John Ingalls

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How Bungie shaped Destiny from fantasy to 'mythic sci-fi' world

When Bungie set off on its journey to build an all-new universe for <i>Destiny</i>, the mythic science fiction, "shared world shooter" it unveiled earlier this year, it started with a more traditional fantasy concept starring wizards, grub lords and giant frogs battling in ancient settings.<p>Bungie also …

Watch the first six minutes of Sony's atmospheric PSN title Rain

Sony has released a video showing six minutes of gameplay from <i>Rain</i>, the downloadable PSN title it announced last year at Gamescom from <i>Echochrome</i> and <i>Tokyo Jungle</i> developer team PlayStation C.A.M.P.<p>The protagonist of <i>Rain</i> is a young ghostly boy in search of an equally ghostly girl. However, the boy is …

Mass Effect developers reminisce about the trilogy, the ending and the fans

As divisive as the original ending of <i>Mass Effect 3</i> turned out to be last spring, the Mass Effect universe remains a series with which millions of players feel a deep emotional connection, and a few of the people who helped make it happen spent an hourlong panel at PAX East reminiscing about their …

PlayStation 3’s Rain may be the next Journey

Sony started off the press demo of Rain with a PowerPoint presentation — usually not a good sign. Director Yuki Ikeda rattled off a bunch of feelings he hopes his upcoming PlayStation Network stealth/adventure game will capture: “lost,” “uncertainty,” “curiosity” … .<p>These words reminded me of the …

The time to evolve emotional game content is now, developers say

Developers talk about the power of emotion storytelling<p>Video game content is ready to evolve emotionally, and it is up to game developers to take responsibility for that change, according freelance game writer Susan O'Connor and Electronic Arts' Chuck Beaver.<p>Speaking at a session at the Game …

Game AI should evolve through gameplay to better serve players, says Blizzard dev

Video game AI, whether it be NPCs or enemies, should be "smarter" and evolve to better serve players as they progress through the game, according to Blizzard senior AI and gameplay engineer Brian Schwab.<p>Speaking during a panel at the 2013 Game Developers Conference today, Schwab said that AI has …

Blacklight: Retribution, Primal Carnage: Genesis coming to PS4

During a media presentation this evening as part of the 2013 Game Developers Conference, Sony announced that Blacklight: Retribution and Primal Carnage: Genesis are headed to the PlayStation 4.<p>Developed by Zombie Studios, Blacklight: Retribution is a free-to-play title and the first game from …

Dragon's Crown coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita this summer

2D hack-and-slash side-scroller <i>Dragon's Crown</i> is making its way to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita later this summer for $49.99 and $39.99 respectively, Atlus Entertainment announced today.<p>Gamers have the choice to play as one of six different characters: The Fighter, fast attacks and heavily …

Transistor gameplay footage demonstrates Supergiant's foray into turn-based strategy combat

This uncommented PAX East gameplay footage of Supergiant Games' latest title <i>Transistor</i> features the protagonist Red in action, the funky audio design and the turn-based strategy combat. The footage was captured by YouTube commentator TotalBiscuit.<p>As outlined in Polygon's <i>Transistor</i> preview, Red was …

The Witcher 3 will have three different playable epilogues driven by player choice

<i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> will track player choices and actions to help weave an ending for gamers that can vary in tiny and sometimes major ways, the developers tell Polygon.<p>"There will be 36 different endings," said Adam Badowski, managing director of CD Projekt Red.<p>"Thirty-six world states," …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Sleeping Dogs, Hitman: Absolution, Tomb Raider all million-sellers, but miss sales targets

Square Enix's three most recent launches of major console titles — <i>Sleeping Dogs</i>, <i>Hitman: Absolution</i> and <i>Tomb Raider</i> — all sold at least a million copies, but missed the company's sales targets, it said today in a presentation to investors.<p>Each title received critical acclaim, but sales in North …

Scrolls, the next game from Minecraft dev Mojang, launches in beta next month

<i>Scrolls</i>, the next game from the developers behind <i>Minecraft</i>, will come to PC late next month as a beta sold at a discounted rate, Mojang's co-founder tells Polygon.<p>"We are aiming for release at the end of April and it's looking pretty good," said co-founder and game designer Jakob Porser. "We've …

Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Hitman sell below expectations

Three big releases from Square Enix's Western studios fell short of sales targets, according to financial documents released today by the …

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Square Enix Head Wada Steps Down: "Extraordinary Loss" Predicted

“With turnaround management, all it takes is a resolute person to turn things around.”<p>So said President and Representative Director of Square Enix, Yoichi Wada, at Columbia Business School in February 2012. Now, barely a year later, Wada’s departure from Square Enix has been announced as part of a …

Oculus Rift Could Be The Future of Gaming if It Doesn't Make You Throw Up

Using Oculus Rift VR headset at a recent GDC demo left me with two distinct, powerful impressions. The first set in the moment I sat in driver’s seat virtual mech in Hawken and looked at the battleground stretching out around my cockpit – that this was an incredible technology bound to change the …

The best gaming keyboards for PC (June 2018)

Having the best gaming keyboard for you can truly be, forgive the pun, a game changer. They’re the sort of luxury item you don’t really appreciate …

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Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition coming to iOS, Android, Mac and PC this summer

<i>Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition</i>, an expanded version of Brazil-based indie studio Behold's mobile RPG, will arrive on iOS, Android, Windows PC, Mac and Linux this summer, Joystiq reports.<p>The title adds new items, monsters and dungeons to the original title, which previously was only available …

Hands-On With The Elder Scrolls Online At PAX East 2013

We had a chance to get around two hours of hands-on with <b>The Elder Scrolls Online</b> at PAX East 2013. This may seem like a lot of time, but two hours is a drop in the bucket when it comes to MMORPG gameplay assessment. We got a taste of combat, crafting, and quests. Let’s start out with a single …