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  1. Completed: APE OUT Platform: PC Control an Ape attempting to escape from a variety of settings including a lab, ship, jungle, and office building while smashing enemies against walls or each other. Jazz drumming and expressive colors follow your destruction as you make your way out of each level. Enemies explode in bright blood and body party, fires start from enemy flamethrowers and barrels exploding, the power dies and flashlights and flames help to guide your paths and your enemy's view. It's a loud and intense game separated by four albums that act as 8-10 stages each with their own area focus, each album can be played on a more difficult setting for greater challenge. Rooms can change with each level reset causing the need for improvisation matching both the state of the ape and style of music, this can cause extremely easy or extremely difficult set ups where you can pretty much easily walk through the level or where you will be suddenly killed if you have the slightest hesitation in performing a nearly perfect improvised plan to get by. None of the artistic or musical choices are something I could talk about remotely well, but this guy can Completed: Zanac x Zanac Platform: Playstation Solid vertical shoot em up with three different ships to choose and a variety of weapon upgrades, a stronger attack charged by destroying enemies. Released late in the Playstation's life, not the most impressive for its time but good base gameplay, music, and decent backgrounds
  2. guildwars2

    We had people playing the game for some time but I don't believe we have an active group in the game anymore.
  3. This Week In Gaming 6-25-19

    Former Gearbox employee provides proof Randy Pitchford diverted funds to personal company, Xbox boss Phil Spencer talks about platform's struggle with first party game quality and making gaming less hostile, Esra Krabbe interviews Hidetaka Miyazaki about Elden Ring and how his dark creations come from his view of the world, The Game Professor recalls the effects teaching games as literature in High School had on both the kids and on other teachers, James Mielke interviews Kazuma Kujo on the return of R-Type, Mx. Medea suggests that people discussing whether or not games are art don't have an understanding of what art is in the first place, RagnarRox looks at the forgotten FPS Blood with its creator Nick Newhard, The Girl with the Controller on Uncharted's portrayal of growth in marriage, Peter Tieryas' defense of Castevania 2 as a game that shows the consequences of the protagonist’s actions, Alpha Protocol removed from Steam as music rights expire, 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) Wit And Charm Are Powerful Weapons In Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 How Baldur's Gate 3 and Bloodlines 2 are rewriting the rules of the tabletop games they're adapting Desperados III is Shadow Tactics wearing a lovely cowboy coat that lets you pause E3 2019 Preview: Empire of Sin Is More XCOM Than You Know Empire Of Sin is full of serial killers and drunks who need a good mobster manager Nowhere Prophet predicts a July 19th arrival How Phoenix Point Differs from XCOM - IGN Live | E3 2019 Baldur’s Gate 3 will not be Divinity: Original Sin 3 by another name Elden Ring Is an Evolution of Dark Souls Says Creator – E3 2019 John Wick Hex Is A Portal Into John Wick's Mind John Wick Hex: “If you’re not trying to push the medium forward, you’re wasting your time” Lost Words: Beyond the Page Gameplay - E3 2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the problem with its child soldier level How former Call of Duty studio head Michael Condrey views modern warfare and games An interview with Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith CD Projekt plans Witcher 3-style expansions for Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpunk 2077 romances will be “very similar” to The Witcher 3 6 things we love about Cyberpunk 2077 and one thing we don't Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t quite an immersive sim, but you could mistake it for Deus Ex Hollow Knight: Silksong will release “when it matches the quality” of the original 10 Minutes of New Greedfall Gameplay - IGN Live | E3 2019 The making of Samurai Shodown (2019) Watch Dogs Legion uses voice modulation to make each character sound unique Doom Eternal | 30 surprising gameplay details Sitting In On A Design Meeting For Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Everything We Know About The Story Of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Why Dismemberment in 'Jedi: Fallen Order' is Such a Big Deal 26 Minute Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Full E3 Gameplay Demo in 4K How Man Of Medan Learns From Until Dawn | E3 2019 Solasta: Crown of the Magister promises a deep, D&D-style tactical RPG Indie sci-fi ARPG Killsquad heads into early access in July Shenmue 3 is more than pure nostalgia Children of Morta gets a time-limited demo on Steam, and it's really good How R-Type came back from the dead That Breath of the Wild anime ‘clone’ actually looks impressive Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Destroying Vanguard as The Assembly Gameplay Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will reveal “backstories that haven’t been told in the manga” World Rally Championship 8 Live Gameplay Demo - IGN Live | E3 2019 Try a demo for Encodya, a point-and-click adventure about a girl and her robot Carrion Four Reasons To Keep Your Eye On This Monster Mash Hands-On with Gears 5 Escape Map Builder - IGN First Gears 5 Will Not Have Lootboxes Gears 5 Developer Says It’s Riskier Than The Last One Fist of the North Star: Legends ReVIVE Gets Its First Trailer And A Western Localization NHL 20 cover goes to Auston Matthews, see the first trailer Breaking Down The 16 Biggest Changes Coming To NHL 20 Square Enix explains why it changed Tifa’s breasts in Final Fantasy 7 Remake We Need To Talk About How Bra Sizes Work Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Include New Materia Not From The Original Contra Rogue Corps First Gameplay, Features Walkthrough - IGN Live | E3 2019 Contra-like Blazing Chrome is coming in July Sky: Children of the Light Gameplay Showcase - IGN LIVE | E3 2019 Total War: Three Kingdoms' gore DLC includes 'equine dismemberment' Star Wars Battlefront II: Where are those Droidekas? — Community Update Hitman 2’s new bank map features Agent 47 in sweater he knitted himself Battlefleet Gothic: Armada II's Chaos expansion brings spiky naked dudes to space Alpha Protocol exfiltrates from Steam as publishing rights expire Alpha Protocol pulled from Steam due to expiry of music rights How Paradox is rebuilding Imperator: Rome Kingdom Hearts III co-director Tetsuya Nomura shares additional DLC ‘Re:Mind’ information tidbits 'Xbox Live Is Not A Free Speech Platform': Xbox Boss Promises New Features To Make Online Gaming Less Hostile Xbox Boss On Microsoft’s Struggles With Game Quality And Efforts To Improve It Microsoft cuts internal original content creators and producers at Inside Xbox and Mixer Former Gearbox employee provides proof Randy Pitchford diverted funds to personal company Ubisoft Apologizes for 'Watch Dogs: Legion' Ad That Appeared to Reference Hong Kong Protests Bungie raises over $400,000 for children's hospital during charity livestream Fortnite Streamer Raises Almost $1 Million For Charity In Just Four Hours Q&A: After the Microsoft acquisition, what's next for Double Fine? EA: Our Loot Boxes Are Actually 'Surprise Mechanics' That Are 'Quite Ethical' EA execs have reportedly given their performance bonuses to employees This week, Parliament gave a squirming EA and Epic a kicking League of Legends banned in Iran and Syria as tensions mount with US You can now spend two years in jail for account boosting in South Korea Esports News The PUBG Nations Cup will see 16 teams fight for a $500,000 prize pool Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) AWAY: The Survival Series - An animal adventure game Kickstarter Games Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Theater of Mechanics, and in Mechanics, a Movement ASSASSIN’S CREED III Teaching Games As Literature In High School Gaymer Pride We need more cosmic horror in games Where Should LucasArts Take Star Wars Video Games? Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Developers Say Breaking Series Traditions Made For A Better Game Games Have Always Tried to Whitewash Nazis as Just 'German Soldiers' In Defense of Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest Death Mark Reminds Us That We Can Never Vanquish Our Ghosts Revisiting Final Fantasy 8: Yep, This One’s About Trauma Too Ghost Trick Brilliantly Turned Regret And The Supernatural Into A Game Mechanic Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Is A Compelling Story About Loss And Guilt Root Letter Is About Catfishing Gone Terribly Wrong Final Fantasy V Reminds Me Of What I Loved About The Series The Classic JRPG About Two Scientists Saving The World The Art of Conceptual Scope How Uncharted 4 Portrays Conflict and Growth in Marriage Blood (1997) | Forgotten Gems (with Creator Nick Newhard) How Supergiant Games Creates Music & Art - Developing Hell #03 History Respawned: Heaven's Vault Good Game Design - Super Mario World Bloodstained Kickstarter Breakdown | Past Mortem [SSFF] The 2019 Animation Microtalks The NES Hot Stik | Gaming Historian Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry An extremely bad interview with Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi Overwatch vs Team Fortress 2, A Battle To The Death
  4. Former Gearbox employee provides proof Randy Pitchford diverted funds to personal company, Xbox boss Phil Spencer talks about platform's struggle with first party game quality and making gaming less hostile, Esra Krabbe interviews Hidetaka Miyazaki about Elden Ring and how his dark creations come from his view of the world, The Game Professor recalls the effects teaching games as literature in High School had on both the kids and on other teachers, James Mielke interviews Kazuma Kujo on the return of R-Type, Mx. Medea suggests that people discussing whether or not games are art don't have an understanding of what art is in the first place, RagnarRox looks at the forgotten FPS Blood with its creator Nick Newhard, The Girl with the Controller on Uncharted's portrayal of growth in marriage, Peter Tieryas' defense of Castevania 2 as a game that shows the consequences of the protagonist’s actions, Alpha Protocol removed from Steam as music rights expire, 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) Wit And Charm Are Powerful Weapons In Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 How Baldur's Gate 3 and Bloodlines 2 are rewriting the rules of the tabletop games they're adapting Desperados III is Shadow Tactics wearing a lovely cowboy coat that lets you pause E3 2019 Preview: Empire of Sin Is More XCOM Than You Know Empire Of Sin is full of serial killers and drunks who need a good mobster manager Nowhere Prophet predicts a July 19th arrival How Phoenix Point Differs from XCOM - IGN Live | E3 2019 Baldur’s Gate 3 will not be Divinity: Original Sin 3 by another name Elden Ring Is an Evolution of Dark Souls Says Creator – E3 2019 John Wick Hex Is A Portal Into John Wick's Mind John Wick Hex: “If you’re not trying to push the medium forward, you’re wasting your time” Lost Words: Beyond the Page Gameplay - E3 2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the problem with its child soldier level How former Call of Duty studio head Michael Condrey views modern warfare and games An interview with Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith CD Projekt plans Witcher 3-style expansions for Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpunk 2077 romances will be “very similar” to The Witcher 3 6 things we love about Cyberpunk 2077 and one thing we don't Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t quite an immersive sim, but you could mistake it for Deus Ex Hollow Knight: Silksong will release “when it matches the quality” of the original 10 Minutes of New Greedfall Gameplay - IGN Live | E3 2019 The making of Samurai Shodown (2019) Watch Dogs Legion uses voice modulation to make each character sound unique Doom Eternal | 30 surprising gameplay details Sitting In On A Design Meeting For Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Everything We Know About The Story Of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Why Dismemberment in 'Jedi: Fallen Order' is Such a Big Deal 26 Minute Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Full E3 Gameplay Demo in 4K How Man Of Medan Learns From Until Dawn | E3 2019 Solasta: Crown of the Magister promises a deep, D&D-style tactical RPG Indie sci-fi ARPG Killsquad heads into early access in July Shenmue 3 is more than pure nostalgia Children of Morta gets a time-limited demo on Steam, and it's really good How R-Type came back from the dead That Breath of the Wild anime ‘clone’ actually looks impressive Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Destroying Vanguard as The Assembly Gameplay Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will reveal “backstories that haven’t been told in the manga” World Rally Championship 8 Live Gameplay Demo - IGN Live | E3 2019 Try a demo for Encodya, a point-and-click adventure about a girl and her robot Carrion Four Reasons To Keep Your Eye On This Monster Mash Hands-On with Gears 5 Escape Map Builder - IGN First Gears 5 Will Not Have Lootboxes Gears 5 Developer Says It’s Riskier Than The Last One Fist of the North Star: Legends ReVIVE Gets Its First Trailer And A Western Localization NHL 20 cover goes to Auston Matthews, see the first trailer Breaking Down The 16 Biggest Changes Coming To NHL 20 Square Enix explains why it changed Tifa’s breasts in Final Fantasy 7 Remake We Need To Talk About How Bra Sizes Work Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Include New Materia Not From The Original Contra Rogue Corps First Gameplay, Features Walkthrough - IGN Live | E3 2019 Contra-like Blazing Chrome is coming in July Sky: Children of the Light Gameplay Showcase - IGN LIVE | E3 2019 Total War: Three Kingdoms' gore DLC includes 'equine dismemberment' Star Wars Battlefront II: Where are those Droidekas? — Community Update Hitman 2’s new bank map features Agent 47 in sweater he knitted himself Battlefleet Gothic: Armada II's Chaos expansion brings spiky naked dudes to space Alpha Protocol exfiltrates from Steam as publishing rights expire Alpha Protocol pulled from Steam due to expiry of music rights How Paradox is rebuilding Imperator: Rome Kingdom Hearts III co-director Tetsuya Nomura shares additional DLC ‘Re:Mind’ information tidbits 'Xbox Live Is Not A Free Speech Platform': Xbox Boss Promises New Features To Make Online Gaming Less Hostile Xbox Boss On Microsoft’s Struggles With Game Quality And Efforts To Improve It Microsoft cuts internal original content creators and producers at Inside Xbox and Mixer Former Gearbox employee provides proof Randy Pitchford diverted funds to personal company Ubisoft Apologizes for 'Watch Dogs: Legion' Ad That Appeared to Reference Hong Kong Protests Bungie raises over $400,000 for children's hospital during charity livestream Fortnite Streamer Raises Almost $1 Million For Charity In Just Four Hours Q&A: After the Microsoft acquisition, what's next for Double Fine? EA: Our Loot Boxes Are Actually 'Surprise Mechanics' That Are 'Quite Ethical' EA execs have reportedly given their performance bonuses to employees This week, Parliament gave a squirming EA and Epic a kicking League of Legends banned in Iran and Syria as tensions mount with US You can now spend two years in jail for account boosting in South Korea Esports News The PUBG Nations Cup will see 16 teams fight for a $500,000 prize pool Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) AWAY: The Survival Series - An animal adventure game Kickstarter Games Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Theater of Mechanics, and in Mechanics, a Movement ASSASSIN’S CREED III Teaching Games As Literature In High School Gaymer Pride We need more cosmic horror in games Where Should LucasArts Take Star Wars Video Games? Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Developers Say Breaking Series Traditions Made For A Better Game Games Have Always Tried to Whitewash Nazis as Just 'German Soldiers' In Defense of Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest Death Mark Reminds Us That We Can Never Vanquish Our Ghosts Revisiting Final Fantasy 8: Yep, This One’s About Trauma Too Ghost Trick Brilliantly Turned Regret And The Supernatural Into A Game Mechanic Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Is A Compelling Story About Loss And Guilt Root Letter Is About Catfishing Gone Terribly Wrong Final Fantasy V Reminds Me Of What I Loved About The Series The Classic JRPG About Two Scientists Saving The World The Art of Conceptual Scope How Uncharted 4 Portrays Conflict and Growth in Marriage Blood (1997) | Forgotten Gems (with Creator Nick Newhard) How Supergiant Games Creates Music & Art - Developing Hell #03 History Respawned: Heaven's Vault Good Game Design - Super Mario World Bloodstained Kickstarter Breakdown | Past Mortem [SSFF] The 2019 Animation Microtalks The NES Hot Stik | Gaming Historian Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry An extremely bad interview with Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi Overwatch vs Team Fortress 2, A Battle To The Death
  5. Please don't revive 4+ year old threads or long forgotten troll accounts, even that video posted is over three years old.
