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The story of developer Jane Whittaker and why a fake name had to be used to avoid threats and to keep a job while working on popular and influential titles during a 35 year career, Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice's importance to gaming, Super Bunnyhop and Dutch journalist Jesse Frederick on how large game companies avoid paying income tax and how they lobbied for the loopholes, Overwatch getting a deathmatch mode, Capcom accidentally reveals Marvel vs Capcom esports plans, Battletech delayed, Discord adding video chat and screen sharing, interview with Cliff Bleszinski after the slow start of Lawbreakers, Swery65 announces new game, Noah Caldwell-Gervais' franchise retrospective of Crysis and look at Mafia 3 DLC, what Bungie learned from Destiny beta, FFVII translation differences, AI vs DOTA pro, Twitch harassment streams, Writing On Games on the little details of Tacoma, Valve announces a card game, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC, game updates, company and developer news, country news, mods) Dishonored: Death of the Outsider trailer shows off a slew of new powers Wolfenstein 2's faux sitcom proves Nazi occupation isn't exactly Happy Days Why 'Wolfenstein II' Should Embrace Reality, Not Escapism Sonic Mania's Opening Movie Gets The Party Started Right Sonic Mania Metallic Madness Zone Act 1 - Gameplay No Joke, 'Sonic Mania' Is Really Great Sonic Mania’s secret mode is Sega embracing fans’ favorite joke Styled with Simplicity: A Talk with Unto The End Developer 2Ton Studios Seven new things we've learned about Far Cry 5's sandbox Craft a polygonal martial arts expert in Absolver's character customisation trailer Devolver Public Access: Absolver-Sneak Peek Danganronpa V3 trailer reveals more characters: four students and one sentient evil bear Moons of Madness is Lovecraftian horror on Mars Battletech pushed back to early 2018 Rock of Ages 2 rolling out later this month Bringing The Horror Of Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies To Life Call of Duty: WW2 - Private Multiplayer Beta Trailer Each Division in WWII MP has progression system, reaching highest level of each Division unlocks unique weapon Assassin's Creed Origins: Combat and Arena Deep Dive - IGN First Superhuman Boss Battle in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Hunting the hunters in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen XCOM 2: War of the Chosen wants to reinvent the classic franchise once again XCOM 2 WAR OF THE CHOSEN Gameplay - Part 1 - NEW Gatecrasher - Let's Play - [Legend Ironman] In addition to showing off the game, the above also shows some new options for how you would like to play the game when you start (longer mission time, longer Avatar project, more health for everyone, turning on and off the War of the Chosen or DLC content, etc). Make propaganda for your XCOM 2: War of the Chosen campaign with this official app Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana ‘Fearless Adventurer, Adol Christin’ trailer, free costume DLC announced Skull and Bones has loot boxes that reflect 'real economy of the Indian Ocean', won't be pay-to-win Papers, Please creator Lucas Pope details his next game Shape of the World wandering into early 2018 Bandai Namco new title ‘Projekt #1514’ teaser trailer Psychological Horror Game Tokyo Dark Announces Release Date With New Trailer NBA Live 18 reveals launch date and cover star James Harden NBA Live 18 DEMO: Cavs vs. Warriors Gameplay (1st Quarter) Creepy stealth game Hello Neighbor is delayed to December Shadow of War's endgame sounds a lot beefier than Shadow of Mordor's Meet Middle-earth: Shadow of War's Terror tribe Why Shelob is a woman in Shadow of War Here’s an in-depth look at Star Citizen’s intergalactic smartwatch, the mobiGlas Super Mega Baseball 2 delayed into 2018 Deadly Premonition’s Hidetaka Suehiro will announce his first new game in three years at PAX Seattle ‘Deadly Premonition’ Designer's Next Game About a Town Full of Secret Cats 3030 Deathwar Redux is a comedic Elite-like space explorer, due next month Ys Seven for PC launches August 30 Here's our first look at mobile prisons in The Escapists 2 InXile boss Brian Fargo hints at a Starflight reboot Raid: World War II brings four-player co-op