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Posted: Jun 1
Things around The A.V. Club’s TV show are heating up in all sorts of ways. We’re based in Chicago, land of unchanging cold. So when it gets warm here, people become nearly manic with joy. I am relieve...
Posted: May 28
We’ve expanded the definition of AVQ&A—our weekly thought-starter—by asking you (and us) a simple question each week: What pop culture did you consume this weekend, and what did you think of it? ...
Posted: May 26
Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, lengt...
There is really never a bad time to rewatch one of the first two Terminator movies, a pair of classic ur-texts in sci-fi action that humanity has really only matched, never bettered. So this hour-lon...
The titular sailor from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime Of The Ancient Mariner was forced to wear a murdered albatross around his neck as an ever-present reminder of the sin we are all chained to. The...
In darkness, a hero returns. Castlevania comes to Netflix July 7. pic.twitter.com/mTOEaiq2j3— Netflix US (@netflix) May 24, 2017 A dark and violent animated adaptation of Konami’s Castlevania series s...
There are a number of things you can do in Injustice 2 that would probably never happen in any straight-laced movie or TV show about DC Comics characters, and it has nothing to do with superheroes pu...
According to The New York Times, champion Go player Ke Jie was just defeated in the first match of a three-game series against AlphaGo, a computer program designed by Google to play the centuries-old...
This is the conclusion of our Game In Progress review for Persona 5. It contains spoilers for the entire game. You can read the other entries here. Video games struggle with length. All media do, but...
Posted: Yesterday, 13:35
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS HAS RECEIVED WIDESPREAD SUCCESS, IN PART DUE TO ITS STELLAR MARKETING CAMPAIGN, WHICH WE WILL ANALYZE IN THIS ARTICLE.
Posted: Yesterday, 13:09
A quick overview of building a system to support saved game files in Unity for games requiring level persistence. Explores unique ID creation and management, data storage, and serialization.
Posted: Yesterday, 13:07
the story in detail of how this year, I heard of the diversity program to attend Train Jam event in Chicago, from a fellow game dev friend who encouraged me to give it a try. I was selected. Visa was ...
Today's post looks at tutorial design and what elements should be a required part of any tutorial regardless of the genre or game.
As games grow more complex and more popular, and as the first generations of casual gamers reach adulthood and beyond, the video game medium has the unique opportunity to gain recognition as a serious...
Exploring how the time mechanics of Silicon Void, a turn based RPG in early development closely based on the combat system of Chrono Cross, are tweaked to encourage players to plan ahead.
Gameplay understanding, tension & suspense, and relatedness: Some of the lessons Breakaway's development team has learned about building games for streaming.
How much impact does it have on the outcome of the quality on a game when the developers take the time to carry out a proper pre-production phase?
Ever wondered what major steps it takes to develop and publish a game on consoles in today's market? Here I've outlined five phases that you need to know about prior to starting development ...
With tools, services and assets available, indie developers will get more and more an actual market to cater to, and less provider.
Posted: May 28
Space in Everspace isn't some pitch-black abyss, darkness peppered with starlight. From the bright glare of suns and nebulae to the colored tails of homing missiles and arcs of lightning in energy fie...
Posted: May 25
Kitsune Games' MidBoss is a traditional roguelike with a twist: possess your fallen foes. You start out as a lowly imp, the weakest of all dungeon dwellers, but nobody wants to be a minion, right? So ...
Posted: May 24
Empathy: Path of Whispers places you in an abandoned, crumbling world, but hints that it was not always like this. The bleak place teems with lost memories that hide behind the gray stone and dirt-sta...
The Letter is a horror visual novel that uses dynamic backgrounds and characters combined with sharp audio cues to execute a terrifying experience, having the player join seven people trapped inside a...
Claybook is a physics-based game where you can control a blob of clay that morphs into different objects to solve the puzzles in each chapter. It's very realistic in that as you roll around, you get s...
The good news: you inherited a castle! The bad news: the place is a ruin. The inifinitely worse news: you also inherited a massive, crushing debt. Time to get to work, rebuild the place, and somehow p...
If you've ever wanted to grab a drink that was just a bit out of reach, you know of the pain of Grab the Bottle. Putting you in everyday situations where that drink is just a little bit out of the way...
