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  • By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    EGX previews and developer sessions, Nick Ransbottom looks into the aftermath of E3's data breach, Alex Donaldson on how a fansite owner ended up as President of Falcom, previews of Star Wars Fallen Order and early reviews of The Outer Worlds, Razbuten looks at the only Zelda game without a hero, Super Bunnyhop compares Assassin's Creed Odyssey to real-life locations in Greece, Dan Root on the importance of animations principles and Mega Man X7, Manifold Garden suddenly released after seven years in development, Crusader Kings 3 announcement, announcements for World of Darkness fans, Game Informer's podcast goes over the process and answers questions about writing a game review, Riot announces new games in development, Patrick Klepek interviews the developers of Untitled Goose Game, Game Maker's Toolkit covers the creation of and legacy of Pac-Man, 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)
     
    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 delayed to avoid repeating the mistakes of the first game
     
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is about eco-terrorism and lycanthropy
     
    Swansong is the name of the Vampire: The Masquerade game due out 2021
     
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order shows the fallout of Order 66
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - The Final Preview
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is much more than a lightsaber action game
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order plays like a safe, conventional adventure with great lightsabers
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Isn't Groundbreaking, But Could Still Be Satisfying
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order interview – how Respawn integrated exploration into a combat-first lightsaber game
    We Played 3 Hours Of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
     
    Crusader Kings 3 is confirmed and coming in 2020
    Crusader Kings 3 is happening: here's ten things we know so far
     
    Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Talks Multiplayer, Censorship, And More

     
    Dying Light 2 – official gameplay reveal deep dive
     
    Manifold Garden - Release Date Trailer
     
    Encased is a promising, Fallout 2-inspired RPG entirely set inside a mysterious dome
     
    Root Film Localization Confirmed For North America And Europe
     
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot game introduction trailer
     
    Shenmue 3 PS4 Gameplay - We Can't Believe We're Playing It!
     
    MediEvil on PS4! Exclusive New Gameplay - Scarecrow Fields
     
    Luigi’s Mansion 3 ‘ScreamPark’ multiplayer modes gameplay
     
    Terra Invicta, the strategy game from XCOM's Long War modders, gets first trailer
     
    Every game announced at Riot's jam-packed 10th anniversary livestream

    Why Riot doesn’t want you to pay for card packs in Legends of Runeterra
    The art and inspirations behind Riot’s Legends of Runeterra
    First look at Riot Games’ fighting game Project L
     
    Fairy Tail game EGX 2019 gameplay
     
    Darksiders Genesis - Official Strife Cinematic Trailer
     
    MLB The Show 20 - Official Announcement Trailer
     
    PlanetSide Arena the "stepping stone" to PlanetSide 3

     
    Marvel’s Avengers: Development insights with Crystal Dynamics
    Marvel’s Avengers -- Studio Head Talks Character Appearances, Crunch, And Squirrel Girl
     
    Redefining the rules of adventure writing: How Beyond a Steel Sky is breaking new ground
     
    Yakuza: Like a Dragon details ‘Bonds’ system

     
    The Outer Worlds - Official Launch Trailer
    'The Outer Worlds' Isn't Revolutionary, It's a Warm Blanket
    The Outer Worlds Will Rattle Your Idea Of A Perfect Planet
    The Outer Worlds highlights the RPG genre’s inventory problem
     
    Pokemon Sword and Shield is the most detailed Pokemon adventure yet
     
    Doom 64 Port Gets New Trailer, Will Release as Pre-Order Bonus Alongside Doom Eternal
     
    Battletech is getting mod support and a mech that’s new to the entire IP
    What’s next for Battletech after Heavy Metal? “No f***ing clue!”
     
    Stellaris: Federations - Expansion Announcement Teaser
     
    Join the resistance in the new Hearts of Iron 4 DLC
     
    Age of Wonders: Planetfall REVELATIONS - Announcement trailer ESRB
    Why Age of Wonders: Planetfall is moving further toward sandbox campaigns
     
    Prison Architect New Expansion 2020 Teaser ESRB
     
    My Friend Pedro sells almost 500,000 copies, now has more modes
     
    Sunless Skies is getting an upgraded Sovereign Edition
     
    Blizzard finally suspends US Hearthstone team that staged Hong Kong livestream protest

