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  1. Completed: Fortune-499 Platform: PC Play as a demon fighting fortune teller that works for a corporation that is invaded after they go public and as she is about to be laid off. Fortune telling rock paper scissors battles with each day bringing new puzzles and mechanic. Wasn't always a fan of the battles or certain sections but the writing made me want to play through it and to see how battle system/company situation would change each day.
  2. New thread for 2018. Let other AJSA members know what games you have finished this year. Post a few words about what you thought of the game, a longer review, a video review or footage, screenshots, etc. Feel free to discuss the games we've beaten or to talk to others about them. For a game to be considered beaten either finish the single player portion of the game or, for games without campaigns (MMOs, sports games, multiplayer only games, etc), play to a point where you have seen what the game has to offer. Not going to be counting DLCs as individual games (as that could get confusing) but feel free to post your thoughts on them as that is also the point of the thread. If it is an expansion that was sold separately or stand alone content like Shogun 2's Fall of the Samurai I will count that. Episodic games will count as one game, not a game per episode, but feel free to mention each one if you want to discuss each episode individually. If you want to see what people thought of a certain game or see how many people have played it you can use the search function near the top right of the page and type in the game's title, just switch the search option to be for this topic. I'll keep track of how many games we each have finished to see who has been playing the most and what our combined total is for the year. Total Games Completed: 279 Games Completed By Member Kaz32: 128 Legolas_Katarn: 117 Madfinnishgamer38: 18 MadDemon64: 16 AJSA Valkyrie: 1 Old Threads Late 2015 (Completed 225) 2016 (Completed 626) 2017 (Completed 371)
  3. Completed: GRIS Platform: PC GRIS is one of the most beautiful games I've played, watercolor world of moving and shifting parts and excellent attention to small details making the world feel alive. Mechanics are simple, often relaxing platforming and use of gained abilities to progress through a changing world as you add color to the grey after each stage. After each change the areas are quite different visually and can introduce some new enjoyable mechanics. A very on the nose theme of a frail starting woman overcoming grief made more obvious by hidden areas and achievements and too generic to be interesting. Good music.
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  6. This Week In Gaming 12-11-18

    The Game Awards winners, announcements, and previews. Kinda Funny Games Showcase looks at 69 upcoming games and what playing games means to people in the industry, Ahoy looks at the history of the Amiga, John Romero's new Doom mod, Noclip's Half-Life documentary, Scott C. Jones tells a personal story of childhood trauma and how games helped to guide him through them and to heal in adulthood, some Epic Store games delaying or cancelling Steam release, PewDiePie promotes racist anti-Semitic Youtuber's content (again) as other top gaming Youtubers desperately try to get more people to subscribe to him, Starbreeze HQ raided by police, Monster Hunter World's new expansion, author Dmitry Glukhovsky discusses the politics of his Metro books and games, Panzer Dragoon remakes in development, Noah Caldwell-Gervais on Fallout 76 and how it is rooted in choices Bethesda has been making since Fallout 3, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods) Here are all the biggest announcements from The Game Awards 2018 The Game Awards Winners 2018: Full List SonicFox Steals The Show At The Game Awards Music From Red Dead Redemption 2 Performed Live | The Game Awards 2018 The making of The Game Awards 2018 Kinda Funny Games Showcase: Judgment, The Walking Dead, and 67 More Games Yakuza Dev's Judge Eyes Has A New Name, Western Release Date After five years in development, Capybara's Below will release next week The Full Story Behind Below's Long Development Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds might just be the New Vegas follow-up you’ve wanted The Outer Worlds Looks A Lot Like Fallout, But That's Only Half The Story Get a closer look at Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds with 15 minutes of gameplay footage The Outer Worlds: Interview with Senior Narrative Designer Kathryn Megan Starks Obsidian's The Outer Worlds blends Firefly and Fallout into a bold, open-ended sci-fi RPG John Romero’s new project is an enormous Doom mod called Sigil Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition system trailer Super Meat Boy Forever release window set, will be Epic Store exclusive for a year Kingdom Hearts III - Official Opening Movie | Hikaru Utada, Skrillex Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown ‘F/A-18F’ trailer Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Coming To Nintendo Switch In 2019 Psychonauts 2’s first story trailer introduces the Motherlobe Psychonauts 2: Tim Schafer Reveals New Details in New Trailer - IGN First Watch 25 minutes of Beyond Good and Evil 2 Left Alive’s New Trailer Shows How You Can Make Choices Every Step Of The Way Jon Shafer's At The Gates launches next month Danganronpa Trilogy Heading To The PlayStation 4 In 2019 Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove is now set for release in March Lapis x Labyrinth Coming To The West In 2019 For PS4 And Switch New Stranger Things Game Announced, Set Around Upcoming Season 3 Anthem’s Game Awards trailer doubles down on story and reveals the villain Anthem director details Game Awards story trailer, addresses Destiny comparisons No Man’s Sky developer Hello announces its next game, The Last Campfire Panzer Dragoon remakes in development Sayonara Wild Hearts is a motorcycle dance party for Switch Ape Out, the ultra-violent ape escape game, finally has a release date Surreal indie RPG YIIK is finally out next month Skater XL is a realistic skateboard sim coming to Early Access this month Biomutant - Gameplay Sizzle Trailer Hades is the next game from the creators of Bastion, it’s out tonight Hades is already a killer combat game in early access BioWare confirms the next Dragon Age with a Game Awards trailer – sort of RTS Conan Unconquered out next year, developed by C&C veterans Far Cry: New Dawn takes you to post-apocalyptic Montana this February Far Cry: New Dawn builds better co-op from the nuclear ruins of Far Cry 5 The full Far Cry: New Dawn interview: building the super bloom of a post-nuclear Hope County Far Cry New Dawn: A Deeper Look at the Surprise Follow-Up to Far Cry 5 The Walking Dead: The Final Season continues in January Zen Studios on Developing Its First Dungeon-Crawler, Its Pursuit of Hungary's "Witcher" Moment Journey is coming to PC The Pathless is a supernatural forest adventure from the makers of Abzu Mortal Kombat 11 launches in April, here's the first trailer Jenny LeClue: Detectivu launches in Q1 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC Tactical RPG Fae Tactics announced for PC Journey to the Savage Planet is an indie sci-fi game from the Far Cry 4 director Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Getting A Persona 5 DLC The Messenger free DLC ‘Picnic Panic’ announced Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion announced Play as Geralt in Monster Hunter: World with 2019's The Witcher 3 collaboration KAREEM HUNT PULLED FROM MADDEN 19 Unlicensed casino websites are being streamed on Twitch, UK gambling watchdog confirms