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  1. The oral history of EVO, three new Telltale games announced, how art funding helps the game industry, John Romero reveals who the original Doom Guy was, how games can better accommodate disabled players and what Xbox is doing to improve things, why Raiden was the best thing for Metal Gear, Raycevick's story and gameplay analysis of Spec Ops The Line, Waypoint spends the week looking at how gaming intersects with prison and prison culture, Twitch's charity numbers, Unseen64 looks at two cancelled Bioware games, Uncharted The Lost Legacy gameplay, the image problem of Unity, sacrifices Gigantic’s team made to save it from development hell, how developers deal with bugs, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC, game updates, company and developer news, country news, mods) Telltale Games: Summer 2017 Update COMIC-CON 2017: TELLTALE'S THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 4 IS FINAL SEASON, COMING IN 2018 COMIC-CON 2017: TELLTALE'S BATMAN SEASON 2: THE ENEMY WITHIN ANNOUNCED, EPISODE 1 RELEASE DATE COMIC-CON 2017: THE WOLF AMONG US SEASON 2 ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 Absolver's weapon disarming mechanics and Tension Shard-powered attacks look neat Destiny 2 open world activities detailed Destiny 2: Exploring the New Survival PVP Mode and Altar of Flame - IGN First Destiny 2: 7 Minutes of Survival Gameplay on Altar of Flame - IGN First The ‘Destiny 2’ Beta Is Fun, But Doesn’t Answer Some Big Questions Six perspectives on the Destiny 2 beta First man on the moon: hands-on with Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Star Citizen shows off derelict ships and in-game economy in new videos 5 Hours With The New Layton: Great Writing, Weak Puzzles The Mysterious Fighting Game (Title Still Undecided) STAFF PLAY Killing Floor 2 coming to Xbox One on August 29 New .hack//G.U. Last Recode trailer attempts to answer the question of what the G.U. stands for Steve Gaynor – Tacoma XCOM 2: War of the Chosen - Inside Look: The Hunter Abandon Ship teases horrid sea monsters and doomsday cults A new Observer trailer reveals Rutger Hauer as a Blade Runner-like 'neural detective' Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom E3 2017 gameplay walkthrough Here's Our First Look At Call Of Duty: WWII's Zombie Mode More of the Same Is Rarely So Fun Looking as ‘Yakuza Kiwami’ Frank West, Haggar, Nemesis, and Spider-Man confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Official Shadow of War Shelob Reveal Trailer Steven Universe: Save the Light SDCC 2017 trailer Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition launches September 12 Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice reveals Photo Mode 13 Minutes of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Gameplay 'Uncharted': Latest Game Balances on the Precipice of Evolution and Disaster Total War: WARHAMMER - Norsca Gameplay First Glance Deep Silver have made an Agents of Mayhem sex tape before the game is even out The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel coming to PC next week Pyre sizzles in new trailer ahead of next week’s launch Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time adds Amanda, Constanze, and Jasminka; teaser trailer, gameplay Gundam Versus open beta, pre-order bonuses announced for the Americas The Evil Within 2 - 'Survive' Gameplay Trailer See a world built from 'physically simulated' pixels in Noita's lovely debut trailer THQ Nordic to show new games at Gamescom - one a sequel to a well-known horror Planetoid Pioneers gets a simpler, cheaper edition Immortal Planet is an action-RPG 'Souls-like' from the creator of Ronin TimeSplitters Rewind devs are "in talks with CryTek" to try and keep it going in CryEngine Terry Crews's Crackdown 3 character revealed in new video Watch a new Rogue Trooper Redux trailer compare the old graphics with the new A new Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr trailer showcases major 'alpha 2.0' update Song of Memories coming west for PS4 this fall, Switch and PC ports in development Hollow Knight's 'Hidden Dreams' update will release on August 3 DOOM is free this weekend and all its multiplayer DLC is free forever A Cryptic ARG Suggests a Big 'No Man's Sky' Expansion is Near Injustice 2 - Official Starfire Gameplay Trailer The 12 months of free Dying Light DLC will come in the form of 10 new DLC packs Crash Bandicoot Remaster Trilogy Gets Long Lost Level As DLC Starpoint Gemini Warlords: Titans Return teaser shows the massive ships arriving next month Ghost Recon Wildlands 'Ghost War' PvP mode beta test to begin later this summer Garrosh Hellscream is coming to Heroes of the Storm Overwatch could be getting new weapons or weapon skins Overwatch’s Roadhog will soon take 50% less damage while healing Day of Infamy adds two free maps, including Dunkirk PUBG next monthly update pushed to August 3, in-game skin system not due till launch Queen Amanitore leads Nubia into Civilization 6 and she's going to build everything Rainbow Six Siege alpha packs impress community in first week Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath is coming in August 'Paid mods [are] a way for us to get more free art content to players,' says Ark dev on future of sponsored scheme Valve Shutters ‘Dota 2’ Secret Shop Amid Flood of Complaints Private Warcraft server restoring original Burning Crusade shut down hours after going online 2017 Charity Update: Twitch community gives back at record pace! Blizzard composer Russell Brower has been laid off ShareGamingHub wants to be the YouTube of videogame photography Game Developers Conference welcomes new GM Katie Stern! The Romeros: “We have at least 20 to 30 more years of making