    Blizzard postpones event in Taiwan amid Hong Kong protests
    Blizzard faces an impossible choice, but choose it must
    US Congress members 'concerned' over Blizzard's Blitzchung ban
     
    Esports News
     
    Teenage Tetris World Champion Wins The Throne Two Years Running

     
    A Smash Tournament Brought in Therapy Dogs to Help Players Destress
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    Honks vs. Quacks: A Long Chat With the Developers of 'Untitled Goose Game'

     
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Fighting Games

     
    Fear, Anxiety and Hope: What It Means to Be a Minority in Gaming

    Minorities In Game Development Still Don't Have The Support They Need
     
    Even the Mediocre

     
    How a fansite owner ended up as President of Falcom, one of Japan’s most prestigious RPG houses

     
    Paring down the elegant control scheme of Sayonara Wild Hearts

     
    Case study: Steam's 'Deal Of The Day' & DLC attach
     
    For the ESA, the E3 Data Breach Came at the Worst Possible Time
     
    Academic research finds no evidence of gaming as a clinical disorder

     
    All the discussions about the artistic nature of videogames overlook these three crucial aspects

     
    Disco Elysium Proves Why It's Sometimes Good to Play to Fail

    Disco Elysium puts a full party of NPC companions in your head
     
    Vietnamese Gamers Are Keeping a 20 Year Old Strategy Game Alive

     
    Let’s Compare Assassin's Creed Odyssey to Real-Life Greece
     
    Pac-Man | Design Icons
     
    X7 and The Importance of Principles
     
    Games Within Games - Emulated Classics, Enhanced Ports, and Bonus Discs / MY LIFE IN GAMING
     
    Outer Wilds: A Seven-Year Struggle
     
    The Only Zelda Game Without A Hero
     
    Noclip Podcast #11 - Welcome (Back) to Earthquake Country
     
    How to make an RPG like Disco Elysium ~ Rezzed sessions 2019
     
    RPS Presents: The making of Observation ~ Rezzed sessions 2019
     
    The Rat Brigade: Dissecting a distinctly Failbettery story ~ Rezzed sessions 2019
     
    Storytelling through music in games
     
    Head Cook and Pot Washer - Being an Artist in an Indie Games Company ~ Rezzed sessions 2019
     
    The Resurgence Of Management Sims | EGX Theatre | EGX 2019
     
    How To Write A Game Review (Via Game Informer's Reviews Editor)
     

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Game Workers Unite co-founder Emma Kinema's presentation on the state of the industry and reasons behind the effort to unionize it, Reid McCarter researched the Warsaw Uprising to tell how the recently released game Warsaw captured the events brutality and complexity, Keith Stuart speaks with CD Projekt designers about the challenges behind the writing and location designs of The Witcher 3, Like Stories of Old considers the unfulfilled potential of Minecraft by discussing how different your interactions with the environment could be if it was created with different assumptions in mind, Kimberly Koenig covers how a gaming library helped a small neglected neighborhood in Portugal find a new identity, Martin Robinson interviews Hiroshi Kawaguchi to learn tales from inside Sega AM2's top-secret studio, promising games from PAX Australia, Skeleton on the state of emulation and the importance of having the games be accessible to everyone, 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)
     
    Promising indie games we saw at PAX Australia 2019
    The highlight of PAX Aus was Unpacking, which is a game about unpacking
     
    Dragon Age Writer Reveals A New Game, And It Is Completely Different

     
    How dare Disco Elysium tell me I am boring??
     
    Official fan-made 7th Guest sequel The 13th Doll finally ready for release this Halloween
     
    RAN: Lost Islands Brings Its Multiplayer Warfare Onto Steam In Late 2019
     
    Granblue Fantasy Versus Reveals Zeta And Vaseraga As Playable Fighters, Here’s A New Trailer
     
    Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia Introduces The Themes Of Four Of Its Six Factions
     
    The Wanderer: Frankeinstein’s Creature shuffles into stores on Halloween
     
    Murder By Numbers is Phoenix Wright in leg-warmers from the designer of Hatoful Boyfriend
     
    The Ninja Saviors: Return Of The Warriors Will Cut Its Way Into North America On October 15, 2019
     
    Unity of Command 2 will be out in November, beta signups are open
     
    How MediEvil Remake Captures Original's Intended Vision

     
    Visiting Game Freak For Pokémon Sword And Shield
     
    Divinity: Fallen Heroes development put on hold indefinitely
     
    Cotton Reboot Flies Through Classic Cute ‘Em Up Stages With A Spring 2020 Release Window
     
