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  1. There are also quite a few battle royale style movies, they are mostly just direct to video or cheaply made ones that aren't really mentioned. I wouldn't say there needs to be more just to be more. The Japanese movie is a culturally relevant movie about Japan's educational systems treatment of children, surviving in an elitist corporate society, and generational conflict. Anything else just copying people kill each other tends to be pretty uninteresting.
  2. This Week In Gaming 3-19-19

    Steven Messner tells the story of the making of and legacy of Everquest, Xalavier Nelson Jr. on what comes with releasing an indie game in 2019, Jacob Geller discusses how Wolfenstein's focus on the depiction of the empathy and Jewish identity of its main character and US history helps to contextualizes Blazkowicz's fight against Nazis within America’s history of white supremacy, strafefox details the making of Revenge of Shinobi and Streets of Rage, Cade Onder ‏interviews five of Red Dead Redemption 2's voice actors about their experience working on the game and their thoughts on the mindset of their characters, Google announces game streaming service, Laura Moore recounts the year long plan to destroy EVE Online's deadliest fortress, cocaine arrest halts Yakuza Judgement sales, Ian Walker on the history of the Def Jam Fight for NY community, 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) After Cocaine Arrest, Sega Halts Sales of New PS4 Game Dwarf Fortress is coming to Steam ... with graphics Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice explains the tools of the ninja trade in new trailer Windjammers 2 - Gameplay Reveal Trailer (alpha footage) It’s definitely still happening because here’s a System Shock 3 trailer Phoenix Point developer addresses Epic Games Store criticism Overcome a personal nightmare world in She Dreams Elsewhere Designing Recompile: Twisting and turning the Metroidvania genre Save humanity in this side-scrolling action-platformer about a touchscreen ninja Pathway puts a tactical, FTL-like spin on Indiana Jones adventures Control Only Has One Gun. Here's Why It's Awesome Ooh and ahh at VirtuaVerse's cyberpunk city Generation Zero rises above the doubts about its concept Generation Zero - Launch Trailer Oddworld: Soulstorm - a Glimpse of a Cinematic Sniper Elite 5, Sniper Elite VR and Sniper Elite V2 Remastered announced Hyper Light Drifter studio reveals its new game, Solar Ash Kingdom New Shooter Wants To Be A 1980s Battlefield Game No Man's Sky Beyond promises dramatic changes to multiplayer this summer Battlefield 5 - Official Firestorm Trailer (Battle Royale) Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock expands with campaign DLC and battle chatter Gwent’s first expansion introduces characters from The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine The Culling is shutting down Google Stadia is the new streaming gaming platform from Google Google announces new first-party game studio, led by Jade Raymond Google Stadia Boss Answers (And Dodges) Our Questions Epic Store development roadmap includes achievements, cloud saves and more Epic says it doesn't use Steam data without permission after Reddit accusations DOOM 2016 - Google Stadia Gameplay Valve to remove "off topic" review bombs from Steam user scores Valve Removes Over 100 Steam Tributes To Suspected New Zealand Shooter Valve doesn't sound too happy about the Epic Store copying Steam data BioWare Community Manager Says Hostile Replies Make Developers Less Likely To Engage Axiom Verge Developer And Distributor Say Its Publisher Owes Them Over $250,000 PUBG Mobile banned in several Indian cities Esports News Old School Halo Crashes SXSW This Weekend In $100,000 Tournament Overwatch League Teams Share Plans And Concerns About Moving To Their Home Cities In 2020 Smash Bros. Player Leaves Pivotal Tournament Match After Getting Frustrated With Audience Member The Problem of Toxicity in Esports (and Two Solutions) EA creates high-end competitive gaming broadcast studio Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Breaking the internet: The story of EverQuest, the MMO that changed everything Looking back at the researchers who tried to understand EverQuest How it feels to release an indie game in 2019 The co-creator of Dwarf Fortress is getting older, but his work remains unfinished How one teen on DeviantArt sparked lifelong dating sim obsessions Nintendo at 130: 'It’s on us to create that wow moment for players' Snoop Dogg is Banned—The Community That Reinvented 'Def Jam: Fight for NY' Giving Workers Equal Power Isn't Radical. This Studio's Done It For Years Interview: Reflecting on five years with five members of Red Dead Redemption 2’s cast How language shapes the way we play Community management post-Christchurch massacre | Opinion Meet the sound designer going to great lengths to capture sounds for games The Division 2 and the Severing of Politics from Video Games The story behind Rebirth, The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind mod nine years in the making Ace Combat 7 Began Development In Late 2017 After A False Start, And Here’s The Explanation Apex Legends is a game-changing multiplayer experience for women What Red Dead Redemption 2 gets right about having a terminal disease “There But For the Grace of Games, Go I,” by Ed Smith The train is the best character in Metro Exodus The impossible year-long plan to destroy EVE Online’s deadliest fortress Judaism and Whiteness in Wolfenstein The World Design of Metroid Prime | Boss Keys The making of Revenge of Shinobi & Streets of Rage Mount Wario's Dynamically Developing Music A Review of Devil May Cry 5 Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Black jackets, sunglasses, and radical accountability as a worker co-op