Backcountry racing, futuristic battles, and dungeon melees all have a place in this week's collection of Screenshot Saturday Highlights. Monomyth RatTower | PC | 2018 In the deep caverns and dark ...
EMPORIUM looks to take the player on a short, emotionally-harrowing journey through personal tragedy. It offers a series of bleak moments sprinkled with a handful of choices, having players join with ...
There was a time when off-road and unorthodox sports games were quite common, from BMX and dirt biking to wakeboarding. So in some ways, the dirt tracks and cliffside paths of Lonely Mountains: Downhi...
Posted: 13 hours ago
Dangle and deke like they do on TV EA Sports has been using its famous slogan, “It’s in the game,” for more than two decades now, touting how realistic its games supposedly are. But while the games ma...
Posted: 13 hours ago
Here’s the first trailer Connor McDavid, the star center for the Edmonton Oilers, will appear on the cover of NHL 18, publisher Electronic Arts announced today. McDavid, 20, won the Art Ross Trophy a...
Posted: Yesterday, 21:44
This charming platformer isn’t stuck in the ’90s 2017 is shaping up to be big for mascots whose franchises thrived in the 1990s, from a Crash Bandicoot remaster to new Sonic games and even a new Bubsy...
Code points to how we might do battle Datamining has begun on this week’s Pokémon Go update, and what players have found suggests even bigger features are yet to come. Code referring to legendary Poké...
Massive undertaking by the creators of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons One of a very few surprises at this year’s E3 was the announcement of A Way Out, a two-player cooperative game set in the early 1970...
Niantic’s not messing around with hacked Pokémon Niantic’s ushering in a new anti-cheating measure alongside Pokémon Go’s big summer update. Pokémon obtained through unofficial means will now be marke...
Trouble logging in? It may be due to hackers Final Fantasy 14’s servers have been under intense strain this past weekend. It now seems that these issues are the direct result of distributed denial-of-...
Cities: Skylines will get a PS4 version as well Today Paradox Interactive announced that it will be publishing two of its most popular titles on modern consoles for the first time. New editions of Pil...
Someone found their thesaurus You know how everyone spent all of E3 last week going gaga over Super Mario Odyssey and the myriad people, creatures and objects that Mario can quote-unquote possess in t...
The mobile service comes with a catch Sega’s giving its classic games library, from the Master System to the Dreamcast, a new home. Sega Forever is a mobile service for iOS and Android that makes “nea...
Posted: 5 hours ago
Today the UBM Game Network, organizer of the Game Developers Conference and the Virtual Reality Developers Conference, is proud to present the second annual VRDC VR/AR Innovation Report! It’s packed w...
Posted: Jun 20
Good news, VR enthusiasts: Virtual Reality Developers Conference organizers have a pair of great sessions in store for you at VRDC Fall 2017, which takes place September 21-22 at a bigger, better venu...
Posted: Jun 14
As the event draws closer, organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference are proud to announce two more great sessions for VRDC Fall 2017, which takes place September 21-22 at a bigger, bett...
Today, organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference are proud to highlight another pair of great talks that will be taking place at VRDC Fall 2017 from September 21-22 at a bigger, better v...
Heads up, VR fans: Organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference are excited to highlight two more great sessions for VRDC Fall 2017, which is happening September 21-22 at a bigger, better v...
In her final GDC Bosslady blog, our long-time general manager Meggan Scavio makes an announcement around, well, why this is her final GDC Bosslady blog. My first Game Developers Conference was in 2000...
Organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference are excited to highlight two intriguing sessions for VRDC Fall 2017, which is happening September 21-22 at a bigger, better venue in San Francis...
VR enthusiasts, take note: Virtual Reality Developers Conference organizers want to let you know that the deadline to register early for VRDC Fall 2017 at the lowest possible price ends tomorrow, May ...
Good news, VR enthusiasts: Organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference are proud to announce another pair of great sessions for VRDC Fall 2017, which is happening September 21-22 at a bigg...
Organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference are excited to highlight two intriguing sessions for VRDC Fall 2017, which is happening September 21-22 at a bigger, better venue in San Francis...
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