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  1. This Week In Gaming 3-24-20

    New information on the PS5, Jacob Geller on the look of AAA games giving a feeling of quality through status and prestige and the beautiful worlds found outside of them, Razbuten on what it's like for a new player to get into online games, New Frame Plus continues their series on the principles of animation, Devil May Cry 5 developers react to speedrun, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition removed from Steam, Steven T. Wright on the desire to see games expand their concept of combat by not always using HP and his look into the competitive community surrounding the original Doom, Alex Kane learns how PUBG Mobile was made in four months, Epic reveals new exclusives, Summoningsalt covered the half decade long quest of multiple speedrunners attempts to beat the fastest Punch Out times, how developers are handling Covid-19, 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 Road to PS5 7 Important PS5 Features, Explained Inside PlayStation 5: the specs and the tech that deliver Sony's next-gen vision PSN download speeds will be slower in Europe to preserve internet access Defining the Next Generation: An Xbox Series X Technology Glossary Microsoft monitoring performance and usage of Xbox Live due to “unprecedented demand” What the heck is DirectX 12 Ultimate and what does it mean for PC gaming? Industries Of Titan and eight other games are Epic's next exclusives 2020 Independent Games Festival & Game Developers Choice Awards Life Sucks, But At Least It's Better Than Wasteland 3's Reality How a would-be priest explores the horror of God in videogames Here’s your “first glimpse” at STALKER 2, and there’s “more to come in 2020” Phantom: Covert Ops Gameplay Is Basically Splinter Cell... IN A CANOE! - Ian's VR Corner The Sims’ former boss is building his “deepest” project yet at Paradox Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’s first DLC pits you against cat god Beerus Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition has been knocked off Steam GameStop Stores Shutter Across the US Following Pennsylvania Coronavirus Closures GameStop Finally Closes Stores To Customers Here's how game developers are handling the Covid-19 outbreak Esports The Middle East's first female esports team debuts at Girl Gamer 2020 Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Sea of Stars Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) 28 great GDC talks you can watch for free right now Against the Hegemony of Hit Points Half-Life: Alyx Behind the Scenes, Part 1: How Valve Found Its New Alyx The big Half-Life interview The Messenger and the Myth of Progress INDIE GAME DEV: DEATH LOOPS The Doom Multiplayer Fans Still Ripping and Tearing 25 Years Later Before Infamous Was Infamous, It Was a Superhero Animal Crossing How PUBG Mobile was made in four months Name a Game About Kentucky How Madden Forced Me to Confront My Inherent Racial Bias WOLVES HAUNT MY BEDROOM How Doom Eternal makes Doomguy relevant in 2020 Rebuilding A Virtual City As The Real World Crumbles The Latest 'Final Fantasy XIV' Villain Is Populism Incarnate What Online Multiplayer Is Like For Someone Who Doesn't Play Games "Bad Graphics" What Does It Mean To Be A Metroidvania? The Quest to Beat Matt Turk ANTICIPATION - The 12 Principles of Animation in Games Drew Scanlon's Global Game Documentaries - Noclip Podcast #26 Devil May Cry 5 Developers React to 83 Minute Speedrun
  2. New information on the PS5, Jacob Geller on the looks of AAA games giving a feel of quality through status and prestige and the beautiful worlds found outside of them, Razbuten on what it's like for a new player to get into online games, New Frame Plus continues their series on the principles of animation, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition removed from Steam, Steven T. Wright on the desire to see games expand their concept of combat by not always using HP and his look into the competitive community surrounding the original Doom, Alex Kane learns how PUBG Mobile was made in four months, Epic reveals new exclusives, Summoningsalt covered the quest to beat the best player's Punch Out speedrun times, how developers are handling Covid-19, 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 Road to PS5 7 Important PS5 Features, Explained Inside PlayStation 5: the specs and the tech that deliver Sony's next-gen vision PSN download speeds will be slower in Europe to preserve internet access Defining the Next Generation: An Xbox Series X Technology Glossary Microsoft monitoring performance and usage of Xbox Live due to “unprecedented demand” What the heck is DirectX 12 Ultimate and what does it mean for PC gaming? Industries Of Titan and eight other games are Epic's next exclusives 2020 Independent Games Festival & Game Developers Choice Awards Life Sucks, But At Least It's Better Than Wasteland 3's Reality How a would-be priest explores the horror of God in videogames Here’s your “first glimpse” at STALKER 2, and there’s “more to come in 2020” Phantom: Covert Ops Gameplay Is Basically Splinter Cell... IN A CANOE! - Ian's VR Corner The Sims’ former boss is building his “deepest” project yet at Paradox Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’s first DLC pits you against cat god Beerus Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition has been knocked off Steam GameStop Stores Shutter Across the US Following Pennsylvania Coronavirus Closures GameStop Finally Closes Stores To Customers Here's how game developers are handling the Covid-19 outbreak Esports The Middle East's first female esports team debuts at Girl Gamer 2020 Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Sea of Stars Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) 28 great GDC talks you can watch for free right now Against the Hegemony of Hit Points Half-Life: Alyx Behind the Scenes, Part 1: How Valve Found Its New Alyx The big Half-Life interview The Messenger and the Myth of Progress INDIE GAME DEV: DEATH LOOPS The Doom Multiplayer Fans Still Ripping and Tearing 25 Years Later Before Infamous Was Infamous, It Was a Superhero Animal Crossing How PUBG Mobile was made in four months Name a Game About Kentucky How Madden Forced Me to Confront My Inherent Racial Bias WOLVES HAUNT MY BEDROOM How Doom Eternal makes Doomguy relevant in 2020 Rebuilding A Virtual City As The Real World Crumbles The Latest 'Final Fantasy XIV' Villain Is Populism Incarnate What Online Multiplayer Is Like For Someone Who Doesn't Play Games "Bad Graphics" What Does It Mean To Be A Metroidvania? The Quest to Beat Matt Turk ANTICIPATION - The 12 Principles of Animation in Games Drew Scanlon's Global Game Documentaries - Noclip Podcast #26 Devil May Cry 5 Developers React to 83 Minute Speedrun
  3. This Week In Gaming 3-17-2020

    E3 has been cancelled and how the industry is reacting, new information on the upcoming Xbox, Perrin Drumm on the legacy of Roberta Williams and being remembered for the wrong reasons, Jason Schreier interviews current and former employees about crunching at Naughty Dog, eurothug4000 on identity and culture seen through the clothing and graffiti of Splatoon and Jet Set Radio, Nintendo's indie showcase, Fanfare covers the women that pioneered video game music that are often overlooked or that were originally credited as men, Blake Hester tells the story of how the co-founder of Neversoft became a go to expert in debunking conspiracy theories, Archipel and Game*Spark's documentary on what was going on in the minds of the developers of Nioh 2 in the final months leading to release, Snoman Gaming spent months learning about the evolution and technicality involved in the world of kaizo Mario hacks, 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 Xbox Series X is basically a monster gaming PC Here’s a Recap of Everything Revealed at Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase Today E3 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak How the industry is reacting to E3's cancellation Geoff Keighley brings 40 free game demos to Steam amid cancelled trade shows 15 Baldur's Gate 3 Features You Didn’t See In The Demo Yes, Baldur's Gate 3 will build on the series' existing story, say Larian Why the Developers of 'Amnesia' Waited 10 Years to Make a Sequel With Amnesia: Rebirth, Frictional Games wants to go beyond jump scares Inside FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE – Episode 1: Introduction (Closed Captions) Turn-based deck-builder Fights in Tight Spaces announced for PC That sure looks like the Icon of Sin in Doom Eternal’s new trailer Super Mega Baseball 3 slides into homes this April Function and Aesthetic in In Other Waters: An Interview Hello Games lighting The Last Campfire this summer The System Shock remake devs are making a Blade Runner remaster Take aim at the undead in the demo for wild west platformer Shot in the Dark TOTAL WAR: THREE KINGDOMS PATCH 1.5.0 – A WORLD BETRAYED Control's first expansion, The Foundation, will be out this month Watch 12 minutes of Borderlands 3's Guns, Love, and Tentacles campaign DLC EGX Rezzed postponed due to the coronavirus Gamescom 2020 preparations "continuing as planned" GameStop's Employees Fear Its Coronavirus Policies Are Dangerously Flawed GameStop Has No Idea What to Do About Coronavirus Steam reaches a record 20 million concurrent users as coronavirus spreads CS:GO reaches a million concurrent players – the most in its seven-year history A Korean politician has been targeted by her opposition for League of Legends boosting Esports Capcom Pro Tour 2020: four tournaments cancelled and two postponed due to coronavirus Coronavirus outbreak forces more changes to LoL and Dota 2 pro events Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) As Naughty Dog Crunches On The Last Of Us II, Developers Wonder How Much Longer This Approach Can Last Building Ori and the Will of the Wisps with 80 people working from home Roberta Williams Is the World’s First Graphic Computer Game Designer—But She’s Famous for All the Wrong Reasons How Mick West Went From Making Tony Hawk's Pro Skater to Debunking Conspiracy Theories Street Fighter V Has Finally Fixed Its Netcode—But a Modder Did It First This Minecraft Library Provides a Platform for Censored Journalists How A Shovel Knight NPC Gets Made In Memoriam Conscientious Objectors: The Designers and Artists Tackling Real Conflicts in Virtual Spaces Why 'Destiny 2' Isn't Working, And How to Fix It Thanks for all the fish! Farewell to my Dead Horse Fantasies of Fatherhood Jet Set Radio, Splatoon and Identity The Women who Pioneered Video Game Music Elements of CONTROL [Spoilers] How Does Wolfenstein: Youngblood Compare to Previous Wolfensteins? [Spoilers] The Outer Worlds in Close Critique [Spoilers] The Genius of Prey's Gloo Cannon | Game Maker's Toolkit How Level Design Can Tell a Story | Game Maker's Toolkit How Classic Resident Evil Came Back From the Dead My Kaizo Mario Journey Inside Nioh 2 Why Brutal DOOM's Creator Won't Play DOOM Eternal How Prince of Persia Defeated Apple II's Memory Limitations | War Stories | Ars Technica Half-Life 2 Developers React to 50 Minute Speedrun Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry When can Mario retire? | Unraveled Things I missed from previous weeks Where in North Dakota is Carmen Sandiego?
