Matthew De Bie

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Behold New Gameplay for Call of Cthulhu & Vampyr

2018 Will Be a Good Year for Dark Atmosphere<p>Focus Home Interactive has deleted their games to add that extra level of polish. The games I refer to …

Destiny 2 Players Fume Over One-Time-Use Shaders (And Microtransactions) [UPDATE]

<i>Destiny 2</i>, a video game apology for all the time we wasted in <i>Destiny 1</i>, is excellent in many ways. But the game has one new quirk that’s infuriated …

Destiny 2

'Dishonored' gets unleashed in 'Death of the Outsider'

Our next taste of <i>Dishonored</i> isn't DLC -- it's an entirely new standalone title called <i>Death of the Outsider</i>, which lands on September 15th. That might seem like an odd move for developer Arkane Studios, but it probably makes sense. <i>Dishonored 2</i>, like the original game before it, never quite reached …

Case Closed: Violent Video Games Don't Cause Violent Behavior

Play On: Violent Video Games Don’t Make You Violent<p>Hey, remember when GTA or any of its sequels came out, and like clockwork a parade of angry moms …

Psychology

If You Hear Someone Getting Harassed In An Online Game, Don't Stay Silent

“I think we’d do better with a healer,” I suggested to my <i>Overwatch</i> team earlier this week. We were in the spawn room defending the Temple of Anubis …

Feminism

How Valve inspired Neill Blomkamp to start his own movie studio

Neill Blomkamp has a question: "If you could break apart films and treat them a little bit more like software, what would that look like?"<p>Whether it's blindly following Amazon Instant recommendations or waiting for a film to hit Netflix instead of buying it, video streaming has slowly ushered in a …

Animation

Hunt Showdown E3 Trailer (video)

If you thought the previously teased Hunt: Showdown game previously known as Hunt : Horror of the Gilded Age, being created by Crytek was no more. …

Crytek’s monsterhunt FPS Hunt: Showdown looks neat

The first gameplay video of Crytek’s Hunt: Showdown has arrived and makes the monster-hunting multiplayer FPS look a lot more interesting than …

PC Gaming

Bethesda is out of touch with esports community

There’s no way around it; Bethesda’s E3 press conference was shoddy. Not only did the company fail to surprise, it chose to focus heavily on the …

Call of Duty WWII: A blockbuster shooter in need of a soul

Activision promised depth and soul, instead CoD WWII is retreading a well-worn path.<p>It was 2007 when, after a decade of beach-storming and butterfly …

Sony and Microsoft are getting in the way of an amazing service that would benefit gamers on all platforms

There's a glaring flaw with modern video games that's staring us all in the face — something that we accept as normal only because it's always been that way: not being unable to play online games with friends across platforms.<p>For example: Every year, a new "Call of Duty" game comes out, and every …

Microsoft Explains Why It's Not Making Xbox Games Like 'Breath of the Wild' Or 'Horizon Zero Dawn'

As we head into fall when Xbox Scorpio arrives to try and blow everyone away with its horsepower, Microsoft is also doing some thinking about how we as players consume games, and how that might need to change.<p>The Guardian has a pretty lengthy, interesting interview with Xbox head Phil Spencer, who …

Breath of the Wild

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - A Criminal Past DLC Review – Going to Prison Never Felt So Good

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past DLC Review – Going to Prison Never Felt So Good<p>Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past DLC Review<p>If …

Gaming Industry

It's Time For 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered' To Be Free From 'Infinite Warfare'

This week, there’s been some measure of controversy that Activision is selling a Variety Map Pack for <i>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered</i> for $15.<p>This is annoying many players because A) this is $5 more than the original map pack with the same maps that came out nine years ago and B) the benefit …

The most joyful thing on YouTube right now is Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator

How about 50,000 duck-sized horses?<p>The world we live in feels, very suddenly, like an uncertain place. Now, just when we needed it most, one game has arrived on Steam to help us put away our worries and our cares. That game is called <i>Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator</i>, and it is all the rage on</i> …

Why Over 1 Million People Are Playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is DayZ without the wait.<p>For the past month, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has taken Steam by storm. The …

Blind Player Racks Up A Win At His First Street Fighter V Tournament

Competing in a <i>Street Fighter</i> tournament is hard, especially if you’re blind.<p>But that didn’t stop a Dutch player by the name of “Sven” from managing …

Street Fighter

Steam's Latest Hit Is A More Tactical, Less Chaotic Battle Royale Game

Huddled beneath the stairwell, I could hear rain pounding outside as my heart beat its way out of my chest. It was nearly pitch-black inside the …

Gaming

EVE Player Gets Revenge On Griefer Four Years Later

They say revenge is a dish best served cold. In <i>EVE Online</i> player Darvo Thellere’s case, it was cold as the uncaring vacuum of space.<p>Darvo’s story, …

Technology

Shadow of War already has a fan-favorite NPC, and a tribute video to him

We barely had time to know ye, Az-Laar the Demolisher<p>In what may be a first, an NPC from an alpha build of a game has gotten an official tribute video from its maker, five months before launch. Welcome to the Az-Laar meme.<p>Az-Laar is the beefy, gate-crashing Kool-Aid Orc from <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of</i> …

Violent video games DO NOT cause antisocial or aggressive behaviour, study finds

Regular nights of <i>Call of Duty</i> or <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> aren't going to make people more aggressive , violent or antisocial.<p>That's the message coming from a …

Get Even Wants to Break Your Brain and Make You Cry

Welcome to the party.<p>Some games refuse to be described in a single sentence. Get Even, from Polish studio The Farm 51, is definitely one of them.<p>It’s …

Mass Effect Gets Dirty with New Card Pack for Cards Against Humanity

Along with its excellent gameplay and vast, expansive world, <i>Mass Effect</i> is known for some intergalactic dirtiness that, apparently seems to make it a …

Cards Against Humanity

Secret Hitler, A Fascist Party Game That Hits Awfully Close To Home

Your ability to enjoy the tabletop game <i>Secret Hitler</i> will likely depend on your ability to laugh as an increasingly impotent progressive coalition …

Board Games

The Church in the Darkness Has More Than 10 Endings, Open-Story, Permadeath, and More

Thanks to a new interview with Two Left Sticks, we now have more details on Paranoid Productions upcoming action/infiltration PS4, Xbox One, and PC …

New Apocalypse Now Video Game Images Released, As Project Abandons Kickstarter

The video game based on Francis Ford Coppola's war movie <i>Apocalypse Now</i> generated a lot of buzz when it was announced in January. Today there is major news on the project, as the game's Kickstarter has been canceled, with a crowdfunding campaign moving to its own platform at Apocalypsenow.com. In a …

Grandfather Shares How Destiny Helped Save His Life

Sometimes, Twitch streamer lucent_beam decides to take on what she calls ‘The Tower Challenge,’ a game where she picks a low-level <i>Destiny</i> player to …

games

This year’s Call of Duty will go ‘back to its roots’

Is a return to World War II really happening?<p>This year’s entry in the Call of Duty series sounds like it will take a different approach than last year’s entry, <i>Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare</i>, and alter the trajectory of the franchise over the past few years. In an earnings release today, publisher …

How Titanfall 2’s secret, high-level game blesses a modern shooter with long-lost, old-school purity

Titanfall 2 is a bloody brilliant FPS. Our Game of the Year, 2016, in fact. Even when we gave it that award, we didn’t actually know <i>quite</i> how good it …

Call of Cthulhu and Vampyr to be Released Fourth Quarter, 2017

Two Highly-anticipated Horror RPGs get an Official Release Window<p>Since Focus Home Interactive has updated their web pages, we’ve learned that two of …