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  1. Completed: Devotion Platform: PC First person domestic horror game about a Taiwanese family from 1980-1987 that has you exploring their increasingly disturbing apartment as both the father and daughter while you piece together what happened to their seemingly happy life. Extremely well made environments and scenes that tell a story focused around traditional societal expectations of family and children, effects of ignoring and stigma towards mental health, and the effects of cults and their appeal to vulnerable people.
  2. This Week In Gaming 7-16-19

    Super Bunnyhop discusses media literacy and the evolution of game's media with editors from EGM and Kotaku, what to look for to see if you should trust reporting, the lower standards and lack of accountability that comes with Youtube reporting, danger of isolation in online social environments, and what he was taught in journalism classes and during his work with print media. Will Partin looks into the challenge of developing talent in the world of esports, Caty McCarthy interviews Nihon Falcom's president, Reid McCarter on Yakuza Judgment and finding justice outside of Japan's corrupt bureaucracy, Devotion unlikely to come back after store removal and Khee Hoon Chan looks into the wider regional effects of the Chinese publisher's closure, Ace Watkins the Gamer for president, Ubisoft restarts program to use (mostly) unpaid fan music for Watch Dogs Legion, 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) Control Is Smart, Savage and Bats**t Crazy - IGN First Psychonauts 2 is delayed until next year Gears 5 ‘Versus Multiplayer Technical Test’ trailer ‘Gears 5’ Will Eliminate All Smoking Depictions After Concerns Raised by Youth Anti-Tobacco Org (EXCLUSIVE) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Gunfight is my dream game mode Ion Maiden becomes Ion Fury and readies for launch next month Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord's multiplayer class system explained Borderlands 3 - "So Happy Together" Trailer Wander through a dying city this month in A Place For The Unwilling Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Welcome to the Blue Lion House - Nintendo Switch Fire Emblem Three Houses interview: Intelligent Systems & Nintendo talk bringing the beloved strategy RPG series to Switch Fire Emblem: Three Houses Will Test Your Heart And Your Mettle Fire Emblem: Three Houses Shows Off Beast Battles, Tournaments, And Confirms Same-Sex Relationships CD Projekt talks about Cyberpunk 2077 roleplaying options and 'lifepaths' Cyberpunk 2077 will let you fight most people, but not kids or story NPCs Neo Cab Takes On Uber & Lyft's Gig Economies Via Near Future Sci-Fi Man of Medan, Supermassive's Until Dawn Follow-Up, Was a Co-op Multiplayer Horror Game All Along Ubisoft returns to requesting fan labour for Watch Dogs Legion Ubisoft defends Watch Dogs HitRecord partnership amid spec work criticism First Look at Nintendo Switch Lite: A New Addition to the Nintendo Switch Family New Gameplay Today – Knights And Bikes Gibbous is a Lovecraft horror-adventure in the style of a classic Disney film Disintegration is a sci-fi FPS from Halo's co-creator Eastward takes a trip back to the golden age of Asian RPGs The First 20 Minutes Of The Surge 2 | Surge 2 Gameplay (PC) TurboGrafx-16 mini / PC Engine CoreGrafx mini / PC Engine mini launches March 19, 2020 We lost an open-world Griftlands and gained a card game New Gameplay Today – Griftlands Werewolf: The Apocalypse—Earthblood is an action RPG of anger management Cult Horror Game Devotion Will Not Be Re-Released After Joke About Chinese President China forced one horror game publisher to close, but the whole region felt it Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC Is Only Available In Its Expansion Pass How Capcom Made Velkhana's Sounds And Iceborne's Music Visiting Capcom for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Total War: Three Kingdoms rides again in August with Eight Princes The Bard's Tale 4 Director's Cut is coming in August Where the Water Tastes Like Wine gets new Chinese-American stories Jason Kingsley: Epic is "paying through the nose" to build its store Steam can now “magically generate a show about the latest and greatest games” Steam's new 'Interactive Recommender' uses machine learning, not tags or reviews, to tell you what to play G2A Under fire from game devs, G2A proposes new 'Key Blocker' tool Battlegrounds has been banned in Jordan due to negative impact on players Meet the Creators Behind Awesome Overwatch Workshop Creations Like “Last Man Bouncing” Esports News ESPN honors Madden shooting survivor for return to esports The esports pipeline problem How League of Legends Connected Me To The World in the Face of Heart Disease Samurai Shodown Competition Heats Up At This Weekend's Fighting Game Tournaments Riot Delays Taking Action Against Echo Fox Over Investor's Racist Remarks Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Kickstarter suspends GTA Online imitator RAW and cancels pledges Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Report: Over half of game developers say crunch is 'expected' at their jobs Game developers, it’s time to stop listening to the fans Judgment localizers want catcalling scene to feel ‘gross’ for players Viral and Memorable Mistranslations of Japanese Game News Nihon Falcom's President on Why It's Not Supporting Switch More, Lessons Learned From Ys 8, and Hopes for the Next 5 Years Final Fantasy IX Retrospective: The Final Fantasy's Final Fantasy How To Get Into Final Fantasy XIV In 2019 The End of Final Fantasy XIV's 'Shadowbringers' Expansion Is The Emotional Spectacle I've Been Waiting For “Real Justice,” by Reid McCarter Dishonored 2 and the power of presence in video games 'Mordhau' and the Fantasy of an All-White Middle Ages How a Zelda Clone Outshone Actual Zelda: The Case for a Forgotten PS One Gem Media Literacy and Game News History Respawned: Total War Three Kingdoms The Secrets of GoldenEye's AI Revealed | AI and Games 198X and Our Deeply Personal Relationships With Games Blips 2: Making Friends, Circling Enemies, and More! Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry WHO IS ACE WATKINS? 2020 CANDIDATE HOPES TO BE AMERICA'S FIRST GAMER PRESIDENT We made all 78 Breath of the Wild recipes in one day | Unraveled
