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Knack 2: Meet the Team Making Sony’s Sequel – IGN First

Share. Developers who worked on Gravity Rush, Wild Arms, LocoRoco, and more. By Andrew Goldfarb This month’s IGN First is a bit different than usual. Rather than highlighting a single game — we’ll get back to that next month — we’re highlighting the Japanese game industry as a whole. We visited some of the biggest studios in Japan to focus on their games and creative processes. Check back all month for interviews, gameplay reveals, and …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds May Eventually Come to PS4

Share. “We’re always looking at various platforms to potentially introduce our game.” By Alex Gilyadov There’s a chance PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds may still eventually come to PlayStation 4. After the Daily Express published an article claiming that the battle royal game will remain an Xbox One console exclusive, developer Bluehole Studios issued a statement to GameInformer that refutes the claim. The statement reads the following: “We’re excited to announce that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox One. We’re always looking …

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How Dennis “Thresh” Fong Went From Pro Gamer To Entrepreneur

Twenty years ago, before anyone imagined e-sports becoming a global billion-dollar industry, the Guinness Book of World Records anointed Dennis Fong as the world’s first professional gamer. When he was a teenager, Fong—known to gamers as “Thresh”—reigned as world champion of Doom, Doom 2, Quake, and Quake 2, garnering six-figure endorsements and winnings, including a Ferrari. Last year, he was inducted into the ESL (formerly Electronic Sports League) Hall of Fame. Dennis Fong [Photo: Steven Tang] Today, Fong, 40, sits atop …

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E3 2017: Moss Is My Most Pleasantly Surprising Game of E3

Share. Ex-Bungie developers are on the right path with Quill’s first PSVR adventure. By Ryan McCaffrey I love the idea of VR gaming, but in practice, the last 15 or so months of it have yielded mostly underwhelming results. Maybe that’s why my hands-on session with PSVR’s Moss was so refreshing – because it actually feels like a well-thought-out, complete game that takes advantage of VR without using it as a gimmicky crutch. Moss places …

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Overwatch APEX – EnVyUs sweeps X6-Gaming for a spot in the semifinals

The last two days of the Quarterfinals group stage in Overwatch OGN Season 3 signal the end of dreams for two more teams. Team EnVyUs found revenge against X6-Gaming in a landslide victory, throwing the newbies off the stage and out of APEX. The defeat earlier in the group stages to X6-Gaming lit a fire beneath EnVyUs and motivated the western squad as it prepared for this crucial matchup, and it showed on the first …

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Metroid: Samus Returns Special Edition Appears to Come in a Giant Game Boy Cartridge

Share. No news on pre-order availability just yet. By Hope Corrigan The upcoming Metroid 2 remake for 3DS, Metroid: Samus Returns is set to feature a special edition which seems to include a Game Boy caryridge-styled steelbook case. A Spanish arm of Nintendo (as reported by Kotaku) has revealed images of what appears to be the Legacy Edition for the new Metroid game. These pictures feature a steelbook case for the game which is crafted to …

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Bungie Begins Winding Down Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris in Destiny 1

Share. But they’ll reappear in “unexpected ways”. By Hope Corrigan In its latest announcement, Bungie has announced that some of Destiny’s live competitive events will soon no longer be available. Both the Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris PvP events are appearing for the final time on August 1 and 11 respectively, before being reworked for Destiny 2. While Bungie doesn’t reveal what forms they will take in the upcoming sequel, it does promise that they …

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SuperSport backs VS Gaming’s e-football festival

In a bid to take local eSport to new levels, VS Gaming will host the biggest e-football console tournament on African soil when over 1000 e-football enthusiasts battle it out for a prize pool of R1,5-million at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from the 22nd to the 23rd of July, in an event themed the “VS Gaming Festival”. Together with partnered brands SuperSport (who will be streaming all tournament games and broadcasting highlights), …

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IGN’s Exclusive Pokemon TCG Card Reveal

Share. Meet Golisopod GX and Guzma. By Joe Skrebels The Pokemon Trading Card Game will release its latest expansion, Sun & Moon – Burning Shadows on August 4, and we have two brand new cards from the set to exclusively show off: Golisopod GX and the Guzma trainer card. Both cards work rather nicely together, with the Team Skull boss’ trainer effect synergising nicely with the souped-up Wimpod evolution. Without further ado, here they are: …

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Upper Deck Announces Release of First-Ever Digital Gaming App

Legendary DXP is a fantasy deck building game that brings the same great style of play that fans have enjoyed for years in a format that allows users to play wherever, whenever, and with whoever they want. The game is set in the fantastical world of Alamyth, where players recruit legendary heroes and fight terrifying forces of evil.  Players journey through the Firelands and other mythical worlds to fight the likes of Leprechaun Henchmen and …

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Overwatch and Hearthstone to Reduce Number of Duplicate Loot Items

By Hope Corrigan In separate videos, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan, and Hearthstone game director Ben Brode have revealed changes that both development teams are making to improve their respective in-game loot reward systems. “We are going to make significant improvements to the loot box experience,” Kaplan explains, stating that the team is going to “drastically reduce the rate of duplicates that you’ll get out of any loot box.” The game director also addresses the potential …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Sells 4 Million Copies in 3 Months

Share. Happy 0.25th birthday! By Joe Skrebels PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was released into Early Access 3 months ago today – and it just hit 4 million copies sold. Announced by PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Green, the battle royale game continues to gain players, well before its finished version: 3 months… 4 million copies of @PUBATTLEGROUNDS sold… Thank you all again for your continuing support <3 — PLAYERUNKNOWN (@BattleRoyaleMod) June 22, 2017 At the beginning of May, Battlegrounds …

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How to Cut Back on Playing Video Games

Illustration by Sam Woolley. As you get older and assume more responsibility in your life, your gaming time might need to adjust. It doesn’t have to be game over, but if gaming is getting in the way of real life, it’s time to push pause. Here’s what worked well for me. Are Video Games Keeping You Unemployed? Video games keep getting more complex and visually appealing, so it’s no wonder more people are… Read more …

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Nintendo Switch games news – Has Skryim Switch release date been confirmed? | Gaming | Entertainment

Skyrim Nintendo Switch Edition’s release date may have just been leaked. Amazon US was advertising the game with a November 28 release date, at least according to GamingBolt. The listing has since changed to December 29, which is likely a placeholder until Bethesda officially announces the launch date. The November 28 release date seems more realistic, especially as it falls on a Tuesday, which is the day games typically launch in North America. What we …

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The Daily News | Charitable gaming passes, but county sales tax deals unravel

ALBANY — As he rose to address his colleagues after 11 p.m. Wednesday, Assemblyman Steve Hawley, R-Batavia knew “The Midnight Sprint” was nearing. That’s the breakneck fleeing of the State Capitol by legislators as their annual session is called by leadership as over, even if their priorities are in limbo. “I want to explain where this legislation came from,” Hawley said from the rostrum, thanking his partners in the Assembly majority for supporting the Charitable …

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