Picture this: you are a game developer, and you are currently working on a shooter. Obviously you are going to design weapons that pack a punch, program the AI so that it can adapt to sundry in-game situations , and design environments that can accommodate multiple combat tactics and strategies that can range from… »
Learning a new language can be hard. Correction: learning a new language is always hard. There are hundreds of things to learn, from vocabulary to grammar and beyond. While there are multitudes of ways to increase your proficiency, immersion is always beneficial. Unfortunately, native speakers to converse with are not… »
Thanks for playing and watching us tonight! We had a lot of people interested, so sorry if you didn’t get a chance to play tonight, but we will be doing more game nights since it was such a success tonight! Special thanks to Smi1ey for broadcasting on Twitch and Yannick LeJacq for sharing on the Kotaku main page! GG… »
Before we begin, let me make one thing perfectly clear: I LOVE anime and first-person shooters. In fact, I’ve been watching and playing them respectively since my pre-teens, and I’ve always been captivated by the former’s depth (when done right) and the latter’s high-octane action (again, when done right).
Hey there all you TAYers, Ani-TAYers, and everyone else who has stumbled across this post. It’s once again time for you all to answer one burning question: What are the best anime of summer 2015? »
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of playing Upper One Games’ Never Alone, or Kisima Injitchuna. It was a relatively simple puzzle-platformer game that on the merits of gameplay doesn’t do anything too drastic from the norm. However, what the game did do incredibly well was teach me something new. »
Last Thursday, Chad Moldenhauer of Studio MDHR dropped by ID@XBOX to do a live chat on Xbox’s Twitch Channel for his upcoming indie title Cuphead. He took a few questions from viewers during the stream, and I took the opportunity to do a follow-up from my interview regarding some concerns I had about the game.… »
EVO 2015 is coming sooner than you’d think. For those of you who don’t know, EVO is the largest and longest running fighting game championship in the world. Year after year, the fighting game community comes together to make a giant weekend filled with fisticuffs and brawling. This year, the amount of titles that… »
Last June, Io9 featured an “In Defense Of” article on Dragon Age 2 which highlighted the strengths the game had, despite less-than-shiny reviews originally received from critics and players alike. James Whitebrook’s article reminded me of the deep fondness I had for DA2 and inspired me to share my story on how being… »
Kickstarter’s a place for all types of dreams: promising, unfulfilled, broken, realized. Some of those may be classified as Nightmares. The Kickstarter Hotline Miami Jacket Figure by Dennaton, Devolver Digital and Erick Scarecrow of ESC-Toy Ltd is the sweetest, most beautiful nightmare I never want to wake from. »
One of the most exciting announcements during Microsoft’s E3 press conference was not how Halo 5 would reshape the FPS genre, nor how Forza 6 would bring 500+ cars to drool over. And it definitely was not the new $150 Xbox Elite Controller. No other title took my breath away more than the indie game Cuphead. »
I join the fray, sword in hand. I rush into the thick of battle. Amid the chaos I spot a serious threat. I wade through the carnage to him and we began to duel. Moments later, he is dead. Two more come to avenge him. I’m nervous. I know I won’t win. That’s when I realized it—For Honor has its hooks in me. »
Overshadowed by the cry of thousands of Nintendo fans demanding better support to the Wii U, Super Mario Maker may be the quintessential Super Mario Bros. experience, if not the prodigal son of Nintendo’s unconventional console.
As one of the most anticipated Nintendo franchises, combined with the lukewarm reception of this year’s Digital Event, StarFox Zero had a lot of weight on its wings. After playing the demo at E3 last week, our impressions couldn’t be more divided. »
During E3, we got a chance to go hands on with a near-final build of Mighty No. 9. After our time with the game, we had some questions. Thankfully Nick Yu, producer of Mighty No. 9, was on hand to answer them. »
Did you know that every major Mario title has at least two villains? The first one is obvious: it’s Bowser. He definitely seems to have some issues. Who else would go around, kidnapping princesses and stars and your precious time, parking himself exactly seven worlds away (no more, no less) until you come and jump on… »