  3. Super Bunnyhop discusses media literacy and the evolution of game's media with editors from EGM and Kotaku, what to look for to see if you should trust reporting, the lower standards and lack of accountability that comes with Youtube reporting, danger of isolation in online social environments, and what he was taught in journalism classes and during his work with print media. Will Partin looks into the challenge of developing talent in the world of esports, Caty McCarthy interviews Nihon Falcom's president, Reid McCarter on Yakuza Judgment and finding justice outside of Japan's corrupt bureaucracy, Devotion unlikely to come back after store removal and Khee Hoon Chan looks into the wider regional effects of the Chinese publisher's closure, Ace Watkins the Gamer for president, Ubisoft restarts program to use (mostly) unpaid fan music for Watch Dogs Legion, 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) Control Is Smart, Savage and Bats**t Crazy - IGN First Psychonauts 2 is delayed until next year Gears 5 ‘Versus Multiplayer Technical Test’ trailer ‘Gears 5’ Will Eliminate All Smoking Depictions After Concerns Raised by Youth Anti-Tobacco Org (EXCLUSIVE) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Gunfight is my dream game mode Ion Maiden becomes Ion Fury and readies for launch next month Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord's multiplayer class system explained Borderlands 3 - "So Happy Together" Trailer Wander through a dying city this month in A Place For The Unwilling Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Welcome to the Blue Lion House - Nintendo Switch Fire Emblem Three Houses interview: Intelligent Systems & Nintendo talk bringing the beloved strategy RPG series to Switch Fire Emblem: Three Houses Will Test Your Heart And Your Mettle Fire Emblem: Three Houses Shows Off Beast Battles, Tournaments, And Confirms Same-Sex Relationships CD Projekt talks about Cyberpunk 2077 roleplaying options and 'lifepaths' Cyberpunk 2077 will let you fight most people, but not kids or story NPCs Neo Cab Takes On Uber & Lyft's Gig Economies Via Near Future Sci-Fi Man of Medan, Supermassive's Until Dawn Follow-Up, Was a Co-op Multiplayer Horror Game All Along Ubisoft returns to requesting fan labour for Watch Dogs Legion Ubisoft defends Watch Dogs HitRecord partnership amid spec work criticism First Look at Nintendo Switch Lite: A New Addition to the Nintendo Switch Family New Gameplay Today – Knights And Bikes Gibbous is a Lovecraft horror-adventure in the style of a classic Disney film Disintegration is a sci-fi FPS from Halo's co-creator Eastward takes a trip back to the golden age of Asian RPGs The First 20 Minutes Of The Surge 2 | Surge 2 Gameplay (PC) TurboGrafx-16 mini / PC Engine CoreGrafx mini / PC Engine mini launches March 19, 2020 We lost an open-world Griftlands and gained a card game New Gameplay Today – Griftlands Werewolf: The Apocalypse—Earthblood is an action RPG of anger management Cult Horror Game Devotion Will Not Be Re-Released After Joke About Chinese President China forced one horror game publisher to close, but the whole region felt it Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC Is Only Available In Its Expansion Pass How Capcom Made Velkhana's Sounds And Iceborne's Music Visiting Capcom for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Total War: Three Kingdoms rides again in August with Eight Princes The Bard's Tale 4 Director's Cut is coming in August Where the Water Tastes Like Wine gets new Chinese-American stories Jason Kingsley: Epic is "paying through the nose" to build its store Steam can now “magically generate a show about the latest and greatest games” Steam's new 'Interactive Recommender' uses machine learning, not tags or reviews, to tell you what to play G2A Under fire from game devs, G2A proposes new 'Key Blocker' tool Battlegrounds has been banned in Jordan due to negative impact on players Meet the Creators Behind Awesome Overwatch Workshop Creations Like “Last Man Bouncing” Esports News ESPN honors Madden shooting survivor for return to esports The esports pipeline problem How League of Legends Connected Me To The World in the Face of Heart Disease Samurai Shodown Competition Heats Up At This Weekend's Fighting Game Tournaments Riot Delays Taking Action Against Echo Fox Over Investor's Racist Remarks Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Kickstarter suspends GTA Online imitator RAW and cancels pledges Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Report: Over half of game developers say crunch is 'expected' at their jobs Game developers, it’s time to stop listening to the fans Judgment localizers want catcalling scene to feel ‘gross’ for players Viral and Memorable Mistranslations of Japanese Game News Nihon Falcom's President on Why It's Not Supporting Switch More, Lessons Learned From Ys 8, and Hopes for the Next 5 Years Final Fantasy IX Retrospective: The Final Fantasy's Final Fantasy How To Get Into Final Fantasy XIV In 2019 The End of Final Fantasy XIV's 'Shadowbringers' Expansion Is The Emotional Spectacle I've Been Waiting For “Real Justice,” by Reid McCarter Dishonored 2 and the power of presence in video games 'Mordhau' and the Fantasy of an All-White Middle Ages How a Zelda Clone Outshone Actual Zelda: The Case for a Forgotten PS One Gem Media Literacy and Game News History Respawned: Total War Three Kingdoms The Secrets of GoldenEye's AI Revealed | AI and Games 198X and Our Deeply Personal Relationships With Games Blips 2: Making Friends, Circling Enemies, and More! Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry WHO IS ACE WATKINS? 2020 CANDIDATE HOPES TO BE AMERICA'S FIRST GAMER PRESIDENT We made all 78 Breath of the Wild recipes in one day | Unraveled
