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  1. This Week In Gaming 5-21-19

    Noclip talks to former Telltale employees about the highs and lows of the studio, Ian Boudreau plays Project Hospital with a hospital director and finds that the game helps him understand the broken US healthcare system, Cool Ghosts return with new episode in their dead guys watching TV and reflecting on games series, CaseyExplosion and Dominic Tarason give thoughts on why the Epic Store sale can draw both anger and support from devs and what creating a successful store in this climate involves, Gwen Frey shares how Epic Store deal stopped her from having to sell to a publisher and how they promoted her work, Jacob Geller discusses the attacks faced by modern and experimental art both in videos games and in the wider art world, Liam Triforce looks at the Half Life series to see why it deserves to be revered and remembered, Kimimi's analysis of how Devil May Cry 5's final boss avoids typical tropes and how it focuses on the personalities of the cast, 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) Signs of the Sojourner is a card game with chats instead of battles Roadwarden is an upcoming wilderness exploration interactive fiction, with a demo out now System Shock 3 ‘has a lot of interest from publishers’ Mech strategy Phantom Brigade has a new combat system that lets you peer into the future Clan Introduction - Toreador - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 George R.R. Martin: “I’ve consulted on a video game out of Japan” The Full Story Behind Marvel Heroes' Development Persona Q2 Has Me In An Extremely Fun Feedback Loop Until Dawn dev's new nautical horror Man of Medan gets an August release date Codemasters reveals an all-new Grid Sources: Call of Duty 2020 In Upheaval As Treyarch Takes Over, Plans Black Ops 5 Lords of the Fallen 2 studios fall out over quality of work, one leaves project Lords Of The Fallen 2 drops new devs Defiant Studios Conglomerate 451 brings cyberpunk dungeon crawling to early access next week Fade to Silence’s antagonist is a Lovecraftian GLaDOS that wants to see you fail Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Liu Bei Launch Trailer [PEGI UK] Total War: Three Kingdom’s ‘Chapter Packs’ DLC will advance your hero’s story Rainbow Six Siege Phantom Sight release date – all the latest details Metro Exodus expansions will tell the tales of a lost colonel and an American survivor Epic launches its own version of the Steam summer sale Hades’ Epic Games store price hike “stemmed from a miscommunication” Hades pricing and the Epic Mega Sale "I Was Saved By an [Epic Games Store] Exclusivity Deal," Says Indie Dev Steam user scores boost a game’s store placement – mixed is 500% better than negative Valve lets players avoid toxic people in DOTA 2, charges for the privilege CD Projekt promises less crunch on Cyberpunk 2077 than The Witcher 3 Sony and Microsoft to explore strategic partnership Report: Microsoft And Sony's Cloud Gaming Collaboration Caught The PlayStation Team By Surprise Xbox boss Phil Spencer pledges improved safety and inclusivity in online games Riot Games stands firm against walkout employees' demands Riot Walkout Organizers Release Statement Saying They're "Disappointed" By Company's Decision on Forced Arbitration Indie Developer Accused Of Plagiarism Says It Was An 'Intentional' Reference Tencent acquires Sharkmob Nippon Ichi Software reportedly unable to pay staff after Disgaea RPG teething problems Unity slammed over engine features supporting the gambling industry China is the next battleground for Epic and Steam, but why haven't they been banned? U.S. Senator Says His Anti-Loot Box Bill Has The Video Game Industry Worried Nintendo to shut down Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem mobile games in Belgium over loot box law fears Sega's Judgment Going Back On Sale In Japan Esports News Losing in slow motion: How it feels to flame out on Hearthstone’s biggest stage LCS demands removal of Echo Fox investor who used racist slur Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Fight To Make Games Accessible For Everyone How to support videogames in 2019 How Final Fantasy IX's Strategy Guide Turned Out So Horrible (And Other Answers From A Veteran Guide Writer) Divinity: Original Sin’s team “love it” when players break the game Top Streamers Said To Earn $50,000 An Hour Playing New Games Why Games Need Better Non-Player Characters Now I’m motivated! ‘Project Hospital’ is A Great Way to Understand Our Broken Healthcare System Heaven’s Vault rewards replays by forcing you to live the theory you’re investigating Persona Can’t Do Women Justice Without Fixing its Conservatism Rage 2 is a fun game that makes me feel like garbage The Lazy Design Aesthetic of Misrepresenting Genetic Conditions Telltale: The Human Stories Behind The Games Who’s Afraid of Modern Art: Vandalism, Video Games, and Fascism Episode 3 Cool Ghosts TIMING - The 12 Principles of Animation - New Frame Plus Building Mario Levels with Machine Learning | AI and Games Alucard's Running Animation How To Make an Indie Game Trailer | Game Maker's Toolkit Half-Life Retrospective | Liam Triforce DAYS GONE COMBO MAD You Need To Play Katana Zero Atmosphere and Motivic Development in Hollow Knight's Soundtrack Mongolia's Video Game Grit Ubisoft’s Accessible Design Workshop | Ubisoft [NA] Suda51 Breaks Down His Iconic Career | Audio Logs How Localizing Return of the Obra Dinn Nearly Sunk the Game | War Stories | Ars Technica BBC GTA Interview Archive Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry WoW Classic
  2. Noclip talks to former Telltale employees about the highs and lows of the studio, Ian Boudreau plays Project Hospital with a hospital director and finds that the game helps him understand the broken US healthcare system, Cool Ghosts returns with new episode in their dead guys watching TV and reflecting on games series, CaseyExplosion and Dominic Tarason give thoughts on why the Epic Store sale can draw both anger and support from devs and what creating a successful store in this climate involves, Gwen Frey shares how Epic Store deal stopped her from having to sell to a publisher and how they promoted her work, Jacob Geller discusses the attacks faced by modern and experimental art both in videos games and in the wider art world, Liam Triforce looks at the Half Life series to see why it deserves to be revered and remembered, Kimimi's analysis of how Devil May Cry 5's final boss avoids typical tropes and how it focuses on the personalities of the cast, My Life in Gaming's documentary on developer M2, 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) Signs of the Sojourner is a card game with chats instead of battles Roadwarden is an upcoming wilderness exploration interactive fiction, with a demo out now System Shock 3 ‘has a lot of interest from publishers’ Mech strategy Phantom Brigade has a new combat system that lets you peer into the future Clan Introduction - Toreador - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 George R.R. Martin: “I’ve consulted on a video game out of Japan” The Full Story Behind Marvel Heroes' Development Persona Q2 Has Me In An Extremely Fun Feedback Loop Until Dawn dev's new nautical horror Man of Medan gets an August release date Codemasters reveals an all-new Grid Sources: Call of Duty 2020 In Upheaval As Treyarch Takes Over, Plans Black Ops 5 Lords of the Fallen 2 studios fall out over quality of work, one leaves project Lords Of The Fallen 2 drops new devs Defiant Studios Conglomerate 451 brings cyberpunk dungeon crawling to early access next week Fade to Silence’s antagonist is a