games” Making games under threat of nuclear war Overwatch Devs Explain Why Terry Crews Isn't Doomfist's Voice (And Other Inside Stories) Banned PUBG streamer DrDisRespect creates a new account and taunts devs Battlegrounds Bans Playerunknown's Battlegrounds player banned for team-killing a team-killer Streamer banned from Twitch during last year’s CSGO gambling controversy wants a fight Smash Bros. Fan Game Takes The Characters Back To Their 8-Bit And 16-Bit Roots Esports News The Oral History of EVO: The Story of the World's Largest Fighting Game Tournament The Weekend In Esports: DreamHack Atlanta, Counter-Strike Finals In Poland, And More Riot Games Extends NA LCS Franchise Deadline, Investors Reportedly Under “Extreme Pressure” Alibaba Turns to Local Organizers for WESG, Following $22 Million Costs for Last Event VS Gaming Hosts South Africa’s Richest FIFA Event Yet, with $115,000 Prize Pool DSPORT to Broadcast CS:GO Matches from the ESL India Premiership ESL lifts lifetime ban against Counter-Strike: Global Offense match fixers Knife In Overtime Steals The Show At Counter-Strike Major Counter-Strike Team Caps Off Dominant Run With First-Ever Majors Win Finland Out-Dances Russia, Great Britain At In The Groove World Cup League of Legends' World Champions Suddenly Can't Stop Losing Last Year's CS:GO World Champions Still Haven't Been Paid Their Prize Money Pro Smash Bros. Melee Fox Player Is Merciless The New 'Rocket League' Champs Fight to Stay on Top of a Changing Game 'Rocket League' Pros Lose Championship After Scoring on Themselves Dreamhack Atlanta Showed H1Z1 Could Be an E-Sport for the Masses INTERVIEW: Ralf Reichert, CEO of Turtle Entertainment – “We Want ESL Content to be on Every Screen in the World” What Prevents Esports From Taking Off In Japan The traditional sports world is taking eSports into the mainstream Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) BOUNTY BATTLE The Lighthouse The Lighthouse is neat-looking crowdfunded horror thriller, alpha demo out now Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) John Romero finally reveals who the original Doom Guy really is The Multiplayer Mode of ‘DOOM’ Almost Never Happened At Play in the Carceral State: A Letter from the Editor Inside the Gaming Library at Gitmo, America's Controversial Military Prison Why the man who oversaw Tomb Raider turned his back on games How Yacht Club Games made Shovel Knight a success How Games Can Better Accommodate Disabled Players Castlevania's long battle with tone Raiden Was The Best Thing To Happen To Metal Gear Blade Runner Inspired Two Very Different Video Games Stories of Resistance Need to Stop Dehumanizing Everyone Who Isn't the Hero A Body, Divided | Pathologic The sacrifice Gigantic’s team made to save it from development hell Arms at length: The big Nintendo interview OPENED WORLD: A LIVING OUT OF DYING Fueling the 'Pyre' with Supergiant Games' Greg Kasavin Yoko Taro, Yosuke Saito, Takahisa Taura & others discuss the future of NieR with Famitsu Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver - the genesis of today's open world tech? Everyone has an opinion on “booth babes” — but here’s what they actually have to say about the job Arkane Studios: "Lots of people have done elves and dwarves. F*** that" Phil Harrison sees a "golden age" for games - and it's still to come How death can breathe life into video games How developers really deal with bugs Protect your Steam Keys Unity Has An Image Problem (The Jimquisition) Unity Ludonarrative Dissonance Arts Funding - Helping Games that Help Us - Extra Credits Spec Ops The Line... 5 Years Later Jade Empire 2 + Revolver: Cancelled Bioware RPGs | Unseen64 Ft. ItsaDogandGame The Lost Episodes of Half-Life 2 Game Boy Advance (GBA) - Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Dazz Making a powerful punch sound from scratch Shigeru Miyamoto's 1999 GDC Keynote Friendship, Curiosity & Challenge: Focusing Your Career as an Indie Dev An Approach to Holistic Level Design (Opportunity) Cost Effective Marketing & PR for Indies Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies A streamer with 100 followers now has the most watched Twitch clip of all time
  2. Steam to add sales tax to at least 10 different countries, Noclip rediscovering mystery, Stop Skeletons From Fighting looks at the history of Keiji Inafune, developers discuss the Switch, Maker Studios drops more than 55,000 Youtubers, previews of Mass Effect Andromeda, DICE 2017 Awards, the future of Final Fantasy XV, Shadow of Mordor 2 revealed, Ashly Burch interviewed about Horizon Zero Dawn, Twitch to sell games, rise of Rainbow Six Siege, Steven Lumpkin and Liz England livetweet GDC talks, the morality of Shadow of the Colossus, GameStop changes Circle of Life program, how Vagrant Story changed game localization, the Dead Space 3 the developers wanted to make, Xbox Game Pass, why Stellaris’ New Horizons mod is the best Star Trek game, interviewing John Romero about classic game making tools, Gaming Historian looks at the Panasonic Q, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods) Overwatch takes the title of Game of the Year at the 2017 DICE Awards THE CRITICAL DISTANCE AWARDS 2017 Watch Nina Freeman & Tim Schafer host the IGF & GDC Awards next week! Steam Prices May Increase in Australia And New Zealand Due To New Tax Jurisdictions Valve is helping developers make their games sound more realistic Microsoft Unveils $10 Monthly Gaming Subscription Service For Xbox One What the game industry thinks of Nintendo’s Switch Nintendo Switch Will Not Have Virtual Console At Launch Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons seem to be having issues on pre-release hardware A complete history of Nintendo console launches Not All Switch Games Will