from the PayDay team to PC next month Here’s what Bungie learned from the Destiny 2 beta Ram skyscrapers and blow up aliens in new Megaton Rainfall trailer Survive ’em up Dead in Vinland drops you on a desert island Valve is making a Dota card game to release in 2018 Valve Is Making a Card Game Because It Wants You to Trade Some Cards Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition announced, release date set Arma III DLC Will Let You Play As A Humanitarian Worker Conan Exiles details 'phase two' of early access plan, new systems, map features See For Honor's Highlander and Gladiator in action in their new Season 3 trailers For Honor: 6 Minutes of Gladiator Gameplay in 1080p 60fps For Honor: 5 Minutes of Highlander Gameplay in 1080p 60fps Valve reveals two new Dota 2 heroes PUBG’s vaulting system could be a game changer No Man's Sky Atlas Rises update adds '30 hours of new story content' and 'limited' online co-op EVE: Valkyrie's Warzone update will remove the need for VR headsets A new Rainbow Six Siege leak reveals the abilities of all three new operators Overwatch is finally getting a Deathmatch mode Overwatch: 5 Minutes of Deathmatch Gameplay Overwatch’s New Deathmatch Modes Still Need Some Work Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation v2.4 comes with Vulkan support and a free map pack Fortnite Creative Director Talks Five-Year Plan, Possibility Of Switch Version Popular Twitch Streamer Banned From Battlegrounds After Exploiting Glitch Paid crates continue to be a contentious issue for the PUBG community PUBG developer says no, Tencent did not buy a piece of our company Don't expect another Tales from the Borderlands game: sales "weren't great" Riot loses lawsuit over League of Legends 'Striker Lucian' skin The big Cliff Bleszinski interview Internal Blizzard Memo Details Efforts To Hire, Retain More Women Korean PC bangs accuse Blizzard of anti-trust breach over StarCraft: Remastered Blizzard renames Battle.net, again PlatinumGames is on the upswing, thanks to Nier: Automata Planet Coaster sells a million in less than a year Tekken 7 sold more than 1.6 million copies during Bandai Namco's Q1 Discord takes aim at Skype with new video chat and screen sharing features Discord cracks down on hate groups, shuts down alt-right server Someone Live Streamed Themselves Sexually Harassing Me Harassment Livestreams on Twitch are Multiplying and Easy to Find Twitch declares war on Discord with the full launch of the Twitch Desktop App Action games could put you at risk of Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and PTSD Esports News Brilliant Steal At The Dota 2 International Brings Key Arena To A Roar Team Liquid Wins Over $10 Million At International Dota 2 Tournament The Tradition Of Terrible Esports Champagne Celebrations Continues What It's Like To Attend The Biggest Dota 2 Tournament In The World The 2017 Call Of Duty Championship Ends In A Blowout For Honor player exploits his way to tournament victory Australian Qualifies For Quake World Championships With 272 Ping The best plays from the Overwatch World Cup Katowice qualifiers The NCAA Has Begun Discussing Its Potential Role in Collegiate Esports Capcom accidentally reveals its entire Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite esports business plan on YouTube What Capcom’s Video Leak Tells Us About the Business of Fighting Games Newbee player Vasilii vows abstinence after saying “indulging in sensual pleasures” hurt his League of Legends performance In Dota 2, bot beats pros Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) The Iron Oath: Dark Turn-based Tactical RPG NECROCOSMOS - There is no god up here 'My creative calling is to freak people the f*** out,' says Alexis Kennedy on Cultist Simulator Fig's first funded game released sees 100% return on investment Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) Threats, fake names and philanthropy: The untold story of Jane Whittaker 'Savior': Politics, Game Development, Performance Art in an Evolving Cuba Growing Up, I Bonded With My Older Brothers Through Games Finally, an Apocalyptic Wasteland Where People Aren't Assholes to Each Other Pyre Developer Explains Why There's No 'Best' Ending A Substantial And Interesting Discussion Of Pyre, Feelings, Dogs, Mustaches, And God Five Key Areas of Discoverability