  4. This Week In Gaming 7-9-19

    Innuendo Studios explores the meaning of genre using adventure games as a guide, Carolyn Petit on the ways people find meaning in the games they play and how the story of 198X captures trying to find that meaning, Grace examines Hellblade's failure to depict mental illness, Mat Westhorpe's account of what the friends made in Elite Dangerous meant to his nephew in his final days, Game Score Fanfare discusses why old game music is seen as being more memorable than modern soundtracks by looking at the history and evolution of hardware and design, Noclip covers how E3 itself and press coverage and showings have evolved, Blizzard looking to hire people for roles they laid off a few months ago, Renegade Cut examines why outrage over smaller breasts and functional wardrobes in games exists, Archipel talks to developers of iconic Dreamcast titles about its legacy and their work on it, Xalavier Nelson Jr. on the innovation of Peter Jackson’s King Kong, 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) Desperados III - Closed Beta Announcement Trailer Why John Wick Hex ended up a strategy game instead of a shooter Completing One House In Fire Emblem: Three Houses Takes About 80 Hours “Without the help of Koei Tecmo it simply wouldn’t have been possible” – Fire Emblem: Three Houses developers on their biggest strategy RPG yet CD Projekt says it's not actually working on multiple Cyberpunk games CYBERPUNK’S MIKE PONDSMITH: ‘MY WIFE GUESSED THEY HAD KEANU REEVES’ WayForward drop an ass-kicking trailer for River City Girls The Outer Worlds co-director says it will be political, but not 'politically charged' Spaceland is a bite-sized sci-fi strategy game that plays like XCOM Spiritfarer is about death, but it's how it treats life that makes it unusual Death Mark Successor NG Will Arrive In The West In October 2019 Mighty Gunvolt Burst Jumps And Shoots Onto Steam On July 31 Shantae 5 - Studio TRIGGER Opening Animation Acclaimed board game dungeon crawler Gloomhaven's digital adaptation enters Steam Early Access next week One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 Announced Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition Coming To Switch, Steam Next Year InXile boss Brian Fargo says the Wasteland series 'is our Fallout' Borderlands 3 wants to make multiplayer more accessible Yo-Kai Watch 4 Is Being Localized For The West On Nintendo Switch Two new Starbase videos showcase deep-space battles and robotic gunfights A romantic glimpse at Haven in motion, from the makers of Furi Ciel Fledge sends the Princess Maker formula to space this autumn The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III’s New Gameplay Trailer Takes Us Into Battle Classic Strategy RPGs Langrisser 1 and 2 Are Getting Remakes Early Next Year There's A New Turok Game Coming Out This Month, And It's Super Cute Gundam Gacha Game Battle Operation 2 Headed West This Year The First 15 Minutes of Stranger Things 3: The Game Gameplay Stranger Things 3 Game Is A Boring Rehash Of The Show Kingdom Under Fire 2 marches into Europe and America this year Capcom’s Teppen Is Bizarre And Better Than We Expected The First 13 Minutes of Control - IGN First PES 2020: PS4 Pro Gameplay - Man United Vs. PES Legends Shenmue 3 backers won't get Steam keys at launch, but refunds will be available Killing Time In Shenmue III Metal Wolf Chaos XD is Coming To Save The Nation This August The 5 most exciting Warframe announcements from Tennocon Elite Dangerous’ giant Fleet Carrier bases arrive in December Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Makes You Fear Both Monsters and the Cold Exclusive, New Impressions On Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Bestiary Day 1 – The Saber-Toothed Barioth This Year's Steam Summer Sale Was A Mess, Game Developers Say Blizzard is hiring Hearthstone community managers – having laid the whole team off five months ago Paradox's Fredrik Wester defends company's DLC policy Yogscast cuts ties with Matthew 'Caff' Meredith after sexual harassment allegations TinyBuild CEO denies withholding GOG patches for piracy concerns G2A blame rogue staff for undisclosed promotion schem ATTITUDE PRIDE AWARDS: THE GAMER WHO RAISED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FOR AN UNDER-FIRE TRANS YOUTH CHARITY Obituary: Eternal Darkness composer Steve Henifin Hacker in DDoS attacks on Daybreak Games gets two years in prison After Brexit, France promises subsidies and tax breaks to relocating game devs Tencent, Chinese gaming companies push new age rating system Esports News Smash Ultimate community bullies 15-year-old player into nearly retiring Smash Pro Retires After Admitting To Relationship With Teenage Competitor Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) GIGABUSTER - Blazing action platformer (Demo Available) Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Trauma, and the Power of Editing How Artifact became Valve's biggest failure How a video game community filled my nephew's final days with joy Game Industry Salary How the cat jokes and beast names of Monster Hunter: World are translated into English De-Organization and Salvation — Politics of The Self in LUCAH: Born of a Dream Labor and Capital Artistic Censorship Worldwide Infamy: The Birth Of Carmen Sandiego Alfred Chicken: Cheesy Mascot, Excellent Politician Opinion: Epic Games is so aggressive because it wants the PC games market to itself Exploring the afterlife of historical sites in video games Looking Back On Final Fantasy X With Producer Yoshinori Kitase 198X and Being Players in a Dangerous Time Thousands perish in Elite Dangerous expedition, but survivors reach the edge of the galaxy Peter Jackson’s King Kong was the most innovative game of its console generation Judgment is a new Yakuza spin-off where women still play old-fashioned roles 'Project Winter' Is the Best Game