  6. Welcome to the AJSA
  7. Welcome to the AJSA. He has had a forum for a long time but most of the conversations have moved over to the Discord since that grew in popularity.
  8. Hello, as most of the conversation, and some members entirely, have moved over to the AJSA Discord over the forums it would likely be a better idea to attempt to gauge interest there.
  9. Welcome to the AJSA
  10. This Week In Gaming 6-18-19

    E3 news continues, Orange Lightning uses the characters of Red Dead Redemption 2 to discuss why we follow people with vision and coming to understand our own motives, Jeremy Peel on why developers don't want to show gameplay footage at E3, Lilly discusses how corporate messaging helps contribute to gamers not understanding the work that goes into making games, Tim Colwill shares a story about Youtube's exploitative ecosystem and how channels spread false information, Star Control lawsuit ended by bees, Xavier Nelson Jr asks developers to share their favorite examples of asset flips and content reuse, CodexEntry on how Devil May Cry 4 became one of the deepest action games ever made partly due to its unfinished state, California investigating Riot Games for gender discrimination, Like Stories of Old's essay on how The Witcher 3 encourages moral reflection, Cannot be Tamed tells the story of troubled Lucasarts/Spielberg game The Dig, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods) The Best Indie Games Of E3 2019 E3: 6 Indie Games That Impressed Top 10 Games of E3 2019 | The Completionist IndieWatch: Top 20 Anticipated Indie Games (E3 2019) Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Full Gameplay Demo - E3 2019 Hollow Knight: Silksong Is Drawing Crowds At E3 For Good Reason New Impressions Of The Avengers' Gameplay From E3 2019 Something Feels Off About The Avengers Gameplay Demo Hands-On With The Secret-Filled Luigi’s Mansion 3 Luigi’s Mansion 3 Developers Promise Better Bosses And More Puzzles Phantom Brigade Is A Mech Strategy Game Where You Can See Into The Future, And I Love It A Firefighting Game That Makes Fun Of The Gig Economy Wasteland remaster looks a whole lot like a remake, and I'm not complaining Tales of Arise Producer On Evolving And Succeeding The Series As A More Immersive Experience New 4K Watch Dogs Legion gameplay - 5 Ways To Mess Up London I am already hopelessly obsessed with Watch Dogs Legion's NPCs Watch Dogs: Legion does a good Lahndan, but the NPCs left me cold Here’s 30 minutes of Watch Dogs Legion gameplay Watch Dogs Legion’s Dangerous Ambition | E3 2019 Watch Dogs Legion is the best game of E3 2019 - Clint Hocking Interview Watch Dogs Legion's London is impressive, but I'm worried its main gimmick will fall flat E3 2019: Watch Dogs Legion's 'recruit anyone' gameplay required immense technology investment Cyberpunk 2077's E3 demo has weak gunplay and unimaginative stereotypes CD Projekt Red explains controversial Cyberpunk in-game ad featuring trans model Deeply transphobic ad in ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ represents everything wrong with cyberpunk Keanu Reeves Talks About What's Cool in Cyberpunk 2077 - E3 2019 New Impressions Of Cyberpunk 2077's Gameplay From E3 2019 Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpunk 2077's in-game context doesn't matter if its marketing contributes to transphobia right now CD Projekt Red Boss Again Promises That Cyberpunk Devs Won't Have To Crunch Cyberpunk designer says CDPR is working on transgender character options Johnny Silverhand's tragic rock star backstory makes him perfect for Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves plays a major character in Cyberpunk 2077, with a line count that rivals protagonist’s Cyberpunk 2077’s E3 demo: the good and the bad Why I’ll be playing as a Netrunner when Cyberpunk 2077 comes out Cyberpunk 2077 and the Badlands and Nomads beyond Night City Cyberpunk 2077 Quest Director on The Witcher 3 Comparisons, Life Paths, and Keanu “Story goes first with everything”, but CD Projekt never had combat designers until Cyberpunk 2077 Original Cyberpunk Creator's Secret To Making An Amazing RPG John Wick Hex - Keanu Reeves Video Game Revealed! John Wick Hex || Timeline Strategy, Methodical Gameplay & More || E3 Reaction John Wick Hex has a responsibility to “push the medium forward” How John Wick Hex's Action is Designed With the Help of the Film's Fight Choreographers Cyberpunk 2077's E3 2019 demo looks like Deus Ex with an unlimited budget Desperados 3 has a much-improved planning mode Spiritfarer is a Calming Management Sim About The Afterlife Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was less linear than I expected Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's combat shows promise, but I'm yet to be wowed Exclusive In-Depth Profile On Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s New Droid, BD-1 Jedi: Fallen Order won't let you dismember people with your lightsaber Lightsabers In Video Games Are Too Weak Exclusive Details On The Combat Of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Samurai Shodown Introduces The Dual-Wielding Katana User Jubei Yagyu Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot New Stories Help Liven Up Familiar Gamplay Ys IX’s New Gameplay Footage Is A Monstrum Mash Of Action Barkley 2 releases a shockingly real and playable demo to backers Japanese Persona 5 Royal Trailer Shows Off Gameplay Updates Id Talks Mod Support, Integrating More Traversal, And The Controversial Neon U.I. Doom Eternal’s Souls-style invasions are seen as an “endgame” activity for masterful players It’s “meant to be big and bold” – id Software responds to criticism of Doom Eternal’s UI Evil Genius 2 Hopes To Bring Out Your Inner Bond Villain Is Baldur's Gate 3 Giving Players Too Much Freedom? | E3 2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Panel | E3 Coliseum 2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Is the Most Divisive Game of E3 - E3 2019 Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare's Developers Are Still Deciding How Disturbing To Get Preview: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare isn’t as bold as it thinks it is Grandia HD Collection Direct-Feed Gameplay (E3 2019 - Nintendo Switch) Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory Gameplay Demo - E3 2019 Final Fantasy XV's Lead Designer's New Game Is A Love Letter To Live Music Etherborn twists and turns its way into stores in July New The Sinking City Lovecraftian Gameplay - IGN Live | E3 2019 Pokémon Sword And Shield Director Says It's About 'Growing And Evolving'—For The Trainer, Too Sayonara Wild Hearts Is A Dream Pop Collection Of Games Tavern Keeper lets you run a pub staffed by Orcs Daemon x Machina Gameplay Full Treehouse Presentation - E3 2019 Brassheart is an upcoming point and click game where robots may be friend or foe Upcoming Solace State crosses hacking with negotiation Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - Gameplay Walkthrough | PlayStation Underground Kalypso gives vampires their strategy closeup with Immortal Realms this fall Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Is Entirely Different From Its Predecessors | E3 2019 Empire Of Sin Is The Gangster Game Brenda Romero Always Wanted To Make Empire of Sin runs on alcohol and you can use it to poison rival businesses You can be an XCOM-style serial killer in John Romero’s Empire of Sin Empire Of Sin is full of serial killers and drunks who need a good mobster manager Empire of Sin || Interview with John Romero || E3 2019 Ancestors: the Humankind Odyssey is about evolving “to beat science”, but “it’s not Spore” Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a loving ode to Donkey Kong Country The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Release Dates Announced Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Definitely Going To Make Me Cry For My Precious Children Yu Suzuki Says Shenmue 3 Will Get Us 40 Percent Through Ryo's Story Shenmue 3 Feels Like a Modern Dreamcast Game Shenmue 3 developers are ‘assessing the situation’ with Epic Games Store exclusivity Gears Of War 5 Is Done Playing It Safe | E3 2019 Control Gameplay Showcase - IGN LIVE E3 2019 Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan Is So Scary You Might Cry - IGN LIVE | E3 2019 Fire Emblem Three Houses: King of Beasts Battle Gameplay - E3 2019 The Outer Worlds: Taking The New Vegas Formula To Space | E3 2019 Outer Worlds Gameplay Impressions | E3 2019 Q&A: Writing new characters, new worlds in Obsidian's The Outer Worlds Here’s how The Outer Worlds adds to Fallout: New Vegas’ character builds Risk of Rain 2: New Survivor Gameplay Reveal "Rex" - IGN Live at E3 I've seen how choices impact your Dying Light 2 city and I'm sold Dying Light 2: Infection And Exploration Evolved | E3 2019 9 new things in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint - new gameplay Ghost Recon Breakpoint | 35 minutes of new gameplay Ghost Recon Breakpoint will be unlike any other game in the series - Emil Daubon Interview Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's Survival Elements Keep The Game Tense New Wolfenstein Youngblood Gameplay - 7 Times The Blazkowicz Twins Ruined The Nazi’s Day Amazon Lays Off Dozens Of Game Developers During E3 Amazon Game Studios confirms layoffs, reportedly cancels multiple games Stronghold: Warlords takes the castle-building series eastwards next year What New Players Need to Know About Baldur's Gate 3 - IGN LIVE E3 2019 Psychonauts 2 Gameplay Walkthrough - IGN LIVE E3 2019 Psychonauts 2 creator: “You can’t play the same song again and have fans like it as much” Tim Schafer on Psychonauts 2, Double Fine joining Xbox & we get a new theme song. Remnant: From the Ashes Gameplay Showcase - IGN LIVE | E3 2019 Oddworld: Soulstorm Gameplay Walkthrough - IGN LIVE | E3 2019 Oddworld Soulstorm is a loud and chaotic alien snooker PES 2020: First GameplayWalkthrough - IGN LIVE E3 2019 Konami rebrands PES as eFootball PES Person 5 DLC in Catherine: Full Body English Trailer - E3 2019 Killing Floor 2 celebrates new objective mode with horrorclowns and free trial Insurgency: Sandstorm adding more maps, snow and mod support this year Steam unveils its upcoming, very familiar-looking library redesign Don't expect Xbox 360 games to run on PC anytime soon, though Phil Spencer says 'never say never' We talk Project Scarlett with Xbox's Aaron Greenberg at E3! Guerilla Games lead producer Patrick Munnik dies at 4 Bluepoint co-founder Andy O'Neil dies The State Of California Is Investigating Riot Games For Gender Discrimination Star Control lawfight settled by bees Electronic Arts commits to greater efforts to combat bullying and toxicity online Twitch Sues Trolls Who Turned Artifact's Page Into A Porn-Riddled Disaster Take-Two’s CEO says unions are “hard to imagine” because devs are too well-paid Square Enix Committed To Making Its Complete Library Available Digitally Bethesda's legal department drops the hammer on Doom Remake 4 mod Dedicated Fans Spent 8 Years Making the 1997 'Blade Runner' Game Run on a Modern PC Esports News Fortnite Competition Hosts Help Deaf Teen Player Feel Welcome 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) Pokemon, and Why The Games Industry Needs To Be Less Secretive Developers don’t want to show gameplay at E3 anymore, and who can blame them? Influence of false Youtube information 'Every Game You Like Is Built on the Backs of Workers.' Video Game Creators Are Burned Out and Desperate for Change Sex, Tetris, and Charlie Chaplin: The Alexey Pajitnov interview Stop worrying about timed exclusives and worry more about games industry consolidation Hello Games Billboard The Clever Ways Game Developers Reuse Assets, Like Turning A Tank Into A Destiny Boss Former Epic production director tried to cancel Fortnite “Hail to the Kings,” by Ed Smith Memory Loss, Mental Illness, and Final Fantasy VIII Knife Sisters Explores The Tricky Subject Of Player-Character Consent What Made Red Dead 2's Story Worth Telling Virtual Empathy – How The Witcher 3 Encourages Moral Reflection Devil May Cry 4: A Flawed Masterpiece // Codex Entry The Amazing Story of The Dig The History of Dragon Age: Origins The World Design of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes | Boss Keys Leitmotif in Hollow Knight's Soundtrack The Tragic History of Shenmue Hollow Knight and the joy of exploration | Dave Critiques #42 E3 Dev Roundtable: The Secrets Behind Writing Video Games Cartridge Save File Preservation - Backup, Transfer & Restore Your Save Games / MY LIFE IN GAMING The Secrets of Skeleton and Shark AI in Sea of Thieves | AI and Games Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry A space diary from the Frontier FFXIV 1.0