Lovecraftian GLaDOS that wants to see you fail Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Liu Bei Launch Trailer [PEGI UK] Total War: Three Kingdom’s ‘Chapter Packs’ DLC will advance your hero’s story Rainbow Six Siege Phantom Sight release date – all the latest details Metro Exodus expansions will tell the tales of a lost colonel and an American survivor Epic launches its own version of the Steam summer sale Hades’ Epic Games store price hike “stemmed from a miscommunication” Hades pricing and the Epic Mega Sale "I Was Saved By an [Epic Games Store] Exclusivity Deal," Says Indie Dev Steam user scores boost a game’s store placement – mixed is 500% better than negative Valve lets players avoid toxic people in DOTA 2, charges for the privilege CD Projekt promises less crunch on Cyberpunk 2077 than The Witcher 3 Sony and Microsoft to explore strategic partnership Report: Microsoft And Sony's Cloud Gaming Collaboration Caught The PlayStation Team By Surprise Xbox boss Phil Spencer pledges improved safety and inclusivity in online games Riot Games stands firm against walkout employees' demands Riot Walkout Organizers Release Statement Saying They're "Disappointed" By Company's Decision on Forced Arbitration Indie Developer Accused Of Plagiarism Says It Was An 'Intentional' Reference Tencent acquires Sharkmob Nippon Ichi Software reportedly unable to pay staff after Disgaea RPG teething problems Unity slammed over engine features supporting the gambling industry China is the next battleground for Epic and Steam, but why haven't they been banned? U.S. Senator Says His Anti-Loot Box Bill Has The Video Game Industry Worried Nintendo to shut down Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem mobile games in Belgium over loot box law fears Sega's Judgment Going Back On Sale In Japan Esports News Losing in slow motion: How it feels to flame out on Hearthstone’s biggest stage LCS demands removal of Echo Fox investor who used racist slur Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Fight To Make Games Accessible For Everyone How to support videogames in 2019 How Final Fantasy IX's Strategy Guide Turned Out So Horrible (And Other Answers From A Veteran Guide Writer) Divinity: Original Sin’s team “love it” when players break the game Top Streamers Said To Earn $50,000 An Hour Playing New Games Why Games Need Better Non-Player Characters Now I’m motivated! ‘Project Hospital’ is A Great Way to Understand Our Broken Healthcare System Heaven’s Vault rewards replays by forcing you to live the theory you’re investigating Persona Can’t Do Women Justice Without Fixing its Conservatism Rage 2 is a fun game that makes me feel like garbage The Lazy Design Aesthetic of Misrepresenting Genetic Conditions Telltale: The Human Stories Behind The Games Who’s Afraid of Modern Art: Vandalism, Video Games, and Fascism Episode 3 Cool Ghosts TIMING - The 12 Principles of Animation - New Frame Plus Building Mario Levels with Machine Learning | AI and Games Alucard's Running Animation How To Make an Indie Game Trailer | Game Maker's Toolkit Half-Life Retrospective | Liam Triforce DAYS GONE COMBO MAD You Need To Play Katana Zero Atmosphere and Motivic Development in Hollow Knight's Soundtrack Mongolia's Video Game Grit Ubisoft’s Accessible Design Workshop | Ubisoft [NA] Suda51 Breaks Down His Iconic Career | Audio Logs How Localizing Return of the Obra Dinn Nearly Sunk the Game | War Stories | Ars Technica BBC GTA Interview Archive Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry WoW Classic
  3. That's what people said about everyone who has played Batman.
  4. This Week In Gaming 5-14-19

    Game Score Fanfare's new series explores the music of Final Fantasy, Dia Lacina examines the character who meant the most to her in Sekiro and why players respond strongly to From Software's lonely and isolating worlds, Patrick Stafford interviews developers about the dangers of in-game data collection, Joshua Rivera talks to a Mortal Kombat developer about the toll watching and researching violent material can have, Brian Crecente speaks with sources and researches leaked documents to uncover the current state of the ESA, Santa Monica Studio's documentary on the journey to creating God of War, Jody Macgregor on how the player expectation and pressure to constantly update games is harmful to developers and changes how games are talked about, Daryl Talks Games discusses his favorite moment in Twilight Princess and how sadness effects how you play games, Core-A Gaming discusses fighting game mechanics and why button mashing doesn't work, 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) John Wick Hex is an official strategy game heading to the Epic store The Final Fantasy VII Remake Finally Re-Emerges Be A Sugar Glider In Away: Survival Series As expected, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a year-long Epic Store exclusive Square Enix says ‘Project Prelude Rune’ is canceled, and the studio behind it shut down The Surge 2’s cyberpunk city is a concrete playground for its Souls-like combat Wolfenstein: Youngblood’s level design is like Dishonored Predator: Hunting Grounds Coming From Illfonic And Sony Exclusive Hands-On Impressions Of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Exclusive Miles Morales Gameplay - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Exclusive Ms. Marvel Gameplay - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 How Rivalries and Alliances shape the world of Total War: Three Kingdoms Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Multiplayer Campaign Spotlight Building an army in Total War: Three Kingdoms Sun Jian Let's Play PART 1 - Total War: THREE KINGDOMS EVERYTHING in the Yellow Turban Rebellion DLC for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Another Vampire: The Masquerade RPG is Coming From the Developers of The Council An intensely bizarre trailer marks the start of Pathologic 2 preorders Search for your lost daughter after a spacecrash in upcoming Claire De Lune Trine 4 dev diary showcases a return to sidescrolling fairy tales The Legend of Grimrock devs are back with Druidstone, a new tabletop-inspired tactical RPG Blood Bowl 3 is coming next year New, Exclusive Gameplay For Man Of Medan Wandering city-builder Dream Engines lets you float away to escape and find untapped resources Dive into the depths of Koral on May 16 Outer Wilds becomes another Epic Games Store PC exclusive and some backers are not happy 16-player space submarine simulator Barotrauma plunges into early access next month You can’t have human AI comrades in Ghost Recon Breakpoint Ghost Recon Breakpoint is on Epic Games Store and not Steam Ghost Recon Breakpoint Isn't Making Political Statements, Ubisoft Insists Despite Obvious Themes Ghost Recon Bungled Bolivia, So At Least They're Going Somewhere Fictional This Time Warhammer: Chaosbane leans on an army of miniatures, but remains faithful to them New Gameplay Today – Gato Roboto MediEvil Remake Gameplay Trailer - State of Play New Gameplay Today – Code Vein Does Code Vein do enough to distinguish itself from Bloodborne? Monster Hunter: World Iceborne gameplay trailer reveals new elder dragon, Velkhana Titan Quest, first released in 2006, has a new expansion set in Atlantis “What if putting your empire into decline was a fun mechanic?” – developing Stellaris Euro Truck Simulator 2 heads through Transylvania to the Black Sea next Battle Brothers walks the woad to war with Warriors Of The North Rage 2 post-release content includes two expansions, free content and weekly challenges Cities: Skylines Is Going Back To College Pillars of Eternity 2’s turn-based mode gets full release The people who make