What indies think of Valve giving more money to big sellers Valve explains Steam Discovery bug that made indie games harder to find Some Epic Store games are pushing back or scrapping Steam releases Tim Sweeney Answers Questions About The New Epic Games Store CS:GO receives 14,000 negative Steam reviews in a single day after going free to play YouTube’s Biggest Personality Promoted an Anti-Semite Rapper 2 Milly Sues Epic Games For Stealing His Dance A Bethesda web glitch revealed everyone’s support tickets, including personal info Daybreak Games lays off estimated 70 employees Starbreeze HQ has been raided by Swedish authorities, one arrested Amy Hennig to receive lifetime achievement award Apple Pulls Strategy Game Because It Features The Taliban Why the game dev group will benefit from non-U.S. board chair China's new Ethics Committee has been reviewing existing titles Esports News Europe’s Top Counter-Strike Team Eyes $1 Million Grand Slam Prize DreamHack’s high school Rainbow Six team “got stomped, but we laughed and smiled the whole way” Oh God, Fox Won An Early Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The 30 Best Videogames of 2018 The video games that are good for your children Writer's Guild Author Meagan Marie on Her New Book Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play What 'Darksiders 3' Teaches Us About Gaming's Weirdest Company, THQ Nordic Spacewar! Creators Didn't Know They Were Making History “I’ve always used the opportunity to make political statements in Metro games” – Dmitry Glukhovsky Brian Fargo: “I spent 50% of my time raising money” How Bad North makes humans out of little soldiers 'Hitman 2' Makes You The Catastrophe Everyone Is Dreading Hitman 2's First Elusive Target Showed What's Great About The Series The Thin Blue Webline: Spider-Cops Are Bastards Putting On A Tough Face: The Insecurities of Dead Cells Battlefield V's First Expansion Is A Gamble That Doesn't Pay Off OPENED WORLD: STANDING STILL FLATLINE: How The Amiga Languished Unforeseen Consequences: A Half-Life Documentary What Makes HITMAN's Sapienza So Memorable? How Does Fallout 76 Compare to Previous Fallouts? [Spoilers] Passage: Dark Messiah & Arkane | Arkane Studios Ludography (2/5) CRITIQUE/REVIEW Bad Game Design - NES Games Building the Online World of Tom Clancy's The Division (Part 2 of 2) | AI and Games The Making of Sonic 3 & Knuckles The Cancelled PlayStation Exclusive - Investigating Eight Days Super Smash Bros: The Story of Masahiro Sakurai Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Video games saved my life
  7. The Game Awards winners, announcements, and previews. Kinda Funny Games Showcase looks at 69 upcoming games and what playing games means to people in the industry, Ahoy looks at the history of the Amiga, John Romero's new Doom mod, Noclip's Half-Life documentary, Scott C. Jones tells a personal story of childhood trauma and how games helped to guide him through them and to heal in adulthood, some Epic Store games delaying or cancelling Steam release, PewDiePie promotes racist anti-Semitic Youtuber's content (again) as other top gaming Youtubers desperately try to get more people to subscribe to him, Starbreeze HQ raided by police, Monster Hunter World's new expansion, author Dmitry Glukhovsky discusses the politics of his Metro books and games, Panzer Dragoon remakes in development, Noah Caldwell-Gervais on Fallout 76 and how it is rooted in choices Bethesda has been making since Fallout 3, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods) Here are all the biggest announcements from The Game Awards 2018 The Game Awards Winners 2018: Full List SonicFox Steals The Show At The Game Awards Music From Red Dead Redemption 2 Performed Live | The Game Awards 2018 The making of The Game Awards 2018 Kinda Funny Games Showcase: Judgment, The Walking Dead, and 67 More Games Yakuza Dev's Judge Eyes Has A New Name, Western Release Date After five years in development, Capybara's Below will release next week The Full Story Behind Below's Long Development Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds might just be the New Vegas follow-up you’ve wanted The Outer Worlds Looks A Lot Like Fallout, But That's Only Half The Story Get a closer look at Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds with 15 minutes of gameplay footage The Outer Worlds: Interview with Senior Narrative Designer Kathryn Megan Starks Obsidian's The Outer Worlds blends Firefly and Fallout into a bold, open-ended sci-fi RPG John Romero’s new project is an enormous Doom mod called Sigil Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition system trailer Super Meat Boy Forever release window set, will be Epic Store exclusive for a year Kingdom Hearts III - Official Opening Movie | Hikaru Utada, Skrillex Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown ‘F/A-18F’ trailer Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Coming To Nintendo Switch In 2019 Psychonauts 2’s first story trailer introduces the Motherlobe Psychonauts 2: Tim Schafer Reveals New Details in New Trailer - IGN First Watch 25 minutes of Beyond Good and Evil 2 Left Alive’s New Trailer Shows How You Can Make Choices Every Step Of The Way Jon Shafer's At The Gates launches next month Danganronpa Trilogy Heading To The PlayStation 4 In 2019 Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove is now set for release in March Lapis x Labyrinth Coming To The West In 2019 For PS4 And Switch New Stranger Things Game Announced, Set Around Upcoming Season 3 Anthem’s Game Awards trailer doubles down on story and reveals the villain Anthem director details Game Awards story trailer, addresses Destiny comparisons No Man’s Sky developer Hello announces its next game, The Last Campfire Panzer Dragoon remakes in development Sayonara Wild Hearts is a motorcycle dance party for Switch Ape Out, the ultra-violent ape escape game, finally has a release date Surreal indie RPG YIIK is finally out next month Skater XL is a realistic skateboard sim coming to Early Access this month Biomutant - Gameplay Sizzle Trailer Hades is the next game from the creators of Bastion, it’s out tonight Hades is already a killer combat game in early access BioWare confirms the next Dragon Age with a Game Awards trailer – sort of RTS Conan Unconquered out next year, developed by C&C veterans Far Cry: New Dawn takes you to post-apocalyptic Montana this February Far Cry: New Dawn builds better co-op from the nuclear ruins of Far Cry 5 The full Far Cry: New Dawn interview: building the super bloom of a post-nuclear Hope County Far Cry New Dawn: A Deeper Look at the Surprise Follow-Up to Far Cry 5 The Walking Dead: The Final Season continues in January Zen Studios on Developing Its First Dungeon-Crawler, Its Pursuit of Hungary's "Witcher" Moment Journey is coming to PC The Pathless is a supernatural forest adventure from the makers of Abzu Mortal Kombat 11 launches in April, here's the first trailer Jenny LeClue: Detectivu launches in Q1 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC Tactical RPG Fae Tactics announced for PC Journey to the Savage Planet is an indie sci-fi game from the Far Cry 4 director Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Getting A Persona 5 DLC The Messenger free DLC ‘Picnic Panic’ announced Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion announced Play as Geralt in Monster Hunter: World with 2019's The Witcher 3 collaboration KAREEM HUNT PULLED FROM MADDEN 19 Unlicensed casino websites are being streamed on Twitch, UK gambling watchdog confirms What indies think of Valve giving more money to big sellers Valve explains Steam Discovery bug that made indie games harder to find Some Epic Store games are pushing back or scrapping Steam