  3. Steven Messner tells the story of the making of and legacy of Everquest, Xalavier Nelson Jr. on what comes with releasing an indie game in 2019, Jacob Geller discusses how Wolfenstein's focus on the depiction of the empathy and Jewish identity of its main character and US history helps to contextualizes Blazkowicz's fight against Nazis within America’s history of white supremacy, strafefox details the making of Revenge of Shinobi and Streets of Rage, Cade Onder ‏interviews five of Red Dead Redemption 2's voice actors about their experience working on the game and their thoughts on the mindset of their characters, Google announces game streaming service, Laura Moore recounts the year long plan to destroy EVE Online's deadliest fortress, cocaine arrest halts Yakuza Judgement sales, Ian Walker on the history of the Def Jam Fight for NY community, 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) After Cocaine Arrest, Sega Halts Sales of New PS4 Game Dwarf Fortress is coming to Steam ... with graphics Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice explains the tools of the ninja trade in new trailer Windjammers 2 - Gameplay Reveal Trailer (alpha footage) It’s definitely still happening because here’s a System Shock 3 trailer Phoenix Point developer addresses Epic Games Store criticism Overcome a personal nightmare world in She Dreams Elsewhere Designing Recompile: Twisting and turning the Metroidvania genre Save humanity in this side-scrolling action-platformer about a touchscreen ninja Pathway puts a tactical, FTL-like spin on Indiana Jones adventures Control Only Has One Gun. Here's Why It's Awesome Ooh and ahh at VirtuaVerse's cyberpunk city Generation Zero rises above the doubts about its concept Generation Zero - Launch Trailer Oddworld: Soulstorm - a Glimpse of a Cinematic Sniper Elite 5, Sniper Elite VR and Sniper Elite V2 Remastered announced Hyper Light Drifter studio reveals its new game, Solar Ash Kingdom New Shooter Wants To Be A 1980s Battlefield Game No Man's Sky Beyond promises dramatic changes to multiplayer this summer Battlefield 5 - Official Firestorm Trailer (Battle Royale) Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock expands with campaign DLC and battle chatter Gwent’s first expansion introduces characters from The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine The Culling is shutting down Google Stadia is the new streaming gaming platform from Google Google announces new first-party game studio, led by Jade Raymond Google Stadia Boss Answers (And Dodges) Our Questions Epic Store development roadmap includes achievements, cloud saves and more Epic says it doesn't use Steam data without permission after Reddit accusations DOOM 2016 - Google Stadia Gameplay Valve to remove "off topic" review bombs from Steam user scores Valve Removes Over 100 Steam Tributes To Suspected New Zealand Shooter Valve doesn't sound too happy about the Epic Store copying Steam data BioWare Community Manager Says Hostile Replies Make Developers Less Likely To Engage Axiom Verge Developer And Distributor Say Its Publisher Owes Them Over $250,000 PUBG Mobile banned in several Indian cities Esports News Old School Halo Crashes SXSW This Weekend In $100,000 Tournament Overwatch League Teams Share Plans And Concerns About Moving To Their Home Cities In 2020 Smash Bros. Player Leaves Pivotal Tournament Match After Getting Frustrated With Audience Member The Problem of Toxicity in Esports (and Two Solutions) EA creates high-end competitive gaming broadcast studio Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Breaking the internet: The story of EverQuest, the MMO that changed everything Looking back at the researchers who tried to understand EverQuest How it feels to release an indie game in 2019 The co-creator of Dwarf Fortress is getting older, but his work remains unfinished How one teen on DeviantArt sparked lifelong dating sim obsessions Nintendo at 130: 'It’s on us to create that wow moment for players' Snoop Dogg is Banned—The Community That Reinvented 'Def Jam: Fight for NY' Giving Workers Equal Power Isn't Radical. This Studio's Done It For Years Interview: Reflecting on five years with five members of Red Dead Redemption 2’s cast How language shapes the way we play Community management post-Christchurch massacre | Opinion Meet the sound designer going to great lengths to capture sounds for games The Division 2 and the Severing of Politics from Video Games The story behind Rebirth, The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind mod nine years in the making Ace Combat 7 Began Development In Late 2017 After A False Start, And Here’s The Explanation Apex Legends is a game-changing multiplayer experience for women What Red Dead Redemption 2 gets right about having a terminal disease “There But For the Grace of Games, Go I,” by Ed Smith The train is the best character in Metro Exodus The impossible year-long plan to destroy EVE Online’s deadliest fortress Judaism and Whiteness in Wolfenstein The World Design of Metroid Prime | Boss Keys The making of Revenge of Shinobi & Streets of Rage Mount Wario's Dynamically Developing Music A Review of Devil May Cry 5 Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Black jackets, sunglasses, and radical accountability as a worker co-op
  4. Completed: Devil May Cry 5 Platform: PC The fun over the top moments series is known for (though toned down from 3 and 4). With combat that is at it's best when you aren't always thinking about the easiest or most efficient way to do something but instead embrace the more chaotic nature of the game while trying to do what is the most fun and making the most out of the large number of options. Three playable characters that are all fun and different to play. The camera can make it hard to see at times but you are given a few options to change how it works, Lady and Trish contribute nothing and are only there to remind you they exist and to be nude at some point. Most of the environments are pretty dull, don't enhance the combat experience or add anything fun to do, and levels might repeat the same environment or very similar ones. Kind of a dull (gameplay wise) and sudden ending.
