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  1. Completed: Marvel's Spider-Man Platform: PS4 Improves on former open world Spider-Man titles by giving more variety, better graphics, fluid movement, a better (more Arkham) inspired combat and stealth system, the addition of gadgets and suit powers that show his scientist and tech side, and a more interesting and fleshed out cast that looks like it could be even better in future sequel. Fun boss fights with a few setting you in an environment where you can make good use of all your abilities. Good voice cast. Great use of Mary Jane and her relationship with Peter and helping him grow more into a hero instead of being used as a crutch, damsel, or cheerleader, and one of the only times I can remember a straight relationship being portrayed well in a video game. Tells a significantly better Spider-Man story than any of the movies or with what most writers can do with the comics (though with Marvel the editors seem like they should take a lot of that blame during certain periods or storylines). Beautiful looking city and there is a lot of nice little environment and movement details, photo mode can be fun to use (though hard to activate since it has to be done by pausing). Nice environment changes in certain missions, either from weather effects like lightning or other things causing more interesting effects on the city. Jameson having a radio talk show where he is essentially a mixture of some of the worst people like Alex Jones, Bill Maher, and Bill O'Reilly is frequently entertaining in the Spider-Man setting with him commenting on everything you do and that happens in the game while adding his theories to it, even more amusing so with the game's version of Twitter being available from the map menu. They really should have an option to replay missions and the ability to change the cities weather type to more exotic ones would have been nice. It was always in poor taste when Spider-Man games use Rikers Island prisoners as enemies and as all being lunatics wanting to kill everyone in the city for fun but even harder to excuse in recent years. Does give the playable moments Miles and Mary Jane have some interesting moments but the more generic stealth ones are dull and unnecessary. Doesn't use two of the D-Pad buttons or make use of the center pads ability to function as multiple buttons, really obvious use for one is to have it activate photo mode and others possibly as a suit gadget switch option. Maybe they will do something like that with their future updates like the new game plus mode they are adding or in the DLC packs.
  2. This Week In Gaming 9-18-18

    Keith Stuart discusses the advert that changed the games industry, Felipe Pepe covers the games of and interviews Turkey's video game pioneers, Cecilia D'Anastasio reports on the trouble with Riot trying to change their culture while the people that created it are still there, Game Score Fanfare tells the story of the band behind the soundtrack of No Man's Sky, Patrick Klepek on why remakes and remasters don't always credit the original creators, Capcom closes Dead Rising studio, Rachel Presser finds the more positive messages in the Leisure Suit Larry series, European gambling regulators promise to tackle unlicensed third-party websites offering gambling for video games, Wolfenstein 3 being worked on, KingK on the simple twist of The Messenger, free content for Marvel's Spider-Man and Frostpunk, Steven Messner asks a player what you do in Kerbal Space Program when you have over 4,000 hours in it, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods) Everything Announced During Today's Nintendo Direct Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will have a Discovery Tour The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey season pass takes you to Atlantis Exclusive Walkthrough Of Black Ops 4's New Arsenal Map Treyarch promises to stop team-killing in Black Ops 4's Blackout battle royale mode Treyarch bosses explain decision to drop single-player campaign from Black Ops 4 Project Judge Feels Like a Yakuza Spin-off All the Way Down to the Return of Kamurocho Battlefield V level designers say they’re still making big maps 11-11: Memories Retold is a melting pot of international industry talent Not just Wallace and Gromit: Aardman unleashes astonishing war game Assassin's Creed III Is Getting Remastered VA-11 HALL-A Sequel N1RV Ann-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action Announced by Sukeban Games Opinion: The dark allure of We. The Revolution Until Dawn creator makes horror even more social with The Dark Pictures Anthology Katamari Damacy remaster is coming to PC this year Papers, Please creator's next game, Return of the Obra Dinn, out this autumn Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will release next month A Murder Mystery Where The Suspects Are Different Video Game Genres Catherine: Full Body Gets A New Trailer With Both Original Heroines Going Yandere SOULCALIBUR VI - Raphael Character Reveal | PS4, XB1, PC The blood flows smoother than ever in Killer7's new PC remaster trailer Multiplayer medieval melee Mordhau adds a bunch of new stuff KINGDOM HEARTS III – TGS Big Hero 6 Trailer (Closed Captions) New games: Executive Assault 2 blends first-person shooting and RTS at a massive scale Just Cause 4 is at its best when it gives zero shits about reality Wandersong makes being a bard not suck for once Release date announced for Swery's The Missing Insurgency: Sandstorm's PvE mode is immense fun in beta, but needs much better AI Making it in Unreal: inside the Italian studio flying Close to the Sun “Absolutely we’re making a Wolfenstein 3,” Pete Hines says Persona Q2 Trailer Shows Off Its First-Print Bonus Battle BGM Tracks From Persona 3, 4, 5 Last Year: The Nightmare nails the fantasy of being a cunning horror movie dungeon master Democracy 4 announced Resonance of Fate Rated For PlayStation 4 And PC In Germany Yugi Muto from Yu-Gi-Oh! joins the Jump Force lineup The Council Episode Four: Burning Bridges launches September 25 The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode Two Gets a Release Date and Trailer City-building survival sim Frostpunk's free Fall of Winterhome expansion is out next week Marvel's Spider-Man is Getting a New Game Plus Update Riot brings in former Uber exec Frances Frei as part of culture rehabilitation efforts Capcom terminates development projects at Capcom Vancouver Twitch appoints first-ever head of diversity and