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Jason Schreier reports on The Collapse Of Visceral's Ambitious Star Wars Game, Playstation Paris stream and game reveals, Puerto Rico-based developers talk about the aftermath of the storm, the history of Dragon's Lair, Kirk McKeand interviews the voice of B.J. Blazkowicz, how video games are destroying the people that make them, Cagey Videos on dealing with grief in Life Is Strange, interview with original Playstation boss, horror game recommendations, PC gamer shares report on what developers think about Steam, Battlefront 2 makes changes to loot box system, new content for Night in the Woods, Youtube updates demonetization algorithm, meeting the faces of Mortal Kombat, history of one of the first female game developers and contractors, Cameron Kunzelman and Austin Walker on how the orcs face a fate worse than death, Olympic committee takes steps to recognize esports, Surgeon Simulator developers next game to be cancelled if it doesn't get enough players during free trial period, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC and game updates, company and developer news, country news, tech, mods) All the trailers from Sony’s Paris Games Week event Check the link to see the new trailers and game reveals for Guacamelee! 2, Spelunky 2, The Last of Us 2, etc. The most promising indies we saw at PAX Australia Naughty Dog Reveals The Last of Us Part II Cast Forgotton Anne is an indie game that looks like a Studio Ghibli movie Mousey RPG Ghost of a Tale will sneak out in March Star Citizen's new video roundup features promo ships, alien language & new engine tech Sledgehammer Wants to Make Zombies Scary in Call of Duty: WWII Call of Duty: WWII’s first DLC comes first to PlayStation 4 Shapeshifting puzzler Shift Quantum gets creative with black and white Hoarding solves and causes all your problems in Uurnog Uurnlimited Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet announced, coming in February Why Remakes, Like Shadow of the Colossus, Are Awesome Shadow of the Colossus remake has a nice perk on PS4 Pro: 60 fps David Cage on Detroit and its depiction of domestic violence Epic Star Cards and most Battlefront 2 weapons will no longer be loot box rewards The Witch And The Hundred Knight 2’s Latest Trailer Shows Split Allegiences The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk tale of life, happiness, and psychological bartending World of Final Fantasy announced for PC, release date set Surviving Mars wants to inspire the next generation of astronauts Outcast: Second Contact is just three weeks away Development Update 9 Noir puzzle series Framed coming to Steam next year Indie competitive fighter Punch Planet slams into Early Access next month Harvest Moon: Light of Hope coming November 14 to Steam, ahead of consoles Kingdom Come: Deliverance shows off its 'realistic' combat in a new trailer Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will launch on Xbox One in December Surgeon Simulator Devs Say They'll Cancel Next Game If It Doesn't Get Enough Players During Free Week Warframe developer 'hits the pause button' on its hero shooter, The Amazing Eternals The Colonists is a settlement building game with cute robots, coming to Early Access You'll need an internet connection to play Metal Gear Survive's single-player Gay Players Are Coming Out In A Major Sports Video Game Codemasters’ new arcade racer Onrush isn’t coming to PC Magic: The Gathering Arena stress testing starts in November, closed beta coming soon Zelda: Breath of The Wild’s Second Expansion Is Still On Track For This Year, Nintendo Says Rainbow Six Siege 'Mid-Season Reinforcements' update goes live tomorrow Absolver update adds prestige system which allows players to respec Middle-earth: Shadow of War details Expansion Pass and forthcoming DLC Crusader Kings 2 and Europa Universalis 4 expansions will arrive side-by-side next month The Surge reveals A Walk in the Park DLC PUBG test servers bring long-awaited vaulting and climbing to the game Bungie reverses Destiny 2 bans handed out in error Bungie lays out plans for Destiny 2 improvements Night In The Woods: Weird Autumn expands on the original, teases new console release Injustice 2 summons Hellboy on Nov. 14 Metal Gear Solid 5 gets PS4 Pro upgrade patch today Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Denuvo tech reportedly adds 40% to CPU usage PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is leaving Early Access in December Watching Overwatch is about to get easier, and Mercy is about to get nerfed You can be banned for spamming voice lines in Overwatch