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PAX West, how Night Trap and a mall Santa helped lead to the creation of Petz, the oral history of Tony Hawk's Underground, Obsidian turned down making a Game of Thrones game, Warhammer Vermintide 2 announced, Extra Credits on how accessibility in games helps everyone, the importance of acting in Observer and Hellblade, developers talk about hidden design tricks, PAX Rumble V, Nintendo reveals upcoming Switch games including a new No More Heroes, why the Middle East will provide the next big opportunity for games, 10th anniversary of The Witcher, undead racial skill allows them to play dead in Original Sin 2, designing tutorials, Errant Signal continues his Summer of 0451 series with Tacoma, SWERY's new game is crowdfunding on Fig, the last days of Black Isle Studios, the creation of video game cities, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, previews, release dates, interviews and writing on upcoming games, DLC, game updates, company and developer news, country news, mods) The Best Indie Games Of PAX West 2017 Donut destruction, dung beetle pinball, and long-lost NES games: our PAX 10 picks 25 Nintendo Switch Indie Game Trailers From Today's Livestream Steamworld Dig 2 release date unearthed Warhammer: Vermintide 2 announced, full reveal due in October Kentucky Route Zero Act 5 due in early 2018 Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Captain Mode - Khuzait vs Empire Planning goes a long way in Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord's multiplayer Captain Mode Total War: Warhammer 2's Skaven race are like "science nerds who have gone off the reservation" Total War: WARHAMMER 2 - Introducing... Hell Pit Abomination Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus teaser stars a Nazi superhero called Blitzmensch Each of Wolfenstein 2's three DLCs will focus on a particular playstyle What "unfiltered creative expression" means for Wolfenstein 2's depiction of Nazism FIFA 18’s story mode goes heavy on the special guest stars FIFA 18 career mode has cutscenes and a conversation wheel Stardew Valley publisher teases its 'magic school' RPG with a new image Kickstarter Update #43 - Spooky, Scary Skeletons! Undead racial skill allows them to play dead, GOTY confirmed. Phantom Brigade brings 'an XCOM style campaign' to giant robot strategy Torture, brainwash, or kill enemy agents in this XCOM-style Cold War game Warner Bros donating Shadow of War DLC revenue to family of late producer Official Shadow of War Dark Tribe Trailer Warner Bros. insists it won't profit from the Shadow of War Forthog Orc-Slayer DLC Ys VIII Makes Players Appreciate Everyone’s Strengths Wargroove is an Advance Wars-inspired tactics game from Chucklefish Pathologic remake is now called Pathologic 2 and has a very strange trailer 17 minutes of Code Vein gameplay Finally, It’s A New Metroid In Moonlighter, you're part adventurer, part shopkeeper Monster Hunter: World Devs Show Off The Game’s Multiplayer Neo-retro game collection UFO 50 was born from friendship, says Spelunky creator Demon Gaze II ‘Welcome to Asteria’ trailer KO Mech’s Cute, Pinball-Like Little Mecha Packs Major Punching Power It's Left 4 Dead, but you're badass space miner dwarves The Amazing Eternals’ is a deck-building hero shooter that oozes character Steel Assault Its Demonstrates Robot-Smashing Action With A Video Of Its First Frantic Stage Ruiner interview: Devolver's top-down action game set in a gritty futuristic Bangkok Folding @ PAX Interview: Children of Morta Rend is a fantasy survival hybrid from former World of Warcraft developers Action RPG Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr blasts into early access Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption makes you weaker every time you beat a boss Ooblets interview: another contestant for the cutest PC game Around 90% of Gearbox staff working on new Borderlands – Pitchford Sea of Thieves will launch with an optional 540p mode and 15fps lock RAID: World War II - A Message From Control Eve: Valkyrie - Warzone trailer breaks down