  4. E3 has been cancelled and how it effects the industry, new information on the upcoming Xbox, Perrin Drumm on the legacy of Roberta Williams and being remembered for the wrong reasons, Jason Schreier interviews current and former employees about crunching at Naughty Dog, eurothug4000 on identity and culture seen through the clothing and graffiti of Splatoon and Jet Set Radio, Nintendo's indie showcase, Fanfare covers the women that pioneered video game music that are often overlooked or that were originally credited as men, Blake Hester tells the story of how the co-founder of Neversoft became a go to expert in debunking conspiracy theories, Archipel and Game*Spark's documentary on what was going on in the minds of the developers of Nioh 2 in the final months leading to its release, Snoman Gaming spent months learning about the evolution and technicality involved in the world of kaizo Mario hacks, 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 Xbox Series X is basically a monster gaming PC Here’s a Recap of Everything Revealed at Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase Today E3 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak How the industry is reacting to E3's cancellation Geoff Keighley brings 40 free game demos to Steam amid cancelled trade shows 15 Baldur's Gate 3 Features You Didn’t See In The Demo Yes, Baldur's Gate 3 will build on the series' existing story, say Larian Why the Developers of 'Amnesia' Waited 10 Years to Make a Sequel With Amnesia: Rebirth, Frictional Games wants to go beyond jump scares Inside FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE – Episode 1: Introduction (Closed Captions) Turn-based deck-builder Fights in Tight Spaces announced for PC That sure looks like the Icon of Sin in Doom Eternal’s new trailer Super Mega Baseball 3 slides into homes this April Function and Aesthetic in In Other Waters: An Interview Hello Games lighting The Last Campfire this summer The System Shock remake devs are making a Blade Runner remaster Take aim at the undead in the demo for wild west platformer Shot in the Dark TOTAL WAR: THREE KINGDOMS PATCH 1.5.0 – A WORLD BETRAYED Control's first expansion, The Foundation, will be out this month Watch 12 minutes of Borderlands 3's Guns, Love, and Tentacles campaign DLC EGX Rezzed postponed due to the coronavirus Gamescom 2020 preparations "continuing as planned" GameStop's Employees Fear Its Coronavirus Policies Are Dangerously Flawed GameStop Has No Idea What to Do About Coronavirus Steam reaches a record 20 million concurrent users as coronavirus spreads CS:GO reaches a million concurrent players – the most in its seven-year history A Korean politician has been targeted by her opposition for League of Legends boosting Esports Capcom Pro Tour 2020: four tournaments cancelled and two postponed due to coronavirus Coronavirus outbreak forces more changes to LoL and Dota 2 pro events Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) As Naughty Dog Crunches On The Last Of Us II, Developers Wonder How Much Longer This Approach Can Last Building Ori and the Will of the Wisps with 80 people working from home Roberta Williams Is the World’s First Graphic Computer Game Designer—But She’s Famous for All the Wrong Reasons How Mick West Went From Making Tony Hawk's Pro Skater to Debunking Conspiracy Theories Street Fighter V Has Finally Fixed Its Netcode—But a Modder Did It First This Minecraft Library Provides a Platform for Censored Journalists How A Shovel Knight NPC Gets Made In Memoriam Conscientious Objectors: The Designers and Artists Tackling Real Conflicts in Virtual Spaces Why 'Destiny 2' Isn't Working, And How to Fix It Thanks for all the fish! Farewell to my Dead Horse Fantasies of Fatherhood Jet Set Radio, Splatoon and Identity The Women who Pioneered Video Game Music Elements of CONTROL [Spoilers] How Does Wolfenstein: Youngblood Compare to Previous Wolfensteins? [Spoilers] The Outer Worlds in Close Critique [Spoilers] The Genius of Prey's Gloo Cannon | Game Maker's Toolkit How Level Design Can Tell a Story | Game Maker's Toolkit How Classic Resident Evil Came Back From the Dead My Kaizo Mario Journey Inside Nioh 2 Why Brutal DOOM's Creator Won't Play DOOM Eternal How Prince of Persia Defeated Apple II's Memory Limitations | War Stories | Ars Technica Half-Life 2 Developers React to 50 Minute Speedrun Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry When can Mario retire? | Unraveled Things I missed from previous weeks Where in North Dakota is Carmen Sandiego?