WWE 2K are making a rival to WWE 2K Epic Games to collect special BAFTA award Bethesda pulls Elder Scrolls tabletop adventure amid plagiarism accusations YouTuber ProJared Accused Of Sexually Soliciting Fans Every Time I Become Aware of a YouTuber It's Because They've Done Something Horrible Labor Wants To Bring Back The Australian Interactive Games Fund With $25 Million Sweden investigating loot boxes U.S. Senator Introduces Bill To Ban Loot Boxes And Pay-To-Win Microtransactions Esports News Thrilling Overwatch League Match Sees Only Undefeated Team Lose Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Monster Prom 2: Holiday Season Fig announces open-ended crowdfunding program Open Access Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Inside the Disarray Facing the Video Game Organization Behind E3 Video Game Industry Association Appoints New President, CEO The dangers of in-game data collection 'I'd Have These Extremely Graphic Dreams': What It's Like To Work On Ultra-Violent Games Like Mortal Kombat 11 The 12 principles of animation in video games The First Video Game Convention Hosted Entirely On Steam How one deaf Overwatch fan is trying to make the game more accessible Fortnite is free, but kids are getting bullied into spending money Former Fortnite UX lead digs into ethical game design Porting Dead Cells to mobile: An in-depth breakdown From 'Putt Putt' to 'Freddi Fish'—How Humongous Entertainment Made Edutainment Fun Zelda: Skyward Sword Speedrunning Has Been Stale For A While, But A New Trick Might Change That How Rainbow Six Siege brings diversity to the military shooter Charting our Emotional Landscapes through Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’s Hanbei The 20 Best Puzzle Games on Itch.io Heaven's Vault Is a Remarkable Exploration of Language and History Katana ZERO Offers Only Excuses The Flare Path: A breath of fresh Aer Us Lovely Corpses The Challenge of Cameras | Game Maker's Toolkit How NBA Jam Revolutionized Cheat Codes − Codex The Best Moment of Twilight Princess | Psych of Play Final Fantasy I, II, & III | Warriors of Leitmotif Exile: The 8-Bit Metroidvania You've Never Heard Of | Retrohistories Analysis: Why Button Mashing Doesn't Work God of War - Raising Kratos: Full Length Feature | PS4 Fallout Miami and Cascadia - What It Takes To Make A Large-Scale Mod Out of Bounds Discoveries | Mortal Kombat 11 - Boundary Break The Making of Divinity: Original Sin 2 Things I Missed From Previous Weeks The Story Of XBAND - The 16-Bit Multiplayer Network For Super Nintendo & Sega Genesis Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry Garfield, Only He's A Nightmarish Monster Starring In A Game Boy Game Which Dark Souls boss is the best manager? | Unraveled
  5. Game Score Fanfare's new series explores the music of Final Fantasy, Dia Lacina examines the character who meant the most to her in Sekiro and why players respond strongly to From Software's lonely and isolating worlds, Patrick Stafford interviews developers about the dangers of in-game data collection, Joshua Rivera talks to a Mortal Kombat developer about the toll watching and researching violent material can have, Brian Crecente speaks with sources and researches leaked documents to uncover the current state of the ESA, Santa Monica Studio's documentary on the journey to creating God of War, Jody Macgregor on how the player expectation and pressure to constantly update games is harmful to developers and changes how games are talked about, Daryl Talks Games discusses his favorite moment in Twilight Princess and how sadness effects how you play games, Core-A Gaming discusses fighting game mechanics and why button mashing doesn't work, 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) John Wick Hex is an official strategy game heading to the Epic store The Final Fantasy VII Remake Finally Re-Emerges Be A Sugar Glider In Away: Survival Series As expected, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a year-long Epic Store exclusive Square Enix says ‘Project Prelude Rune’ is canceled, and the studio behind it shut down The Surge 2’s cyberpunk city is a concrete playground for its Souls-like combat Wolfenstein: Youngblood’s level design is like Dishonored Predator: Hunting Grounds Coming From Illfonic And Sony Exclusive Hands-On Impressions Of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Exclusive Miles Morales Gameplay - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Exclusive Ms. Marvel Gameplay - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 How Rivalries and Alliances shape the world of Total War: Three Kingdoms Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Multiplayer Campaign Spotlight Building an army in Total War: Three Kingdoms Sun Jian Let's Play PART 1 - Total War: THREE KINGDOMS EVERYTHING in the Yellow Turban Rebellion DLC for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Another Vampire: The Masquerade RPG is Coming From the Developers of The Council An intensely bizarre trailer marks the start of Pathologic 2 preorders Trine 4 dev diary showcases a return to sidescrolling fairy tales The Legend of Grimrock devs are back with Druidstone, a new tabletop-inspired tactical RPG Blood Bowl 3 is coming next year Search for your lost daughter after a spacecrash in upcoming Claire De Lune New, Exclusive Gameplay For Man Of Medan Wandering city-builder Dream Engines lets you float away to escape and find untapped resources Dive into the depths of Koral on May 16 Outer Wilds becomes another Epic Games Store PC exclusive and some backers are not happy 16-player space submarine simulator Barotrauma plunges into early access next month You can’t have human AI comrades in Ghost Recon Breakpoint Ghost Recon Breakpoint is on Epic Games Store and not Steam Ghost Recon Breakpoint Isn't Making Political Statements, Ubisoft Insists Despite Obvious Themes Ghost Recon Bungled Bolivia, So At Least They're Going Somewhere Fictional This Time Warhammer: Chaosbane leans on an army of miniatures, but remains faithful to them New Gameplay Today – Gato Roboto MediEvil Remake Gameplay Trailer - State of Play New Gameplay Today – Code Vein Does Code Vein do enough to distinguish itself from Bloodborne? Monster Hunter: World Iceborne gameplay trailer reveals new elder dragon, Velkhana Titan Quest, first released in 2006, has a new expansion set in Atlantis “What if putting your empire into decline was a fun mechanic?” – developing Stellaris Euro Truck Simulator 2 heads through Transylvania to the Black Sea next Battle Brothers walks the woad to war with Warriors Of The North Rage 2 post-release content includes two expansions, free content and weekly challenges Cities: Skylines Is Going Back To College Pillars of Eternity 2’s turn-based mode gets full release The people who make WWE 2K are making a rival to WWE 2K Epic Games to collect special BAFTA award Bethesda pulls Elder Scrolls tabletop adventure amid plagiarism accusations YouTuber ProJared Accused Of Sexually Soliciting Fans Every Time I Become Aware of a YouTuber It's Because They've Done Something Horrible Labor Wants To Bring Back The Australian Interactive Games Fund With $25 Million Sweden investigating loot boxes U.S. Senator Introduces Bill To Ban Loot Boxes And Pay-To-Win Microtransactions Esports News Thrilling Overwatch League Match Sees Only Undefeated Team Lose Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Monster Prom 2: Holiday Season Fig announces open-ended crowdfunding program Open Access Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Inside the Disarray Facing the Video Game Organization Behind E3 Video Game Industry Association Appoints New President, CEO The dangers