all the ships in its nimble assault class American McGee is working on an Alice 3 proposal The Evil Within 2 - Gruesome, Giggling Guardian Gameplay Trailer 6 reasons to look forward to The Evil Within 2, even if you hated the first Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time latest trailer Ni No Kuni 2's RTS skirmishes let you conquer territory with adorable air strikes Runner 3 Official PAX West 2017 Trailer Children of Zodiarcs recalls Final Fantasy Tactics, but with cards and dice Why Dishonored: Death of the Outsider needed new writers, according to Harvey Smith Dishonored 2's Death of the Outsider could have focused on Daud but was considered 'the easy road' Pokken Tournament DX: Decidueye Gameplay - PAX 2017 High Hell kicking many doors in later this year Humankind's last city grows from nothing in first Frostpunk gameplay trailer Upcoming Horror Game Looks Cool, Makes Me Wanna Ralph 25 Minutes of BioMutant Gameplay - PAX 2017 Funcom want to make another Conan game, but they won't start it until 2018 Make a song and dance about Figment on 22 September The origins of Quake Champions' jumping styles The jetpack FPS is back (again) with Midair Pretty point-and-click 29 out later this month EXO IMAGO announces debut title Parted Ways Secret of Mana Remake's Demo Is Low-Frills Fun Pikuniku is a colourful dystopian puzzler 5 Minutes of Exception Gameplay - PAX 2017 10 Minutes of Fire Emblem Warriors Gameplay - PAX West 2017 15 Creepy Minutes of Hello Neighbor Gameplay - PAX 2017 The steampunk dungeon crawler Vaporum will be out in September Sonic Forces release date set Tingle Trailer Pre Alpha Keita Takahashi’s Wattam re-revealed for consoles and PC Get Your Hands on Frank's Big Package This December The Destiny 2 datamining has begun - click here for massive story spoilers What does it take to run Destiny 2 at 1080p60? 'Destiny 2' Sends Players on a Quest Through a Tolkienesque Haunted Forest Some Destiny 2 microtransaction loot gives you a gameplay advantage The early verdict on Destiny 2's campaign mode 13 Minutes of Nine Parchments Gameplay - PAX 2017 Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival slides onto PC this month Dawn of War III gets Steam Workshop support and better modding in its latest patch The Division's free 'Resistance' update will expand the map and add two new modes Rainbow Six Siege new operators: Polish, Hong Kong, and South Korean soldiers for 2017 Following “passionate” fan feedback, Rainbow Six Siege’s Theme Park will be Ranked after all Eve Online’s Lifeblood expansion is all about moon mining and space pirates Cliff Bleszinski teases a LawBreakers roadmap Shovel Knight’s final expansion features its own card game Guild Wars 2 shows off rideable velociraptors and giant bunnies Rising Storm 2: Vietnam - now with added Aussie and Kiwi accents Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition adds bears to murderball Resident Evil 7’s final two DLC packs are coming in December, along with a Gold Edition Battlefield 1's In The Name of the Tsar DLC gets an exact release date DICE are making major changes to Battlefield 1's shotguns and SMGs Steel Division: Normandy 44 gets its first paid DLC in September, and free content throughout 2017 PC Game Adding Option To Disable Popular YouTuber Characters After Players Complain PUBG producer: AFK farming is something 'we will definitely be addressing' Australian PUBG players won't be getting first-person mode anytime soon PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has sold over 10 million copies Alexstrasza and Hanzo are (probably) coming to Heroes of the Storm Overwatch director dunks on toxic player, promises changes to reporting system Sega: 'The Sonic Mania offline play bug has now been patched' In a display of excellent taste, Obsidian’s CEO still wants to make Alpha Protocol 2 Steam's Haphazard Sex Games Policies Hit Another Game Bethesda's Creation Club is forcing players to auto-download unpurchased mod files Hajime Tabata urges players "to be as controlled as possible" with FFXV's nude mods Celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Witcher The Witcher 10th Anniversary Panel - PAX West 2017 2K Is Temporarily Pulling XCOM From The App Store, Removing Sid Meier's Pirates For Good Twitch Extensions will bring new 'interactive experiences' to streams Paxdev2017 Games Done Quick raised nearly $250,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief Games For Change expands its student game dev contest to L.A. GameStop on Forced Bundling, SNES Classic, Xbox One X Scarcity You can now play the impressive fan remake of Tomb Raider 2 Wolfendoom: Blade of Agony is a brilliant mashup of modern ideas and old-school shooting Fallout: Project Brazil becomes Fallout: New California Esports News The Weekend In Esports: League Summer Finals And More PlayerUnknown wants to take “baby steps” towards making PUBG an esport What PUBG learned from the Gamescom Invitational tournament North American League Team Overcomes Deficit And Water Spillage To Win Finals Pro League Of Legends Team Says It's Losing More Than $1.1 Million A Year League Pro Goes The Entire European Summer Final Without Dying A Single Time The 11-Year-Old Who’s Dominating Competitive Pokémon Chaos Theory Launches as First Professional Singapore Esports Team Boise State University to Introduce Esports Varsity Program If esports come to the Olympics, don’t expect to see ‘violent’ titles Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) THE GOOD LIFE Scorn Part 1 of 2 : Dasein CULTIST SIMULATOR: BEHOLD OUR END Lifeless Moon Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) From Busted Teeth to Broken TVs: The Oral History of Tony Hawk's Underground Game Developers Explain Some Of Their Favorite Ways To Trick The Player Urban Design and the Creation of Videogame Cities Obsidian turned down Game of Thrones because it "feels more like an RTS" Daughter on Life Is Strange and Changing Your Ways Steve Gaynor on 'Tacoma,' 'Sleep No More' and What it All Means Game Design Deep Dive: Making Spartaga, a VR twin-stick shooter Gaming in the Middle East is poised for a breakout Game Tutorials Also good advice anytime you see anything written by Ian John Romero, John Carmack, and American Mcgee deny Tim Willits' Quake comments Last Day of June Is Beautiful, Touching And Emotionally Draining Preparing for the end of The Tomorrow Children, a game about helping others that couldn’t help itself Pyre's Composer On The Challenges Of Creating His Most Diverse Game Soundtrack Yet Steel-clad conquistadores on horseback: A case study of selective authenticity and the Spanish Empire in computer games. Is Squall Really Dead? Final Fantasy Producer Addresses The Series' Biggest Fan Theories Obsidian on Tyranny’s expansion & writing believable evil Turbulent development of Destiny, Witcher 3, Uncharted 4 and more revealed in new book A Look at Graphics: Other Dimensions What Made This Fan Translate an Obscure 1998 'Twin Peaks'-Inspired PS1 Game Songbringer is a speedrunning-friendly and fun sci-fi Zelda-alike Here's How Ubisoft Convinced Nintendo To Let Mario Use Guns Nintendo Releases Original Star Fox 2 Design Docs Getting to the Bottom of Tracer's Derrière Why the Switch is Nintendo's truest Family Computer Facing the Darkness Within: The Importance of Acting in Observer and Hellblade "People don't talk about mental health because of the stigma, out of fear for their careers" 'Absolver' Is a New Approach to Fighting Games in a Genre Desperate For It The Last Days of Black Isle Studios The Virtual Life –Trying To Survive A Little Red Lie Just How Important Are Female Protagonists? Zack Wasn't Actually Aeris's Boyfriend In The Japanese Version Of Final Fantasy VII Tacoma (Spoilers) What Makes a Good Detective Game? | Game Maker's Toolkit Petz wouldn’t exist without Night Trap The History of Assassin's Creed Good and Evil in the Persona 5 Soundtrack [Patron Request] Accessibility - The Curb Cut Effect - Extra Credits Games as Lit. 101 - Best Final Fantasy Battle Themes Animating Dauntless: Slaying AAA Animation on the Indie Scale Save Yourself: Game History is in Your Hands Designing System Driven Dialogue in Mafia III Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies PAX West 2017: PAX RUMBLE V - The V Stands For Very Bad Video Game Wrestling (09/03/2017) "That guy sucks, a lot." A video game attorney answers our important video game law questions