Support TV Mode Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con wrist straps have an annoying issue, but you can fix it Nintendo Switch Is Getting A Ton Of Cool Indie Games Wargroove will give Nintendo Switch owners their Advance Wars fix Runner3 coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch Shakedown Hawaii is coming to Nintendo Switch first STEAMWORLD DIG 2 WILL BE MUCH, MUCH MORE OF THE SAME The new Blaster Master looks very good Strategy sim Kingdoms will get local co-op play with Two Crowns DLC Why It Took Subset Games So Long to Make a Game After 'FTL' Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Backer Update 16 - Ships Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Interview Pillars of Eternity 2 is the biggest crowdfunding success since 2015 MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA | Characters | Official Gameplay Series - Part 2 Mass Effect: Andromeda hands-on: bigger, flashier, and very familiar Five Things We Loved About Our Hands-On Time With BioWare's Space Epic Mass Effect: Andromeda has no level cap, allows you to completely respec Ryder You can choose Shepard's - yes, Shepard's - gender in Mass Effect: Andromeda Mass Effect: Andromeda will star Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer How Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Characters Deal With Science, God (And Why That’s So Exciting) Mass Effect: Andromeda lead designer Ian Frazier on 'fulfilling the promise of Mass Effect 1' How Bioware's replacement for Paragon/Renegade affects your Mass Effect: Andromeda character Mass Effect: Andromeda producer walks back 'softcore space porn' remark Mass Effect: Andromeda to get day one patch, may not be ready for Origin Access launch 17 Minutes of Mass Effect Andromeda: Peebee's Loyalty Mission Gameplay (4K 60fps) - IGN First Where the Water Tastes Like Wine writer lineup revealed ‘Breath of the Wild’ Is Shaping Up To Be a Beautiful Zelda Adventure Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild Gets Pirated Days Before Launch, Causing Major Leaks Target Leaks Shadow of Mordor Sequel, Shadow of War In Genesis Noir, Earth is shrapnel aimed at a god’s heart New Avatar game coming from The Division studio 80 Days developers Inkle announce Heaven’s Vault, an open-world adventure game Arktika.1 is a bit like Time Crisis in VR Video available on article, couldn't find one to add directly to this post. Tokyo 42 trailer showcases fast and frantic Cop Drop minigame Check Out This Delightful 'Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap' Remake Old Time Hockey brings blood to the ice next month Graveyard Keeper is a blend of fantasy and capitalism that looks like Stardew Cemetery Spike Chunsoft launches ‘Pro Wrestling’ teaser website Rumor: Shenmue I and II HD remasters due out in 2017 Rebellion Is Remastering Rogue Trooper Stardew Valley is coming to the Switch, multiplayer mode to debut on console Distraint 2 bringing more businessman horror this year Towerfall developer’s next game, Celeste, heading to the Nintendo Switch Stranger of Sword City Revisited second English trailer Mads Mikkelsen had no idea what Death Stranding was about after Kojima described it Epic Games unveils new cross-platform mobile, PC game Battle Breakers Epic Games’ new worldwide creative director discusses company’s upcoming six titles XC’mon: Xenonauts 2 releasing free dev builds Twirlbound announce Pine, a whimsical action adventure about human survival Beat zombies to death with their own limbs in Killing Floor's VR spinoff Beartopia trailer will make your Tuesday a little cuter Yooka-Laylee plays like a 3D platformer born in the N64 era How Yooka-Laylee Aims To Revive The Platforming Genre The followup to Layers of Fear casts you as a mind-invading supercop Troll and I trailer showcases asymmetrical gameplay in the Scandanavian countryside The Last Night GDC 2017: Brass Tactics Combines Real-Time Strategy With Oculus Touch Halo games 'will always have split screen going forward,' says 343 Industries founder Nier: Automata PC release date may have been leaked by a new trailer The Turok 2 Remaster Hits PC Soon, Watch New Trailer Now 'Ghost Recon Wildlands' Draws from the Real-Life Cartel War Genesis Alpha One is an ambitious sci-fi survival game with base-building and crew cloning Gunpoint meets Mavis Beacon in Rogue Process Uurnog is a musical platformer from Knytt creator Dead Rising 4 shuffles onto Steam in March Ooblets, the Stardew Valley meets Pokemon mash-up, gets a Double Fine publishing deal Dragon Quest Heroes 2 is coming to Steam in April Resident Evil 7’s next DLC stars Chris Redfield 'Hearthstone' Lead Producer on 'Journey to Un'goro' and Competitive Changes Total War: WARHAMMER - Bretonnia - Campaign Let's Play Total War: WARHAMMER - Bretonnia - Battle Let's Play - Sword Of Couronne Rally Point - Laying Down the Lore: Bretonnia Total War: WARHAMMER - Introducing... The Green Knight Total Warhammer DLC ended with Bretonnia as devs switch to sequel Stellaris: Utopia expansion blasting off on April 6th Cities: Skylines - "Mass Transit" Announcement Trailer The future of Final Fantasy 15 CKII’s Monks & Mystics (& Satanists) arrive in March Battlefield 1 expansions’ first details revealed: Russia, Belgium and more Shovel Knight rethinks gender in retro games with Body Swap Mode Deus Ex: Criminal Past DLC sends Jensen to jail New Ark patch adds electric eels, force fields, and tree-climbing lions Ark: Survival Evolved Devs Offering $4,000 A Month To Some Modders Hi-Rez responds to Paladins complaints, lowers Essence costs and increases rewards 'Overwatch' Boss Explains That Inclusivity and Hope are its Secret Sauce New Overwatch hero under construction in latest teaser Overwatch update: Roadhog hook nerf, Bastion