Tyler Lund

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'This is not okay': EA minces no words on backlash against women in Battlefield

"These are people who are uneducated—they don't understand that this is a plausible scenario," EA's Patrick Soderlund tells Gamasutra. "And today …

Game Development

Xbox Adaptive Controller first look: A new, necessary gamepad

Microsoft stumbled into the accessibility market about three years ago, with the launch of the Xbox One Elite controller. The Elite wasn't designed to help people with disabilities play video games -- in fact, it was built for hardcore players who wanted more mapping options by adding rear paddle …

The Internet Reacts To Overwatch's Symmetra Halloween Skin

<i>Overwatch’s</i> Halloween event has been announced, along with new spooky skins. While there are a lot of great new skins on offer, the fandom has …

People Are Trying To Find The Truth About A Creepy 'Unfinished' Playstation Game

Over the last few weeks, a YouTube channel has been uploading a Let’s Play of a game called <i>Petscop</i>. On the surface, <i>Petscop</i> appears to be a peppy …

Five years later, PlayStation Vita is still my favorite little console

All hail the Spelunky machine<p>I can’t wish the PlayStation Vita a happy fifth birthday because it’s been dead for a while now. The portable console has become a safe haven for indie games and Japanese visual novels, but third-party developers like Ubisoft and Electronic Arts along with Sony itself …

Play As A Samurai Hitman In This '80s Style Platformer

Playing as a Samurai-like assassin, Katana Zero is a stylish platformer that channels the likes of Hotline Miami. It features a neo noir and '80s …

Gravity Rush 2 is 2017’s first excellent game

The big PS4 exclusive is a fantasy about income inequality.<p>Kat, the superheroine of <i>Gravity Rush 2</i>, has plenty of opportunities to save the day (and the world), but she most often spends her time and her powers on the mundane. A typical afternoon is spent delivering newspapers, catching runaway …

Bloodborne Players Are Still Looking For Secrets In The Chalice Dungeons

<i>Bloodborne</i> lore contains a group known as the Tomb Prospectors, who explore the labyrinth dungeon on behalf of the Healing Church. Months after …

This Surreal Alien World Is Full of Monsters, Robots, and Pinups

Pascal Blanché takes a break from art directing video games to create darkly beautiful science fiction illustrations.<p>For the past 12 years, Pascal Blanché has worked as an art director at one of the AAA gaming industry’s most successful studios, Ubisoft (<i>Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs</i>), all the while …

The games of 2017

Polygon picks 50 games to look out for over the next 12 months<p>Here's a selection of 50 games that are announced to be released at some point in 2017. Covering consoles and PC, it comprises only about a third of the games that we know of.<p>They include major sequels as well as small projects, …

South Park

The 12 Best Video Game Bugs and Glitches of 2016

"What's wrong with your eyes?"<p>If video games have taught us anything, it’s that there will always be something horribly wrong with them. While some …

'Overwatch' reveals its first LGBTQ hero

<i>Overwatch</i> has always had a diverse cast of characters that bring life and color to the otherwise monochrome and monotonous first-person shooter …

LGBTQI

Dear Final Fantasy XV boys: wear your damn seat belts

Oh my god get OFF the trunk while we’re moving<p><i>Final Fantasy</i> <i>XV</i>, I have a problem with your car.<p>Don’t get me wrong. The Regalia is a fine-looking ride for any prince and his band of leather-clad bros. I really appreciate its customizable looks, from decals to detailing. I adore filling my glove …

How Do We Get a Cowgirl in 'Red Dead Redemption'?