PS4 Pro revealed, more PAX interviews and gameplay, Fallout 4 and Skyrim will not get mods on the Playstation, Overwatch's high-bandwidth update releases for PC, historical accuracy and highlighting lesser known troops and campaigns in Battlefield 1, how a frame is rendered in the new Doom, Bloodstained delayed until 2018, a look at Endless Space 2 and Civilization VI, Danny O'Dwyer visits New York to explore his favorite areas from video games in the final episode of The Point and starts a Patreon for crowdfunded video game documentaries, Bioware hires Sunless Sea writer to work on unannounced game, popular Youtuber is arrested, Swery talks about becoming a Buddhist Monk, graphic novel covering the story of Tetris, why you should not skip the side missions in Mankind Divided, an interview with Myst creator Rand Miller, XSEED and Marvelous Europe plan to bring more niche Japanese games to Steam, and more. AJSA Commander Jayson's Rage has started a video news series on the AJSA Youtube where he will be covering some of the news mentioned here, his videos will be featured with these updates from now on. Here is his first episode Gaming News PS4 Pro: The Ultimate FAQ Why PS4 Pro Doesn't Have a 4K Blu-Ray Player All the PS4 Pro Games Getting Upgrades PlayStation boss on PS4 Pro: our approach isn't reactive this time around Why developers love HDR more than anything else in the PS4 Pro Your original PS4 now supports HDR, but no games currently make use of it PlayStation Vita isn't dead, in Japan anyway Final Fantasy 15 is getting its own PlayStation 4 slim hardware PlayStation 4 Pro: Hands-On First Impressions Microsoft announces military green 1TB Xbox One S Battlefield 1 console Report: Xbox Live faster, more reliable than PlayStation Network Devs react: Valve's Steam key crackdown Surprising effect of Steam's latest review system change Watch 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' running on the PS4 Pro Mass Effect: Andromeda's Male and Female Characters Both Exist In-Game, Are Family Mass Effect: Andromeda Is 30 FPS on PS4 and PS4 Pro Horizon Zero Dawn - PS4 Pro Gameplay Reveal PS4 Pro Gameplay Trailer - Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare HOW RESIDENT EVIL 7’S GROSSEST MONSTERS ARE MADE CIVILIZATION VI - Devs Show Off Religion Civilization 6 welcomes Norway’s Harald Hardrada in latest trailer AJ's Endless Space 2 Developer Preview Endless Space 2 gameplay - the first 40 turns as the Sophons Seraph release date set, dual pistols at the ready New Prey trailer explains the retro-future style of the Talos 1 station Earth Defense Force 5 for PS4 announcement leaked ARCHITECTURE FANS WILL WANT TO WATCH OUT FOR PAVILION NEXT WEEK The Last Guardian gets (the last) delay Torment: Tides of Numenera - Legacy & Meaning Trailer Into the Black is a VR survival game with echoes of Firewatch 7 Things To Know About Mafia MAFIA 3 LIVE - 2 Hours of New Gameplay! Full Map! Walkthrough of Free Roam, Customization & More! Mafia 3: Take Down "Handsome" Harry - Full Mission WWE 2K17 - Who's Next Gameplay Trailer The Stanley Parable’s designer lied to Rick and Morty’s creator — and now they’re making a game together Squanchtendo interview - Talent from Rick & Morty and Epic Games on their wacky VR dreams 16 Disgustingly Awesome Kills in Sniper Elite 4 Nier: Automata gets a new trailer, release date for Tokyo Game Show Osiris: New Dawn gameplay - marooned on an arid alien planet LET IT DIE: Dev Diary #1 Resident Evil 2 Fan Remake Dev Working on New Survival Horror Game Now there's a Titanfall card battler Miyamoto Proves His Point, Eats a Hamburger While Playing Super Mario Run Space Hulk: Deathwing teases co-op details, new screens THE CHALLENGING DESIGN OF EVENT’S INSECURE AI Kojima's Death Stranding is an action game in an open world Dead Rising 4 Cinematic – “Black Friday” Assassin's