  5. Completed: The Hong Kong Massacre Platform: PC Plays like a fast paced Hotline Miami that trades the melee combat and stealth elements for Hong Kong dive, rolls, and slow motion filled shoot outs. Pick from duel pistols, a shotgun, rifle, or a single and later upgrade-able to duel SMGs. Base gameplay is a lot of fun if you want something simple. Suffers from a lack of variety, four dull boss fights that all play the same, same three challenges on ever level. Occasionally some movement issues, like diving over balconies to other buildings not working, or enemies that don't really react to things movement wise. Just standing around while you are shooting in the room or even right by them from a different room. They will usually react and shoot if they get a shot, it just looks odd and I mistook quite a few of them for environment props. Completed: Mad Stalker: Full Metal Force Platform: Playstation Playstation version, visual update no story cutcenes from PC Engine. Robot beat em up. Not too interesting. Short, one main character to use (five to unlock with a code but they have less moves), limited enemy variety and some awkward height differences. Completed: Front Mission 5 Platform: PS2 Completed: Choutetsu Brikinger Ironclad Platform: Neo Geo CD (PC)
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  8. This Week In Gaming 3-10-20

    Cloth Map travels to Bosnia to learn about their game industry, Reid McCarter looks at how the failing economy and communities of Kentucky Route Zero mirror a real world housing crisis, Miguel Penabella on seven years of playing Kentucky Route Zero and finding a growing community over the course of the game's five acts, a new Amnesia game and Command & Conquer Remaster announced, Data West returns to the video game industry, Reggie Fils-Aimé joins Gamestop board of directors, large updates coming to Total War Warhammer 2 and Three Kingdoms, coronavirus affects on esports and companies, Mark Hill covers the BattleTech renaissance, Nic Reuben remembers Baldur's Gate 2's Athkatla and why it remains one of the best cities in video games, Brian David Gilbert attempts to learn the true origins of Kirby, 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) 13 Ways Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Improves On The Original Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Boss And Exploration Gameplay PS4 exclusive Ghost of Tsushima will be released on June 26th New Chivalry 2 gameplay & developer interview Amnesia: Rebirth announced for PS4, PC Final Fantasy 7 Remake Combat Breakdown: Every Character Explained! Final Fantasy 7 Remake Gameplay How Final Fantasy 7 Remake will expand on the original classic Resident Evil 3 – 1999 vs. 2020 Gameplay Comparison | PlayStation Underground Cloudpunk will deliver packages and a story next month It's official, Horizon: Zero Dawn is coming to PC this summer Command & Conquer Remastered Collection is coming June 5th Tactical Breach Wizards is planning a beta for strategic spellcasters Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Also Has an Original Story Mode With Character Creation Bleeding Edge has a dolphin who pilots a fishbowl crab mech via a Japanese AI DOOM Eternal - Soundtrack Behind the Scenes A new Worms game is coming this year Call of Duty: Warzone confirmed as a standalone, free-to-play battle royale Total War: Three Kingdoms – A World Betrayed adds a new start date and more factions “Extreme” Total War: Warhammer 2 changes coming in Proving Grounds test area Mortal Kombat 11 – Official Spawn Gameplay Trailer Anno 1800 reveals 2020 roadmap and DLC Phoenix Point's Blood And Titanium DLC asks if you'd swap heads with a robot Everything New in The Division 2: Warlords of New York Expansion The Strong Museum and Kongregate partner to preserve Flash games Microsoft asks employees to work from home over coronavirus fears Minecraft Festival is the latest event postponed due to coronavirus Bungie activates remote work policy in response to COVID-19 outbreak Obituary: Arcade game designer and programmer Tim Skelly has passed away What’s Going On With GeForce Now Reggie Fils-Aimé Joins GameStop Board of Directors to Help Save the Struggling Retailer Data West to Return to Video Game Industry with Digital Rereleases and Sequels E3 2020 problems continue as retail and production partner iam8bit resign as creative director Twitch Streamer Suspended After Accidentally Firing Real Gun At His Monitor See console-exclusive Dante's Inferno running in the RPCS3 emulator Esports THE CORONAVIRUS’ HUMAN IMPACT ON ESPORTS Hand Shakes, High-Fives Banned at ‘League of Legends’ Event, Due to Coronavirus Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Story of the PS2’s Backwards Compatibility From the Engineer Who Built It Learning the lessons of the PlayStation 2 | Opinion The Artist Who Helped Create Crash, Spyro, and Jak and Daxter Has a Bone to Pick The BattleTech Renaissance Killing Me Softly: The Insidious Beauty of Dying Game Worlds Dwelling in Fragments: Video Game Patches and Our Accelerated State of Being Could the Decline of Violent Football Videogames Have Predicted the Future of Player Safety? The most satisfying architecture in PC games Leaving Home OPENED WORLD: KENTUCKY ROUTE ZERO ACT V Fire Emblem’s Manuela is a messy woman, and it’s inspirational How Pokémon Is Tackling The Plastic Pollution Crisis Eliza Explores the Benefits and Imperfections of Therapy Baldur’s Gate 2’s Athkatla is still one the best RPG cities ever made Dracula’s (portable) demon castle Finding Workarounds: Bosnian Video Games & Development What Makes a Great Secret? Game Animation Fundamentals Context Upgrade Systems Sure Are Weird, Huh? Explosive Barrels The best hands in games! Nex Machina Developers React to 25 Minute Speedrun Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry Kirby | Unraveled Things I missed from previous weeks Iran video games timeline: from 1970 to 2019