inclusion Lowering the language barrier for aspiring Arab developers Sexual harassment in Overwatch could become illegal in South Korea Barriers to China will come down - Zelnick Steam and Uplay are both getting fined in France for bad refund policies Australian committee declares loot boxes are a “way of exploiting gambling disorders” 15 European gambling regulators unite to tackle loot box threat Esports News Dragon Ball FighterZ Champion Pulls Off A Rare Perfect Match The need for visible women in esports Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Seeing farther: the advert that changed the games industry Riot Games Says It Wants To Clean Up Its Mess, But The People Who Made It Are Still There Why Don't Remakes And Remasters Always Credit the Original Developers? Digital Tulip Warriors: The story of Turkey's video game pioneers SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER - DIFFICULTY AND ACCESSIBILITY Meet Kowloon Nights, the group funding Fumito Ueda’s next game Nutaku and the challenge of making erotic games for everyone Single-player not going anywhere - Igarashi Ubisoft on Rainbow Six Siege toxicity bans, operator diversity and committing to multiplayer Cyberpunk’s transphobic tweet is part of a much larger issue with game marketing Spider-Man and the question of, whose story is this? The growth of Geralt as an emotional character in The Witcher series 'Graveyard Keeper' Is About Losing Your Future to Your Present Spider-Man's Take On Police Feels Out Of Touch Spider-Man's Quiet Moments Are Its Most Important Spider-Man Easter Egg My Favorite Final Fantasy Taught Me Some Bad Lessons About Love What 4,000 hours of Kerbal Space Program taught this father about space, engineering, and passion Fake Plastic Futures | Wipeout Omega Collection The Best Games from GMTK Game Jam 2018 Analyzing the Messenger's Simple Twist The Silent Hill Analysis The Band Behind No Man's Sky's Infinite Music | Game Score Fanfare The Evolution Of Scoring In Shooters What Makes Dragon Ball FighterZ So Accessible // Codex Entry How Fortnite Found its Epic Art Style How Okami 2 Almost Happened at PlatinumGames - Game History Secrets The Stories Behind Spider-Man, Ratchet & Clank Plus More with Ted Price - IGN Unfiltered 35 Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry Fortnite has now been cited in more than 200 divorce proceedings Things I Missed From Previous Weeks The Surprising Feminist Overtures of a Leisure Suit Larry Retrospective Space, Place, and the Art of Designing Deep Levels
  3. Keith Stuart discusses the advert that changed the games industry, Felipe Pepe covers the games of and interviews Turkey's video game pioneers, Cecilia D'Anastasio reports on the trouble with Riot trying to change their culture while the people that created it are still there, Game Score Fanfare tells the story of the band behind the soundtrack of No Man's Sky, Patrick Klepek on why remakes and remasters don't always credit the original creators, Capcom closes Dead Rising studio, Rachel Presser finds the more positive messages in the Leisure Suit Larry series, European gambling regulators promise to tackle unlicensed third-party websites offering gambling for video games, Wolfenstein 3 being worked on, KingK on the simple twist of The Messenger, free content for Marvel's Spider-Man and Frostpunk, Steven Messner asks a player what you do in Kerbal Space Program when you have over 4,000 hours in it, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods) Everything Announced During Today's Nintendo Direct Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will have a Discovery Tour The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey season pass takes you to Atlantis Exclusive Walkthrough Of Black Ops 4's New Arsenal Map Treyarch promises to stop team-killing in Black Ops 4's Blackout battle royale mode Treyarch bosses explain decision to drop single-player campaign from Black Ops 4 Project Judge Feels Like a Yakuza Spin-off All the Way Down to the Return of Kamurocho Battlefield V level designers say they’re still making big maps 11-11: Memories Retold is a melting pot of international industry talent Not just Wallace and Gromit: Aardman unleashes astonishing war game Assassin's Creed III Is Getting Remastered VA-11 HALL-A Sequel N1RV Ann-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action Announced by Sukeban Games Opinion: The dark allure of We. The Revolution Until Dawn creator makes horror even more social with The Dark Pictures Anthology Katamari Damacy remaster is coming to PC this year Papers, Please creator's next game, Return of the Obra Dinn, out this autumn Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will release next month A Murder Mystery Where The Suspects Are Different Video Game Genres Catherine: Full Body Gets A New Trailer With Both Original Heroines Going Yandere SOULCALIBUR VI - Raphael Character Reveal | PS4, XB1, PC The blood flows smoother than ever in Killer7's new PC remaster trailer Multiplayer medieval melee Mordhau adds a bunch of new stuff KINGDOM HEARTS III – TGS Big Hero 6 Trailer (Closed Captions) New games: Executive Assault 2 blends first-person shooting and RTS at a massive scale Just Cause 4 is at its best when it gives zero shits about reality Wandersong makes being a bard not suck for once Release date announced for Swery's The Missing Insurgency: Sandstorm's PvE mode is immense fun in beta, but needs much better AI Making it in Unreal: inside the Italian studio flying Close to the Sun “Absolutely we’re making a Wolfenstein 3,” Pete Hines says Persona Q2 Trailer Shows Off Its First-Print Bonus Battle BGM Tracks From Persona 3, 4, 5 Last Year: The Nightmare nails the fantasy of being a cunning horror movie dungeon master Democracy 4 announced Resonance of Fate Rated For PlayStation 4 And PC In Germany Yugi Muto from Yu-Gi-Oh! joins the Jump Force lineup The Council Episode Four: Burning Bridges launches September 25 The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode Two Gets a Release Date and Trailer City-building survival sim Frostpunk's free Fall of Winterhome expansion is out next week Marvel's Spider-Man is Getting a New Game Plus Update Riot brings in former Uber exec Frances Frei as part of culture rehabilitation efforts Capcom terminates development projects at Capcom Vancouver Twitch appoints first-ever head of diversity and inclusion Lowering the language barrier for aspiring Arab developers Sexual harassment in Overwatch could become illegal