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  1. As the new year begins many finish talking about the highlights of 2016, Giant Bomb and friends of the site continue to post some excellent GOTY lists, Polygon makes entertaining videos of their GOTY lists, developers describe their most memorable game moments of 2016, a list of the craziest news stories, show the best and worst esports moments, best music of the year, etc. hbomberguy talks about Bethesda's anti-critic review policy, using fans as commercials for their products, and the need for critics and discerning customers to create better games and a better industry. Windows 10 might be getting a "Game Mode" option, lawsuits, a look into the voice actors strike, Old Republic players make tributes to Carrie Fisher, the history of Earthbound, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods) Windows 10 may be getting a new "Game Mode" option [Updated] Windows 10 now accounts for more than half of PCs in the Steam Hardware Survey Steam Top 100 Sellers of 2016 Galaxy in Turmoil video shows off Nak-Thi map Robinson: The Journey No Longer PlayStation VR Exclusive Sledgehammer tweet hints at potential COD 2017 setting Here's a surprise new trailer for horror RPG Omori Starbound developer shows new image of its 'Advance Wars meets Fire Emblem' game Rime No Longer PS4 Exclusive, Re-Revealed for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC Epitasis Looks Like One Of Tycho's Songs Reimagined In Unreal Engine 4 The next game by That Dragon, Cancer's dev is not what you'd expect Overwatch’s new map, Oasis, available now Overwatch Players Are Sick Of Mei's Ice Wall Exploit I've never experienced it but I tend to just be sick of Mei in general. Hitman takes aim at a food critic in the last Elusive Target of 2016 Arkane says Prey will be "flawless" on PC at launch YOU'VE TAKEN US ON A ROYALTIES ROLLER COASTER!!! Clash of Clans banned in Iran after suggestions game causes 'tribal conflict' First comments by Ramin Shokrizade, explain possible reasons behind this. Rhianna Pratchett leaves the Tomb Raider franchise "[TmarTn] fled the country after we filed the lawsuit," explains lawyer suing him and Valve Class Action Lawsuit Blaming Valve for Illegal Skin Gambling Refiled in District Court Diablo's 20th anniversary brings special events to Hearthstone, Overwatch, and more Postal goes open source after almost 20 years Grid, Dirt 3 and F1 2013 removed from Steam Pokémon Prism finds a life after death as ROM leak spreads GTA 4's Liberty City Will Soon Be Playable within GTA 5 Homeworld 2 Complex mod version 10 released Esports News The best CS:GO plays of 2016 The moments that defined League of Legends in 2016 The story of StarCraft II in 2016 The highs and lows of Heroes of the Storm in 2016 Why Hearthstone in 2016 was actually pretty great (despite all the Shaman) The Best Esports Plays Of 2016 Crowdfunding News Didn't find anything this week that I haven't already posted about. Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc) Bethesda VS Critics: How To Save The Games Industry Kevin Cloud on Snapmap & The Art of DOOM - Extended Interview The Ongoing Voice Actor's Strike Is More Than Just a Little Drama Developers describe their most memorable game moments of 2016 HBOMB'S GOTY 2016 LIST Giant Bomb's GOTY Lists Continue The Bakalar Family's Top 10 Games to Watch and Play of 2016 Zoe Quinn's Top 10 Games of 2016 Brad Muir's Top 10 Games of 2016 Giancarlo Varanini's Top 10 Games of 2016 Patrick Miller's Top Games of 2016 Brad Shoemaker's Top 10 Games of 2016 Lorne Lanning's Top 10 Games of 2016 Alx Preston's Top 11 Games of 2016 Bruno Dias' Top 10 Games of 2016 No Goblin's Top 10 Games of 2016 Charles Webb's Top 10 Games of 2016 Austin Walker's Top 10 Games to Watch in 2016 ZODIAC MOTHERFUCKER's Top 10 Games of 2016 Steve Gaynor's Top 10 Games of 2016 Jason Oestreicher's Top 10 Games of 2016 Greg Kasavin's Top 10 Games of 2016 Jason Imms' Top 10 Games of 2016 Nina Freeman's Top 10 Games of 2016 Samantha Kalman's Top 10 Games of 2016 Rowan