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Iwata tribute in Breath of the Wild, GDC 2017 panels, pretend journalist/felon tries to get people to harass former Bioware employee while blog and hit piece site try to get people to harass a different former employee, YouTube’s restriction rules impacting videos that neither violate YT's CoC nor contain adult content, Noah Gervais on Tyranny and the language of power, interviews with Nier Automata director and CD Projekt Red studio boss, the humanity of the robots in Nier Automata, the strange history of Capcom's Big Bang Bar, making of Torment Tides of Numenera and Mass Effect Andromeda, Extra Credit looks at Xbox One's Co-Pilot mode as a tool for development and accessibility, a look at urban spaces in virtual worlds, video interview with Richard Garriott, snomaN Gaming talks about Zelda doing an open world right, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods) The 2017 Independent Games Festival Awards GDC 2017 Panels Uncharted 4 awarded top honor at 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards YouTube’s restriction rules are impacting gaming channels Injustice 2 adds Firestorm to lineup Injustice 2 says it isn’t pay-to-win, but it will happily take your money Building a Better 'Nidhogg' Teslagrad follow-up World to the West coming in May Phoenix Point - the next game from XCOM creator - gets a spooky teaser trailer The Under-Appreciated Radiant Historia Gets A Full Remake Mass Effect: Andromeda - Introducing Drack Your Krogan Teammate (4K) - IGN First Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer guide - Strike Teams, missions, classes, and customisation Mass Effect: Andromeda Easter egg says we owe everything to SpaceX Mass Effect: Andromeda’s weird animations won’t get fixed with day-one patch Conquering Andromeda, Fryda Wolff Conquering Andromeda: Tom Taylorson. A lot of Mass Effect: Andromeda players are disappointed by its male/male romance options Cyberpunk 2077 likely out by June 2019 The Signal from Tolva Is Basically Far Cry With Robots Persona 5 special editions are not dangerous despite Amazon canceling orders, Atlus says The puzzles and paradoxes of Syberia 3 Seiken Densetsu Collection announced for Switch Sonic Forces’ first gameplay looks like the 3D Sonic games you know 'Prey' Reveals More About its Aliens in New Trailer You can watch the first 35 minutes of Prey right now Prey's origins in Arx Fatalis and the legend of the Turret Lord with lead designer Ricardo Bare Battle Brothers Announcement Trailer Fire Emblem Echoes is getting a limited edition release Narita Boy Is A Cyberpunk Game Inspired By TV Scanlines We played Dawn of War 3 multiplayer, and it’s really good Fog of War #3 - Environment Showcase 'We'll see an expansion' for Dawn of War 3 says Relic Lamenting the loss of Dawn of War's cool kill animations Roguebright – Away: Journey To The Unexpected Oily Souls: The Surge launch announced for May 16th Outlast 2 Has Been Refused Classification In Australia Star Citizen now plans to use the Vulkan API, dropping DX12 support Sailaway trailer teases dramatic, realistic sailing on fully-simulated oceans Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Returns With An Even Longer Name Shenmue III ‘Development Report Vol. 2’ video Bloodstained’s Wii U version canceled, game now coming to Switch Asymmetrical roguelike Crawl comes out of Early Access next month Time to kill: Crimsonland devs announce Time Recoil New faction the Riftborn bring time manipulation to Endless Space 2 Drawn to Death will be a free PS Plus title at launch The Evil Within 2 job listing suggests horror sequel is in development Bethesda hopes Quake Champions will give it a 'large esports presence' Capcom bundles up its Disney Afternoon NES classics for PS4, Xbox One and PC Smite's Clash Royale-Style Spin-Off Put 'On Hold' Faeria getting new co-op campaign in first expansion Furi's fast and frantic One More Fight DLC out now DICE is changing the way Battlefield 1 ammo resupplies work Crypt of the Necrodancer adds moddable hard mode to Amplified Early Access DLC Kerbal Space Program gets its next big update with the Making History expansion No Man's Sky Continues To Make