weird Series. // Codex Entry
     
    How Dreams (PS4) Can Inspire Empathy
     
    On Writing: Mental Illness in Video Games | a video essay
     
    Game Animation Fundamentals Elegance
     
    How Does Doom: Eternal Compare to Previous Dooms? (Feat. Doom 64)
     
    The Making of Pyre - Documentary
     
    The Rise and Fall of Thief
     

    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