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EVE Online's Project Nova team faced a lot of 'harsh realities' that made them press the pause button

Back in April of 2016, Project Nova, CCP's second foray into the EVE Online-related shooter genre, looked like a healthy, vibrant game....at least on paper. As Jean-Charles Gaudechon, managing director at CCP Shanghai explains it, "We ...   read

 
 
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EVE: Valkyrie has avoided extinction in a somewhat sterile VR realm

Having been there since the start of high-end consumer VR, I've seen many projects and developers come and go. Whereas DLC is the norm for successful games in the traditional space, early on in the race you'd frequently see studios sing fro...   read

 
 


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11 bit coined the term 'society survival' to describe its new game Frostpunk

11 bit is the team that's most well-known for This War of Mine, a depressing game about trying to survive as a civilian in a war-torn city. Last time we talked to the developer, it tried to distance its next game, Frostpunk, from This War o...   read

 
 
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EVE producer: 'An EVE Online 2.0 wouldn't make any sense'

It's been roughly five months since EVE Online went free-to-play, and developer CCP seems to be pretty happy about how it's went so far -- at least on the surface. "We were super nervous, both internally and externally in terms of our playe...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft producer: 'We've been quite happy with how players have responded to Demon Hunters'

Now that World of Warcraft's Legion expansion has two massive patches under its belt, I figured I'd check back in with Blizzard to see how things were going. On the outside this expansion, as a whole, is working out swimmingly compared to t...   read

 
 
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Iconoclasts dev on finally finishing the game: 'I feel nothing'

Iconoclasts has been in development in one form or another for ten years now. Back in 2007, it was called Ivory Springs. That version of the game was never finished, but you can download it as a work in progress over on the developer's...   read

 
 
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SteamWorld Dig 2 dev: 'This was the game everyone wanted to work on'

Image and Form had been teasing a new SteamWorld game for months before finally announcing SteamWorld Dig 2. All that teasing turned out to be a bait and switch. SteamWorld Quest, the game they had soft announced, was a red herring. The nex...   read

 
 
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Cliff Bleszinski almost turned Gears 3 into Battlestar Galactica

[Spoilers for the end of the 2004 television series Battlestar Galactica, I guess.] Cliff Bleszinski is one of the strongest arguments for the "game developer" to "rock star" comparison. He's one of the minds behind Jazz Jackrabbit, Un...   read

 
 
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Eiji Aonuma chimes in on his top three Zelda games

Eiji Aonuma has been the series producer (and occasional director) for The Legend of Zelda since 2000's Majora's Mask. He has taken Zelda in a lot of different directions and produced some of the greatest games for each respective console. ...   read

 
 
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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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