Horizon Forbidden West developer Guerrilla Games says that Aloy is “going to have to prove herself all over again” in the upcoming sequel. Talking to GamingBible about both Horizon Zero Dawn and its upcoming sequel Horizon Forbidden West , narrative director at Guerrilla Ben McCaw explains how in the first game, Aloy went from being an outcast in the Nora tribe but goes on to "becoming the most important person in the world" to that same tribe. However, the Forbidden West being new to Aloy, and since it's "controlled by different tribes with different motivations," that means "she’s going to have to prove herself all over again," McCaw reveals. In contrast to Zero Dawn, which saw Aloy meeting several tribes during her journey, in Forbidden West, Aloy will focus on the Tenakth tribe. Not that this makes things any easier, as senior writer Anne Kitain explains in the same interview: "The Tenakth are three distinct clans, and they themselves have their own … [Read more...] about Horizon Forbidden West dev says Aloy will “have to prove herself all over again”
Horizon 3 playground games
Nintendo has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask will be the next N64 game to hit Nintendo Online. The game will be available in February for Switch owners with the Nintendo Online Expansion Pack, though no release date has been given. Majora's Mask is the follow up to Ocarina of Time - which is already available on the system - and follows Link as he adventures to Termina where the Moon is on a crash course with the world. Save Termina before it?s met with a terrible fate! #Zelda : Majora's Mask comes to #NintendoSwitch for #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack members in February! #Nintendo64 pic.twitter.com/WN2Q0Wqc8Q — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 21, 2022 This content is hosted on an external platform, which will only display it if you accept targeting cookies. Please enable cookies to view. Manage cookie settings A darker, more twisted take on familiar characters, the game focuses on collecting masks to morph and gain … [Read more...] about Majora’s Mask next game to join Nintendo Online
Game developers aren't interested in NFTs and cryptocurrency, according to the latest GDC State Of The Game Industry report . NFTs have already proven divisive in the industry with many big studios leaning into the technology despite criticism from players. However, 70 percent of developers asked for this survey were not interested in NFTs. Meanwhile, 72 percent were not interested in cryptocurrency as a payment tool. Further, the vast majority of respondents criticised the new technology for its scam potential, environmental impact, and monetisation concerns. "I think it is a tech looking for a purpose. People will be interested in it as a gamble to make money, but there's not enough of a public demand for it to be an actual currency," said one respondent. "We should collectively agree to ban the use of blockchain-based technologies in our industry because of their hugely negative environmental impact," said another. Another quipped: "I'd rather not endorse burning a … [Read more...] about Game developers aren’t interested in NFTs and cryptocurrency, report suggests
The Total War: Rome board game has landed on crowdfunding platform Gamefound with a full reveal of its gameplay, and it's already achieved 400% more than its goal. The page and its contents also give us a good look at how combat, technology trees, and diplomacy will work in practice. Sitting at more than $247,201 in pledges at the time of writing, the Total War: Rome board game has breezed over its $61,275 goal just a few hours after launching via Gamefound. That marks the second campaign in a week to drastically surpass its goal after the Marvel Zombies board game obliterated its Kickstarter target . Essential info Players: 1 - 4 Game type: Strategy Play time: 150 mins Price: From $100 / £70 Release date: February 2023 Developed by: PSC Games It offers a better understanding of blow-by-blow mechanics as well. Namely, it looks as if the Total War: Rome board game accurately replicates the feel of its inspiration's overworld map and micro-management. … [Read more...] about The Total War: Rome board game has earned 400% more than its crowdfunding goal
Netflix boss Ted Sarandos has officially confirmed that a second season of Squid Game is on the way. During Netflix's latest earnings briefing , Sarandos was asked straight-up if there would be a sophomore season, and he responded enthusiastically. "Absolutely. The Squid Game universe has just begun," Sarandos said. Series creator, writer, and director Hwang Dong-hyuk has already spoken about Season 2 , but this is the first time an executive from Netflix has gone on record saying it will happen. "There's been so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love for a second season," he said. "So I almost feel like you leave us no choice! But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It's in my head right now. I'm in the planning process currently. I do think it's too early to when and how that's going to happen." Season 1 ended in a dramatic fashion, and while the show doesn't necessarily need a second season, it was such a massive hit that it's no surprise to … [Read more...] about Netflix Confirms Squid Game Season 2: “Absolutely”