in South Korea Barriers to China will come down - Zelnick Steam and Uplay are both getting fined in France for bad refund policies Australian committee declares loot boxes are a “way of exploiting gambling disorders” 15 European gambling regulators unite to tackle loot box threat Esports News Dragon Ball FighterZ Champion Pulls Off A Rare Perfect Match The need for visible women in esports Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Seeing farther: the advert that changed the games industry Riot Games Says It Wants To Clean Up Its Mess, But The People Who Made It Are Still There Why Don't Remakes And Remasters Always Credit the Original Developers? Digital Tulip Warriors: The story of Turkey's video game pioneers SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER - DIFFICULTY AND ACCESSIBILITY Meet Kowloon Nights, the group funding Fumito Ueda’s next game Nutaku and the challenge of making erotic games for everyone Single-player not going anywhere - Igarashi Ubisoft on Rainbow Six Siege toxicity bans, operator diversity and committing to multiplayer Cyberpunk’s transphobic tweet is part of a much larger issue with game marketing Spider-Man and the question of, whose story is this? The growth of Geralt as an emotional character in The Witcher series 'Graveyard Keeper' Is About Losing Your Future to Your Present Spider-Man's Take On Police Feels Out Of Touch Spider-Man's Quiet Moments Are Its Most Important Spider-Man Easter Egg My Favorite Final Fantasy Taught Me Some Bad Lessons About Love What 4,000 hours of Kerbal Space Program taught this father about space, engineering, and passion Fake Plastic Futures | Wipeout Omega Collection The Best Games from GMTK Game Jam 2018 Analyzing the Messenger's Simple Twist The Silent Hill Analysis The Band Behind No Man's Sky's Infinite Music | Game Score Fanfare The Evolution Of Scoring In Shooters What Makes Dragon Ball FighterZ So Accessible // Codex Entry How Fortnite Found its Epic Art Style How Okami 2 Almost Happened at PlatinumGames - Game History Secrets The Stories Behind Spider-Man, Ratchet & Clank Plus More with Ted Price - IGN Unfiltered 35 Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry Fortnite has now been cited in more than 200 divorce proceedings Things I Missed From Previous Weeks The Surprising Feminist Overtures of a Leisure Suit Larry Retrospective Space, Place, and the Art of Designing Deep Levels
  4. Completed: God of War (2018) Platform: PS4 Nice indicators for types of attacks coming at you from behind or on the sides with warnings from allies and subtitles for those warnings. Amusing dialogue between the characters. Mimir is fun to have around. Great music. Pretty. Lacking boss fights and use of your son in interesting ways in combat to show his growth. Combat is pretty dull, base moves apart from your runic attacks aren't that interesting, not visceral enough and made worse by a level system that can lead to even normal enemies just ignoring the blows from your regular attacks. Likes to reuse a terrible enemy type as a boss that you can beat by just throwing your axe at it until it dies while it ignores almost all of your blows apart from taking small amounts of damage. Only one execution kill per enemy type even when you unlock your other weapon in a series that feels like it should have more or environmental kills. Found it pretty boring, going to be nice to get back to Spider-Man and Yakuza Kiwami 2.
  5. The information has been out there for some time so it isn't something he is worried about. Thank you though.
  6. This Week In Gaming 9-11-18

    TGS announcements and gameplay, Chris Kohler on the history of the SNES CD-ROM, Blake Hester spends three days in the woods with Psychonauts 2 backers and developers, Jess Joho on Marvel Spider-Man's use of MJ and the focus on heroism of the people behind the mask, Simon Parkin interviews Youtubers about burnout, Lewis White covers the making of the PS1 title Alien Resurrection, preview of Metro Exodus, Ed Smith on how Yakuza 0 is a satire of 80s excess, strafefox on the creation of Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past, Heather Alexandra's Metal Gear retrospective, Adam Millard on how games communicate, Danganronpa and Zero Escape creators form new studio, EA taken to court in Belgium for loot box sales, 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) Watch Sony's Pre-Tokyo Game Show Event Right Here The 16 surprising new games that made PAX West an absolute blast Sit Down, Have a Drink. Let Me Tell You About My Time With 'The Quiet Man' Mega Man 11 gets a demo and introduces a new robot master New Gameplay Today – Indivisible Battlefield V Dev Talks: Open Beta Battlefield 5’s battle royale isn’t made by DICE and might not arrive at launch Battlefield 5’s final War Story tackles Nazi ideology For all of its exciting innovations, Battlefield 5 borrows Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s worst feature The Battlefield V beta had me getting into more photo shoots than gunfights How realistic is Fallout 76? We asked a nuclear physicist Dying Light: Bad Blood’s violent parkour proves it’s a “brutal royale” Bardic adventure Wandersong comes out singing at the end of September 12 Cool Things You Need to Know About Devil May Cry 5 - Devil May Cry 5 Gameplay Red Dead Redemption 2 goes beyond anything Rockstar’s done “in terms of depth, interactivity and persistence” Official Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 – Blackout Battle Royale Trailer Don't Call Blackout a PUBG Killer: Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Beta is More Interesting Than That Call of Duty’s battle royale mode, Blackout, is exceptional Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk Trailer Teaches Us How To Create Puppets Insurgency: Sandstorm's Intense Valley and Urban Combat - PC Beta Gameplay Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Takes Off With A New Trailer For TGS 2018 The Last Remnant is getting the remaster treatment ENGLISH TGS Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Tokyo Game Show Trailer 2018 Call of Cthulhu summons up an hour of gameplay Left Alive:The Invasion of Novo Slava Trailer - TGS 2018 Creating Resident Evil 2’s gory “world of wetness and darkness” Your skills talk to you in Disco Elysium, an inventive RPG that keeps impressing Project Judge Is A Courtroom Thriller-Themed Action Game Set In Kamurocho Kingdom Hearts 3 - TGS 2018 Trailer Gungrave G.O.R.E. Gets An Official Reveal Trailer Big guns