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  1. Voice actor strike has ended, EA buys Titanfall developer Respawn, Battlefront 2 rumor control and backlash, ESRB and console manufacturers are making it more difficult for indie games to sell physical copies, sexual harassment allegations at IGN prompt employees to stop working, Kirk McKeand interviews pioneer of performance capture Tom Keegan, Telltale layoffs result of poor management and severe crunch time, indie studio accidentally releases game from early access, what will the industry look like in five years, all Take-Two games will have microtransactions from now on, the mods that lead to successful indie studios, history of loot boxes, creator discusses the catharsis and philosophy of Wolfenstein 2, Day of the Devs, Deadpool being pulled from Steam again, IO Interactive on newfound independence, Games As Lit on game criticism and apologetics, the end of Miiverse, 2017 Game Awards, Raycevick on saving the world...1000 times later, 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) The Video Game Voice-Actor's Strike Is Over IGN Staff Walk Out After Former Employee's Sexual Harassment Claims Why your favorite indie game may not get a boxed edition Miiverse draws to an end with a very sweet thank-you mosaic Xbox One owners can now send games as digital gifts Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn dominate Game Awards nominees Walking in an indie wonderland Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology launches February 13 in the Americas, February 16 in Europe 5 new things in Guacamelee 2 (new gameplay) AI animals have 'lives, goals and quests of their own' in this ambitious sandbox action game Hunt: Showdown will be playable in closed alpha 'this winter' Monster Hunter: World Shows Off Several Mantles, Houses, And Pets Raise A Group Of Powerful Heroes As You Battle Through Roguelike Stoneshard Star Wars Battlefront 2 pre-review EA's Responds to Star Wars Loot Box Rant! - [Angry Interview] EA DICE talks Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crates and changes Star Wars Battlefront 2 hero costs reduced by 75 percent after widespread complaints Being Upset at a Game Developer Doesn't Give You an Excuse to Harass Them Where's Our Star Wars Battlefront II Review? Battlefront 2’s The Last Jedi season lets you fight for your favorite side Watch Star Wars Battlefront 2's opening three missions right now No, EA haven’t removed the refund button from Star Wars Battlefront 2 Seven: the Days Long Gone is a CRPG by ex-Witcher devs, and it releases in three weeks Sky: 6 Minutes of Journey Creator's New Game - IGN First Report: Capcom Developing New Ace Attorney for Switch, Plus Compilations A new Planescape game might be in development at Beamdog LA Noire: The VR Case Files has been delayed An exclusive look at Surviving Mars' inventive, intricate resource system PUBG creator Bluehole reveals new MMORPG Ascent: Infinite Realm The supernatural RPG Vampyr won't have DLC Hunting system in battle royale game The Darwin Project lets you track enemy footprints Train tycoon sim Railway Empire on track for January arrival Thrones of Britannia is the first Total War Saga spin-off An indie studio released their game from Early Access by mistake and they can't go back Project Hospital is the prescription for your Theme Hospital nostalgia Next Samurai Warriors Is In The Works But Wont Release Until 2019 Or Later Sleep Tight is a base defense shooter about fighting the monsters under your bed OK K.O.! looks like a cartoon and plays like an arcade classic Dev diary shows how Star Citizen's alpha 3.0 will make space travel more 'Hollywood' English Version Of Chinese Paladin: Sword And Fairy 6 To Release On November 15 Throwback JRPG Lost Sphear won’t be “solely about nostalgia” Metal Gear Survive's UI and 'Iris Energy' shown in new combat gameplay The Game Paradise: CruisinMix launches early 2018 in the west Serve coffee, meet ghosts, and play with knives in Necrobarista ‘RPGvania’ Super Daryl Deluxe announced for PS4, PC Atelier Lydie & Suelle ‘Field’ gameplay Pro gaming simulator Esports Life will have real teams including PSG Here’s your first look at Rainbow Six Siege’s Mok Myeok Tower map Rainbow Six Siege's next operator is a hacker named Dokkaebi Rainbow Six Siege’s White Noise will go live after the upcoming free weekend Here’s when you can play Wolfenstein 2’s three DLC packs Final Fantasy’s Noctis joins the Tekken 7 roster next year Injustice 2 - Fighter Pack 3 Trailer PUBG’s latest test build reveals a draft of the new desert map PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds cheats think they're being matched with other cheaters Save your daughter from the horrors of war in This War of Mine's new Stories DLC Stardew Valley multiplayer is 'coming along great,' Eric Barone wants you to look at his cabin Stardew Valley creator teases new content that will 'affect single-player' Ark: Aberration's new movement systems light up the subterranean gloom Total War: Rome 2's new Empire Divided DLC adds ten new factions, comes with free patch Deadpool game being pulled from Steam again More than 6,000 games released on Steam this year, almost as many as in the 10 years to 2015 Blizzard's Mike Morhaime Talks Loot Boxes, Battle.net, Mobile, And More Every Take-Two game will have microtransactions from now on "The future of Mass Effect is really bright," say BioWare on 10th anniversary CD Projekt know that Witcher fans won’t forgive them if they abandon the franchise Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford is “very much against predatory monetization schemes” More third-party publishers 'aggressively' ramp up Nintendo Switch support More Hitman, more control: IO Interactive on its newfound independence Telltale’s layoffs were the result of “churn and burn” development EA Is Buying Titanfall Developer Respawn For Over $400 Million Electronic Arts' CEO Imagines a Year Without a New Madden Game EA: Live services plus subscriptions equals "uncapped" monetisation Bandai Namco want to double in size through new IPs and more PC games Warner Bros. Opens Label Intended Specifically For Harry Potter Games Ex-Quantic Dream dev opens new narrative studio in London GameStop aborts the launch of its unlimited game rental program AbleGamers is offering sponsorships to three Train Jam-curious developers The 'Free' CS:GO Skin Industry Is Booming, Following Gambling Crackdown Industry rallies behind charity for children affected by war Good news, everyone - Painkiller is no longer “damaging to young people” Fan-Made Prologue Of The First Witcher Game Looks Amazing Esports News The Weekend In Esports: Rocket League World Championships Rocket League Finals End In Nail-Biting Overtime This Rocket League series between Cloud9 and G2 Esports was amazing Low Attendance Forces Smash Bros Organizer To Sell His House For Tournament Funds Overwatch Team Fires Manager After Woman Says He Sexually Assaulted Her Overwatch Star Posts Smug Video About Being Mature, Has His Horny DMs Leaked One Day Later Overwatch and League of Legends veteran, Dennis 'INTERNETHULK' Hawelka, has died Korean Esports Association Staffers Arrested In Embezzlement Investigation Crowdfunding News (not sharing everything I find, just ones that look interesting, have known talent behind them, and a chance to succeed) Blue Omen Operation - A Stylish and Hot-Blooded RPG TRÜBERBROOK – A Nerd Saves the World Content I found interesting this week (interviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, documentaries, criticism, etc) What will the game industry look like in five years? Meet the pioneer behind Wolfenstein 2 and Star Wars Battlefront 2's cinematics 1997 vs 2007 vs 2017: how is videogame character design evolving? Part two 1997 vs 2007 vs 2017: how is videogame character design evolving? Part three How Unreal Tournament mods created a wave of successful indie studios How Loot Boxes Led to Never-Ending Games (And Always-Paying Players) Video Game Publishers Have Come Up With Fun New Ways To Say 'Microtransaction' Warren Spector discusses his cancelled Half-Life 2 Ravenholm Episode Starbreeze's Jason Bourne game would have been a first-person adventure set in Europe Pulling back the curtain on Overwatch's development process Now you see me: Representation as innovation Funomena: A holistic guide to VR development What it's like to launch a twin-stick shooter on Steam in 2017 'I can't stand broken systems': Game dev Elizabeth Sampat on being a 'Loudmouth' The Challenge Of Designing Two Of Persona 5's Best Characters The surprising Islamic beauty of 'Engare' Sabotage And Stealth Make For Call Of Duty: WWII's Best Mission The Best Moment in 'Wolfenstein: The New Colossus' is a Total Mind Fuck Audio Design Deep Dive: Scoring Wolfenstein II with the Baschet sonic sculptures The Catharsis and Philosophy of 'Wolfenstein II' Buckets-of-Blood Gaming Open-world games are broken, and Nintendo spent 2017 trying to fix them It’s So Beautiful: Music and Spirituality in the Wind Waker The War of the Worlds, as told by videogames Brianna Lei's Butterfly Soup is a triumph for queer storytelling The Lo-Fi Flaws That Define Our Favorite Old Games What it's like to date a popular videogame streamer One Of The Most Famous Faces On Twitch Refuses To Let The Haters Win Saving the World... 1000 Times Later Games as Lit. 101 - "Keep Politics Out of Games" The Design Behind Super Mario Odyssey | Game Maker's Toolkit Wolfenstein: The New Colossus (Review/Analysis) - Humanity Through Absurdity Review & Story Discussion: Wolfenstein: The New Colossus (Spoilers!) Hob Critique - It's Like Zelda Games You Might Not Have Tried #13 - Find New Games - Extra Credits Obscure: Dark Aura, the Cancelled Survival Horror for Nintendo DS | Unseen64 Ft. Colton West Justice League's Cancelled Video Game - Unseen64 Everything I Said Was Wrong: Why Indie Is Different Now Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies Blizzard takes a shot at EA's Battlefront 2 troubles with savage StarCraft subtweets IGN vs Gamespot Battlefront 2 Hard Game Things I Missed From Previous Weeks How Assassin's Creed Origins Captures the Politics, Colonialism, and Betrayal of the Real Ancient Egypt The History of Sunsoft – Part IV: The Golden Age Part 2 Gone Home Co-Creator Steve Gaynor - IGN Unfiltered #24
  2. Greetings AJSA! As we look to invade and claim a realm of our own in the Old World, the Great Maelstrom has been weakened and the time is right for us to lay claim to it! There will be many perils and death ahead, but we must crush our enemies under our boots in order to succeed. Join me as we spill BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! Depending on the turnout and popular demand, we may either do a series of matches of varying size or a co-op campaign. Event will be hosted on Discord and start on Oct. 21st 2017 at 4pm EDT/ 9pm BST.