  5. This Week In Gaming 3-12-19

    Michael Saba discusses the counterculture of Doom and how the people who make games are treated, Reid McCarter writes about consumption and the reductive discourse surrounding games like Anthem when the focus is on mechanics and amount of content rather than if what there is to do is worthwhile in the first place, Scott Strichart discusses taking localization in games to the next level with Yakuza Judgment, previews of Days Gone and Sekiro, Jessica Roy tells how SimCity inspired a generation of city planners, The Game Overanalyser examines the design philosophies of famous developers, Noclip speaks with the developers of Mortal Kombat, Phoenix Point gets year exclusivity to Epic store and year of free DLC to backers, Valve lays off VR focused employees and ends contract with Artifact creator Richard Garfield, 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) “We insist that they are not zombies” – we talk to Bend Studios about PS4 zombie game, Days Gone I’ve changed my mind about Days Gone Days Gone Is "Going To Surprise A Lot Of People" Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice gameplay | 19 minutes of stealth and swordplay 9 Details You Need to Know Before Playing Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice | Launch Trailer | PS4 'Sekiro' Makes Me Feel Unstoppable (Even When I'm Dying) Judgment - Features Trailer: English | PS4 Judgment Launches June 25, How the Yakuza Spinoff Reinvents Localization Cyberpunk 2077 development 'is far from over' To The Moon Developer Freebird Games’ Next Title Is Imposter Factory Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Dong Zhuo Let's Play Sun Jian Start Position Spotlight - Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Shenmue 3 has a new combat-heavy trailer The Sinking City delayed to June 27 94 Rapid-Fire Questions About Control Every Supernatural Ability In Remedy's Control Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Coming To PC, Adds Halo: Reach 343 Wants People To Stop Sending Them Pizza Rage 2 trailer shows how weapons and combos turn you into a superhero Ready or Not [Gameplay || Preorder Trailer] Someday You’ll Return How Chaosbane streamlines Warhammer and Diablo for a modern audience Nanotale is an RPG in which you kill enemies by typing, out later this year The Case of the Invisible Wizard is a forthcoming frog detective adventure Mortal Kombat 11 - Official Cassie Cage Reveal Trailer Phoenix Point Epic Games Store Announcement Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is an old-school shooter from Quake scene vets Tactical Breach Wizards defenestrates by the book in new footage One Piece World Seeker - Opening Cinematic Trailer | PS4 Original Diablo, Warcraft to be made available digitally for the first time Devil May Cry 5 Looks to Be Getting a New Playable Character in the Bloody Palace Update Ni no Kuni II’s New Trailer Shows What Awaits In The Tale Of A Timeless Tome DLC Battlefield 5 battle royale: Everything we know about Firestorm Over 355,000 Apex Legends cheaters have been banned Steam's 'Popular Upcoming Releases' Section Is Easy To Manipulate Rape Day prompts call for UK government review Valve Lays Off Parts of VR Team, Denies Change in Direction Screw Steam (The Jimquisition) Tim Sweeney: Storefront battle will be won with developer support Vivendi sells remaining Ubisoft shares, closing book on hostile takeover Teenagers Say EA Brushed Off Reports Of Sexual Harassment By Sims Influencer Concern for Artifact as Magic: the Gathering creator leaves Valve amid layoffs Lawsuits over Fortnite’s dance emotes hit a legal snag EA will skip E3 press conference this year PlayStation | Balance for Better - Celebrating International Women's Day 2019 RIP Susan Cantplayit The Influencer is dead. Long live the influencer Esports News Konami building esports centre in downtown Tokyo Tekken World Tour Announces Drastic Improvements For 2019 At Katowice, 20-year-old Serral took a shot at becoming the greatest StarCraft 2 pro of all time Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Space Haven Space Haven - Alpha Preview Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) “Consuming the World,” by Reid McCarter ASSASSIN’S CREED II Building a better world through games From video game to day job: How ‘SimCity’ inspired a generation of city planners Insisting The Division 2 is apolitical while marketing it with overtly political messages is some grade-A bullshit Why you should almost always localize your games Dev Zine Hennig: "Things are clearly not working the way they used to" How Failbetter Games devised Sunless Skies' facets progression system The eyes have it: Creating believable digital humans It's Okay To Stop Playing How sci-fi game worlds take on capitalist promises of success How God of War's World Serpent Got Its Voice This dress for ‘female gamers’ isn’t going over well How a chummy 'blitz spirit' keeps Metro Exodus from falling apart Beat It Exploring Falmouth and the naval history behind Return of the Obra Dinn The weird world of bootleg Pokémon games on PC Elite’s Distant Worlds 2 expedition: Building a starbase in the center of the Milky Way Designing Mortal Kombat Fatalities with Ed Boon The Design Behind the Constant Reinvention of Mortal Kombat DOOM Eternal, Counterculture, and How We Talk About Labor The New Queer Tropes In Video Games Series Is Tired, But Sadly, Still Relevant The Design Philosophy of Famous Game Designers | Sid Meier, Will Wright, Miyamoto and Kojima Metro 2033 & Last Light... Years Later Why People Love Shadow of the Collosus so Much Here's how Breath of the Wild looks on PC without cel-shading
