Prey's aliens are like an ant colony - an infectious, deadly, psychic ant colony

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Prey's aliens are like an ant colony - an infectious, deadly, psychic ant colony

Both species are terrifying to be sure, but in the end, they're just animals, based on real-world creatures.So how does developer Arkane make them feel like a living ecology and not just cannon fodder?

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Games developed entirely by one person

Posted 03/16 19:23 in Gaming | 0comments

Games developed entirely by one person

Video games are one of the most complex forms of entertainment to create.For one person to handle all of those tasks on their own is a minor miracle.

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Horizon: Zero Dawn studio teases story DLC - '[we're] already hard at work on an expansion'

Posted 03/16 17:42 in Gaming | 0comments

Horizon: Zero Dawn studio teases story DLC - '[we're] already hard at work on an expansion'

A Horizon: Zero Dawn expansion is on the way, with mention of DLC tucked away in a press release about the game selling 2.Obviously, selling loads is great and everything (the release mentions that Horizon: Zero Dawn is the "best-selling new first party IP launch on the PS4 system to date"), but the promise of new stuff is far more interesting.

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Splatoon 2: Global testfire, release window, and everything you need to know

Posted 03/16 17:00 in Gaming | 0comments

Splatoon 2: Global testfire, release window, and everything you need to know

The second I saw Splatoon 2 in the first ad for Nintendo Switch, wI knew I had to have it.The original Splatoon was an instant-almost-classic, with raucously fun and original multiplayer shooting weighed down by some weird design decisions.

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Mass Effect Andromeda's animations are getting compared to Pingu, robots and gorillas – see why here

Posted 03/16 14:19 in Gaming | 0comments

Mass Effect Andromeda's animations are getting compared to Pingu, robots and gorillas – see why here

(Although Mass Effect Andromeda reactions overall seem positive).)  This video also shows off some of the acting and dialogue which is also getting shredded by fans.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild unbreakable weapons and shield locations

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild unbreakable weapons and shield locations

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's combat system is made all the more varied - or frustrating, depending on your point of view - with the fact that all of the weapons and shields in the game have a durability stat, meaning that they'll shatter into a million bright blue pieces once you've clobbered enough enemies, or deflected enough blows.If you're pining for something that isn't quite as fragile, you're in luck.

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Suicide mission: how Mass Effect 2's finale plays your emotions to make death genuinely mean something

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Suicide mission: how Mass Effect 2's finale plays your emotions to make death genuinely mean something

In the Mass Effect universe, people use ancient devices called Mass Relays to travel between the stars.When I think about what I love about Mass Effect 2, it’s not the missions or the combat or the endless scanning for minerals.

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What's happening with the Mass effect movie?

Posted 03/16 12:01 in Gaming | 0comments

What's happening with the Mass effect movie?

With the release of Mass Effect Andromeda looming ever larger on the horizon, my mind has been pulled back into the orbit of EA’s most robust sci-fi setting, and I find myself wondering whatever happened to the long rumoured Mass Effect movie project.Foehl, who has several assistant editor credits on his resume but fairly limited writing experience, was tapped because he’s an avowed fan of Mass Effect and because he has some experience writing action and espionage, both of which are set to factor heavily into any Mass Effect adaptation.

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Drawn To Death will launch for free on PS Plus in April

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Drawn To Death will launch for free on PS Plus in April

Here's a trailer if you fancy a refresher:  Along with the launch announcement, Jaffe outlined a few new features for the game, including extra modes and, crucially, taunt and character skin filled 'mystery boxes.Character-centric Missions: Besides levelling up characters, players will also have the opportunity to work through 15 action-packed missions per each of the six launch characters.

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Resident Evil 7's famous finger kept Capcom from releasing more traditional demos

Posted 03/15 22:47 in Gaming | 0comments

Resident Evil 7's famous finger kept Capcom from releasing more traditional demos

You know it, you love it, you hate it, it's the finger from the very first Resident Evil 7 demo.This plastic representation of a dismembered digit kept fans guessing at its purpose for days, weeks, even months after the demo's release.