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E3 news continues, Orange Lightning uses the plot and characters of Red Dead Redemption 2 to discuss why we follow people with vision and coming to understand our own motives, Jeremy Peel on why developers don't want to show gameplay footage at E3, Lilly discusses how corporate messaging helps contribute to gamers not understanding the work that goes into making games, Tim Colwill shares a story about Youtube's exploitative ecosystem and how gaming channels spread false information, Star Control lawsuit ended by bees, Xavier Nelson Jr asks developers to share their favorite examples of asset flips and content reuse, CodexEntry on how Devil May Cry 4 became one of the deepest action games ever made partly due to its unfinished state, California investigating Riot Games for gender discrimination, Like Stories of Old essay on how The Witcher 3 encourages moral reflection, Cannot be Tamed tells the story of troubled Lucasarts/Spielberg game The Dig, Super Eyepatch Wolf covers the history of Shenmu, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods) The Best Indie Games Of E3 2019 E3: 6 Indie Games That Impressed Top 10 Games of E3 2019 | The Completionist IndieWatch: Top 20 Anticipated Indie Games (E3 2019) Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Full Gameplay Demo - E3 2019 Hollow Knight: Silksong Is Drawing Crowds At E3 For Good Reason New Impressions Of The Avengers' Gameplay From E3 2019 Something Feels Off About The Avengers Gameplay Demo Hands-On With The Secret-Filled Luigi’s Mansion 3 Luigi’s Mansion 3 Developers Promise Better Bosses And More Puzzles Phantom Brigade Is A Mech Strategy Game Where You Can See Into The Future, And I Love It A Firefighting Game That Makes Fun Of The Gig Economy Wasteland remaster looks a whole lot like a remake, and I'm not complaining Tales of Arise Producer On Evolving And Succeeding The Series As A More Immersive Experience New 4K Watch Dogs Legion gameplay - 5 Ways To Mess Up London I am already hopelessly obsessed with Watch Dogs Legion's NPCs Watch Dogs: Legion does a good Lahndan, but the NPCs left me cold Here’s 30 minutes of Watch Dogs Legion gameplay Watch Dogs Legion’s Dangerous Ambition | E3 2019 Watch Dogs Legion is the best game of E3 2019 - Clint Hocking Interview Watch Dogs Legion's London is impressive, but I'm worried its main gimmick will fall flat E3 2019: Watch Dogs Legion's 'recruit anyone' gameplay required immense technology investment Cyberpunk 2077's E3 demo has weak gunplay and unimaginative stereotypes CD Projekt Red explains controversial Cyberpunk in-game ad featuring trans model Deeply transphobic ad in ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ represents everything wrong with cyberpunk Keanu Reeves Talks About What's Cool in Cyberpunk 2077 - E3 2019 New Impressions Of Cyberpunk 2077's Gameplay From E3 2019 Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpunk 2077's in-game context doesn't matter if its marketing contributes to transphobia right now CD Projekt Red Boss Again Promises That Cyberpunk Devs Won't Have To Crunch Cyberpunk designer says CDPR is working on transgender character options Johnny Silverhand's tragic rock star backstory makes him perfect for Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves plays a major character in Cyberpunk 2077, with a line count that rivals protagonist’s Cyberpunk 2077’s E3 demo: the good and the bad Why I’ll be playing as a Netrunner when Cyberpunk 2077 comes out Cyberpunk 2077 and the Badlands and Nomads beyond Night City Cyberpunk 2077 Quest Director on The Witcher 3 Comparisons, Life Paths, and Keanu “Story goes first with everything”, but CD Projekt never had combat designers until Cyberpunk 2077 Original Cyberpunk Creator's Secret To Making An Amazing RPG John Wick Hex - Keanu Reeves Video Game Revealed! John Wick Hex || Timeline Strategy, Methodical Gameplay & More || E3 Reaction John Wick Hex has a responsibility to “push the medium forward” How John Wick Hex's Action is Designed With the Help of the Film's Fight Choreographers Cyberpunk 2077's E3 2019 demo looks like Deus Ex with an unlimited budget Desperados 3 has a much-improved planning mode Spiritfarer is a Calming Management Sim About The Afterlife Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was less linear than I expected Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's combat shows promise, but I'm yet to be wowed Exclusive In-Depth Profile On Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s New Droid, BD-1 Jedi: Fallen Order won't let you dismember people with your lightsaber Lightsabers In Video Games Are Too Weak Exclusive Details On The Combat Of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Samurai Shodown Introduces The Dual-Wielding Katana User Jubei Yagyu Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot New Stories Help Liven Up Familiar Gamplay Ys IX’s New Gameplay Footage Is A Monstrum Mash Of Action Barkley 2 releases a shockingly real and playable demo to backers Japanese Persona 5 Royal Trailer Shows Off Gameplay Updates Id Talks Mod Support, Integrating More Traversal, And The Controversial Neon U.I. Doom Eternal’s Souls-style invasions are seen as an “endgame” activity for masterful players It’s “meant to be big and bold” – id Software responds to criticism of Doom Eternal’s UI Evil Genius 2 Hopes To Bring Out Your Inner Bond Villain Is Baldur's Gate 3 Giving Players Too Much Freedom? | E3 2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Panel | E3 Coliseum 2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Is the Most Divisive Game of E3 - E3 2019 Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare's Developers Are Still Deciding How Disturbing To Get Preview: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare isn’t as bold as it thinks it is Grandia HD Collection Direct-Feed Gameplay (E3 2019 - Nintendo Switch) Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory Gameplay Demo - E3 2019 Final Fantasy XV's Lead Designer's New Game Is A Love Letter To Live Music Etherborn twists and turns its way into stores in July New The Sinking City Lovecraftian Gameplay - IGN Live | E3 2019 Pokémon Sword And Shield Director Says It's About 'Growing And Evolving'—For The Trainer, Too Sayonara Wild Hearts Is A Dream Pop Collection Of Games Tavern Keeper lets you run a pub staffed by Orcs Daemon x Machina Gameplay Full Treehouse Presentation - E3 2019 Brassheart is an upcoming point and click game where robots may be friend or foe Upcoming Solace State crosses hacking with negotiation Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - Gameplay Walkthrough | PlayStation Underground Kalypso gives vampires their strategy closeup with Immortal Realms this fall Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Is Entirely Different From Its Predecessors | E3 2019 Empire Of Sin Is The Gangster Game Brenda Romero Always Wanted To Make Empire of Sin runs on alcohol and you can use it to poison rival businesses You can be an XCOM-style serial killer in John Romero’s Empire of Sin Empire Of Sin is full of serial killers and drunks who need a good mobster manager Empire of Sin || Interview with John Romero || E3 2019 Ancestors: the Humankind Odyssey is about evolving “to beat science”, but “it’s not Spore” Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a loving ode to Donkey Kong Country The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Release Dates Announced Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is Definitely Going To Make Me Cry For My Precious Children Yu Suzuki Says Shenmue 3 Will Get Us 40 Percent Through Ryo's Story Shenmue 3 Feels Like a Modern Dreamcast Game Shenmue 3 developers are ‘assessing the situation’ with Epic Games Store exclusivity Gears Of War 5 Is Done Playing It Safe | E3 2019 Control Gameplay Showcase - IGN LIVE E3 2019 Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan Is So Scary You Might Cry - IGN LIVE | E3 2019 Fire Emblem Three Houses: King of Beasts Battle Gameplay - E3 2019 The Outer Worlds: Taking The New Vegas Formula To Space | E3 2019 Outer Worlds Gameplay Impressions | E3 2019 Q&A: Writing new characters, new worlds in Obsidian's The Outer Worlds Here’s how The Outer Worlds adds to Fallout: New Vegas’ character builds Risk of Rain 2: New Survivor Gameplay Reveal "Rex" - IGN Live at E3 I've seen how choices impact your Dying Light 2 city and I'm sold Dying Light 2: Infection And Exploration Evolved | E3 2019 9 new things in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint - new gameplay Ghost Recon Breakpoint | 35 minutes of new gameplay Ghost Recon Breakpoint will be unlike any other game in the series - Emil Daubon Interview Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's Survival Elements Keep The Game Tense New Wolfenstein Youngblood Gameplay - 7 Times The Blazkowicz Twins Ruined The Nazi’s Day Amazon Lays Off Dozens Of Game Developers During E3 Amazon Game Studios confirms layoffs, reportedly cancels multiple games Stronghold: Warlords takes the castle-building series eastwards next year What New Players Need to Know About Baldur's Gate 3 - IGN LIVE E3 2019 Psychonauts 2 Gameplay Walkthrough - IGN LIVE E3 2019 Psychonauts 2 creator: “You can’t play the same song again and have fans like it as much” Tim Schafer on Psychonauts 2, Double Fine joining Xbox & we get a new theme song. Remnant: From the Ashes Gameplay Showcase - IGN LIVE | E3 2019 Oddworld: Soulstorm Gameplay Walkthrough - IGN LIVE | E3 2019 Oddworld Soulstorm is a loud and chaotic alien snooker PES 2020: First GameplayWalkthrough - IGN LIVE E3 2019 Konami rebrands PES as eFootball PES Person 5 DLC in Catherine: Full Body English Trailer - E3 2019 Killing Floor 2 celebrates new objective mode with horrorclowns and free trial Insurgency: Sandstorm adding more maps, snow and mod support this year Steam unveils its upcoming, very familiar-looking library redesign Don't expect Xbox 360 games to run on PC anytime soon, though Phil Spencer says 'never say never' We talk Project Scarlett with Xbox's Aaron Greenberg at E3! Guerilla Games lead producer Patrick Munnik dies at 4 Bluepoint co-founder Andy O'Neil dies The State Of California Is Investigating Riot Games For Gender Discrimination Star Control lawfight settled by bees Electronic Arts commits to greater efforts to combat bullying and toxicity online Twitch Sues Trolls Who Turned Artifact's Page Into A Porn-Riddled Disaster Take-Two’s CEO says unions are “hard to imagine” because devs are too well-paid Square Enix Committed To Making Its Complete Library Available Digitally Bethesda's legal department drops the hammer on Doom Remake 4 mod Dedicated Fans Spent 8 Years Making the 1997 'Blade Runner' Game Run on a Modern PC Esports News Fortnite Competition Hosts Help Deaf Teen Player Feel Welcome 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) Pokemon, and Why The Games Industry Needs To Be Less Secretive Developers don’t want to show gameplay at E3 anymore, and who can blame them? Influence of false Youtube information 'Every Game You Like Is Built on the Backs of Workers.' Video Game Creators Are Burned Out and Desperate for Change Sex, Tetris, and Charlie Chaplin: The Alexey Pajitnov interview Stop worrying about timed exclusives and worry more about games industry consolidation Hello Games Billboard The Clever Ways Game Developers Reuse Assets, Like Turning A Tank Into A Destiny Boss Former Epic production director tried to cancel Fortnite “Hail to the Kings,” by Ed Smith Memory Loss, Mental Illness, and Final Fantasy VIII Knife Sisters Explores The Tricky Subject Of Player-Character Consent What Made Red Dead 2's Story Worth Telling Virtual Empathy – How The Witcher 3 Encourages Moral Reflection Devil May Cry 4: A Flawed Masterpiece // Codex Entry The Amazing Story of The Dig The History of Dragon Age: Origins The World Design of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes | Boss Keys Leitmotif in Hollow Knight's Soundtrack The Tragic History of Shenmue Hollow Knight and the joy of exploration | Dave Critiques #42 E3 Dev Roundtable: The Secrets Behind Writing Video Games Cartridge Save File Preservation - Backup, Transfer & Restore Your Save Games / MY LIFE IN GAMING The Secrets of Skeleton and Shark AI in Sea of Thieves | AI and Games Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry A space diary from the Frontier FFXIV 1.0