Decent Progress With Its Big Update Sniper Elite 4 reveals 'Deathstorm' DLC, first chapter due next week Frank West is a flesh-eating zombie in new Dead Rising 4 DLC Squad Alpha 9 rolls out on Steam with a cracking new trailer Civ 6 spring update announced, will add Persia and one other new civilisation Killing Floor 2 gets new maps and guns in the free Descent Content Pack The dreaded Necromancer is coming to Grim Dawn as a playable class The fiery Lt. Colonel Morgan Kinsano joins Halo Wars 2 as a new multiplayer leader Hacknet: Labyrinths expansion is due later this month Behaviour Interactive introduce a free to play option for Eternal Crusade For Honor players calculate that it would take at least two and a half years to unlock everything Blizzard Demands $8.5 Million In Legal Battle Against Cheat Maker Changes to reduce the frequency of Overwatch draws are coming 'very soon' Overwatch patch 1.10 notes - massive Lucio changes and Assault map fixes Jeff Kaplan 'extremely open-minded' about Overwatch map editor Sources: Telltale CEO Steps Down League of Legends director: LGBT characters will appear in the game ‘at some point’ Nintendo to Double Production of Switch Console PS3 production ending soon in Japan DotEmu closing its own online store AUSTRALIAN SENATOR ATTACKS GAME CENSORSHIP, CLASSIFICATION BOARD Trump Plan To Defund U.S. Arts Programs Could Impact Video Game Programs Wii emulator can now buy games from the official Wii Shop Channel The Best Civilization VI Mods Esports News UK Gambling Commission Issues Position Paper on Esports Gambling Establishing Its Role as Regulatory Body, Issues Warning to Parents Norwegian Gaming Authority to Sanction Skin Betting Operators, View Skins as Virtual Currency The Weekend In Esports: Duty Calls In Texas Brazil Will Have Another National CS:GO Tournament Live on TV Fnatic Expands Into China With B.O.O.T.: “This Partnership Will Allow Us to Bridge the Gap… Between Western and Eastern Esports.” Gwent Challenger tournament pits amateurs against pros for $100,000 in prizes Meet the Street Fighter Pro Who Intentionally Picks Underrated Characters Street Fighter V Invitational Match Ends With A Different Kind Of Comeback Dota 2 Pro Goes Undercover As A Tree, Dies Anyway Player Lands One-Hit KO In Japanese Fighting Game Tournament Hearthstone Team League Finals Cap Off With Gimmicks And Miracles Lifecoach on quitting Hearthstone: 'You don’t get rewarded, you get punched in the face' Hotel Noise Complaint Forces Fighting Game Competitors To Cheer Very Quietly Why players’ personal brands are becoming a problem for pro League of Legends The League Of Legends Team House That Fell Apart Little-Known Overwatch Team Is Tearing Up The Apex Tournament With Bizarre Strategies Crowdfunding News Sacred Fire: Psychological RPG about revenge and loyalty Battle Princess Madelyn Battle Princess Madelyn is a neat father-daughter collaboration that echoes Ghouls N Ghosts Mages of Mystralia INDIE G ZINE - Volume 2 STARFIGHTER INC Kova is a super stylish sci-fi metroidvania, crowdfunding next week All Walls Must Fall combines XCOM with Braid - Kickstarter launching March 22 Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc) When pigs flew: The strange history of Capcom's Big Bang Bar The making of Torment: Tides of Numenera Taking Death Seriously in 'Torment: Tides of Numenera' Inside the Making of 'Mass Effect Andromeda' The Endless Light and Hunger of Cities in Games How we exhibited our no-budget indie game at PAX without a booth Scumbags Harass Woman For Working On Mass Effect: Andromeda's Animations <br /> The other guy getting more racist harassment than usual doesn't even work on animations and character creation and was also with the company for ME 3, he also left and started his own Indie company a month ago once the game was finished. Mostly it just lead to him delivering brutal owns to people that can't spell. Game Developers Respond To Nasty Tweets By Donating Thousands To 'Girls Make Games' A King of Glaives: Profiling Gaijinhunter, YouTube’s Master of Monster Hunter A Photographer Chronicles The Alien Beauty of 'Horizon Zero Dawn' Beyond the pitch: How FIFA is influencing youngsters away from the TV 