  9. Cloth Map travels to Bosnia to learn about their game industry, Reid McCarter looks at how the failing economy and communities of Kentucky Route Zero mirror a real world housing crisis, Miguel Penabella on seven years of playing Kentucky Route Zero and finding a growing community over the course of the game's five acts, new Amnesia game announced, Data West returns to the video game industry, Reggie Fils-Aimé joins Gamestop board of directors, large updates coming to Total War Warhammer 2 and Three Kingdoms, coronavirus affects on esports and companies, Mark Hill covers the BattleTech renaissance, Nic Reuben remembers Baldur's Gate 2's Athkatla and why it remains one of the best cities in video games, Command & Conquer Remastered announced, Brian David Gilbert attempts to learn the true origins of Kirby, 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) 13 Ways Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Improves On The Original Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Boss And Exploration Gameplay PS4 exclusive Ghost of Tsushima will be released on June 26th New Chivalry 2 gameplay & developer interview Amnesia: Rebirth announced for PS4, PC Final Fantasy 7 Remake Combat Breakdown: Every Character Explained! Final Fantasy 7 Remake Gameplay How Final Fantasy 7 Remake will expand on the original classic Resident Evil 3 – 1999 vs. 2020 Gameplay Comparison | PlayStation Underground Cloudpunk will deliver packages and a story next month It's official, Horizon: Zero Dawn is coming to PC this summer Command & Conquer Remastered Collection is coming June 5th Tactical Breach Wizards is planning a beta for strategic spellcasters Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Also Has an Original Story Mode With Character Creation Bleeding Edge has a dolphin who pilots a fishbowl crab mech via a Japanese AI DOOM Eternal - Soundtrack Behind the Scenes A new Worms game is coming this year Call of Duty: Warzone confirmed as a standalone, free-to-play battle royale Total War: Three Kingdoms – A World Betrayed adds a new start date and more factions “Extreme” Total War: Warhammer 2 changes coming in Proving Grounds test area Mortal Kombat 11 – Official Spawn Gameplay Trailer Anno 1800 reveals 2020 roadmap and DLC Phoenix Point's Blood And Titanium DLC asks if you'd swap heads with a robot Everything New in The Division 2: Warlords of New York Expansion The Strong Museum and Kongregate partner to preserve Flash games Microsoft asks employees to work from home over coronavirus fears Minecraft Festival is the latest event postponed due to coronavirus Bungie activates remote work policy in response to COVID-19 outbreak Obituary: Arcade game designer and programmer Tim Skelly has passed away What’s Going On With GeForce Now Reggie Fils-Aimé Joins GameStop Board of Directors to Help Save the Struggling Retailer Data West to Return to Video Game Industry with Digital Rereleases and Sequels E3 2020 problems continue as retail and production partner iam8bit resign as creative director Twitch Streamer Suspended After Accidentally Firing Real Gun At His Monitor See console-exclusive Dante's Inferno running in the RPCS3 emulator Esports THE CORONAVIRUS’ HUMAN IMPACT ON ESPORTS Hand Shakes, High-Fives Banned at ‘League of Legends’ Event, Due to Coronavirus Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Story of the PS2’s Backwards Compatibility From the Engineer Who Built It Learning the lessons of the PlayStation 2 | Opinion The Artist Who Helped Create Crash, Spyro, and Jak and Daxter Has a Bone to Pick The BattleTech Renaissance Killing Me Softly: The Insidious Beauty of Dying Game Worlds Dwelling in Fragments: Video Game Patches and Our Accelerated State of Being Could the Decline of Violent Football Videogames Have Predicted the Future of Player Safety? The most satisfying architecture in PC games Leaving Home OPENED WORLD: KENTUCKY ROUTE ZERO ACT V Fire Emblem’s Manuela is a messy woman, and it’s inspirational How Pokémon Is Tackling The Plastic Pollution Crisis Eliza Explores the Benefits and Imperfections of Therapy Baldur’s Gate 2’s Athkatla is still one the best RPG cities ever made Dracula’s (portable) demon castle Finding Workarounds: Bosnian Video Games & Development What Makes a Great Secret? Game Animation Fundamentals Context Upgrade Systems Sure Are Weird, Huh? Explosive Barrels The best hands in games! Nex Machina Developers React to 25 Minute Speedrun Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry Kirby | Unraveled Things I missed from previous weeks Iran video games timeline: from 1970 to 2019
  10. Completed: Assault Suit Leynos (2015) Platform: PC Completed: Rolling Thunder 3 Platform: Genesis Side scrolling shooter that I find much more playable than the previous incredibly cheap arcade games. Basic move set of shooting forward, shooting diagonally upwards, a jump that you can often use to swing yourself up to the higher level of the stage, and using your knife or special weapon. Short motorcycle and jet ski level to break up the on foot sections. Scenes in between the stages tell a dull generic story for a game of this style. Ok for its time but nothing particularly memorable.