  12. Completed: Total War Three Kingdoms Platform: PC Beautiful map and the best one I've seen in a Total War game. Massively improved diplomacy, economy, spying options, and supply system that all works perfectly for a Three Kingdoms game. Characters with their own personalities, likes and dislikes, and background uses (though things will start to overlap as you see many characters with similar backgrounds or passive skills from their class tree). Starting factions, resource locations, and gameplay elements unique to each lord can drastically change how you want to build your force/economy. Has more realistic records mode or powered up character romance mode that makes generals similar to heroes in Warhammer. Seasonal changes effect economy, food, and battles. Not a wide variety of units to use with many going to be locked behind reforms that you won't reach or behind starting lord choices. The one artillery piece seems extremely powerful, even ignoring its uses for siege and settlement battles, I tended to finish fights with each one getting between 3-6 hundred kills, wiping out around 3-5 units alone before even getting into all the unit routing they cause. I never really lost a fight even when outnumbered by quite a bit once I threw two of them into every army I had (I suppose I could have used six), and would assume they would be even more powerful in records mode. Maybe more balanced on a higher difficulty. The actual battles are fun but aren't near as interesting as the Warhammer games, but that is going to be helped quite a bit by being on the second game and with all the added and freely updated content that Warhammer has gotten over the years. You can't really watch the character duels that well in romance mode since you need to command the actual battle going on while characters fight and the game really likes to make your characters lose duels for no reason when you choose auto resolve. Some of the pre and in battle dialogue is terrible and not at all matching with certain characters. Odd to see certain characters not being legendary (though some that should be still start with better equipment or a unique description), maybe more of a balance reason with more likely being added later. Completed: SILPHEED Platform: Sega CD Vertical shooter. Art of the enemy ships and weapon effects doesn't look very impressive with the early polygon graphics the effects going on around you, destruction and laser fire, visuals of your movement making it look like you are getting further away as you near the top of the screen, and impressive level design that can have you flying across enemy ships/bases or making death star style trench runs make up for it. Enemies swarm around you from all sides., effects can hide enemy shots, and you can very suddenly be surprised by large objects or fast moving lasers that you will have almost no time to dodge unless you knew about them beforehand, these things combined with no continues or lives can make the game more of chore to play at times. Good music, dull sound effects. Dull bosses. Completed: Ranger X Platform: Genesis/Mega Drive Looks good for a Genesis game with some nice backgrounds. Charging weapon power by staying in light is interesting. Awkward to control with how you shoot and having another bike with you that can be controlled if you have a six button controller or that you can merge with to swap weapons or make use of auto aiming main weapon. Can't shoot up, leading to awkwardly trying to hover to shoot enemies. Dull weapons. Hit detection is off. Enemies aren't satisfying to shoot and rarely let up. Weird exploitable enemies and bosses. Only five levels with some of them or parts of them severely limiting your already awkward movement. Completed: Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Platform: 3DS Higher production value, surprised to like the art and love the opening. Good moments between the characters. Elizabeth is always amusing, as are Yukiko and Yusuke together. Battle system is good but not a major step up like the system of P5 was to P4. Removal of extra new character from Q1 to now include P3 female hero and P5 cast gives way to many characters for a five person party set up and later introduction to some characters is unfortunate. Characters are fairly well balanced, with only a few seeming like they just wouldn't be good to use (Yosuke and Junpei). Reserve characters don't level with you so you can't do much switching out even though the extra missions seem to have been thought out as needing certain characters and the game allows for multiple saved party set ups. Some extra attacks or team attacks can trigger with people not in your party but it is a shame you can't use more characters or at least put more in positions to be swapped out or to use supporting abilities. Simpler dungeons, map drawing tool is still fairly pointless, really no reason it can't just fill it in for you. Poor bosses. With the much slower pace of getting through dungeons and frequent switching of persona along with all the side missions that may switch things up objective wise but take you back to the same old areas, the game can start to overstay its welcome. Still easy to recommend for a dungeon crawl and more so for Persona 3-5 fans.
  13. This Week In Gaming 6-11-19

    E3 reveals, gameplay, interviews, and impressions. First trailer and info on Baldurs Gate 3, Elden Ring coming from From Software and George R.R. Martin, next gen Xbox, Colin Campbell tells the story of the first E3, gameplay and previews of Watch Dogs Legion, Heather Alexandra's retrospective on the Metal Gear series continues with Metal Gear Solid, first gameplay of Jedi Fallen Order and Vampire Bloodlines 2, Zelda Breath of the Wild gets a sequel, Deep Hell on what Jonathan Blow complaining about the state of games really means for the art form and how far it has come without him, Johnny Mnemonic in Cyberpunk, first Psychonauts 2 gameplay and Microsoft buys Double Fine, Jacob Geller discusses the cultural legacy of the headshot, The Game Overanalyser discusses the The Art and Science of Game Feel, 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) Full EA Play E3 2019 Presentation FULL Microsoft Xbox E3 2019 Press Conference Everything Microsoft Announced At E3 2019 Xbox Project Scarlett Console Announcement | Microsoft Xbox E3 2019 Hands-On With Microsoft's New Elite Controller Microsoft Ends Xbox Backward Compatibility Efforts With A Final Batch Of Games FULL Bethesda E3 2019 Press Conference Everything Bethesda Announced At E3 2019 Ikumi Nakamura Deserved Her E3 Moment Devolver's E3 conference was bloody and weird, as usual Everything from the PC Gaming Show at E3 2019 The Full Ubisoft E3 Press Conference With Game Informer E3 2019 Recap: Everything Ubisoft Announced -- Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine Uplay Plus subscription service announced for $14.99 a month FULL Square Enix E3 2019 Press Conference Everything Square Enix Announced At E3 2019 Everything Nintendo Announced At E3 2019 E3 Leaks Twitter User Who Leaked Most E3 Announcements Says Nintendo's Lawyer Called Them Google’s Ambitious Video Game Streaming Service Arrives in November Google Stadia's getting publisher subscriptions on top of Stadia Pro Baldur’s Gate III is coming for PC and Stadia ‘when it’s ready,’ takes place after D&D’s Descent into Avernus “If you like D&D, you’ll be happy” – why Baldur’s Gate 3 will be the adaptation you want Cyberpunk 2077 Comes Out In April 2020, Will Feature Keanu Reeves E3 2019: Cyberpunk 2077 Collector's Edition Leaks; Release Date & Keanu Reeves Confirmed You can finish Cyberpunk 2077 without killing anyone We've seen another 50 minutes of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay - is it cyberpunk yet? How Cyberpunk 2077 Got Keanu Onboard | E3 2019 THE TRUEPOWER OF THE FORCE The Metroid And Dark Souls Inspirations Of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's Special Edition And Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed We Saw An Extended Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Demo | E3 2019 Each Family Member Is A Different Monster-Slaying Class In Children of Morta Human Characters Will Be Returning As Teammates In Ghost Recon Breakpoint After All Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's Survival Elements Keep The Game Tense Doom Eternal gameplay preview – an evolution as judicious as it is violent Doom Eternal release date revealed, plus multiplayer and gameplay details Doom Eternal Hands-On: How Some New Tricks Impact Doom's Famous Glory Kill Loop Doom Eternal transforms Doomguy into an ultra-violent Spider-Man Deathloop is the new game from Arkane Lyon Watch Dogs Legion is the most impressive E3 demo I've played in years Hands-On With Watch Dogs Legion, A Radical Rework With 'Something To Say' How Watch Dogs: Legion Makes NPCs Its Stars | E3 2019 Watch Dogs: Legion: Classroom 101 | Ubisoft [NA] The Politics of Watch Dogs Legion Obsidian's Next Game, The Outer Worlds, Is Basically Fallout: New Vegas In Space Borderlands 3 - Official Moze The Gunner Gameplay Demo | E3 2019 Rainbow Six Quarantine Announced, A 3-Player Co-Op Game John Wick Hex plays like XCOM via Superhot There's Going To Be A Blair Witch Video Game An Extended Look At Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Gameplay Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Upcoming Eldest Souls is a deicide-based boss rush RPG Puzzle through a beautiful home with an owl friend in the demo for When The Past Was Around Tales of Arise announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC Wasteland 3 - E3 2019 - Official Trailer Konami brings back Contra with Contra Rogue Corps Our First Look At The New Avengers Video Game We Saw 25 Minutes Of Avengers Gameplay – Here's What You Need To Know Creating A New Story For Marvel's Avengers | E3 2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC Will Add X-Men, Fantastic Four, And Marvel Knights Characters No More Heroes III Trailer | E3 2019 It's Official: Elden Ring Is A Crossover Between George R.R. Martin And The Developers Of Dark Souls Elden Ring will be more Dark Souls than Sekiro and way bigger than both Chucklefish shows off Starmancer, where an AI runs a ship Control is a tough, complex game with a “Dark Souls vibe” in its combat and storytelling Konami Is Making The TurboGrafx 16 Mini Valfaris trailer - PC Gaming Show 2019 ASTRAL CHAIN - Nintendo Switch Trailer - Nintendo E3 2019 El Hijo trailer - PC Gaming Show 2019 Bulletstorm developer unveils co-op shooter Outriders Final Fantasy VII Remake launches March 3, 2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake's Action-RPG Combat Detailed Final Fantasy VII Remake Feels Great To Play, But The Project Final Fantasy 7 Remake Developer Interview - IGN Live E3 2019 Final Fantasy VIII Is Getting A Remaster DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition - Nintendo E3 2019 Watch the trailer for The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game Surreal cosmic adventure Genesis Noir reveals a new trailer at the PC Gaming Show Nintendo Announces Sequel to 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Super Mario Maker 2 Gameplay Pt. 1 - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2019 Julian Gollop's X-COM spiritual successor Phoenix Point gets September release date Hands-On With The Secret-Filled Luigi’s Mansion 3 Hands-on with Luigi's Mansion 3 