'Nier: Automata' Director Taro Yoko Doesn't Envision a Happy Ending for Humanity 'Witcher' Studio Boss Marcin Iwinski: 'We Had No Clue How To Make Games' Sombra’s voice actor doesn’t mind the haters, loves her character Overwatch’s search for diversity 20 years on, Bushido Blade remains a fighting game masterpiece Nier: Automata is a Brilliant Takedown of Drone Warfare and the Escalation of Conflict The Uncomfortable Humanity of the Robots That Inhabit ‘Nier: Automata’ Flashback: Gothic Masterpiece 'Castlevania: Symphony of the Night' WHY BREATH OF THE WILD IS THE FUTURE OF BLOCKBUSTER GAMES Tom Clancy's Inherent Silliness: Why Ghost Recon Wildlands Couldn't Escape Its Fate How Dishonored 2 hides its best details in the periphery Level Design Deep Dive: Dishonored 2's Clockwork Mansion Looking Back at the First Time Link Learned to Leap Making political videogames may not work. But we have to try Dwarf Fortress creator Tarn Adams talks about simulating the most complex magic system ever XSEED Interview – Executive Vice President Ken Berry Talks PC Initiative, Localization, and Upcoming Games The video game industry has a diversity problem – but it can be fixed Celebrating the Uncommon Economy of Kalinatek, from the Original ‘Splinter Cell’ Here's What Gears Of War Creator Thinks About Gears Of War 4 What Should Parents Do When Their Kid's Favorite YouTuber Gets Racist? A List of Gaming YouTubers Suitable for Children and Young Teenagers I wish, a lot of the recommended ones would certainly lead to better educated gaming communities. Going from guy making faces and guy pretending to be scared of games to Errant Signal, Extra Credits, Ahoy, or Game Makers Toolkit is quite a leap though. That Time An Island In GoldenEye Disappointed A Generation Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s alleged Iwata tribute is beautiful American Says In 2007 It's His Dream To Work At Nintendo, Winds Up In Credits For Breath Of The Wild How To Build An Airship In Zelda: Breath of the Wild Tyranny and the Language of Power [Spoilers] Late Night Ponderings: Horror Games Vs Horror Elements Richard Garriott on Pulling Pranks and Pooping in Space - IGN Unfiltered #17 (Part 1) Conversations: Karol Zajaczkowski (PR & Marketing Manager at 11 bit studios) Stuff That Bugs Me About the Thing Everyone Likes Right Now Unreleased Dreamcast racer found on devkit, now playable Good Game Design - Breath of the Wild: Open World Done Right Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - An Open World Adventure | Game Maker's Toolkit Co-Pilot Mode - Better Together - Extra Credits Zelda's Aonuma & Marvelous: Another Treasure Island - Region Locked Feat. Dazz (Gameplay & Analysis) Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games Video Game Youtube Esports Hanzo Main Andromeda Nomad Things I Missed From Previous Weeks The story of Crash magazine OPENED WORLD: WALLED CITY Waypoint Rescores: 'Life Is Strange'
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
The oral history of Final Fantasy VII, an interview with Vanillaware's Kamitani, Patrick Klepek talks with a JRPG speedrunner, XCOM 2 to get a Long War sequel, how Valiant Hearts drives you to the breaking point, an except from Richard Garriott's memoir, Mark Brown looks at how the gameplay in The Last Guardian portrays a relationship, New Year's resolution to stop screaming, Banner Saga developer talks about 2nd game's underwhelming launch, Microsoft cancels Scalebound, Tarmack talks about virtual reality devs designing anti harassment features, Activision removes four games from digital stores, Tim Sweeney interviewed for thoughts on virtual reality, and more. Last week I shared some of the best videos and best writing of 2016 that were included in previous This Week In Gaming posts. Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods) Inside, Overwatch and Firewatch lead GDC 2017 Choice Awards nominees! 