releases Tim Sweeney Answers Questions About The New Epic Games Store CS:GO receives 14,000 negative Steam reviews in a single day after going free to play YouTube’s Biggest Personality Promoted an Anti-Semite Rapper 2 Milly Sues Epic Games For Stealing His Dance A Bethesda web glitch revealed everyone’s support tickets, including personal info Daybreak Games lays off estimated 70 employees Starbreeze HQ has been raided by Swedish authorities, one arrested Amy Hennig to receive lifetime achievement award Apple Pulls Strategy Game Because It Features The Taliban Why the game dev group will benefit from non-U.S. board chair China's new Ethics Committee has been reviewing existing titles Esports News Europe’s Top Counter-Strike Team Eyes $1 Million Grand Slam Prize DreamHack’s high school Rainbow Six team “got stomped, but we laughed and smiled the whole way” Oh God, Fox Won An Early Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The 30 Best Videogames of 2018 The video games that are good for your children Writer's Guild Author Meagan Marie on Her New Book Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play What 'Darksiders 3' Teaches Us About Gaming's Weirdest Company, THQ Nordic Spacewar! Creators Didn't Know They Were Making History “I’ve always used the opportunity to make political statements in Metro games” – Dmitry Glukhovsky Brian Fargo: “I spent 50% of my time raising money” How Bad North makes humans out of little soldiers 'Hitman 2' Makes You The Catastrophe Everyone Is Dreading Hitman 2's First Elusive Target Showed What's Great About The Series The Thin Blue Webline: Spider-Cops Are Bastards Putting On A Tough Face: The Insecurities of Dead Cells Battlefield V's First Expansion Is A Gamble That Doesn't Pay Off OPENED WORLD: STANDING STILL FLATLINE: How The Amiga Languished Unforeseen Consequences: A Half-Life Documentary What Makes HITMAN's Sapienza So Memorable? How Does Fallout 76 Compare to Previous Fallouts? [Spoilers] Passage: Dark Messiah & Arkane | Arkane Studios Ludography (2/5) CRITIQUE/REVIEW Bad Game Design - NES Games Building the Online World of Tom Clancy's The Division (Part 2 of 2) | AI and Games The Making of Sonic 3 & Knuckles The Cancelled PlayStation Exclusive - Investigating Eight Days Super Smash Bros: The Story of Masahiro Sakurai Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Video games saved my life
  8. Completed: Ghost of a Tale Platform: PC Stealth/adventure starring mouse minstrel trying to escape a prison and find his wife, taking place in around large castle. Strong world design and artwork for a medieval/gothic setting. Well written characters and lore. Simplistic stealth and disguise systems. Becomes tedious as you try to find items either placed in the environment or on certain guards for fetch quests which you may have already done or that may require backtracking and guessing where items could be, not helped by long length and that most of the fetch quests are given by the same small group of characters over and over.
  9. Completed: NAM-1975 Platform: Arcade A horizontally scrolling shooting game that has your character on screen while you control the aiming reticle, stationary when shooting and can run or roll to avoid enemy shots and explosions. Fun, short but introduces new enemies on each stage, can be a bit overly difficult at times and the reticle a little slow to move. Completed: The Council Platform: PC Adventure game dealing with conversation based confrontations with choices being based on your developed skills and findings. Puzzles and story elements can be found out through exploration and with the help of your abilities. Entertaining story dealing with supernatural forces and your character joining an event hosted for world leaders and important figures. Different events and endings in each episode.Voice acting very hit or miss and odd model movements. Possibly dull finale, the decisions I made I really didn't get to do anything interesting and didn't even have any kind of challenging or entertaining final conversation battle, I did look up some of the other endings and it does look like things can go slightly differently with more to do or very differently with an interesting end. No matter what the ending chapter does seem rushed though and there are some strange ending character epilogue narrations, like they weren't sure what to do if certain decisions were made. One of the more interesting games I played this year and one I hope to a sequel to or something that plays in a similar way.
  10. This Week In Gaming 12-4-18

    Gameumentary's documentary on the making of Divinity Original Sin 2, Nintendo ends its Creator Program, Laura Kate Dale reports on how disabled gamers feel about the Xbox Adaptive Controller, Esteban Martinez's Noclip documentary on Team Spooky and fighting game tournaments, MechWarrior 5 and Resident Evil 2 previews, James Holland covers how FIFA is ideal for teaching mental health patients about resilience, Steam reveals new revenue program that favors AAA publishers over indie developers while Epic announces store that it will give 88% of revenue to developers, Jeremy Parish on how Ultima 4 and Wasteland ushered in an era of maturity in RPGs, The Gaming Historian tells The Story of Punch-Out, Obsidian's next game to be announced at Game Awards, Gamestop posts another loss for last quarter, 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) Obsidian's next RPG will be announced at The Game Awards Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Diplomacy Gameplay Reveal (Part 2) Total War: Three Kingdom’s latest general is axe-wielding bandit queen Jiang Zheng MechWarrior 5 will release in September 2019 How MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries’ creators plan to rearm the series Resident Evil 2's remake reveals its biggest star Resident Evil 2’s horrible humans are more disgusting than its monsters Story comes first in the making of Cyberpunk 2077 Rust studio go turn-based tactical with Clatter next month Hell Let Loose gameplay trailer showcases 'authentic' WWII combat New games: Later Alligator is an animated adventure about New York City and reptiles Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden's new character is a stone cold fox Tekken 7 - Negan Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer | TWT 2018 TEKKEN 7 - Season Pass 2 Reveal: Craig Marduk | PS4, X1, PC TEKKEN 7 - Season Pass 2 Reveal: Armor King | PS4, X1, PC Big Changes Coming To Battlefield 5 | Weapon Balance Dec 4th Patch Delayed Battlefield 5 Update Releases Tomorrow The Nintendo Creators Program draws to a close this December Brenda Romero, Jade Raymond and Fumito Ueda to be honoured at Fun & Serious Festival 2018 Ubisoft acquires server company i3D.net Games Done Quick 'Indefinitely' Splits With Speedrunners Over Sexist And Transphobic Comments Bethesda bans Fallout 76 players for life after shocking in-game homophobic attack $200 Fallout 76 Edition Promised Fancy Bag, Delivers Nylon Trash Instead UPDATE: BETHESDA TO REPLACE NYLON BAGS WITH PROMISED CANVAS BAGS FOR OWNERS OF FALLOUT 76'S $200 POWER ARMOR EDITION New Revenue Share Tiers and other updates to the Steam Distribution Agreement Fortnite maker Epic takes on Steam with its own PC games store IGDA calls for industry action on loot boxes Starbreeze CEO departs as company files for administration GameStop posts $488 million loss for last quarter Tumblr to Ban All Adult Content in a Blow to NSFW Video Game Fandoms No-deal Brexit would 'devastate' UK gaming industry, says report Account boosting in Korea could soon land you in jail Chinese Gamers are More Competitive and Completionist, More Homogeneous in Gaming Motivations Than US Gamers Esports News A high