  6. Michael Saba discusses the counterculture of Doom and how the people who make games are treated, Reid McCarter writes about consumption and the reductive discourse surrounding games like Anthem when the focus is on mechanics and amount of content rather than if what there is to do is worthwhile in the first place, Scott Strichart discusses taking localization in games to the next level with Yakuza Judgment, previews of Days Gone and Sekiro, Jessica Roy tells how SimCity inspired a generation of city planners, The Game Overanalyser examines the design philosophies of famous developers, Noclip speaks with the developers of Mortal Kombat, Phoenix Point gets year exclusivity to Epic store and year of free DLC to backers, Valve lays off VR focused employees and ends contract with Artifact creator Richard Garfield, 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) “We insist that they are not zombies” – we talk to Bend Studios about PS4 zombie game, Days Gone I’ve changed my mind about Days Gone Days Gone Is "Going To Surprise A Lot Of People" Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice gameplay | 19 minutes of stealth and swordplay 9 Details You Need to Know Before Playing Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice | Launch Trailer | PS4 'Sekiro' Makes Me Feel Unstoppable (Even When I'm Dying) Judgment - Features Trailer: English | PS4 Judgment Launches June 25, How the Yakuza Spinoff Reinvents Localization Cyberpunk 2077 development 'is far from over' To The Moon Developer Freebird Games’ Next Title Is Imposter Factory Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Dong Zhuo Let's Play Sun Jian Start Position Spotlight - Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Shenmue 3 has a new combat-heavy trailer The Sinking City delayed to June 27 94 Rapid-Fire Questions About Control Every Supernatural Ability In Remedy's Control Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Coming To PC, Adds Halo: Reach 343 Wants People To Stop Sending Them Pizza Rage 2 trailer shows how weapons and combos turn you into a superhero Ready or Not [Gameplay || Preorder Trailer] Someday You’ll Return How Chaosbane streamlines Warhammer and Diablo for a modern audience Nanotale is an RPG in which you kill enemies by typing, out later this year The Case of the Invisible Wizard is a forthcoming frog detective adventure Mortal Kombat 11 - Official Cassie Cage Reveal Trailer Phoenix Point Epic Games Store Announcement Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is an old-school shooter from Quake scene vets Tactical Breach Wizards defenestrates by the book in new footage One Piece World Seeker - Opening Cinematic Trailer | PS4 Original Diablo, Warcraft to be made available digitally for the first time Devil May Cry 5 Looks to Be Getting a New Playable Character in the Bloody Palace Update Ni no Kuni II’s New Trailer Shows What Awaits In The Tale Of A Timeless Tome DLC Battlefield 5 battle royale: Everything we know about Firestorm Over 355,000 Apex Legends cheaters have been banned Steam's 'Popular Upcoming Releases' Section Is Easy To Manipulate Rape Day prompts call for UK government review Valve Lays Off Parts of VR Team, Denies Change in Direction Screw Steam (The Jimquisition) Tim Sweeney: Storefront battle will be won with developer support Vivendi sells remaining Ubisoft shares, closing book on hostile takeover Teenagers Say EA Brushed Off Reports Of Sexual Harassment By Sims Influencer Concern for Artifact as Magic: the Gathering creator leaves Valve amid layoffs Lawsuits over Fortnite’s dance emotes hit a legal snag EA will skip E3 press conference this year PlayStation | Balance for Better - Celebrating International Women's Day 2019 RIP Susan Cantplayit The Influencer is dead. Long live the influencer Esports News Konami building esports centre in downtown Tokyo Tekken World Tour Announces Drastic Improvements For 2019 At Katowice, 20-year-old Serral took a shot at becoming the greatest StarCraft 2 pro of all time Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Space Haven Space Haven - Alpha Preview Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) “Consuming the World,” by Reid McCarter ASSASSIN’S CREED II Building a better world through games From video game to day job: How ‘SimCity’ inspired a generation of city planners Insisting The Division 2 is apolitical while marketing it with overtly political messages is some grade-A bullshit Why you should almost always localize your games Dev Zine Hennig: "Things are clearly not working the way they used to" How Failbetter Games devised Sunless Skies' facets progression system The eyes have it: Creating believable digital humans It's Okay To Stop Playing How sci-fi game worlds take on capitalist promises of success How God of War's World Serpent Got Its Voice This dress for ‘female gamers’ isn’t going over well How a chummy 'blitz spirit' keeps Metro Exodus from falling apart Beat It Exploring Falmouth and the naval history behind Return of the Obra Dinn The weird world of bootleg Pokémon games on PC Elite’s Distant Worlds 2 expedition: Building a starbase in the center of the Milky Way Designing Mortal Kombat Fatalities with Ed Boon The Design Behind the Constant Reinvention of Mortal Kombat DOOM Eternal, Counterculture, and How We Talk About Labor The New Queer Tropes In Video Games Series Is Tired, But Sadly, Still Relevant The Design Philosophy of Famous Game Designers | Sid Meier, Will Wright, Miyamoto and Kojima Metro 2033 & Last Light... Years Later Why People Love Shadow of the Collosus so Much Here's how Breath of the Wild looks on PC without cel-shading
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  9. Completed: Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Platform: PC Makes the good decision to not directly continue from the other games/anime, which would have likely made them much more convoluted as well likely undoing any kind of ending offered by the other games/anime. Has the amusing moments and some good character and trial twists the series is known for. With a theme focused on the real antagonists being the world/players wanting to feel the hope theme of past games through watching character struggles and perseverance through death and pain, and likely the developers wanting to do something new after constant requests for more sequels. If they never make another Danganronpa game, this was the best way to end it. More characters that are just dull or unlikable compared to past games, with me being happy to see about five of them in a row die, mechanically nothing has improved investigation or character interaction wise and every new type of trial segment is awful, either just being awkward, long and boring, or so easy it requires no real thought. The new feature of being able to turn clues into lies works thematically but is almost never used and when it is you are pretty much directly told to do it, stopping it from really adding anything to all but the final trial proceeding.