Creed Ezio Trilogy Pack Confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One, Watch First Trailer Cloud Imperium Games denies Squadron 42 delay report Hyper Light Drifter won’t be coming to Vita and Wii U DRIVE THROUGH THE ROARING ITALIAN 70S WHEN WHEELS OF AURELIA ARRIVES THIS MONTH For Honor Alpha Test's Game Modes and Characters Detailed AKIBA'S BEAT - Yamato Character Trailer Bandai Namco celebrates 15th anniversary of Gundam Vs. with new PlayStation 4 game One day I hope for a less cheap and generic game based on a Gundam series. Dishonored 2 interview - Harvey Smith on man-sized vents and giving their silent protagonist a voice Dishonored 2 trailer features story, stabbing, The Outsider This Kingdom Hearts trailer is baffling, but it has nice music and a release date Koei Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden, Toukiden and Atelier cross over in Musou Stars Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Gamescom gameplay with Tobi and Ondra BattleTech Interview - the mech strategy game we’ve all been waiting for BattleTech gameplay - 30 minutes of the super pre-alpha demo This is the same demo I posted a few weeks ago, although it does play out differently. Secret Legend gameplay and interview - a gorgeous game inspired by Zelda Thimbleweed Park interview - steaming stamps and bailing on the pillow factory Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour interview - a look at the improved visuals Duelyst interview - Keith Lee and Eric Lang talk Denizens of Shimzar and what’s next Sonic Mania interview - Sega lets independent developers take the reigns The Elder Scrolls: Legends interview with Pete Hines of Bethesda Diluvion interview - open ocean sub exploration and FTL crew management 20XX Interview - why Mighty No. 9 made people flock to 20XX The Church in the Darkness interview - infiltrating a 1970s religious cult The Church in the Darkness gameplay - exploring a 1970s religious cult campsite Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Delayed 12 Minutes of Cyber Wang - Official Shadow Warrior 2 Gameplay Fallout 4 and Skyrim aren’t getting mods on PS4 Rocket League officially goes off the rails, adds random power-ups Overwatch 'high-bandwidth' update is live for PC, here's what it does Blizzard's solution to Arena balance in Hearthstone: remove the cards that suck Battlefleet Gothic: Armada brings the Tau Empire to open beta tomorrow Shovel Knight's Specter Knight campaign out Spring 2017 Big Rainbow Six Siege Patch Adjusts Operators, Provides New Gadgets Facepunch don't know how to fix Rust's broken XP system so they're getting rid of it The Sims 4 gets metropolitan with City Living expansion GOG offer refunds on year-old game, Armello, because DLC is only for the Steam version Around 100 people are now working on Overwatch Sunless Sea writer signs up for BioWare project Deadly Premonition director Swery becomes a Buddhist Monk. What does this mean for his games? Interplay Sells Off Descent, Kingpin, Earthworm Jim Etc No fan left behind Obsidian devs recreate Star Wars Mos Eisley spaceport in Unreal Engine 4 Blizzard's Chris Metzen Retires WoW’s lead designer and some of Blizzard’s biggest names start new studio with Riot Games funding Riot Games Korea begins testing a new system to fight toxicity in League of Legends AIAS chief Martin Rae is stepping down to work in VR YouTuber Arrested For Allegedly Intending To Have Sexual Relations With Minor Taming SOMA’s monsters with the Wuss Mode mod Esports News Focus Wins Over Flair In This Morning’s StarCraft II Tournament MSI to hold international Overwatch tournament this year DreamHack Austin to return in 2017, two other U.S. dates to be revealed Racial slurs mar Call of Duty World Championships Na'Vi dumps its successful Hearthstone team Smash Player Wins Tournament, Is Awarded Bag Of Rice Small Fries: How one player banned from a lifetime of CS:GO is trying to make things right Rumor: FIFA Interactive World Cup to add “Club World Cup” featuring top football clubs with esports teams The ‘Sensible Soccer’ World Cup Is an eSport Event