Since its cancellation at the hands of EA, the untitled Star Wars game that was in development at Visceral Games has been shrouded in secrecy. Now, former director of the now-defunct studio Amy Hennig has talked openly about the state of the game, internally known as Project Ragtag, and how the challenges presented to the team by EA caused such a disastrous fallout. Hennig recently appeared on stage as part of the annual D.I.C.E. Summit, an offshoot of the 22nd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards show, to discuss her long history in game development. Appearing alongside industry veteran Tim Schafer, Hennig fielded questions on how she got started in the industry and how her time on massive franchises such as Uncharted shaped her outlook on game development. Following on from this event, Hennig sat down with USgamer to discuss all things games industry before the interview inevitably turned to questions regarding the closure of Visceral and the collapse of the Star … [Read more...] about Amy Hennig opens up about the canceled Visceral Star Wars game
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Sony revealed the PlayStation Classic earlier this week. It launches December 3rd and will retail for $99.99. They have announced five of the 20 games that will be preloaded on the mini-console, which is set to be 45% smaller than the original. Those games are Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. The remaining 15 have yet to be announced. Here’s what we think they should be. Note: I’m not including any games that have had recent faithful remakes/remasters. For those wondering, this is why Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, or Parappa the Rapper aren’t on this list. Metal Gear Solid One of the most iconic and influential games of the era, Metal Gear Solid is, for many, the PlayStation’s defining game. Kojima’s rebooted stealth/elongated anti-nuke statement game is an essential PlayStation title. I’ve already gushed about how much I love that game elsewhere, … [Read more...] about 15 Games That Should Appear On The PlayStation Classic
“Nobody at Arenanet is safe from the hand of Reddit. We’re literally running the company now, they’re in fear of the very users they seek to consort with ... The moment a dev steps out of line or try to talk back to a player, guess what, they’ll know we got their hands on their throat and we can squeeze any time we like.” This is part of a longer post on Reddit that went viral after Guild Wars 2 narrative designer Jessica Price was fired for a series of tweets she sent in response to a YouTuber, Deroir, who worked closely with developer ArenaNet. A co-worker of Price’s, writer Peter Fries, was also fired for tweets supporting her. ArenaNet’s president, Mike O’Brien, issued a statement on Guild Wars 2’s forums stating that “two of our employees failed to uphold our standards of communicating with players.” O’Brien’s statement is actively dangerous; it takes at face value bad-faith arguments made by aggrieved … [Read more...] about ArenaNet’s firings reinforced gaming culture’s worst impulses
PCG Q&ACheck out past editions of the PCG Q&A:What's the most disappointed you've been by a game's ending?When was the exact moment you fell out of love with a game?What's the first game you really loved?Earlier this week, we asked you to tell us the last physical copy of a PC game you bought, while sharing our own choices. Today, as a kind of sequel to that question, we ask, what was the first downloadable game you bought on PC? In the PC Gamer Q&A, we ask the global PC Gamer team for their thoughts on a particular subject, then invite you to add your thoughts in the comments below. We'll also feature a few answers from the PC Gamer Club Discord, accessible to anyone who's a part of our membership program.You'll find our answers below, and we'd love to hear what your first paid downloadable game was too. Jarred Walton: Half-Life 2I'll take the easy route on this one, because it's also true: Half-Life 2 was the first downloadable game I bought. I also played … [Read more...] about What was the first downloadable game you bought on PC?
Avid PUBG player Alex Lovell says his devotion to videogames and martial arts movies, coupled with extensive wing chun training, enabled him to fend off a near-fatal attack by his girlfriend of two years, Emily Javier, who assaulted him with a samurai sword while he was asleep. Javier apparently believed that Lovell was cheating on her, but he told Buzzfeed that all that gaming had simply destroyed his libido. "It killed my sex drive. I was training too hard, it exhausted me," Lovell said. "I felt bad because she needed the affection. I just couldn't keep up." It wasn't just Lovell's inability to perform that stirred Javier's wrath, however. She found red hair in his shower drain—her hair is dyed green—and discovered that he had Tinder installed on his phone. She also apparently found scratches on his back. Instead of simply leaving him, however, she opted to purchase a samurai sword, which she taped to her side of the bed, along with two knives. On … [Read more...] about PUBG player claims games helped him fend off samurai sword attack by girlfriend