changes, and custom game browser are live Marvel Games declares war on homogeneity Marvel Games Won't Be Tied to MCU, Which Is the Best Decision They Could Make Irrational is now called Ghost Story Games Twitch Plans to Sell Games, a Natural Next Step to Keep Growing its Community Focused Ecosystem Banned from traveling to the US, one developer will still get his game shown at GDC Report: Disney’s Maker Studios cutting support for more than 55,000 YouTubers Sources: GameStop Changes Controversial Circle of Life Program Zenimax files to halt sales of Oculus tech containing stolen code Peter Moore is leaving Electronic Arts to become the CEO of Liverpool FC Obituary: Alan Stone, Nintendo of America cofounder, onetime Sega Enterprises CEO IO Interactive studio head leaves Hitman dev after seven years Stellaris’ New Horizons mod is the best Star Trek game The 'Witcher 3' Modder Who Gave Geralt a 'Shredded Steel Body' Esports News The Weekend In Esports: Upsets Rock StarLadder While Mexico Hosts Halo 5 Qualifiers Surprise Marine Flank Secures Win In Global StarCraft II League Quarterfinals Team Liquid Likely Secures Kiev Major Invite With StarLadder Victory Nobody Expected A Shiny Hunter To Beat Pokémon Champs At Weekend's Big Tournament Dota 2 Team Accused Of Peeking At Match Stream, Which May Or May Not Be Cheating Unknown Kirby Player Upsets Top Smash 4 Pro At Frostbite 2017 Overwatch Pros Sniped Off A Ledge After Ambush Goes Wrong Dota 2 Pro's Best Just Isn't Good Enough Get ready for the new, streamlined Capcom Pro Tour Meet The Woman Raising Japan’s Next Generation Of Street Fighter Champions Echo Fox Will Be Featured in Five Part Docuseries Ending in a $300k H1Z1 Tournament Broadcast on The CW TV Network The Average Age of Esports Viewers is Higher than You May Think, says GameScape from Interpret, LLC Esports Audience and Revenue Set to Continue Rising, According to SuperData Crowdfunding News Narita Boy -The retro futuristic pixel game Narita Boy invokes the retro art of Superbrothers Heartbound [Interview] Pirate Software Talks about Heartbound's Journey of Emotion SOLSTICE CHRONICLES: MIA Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc) The Video Game Industry Is Afraid of Unions The CRPG Book Project Sharing the History of Computer Role-Playing Games I shared the history of CRPG preview Felipe is working on before, probably about a year ago, it's a great look at a very large number of classic and obscure RPGs and I linked to it above. I assume when it comes to PCgamer he is talking about the The Ultimate RPG Handbook. WHY EVER STOP PLAYING VIDEO GAMES Dying to stream. Importance of Stories Video game and tabletop designer/writer on staying in the industry because, "stories are one of the most important things we do as a society." Flashback: How Nintendo Perfected the 'Zelda' Formula With 'A Link to the Past' State of Play: How 'Rainbow Six Siege' Became Such a Big Deal Here's Why City 17 and Dunwall Feel Like Real Cities New Non-Profit Has Plans To Save Gaming's Past "Make it Biblical:" How Vagrant Story Changed Game Localization One Player's Three-Year Quest To Beat Every NES Game Is About To End Broadway Actors Love 'Rocket League,' 'Ori And The Blind Forest,' Escapism Tales of Berseria Is A Brilliant, Dark Departure For The Series An Abridged History of Sega’s Awesome Arcade Racers Classic Tools Retrospective: John Romero talks about creating TEd, the tile editor that shipped over 30 games Five Years of Grand Dynasties and Sneaky Coups In 'Crusader Kings II' Everything's on fire and nobody knows what to do A Thousand Tiny Details: Emergent Storytelling in Slime Rancher The Internal Design Process: Maintaining Good Conflict Building Non-Linear Narratives in Horizon: Zero Dawn Procedural Narrative Generation Steven Lumpkin shares GDC talks. Unpopular Opinion: All Narrative Is Linear Narrative Innovation Showcase PCG Shotgun: 6 Techniques for Leveraging AI in Content Generation Liz England shares GDC talks. A Game Developer's Digital Fight Against Fascism The Witcher 3's animators created 7,000 new animations in one year for the DLC Text adventures are back from the dead Road to the IGF: ConcernedApe's Stardew Valley Road to the IGF: Love Conquers All Games' Ladykiller in a Bind Thoughts on Assassin’s Creed: Liberation Talking To The Composer Behind Night In The Woods The Bleak Lessons of 'Heavy Rain' But mostly it was really funny Identity Crisis - Playing a mixed heritage character in a modern day video game The Transformative Violence of Yakuza 0 'We Know the Devil' Taught Me to Be Proud How fantastical Atari box art taught the world what makes video games special How Devs and Fans Are Making It Easier Than Ever to Get Into Fighting Games 'Owlboy' Took 10 Years to Make, But What Happened Next? I put my car into space sandbox Planetoid Pioneers so I could drive it on the moon The GameCube Is Genderfluid Catherine is unflinching, messy and uplifting — just like real life Guest Column: Why Are We So Nostalgic About Games? The George Ziets Interview Part 1: Writing For Video Games, The Writer's Job Why 'Mad Max: Black & Chrome' is 'Metal Gear' Creator Hideo Kojima's Latest Crush Suda51 on The Silver Case and his Return to Subdued Visual Novels Horizon Zero Dawn's Ashly Burch Wants to Be Dogg The Bounty Hunter Next Be Sure to Find Some Quiet Time in ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ The Secret of Mario's Jump (and other Versatile Verbs) | Game Maker's Toolkit The Morality of Shadow of the Colossus Hyper Light Drifter: The Best Game Ever How For Honor Incentivises Nobility (Review/Analysis) - Writing on Games The Dead Space 3 the developers wanted to make - Here's A Thing Panasonic Q (GameCube / DVD Player) - Gaming Historian VA-11 Hall-A is Not About Bartending, it's About Your Life | Field Notes For Play Non-Professional Game Dev - The Joy of Making - Extra Credits [SSFF] Past Mortem: How The Mighty Have Fallen, Inafune Explained Nioh - Commanding Attention The Benefits and Detriments of Wish Fulfillment - Video Games Rediscovering Mystery - Noclip Documentary Trailer Rediscovering Mystery - Noclip Documentary (feat. Jonathan Blow / Derek Yu / Jim Crawford) Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games 2K Commentary How To Throw Your Video Game Controller Things I Missed From Previous Weeks What It Takes To Run A Fighting Game Tournament