  3. Steam to add sales tax to at least 10 different countries, Noclip rediscovering mystery, Stop Skeletons From Fighting looks at the history of Keiji Inafune, developers discuss the Switch, Maker Studios drops more than 55,000 Youtubers, previews of Mass Effect Andromeda, DICE 2017 Awards, the future of Final Fantasy XV, Shadow of Mordor 2 revealed, Ashly Burch interviewed about Horizon Zero Dawn, Twitch to sell games, rise of Rainbow Six Siege, Steven Lumpkin and Liz England livetweet GDC talks, the morality of Shadow of the Colossus, GameStop changes Circle of Life program, how Vagrant Story changed game localization, the Dead Space 3 the developers wanted to make, Xbox Game Pass, why Stellaris’ New Horizons mod is the best Star Trek game, interviewing John Romero about classic game making tools, Gaming Historian looks at the Panasonic Q, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods) Overwatch takes the title of Game of the Year at the 2017 DICE Awards THE CRITICAL DISTANCE AWARDS 2017 Watch Nina Freeman & Tim Schafer host the IGF & GDC Awards next week! Steam Prices May Increase in Australia And New Zealand Due To New Tax Jurisdictions Valve is helping developers make their games sound more realistic Microsoft Unveils $10 Monthly Gaming Subscription Service For Xbox One What the game industry thinks of Nintendo’s Switch Nintendo Switch Will Not Have Virtual Console At Launch Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons seem to be having issues on pre-release hardware A complete history of Nintendo console launches Not All Switch Games Will Support TV Mode Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con wrist straps have an annoying issue, but you can fix it Nintendo Switch Is Getting A Ton Of Cool Indie Games Wargroove will give Nintendo Switch owners their Advance Wars fix Runner3 coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch Shakedown Hawaii is coming to Nintendo Switch first STEAMWORLD DIG 2 WILL BE MUCH, MUCH MORE OF THE SAME The new Blaster Master looks very good Strategy sim Kingdoms will get local co-op play with Two Crowns DLC Why It Took Subset Games So Long to Make a Game After 'FTL' Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Backer Update 16 - Ships Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Interview Pillars of Eternity 2 is the biggest crowdfunding success since 2015 MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA | Characters | Official Gameplay Series - Part 2 Mass Effect: Andromeda hands-on: bigger, flashier, and very familiar Five Things We Loved About Our Hands-On Time With BioWare's Space Epic Mass Effect: Andromeda has no level cap, allows you to completely respec Ryder You can choose Shepard's - yes, Shepard's - gender in Mass Effect: Andromeda Mass Effect: Andromeda will star Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer How Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Characters Deal With Science, God (And Why That’s So Exciting) Mass Effect: Andromeda lead designer Ian Frazier on 'fulfilling the promise of Mass Effect 1' How Bioware's replacement for Paragon/Renegade affects your Mass Effect: Andromeda character Mass Effect: Andromeda producer walks back 'softcore space porn' remark Mass Effect: Andromeda to get day one patch, may not be ready for Origin Access launch 17 Minutes of Mass Effect Andromeda: Peebee's Loyalty Mission Gameplay (4K 60fps) - IGN First Where the Water Tastes Like Wine writer lineup revealed ‘Breath of the Wild’ Is Shaping Up To Be a Beautiful Zelda Adventure Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild Gets Pirated Days Before Launch, Causing Major Leaks Target Leaks Shadow of Mordor Sequel, Shadow of War In Genesis Noir, Earth is shrapnel aimed at a god’s heart New Avatar game coming from The Division studio 80 Days developers Inkle announce Heaven’s Vault, an open-world adventure game Arktika.1 is a bit like Time Crisis in VR Video available on article, couldn't find one to add directly to this post. Tokyo 42 trailer showcases fast and frantic Cop Drop minigame Check Out This Delightful 'Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap' Remake Old Time Hockey brings blood to the ice next month Graveyard Keeper is a blend of fantasy and capitalism that looks like Stardew Cemetery Spike Chunsoft launches ‘Pro Wrestling’ teaser website Rumor: Shenmue I and II HD remasters due out in 2017 Rebellion Is Remastering Rogue Trooper Stardew Valley is coming to the Switch, multiplayer mode to debut on console Distraint 2 bringing more businessman horror this year Towerfall developer’s next game, Celeste, heading to the Nintendo Switch Stranger of Sword City Revisited second English trailer Mads Mikkelsen had no idea what Death Stranding was about after Kojima described it Epic Games unveils new cross-platform mobile, PC game Battle Breakers Epic Games’ new worldwide creative director discusses company’s upcoming six titles XC’mon: Xenonauts 2 releasing free dev builds Twirlbound announce Pine, a whimsical action adventure about human survival Beat zombies to death with their own limbs in Killing Floor's VR spinoff Beartopia trailer will make your Tuesday a little cuter Yooka-Laylee plays like a 3D platformer born in the N64 era How Yooka-Laylee Aims To Revive The Platforming Genre The followup to Layers of Fear casts you as a mind-invading supercop Troll and I trailer showcases asymmetrical gameplay in the Scandanavian countryside The Last Night GDC 2017: Brass Tactics Combines Real-Time Strategy With Oculus Touch Halo games 'will always have split screen going forward,' says 343 Industries founder Nier: Automata PC release date may have been leaked by a new trailer The Turok 2 Remaster Hits PC Soon, Watch New Trailer Now 'Ghost Recon Wildlands' Draws from the Real-Life Cartel War Genesis Alpha One is an ambitious sci-fi survival game with base-building and crew cloning Gunpoint meets Mavis Beacon in Rogue Process Uurnog is a musical platformer from Knytt creator Dead Rising 4 shuffles onto Steam in March Ooblets, the Stardew Valley meets Pokemon mash-up, gets a Double Fine publishing deal Dragon Quest Heroes 2 is coming to Steam in April Resident Evil 7’s next DLC stars Chris Redfield 'Hearthstone' Lead Producer on 'Journey to Un'goro' and Competitive Changes Total War: WARHAMMER - Bretonnia - Campaign Let's Play Total War: WARHAMMER - Bretonnia - Battle Let's Play - Sword Of Couronne Rally Point - Laying Down the Lore: Bretonnia Total War: WARHAMMER - Introducing... The Green Knight Total Warhammer DLC ended with Bretonnia as devs switch to sequel Stellaris: Utopia expansion blasting off on April 6th Cities: Skylines - "Mass Transit" Announcement Trailer The future of Final Fantasy 15 CKII’s Monks & Mystics (& Satanists) arrive in March Battlefield 1 expansions’ first details revealed: Russia, Belgium and more Shovel Knight rethinks gender in retro games with Body Swap Mode Deus Ex: Criminal Past DLC sends Jensen to jail New Ark patch adds electric eels, force fields, and tree-climbing lions Ark: Survival Evolved Devs Offering $4,000 A Month To Some Modders Hi-Rez responds to Paladins complaints, lowers Essence costs and increases rewards 'Overwatch' Boss Explains That Inclusivity and Hope are its Secret Sauce New Overwatch hero under construction in latest teaser Overwatch update: Roadhog hook nerf, Bastion changes, and custom game browser are live Marvel Games declares war on homogeneity Marvel Games Won't Be Tied to MCU, Which Is the Best Decision They Could Make Irrational is now called Ghost Story Games Twitch Plans to Sell Games, a Natural Next Step to Keep Growing its Community Focused Ecosystem Banned from traveling to the US, one developer will still get his game shown at GDC Report: Disney’s Maker Studios cutting support for more than 55,000 YouTubers Sources: GameStop Changes Controversial Circle of Life Program Zenimax files to halt sales of Oculus tech containing stolen code Peter Moore is leaving Electronic Arts to become the CEO of Liverpool FC Obituary: Alan Stone, Nintendo of America cofounder, onetime Sega Enterprises CEO IO Interactive studio head leaves Hitman dev after seven years Stellaris’ New Horizons mod is the best Star Trek game The 'Witcher 3' Modder Who Gave Geralt a 'Shredded Steel Body' Esports News The Weekend In Esports: Upsets Rock StarLadder While Mexico Hosts Halo 5 Qualifiers Surprise Marine Flank Secures Win In Global StarCraft II League Quarterfinals Team Liquid Likely Secures Kiev Major Invite With StarLadder Victory Nobody Expected A Shiny Hunter To Beat Pokémon Champs At Weekend's Big Tournament Dota 2 Team Accused Of Peeking At Match Stream, Which May Or May Not Be Cheating Unknown Kirby Player Upsets Top Smash 4 Pro At Frostbite 2017 Overwatch Pros Sniped Off A Ledge After Ambush Goes Wrong Dota 2 Pro's Best Just Isn't Good Enough Get ready for the new, streamlined Capcom Pro Tour Meet The Woman Raising Japan’s Next Generation Of Street Fighter Champions Echo Fox Will Be Featured in Five Part Docuseries Ending in a $300k H1Z1 Tournament Broadcast on The CW TV Network The Average Age of Esports Viewers is Higher than You May Think, says GameScape from Interpret, LLC Esports Audience and Revenue Set to Continue Rising, According to SuperData Crowdfunding News Narita Boy -The retro futuristic pixel game Narita Boy invokes the retro art of Superbrothers Heartbound [Interview] Pirate Software Talks about Heartbound's Journey of Emotion SOLSTICE CHRONICLES: MIA Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc) The Video Game Industry Is Afraid of Unions The CRPG Book Project Sharing the