Remnants of Naezith is a platformer that stars a grappling hook and wants to be the Super Meat Boy of twitch-based ledge swinging. There are dragon souls and remnants of them (as the title suggests), but in the end it’s all about being a futuristic Tarzan in a low-res world. “I loved playing Spider-Man 2 on Playstation 2,”the game’s creator, Tolga Ay, said in an email. “Swinging and roaming in New York was just awesome.” The game was great and reminded everyone that licensed superhero games didn’t have to be junk because it simply stuck the beloved web-slinger inside a bare bones rip-off of Grand Theft Auto. GIF “I wanted a game totally about the grappling hook and it had to feel perfect since it’s the core mechanic,” Ay said. “When I was searching about it, a friend also sent me a video of Worms Armageddon Ninja Rope Racing. When I watched that and saw the speed and competitiveness in it, I was like ‘That’s it!’ I am going to make a game about this as good as I can.” Advertisement Remnants of Naezith is intended to READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
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GIF If you’ve ever played a fighting game, you’ve no doubt heard a laundry list of excuses for why someone lost. But at Combo Breaker 2017 in Illinois today, the world got a new one: the PlayStation 4 is outputting at the ‘wrong’ resolution. KoDee, a Kazuya player who had just been on the wrong end of a perfect round against Tanukana’s Xiaoyu, was quick to hit the PlayStation guide button and check the resolution, to the crowd, commentators’ and his opponent’s surprise. After getting it settled and moving on to the next game, the commentators elaborated. Some pros believe that the game performs better when played at 720p rather than 1080p, and though it’s still unproven to be the case in Tekken 7, Kodee clearly believed that to be the reason for his loss in game one. It would follow, then, that KoDee should perform better in this new resolution. But Tanukana, who had already taken down one salty player today on the main stage, seems impervious to sudden resolution changes. Tanukana took game two in another 3-1, and moves on to the winner’s semifinals, sending KoDee and his guide button to the loser’s bracket. READ FULL STORY AT…
Street Fighter is one of the most prominent fighting game series in the world, but it can be hard to track down competitive arcade scenes for some of the older games, like Street Fighter 3. Earlier this week, YouTube user Phil H. uploaded a short doc where he interviewed five Americans who moved to Japan to, among other things, play Street Fighter 3. Some, like Ryan and Nate, teach English. Others, like Dusty, are students. Many of them frequented forums like Shoryuken, and all of them came to Japan to delve into the competitive scene still alive in the arcades of Japan, 20 years after the launch of Street Fighter 3. Advertisement “There’s almost no arcades in America these days,” said Nate. As the video goes on, the players talk about their love for Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, tied to nostalgia for the arcade renaissance of the ‘90s, the art and the music, and of course, the competition. Street Fighter 3, across its many iterations, gave rise to some of the best moments in fighting game history, so it’s little surprise that folks would make a pilgrimage to the last vestige of the 3rd READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
An update to one of the game’s most popular mods has increased the max character level to 125 and removed the cap on monster health, making the grind more deadly than ever. Median XL 2017, the latest season in the Median mod, was released yesterday. The latest update to one of Diablo II’s most robust mods, it adds a number of new features and improvements to a beloved game that came out seventeen years ago next month. The changes include tons of new skills, improved monster AI, and more endgame uberquests—everything a committed Diablo II player could hope for. Of course, one of the most welcome changes brought with the update will no doubt be the auto-gold pickup. Outside of towns, the coin netted by slaying grainy monsters will now update players’ purses without them having to physically collect it. The complete change log for the 2017 update is both extensive and intimidating, especially for a game whose sequel is still getting add-ons from Blizzard (although not as many as fans would like). Advertisement Advertisement While Diablo III gets official season with content and player READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Many thanks to Tikicobra for creating this work of art! Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. I, ZombiePie, am once again honored to be your host this week. With less than two weeks until E3 2017, the gaming community has been buzzing about recent announcements and releases. News about Far Cry 5 and Destiny 2 dominated the forums this week, and the discussion threads this week show it. Be that as it may, we have plenty of deep reflections on games from the past worth checking out. So, without further ado, let’s review the site-related housekeeping! Rorie has a positive update regarding the Giant Bomb Roku App!The Giant Bomb QoL web extension by Calvinball provides many “quality of life” enhancements for the site worth checking out. Most notable of all is a clickable chat emotes menu. You have not “lived” if you have yet to download Calvinball’s Giant Bomb web extension.Clips Of The Week The “Best” of Giant Bomb’s Mario Party Party 7 (By: @samcb) SAMCB makes his glorious return to Giant Bomb highlight videos! This week he tightly edited Giant Bomb’s Mario READ FULL STORY AT GIANT BOMB!