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FIFA 17 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week 26 – three players to buy, and three to avoid

Posted 03/15 22:38 in Gaming | 0comments

FIFA 17 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week 26 – three players to buy, and three to avoid

Advice: buy now and if his current form continues sell on 1 April, when hype (and profit!As a rule silver TOTW players are worth picking up for future SBCs, but not this week.

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10 weirdly similar games that released at the same time

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10 weirdly similar games that released at the same time

Sadly, precious few of these titles actually exist - something to do with the inherent difficulty of coding up 'two' titles at once.Then there's Infamous and Prototype, two games that dared to make good on the promise of that premise.

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Destiny: Age of Triumph's new loot boxes let you catch up on missed gear from previous events

Posted 03/15 19:04 in Gaming | 0comments

Destiny: Age of Triumph's new loot boxes let you catch up on missed gear from previous events

Just when you'd given up hope for ever collecting that adorable Ghost Ghost, Destiny: Age of Triumph's new loot boxes appear.In other words, you finally have a chance to complete all those half-finished special event sets that seemed forever lost.

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Nier: Automata is a game about overcoming depression, and just what I needed

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Nier: Automata is a game about overcoming depression, and just what I needed

At least, it was until I experienced the game's "true" ending, and felt something I hadn't felt in a long time: optimism.But over the course of the game, 9S discovers a horrifying truth: humanity is extinct, and indeed has been for some time.

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10 stellar games you might not know you already own

Posted 03/15 18:54 in Gaming | 0comments

10 stellar games you might not know you already own

On one end of the spectrum, you have amusing little Easter eggs - and on the other, entire games within games that you might not even know existed.What's more, the best of these mega-minigames seem like they can stand on their own (and in a few cases, have).

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Mass Effect Andromeda first impressions round up - what does everyone think of the opening five hours

Posted 03/15 18:24 in Gaming | 0comments

Mass Effect Andromeda first impressions round up - what does everyone think of the opening five hours

So far, there are almost no references to the past games at all because of the distance and differing timelines.Now there are a many different types of responses, none of which are the obvious right/wrong/paragon/renegade choices.

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Watch Destiny: Age of Triumph's 'Weekly Rituals' stream here, starting at 10 am PT/ 5 GMT

Posted 03/15 18:03 in Gaming | 0comments

Watch Destiny: Age of Triumph's 'Weekly Rituals' stream here, starting at 10 am PT/ 5 GMT

The information rollout for Age of Triumph, Destiny's final live event, continues today with a stream dedicated to "Weekly Rituals".Last week Bungie introduced us to the overall concept for the event (it's basically a victory lap for your triumphant Guardian before they head to Destiny 2) in an initial livestream, and now we'll see what it will add to your day-to-day activities.

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Pathologic isn't scary, it's unsettling. Deeply, deeply unsettling.

Posted 03/15 17:23 in Gaming | 0comments

Pathologic isn't scary, it's unsettling. Deeply, deeply unsettling.

If Resident Evil and its ilk are "survival horror," Pathologic is "exploration disconcertment.It can't be fought by conventional means, and the threat of it hangs in the air (possibly quite literally, though discovering the disease's means of transmission is part of the mystery).

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These are the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire times coming up on Nintendo Switch

Posted 03/15 16:51 in Gaming | 0comments

These are the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire times coming up on Nintendo Switch

The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire is coming up next week and you'll need to know the play times before you can get started.Unlike most multiplayer beta events, you can't just drop in whenever you want.

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Horizon: Zero Dawn Update 1.04 fixes a bunch of quests but messes up outfit stat displays

Posted 03/15 15:21 in Gaming | 0comments

Horizon: Zero Dawn Update 1.04 fixes a bunch of quests but messes up outfit stat displays

You should give it another try now, because the latest patch for the game fixed a bunch of progression problems.Just don't get excited when you find a new piece of armor with double the stats because that's a glitch too.

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