and its multiplayer dungeon-crawling Scarescraper Mode Panzer Dragoon Remake Heading To The Nintendo Switch This Winter Fire Emblem: Three Houses Drops the Iconic Weapon Triangle. Here’s What That Means for the Gameplay Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gameplay - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2019 Roller Champions Gameplay Impressions - IGN LIVE E3 2019 Songs of Conquest is inspired by Heroes of Might and Magic and Total War Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout announced for PS4, PC Watch the Age of Wonders: Planetfall interview from the PC Gaming Show Oninaki, the new Toyko RPG Factory adventure, releases in August DAEMON X MACHINA - Nintendo Switch Trailer - Nintendo E3 2019 Cris Tales is a gorgeous love letter to classic JRPGs Klei's Griftlands is back as a card battle RPG, alpha starts this July E3 Trailer: ‘Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’ Romancing Saga 3 and Saga Scarlet Grace 'coming soon' to Steam New Shenmue 3 trailer is all about beating up drunken thugs Here's our first look at Per Aspera, a base-building game about terraforming Mars Empire of Sin is an XCOM-style strategy game, set in 1920s Chicago Mosaic: BlipBlop - PC Gaming Show E3 2019 Trailer Unexplored 2 is a bold, ambitious roguelike about adventuring across a vast world Wolfenstein: Youngblood Brings Tons of New Elements To The Series - IGN LIVE E3 2019 Wolfenstein: Youngblood's co-op shines even when you're not killing Nazis Wolfenstein: Youngblood: "When it comes to level design, Arkane has shown us the way" Collection Of Mana Comes To Switch, Including An English Seiken Densetsu 3, And It's Out Today Devolver releases a bunch of bootlegs of its own games, including Hotline Milwaukee Gods & Monsters Is A New Ubisoft Game That's Like Zelda With Greek Mythology Here's a first look at Commandos 2's HD remaster coming later this year Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch Remastered hits PC in September The Surge 2 ID@Xbox - E3 2019 - New Games Reveal Trailer Ghostwire: Tokyo is announced at Bethesda E3 conference Deathloop is the new game from Arkane Lyon 12 Minutes is a game about a man trapped in a time loop Dying Light 2’s E3 trailer focuses on the story Your choices can wipe out entire settlements in Dying Light 2 With enormous 64-player battles, Chivalry 2 wants to be the new standard for medieval combat Planet Zoo out in November, check out the fun E3 trailer Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is a gorgeous, combo-heavy sidescroller Conan Chop Chop is real and it’s coming to consoles and PC Borderlands 3 - Official "We Are Mayhem" Trailer | E3 2019 Zombie Army 4: Dead War – the demon Fuhrer’s undead army is back Zombie Army 4: Dead War Gameplay Demo - E3 2019 Nightmares come to life in new Remnant: From the Ashes gameplay trailer It’s official: Bleeding Edge is Ninja Theory’s next game Exclusive: Read Only Memories Sequel Announced EA Announces New EA Original Rustheart, A Game About Customizing and Befriending a Big Robot Spiritfarer is a cutesy death sim that plays like a cross between Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing Microsoft unveiled the first look at Dragon Ball Z Kakarot which comes out next year The Last Oasis pits giant walking sculptures against each other on a scorched Earth Rebellion reveals first trailer for Evil Genius 2 at E3 PC Gaming Show XSEED Games Will Release Granblue Fantasy Versus In North America Zelda-Esque Action Game Genshin Impact Is Coming To PC Asia’s favorite FPS comes to consoles with Crossfire X Minecraft Dungeons out in spring 2020 Microsoft Buys Psychonauts 2 Developer Double Fine Productions Double Fine is Joining Xbox Game Studios! Psychonauts 2 Reminds Us Why Double Fine is the Boss of Comedy Games ‘Reverse horror game’ Carrion announced for consoles, PC Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition and new campaign coming to Xbox Way to the Woods sends two deer on an adorable journey in 2020 Halo Infinite to launch alongside Project Scarlett late 2020 Gears 5 Coming Out On September 10 Gears 5 Maneater is an RPG where you take on the role of a Bull Shark Maneater interview - PC Gaming Show 2019 Battletoads is coming to Xbox Game Pass CastleStorm II - Announce Trailer | PS4 Dragon Quest Builders 2 – E3 2019 Trailer | PS4 Code Vein - E3 Release Date Announcement Trailer | PS4 Ori and the Will of the Wisps now has a release date Phantasy Star Online 2 Is Actually Coming To The West Next Year New Microsoft Flight Simulator Looks Uncannily Like Real Life Brigador's sequel will star some badass new mechs and let you blow shit up on foot Greedfall - E3 2019 Story Trailer | PS4 Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair features 2.5D platforming and a new story Pokémon Sword & Shield Introduces The Max Raid Battles As The Series’ First 4-Player Raid System FIFA 20 | Official Reveal Trailer ft. VOLTA Football FIFA 20 Developers on Why Volta Won't Have Online Team Play, the Microtransactions Question, and More The big FIFA 20 interview FIFA 20 Hands-on: Slower, But Perhaps Better Madden 20 - Full Reveal Presentation | EA Play E3 2019 Madden 20 EA Play 2019 Hands-On: 5 Observations and My Current Confidence Level Exclusive Hands-On With Strife In Darksiders: Genesis Darksiders Genesis Classic Spongebob Game Battle for Bikini Bottom Is Getting Remade DESTROY ALL HUMANS REMAKE ANNOUNCED – E3 2019 Destroy All Humans! remake first gameplay 10 Minutes Of The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening On Switch The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics Official Reveal Trailer - E3 2019 Here Are All The Updates And Maps From Battlefield V's EA Play Presentation EA Will Change Battlefield V Nazi Who Shared Name With Resistance Fighter Apex Legends Season 2 Starts July 2, Includes Ranked Mode, New Weapon, New Legend Hands-On With Apex Legend's New Character: How Wattson Will Shake Up Your Team Dynamic The Sims 4 Island Living coming this summer Warframe teases ship-to-ship combat at PC Gaming Show, offers free Nekros Prime Banjo-Kazooie announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate State of Decay 2 is getting a new DLC expansion called Heartland Lego coming to Forza Horizon 4 in new expansion Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’s discovery tour is coming this autumn and has quizzes now Developing Hearts of Iron 4: the past, present, and future of gaming’s deepest WW2 sim The Division 2 Is Going Back To New York City Rage 2 expansion Rise of the Ghosts announced Vermintide 2 – Versus is a new 4v4 mode and you can sign up for the beta The Elder Scrolls Online’s Dragonhold DLC arrives later this year The Messenger free DLC ‘Picnic Panic’ launches July 11 Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind trailer shows playable Roxas, Aqua, and more GOG adds Diablo’s Hellfire expansion for free Why GOG Suddenly Fixed a 13-Year-Old 'Far Cry' Glitch E3 2019: Shenmue 3, More Games Confirmed As Epic Store Exclusives Quite a few Epic Store 'exclusives' are surprisingly coming to the Microsoft Store Gearbox confirms Chris Hardwick will reprise former role for Borderlands 3 NINTENDO COMMENTS ON CRUNCH AND GAME DELAYS – E3 2019 XSEED Games Removed The Trails Of Cold Steel Project Coordinator/Voiceover Director From The PlayStation 4 Version’s Credits Satisfactory sold over 500,000 copies on the Epic Store, says developer AAA game downloads on the brink of overtaking physical in Europe Dr Disrespect's Twitch channel is down, reportedly for streaming E3's bathrooms GameStop ‘Burns to the Ground’ and Analysts Fear No Rebound Esports News South Korean Overwatch League Broadcast Apparently Omits Pride Day Festivities Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The story of the first E3 Witness Jonathan Blow Reboots and reimaginings Blizzard’s reveal of schoolgirl D.Va kicked off an Overwatch porn race Preservationists Are Racing to Save Ouya's Games Before They Disappear How Games Are Taking Us Back to the Early Days of the Internet Metal Gear Solid Retrospective: 'You Enjoy All The Killing, That's Why' Life Is Strange Has the Most Awkward, Relatable Sex Scene in a Video Game “Duke Nukem Forever and Ever,” by Reid McCarter PATHOLOGIC 2 AND WHAT GAMES CAN LEARN FROM LOW-TECH ART 'Don't Wake the Night' Tackles Morality Better Than Any AAA Game In Don't Wake The Night, You Have The Power Of A God Without The Omniscience Opinion: Observation's AI is a brilliant narrative device A Plague Tale: Innocence versus the Black Death Kids Is an Experimental Look into Group Dynamics and Power Gorogoa - Story Analysis | BoukenJima The Art and Science of Game Feel | How Game Designers Juice Games with Mechanics,Pacing and Effects Rationalizing Brutality: The Cultural Legacy of the Headshot Gato Roboto's Animation The making of Star Fox The Rise and Fall of F.E.A.R. A Critique of A Plague Tale: Innocence Ferrari: A Gaming Overview Building a Pirate's Paradise: The AI of Sea of Thieves (Part 1) | AI and Games How Subnautica Succeeded Without Weapons | War Stories | Ars Technica Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry The 10 keys to a perfect E3 press conference (or drinking game)
  14. E3 reveals, gameplay, interviews, and impressions. First trailer and info on Baldurs Gate 3, Elden Ring coming from From Software and George R.R. Martin, next gen Xbox, Colin Campbell tells the story of the first E3, gameplay and previews of Watch Dogs Legion, Heather Alexandra's retrospective on the Metal Gear series continues with Metal Gear Solid, first gameplay of Jedi Fallen Order and Vampire Bloodlines 2, Deep Hell on what Jonathan Blow complaining about the state of games really means for the art form and how far it has come without him, Johnny Mnemonic in Cyberpunk, first Psychonauts 2 gameplay and Microsoft buys Double Fine, Jacob Geller discusses the cultural legacy of the headshot, The Game Overanalyser discusses the The Art and Science of Game Feel, 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) Full EA Play E3 2019 Presentation FULL Microsoft Xbox E3 2019 Press Conference Everything Microsoft Announced At E3 2019 Xbox Project Scarlett Console Announcement | Microsoft Xbox E3 2019 Hands-On With Microsoft's New Elite Controller Microsoft Ends Xbox Backward Compatibility Efforts With A Final Batch Of Games FULL Bethesda E3 2019 Press Conference Everything Bethesda Announced At E3 2019 Ikumi Nakamura Deserved Her E3 Moment Devolver's E3 conference was bloody and weird, as usual Everything from the PC Gaming Show at E3 2019 The Full Ubisoft E3 Press Conference With Game Informer E3 2019 Recap: Everything Ubisoft Announced -- Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine Uplay Plus subscription service announced for $14.99 a month FULL Square Enix E3 2019 Press Conference Everything Square Enix Announced At E3 2019 Everything Nintendo Announced At E3 2019 E3 Leaks Twitter User Who Leaked Most E3 Announcements Says Nintendo's Lawyer Called Them Google’s Ambitious Video Game Streaming Service Arrives in November Google Stadia's getting publisher subscriptions on top of Stadia Pro Baldur’s Gate III is coming for PC and Stadia ‘when it’s ready,’ takes place after D&D’s Descent into Avernus “If you like D&D, you’ll be happy” – why Baldur’s Gate 3 will be the adaptation you want Cyberpunk 2077 Comes Out In April 2020, Will Feature Keanu Reeves E3 2019: Cyberpunk 2077 Collector's Edition Leaks; Release Date & Keanu Reeves Confirmed You can finish Cyberpunk 2077 without killing anyone We've seen another 50 minutes of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay - is it cyberpunk yet? THE TRUEPOWER OF THE FORCE The Metroid And Dark Souls Inspirations Of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's Special Edition And Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed We Saw An Extended Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Demo | E3 2019 Each Family Member Is A Different Monster-Slaying Class In Children of Morta Human Characters Will Be Returning As Teammates In Ghost Recon Breakpoint After All Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's Survival Elements Keep The Game Tense