Like No Other Crowdfunding News Dual Universe :: Civilization Building Sci-Fi MMORPG Dawn of the Devs Sums up my thoughts Rad Rodgers - The return of the 90's era Apogee platformer! AWW, A GAME ABOUT LONELY ROBOTS EVOKES THE BEST CHILDREN’S ANIMATION Other content I found interesting this week Shigeki Toyama and Namco Arcade Machines 6 historical details you might have missed in the Battlefield 1 beta DOOM (2016) - Graphics Study The extraordinary Tetris story is a parable about genius and deception The Tomorrow Children: A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma Farewell Danny O'Dwyer - The Lobby Noclip Patreon Trailer - Crowdfunded Video Game Documentaries Here is a link to his new Patreon. Very happy to see it doing so well. Meet Kotaku's New Staff Writer, Heather Alexandra The Sega Dreamcast Changed My Life The Rise And Fall Of The Dreamcast Baldur's Gate: Durlag's Tower - #3: Dungeon Master's Guide - Design Club SQUASH & STRETCH: The Animation of Jak & Daxter - Extra Frames Notes from an indie cross-platform launch How Blind Players Made a Text-Only RPG More Accessible The Story Behind Hue's Brilliant Soundtrack Phoenix Enduring: How the ‘Law and Order’ of Gaming Has Lasted for 15 Years One Man's Maddening Quest To Walk Across An Entire No Man's Sky Planet Exploring The Real Liberty City - The Point How Trans Players Find Support from the Gaming Community PAX West Panel - Heroes, Villains, and You: Player Choice in Game Design Myst creator Rand Miller on his favorite puzzle that everybody hates No Man's Sky In Close Critique [Deep Spoilers] Folding Ideas Goes to PAX West 2016 and Comes Home With an Existential Hangover The Adorable Robots of ‘ReCore’ are the Stars of an Otherwise Average Video Game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Narrative Review - DON'T SKIP THE SIDE MISSIONS, DAMNIT (Writing on Games) Futurism, Realism, Racism: Deus Ex & the Quest For Credible Science Fiction Ross's Game Dungeon: Deus Ex - Human Revolution Steam's Latest Hit Is A Great Mix Of FTL And XCOM Guest Column: On the Overwatch Matchmaker as a Trolley Problem Meet the first person to reach level 1000 in Overwatch Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games For those who remember the Ace Attorney localization (here is an article on the games localization process) Guy Tries To Play Battlefield 1 With Voice Commands, Gets Absolutely Wrecked PLAY DATE! - Mega64 【MAD】Titanfall - Anime Style 「Opening」 Career change after realizing how little effort it takes to make money by pandering to the lowest common denominator Amusing before as a self-own but also a good example of why I don't source or share anything anything from Gameranx after seeing he's lying about people and taking Twitter quotes from them after they have blocked him. Overwatch Player Never Touches The Ground In The Game's New Level A Ridiculous Recap Of Deus Ex Human Revolution The recap that Mankind Divided should have used.
This week in gaming; Jim Sterling does excellent video based around No Man's Sky and the fanbase and hype culture that surrounded it, Final Fantasy XV delayed and causes hilarious outrage in the same way No Man's Sky delay did (no one threatened to kill Jason this time), Gamescom trailers and information, Danny O'dwyer talks about the games we play to disconnect and Cara Ellison talks about the escapism games offer during times of tragedy, high-bandwidth support being added to Overwatch, David Gaider talks about writing for video games, Gamespot looks at the history of Resident Evil, why Criminal Girls 2 won't be sold in Germany, Gita Jackson talks to two of her friends about why they write about games, a look at cancelled Star Wars games, and more. Gaming News Titanfall 2’s matchmaking is based on skill and contribution to matches Titanfall 2 Single Player Gameplay Quick Look Does Titanfall 2 Need a Single-Player Campaign? Titanfall 2's Surprising Multiplayer Shift Titanfall 2: A Full Match of Pilots v Pilots Gameplay Titanfall 2: 6 Minutes of 'Scorch' Titan Gameplay Titanfall 2: 6 Minutes of 'Ion' Titan Gameplay Titanfall 2 