It's an uphill battle with Rockstar Games<p>The first trailer for <i>Red Dead Redemption 2</i> generated excitement amongst millions of gamers, but women gamers …

Anime Meets European Art Nouveau in Blossoming Female Portraits

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg display never-before-seen works at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>The sensual female characters of Asian American artists Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg take over the halls of the Thinkspace Gallery in a dual …

Doom designer on video game violence and culture

"It's not the game, it's the gun."<p>Video game violence and what effect it could have on culture has been a much-discussed and controversial topic for years. Now, the designer of Doom, one of the games that constantly gets brought up when discussing video game violence, has weighed in.<p>During his …

Play Over 400 Game Boy Games That Never Existed

Latest Game Boy Jam delivers big time.<p>Released in 1989, the Game Boy racked up a significant amount of games for a handheld system with four AA batteries, eight bits, no backlight, and an olive green screen that looked like a regular Nintendo game had experienced copper oxidation. It has well over …

‘Virginia’ Is An Attempt To Recapture A Familiar Strain Of ’90s Weirdness

Storytelling in video games is more complicated than it looks. The best games tell their stories with rules, what you can and can’t do. One genre that’s thrown that into rather sharp relief is the “walking simulator,” a style of game simultaneously lauded and shredded for being more a movie you …

'Virginia' is a surreal, sci-fi thriller that feels like a video game version of 'Twin Peaks'

Though many modern video games are epic adventures that can take upwards of 50 hours to complete, there's been a surge in recent years of small, intimate games that can be completed in just a couple of short hours.<p>Since these games are made by small teams with limited budgets, it's easy to overlook …

The BioShock Remasters Are Gorgeous Monuments to a Beloved Series

It's been nine years since we first went to Rapture. A lot has changed in the time since BioShock first launched. Game design has shifted considerably, hardware has gotten better, graphics look more photorealistic than ever before. But while our world is constantly in flux, the world of Rapture is …

Prey: Breaking and remaking the rules, as BioShock meets Dishonored

For a long time, I’ve bemoaned this generation’s lack of a BioShock moment. Don’t get me wrong, games have been brilliant since 2013. The console …

It Took 19 Years To Open This MMO’s Locked Door

Tibia [official site] launched in 1997, but I’m not sure I’d even heard of the MMO before today. And I heard about it because of a door.<p>In the online …

PC Gaming

Architecture Nerds Will Love This Video Game Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

<i>Manifold Garden</i> has some pretty sophisticated design references for a puzzle game. The M.C. Escher-esque video game, created by Chicago-based artist …

E3 2016: 17 Awesome Games You Probably Missed

Complex melee fighters, rhythm horror, mind-bending puzzlers, and beyond.<p>E3 is a wonderfully chaotic week full of big, loud press conferences and …

Martial Arts Sim Absolver Was One Of E3’s Best Games

I saw good games at E3 and I saw great games, but no other game surprised and delighted me as much as Absolver [official site]. It’s a game about …

Martial Arts

Aloy can swim, fish and cleanse the world in Horizon Zero Dawn

I think I’ve figured out what intrigues me so much about Horizon Zero Dawn. It’s not just the robotic dinosaurs (called “Machines”). It’s the way …

Pixel by Pixel, This Design Team Constructs a Futuristic Wonderland of 3D Levels

Immersing a viewer into their ‘Land of Pixels,’ Atelier Olschinsky keeps with the motion in an ocean of complex designs.<p>Overlapping layer after textured layer within a never-ending staircase of bite-sizes cubes, the latest pixelated wonders from Atelier Olschinsky come off like wire-circuit M.C. …

'ReCore' is the mashup of 'Metroid' and 'Mega Man' I didn't know I wanted

Several of the games I've written about at this year's E3 have been massive reinventions of huge franchises. That made the all-too-brief time I spent with <i>ReCore</i> (developed by Comcept and Armature Studio) one of the more relaxed and enjoyable gaming experiences I had at E3 this year. Even though …

Mega Man

E3 2016: Resident Evil 7 Producer Explains What the Full Game Will Actually Be Like

When the screen at Sony's press conference went dark and the Resident Evil logo suddenly appeared, we couldn't believe the creepy, deliberately-paced, first-person trailer we'd just seen belonged to the latest incarnation of gaming's longest-running horror franchise. Resident Evil has grown into …

One Tamriel opens up The Elder Scrolls Online to every explorer

Big changes are coming later this year to The Elder Scrolls Online in the form of One Tamriel, an overhaul of the Zenimax MMO that Director Matt …