of in-game data collection 'I'd Have These Extremely Graphic Dreams': What It's Like To Work On Ultra-Violent Games Like Mortal Kombat 11 The 12 principles of animation in video games The First Video Game Convention Hosted Entirely On Steam How one deaf Overwatch fan is trying to make the game more accessible Fortnite is free, but kids are getting bullied into spending money Former Fortnite UX lead digs into ethical game design Porting Dead Cells to mobile: An in-depth breakdown From 'Putt Putt' to 'Freddi Fish'—How Humongous Entertainment Made Edutainment Fun Zelda: Skyward Sword Speedrunning Has Been Stale For A While, But A New Trick Might Change That How Rainbow Six Siege brings diversity to the military shooter Charting our Emotional Landscapes through Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’s Hanbei The 20 Best Puzzle Games on Itch.io Heaven's Vault Is a Remarkable Exploration of Language and History Katana ZERO Offers Only Excuses The Flare Path: A breath of fresh Aer Us Lovely Corpses The Challenge of Cameras | Game Maker's Toolkit How NBA Jam Revolutionized Cheat Codes − Codex The Best Moment of Twilight Princess | Psych of Play Final Fantasy I, II, & III | Warriors of Leitmotif Exile: The 8-Bit Metroidvania You've Never Heard Of | Retrohistories Analysis: Why Button Mashing Doesn't Work God of War - Raising Kratos: Full Length Feature | PS4 Fallout Miami and Cascadia - What It Takes To Make A Large-Scale Mod Out of Bounds Discoveries | Mortal Kombat 11 - Boundary Break The Making of Divinity: Original Sin 2 Things I Missed From Previous Weeks The Story Of XBAND - The 16-Bit Multiplayer Network For Super Nintendo & Sega Genesis Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry Garfield, Only He's A Nightmarish Monster Starring In A Game Boy Game Which Dark Souls boss is the best manager? | Unraveled
  6. Completed: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Platform: PC Good setting and entertaining writing and characters. Good ability synergy for stealth allows many abilities to help kill enemies quietly, a stun or knockout attack can give you more time to attack solo or multiple enemies while remaining in stealth, and being able to use multi shot attacks with silenced weapons. Combat is similar to the newer XCOM games and is enjoyable. Nice to have a shorter and more linear character focused tactical game. Overlap between character abilities and abilities that can require you to go into menus to switch between them for the right scenario or when some are in cooldown instead of being able to equip them all together or have quick switch options. Switching out characters for your active party of three out of five possible characters will also likely need to to keep changing out weapons and armors each time. Only lead character talks or comments on the area, investigation options, and found artifacts most of the time so unless you keep saving and reloading to see what other characters can say you miss out on a lot of the personality of the characters. Upgrading weapons isn't very interesting as all upgrades do is add one to the damage and the way the game is set up makes it a much better option to upgrade your silenced weapons all the way throughout most of the game, not doing that will waste very limited materials for the better weapons.
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  8. Very unlikely that he would do that with his time spent playing newer games and the increased view count that would come with them.
  9. This Week In Gaming 5-7-19

    Super Bunnyhop looks into the efforts towards unionization in the games industry and how the way the industry is run effects future generations, over 150 Riot employees stage walk out to end forced arbitration of sexual harassment and assault lawsuits and labor groups investigate sexual harassment claims at Quantic Dream, former Gearbox VO accuses Randy of assault, Matt Kim and Brendan Sinclair speaks to NetherRealm Studio's contractors and former employees about studio culture, Epic acquires Rocket League developer Psyonix, Errant Signal discusses small games both to highlight some and to talk about exposure, QueenofRabites covers the making of Chrono Trigger with the help of RPG Maker, Heather Alexandra on the importance of idle animations, Noah Caldwell-Gervais explores the real life locations that inspired or appear in the Fallout series, New Frame Plus looks at the evolving animations of Pokemon, 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) Borderlands 3: The Best Guns at the Preview Event Borderlands 3 Worldwide Gameplay Reveal - IGN Live Borderlands 3 Won't Have Loot Boxes Borderlands 3 Zane skill tree: all abilities and perks detailed Let's Talk About Randy Pitchford's Tantrum Over Borderlands 3's Microtransactions Here's why Claptrap's voice actor has changed in Borderlands 3 Cyberpunk 2077 and 2020 tabletop confirmed as being in the same timeline Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Mid Game Spotlight He Yi Start Position Spotlight - Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Exclusive: The Saga Of 'Star Citizen,' A Video Game That Raised $300 Million—But May Never Be Ready To Play Clan Introduction - Brujah - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 The Oxenfree creators discuss Afterparty, a game about outdrinking Satan Persona 5 Royal Gets a New Director and Producer The Dark Pictures: Man Of Medan A Plague Tale: Innocence ‘Monsters’ trailer Run a robo-kitchen in Automachef How the Devs Behind 'Sable' Found Inspiration in the Enigmatic Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is out in June, and it doesn’t look like “poop” anymore Making it in Unreal: how Bloodstained continues the Castlevania legacy Last Epoch puts a brilliant new twist on the Diablo and Path of Exile skill systems A Subtler Magick Filled the Air: Exploring The Sinking City Send lonely messages to other players in upcoming The Things We Lost In The Flood New Gameplay Today – Observation The Red Solstice 2: Survivors continues WarCraft 3's modding legacy Respawn shares that it has banned over 770k Apex Legends cheaters in latest dev update World War Z lays out a roadmap full of speedy zombies Epic Acquires Rocket League Developer Psyonix Epic Clarifies: No Announced Plans to Stop Selling Rocket League on Steam Rocket League is getting review bombed because Epic bought Psyonix Path of Exile director on crunch: “I will not run this company that way” Over 150 Riot Employees Walk Out To Protest Forced Arbitration And Sexist Culture Riot Games Employees Walkout in Protest of Treatment By Company Over 100 Riot Games Employees Walked Out to End Forced Arbitration Labor Groups Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims at 'Detroit: Become Human' Developer Starbreeze seeks funding to avoid imminent "liquidity shortfall" Echo developers Ultra Ultra shut down, movie still planned Ubisoft and Genba to "kill the grey market" with silent key activation UK games industry gender pay gap report shows progress, but companies must do more It turns out the FCC ‘drastically overstated’ US broadband deployment after all There will soon be more PC gamers in China than the total population of the United States Dundee launches Summer of Games Esports News San Francisco Shock Complete Overwatch League's First-Ever Perfect Stage 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) "This Is How They Get Away With It:" Former NetherRealm Studios Contract Devs Reveal a Troubling Studio Culture NetherRealm's self-sustaining culture of crunch Ronda Rousey Has No Business Being in 'Mortal Kombat 11' Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm responds