After years of speculation and a missed E3 showing, the Nintendo Switch - formerly known by its codename Nintendo NX - has been unleashed upon the world. The successor to the Wii U and 3DS is a portable handheld console with detachable controllers, with the option to connect to a TV or play standalone in tabletop mode. This has paved the way for many, many games - which we've listed in entirety in this article to help you work out what to play next. On this page: Nintendo Switch games list coming in 2018Here is every confirmed Nintendo Switch game, first with known release date (for Europe, unless otherwise stated).Upcoming Nintendo Switch games with confirmed release dates:September 2018:Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle (Capcom, September 18th)Undertale (8-4, September 18th)Nintendo Switch Online (September 19th)Velocity 2X (September 20th)Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent's Curse (Revolution Software, September 21st)FIFA 19 (EA, September 28th)Namco Museum Arcade Pack (Namco, September … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch games list, Switch Online NES games list and all 2018 release dates
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Before it was a videogame, Cyberpunk was a tabletop RPG published by R. Talsorian, a classic that went through multiple editions and spin-offs. While there are 57 years between the setting of Cyberpunk 2020, its definitive second edition, and that of the videogame currently being made by CD Projekt, they still share the same backdrop of Night City and some of the videogame's mechanics are inspired by the tabletop game's rules, even down to keeping 'Cool' as a stat. Here are some of the other things we hope have survived the years.Weird gangsThe demo showed behind closed doors at E3 included a meeting with the Maelstrom, a combat gang who are into black leather and chrome, and the trailer features someone with "Valentino's" written on their jacket, a reference to the "posergang" of the same name who are essentially cyberpunk PUAs. Both the Valentino's and Maelstrom are from the original game, which has a wealth of strange street gangs straight out of The Warriors, only with more plastic … [Read more...] about Cool things from the Cyberpunk 2020 RPG we’d like to see in Cyberpunk 2077
You’ve watched a lot of game trailers. They’re the heavy cavalry in a new game’s charge to the front lines, the first big strike in the grand campaign to win your heart and mind. Sure, you might wait for reviewers and streamers to get their hands on a new release before you make a purchase, but chances are that your interest was first piqued by a trailer. And at least one of those trailers was likely made by Derek Lieu. Quite possibly single-handedly. These 90-second slices of bombast and propaganda tell you what a game is and get you fired up for it, but we rarely think about who makes them, or the minutia of how they're made. Lieu is a freelance trailer editor, creator of trailers for Shadow of Mordor, Firewatch, Dead Cells, Subnautica and many, many more games.His job is complex and demands many skills. Aside from editing, he routinely acts as performer, camera operator, cinematographer and director. Making game trailers is a complex job that combines … [Read more...] about The art of making effective game trailers
PCG Q&AEvery weekend, the PCG Q&A asks our team a question about PC gaming. Past editions include:Do FPS games still need a singleplayer campaign?Which game is just too damn long?What's the most disappointed you've been by a game's ending?The first weekly PCG Q&A asked the PC Gamer team to reminisce about the first PC games we ever played, but what were the first games that really hooked us? Which games did we obsess over so much the soundtracks turn up in our dreams? Which games were so good we decided to make a whole career out of writing about them? Once you open the nostalgia box there's no going back, which means that almost all of us jumped in to answer this one. The precise question: What's the first game you really loved? Let us know your first gaming love in the comments.Wes Fenlon: Prince of PersiaPrince of Persia enchanted me in that way a videogame can only completely do when you're young. I hadn't played other platformers, come to understand the common … [Read more...] about What’s the first game you really loved?
It's that time again: to prepare for the big GDC 2018 Level Design Workshop on Tuesday, March 20th, a handful of the speakers wanted to warm up by chatting (via email) about some of the finer points of level design. Gathering question from the community, they shared some interesting insights, experiences, and learnings in a shared document that's reprinted below for your reading pleasure. The participants in this exchange, in no particular order, are: Robert Yang, NYU video game professor and indie game maker Blake Rebouche, senior quest designer at Guerrilla Games Nina Freeman, level designer at Fullbright Steve Gaynor, game designer and Fullbright cofounder Heather Robertson, indie game maker Mike Bithell, game designer and Bithell Games founder Christopher Totten, game designer and founder of Pie for Breakfast Studios David Shaver, game designer at Naughty Dog Nathan Fouts, game designer and founder of Mommy's Best Games [more detailed bios for everyone are at the … [Read more...] about GDC 2018 Level Design Workshop: An expert roundtable Q&A