2017 INDEPENDENT GAMES FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MAIN COMPETITION FINALISTS! An ode to the pixel art-driven nominees and winners of IGF Awards GGJ17 Keynote announced TwitchCon 2017 announced for late October Steam beta update makes Xbox and generic X-Input controllers customizable Nvidia rolls out game streaming on a GTX 1080 cloud for $2.50 an hour MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA COMING MARCH 21, 2017 Mass Effect Andromeda Won’t Have a Season Pass; EA Access Members Will Get to Play it Early Mass Effect: Andromeda 'allows you to go between singleplayer and multiplayer within the game' Up Close With The Nier Automata Demo’s Constantly Surprising Combat Microsoft Cancels Scalebound AT LAST, ANOTHER EXCUSE TO STARE AT THE BEAUTIFUL METROPOLIS OF TOKYO 42 She Remembered Caterpillars is a cute semi-autobiographical puzzler about death Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night video shows off creepy village level Beyond Good and Evil 2 exclusive to Nintendo Switch for a year, teaser to drop next week Watch a Heat Signature mission go completely wrong in a new trailer AngryJoe Previews MXM! Injustice 2 gets May release date An Uncensored Sex Game's Difficult Journey To Steam Shock Tactics is an XCOM clone with an exploration twist For Honor gameplay trailer showcases large men getting medieval A grim For Honor trailer reveals closed beta dates Ghost Recon: Wildlands Trailer Features a Cat, for Some Reason Ghost Recon WIldlands - Operação Skydive Sea of Thieves Inn-side Story #10: Co-Op Gameplay Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III still have a way to go, says Tetsuya Nomura Brut@l, a modern rogue-like with 3D ASCII art, is coming to Steam Star Citizen Promises New Updates; Shows Gorgeous Screenshots and Videos as it Breaks $141,000,000 Star Citizen cheaters face permaban with no refund (but CIG needs video evidence) DIE ALONG A RIVER WHEN THE FLAME IN THE FLOOD ARRIVES ON PS4 THIS MONTH GET READY FOR THE TWISTY GEOMETRY OF EUCLIDEAN LANDS TO ARRIVE THIS YEAR River City Melee: Battle Royal Special multi-language physical version coming to Asia in March Conan Exiles dev diary showcases its 'freeform' building and crafting system Everything (we think) we know about the next Assassin’s Creed NIGHT LIGHTS HIDES A WHOLE OTHER WORLD BEHIND ITS SHADOWS WEIRD FICTION CONTINUES TO INVADE VIDEOGAMES WITH A HOUSE OF MANY DOORS Failbetter sheds some light on the aesthetic of Sunless Skies Husk is a Silent Hill-esque horror game framed by domestic violence YEP, JENNY LECLUE WILL STILL BE YOUR TEEN GIRL DETECTIVE FOR 2017 Final Fantasy 14 update trailer demos new quests, dungeons and gear items Dreamfall Chapters "Final Cut" update is coming in March Deus Ex: Mankind Divided pre-order content now free for all First contact has finally been made in Elite: Dangerous Meet the pilot who made first contact with aliens in Elite: Dangerous The Road Ahead For Battlefield 1 Gears of War 4 Patch Notes Cover Quitting Penalties, New Maps, and More New Overwatch PTR patch nerfs Ana and D.Va Terry Crews wants you to want him to play Doomfist in Overwatch Overwatch Valentine lines discovered How Soldier 76, Sombra and Symmetra are changing the Overwatch meta Wildstar's huge February patch will revamp the endgame EverQuest Landmark is closing down next month HTC unveils deluxe Vive strap with in-built audio Vive Tracker brings hand-tracking VR gloves, plastic guns and more into the virtual world HTC Vive headsets getting wireless options in 2017 Firewatch has sold more than one million copies PlayStation 4 sales surpass 53M, Uncharted 4 moves 8.7M Sony announces ‘glacier white’ PS4 Slim Hearthstone Devs Want To Be More Open, But Are Worried About Harassment SEGA Of Europe Has Registered “ShenmueRemastered.com” & “SheMnUeGame.com” Domains Too How much money did Steam’s best-sellers earn in 2016? Steam Reaches 14 Million Concurrent Users For First Time In Its History Activision “won't be making a comment” on the Steam removal of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The games are also removed from Xbox Live and PSN. Hacker Leaks 1.5 Million Profiles From Game Site After They Refuse To Pay $100,000 Square Enix Europe's Twitter Account Was Hacked Final Fantasy XV ships 6M in just over a month Oculus exec pleads not guilty to underage attempted sex abuse charge Thermaltake displays wall-mountable mini-ITX case and pure black coolant XCOM's massive Long War mod is getting a sequel Skyrim