About Betrayal This Year CASTLEVANIA: STOP WORRYING ABOUT YOUR TOYS Harvest Moon Was My Introduction to the Concept of Death Why Now Is The Perfect Time For The Final Fantasy VII Remake The Creators Of Disney Infinity Wanted To Make A Game About Toy Story Characters Exploring Space Remembering Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World: The Game | PostMesmeric What Happened to Memorable Game Music? | Game Score Fanfare A Dream Cast - Part 1 A Dream Cast - Part 2 Who Shot Guybrush Threepwood? | Genre and the Adventure Game The Outrage Is About Control, Not Breasts | Renegade Cut The Witcher Retrospective Understanding the Music of Minecraft Recreating Celeste's Core C-SIDE in Mario Maker 2 Behind the Scenes with the Games Media at E3 2019 Useful ROM Hacks for Retro Games - Restorations, Fan Translations, Colorizations / MY LIFE IN GAMING Composer David Wise Dissects Donkey Kong Country's Best Music The Design of Subnautica Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Zelda Wouldn't Be Great Without Its Wild 2D Experiments
  5. Innuendo Studios explores the meaning of genre using adventure games as a guide, Carolyn Petit on the ways people find meaning in the games they play and how the story of 198X captures trying to find that meaning, Grace examines Hellblade's failure to depict mental illness, Mat Westhorpe's account of what the friends made in Elite Dangerous and developer Frontier meant to his nephew in his final days, Game Score Fanfare discusses why old game music is seen as being more memorable than modern soundtracks by looking at the history and evolution of hardware and design, Noclip covers how E3 itself and press coverage and showings have evolved, Blizzard looking to hire people for roles they laid off a few months ago, Renegade Cut examines why outrage over smaller breasts and functional wardrobes in games exists, Archipel talks to developers of iconic Dreamcast titles about the console's legacy and their work on it, Xalavier Nelson Jr. on the innovation of Peter Jackson’s King Kong, 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) Desperados III - Closed Beta Announcement Trailer Why John Wick Hex ended up a strategy game instead of a shooter Completing One House In Fire Emblem: Three Houses Takes About 80 Hours “Without the help of Koei Tecmo it simply wouldn’t have been possible” – Fire Emblem: Three Houses developers on their biggest strategy RPG yet CD Projekt says it's not actually working on multiple Cyberpunk games CYBERPUNK’S MIKE PONDSMITH: ‘MY WIFE GUESSED THEY HAD KEANU REEVES’ WayForward drop an ass-kicking trailer for River City Girls The Outer Worlds co-director says it will be political, but not 'politically charged' Spaceland is a bite-sized sci-fi strategy game that plays like XCOM Spiritfarer is about death, but it's how it treats life that makes it unusual Death Mark Successor NG Will Arrive In The West In October 2019 Mighty Gunvolt Burst Jumps And Shoots Onto Steam On July 31 Shantae 5 - Studio TRIGGER Opening Animation Acclaimed board game dungeon crawler Gloomhaven's digital adaptation enters Steam Early Access next week One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 Announced Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition Coming To Switch, Steam Next Year InXile boss Brian Fargo says the Wasteland series 'is our Fallout' Borderlands 3 wants to make multiplayer more accessible Yo-Kai Watch 4 Is Being Localized For The West On Nintendo Switch Two new Starbase videos showcase deep-space battles and robotic gunfights A romantic glimpse at Haven in motion, from the makers of Furi Ciel Fledge sends the Princess Maker formula to space this autumn The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III’s New Gameplay Trailer Takes Us Into Battle Classic Strategy RPGs Langrisser 1 and 2 Are Getting Remakes Early Next Year There's A New Turok Game Coming Out This Month, And It's Super Cute Gundam Gacha Game Battle Operation 2 Headed West This Year The First 15 Minutes of Stranger Things 3: The Game Gameplay Stranger Things 3 Game Is A Boring Rehash Of The Show Kingdom Under Fire 2 marches into Europe and America this year Capcom’s Teppen Is Bizarre And Better Than We Expected The First 13 Minutes of Control - IGN First PES 2020: PS4 Pro Gameplay - Man United Vs. PES Legends Shenmue 3 backers won't get Steam keys at launch, but refunds will be available Killing Time In Shenmue III Metal Wolf Chaos XD is Coming To Save The Nation This August The 5 most exciting Warframe announcements from Tennocon Elite Dangerous’ giant Fleet Carrier bases arrive in December Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Makes You Fear Both Monsters and the Cold Exclusive, New Impressions On Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Bestiary Day 1 – The Saber-Toothed Barioth This Year's Steam Summer Sale Was A Mess, Game Developers Say Blizzard is hiring Hearthstone community managers – having laid the whole team off five months ago Paradox's Fredrik Wester defends company's DLC policy Yogscast cuts ties with Matthew 'Caff' Meredith after sexual harassment allegations TinyBuild CEO denies withholding GOG patches for piracy concerns G2A blame rogue staff for undisclosed promotion schem ATTITUDE PRIDE AWARDS: THE GAMER WHO RAISED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FOR AN UNDER-FIRE TRANS YOUTH CHARITY Obituary: Eternal Darkness composer Steve Henifin Hacker in DDoS attacks on Daybreak Games gets two years in prison After Brexit, France promises subsidies and tax breaks to relocating game devs Tencent, Chinese gaming companies push new age rating system Esports News Smash Ultimate community bullies 15-year-old player into nearly retiring Smash Pro Retires After Admitting To Relationship With Teenage Competitor Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) GIGABUSTER - Blazing action platformer (Demo Available) Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Trauma, and the Power of Editing How Artifact became Valve's