to accusations of workplace toxicity and crunch culture The pressure to constantly update games is pushing the industry to a breaking point How video games are reimagining Britain for the Brexit era In 1998, 'Jagged Alliance' Developers Threatened a Walkout—And It Worked What responsibility do leaders have to their developers? What it’s like to map a galaxy in Elite: Dangerous How YouTube let's plays are preserving video game history The Quiet Importance Of Idle Animations Can Grand Theft Auto V help your mental health? Yes, say role-players Unionization, Steady Careers, and Generations of Games Culture The Real Life Landscapes of Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout: New Vegas Talkin' 'Bout tiny Games How to Animate a 2D Fighting Game [redux] Leveling Up Progression Systems How Has Pokémon's Battle Animation Evolved? - New Frame Plus Good Game Design - Baba Is You The Design of FTL & Into The Breach The Making of Chrono Trigger (Animated) How Dead Cells Secretly Stops You From Dying Fixing Far Cry - A Critique of New Dawn // HeavyEyed Examining SUPERHOT's Innovative Action, Three Years On A Review of Forager Noclip Podcast #10 - Playing Sekiro With One Arm Inside FINAL FANTASY X|X-2 HD Remaster (Closed Captions) How Slay the Spire’s Original Interface Almost Killed the Game | War Stories | Ars Technica 3 Hours of Relaxing Super Nintendo Music - SNESdrunk Three hours of relaxing SNES music, going to the video page and looking at the description will give you time stamps and the name of each track. God of War documentary is making its debut this week Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry David Cage
  10. Super Bunnyhop looks into the efforts towards unionization in the games industry and how the way the industry is run effects future generations, over 150 Riot employees stage walk out to end forced arbitration of sexual harassment and assault lawsuits and labor groups investigate sexual harassment claims at Quantic Dream, former Gearbox VO accuses Randy of assault, Matt Kim and Brendan Sinclair speaks to NetherRealm Studio's contractors and former employees about studio culture, Epic acquires Rocket League developer Psyonix, Errant Signal discusses small games both to highlight some and to talk about exposure, QueenofRabites covers the making of Chrono Trigger with the help of RPG Maker, Heather Alexandra on the importance of idle animations, Noah Caldwell-Gervais explores the real life locations that inspired or appear in the Fallout series, New Frame Plus looks at the evolving animations of Pokemon, 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) Borderlands 3: The Best Guns at the Preview Event Borderlands 3 Worldwide Gameplay Reveal - IGN Live Borderlands 3 Won't Have Loot Boxes Borderlands 3 Zane skill tree: all abilities and perks detailed Let's Talk About Randy Pitchford's Tantrum Over Borderlands 3's Microtransactions Here's why Claptrap's voice actor has changed in Borderlands 3 Cyberpunk 2077 and 2020 tabletop confirmed as being in the same timeline Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Mid Game Spotlight He Yi Start Position Spotlight - Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Exclusive: The Saga Of 'Star Citizen,' A Video Game That Raised $300 Million—But May Never Be Ready To Play Clan Introduction - Brujah - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 The Oxenfree creators discuss Afterparty, a game about outdrinking Satan Persona 5 Royal Gets a New Director and Producer The Dark Pictures: Man Of Medan A Plague Tale: Innocence ‘Monsters’ trailer Run a robo-kitchen in Automachef How the Devs Behind 'Sable' Found Inspiration in the Enigmatic Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is out in June, and it doesn’t look like “poop” anymore Making it in Unreal: how Bloodstained continues the Castlevania legacy Last Epoch puts a brilliant new twist on the Diablo and Path of Exile skill systems A Subtler Magick Filled the Air: Exploring The Sinking City Send lonely messages to other players in upcoming The Things We Lost In The Flood New Gameplay Today – Observation The Red Solstice 2: Survivors continues WarCraft 3's modding legacy Respawn shares that it has banned over 770k Apex Legends cheaters in latest dev update World War Z lays out a roadmap full of speedy zombies Epic Acquires Rocket League Developer Psyonix Epic Clarifies: No Announced Plans to Stop Selling Rocket League on Steam Rocket League is getting review bombed because Epic bought Psyonix Path of Exile director on crunch: “I will not run this company that way” Over 150 Riot Employees Walk Out To Protest Forced Arbitration And Sexist Culture Riot Games Employees Walkout in Protest of Treatment By Company Over 100 Riot Games Employees Walked Out to End Forced Arbitration Labor Groups Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims at 'Detroit: Become Human' Developer Starbreeze seeks funding to avoid imminent "liquidity shortfall" Echo developers Ultra Ultra shut down, movie still planned Ubisoft and Genba to "kill the grey market" with silent key activation UK games industry gender pay gap report shows progress, but companies must do more It turns out the FCC ‘drastically overstated’ US broadband deployment after all There will soon be more PC gamers in China than the total population of the United States Dundee launches Summer of Games Esports News San Francisco Shock Complete Overwatch League's First-Ever Perfect Stage Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) "This Is How They Get Away With It:" Former NetherRealm Studios Contract Devs Reveal a Troubling Studio Culture NetherRealm's self-sustaining culture of crunch Ronda Rousey Has No Business Being in 'Mortal Kombat 11' Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm responds to accusations of workplace toxicity and crunch culture The pressure to constantly update games is pushing the industry to a breaking point How video games are reimagining Britain for the Brexit era In 1998, 'Jagged Alliance' Developers Threatened a Walkout—And It Worked What responsibility do leaders have to their developers? What it’s like to map a galaxy in Elite: Dangerous How YouTube let's plays are preserving video game history The Quiet Importance Of Idle Animations Can Grand Theft Auto V help your mental health? Yes, say role-players Unionization, Steady Careers, and Generations of Games Culture The Real Life Landscapes of Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout: New Vegas Talkin' 'Bout tiny Games How to Animate a 2D Fighting Game [redux] Leveling Up Progression Systems How Has Pokémon's Battle Animation Evolved? - New Frame Plus Good Game Design - Baba Is You The Design of FTL & Into The Breach The Making of Chrono Trigger (Animated) How Dead Cells Secretly Stops You From Dying Fixing Far Cry - A Critique of New Dawn // HeavyEyed Examining SUPERHOT's Innovative Action, Three Years On A Review of Forager Noclip Podcast #10 - Playing Sekiro With One Arm Inside FINAL FANTASY X|X-2 HD Remaster (Closed Captions) How Slay the Spire’s Original Interface Almost Killed the Game | War Stories | Ars Technica 3 Hours of Relaxing Super Nintendo Music - SNESdrunk Three hours of relaxing SNES music, going to the video page and looking at the description will give you time stamps and the name of each track. God of War documentary is making its debut this week Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry David Cage
  11. This Week In Gaming 4-30-19