Blizzard's failure to curb toxicity undermines Overwatch's inclusive message Blizzard are taking action against fake Hearthstone events EA Asks Fans To Stop Keeping Old Battlefield Games Alive Hellblade sales 'better than expected', will break even months ahead of schedule PS4 worldwide shipments top 67.5 million Sony's games division drives strong growth in profits Profits and revenue on the rise for Konami's video game branch EA takes a loss in Q2 as digital sales continue to outshine physical Nintendo: More Than 2M Copies of 'Super Mario Odyssey' Sold in 3 Days 'Super Mario Run' Hits 200M Downloads, But Nintendo Unhappy With Profit Reclaiming Assassin's Creed's lost identity What went wrong with Lawbreakers? Doubt cast on future of Amazon Game Studios' first major development CCP Games shuts down VR development, lays off nearly 100 employees The French On Ys VIII's Vita Box Is Literal Nonsense NPD: Loot box controversy having no impact on game sales Steam beta tests Curator changes You can’t share uncensor patches for adult games on Steam anymore Itch.io adds Patreon integration YouTube rolls out first update to fix major demonetization problems NeoGAF successor ResetEra is now live BAFTA announces Breakthrough Brits of 2017 The government finally responds to gambling in video games petition Stephen Toulouse passes away at 45 U.S. gov't stands by DMCA exemption for museums preserving online games Why do we even need a British Games Institute? Oil Lobbyists: Thunderbird Strike Video Game 'Promotes Ecoterrorism' Owning Our Resistances With Thunderbird Strike PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds could face ban in China "Hurricane Maria knocked us back into the Stone Age for a few days" Death’s Cold Embrace: Thief 2’s new fan-made campaign Brutal Doom to add night vision rocket launcher and revamp online multiplayer Esports News International Olympic Committee takes steps to recognise esports Four Chinese Overwatch World Cup Team Members Denied US Visas The Weekend In Esports: ESL One Hamburg, Canada Cup, And More The making of Frodan: Who needs RNG when you work this hard? Pro Gamer Loses Contract After He Livestreams Domestic Violence Incident Vasilii’s Suspension by Riot Games – How Does Traditional Sports Deal with Domestic Violence? Fighting Game Tournament Pool Goes To Shit After Loser Keeps Playing Under Friend's Name Russian Dota Team Finally Gets The Major They've Been Working Towards A Great Match From Korea's First All-Women Overwatch Tournament Faker Never Seemed To Doubt His Galio In Close Semifinals Match Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Jack and Casie Girls Make Games Presents: Find Me The weird and wonderful keyboards of Kickstarter Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) The Collapse Of Visceral's Ambitious Star Wars Game The original PlayStation boss Rediscovering History’s Lost First Female Video Game Designer The state of Steam: Read what PC devs really think Video Games Are Destroying the People Who Make Them Will the Nintendo Switch gold rush affect indie games on PC? Gardening with Geralt: understanding the Witcher 3's lore through its plant life How CD Projekt Red found the road that took them to The Witcher Tracing the fairy tales and myths behind The Witcher 3’s unsettling Crones Dev Q&A: A Mortician's Tale challenges how games depict death Get Over Here: Meeting the Faces of Mortal Kombat, 25 Years Later The voice of B.J. Blazkowicz on the "binary choice" of killing Nazis in Wolfenstein 2 What Happens When Wolfenstein Comes Back at the Same Time Nazis Do? Yes, B.J. Blazkowicz is Jewish The Opening Moments of 'Wolfenstein II' Absolutely Do Not Fuck Around There's More To Wolfenstein: The New Colossus' Opening Than Sheer Brutality Wolfenstein Needs to Humanize Its Nazis What Wolfenstein 2's Bloody Twist Has To Say About Its Protagonist’s Body The Orcs of 'Shadow of War' Face a Fate Worse Than Death When I Visited South Park As A Trans Woman, The Joke Was On Me Doki Doki Literature Club Makes The Case For Breaking The Fourth Wall Labor Politics Overshadow Otherwise Fantastic New Life is Strange Episode Something out of science-fiction: A short history of Dragon’s Lair The horrifying legacy of Yume Nikki, the homebrew game that became a phenomenon Apogee: Where Wolfenstein got its start How netcode works, and what makes 'good' netcode Games You Might Not Have Tried: Horror - Find New Games for Halloween - Extra Credits 10 great indie horror games The PUBG Pan wasn't meant to be bulletproof - Here's A Thing Wolfenstein 3D Console Ports | Punching Weight [SSFF] Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne... 