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How Microsoft built the Xbox One X, the most powerful game … – The Verge

Monday, October 02, 2017

When designer Bryan Sparks explains the inspiration for the look and feel of the modern Xbox, he says he and his team went back to 1968, when a certain landmark Stanley Kubrick film hit theaters and changed how the world saw science fiction. “We had this vision in our minds of a monolith,” Sparks says, referencing the black, slab-like machine of extraterrestrial origin in 2001: A Space Odyssey. “In the…

Anime: the 10 must-watch films and TV shows for video game lovers – The Guardian

Monday, October 02, 2017

Japan’s pop culture is dominated by two inextricably linked industries – video games and animation. The twin forces even form part of the country’s Cool Japan ambassadorial project, pushing Japanese creativity to a global market. Yet in the west, although anime fandom has grown significantly, we still tend to see the fields as separate, aficionados of one medium only occasionally crossing over to the other. Anime is a powerful storytelling…

Nintendo no longer welcoming YouTube livestreams of its games – Ars Technica

Monday, October 02, 2017

reader comments 68 Nintendo’s always-rocky relationship with those that create online videos of its games got worse this weekend, as the company is now barring livestreamed gameplay on YouTube Live from channels that take part in revenue sharing through its Nintendo Creators Program. “Live streaming on YouTube falls outside the scope of the Nintendo Creators Program,” the company writes in a new note on its Nintendo Creators Program FAQ. “You cannot…

How Microsoft built the world’s most powerful game console – The Verge

Monday, October 02, 2017

When designer Bryan Sparks explains the inspiration for the look and feel of the modern Xbox, he says he and his team went back to 1968, when a certain landmark Stanley Kubrick film hit theaters and changed how the world saw science fiction. “We had this vision in our minds of a monolith,” Sparks says, referencing the black, slab-like machine of extraterrestrial origin in 2001: A Space Odyssey. “In the…

‘Darkest Dungeon’ Is Heading to the Nintendo Switch – RollingStone.com

Monday, October 02, 2017

Darkest Dungeon, a turn-based dungeon crawl infused with panic attacks and disease, is coming to the Nintendo Switch. No date has been set, but Red Hook Studios co-founder Tyler Sigman says he hopes to get it to the system this year. Related What Is a Video Game? Searching for meaning in a virtual Walden Pond The news hit Friday morning by way of a tweet showing the game running on…

FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch has some bizarre glitches – Polygon

Monday, October 02, 2017

FIFA 18 players on the Nintendo Switch have spotted some glitches that don’t seem to be widespread but do turn the game into a bizarre-looking match. One way or another the game is not grabbing textures for the players. In one form of the glitch, found by user boldverine on the FIFA subreddit, they (and the ball) are reduced to blocky hit boxes. In another, they appear shaped more normally,…

It took six months for my Nintendo Switch to run out of space – Engadget

Monday, October 02, 2017

It’s my own fault, really. If I hadn’t insisted on playing every major release Nintendo put out since launch, I wouldn’t be in this mess. Still, can you blame me? Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was a masterful reissue of one of the Wii U’s best games, and Splatoon 2 was a strong follow up to multiplayer shooter that ruled my summer in 2015. On top of that, we had a…

This week’s highs and lows in PC gaming – PC Gamer

Sunday, October 01, 2017

The Highs Samuel Roberts: NEXT-COM This week I interviewed X-Com creator Julian Gollop about Phoenix Point, his return to the turn-based strategy genre. It’s shaping up to be a treat for those who want more of that kind of game after knocking through War of the Chosen, with a totally different approach to the strategic layer.  It borrows more from Civ in that way than anything else, and I can’t…

‘Destiny 2’ On Xbox One Has One Significant Advantage Over The PS4 Version – Forbes

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Bungie Destiny 2 The rivalry between Xbox One and PS4 Destiny players is years old at this point, with the Sony version of the game always ending up with more content thanks to a never-ending deal with Activision. Continuing into Destiny 2, this really works against both groups, seeing that things like a PS4-exclusive sniper rifle can never be sold by Xur, or a PS4-exclusive strike can never be the…

The Hottest Videogame of 2017 Isn’t Finished Yet – Fox Business

Sunday, October 01, 2017

The hottest videogame right now spends no money on marketing, has raked in hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and isn’t finished being developed. Continue Reading Below “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” — or “PUBG,” as fans call it — caught the videogame industry off guard this year with its twist on the time-worn shooter genre. Rather than rack up the highest kill count, 100 players parachute onto an island with…