    NetherRealm employees speak out about months of forced crunch and low pay during the development of multiple titles, People Make Games' new series The Games I Made has Peter Molyneux walking us through his entire career one game at a time, Satchell Drakes' short film on Night in the Woods, Jeremiah McCall discusses how and why games are a powerful tool for teaching and learning history, Megan Farokhmanesh learns of the second Stranger Things game Telltale was working on, Persona 5 The Royal receives first trailer and Cian Maher explores the mythology of the series, Riot files motion to block employees from taking legal action against them prompting employees to prepare to walk out, Writing on Games' Exploration of Star Citizen, Kate Willaert looks into the origin of the term gamer, 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) Here are the Thinblood abilities coming to Vampire The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Persona 5 The Royal - Official Japanese Trailer Fire Emblem: Three Houses Introduces The Garreg Mach Monastery, Geralt, Sothis, Edelgard, Dimitri, And Claude Episode 2: The Heroes of Total War: Three Kingdoms Borderlands 3 trailer shows Amara’s skill tree A Personal Exploration of Star Citizen Nowpunk and the politics of the personal in Neo Cab How the Command & Conquer devs tamed the Barbarian for Conan Unconquered Hideo Kojima and Norman Reedus spill some intriguing new Death Stranding details Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark finally, fantastically and tactically exits early acccess A Plague Tale: Innocence - Uncut Gameplay Trailer 6 reasons we're excited for A Plague Tale Innocence The Sinking City ‘A Delicate Matter’ gameplay Vambrace: Cold Soul story trailer Escape zombies or become one in this 30-player FPS Madden NFL 20's new career mode will take players from college to the pros Observation isolates the player by turning you into HAL 9000 Warhammer Underworlds: Online is bringing the tabletop game to PC Root Letter: Last Answer Sends Its Way Westward For PS4, Switch, And Steam In 2019 Premature Evaluation - Sigma Theory: Global Cold War This new narrative noir adventure stars a 1950s private dick who is also a housecat Car combat game Dark Future has a release date and trailer Mordhau sounds the charge into stores Mordhau Is A Clunky Game For Swordplay Nerds That I Can't Put Down Hitman 2 expands its competitive Ghost Mode today Risk of Rain 2's roadmap lays out plans for 4 new characters and even more bosses by spring 2020 Mortal Kombat 11's Microtransactions, Explained Respawn Details Its Plan To Keep Apex Legends Fresh, But Avoid Employee Burnout Valve officially unveil the Index VR headset, shipping June 28th Riot Files Motions To Block Current Employees From Taking Legal Action 'League of Legends' Studio Faces Employee Walkout, Promises Changes EPIC WOULD END EXCLUSIVITY DEALS IF STEAM OFFERED 88% REVENUE SHARE FOR DEVELOPERS Google CEO: Publishers "want to see our commitment" to Stadia ‘Minecraft’ Creator Excluded From Anniversary Due to ‘Comments and Opinions’ (EXCLUSIVE) AbleGamers reveals plan to get accessibility experts into AAA studios Esports News Why games like LoL and Hearthstone produce so few women pro players Report: Rick Fox is leaving Echo Fox over shareholder's use of racist language Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Playing with the past: history and video games (and why it might matter) A SECRET STRANGER THINGS GAME DIED BEFORE IT WAS EVEN ANNOUNCED A Video Game Developed To Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Seems To Be Working How Bullet Hell Games Helped Me Work Through Anxiety How Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Devil May Cry 5 Are Empowering For Those Who Live With Prosthetics Former devs speak out about 'severe crunch' at Mortal Kombat studio 'I just broke down crying': Canadian video game creators face gruelling 'crunch' hours A Story of Crunch Swery's White Owls is building a better work culture for Japan The heavy toll of making games in the San Francisco Bay Area 'My Childhood Dream Had Come True': A Belated Interview With Skies Of Arcadia's Producer X-COM creator Julian Gollop discusses his most important games Red Dead Redemption 2: six months later Making history about the mass grave of the Obra Dinn “New Game Plus,” by Daniel Fries Exploring the vast mythology of the Persona series 'Dreams' Is A Powerful Tool to Create Anything and Own Nothing Work Is Hell and the Dark Comedy 'Yuppie Psycho' Revels in It Spending A Night In The Woods Creating a Likable Video Game Villain The Tragedy of Halo 3: ODST | Game Maker's Toolkit Augmented Reaction: Vanquish - 9 Years Later | Design Dive We showed Peter Molyneux every game he's ever made "Games as a service" is fraud. "Games as a Service" is NOT FRAUD* Supergiant Games Answers Our Patron's Questions The Brilliant Design of Left 4 Dead Hollow Knight DLC - Swansong for Silksong SHOVEL KNIGHT IS A 3D GAME?! Its Own Developer Explains - Boundary Break THE ORIGIN OF THE TERM “GAMER” Games From Underground | Horror #1 The Rise and Fall of Lost Planet Games as Lit. 101 - Literary Analysis: The World Ends With You (Part 6 - Conclusion) Glass Rose - Hidden Capcom Murder Mystery | Back From the Dead Final Fight: How the West was Worse (ft. Matt McMuscles) [SSFF] The Missing: An Attempt at Complete Cohesion of Gameplay and Narrative Put Your Name on Your Game, a Talk by Bennett Foddy and Zach Gage The Making of the Xbox Adaptive Controller
  12. NetherRealm employees speak out about months of forced crunch and low pay during the development of multiple titles, People Make Games' new series The Games I Made has Peter Molyneux walking us through his entire career one game at a time, Satchell Drakes' short film on Night in the Woods, Jeremiah McCall discusses how and why games are a powerful tool for teaching and learning history, Megan Farokhmanesh learns of the second Stranger Things game Telltale was working on, Persona 5 The Royal receives first trailer and Cian Maher explores the mythology of the series, Riot files motion to block employees from taking legal action against them prompting employees to prepare to walk out, Writing on Games' Exploration of Star Citizen, Kate Willaert looks into the origin of the term gamer, 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) Here are the Thinblood abilities coming to Vampire The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Persona 5 The Royal - Official Japanese Trailer Fire Emblem: Three Houses Introduces The Garreg Mach Monastery, Geralt, Sothis, Edelgard, Dimitri, And Claude Episode 2: The Heroes of Total War: Three Kingdoms Borderlands 3 trailer shows Amara’s skill tree A Personal Exploration of Star Citizen Nowpunk and the politics of the personal in Neo Cab How the Command & Conquer devs tamed the Barbarian for Conan Unconquered Hideo Kojima and Norman Reedus spill some intriguing new Death Stranding details Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark finally, fantastically and tactically exits early acccess A Plague Tale: Innocence - Uncut Gameplay Trailer 6 reasons we're excited for A Plague Tale Innocence The Sinking City ‘A Delicate Matter’ gameplay Vambrace: Cold Soul story trailer Escape zombies or become one in this 30-player FPS Madden NFL 20's new career mode will take players from college to the pros Observation isolates the player by turning you into HAL 9000 Warhammer Underworlds: Online is bringing the tabletop game to PC Root Letter: Last Answer Sends Its Way Westward For PS4, Switch, And Steam In 2019 Premature Evaluation - Sigma Theory: Global Cold War This new narrative noir adventure stars a 1950s private dick who is also a housecat Car combat game Dark Future has a release date and trailer Mordhau sounds the charge into stores Mordhau Is A Clunky Game For Swordplay Nerds That I Can't Put