For Honor's mastermind: 'My greatest fear was that I would die before I could share this with the world'

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For Honor's mastermind: 'My greatest fear was that I would die before I could share this with the world'

The story of For Honor began almost 15 years ago after VandenBerghe was walking home from a German Longsword class.I wanted to make a game that made me experience the thrill of sword combat, but with a controller.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild just announced an expansion pass and people are flipping out

Posted 02/14 18:12 in Gaming | 0comments

Zelda: Breath of the Wild just announced an expansion pass and people are flipping out

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won't just have paid DLC, it will have a full expansion pass worth of extra stuff.We don't know the "New Hard Mode" coming in DLC Pack 1 is the only hard mode that will be available in Breath of the Wild.

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11 things I wish I knew before I started Sniper Elite 4

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11 things I wish I knew before I started Sniper Elite 4

Understood, soldier but there’s a few things you should know that will make Sniper Elite 4 a little easier before you jump into your first mission on San Celini Island.This is the biggest Sniper Elite game so far, meaning slews of collectibles across each open world level and far more varied mission types.

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7 robots that prove Horizon: Zero Dawn is actually science FACT

Posted 02/14 16:54 in Gaming | 0comments

7 robots that prove Horizon: Zero Dawn is actually science FACT

You might be looking at Horizon: Zero Dawn’s beautiful robotic wildlife and thinking it’s way out there conceptually.However (dramatic chord stab) we are actually building robot animals.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda producer says it isn't an open-world game, but it is 'exploration-based'

Posted 02/14 16:43 in Gaming | 0comments

Mass Effect: Andromeda producer says it isn't an open-world game, but it is 'exploration-based'

Don't let those wide open vistas and free-roaming rover moments give you the wrong idea - Mass Effect: Andromeda isn't an open-world game.Subscribe to OXM now - in print or digital from only £7 "I definitely wouldn't call Andromeda an open-world game," Gamble said.

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Crash Bandicoot had me at 'Wahoo!'... plus 7 unusual confessions of gaming love

Posted 02/14 16:03 in Gaming | 0comments

Crash Bandicoot had me at 'Wahoo!'... plus 7 unusual confessions of gaming love

To others it's a jaded marketing ploy to rinse your wallet for over-priced chocolates and cards that contain messages so saccharine they'd make Willie Wonka crave beef jerky.But I can't help but feel like Sofia the cannibal is a plucky underdog of a space farer.

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How removing regenerating health brings tension and challenge back to modern gaming

Posted 02/14 14:01 in Gaming | 0comments

How removing regenerating health brings tension and challenge back to modern gaming

I was witnessing first-hand the biological ballet of regenerating health.You need only look at the recent Wolfenstein games, which use armour and hit-points as part of their retro aesthetic, to see how a dwindling health bar adds tension and challenge to a gun battle.

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11 key changes Madden 18 needs to make according to fans

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11 key changes Madden 18 needs to make according to fans

Here, then, are 11 improvements which would take Madden 18 to the next level, curated from the best fan suggestions across forums and social media.(For instance, there are only 18 possible places to move your team to, and Vegas doesn’t make the list.

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How to win a one-on-one duel in For Honor

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How to win a one-on-one duel in For Honor

At the start of every new match in Duel Mode, you’ll be able to select your class, but For Honor won’t allow you to switch classes in between rounds.For Honor accommodates all styles of play, including hyper-aggressive tactics, but it’s best to assess every situation in Duel Mode before you start charging into a player without any forethought.

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Stop calling sports games casual. You couldn't be more wrong

Posted 02/14 12:08 in Gaming | 0comments

Stop calling sports games casual. You couldn't be more wrong

Like most games (yes, even indies made by the most delicate of ‘creative minds’) sports games exist to make money.Yes, most sports games release every year.

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 67: Fire Emblem Heroes and the trouble with backwards compatibility

Posted 02/14 01:04 in Gaming | 0comments

RadioRadar+ Podcast 67: Fire Emblem Heroes and the trouble with backwards compatibility

The Big Topic: Fire Emblem Heroes is pretty good, actually Further Discussion: Backwards compatibility and the games you should play before they disappear What we’re into: Dissecting Zelda's totally unnecessary timeline Let us hypnotize you with another week of fabulous video game discussion.We also talk about how Sony isn't doing enough to preserve its back catalog, and we share the games you should play before they get too hard to find.

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13 video game secrets that were almost never found

Posted 02/13 22:02 in Gaming | 0comments

13 video game secrets that were almost never found

If you've done it right, you'll have pulled off what's known as the Name Entry glitch.First, you need to plug a controller into port three of your GameCube.

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Use your For Honor beta skills at the PC Gamer Weekender in two forms

Posted 02/13 20:20 in Gaming | 0comments

Use your For Honor beta skills at the PC Gamer Weekender in two forms

The PC Gamer Weekender is continuing on its journey to become one of the year’s great gaming events – and now we’ve added one of the year’s biggest releases to the playable and stage show lists in the shape of For Honor.This means you won’t just be sitting idly by and playing the game – this is some competition for you to get properly involved in.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda's director sets the stakes and says Kett are more nuanced than Reapers

Posted 02/13 19:55 in Gaming | 0comments

Mass Effect: Andromeda's director sets the stakes and says Kett are more nuanced than Reapers

I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite way to waste time on the Citadel.Creative director Mac Walters told OXM that Mass Effect: Andromeda's story leaves a little more wiggle room.

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13 zero-point Achievements that will make you want to cry

Posted 02/13 19:39 in Gaming | 0comments

13 zero-point Achievements that will make you want to cry

They seem to be reserved for either the highest highs or lowest lows imaginable in the Xbox 360 and Xbox One libraries.or maybe it's just the game thumbing its nonexistent nose at you by highlighting one of your more embarrassing moments.

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A delightfully retro deflectathon: You should be playing The Counter of Death

Posted 02/13 18:07 in Gaming | 0comments

A delightfully retro deflectathon: You should be playing The Counter of Death

A well-tuned counter system can elevate a game's melee combat from 'decent beat-'em-up' to 'exquisite ballet of glorious brawling'.And nothing tops the pristine parry system from Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, which facilitated the greatest fighting game moment of all time.

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This is what we learned from the For Honor beta

Posted 02/13 17:33 in Gaming | 0comments

This is what we learned from the For Honor beta

The For Honor beta has ended, and we have a scant few hours to collect our thoughts before the full game goes live on Valentine's Day.Which factions and classes cleaned up and how did all those new players fare against seasoned alpha/closed beta veterans?

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Nier: Automata: Consistently great combat, in a world that sometimes feels desolate for the wrong reasons

Posted 02/13 15:05 in Gaming | 0comments

Nier: Automata: Consistently great combat, in a world that sometimes feels desolate for the wrong reasons

From the off, it’s a video game that really wants you to know that it’s a video game.Not that that core action needs a great deal of messing around with in order to stay engaging.

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Sniper Elite 4 review: 'The murderous choice on offer is positively intoxicating'

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Sniper Elite 4 review: 'The murderous choice on offer is positively intoxicating'

As a franchise, Sniper Elite has always been a solid offering.The open-world levels of Sniper Elite 3 could fit into the corners of these new areas.

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The 100 best video game quotes of all time

Posted 02/13 13:03 in Gaming | 0comments

The 100 best video game quotes of all time

Some of them are just the sounds bandits make when you shoot arrows in their face, or phrases that have become so ingrained into videogame culture they’re impossible to ignore.Others are surprisingly meaningful, and might even teach you a thing or two about life.

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