History of Computer Role-Playing Games I shared the history of CRPG preview Felipe is working on before, probably about a year ago, it's a great look at a very large number of classic and obscure RPGs and I linked to it above. I assume when it comes to PCgamer he is talking about the The Ultimate RPG Handbook. WHY EVER STOP PLAYING VIDEO GAMES Dying to stream. Importance of Stories Video game and tabletop designer/writer on staying in the industry because, "stories are one of the most important things we do as a society." Flashback: How Nintendo Perfected the 'Zelda' Formula With 'A Link to the Past' State of Play: How 'Rainbow Six Siege' Became Such a Big Deal Here's Why City 17 and Dunwall Feel Like Real Cities New Non-Profit Has Plans To Save Gaming's Past "Make it Biblical:" How Vagrant Story Changed Game Localization One Player's Three-Year Quest To Beat Every NES Game Is About To End Broadway Actors Love 'Rocket League,' 'Ori And The Blind Forest,' Escapism Tales of Berseria Is A Brilliant, Dark Departure For The Series An Abridged History of Sega’s Awesome Arcade Racers Classic Tools Retrospective: John Romero talks about creating TEd, the tile editor that shipped over 30 games Five Years of Grand Dynasties and Sneaky Coups In 'Crusader Kings II' Everything's on fire and nobody knows what to do A Thousand Tiny Details: Emergent Storytelling in Slime Rancher The Internal Design Process: Maintaining Good Conflict Building Non-Linear Narratives in Horizon: Zero Dawn Procedural Narrative Generation Steven Lumpkin shares GDC talks. Unpopular Opinion: All Narrative Is Linear Narrative Innovation Showcase PCG Shotgun: 6 Techniques for Leveraging AI in Content Generation Liz England shares GDC talks. A Game Developer's Digital Fight Against Fascism The Witcher 3's animators created 7,000 new animations in one year for the DLC Text adventures are back from the dead Road to the IGF: ConcernedApe's Stardew Valley Road to the IGF: Love Conquers All Games' Ladykiller in a Bind Thoughts on Assassin’s Creed: Liberation Talking To The Composer Behind Night In The Woods The Bleak Lessons of 'Heavy Rain' But mostly it was really funny Identity Crisis - Playing a mixed heritage character in a modern day video game The Transformative Violence of Yakuza 0 'We Know the Devil' Taught Me to Be Proud How fantastical Atari box art taught the world what makes video games special How Devs and Fans Are Making It Easier Than Ever to Get Into Fighting Games 'Owlboy' Took 10 Years to Make, But What Happened Next? I put my car into space sandbox Planetoid Pioneers so I could drive it on the moon The GameCube Is Genderfluid Catherine is unflinching, messy and uplifting — just like real life Guest Column: Why Are We So Nostalgic About Games? The George Ziets Interview Part 1: Writing For Video Games, The Writer's Job Why 'Mad Max: Black & Chrome' is 'Metal Gear' Creator Hideo Kojima's Latest Crush Suda51 on The Silver Case and his Return to Subdued Visual Novels Horizon Zero Dawn's Ashly Burch Wants to Be Dogg The Bounty Hunter Next Be Sure to Find Some Quiet Time in ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ The Secret of Mario's Jump (and other Versatile Verbs) | Game Maker's Toolkit The Morality of Shadow of the Colossus Hyper Light Drifter: The Best Game Ever How For Honor Incentivises Nobility (Review/Analysis) - Writing on Games The Dead Space 3 the developers wanted to make - Here's A Thing Panasonic Q (GameCube / DVD Player) - Gaming Historian VA-11 Hall-A is Not About Bartending, it's About Your Life | Field Notes For Play Non-Professional Game Dev - The Joy of Making - Extra Credits [SSFF] Past Mortem: How The Mighty Have Fallen, Inafune Explained Nioh - Commanding Attention The Benefits and Detriments of Wish Fulfillment - Video Games Rediscovering Mystery - Noclip Documentary Trailer Rediscovering Mystery - Noclip Documentary (feat. Jonathan Blow / Derek Yu / Jim Crawford) Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games 2K Commentary How To Throw Your Video Game Controller Things I Missed From Previous Weeks What It Takes To Run A Fighting Game Tournament
  4. Rami Ismail asks devs and players to share stories of how games effected or helped people, Youtuber gives reasons why they keep imploding, Centipede programmer Dona Bailey holds AMA, Steven Messner looks into an Ark roleplaying server, how the Yakuza helped sell Nintendo's first game, Colin Campbell writes about what Gabe Newell is like during a press event and how he answers questions, Payday 3 in production, visual essay jam, variety of Japanese titles get western release dates, how "games as a service" delayed Owlboy, what developers think of Steam Spy, Folding Ideas and Linkara discuss Youtuber Life Tycoon game and state of Youtube, Bethesda working on three new games, interview with the devs of Nier Automata, Zelda community talks about giving Link a voice, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods) Watch the trailer for the 2017 Independent Games Festival Awards! Raw Fury offer to pay indies' Steam Direct fees for any game they deem good enough Valve won't automatically detect cheaters for fear of "an arms race" with cheat makers Are You Making Nintendo Switch Games? Japanese Developers Answer That And More Hands-On Nintendo Switch Impressions From A Dream I Had Last Night Nintendo eShop purchases will finally be tied to Nintendo Accounts Leaked Switch Was Stolen, Nintendo Says Nintendo Switch launch lineup includes Zelda, 1-2-Switch Nintendo Switch download sizes revealed, making extra memory a must Claim Your Nintendo Switch Account ID Banana Peels, Nasty Aliens, and Brain Hacking in 'Prey' An hour with Prey ‘Prey’ Is More Freaky Sci-fi, Less Horror Dropzone is a competitive RTS for the modern era My Memory of Us teaser tells a tale of children trapped in a war-time ghetto The Black Death Spreads to Videogames With A Plague Tale: Innocence A special message from YOKO TARO MASS EFFECT™: ANDROMEDA – Gameplay Series #1: Combat Hardcore Girls and Bullet Hell: A Conversation with the Makers of 'Nier: Automata' Kona, the snowy supernatural mystery set in Canada's north, is coming in March Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha 0.1.1. gameplay video released – Taming New Seas NIS America is localizing Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, and it's coming to Steam Talking Dreams and Nausea-Free VR with Tim Schafer Bard's Tale remastered trilogy will be finished, Olde Skuul boss says Watch 15 minutes of sci-fi zombie beatdowns in a new trailer for The Surge Bethesda's Todd Howard Hints at 3 New Games Oops! Game developers forget to hit the submit button and miss scheduled release date Dawn of War 3 trailer battles over mythical pointy stick Choice, Consequence and Vampires Power the Next Game From 'Life Is Strange' Studio Square Enix Announces New RPG Called Project Prelude Rune Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s best trailer yet has fans crying ‘spoilers’ Danganronpa V3 And A Bunch Of Other Japanese Games Get Western Release Dates Payday 3 is in production, but could be a long way off Songbringer is a Zelda-like with galactic war and hallucinogenic cacti Redeemer is an action slasher that's like God of War meets Hotline Miami A Game About Houses Of Cards, Without Any Politics Stranger of Sword City Revisited first English trailer, eight-hour free trial announced New Persona 5 Trailer Features This Returning Character Rogue Legacy devs announce Full Metal Furies, a four-player co-op brawler Touhou Kobuto V coming west this summer Tokyo Tattoo Girls for PS Vita, PC coming west this summer RPG Maker Fes coming west this summer Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy for PC launches March 27 Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Backer Update 14 - Neketaka Pillars of Eternity 2's overhauled weather system will affect player status and NPC routines Redeemer is an action slasher that's like God of War meets Hotline Miami Ghost Recon Wildlands open beta starts Feb 23, tontos Final Fantasy VII Remake's Director Shows Screenshots Of The Game's First Boss Fight The Gardens Between Looks Just Lovely Isabella von Carstein heads to Total War: Warhammer as another Legendary Lord Total War: Warhammer's free Bretonnia faction lands on February 28 - here's a trailer Warhammer News: Bretonnia Update 19th Feb Total War: Warhammer - Full Bretonnia Army Roster (Battle Gameplay) Nioh to add high-difficulty missions in late March, PvP in late April; first DLC details Homefront: The Revolution’s final expansion coming in March Valve Fixes Accuracy Bug That's Been In Team Fortress 2 For Ten Years Blizzard Retires Classic Cards In Anticipation Of New Hearthstone Season Is this really the worst Hearthstone meta we’ve ever had? Blood Bowl 2 introduces Chaos Dwarfs and Khemri teams to its bloody roster Watch Dogs 2 “Human Conditions” DLC due to release on PC on March 23 Kolin is Street Fighter 5’s next character. Here’s why you should play her. War Thunder gets new Japanese tanks in impending update Final Fantasy 15’s PS4 Pro patch does more harm than good Conan Exiles' new region lock has prevented some regions from playing on official servers Final Fantasy XIV’s New Expansion “Stormblood” Gets Plenty Info on New Areas, Features and Much More Civilization 6 Free Update And New Australia Civ DLC Announced First For Honor patch will buff Valkyrie, nerf Conquerer and Berserker, fix guard breaks Watch the world end in Defcon VR’s virtual war room Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan trolls fans who are begging for Valentine’s content The