  3. Richard Garriott interviewed about his book, working with EA, current game, and getting older and making changes. RE7 producer and director talk about making the game feel more realistic and scarier, new Bioware game, Pillars of Eternity 2 crowdfunding campaign, effects of cutting art funding and travel bans on the industry, final moments of Asheron's Call, Ni No Kuni 2 coming to PC, interviews with Geralt's voice actor Doug Cockle, hbomberguy talks about why Mario Odyssey is uncanny, footage from the first E3, Noah Caldwell-Gervais dissects the Dishonored games, Noclip profiles John Romero, future of Deus Ex in question, why Sega games focused on environmentalism, That One Gamer interviews Miyamoto and Aonuma, Yakuza 0's localization and being a postcard from 80s Japan, Writing On Games analyzes every episode of Hitman 2016, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods) QuakeCon 2017 dates announced, new venue confirmed GDC travel plans snared by anti-Muslim immigration order Shahid Ahmad is one of the biggest reasons why Sony had so many games from Indie developers and started to develop good relationships with them as a publisher. How closing borders kills understanding, and censors art Microsoft explains how Windows 10 Game Mode will improve performance in UWP and Win32 games Windows 10 Game Mode goes live in latest Insider build Ni No Kuni 2 is looking just as sweet as the original Star Wars Battlefront sequel will release this year with a campaign mode Breath of The Wild is Beatable in 15 minutes! Interview with Miyamoto & Aonuma Eldar domination: hands-on with Dawn of War 3's space elves Loot Rascals, the deck-building hexplorer with a Glaswegian genie, release date set Seven: The Days Long Gone teases isometric stealth in latest trailer Stealth, silencers and drug syndicates in Ghost Recon Wildlands Hand-drawn puzzler Gorogoa has a new trailer, and a 2017 release date The ineffable loveliness of Gorogoa Horizon Zero Dawn hands-on Dauntless is the PC Monster Hunter game we've all been waiting for AJ's Torment Tides of Numenera Preview 'Torment: Tides of Numenera' Has More Words Than the Bible Torment: Tides of Numenera dev issues apology for missed stretch goals BioWare’s next new series launches by March 2018 Ace Combat 7 now coming to PC and Xbox One as well as PS4 Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age gets a launch date MASS EFFECT™: ANDROMEDA – Official Cinematic Trailer #2 Meet the Mass Effect: Andromeda Pathfinder team in a new briefing video A Small Detail You Might Have Missed About Mass Effect: Andromeda's New Trailer Does our dad die in Mass Effect: Andromeda? Mass Effect: Andromeda -- No Crossplay, PC Version Has Uncapped Frame Rate The characters of Mass Effect: Andromeda - who you can batter, befriend and boink Injustice 2 - Robin Gameplay Trailer New Need for Speed game coming soon Double Dragon IV is a retro sequel releasing next week Sniper Elite 4’s 101 trailer shows there’s more to the game than just nut shots NBA Live pushed back to fall 2017, new UFC game on the way “There is a very high possibility” of a NieR remaster if Automata “sells like hotcakes” Romero family’s Gunman Taco Truck out, designed by 9-year-old The Nilfgaard faction shows Gwent has a life after The Witcher 3 Fire Emblem Heroes: hands-on with Nintendo’s next mobile game Mobius Final Fantasy announced for PC with FF7 remake tie-in Conan Exiles drops cinematic trailer and sets price ahead of launch next week New Conan Game Sure Has Dicks In It Former Grand Theft Auto producer Leslie Benzies has a new project called Everywhere ‘Everywhere’ is ‘very different from GTA,’ but still about freedom The Surge CGI trailer features an ominous sci-fi corporation, and a release date Avengers Project announced, start of a new Marvel series from the Deus Ex and Tomb Raider devs Sources: Eidos Working On Guardians of the Galaxy Game, Future of Deus Ex Murky Commander creator and multicrew land in the Elite: Dangerous 2.3 beta on February 26 Blizzard Says Overwatch Skins Accidentally Made Mei Look Thinner Blizzard is working on changes for Overwatch's Bastion D.Va's Defense Matrix to get a small buff in next Overwatch patch Overwatch now has more than 25 million players Total War: Arena dev diary offers peek at rework Stardock releases Galactic Civilizations 3 2.0 update Ark's Tek Tier update adds laser-equipped dinosaurs and power armor next week Eight burning questions about Ark's growable beards, answered Stellaris Dev Diary #58: Habitats Hitman's "Professional" difficulty level promises new challenges and rewards Hitman's Landslide bonus mission out next week, 19th elusive target revealed Endless Space 2 welcomes the Horatio in second major update March update for Titanfall 2 includes Colony map, new weapon, Pilot execution, more Call of Duty’s latest trailer shows off Infinite Warfare’s four new maps Enter the Gungeon welcomes new weapons, enemies and 200 levels in free update Rainbow Six Siege's Next Character Revealed Play Rainbow Six Siege for free this weekend Battlefield 1 is getting a Community Test Environment Final Fantasy 15’s first DLC episode launches in March