Beta Not Coming to PC, Dates Teased Final Fantasy XV Officially Delayed To November 29 Final Fantasy XV Delay Rumors Trigger Fan Meltdowns At least no one threatened to kill him this time. Square Releases An Hour Of New Final Fantasy XV Footage Paragon now free to all as open beta goes live Dishonored 2 Designer Dives Deep Into Assassin Abilities Mafia III – The World of New Bordeaux: City Districts Trailer Mafia 3 spotlights untrustworthy ally Cassandra New Bordeaux, bank robbing and bad guy blasting in Mafia 3’s Gamescom trailer Battlefield 1 open beta launches this month What Did You Miss? Battlefield 1 Teaser Trailer #3 Breakdown and Analysis Gears of War 4 'Impact' Multiplayer Map Gameplay 1080p 60fps – IGN First Gears of War 4 'Impact' Multiplayer Map Flythrough – IGN First Gears of War 4 PC Minimum Specs, New 4K Gameplay Video Revealed Watch the trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's 'Zombies in Spaceland' mode Shroud of the Avatar nears a 'real life' launch with stricter guidelines SLAYAWAY CAMP TURNS VHS HORROR INTO A CUTE, MURDEROUS PUZZLE Dawn of War 3 is Bigger and Deeper Than Ever Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice launches September 8 in the west ORWELL WILL HAVE YOU PLAY AS THE SURVEILLANCE STATE FOR ONCE Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X for PS4 ‘Elegant Medley: Glossy Mixture’ trailer New Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor-Martyr trailer showcases "Blood and Gore" Deus Ex Go Release Date Announced, Is Very Soon Zelda-Like Adventure Game Oceanhorn Coming to PS4 and Xbox One Dragon Quest VII for 3DS ‘Discover Tactics’ trailer Shadow Warrior 2 release date set for October Inkle's Sorcery! concludes in September with The Crown of Kings DUTCH VIDEOGAME MAKER AIMS TO CONFRONT EUROPE’S COLONIAL PAST Grow Up - Flight Gameplay 'Grow Up' Makes the Simple Act of Climbing a Joy Raiders of the Broken Planet Gamescom 2016 teaser trailer Frozenbyte announces co-op twin-stick wizardry game Nine Parchments The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II launches September 6 in North America Halo Wars 2: Rift Map Reveal Gameplay - Gamescom 2016 Broken Sword creator and Pewter Games unveil The Little Acre Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Strategy Trailer ReCore Trailer - Gamescom 2016 Keiji Inafune on the Shadow of Mega Man and Burdens of the Past Outcast - Second Contact coming in March 2017, first screens released Seasons After Fall Official Trailer - Gamescom 2016 Endless Space 2 gunning for Early Access this summer Master of Orion will leave Early Access later this month Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Official Gamescom 2016 Trailer Bound - Hidden Savior Gameplay Football, Powered by Frostbite - FIFA 17 Official Gameplay Trailer FIFA 17 at Gamescom 2016 FIFA 17 partners with Man United, so PES 2017 partners with Liverpool Hitman Episode 4 Out Now, Sees You Killing a Rock Star Lichtspeer trailer reveals penguin Vikings, wurst zombies, and Das Walrus Watch 15 minutes of sci-fi Souls-like The Surge Special Edition of Quantum Break for PC Hitting Retail and Steam on September 14 10 Minutes of Dead Rising 4 Gameplay - Gamescom 2016 ROME: Total War™ for iPad – Announcement trailer Killing Floor 2 Shows Off Next Update Killing Floor 2 lines up for a full release in November The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition is out this month The Witcher 3 GOTY Version Doesn't Let You Carry Over Save Data on Consoles How the Japanese Video Game 'Criminal Girls 2' Came to Be Banned in Germany Destiny: The Collection Official Trailer Destiny: Rise of Iron Trailer Shows Off Everything New 212,620 people playing No Man's Sky at once makes it the biggest Steam launch this year No Man's Sky will be patched in the near future to address launch concerns No Man's Sky Sony's 2nd biggest ever PS4 launch in UK No Man's Sky Could Get Paid DLC [COMING SOON] Eichenwalde | New Map Preview | Overwatch High-bandwidth support is being rolled out to Overwatch at this very moment How Overwatch’s second competitive season is