    Yakuza: Like a Dragon Has Kasuga Taking Tests To Improve “Human Power”

     
    Upcoming Museum Sim Lets Players Combine Artifacts To Tell Cool Stories
     
    You can fly to your house in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, alpha starting this month

     
    Lovecraftian horror and Mars exploration game Moons of Madness hits PC October 22
     
    Crimsonland devs going zapping again with Tesla Force
     
    More Dramatic Readings Of Video Game Patch Notes, Please
     
    Only Fortnite could pull off a total blackout
    370,000 people are watching Fortnite do nothing on Twitch
     
    The Division 2 brings The Last Castle crashing down in today's story update
     
    Wargroove gets a new story campaign with co-op as free DLC

     
    New Paradox Game Steals Halo Artwork, Gets Pulled
     
    Saints Row 2 for PC is finally being fixed

     
    Steam's 'Remote Play Together' will introduce online support for all local multiplayer games

     
    Twitch Explains How Another Shooting Got Livestreamed On Its Site

     
    Twitch Streamer Says She Was Banned For 'Suggestive' Attire After Brigade From Racist Trolls

     
    Report: 50 workers laid off at Bendy and the Ink Machine developer Kindly Beast

     
    Another round of layoffs hit Planetside 2 developer Daybreak Studios

     
    Blizzard's Hong Kong Missteps Prove Video Games Aren't Neutral

    Popular Hearthstone Caster Quits In Protest Of Blizzard’s Hong Kong Punishment
    A coach in Blizzard's Overwatch League was told to delete a tweet condemning the company for censoring an esports competitor from Hong Kong
    REGARDING LAST WEEKEND’S HEARTHSTONE GRANDMASTERS TOURNAMENT
    Blizzard's statement on Blitzchung's ban digs them deeper
    Hearthstone Streamers Respond In Aftermath Of Controversial Blitzchung Ruling
    Protests Are Coming To BlizzCon In The Wake Of Blizzard's Hong Kong Fiasco
    Suspended Hearthstone Grandmaster Blitzchung responds to Blizzard's statement
    Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Launch Event At The Nintendo World Store In New York City
     
    Riot doesn’t want League of Legends broadcasters discussing ‘sensitive topics’ on the air
     
    Legendary Japanese Arcade Anata no Warehouse Is Closing
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The Gaming Library That Helped a Neglected Neighborhood Find a New Identity

     
    INDIE GAME MAKERS OPEN UP ABOUT THE MONEY THEY ACTUALLY MAKE

     
    Tales from inside Sega AM2's top-secret studio

     
    The writing of The Witcher 3
     
    Indie Developer And Her Boyfriend Talk About Making A Game About Their Relationship

     
    'BARF!': Designing River City Girls' approachable, challenging brawling

     
    DON’T GO REMAKING MY HEART

     
    “Pour Your Heart Into It”: How Indies Bring New Perspectives to Visual Novels

     
    How Hypnospace Outlaw's 1990s internet was made

     
    The Tension Of Playing Overwatch During A Blizzard Controversy

     
    Games Don’t Cause Violence—But They Might Help Breed the Online Hate That Does

     
    Anomalous Architecture

     
    The real buildings that inspired Control's Oldest House

     
    How Warsaw Captures the Brutality—and Complexity—of the Historical Uprising that Inspired It

     
    “Making the Right Choices in The Man of Medan,” by Reid McCarter

     
    Ask Not For Whom The Goose Honks

    I Did Not Expect Untitled Goose Game To Trouble My Conscience
    Untitled Goose Game and the Inconvenient Natural World
     
    ‘The Witcher 3’ and the Unknowable Fear of Woodlands

     
    The Transitory Space of Smoking Shelters in Judgment

     
    The Unfulfilled Potential of Minecraft – Assuming a Different Perspective
     
    Why You Keep Playing Brutally Tough Games | Psych of Play
     
    Harry Brewis, Hbomberguy - XOXO Festival (2019)
     
    Emma Kinema, Game Workers Unite - XOXO Festival (2019)
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    Fallout 76 Players Stage Their Own Murder Mystery Night

     