  11. This Week In Gaming 3-3-20

    Jacob Geller on the organic moments of wonder in the work of Fumito Ueda, Baldurs' Gate 3 gameplay reveal, People Make Games looks at the game that inspired Minecraft, Jacob Farmer reflects on the way that treating Read Dead Redemption 2 more as a simulator brought him closer to his past and present, Samuel Horti profiles developer (80 Days/Sable) and writer (Horizon Zero Dawn/Sunless Sea) Meghna Jayanth, GDC cancellations affects on devs, Khee Hoon Chan examines Hong Kong protest games and the game jam devs exploring the Coronavirus outbreak, Prem Sylvester on the visual language of war games and how they affect player perspectives on war, Jess Cogswell considers how we interact with strangers after playing through three games with a focus on being a service worker, Ashley covers how Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers rewards long term fans for caring about the lore and history of the game, 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) Baldur's Gate 3 looks great even when everything is going wrong Baldur's Gate 3 Interview & Preview! How Larian is keeping Baldur's Gate 3 weird Larian's gorgeous Baldur's Gate 3 looks to be a game of groundbreaking systemic depth 13 Things You Should Know About The Excellent-Looking Baldur’s Gate 3 Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access will start with 5 companions, more to come Baldur’s Gate 3: Yes, you can bang all companions, but romance will be more than just a simple reward Valorant hands-on: How Riot plans to woo FPS diehards with the best netcode and anti-cheat Valorant: How Riot finally made something new Desperados 3 is the modern Commandos game stealth tactics needs Half-Life: Alyx gets extended gameplay videos Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Gameplay | 5 Unmissable 4K Moments Here's how Star Citizen is planning to implement survival mechanics Crusader Kings 3 details Lifestyles and all their weird perks 3 Hours With Final Fantasy VII Remake: Thrilling, But Jarring SOMA devs release “I am Tasi” teaser trailer Iris and the Giant is a stylish roguelike CCG about a young girl and her demons In Other Waters Uses Its Limitations to Enhance Gameplay Immersion Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope - Official Trailer Ft. Will Poulter 15 Minutes Of Wonderful 101: Remastered Switch Gameplay | PAX East 2020 Stellaris' diplomacy focussed Federations expansion is out next month on PC Game Developers Conference Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Fears CCP has canceled EVE Fanfest 2020 over coronavirus concerns Indie developers affected by GDC postponement invited to apply for relief fund 'There's so much uncertainty': Indie devs are hurting after GDC's sudden cancellation Some Developers Don't Know Their Games Are Streaming on GeForce Now 'Konami Code' Creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto Dies At 61 GOG's New Refund Policy Is Extremely Generous Esports This weekend's ESL Pro Tour event has no arena audience after health authorities revoked the license FIFA 20 esports qualifiers decided by Rock, Paper, Scissors when players can’t connect Counter-Strike's Chosen One: The Story of ZywOo Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Cyber Knights: a cyberpunk RPG Gates Of a Ruined Empire Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Coronation of Meghna Jayanth How Quantic Dream defended itself against allegations of a ‘toxic culture’ How to Make Games Funny: Three Designers Discuss Comedy Games Still fighting: meet the developers of Hong Kong protest games How Asia's Global Game Jam Developers Are Exploring the Coronavirus Outbreak Through Games State of the Discourse: a survey of marginalized game designers on online discussion space A visual history of the many Xbox dashboards Kentucky Route Zero Is the Rare Story that Sheds Light on the Experiences of Millennials of Color Look For Me Under Your Bootsoles The Four Faces of Doki Doki Literature Club In My Waking Life I Love Giott. Thank You. The Constructed Murk of War: 1917, Battlefield 1, and This War of Mine For Fire Emblem Fates Forrest: what is lost when we fail to look critically? Heart Container: Talking to Strangers The Most Beautiful Moment of the Generation Game Animation Fundamentals Readability The Hopes & Fears of Bringing Hades to Steam - Developing Hell #04 The Wild Astrophysics that Outer Wilds Simulates Analysing the OTHER Missions in Hitman 2 (The Bank and Haven Island) The Making of Sonic CD Understanding Dreams | Rethinking Game Design, Creativity and the Future of Art The History of Spec Ops: The Line How Crash Bandicoot Hacked The Original Playstation | War Stories | Ars Technica How Level Design Can Tell a Story | Game Maker's Toolkit The Game That Inspired Minecraft, But Never Made a Penny
  12. Jacob Geller on the organic moments of wonder in the game's of Fumito Ueda, Baldurs' Gate 3 gameplay reveal, People Make Games looks at the game that inspired Minecraft, Jacob Farmer reflects on the way that treating Read Dead Redemption 2 more as a simulator brought him closer to his past and present, Samuel Horti profiles developer (80 Days/Sable) and writer (Horizon Zero Dawn/Sunless Sea) Meghna Jayanth, GDC cancellations affects on devs, Khee Hoon Chan examines Hong Kong protest games and the game jam devs exploring the Coronavirus outbreak, Prem Sylvester on the visual language war games and how they affect player perspectives on war, Jess Cogswell considers how we interact with strangers after playing through three games with a focus on being a service worker, Ashley covers how Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers rewards long term fans for caring about the lore and history of the game, 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) Baldur's Gate 3 looks great even when everything is going wrong Baldur's Gate 3 Interview & Preview! How Larian is keeping Baldur's Gate 3 weird Larian's gorgeous Baldur's Gate 3 looks to be a game of groundbreaking systemic depth 13 Things You Should Know About The Excellent-Looking Baldur’s Gate 3 Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access will start with 5 companions, more