Month: February 2020

NHK, Japan’s national broadcasting organization, organized a fan popularity poll for the Final Fantasy series. This isn’t the first time NHK organizes such a huge popularity poll, and before Final Fantasy, a similar poll was organized for the Gundam franchise back in 2018. The NHK Final Fantasy poll lasted from December 20, 2019, to February
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While the current landscape of shooters today is dominated by major successes like Apex Legends and Fortnite, several studios are still finding their way by delivering more traditional experiences that harken back to older experiences. The upcoming shooter Disintegration from developer V1 Interactive especially is one that comes to mind from one of the co-creators of the Halo series,
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Dire Wolf Digital announced that they were working on a digital version of Leder Games’ Root board game way back at Gen Con 2019. Since then, the team has mostly been quiet; however, they’ve finally broken that silence and are giving everyone at PAX East a first-look. If you can’t be on the show floor,
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Over the course of recent years, game developers have become a lot more open to the idea of tackling mental health issues within the games they create. This willingness can sometimes be either hit or miss due to a lack of information or empathy on the said condition. Thankfully, it’s being talked about more, which
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The roguelike genre in the past generation has seen an explosion in popularity from the success of games like The Binding of Isaac, Rogue Legacy, Dead Cells, and many others. With so many new titles incorporating roguelike elements into their gameplay, this has also had the effect of making the roguelike genre a competitive one, increasing the need
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Coming off the success of Shovel Knight, the path ahead for developer Yacht Club Games seems especially full of possibility. As one of the most successful games to come out of crowdfunding through Kickstarter, the success of Shovel Knight has led to several spin-offs and new projects set in the game’s world, alongside multiple expansions of
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Respawn Entertainment seems to be on the ball with content for Apex Legends these past few months. We’ve seen things get lovey-dovey with the Valentine’s Day Rendevous event, there was the Assimilation update which introduced a new Legend, a Grand Soirée event arrived in January, and there were the winter events that took place before
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Today, Ndemic Creations’ incredibly successful mobile game, Plague Inc., was removed from the China App Store. According to the developer’s statement, Plague Inc.‘s removal is due to “content that is illegal in China as determined by the Cyberspace Administration of China.” They also state that the game’s removal is out of their control. This means
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Like many companies announced the past week, Microsoft will not be attending Game Developers Conference 2020 (GDC 2020) in San Francisco due to health concerns associated with coronavirus. In Microsoft’s latest Game Stack blog post, the company announced they would be withdrawing from GDC 2020 stating, “The health and safety of players, developers, employees, and
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After watching a three-hour presentation on an alpha build of Larian’s Baldur’s Gate 3 at a preview event in San Francisco, I had the privilege of interviewing Larian senior producer David Walgrave about the Dungeons and Dragons-based RPG which Larian plans on releasing in early access this year. We chatted about everything; from the game’s
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Belgian game studio Larian has established itself as a master of tabletop-based CRPGs ever since Divinity: Original Sin released in 2014. The studio’s impressive Divinity: Original Sin 2 convinced Wizards of the Coast that Larian could handle the Baldur’s Gate IP according to Larian senior producer David Walgrave. With Baldur’s Gate 3, Larian takes its successful Divinity formula
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Down the Rabbit Hole VR from Cortopia Studios will release on March 26, 2020, for PSVR, Oculus Quest/Rift/ and Steam VR platforms. The VR adventure game will act as a prequel to Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland. It’s the second VR game from the team that created Wands will retail for $19.99. The term “Down
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Sea of Thieves may have just got a new content update that introduced incredibly angry Chests of Rage and some evil Ashen skeletons to battle, but a new video from the developer introduces even more news for the online pirating title from Rare. One of the key news announcements is the introduction of chain shot
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Insurgency: Sandstorm is going to be heading to consoles this year as announced by developer New World Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive. The online shooter will be heading to PS4 and Xbox One in August. Back when Source Engine mods were all the rage, Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat was released in 2007 and saw players head
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Happinet Games announced Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia will launch worldwide digitally on June 25, 2020, on Nintendo Switch. Over on Twitter, Limited Games also confirmed a physical release for Brigandine will be coming in North America. As a reminder, Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia is a Switch remake of Brigandine The Legend of Forsena,
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