Script Extender for Skyrim Special Edition aiming for a March beta release People Have Started Hacking Nintendo's NES Classic And Adding More Games To It Nintendo hid secret message for hackers within NES Mini Wii U emulator cracks native 4K streaming, and it’s stunning These Korean students made their own Overwatch VR rig Esports News The Weekend In Esports: The Smite World Championship Returns To Atlanta Digital Chaos Wins Its First Big Dota 2 Tournament Get ready for the Smite and Paladins championship finals Counter-Strike League Shuts Down After Players Organize Against Owners Crowdfunding News Crowdfunding Tips and Toolbox Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc) Final Fantasy 7 An oral history Looking Back at Square’s Final Fantasy VI Tech Demo with Kazuyuki Hashimoto The Art of Final Fantasy VII: An Interview with Yoshitaka Amano How Nobuo Uematsu Composed FF7's "One-Winged Angel" New year's resolution: Let's stop screaming Epic's Tim Sweeney on Virtual Reality and the Future of Civilization Vanillaware's Kamitani on Keeping the 2D Flame Alive in the Age of 3D 'The Last Guardian' Creator Ueda on His First Game Job and the Late Kenji Eno 'Gravity Rush 2' Is Guided By a Singular, Bright Vision Read Excerpt From RPG Legend Richard Garriott's Memoir “We set out to make this trilogy. We can't leave the story unfinished” Pete Hines on how Bethesda became one of the most creative publishers of this generation What Drives This Speedrunner To Play to Master Long, Grueling JRPGs How the composer of SimCity and Fringe went from scoring games to making them Why I love the low-fi tech of Alien: Isolation Design in Action | Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and the Story of the Ultimate Sequel How Valiant Hearts drives you to the breaking point How Reading an Original Witcher Story Made a Modern Quest All the More Meaningful No Man's Sky's best bases We need a revolution in tutorials Opinion: Lana Beniko, The Old Republic's best Immoral Woman Top 8 Games From 2016 You Might Have Heard Of Overlooked games of 2016 Final Fantasy XV’s Out-Of-Bounds Glitch Shows Scrapped Or Unused Areas Horror Game Explores A Corrupted, Glitchy Video Game The Roguelike Platformer Where Anyone Can Lose A Limb The 10 Best Photo Modes In Videogames Civ VI's Neo Tokyo Is About To Explode Virtual Harassment And Game Design | Feature Creep By Tarmack The Last Guardian and the Language of Games | Game Maker's Toolkit Nintendo's Virtual Console Is Trash Garbage (The Jimquisition) Great Switchpectations - Colin Was Right Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games Star Citizen Reaffirms Commitment To Not Release In Whatever Year It Is Now Sibling Rivalry with Tom Taylorson & Fryda Wolff Overwatch is 11th most searched PornHub term for 2016, beating off anal by one position Overwatch Heroes Ranked, According To Pornhub Searches Shadow of the Colossus Cat
This week in gaming; Pokemon Go isn't very good but it will apparently lead you to meeting new people/dead bodies/church/armed robberies/being fired/racism/murder/being hit on by creepy guys/Pokemon on the battlefield/a better mental health state, Warner Bros settles with FTC over undisclosed Shadow of Mordor endorsements, a developer's journey to create 100 games in five years, what went wrong with Starcraft Ghost, turning WWI into a game, Witcher 3 gets Game of the Year Edition, CSGO Lotto owners and Youtubers added to lawsuit against Valve, G2A moves to legitimize business, Richard Garriott is selling vials of his blood, Long War team adds two more XCOM 2 mods, Christopher Tin composed the theme for Civilization 6, interviews with Hidetaka Miyazaki, and more. Video Game Speedrunning Event Raises $1.29 Million for Charity, Re-Watch the Incredible Streams GameStop Has Now Raised More Than $5 Million for Childhood Cancer Research The 2016 Steam Summer Sale was a smashing success Microsoft stealthily edits Xbox Play Anywhere description PlayStation exec Adam Boyes announces departure from company Xbox Boss Sends Best Wishes to Departing PlayStation VP How Good is Battlefield 1? - The Lobby Is Battlefield 1's Domination Mode Any Good? Battlefield 1’s New Medic Class Will Revive & Retaliate