  10. This Week In Gaming 3-5-19

    Catherine DeSpira on the physical impressions left on Pac-Man cabinets and how they tell the story of how the game was really played, Christine Brownell discusses surviving a game industry layoff while Katie Chironis explains why making games for a living is to be in constant fear of losing your job, RagnarRox video on Eastshade explores the value of rejecting design conventions to focus on your game's emotional message, Stop Skeletons From Fighting looks at game translations and localizations, Kyle Thompson looks at the ideology of the Front Mission series, Elizabeth Ballou on the The Rise And Fall Of The Frag Dolls, Lilly covers how Metal Gear Rising deals with the theme of justice and what is learned through Raiden's rivalry with Jetstream Sam, Noclip tells the story of the struggles faced by the developers of Astroneer, Activision Blizzard tells investors cut jobs could negatively impact business, 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) WARSAW Unites an RPG, Tactics, and Strong Emotions in Announcement Trailer Barotrauma is part Subnautica, part FTL, and all Gong Show Star Renegades is a 'tactical strategy rogue-lite RPG' about a rebellion that won't quit Johnny Cage returns in Mortal Kombat 11, looks different Tamashii is an aggressively unsettling horror platformer Yakuza Spinoff Judgment Gets Firm Western Release Date Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield - Official Reveal Trailer Star Citizen’s sign language emotes revolutionise disabled KOTOR 2 designer Chris Avellone has been working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Epic Games store nabs Shakedown: Hawaii as a timed PC exclusive Exclusive Division 2 Interviews with Julian Gerighty and Chad Chatterton Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Official Launch Trailer | Ubisoft [NA] The Sinking City - Gameplay Trailer Obsidian's CEO On Microsoft And The Outer Worlds' Future Answering The Outer Worlds' Lingering Questions Zheng Jiang Start Position Spotlight - Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Ma Teng Live Let's Play PART 1 Recompile digitises the Metroidvania genre next year Curious Expedition 2 announced for consoles and PC; Curious Expedition coming to consoles in 2019 Zanki Zero Shows Off Clione, Charge Attacks, And Dozens Of Deaths In New Trailer Devil May Cry 5 Final Trailer Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince | Announcement trailer Watch survival RPG Outward's 'ritualistic' spellcasting in action MLB The Show 19 - New Improvements And Updates Feature Lord Drakkon Is Coming To Conquer Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid GTFO gets a spring release target, new gameplay God’s Trigger is basically co-op Hotline Miami, and it’s out next month No objections – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy hits PC in April Vermintide 2’s Winds of Magic expansion unleashes the Beastmen this summer Anthem Players Say The Game Is Shutting Down And Even Sometimes Bricking Their PS4s EA asks for help to diagnose Anthem's alarming PS4 crashes Two Point Hospital’s Pebberley Island DLC takes you on a quest for immortality Grim Dawn: Forgotten Gods trailer showcases a scorched desert game world Lawsuit says Fortnite’s Llamas are ‘predatory’ Overkill's The Walking Dead removed from Steam Activision Blizzard: 800 job cuts could “negatively impact” our business THQ Nordic CEO apologizes for company’s 8chan event THQ Nordic's 'Apology' Over 8chan Incident Isn't Worthy of Forgiveness The Industry Refuses To Hold Itself Accountable And THQ Nordic Proves It The Social Shitshow Cycle (The Jimquisition) Night in the Woods creators form worker cooperative The Glory Society Framed developer opens new studio, MayDay Dear Villagers: "We're trying to find the best indie games that could be AA" Esports News Under Night In-Birth’s Evo invite is a long time coming Astralis continues to dominate with an IEM Katowice CS:GO win, but serious competition is on the rise Not to Be Underestimated: The Rise of Esports in the Middle East Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Finding a New Path: How I Survived a Game Industry Layoff Making games for a living means being in constant fear of losing your job The Rise And Fall Of The Frag Dolls, A Group That Blazed Trails For Women In Gaming Full crunch, no crunch, self-crunch: One developer's career and going solo What It's Like To Write About Race And Video Games Supergiant's Greg Kasavin on Hades, Epic Games Store, and the Beauty of Democratized Game Development The devil within: Hideaki Itsuno on 25 years at Capcom Smash Bros. Creator Masahiro Sakurai Works Too Damn Hard Closing the gender gap in the tech industry How the Front Mission Series Anticipated, Then Fell Behind, a Dark Future And Besides, This Isn’t My Sword 'Kingdom Hearts III' Has Great Storytelling, No Matter How Silly the Tale The inspirations for The Witcher 3’s monsters: a bestiary History Respawned: Far Cry 2 Eastshade: The Value of Rejecting Conventions The Brutal Joy of Ganondorf Why Synergies are the Secret to Slay the Spire’s Fun | Game Maker’s Toolkit An Examination of Resident Evil 2's Mr. X The Untold Story Behind Astroneer's Difficult Development The History of Metro: Last Light Capcom: How the West was Worse [SSFF] Plants vs Zombies: The Story of George Fan The Origins Of Command & Conquer With Louis Castle Breath of the Wild Review toco toco - Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil 2 Remake Directors special Things I Missed From Previous Weeks PAC-MAN: THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW WE REALLY PLAYED THE GAME Pode and The Zeigarnik Effect | Psych of Play The story behind Dead Cells - Motion Twin | Levels