14 Years Later The Evil Within 2: Critique, Commentary, and Story Explanation Metroid - Creating a Sense of Isolation, Fear & Foreboding 🎃🎮 Tenchu: Stealth Assassins | The Completionist Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Retrospective (& Knuckles) Stephen's Sausage Roll - The Best Puzzle Game I've Played Stories Untold Sequence Breaking Resident Evil 4 Has Bizarre Effects - Sequence Break Dealing with Grief - Life is Strange: Before the Storm Intel's Cancelled Skyrim Rival - Investigating Project Offset Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies Light and Shadows: Wolfenstein II Visual Glitches Fake Photoshop Jim Review Video Game Theatre Presents: "LOST?", Silent Hill 2 (2001) Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Secrets of the developer who sold half a million videogames you’ve never heard of on Steam Chrono Cross, environmentalism, and a world without humanity Chrono Trigger and Structural Perfection
Now then. Before I go through how the gameplay of this game is, I'm going to address 2 things that I heard so much about regarding this game: 1) The loot boxes. Are they required, or are they just there? Don't worry about this thing. These loot + war chests are not important at all. All of the chests just give you random items + followers, who for most of the time are less powerful than the ones you get in the game and for most of the time in the case of followers, can be converted into gears, and for the items you can just convert them into silver coins, which are actually the currency you use to unlock gem slots for your weapons, upgrade your followers and upgrade your strongholds in the main game. Just by playing the game and fucking around, you can get a lot of silvers and gears. You don't need to pay real money to get the gold currency required to buy them. You can actually get gold by doing challenges which change each day, like "kill captains using execution moves" or "kill a vendetta target" that sort of thing. As for the stories that people say about how the final Act 4 requires you to buy the loot crate? Not true at all. You know what the last act of the game is? It's a 10 stage "defend your fort" missions that consists of 20+ fort defense missions. If you actually have a strong defense and a lot of high leveled orcs guarding the fort, there is no need to actually buy any of the crate. You can just play the missions normally. Well.... except when you got killed by an orc with a "no chance" perk on them, which means if you get attacked by these guys, you'll automatically lose the mission and you have to take over the fort back. But luckily taking over the fort is easy since there's only 1 orcs guarding each defense posts, and you can sabotage the defense by completing a mission before the takeover. 2) What of the game's ending? Is it going to turn people away? I did say this back when the gameplay trailer was announced If you are familiar with the Lord of the Rings lore, you pretty much will know that as long as the One Ring exists, Sauron will always return in the end. Plus having a Ring of Power with you will fuck you up in many form and corrupt you. As demonstrated by the many2 people that got consumed by the ring Not to mention, it's officially confirmed that this game is a prequel to the original Lord of the Rings trilogy films, so you know what that means. I heard that people hated the ending. And since I completed the game, I have one thing to say: Why?? The ending is perfect! It's very lore accurate and it's not a cliffhanger ending like the previous game. Hell, by the end of the game I actually felt satisfied with how everything ends and ties up to the LOTR trilogy films. I even watched the Return of the King again after playing the game and it flows perfectly. This is bold for me to say I know, but this game is a much better prequel than MGSV Phantom Pain, because that game tries to have a twist that may look cool, but just leaves a lot of questions afterward. This game on the other hand is a good prequel that ties to the film really well. And I am dead. Fucking. Serious. Now that those 2 things are out of the way, let's get straight to what this game is about. It's a straight sequel to the first game and begins after Talion + Celebrimbor created a new ring of power to counter Sauron's own ring (BAD IDEA). Basically they both met Shelob, you know, this spider in the film For some reason she can turn herself into a hot chick here. She took the new ring to herself, and then after 8+ hours of gameplay, you finally get the ring back and you're able to create your own personal orc