for Indie Devs Hinterland: "There's something a little bit broken about our internet culture" 100GB Game Downloads Aren't the Problem, Predatory Data Caps Are How Hellblade's permadeath works isn't the point RELIGION AND PSYCHOSIS IN HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE The sensitive challenge of portraying psychosis in Hellblade “Gears of War Flexes for the World to See,” by Reid McCarter Comparing the cityscapes of The Witcher 3, Dark Souls and Bloodborne to medieval paintings Dissecting The Dream Daddy Discourse Designing the deceptively simple stick figure RPG West of Loathing Punishing difficulty conveys a personal story in The End is Nigh The uncertain future of games like Deus Ex and Dishonored GTA Online Updates Push Crime Into The Suburbs, Frustrating Residents Yahoo! Games' Demise Shows What the Death of Flash Could Feel Like The best PC concept art How American Game Companies Avoid Paying Income Tax Tacoma: Why The Little Details Matter Why Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Is More Important To Gaming Than You Think The Most Important Game of 2017 Hellblade: A Groundbreaking Take On Mental Illness - Reboot Episode 12 Prey - A Critique of the Mind Game CRYSIS Identity: A Franchise Retrospective What's Been Going On With Mafia 3's DLC? [Spoilers] Final Fantasy VII's Barret Is Solid Snake In Japanese, Mister T In English The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds' dungeon design | Boss Keys Marginal Mechanics and Red Herrings - Why So Weak? - Extra Credits History Respawned: Urban Empire Sony's Cancelled PlayStation 4 (PS4) Exclusive: Gnomageddon - Unseen64 Realistic Performances in Games Continuous World Generation in No Man's Sky The Flash Games Postmortem Rewarding Exploration in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Cuphead's Animation Process and Philosophy Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies Dannyodwyer's Surprise Twitch Appearance We made Elven Cider from Divine Divinity
The storytelling philosophies behind Oddworld, the rise and fall of Command & Conquer, X-COM creator crowdfunds his next game Phoenix Point, Chrono trilogy retrospective, Call of Duty WWII, G2A holds a live Q&A, the kids who translated FFV before Square and did a better job of it, Cliff Bleszinski on AAA development as an unsustainable model, Summer Games Done Quick schedule, Joe and Tons0fun preview Star Trek Bridge Crew, the history of Origin Systems and the creation of Wing Commander, the moments that make Planescape Torment a masterpiece, Night Trap 25th Anniversary for PS4 and Xbox One, Sega hints at another PC port, Timmy learns not to fix matches, the design of Dead Space, Red Dead Redemption GTAV mod shut down, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods) Summer Games Done Quick announces its full schedule Riot owners Tencent get exclusive Chinese rights to Rocket League and other hit games Steam games in China: Making the most of a lucrative opportunity Dawn of War 3 dev diary talks tactics ahead of this weekend's open beta 39 minutes of Dawn of War 3 Campaign Gameplay - Is the singleplayer any good? Dawn of War III - Fragments of War - PEGI Total War: WARHAMMER 2 – Into the Vortex AngryJoe Previews Star Trek Bridge Crew Hellblade's Director On Why Games Can Be More Than "Fun" Sylvio 2 grabs a camera for more spooking in autumn Activision Announces Call of Duty: WWII The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd Preview – The Wait Was Worth It ‘Roguevania’ Dead Cells comes to Steam Early Access on May 10 Shadow of War: Unlocking the Predator Skill Tree - IGN First Shadow of War: Meet Mordor's Fiery Drakes and Feral Beasts - IGN First Home Is Where the Horror Is In 'Little Nightmares' Friday the 13th: The Game Release Date Announcement Trailer Green Hill Zone's Looking Good In Sonic Forces Spike Chunsoft announces survival RPG Zanki Zero for PS4, PS Vita Collar X Malice launches this summer in the west A Wargaming Titan of the 90s Is Finally Making Its Return See the "Uncomfortable" New Game From the Makers of 'Prison Architect' Disgaea 5 Complete second character trailer 10 Minutes Of Story Gameplay - Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia - 'A Master Class in Strategy' Is Sega teasing a Vanquish port for PC? Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition announced for PS4, Xbox One Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite biffing into September Eight new characters confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Injustice 2 - Shattered Alliances Part 5 Injustice 2 - Official Catwoman Moveset and Breakdown Injustice 2 - Offiicial Poison Ivy Moveset and Breakdown Injustice 2 - Deadshot Moveset and Breakdown Injustice 2 - Brainiac Reveal Trailer Here’s a look at Code Vein, Bandai Namco’s new anime vampire action RPG Baobab’s Mausoleum is a JRPG inspired by Twin Peaks Beholder DLC Trailer [English] N++ Ultimate Edition update adds gobs more levels Steep Teaser - Winter Fest Pack (DLC) Six-Year-Old RPG Two Worlds II Continues In May In A Three Minute Clip, Capcom Explains Why It's Delaying The Not A Hero DLC Get 20 Free Heroes for 'Heroes of the Storm' Starting Next Week Overwatch’s D.Va is coming to Heroes of the Storm Sudden wins in Overwatch to be addressed in next patch: victory threshold raised to 33% Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan hints at upcoming subtitle support Rami Ismail at G2A Talk (Technically saying TB is solely responsible for it is extremely disingenuous as his information and sources were from years of blog posts, Polygon, Kotaku, PCGamer, devs, etc he can just make use of his large social media following for Gearbox to notice) G2A rep does live Q&A at Reboot conference, gets blasted by developers G2A rep roasted by developers during live Q&A Swery's new game will be "perverted, violent and crazy" Swery and Suda 23 year-old game studio grow faster than 100s of startups: they are CD Projekt Beloved World Of Warcraft YouTuber Dies At Age 26 We’ve been missing a big part of game industry’s digital revolution New Persona domain names have fans hoping for Persona 5 spinoffs Report: Vivendi's takeover of Ubisoft planned for this year Russian internet giant Mail.ru opens $100M games investment division Days Gone has driven Sony Bend to more than double in size SteamSpy estimate Bayonetta has sold 100k on PC - Sega say they’re “overwhelmed by support” Breath of the Wild goes 2D with free, retro-style fan game Modders Are Tweaking Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 In Clever Ways Modder Is Building New Vegas Inside of Fallout 4 Rockstar Rains Down on Red Dead Redemption’s GTAV PC Mod, Crushing Plenty of Dreams Esports News The Weekend In Esports: FIFA, The League Spring Finals, And More Team Coach And Manager Charged With Match Fixing In Overwatch Qualifier Former Counter-Strike Pro: Don't Fix Matches, Timmy Faker Keeps His Throne In Korean League Finals North American League Finals End In A Barnburner Tekken Player Survives With A Sliver Of Health Overwatch Pro's Racist Tirade Ends His Career Honorable Overwatch Pro Spares Apparently Lagging Opponent Esports Will Become A Medal Event At The 2022 Asian Games First All-Women's College to Offer Varsity Esports Program Crowdfunding News PHOENIX POINT Phoenix Point's Fig campaign promises new take on classic X-COM formula 'X-COM' Designer Julian Gollop Talks Spiritual Successor, 'Phoenix Point' Astrobase Command - 70's Space Station Builder & Crew Sim Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc) From Squadron to Wingleader How the Novigrad of ‘The Witcher 3’ Measures Up to the Original Fiction How Three Kids With No Experience Beat Square And Translated Final Fantasy V Into English The Monster at the End of Capitalism What makes Oddworld tick Guild Wars 2’s art style passes from father to son Battlefield 1 and how to treat war with respect in videogames Frustrated GTA Online Players Want Much Better Clothes For Women How Ghosts ’N Goblins helped video games find comedy in failure Composing video game music to build suspense, part 4: drones of dread 'Rogue One' Star Alan Tudyk on Playing 'Halo' with Nathan Fillion ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ Shows the Importance of Outsider Perspective The Virtual Life – The Unsettling Humanity Of Nina Freeman's Kimmy Meet the most honest man in EVE Online Highlighting History's First Female Game Designers A Day in the Life of Meathead, the Face of 'World of Tanks' Bleszinski: “AAA is a nearly unsustainable model” I Can't Stop Feeling Guilty For Dicking Around In Breath Of The Wild Duke Nukem’s Dystopian Fantasies