THE PCG Q&AFind all previous editions of the PCG Q&A here. Check out some highlights: - What is the absolute best gaming snack?What classic PC game is on your pile of shame?What's the most hyped you've ever been about an upcoming game?While there have been some classic dramatic lines in videogames, it seems that we as a group tend toward the ludicrous and asinine when picking our favorites. For the sake of space, we've chosen to omit the entirety of Max Payne and Max Payne 2's scripts ("I was compelled to give Vlad his gun back... one bullet at a time"), but the team had some quality dialogue to share.For this week's Wednesday Q&A, we want to hear your favorite line of dialogue in a game, whether it be dramatic, comedic, or ridiculous. Let us know in the comments!Evan Lahti: Another one falls!Only a handful of games are propelled by a single voice. Bastion's one. Stanley Parable's one. And Darkest Dungeon is one. You can't imagine Red Hook's grinding, grueling eldritch … [Read more...] about What’s your favorite line of dialogue in a game?
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New information has apparently come out that there will be differing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey timelines within the game, which will further blur the lines in the series between magic and history. While the games have been getting more and more like this recently, and Odyssey seems like the next step forward. Stuff like this first began happening in Assassin’s Creed Unity. Taking place in France, Unity gave us a special sidequest that took protagonist Arno from the middle of the French Revolution to the Second World War. Assassin’s Creed Origins gave us things like the gods of Egypt appearing as part of timed events, to say nothing of its Curse of the Pharaohs DLC. Now, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey timelines have been hinted at by Ubisoft. The company says that due to the increase in memory and better technology in gaming currently, Odyssey might allow us to be able to jump to multiple time periods while within the same Animus, meaning that we might get more stuff … [Read more...] about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Timelines Might Further Blur The Line Between History And Fiction
'Declare your allegiance!' Ask any World of Warcraft player what their preferred faction is and they will tell you without hesitation. Battle for Azeroth promises to foster faction loyalty further in Blizzard’s MMO by bringing the long-standing feud between the Alliance and the Horde to the forefront once more. Battle for Azeroth will be a difficult tonal shift for World of Warcraft. Blizzard have always made it easy to take sides by drawing a distinctive line between the two factions. Each has their own low-level zones and capital cities - complete with unique architecture and mounts. There were even faction-specific classes back in the days of vanilla WoW, with the Alliance getting exclusive access to paladins, while Horde players could choose shamans - it wasn’t until The Burning Crusade that these faction restrictions were scrapped altogether. What has sustained since 2004 is both the Alliance and the Horde having their own unique races, each having lore and … [Read more...] about Battle for Azeroth will blur the lines between the Horde and Alliance
For more than 20 years, Sonic the Hedgehog occupied not only our television screens, but the pages of comic books. Published by Archie Comics (of... um, Archie fame), the Sonic the Hedgehog comic ran for 290 issues - and that's not even counting multiple spin-offs like Knuckles the Echidna and Sonic Boom, or the crossover event where Sonic met Mega Man. Sorry. "Events," plural, because yes, that happened more than once. In June 2017, Sega announced it was ending its partnership with Archie and shifting its Sonic comic to IDW Publishing. The first issue of the new Sonic the Hedgehog comic will hit shelves on April 4, but you can get a sense of what it'll be like right now thanks to a new interview with its lead writer and a special look at three new characters joining the Sonic universe. A new direction When the Archie version of Sonic was just getting started, it played fast and loose with characters, art style, and lore. Eggman was known as Dr. Robotnik, Sonic and his friends lived on … [Read more...] about What the new Sonic the Hedgehog comic pulls from the blue blur’s history, and what it leaves behind
Microsoft has announced that Xbox 360 titles The Darkness 2 and Spec Ops: The Line are now backward compatible on Xbox One. That's great news, and an excellent opportunity to revisit two games that perhaps didn't quite get their dues at the time of release. Both are fascinating, somewhat under-appreciated gems, each bringing their own unique outlook to the shooter landscape of 2012. The Darkness 2, developed by Digital Extremes, is a narrative-heavy first-person shooter which, like its predecessor, sought to shake up its core action by giving players supernatural powers - and bloody great tentacles to boot. And if man-skewering tendrils somehow weren't enough of a draw, The Darkness 2 introduced a urinating cockney imp sidekick too. "After years of chest-beating military domination, the FPS genre is starting to show signs of life in more eccentric ways," said Dan Whitehead in Eurogamer's review of The Darkness 2, "Everything old is new again, so by concentrating on character, story and … [Read more...] about Spec Ops: The Line and The Darkness 2 are now backward-compatible on Xbox One