Kaiser's Top 10 Games of 2016 John "Cowboy" Bellomy's Top 10 Games of 2016 Jeff Gerstmann's Top 10 Games of 2016 Scott Benson's Top 10 Games of 2016 Xavier Woods and Kenny Omega's Respective Top 10 Games of 2016 Danny O'Dwyer's Top 10 Games of 2016 Keir Miron's Top 10 Games of 2016 Nick Capozzoli's Top 10 Games of 2016 Rich Gallup's Top 10 Mobile Games of 2016 BAKOON's Top 10 Games of 2016 Cara Ellison's Top 10 Games of 2017 Alex Navarro's Top 11 Games of 2016 Top 10 BEST Games 2016! The Dean's List: Mike's Top Ten Games of 2016 Dean's List: Patrick Klepek's Favorite Games of 2016 The Dean's List: Austin Walker's Top 10 Games of 2016 Kotaku GOTY Lists Nathan Grayson’s Top 10 Games Of 2016 Kirk Hamilton's Top 10 Games Of 2016 Fahey's Top Ten Games Of 2016 Riley's Top 10 Games Of 2016 Polygon GOTY Lists Justin McElroy's Top 5 Games of 2016 — Polygon From Minecraft porn to the CSGOLotto scandal: the craziest news stories of 2016 STALKER: Call of Chernobyl wins ModDB's Mod of the Year, Rimworld grabs IndieDB's top prize equivalent I Introduced My Mom To VR For Christmas And She Took It Like A Champ How ‘Hotel Dusk: Room 215’ Inspired a New Investigation Space Marine: the 40K brawler a sequel or two away from brilliance What Made 2016's Doom Great AAA Games Weren't Afraid of Getting Political in 2016 Game Design Deep Dive: Using vision as cursor in Tethered Developing A Cat's Manor in Saudi Arabia for a Western Audience The making of Sapienza, Hitman's best level After My Dad Died, He Left Behind Thousands of Hours of Civilization Save Files Mafia III's Story Works Because Of The Open World Thousands of Star Wars: The Old Republic players gather to honor Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher was 'gracious, funny and creatively open' in her small Dishonored role, says Arkane's Harvey Smith Surviving 2016's Deplorable Boss Rush 2016 burst the VR hype bubble — Epic’s Tim Sweeney thinks that’s not a problem Epic’s Tim Sweeney: Realistic Virtual Avatars Could End VR Harassment Obviously people more experienced in that area don't share his level of optimism. How a jungle map made Arma 3 grittier in 2016 Why Alan Wake's creators want to make you the storyteller Games Made Violence Meaningful in 2016 Games From My Inbox: Volume 5 Well, the sale will have ended by a day at time of this article/thread's posting. Listen to the best game music of the year The Best Video Game Music Of 2016 The Year In Video Game Sex, 2016 The prettiest screenshots of 2016 The Best Video Game Concept Art Of 2016 History of Earthbound: From MOTHER to UNDERTALE? - A Brief History Grand Theft Auto Advance: Two Prototype Demos Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games What were the sexiest video game moments of 2016? Best of Giant Bomb - 2016
  2. This week in gaming; upgraded PS4 rumored to be revealed next month, Patrick Klepek leaves Kotaku to join Vice, Civilization VI developers stream the game, reactionaries outraged at game criticism cause more people to rethink writing about games, Nintendo Power archive released on the internet and is removed by Nintendo, fan remake of Metroid 2 arrives in time to celebrate Metroid's anniversary and to almost immediately receive a take down notice from Nintendo, Rami Ismail talks about day one patches, Final Fantasy XV gets a season pass, first look at the new Battletech game by HarebrainedSchemes, Sonic's lack of identity and how he wasn't designed to be timeless, new Gears of War trailer reveals new faction, and more. Gaming News Farewell, Kotaku Nice to see Austin is getting some good people with him. Microsoft Confirms 2 TB Xbox One S Launch Model Is a Limited-Time Version Report: Sony to Reveal Upgraded PlayStation 4 in September CIVILIZATION VI - Devs Play as Brazil Sid Meier's Civilization VI - Official First Look: Brazil Scythia is Civilization 6's first brand new civ, and I’m terrified of them Hidden Agendas and Improved AI in Civilization 6 5 Changes Civilization VI Makes to the Franchise How Civilization 6 Aims to Leave Its Own Legacy Early ‘BattleTech’ Footage Reminds Me Why I Love Mechs Very happy to see that this is looking well. Watch ten minutes of Rare’s Sea of Thieves in motion Battlefield 1 Gameplay Series: Weapons Latest Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer introduces the Captains Dishonored 2 had a QuakeCon demo, here's what was in it The Demons of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse "Augs Lives Matter" banner in new Deus Ex concept art draws criticism Given the art director doesn't seem to or is pretending to not even understanding how art works based on his responses to the above tweet, former employees were on reddit saying anyone who critiques the game is stupid, the game director has said they remain as neutral as possible to the worlds politics and factions (which makes their marketing really odd as Deus Ex usually would morally grey questions about transhumanism, control, killing, etc not if apartheid/racism stand in is maybe a good thing), and their marketer/brand director is saying this to a Bioware employee asking him about it they are making me doubt that they have the ability to create a meaningful story. I've actually never seen so many people from an AAA studio respond so childishly to people questioning marketing choices as I have with this game, the game better review well, I'd hate to see how they react to people taking any issue with the finished product (probably something like the Suicide Squad actors saying that people who don't like the film aren't real people). Augs Lives Matter (Jim Sterling's Article) Other thoughts were given from multiple Bioware, Microsoft, Fallout/Far Cry developers, Paizo, and people who have written for Gamespot, IGN, Vice, Polygon, Giant Bomb, etc talking about marketing, poorly co-opting real world messages when you don't have confidence to create your own setting. Most who talked about it got/are getting outraged, troll, or racist responses. Always weird to see people who clearly don't care about video games spend so much on gaming sites or harassing critics and developers for large corporations, if the developers can't intelligently stand behind their own work no reason for random people giving them money to have a tantrum over it. Sad to see, I was looking forward to more intelligent commentary, but if you aren't being paid well it isn't healthy for most people to deal with gaming communities and reactionaries so it's understandable. Salt and Sanctuary dev pleads people calm down over delayed Vita port Divinity Original Sin: Update #25: Character Creation, Stats & Larian On Tour! Look forward to seeing more of this. Prey reboot will be a metroidvania adventure Prey Dev Explains Why It's Named After an Unrelated Series BioShock Remaster Trailer Shows How Much Better First Game Looks Metroid Prime: Federation Force story trailer Watch Berserk’s combat in full swing Torment Tides of Numenera Announces Techland Partnership MIYAMORI WILL BE A FOXY LOVE LETTER TO JAPANESE FOLKLORE TOOTH & TAIL BRINGS OUT THE ANIMALS OF HISTORICAL WARFARE The Fall part 2: Unbound -- Teaser The first one was really good, looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Quake Champions debuts gameplay footage Id Software doesn’t know yet if Quake Champions will be free-to-play Gears of War 4 gameplay trailer introduces the Deebees StarCraft HD is reported to be in the works Valkyria: Azure Revolution Battle Demo Ver. 2.0 news coming in late August Hitman heads to Bangkok for Episode 4 Hitman could get two more seasons Persona 5 launches February 14 in Europe XCOM 2 delayed three weeks on console Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension coming west in October Black Desert Online players protest 'pay-to-win' changes with in-game picket signs Final Fantasy 15's DLC plans involve a season pass Yes, Battleborn flopped, but 2K vows to stick with it Overwatch has over 15m players worldwide Make Like A Tree And Warp: Stellaris Plantoids DLC Out Rocket League's Rumble Mode Brings The Goofy Power-Ups Next Month Doom's First DLC Releases Early, Check Out the Trailer