Overwatch Playboy parody 'Playwatch Magazine' has been shut down by a copyright claim Crafty Overwatch Players Are Staying Up Late To Get Better Ranks Overwatch's next hero may not be Doomfist, suggests Jeff Kaplan Is this Overwatch’s next hero? See Overwatch devs answer your questions in last weekend's PC Gamer Weekender Q&A What do developers and publishers really think of Steam Spy? Portal writer Erik Wolpaw leaves Valve Humble Bundle raises more than $6.5M for charity EA's Origin Access subscription service is running a limited time free trial PewDiePie versus the media: Why he’s so mad to be losing the fight I remember last time he was complaining about Polygon and another site talking about him that he lied about their articles and said they used him as clickbait, when he wasn't mentioned in the header, as the picture, and was the focus for maybe part of a sentence in the middle of the articles. PewDiePie Is Only Part of the ProblemPew The three reasons YouTubers keep imploding, from a YouTuber Twitch Streamer Dies During 24-Hour Marathon Stream Court Throws Out Digital Homicide's Case Against Critic Jim Sterling The ‘Stardew Valley’ Modder Who Added Jerk Off Schedules For Every Guy Esports News Riot's New Replay Tool Could Seriously Affect League Matches Counter-Strike Pro Promises To "Crush" Opponent, Backs It Up In Dominating Fashion FIFA Pro Puts Away Two Goals In Under A Minute At Miami Regionals League of Legends Pro Dances Before Pushing For The Win In Guilty Gear It's Never Over Until The Vampire Sings North Seizes Double Overtime Win At DreamHack Masters Las Vegas Pro Overwatch Player Wrecks Entire Team's Defense With Sneaky Lucio Boop This Is Why You Don't Challenge The Street Fighter V Champ Nazara will invest $20 million in eSports for India Danish CS:GO Players Barred from Competing at Copenhagen Games LAN The Rise in College Esports Scholarships Crowdfunding News Fig kicks off $500k funding initiative aimed at late-stage game dev woes Shardbound Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc) Rami Ismail asks devs and players to share stories of how games effected or helped people Some of the responses Gabe Newell isn't really here Gabe Newell discusses the downsides of working at Valve Video Game Tries To Tackle Gang Violence In Chicago, Fails Grandia – 1998 Developer Interviews, originally featured in Sega Saturn Magazine (jp) Centipede Programmer, Dona Bailey, holds AMA VISUAL ESSAY JAM ROUNDUP How Sega Brought Yakuza 0 To The West I was drugged, forced to sing, and accused of murder in one night on an Ark roleplaying server Raising Questions of Power in Reigns Portal 2’s Co-Op Was Perfect How 'Memoranda' Successfully Brings Haruki Murakami's Surrealism into a Video Game For Honor Gets Female Armor Right Meet the superfans who spent a decade bringing Daikatana back to life The dark art of creating gorgeous death animations 'Freelancer' Was the Original Open-World Space Opera Devs discuss the history and the future of so-called 'walking sims' Road to the IGF: The Molasses Flood's The Flame in the Flood Road to the IGF: Ocelot Society's Event[0] Games As Service - How it delayed Owlboy for nearly a year ‘Horizon: Zero Dawn' is ‘The Witcher 3’ for the ‘Avatar’ Generation 'Horizon Zero Dawn' made me fall in love with open-world RPGs Gender, Race, and Robot Dinos in Horizon Zero Dawn Let's Talk About How 'Resident Evil 7' Falls Apart at the End How The Zelda Community Finally Gave Link a Voice How to Make the Best of Working on Licensed Video Games Youtubers Life and the State of YouTube (w/ Linkara) How the Yakuza helped sell Nintendo's first game - Here's A Thing Guide to Games: Valkyria Chronicles The Magic of the First Legend of Zelda | Game Maker's Toolkit Sierra's Lost Gem - The Dagger of Amon Ra #GLG29: Diversity in Watch Dogs 2 Noclip Project 4 Teaser Advanced Game Literacy - Finding Meaning in Games - Extra Credits Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games Game Industry Valentines FFXV Ignis Dishes DeMarcus Cousins' Trade Was So Shitty NBA 2K17 Won't Let You Do It Things I Missed From Previous Weeks 'Metacritic' Still Matters, But For How Long? HOW CHICAGO'S OVERLOOKED VIDEO GAME CREATORS SCORED AN EXTRA LIFE Not Forgotten - Hellgate: London (Innovative Diablo Successor / Looter Shooter) Other Places: Hitman
  5. Koji Igarashi talks about how he views himself in the industry, his characters, and why his 3D games were not successful. Ubisoft VP talks about not being able to make the same kind of games or take risks if Vivendi takes over, Warhammer Vermintide to get new DLC and big patch, Ubisoft to make VR titles cross platform, Majora's Mask short film, details on Mass Effect Andromeda's multiplayer, Rainbow Six Siege reveals season 2 pass, MMO economies and inflation, behind the scenes look at the best mission of Titanfall 2, Hitman now allows for offline play, and more. AJSA Youtube's Angry Army Weekly Will be added on Wednesday, check back then or check our Youtube channel. Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods) Experience life on the other side of the sword in Project Wight Six Fun Activities To Pursue In Mass Effect Andromeda Five Major Changes To Mass Effect’s Multiplayer (And One Big Question) BioWare's New IP Is Story-Based, Not Being Announced Anytime Soon 22 Random Tidbits About Mass Effect Andromeda Now we know four Mass Effect Andromeda squadmates Torment: Tides of Numenera - Glaive Trailer New Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Prey Gameplay Will Be Shown at The Game Awards Space Hulk: Deathwing - Focus Developers Q & A Stream Sony Japan Releases First Nine Minutes of The Last Guardian MARE’S NEW TEASER SHOWS OFF ITS SUBTLE ENVIRONMENTAL LANGUAGE Stardew Valley Coming to Xbox One on December 14 Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained adds two new developers Pathologic teases trailers and a demo for Kickbackers Sources: Marvel vs. Capcom 4 coming in 2017 DEAD STATIC DRIVE TO BE A ROAD-TRIP HORROR IN VINTAGE AMERICANA STYLE In Snowflake’s Chance you are a weak rabbit in hell Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Development Diary 24: Hearing Voices Watch the guy next door get creepy in two new Hello Neighbor trailers Steam Workshop support comes to Saints Row 4 Grim Dawn will add roguelike dungeon Port Valbury in free December update Endless Space 2 rolls out first of three major pre-release updates Ono: Support for Street Fighter 5 planned up to 2020; happy if they could release other fighters, but focused on solidifying eSports presence first Leaked Overwatch audio files point at an upcoming holiday event PC gamers get left behind in new PES 2017 update No Man's Sky developer finally breaks silence to announce base-building update No Man's Sky Update Is Bringing Thousands Of Curious Players Back Huge Hitman update makes unlocks work offline Warhammer Vermintide getting Karak Azgaraz DLC and biggest patch yet Total War: WARHAMMER - Realm of the Wood Elves - Campaign Let's Play Total War: Warhammer confirms Morghur and Harpies for Beastmen Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 Season Pass Available Now, Details Revealed Titanfall 2’s first free DLC drops Nov. 30 Planet Coaster update adds new blueprints, fixes bugs Obituary: Veteran game artist Stephen Hornback Game industry veteran Mike Fischer appointed interim president of the AIAS "It's not going to be the same if Vivendi take over" says Ubisoft VP of live ops UBISOFT’S VR LINEUP TO SUPPORT CROSS-PLATFORM PLAY Deep Silver: We released Homefront: The Revolution too early Battlefield 2 Project Reality mod adds the Falklands War Esports News The eSports Industry Awards Crowns Its Winners The Weekend In Esports: Unleash The Gears Of War Overwatch Expands Into Next Generations Esports’ Winter Premiere Watch Smash Bros. Melee Players Compete For One Of The Biggest Cash Prizes In The Game's 15 Year History Plays Like This Are How You Go Undefeated In A Dota 2 Tournament Capcom removes Street Fighter V stage "Skies of Honor" from competitive play UK Games Organization Lobbies for Industry Infrastructure Second Political Foray to Acknowledge Esports as a Sport in Germany Crowdfunding News Jupiter Hell - a modern turn-based sci-fi roguelike Re: Sharin no Kuni Project Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc) DOOM Series - Teaser A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Best Mission in ‘Titanfall 2’ Mini-documentary sheds light on Japan's Game Preservation Society 'Castlevania' Producer Koji Igarashi: "I Honestly Don’t Feel That I’m a Big Deal At All" Peter Molyneux talks to us about Lionhead's legacy, working with Xbox, and making Milo Revisiting Cibele: Playing with the connections we create through tech Love, Loss, and Failing to Find an Escape in Games Blood, Sweat, and Dialogue Trees: How Games Writing Has Evolved How the Lives of 'Final Fantasy XV' Fans Have Changed During their 10-Year Wait Oxenfree, Memory, and Public History FALLOUT 4 AND THE END OF HISTORY Ultimate General Is A Very Good Strategy Game Message of the new Moon Hunters expansion: it's OK to stop playing Why we need diverse games like 'Watch Dogs 2' more than ever Doing Thanksgiving In The Sims 4 Is Like Herding Cats The Division’s New Survival Mode Is Intense On the Level: The Prison Cell of ‘Metal Gear Solid’ The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap's dungeon design | Boss Keys Mafia 3 (Spoilers) Mafia III's NPCs can teach you a lot about history, so long as you don't murder them first Nintendo - A Shit Distributor And Fuckheaded Toymaker (The Jimquisition) MMO Economies - Hyperinflation, Reserve Currencies & You! - Extra Credits Getting a retro look without pixel art Google DeepMind could invent the next generation of AI by playing Starcraft 2 Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games Majora's Mask - Terrible Fate When Video Games Get A Little Too Real Final Fantasy XV Glitch Football Manager Consequences Roadhog Player Destroys Mei In The Most Cathartic Way Possible