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    PS5 information, Folding Ideas examines World of Warcraft classic and how RPGs/MMOs have changed over the years, Aron Garst interviews the Smash Community to learn how it became what it is today, Noah Caldwell-Gervais' analysis of the entire God of War series, Game Brain interviews former CoD devs about the making of CoD 4, Blizzard fires casters and rescinds Hong Kong Hearthstone player's prize money for a liberate Hong Kong comment, Jess Morrissette covers a character rarely thought of when it comes to influential milestones for female characters, Cian Maher explores Zelda's ties with Celtic mythology, Stephen Totilo interviews developers to learn why game launches are often such a mess, Leslee Sullivant on harassment faced at Riot and why she decided to stop working in games after trying to work at an indie studio, Ahoy looks into the history of the game's that were at different times considered the first video games, Red Dead 2 coming to PC, 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)
     
    Exclusive: A Deeper Look at the PlayStation 5

    Crossplay is now fully supported on PS4, and that's good for PC
     
    101 Rapid-Fire Questions About Pokémon Sword And Shield
     
    My Hero One's Justice 2 - 15 Minutes Of Offscreen Gameplay
     
    Disco Elysium's developers are in "a bloody battle" for the human mind

    Disco Elysium devs already have big ideas for a sequel
    Disco Elysium lets you be Sherlock in flares
     
    Broken Roads is a philosophical CRPG set in a post-disaster Australian outback
     
    Ms. Marvel Gets The Team Back Together In The Avengers Video Game
     
    Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC

     
    Austin Wintory Is The Composer Behind John Wick Hex

     
    Rumoured House of the Dead 1 & 2 remakes officially confirmed
     
    Resident Evil Project Resistance Closed Beta | GameSpot Live
     
    Paradox’s post-apocalyptic Surviving Mars sequel will launch on the Epic Games store this year
     
    Doom Eternal delayed to March 2020
     
    Charting the darker periods of history in Humankind
    Introducing Humankind, the Sega-backed Civ killer from the Endless Legend devs
     
    Ultima Online's lead designer is making a sandbox MMO at a new studio

     
    Afterparty: The First 11 Minutes of This Outdrink-Satan-in-Hell Comedy
     
    There's a glimmer of hope in the gray and gloomy adventure game Mosaic
     
    Mortal Kombat 11 - Official Terminator T-800 Gameplay Trailer
     
    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Welcomes Resident Evil's Leon And Claire To The Hunt
     
    Battlefield V's Operation Underground brings back Metro massacres
     
    Frogwares Saves Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments for PC, But Loses Console Listings and Others in Publisher Dispute
     
    Mario & Luigi RPG series developer AlphaDream files for bankruptcy

    A Funeral for AlphaDream (Super Mario RPG, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
     
    Court dismisses lawsuit accusing the CEO behind the blockbuster 'Borderlands' video games of lewd behavior and mismanagement of funds

     
    Epic Games faces class action lawsuit in Canada over "Fortnite addiction"

     
    NHS targets gaming addiction with new specialist clinic

     
    'Unlawful and vicious': union organiser sacked by games company

    Union Busting at Ustwo games
     
    EA data breach could impact 1,600 FIFA 20 players

     
    Source: Departing ArenaNet President Was Working On Potential Guild Wars Sequel

     
    John Kirby, Former Nintendo Lawyer And Kirby's Namesake, Dies At 79

     
    Esports News
     
    The Smash Bros. community: An oral history
     
    Teen Dominates Smash Tournament Using 6 Different Fighters

     
    Hong Kong player Blitzchung calls for liberation of his country in post-game interview
    Blitzchung removed from Hearthstone Grandmasters for 'liberate Hong Kong' comments
    Blizzard's Hong Kong Screw-Up Is Officially an International Incident   Blizzard is in an Even Bigger Mess Than the NBA on China, and It Has No One to Blame But Itself
    Collegiate Hearthstone Championship match ends with call to 'free Hong Kong, boycott Blizz'
     
    Looking back on the Shock’s legendary run through the Overwatch League

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    EVERSPACE 2
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    “You seem suspiciously clever for a blonde.” Why I left my jobs in gaming

     
    Jam Sesh: How a Popular Online Contest Sparks Design Innovation

     
    Playing Your Song: The Evolution of Dynamic Music in Games

     
    Why Online Game Launches Are Often A Mess
     
    Dontnod: "If we didn't talk about politics, that would be a political message"