Gears of War 4 gets permanent cross-platform play The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is coming in June Sunless Sea’s Pirate-Poet, Cladery Heir free to all players Dead Rising 4 is getting new two new difficulty modes and a timed demo Thousands of People Get Banned From Pokémon Sun and Moon For Cheating Mad Catz in danger of being dropped from the New York Stock Exchange Oculus VR case goes to jury with a $4B request Digital Card Games Will Yield $1.4 Billion in Revenue This Year, per SuperData Hideo Kojima shows off his fancy new studio As ‘Muslim ban’ rattles nation, game developers take action Here's what the big businesses of video games have to say about Trump's immigration ban Developer Admits He 'Deserved' To Have Game Removed From Steam After Fake Reviews Shadow Warrior 2 pricing error briefly drops it to $4 Namco's Founder Has Died At Age 91 Game Developers Mourn Sudden Passing Of Ex-Harmonix Dev Roger Hanna Morash Good but not good enough: shares in Capcom fall despite Resident Evil 7 selling 2.5 million Some Persona 5 Fans Are Annoying Local Tokyo Residents The Death Star becomes a roller coaster in this amazing Planet Coaster mod Civilization 6 mod tools and Steam Workshop support are still in the works The best mods to use with The Long War 2 The best Civilization 6 mods Resident Evil 4 HD Project’s Castle chapter due March Total War's latest Game of Thrones mod looks fantastic Esports News The Weekend In Esports: The ELEAGUE Major 2017 Hunts For A Champion Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Already Having a Serious Impact on the Esports Industry What does the start of the spring split tell us about the state of NA League of Legends? Canal+ Will Stream the Parisian Finals of the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Series A 16-Year-Old Smash Bros. Player Is Beating The Biggest Pros On The Scene Top Smash Players Want Duck Hunt's Stage Banned The Vote Over Evo 2017's Ninth Fighting Game Is Reopening Old Wounds The Fight for eSports Recognition, Respect, and Money at the University of Washington Massachusetts Gaming Commission Takes Aim at Esports, State Online Gambling Legalization Could be on the Horizon The case for taunts: feeding the fighting game community's love of drama Rocket League Esports Community Raises $3500 in Second Charity Fundraiser Crowdfunding News PILLARS OF ETERNITY II: DEADFIRE Obsidian Announces Pillars Of Eternity II Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Backer Update 1 - Thank You! SOLO Sunless Skies Kickstarter Begins Tomorrow! Banner Saga 3 Kickstarter funded in less than a week, playable Dredge now a stretch goal Apocalypse Now - the Game Francis Ford Coppola Announces Apocalypse Now Video Game Southern Monsters Promising monster-hunting IF game Southern Monsters now on Kickstarter LITTLE BUG Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc) Richard Garriott: the man, the myth, the mischief How the Rise of Narrative Design is Revolutionizing the Craft of Video Game Storytelling What It's Like To Be An Iranian Game Creator in Trump's America Interview: Localizing Yakuza with Scott Strichart Family Matters: How Humans Became the Real Horrors of ‘Resident Evil 7’ Everyone In Resident Evil 7 Has Amazing Teeth Appreciating the Funny Side of ‘Resident Evil 7’ Resident Evil 7's New DLC Has One Of The Series' Best Puzzles SAG-AFTRA president: Voice actor strike entering 'crucial phase' Discussing the SAG-AFTRA Strikes with Geralt of Rivia The voice behind The Witcher As 'Asheron's Call' Nears Death, One Designer Looks Back The Final Moments Of Asheron's Call Cutting Arts Funding Will Imperil Video Game Projects 'Yakuza 0' is A Postcard from Another Time We asked developers how they would fix Early Access A closer look at the League of Legends map that didn't make it VHS, Resident Evil, and the Found Footage Tradition ‘Ladykiller in a Bind’ Gets That Sex Shouldn’t Be a ‘Win State’ SONIC MEDITATION HOW SOUND DESIGN IN INSIDE CREATES A MINDFUL EXPERIENCE Meet the People Keeping the Original Xbox Online Road to the IGF: David O'Reilly's Everything Road to the IGF: Titouan Millet's Mu Cartographer Road to the IGF: Clever Endeavour Games' Ultimate Chicken Horse Road to the IGF: Jumpsuit Entertainment's She Remembered Caterpillars Road to the IGF: Variable State's Virginia Exploring real-life protests in Riot: Civil Unrest The Undeniable Beauty of Low-Fi Gaming Your Worthless Old Sports Games Could Be Priceless Time Capsules Research Resource: Gallery of 16,000+ RPG screenshots. A Deeper Conversation About Class and Inequality in 'Gravity Rush 2' Most Inspiring Game Animation Tech Talks of 2016 ‘Punch Club 3DS’ is My Favorite New Training Buddy SOMA's designer on the Exorcist of video games and the future of horror A Normal Lost Phone Tries To Explore Trans Identity And Falls Short Review scores Becoming A Headline Why ‘SWAT 4’ Remains a Shooter That Compellingly Plays Against Type Overwatch’s gamer girl hero inspires a feminist movement Welcome to The Zero: the making of Kentucky Route Zero's open road The forgotten joys of turtling in strategy games Exploring The Quiet Downfall of a Nation in 'Kingdom: New Lands' One-Armed Overwatch Player Is A Hell Of A Pharah Main The Radical Environmentalism of the Sega Genesis Even the Blankest Slates Don’t Stay That Way It’s a Glorious Time for Japanese Video Games Analysing Every Episode of Hitman's First Season - Writing on Games Why Is New Donk City Uncanny? - SERIOUS LORE ANALYSIS Dissecting Dishonored [Spoilers] ‘Morrowind’ is the Best Bethesda Game John Romero's Irish Adventure - Noclip Profiles Bow & Arrow. Global Game Jam 2017: Keynote Address - Extra Credits Video Games and Gambling - When Does a Game Cross the Line? - Extra Credits An Appreciation Of Pixel Art, Gaming's Most Beautiful Style Did Moon Logic Kill Adventure Games? Finding the Fun in FPS Campaigns | Game Maker's Toolkit Playing the Scripted Set Piece Footage From The First-Ever E3 Is A Real Trip Resident Evil 7 Bravely Defaulted (The Jimquisition) Players Are Already Fearlessly Speedrunning Resident Evil 7 The Fallout Sex Formula - Here's A Thing Video: Examining the health risks of game dev (beyond carpal tunnel) Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games This diary of a low-level orc brings the joy back into WoW's early zones Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Building Peace with Programming