Down Hitman 2 expands its competitive Ghost Mode today Risk of Rain 2's roadmap lays out plans for 4 new characters and even more bosses by spring 2020 Mortal Kombat 11's Microtransactions, Explained Respawn Details Its Plan To Keep Apex Legends Fresh, But Avoid Employee Burnout Valve officially unveil the Index VR headset, shipping June 28th Riot Files Motions To Block Current Employees From Taking Legal Action 'League of Legends' Studio Faces Employee Walkout, Promises Changes EPIC WOULD END EXCLUSIVITY DEALS IF STEAM OFFERED 88% REVENUE SHARE FOR DEVELOPERS Google CEO: Publishers "want to see our commitment" to Stadia ‘Minecraft’ Creator Excluded From Anniversary Due to ‘Comments and Opinions’ (EXCLUSIVE) AbleGamers reveals plan to get accessibility experts into AAA studios Esports News Why games like LoL and Hearthstone produce so few women pro players Report: Rick Fox is leaving Echo Fox over shareholder's use of racist language Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Playing with the past: history and video games (and why it might matter) A SECRET STRANGER THINGS GAME DIED BEFORE IT WAS EVEN ANNOUNCED A Video Game Developed To Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Seems To Be Working How Bullet Hell Games Helped Me Work Through Anxiety How Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Devil May Cry 5 Are Empowering For Those Who Live With Prosthetics Former devs speak out about 'severe crunch' at Mortal Kombat studio 'I just broke down crying': Canadian video game creators face gruelling 'crunch' hours A Story of Crunch Swery's White Owls is building a better work culture for Japan The heavy toll of making games in the San Francisco Bay Area 'My Childhood Dream Had Come True': A Belated Interview With Skies Of Arcadia's Producer X-COM creator Julian Gollop discusses his most important games Red Dead Redemption 2: six months later Making history about the mass grave of the Obra Dinn “New Game Plus,” by Daniel Fries Exploring the vast mythology of the Persona series 'Dreams' Is A Powerful Tool to Create Anything and Own Nothing Work Is Hell and the Dark Comedy 'Yuppie Psycho' Revels in It Spending A Night In The Woods Creating a Likable Video Game Villain The Tragedy of Halo 3: ODST | Game Maker's Toolkit Augmented Reaction: Vanquish - 9 Years Later | Design Dive We showed Peter Molyneux every game he's ever made "Games as a service" is fraud. "Games as a Service" is NOT FRAUD* Supergiant Games Answers Our Patron's Questions The Brilliant Design of Left 4 Dead Hollow Knight DLC - Swansong for Silksong SHOVEL KNIGHT IS A 3D GAME?! Its Own Developer Explains - Boundary Break THE ORIGIN OF THE TERM “GAMER” Games From Underground | Horror #1 The Rise and Fall of Lost Planet Games as Lit. 101 - Literary Analysis: The World Ends With You (Part 6 - Conclusion) Glass Rose - Hidden Capcom Murder Mystery | Back From the Dead Final Fight: How the West was Worse (ft. Matt McMuscles) [SSFF] The Missing: An Attempt at Complete Cohesion of Gameplay and Narrative Put Your Name on Your Game, a Talk by Bennett Foddy and Zach Gage The Making of the Xbox Adaptive Controller
  13. Completed: Watch_Dogs 2 Platform: PC Was free with my preorder of The Division 2. Well made San Francisco, giving you a nice area to explore filled with landmarks and game systems that allow you to have fun with and play with the world in ways you can't do in other open world games. Hacking allows you to ride on top of suspension lifts and forklifts, use abilities to bypass certain obstacles, or to create chaos. Allows you to play non-lethally sometimes being able to complete entire missions with your drone and remote control car without ever entering the main area, though it can be difficult to do if you aren't upgrading in certain ways or buy the drone first. Likable cast of characters. Story is mostly more humorous or at least more lighthearted then the previous game, at its worst when it gets darker or ignores the social and character issues it briefly touches (gentrification, code switching, racial profiling, tech and corporate culture, etc) on it is much worse and more like the previous game. With one series of missions being the worst both character and theme wise and by now raising the question of why your characters don't just kill everyone in there way if they are willing to track down and kill people for revenge at one point. Terrible hacking mini-game to get into certain system that just wastes time. Completed: Assassins Creed Unity Platform: PC Adds nothing of value to the series and in many areas is less interesting than the previous games. The main character Arno is Ezio with almost no growth. Strangest and most hurried joining of the Assassins in the series, poor overall plot, including the brief modern plot-line of you being contacted by new characters asking you to help search Arno's memories. The French Revolution is little more than a backdrop, I didn't like the ridiculous way you were a major participant in major battles in Assassins Creed 3 or that you do Paul Revere's ride for him but putting you a bit closer to the people and events here would have been nice. Elise is the only decent character, and when you are around her is the only time Arno is likable or entertaining. You are somehow in an area with an entire Assassin chapter that, apart from the regular members, has five master Assassins when you join and somehow everyone else is useless and is apparently doing nothing apart from you as the new recruit. Completely unbalanced due to ease of getting the best equipment, which makes item rewards useless. Instead of learning new skills and abilities you have to unlock them with skill points, with high cost skills being for co-op missions. Your equipment is generic with no interesting additions like the rope darts of some of the past games or fun side activities like owning a ship. Horrible secondary objectives, frequently requiring you to do stealth kills in cover which is overly difficult to set up. Past games usually had you doing side objectives that would have made sense, here many of them require you to go out of your way to get them, such as needing you to disable so many alarm bells that you have to enter areas you wouldn't even have needed to go into. Slow and lumbering run of main character frequently makes movement both strange to watch and ridiculous when you are caught by opponents with much more armor and heavy weapons, slow awkward buggy combat. Co-Op is laggy and uninteresting. While many of the major problems have been fixed there is still frequent movement glitches, and more issues with the environment and cutscenes than any other title in the series that I've played. Having a conversation with your targets as you kill them has somehow been replaced by a magic power that allows you to see the past events of anything that happens to be relevant to Arno, this is also something Arno talks about to the other Assassins in ways that would imply that they can all always do this. I can see why no one ever talked about this game even after a lot of the bugs were patched. Completed: One Finger Death Punch 2 Platform: PC Like the first game with more options, content, and animations. Still a very fun game to play in short bursts and one that allows you to control the speed and different options for better accessibility for visuals and gameplay. Completed: Wargroove Platform: PC Advance Wars style strategy game with the main difference being that leaders are on the battlefield, they can fight as fairly powerful units but each has a power to charge that can heal, summon units, move units, perform attacks, etc but leaders don't give passive bonuses to certain