biggest failure How a video game community filled my nephew's final days with joy Game Industry Salary How the cat jokes and beast names of Monster Hunter: World are translated into English De-Organization and Salvation — Politics of The Self in LUCAH: Born of a Dream Labor and Capital Artistic Censorship Worldwide Infamy: The Birth Of Carmen Sandiego Alfred Chicken: Cheesy Mascot, Excellent Politician Opinion: Epic Games is so aggressive because it wants the PC games market to itself Exploring the afterlife of historical sites in video games Looking Back On Final Fantasy X With Producer Yoshinori Kitase 198X and Being Players in a Dangerous Time Thousands perish in Elite Dangerous expedition, but survivors reach the edge of the galaxy Peter Jackson’s King Kong was the most innovative game of its console generation Judgment is a new Yakuza spin-off where women still play old-fashioned roles 'Project Winter' Is the Best Game About Betrayal This Year CASTLEVANIA: STOP WORRYING ABOUT YOUR TOYS Harvest Moon Was My Introduction to the Concept of Death Why Now Is The Perfect Time For The Final Fantasy VII Remake The Creators Of Disney Infinity Wanted To Make A Game About Toy Story Characters Exploring Space Remembering Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World: The Game | PostMesmeric What Happened to Memorable Game Music? | Game Score Fanfare A Dream Cast - Part 1 A Dream Cast - Part 2 Who Shot Guybrush Threepwood? | Genre and the Adventure Game The Outrage Is About Control, Not Breasts | Renegade Cut The Witcher Retrospective Understanding the Music of Minecraft Recreating Celeste's Core C-SIDE in Mario Maker 2 Behind the Scenes with the Games Media at E3 2019 Useful ROM Hacks for Retro Games - Restorations, Fan Translations, Colorizations / MY LIFE IN GAMING Composer David Wise Dissects Donkey Kong Country's Best Music The Design of Subnautica Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Zelda Wouldn't Be Great Without Its Wild 2D Experiments
  6. Good work. If you just want him to see it, it would probably be best to just @ him on Twitter with the image attached. That's usually the best chance of him seeing something
  7. This Week In Gaming 7-2-19

    Jason Schreier reports on the human cost of Black Ops 4 and the treatment of game contractors and QA, Jacob Geller shares stories of discovery and inevitable death in Outer Wilds while Adam Millard talks about how Outer Wilds makes running out of time fun, Chris Bratt visits Versailles to learn how Blizzard's goal of laying off 134 employees was effected by unions, Jim Sterling examines how addiction is exploited by video games while covering company statements and personal testimonies, Super Bunnyhop on the inspirations behind The Sims and turning life into a game, Mount and Blade 2 starting closed multiplayer beta, Writing on Games' analysis of every level of Hitman 2 (2018), CD Projekt has multiple teams working on Cyberpunk, former Microsoft researcher John Hopson remembers the time he tried to ruin Halo 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) A closed beta for Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord multiplayer is currently underway Night Call, the neo-noir taxi driver murder mystery, is coming in July Tenderfoot Tactics has intriguing turn-based combat and patronising gods Zombie Army 4: Dead War is a fun co-op shooter where you must prevent Hitler's return from hell Age Of Wonders: Planetfall Gameplay | Complete Assembly Battle Walkthrough And Impressions It sounds like Tequila Works' new Stadia game Gylt will come to other platforms too Forget XCOM, Empire of Sin is like gangster Total War Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield dev addresses backlash in impassioned message to fans I spoke to a Midnight Ghost Hunt developer and now really want to be a fridge ‘Mystery is important’ - Inside’s co-creator won’t tell us the secret of Somerville Daedalus: The Awakening Of Golden Jazz stakes out a demo before launch next week No Straight Roads is a Musical Action-Adventure Where You Don't Necessarily Need Good Rhythm New Gameplay Today – Psychonauts 2 Board game adaptation Gloomhaven enters early access on July 17th Obsidian explains how different endings work in The Outer Worlds Cyberpunk 2077 has three different playable prologues depending on your starting choice CD Projekt Red has three Cyberpunk games in development, multiplayer in the works for 2077 Astral Chain looks like another PlatinumGames cult classic in the making Experience’s Spirit Hunter Visual Novel NG Heads West For PS4, PS Vita, Switch, PC In October 2019 6 Things You Need to Know About Apex Legends Season 2: Battle Charge - Apex Legends Season 2 Trailer Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr v2.0 overhauls the wonky action RPG The journey of Battalion 1944: “we’re humbled to get a second chance, but feel it’s one we deserve” Mutant Year Zero: Seed Of Evil Gameplay | New Character, Mutations And Story Slay The Spire's fourth character will be free Void Bastards Getting Free Challenge Modes, DLC Soon Rampant racism and toxicity are driving players away from Mordhau Mordhau's Developers Walk Back a Proposed Toggle Enabling Players to Turn off Nonwhite Characters EVE Online is in chaos after an unprecedented alien invasion Some Of The Best Summer Games Done Quick Runs So Far GDQ proves that glitches can be a great part of games The Best Speedruns From SGDQ 2019 Valve on the summer sale Grand Prix: “it’s clear that we could’ve done better” Valve Changes Steam Sale After Widespread Complaints From Developers And Players Epic's Founder Explains Why The Company Is Going So Hard On Exclusives Tim Sweeney says it’s Valve’s fault that backers won’t get Shenmue 3 Steam keys Sony’s focus with PS5 will be on the ‘hard-core’ consumer and triple-A titles Twitch's New Subscriber-Only Streams Might Violate Game Publishers' Terms Of Service Rami Ismail joins Descenders developer in calling players to pirate their games rather than buy from G2A