school CS:GO team has accidentally ended up in a pro Rainbow Six tournament Fanatics Signs Major Multi-Year Overwatch League Merch Deal The best Tekken player in the world is a panda After Dota 2 Team Fails To Ban One Of Its Players, Valve Does It For Them Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Two Months On, Here's How Disabled Gamers Feel About the Xbox Adaptive Controller Developer Shows How To Write Good Game Dialogue Using Blade Runner THE GAME STORE THAT OUTSHINES STEAM BY STAYING SMALL AND WEIRD Kotaku Reporting Inside Livestreamfail, The Controversial Forum That Fuels Twitch Drama Yasuhiko Fujii – 2007 Developer Interview It turns out FIFA is ideal for teaching mental health patients about resilience One Designer's 15-Year Journey to Ship The 'Doom' Mod He Started as a Teen Red Dead Redemption 2's Redface Proves How Far Games Haven't Come On Voice Acting and Diversity A Stairway To The Unconscious — Thief: The Dark Project, 20 Years Later Thief: The Dark Project is 20 years old, and that makes me feel the following emotions “My Life Didn’t Begin Until The World Ended” — Sunset Overdrive and the post-apocalyptic identity “Women Out of Date,” by Esther Wright The Cynical Politics of Red Dead Redemption 2’s Symbolic Violence The meaning of death and Red Dead Redemption 2 The irony of Red Dead Redemption 2’s themes “The Daguerreotype, Real,” by Julie Muncy The Emotionless Death Throes of 'Battlefield V' The Bizarre Animation of MR. GAME & WATCH - New Frame Plus The Making of Divinity: Original Sin 2 | Gameumentary STAY FREE: The Team Spooky Story - FGC Documentary The Story of Punch-Out!! | Gaming Historian The Magic of Super Smash Bros and Pro Wrestling | Psych of Play God of War - Dealing With Disappointment (Spoilers!) The AI of Tom Clancy's The Division Part 1: Enemy AI Design | AI and Games Game Boy Advance: First Person Shooter Ports | Punching Weight [SSFF] The Horror of Universal Paperclips and Space Engine Playing with Pride: When Game Culture and LGBTQ Culture Collide Classic Game Postmortem: The Bard's Tale I and II Things I Missed From Previous Weeks How Ultima 4 and Wasteland Ushered in a New Era of Maturity for RPGs
  11. Gameumentary's documentary on the making of Divinity Original Sin 2, Nintendo ends its Creator Program, Laura Kate Dale reports on how disabled gamers feel about the Xbox Adaptive Controller, Esteban Martinez's Noclip documentary on Team Spooky and fighting game tournaments, MechWarrior 5 and Resident Evil 2 previews, James Holland covers how FIFA is ideal for teaching mental health patients about resilience, Steam reveals new revenue program that favors AAA publishers over indie developers while Epic announces store that it will give 88% of revenue to developers, The Gaming Historian tells The Story of Punch-Out, Obsidian's next game to be announced at Game Awards, Gamestop posts another loss for last quarter, 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) Obsidian's next RPG will be announced at The Game Awards Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Diplomacy Gameplay Reveal (Part 2) Total War: Three Kingdom’s latest general is axe-wielding bandit queen Jiang Zheng MechWarrior 5 will release in September 2019 How MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries’ creators plan to rearm the series Resident Evil 2's remake reveals its biggest star Resident Evil 2’s horrible humans are more disgusting than its monsters Story comes first in the making of Cyberpunk 2077 Rust studio go turn-based tactical with Clatter next month Hell Let Loose gameplay trailer showcases 'authentic' WWII combat New games: Later Alligator is an animated adventure about New York City and reptiles Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden's new character is a stone cold fox Tekken 7 - Negan Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer | TWT 2018 TEKKEN 7 - Season Pass 2 Reveal: Craig Marduk | PS4, X1, PC TEKKEN 7 - Season Pass 2 Reveal: Armor King | PS4, X1, PC Big Changes Coming To Battlefield 5 | Weapon Balance Dec 4th Patch Delayed Battlefield 5 Update Releases Tomorrow The Nintendo Creators Program draws to a close this December Brenda Romero, Jade Raymond and Fumito Ueda to be honoured at Fun & Serious Festival 2018 Ubisoft acquires server company i3D.net Games Done Quick 'Indefinitely' Splits With Speedrunners Over Sexist And Transphobic Comments Bethesda bans Fallout 76 players for life after shocking in-game homophobic attack $200 Fallout 76 Edition Promised Fancy Bag, Delivers Nylon Trash Instead UPDATE: BETHESDA TO REPLACE NYLON BAGS WITH PROMISED CANVAS BAGS FOR OWNERS OF FALLOUT 76'S $200 POWER ARMOR EDITION New Revenue Share Tiers and other updates to the Steam Distribution Agreement Fortnite maker Epic takes on Steam with its own PC games store IGDA calls for industry action on loot boxes Starbreeze CEO departs as company files for administration GameStop posts $488 million loss for last quarter Tumblr to Ban All Adult Content in a Blow to NSFW Video Game Fandoms No-deal Brexit would 'devastate' UK gaming industry, says report Account boosting in Korea could soon land you in jail Chinese Gamers are More Competitive and Completionist, More Homogeneous in Gaming Motivations Than US Gamers Esports News A high school CS:GO team has accidentally ended up in a pro Rainbow Six tournament Fanatics Signs Major Multi-Year Overwatch League Merch Deal The best Tekken player in the world is a panda After Dota 2 Team Fails To Ban One Of Its Players, Valve Does It For Them Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Two Months On, Here's How Disabled Gamers Feel About the Xbox Adaptive Controller Developer Shows How To Write Good Game Dialogue Using Blade Runner THE GAME STORE THAT OUTSHINES STEAM BY STAYING SMALL AND WEIRD Kotaku Reporting Inside Livestreamfail, The Controversial Forum That Fuels Twitch Drama Yasuhiko Fujii – 2007 Developer Interview It turns out FIFA is ideal for teaching mental health patients about resilience One Designer's 15-Year Journey to Ship The 'Doom' Mod He Started as a Teen Red Dead Redemption 2's Redface Proves How Far Games Haven't Come On Voice Acting and Diversity A Stairway To The Unconscious — Thief: The Dark Project, 20 Years Later Thief: The Dark Project is 20 years old, and that makes me feel the following emotions “My Life Didn’t Begin Until The World Ended” — Sunset Overdrive and the post-apocalyptic identity “Women Out of Date,” by Esther Wright The Cynical Politics of Red Dead Redemption 2’s Symbolic Violence The meaning of death and Red Dead Redemption 2 The irony of Red Dead Redemption 2’s themes “The Daguerreotype, Real,” by Julie Muncy The Emotionless Death Throes of 'Battlefield V' The Bizarre Animation of MR. GAME & WATCH - New Frame Plus The Making of Divinity: Original Sin 2 | Gameumentary STAY FREE: The Team Spooky Story - FGC Documentary The Story of Punch-Out!! | Gaming Historian The Magic of Super Smash Bros and Pro Wrestling | Psych of Play God of War - Dealing With Disappointment (Spoilers!) The AI of Tom Clancy's The Division Part 1: Enemy AI Design | AI and Games Game Boy Advance: First Person Shooter Ports | Punching Weight [SSFF] The Horror of Universal Paperclips and Space Engine Playing with Pride: When Game Culture and LGBTQ Culture Collide Classic Game Postmortem: The Bard's Tale I and II Things I Missed From Previous Weeks How Ultima 4 and Wasteland Ushered in a New Era of Maturity for RPGs
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  13. Well, now that I know he basically has the same stated easily supported ideas as the majority of the industry I can ignore poor labor practices and their poor hiring and community management practices with GOG and love a wealthy corporation.