     
    Crafting In Games Feels Less Like A Chore Now

     
    The story behind Liberty Island, Deus Ex's most iconic level

     
    Report: Steam's 30% Cut Is Actually the Industry Standard

     
    The Legend of Zelda is teeming with Celtic mythology

     
    THE POLITICS OF PASSIONATE PATTI

     
    Betrayal at Krondor

     
    Realms of the Haunting

     
    A Thorough Look At God of War [Spoilers]
     
    Clockwork Games and Time Loops | Game Maker's Toolkit
     
    World of Warcraft Classic And What We Left Behind
     
    Making Mortal Monday | Retrohistories
     
    Orion Burger (1996) | Forgotten Gems
     
    SQUASH & STRETCH - The 12 Principles of Animation in Games
     
    The First Video Game
     
    Video game explosions are actually a lie
     
    Chernobyl Sniper: The Making of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s ‘All Ghillied Up’
     
    Resident Evil 4 and the Real American Hero - Games, Etc.
     
    How Celeste Takes a Little and Gets a Lot

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Supergiant's 10th Anniversary Orchestral Show, previews of The Last of Us 2, Cameron Kunzelman responds to the criticism of Control's gun detailing what they find interesting about what the game says about violence, Razbuten's informal experiment to see how people learn the language of games by having someone who never plays them try nine different titles, Jacob Geller discusses potential effects of being in a real or virtual space designed with violence in mind, Seva Kritskiy on why most games will continue to disappear despite preservation efforts and rejecting profit and immortality as motivation for preservation, HeavyEyed's Ethics of Buying games series covers the impact buying games has on different aspects of life, Jennifer Scheurle looks at Death Stranding to discuss how designers and players talk about the subject of difficulty in different ways, The Game Overanalyser examines how games can explore morality and guilt through their mechanics and systems, 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 Last of Us Part II - Inside the Demo | PS4
    Three Hours With The Last Of Us Part II
    The Last of Us: Part 2 hands-on – virtual murder never felt so bad
    The Last Of Us Part II Will Not Include A Multiplayer Mode
    The Last of Us 2 is "a story about the cycle of violence", says co-writer Halley Gross
     
    Help Will Come Tomorrow is a story-driven survival game set in pre-revolution Russia
     
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — “Cal’s Mission” Trailer
     
    Shenmue 3's Demo Is 1999 In A Bottle
    Shenmue 3 does not disappoint
     
    Heavy metal platformer Valfaris gets October release date
     
    Check out a full 10-minute match of Project Resistance
     
    Thrones of Britannia was “a valuable lesson” for A Total War Saga: Troy

     
    Willing to Risk Anything: How Streets of Rage 4 Aims to Revive a Beloved Franchise

     
    Indivisible - Combat & Character Trailer
     
    System Shock 3 Has A Clear Vision: Playstyle Matters

     
    Rebel Inc: Escalation expands into Early Access in October
     
    Build your own Hogwarts-style magic school in this charming management sim
     
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint: 10 Survival Tips from Beta Players
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s open beta has players frustrated but hopeful
    Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Open Beta Highlights a Battle Pass and Other Microtransactions
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s Microtransactions Explained
     
    Pokémon Sword And Shield Have Mechanics To Let You Use Your Favorite Pokémon Competitively

    Exp. Share Is Baked Into Pokémon Sword And Shield
    Sword And Shield's Max Raid Battles Could Be Among Pokémon's Most Challenging Encounters
     
    Intriguing indie RPG Death Trash hits Steam Early Access next year
     
    TGS Encounters - Yoshiro Kimura Interview, moon phases
     
    Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG could be the modern Fallout we need
     
    Respawn Is Reviving Medal Of Honor… As An Oculus VR Exclusive
     
    Villains, lawmen, businesses, photography, and heists – the future of Red Dead Online, a Rockstar interview
     
    Guilty Gear’s new trailer shows off May, and confirms Axl Low as a playable fighter
     
    Apex Legends Season 3 map World’s Edge takes you to a new planet
     
    Half-Life 2's downtrodden NPCs have been unable to blink for five years, until now

     
    Frogwares claims Focus Home Interactive is delisting its games without approval
     
    Twitch Is Making Ads Less Annoying

     
    The Epic Games store has some new features and slimmer patch sizes

     
    Judge: Streamer who didn’t read contract can sue Twitch for over $50K

     
    Joy-Con drift lawsuit adds Switch Lite to class-action complaint

     
    Breaking: PlayStation Worldwide Studios boss Shawn Layden is ‘departing’