army. Like I said, this game has more of what's in the first game. Which if you're not familiar with the first game, it's a game that's quite like a mixture of Assassin's Creed with the Batman Arkham games. You can parkour around the environment to do stealth kills, you can fight many orcs at once with your close combat prowess, and best of all, you can mind control enemy captains to work with you and you can order them to do many things, like infiltrate the enemy ranks and backstab high ranked orcs, pick a fight with other orcs, or just straight up blow their brains out. It's all up to you! In this game there's more combat moves to unlock, more areas to conquer, more collectibles to collect, more enemy types and more orc varieties to destroy or mind control, each with their own delicious characterizations. One time, I even fought an orc named Dûsh, and true to his name, he trash talks a lot, and when I am close to finishing him off, he ran away like a chicken. What a prick! And I found Kumail Nanjiani in the game. And I even made him commander of a fort. He has a couple of funny lines in the game, but a lot of the other orcs also have funny ass lines that makes me chuckle. You'll never know what sort of orcs you will encounter in the game. The gear system has been changed compared to the first. It uses Diablo/ Nioh loot system where you get gears that has different rarities, purple is the best since it gives a lot of buffs, and increases in levels each time you progress through the game. Each gear outside of the common ones have different challenges to them, so if you complete that particular challenge, you can level the gear up further. It also has a gem system which lets you insert 3 gem types to each gear to give them different benefits. Red is all about attack power, green is about health and white is XP related. You can put different gems to each gears and see which combination you like best. A couple of the collectibles in the game have neat minigames. There's a "cleanse a Sauron Tower" which lets you do a "spot these hidden objects in the world map" minigame, a "collect Shelob's past memories" minigame which lets you do an optical illusion puzzle, and there's ones that requires you to do this.... weird poem minigames. You have to collect 6 words scattered around the map. Once you collect them all, you're able to go into a door, and you have to assemble those 6 words into the poems. It's a neat brain teaser, and once you solve it, you're given a legendary gear for yourself. Of course the gears themselves will most likely be under leveled compared to the gear that you have after playing the game for hours already, but it's a nice collectible nonetheless. Oh yes, about the army creator + stronghold attack section. Is it like the trailer? Of course not! You can't just press a button to execute an enemy that easily. But for the other cool shit that happens? Yes. Most of them at least. You take over forts by going to different capture points and stay there until it's taken over. That gate thing at the start is not in the game, though maybe that's because the forts I took over isn't the one in the trailer. I took over forts that has ballista graugs instead. Enemies that you killed will come back from the dead. That drake thing is awesome when you use it for yourself. And thankfully that fire drake machine death can be avoided if you play espionage and cripple the enemy defenses by eliminating the warlords. All things considered, the game does get repetitive once you put 30+ hours into the game. It's the same thing as the first game in that you will be repeating a lot of missions and replace a lot of orc officers to get a better army. If you're fine with that, then that's cool. You'll enjoy this game a lot. Until the last act of the game since it's just a string of 20+ fort defense missions. They should just reduce it to only 10 so it doesn't overstay its welcome. Luckily like I said, it ends satisfyingly in that it directly ties to the LOTR trilogy film in the end, and it ends happily. With a pretty sweet end credits song to top it all off. And a pretty sweet remembrance to that Michael David Forgey guy who unfortunately passed away but got remembered through an in game character based on him. Do I recommend this game? Oh yes. If you love the first game and want more of it that is. But the end game will get repetitive, so beware of that. It's like eating at a 5 star buffet. You'll have so many to eat and it'll make you full if you eat too much. If you hate or don't like the first game, unfortunately this game isn't for you. Better skip this game if that's the case. I give this game the rating of "take over Mordor with your army and conquer everything again and again, but beware that it'll get annoying during the last act of the game. Though in the end, you'll leave the game satisfied."