  6. The Game Awards 2016, EA creates new disclosure rules, Persona 5 gets delayed, Jim Sterling talks genitals, Chris Metzen talks about why he needed to leave Blizzard, David Hayter and Jennifer Hale talk about voice actor strike, Dr. Greg Zeschuk talks about problems with working in the games industry in three part blog, interviews with Senran Kagura and EVE Online creators, reality inspired games, next historical Total War will be a new era, GaymerX East con reports, virtual realism, lessons from the Mushroom Kingdom, look at cancelled Sleeping Dogs sequel, fashion design of Dishonored 2, historians and veterans discuss Battlefield 1, and more. AJSA Youtube's Angry Army Weekly Will be added on Wednesday, check back then or check our Youtube channel. Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods) The Game Awards 2016 Kojima to collect Industry Icon accolade at The Game Awards 2016 No Man's Sky failure leads Game Awards to promise "deeper" reveals this year The Game Awards Remove AM2R and Pokémon Uranium as Best Fan Game Nominees Golden Joystick 2016 : Overwatch, The Witcher 3 win multiple awards, Dark Souls 3 named Ultimate Game of the Year Voice Actor Union Pickets Ratchet & Clank Dev, as Strike Continues 'One time, I actually threw up': Why video game voice actors are on strike Valve Facing Potential $3m Fine For Breaking Australian Consumer Law Electronic Arts rolls out new disclosure rules for streamers and "influencers" Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Offer "Big, Sprawling, Optimistic View of America" Take Two: "Our Competitors Burn Off Their Franchises" by Annualizing Them Tekken 7 trailer flaunts flashy fisticuffs action The third season of Telltale's The Walking Dead begins December 20 Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun demo now available on Steam and GOG Tales of Berseria - PC/PS4 - Berseria Grand Tour (English) Heart Forth, Alicia - Official Gameplay Vid 3 - Combat & Exploration An open update on their Kickstarter can be read here. Space Hulk: Deathwing - Solo Campaign 17 min Gameplay Yakuza 0: The Fun Side of 1980s Japan! My Friend Pedro is a 2D Max Payne that looks bananas Next historical Total War will be in "an era we haven't tackled yet", say Creative Assembly Preview: The first two hours of Let It Die Interview: Let It Die director Hideyuki Shin The Nano are Torment: Tides of Numenera’s tech-based mage class Persona 5 delayed until April Had a video of the stream but it looks like they have been removed. Blackwood Crossing is looking better and better Final Fantasy 15 Official 101 Trailer Extended Cut Prepare for Final Fantasy 15 leaks, director warns Open-World Conan Survival Game Coming To Xbox One, PC Early Access In January Frozen Synapse 2 shows off its guns in flashy new trailer, game delayed to 2017 The Last Guardian Official CG Cinematic Trailer The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be out "in the next 60 days" Bethesda wants to recreate Fallout 4 in VR, says Todd Howard Tree spirits: Total War Warhammer's Wood Elves shake up the game's tactics and campaign Units are listed on the Steam page. League of Legends comic reveals new Champion, Camille There goes the neighbourhood! Cities Skylines welcomes Natural Disasters next week Bethesda Pinball is a real thing that's out soon Dishonored 2 to receive a New Game Plus mode in December New Game+ is such an obvious improvement for a game meant entirely as a power fantasy with no difficulty that I can't believe this wasn't included at launch. Civilization 6's first update tackles wonky AI Hearthstone Mean Streets of Gadgetzan: all the new cards Symmetra "redesign" will make her the first Overwatch hero with two ultimates Overwatch’s new ‘stay with group’ feature is great news for solo players Batman Arkham Origins multiplayer will shut down EA are committed to Titanfall, "whatever the f*** that means" says Respawn head Q&A: 'Titanfall 2' Creator on What Makes a Great Shooter and Launching Against 'Call of Duty' EA says all its games are developed for high-end PCs first Blizzard is recruiting for an unannounced project using a "first-person engine" Warner Bros. acquires full control of Machinima Markiplier Signs With Talent Agency That Also Represents Ben Affleck, Eminem Hacker convicted of wire fraud for stealing and selling on up to $18 million in FIFA Coins Riot Games near to closing deal with MLBAM to develop video app Assassin's Creed 2017 to focus on emergent gameplay, which Ubi call "the anecdote factory" Ubisoft Announces New Serbian Production Studio Next Assassin’s Creed will herald Ubisoft’s new, less scripted narrative approach Watch Dogs 2 launch sales nowhere near Watch Dogs 1 Ubisoft "incredibly happy" with Watch Dogs 2 despite slow launch week sales Esports News Team SoloMid and Cloud9 sign exclusive Twitch partnership deal Australian Esports Association launches initiative to give the region structure Riot thinks some LCS owners are not ‘desirable long-term partners’—and owners should be panicking Bloomberg Exec signs on to ESC Games, has “aggressive expansion plans” Why Every Esports Player Needs a Contract Crowdfunding News Iron Wings Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc) How passion for the work undermines game industry labor practices I shared the first part of the blog a few weeks ago but didn't see the 2nd and 3rd, you can read them all now. Chris Metzen on why he needed to leave Blizzard The Designer Behind 'Senran Kagura' Explains Why His Games Are Full Of Barely Clothed Women Genitalia (The Jimquisition) Meeting the Masters of the ‘EVE Online’ Universe How 'VA-11 Hall-A' Portrays Sex Work in a New Light Inside the Ambitious 'Sleeping Dogs' Sequel We'll Never Get to Play Why Germany lifted its ban on Red Faction after 15 years Playing In the Shadow of Progress in 'Doom' and 'Inside' L.G.B.T. Gamers Huddle for a Postelection Reality Check Con Report: GaymerX East GaymerX East 2016 – Closing Statements by Katherine Cross ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Taught Me to Be the Best, and More Lessons from the Mushroom Kingdom Tyranny has a brilliant answer to broken morality meters in RPGs Fashion Designer Maya Hansen Talks Her Dishonored 2 Designs Inside the Dying Days of 'The Secret World' Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story “Battlefield 1: If It Told the Truth” by Ed Smith History Respawned: Battlefield 1 Mother 3 Translator Finds Cool New Way To Compare English And Japanese Scripts A NEW WAY OF PLAYING JAPANESE AND ENGLISH GAMES SIDE-BY-SIDE Video Games Also Have A Fake News Problem What reality-inspired games are On Virtual Realism 9 Things They Didn’t Tell Me About Being an Indie Developer Let Cutscenes Be Cutscenes - Cagey Videos Review: Watch Dogs 2 Watch Dogs 2 (Review/Analysis) - Writing on Games The Building Of Watch Dogs 2's World Watch Dogs 2’s NPCs Are A Constant Source Of Joy How to Survive in Gamedev for Eleven Years Without a Hit Letter to My Nephews #3 - This Is Your Story - Extra Credits Chrono Cross was a Perfect Sequel Japanese Twitch Streamer Briefly Interrupted By Earthquake Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games FIFA 17 Glitches Are Even Better In Real Life Lego Dimensions Don't Starve: The Movie (Trailer) | Gritty Reboots
  7. This thread is to cover all things Total War and Warhammer Fantasy. As stated on the forums and on the interwebs, earlier this year evidence was uncovered in a Total War art book: The Art of Total War regarding a Total War: Warhammer video game. ("Total War: Warhammer appears to be on its way", PC Gamer, Jan 2015) Now its not 100% guaranteed that a Total War: Warhammer game will be released anytime in the future, but it does at least give some hope that Creative Assembly and SEGA may have something in the works. As a huge Warhammer fantasy and Total War fan, there are no words to say exactly how awesome this is. All I know is, if this comes to fruition, there’s no doubt in my mind that AJSA will fully support this title. That being said, what kind of badass things would like you like to see in Total War: Warhammer... Well I would like to see: A large selection of all the fantasy armies, including badass Vikings.. I mean Warriors of Chaos (my favorite... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE!)BeastmenBretonniaDaemons of ChaosDark ElvesDwarfsHigh ElvesLizardmenOgre KingdomsOrcs & GoblinsSkavenThe EmpireTomb KingsVampire CountsWood Elves Awesome Stories and Events to go with the Awesome Armies (Current Example: End of Times) Massive Unit Customization (Unit colors, weapons, armor, marks, gods they worship) I really could keep on going so ill just leave this here Greatly improved Battle Mechanics and AISingle player campaignCoop campaign and ConquestPre battle speechesA Hero system (kind of like Shogun 2)Awesome badass visuals and Sound Like I said, I would love to see what you all have have to offer on thoughts and information on Total War: Warhammer. Discuss away. Edit- Warhammer has now officially been announced... woooooooot woooot. Heres the trailer if you haven't seen it already. Watch now or else you will be depriving yourself of awesomeness. oh and its also available on steam.