and interior design are equally important in Industries of Titan Toppling leaders and climbing big naked Zeus in Assassin's Creed Odyssey Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the series’ latest step in a different direction, for the better Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Romances Are A Bit Creepy, But Combat Is Fantastic Project Awakening Cinematic Trailer- TGS 2018 Metro Exodus’s combat is transformed by the game’s new day/night cycle Tales Of Vesperia Definitive Edition Set For January 11, 2019 A New Samurai Shodown Game Has Been Announced By SNK, Releases In 2019 DEAD OR ALIVE 6 | Release Date Trailer Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise Producer on Balancing Kenshiro's Power in Gameplay God Eater 3 Launches December 13 In Japan Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Is A New (Cowboy) Space Shooter The Bard’s Tale 4 brings an original soundtrack worthy of the name Deracine launches November 6 in North America and Europe, November 8 in Japan Endless Space 2 gets AI modding and free skins alongside a 67% discount Valve is changing the way games with nudity, violence, and sexual content are presented on Steam Danganronpa and Zero Escape creators join forces, launching new, super-team studio Two Riot Employees Leave Under Complicated Circumstances After PAX Session Excluding Men THQ Nordic picks up Kingdoms of Amalur IP from 38 Studios’ wreckage Tencent global community manager suspended following allegations of misconduct Black Desert Online Developer Will Acquire EVE Online Publisher WildStar Developer Carbine Studios Shuts Down Delayed Nintendo Direct Leads To Some Oddly Delivered Switch Announcements Yoshinoro Ono is no longer head of the division that houses Capcom's fighting games, Monster Hunter's Ryozo Tsjuimoto has taken the helm Multiple Switch Games Including Pokémon, Splatoon, And Dark Souls Do Not Support Cloud Saves (Update: Nintendo Responds) EA won’t stop selling loot boxes in Belgium, so regulators are going to court How modders are removing enemies from games to create stress-free experiences Esports News Five New Teams From China, North America, And Europe Join Overwatch League Trash-Talking League of Legends Star Seeks His Fifth Title This Weekend Overwatch Team Whose 'FU' Jersey Was Banned Is Back With More FUs How Rainbow Six Siege came back from disaster to become a top esport Fighting Game Tournament Offers Complicated Solution To Event Safety Concerns Is the Olympics relevant for esports? Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Three days in the woods with Psychonauts 2 backers Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Weird History Of The Super NES CD-ROM, Nintendo's Most Notorious Vaporware How and why video game ‘downgrades’ happen The YouTube stars heading for burnout: ‘The most fun job imaginable became deeply bleak’ The making of Alien Resurrection PSOne Breathing life into Dead Cells Steve Gaynor: “Gone Home is the defining game of my career” How I Attempted to Redefine the "Walking Sim" With Paratopic How Larian revised Divinity: Original Sin 2’s final act Spider-Man’s phone calls sound different depending on what you’re doing 'Spider-Man' Isn't Just Good, It's a Game About Trying to Be Good Spider-Man’s J. Jonah Jameson finds his true calling as a blustering right-wing podcaster The fast travel in Spider-Man is touched with genius Insomniac offers to patch out the ill-fated marriage proposal in Spider-Man (Really inappropriate to put something like that in a game anyway unless the developers knew both people very well) The Other Side of the Spider-Man Proposal Story (That's partly why you don't put shit like that in your game) In 'Marvel's Spider-Man,' Peter conquers his greatest challenge: dating “Money for Nothing,” by Ed Smith The Spectacle of Career Professionalism In Modern Warfare 2 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider' Tries, but Fails, to Tackle Its Own Colonialism I’m Sorry, Gordon: An Apology To Silent Protagonists Metal Gear Retrospective: Snake's Punishment Begins Forget Hellblade, The Witcher 3 shows what it’s really like to live with mental health issues The Strange Greatness and Missing Legacy of 'Planescape' How Games Communicate, Without Saying Anything Playing Past Your Mistakes | Game Maker's Toolkit The Making of Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past - Super Nes The making of Total War: Warhammer's Hell Pit Abomination Filming & Lighting Our Docs - Noclip Production Class #3 Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry Metal Gear Solid's Intro Has Been Remade In Unreal Engine 4
  7. TGS announcements and gameplay, Chris Kohler on the history of the NES CD-ROM, Blake Hester spends three days in the woods with Psychonauts 2 backers and developers, Jess Joho on Marvel Spider-Mans use of MJ and the focus on heroism of the people behind the mask, Simon Parkin interviews Youtubers about burnout, Lewis White covers the making of the PS1 title Alien Resurrection, previews of Metro Exodus, Ed Smith on how Yakuza 0 is a satire of 80s excess, strafefox on the creation of Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past, Heather Alexandra's Metal Gear retrospective, Adam Millard on how games communicate, Danganronpa and Zero Escape creators form new studio, EA taken to court in Belgium for loot box sales, 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) Watch Sony's Pre-Tokyo Game Show Event Right Here The 16 surprising new games that made PAX West an absolute blast Sit Down, Have a Drink. Let Me Tell You About My Time With 'The Quiet Man' Mega Man 11 gets a demo and introduces a new robot master New Gameplay Today – Indivisible Battlefield V Dev Talks: Open Beta Battlefield 5’s battle royale isn’t made by DICE and might not arrive at launch Battlefield 5’s final War Story tackles Nazi ideology For all of its exciting innovations, Battlefield 5 borrows Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s worst feature The Battlefield V beta had me getting into more photo shoots than gunfights How realistic is Fallout 76? We asked a nuclear physicist Dying Light: Bad Blood’s violent parkour proves it’s a “brutal royale” Bardic adventure Wandersong comes out singing at the end of September 12 Cool Things You Need to Know About Devil May Cry 5 - Devil May Cry 5 Gameplay Red Dead Redemption 2 goes beyond anything Rockstar’s done “in terms of depth, interactivity and persistence” Official Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 – Blackout Battle Royale Trailer Don't Call Blackout a PUBG Killer: Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Beta is More Interesting Than That Call of Duty’s battle royale mode, Blackout, is exceptional Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk Trailer Teaches Us How To Create Puppets Insurgency: Sandstorm's Intense Valley and Urban Combat - PC Beta Gameplay Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Takes Off With A New Trailer For TGS 2018 The Last Remnant is getting the remaster treatment ENGLISH TGS Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Tokyo Game Show Trailer 2018 Call of Cthulhu summons up an hour of gameplay Left Alive:The Invasion of Novo Slava Trailer - TGS 2018 Creating Resident Evil 2’s gory “world of wetness and darkness” Your skills talk to you in Disco Elysium, an inventive RPG that keeps impressing Project Judge Is A Courtroom Thriller-Themed Action Game Set In Kamurocho Kingdom Hearts 3 - TGS 2018 Trailer Gungrave G.O.R.E. Gets An Official Reveal Trailer Big guns and interior design are equally important in Industries of Titan Toppling leaders and climbing big naked Zeus in Assassin's Creed Odyssey Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the series’ latest step in a different direction, for the better Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Romances Are A Bit Creepy, But Combat Is Fantastic Project Awakening Cinematic Trailer- TGS 2018 Metro Exodus’s combat is transformed by the game’s new day/night cycle Tales Of Vesperia Definitive Edition Set For January 11, 2019 A New Samurai Shodown Game Has Been Announced By SNK, Releases In 2019 DEAD OR ALIVE 6 | Release Date Trailer Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise Producer on Balancing Kenshiro's Power in Gameplay God Eater 3 Launches December 13 In Japan Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Is A New (Cowboy) Space Shooter The Bard’s Tale 4 brings an original soundtrack worthy of the name Deracine launches November 6 in North America and Europe, November 8 in Japan Endless Space 2 gets AI modding and free skins alongside a 67% discount Valve is changing the way games with nudity, violence, and sexual content are presented on Steam Danganronpa and Zero Escape creators join forces, launching new, super-team studio Two Riot Employees Leave Under Complicated Circumstances After PAX Session Excluding Men THQ Nordic picks up Kingdoms of Amalur IP from 38 Studios’ wreckage Tencent global community manager suspended following allegations of misconduct Black Desert Online Developer Will Acquire EVE Online Publisher WildStar Developer Carbine Studios Shuts Down Delayed Nintendo Direct Leads To Some Oddly Delivered Switch Announcements Yoshinoro Ono is no longer head of the division that houses Capcom's fighting games, Monster Hunter's Ryozo Tsjuimoto has taken the helm Multiple Switch Games Including Pokémon, Splatoon, And Dark Souls Do Not Support Cloud Saves (Update: Nintendo Responds) EA won’t stop selling loot boxes in Belgium, so regulators are going to court How modders are removing enemies from games to create stress-free experiences Esports News Five New Teams From China, North America, And Europe Join Overwatch League Trash-Talking League of Legends Star Seeks His Fifth Title This Weekend Overwatch Team Whose 'FU' Jersey Was Banned Is Back With More FUs How Rainbow Six Siege came back from disaster to become a top esport Fighting Game Tournament Offers Complicated Solution To Event Safety Concerns Is the Olympics relevant for esports? Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Three days in the woods with Psychonauts 2 backers Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Weird History Of The Super NES CD-ROM, Nintendo's Most Notorious Vaporware How and why video game ‘downgrades’ happen The YouTube stars heading for burnout: ‘The most fun job imaginable became deeply bleak’ The making of Alien Resurrection PSOne Breathing life into Dead Cells Steve Gaynor: “Gone Home is the defining game of my career” How I Attempted to Redefine the "Walking Sim" With Paratopic How Larian revised Divinity: Original Sin 2’s final act Spider-Man’s phone calls sound different depending on what you’re doing 'Spider-Man' Isn't Just Good, It's a Game About Trying to Be Good Spider-Man’s J. Jonah Jameson finds his true calling as a blustering right-wing podcaster The fast travel in Spider-Man is touched with genius Insomniac offers to patch out the ill-fated marriage proposal in Spider-Man (Really inappropriate to put something like that in a game anyway unless the developers knew both people very well) The Other Side of the Spider-Man Proposal Story (That's partly why you don't put shit like that in your game) In 'Marvel's Spider-Man,' Peter conquers his greatest challenge: dating “Money for Nothing,” by Ed Smith The Spectacle of Career Professionalism In Modern Warfare 2 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider' Tries, but Fails, to Tackle Its Own Colonialism I’m Sorry, Gordon: An Apology To Silent Protagonists Metal Gear Retrospective: Snake's Punishment Begins Forget Hellblade, The Witcher 3 shows what it’s really like to live with mental health issues The Strange Greatness and Missing Legacy of 'Planescape' How Games Communicate, Without Saying Anything Playing Past Your Mistakes | Game Maker's Toolkit The Making of Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past - Super Nes The making of Total War: Warhammer's Hell Pit Abomination Filming & Lighting Our Docs - Noclip Production Class #3 Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry Metal Gear Solid's Intro Has Been Remade In Unreal Engine 4
  8. Great to see these releasing outside of Japan
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  10. Completed: Batman The Enemy Within Platform: PS4 Unique and memorable Joker origin that is a much more interesting use of him than he usually gets, with some funny and well written moments with him that changes his relationship with Bruce and relationship with Harley in interesting ways for a series that has so far been themed around the good and harm Bruce can do with each of his personas. Good use of other characters connected to Batman and Amanda Waller. Engine improved over the previous game. Certain plot elements are a bit rushed and it can feel unfocused. Poor use of Bruce and Gordon relationship that doesn't take into account anything from the first game. Occasional poor indication of what you will say.
