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  • Expression
    9 hours ago
    by cone
    +9 +1

    How Video-Game Graphics Have Evolved From 1951–2019

    Video-game graphics are progressing faster than we’ve ever seen — ray tracing, better models, shaders, textures, and faster hardware is making our games almost appear lifelike. But, they had there ups and lows.

  • Current Event
    20 hours ago
    by geoleo
    +2 +1

    Nintendo to Launch Two New Switch Models

    Nintendo Co. plans to launch two new versions of its Switch gaming console as early as this summer, people familiar with the matter said, as the company seeks to sustain sales momentum for the product going into a crucial third year. One version will have enhanced features targeted at avid videogamers, although it won’t be as powerful as Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 Pro or Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One X, according to parts suppliers and software developers for Nintendo who have access to a prototype of the machine.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by mariogi
    +19 +2

    In China, 'Fortnite' Penalizes Minors for Playing Too Much

    Gamers under the age of 18 have to take regular breaks or face diminishing returns after three hours of playing 'Fortnite.'

  • Expression
    4 days ago
    by tukka
    +13 +3

    A Plague Tale: Innocence is here to make you realise how much we’ve become used to death in video games

    The one thing you should takeaway from this article is that you need to have A Plague Tale: Innocence on your radar. Asobo Studio’s action-adventure game is narrative-driven, part puzzle, not a AAA game, but my god, it looks and plays like a mix between The Last of Us with the sibling relationship of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons thrown in for good measure. Set in medieval France and centred around the teenage Amicia and her young brother Hugo, this brother and sister has to survive while being hunted by the Inquisition… and hordes of flesh-eating rats. But they’re not as close as you’d think. Because Amicia and Hugo have never met.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by messi
    +8 +3

    How an Indie Developer Is Making an Official Zelda Game

    Cadence of Hyrule marks a fairly unprecedented step for Nintendo. While it’s fundamentally a mash-up of The Legend of Zelda and Crypt of the NecroDancer, the next Zelda game is still being made by a small, third-party indie developer, and is even being called a “Nindie” by Nintendo itself. As exciting as the announcement is, how the heck did that happen?

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by everlost
    +8 +2

    Another New Achievement Revealed For Minecraft in the Bedrock Update

    We have just picked up a new achievement for Minecraft, related to the incoming Bedrock Update. There is 1 achievement worth a total of 20 Gamerscore, none of which are secret. You can check out the details below.

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by geoleo
    +17 +4

    Dead or Alive 6 and Mortal Kombat 11 -- A Clash of "Core Values"

    The fighting game community just saw the release of Team Ninja’s Dead or Alive 6 and is now waiting for NetherRealm Studios’ Mortal Kombat 11. On the surface, they have very little in common beyond their genre, but they do share a relevant trait. Dead or Alive 6’s sensual imagery and Mortal Kombat 11’s ultraviolence and gore are both elements that can be considered highly offensive by some depending on culture, nationality, or personal taste.

  • Expression
    8 days ago
    by geoleo
    +20 +3

    BioShock Infinite Comes to Life in Amazing Elizabeth Noir Cosplay

    This Elizabeth Noir cosplay is the best we've ever seen, breathing life into the stunning BioShock Infinite character (and others).

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by TheSpirit
    +9 +1

    Steam is finally getting a redesigned library—here's our first look

    After years of rumors and leaked mockup images, it's finally happening: Steam's library is getting a new look. This isn't a full-on redesign of Steam in its entirety, so the store and other parts of the interface aren't changing as far as we know. In its keynote at GDC on Thursday, Valve showed off the new library view, highlighting a redesigned page with large game thumbnails and more categorization around what's going on with your games.

  • Image
    2 weeks ago
    by everlost
    +14 +6

    The Legend of Zelda Skulltula Redrawn Is the Worst Thing You've Seen All Day

    A photorealistic reimagining of Skulltula is absolutely terrifying in Nate Hallinan's art of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time's iconic enemy.

  • Current Event
    9 days ago
    by TentativePrince
    +16 +2

    Epic responds to accusations its launcher accesses Steam data without permission

    Epic has responded to growing concern its launcher accesses users' Steam data without permission. The company responded to a post on the subreddit for Phoenix Point, itself the focus of a controversy after signing a deal to go exclusive with the Epic Games store for a year, in which a user revealed the Epic Games store client pokes around your computer when it shouldn't.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by 8mm
    +12 +1

    The Outer Worlds and Control will launch on the Epic Store, not Steam

    During its GDC 2019 Unreal keynote this morning, Epic announced that it has partnered with 2K's Private Division label to distribute The Outer Worlds and Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey on the Epic Games Store. PC Gamer has learned that The Outer Worlds will also release on the Microsoft Store, but will not appear on other stores on PC for at least a year—that includes Steam.