Assault Class Guide - Battlefield 1 Scout Class Guide - Battlefield 1 Air Vehicles Guide - Battlefield 1 Closed Alpha Shovel, Hatchet and Bayonet Melee Attacks Gameplay - Battlefield 1 Closed Alpha EA Originals "genuinely comes from us wanting more innovation and creativity" I'm sure it was a real risk to make WWI play like WWII and to give players the features that they have always wanted. Dawn of War III - Narrated E3 Mission Playthrough That capture point cover system looks terrible, gameplay wise and visually. Civilization 6 wins Game Critics Award for Best PC Game at E3 Civilization 6 Video Shows Off What Makes the Egyptians Unique CIVILIZATION VI - First Look: Japan The composer of the Civilization 4 theme returns for Civilization 6 That's great news for the game. Evolve goes free-to-play, beta starts tomorrow A thread about this was created here. Evolve player count jumps by 16,000 percent following free-to-play relaunch Spider-Man PS4 Release Date Not Coming Anytime Soon NO TRUCE WITH THE FURIES IS THE ISOMETRIC RPG TO LOOK OUT FOR Fallout Shelter Hits PC, Gets Huge Mobile Update Next Week The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year edition spotted Here’s everything that’s new in Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age NHL 17 trailer shows off better goalies, defensive tools and more EA on Bringing More of Its Sports Games Back to PC AJ's Tennocon 2016 Vlog + Interview! [Warframe] Nice to hear about the company and see more of the convention in addition to the game. Miyamoto Updates Fans On Status of Pikmin 4 Tales of Berseria fifth trailer Berserk’s Musou Game Gets New Info And Screenshots For Guts, Griffith, Casca, And Judeau See Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Dev's New Gears of War-Like Shooter in Action Dead Century Is A Very Good-Looking Video Game Sources: Batman: Return to Arkham now due November Lesbian brawler Valkyrie Drive will bare it all in the US and Europe this year Persona 5 Will Be Published By Deep Silver in Europe Crooked cop simulator This Is the Police will be out this month Shovel Knight will appear as a guest boss in Gunvolt 2 Attack on Titan Game's Multiplayer Mode Revealed GET READY TO JACK IN TO QUADRILATERAL COWBOY LATER THIS MONTH THE FOLLOW-UP TO STASIS IS A MOTHER’S WORST NIGHTMARE Red Dead Redemption Runs Better on Xbox One, Analysis Says Nuka World will be Fallout 4's final DLC Stellaris - Plantoids Species Pack Teaser Trailer King of Fighters' Mai joining the cast of Dead or Alive 5 New Overwatch Hero Revealed; Watch the Healing Sniper in Action Overwatch to Limit Teams to One of Each Character in Competitive Mode Buffing my favorite character, Zenyatta, and adding an older female character that does my favorite things (healing, disrupting, and sniping), this is an update I am very happy with. A thread about this was created here. Team Fortress 2 getting Competitive Mode and matchmaking in "Meet Your Match" update Valve forced to rethink Team Fortress 2’s casual matchmaking Armello’s Cute And Cuddly Battle Tides Update Now Live New Rainbow Six Siege Patch Punishes Team Killers Blizzard Will Silence You in WoW if You're an Annoying Jerk in Chat At 80, John Madden is still helping to make the Madden NFL series Just Cause 3 dev hires multiplayer mod creator Richard Garriott selling vials of his blood on eBay Warner Bros. settles with FTC over undisclosed Shadow of Mordor endorsement charges ROCKET LEAGUE’S FIRST BIRTHDAY Rocket League’s new loot system skips Steam Marketplace because dev is “not interested” in gambling A thread about this was created here. Epic boss is thrilled at the prospect of PlayStation Neo and Xbox Scorpio Turbine, the Boston-based studio behind games like Lord of the Rings Online, laid off a significant number of people Preparing For Life After Dark Souls: A Conversation With Designer Hidetaka Miyazaki Dark Souls 3 Director Talks Franchise's Legacy, Possible Demon's Souls Remaster, More Chinese poultry trader in talks to buy Brink dev, Splash Damage Twitch opens new dev-focused office in Austin, Texas Find Space: Stellaris Alpha Mod Adds Loads Of Changes GTA 5 Redux makes GTA 5 look even better XCOM 2 Adds Weapons and Abilities in New