Two Weeks After Suspending Dr. Disrespect For Livestreaming In Bathroom, Twitch Restores His Channel Popular YouTuber Etika Dies At 29 Summer Games Done Quick 2019 Raised Over $3 Million Dollars In One Week, Setting A New Record Sony, Microsoft, And Nintendo Come Out Against Trump’s Tariffs On Gaming Consoles South Korea’s Anti-Account Sharing Law Now in Effect Devotion’s Chinese publisher has had its business license revoked This Witcher 3 mod reworks over 1,000 textures and 250 models Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Human Cost Of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Ex-Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime on why the studio bins 50% of its projects Crunch is "not sustainable" but Blizzard wouldn't be Blizzard without it, founder says Is crunch being solved or just outsourced? | Opinion The subtle art of crisis management Stop making me kill animals Preservationists Are Saving Video Game History, One Upload at a Time Celebrating the humanisation of queer women through humor in video games Underwater Video Games Ignore the Perilous State of Our Collapsing Oceans In praise of games that get New Game Plus right Street Fighter's Queer Stereotypes Kept Me In The Closet How Insomniac stole the heart of Spider-Man The Changing Face Of Arcade Games In 2019 Sean Murray on No Man's Sky: "I thought we were making a niche game" How FIFA's The Journey revolutionised EA's approach to diversity What does a truly accessible game look like? We asked the pros The Ultimate Fantasy of Dragon Age is Being Listened to by a Man Games Are Better With Double Jumps How We Happy Few explores the injustice of motherhood Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story The time I tried to ruin Halo 2 His definition of ruin sounds like my greatly improve. How quality localisation makes the Yakuza series great Judgment Knows the Heart of a City Is Its People The Homoeroticism of Contra and Altered Beast Video Game History Is More Than Just Software and Hardware The 134 people that Blizzard Entertainment is trying to make redundant Stories from the end of Outer Wild’s Universe How the Heck Do We Talk About Outer Wilds? How Outer Wilds Makes Running Out of Stuff Fun Analysing Every Mission from Hitman 2 How Has Mario's Run Changed? Which Dark Souls Has the Best Parry Animation? - New Frame Plus The Addictive Cost Of Predatory Videogame Monetization (The Jimquisition) Games as Lit. 101 - Tacoma and Story-Centric Gameplay Blood (1997) | Full Interview with Nick Newhard The History of Dragon Age 2 Turning Life Into a Game for The Sims "Accurate" E3 Demos Why Metro Exodus is 2019’s Most Immersive Open World Game | Game Maker's Toolkit
  8. Jason Schreier reports on the human cost of Black Ops 4 and the treatment of game contractors and QA, Jacob Geller shares stories of discovery and inevitable death in Outer Wilds while Adam Millard talks about how Outer Wilds makes running out of time fun, Chris Bratt visits Versailles to learn how Blizzard's goal of laying off 134 employees was effected by unions, Jim Sterling examines how addiction is exploited by video games while covering company statement and personal testimonies, Super Bunnyhop on the inspirations behind The Sims and turning life into a game, Mount and Blade 2 starting closed multiplayer beta, Writing on Games' analysis of every level of Hitman 2 (2018), CD Projekt has multiple teams working on Cyberpunk, former Microsoft researcher John Hopson remembers the time he tried to ruin Halo 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) A closed beta for Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord multiplayer is currently underway Night Call, the neo-noir taxi driver murder mystery, is coming in July Tenderfoot Tactics has intriguing turn-based combat and patronising gods Zombie Army 4: Dead War is a fun co-op shooter where you must prevent Hitler's return from hell Age Of Wonders: Planetfall Gameplay | Complete Assembly Battle Walkthrough And Impressions It sounds like Tequila Works' new Stadia game Gylt will come to other platforms too Forget XCOM, Empire of Sin is like gangster Total War Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield dev addresses backlash in impassioned message to fans I spoke to a Midnight Ghost Hunt developer and now really want to be a fridge ‘Mystery is important’ - Inside’s co-creator won’t tell us the secret of Somerville Daedalus: The Awakening Of Golden Jazz stakes out a demo before launch next week No Straight Roads is a Musical Action-Adventure Where You Don't Necessarily Need Good Rhythm New Gameplay Today – Psychonauts 2 Board game adaptation Gloomhaven enters early access on July 17th Obsidian explains how different endings work in The Outer Worlds Cyberpunk 2077 has three different playable prologues depending on your starting choice CD Projekt Red has three Cyberpunk games in development, multiplayer in the works for 2077 Astral Chain looks like another PlatinumGames cult classic in the making Experience’s Spirit Hunter Visual Novel NG Heads West For PS4, PS Vita, Switch, PC In October 2019 6 Things You Need to Know About Apex Legends Season 2: Battle Charge - Apex Legends Season 2 Trailer Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr v2.0 overhauls the wonky action RPG The journey of Battalion 1944: “we’re humbled to get a second chance, but feel it’s one we deserve” Mutant Year Zero: Seed Of Evil Gameplay | New Character, Mutations And Story Slay The Spire's fourth character will be free Void Bastards Getting Free Challenge Modes, DLC Soon Rampant racism and toxicity are driving players away from Mordhau Mordhau's Developers Walk Back a Proposed Toggle Enabling Players to Turn off Nonwhite Characters EVE Online is in chaos after an unprecedented alien invasion Some Of The Best Summer Games Done Quick Runs So Far GDQ proves that glitches can be a great part of games The Best Speedruns From SGDQ 2019 Valve on the summer sale Grand Prix: “it’s clear that we could’ve done