Brian Cox has revealed that he was offered roles in both Game of Thrones and Pirates of the Caribbean, but he turned them down. "I’m often asked if I was offered a role in Game of Thrones – reason being that every other bugger was – and the answer is, yes, I was supposed to be a king called Robert Baratheon, who apparently died when he was gored by a boar in the first season," Cox said in his recently published memoir, Putting the Rabbit in the Hat (via GQ ). "I know very little about Game of Thrones so I can’t tell you whether or not he was an important character, and I’m not going to google it just in case he was, because I turned it down. "Why? Well, Game of Thrones went on to be a huge success and everybody involved earned an absolute fortune, of course. But when it was originally offered the money was not all that great, shall we say. Plus I was going to be killed off fairly early on, so I wouldn’t have had any of the benefits of the long-term effects of a successful … [Read more...] about Brian Cox reveals why he turned down roles in Game of Thrones and Pirates of the Caribbean
A group of MMO players are threatening to bring their grinding to a halt if their concerns over one of the game's systems aren't met. Launched in 2017, Foxhole is a persistent online war in which each player can contribute directly to the war effort, whether through combat, espionage, or base-building. However, one group of players - Logistics - says it's prepared to go on strike over its concerns, ruining the experience for everyone else. The Logistics Organisation for General Improvement ( L.O.G.I. ) - a union-like organization - has penned an open letter to Foxhole developer Siege Camp which states that the players which represent the logistical player base will refuse to play logistics roles in the game, therefore harming players on the front line who depend on them for supplies and equipment, until the issues outlined in the letter are resolved. LOGI states that "the cumulative effects of changes made to other systems within Foxhole have increased the stress … [Read more...] about A group of MMO players are threatening an in-game strike to fix issues with their role
I spent most of my extended winter break playing The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Anniversary Edition. There are so many new games I could have played with that time, but the fact that I chose to spend it with Skyrim is a testament to how good the game is a decade after its release, and how different it is from modern RPGs. It's been about ten years since I last played Skyrim and last lost hundreds of hours wandering its mountain ranges and exploring its network of dank caves. But as soon as I boot up the anniversary edition on my PS5 I can feel the pull of its allure, made even more appealing by lightning-fast loading screens and higher quality visuals. Dragonborn wanderer In Skyrim, aimlessness is encouraged. Most modern RPGs seem hesitant to give players free time, choosing instead to offer up a barrage of side-quests straight out of the gate or crowd the world map with POIs. But Skyrim is very content to leave you alone, choosing to show most waypoints on just the compass in … [Read more...] about Why I spent my winter break playing Skyrim instead of any new game
The room shifts ever so slightly to the right, back to centre, then left and back again. Lightbulbs flicker above, then pop like bubble wrap. A child's xylophone plays a looping, unsettling melody against the omnipresent purr of a ship's engine somewhere in the distance. You ease tentatively down the red carpeted aisle of the lunch hall as its bloated patrons moan through contorted expressions and slump to the floor before you. When the closing 10 minutes of a horror game evokes everything from Greek mythology to the works of Guillermo del Toro, Tim Burton, Hunter S. Thompson, and Roald Dahl in one swoop, it's doing something right. Little Nightmares is bloody terrifying, right to the very end. "Ultimately, you're a small child in a wilderness not meant for children. And with that, everything is planned so meticulously on a design level, from the layout of levels, to movement patterns of enemies, the timing of scares, and audio cues," says Little Nightmares senior producer Lucas … [Read more...] about Creativity and risk are driving modern horror games – but where does the genre go next?
Activision's Call of Duty charity, the Call of Duty Endowment, is not technically a part of Activision Blizzard, and for that reason, it might not be included in the proposed sale to Microsoft. The details are still being worked out, though, and there are no firm answers yet about what will happen should Microsoft's deal to buy Activision Blizzard go through. Contract details for the proposed Microsoft/Activision Blizzard acquisition have been published, and the document includes a line pertaining to the Call of Duty Endowment. It points out, "CODE is not a part of Activision Blizzard. It is an independent non-profit organization." It goes on to say: "We are at the beginning of a comprehensive integration planning process that will help finalize the specifics of the future organization and this will take some time. There are currently no changes to our anticipated events or pipeline." The Call of Duty Endowment Bowl was scheduled to take place on December 10 as a live event … [Read more...] about What Will Happen To Activision’s Call Of Duty Charity After Microsoft Buyout?