  11. Catherine DeSpira on the physical impressions left on Pac-Man cabinets and how they tell the story of how the game was really played, Christine Brownell discusses surviving a game industry layoff while Katie Chironis explains why making games for a living is to be in constant fear of losing your job, RagnarRox video on Eastshade explores the value of rejecting design conventions to focus on your game's emotional message, Stop Skeletons From Fighting looks at game translations and localizations, Kyle Thompson looks at the ideology of the Front Mission series, Elizabeth Ballou on the The Rise And Fall Of The Frag Dolls, Lilly covers how Metal Gear Rising deals with the theme of justice and what is learned through Raiden's rivalry with Jetstream Sam, Noclip tells the story of the struggles faced by the developers of Astroneer, Activision Blizzard tells investors cut jobs could negatively impact business, 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) WARSAW Unites an RPG, Tactics, and Strong Emotions in Announcement Trailer Barotrauma is part Subnautica, part FTL, and all Gong Show Star Renegades is a 'tactical strategy rogue-lite RPG' about a rebellion that won't quit Johnny Cage returns in Mortal Kombat 11, looks different Tamashii is an aggressively unsettling horror platformer Yakuza Spinoff Judgment Gets Firm Western Release Date Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield - Official Reveal Trailer Star Citizen’s sign language emotes revolutionise disabled KOTOR 2 designer Chris Avellone has been working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Epic Games store nabs Shakedown: Hawaii as a timed PC exclusive Exclusive Division 2 Interviews with Julian Gerighty and Chad Chatterton Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Official Launch Trailer | Ubisoft [NA] The Sinking City - Gameplay Trailer Obsidian's CEO On Microsoft And The Outer Worlds' Future Answering The Outer Worlds' Lingering Questions Zheng Jiang Start Position Spotlight - Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Ma Teng Live Let's Play PART 1 Recompile digitises the Metroidvania genre next year Curious Expedition 2 announced for consoles and PC; Curious Expedition coming to consoles in 2019 Zanki Zero Shows Off Clione, Charge Attacks, And Dozens Of Deaths In New Trailer Devil May Cry 5 Final Trailer Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince | Announcement trailer Watch survival RPG Outward's 'ritualistic' spellcasting in action MLB The Show 19 - New Improvements And Updates Feature Lord Drakkon Is Coming To Conquer Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid GTFO gets a spring release target, new gameplay God’s Trigger is basically co-op Hotline Miami, and it’s out next month No objections – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy hits PC in April Vermintide 2’s Winds of Magic expansion unleashes the Beastmen this summer Anthem Players Say The Game Is Shutting Down And Even Sometimes Bricking Their PS4s EA asks for help to diagnose Anthem's alarming PS4 crashes Two Point Hospital’s Pebberley Island DLC takes you on a quest for immortality Grim Dawn: Forgotten Gods trailer showcases a scorched desert game world Lawsuit says Fortnite’s Llamas are ‘predatory’ Overkill's The Walking Dead removed from Steam Activision Blizzard: 800 job cuts could “negatively impact” our business THQ Nordic CEO apologizes for company’s 8chan event THQ Nordic's 'Apology' Over 8chan Incident Isn't Worthy of Forgiveness The Industry Refuses To Hold Itself Accountable And THQ Nordic Proves It The Social Shitshow Cycle (The Jimquisition) Night in the Woods creators form worker cooperative The Glory Society Framed developer opens new studio, MayDay Dear Villagers: "We're trying to find the best indie games that could be AA" Esports News Under Night In-Birth’s Evo invite is a long time coming Astralis continues to dominate with an IEM Katowice CS:GO win, but serious competition is on the rise Not to Be Underestimated: The Rise of Esports in the Middle East Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Finding a New Path: How I Survived a Game Industry Layoff Making games for a living means being in constant fear of losing your job The Rise And Fall Of The Frag Dolls, A Group That Blazed Trails For Women In Gaming Full crunch, no crunch, self-crunch: One developer's career and going solo What It's Like To Write About Race And Video Games Supergiant's Greg Kasavin on Hades, Epic Games Store, and the Beauty of Democratized Game Development The devil within: Hideaki Itsuno on 25 years at Capcom Smash Bros. Creator Masahiro Sakurai Works Too Damn Hard Closing the gender gap in the tech industry How the Front Mission Series Anticipated, Then Fell Behind, a Dark Future And Besides, This Isn’t My Sword 'Kingdom Hearts III' Has Great Storytelling, No Matter How Silly the Tale The inspirations for The Witcher 3’s monsters: a bestiary History Respawned: Far Cry 2 Eastshade: The Value of Rejecting Conventions The Brutal Joy of Ganondorf Why Synergies are the Secret to Slay the Spire’s Fun | Game Maker’s Toolkit An Examination of Resident Evil 2's Mr. X The Untold Story Behind Astroneer's Difficult Development The History of Metro: Last Light Capcom: How the West was Worse [SSFF] Plants vs Zombies: The Story of George Fan The Origins Of Command & Conquer With Louis Castle Breath of the Wild Review toco toco - Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil 2 Remake Directors special Things I Missed From Previous Weeks PAC-MAN: THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW WE REALLY PLAYED THE GAME Pode and The Zeigarnik Effect | Psych of Play The story behind Dead Cells - Motion Twin | Levels
  12. He and Shagger were banned after a build up of years of different issues followed by more recent actions on the PS4 community, Discord, and follow up messages.