  8. This week in the news; A lot of things are shut down and cancelled, a PC version of FFXV could contain additional content, famed speedrunner deletes her Twitch account, former Rockstar North head sues company, Gears of War 4 release date and trailer, a new Fear Effect, how The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker plays with the burden of the past, the past and future of the cyberpunk genre, environmental storytelling and corpse placement, Incursion added to The Division, the difficulty of Hyper Light Drifter and Dark Souls 3, Fractured Space developer analyze their free weekend, the story of Quantum Break, and more. Final Fantasy XV PC version being considered, could contain cut content Gears of War 4 launches Oct. 11 Cliff has responded positively to the new trailer A thread about this was created here Don't Starve Together leaves Early Access on April 21 The Banner Saga 2 gets a launch trailer ahead of April 19 release Titanfall 2 Teaser Trailer – PS4, Xbox One and PC A thread about this was created here Suda 51's PS4-exclusive brawler Let it Die is coming this year Vita-only Severed gets a launch date: April 26 Umbrella Corps releasing June 21 Square Enix announces Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin Telltale to publish open-world survival game 7 Days to Die on consoles Total War: WARHAMMER - The Empire vs Chaos Warriors Let's Play Free DLC for Total War: Warhammer detailed Rare Gaming Items Up for Auction to Support Shadow of Mordor Producer Who Passed Away Overwatch adds competitive play and penalties for people who quit early The Division Cheaters Warned of Permanent Bans The Division 1.1 update rolls out soon, so here's a trailer for the Incursion The Eldar wreak havoc in new Battlefleet Gothic: Armada trailer This is the last of the main fleets but for people who buy the game early to get into the beta or people who buy it within two months after release there are two more fleets that will be added to the game. Two New Classes Coming To Black Desert Online Next Week Killing Floor 2 gets Versus multiplayer in Revenge of the Zeds update I played some of this when it first released, the new mode is buggy but fun and there new adaptable difficulty for the regular game just seems to have unbalanced the boss from what I could see after playing four or five games. The two new guns are enjoyable to use. Ark: Survival Evolved Xbox One Patch Improves Frame Rate, Adds New Dinos Anyone Who Pirates Quantum Break Is In For A Surprise Uncharted 4 Has "Strongest" Opening in Naughty Dog's History, Dev Says Players watch streams of the games they like, then buy them Quebec indies form cooperative -- with 75 studios so far Baldur's Gate studio responds to harassment over trans character Good to see a studio quickly standing by the people they work with, unlike Nintendo. In the statement he also mentioned the need to fix bugs and multiplayer issues, and said that they would now be giving the transgender character an even larger role in the game with a future update, which should make the very few people who actually thought that the inclusion was a token one happy while upsetting the people who were clearly pretending that was the reason they were upset (like below) or the ones who were blatantly just against having transgender characters in games. Their announcement has upset science fiction writer Vox Day, a white supremacist and someone who talks about why giving women the right to vote was a mistake, so, good for Beamdog. Multiple Bioware employees (not including the one who just left Bioware to work for Beamdog) and the director and communication manager for D&D (as well as the creator of the setting Ed Greenwood) have also defended Beamdog, so the people saying that Bioware would never have written something like this and who don't know anything about D&D and don't think transgender characters should be in the setting, probably wrong. Even Cliff Bleszinski chimed in with the obvious. Continuing from what she wrote on the subject last week, Katherine Cross wrote, Opinion: So you want to write a trans character. Famed speedrunner Narcissa Wright deletes Twitch account, citing abuse Back in January I linked to an interview with her, One of the World's Best Speedrunners Can't Speedrun Anymore. IGDA calls out Nintendo for how it handled harassed employee's termination Nintendo kills 3D Zelda tribute New Mario Maker Guidelines Still Don't Explain Why Levels Get Deleted Shut-Down Metal Gear Solid Fan Remake Reborn as Virtual Museum Blizzard Shuts Down Pirate WoW Server That Doesn't Use Expansion Packs Nosgoth cancelled; beta servers to shut down next month A thread about this was created here Bit.Trip developer Choice Provisions shuts down San Francisco branch Nice logo Fable Legends may not be dead after all Dark Souls 3 PC Crashes Causing Headaches for Players Senator Al Franken takes on Oculus over VR data mining Oculus Rift customers face shipping delays, HTC Vive makes optimistic promises No Man’s Sky Soundtrack Details And Taster Track Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter redesigns Holmes and Watson Romancing SaGa 2 coming stateside for first time ever Mod Makes XCOM 2 More Like Fire Emblem So they have actually improved on the death system that Fire Emblem hasn't bothered doing anything with in 26 years. Codemasters Acquires Recently Shut Down Driveclub Studio Former Rockstar North head sues company for $150M in unpaid royalties Papers, Please developer releases free demo for next game In esports news ESL One Cologne is the next $1 million Valve Major MechWarrior Online World Championship sign-ups are now live Heroes of the Dorm Made Me an Esports Fan Perfect World apologises for Shanghai Major mess In crowdfunding news Arcadian Atlas - Tactical RPG Inspired by Classics A thread about this was created here Fear Effect Sedna A thread about this was created here. Moira A thread about this was created here Consortium: The Tower After a failed Kickstarter they have launched a new campaign on Fig which is looking to be more successful for them. A thread about this was created here Steamforged Games announces Dark Souls board game Other content I found interesting this week Why the Villain of ‘Quantum Break’ Is Its Real Hero Want to write a better game? Try watching some TV Not entirely sure about this as the reception to the game has been pretty mixed, with a lot of people not liking the story or TV episodes mixed in even if they enjoyed the gameplay. Guest Column: A Garden of Bodies The Three Modes of Male Sexuality in Videogames What cyberpunk was and what it will be Straying from the Virtual Path: What Video Games are Teaching Us About the Psychology of Navigation RUNAWAY TRAIN: MAKING MY FIRST GAME ON A TRAIN HACKER COMBINES ONE OF THE BEST SONIC GAMES WITH ARGUABLY THE WORST ONE ‘Final Fantasy XV’ Sends an Important Message About Toxic Masculinity The party's apparent ways of interacting with each other is really the only reason I am interested in the game. Uncharted 4's Technical Art Culture Stories We Tell Star Ocean 5's Producer on Localization Challenges and the Future of Console JRPGs Short and not all that interesting really. The usual about the Japanese market becoming more casual and Japanese devs not being able to keep up with the new technology to make things that aren't casual, obvious reasons for localization changes. He did get asked about making a new Valkyria Profile though I like the first more. FAILURE AND REBIRTH IN BREATH OF FIRE: DRAGON QUARTER Devs Answer: What are the best comments left in your code? Watch Mega Man producer Keiji Inafune make a Mario Maker stage An Examination of Leitmotifs and Their Use to Shape Narrative in UNDERTALE - Part 1 of 2 Why Does Diversity Make You Angry? Why Dark Souls 3 should have an easy mode and the problem with 'playing to win' I don't think the, make it easier, argument is thought all the way through sometimes, not that wanting an easier difficulty is an inherently bad idea or sentiment (the raging gatekeeping fanboys in the comment section might disagree). Doing something like putting in an invincibility mode in the new Star Fox is easy and doesn't alter the actual gameplay, having a story mode setting to not have to worry about combat in something like Pillars of Eternity/Baldurs Gate/Dragon Age makes sense (and Pillars and the new BG expansion do), but making Dark Souls easy would involve looking into what makes it hard for individual people, would it be the bosses, the regular enemies, showing you boss patterns so you don't have to die multiple times and run back to figure them out, falling or being knocked off of cliffs, traps, not playing a character type that seems to be working well for them, etc. An easy Dark Souls mode would likely involve rebuilding areas of the map or repositioning enemies in ways that people who only wanted an easier time in one particular area wouldn't have wanted and could be a much more difficult and time consuming undertaking than adding an easy mode to most games. It's not a bad idea but it's not as simple as just making the enemy do less damage like it is in many games. If the developer believed they had a good way of doing it I'd be all for it. How Hyper Light Drifter balances difficulty with fairness PinPoint - Star Wars Battlefront & A Crisis Of Identity Not the best audio, and he's a bit difficult to understand, but a good short point about how the Galactic Empire is supposed to work. Quick-save – impacts on playing styles and difficulty Fractured Space - Analysing our Free Weekend
  9. I just found an awesome mod for the Total War Rome 2, Its improving a lot with each update and they are currently accepting help in moding it and most importantly they are accepting suggestions for improving the mod!!! Here is the link of the mod: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=479881429 Factions and Units: House Baratheon; - King Robert Baratheon - Baratheon Footmen - Baratheon Spearman - Baratheon Archers - Baratheon Axemen House Tyrell; - Ser Loras Tyrell - Tyrell Footmen - Tyrell Spearman - Tyrell Archers House Arryn; - Ser Donnel Waynwood - Knights of the Vale - Arryn Footmen - Arryn Spearman - Arryn Archers Night's Watch; - Jon Snow - Brother's of the Nights Watch House Tully; - The Blackfish - Tully Knights - Tully Footmen - Tully Spearman - Tully Archers House Targaryen; - Daenerys Targaryen - Ser Barristan the Bold - Greyworm - Unsullied - Khal Drogo - Dothraki House Greyjoy; - Yara Greyjoy - Ironborn - Ironborn Archers House Martell; - Oberyn Martell - Dornish Footmen - Dornish Archer House Lannister; - Ser Bronn of the Blackwater - Ser Jamie Lannister - Ser Gregor Clegane - Goldcloaks - Lannister Footmen - Lannister Spearman - Lannister Archers House Stark; - Robb and Eddard Stark - Stark Footmen - Stark Spearman - Stark Archers - Stark Lancers Slaver's Bay; - Kraznys mo Nakloz - Master's Soldiers - Son's of the Harpy Free Folk; - Mance Rayder - Tormund Giantsbane - Ygritte - Thenn's - Giants - Free Folk