Making Horizon Zero Dawn's Machines feel like living creatures How An Offbeat Video Game Got 100 Japanese Bands To Write Its Soundtrack An Interview With One of Those Hackers Screwing With Your 'Black Ops 2' Games Hacker Jailed Two Years For Making Software That Causes DDoS Attacks Persona 5 deserved better: a translator's take on a subpar script Persona 5: Phantoms of Translation Persona 5 review Style is the substance of Persona 5 How Persona 5's Story Goes Deeper Than You Think (No Spoilers) A Tale Of Casinos And SEO Juice (The Jimquisition) Classic Game Postmortem: Deus Ex The Real Stories of Peter Molyneux's Canceled Games B.C. and Milo & Kate (Unfiltered #18, Episode 3) The Two Moments That Make Planescape: Torment A Masterpiece The Design of Dead Space - Part 1 | Game Maker's Toolkit Nier Automata & How We Define Meaning in Video Games (SPOILERS) - [game array] The Signal From Tolva: The Best Game Ever Dark Souls 3 Critique: Class Balance Chrono Trigger / Cross / Break Retrospective | Chrono Trilogy | Chrono Break, What Happened? A Case for Cutscenes - Everything Old is New Again - Extra Credits The Rise and Fall of Command & Conquer P90. Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies Jeff Kaplan Responds to IGN's Overwatch Comments Mario Kart has invaded Target, and it’s stressing me out South Korean presidential candidate treats StarCraft fans to some free maps Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Understanding Why Scholars Hold Different Views on the Influences of Video Games on Public Health The Field of Dreams Approach: On Writing About Video Games
This week in the news; company contacts Kotaku to try to get them to sell Star Trek Online and Neverwinter for the tidy sum of $120, congresswoman who sponsored a bill against swatting gets swatted, SXSW voting starts, The Witcher 3 invites you to dance, The Beyond Good & Evil creator tells Tim Schafer a story about one of his developer and talks about the sequel, the president of Bungie steps down, Counterstrike player uses fake hacks to get 1000s of cheaters banned, new FFXV gameplay, Kojima talks about what he learned on his world tour, Cliff Bleszinski talks about the cost of FPS campaigns and his new game, Halo 5 airs on ESPN for X Games and not all athletes are happy about it, The Witness sells well despite pirating, Greg Kasavin talks about his move from critic to developer, a look at making games more accessible for people who have problems with their vision, Keiji Inafune looks back on five years of Comcept, a look at Graffiti and architecture in games, and more. Wii U Sales Surpass 12m as Nintendo Profits Climb FPS campaigns often cost "75% of the budget" and his Halo 5 Airing on ESPN Helps "Legitimize" Competitive Gaming, 343 Boss Says ESPN airing the competition might help to legitimize it in the eyes of non gamers but not all athletes are happy about it. Because it's only worth congratulatory trinkets if your risk of injury is more blatantly obvious. $250,000 NBA 2K16 Competitive Tournament Announced 2K sports announces a tournament with a prize pool of $250,000 for the Xbox One and PS4. In Other Articles I Enjoyed This Week Fallout 4 funnels you into violence, The Witcher 3 invites you to dance Not only is the article a great look at The Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 but, a lot of the comments are also great. Polygon impresses me as being one of the only outlets where actual conversations and intelligent posts can happen in their comment section, obviously it isn't always true but far more often than other sites where I don't even understand why they continue to allow comments (Gamespot). Guest Column: Lifers, Vol 1. In the first of Giant Bomb's new Guest Column feature Greg Kasavin talks about his move from critic (formerly Gamespot) to developer (Bastion and Transistor). Keiji Inafune looks back on five years of Comcept Encumbrance: Gaming's Weight Problem - The Point Danny O'Dwyer talks about encumbrance in gaming on his series The Point. RECAPTURING THE ANONYMOUS RIVALRY OF ARCADES WITH ‘DARIUSBURST CS’ Good Job With The Graffiti, The Division How To Talk About Games (If You're Blind) Here Comes Another Horror Game Contender For the P.T. Throne The Kickstarter can be found here. A thread about this was created here Brutalist Architecture in Games