  4. This week in the news; Nintendo announces NX release with tweet and financial report, lots of Warhammer, researcher wins grant to create a theory of games, No Man's Sky was almost cancelled, Call of Duty 4 Remaster announced with poop tweet, how Jim Sterling gets around Nintendo monetizing his videos, the history of ragdoll physics, Australian parliament report calls for renewed game industry funding, how games are helping veterans recover from injury, Maddy Myers gives her thoughts on the Street Fighter modding community, the rise of Dark Souls, Long War team to create five more mods for XCOM 2, Chinese developer talks about difficulty of development in China while discussing his game about a possibly never ending train ride, how a Mario Maker rivalry lead to getting punched in the balls, and more. Nintendo Announces NX Launch Date With a Tweet and a Financial Report NX won't be sold at a loss Nintendo's president gets grilled on its mobile business, NX plans Call Of Duty 4 Remastered Apparently Confirmed With Poop Emoji I kind of like this new companies not giving a fuck style marketing, also a little strange that they found a tweet that was over two years old to reply to, so they must have came up with the idea to do this and then actively searched for the best tweet to respond to. Researcher Espen Aarseth wins $2.3M grant to create a theory of games Australian Parliament report calls for renewed game industry funding Calling the SWAT team on your neighbor could soon carry a 20-year prison sentence Would be good to see harsher penalties for that. Not sure why people writing about this keep referring to it as a prank when people clearly do it to cause fear or to endanger the lives of people to get them to stop doing something, terrorism or reckless endangerment (in addition to the whole false police report thing) depending on who it is aimed at would probably be a more accurate description. Game Critic Uses Brilliant Workaround For YouTube's Copyright Bullshit The Legend of Zelda will release in 2017 for NX, Wii U New DOOM Includes Awesome Secret For Old School Fans That's cool, kind of like what the two new Wolfenstein games do. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided teases Adam Jensen's cyberpunk adventure in new trailer Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Release Date, Trailer, Gameplay Details Revealed New Call of Duty Aiming to Offer Biggest Change Since Modern Warfare, Dev Says Call of Duty 4 Remaster Confirmed, Detailed Zombies are coming to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Infinity Ward explains why Call of Duty is going into space The Mandate: Ships and Bridges: the Fleets stand ready! Maybe some people will remember The Mandate from the video that Joe did around the time of the community relaunch, obviously the game still isn't out but they do release updates, usually about once a month to show how things are progressing, to show different systems, and they showed off some boarding combat about nine months ago. In this update they talk about ships, ship bridges, head models, animations, and the adventure mode. The Bard's Tale IV Combat Details In other popular Kickstarter update news, some details on combat have been given for The Bard's Tale IV. Raiden 5 is coming to Xbox One in May, please enjoy this trailer Battleborn launch trailer features shooting, stabbing, and dancing Battleborn Gets Tie-In Mobile Game, "Battleborn Tap" Battleborn | Cinematic Intro Someone watched Aeon Flux. The Creators of Burnout Are Making A Game That's Even More Chaotic AJ's SEVEN Developer Preview Stardew Valley console ports, multiplayer are in the works New Carmageddon for PS4/Xbox One Delayed, Here's Why Avadon 3: The Warborn announced Watch Dogs 2's Main Character Could Be This Guy Oh good, I was worried they might make a sequel where you don't look like a jackass. Stellaris - Developers Aiming for the Stars - Pt. 2 "Experiences and Modding" A thread about the game was created here. Superhot Xbox One Release Date Announced Overwatch star Winston unravels the game's backstory in new teaser AJ's Livelock Developer Preview AJ's Mirage Arcane Warfare Developer Preview No Man's Sky studio taps Star Trek writer, Watchmen creator to help craft game lore How Hello Games created the lore of No Man’s Sky MIGHTY NO. 9 – GOES GOLD! I expect the final product to confirm my thoughts that everyone should have supported the Shantae Kickstarter instead. NOSTATION, A GAME INSPIRED BY LATE-NIGHT TRAIN RIDES ACROSS CHINA A GRUNGY MACHINE-AGE VIDEOGAME PRIORITIZES STORYTELLING OVER DIFFICULTY DOOM SnapMap Preview A thread about this was created here. DOOM Single-player Preview A thread about this was created here. TEEN GHOST STORY OXENFREE TO GET NEW ENDINGS IN UPCOMING DIRECTOR’S CUT Asemblance: First-Person Horror Announced Angry Joe Looks At Outlast 2 Dishonored 2 launching this November PIXEL ART EXPLORATION GAME GETS ITS MORAL AMBIGUITY FROM STUDIO GHIBLI FILMS Project Highrise Aims To Be A Modern SimTower Xenoblade Chronicles is coming to Wii U Virtual Console Total War: WARHAMMER - Voicing the Goblin Great Shaman - Rally Point Special During the first video they announced that Total War Warhammer is going to be giving the Chaos faction free to everyone who preorders and to everyone who buys the game within the first week of release. So you can wait a few days for reviews and if you buy it within the first week you will still get them at no additional cost. Similar to what the other Warhammer game Battlefleet Gothic is doing (except they are giving two factions to people who buy the game in the first two months). Space Hulk: Deathwing trailer finally shows off some gameplay Dawn of War 3 announced A thread about this was created here. Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor - Martyr Mass Destruction Trailer A good time to be a Warhammer fan apparently. CELEBRATE MAY THE 4TH NEWS WITH STAR WARS AND EA XCOM 2 is getting five new mods from the Long War team Mod Makes Fallout: New Vegas' Combat SUPERHOT New 'League of Legends' Champion Revealed: Taliyah One of Riot's Champion designers ^ seems to be getting a lot of people complaining that the character isn't sexy enough and that is being blamed on his fiance who is receiving hate mail over it (as usual when this happens neither of them have any control over that). He has responded to those people. Doctors Ordered: Big Pharma’s Marketing Expansion Elite Dangerous expansions coming to Xbox One this summer Halo 5's Next Free Update Detailed, Includes Weapon Balance Changes and More Hyper Light Drifter gets co-op mode in beta The Division gets new anti-cheating technology, ban waves have already gone out Valve Steps Up Counter-Strike's Anti-Cheat Measures Fire Emblem Fates Map DLC Release Dates Revealed The Division's New Incursion Detailed, As Dev Teases Plans to "Reinvigorate" PvE Goin’ Up! PlanetSide 2 Adds Base-Building Quantum Break PC Crash Fix Requires Microsoft to Update Windows 10 First Classic Sega games now have official mod support on Steam Nintendo 3DS emulator adds HD support, makes portable games look spectacular Uncharted 4 multiplayer will receive updates for free Uncharted 4 PS4 Discs Stolen From Truck in "Violent Assault," Sony Says 5GB Uncharted 4 Day-One Patch Required for Key Features Nintendo fends off 3DS tech lawsuit following retrial CD Projekt wants to emulate "the Rockstar model" "No Plans" for Ubisoft Takeover, Vivendi Says as It Buys More Shares Fable developer Lionhead closes down today PS4/Xbox One Upgrades Not Necessarily a Bad Thing, Guacamelee Dev Says Square Enix Montreal enlists former Hyper Light Drifter, Fez devs Epic's Gears of War 4 Would Have Cost $100 Million to Make, Dev Says Epic’s latest: Paragon, Fortnite and Unreal Tournament Nostalrius team make announcement over Blizzard meeting Why No Man's Sky Was Almost Canceled and a Story About Kanye West Early Footage From Assassin's Creed Creator's 1666: Amsterdam Oculus launch gets stranger as hardware hits Best Buy and others before pre-orders fulfilled In esports news ESL lays plays to launch new 24/7 eSports satellite TV channel BRINGING ESPORTS TO A LAS VEGAS CASINO French government creates an esports federation and reveals amendments to contract rules In crowdfunding news BLACKROOM: A New FPS from Romero & Carmack Romero and Carmack's Blackroom Kickstarter cancelled to develop demo Probably a good idea, with the exception of the above video that someone else made, they had a terrible pitch. Heroes of Dire Saltlands - Sail through the Desert! Masquerada: Songs and Shadows Other content I found interesting this week Errant Signal - Dark Souls 3 (Non-Story Spoilers?) Game Makers Toolkit - Should Dark Souls have an Easy Mode? THE COMMUNAL JOY OF DARK SOULS The “Uncensored” World of Street Fighter Mods: The Good, The Bad, The Naked Guest Column: The Known Unknowns of Subterfuge Giant Bomb Presents: Introducing Nick Capozzoli 1979 Revolution: A Snapshot of Chaos and Propaganda History Respawned: 1979 Revolution Black Friday How The Witcher 3's card game within a game was brought to life The Casual/Core Fallacy - Designing for Depth - Extra Credits HOW GAMES ARE HELPING VETERANS RECOVER FROM INJURY Smash hits and flops: a brief history of ragdoll physics HOW EVE ONLINE DESIGNS, AND SELLS, WAR Interview: BioShock Creator Ken Levine Talks the Inspiration to Create Interview with Bobby Vandiver (Red Comet) Adventures in Solitude: On Myst and The Witness Close Playing: Episode 1: Carolyn and The Witness Video Games And The Door Problem [SSFF] Past Mortem: The Rise of Dark Souls, FromSoftware, & Hidetaka Miyazaki The Highs and Lows of X-Men Video Games Fire Emblem – Developer Interviews with Shouzou Kaga and Hironobu Sakaguchi A translated interview from 1994. How A Mario Maker Rivalry Got Me Punched In The Balls Publishers Are Missing a Major Opportunity With Licensed Games Let's Remember The Bouncer! One of the first PS2 games I played, along with Kessen and Ring of Red. Metal Gear Solid 3 - Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Super Bunnyhop Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Has Me on Edge 'There are a lot of ways to chop off a head' - Double Fine's Tim Schafer on humor Xbox Live Changed Gaming Forever and Kinect Not Originally Planned, Ex-Director Says "It's Just Emulation!" - The Challenge of Selling Old Games The New Kings of Kong Are Cool With Sharing The Throne Custom Game: Revisiting the Single-Player Mods of Half-Life 1 The Banner Saga 2 is an Ancient Story in Modern Form Our Steps, To The Night - The Banner Saga 2, feat. Árstíðir The Banner Saga In Memoriam A video about those who were or may have been lost during the first game
  5. You can find the awesome goodness right here. First e1m8b, now e1m4b. This is a good year for classic Doom fans still! EDIT: Have a glance at my playthrough of the map here.