  11. This Week In Gaming 9-4-18

    PAX West trailers and gameplay, H. Bomberguy covers what makes speedrunning fun and interesting, Shaun on the fake outrage surrounding Doom Eternal, Tara Hillegeist writes about corporate branding and the use of the term engine as it relates to the Doom series, Dan Root on the animated environments of Fez, Red Angel explores the topic of Parasocial Relationships between the player and characters in games where the player is represented as their own entity, Speluky 2 gameplay, Alex Kane with the oral history of Spider-Man 2 and how it changed what a superhero game could be, NoClip guest host Alanah Pearce covers the creation of the Game Grumps and Dream Daddy, Joel Couture has developers talk about their first design experience, 2K asks fans to tell Belgium they want loot boxes, New Frame Plus on the animation of Smash Bros, 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) Getting rich quick in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord's sandbox singleplayer campaign Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord's single player campaign is full of thugs and bog men First Look: Spelunky 2 Gameplay, Mossmouth Interview Spelunky 2 Doesn’t Break the Formula of an Already Amazing Game - PAX West 2018 Tactics RPG Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark shows tons of promise, even in Early Access Battlefield 5 release date delayed to November There’s a profanity filter in the Battlefield 5 open beta Battlefield 5’s battle royale mode is called Firestorm – come watch the trailer Gris Gameplay Demo - PAX West 2018 Hitman 2 will take you to the Colombian jungle HITMAN™ 2 LEGACY PACK GAMEPLAY (PAX WEST) Left Alive is an underwhelming return to the Front Mission universe Roam a warped Earth as an even stranger alien in sci-fi action-RPG UnDungeon Artifact Gameplay - Full Match in 4K Artifact is not nearly as hard to play as it looks Valve: Creating Artifact is not a "zero-sum game" Artifact Seems Like A Very Valve Card Game Rebel Galaxy Outlaw announced and looking excitingly like Wing Commander: Privateer GWENT: The Witcher Card Game | Homecoming Reveal Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 delayed into 2019 Praey for the Gods Gameplay - PAX West 2018 Hands-on with BioMutant’s adorable — and deadly — critters Just Cause 4’s extreme weather systems won’t clash, “each extreme weather is bound to a biome” Industries of Titan Combat Trailer New NBA 2K19 Trailer Showcases The Neighborhood NBA 2K19's The Prelude Tackles the Chinese Basketball League in a Novel Way Streets of Rage 4 is a retro revival done right Initial Thoughts on Valkyria Chronicles 4 Ahead of the Review 6 Minutes of What the Golf? Gameplay - PAX West 2018 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Trades In Bonfires for Grappling Hooks and Traversal is Better For It We. The Revolution is a horribly queasy game about life and death This Land is My Land takes a different view of the Wild West than Red Dead Redemption Turn-based roguelike Deep Sky Derelicts leaving Early Access on September 26 Pokémon-esque Heartbeat launches September 14th, demo available now Rapture Rejects Trailer - PAX West NUCLEAR THRONE DEVELOPER VLAMBEER JUST SURPRISE REVEALED A NEW GAME - PAX WEST 2018 Watch the Dreams Devs Use a Mech to Halt an Alien Invasion in New Gameplay Demo Enjoy 9 minutes of sneaky Sleeper hunting in a new GTFO gameplay video Overload - Coming Soon Trailer | PS4 Beyond Blue is an intriguing undersea voyage into marine biology The next game from the Max Payne dev will twist your mind more than quantum physics 7 New Things You Need to Know About Resident Evil 2 Remake: Resident Evil 2 Remake Claire Gameplay Resident Evil 2’s reimagined boss fights are scarier than ever Anthem: Our World, My Story Trailer - PAX West 2018 Anthem's NPCs Are A Radical Shift For Bioware Anthem makers thread the needle of a cooperative shooter with solo storytelling Anthem will have raids, and we’ve seen one already Anthem will have a demo in February, plus alphas and betas along the way Anthem: Future story DLC will not be locked behind any paywalls Trans representation in Cyberpunk 2077 matters, but not because it's cyberpunk Bloodroots Feels Like Hotline Miami Meets Samurai Jack - PAX West 2018 Pandemic Express Reveal Trailer - PAX West 15 Minutes of Below Gameplay - PAX West 2018 FIFA 19 Battle Royale - Survival Mode Gameplay Hell Warders - Announcement Trailer 13 Minutes of Levelhead Gameplay - PAX West 2018 11 Bit’s next game won’t be like Frostpunk, but it will probably be sad An online co-op Lord of the Rings game is coming from the people who own Warframe The redemption of For Honor BattleTech: Flashpoint comes with a free arcade mode and ally-only shops Rainbow Six Siege: The Making of Grim Sky's New Operators and Hereford Rework | Ubisoft [NA] Marvel's Spider-Man - The Heist DLC Black Cat Reveal Trailer Valkyria Chronicles 4 DLC western release schedule announced 12 Minutes Of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country Gameplay (No Commentary) Today’s Two Point Hospital patch removes Denuvo Shovel Knight's final two expansions will release in April The ‘mixed’ Total War game: Creative Assembly on improving Thrones of Britannia Generation Zero looks similar to a tabletop RPG, and its artist isn’t happy Sony Won't Allow Fortnite Cross-Play Because It Believes That PS4 Offers the