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Video series The Game Makers now online and free to watch

It's been a week! As promised, the digital interview series The Game Makers: Inside Story is now online, watchable right here on YouTube. Look no further for lunch-break or late-night-snack material. This 10-part video series from director ...   read

 
 
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Kimura keeps it real part 3: 'Every member of the human race is an artist'

To close our interview series with Yoshiro Kimura, developer on Romancing SaGa 2, Chu Lip, No More Heroes, Rule of Rose, Little King's Story, Million Onion Hotel, Dandy Dungeon, and so many others, we thought we'd look at the unique place K...   read

 
 
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Video series The Game Makers brings together some of our favorite creators

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has rounded up prolific creators for an interview series called The Game Makers: Inside Story, and does that sound cool to you? It sounds cool to me! The 10-part series from director Jennie Ko...   read

 
 
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Nutaku and I get busy talking about sex games

Yesterday, I told you about the launch of the Kimochi Red Light, a crowdfunding project created exclusively for adult video games. While adult projects aren't banned from other crowdfunding sites, this one sets itself apart by giving all th...   read

 
 
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Kimura keeps it real part 2: 'Killing is part of humanity, just as is being in love'

In part one of our interview series with Yoshiro Kimura, I asserted that Kimura-san is the game dev equivalent of Bob Ross. Before announcing that opinion, I should have remembered that not everyone thinks the image of a boy kissing a frog ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo grants man's dying wish to play Breath of the Wild

I could never imagine living with a fatal disease. I've seen it take the life of my aunt and have watched others slowly succumb to some miserable affliction, but I don't know how I would react in a similar situation. Would I cling to the th...   read

 
 
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Kimura keeps it real part 1: Square Enix, Dot Art, and Dandy Dungeon

Despite having worked on big name franchises like Romancing SaGa, No More Heroes, and Little King's Story, Yoshiro Kimura is not a name everyone in gaming is familiar with. It may just be a matter of time until that changes, especially...   read

 
 
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Tony Hawk says new game is in the works, without Activision's involvement

For gamers of the late '90s and early 2000s, the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series was a phenomenon. Not only had we never seen an extreme sports games be so well realized, but each new iteration added so many new elements that it felt like the d...   read

 
 
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DiRT 4 might come to Switch, but it also may not

This story reminds me of how developers were cautious with porting their titles to the Wii U because of the consoles' "unique features." In an interview with Daily Star, Darren Hayward (senior games designer at Codemasters) briefly mentione...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft team 'humbled' by response to Legion, is still working to address previous content concerns

Although they're still not sharing subscribers numbers (I tried!), Blizzard is quite happy with the reaction to World of Warcraft: Legion. It managed to strike a chord critically, sure, but a lot of fans who were disenfranchised by Draenor&...   read

 
 


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Come party with Gacucon in Miami at Dave-n-Busters Dolphin Mall

Update: GaCuCon kicks off tomorrow night from 5-10 at Dave n Busters Dolphin Mall in Miami! Here's the info There's a gaming cruise? Of course there is, don't you think there should be? After all, there's EDM cruises, clothing-optional cru...   read

 
 
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Breath of the Wild is only 900p on the Switch, for those who care

With each new console generation comes the expected boost in hardware power, but Nintendo has never been a typical console manufacturer. For all intents and purposes, the Nintendo Switch just looks like a portable Wii U, which may be why Th...   read

 
 
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Nioh's director: 'This is meant to be a masocore game, we consciously avoided making it easy'

I remember walking by the Nioh video reel at TGS in 2015 and thinking "why isn't this playable?" It was one of the most attractive games at the show, but at the time it had just been introduced by Team Ninja, and we knew very little about i...   read

 
 
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An unlikely pairing has given birth to Plague Road

Do any of you readers remember the wonderfully mustached Conrad Zimmerman? Did you know he is currently working on a video game called Plague Road with Luc Bernard, an outspoken indie developer who has history with Destructoid? Luc B...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm adopts MOBA-standard 'armor' system, doubles down on ranked play

Heroes of the Storm isn't as popular as DOTA 2 or League of Legends, and there's a lot of potential reasons for that. For one, Blizzard was really late into the game, jumping into the fray years after League of Legends had already...   read

 
 
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Carrie Fisher secretly recorded a few lines for the first Dishonored

Carrie Fisher, who sadly passed away this week, was mostly known for her iconic role in the Star Wars series as Princess Leia. Thing is, she rarely provided voice-over work to any games, including those based on Star Wars. It was a big deal...   read

 
 
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Lucio may be featured in the next Overwatch short film

It's no secret I'm a big fan of Overwatch, and Lúcio is my favorite character of the bunch. His voice acting is a big part of that, so I was happy to see this interview with the voice of Lúcio, Jonny Cruz. If you hav...   read

 
 
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If Resident Evil 7 were an action game, Capcom would have had to add 'superheroes fighting in space'

Resident Evil 7 is little more than a month away, and I'm feeling more and more confident that Capcom is bringing a strong return to form. I was impressed back when it was announced at E3, and the interview I had with series producer Masach...   read

 
 
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New details surface about Wind Waker 2's cancellation

While it may not be common knowledge, The Wind Waker was supposed to get a more traditional sequel. Sure, Phantom Hourglass takes place directly after the events of the game, but Nintendo was going to cast Toon Link in another adventure for...   read

 
 
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Capcom Vancouver talks Dead Rising, makes me want to vomit

I'm mad. I'm so peeved reading the interview between Capcom Vancouver and GamesIndustry.biz I don't even know where to begin. How about a series recap? Dead Rising was an amazing Xbox 360 exclusive title that came out of nowhere in lat...   read

 
 
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There won't be a remaster for the original Warcraft

I'm not one for needless remasters of titles that you can still buy. To me, they almost make me feel stupid for investing so much money and faith in a developer. The Uncharted remaster, especially, is just plain better than the originals, n...   read

 
 
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Overwatch devs talk Unreal Tournament influence for Sombra, what's to come

If there was one series that dominated BlizzCon, it was Overwatch. Even during press testing sessions, journalists and video personalities alike flocked to try out Sombra, and on the showfloor, it consistently had the longest lines and most...   read

 
 
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Diablo III director: 'Creating a carbon copy of the D2 Necromancer would be cheating'

Just this weekend, I asked if a character and a special event were enough to carry Diablo III throughout 2017. You guys had an array of opinions, some positive ("good on Blizzard for supporting the game"), and some negative ("charging ...   read

 
 
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Blizzard admits mistakes were made with World of Warcraft's last expansion, is looking ahead with Legion

For Blizzard, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor was a learning experience. Subscribers dropped off at a record pace, mostly because the team didn't support it nearly as much as past expansions, a mistake they're not keen to repeat for ...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm devs happy with Brawls so far, will 'keep making them indefinitely'

Heroes of the Storm is in a good spot, relatively speaking. It's probably the smallest Blizzard game, and came into the MOBA market pretty late after League of Legends already had a massive foothold, but it's doing well enough for...   read

 
 



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