  • Video/Audio
    6 days ago
    by Jourdy288
    +10 +1

    What Gamers Need to Ask About Google Stadia

    Google's new cloud gaming platform has been unveiled- but there are plenty of questions that remain unanswered.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by darvinhg
    +15 +3

    Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling console of the current generation — here's why Nintendo is dominating video games

    Nintendo has been doing great in the past year. The Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling console of the current generation, and Nintendo sold more games than any other publisher during 2018. Six of the top 20 selling games in 2018 were actually Nintendo Switch exclusives. Compared to Sony and Microsoft who were trying to turn PlayStation and Xbox into large entertainment brands, Nintendo is focusing on making games more portable, accessible, and just plain fun with the Switch.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by robmonk
    +22 +3

    Two years on, I'm still recovering from Breath of the Wild

    It's been two long years since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild rewired the connections inside my brain. It messed me up. In some ways you might say it ruined video games. Other video games. Sure, in the time since its release I've played other games, I might have even enjoyed some of those games. But every single one of them have been filtered through the earth-shattering prism that is Nintendo's Breath of the Wild. And trust me, it's not a flattering light.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by distant
    +21 +4

    Black Ops 4 loot boxes weren't part of the original plan

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's design director, David Vonderhaar, has defended an interview where he said Blackout characters would be only be locked behind missions. The interview resurfaced after the latest update, Operation Grand Heist, snuck loot boxes into the game and trapped the new characters inside them. It's become increasingly hard to escape Black Ops 4's microtransactions. It's a premium game with a cosmetic shop, a season pass, a battle pass and now these loot crates, called 'reserve crates' in-game.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by jedlicka
    +19 +3

    Anti-Vaxxers Will Strengthen Your Pathogen In Plague Inc.

    If there's one thing fans like to do besides yelling on Twitter, it's creating petitions. Petitions can be a good way to know what people are dissatisfied with, but nothing tends to come of them. After a recent online petition for the 2012 strategy game, Plague Inc., though, things turned out differently.

  • Expression
    3 weeks ago
    by TNY
    +8 +3

    Here’s Why Chun-Li Deserves The Strongest Female Fighter Title

    None of the renowned fighting games prior to Street Fighter II wouldn’t have a female Fighter were it not for Chun-Li’s existence. Part of the title is a derogatory term from renowned feminist Anita Sarkeesian, possibly alluding (since the video has yet to be published or created) to how female fighters like Chun-Li are drawn and created for the male gaze and for a subculture predominated by males who like keeping the FGC real.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by ppp
    +21 +3

    Did a Retailer Leak The Last of Us Part II's Release Window?

    While we still don’t know a lot of what the hell is happening in The Last of Us Part II, it appears we may have some info on the release window. The image below has been making the rounds on social media today, which came from Peruvian gaming retailer LAWGAMERS. The advertisement, which has since been deleted from their site, shows two prices for the game for pre-order and final cost.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by TNY
    +14 +2

    God of War’s Title Was Picked At Random, Creator Reveals

    At this point, God of War is one of the most beloved and highest selling series in the industry. So much so that it’s hard to imagine it could ever have been anything else. However, on Twitter, series creator David Jaffe reveals that something as basic as the name of the game was up in question originally.

  • Current Event
    9 days ago
    by darvinhg
    +14 +1

    Rage 2 runs at 1080p 60 FPS on Xbox One X

    Rage 2 is a first-person shooter which takes place in a post-apocalyptic future. Following a catastrophic asteroid impact, Earth is in ruin and numerous individuals are put into underground hibernation. Unfortunately, events don't go according to plan and the surface is overrun by mutants and an oppressive organization known as "The Authority." It's up to you to liberate everyone and dismantle the oppressive regime once and for all. Recently, Hardcore Gamer sat down with id Software Studio...

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by spacepopper
    +15 +5

    'Super Mario Bros.' sells at auction for world record $100K

    A sealed and graded copy of the original NES video game, 'Super Mario Bros.', sells at auction for slightly more than $100K.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by Chubros
    +19 +3

    Happy Death Day to the Nintendo Famicom (1983-1994)

    Nintendo sometimes makes a big deal about milestones—Mario's 30th, Zelda's 25th, and the "Year of Luigi" are all recent examples that come to mind—but one thing you won't usually hear them mention is how long it's been since something went away. Luckily, my encyclopedic knowledge of pointless factoids stands at the ready!