     
    Duke Nukem 3D composer sues Randy Pitchford, Gearbox and Valve

     
    Nvidia's RTX Broadcast Engine boasts AI accelerated streaming and improved quality
     
    The GoldenEye N64 fan remake is coming along nicely
     
    Esports News
     
    How France Became Competitive Soulcalibur's Global Superpower

     
    The Shock and esports triumphed at the Overwatch League 2019 final

     
    Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed)
     
    Kickstarter’s Year of Turmoil
     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    KENTUCKY ROUTE ZERO
     
    Game preservation and the quest for immortality

     
    Difficulty is about trust and communication, not ‘hard’ vs. ‘easy’
     
    I want to play your game but I can't: Overland and its journey with dyslexia
     
    How a joke about the milkman inspired Psychonauts' best level

     
    Supergiant's Greg Kasavin on Hades' Development and Why Epic Games Store Was the "Obvious Choice"

     
    Video Game Preservationist Finds Rare Prototype N64 Controller and the Joystick That Should Have Been
     
    Designing the varied control schemes of multi-animal wonder Lost Ember

     
    Having a Guinness with Troy Baker and Nolan North
    “They wouldn’t go union” – Troy Baker on why Gearbox didn’t use him for Rhys in Borderlands 3
     
    Creative leadership: The pitch (Part 1 of 3)

     
    HOW GAMES LIKE MINECRAFT AND NO MAN’S SKY HELP PLAYERS CONNECT TO THEIR WORLDS

     
    Gone for Good: The Phantom Pain of Peace in Metal Gear Solid V

     
    “The Banality of Control,” by Cameron Kunzelman

     
    How Greedfall’s RPG framework exacerbates its colonialist impulses

     
    What Games Are Like For Someone Who Doesn't Play Games
     
    Games, Schools, and Worlds Designed for Violence
     
    The Environmental Impact of Physical Games - The Ethics of Buying Games
     
    Morality and Guilt in Video Games | How Game Designers Reveal our Heart of Darkness using Mechanics
     
    Final Fantasy IV | Warriors of Leitmotif
     
    The History of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
     
    Astral Chain Analysis | Platinum Game's Evolving Design
     
    Untitled Goose Game and Player-Driven Comedy
     
    Catherine Full Body - Analyzing Rin's Story | PostMesmeric
     
    How Pathologic 2 Sets a New Standard for Psychological Horror Games
     
    IndieWatch: Top 15 "Don't Miss!" Indie Games (September 2019)
     
    Blips 3: Cyberpunk Stealth, Digital Therapy, and Road Trips!
     
    Supergiant in Concert - LIVE 10th Anniversary Orchestral Show
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    A Large Group Of Red Dead Online Players Tried To Carry Bowls Of Soup Across The Entire Map
     

    By Legolas_Katarn, in Articles,


    Patrick Gill on the history behind the blood sprays of Sekiro, eurothug4000 delves into the weird and eerie of Control while Nick Capozzoli considers if the architecture of Control serves as anything more than the foundation of a shooting gallery and Carol Grant covers the frustration and fascination that comes from the implications of Control's ending, Austin Walker reviews Untitled Goose Game a game where you can feel like Agent 47 but as a goose, French court rules that Steam needs to allow users to sell their games as indie developer worry about the effect that and the increasing popularity of subscription services have on their survivability, Arkham Origins developer teases new Batman, Cecilia D'Anastasio reports on 21 developers pledging to combat climate change at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, Austin Wintory shows the detail behind scoring a single scene in the game ERICA, 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)
     
    Everything PlayStation Announced In Today's State Of Play
     
    Disco Elysium is a 'colossal' game that can take 90 hours to finish
     
    Total War Saga: Troy is resplendent in the Warhammer 2 engine
    Total War Saga: Troy may get Ajax and others as post-launch DLC
     
    There's An XCOMish Narcos Game, Which Just Might Work
     
    Kunai Is The Best Feeling Platformer I've Played Since Dead Cells
     
    New Batman game from Arkham Origins developer teased
     
    John Wick Hex release date set for October
     
    Phantom Brigade Is a Fantastic New Spin on the Front Mission Formula

     
    Oxenfree dev's pub-crawl-in-hell adventure Afterparty gets October release date
     
    Resident Evil: Project Resistance Q&A With Producer Masachika Kawata

     
    The Outer Worlds Gameplay - Solving Crimes In Stellar Bay
     
    Indivisible opening animation
     
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint - FULL Jon Bernthal Inside Xbox Presentation
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint raids explained
    It looks like Ghost Recon Breakpoint is getting a battlepass
     