changing Total War: Warhammer to add Regiments of Renown in DLC Fallout 4's Final DLC Release Date and New Trailer Revealed Path of Exile: Atlas of Worlds Expansion Preview Sunless Sea’s Zubmariner expansion release date set for October Next Halo 5 DLC Teased, New Halo Wars 2 Image Released 16 Minutes of Killer Instinct's Shadow Lords Story Mode - Gamescom 2016 Valve announce Monkey King, the first Dota 2 hero that isn’t a port from DotA New Dota 2 hero Underlord revealed at The International They got a fast answer to that question. Major StarCraft 2 Multiplayer Balance Changes Outlined Rainbow Six Siege player base has almost doubled since launch Nvidia's new Indie Spotlight program aims to boost devs' discoverability EA Strongly Hints That Mass Effect Games Will Get Remastered THQ Is Back From The Dead (Sort Of) Riot Sues Makers of League of Legends Cheating Software Fan-made Pokémon Uranium pulled after 1.5m downloads Despite Takedown, Pokémon Uranium Creators Say It's 'More Alive Than Ever' Esports News We have seen the future of watching esports, and it is good One Of The Best Pro DOTA 2 Matches In Years Here are the winners of Valve’s $20+ million 2016 International Dota 2 Championships Wings becomes a top-earning esports team after winning The International Team Chiefs Win League of Legends OPL Final Brazilian LoL final attracts larger viewership on TV than internet Esports are a threat to traditional sports, Premier League exec says Why aren’t more women in esports? Blame 1984 Metagame looks to raise the bar on esports documentaries California will get another dedicated esports arena A very brief history of awkward esports champagne ceremonies Crowdfunding News GLITCHED Other content I found interesting this week “I Want to Write Video Games” Former Bioware lead writer David Gaider talks about writing for video games. Why Video Game Scores are Useless The video was part of the attached article. The Makers of ‘Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’ Reflect on Happiness and Horrors No Man's Sky: A Walk in the Digital Woods - The Point A Pitching Masterclass Through No Mans Sky My First Three Hours of ‘No Man’s Sky’ Have Been Dark, and Full of Terrors People Are Using 'No Man’s Sky' to Commemorate Lost Relatives No Man's Sky. (Emphasis on "Man") What No Man's Sky means for the future of open world games Postcards from the Edge of the Universe: A ‘No Man’s Sky’ Gallery Sky Hype (The Jimquisition) Video on the hype culture, marketing, fan bases, censoring criticism, threats surrounding No Man's Sky's release and how odd it is that No Man's Sky has attracted so many angry people to defend it when its most positive elements are its calming and meditative qualities. THE UNSTEADY STEADYING THE UNSTEADY The History of Resident Evil Missed last weeks look at a franchise The History of The Elder Scrolls How SWERY’s Reactive Hypoglycaemia Manifests Itself In His Video Games Why We Write About Games Gita Jackson, Amr Al-Aaser, and Dante Douglas talk about why they write about games. Guest Column: On Monsters, Role Playing, and Blackness A Melancholy Journey Through the Lost American Dream VLAMBEER HAS WRITTEN A BOOK ABOUT SIX YEARS OF MAKING VIDEOGAMES Is ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ Signalling America’s Wartime Fatigue? This could be the first code Satoru Iwata ever wrote for Nintendo The Players Who Have Spent Years Hunting GTA V's Cut Content The Elusive Targets of 'Hitman' Transform It into Transient Art ‘Mafia II’ Is the Game That Made Being In the Mob Brilliantly Mundane Writing Romance in (non-Romance) Games: Branching Romances Episode 300: Letters to My Nephews - Never Giving Up - Extra Credits "If anyone ever gives you a hard time and says that there is nothing to learn from playing games, show them these." Cancelled Star Wars Games You've Never Seen Before - Unseen64 Putting the magic back into magic in fantasy games Shin Megami Tensei - Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Gaijin Goombah [SSFF] What Ever Happened to Pokemon Snap? 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