Mods From Acclaimed Team After 20 Years, Someone Cracked The Sega Saturn's DRM In esports news Esports Integrity Coalition launches in the UK Regulating The Billion-Dollar ESports World Is Nearly Impossible Manchester City FC signs its first esports player Frontier cans its own $100,000 Elite Dangerous tournament In crowdfunding news Prey for the Gods A thread about this was created here. Wizard of Legend Escape from Pleasure Planet COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction Other content I found interesting this week CSGO Lotto and owners sued over ‘illegal gambling’ allegations YouTuber admits that his CS:GO skin betting videos were rigged Esports lawyers dissect CSGO gambling in Reddit AMA STARCRAFT: GHOST: WHAT WENT WRONG A Creative Marathon - A Developer's Journey to Create 100 Games in 5 Years Game key reseller G2A moves to legitimise its business Final Fantasy XV and Borrowing Pop Culture Grief and video games - Low Batteries episode six Turning World War 1 Into a Game Why I am one of the most banned game developers from Twitch, and 3 steps they can take to fix their broken policy THE GAME ABOUT FEMALE SEXUALITY THAT APPLE WOULDN’T TOUCH What historical games can learn from Hamilton CIVILIZATION IS COMING TO CLASSROOMS, AND THAT’S A BAD IDEA VIDEOGAMES AND THE ART OF DECEPTION On ‘Ōkami’ at Ten Years Old: the Quintessential Ageless Video Game The Gothic Horror Music of 'Bloodborne' Things fall apart: Looking back at Resident Evil 5 Days Gone: Why We’re Excited About the Return of Bend Studio Revolution 1979 - How to Make a Documentary Game - Extra Credits Easy Mode Ain’t Easy (When You’re Disabled) So much to tell, so little time: Contextual Storytelling and Odallus Errant Signal: Social Spaces & Payload Races Keep virtual reality weird Opinion: Being sexy and not sexist - a look at Bayonetta and objectification Overwatch - The Elusive Goal: Play by Sound Video Game Translators Are on Your Side, So Stop Hating on Them Pokémon Go Isn't Very Good but It Will Be Huge Anyway Pokémon Go Is Sending Lots of Players To Church Cops: Pokémon Go used to lure victims of armed robbery spree Teen playing new Pokémon game on phone discovers body in Wind River Not related to a story just one I saw on Twitter Pokémon Go Could Be A Death Sentence For A Black Man Probably correct given the number of stories people keep posting on websites about how the cop thought the black guy was doing something illegal or how the author thought the blacks guys were sketchy or doing something illegal until they realized they were also looking for Pokemon and how they all ended up looking for Pokemon together. Cute stories, if you don't think about them. Strangers of the World: Stop Hitting on Me While I Play Pokémon Go Pokémon Go Is Having an Effect on Players' Mental Health Police Believe Pokémon Go Murder Video Is Hoax Holocaust museum pleads: stop playing Pokémon Go here Singapore expat gets fired for raging on Facebook about not having Pokémon Go yet Even the Westboro Baptist Church Is Into ‘Pokémon Go’, as its Global Rollout Remains on Hold ‘Pokémon Go’ is Making Me (and Everyone Else) Act Really Weird Yeah, that's a good one to end this on. Dreaming the infinite: how to build an impossible space Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games Witness A Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Speedrunner Beat The Game Blindfolded Speedrunner Crushes Super Mario World Without Using A Single Power-Up Team Of Six Widowmakers Somehow Loses Game Of Overwatch PARADISE LOST REIMAGINED AS A SNES GAME We’re Sorry We Tried To Scam You With A Gambling Website Video not working properly when posted here so click the title link. Innocent Pizzeria Besieged By Five Nights At Freddy's Phone Calls Review: The Overwatch Lore Watch Iga Beat Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night’s Demo in Under 5 Minutes Without Killing Video not loading properly so check the link to watch it.
Legolas_Katarn posted a topic in Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing GamesSpoony interviews Richard Garriott and an old conversation with Corporate Commander is remembered. Nice watch for old Ultima fans or those interested in his new game