  13. This Week In Gaming 2-26-19

    Yaz Minsky discusses the history of Alpha Centauri, how it won its designers independence, how its factions and mechanics tell its story, and what those factions says about the politics and philosophy during the time of its creation. Blake Hester reports on the early days of Rockstar San Diego and the history of their missing game Agent, Austin Wood talks to developers about the issues big online games have at launch and what causes them, Bowser is the new president of Nintendo of America, Video Game Story Time on the legacy of Reggie Fils-Aime, Westwood Studios co-founder on how Tiberian Sun Solved Pathfinding, layoffs at ArenaNet and an EA studio, GOG layoffs and pricing changes over financial pressure, THQ Nordic thought AMA on site frequently tied to harassment and child pornography was a good idea, Ethel's thoughts on identifying with the characters of Night in the Woods and seeing yourself in the media you consume compared to stories focused on escapism, 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) Age of Wonders is mining new opportunities with Planetfall’s shift to science fiction Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a weird sci-fi toy box with strong tactical battles Creating The Dark Comedy In Obsidian's The Outer Worlds Inside The Development History Of The Outer Worlds Death Mark, a horror game released last year for the PS4, is coming to Steam 14 minutes of Left Alive gameplay does not make a particularly good impression Watch 10 minutes of gameplay from The Occupation, the upcoming journo thriller Starpoint Gemini 3 will bring us more singleplayer space combat this year Close To The Sun is a horror game that's definitely not BioShock with Tesla Umihara Kawase Fresh! ‘Sky World’ trailer, screenshots Fate/Extella LINK - Launch Date Announcement Trailer | PS4 Ubisoft replacing Assassin's Creed Odyssey's controversial DLC ending tomorrow Dead Cells' massive free Rise of the Giant DLC gets an airing in new video Overwatch reveals its newest hero, the support soldier Baptiste BioWare reveals more of Anthem's 90-day roadmap, commits to 'lots of work ahead' Microsoft unveils HoloLens 2, promises greater mixed reality immersion Phil Spencer talks Microsoft's new studios and its commitment to PC gaming in 2019 Guild Wars 2 Developer ArenaNet Plans For Mass Layoffs EA's Australian Studio Hit By Massive Layoffs FireMonkeys Layoffs Show Urgent Need for Game Workers to Have a Voice Facing Financial Pressures, GOG Quietly Lays Off At Least A Dozen Staff GOG is ending its Fair Price Package so it can give devs a larger cut THQ Nordic Held Q&A on a Website Banned for Suspected Child Pornography Christofer Sundberg departs Avalanche Reggie Fils-Aime to retire, Doug Bowser named Nintendo of America president The Inclusive Legacy of Reggie Fils-Aime EA and Activision Blizzard CEOs featured in 'The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs' report The Metro Exodus Steam page is getting bombed… with positive reviews Players Say Goodbye As Old Sega Headquarters Finally Sold Off For Eventual Reconstruction FTC to hold a public workshop on loot box concerns this year Chinese users review-bomb Steam horror hit Devotion over Xi Jinping Winnie the Pooh meme reference Devotion disappears from Steam after Chinese Pooh furore Brexit: Fear, Uncertainty Dominate UK Video Games Industry Esports News The Shanghai Dragons finally secure their first Overwatch League victory What Winning Means for an Esports Team Whose Identity Was Losing Evo Japan Champion Gets To Keep His Prize Money Despite Japan's Confusing Laws Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Agent before Agent, a lost Rockstar San Diego project "It's just impossible": Devs explain why big online games always seem to break at launch Saved, But Not Forgotten THE STANLEY PARABLE For Gamers With Disabilities, Creative Controllers Open Worlds How one gamer relearnt how to play after a shooting left him blind Racism, misogyny, death threats: Why can’t the booming video-game industry curb toxicity? HOW LOOT BOXES HOOKED GAMERS AND LEFT REGULATORS SPINNING Game Designers Aerodynamics of Just Cause 4 Borderlands Developer Gearbox Was Almost Chosen For Halo 4 What videogame maps can tell us about their worlds 343 Industries Boss Bonnie Ross on Her Long Career at Microsoft and Avoiding Crunch on Halo Infinite Super Mario RPG's Japanese Version Is Full Of Anime Tributes Not Your Enemy – Family Dynamics and the Disappointing Adult in JRPGs Slay the Spire and Into the Breach’s greatest trick is that they hide nothing from you Years In the Woods Final Fantasy 8 redefined the series' relationship with fantasy The Yakuza Series Treats The Homeless With Empathy And Respect The Idea of a "Good Ending" Is One of the Bleakest Parts of 'Metro Exodus' Why There Will Never Be a Good Lord of the Rings Video Game Sid Meier at the End of History: the Philosophy and Politics of Alpha Centauri The Chaos of Patching Hades - Developing Hell #02 Retrohistories: The First Game Over Resident Evil 2 vs. Resident Evil 2 Remake How DOOM became DUSK How Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Solved Pathfinding | War Stories | Ars Technica Talking to Just Cause 4's Game Director about the Evolution of the Grappling Hook CrossCode Review | A Hidden Gem How Football Manager helped a goalkeeper score for his country Aladdin Deck Enhancer | Gaming Historian