This week’s highs and lows in PC gaming | PC Gamer – PC Gamer

Sunday, October 01, 2017

The Highs Samuel Roberts: NEXT-COM This week I interviewed X-Com creator Julian Gollop about Phoenix Point, his return to the turn-based strategy genre. It’s shaping up to be a treat for those who want more of that kind of game after knocking through War of the Chosen, with a totally different approach to the strategic layer.  It borrows more from Civ in that way than anything else, and I can’t…

‘Destiny 2’ On Xbox One Has One Significant Advantage Over The PS4 Version – Forbes

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Bungie Destiny 2 The rivalry between Xbox One and PS4 Destiny players is years old at this point, with the Sony version of the game always ending up with more content thanks to a never-ending deal with Activision. Continuing into Destiny 2, this really works against both groups, seeing that things like a PS4-exclusive sniper rifle can never be sold by Xur, or a PS4-exclusive strike can never be the…

This week’s highs and lows in PC gaming | PC Gamer – PC Gamer

Sunday, October 01, 2017

The Highs Samuel Roberts: NEXT-COM This week I interviewed X-Com creator Julian Gollop about Phoenix Point, his return to the turn-based strategy genre. It’s shaping up to be a treat for those who want more of that kind of game after knocking through War of the Chosen, with a totally different approach to the strategic layer.  It borrows more from Civ in that way than anything else, and I can’t…

‘Destiny 2’ On Xbox One Has One Significant Advantage Over The PS4 Version – Forbes

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Bungie Destiny 2 The rivalry between Xbox One and PS4 Destiny players is years old at this point, with the Sony version of the game always ending up with more content thanks to a never-ending deal with Activision. Continuing into Destiny 2, this really works against both groups, seeing that things like a PS4-exclusive sniper rifle can never be sold by Xur, or a PS4-exclusive strike can never be the…

YouTube Live playthroughs are now a no-no for Nintendo Creators – Engadget

Sunday, October 01, 2017

A lot of fans are obviously unhappy about the change, especially since streamers have to be part of YouTube’s Partner Program to be eligible for Nintendo’s. That means they first have to rack up at least 10,000 public views and get approved for YouTube’s partnership before they can even apply for the developer’s. To be clear, program members can still post “Let’s Play” type videos with commentaries. However, if they…

‘Destiny 2’ On Xbox One Has One Significant Advantage Over The PS4 Version – Forbes

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Bungie Destiny 2 The rivalry between Xbox One and PS4 Destiny players is years old at this point, with the Sony version of the game always ending up with more content thanks to a never-ending deal with Activision. Continuing into Destiny 2, this really works against both groups, seeing that things like a PS4-exclusive sniper rifle can never be sold by Xur, or a PS4-exclusive strike can never be the…

Nintendo Devs Reminisce About Making The Leap To The SNES – Kotaku

Sunday, October 01, 2017

The SNES is old. As much as I love the first Mario Kart, going back and loading up the Mode 7 graphics of Bowser Castle 1 feels quaint. A series of interviews with Nintendo developers from that era though serves as a good reminder of just how advanced the technology was at the time. In a series of interviews done in conjunction with the release of the SNES Classic, people…

For Nintendo, it’s rewind and replay – Boston Herald

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Nintendo has rebooted its 1990s-era Super Nintendo Entertainment System, only smaller, in a single package loaded with 21 titles to delight retro gamers. The Super NES Classic Edition, which hit stores early yesterday morning, includes beloved titles like Contra III, Donkey Kong Country, Final Fantasy III, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mega Man X, Star Fox, Street Fighter II Turbo, three Super Mario titles and others….

This week’s highs and lows in PC gaming – PC Gamer

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Highs Samuel Roberts: NEXT-COM This week I interviewed X-Com creator Julian Gollop about Phoenix Point, his return to the turn-based strategy genre. It’s shaping up to be a treat for those who want more of that kind of game after knocking through War of the Chosen, with a totally different approach to the strategic layer.  It borrows more from Civ in that way than anything else, and I can’t…

This week’s highs and lows in PC gaming | PC Gamer – PC Gamer

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Highs Samuel Roberts: NEXT-COM This week I interviewed X-Com creator Julian Gollop about Phoenix Point, his return to the turn-based strategy genre. It’s shaping up to be a treat for those who want more of that kind of game after knocking through War of the Chosen, with a totally different approach to the strategic layer.  It borrows more from Civ in that way than anything else, and I can’t…