to come Baldur’s Gate 3: Yes, you can bang all companions, but romance will be more than just a simple reward Valorant hands-on: How Riot plans to woo FPS diehards with the best netcode and anti-cheat Valorant: How Riot finally made something new Desperados 3 is the modern Commandos game stealth tactics needs Half-Life: Alyx gets extended gameplay videos Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Gameplay | 5 Unmissable 4K Moments Here's how Star Citizen is planning to implement survival mechanics Crusader Kings 3 details Lifestyles and all their weird perks 3 Hours With Final Fantasy VII Remake: Thrilling, But Jarring SOMA devs release “I am Tasi” teaser trailer Iris and the Giant is a stylish roguelike CCG about a young girl and her demons In Other Waters Uses Its Limitations to Enhance Gameplay Immersion Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope - Official Trailer Ft. Will Poulter 15 Minutes Of Wonderful 101: Remastered Switch Gameplay | PAX East 2020 Stellaris' diplomacy focussed Federations expansion is out next month on PC Game Developers Conference Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Fears CCP has canceled EVE Fanfest 2020 over coronavirus concerns Indie developers affected by GDC postponement invited to apply for relief fund 'There's so much uncertainty': Indie devs are hurting after GDC's sudden cancellation Some Developers Don't Know Their Games Are Streaming on GeForce Now 'Konami Code' Creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto Dies At 61 GOG's New Refund Policy Is Extremely Generous Esports This weekend's ESL Pro Tour event has no arena audience after health authorities revoked the license FIFA 20 esports qualifiers decided by Rock, Paper, Scissors when players can’t connect Counter-Strike's Chosen One: The Story of ZywOo Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Cyber Knights: a cyberpunk RPG Gates Of a Ruined Empire Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Coronation of Meghna Jayanth How Quantic Dream defended itself against allegations of a ‘toxic culture’ How to Make Games Funny: Three Designers Discuss Comedy Games Still fighting: meet the developers of Hong Kong protest games How Asia's Global Game Jam Developers Are Exploring the Coronavirus Outbreak Through Games State of the Discourse: a survey of marginalized game designers on online discussion space A visual history of the many Xbox dashboards Kentucky Route Zero Is the Rare Story that Sheds Light on the Experiences of Millennials of Color Look For Me Under Your Bootsoles The Four Faces of Doki Doki Literature Club In My Waking Life I Love Giott. Thank You. The Constructed Murk of War: 1917, Battlefield 1, and This War of Mine For Fire Emblem Fates Forrest: what is lost when we fail to look critically? Heart Container: Talking to Strangers The Most Beautiful Moment of the Generation Game Animation Fundamentals Readability The Hopes & Fears of Bringing Hades to Steam - Developing Hell #04 The Wild Astrophysics that Outer Wilds Simulates Analysing the OTHER Missions in Hitman 2 (The Bank and Haven Island) The Making of Sonic CD Understanding Dreams | Rethinking Game Design, Creativity and the Future of Art The History of Spec Ops: The Line How Crash Bandicoot Hacked The Original Playstation | War Stories | Ars Technica How Level Design Can Tell a Story | Game Maker's Toolkit The Game That Inspired Minecraft, But Never Made a Penny
  13. Completed: Guns, Gore & Cannoli Platform: PC
  14. This Week In Gaming 2-25-20

    Mitchell F Wolfe's in-depth look at the first level of Donkey Kong Country and interview with one of the game's designers, DavidOZ celebrates the games that made him love games, Jessica Price's thread on why it's important for designers to have interests outside games, Benjamin Burns shares the story of the Atari Jaguar savior that never came, Stephen K. Hirst remembers the original Dragon Quest, Lilly on the fiction of No More Heroes and how the commonly viewed theme of futility misses an important aspect of the game's narrative, Colin Campbell interviews Gamestop employees about increasing pressure they are under from desperate bosses, Ashley considers the depiction and cultural view of an often used type of female character by looking at Estelle from Tales of Vesperia, Stephen Mansfield contrasts the righteous anger of the violent and musical Ape Out with Hotline Miami, Cameron Kunzelman on the legacy of Heavy Rain's approach to design, 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) Xbox Series X will have many of PC gaming’s best features Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord will be available in Early Access on March 31 Private Division moves Kerbal Space Program 2 development to new, internal studio Chivalry 2 - Official Trailer Chivalry 2 gameplay and hands-on impressions World of Horror is a gruesome adventure game inspired by the work of Junji Ito World of Horror is a creepy, retro, and completely hypnotic horror game Warhammer 40k: Dakka Sqaudron lets you become the “Ork flyboy” you’ve always dreamed of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Marks Nintendo’s Next Step Toward Inclusivity Othercide - Official Reveal Trailer | PAX East 2020 10 Best And Worst Resident Evil 3 Remake Features | Resident Evil 3 Demo Impressions Resident Evil 3 Remake Vs. Original Gameplay Comparison Samurai Jack Video Game Announced for PC, PS4, Xbox, and Switch The next chapter of Indigenous representation in video games Streets of Rage 4 - Official Floyd Iraia Trailer Cyberpunk 2077 supports Xbox One and Series X cross-buy Population Zero - Official Steam Announcement Trailer World of Tanks devs’ new shooter, Caliber, comes West – closed beta sign-ups open now Adventure game Norco is a pixel art lover's dream Microsoft Flight Simulator has “37,000 manually edited airports” The Gothic remake is going into full production following positive feedback Temtem has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, roadmap coming soon PlayStation and Facebook cancel GDC appearances citing coronavirus concerns Crytek's lawsuit against Star Citizen devs ends in settlement Body Painting Streamer Banned For Nudity Despite