What the Prey reboot could have been, Demo Day 2017, Pathfinder CRPG announced with Chris Avellone involvement, an ode to the shotgun, Noclip starts sessions series with an interview with Theresa Duringer, Life Is Strange sequel, Destiny 2 livestream and info, Extra Credits on the reasons why games might be shipped with bugs, writing the next Dragon Age, how a man born without eyes plays video games, the failure of ‘Play Your Way’ games, TW Warhammer reveals Lizardmen roster, more games heading to the Switch, difficulty of trying to tell stories outside your own experience, the overused narrative style of Call of Duty WWII, the history of RPGs, Shadow of War impressions, streamers role-playing GTA cops, veteran developers reveal childhood creations, and more. 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Playing the next wave of student games at Demo Day 2017, USC's mini E3 Tekken 7 Official No Glory for Heroes Story Trailer Pathfinder: Kingmaker bringing tabletop RPG to PC South Park: The Fractured But Whole Will Be Out In October Total War WARHAMMER 2 - Introducing... Temple Guard Total War: WARHAMMER 2 - Lizardmen Roster Reveal Sunless Skies hangs closed alpha signup sheet Writing the next Dragon Age New Dragon Age game in development, BioWare writer says Is Bioware's Next Game 'Dragon Age Tactics'? RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 IS NOW COMING SPRING 2018 One Piece: Unlimited World Red - Deluxe Edition - | PC, PS4, Switch Focus Home Interactive announces E3 2017 lineup Days Gone Will Make An Appearance At E3 2017, "In A Big Way", Release Date Announcement? Mighty Gunvolt Burst coming to Nintendo Switch in June Bloodstained, Kickstarted in 2015, is only '20 to 30 percent' done Grasshopper returns to The Silver Case with 25th Ward remake How Darksiders 3 Has Evolved - IGN First Darksiders 3 reveals new concept art—gallery Darksiders 3 Developers Play the Original Game, 7 Years Later - IGN First Playing Darksiders 2 With the Level Designer of Darksiders 3 - IGN First Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Coming To PS4 And Xbox One Owlboy, Nine Parchments, YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, and more indies announced for Switch Level-5 working on Switch game(s) Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Switch launches this fall in the west, DLC ‘DB Super Pack 4’ launches June First look at rumored Mario and Rabbids crossover RPG art leaks Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 ‘Baiken’ character trailer Dead Alliance - Exclusive Announcement Trailer Robot exploder Nex Machina blasting onto PC in June Crash-u-like: Danger Zone exploding out May 30th FAR CRY 5 TEASERS CONFIRM AMERICAN SETTING, FULL REVEAL THIS WEEK Bandai Namco's Get Even postponed in light of Manchester attack At The Gates is a 4X game that learns from RimWorld and Spelunky 2K could be working on a new Bioshock or Borderlands game Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap gets a PC release date Spot Luke Skywalker as 'Star Wars Battlefront II' Team Talk Story The Walking Dead: A New Frontier episode 5 out later this month Tennis returns to consoles with Tennis World Tour next year Cat Quest coming to PS4, PC this summer Bayonetta Developer PlatinumGames Teases a Mysterious New IP Warframe devs announce Keystone, a new F2P FPS ARMS Direct 5.17.2017 Splatoon 2 - Single Player Trailer - Nintendo Switch Disgaea 5 Complete - Game Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch El Shaddai Creator Announces New RPG For PS4 And PS Vita Fear Effect Sedna has a free demo Watch Latest Chaotic Trailer for 'Lawbreakers' as it's Announced for PlayStation PS4 Version Of LawBreakers Confirmed, PC Cross-Play Ruled Out Because It's "Dumb" Cliff Bleszinski on 'Lawbreakers', 'Overwatch' and Feeling Like a Disney Princess Steel Division: Normandy 44 - The Art of Making History Steel Division: Normandy 44 - Inhouse multiplayer on Carpiquet PDXCON 2017: Steel Division - Clash of Titans Even If You Hate Early Access, 'Dead Cells' Is Worth Playing Now PES 2018 release date set, PC version 'to the standard of leading console iterations' Scalebound might not be cancelled after all New Crowfall videos reveal graphical upgrades and character changes A special message from DONTNOD Entertainment Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Open World Gameplay Trailer In Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, fortress assaults feel like the battle of Helm’s Deep MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR FIRST HANDS-ON IMPRESSIONS Middle-earth: Shadow Of War - New Fort Assault Gameplay Shadow Of War Dev On Creating Mordor Sequel: "If We Fail, We're Doomed" Q&A: Monolith Creative Lead on the Updated Nemesis System in 'Shadow of War' Quake Champions 1v1 duel mode showcased in new trailer Quake Champions comics will reveal the characters' 'bloody backgrounds' Wild West Online gets funding, will sidestep Kickstarter and include female characters from outset A pair of new Endless Space 2 trailers examine 'Exploitation' and 'Extermination' Endless Space 2 - Developer Diary - First Contact Dreadnought enters open beta, so here's a cool trailer of brawling spaceships Gwent open beta begins next Wednesday Torment: Tides of Numenera update adds a new companion and the 'Voluminous Codex' Rainbow Six Siege is getting better servers and improved tech Battlefield 1 DLC Adds Female Soldiers War is changing in Crusader Kings 2 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia ‘Season Pass’ trailer Rocket League will retire old Crates in next major update Next PUBG update adds a new sniper rifle, sick motorcycle stunts Overwatch Anniversary event kicks off May 23 Jeff Kaplan answers your questions in an AMA-style 'Overwatch support' video Overwatch Director Says Balancing D.Va Was His 'Low Point' Of The Year Overwatch anniversary event will introduce three new Arena maps Blizzard Says Overwatch Wasn't Meant To Be Political, But It's Not That Simple Overwatch director wants more story for Symmetra and Pharah 5 Secrets about Overwatch's Support Heroes by Jeff Kaplan (Feat. Unseen Development Footage) Developer Update | Happy First Anniversary! | Overwatch Stellaris developer Paradox Interactive opens new mobile studio PDXCON 2017: Hearts of Iron - Making a World War Even Bigger PSN Now Has 70M Monthly Active Users; PS Plus Hits 26.4M Members Splatoon 2 Hardware Announced For Japan And Europe Microsoft's Project Scorpio console will also debut in China this year itch.io: "Open marketplaces can work" Jury To Decide Whether Valve Actually Owns Dota 2 Negative World Of Tanks Video Gets Taken Down After Developer Threatens Copyright Claim Statement on SirFoch Incident YoYo Games wants to inspire young game devs with GameMaker education package Gearbox invites 16 graduates to create new unannounced VR game Why Did a Chinese Peroxide Company Pay $1 Billion for a Talking Cat? SONY PLAYSTATION IN CHINA – TWO YEARS IN Revenue up at Take-Two as key franchises deliver Hitman studio IO Interactive cuts down on staff Valve hires members of the Kerbal Space Program team RuneScape developer to bring SpatialOS tech to next project GoldenEye Source mod teases new maps, music, weapon effects Players are Turning Battlegrounds Into a Zombie Nightmare If Overwatch Was A Turn-Based Tactics Game The Modder Who's Finally Translating 'Dragon Quest' into Arabic Esports News The Weekend In Esports: League of Legends' Mid-Season Invitational, Greninja Saga, And More Staffordshire University to Offer Esports Business Degree Facebook and ESL Partner for 5,500 Hours of Live Esports Tournament Coverage Pro Overwatch Gets An Official Minor League Developmental League for Overwatch Announced, $100,000 in Prizes for Finalists 17 NBA Teams Are Investing In 2K Esports, But There Might Not Be A Scene Reigning League Champs SKT Scrape Past Challengers To Win Mid-Season Invitational FIFA Ultimate Team Championship Decided On 90th-Minute Set Piece Smash Pro Wins Tournament Just In Time To Make His Flight Rainbow Six Siege Invitational: The Rising Scene Crowdfunding News GaymerX East 2017! November 4th & 5th #GXEast17 'Project Rap Rabbit' Shows How Not to Launch a Kickstarter in 2017 Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc) An ode to the shotgun Old Leaked Design Documents Show What Prey Could've Been Prey modders uncover cognizant Disc Rifle cut from game in files Veteran game developers reveal their childhood creations The Pitfalls of Trying to Tell Stories Outside Your Own Experience 'Call of Duty: WWII' Seems Like Yet Another Hollywood Take on World War II Why 'System Shock' Matters Japan's Biggest Indie Game Event Hits Kyoto Searching for Faith During a 'Night in the Woods' Night in the Woods and the Lies of Nostalgia The history of RPGs 7 Japanese RPGs game developers should study “Prey and the Failure of ‘Play Your Way’ Games,” by Jess Joho A report from GaymerX Australia IS THIS SNOWY TRANSLATION REALLY LITERAL? 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