Armello - Usurpers Teaser Trailer Hearthstone lead designer explains why new Priest card is so bad Activision details Marvel Ultimate Alliance fixes, offers free DLC What's Next After 10 Years Of Platinum Games Part of that I'm most interested in is Platinum Games' co-founder Asushi Inaba teases PC port of Vanquish Been saying for years that Vanquish needs to come to the PC. Valve now prevents game trading for players caught cheating on Steam The Creator of Seaman Needs Cash, So He’s Making More Games ‘No Man’s Sky’ Designer Sean Murray on New Gaming Horizons and Never Giving Up No Man's Sky dev apologises for erroneous YouTube takedowns The version of No Man’s Sky you’ll (hopefully) never play More XCOM 2 Enemies Modded In By Long War Studios Brilliant Fan Remake Of Metroid II Arrives Just In Time In time to get an obvious take down notice from Nintendo Enderal, the Skyrim total conversion, is coming next week Esports News Riot’s new documentary shows the human side of esports EA’s Peter Moore wants to transform esports jocks into mainstream stars Blizzard announces the Overwatch World Cup League of Legends OPL grand final hits Brisbane this weekend Dota 2 is losing a major tournament, but that’s not a bad thing Crowdfunding News Diabotical by The GD Studio Diabotical is Quake for a new generation of competitive gamers Close Your - Life one blink at a time Shadow of the Colossus comparisons are “flattering but terrifying,” says Prey for the Gods devs Other content I found interesting this week Nintendo takes down Nintendo Power collection from Internet Archive after noticing it Over 2000 Amiga games are now playable for free in your browser 'Decorative' danger explained in two tweets That video is why I really don't like the new Tomb Raider games (never liked the old ones either though). Patch the Process The Center of All Things Positive link between video games and academic performance, study suggests Routers Are the Pros Who Make Speedrunning Possible Before 'No Man's Sky' There Was 'Noctis' WHAT CAN ARCHITECTS LEARN FROM NO MAN’S SKY? The archaeologists who are using No Man's Sky as a dry-run for exploring actual space It's Not Easy Being Blue Towards an Art History for Videogames 'The Fall' Is One of Gaming's Most Overlooked Sci-Fi Stories How Games Do Health | Game Maker's Toolkit ‘Abzû’ Is the Stress-Free Video Game Our Frantic Lives Need Right Now Abzu Is A Rare Game That Helps Players Feel Connected To Nature Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games YouTuber replaces every Dark Souls 3 texture with Nic Cage and Shrek Fan video recreates Firewatch scenes in real locations Old MGS2 Preview John Romero's Mom Dark Souls Created All Game Mechanics
  3. A Price Of Games Journalism It is interesting how often this tends to happen, and can make you wonder what other websites or magazines are blacklisted and by what companies for what reasons, though Kotaku's blacklists at least aren't related to negative reviews or coverage. Jim Sterling has mentioned Konami doing the same when he was at Destructoid over review scores. I saw someone mention that he was blacklisted by Sega while editing a magazine about Sega.
  4. Anyone believe these are legit? Honestly do not know how to feel about them. Kotaku seems to strongly believe in them.
  5. Alright, surprised I haven't seen this one out yet on the forums - correct me if I'm wrong - Fallout 4 may possibly be in development under the codename Institue. From files collected by Kotaku they've found many similarities in casting and scripts related to the Fallout Universe, most especially the line, "War. War never changes." Judging by the titles and this article by Gamespot: Set in Boston the game is rumored to be set exactly where that article says it is. But alright, I won't pursue farther - if you're interested, go take a gander at that link above. Or, you take it directly to the Kotaku article here. Enjoy and debate away. (Also, direct me to a post related to this and I'll happily request to take this down, so long as its within reason.)