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A closer look at the animation that moves Horizon Zero Dawn 's robotic fauna

Developers from Guerrilla Games has previously talked in depth about the complexities of animating the diverse cast of robotic animals that inhabit …

Making Horizon Zero Dawn 's Machines feel like living creatures

One of the most memorable features of the recent PlayStation 4 title <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i> are the sophisticated robots, known as Machines, that wander …

More Beautiful Art From Horizon Zero Dawn

While we’ve already seen some of the work Karakter did on <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i>, the studio has since released a lot more. Which means we’re going to take …

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A Spoiler-Packed Chat About Horizon Zero Dawn's Excellent Story

Three <i>Kotaku</i> staffers have finished the new PlayStation 4 game <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i>, so it feels like time to talk it all. Join me, Kirk, and Patricia for …

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Why Horizon Zero Dawn Is So Addictive

Can't pry me away from my bow and arrow.<p>Usually when there are a few games I’m interested in that come out at once, I pick them all up and switch …

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Player Invited to Amsterdam for Their Stunning Horizon Zero Dawn Gifs

A Horizon Zero Dawn Player Captures Some of the Best Possible In-Game Moment<p><i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i> is out, has been out, and is one of the best-reviewed …

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One Horizon Zero Dawn player is turning the game into artful GIFs

“Like a dance with wild animals”<p><i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i> is the latest contender for “best-looking console game ever made,” and with its incredibly detailed open world, unnaturally beautiful lighting and weather effects, and rock-solid performance at 4K resolution, it may capture the crown for the moment. …

Horizon Zero Dawn's Narrative Director Says They Spent 'Hundreds' Of Hours Rewriting The Story

John Gonzalez might have cut his teeth on the beloved <i>Fallout: New Vegas</i>, but the narrative director told <i>Kotaku</i> that helping craft the story for</i> …

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Horizon Zero Dawn Looks Unnaturally Good Because Of 'Hyper-Realism'

<i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i> is a beautiful game. Sometimes, it seems <i>too</i> beautiful. Here’s how the developers achieved such an uncannily gorgeous look.<p>Studio …

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Horizon Zero Dawn and the Overwhelming Task of Completing an Open World Game

If you’re anything like me, whenever you play an open world game you inevitably stray from the main quest line as soon as humanly possible. …

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Season Five of “Fortnite” kicked off early Thursday morning, bringing with it a host of major changes, including three new areas on the map, …

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Horizon Zero Dawn Has A Dinosaur Fight Club

And the first rule is that we’re all going to talk about it.<p>Thunderhoss has been putting in work pitting <i>Horizon Zero Dawn’s</i> robot dinosaurs against …

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A Short List Of Things That Have Killed Me In Horizon Zero Dawn

I don’t know why I’m surprised, really. They’re huge metal dinosaurs. They’re dangerous. All the same, I wasn’t expecting to die quite this much in</i> …

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Horizon Zero Dawn Made Me Love Video Games Again

Historically, once I beat a video game, I rarely keep playing it. What’s the point? The story is done and I don’t get satisfaction from 100 percent …

GPU-Based Procedural Placement in Horizon Zero Dawn

GPU-Based Procedural Placement in Horizon Zero Dawn<p>​Jaap van Muijden; GDC 2017, San Francisco 1 March 2017<p>Share page<p>LinkedIn Twitter Facebook …

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Assembling Aloy: How 'Horizon Zero Dawn' Is Built Around Its Hero

Discussing influences and interactions with the game's narrative director John Gonzales.<p>In television adverts for <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i>, when player-controlled character Aloy says that the Earth has been reclaimed by nature, but for machines rather than ourselves, she's not entirely on the money—or the …

The Procedural Nature of the Horizon Zero Dawn

During GDC 2017 Jaap van Muijden from Guerrilla Games did a little presentation, talking about the ‘GPU based procedural placement system that …

Horizon Zero Dawn Producer Explains Why Aloy Can't Control Machines

In <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i>, players are able to utilize an Override ability that renders machine harmless to Aloy and turns them into her allies. However, …

The Secret History of ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ Is Its Best Part

Keeping the entire picture from the players view isn't necessarily a bad thing.<p>It’s no secret that there are a ton of moving parts in <i>Horizon Zero …

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How to Make the Most of Crafting in 'Horizon Zero Dawn'

Create only what is required, and you'll be in good shape.<p>When you are out roaming around the post-apocalyptic landscape of <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i>, you’ll …

6 storytelling tricks that sets Horizon Zero Dawn's ambitious narrative apart

It’s here! The jaw dropping world of Horizon Zero Dawn awaits on PS4 – and while developer Guerrilla Games is no stranger to stunning visuals, this …

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The making of Horizon: Zero Dawn's dinobot hunting quests

As explained in our Horizon: Zero Dawn review , the PS4's latest exclusive is a spectacular achievement for Guerrilla Games. For a studio that has …

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Horizon Zero Dawn review

<i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i> feels, in some ways, like a refutation of developer Guerrilla Games' nearly 20-year history.<p>Since being founded in 2000, this Amsterdam-based studio has stuck almost entirely to a single series: the drab sci-fi shooter franchise Killzone. The successes and failures of individual …

The Art Of Horizon: Zero Dawn

<i>Horizon: Zero Dawn</i> isn’t just a very good game, it’s a very pretty game, and that goes all the way back to the game’s genesis with Guerilla’s art …

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Horizon Zero Dawn Best Armor - How to get Rare Outfits

There are many suits of armor in Horizon Zero Dawn. As you progress through the game, you’ll tend to look for the best ones to suit your needs. Each …

Discussing The World Of Horizon Zero Dawn With Guerrilla’s Samrat Sharma

<b>Guerilla Games’ latest is venturing out into the wild today in the US,</b> with its post-apocalyptic tale of survival in a world dominated by robots …

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'Horizon Zero Dawn' Power Cells: Locations and guide for the Ancient Armory side-quest

<i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i>is an expansive and intriguing game with plenty of collectibles to track down. One type of item you'll need to collect are power …

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How to Get Started in 'Horizon Zero Dawn'

Surviving in a world ruled by machines ain't easy.<p>The latest PlayStation 4 exclusive, <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i>, allows players to step into the life of Aloy, …

How 'Horizon Zero Dawn' Fixes Most Things You Hate About Open World Games

The review embargo for <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i> has lifted, and I will invite you to read my own full take on the game, along with many, many others who are praising it as pretty excellent. I gave it a 9/10, though it’s getting scores even higher than that from a few major outlets, and it current sits at …