better” Valve Changes Steam Sale After Widespread Complaints From Developers And Players Epic's Founder Explains Why The Company Is Going So Hard On Exclusives Tim Sweeney says it’s Valve’s fault that backers won’t get Shenmue 3 Steam keys Sony’s focus with PS5 will be on the ‘hard-core’ consumer and triple-A titles Twitch's New Subscriber-Only Streams Might Violate Game Publishers' Terms Of Service Rami Ismail joins Descenders developer in calling players to pirate their games rather than buy from G2A Two Weeks After Suspending Dr. Disrespect For Livestreaming In Bathroom, Twitch Restores His Channel Popular YouTuber Etika Dies At 29 Summer Games Done Quick 2019 Raised Over $3 Million Dollars In One Week, Setting A New Record Sony, Microsoft, And Nintendo Come Out Against Trump’s Tariffs On Gaming Consoles South Korea’s Anti-Account Sharing Law Now in Effect Devotion’s Chinese publisher has had its business license revoked This Witcher 3 mod reworks over 1,000 textures and 250 models Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Human Cost Of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Ex-Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime on why the studio bins 50% of its projects Crunch is "not sustainable" but Blizzard wouldn't be Blizzard without it, founder says Is crunch being solved or just outsourced? | Opinion The subtle art of crisis management Stop making me kill animals Preservationists Are Saving Video Game History, One Upload at a Time Celebrating the humanisation of queer women through humor in video games Underwater Video Games Ignore the Perilous State of Our Collapsing Oceans In praise of games that get New Game Plus right Street Fighter's Queer Stereotypes Kept Me In The Closet How Insomniac stole the heart of Spider-Man The Changing Face Of Arcade Games In 2019 Sean Murray on No Man's Sky: "I thought we were making a niche game" How FIFA's The Journey revolutionised EA's approach to diversity What does a truly accessible game look like? We asked the pros The Ultimate Fantasy of Dragon Age is Being Listened to by a Man Games Are Better With Double Jumps How We Happy Few explores the injustice of motherhood Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story The time I tried to ruin Halo 2 His definition of ruin sounds like my greatly improve. How quality localisation makes the Yakuza series great Judgment Knows the Heart of a City Is Its People The Homoeroticism of Contra and Altered Beast Video Game History Is More Than Just Software and Hardware The 134 people that Blizzard Entertainment is trying to make redundant Stories from the end of Outer Wild’s Universe How the Heck Do We Talk About Outer Wilds? How Outer Wilds Makes Running Out of Stuff Fun Analysing Every Mission from Hitman 2 How Has Mario's Run Changed? Which Dark Souls Has the Best Parry Animation? - New Frame Plus The Addictive Cost Of Predatory Videogame Monetization (The Jimquisition) Games as Lit. 101 - Tacoma and Story-Centric Gameplay Blood (1997) | Full Interview with Nick Newhard The History of Dragon Age 2 Turning Life Into a Game for The Sims "Accurate" E3 Demos Why Metro Exodus is 2019’s Most Immersive Open World Game | Game Maker's Toolkit
  9. Completed: Truxton 2 Platform: Arcade Vertical shoot em up that loops six very large areas that each include multiple enemies and bosses. Good music. Speed and three types of weapon upgrades and a skull bomb. Has co-op. At an hour in length it can start to overstay its welcome with backgrounds only changing up slightly and when you start fighting the same or similar enemies, the boss designs are good. Losing lives will start you back at an early part of a section (not too far back) so you can't just win by having enough credits. Completed: Hellfire S - Another Story Platform: TurboGrafx CD Horizontal shooter, some animated scenes in the CD version. Main mechanic in this game is being able to switch between four firing modes forward, back, up and down, and diagonally in all four directions. Powerups can make your shots stronger by adding multiple beams to your basic shot and making them wider, pickups can also be found that allow you to take an extra hit. Dying spawns you back where you were. Very easy until enemies start quickly coming from below/above. Good music, bad sound. Completed: Hypnospace Outlaw Platform: PC Gives you the role of what is basically a Geocities moderator shortly before the year 2,000 (though with a web device that is used while you are asleep). Often a humorous and satirical game that has you working for the kind of egomaniacal amoral tech bros that people like Steve Jobs popularized in the tech industry and looking at the web pages of many people obsessed with themselves as they bask in the hubs of their obsessions. Puzzle like gameplay first has you finding violations but later involve finding hidden objects, guessing relationships, and using hidden tools to find the content you need to report and later to solve an issue with more deadly implications. The main story and cases are fairly short and the enjoyment of the game and most of the time spent will come from just exploring the pages available to you. Completed: 198X Platform: PC Part 1 of a coming of age story focused around a high school student's life and the meaning they find through their interactions with arcade cabinets and culture of the arcade set in the 80s in a fictional suburb outside of a large city. Narrative takes place between playing five different arcade style games (and inside two of them), with four of them being quite good and one mostly just being visually good. Beautiful detailed artwork, good music, more sincere story on meaning games can have for someone disillusioned with their current life. Or the origins of a pretty generic white suburban kid becoming a gaming obsessed psychopath, starting with a need to continually pump quarters into consumer products that overtakes other desires in their life until they begin to lose all grip on reality. Could work both ways