Efforts To Stay Within Twitch's Rules Devotion, the Taiwanese game removed from Steam, is being preserved by Harvard Like Blizzard, Bethesda has pulled all but one of its games from GeForce Now Embracer Groups acquires Saber Interactive The PS2 successor to Fire Emblem gets a long-awaited fan translation Esports Rainbow Six Siege esports director wants to “eliminate toxicity” FIFA streamer banned from all EA games after “personal attacks” against the developers The Esports Empire You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Kickstarter workers vote to form first union in tech industry Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The story of the Atari Jaguar saviour that never came out Interests outside games A Timely and Momentous Defence of Girls It's Way Too Easy For One Person To Review Bomb A Game On Metacritic GameStop employees report extreme pressure from ‘desperate’ bosses Corporate satire in games isn't funny anymore The Outsize, Oft-Ignored Legacy of the Original Dragon Quest LIFE AND CONCRETE Off to the Garden of Madness!: No More Heroes and F*cking Up At Dramatic Convention Like An Idiot What Made People Think 'Heavy Rain' Was a Great Game Easing the Long Trek The Evolution of Animal Conservation in Games, from Zoo Tycoon to Planet Zoo THE RIGHTEOUS, MUSICAL VIOLENCE OF APE OUT I Was Wrong About Bayonetta On Killing Hitler 25 Years Later, 'Star Wars: Dark Forces' Is a Forgotten Gem The Games That Made Me Love Games Metal Gear Rising Retrospective | Lightning Bolt Action Redefined How Gris Made You Cry With Its Colors | Psych of Play Extended Interview With Myst Co-Creator Rand Miller | War Stories Things I missed from previous weeks Designing Donkey Kong Country
  15. Mitchell F Wolfe's in-depth look at the first level of Donkey Kong Country and interview with one of the game's designers, DavidOZ celebrates the games that made him love games, Jessica Price's thread on why it's important for designers to have interests outside games, Benjamin Burns shares the story of the Atari Jaguar savior that never came, Stephen K. Hirst remembers the original Dragon Quest, Lilly on the fiction of No More Heroes and how the commonly viewed theme of futility misses an important aspect of the game's narrative, Colin Campbell interviews Gamestop employees about increasing pressure they are under from desperate bosses, Ashley considers the depiction and dismissive cultural view of an often used type of female character by looking at Estelle from Tales of Vesperia, Stephen Mansfield contrasts the righteous anger of the violent and musical Ape Out with Hotline Miami, Cameron Kunzelman on the legacy of Heavy Rain's approach to design, Jordan Baranowski details how the shift in conservation efforts changed zoo sims, 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) Xbox Series X will have many of PC gaming’s best features Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord will be available in Early Access on March 31 Private Division moves Kerbal Space Program 2 development to new, internal studio Chivalry 2 - Official Trailer Chivalry 2 gameplay and hands-on impressions World of Horror is a gruesome adventure game inspired by the work of Junji Ito World of Horror is a creepy, retro, and completely hypnotic horror game Warhammer 40k: Dakka Sqaudron lets you become the “Ork flyboy” you’ve always dreamed of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Marks Nintendo’s Next Step Toward Inclusivity Othercide - Official Reveal Trailer | PAX East 2020 10 Best And Worst Resident Evil 3 Remake Features | Resident Evil 3 Demo Impressions Resident Evil 3 Remake Vs. Original Gameplay Comparison Samurai Jack Video Game Announced for PC, PS4, Xbox, and Switch The next chapter of Indigenous representation in video games Streets of Rage 4 - Official Floyd Iraia Trailer Cyberpunk 2077 supports Xbox One and Series X cross-buy Population Zero - Official Steam Announcement Trailer World of Tanks devs’ new shooter, Caliber, comes West – closed beta sign-ups open now Adventure game Norco is a pixel art lover's dream Microsoft Flight Simulator has “37,000 manually edited airports” The Gothic remake is going into full production following positive feedback Temtem has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, roadmap coming soon PlayStation and Facebook cancel GDC appearances citing coronavirus concerns Crytek's lawsuit against Star Citizen devs ends in settlement Body Painting Streamer Banned For Nudity Despite Efforts To Stay Within Twitch's Rules Devotion, the Taiwanese game removed from Steam, is being preserved by Harvard Like Blizzard, Bethesda has pulled all but one of its games from GeForce Now Embracer Groups acquires Saber Interactive The PS2 successor to Fire Emblem gets a long-awaited fan translation Esports Rainbow Six Siege esports director wants to “eliminate toxicity” FIFA streamer banned from all EA games after “personal attacks” against the developers The Esports Empire You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Kickstarter workers vote to form first union in tech industry Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The story of the Atari Jaguar saviour that never came out Interests outside games A Timely and Momentous Defence of Girls It's Way Too Easy For One Person To Review Bomb A Game On Metacritic GameStop employees report extreme pressure from ‘desperate’ bosses Corporate satire in games isn't funny anymore The Outsize, Oft-Ignored Legacy of the Original Dragon Quest LIFE AND CONCRETE Off to the Garden of Madness!: No More Heroes and F*cking Up At Dramatic Convention Like An Idiot What Made People Think 'Heavy Rain' Was a Great Game Easing the Long Trek The Evolution of Animal Conservation in Games, from Zoo Tycoon to Planet Zoo THE RIGHTEOUS, MUSICAL VIOLENCE OF APE OUT I Was Wrong About Bayonetta On Killing Hitler 25 Years Later, 'Star Wars: Dark Forces' Is a Forgotten Gem The Games That Made Me Love Games Metal Gear Rising Retrospective | Lightning Bolt Action Redefined How Gris Made You Cry With Its Colors | Psych of Play Extended Interview With Myst Co-Creator Rand Miller | War Stories Things I missed from previous weeks Designing Donkey Kong Country