  14. Nice to see them finally making use of the better engine and changing attacks up
  15. This Week In Gaming 11-27-18

    Codex Entry discusses The Emotional Journey of Tetris Effect, TheParryGod created a beautiful Dark Souls short film, Maddy Myers on the inexplicable sexiness of Soul Calibur's Ivy Valentine, Jacob Geller on The Architecture of Fumito Ueda, Gaijillionaire looks at the Dreamcast's marketing version of Segata Sanshiro, Matt Leone covers the legacy of PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi, Jason Schreier speaks with Blizzard employees about Diablo and the company's present and future, Giant Bomb moderator Gamer_152 discusses spoilers and the treatment of death in What Remains of Edith Finch, Divinity Original Sin 2 gets a Dark Eye GM campaign, Patrick Klepek's How Players Used Shotguns to Tear Open the Fabric of Reality in Spelunky, Super Bunnyhop looks at the "historical" setting of Soulcalibur, 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) Warborn is bringing the hex appeal back to anime mech-war Artifact’s Monetisation Is A Mess Tropico has been “rebuilt from scratch” for its big glow up The Last Remnant Remastered Discovers A New Trailer Featuring Story Cinematics Platform brawler Bladed Fury is looking sharp in its latest trailer Just Cause 4 ‘One Man Did All This?’ trailer The Council's fifth and final episode arrives next month Divinity: Original Sin 2 added an official The Dark Eye GM campaign today Pathfinder: Kingmaker’s first DLC will add tieflings and a new companion A big Bard's Tale 4 update adds grid movement, save anywhere, and respeccing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DLC ‘Story Arc 1 – Legacy of the First Blade’ launches December 4 Enter The Gungeon DLC canned in favour of new projects and one final update Rainbow Six Siege Devs Talk Wind Bastion Balance and Pro League | Rainbow Six Siege Reinforcements Total War: Arena shutting down after failing to meet expectations Disappointing Overkill's The Walking Dead Sales Prompts Starbreeze to Cut Costs Amplitude Studios co-founder opens new studio for tactical RPG Obituary: Carolyn Enlow, one of Sierra Online's first female coders Number of child gamblers quadruples in just two years UK Gambling Commission: No link between loot boxes and exposure to gambling US Federal Trade Commission agrees to investigate loot boxes TwitchCon is heading to Europe for the first time Esports News A sloppy setup marred the Smite and Paladins World Championships Cracking the curious case of Toronto Esports H1Z1’s esports league collapses as teams go unpaid Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Koruldia Heritage, a pixel-painted adventure RPG Shenmue 3 dev ends crowdfunding efforts with over $7.1M raised Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The legacy of PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi, in 24 stories The Past, Present, And Future Of Diablo How Players Used Shotguns to Tear Open the Fabric of Reality in 'Spelunky' Strong National Museum of Play recognizes herstory On Media Oversaturation, How The Past Is Competing With The Present Fallout 76 At the Games Accessibility Conference, 2018 What a giant catfish taught me about happiness at Final Fantasy XIV fan festival Off the streets and onto the dancefloor: the lasting impact of Streets of Rage's soundtrack QA Heterotopias Attentat 1942: The Long Road Towards German Release Ikari Warriors, Guerilla War, and The SNK Golden Age originally featured in the 3/01 issue of CONTINUE magazine We talk to Alexios and Kassandra voice actors about the beauty of mocap, and using Pink Floyd to get psyched up For Lucas Pope, Return of the Obra Dinn was a bunch of appealing design problems InXile acquired by Microsoft: the interview The Inexplicable Sexiness Of Ivy Valentine Tetris Effect Thread “Up, In Smoke,” by Ed Smith Hitman's humour evolved because of 47's penchant for disguises A Battlefield for Everyone, But Rarely at the Same Time On Warframe and Late Capitalism The Emotional Journey of Tetris Effect // Codex Entry Subjectivity is Implied The "Historical" Setting of Soul Calibur Spider-Man and the Effective Use of Musical Clichés Building Better Skill Trees | Game Maker's Toolkit Which SNES Action RPGs Are Worth Playing Today? - SNESdrunk World Record Progression: Super Mario Bros. 3 Warpless - Episode 20 History Respawned: Crime and the Pinkertons in Red Dead Redemption 2 Pokémon: The Story of Junichi Masuda (Red & Green, Ruby & Sapphire, Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee) The Rise and Fall of Dead Space Indie Dev Releases Game After Documenting Its Development Every Week For Three Years The Dreamcast Has A Segata Sanshiro? Meet Mr. Sega Hidekazu Yukawa! Gaijillionaire's Club - GTV Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry Beautiful Dark Souls Fan Film Tells The Story Of The Chosen Undead Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Epitaph: What Remains of Edith Finch and Death Bonus Observations on What Remains of Edith Finch The Architecture of Fumito Ueda
  16. Codex Entry discusses The Emotional Journey of Tetris Effect, TheParryGod created a beautiful Dark Souls short film, Maddy Myers on the inexplicable sexiness of Soul Calibur's Ivy Valentine, Jacob Geller on The Architecture of Fumito Ueda, Gaijillionaire looks at the Dreamcast's marketing version of Segata Sanshiro, Matt Leone covers the legacy of PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi, Jason Schreier speaks with Blizzard employees about Diablo and the company's present and future, Giant Bomb moderator Gamer_152 discusses spoilers and the treatment of death in What Remains of Edith Finch, Divinity Original Sin 2 gets a Dark Eye GM campaign, Patrick Klepek's How Players Used Shotguns to Tear Open the Fabric of Reality in Spelunky, Super Bunnyhop looks at the "historical" setting of Soulcalibur, 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) Warborn is bringing the hex appeal back to anime mech-war Artifact’s Monetisation Is A Mess Tropico has been “rebuilt from scratch” for its big glow up The Last Remnant Remastered Discovers A New Trailer Featuring Story Cinematics Platform brawler Bladed Fury is looking sharp in its latest trailer Just Cause 4 ‘One Man Did All This?’ trailer The Council's fifth and final episode arrives next month Divinity: Original Sin 2 added an official The Dark Eye GM campaign today Pathfinder: Kingmaker’s first DLC will add tieflings and a new companion A big Bard's Tale 4 update adds grid movement, save anywhere, and respeccing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DLC ‘Story Arc 1 – Legacy of the First Blade’ launches December 4 Enter The Gungeon DLC canned in favour of new projects and one final update Rainbow Six Siege Devs Talk Wind Bastion Balance and Pro League | Rainbow Six Siege Reinforcements Total War: Arena shutting down after failing to meet expectations Disappointing Overkill's The Walking Dead Sales Prompts Starbreeze to Cut Costs Amplitude Studios co-founder opens new studio for tactical RPG Obituary: Carolyn Enlow, one of Sierra Online's first female coders Number of child gamblers quadruples in just two years UK Gambling Commission: No link between loot boxes and exposure to gambling US Federal Trade Commission agrees to investigate loot boxes TwitchCon is heading to Europe for the first time Esports News A sloppy setup marred the Smite and Paladins World Championships Cracking the curious case of Toronto Esports H1Z1’s esports league collapses as teams go unpaid Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Koruldia Heritage, a pixel-painted adventure RPG Shenmue 3 dev ends crowdfunding efforts with over $7.1M raised Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The legacy of PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi, in 24 stories The Past, Present, And Future Of Diablo How Players Used Shotguns to Tear Open the Fabric of Reality in 'Spelunky' Strong National Museum of Play recognizes herstory On Media Oversaturation, How The Past Is Competing With The Present Fallout 76 At the Games Accessibility Conference, 2018 What a giant catfish taught me about happiness at Final Fantasy XIV fan festival Off the streets and onto the dancefloor: the lasting impact of Streets of Rage's soundtrack QA Heterotopias Attentat 1942: The Long Road Towards German Release Ikari Warriors, Guerilla War, and The SNK Golden Age originally featured in the 3/01 issue of CONTINUE magazine We talk to Alexios and Kassandra voice actors about the beauty of mocap, and using Pink Floyd to get psyched up For Lucas Pope, Return of the Obra Dinn was a bunch of appealing design problems InXile acquired by Microsoft: the interview The Inexplicable Sexiness Of Ivy Valentine Tetris Effect Thread “Up, In Smoke,” by Ed Smith Hitman's humour evolved because of 47's penchant for disguises A Battlefield for Everyone, But Rarely at the Same Time On Warframe and Late Capitalism The Emotional Journey of Tetris Effect // Codex Entry Subjectivity is Implied The "Historical" Setting of Soul Calibur Spider-Man and the Effective Use of Musical Clichés Building Better Skill Trees | Game Maker's Toolkit Which SNES Action RPGs Are Worth Playing Today? - SNESdrunk World Record Progression: Super Mario Bros. 3 Warpless - Episode 20 History Respawned: Crime and the Pinkertons in Red Dead Redemption 2 Pokémon: The Story of Junichi Masuda (Red & Green, Ruby & Sapphire, Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee) The Rise and Fall of Dead Space Indie Dev Releases Game After Documenting Its Development Every Week For Three Years The Dreamcast Has A Segata Sanshiro? Meet Mr. Sega Hidekazu Yukawa! Gaijillionaire's Club - GTV Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry Beautiful Dark Souls Fan Film Tells The Story Of The Chosen Undead Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Epitaph: What Remains of Edith Finch and Death Bonus Observations on What Remains of Edith Finch The Architecture of Fumito Ueda
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  19. Welcome to the AJSA. I'm not sure what you mean by seeing that games get a rating. Joe is rarely involved with any day to day community events, less so for forum or Discord posts, and he doesn't really take review suggestions or review older games in general.
  20. Completed: Heaven Will Be Mine Platform: PC An alternate 1980s mecha visual novel with three female characters that enjoy flirting as much as or more than fighting, with a plot focused on identity, queerness, and with combat and metaphysical concepts taking elements from Gundam to Gurren Lagan. Three characters to choose from with each getting different faction information and supporting characters, each focused on a different kind of mech they pilot and story/setting information focus. Nice stylistic art and music choices. Completed: Sakura Wars: So Long My Love Platform: PS2 Adventure/turn based RPG/dating sim. Plays out over seven "episodes," each having a different focus but overarching plot of your Japanese character traveling to New York to join a mecha defense force/theater performers. Dialogue system can allow you not to respond or may require you to choose how vocal you are or require a QTE inputs. Often cringworthy due to odd use of American setting/bad anime cliches, poor story, just about every character is annoying, poor 3D models, battle systems is to simple and easy to be interesting. Completed: Orwell: Ignorance is Strength Platform: PC Still somewhat interesting and unique mechanically but does little to improve from the first game and tells a much less interesting and much less seemingly morally grey story than the first. There are different ways the short three chapter story can go but you will be railroaded to do certain things, the only real exception being that you can uncover something with a bit more investigation in the second chapter that isn't just finding generic available data to make up whatever lies about people. In the last chapter you will do the same thing or you can suddenly try to be a good person all of a sudden, which came kind of naturally in the first game, here it's just a random thing you can do after making use of a really uninteresting done media manipulation tool a few times. All the endings are pretty bad anyway since if you go with the you're a bad person endings you basically just shut down a crowdfunded news site and get the person running it killed and disgraced. If you go with the ending where you reveal your country's war crimes it just kind of ends with nothing, which since the countries that would be closest to the fictional nation (US, Israel, Britain, etc) tend to have populaces who doesn't care or really loves war crimes, you basically spent the entire game maybe getting two people killed and annoying a few others. It takes place at the same time as the first game where you counterpart might get the entire organization shut down and reveals larger government crimes tomorrow anyway, so all kind of pointless really. Completed: Hitman 2 (2018) Platform: PC Hitman 2 takes my GOTY of 2016 and makes it even better with improved AI, graphics, and mechanics. It also takes that 2016 game and puts it all into this one, along with the sequel's improvements to the old areas. Both games include of the best designed levels I've seen; with a lot of ways to kill your targets, to learn about the area and characters, and even amusing secrets and activities that can bring you closer to your targets. Continues with strong dark humor and a gameplay approach that acts more as a puzzle and social system than a traditional action or stealth game, all taking place in a huge playground. Made all the more impressive with what happened to the developer and them still putting out an improved sequel with as many features and upcoming content as this has. The first of the timed contracts with Sean Bean was the best that they have done so far, and I'm looking forward to their two future maps and whatever other free content they add this time. Completed: Super Aleste Platform: SNES Vertical shoot em up. Some nice Mode 7 effects, eight different weapons to use and upgrade with certain areas making good use of how weapons can function, different firing modes. Can run into objects and only be damaged if pressed against edge of screen, which leads to some more unique gameplay and level design. Music can be kind of dull but isn't bad. Some of the weapon types just aren't that good causing you to be frequently avoiding weapon pick ups which caused me to take the majority of the hits I took. Completed: Tin Star Platform: SNES Western light-gun style shooting game but your character is often on the screen and moves around and everyone is a robot. Some levels have you fighting duels and others have play more like a traditional light-gun game and have you defending a town or bar patrons. Nice cartoony art style. Fairly long for the genre, can go on a bit too long. Jokes aren't really funny. Works with the mouse or Super Scope. Completed: Cosmic Star Heroine Platform: PC Battle system isn't that interesting but can be more enjoyable than just a basic turn based RPG, every character has abilities or equipment with abilities you can swap out, abilities can be used once before you defend to recharge them. Style and hyper points make characters and enemies stronger the longer a battle takes. Feels hurried along, which can obviously be bad in terms of plot, lore and characterization but does prevent grinding and keeps you seeing new places. Plot and characters aren't that interesting.