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Story Trailer
    Modern Warfare's Special Operations 'Survival mode' is PS4-exclusive for a year (Updated)
    Infinity Ward shares feedback from the Modern Warfare crossplay beta
     
    Close Combat: The Bloody First – A First Look – Beta
     
    The Last of Us 2 - Official Story & Release Date Trailer (4K)
     
    Wattam - Official Gameplay Trailer (Katamari Damacy Creator)
     
    Medieval - Official Gameplay Trailer
     
    Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition ‘Battle’ trailer
     
    Terminator: Resistance is a single-player FPS set 31 years after Judgment Day
     
    The Long Dark Episode 3 arrives soon, but its director doesn’t “expect all of you to like it”
     
    Star Wars Battlefront 2 teases Episode 9 content ahead of the Felucia update
     
    BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle DLC characters Celica A. Mercury, Elizabeth, Tohru Adachi, Hilda, and Susanoo announced
     
    Steam should let users resell games, French court rules

    French court rules country's Steam users can resell their games
     
    Valve makes more changes to Steam's Discovery update to address visibility complaints
     
    Developers Raise Alarm Over Their Cut of Google Play Pass' Subscription Money

    It’s Hard to Use Apple Arcade Without Wondering How Developers Will Be Paid
     
    Epic Games paid €9.49 million for PC-exclusivity rights to Control
     
    Borderlands 3 is the fastest selling game in 2K's history

     
    Twitch has acquired the Internet Gaming Database

     
    Fallout 76 wearable helmet recalled because of dangerous mold

     
    Untitled Goose Game’s Developers Stopped Work On Launch Day To Attend The Climate Strike

     
    Warframe Faces Criticisms, Review Bomb Over Chinese Translator Controversy

     
    Playing For the Planet

    PlayStation has committed to lowering its carbon footprint with its next gen system
     
    Reboot Develop secures more game talent for first Canadian conference

     
    French President calls Twitch streamers “inspiring” for breaking charity record
     
    Esports News
     
    To Build its Future, Call of Duty Esports Is Killing its Biggest Rivalry

     
    Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc)
     
    The making of Devotion, China's least favourite horror game

     
    About Alexis Kennedy

     
    Video Game Companies Vow Action On Climate Change, But Critics Say They Need To Do More

     
    Let’s Pop: Behind the Bubblegum Dream of Sayonara Wild Hearts

     
    At 20, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Reflects the Series’ Past, Present, and Potential Future

     
    Star Trek Online players held a torchlit vigil for Aron Eisenberg in Quark's Bar

     
    Developers Cash In By Selling Their Switch Games For Pennies

     
    Video Games are Reshaping My Relationship with My Chronic Illness

     
    When Every Game is Hard Mode
     
    I just found out my favorite Grand Theft Auto 5 role-play character is a serial killer

     
    OBJECT OF POWER

    “Falsework,” by Nick Capozzoli
    Everyone Wants The Big Chair, Meg
    The Creepypasta Community That Influenced Control
    “Taking Control,” by Emma Kidwell
     
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses Surprisingly Calls Out Its Own Problematic Romances

     
    Pleasure to Burn: Why Campfires Are so Ubiquitous in Games

     
    Blasphemous Turns Catholicism Into A Haunted House

     
    'Untitled Goose Game' Is Like Playing Hitman... as a Goose

     
    How Telltale reinvented The Joker

     
    CONTROL: The Weird and the Eerie
     
    Sekiro and a brief history of spraying blood all over the darn place
     
    The Rise and Fall of Dungeon Siege
     
    Rediscovering the Joy of Exploration
     
    Why the Guns In Modern Warfare Sound So Incredible
     
    ERICA - Anatomy of a Scene
     
    How Sid Meier Almost Made Civilization a Real-Time Strategy Game | War Stories | Ars Technica
     
    Exclusive: Infinity Ward Developers On Leaving Respawn And Creating Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
     
    Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry
     
    'Mortal Kombat' Stars Play 'Mortal Kombat': Robin Shou vs Linden Ashby! | Heat Vision
     

    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