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Stardock team explains why it loves making space games for PC (video)

Here’s why game developer Stardock loves making space-based PC games. Stardock is a major name in the space community on PC, especially when it comes to highly-rated titles like Sins of a Solar Empire and Galactic Civilizations. The company released a new video showcasing what its partnered developers and in-house teams enjoy the most about making games in the genre. Many of the game makers share the same enjoyment as players, including Paul Boyer, lead …

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This massive commentated Monster Hunter: World presentation from TGS explains it all

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube It’s no secret that I’ve been a fan of the Monster Hunter series since its original Playstation 2 entry, but I have never been more excited for the series than I am right now. In this 42 minute presentation from the TGS 2017 stage, they take a look at ten minutes of story intro, before diving into hunts against returning dragonoid Rathian, and new threats Kulu-Ya-Ku and Nergigante. 2018 feels …

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Microsoft explains how Xbox One X games will run better on 1080p TVs

A lot of the focus of Microsoft’s new Xbox One X console is on 4K and HDR gaming, but there are thousands of Xbox fans who still haven’t upgraded to a 4K TV. While the 4K focus is obvious, Microsoft is explaining in more detail exactly how existing games will run better on an Xbox One X without a 4K TV. Microsoft has an Xbox One X Enhanced program, which means games with the “Enhanced” …

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PlayStack explains its end-to-end publishing model

Publishing fund PlayStack began life in April 2016 before being announced at Gamescom in August. We caught up with CEO and founder Harvey Elliott to see how the firm’s first year has gone  It’s been just over twelve months since PlayStack. How would you assess your first year? It’s been really good. The strategy is the same; what we set out to do a year ago is the same thing we’re doing now. We met …

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Nintendo Designer Explains Why Salmon Run Isn’t Always Available

It’s super annoying that Splatoon 2‘s maps rotate, or that you can’t play Salmon Run all the time. One of the two Western designers at Nintendo says it comes down to the vastly different ways the Japanese developers approach game design. Jordan Amaro is a game designer at Nintendo’s Kyoto studio, and, “one of only two Western developers inside Nintendo’s headquarters.” He’s been working and living in Japan for five years, and also had the …

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Xbox’s Mike Ybarra explains why you should buy an Xbox One X (even if you don’t have a 4K TV)

Gamescom has given us our best look at the Xbox One X yet, including the special pre-order Xbox One X Scorpio special edition. We sat down with Mike Ybarra, the corporate Vice President of Xbox & Windows gaming platform to find out more about the new console.  One thing he makes clear while speaking to him is that the Xbox One X is a premium product, conceived and created as a high end console. “We …

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Nintendo director explains why he won’t remake iconic games

Super Mario. INQUIRER file photo Banking on the so-called “nostalgia train” seems to be the popular route that game developers are taking these days, as evidenced by the revival of numerous platforms and titles in recent months. But as far as Nintendo franchise creator and iconic developer Shigeru Miyamoto is concerned, he’d prefer if classic games remain as it is—memorable and untouched. Currently serving as the co-representative director of Nintendo, the 64-year-old video game designer …

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Riot explains League of Legends’ runes and masteries overhaul

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Riot have further explained how its upcoming overhaul of League of Legends’ runes and masteries system, dubbed Runes Reforged, will work when it launches ahead of the November pre-season. Not sure you’d be into League of Legends? Find out which MOBA is right for you. It was announced last month that runes and masteries are being completely revamped to improve player choice and experimentation of playstyles. Among other changes, masteries …

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Reggie Fils-Aime Explains Nintendo’s Strong Stance Against Fan Made Games

Nintendo has always had a notoriously strong stance against most of the fan-made games that its iconic IPs have inspired. This stance was highlighted yet again during last year’s Game Awards when AM2R and Pokemon Uranium were mysteriously removed from the list of nominees for Best Fan Creation. The sudden disappearance of the two popular fan-made games caused a stir on social media and reignited debates about Nintendo’s position when it comes to these types of …

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Nintendo Exec Explains Why Switch Cross-Play With Xbox One And PC Exists

Last week at E3 2017, Nintendo and Microsoft surprised many fans by announcing that Rocket League and Minecraft would be cross-play compatible between Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC players. We’ve already heard a lot from Xbox boss Phil Spencer about why this functionality is possible, and today we got Nintendo’s side of the story. In an interview with GamesBeat, Nintendo of America corporate communications director Charlie Scibetta explained the thinking behind allowing Switch players …

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Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro vs PC: WIRED Explains 4K gaming

Now we have the Xbox One X, unveiled at E3 2017, and the PS4 Pro, this really is the era of 4K gaming. PC gamers might argue it started in 2013 when the first 4K monitors arrived. But only now do we have the graphics hardware to play high-end games without stripping down detail levels so far a 2016 game ends up looking like one from 1999. However, 4K gaming raises more questions than most …

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Nintendo Explains How It Came Up With Min Min’s Unique Design In Arms

Whether Nintendo fans are buzzing about the fabulousness of Twintelle, or the creepiness of Helix, it’s clear that Arms’ characters are already inspiring fierce fandoms. But when I asked Arms art director Masaaki Ishikawa, about the team’s favorite fighter over email, I got the lowdown on Min Min, and how the developers came up with such a distinctive concept for a fighter. Min Min’s character is a kickboxer based on ramen. Her arms and her …

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Boneloaf Explains Why Gang Beasts May Not Launch For Xbox One

Gang Beasts might not release on Xbox One but it may on Nintendo’s Switch. You’re likely aware of Boneloaf’s upcoming video game release, Gang Beasts. Thanks to the early access on the PC platform, gamers have been sharing and enjoying the cartoonish brawling title online. Now that video game is slated to exit from its alpha stage this year, the development team is starting to focus more on a release for console platforms along with …

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Overwatch NEWS – Blizzard explains why this MAJOR update might be DELAYED | Gaming | Entertainment

Overwatch developer Blizzard has explained why this major new feature won’t be released anytime soon. Blizzard previously expressed an interest in releasing a map editor, confirming that it was part of its long-term plans. In a follow-up interview with Express Online, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan said that one of Blizzard’s core values is a commitment to quality and that the company wouldn’t release tools until they were completely ready. “It all can be summed up …

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Nintendo finally explains why it’s charging for the Nintendo Switch’s online service – BGR

Want to challenge your friends to an online multiplayer battle on PS4 or Xbox One? You’ll have to pay. On earlier Nintendo consoles, however, the Japanese gaming company has always made its online services available for free. It was a great perk for gamers, but Nintendo announced back in January when the Switch was unveiled that the free ride was coming to an end. If Nintendo Switch users want to play against their friends online once …

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