  21. This Week In Gaming 11-20-18

    Reid McCarter on the characterization of RDR2's Arthur Morgan as a man that wants to do good in a world that makes it seem impossible, part four of Zoyander Street's series of articles on games criticism with this one focused on hampering the search for real criticism and Youtube culture, Telltale Games liquidation underway and games being removed from Steam, New Frame Plus asks if Red Dead Redemption 2's detailed animations can hurt the game, Sony is skipping E3, Ludocriticism begins a look at the evolution of Arkane Studios' games over time starting with Arx Fatalis, Clint Hocking collects the best critical writing on Far Cry 2 that he has seen over the past 10 years, upcoming expansion for Civilization VI, Jeremy Signor on how Deltarune focuses on your values being at odds with others while Undertale focuses on questioning your own choices, diplomacy gameplay for Total War Three Kingdoms, 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) Sony Is Skipping E3 2019 Total War: THREE KINGDOMS – Diplomacy Gameplay Reveal (Part 1) Eastward 15-minute gameplay preview IndieWatch: Top 5 Hidden Gem Indie Games (Day of the Devs 2018) Look Who’s Coming Back for the Command & Conquer Remasters Darkly cute adventure Little Misfortune launches early next year New Gameplay For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s World Of Light And Rathalos Fight Conqueror’s Blade trailer shows off its massive, chaotic sieges Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Golden Joystick Awards 2018 trailer Phoenix Point Backer Build 3 Gameplay - Part 1 - Strategy Layer (Geoscape) Overview Super Robot Wars T Announced For PS4, Switch; Adds Cowboy Bebop, Magic Knight Rayearth Left Alive - "The Survivors" Character Story Trailer Tokyo Chronos second trailer Battlefield 5 free Panzerstorm map, Practice Range, first Tides of War chapter dates confirmed Valve is changing Artifact after ‘pay for everything’ backlash Gathering Storm Expansion Brings Climate Change To Civilization VI February 14 Civilization 6: Gathering Storm isn't interested in debating climate change, says Firaxis Rainbow Six Siege Wind Bastion: hands on with two of the strongest operators ever Ubisoft walks back Rainbow Six Siege art changes following fan backlash The new Total War Definitive Editions are free upgrades if you own the base game already Final Fantasy 14’s newest expansion announced, adds fan-favorite Blue Mage class Telltale Games is closing, liquidation underway and games being removed from Steam Rapper 2 Milly wants to take legal action over Fortnite’s use of his dance Scrubs actor who invented the Fortnite dance: “they jacked that s**t” Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver has shut down Husband and wife ordered to pay $12m to Nintendo for running ROM sites The US Army wants to attract more soldiers by fielding a Fortnite team Steam finally sells games in Australian dollars starting next week Steam China may be launching soon Turkish Ministry of Commerce investigating PlayStation over price increases Esports News SonicFox Is Still The Best Injustice 2 Player In The World SonicFox donating $10K of his Injustice 2 Pro Series grand prize to opponent’s family Rainbow Six Siege Pro League just banned Lion for the first part of Season 9 Rainbow Six Siege to add esports operator skins to profit-sharing pilot program League of Legends European Championship announces new identity and team lineup Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) OMNO - an atmospheric exploration and puzzle adventure Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) One thing gaming could learn from Stan Lee The Designer’s Designer The Controversy Over Bethesda's 'Game Engine' Is Misguided How Aardman made a WWI game look like an oil painting Hampering the search for real criticism: the algoritualism of Youtube culture How One Dev Is Using Games as Therapy to Reach Across Generations The Singular Life Of Twitch's Most Foul-Mouthed Streamer How Red Dead Redemption 2’s character customisation sets up an emotional gut-punch Why Red Dead Redemption 2's Sean MacGuire is the best Irish character in a video game yet “A Good Man,” by Reid McCarter Hell is Other People The Tin Man of Far Cry 2: Part 7 "Streamer" Modes Are Usually Gimmicky BS, But in 'Dead Cells,' It's Magic Firaxis employees’ years of service are commemorated with a growing pyramid First Steps: Arx Fatalis & Arkane | Arkane Studios Ludography (1/6) The Quiet Man: Deconstructing a Disaster Orwell: Being Big Brother | Draz Is Red Dead Redemption 2's Animation Too Slow? - New Frame Plus Are There Benefits to the Absence of Animation? The World Design of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night | Boss Keys What Makes Video Game Stories Special? Good Game Design - Music and Sound The making of Total War: Warhammer’s Necrofex Colossus Psychonauts 2 · Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp Halo 2 Devs Revisit Unreleased E3 2003 Demo Gameplay
  22. Reid McCarter on the characterization of RDR2's Arthur Morgan as a man that wants to do good in a world that makes it seem impossible, part four of Zoyander Street's series of articles on games criticism with this one focused on hampering the search for real criticism and Youtube culture, Telltale Games liquidation underway and games being removed from Steam, New Frame Plus asks if Red Dead Redemption 2's detailed animations can hurt the game, Sony is skipping E3, Ludocriticism begins a look at the evolution of Arkane Studios' games over time starting with Arx Fatalis, Clint Hocking collects the best critical writing on Far Cry 2 that he has seen over the past 10 years, upcoming expansion for Civilization VI, Jeremy Signor on how Deltarune focuses on your values being at odds with others while Undertale focuses on questioning your own choices, diplomacy gameplay for Total War Three Kingdoms, 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) Sony Is Skipping E3 2019 Total War: THREE KINGDOMS – Diplomacy Gameplay Reveal (Part 1) Eastward 15-minute gameplay preview IndieWatch: Top 5 Hidden Gem Indie Games (Day of the Devs 2018) Look Who’s Coming Back for the Command & Conquer Remasters Darkly cute adventure Little Misfortune launches early next year New Gameplay For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s World Of Light And Rathalos Fight Conqueror’s Blade trailer shows off its massive, chaotic sieges Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Golden Joystick Awards 2018 trailer Phoenix Point Backer Build 3 Gameplay - Part 1 - Strategy Layer (Geoscape) Overview Super Robot Wars T Announced For PS4, Switch; Adds Cowboy Bebop, Magic Knight Rayearth Left Alive - "The Survivors" Character Story Trailer Tokyo Chronos second trailer Battlefield 5 free Panzerstorm map, Practice Range, first Tides of War chapter dates confirmed Valve is changing Artifact after ‘pay for everything’ backlash Gathering Storm Expansion Brings Climate Change To Civilization VI February 14 Civilization 6: Gathering Storm isn't interested in debating climate change, says Firaxis Rainbow Six Siege Wind Bastion: hands on with two of the strongest operators ever Ubisoft walks back Rainbow Six Siege art changes following fan backlash The new Total War Definitive Editions are free upgrades if you own the base game already Final Fantasy 14’s newest expansion announced, adds fan-favorite Blue Mage class Telltale Games is closing, liquidation underway and games being removed from Steam Rapper 2 Milly wants to take legal action over Fortnite’s use of his dance Scrubs actor who invented the Fortnite dance: “they jacked that s**t” Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver has shut down Husband and wife ordered to pay $12m to Nintendo for running ROM sites The US Army wants to attract more soldiers by fielding a Fortnite team Steam finally sells games in Australian dollars starting next week Steam China may be launching soon Turkish Ministry of Commerce investigating PlayStation over price increases Esports News SonicFox Is Still The Best Injustice 2 Player In The World SonicFox donating $10K of his Injustice 2 Pro Series grand prize to opponent’s family Rainbow Six Siege Pro League just banned Lion for the first part of Season 9 Rainbow Six Siege to add esports operator skins to profit-sharing pilot program League of Legends European Championship announces new identity and team lineup Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) OMNO - an atmospheric exploration and puzzle adventure Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) One thing gaming could learn from Stan Lee The Designer’s Designer The Controversy Over Bethesda's 'Game Engine' Is Misguided How Aardman made a WWI game look like an oil painting Hampering the search for real criticism: the algoritualism of Youtube culture How One Dev Is Using Games as Therapy to Reach Across Generations The Singular Life Of Twitch's Most Foul-Mouthed Streamer How Red Dead Redemption 2’s character customisation sets up an emotional gut-punch Why Red Dead Redemption 2's Sean MacGuire is the best Irish character in a video game yet “A Good Man,” by Reid McCarter Hell is Other People The Tin Man of Far Cry 2: Part 7 "Streamer" Modes Are Usually Gimmicky BS, But in 'Dead Cells,' It's Magic Firaxis employees’ years of service are commemorated with a growing pyramid First Steps: Arx Fatalis & Arkane | Arkane Studios Ludography (1/6) The Quiet Man: Deconstructing a Disaster Orwell: Being Big Brother | Draz Is Red Dead Redemption 2's Animation Too Slow? - New Frame Plus Are There Benefits to the Absence of Animation? The World Design of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night | Boss Keys What Makes Video Game Stories Special? Good Game Design - Music and Sound The making of Total War: Warhammer’s Necrofex Colossus Psychonauts 2 · Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp Halo 2 Devs Revisit Unreleased E3 2003 Demo Gameplay
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  24. This Week In Gaming 11-13-18

    Obsidian and inXile join Microsoft, Final Fantasy 15 DLC cancelled and director leaves Square, Prima Games shuts down after three decades, AI and Games on how AI is designed in war games and discusses how their use and depictions can be framed in a way that can enrich cultural understanding of real world conflicts, Mark Brown on how Nintendo abandons its disabled fans, Rob Dwiar on the realism of post-apocalyptic landscapes, Jordyn Lukomski on Social Commentaries in Forgotten Anne, Aron Garst talks with developers from around the world about how they deal with crunch, Julie Muncy on Swery's The Missing being an argument for why painful and violent stories about queer existence matter, Psych of Play discusses a study about amnesiacs who can’t form new memories but still dreamed of Tetris Effect hours and days after playing it, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods) IndieWatch: Top 10 Anticipated Indies of Day of the Devs 2018 Pokémon: Let’s Go! unites the original trainer trio for the first time The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince launches February 12, 2019 in North America and Europe Kingdom Two Crowns launches December 11 Nintendo to remove racist Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Game & Watch imagery Fallout 76 beta can’t be uninstalled unless bought Watch a gorgeous trailer for Cloudpunk, a game about a courier in the clouds The trailer for steampunk survival game Volcanoids shows off brassy mobile bases How Blizzard Hopes To Renew Interest In The RTS With Warcraft III: Reforged Diablo Immortal Is Just One of Several Mobile Games in Development at Blizzard Blizzard acknowledges the mobile reality Phoenix Point’s geoscape is as dark and full of terrors as its battles EVE Online Spinoff Shooter Will Be More 'Tactical,' Less 'Run-And-Gun' Battle Princess Madelyn, which was co-designed by a 7-year-old, will be out soon Desert Child launches December 11 Void Bastards Announcement Trailer Crackdown 3 dated for mid-February 2019 Just Cause 4 Cinematic Trailer - X018 Jump Force Trailer Shows Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Golden Frieza - X018 Falcom Has Several Console Games In The Works Including A New Ys To Release By September 2019 Final Fantasy 15 DLC Canceled, Director Hajime Tabata Leaves; Square Enix Posts $33 Million Loss Spider-Man PS4 New DLC Release Date Revealed Vermintide 2 returning to Ubersreik in next DLC First details for Rainbow Six Siege's next two operators revealed Dead Cells testing custom games and major feature overhauls in alpha branch Crusader Kings 2: Holy Fury can randomly generate a world of talking animals Sea of Thieves announces a new, fast paced PvP mode A Special Announcement from Obsidian Entertainment InXile joining the Microsoft family Xbox boss admits Microsoft has 'a ton of work' to do on the Windows Store Activision Blizzard Explains Why It’s Giving Away ‘Destiny 2’ Valve rewards man $20,000 for discovering unlimited free game codes bug YouTube backtracks ban on YouTuber who assaulted Red Dead suffragette Prima Games shuts down after three decades of strategy guides The man behind a spree of gaming network cyberattacks has pleaded guilty The Good Times Are Over for Japan’s Loot-Box-Style Gaming Bonanza Esports News Watch 16 Dota 2 teams battle it out in the Kuala Lumpur Major Flashy Player Intros And Wild Comebacks At Red Bull's Street Fighter V Invitational Blizzard accused of blackface on South Korean Overwatch stream Valve Condemns Dota 2 Pros Making Racist Remarks But Calls On Teams To Regulate Themselves Content I found interesting this week (interviews, recommendations, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Riot Lawsuit Warframe Fans Ask Developers To Avoid Crunch We Asked Eight Studios From Across The World How They Deal with Crunch Chatting immersive sims, Underworld Ascendant, and communicating options with Warren Spector and Otherside Entertainment In search of real criticism The Case Of The Disappearing Nancy Drew Video Games How a book binds the Return of the Obra Dinn How realistic are the post-apocalyptic landscapes of video games? Nintendo’s New Games Are Miserable for People With Disabilities How to design for coziness...and kindness Postmortem: You Are Jeff Bezos The Uplifting Agitprop of You Are Jeff Bezos THE THERAPY AND ANXIETY I RECOGNIZED IN CELESTE Social Commentaries in Forgotten Anne 'Red Dead Redemption 2' Is a Game of Big Mistakes and Little Victories This queer horror game forces you to literally tear yourself apart How a Chinese-only life sim climbed the Steam charts by channeling the stress of childhood Battlefield 1 players stop shooting each other to commemorate Armistice Day Games as Lit. 101 - Literary Analysis: The World Ends With You (Part 2 - Mechanics as Metaphor) Spyro Reignited: The Story of Rockstar Composer Stewart Copeland Disposable Heroes: Designing AI Characters for War Games | Design Dive Spider-Man's Animation: The Zip To Point - New Frame Plus Sega Genesis / Mega Drive 30th Anniversary History Guides From Japan - It's All In Books - GTV Critical Path Interviews Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to the game industry Ranking all 200+ Mega Man robots from most to least useful | Unraveled, Ep. 3 Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Ten Great Adventure-Game Puzzles