Best Experience Star Citizen studio backs away from plan to charge fans to stream convention Elite Dangerous developers have big plans for the game’s future Scum’s Nazi tattoos have been removed from the game EA donates $1 million to victims of Madden tournament shooting Jacksonville Shooting Victim Sues EA And Venue 2K asks fans to tell Belgium they want loot boxes NBA 2K producer: Microtransations are 'unfortunate reality' of modern games Chinese Ministry of Education recommends fewer game approvals to combat myopia Metal Slader Glory has finally been fan translated into English Esports News Olympic president: Violent games still a problem facing esports as an event After An Unlikely Tie, Fortnite Summer Skirmish Grand Finalist Got Determined By Coin Flip Shanghai Dragons release eight players following 0-40 Overwatch League season Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) “All Their Engines,” by Tara Hillegeist The Oral History of Treyarch's Spider-Man 2: One of the Best Superhero Games Ever Web history: a lifetime of playing Spider-Man A brief history of Spider-Man games Delphine is a nearly-forgotten developer that created timeless games 'We're Sorry': Riot Pledges Sweeping Changes To Address Accusations Of Sexism Scam Key Requests on Steam: Who Hides Behind Fake Emails People Who Haven't Played Spider-Man Are Mad The Developers Took Out A Puddle Games companies continue to neglect issue of employee harassment On criticism and reviews Sympathy for the… person who left a negative review on Steam for a game they put 600 hours into. (working title) Origin Stories: Devs recount their first game design experiences Take a closer look at one of the best video game cities, Grim Fandango’s Rubacava A major video games exhibition opens next week - and it's very different How Battle Brothers builds a team Phantom Doctrine/Hard West Lead On Being a Developer Speedrunning Is Awesome, And Here's Why DOOM: The Fake Outrage 24 years later, speedrunner finds 'the last official secret' of Doom 2 How Game Grumps Created Dream Daddy - Noclip Documentary Fez's Animated Environments How to Animate a Smash Bros Character - New Frame Plus Prey: Mooncrash God of War - Almost a Masterpiece Light Fall - The Platform Creation Platformer | BoukenJima The World Design of Super Metroid | Boss Keys Parasocial Relationships in OFF, Undertale and OneShot Dead Cells & Stream Integration Chromatic Notes Are Goofy In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Kojima's Cancelled Masterpiece - Investigating Silent Hills Retrohistories: Under the Radar The Story Behind DOOM's Cheat Codes - Codex The History Of Spider-Man Video Games Guns, Gorillas, Gaming The Industry Workings of Gamescom 2018 How Ubisoft plans an E3 conference The Creators of Ninja Gaiden Play 'The Messenger'
  12. PAX West trailers and gameplay, H. Bomberguy covers what makes speedrunning fun and interesting, Shaun on the fake outrage surrounding Doom Eternal, Tara Hillegeist writes about corporate branding and the use of the term engine as it relates to the Doom series, Dan Root on the animated environments of Fez, Red Angel explores the topic of Parasocial Relationships between the player and characters in games where the player is represented as their own entity, Speluky 2 gameplay, Alex Kane with the oral history of Spider-Man 2 and how it changed what a superhero game could be, NoClip guest host Alanah Pearce covers the creation of the Game Grumps and Dream Daddy, Joel Couture has developers talk about their first design experience, 2K asks fans to tell Belgium they want loot boxes, New Frame Plus on the animation of Smash Bros, 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) Getting rich quick in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord's sandbox singleplayer campaign Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord's single player campaign is full of thugs and bog men First Look: Spelunky 2 Gameplay, Mossmouth Interview Spelunky 2 Doesn’t Break the Formula of an Already Amazing Game - PAX West 2018 Tactics RPG Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark shows tons of promise, even in Early Access Battlefield 5 release date delayed to November There’s a profanity filter in the Battlefield 5 open beta Battlefield 5’s battle royale mode is called Firestorm – come watch the trailer Gris Gameplay Demo - PAX West 2018 Hitman 2 will take you to the Colombian jungle HITMAN™ 2 LEGACY PACK GAMEPLAY (PAX WEST) Left Alive is an underwhelming return to the Front Mission universe Roam a warped Earth as an even stranger alien in sci-fi action-RPG UnDungeon Artifact Gameplay - Full Match in 4K Artifact is not nearly as hard to play as it looks Valve: Creating Artifact is not a "zero-sum game" Rebel Galaxy Outlaw announced and looking excitingly like Wing Commander: Privateer GWENT: The Witcher Card Game | Homecoming Reveal Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 delayed into 2019 Praey for the Gods Gameplay - PAX West 2018 Hands-on with BioMutant’s adorable — and deadly — critters Just Cause 4’s extreme weather systems won’t clash, “each extreme weather is bound to a biome” Industries of Titan Combat Trailer New NBA 2K19 Trailer Showcases The Neighborhood NBA 2K19's The Prelude Tackles the Chinese Basketball League in a Novel Way Streets of Rage 4 is a retro revival done right Initial Thoughts on Valkyria Chronicles 4 Ahead of the Review 