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by 8mm
    +19 +3

    Metro Exodus Receives Highly Positive Reviews on Steam

    Just weeks prior to the release of Metro Exodus, publisher Deep Silver made a very controversial decision; to make the game exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC. The game had already been available to pre-order on Steam, and so the decision prompted widespread anger from PC gamers. The Metro series was review-bombed on Steam, and although Deep Silver did honour existing Steam pre-orders, it is no longer possible to purchase the game on the platform; only those who pre-ordered are able to play Metro Exodus on Steam.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by sasky
    +18 +3

    Video Games Can Make Us Think Seriously About Climate Change

    A new expansion has added environmental challenges to Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, the latest in a popular series of strategy video games that has been running since the 1990s. The expansion – called Gathering Storm – adds new features to the game, most notably anthropogenic climate change and natural disasters. The game involves developing a civilisation from its humble beginnings in the Stone Age to nowadays and beyond, while choosing from a vast array of technologies and cultural policies. As the game and the ages progress, your energy choices become increasingly important.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by weekendhobo
    +16 +2

    Life after harassment: ex-Silent Hill dev Tomm Hulett speaks out

    "What bothers me about it most is that when people attribute the 'F#ck Konami' hashtag, they're thinking of me. I know that some people are typing it like, yeah, Tomm Hulett sucks!" I didn't expect Hulett to be this brutally honest. I can't decide if it's due to the years of being dogged by the same old shit or simply the realisation that that shit is going to stick no matter what, but he's reflective and honest without any semblance of polish or sugar-coating.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by geoleo
    +4 +1

    Breath Of The Wild Has Been A Top 20 Seller In Japan For Two Years

    By now, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild needs no formal introduction. Hailed by many as a masterpiece, the game won several awards, including the prestigious Game of the Year award at 2017 The Game Awards. It beat out PUBG, Horizon Zero Dawn, Persona 5, and even Super Mario Odyssey. Despite this acclaim, however, it may be surprising to hear that the game is still selling massively well in Japan. In a tweet linking to an article to 4Gamer.net, we can see that Breath of the Wild is still in the top 20 best-selling games in the Japanese market.

  • Current Event
    12 days ago
    by Chubros
    +3 +1

    Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene moves on from PUBG

    Brendan Greene, aka PlayerUnknown, has moved on from PUBG to build a new division focused on research and game development. In a statement, Greene said he was moving from Seoul to Amsterdam to lead a new division of PUBG Corp. called PUBG Special Projects. While Greene remains a "consulting creative director" on PUBG, development of the battle royale phenomenon is now led by Taeseok Jang and the PUBG team.

  • Expression
    2 months ago
    by mariogi
    +47 +7

    More games should be truly honest about death

    I never intended to make videogames about my brother. But creating videogames became the way in which I tried to make sense of his death.

  • Expression
    2 months ago
    by zobo
    +12 +4

    God of War full interview — The definitive story behind the crafting of God of War

    God of War is the result of the labors of 300 people at console industry leader Sony’s studio in Santa Monica, California. Yet it was the underdog in the battle for Game of the Year at The Game Awards, as Red Dead Redemption 2 was built by a team at Rockstar Games with 10 times more resources. Even so, God of War was the surprise Game of the Year winner, even though it came out in April, long before the fall games that were fresh in everyone’s mind during the holiday season.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Petrox
    +13 +5

    New Assassin's Creed Odyssey Quest 'The Daughters of Lalaia' Is Live

    Ubisoft has added a new quest to Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Like previous The Lost Tales of Greece quests, this latest escapade is free for all players. It's titled 'The Daughters of Lalaia' and it should give you something to do before the game's next DLC episode launches in the near future. Look, we've got to give Ubisoft credit here -- the company's been doing a great job of keeping Odyssey updated since the game released in October last year. New quests, bounties, and big title updates have been dropping on a regular basis, and every time we load the game up, it feels like we've got something to do.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by weekendhobo
    +22 +4

    Over 8,000 Elite Dangerous pilots are embarking on an incredible 18-week journey

    Thousands of Elite Dangerous players—over 8,000, according to the sign-up sheet—are preparing to embark on another incredible voyage across the Milky Way. The destination is Beagle Point, some 65,279 light years from Earth, past the galactic core, at the very edge of the galaxy. The journey is expected to take 18 weeks, and like last time, casualties are expected.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by sasky
    +13 +4

    Divorcing Activision won't stop Bungie making mistakes, but will change Destiny for the better

    When you've sunk literally thousands of hours into playing a game, and voraciously consume every piece of rumour and speculation about it, you're unlikely to be blindsided by any one particular piece of news. But that's exactly what happened yesterday, when to the surprise of pretty much everyone Bungie announced it was saying sayonara to its eight-year relationship with Activision, and would be going it alone as the self-publisher of Destiny, effective pretty much immediately.

  • Analysis
    2 months ago
    by mariogi
    +32 +3

    Nearly half of game developers want to unionize

    A lot of game developers say they want to unionize -- but will they?

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +14 +4

    Why Guerrilla Games stubbornly built its amazing game engine from scratch

    Guerrilla Games‘ picturesque canalside office was originally intended to house 190 people, its technical director Michiel van der Leeuw tells me as he rushes through the building in search of an empty room. But the Amsterdam-based game developer has grown rapidly over the past few years, filling every nook and cranny of the place, and now it’s bursting at the seams. Next year, it plans to move uptown. Right now, its 250 employees make do.