  10. Hello Angry Army, I was looking to see if anyone would be interested in doing a Co-op Campaign with me on Total War Atilla. I'm not exactly a master of the game nor am I that bad at it. I'll probably have the difficulty set to hard. I like to normally team up with the person i'm playing with but if you want we can be doing our own thing and then by endgame have a nice epic clash. Anyways add me on steam and leave a post on here who you are if you want to do it. =3
  11. So I just got that mail from the petition that I signed aaaaaand it's gone. So SEGA and/or CA are showing their true greedy faces. More info here: https://www.change.org/p/creative-assembly-sega-make-total-warhammer-complete-on-release/u/14325974?tk=Ctyf7Kd62cRvGE9m-S44U3nLXxegKTYJYWVz8GbCl20&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email
  12. Attention AJSA members! This Saturday, on the 24th of October, 2015, we’ll host the first, opening event of Total War: Arena for all AJSA members. As this will be the first event, it will be run in a casual atmosphere, allowing both newbies and experienced Total War players to battle together for honor and glory of the AJSA. Total War: Arena is not divided by regions, that’s why we invite all AJSA members from around the world. If we’re successful enough, we plan to create a team in TW:A, aiming to participate in competitive matches in near future. Time and location: 04:00 PM EDT 02:00 PM CST 08:00 PM GMT AJSA Team Speak server Channel: Strategy Games Subchannel: Total War Arena How do I get Total War: Arena? TW:A is currently in its Closed Beta stage, but everyone who wants to participate in testing will obtain an Early Access Steam Key, which allows you to play the game before its official premiere. All you need to do is provide your name, last name, country and an e-mail address that you want the key to be sent to. What is Total War: Arena? Simply speaking, a game of Total War: Arena is a mix of the classical Total War gameplay with the mechanics of games such as World of Tanks or War Thunder. Players choose their commanders from different periods in the history (currently available are The Roman Empire, Greece and barbarian tribes). Each commander has a set of skills which requires a different strategy of battle. The armies are divided into regiments that can be upgraded with better equipment or promoted to a higher tier, similarly to World of Tanks. The battles take place on maps inspired by legenday ancient battles, such as Rubicon, Marathon or Thermopylae; between two teams of players grouped in two teams of 10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEf66D0ZKJ4 *DISCLAIMER* the reason of the spikes (lags) is a poor optimization of the recording tool not the game itself *DISCLAIMER*
  13. A place to talk about the total war series, and discuss strategies. Also a place to laugh at how bad total war: rome 2 was.
  14. LETS GO PEOPLE!! Let's have a match of the greatest Total War game to date Shogun 2 !!!! , who is keen ? haha
  15. I just started total war rome 2 any advice?
  16. I am looking for some input on what Total War game I should buy. I already own Medieval 2, Rome 2, and Empire. If you post a suggestion make sure to include a reason to buy the game.
  17. i think it'll be DAMN good but with CA's track record i have to be skeptical
  18. Before i begin this post contains info for every playable faction in the new Total War Game [Total War Attila] Anyways i want to know what you guys think i should play as what faction that is here is a list of the factions and some small information about that faction take a look if you want and vote please. The one with the most votes i will play first then second most next and so on and so forth i will be making a lets play on my youtube channel if anyone wants to tag along on my journey i am really looking forward to playing this i hear its basically how [Napoleon Total War] was to [Empire Total War] The Huns “The aura of terror surrounding the Huns is so great that their enemies are barely able to conceive that they are also human beings.” In truth, the Huns’ equine expertise is what makes them such formidable foes. In battle, their combination of ranged attacks and the speed with which they can cover ground is breathtaking – and terrifying – to behold. In this way, the Huns have swept into Europe and now threaten Rome itself. However, they must act swiftly to turn this chaos into an empire. While their leaders’ arguments rage, the horde waits, paralysed, for the arrival of a man. A man powerful enough to unite the Hunnic peoples and bind them to his will… As the Huns travel across the landscape, they exact a terrible toll on those around them, snatching regional food supplies at will and undermining the enemy’s ability to replenish their armies. Hordes also become more loyal with each fresh declaration of war, and razing settlements brings fresh blood to their ranks. Needless to say, the Huns are fearsome warriors, and to Christian soldiers in particular, they are a monstrous and demoralising force to face on the field of battle. Eastern Roman Empire “The division of the Roman Empire has unshackled the East, allowing it to take control of the Roman world. ” The new administrative centre at Constantinople has allowed the Eastern Romans to replace the antiquated systems throttling the economy and enfeebling Rome’s Emperors. As a result, new trade networks and fiscal reforms fill its coffers, all run by a centralised bureaucracy and a powerful state church. The East has safely weathered the storm of barbarian migration, often by diverting them into the West. However, the young Emperor Arcadius will have to negotiate barbarian threats, court intrigues, and the ever-present Sassanid menace to ensure that the last light of the Roman Empire continues to burn. While the Western Roman Empire ails and withers, the Eastern Roman Empire is an economic powerhouse, and reaps the benefits of this through treasury interest and trade tariffs. Militarily, she begins the campaign in a reasonably capable position, but with a clear and immediate threat as Alaric leads his Visigoth armies into Roman-held Thracia and Macedonia… mere regions away from Constantinople itself. The Vandals “Abandoned in their hour of need by their Roman allies, the Vandals find themselves at a turning point in their long quest for southern lands.” For some time they have fought as ‘Foederati’ allies in the Roman struggle against barbarian uprisings. Rewarded with land in Pannonia, the Vandals peacefully co-existed with Rome, even integrating to some extent – enabling figures such as Stilicho, the half-Vandal who now rules the West through a puppet Emperor, to rise. With the arrival of the Huns, however, everything has changed, and the Vandals have been driven out of their lands. They must fight their way across Europe to a kingdom of their own - wherever that fight may take them. The Vandals’ skill at raiding will serve them well as they search for lands to conquer and control, and their initial placement in the campaign presents them with tempting options. Situated just south of Germania, bordering territories held by the weakening Western Roman Empire, they are well-paced to threaten the old wolf’s largely undefended flanks. The Sassanid Empire “The Sassanids are the latest in a line of Persian empires stretching back almost 1,000 years.” Sassanid vassals consolidated their power in Fars before seizing control of the Parthian Empire. Since then, their lean, centralised administration has revitalised and expanded its boundaries. Such prominence inevitably attracts opposition, however, and the Sassanids now find themselves in a delicate situation. Forces from without threaten their control of the Silk Road, while the Eastern Romans undermine them even in times of peace. Yet the Sassanids cannot be slowed by such things. As their claim to the throne is rooted in military prowess it is imperative that their recent conquests continue, lest control be wrested from Persian hands once more. Beginning the campaign with a number of satrapies under its control, the Sassanid Empire enjoys an impressive recruitment base and level of income, and stands ready to expand. An educated people, the Sassanids understand well the link between cleanliness and health, and plan their capitals around the provision of sanitation. The Alans “As the Alani ride into battle, bloody scalps displayed proudly on their saddles, few can dispute their reputation for unsurpassed ferocity.” The only god they worship is a sword planted in the earth, and they favour a life of relentless conquest. Yet even the Alani wavered in the face of the Huns and the relentless pillaging that followed in their wake. Many fled the carnage, becoming pawns to Romans and Vandals, while others joined the Huns in search of plunder. Those that remain with the tribe, however, possess the spirit of independence that hitherto defined them. They alone can restore the name and fortunes of the Alani people. Beginning the campaign on the edges of The Black Sea, The Alans lie perilously close to the heartland of The Huns. Born in the saddle, their warriors are peerless horsemen. But they also understand the value of their charges, and are adept at keeping them alive when the odds are stacked against them. The Saxons “Their distance from the heart of the Roman Empire shrouds the Saxons in mystery, granting them the freedom to pillage and conquer as they please.” While other barbarians fight over the scraps of the decaying Western Empire, the Saxons look to its northern provinces, neglected and drained of troops. Britannia is an especially tempting target, having faced Saxon raids before, when the usurper Maximus commandeered its defenders. Since then, the Saxons have continued to be a thorn in Rome’s side. A series of fortresses, the ‘Saxon Shore’, has even been established to guard against them - a minor obstacle to a well-marshalled and determined Saxon kingdom! While the weather cools, the sun is rising on Saxon fortunes. Their choices for expansion are many, but whichever direction they choose to advance in, these born pillagers are not simple mindless destroyers, and balance profit with destruction in their military conquests. The Ostrogoths The Ostrogoths' wanderings through Roman lands belie their origins as a powerful empire.” Originally known as the Greuthungi, they are a confederation of distinct peoples originally from the Baltic coast who settled close to the Black Sea. Unfortunately, this means they were the first of the Germanic peoples to face the wave of Hun and Alani invasions that have shattered the known world. Now leading an uneasy existence on the Empire’s borderlands, the Ostrogoths are vulnerable to Roman abuse and barbarian attack alike, and so sell themselves as mercenaries to the very same Huns that subdued them. Still, the memory of their former supremacy preserves Ostrogothic hope; a strong leader could rescue them from their plight and restore them to glory… The Ostrogoths’ long relationship with Roman culture, civic and military matters lends them much credence, to the point where they face little resistance from the local populace when occupying Roman territories. In such circumstances, they also have access to Roman military assets to strengthen their numbers. The