6 Minutes of What the Golf? Gameplay - PAX West 2018 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Trades In Bonfires for Grappling Hooks and Traversal is Better For It We. The Revolution is a horribly queasy game about life and death This Land is My Land takes a different view of the Wild West than Red Dead Redemption Turn-based roguelike Deep Sky Derelicts leaving Early Access on September 26 Pokémon-esque Heartbeat launches September 14th, demo available now Rapture Rejects Trailer - PAX West NUCLEAR THRONE DEVELOPER VLAMBEER JUST SURPRISE REVEALED A NEW GAME - PAX WEST 2018 Watch the Dreams Devs Use a Mech to Halt an Alien Invasion in New Gameplay Demo Enjoy 9 minutes of sneaky Sleeper hunting in a new GTFO gameplay video Overload - Coming Soon Trailer | PS4 Beyond Blue is an intriguing undersea voyage into marine biology The next game from the Max Payne dev will twist your mind more than quantum physics 7 New Things You Need to Know About Resident Evil 2 Remake: Resident Evil 2 Remake Claire Gameplay Resident Evil 2’s reimagined boss fights are scarier than ever Anthem: Our World, My Story Trailer - PAX West 2018 Anthem's NPCs Are A Radical Shift For Bioware Anthem makers thread the needle of a cooperative shooter with solo storytelling Anthem will have raids, and we’ve seen one already Anthem will have a demo in February, plus alphas and betas along the way Anthem: Future story DLC will not be locked behind any paywalls Trans representation in Cyberpunk 2077 matters, but not because it's cyberpunk Bloodroots Feels Like Hotline Miami Meets Samurai Jack - PAX West 2018 Pandemic Express Reveal Trailer - PAX West 15 Minutes of Below Gameplay - PAX West 2018 FIFA 19 Battle Royale - Survival Mode Gameplay Hell Warders - Announcement Trailer 13 Minutes of Levelhead Gameplay - PAX West 2018 11 Bit’s next game won’t be like Frostpunk, but it will probably be sad An online co-op Lord of the Rings game is coming from the people who own Warframe The redemption of For Honor BattleTech: Flashpoint comes with a free arcade mode and ally-only shops Rainbow Six Siege: The Making of Grim Sky's New Operators and Hereford Rework | Ubisoft [NA] Marvel's Spider-Man - The Heist DLC Black Cat Reveal Trailer Valkyria Chronicles 4 DLC western release schedule announced 12 Minutes Of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country Gameplay (No Commentary) Shovel Knight's final two expansions will release in April Generation Zero looks similar to a tabletop RPG, and its artist isn’t happy Sony Won't Allow Fortnite Cross-Play Because It Believes That PS4 Offers the Best Experience Star Citizen studio backs away from plan to charge fans to stream convention Elite Dangerous developers have big plans for the game’s future Scum’s Nazi tattoos have been removed from the game EA donates $1 million to victims of Madden tournament shooting Jacksonville Shooting Victim Sues EA And Venue 2K asks fans to tell Belgium they want loot boxes NBA 2K producer: Microtransations are 'unfortunate reality' of modern games Chinese Ministry of Education recommends fewer game approvals to combat myopia Metal Slader Glory has finally been fan translated into English Esports News Olympic president: Violent games still a problem facing esports as an event After An Unlikely Tie, Fortnite Summer Skirmish Grand Finalist Got Determined By Coin Flip Shanghai Dragons release eight players following 0-40 Overwatch League season Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) “All Their Engines,” by Tara Hillegeist The Oral History of Treyarch's Spider-Man 2: One of the Best Superhero Games Ever Web history: a lifetime of playing Spider-Man Delphine is a nearly-forgotten developer that created timeless games 'We're Sorry': Riot Pledges Sweeping Changes To Address Accusations Of Sexism Scam Key Requests on Steam: Who Hides Behind Fake Emails People Who Haven't Played Spider-Man Are Mad The Developers Took Out A Puddle Games companies continue to neglect issue of employee harassment On criticism and reviews Sympathy for the… person who left a negative review on Steam for a game they put 600 hours into. (working title) Origin Stories: Devs recount their first game design experiences Take a closer look at one of the best video game cities, Grim Fandango’s Rubacava A major video games exhibition opens next week - and it's very different How Battle Brothers builds a team Phantom Doctrine/Hard West Lead On Being a Developer Speedrunning Is Awesome, And Here's Why DOOM: The Fake Outrage 24 years later, speedrunner finds 'the last official secret' of Doom 2 How Game Grumps Created Dream Daddy - Noclip Documentary Fez's Animated Environments How to Animate a Smash Bros Character - New Frame Plus Prey: Mooncrash God of War - Almost a Masterpiece Light Fall - The Platform Creation Platformer | BoukenJima The World Design of Super Metroid | Boss Keys Parasocial Relationships in OFF, Undertale and OneShot Dead Cells & Stream Integration Chromatic Notes Are Goofy In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Kojima's Cancelled Masterpiece - Investigating Silent Hills Retrohistories: Under the Radar The Story Behind DOOM's Cheat Codes - Codex The History Of Spider-Man Video Games Guns, Gorillas, Gaming The Industry Workings of Gamescom 2018 How Ubisoft plans an E3 conference The Creators of Ninja Gaiden Play 'The Messenger'
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