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Former Mass Effect animator speaks out on Mass Effect: Andromeda’s visuals

Says it’s clear the team ran out of time to do a mountain of work<p>Jonathan Cooper is no stranger to speaking out on the process of creating character animations in video games. Just a few years ago, Polygon interviewed the former animation director for <i>Assassin’s Creed 3</i> about <i>Assassin’s Creed Unity</i>, …

Nintendo Switch's HD Rumble Helps Wife And Blind Husband Enjoy Gaming Together

Playing video games as a couple can be hard enough, but try finding something for two people to play when one of them is blind adds a whole new set …

'Please Knock on My Door' is a digital life of depression

At first, depression doesn't sound like the most thrilling topic to explore in a video game. It's antithetical to the boisterous, action-packed, neon-tinted tone that generally dominates the industry -- but that doesn't mean depression doesn't make for a compelling game. After all, video games are …

Mass Effect:Andromeda Creative Director Talks About Rehaul of Dialogue

Cause Let’s Be Honest, Conversations Rarely Go As Planned<p>The Mass Effect: Andromeda countdown continues, as the release date draws near. As a result, …

Realistic Video Game Graphics VS Stylised Graphics

Since the creation of video game, developers were and still trying to achieve as much as realistic graphics as they can. However, as we can see …

3 Things We Love (and Hate) About Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

3 Up, 3 Down – Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Closed Beta Edition<p>The Ghost Recon Wildlands closed beta took place over the last weekend and we …

Epic Trailer Reveals New RPG 'GreedFall' Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC

GreedFall Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2018<p><i>GreedFall</i> is the latest RPG from Spiders, developers of the futuristic RPG <i>The Technomancer</i>, and …

Nintendo Will Add VR to Switch - If It Can Solve One Problem

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has explained that the company will add VR support to its upcoming Switch console if it can resolve issues of …

Virtual Reality

PS4 Pro's Boost Mode Is Proving to Be Quite the Beast

It's a truth universally acknowledged that a PlayStation 4 firmware update's best features are those that Sony fails to actually announce -- and PS4 …

‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ builds a refreshingly cohesive open world

Lately, my enthusiasm for open world games has diminished substantially. While I couldn’t get enough of <i>Spider-Man 2</i> or <i>Morrowind</i> in the mid-2000s, I …

Grand Theft Auto

7 February games you should get excited about

Video games are already off to a great start in 2017 — especially after the runaway success of <i>Resident Evil 7</i> — and February is looking even …

'Candleman' is a 3D platformer that will make your heart melt

Proper 3D platformers are a rarity these days, especially on the Xbox One. That's why we're intrigued by <i>Candleman</i>, a charming adventure featuring a tiny wax-based hero. To succeed, you'll need to decide when and how to melt your little candle. Illumination can trigger vital bridges, or spook …

Nintendo Switch online service will be much cheaper than on PS4 or Xbox One

Perhaps as high as $30<p>The Nintendo Switch will require a paid subscription for online gaming, and we now have an idea of how much it will cost: 2,000-3,000 yen per year, which is between $17.63 and $26.44.<p>Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima gave the price range in an interview with Nikkei today, …

Animal Crossing mobile title delayed again

Super Mario Run, Pokémon provide bright spots as investor eyes turn to Nintendo Switch<p>Nintendo has pushed back the launch of its Animal Crossing mobile game again. It now won't come out until sometime after March.<p>The news was part of Nintendo's overall earnings report on the third quarter of its …

Ubisoft is releasing a feature-length Ghost Recon Wildlands documentary film

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is getting its own feature-length documentary film, Ubisoft has announced.<p>Designed to be a companion to the game, …

Gaming Industry

Resident Evil 7's Banned Footage DLC Drops Today With Horrific Launch Trailer

Resident Evil 7’s Banned Footage DLC Arrives Today<p>Earlier today we shared with you Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’s most terrifying moments. Also today, …

How Video Games Can Save The World

The new book, <i>Power Play: How Video Games Can Save The World</i>, by Asi Burak and Laura Parker, was just released. Asi is well known in the game world as the creator of <i>PeaceMaker</i> and the former executive director of Games For Change. For quite a while now, he has been the go-to source for understanding …

Game Design

Video Game Industry Groups Criticize Trump's Travel Ban

President Donald Trump’s executive order related to travel from seven majority-Muslim countries has sparked confusion and outrage. Protesters and business leaders alike have expressed concern over how the order would affect the country going forward, and the video game industry has plenty of …

Donald Trump

Nintendo Is Ramping Up Switch Production Following "Good" Pre-Order Demand

Nintendo is really Switching it up!<p>More Switches woohoo!<p>Hell yes.........<br>Excellent news 😁<p>Great news! I initially bought a grey Switch but cancelled …

Nintendo

Games Inbox: Resident Evil 7 motion sickness, Dead Rising 4 bargain, and XCOM for cheap

<b>The evening Inbox wonders when to expect the PlayStation 5, as one reader asks about exporting games to the US.</b><p><b>To join in with the discussions</b> …

Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Heroes is a complex strategy game with a free-to-play twist

Nintendo’s second mobile game is much more ambitious<p>Nintendo’s second high-profile mobile game was announced just two weeks ago, but <i>Fire Emblem Heroes</i> is already slated to arrive in a just a few days. The game, a free-to-play take on the popular turn-based strategy series, arrives this Thursday for …

Guerrilla Completes Development of Horizon: Zero Dawn on PS4

Congrats to them. I don't know what to expect, but I have a good feeling. A new first party AAA game for the PS4 is finally coming soon.<p>Let the …

Nintendo is Now Oversold

Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a …

Trading

Gillette cuts into League of Legends eSports with global ESL partnership

Shaving brand Gillette has entered the eSports market with gusto with it revealing a sponsorship of the League of Legends Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) …

Minecraft: We Spoke to the Lead Designer Behind the Iconic Game

<i>Minecraft</i> is one of the most popular video games ever created. Since its humble beginnings as an indie game for the PC, the game has amassed over 100 …

Feature: The Rollercoaster Ride of Nintendo's Financial Reports

Nintendo's most recent financial report, covering the first three quarters of the financial year, certainly qualifies as one of the most …

Nintendo