Franks “As the world stands on the edge of chaos, the Franks hover between two roles. As destroyers - or inheritors of the Roman legacy - they are on the cusp of realising their full potential.” A confederation of Germanic tribes from the lower Rhine region, they were defeated and eventually allowed to settle at Toxandria as foederati. While the current Frankish leader Faramund’s rule is a fine example for future rulers, a bolder warlord could lead them to greatness against the failing Empire. If a lasting Frankish kingdom is to emerge from Rome’s ashes, the people must be unified - the Franks must be one! Situated on the coastline of northern Germania, The Franks have choices to make. Will they strike across the seas to seize the lands of Britannia? Or forge south perhaps, to exploit the weakness of the Western Roman Empire? Whoever they target will tremble in the face of their ferocious warriors, who fight with ever greater intensity the more casualties they sustain. The Western Roman Empire “The Western Roman Empire is on the very edge of catastrophe.” Its Emperor dances to the tune of a half-Vandal general, its powerless Senators idle on vast, poorly-managed estates. Since the Empire’s division the flaws besetting the West have rapidly become apparent. There is neither the manpower nor the gold needed for an effective army, leaving it unable to deal with the many displaced barbarians pouring across Rome’s borders ahead of the Hunnic horde. Roman Emperors have become increasingly fragile - many are manipulated by generals or deposed by their meddling Eastern counterparts. Nonetheless, it is still possible for the Western Empire to rise again. Times of crisis create opportunities which, if seized upon, will see the Empire re-forged and re-vitalised. While its ally to the east has implemented sound fiscal strategies to ensure stability and longevity, the Western Roman Empire begins the Grand Campaign haemorrhaging funds and close to breaking point. If it is unable to get its house in order, how will it weather the storm of rampaging barbarian tribes? Only the most inspired leadership can save the once-mighty Empire from calamity! The Danes “The Danes, or Dani, have achieved that rarest of marriages: barbarian vigour coupled with civilised sophistication.” As the most southerly of the Norse kingdoms, they came into contact with the southern European peoples early on, treating them with an uncharacteristic openness. After this, many left their lands to seek their fortunes elsewhere, returning with more than just gold. One recognised the potential of the Roman alphabet, adopting it to suit his native tongue and the writing materials available in the north. This led to the creation of the first runic alphabet, which rapidly spread across northern Europe, greatly enhancing the Nordic peoples’ culture and trade, resulting in the creation of objects combining both exotic resources and traditional Nordic styles. However, neither wealth nor culture has dampened the Dani’s desire for conquest. Many northern tribes plunder foreign shores yet neglect their own; not so the Dani. Poised to take advantage of the ensuing upheaval, they strive to forge a grand Nordic empire to outlast that of Rome! Born to raiding like the other Norse tribes, The Danes know full well how to draw profit from destruction. Born to the sea, they can navigate the roughest waters safely, and seasickness is viewed as a weakness of lesser men. The Geats “Legendary ancestors of Beowulf, the Geati manifest all the intrepid boldness of the famous hero.” From their stronghold on the southern tip of the Swedish peninsula they have naval access to the whole of northern Europe, allowing them to launch frequent raids without fear of retribution. The most glorious of these exploits are told in the Geati’s rich oral tradition, immortalising their leaders and inspiring a new generation to seek glory. While the arrival of the Huns in Europe has meant disaster for most, for the Geati it is just another opportunity. Recently their king, Gizur, led a force into central Europe to fight alongside the Goths in exchange for Roman gold and goods – there are rich pickings to be gained fighting for the highest bidder in the south. Crisis is blooming in these fertile lands, and the Geati are determined to be at its heart, profiting from it. Born to raiding like the other Norse tribes, The Geats know full well how to draw profit from destruction. They are also a hardy people, virtually immune to the cold, and relish the thought of fighting in the snow. The Jutes “The ocean laps the coasts of Juteland, summoning its inhabitants to new adventures and conquests.” As such, the Juti have always been the most intrepid of the Norse-speaking peoples, looking to distant shores or clashing over the sparse northern lands. Accordingly, they are in the perfect position to profit from the slow collapse of Roman Britannia, and relentlessly plunder its coast as its defenders dwindle in number. The Juti leadership use the spoils of their raids to make exquisite, prestige goods. Should the Juti succeed in conquering Britannia, many more will no doubt be forged. A successful conquest would be a great undertaking, and one requiring them to draw on the very depths of their fortitude. To drive out the remaining Romans, subdue the belligerent locals, and foil the ambitions of their Saxon neighbours who also covet this green and pleasant land – the Juti have vowed no less! Born to raiding like the other Norse tribes, The Jutes know full well how to draw profit from destruction. When fighting and destroying settlements, their fearsome warriors leave no stone unturned, and inevitably return richer men for their conquering. The Visigoths “The reluctant arbiters of barbarian vengeance, the Visigoths have sworn to repay the Romans in full for decades of abuse at their hands.” The ravages of the Huns forced them to petition the Roman Emperor Valens for sanctuary in his lands. Although he accepted, local generals brutally extorted the refugees, driving them to open rebellion. Whilst attempting to deal with the Visigoths the impetuous Valens was slain on the battlefield. A period of peace followed until the Visigoths, under Alaric, fought against the Franks in support of the Emperor Theodosius I. Despite their victory, they were denied their reward by Emperor Theodosius. Now, seeking revenge, Alaric has set his sights on the city of Rome itself... As the campaign begins, the Visigoths find themselves in Macedonia, with many choices before them. Head north into the unknown hinterlands, strike locally and arouse the wrath of the Eastern Roman Empire, or raid westward, and take advantage of the weakening Western Roman Empire? A people accustomed to taking what the world offers, the Visigoths rarely go hungry, and exact a heavy price on any factions they annexe into tributary states.
  19. Looking for someone who has da time to play these games and here's my profile if any of you do http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198021333974/
  20. Hey guys. Creative Assembly just released some new gameplay of Total War: ATTILA: The game's UI, campaign map and army management looks much better than it was in Rome 2. However, if the battles are anywhere near as broken as they were in Rome 2, I definitely won't be buying this. What do you guys think? Will you be pre-ordering the game? Will you hold out until the reviews come out first? Or are you going to stay away all together?
  21. Hey guys for a while now I've been trying to boast the Total War Series in some kinda way and I have collected and met many people who play this franchise in the AJSA. After the new DLC for Rome II and what direction their going in their is no significant Team/Clan options in that game nor in any other Total War game only Shogun 2. We are in luck that they supply a Multiplayer Option where you can join a clan and play with others to dominate the japanese map capturing and defending you provinces . For more detail watch the Angry Joe Show review on Total War : Shogun 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5PIIOY2KS4 . Currently I am in the Official Angry Joe Show steam group which I used as our clan in the game. Because we just started we are in tier 11 (the worst) and I'm in urgent help of you to support me in this mission. I have 4 provinces at the moment because I'm by myself xD haha but it would be great if everyone joined. Thanks
  22. Hi Joe. I remembered your review of Rome 2 last year. It was a refreshingly honest review, if not the only one. Especially when compared to all the lying publishing houses out there that gave it great scores. A clear case of corruption in games journalism. One year has passed now though, and I think you should give it another try. All owners of Rome 2 already get Emperor Edition for free. It's the "We're Sorry" edition. And I think it was the right thing of CA to do. You should definitely give it another try now. It's a completely different game. I hope you'll do another video review of Rome 2 Emperor Edition
  23. The next Total War game is probably Medieval 3. We all hope that they learned their lesson with Empire and Rome 2. Medieval is my personal favorite Total War and I hope they don't mess it up. What new idea do you think they will have or you would like to see in the next Total War game? OR Just want you want the next total war to be like? -Kaiser Wilhelm
  24. As in the topic name, which one you liked most? I'd choose... Empire. Simply because it was such big "jump" for the series. But i'd put it right next to Medieval II + expansions, since i love medieval era. BUT i realised, that after playing Empire, Napoleon, and Shogun II i simply cant have any more good fun with Medieval II because of its mechanics (mainly the centralised regions, with nothing to do except attacking the one and only city/ castle in it. Empire was imo very good game, especially after the patches were developed. Of course, as always AI has its... erm... problems, but few small mods, or one good mod and its ok (DarthMod for example). Also the model of fighting was imo very good, with covers, trenches, blocades and hiding in buildings. And the XVIII is something we dont see very often in games. And its first Total War Game where Poland is playable as one of the main countries, and is quite powerfull ^^. For those who will say that Poland was weak in XVIII century: Yes, but after 1750. Game starts in 1700 and its only 20 years after the battle of Wien . *I considered Fall of the samurai a separate game, since its standalone, and is massively different from SII
  25. I've noticed Rome 2 is on sale for $30 on steam now and I want to make sure if the game has even gotten close to its former glory. I am a massive fan of Shogun and I even enjoyed empire for a little bit but I know the release of Rome 2 was just so fucked and with AJ talking about those objective things that appear mid battle Rome 2 just looked awful back in September. I just want to make sure if this game is worth time (and $30) and if game play issues (like the objectives) have either been patched out or fixed with mods. Thanks guys.