Doom Eternal gameplay preview – an evolution as judicious as it is violent Doom Eternal release date revealed, plus multiplayer and gameplay details Doom Eternal Hands-On: How Some New Tricks Impact Doom's Famous Glory Kill Loop Doom Eternal transforms Doomguy into an ultra-violent Spider-Man Deathloop is the new game from Arkane Lyon Watch Dogs Legion is the most impressive E3 demo I've played in years Hands-On With Watch Dogs Legion, A Radical Rework With 'Something To Say' How Watch Dogs: Legion Makes NPCs Its Stars | E3 2019 Watch Dogs: Legion: Classroom 101 | Ubisoft [NA] The Politics of Watch Dogs Legion Obsidian's Next Game, The Outer Worlds, Is Basically Fallout: New Vegas In Space Borderlands 3 - Official Moze The Gunner Gameplay Demo | E3 2019 Rainbow Six Quarantine Announced, A 3-Player Co-Op Game John Wick Hex plays like XCOM via Superhot There's Going To Be A Blair Witch Video Game An Extended Look At Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Gameplay Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Upcoming Eldest Souls is a deicide-based boss rush RPG Puzzle through a beautiful home with an owl friend in the demo for When The Past Was Around Tales of Arise announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC Wasteland 3 - E3 2019 - Official Trailer Konami brings back Contra with Contra Rogue Corps Our First Look At The New Avengers Video Game We Saw 25 Minutes Of Avengers Gameplay – Here's What You Need To Know Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC Will Add X-Men, Fantastic Four, And Marvel Knights Characters No More Heroes III Trailer | E3 2019 It's Official: Elden Ring Is A Crossover Between George R.R. Martin And The Developers Of Dark Souls Elden Ring will be more Dark Souls than Sekiro and way bigger than both Chucklefish shows off Starmancer, where an AI runs a ship Control is a tough, complex game with a “Dark Souls vibe” in its combat and storytelling Konami Is Making The TurboGrafx 16 Mini Valfaris trailer - PC Gaming Show 2019 ASTRAL CHAIN - Nintendo Switch Trailer - Nintendo E3 2019 El Hijo trailer - PC Gaming Show 2019 Bulletstorm developer unveils co-op shooter Outriders Final Fantasy VII Remake launches March 3, 2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake's Action-RPG Combat Detailed Final Fantasy VII Remake Feels Great To Play, But The Project Final Fantasy VIII Is Getting A Remaster DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition - Nintendo E3 2019 Watch the trailer for The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game Surreal cosmic adventure Genesis Noir reveals a new trailer at the PC Gaming Show Nintendo Announces Sequel to 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Super Mario Maker 2 Gameplay Pt. 1 - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2019 Julian Gollop's X-COM spiritual successor Phoenix Point gets September release date Hands-On With The Secret-Filled Luigi’s Mansion 3 Hands-on with Luigi's Mansion 3 and its multiplayer dungeon-crawling Scarescraper Mode Panzer Dragoon Remake Heading To The Nintendo Switch This Winter Fire Emblem: Three Houses Drops the Iconic Weapon Triangle. Here’s What That Means for the Gameplay Songs of Conquest is inspired by Heroes of Might and Magic and Total War Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout announced for PS4, PC Watch the Age of Wonders: Planetfall interview from the PC Gaming Show Oninaki, the new Toyko RPG Factory adventure, releases in August DAEMON X MACHINA - Nintendo Switch Trailer - Nintendo E3 2019 Cris Tales is a gorgeous love letter to classic JRPGs Klei's Griftlands is back as a card battle RPG, alpha starts this July E3 Trailer: ‘Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’ Romancing Saga 3 and Saga Scarlet Grace 'coming soon' to Steam New Shenmue 3 trailer is all about beating up drunken thugs Here's our first look at Per Aspera, a base-building game about terraforming Mars Empire of Sin is an XCOM-style strategy game, set in 1920s Chicago Mosaic: BlipBlop - PC Gaming Show E3 2019 Trailer Unexplored 2 is a bold, ambitious roguelike about adventuring across a vast world Wolfenstein: Youngblood Brings Tons of New Elements To The Series - IGN LIVE E3 2019 Wolfenstein: Youngblood's co-op shines even when you're not killing Nazis Wolfenstein: Youngblood: "When it comes to level design, Arkane has shown us the way" Collection Of Mana Comes To Switch, Including An English Seiken Densetsu 3, And It's Out Today Devolver releases a bunch of bootlegs of its own games, including Hotline Milwaukee Gods & Monsters Is A New Ubisoft Game That's Like Zelda With Greek Mythology Here's a first look at Commandos 2's HD remaster coming later this year Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch Remastered hits PC in September The Surge 2 ID@Xbox - E3 2019 - New Games Reveal Trailer Ghostwire: Tokyo is announced at Bethesda E3 conference Deathloop is the new game from Arkane Lyon 12 Minutes is a game about a man trapped in a time loop Dying Light 2’s E3 trailer focuses on the story Your choices can wipe out entire settlements in Dying Light 2 With enormous 64-player battles, Chivalry 2 wants to be the new standard for medieval combat Planet Zoo out in November, check out the fun E3 trailer Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is a gorgeous, combo-heavy sidescroller Conan Chop Chop is real and it’s coming to consoles and PC Borderlands 3 - Official "We Are Mayhem" Trailer | E3 2019 Zombie Army 4: Dead War – the demon Fuhrer’s undead army is back Zombie Army 4: Dead War Gameplay Demo - E3 2019 Nightmares come to life in new Remnant: From the Ashes gameplay trailer It’s official: Bleeding Edge is Ninja Theory’s next game Exclusive: Read Only Memories Sequel Announced EA Announces New EA Original Rustheart, A Game About Customizing and Befriending a Big Robot Watch the first trailer for Spiritfarer, a 2D adventure game, coming to Xbox Game Pass Microsoft unveiled the first look at Dragon Ball Z Kakarot which comes out next year The Last Oasis pits giant walking sculptures against each other on a scorched Earth Rebellion reveals first trailer for Evil Genius 2 at E3 PC Gaming Show XSEED Games Will Release Granblue Fantasy Versus In North America Zelda-Esque Action Game Genshin Impact Is Coming To PC Asia’s favorite FPS comes to consoles with Crossfire X Minecraft Dungeons out in spring 2020 Microsoft Buys Psychonauts 2 Developer Double Fine Productions Double Fine is Joining Xbox Game Studios! Psychonauts 2 Reminds Us Why Double Fine is the Boss of Comedy Games ‘Reverse horror game’ Carrion announced for consoles, PC Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition and new campaign coming to Xbox Way to the Woods sends two deer on an adorable journey in 2020 Halo Infinite to launch alongside Project Scarlett late 2020 Gears 5 Coming Out On September 10 Gears 5 Maneater is an RPG where you take on the role of a Bull Shark Maneater interview - PC Gaming Show 2019 Battletoads is coming to Xbox Game Pass CastleStorm II - Announce Trailer | PS4 Dragon Quest Builders 2 – E3 2019 Trailer | PS4 Code Vein - E3 Release Date Announcement Trailer | PS4 Ori and the Will of the Wisps now has a release date Phantasy Star Online 2 Is Actually Coming To The West Next Year New Microsoft Flight Simulator Looks Uncannily Like Real Life Brigador's sequel will star some badass new mechs and let you blow shit up on foot Greedfall - E3 2019 Story Trailer | PS4 Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair features 2.5D platforming and a new story Pokémon Sword & Shield Introduces The Max Raid Battles As The Series’ First 4-Player Raid System FIFA 20 | Official Reveal Trailer ft. VOLTA Football FIFA 20 Developers on Why Volta Won't Have Online Team Play, the Microtransactions Question, and More The big FIFA 20 interview FIFA 20 Hands-on: Slower, But Perhaps Better Madden 20 - Full Reveal Presentation | EA Play E3 2019 Madden 20 EA Play 2019 Hands-On: 5 Observations and My Current Confidence Level Exclusive Hands-On With Strife In Darksiders: Genesis Darksiders Genesis Classic Spongebob Game Battle for Bikini Bottom Is Getting Remade DESTROY ALL HUMANS REMAKE ANNOUNCED – E3 2019 Destroy All Humans! remake first gameplay 10 Minutes Of The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening On Switch The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics Official Reveal Trailer - E3 2019 Here Are All The Updates And Maps From Battlefield V's EA Play Presentation EA Will Change Battlefield V Nazi Who Shared Name With Resistance Fighter Apex Legends Season 2 Starts July 2, Includes Ranked Mode, New Weapon, New Legend Hands-On With Apex Legend's New Character: How Wattson Will Shake Up Your Team Dynamic The Sims 4 Island Living coming this summer Warframe teases ship-to-ship combat at PC Gaming Show, offers free Nekros Prime Banjo-Kazooie announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate State of Decay 2 is getting a new DLC expansion called Heartland Lego coming to Forza Horizon 4 in new expansion Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’s discovery tour is coming this autumn and has quizzes now Developing Hearts of Iron 4: the past, present, and future of gaming’s deepest WW2 sim The Division 2 Is Going Back To New York City Rage 2 expansion Rise of the Ghosts announced Vermintide 2 – Versus is a new 4v4 mode and you can sign up for the beta The Elder Scrolls Online’s Dragonhold DLC arrives later this year The Messenger free DLC ‘Picnic Panic’ launches July 11 Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind trailer shows playable Roxas, Aqua, and more GOG adds Diablo’s Hellfire expansion for free Why GOG Suddenly Fixed a 13-Year-Old 'Far Cry' Glitch E3 2019: Shenmue 3, More Games Confirmed As Epic Store Exclusives Quite a few Epic Store 'exclusives' are surprisingly coming to the Microsoft Store Gearbox confirms Chris Hardwick will reprise former role for Borderlands 3 NINTENDO COMMENTS ON CRUNCH AND GAME DELAYS – E3 2019 XSEED Games Removed The Trails Of Cold Steel Project Coordinator/Voiceover Director From The PlayStation 4 Version’s Credits Satisfactory sold over 500,000 copies on the Epic Store, says developer AAA game downloads on the brink of overtaking physical in Europe Dr Disrespect's Twitch channel is down, reportedly for streaming E3's bathrooms GameStop ‘Burns to the Ground’ and Analysts Fear No Rebound Esports News South Korean Overwatch League Broadcast Apparently Omits Pride Day Festivities Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The story of the first E3 Witness Jonathan Blow Reboots and reimaginings Blizzard’s reveal of schoolgirl D.Va kicked off an Overwatch porn race Preservationists Are Racing to Save Ouya's Games Before They Disappear How Games Are Taking Us Back to the Early Days of the Internet Metal Gear Solid Retrospective: 'You Enjoy All The Killing, That's Why' Life Is Strange Has the Most Awkward, Relatable Sex Scene in a Video Game “Duke Nukem Forever and Ever,” by Reid McCarter PATHOLOGIC 2 AND WHAT GAMES CAN LEARN FROM LOW-TECH ART 'Don't Wake the Night' Tackles Morality Better Than Any AAA Game In Don't Wake The Night, You Have The Power Of A God Without The Omniscience Opinion: Observation's AI is a brilliant narrative device A Plague Tale: Innocence versus the Black Death Kids Is an Experimental Look into Group Dynamics and Power Gorogoa - Story Analysis | BoukenJima The Art and Science of Game Feel | How Game Designers Juice Games with Mechanics,Pacing and Effects Rationalizing Brutality: The Cultural Legacy of the Headshot Gato Roboto's Animation The making of Star Fox The Rise and Fall of F.E.A.R. A Critique of A Plague Tale: Innocence Ferrari: A Gaming Overview Building a Pirate's Paradise: The AI of Sea of Thieves (Part 1) | AI and Games How Subnautica Succeeded Without Weapons | War Stories | Ars Technica Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry The 10 keys to a perfect E3 press conference (or drinking game)
  15. Completed: The Daedalus Encounter Platform: PC FMV puzzle game where they had a somewhat interesting idea for your character and hired two people that could act well enough but did nothing else remotely well.