as it is. Not sure if/when the rest releases if it will be as a new game, free update, or paid content. Completed: Nekketsu Oyako Platform: Playstation Beat em up. Plays like a poor Streets of Rage, also looks like too similar to Streets of Rage for a Playstation/Saturn title. Game plays too slowly, a quarter circle attack is overpowered, your movements can feel awkward. You get eaten by a whale at one point and fight octopus like creatures in it and on top of it. Lot of weapon drops but they aren't really fun to use, some are character specific with the bigger guy being the only one who can use a rare bazooka or drink beer but can't use normal. Would be just average if not for what feels like sudden slowdown effecting some of your moves and some enemy attacks. Completed: Way of the Passive Fist Platform: PC Beat em up style game where you are unable to do normal attacks and instead have to parry and dodge enemy blows to either tire them out until you can push them over, can grab and throw back enemy throwing weapons, or until you build up a combo allowing you to perform a powerful attack. Allows you to change five different options for custom difficulty. Decent enemy variety with some needing to be defeated in certain ways or more easily beaten in certain ways but the palette swaps to show different attack patterns can make it more difficult to remember what they do. Enemy grabs are a little off hit detection wise. Crowd of enemies on screen can make it hard to see who is doing what, even on the normal enemy number setting, enemies attack you one at a time but might all move together with larger ones mostly concealing the smaller. Most of the levels are fairly dull with you just walking through similar areas until you move into a wave based enemy section. Base gameplay is good but can become simple and repetitive fast, like many beat em ups, but this one lacking the characters, co-op, variety of moves, or more interesting levels of the better beat em ups. Completed: Detention Platform: PC Set during the White Terror period of Taiwan focusing on both the damage done to society living under martial law, powerlessness of your character's personal circumstance, and coming to terms with the damage you inflicted on others stemming from the abuses you've suffered. Physical manifestations of horror draw on Taiwanese mythology. An effective artstyle made to represent looking at old photos. Succeeds at telling a story of tragedy and horror both personal and socially. Completed: Wulverblade Platform: PC Beat em up focusing on Britannia fighting the Roman 9th Legion, with heavy elements of Scottish mythology. Mostly basic attacks expected for the genre, with a lot of chopped off head and arms to throw and some alternate heavy weapons to find. Camera follows you pretty close compared to many beat em ups and the large character models and environment look good. More story than most games of this type with cutscenes before and after each level, dialogue that changes with your character, and notes/lore to find. Levels can go on too long, dodging doesn't always work well. Base gameplay is fun but fairly generic for a beat em up but with an addition of a block and counter system. Good when selling at a lower price for the base beat em up mechanics but made better with the art, raging Scotsmen, and ability to throw heads at your enemies. Completed: MORDHAU Platform: PC Mordhau is a first or third person melee combat game where you can create classes by spending 16 points on head, body, and leg armor, weapons, shields, items, and passive perks. The combat is a lot of fun, if you don't mind frequently being in large melees with little control and overzealous allies that can (and will) damage you, and it offers a good amount of strategy both with class options and the ways that you can attack, feint, and chain blows together. A lot of armor customization options, which do unfortunately almost always hide you facial, body, and hair options. Avoids the ridiculous mess that Chivalry became where the better players would walk around crouching rapidly spinning around to make their attacks land faster. It would take a very long time to build up enough in game gold to unlock everything, but it doesn't take that long to buy every type of equipable weapon or item the game has and you can quickly save of up the pieces of armor that you will actually want to wear. Has the usual negatives that seems to come with these games of extremely questionable weapon range, often seeing the end of blades miss you when you are hit or connect with your enemy without effecting them, the frequent high ping servers not making things any better. Many times it will feel like you are swinging weapons like you don't have arms but instead just a hand attacked to your chest as you somehow are unable to reach people taking up half your field of vision with a great sword. Couched lances on horseback might just not work at all and when they do work I have no idea how it decides on who wins when two riders meet (more of a problem then you would think since every map has some horses and one of the few maps is very heavily horse based). The lack of report or banning features combined with the kind of men that often have an interest in medieval style warfare (on top of online video games in general) often gives the game a pretty terrible seeming community if you are paying attention to chat, though with the style of the game people do at least seem to be fairly forgiving or willing to apologize for team damage or kills. Could really use a dedicated duel mode, jousting mode could also be interesting once that is working better.
  10. 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
  11. guildwars2

    We had people playing the game for some time but I don't believe we have an active group in the game anymore.
  12. 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
  13. 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
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