types of units. Nice art style, good mission variety as well as puzzle maps. Good map editor that allows for different types of maps and story scenes. Would be nice if leaders had more of an effect on the units they controlled as things can feel pretty similar with more localized powers and different armies just using the same units with different visuals. Battles can drag on with you knowing who is going to win long before the end. Most of the campaign maps are good and varied but some can be cheap with the use of spawning enemy units on the edges of maps instead of coming out of bases, certain units appearing at a certain spot could have ended long battles before a save feature was added. Completed: Assassin's Creed Origins Platform: PC Origin takes place around 50BC and is primarily set in Egypt. It is easily the best setting change in series since Ezio's games, and a unique well made location just in general. Detailed beautiful environment that can be explored outside of the game with a historical focus. Excellent weather effects, and day/night changes that alter how NPCs behave. Your eagle animal companion, Senu, serves as stand in for the usual dull vision mode is a very nice change as it allows you to focus on the world more and to use the view as the eagle to mark enemies, find alternate paths, or just to get a different view of the environments. Easily the best series protagonist, a character focused on revenge as a motivation but not in a dull constantly raging or drunk way that tends to go there are a lot of moments to humanize the main character throughout the game. You are older than most game protagonists and your role in Egyptian society has you running into a lot of friends, your wife (also a playable character), and past acquaintances in your travels that lets you learn more about him. When he's not dealing with his enemies, Bayek is friendly, sarcastic, good with children while seeing his own dead son in them, and actively attempting to help the people he cares about and learn about the problems effecting his people. Side quests are the best they have been in the series, showing more about the main characters past, continuing to aid allies after their role in the main story is done, showing more about the people and culture, and offering much more variety gameplay and world building wise than the past games obsession with killing random targets or tailing people for information. The first good modern plot in some time, both character and information wise but also easier to ignore it and to just quickly get back to the main plot if its what you want. Animus hack feature allows you to edit many different games settings, animations, how enemies and NPCs behave, it and the lab for Total War Warhammer 2 are two of the best setting/cheat/mechanic altering features added to games that I've seen in recent years. The only real negative I had with the game is the amount of experience you need to not only gain all of your abilities but to at least gain all of your tools or options to engage with enemies. It would be nice if you at least gained all of your tools through normal gameplay.
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  15. This Week In Gaming 4-23-19

    Game Informer Australia shuts down due to falling shares of parent company GameStop, Richard Moss' retrospective on bringing the Game Boy and some of its games to the west, Jeremy Antley looks at Twitch culture and the labor and effects that both growing and entertaining chat has on many streamers, Colin Campbell reports on the months of intense crunch at Epic after the sudden success of Fortnite, Tim Rogers discovers a beat em up with phenomenal writing, hands on with Control and A Plague Tale and new gameplay of Rage 2, developers discuss the making of Into the Breach and creating a language for Heaven's Vault, with the Notre-Dame fire Gilles Roy considers how virtual spaces can carry the memory of real ones and wonders what will carry the memory of the digital, Forest Lassman looks into where the careers of the Uncharted 2 developers have taken them, 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) A Plague Tale: Innocence explores war, sickness, and the wrath of the French Inquisition Partisans 41 Looks A Lot Like A Modern Commandos Cel-shaded FPS XIII is being remade for modern consoles, PC Here’s 45 fresh minutes of Rage 2 gameplay New Gameplay Today – Nowhere Prophet Hands-on with Control, Remedy's most ambitious game yet Total War: Three Kingdoms Episode 1: Bringing the Three Kingdoms to Life Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - How to play as Lu Bu New Gameplay Today – SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Investor: Phoenix Point developers got more than $2 million for Epic exclusivity deal LUCASFILM GAMES VP DOUGLAS REILLY AND RESPAWN CEO VINCE ZAMPELLA ON THE POTENT FANTASY OF STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER Retro City Rampage followup Shakedown: Hawaii comes out next month Little Misfortune is a disturbing adventure about an 8-year-old girl on a walk in the woods Steel Division 2 delayed into June Mortal Kombat 11 Devs Promise Fixes for Towers of Time, Krypt Progression BattleTech: Urban Warfare hits the streets on June 4th "Shovel Knight is Not Done:" Yacht Club Games on the Road to King of Cards and Beyond Nintendo is deleting what it deems inappropriate Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stages Atlas Reactor is powering down on June 28th After 11 years, Burnout Paradise servers will close this August Epic says new account security features are coming this year Game Informer Australia Is Shutting Down All of Infocom's text adventure source code archived and public New AbleGamers website pairs game devs with disabled players Esports News Arcade Setups Keep The Dream Of Competitive Darkstalkers 3 Alive Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) How Fortnite’s success led to months of intense crunch at Epic Games Where Are Uncharted 2's Developers Today? How fans helped this 11-year-old pirate MMO outlive 2 studio closures How Nintendo introduced the Game Boy, Tetris, and Pokémon to the West The Game Boy Was the Only Console I Needed Growing Up Running the Numbers How Inkle developed its own ancient language for Heaven's Vault The making of Into the Breach: how Subset Games stripped back to the essentials Warren Spector: "If immersive sims disappear, I disappear" TWEWY WOMEN OF UBISOFT – KAITLIN TREMBLAY Everyone should experience what I felt playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey The Cathedral and the Simulacrum After Notre Dame Fire, Players Return to Its Recreation in 'Assassin's Creed Unity' A Teen Dirtbag Beat-Em-Up With Phenomenal Writing The Heartache Of A Video Game That Makes You Shred Real Books 'We. The Revolution' Is a Bleak Morality Tale of Revolutionary Violence The 10 Best Management Sims on Itchi.o Spyro Reignited is a Joyous but Troubling Trip Through Childhood “The Unkind-Faced Buddha,” by Chris Breault Grow Up: Gone Home is Wonderfully, Perfectly YA A real-life lobbyist was just permanently banned in EVE Online for corruption How Interface Screws Mess With You | Psych of Play The Beauty of Parallax Games as Lit. 101 - Literary Analysis: The World Ends With You (Part 5 - Week 3) Wrestlemania! Games Under Five Hours Q1 2019 How Yoshi's Crafted World Crafts Level Music Procedurally Crafting Manhattan for Marvel's Spider-Man Classic Game Postmortem: Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon Zwei, and Panzer Dragoon Saga Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry NFL team reveals its match schedule with a journey through gaming history