  16. This Week In Gaming 6-4-19

    Jim Sterling collects some of the horror stories of abuse and exploitation from former Rockstar Games employees, Jeremy Hosking speaks to the developer of The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa about the real life events that influenced its creation, Death Stranding gameplay and release date, Austin Walker on Modern Warfare's identity crisis, Chris Bratt looks at the game that would become Fable, Ana Valens discusses how abusive men re-brand or use their connections to remain industry figures even after large numbers of sexual harassment and employee abuse allegations, Liam Triforce's Understanding the Music series examines the soundtrack composed for Max Payne 3, Failbetter Games' quest to eradicate crunch, Patrick Klepek shares the story of what happened when a tiny speedrunning community suspected a cheater in their midst, 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) BitSummit 7 Spirits and its treasure trove of trailers We're at Japan's indie games festival Bitsummit! Death Stranding Will Be Out In November Clan Introduction - Malkavian - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' Can't Decide Whether War Is Bad or Badass Call of Duty: Modern Warfare “is eliminating the traditional season pass” Infinity Ward is planning “cross-play support” for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Psychological Horror Visual Novel Raging Loop Coming West For PS4 And Switch In 2019 Team17's New Project is a Gruesome Action Game Called Blasphemous A separate Vampire: The Masquerade single-player narrative experience announced After Raising $120,000 On Kickstarter, Cult Classic Charles Barkley RPG Sequel Has Fallen Apart WEATHER FACTORY REVEALS NEW GAME, BOOK OF HOURS AND ANNOUNCES CULTIST SIMULATOR: ANTHOLOGY EDITION Starborne blends the grand scale and deception of EVE Online with a 4X strategy game Watch Dogs Legion Leaks, Will Let You Play As Any NPC Shenmue III Delayed Again, This Time Until November Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX will not be a Switch exclusive Ghostbusters: The Video Game Gets a High-Res Remaster This Year Hardcore Mecha Sorties Onto Steam And PS4 On June 27, 2019 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night | Second Playable Character Reveal | PS4 Celeste's free ultra-hard DLC will contain more than 100 levels Warhammer: Chaosbane will get a post-launch DLC campaign featuring the Tomb Kings NEW SPECIALIZATION - GUNNER MORTAL KOMBAT 11 DLC KOMBAT PACK TO FEATURE SHANG TSUNG, SPAWN, MORE Hitman 2's June roadmap includes the bank level, and more Battletech: Urban Warfare brings mechs to the big city today Here’s what Winds of Magic brings to Vermintide 2, and why you shouldn’t expect a new hero soon Microsoft is bringing more games to Steam, says 'We believe you should have choice in where you buy your PC games' Starbreeze lays off a quarter of its staff in further efforts to cut costs John Romero Made A New Doom Mod And It's Great Esports News This Weekend's Rocket League Tournament Will Set The Stage For The World Championship Nintendo Explains Why Its Official Smash Bros. Tournaments Are So Weird Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) R-Type Final 2, Aiming for a Brand-New, the Best Shmup Ever Small Saga makes a big impression with its demo Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Incredible Real-Life Story Behind The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa THE FRIENDS OF RINGO ISHIKAWA Nick Robinson and Matt Conn faced sexual harassment allegations. Why are they still in games? Failbetter Games' quest to eradicate crunch Responsible Petting Tricky Translations #4: “I” & “Me” in Japanese Can stories be apolitical? We asked some video game writers and narrative designers The Speedrunner Who Wasn’t: How a Community Dealt with an Elaborate Cheater Twitch Still Hasn't Fixed Its Racist Emote Problem From Bubsy to System Shock, how indie devs bring old videogames back to life Opinion: How Draugen lets down its characters Two Years Later, Night in the Woods is Still Relatable ‘Outer Wilds’ Is a Captivating Sci-Fi Mystery About the End of the World Pathologic 2 Is Getting Difficulty Sliders, and That's a Good Thing Fear & Fury: How The Rockstar Sausage Is Made (The Jimquisition) Understanding the Music of Max Payne 3 Superhero League of Hoboken (1994) | Forgotten Gems Maniac Mansion: The Most Influential Game with Disembodied Tentacles Blips: Here’s Four Neat Games! Wishworld, the game that would become Fable Storytelling through Music in Hollow Knight Finding Comfort in Chaos: Dangerous Driving and Snakeybus The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening | Gaming Historian EcoGaming #2: Pastoral and Georgic Games Nintendo Should Make N64 and Gamecube Games in VR A Tribute To Classic Indie Games Finite State Machines and the AI of Half-Life | AI 101 | AI and Games toco toco - Keiichi Okabe, Composer Q & A with the M2 Shot Triggers Development Team / MY LIFE IN GAMING How Bluepoint Games Remade Shadow Of The Colossus | Audio Logs How This War of Mine Plays on Your Emotions | War Stories | Ars Technica Dream Daddies and Fearful Fathers: How Indies Can Cope with Being Terminally Online Danny O'Dwyer on Irish Sports, Game Dev, and More! - Voice Chat
  17. Jim Sterling collects some of the horror stories of abuse and exploitation from former Rockstar Games employees, Jeremy Hosking speaks to the developer of The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa about the real life events that influenced its creation, Death Stranding gameplay and release date, Austin Walker on Modern Warfare's identity crisis, Chris Bratt looks at the game that would become Fable, Ana Valens discusses how abusive men re-brand or use their connections to remain industry figures even after large numbers of sexual harassment and employee abuse allegations, Liam Triforce's Understanding the Music series examines the soundtrack composed for Max Payne 3, Failbetter Games' quest to eradicate crunch, Patrick Klepek shares the story of what happened when a tiny speedrunning community suspected a cheater in their midst, 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) BitSummit 7 Spirits and its treasure trove of trailers We're at Japan's indie games festival Bitsummit! Death Stranding Will Be Out In November Clan Introduction - Malkavian - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' Can't Decide Whether War Is Bad or Badass Call of Duty: Modern Warfare “is eliminating the traditional season pass” Infinity Ward is planning “cross-play support” for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Psychological Horror Visual Novel Raging Loop Coming West For PS4 And Switch In 2019 Team17's New Project is a Gruesome Action Game Called Blasphemous A separate Vampire: The Masquerade single-player narrative experience announced After Raising $120,000 On Kickstarter, Cult Classic Charles Barkley RPG Sequel Has Fallen Apart WEATHER FACTORY REVEALS NEW GAME, BOOK OF HOURS AND ANNOUNCES CULTIST SIMULATOR: ANTHOLOGY EDITION Starborne blends the grand scale and deception of EVE Online with a 4X strategy game Watch Dogs Legion Leaks, Will Let You Play As Any NPC Shenmue III Delayed Again, This Time Until November Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX will not be a Switch exclusive Ghostbusters: The Video Game Gets a High-Res Remaster This Year Hardcore Mecha Sorties Onto Steam And PS4 On June 27, 2019 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night | Second Playable Character Reveal | PS4 Celeste's free ultra-hard DLC will contain more than 100 levels Warhammer: Chaosbane will get a post-launch DLC campaign featuring the Tomb Kings NEW SPECIALIZATION - GUNNER MORTAL KOMBAT 11 DLC KOMBAT PACK TO FEATURE SHANG TSUNG, SPAWN, MORE Hitman 2's June roadmap includes the bank level, and more Battletech: Urban Warfare brings mechs to the big city today Here’s what Winds of Magic brings to Vermintide 2, and why you shouldn’t expect a new hero soon Microsoft is bringing more games to Steam, says 'We believe you should have choice in where you buy your PC games' Starbreeze lays off a quarter of its staff in further efforts to cut costs John Romero Made A New Doom Mod And It's Great Esports News This Weekend's Rocket League Tournament Will Set The Stage For The World Championship Nintendo Explains Why Its Official Smash Bros. Tournaments Are So Weird Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) R-Type Final 2, Aiming for a Brand-New, the Best Shmup Ever Small Saga makes a big impression with its demo Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Incredible Real-Life Story Behind The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa THE FRIENDS OF RINGO ISHIKAWA Nick Robinson and Matt Conn faced sexual harassment allegations. Why are they still in games? Failbetter Games' quest to eradicate crunch Responsible Petting Tricky Translations #4: “I” & “Me” in Japanese Can stories be apolitical? We asked some video game writers and narrative designers The Speedrunner Who Wasn’t: How a Community Dealt with an Elaborate Cheater Twitch Still Hasn't Fixed Its Racist Emote Problem From Bubsy to System Shock, how indie devs bring old videogames back to life Opinion: How Draugen lets down its characters Two Years Later, Night in the Woods is Still Relatable ‘Outer Wilds’ Is a Captivating Sci-Fi Mystery About the End of the World Pathologic 2 Is Getting Difficulty Sliders, and That's a Good Thing Fear & Fury: How The Rockstar Sausage Is Made (The Jimquisition) Understanding the Music of Max Payne 3 Superhero League of Hoboken (1994) | Forgotten Gems Maniac Mansion: The Most Influential Game with Disembodied Tentacles Blips: Here’s Four Neat Games! Wishworld, the game that would become Fable Storytelling through Music in Hollow Knight Finding Comfort in Chaos: Dangerous Driving and Snakeybus The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening | Gaming Historian EcoGaming #2: Pastoral and Georgic Games Nintendo Should Make N64 and Gamecube Games in VR A Tribute To Classic Indie Games Finite State Machines and the AI of Half-Life | AI 101 | AI and Games toco toco - Keiichi Okabe, Composer Q & A with the M2 Shot Triggers Development Team / MY LIFE IN GAMING How Bluepoint Games Remade Shadow Of The Colossus | Audio Logs How This War of Mine Plays on Your Emotions | War Stories | Ars Technica Dream Daddies and Fearful Fathers: How Indies Can Cope with Being Terminally Online Danny O'Dwyer on Irish Sports, Game Dev, and More! - Voice Chat
  18. Over the last few years Discord and the built in group/community features on the Xbox/Playstation have done away with the need for our old teamspeak channel and has taken most of the conversations off the forums. The Discord can be found as the pinned tweet of the AJSA Community twitter account.
  19. The popularity of Discord as a voice and text app takes away a lot of the use of the forum, and the consoles also getting their own clubs and chat rooms on the systems themselves keep people interacting more off of the forums.
  20. Completed: Katana Zero Platform: PC 2D action game where you can slow down time, deflect bullets, and roll to dodge through attacks and traps while trying to kill all enemies in each area with your sword or thrown weapons. Dialogue choices and occasional actions in a level can change how plot details play out. Gamepaly can change up a bit with stealth or a motorcycle chase. Excellent soundtrack and artstyle for characters, world, and backgrounds. Endgame sword unlocks can change attacks for replays. Too simple in most sections until you start getting near the end of the game, it's fun but most sections just wouldn't be that interesting to replay and are too simple to take much effort even the first time. Not that long of a game and ends on a cliffhanger likely for a sequel or DLC.