  14. Yaz Minsky discusses the history of Alpha Centauri, how it won its designers independence, how its factions and mechanics tell its story, and what those factions says about the politics and philosophy during the time of its creation and now. Blake Hester reports on the early days of Rockstar San Diego and the history of their missing game Agent, Austin Wood talks to developers about the issues big online games have at launch and what causes them, Bowser is the new president of Nintendo of America, Westwood Studios co-founder on how Tiberian Sun Solved Pathfinding, Video Game Story Time on the The Inclusive Legacy of Reggie Fils-Aime, layoffs at ArenaNet and an EA studio, GOG layoffs and pricing changes over financial pressure, THQ Nordic thought AMA on site frequently tied to industry harassment and child pornography was a good idea, Ethel's thoughts on identifying with the characters of Night in the Woods and seeing yourself in the media you consume compared to stories focused on escapism, 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) Age of Wonders is mining new opportunities with Planetfall’s shift to science fiction Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a weird sci-fi toy box with strong tactical battles Creating The Dark Comedy In Obsidian's The Outer Worlds Inside The Development History Of The Outer Worlds Death Mark, a horror game released last year for the PS4, is coming to Steam 14 minutes of Left Alive gameplay does not make a particularly good impression Watch 10 minutes of gameplay from The Occupation, the upcoming journo thriller Starpoint Gemini 3 will bring us more singleplayer space combat this year Close To The Sun is a horror game that's definitely not BioShock with Tesla Umihara Kawase Fresh! ‘Sky World’ trailer, screenshots Fate/Extella LINK - Launch Date Announcement Trailer | PS4 Ubisoft replacing Assassin's Creed Odyssey's controversial DLC ending tomorrow Dead Cells' massive free Rise of the Giant DLC gets an airing in new video Overwatch reveals its newest hero, the support soldier Baptiste BioWare reveals more of Anthem's 90-day roadmap, commits to 'lots of work ahead' Microsoft unveils HoloLens 2, promises greater mixed reality immersion Phil Spencer talks Microsoft's new studios and its commitment to PC gaming in 2019 Guild Wars 2 Developer ArenaNet Plans For Mass Layoffs EA's Australian Studio Hit By Massive Layoffs FireMonkeys Layoffs Show Urgent Need for Game Workers to Have a Voice Facing Financial Pressures, GOG Quietly Lays Off At Least A Dozen Staff GOG is ending its Fair Price Package so it can give devs a larger cut THQ Nordic Held Q&A on a Website Banned for Suspected Child Pornography Christofer Sundberg departs Avalanche Reggie Fils-Aime to retire, Doug Bowser named Nintendo of America president The Inclusive Legacy of Reggie Fils-Aime EA and Activision Blizzard CEOs featured in 'The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs' report The Metro Exodus Steam page is getting bombed… with positive reviews Players Say Goodbye As Old Sega Headquarters Finally Sold Off For Eventual Reconstruction FTC to hold a public workshop on loot box concerns this year Chinese users review-bomb Steam horror hit Devotion over Xi Jinping Winnie the Pooh meme reference Devotion disappears from Steam after Chinese Pooh furore Brexit: Fear, Uncertainty Dominate UK Video Games Industry Esports News The Shanghai Dragons finally secure their first Overwatch League victory What Winning Means for an Esports Team Whose Identity Was Losing Evo Japan Champion Gets To Keep His Prize Money Despite Japan's Confusing Laws Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Agent before Agent, a lost Rockstar San Diego project "It's just impossible": Devs explain why big online games always seem to break at launch Saved, But Not Forgotten THE STANLEY PARABLE For Gamers With Disabilities, Creative Controllers Open Worlds How one gamer relearnt how to play after a shooting left him blind Racism, misogyny, death threats: Why can’t the booming video-game industry curb toxicity? HOW LOOT BOXES HOOKED GAMERS AND LEFT REGULATORS SPINNING Game Designers Aerodynamics of Just Cause 4 Borderlands Developer Gearbox Was Almost Chosen For Halo 4 What videogame maps can tell us about their worlds 343 Industries Boss Bonnie Ross on Her Long Career at Microsoft and Avoiding Crunch on Halo Infinite Super Mario RPG's Japanese Version Is Full Of Anime Tributes Not Your Enemy – Family Dynamics and the Disappointing Adult in JRPGs Slay the Spire and Into the Breach’s greatest trick is that they hide nothing from you Years In the Woods Final Fantasy 8 redefined the series' relationship with fantasy The Yakuza Series Treats The Homeless With Empathy And Respect The Idea of a "Good Ending" Is One of the Bleakest Parts of 'Metro Exodus' Why There Will Never Be a Good Lord of the Rings Video Game Sid Meier at the End of History: the Philosophy and Politics of Alpha Centauri The Chaos of Patching Hades - Developing Hell #02 Retrohistories: The First Game Over Resident Evil 2 vs. Resident Evil 2 Remake How DOOM became DUSK How Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Solved Pathfinding | War Stories | Ars Technica Talking to Just Cause 4's Game Director about the Evolution of the Grappling Hook CrossCode Review | A Hidden Gem How Football Manager helped a goalkeeper score for his country Aladdin Deck Enhancer | Gaming Historian
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