  21. This Week In Gaming 5-28-19

    Super Bunnyhop looks into the job of a QA tester, Cameron Kunzelman on fantasy narratives and how Dragon's Dogma does something different, LeeRoy Lewin on the reasons behind the 1983 game crash and how the people that want or think that one is coming revise the history around it, Charlie Hall talks to the Vampire Bloodlines 2 writers about reinvigorating a cult classic, Cecilia D'Anastasio's investigation into the business of esports, how the US anti-loot box bill could change how games are sold, Richard Moss speaks with the Sega executive behind the efforts to bring in more female players in the mid 90s, former Rockstar Lincoln studio head on dealing with the regret of embracing crunch culture, THQ says Epic store results exceeded their expectations, Morgan Park recalls a strange year spent in a strictly regimented Day Of Defeat troop, Kevin Snow on the localization of Pathologic 2, 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) Nioh 2 closed alpha test set for May 24 to June 2, gameplay trailer Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey - Expand Trailer Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines 2 welcomes the bossy Ventrue clan The writers of Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 on reinvigorating a cult classic Missing Game Dead Island 2 Is Still In Development, Publisher Says Paradox will announce a new grand strategy game at PDXCON in Berlin Matthew Mercer and Crispin Freeman Talk About Voicing Judgment Characters Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is coming to Steam Persona 5 Royal Videos Introduce New Confidant Takuto Maruki And New Places To Check Out Blaster Master Zero is heading to Steam in June Exclusive Gameplay Of Venom Boss Fight In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Marvel Games' Bill Rosemann On Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order X-Men trailer Super Mario Maker 2’s story mode isn’t just a level pack – it’s a brilliant stage design masterclass Warhammer: Chaosbane’s story trailer sets the stage for hacking and slashing Death Stranding ‘Help Us Reconnect’ teaser video The Trailer For Upcoming 80s Arcade Era Throwback 198X is Totally Rad Dark With A Shot Of Whimsy: Necrobarista Comes To PC This August Why Beyond Blue is shaping up to be much more than Blue Planet: The Game Sea Of Solitude sets sail for launch on July 5th Action Puzzle-Platformer AeternoBlade II Is Coming To PS4, Xbox One, Switch In Fall 2019 Star Ocean: First Departure R Remasters A Remake On PS4 And Switch Catherine: Full Body English gameplay Meowtroidvania Gato Roboto pounces into stores next week Utawarerumono Zan Release Date Set For September 2019 In North America And Europe Human Head's Viking RPG Rune renamed again, will be an Epic exclusive at launch Advance Wars-inspired Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is coming to Steam Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Will Bring Huge Changes to Jobs, Combat, and Quests Overwatch’s new replay system is a powerful tool for photography, bragging Pathfinder: Kingmaker is getting an Enhanced Edition in June Stellaris unveils new archaeology themed Ancient Relics story pack DLC Battlefield 5's stunning new Mediterranean map arrives this week Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to get $10 day one DLC followed by seven free game modes Mutant Year Zero is getting a new DLC with a flame-throwing moose More Telltale Games Are Disappearing From Digital Storefronts ‘Witcher’ Developer Debuts GOG Galaxy 2.0 App Metro Exodus recoups all costs, boosts Q1 revenue at THQ Nordic The Epic Games Store exceeded THQ Nordic's expectations, says CEO Former Rockstar Designer Says Former Top Executive Groped Him How Total War conquered China to break franchise records Twitch suspends streaming for new users as it fights off Artifact trolls Frostbite's hot new hair technology puts Geralt's finger-lickin' locks to shame Anti-loot box bill could radically change how video games are sold From Candy Crush to Hearthstone: How the Loot Box Bill Could Affect Some of the Industry's Biggest Games Proposed anti-loot box bill has big implications for devs and publishers Censorship, Steam, and the explosive rise of PC gaming in China 'Gaming Disorder' officially recognized as disease by World Health Organization Survey data, case studies suggest gaming addiction rampant among Japan's young South Korean government split on gaming disorder Trump administration 25 percent tariff proposal targets U.S. board game, game console imports Modder Explains How He Created That Cool Bloodborne Mod That Lets You Control Enemies Esports News Shady Numbers And Bad Business: Inside The Esports Bubble Scar defeats SonicFox in Mortal Kombat 11 Grand Finals at Combo Breaker 2019 Riot Forms Scholastic Association to Oversee School Esports Efforts Dota 2 pro won’t play unless Valve confronts hate speech Why We Still Need a Women-Only 'Counter-Strike' Tournament Overwatch League commissioner to leave Blizzard for Epic Games Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) What happened when Sega courted female players in the mid-’90s From Rockstar Lincoln studio head to anti-crunch advocate Leigh Alexander: "Power fantasies are boring" My Strange Year In A Strictly-Regimented Day Of Defeat Troop How Video Games Let Me Go Back Home Designing for horror and hope in A Plague Tale: Innocence Pathologic 2 Localization Technicolor Dystopias: Why the Colorful Wastelands of Rage 2, Far Cry New Dawn, and Fallout 76 Are Suddenly Popular Years Later, the Ending of 'Dragon's Dogma' Remains Wonderfully Weird and Subversive VA-11 HALL-A QUEER SPACES AND DRUG-DREAM FANTASY How the Video Game Industry Treats its Testers History Respawned: Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Dynamic Dialogue System of Horizon: Zero Dawn | Farlands In Focus Devil May Cry 5's Director On Making An Unforgettable Action Game | Audio Logs Game Journalism Of Thrones (The Jimquisition) Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Pitfall II: Scene 1: The Great Video Game Crash of 1983
  22. Super Bunnyhop looks into the job of a QA tester, Cameron Kunzelman on fantasy narratives and how Dragon's Dogma does something different, LeeRoy Lewin on the reasons behind the 1983 game crash and how the people that want or think that one is coming revise the history around it, Charlie Hall talks to the Vampire Bloodlines 2 writers about reinvigorating a cult classic, Cecilia D'Anastasio's investigation into the business of esports, how the US anti-loot box bill could change how games are sold, Richard Moss speaks with the Sega executive behind the efforts to bring in more female players in the mid 90s, former Rockstar Lincoln studio head on dealing with the regret of embracing crunch culture, THQ says Epic store results exceeded their expectations, Morgan Park recalls a strange year spent in a strictly regimented Day Of Defeat troop, Kevin Snow on the localization of Pathologic 2, 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) Nioh 2 closed alpha test set for May 24 to June 2, gameplay trailer Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey - Expand Trailer Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines 2 welcomes the bossy Ventrue clan The writers of Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 on reinvigorating a cult classic Missing Game Dead Island 2 Is Still In Development, Publisher Says Paradox will announce a new grand strategy game at PDXCON in Berlin Matthew Mercer and Crispin Freeman Talk About Voicing Judgment Characters Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is coming to Steam Persona 5 Royal Videos Introduce New Confidant Takuto Maruki And New Places To Check Out Blaster Master Zero is heading to Steam in June Exclusive Gameplay Of Venom Boss Fight In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Marvel Games' Bill Rosemann On Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order X-Men trailer Warhammer: Chaosbane’s story trailer sets the stage for hacking and slashing Death Stranding ‘Help Us Reconnect’ teaser video The Trailer For Upcoming 80s Arcade Era Throwback 198X is Totally Rad Dark With A Shot Of Whimsy: Necrobarista Comes To PC This August Why Beyond Blue is shaping up to be much more than Blue Planet: The Game Sea Of Solitude sets sail for launch on July 5th Action Puzzle-Platformer AeternoBlade II Is Coming To PS4, Xbox One, Switch In Fall 2019 Star Ocean: First Departure R Remasters A Remake On PS4 And Switch Catherine: Full Body English gameplay Meowtroidvania Gato Roboto pounces into stores next week Utawarerumono Zan Release Date Set For September 2019 In North America And Europe Human Head's Viking RPG Rune renamed again, will be an Epic exclusive at launch Advance Wars-inspired Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is coming to Steam Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Will Bring Huge Changes to Jobs, Combat, and Quests Overwatch’s new replay system is a powerful tool for photography, bragging Pathfinder: Kingmaker is getting an Enhanced Edition in June Stellaris unveils new archaeology themed Ancient Relics story pack DLC Battlefield 5's stunning new Mediterranean map arrives this week Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to get $10 day one DLC followed by seven free game modes Mutant Year Zero is getting a new DLC with a flame-throwing moose More Telltale Games Are Disappearing From Digital Storefronts ‘Witcher’ Developer Debuts GOG Galaxy 2.0 App Metro Exodus recoups all costs, boosts Q1 revenue at THQ Nordic The Epic Games Store exceeded THQ Nordic's expectations, says CEO Former Rockstar Designer Says Former Top Executive Groped Him How Total War conquered China to break franchise records Twitch suspends streaming for new users as it fights off Artifact trolls Frostbite's hot new hair technology puts Geralt's finger-lickin' locks to shame Anti-loot box bill could radically change how video games are sold From Candy Crush to Hearthstone: How the Loot Box Bill Could Affect Some of the Industry's Biggest Games Proposed anti-loot box bill has big implications for devs and publishers Censorship, Steam, and the explosive rise of PC gaming in China 'Gaming Disorder' officially recognized as disease by World Health Organization Survey data, case studies suggest gaming addiction rampant among Japan's young South Korean government split on gaming disorder Trump administration 25 percent tariff proposal targets U.S. board game, game console imports Modder Explains How He Created That Cool Bloodborne Mod That Lets You Control Enemies Esports News Shady Numbers And Bad Business: Inside The Esports Bubble Scar defeats SonicFox in Mortal Kombat 11 Grand Finals at Combo Breaker 2019 Riot Forms Scholastic Association to Oversee School Esports Efforts Dota 2 pro won’t play unless Valve confronts hate speech Why We Still Need a Women-Only 'Counter-Strike' Tournament Overwatch League commissioner to leave Blizzard for Epic Games Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) What happened when Sega courted female players in the mid-’90s From Rockstar Lincoln studio head to anti-crunch advocate Leigh Alexander: "Power fantasies are boring" My Strange Year In A Strictly-Regimented Day Of Defeat Troop How Video Games Let Me Go Back Home Designing for horror and hope in A Plague Tale: Innocence Pathologic 2 Localization Technicolor Dystopias: Why the Colorful Wastelands of Rage 2, Far Cry New Dawn, and Fallout 76 Are Suddenly Popular Years Later, the Ending of 'Dragon's Dogma' Remains Wonderfully Weird and Subversive VA-11 HALL-A QUEER SPACES AND DRUG-DREAM FANTASY How the Video Game Industry Treats its Testers History Respawned: Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Dynamic Dialogue System of Horizon: Zero Dawn | Farlands In Focus Devil May Cry 5's Director On Making An Unforgettable Action Game | Audio Logs Game Journalism Of Thrones (The Jimquisition) Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Pitfall II: Scene 1: The Great Video Game Crash of 1983
  23. Completed: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2 Platform: PC Continues a month after the end of the previous game. Starts you at level 40 with combat links already leveled up around the max level of the previous game, you will still have your combat abilities and will improve them or gain more so it's not a sequel that starts you off barely able to do anything again. A likable and large character cast has you choose six-seven members that leads to different dialogue or character interactions throughout the game, unlike the first where you typically were given set characters in each chapter. Main and supporting characters that you continue to learn more about and interact with from the first game and starting to have more of a focus on the wider world and characters from previous Legend of Heroes games. The battle system is still enjoyable with them making magic abilities much more useful this time around, giving better character balance and more options. Never requires grinding, and even without it, I think I hit the highest ending level I ever have in a JRPG with my character being around 140. Still has a very good soundtrack, though a lot is taken from the first game. Still love Fie, Sara, and the fast forward button that can be used to speed up battles and to move around the world much faster. Still a terrible battle initiation system and overly hidden side activities and items. With this game being set around a civil war the extremely small towns give little to the imagination causing the war to feel insignificant, even more so when an event with the greatest damage to a town and meaning to characters killed a total of one person and somehow missed anything building of value in the town of about 12 buildings. They have taken Gaius being the more confident straight man of the group to a really boring extreme, to the point where his last three bonding events are basically just repeats of him voicing his dedication to protecting both his homelands and telling you how much he respects you and have taken the overly nonlethal methods of JRPG characters to the extreme as somehow you avoid killing people even as you cut through mechanized vehicles and plans with a giant robot and at one point repeatedly smash through soldiers armor while bashing them with your weapon while under the effects of your out of control super saiyany rage mode while still managing not to kill anyone.
  24. 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
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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