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A golf Game with delightfully precious-looking sprites and vibrant-pixelated greens? Yes, please. Created by Sidebar Games, Gold Story mashes together leisure sporting events with simulated town life in what seems like a modern day Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage crossed with Stardew Valley, because what’s a game these days without weird NPCs always trying to tell your their problems? Here’s the reveal trailer released yesterday: On the game’s site, Sidebar writes, Here are some of the things you can do in the game: Tee up anywhere! You’ll be surprised by how many problems can be solved by hitting a golf ball at them. Explore 8 unique environments, each with their own courses, towns, people and secrets. Play through a dramatic story with a diverse cast of characters. Upgrade your golfer by completing challenges, solving puzzles and buying new equipment. Round out your skill set with long driver tournaments, disc golf, mini golf and wee links. Then go beyond golf with extra challenges like races, mowing, drone flights and geocaching. There’s no official release date yet but the developer says it’s planning on bringing Golf Story to the Switch READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Hutch Parker discusses the evolution — and future — of the X-franchise. By Scott Collura Producer Hutch Parker is feeling pretty good about things right now, riding high on the success of the final Hugh Jackman Wolverine movie, Logan. With the acclaimed film now hitting Blu-ray, Parker joined Jackman and director James Mangold for a special screening of the black and white version of the film — dubbed Logan Noir — at the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn last week for something of a victory lap. But he’s also looking forward to the X-Men’s future, including the next “core” film in the franchise, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will pick up where X-Men: Apocalypse left off and (obviously) take a new tact with the classic Phoenix storyline which was previously adapted in the third film. I recently chatted with Parker about the plan for Dark Phoenix, what it’s like making an X-Men movie without Wolverine in it, and more. Read on for part one of our chat (and click here for part two where we discuss the prospect of an X-23 movie)… Spoilers follow for Logan. IGN: Do you feel like now because this genre has evolved and so many bigger READ…
Oyana’s team was in overtime when they countered one devastating ult from the opposing Pharah with an exploding mech suit. There were bright lights, tons of explosions, and a lot of dead players. It was beautiful to watch. GIF Oyana took out both the Pharah raining down missiles and the Mercy who had just revived her team. Perfect timing, unless you were one of the poor souls trying to push the payload. Advertisement “Their Mercy ressed them directly into said shitstorm, resistance was futile,” Oyana said in a Reddit post. As another poster pointed out, the D.Va ult on top of a Pharah’s barrage maneuver is rare but not unheard of, and it’s glorious every time. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
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GIF Tekken 7 won’t hit home consoles in the US for a few more days, but competition in the game is already heated. At Combo Breaker 2017, a multi-fighting-game tournament taking place this weekend in Illinois, the winner’s finals of one pool essentially went to overtime after a double knockout. As Mateo on Jack-7 went in for a jumping overhead punch, Tanukana’s Xiaoyu executed her Rage Art—a super-move finisher that would close out the set. While the Rage Art still hit because it has ‘armor,’ which means it can’t get stuffed by the opponent’s punches or kicks, Xiaoyu still takes damage from the punch as she passes under it, enough to knock her out. Both react with shock, looking around for a judge to make the call. Interestingly enough, a search through both the Combo Breaker 2017 event rules and the Tekken 7 World Tour rules elicited nothing related to double knockouts, so the fighters simply had to play out a new set, calling the last one a wash. Advertisement Though Tanukana seemed almost happy to be playing another round, Mateo was visibly tilted, as you can see at the READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
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Lovecraftian horror is a tricky genre to nail down. The creeping sense of dread, of being locked in the throes of insanity, has to have some basis in your own imagination—giving it form or name often softens the scares. The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, which hit Steam last week, is a slow burn. It’s not without its share of bumps, but for a subset of FMV enthusiasts like myself, it’s perfect B-movie schlock with a hint of Cthulhu. The venerable Doctor Dekker has been murdered, as you’re informed in a cold-open. As a replacement psychiatrist sent to fill the vacancy, you’re tasked with both managing his clientele and helping the police track down his murderer, whom they suspect is one of Dekker’s patients. Dekker, it seems, was enamored with his patients to a dangerous degree; rumors of illicit affairs and obsession with their problems swirl in every conversation, and it’s your job to suss out motive and cross off alibis while helping the patients cope with their various problems. I’m a fan of full-motion video, or FMV, games. When I was young, I watched my mom play FMV classic The 7th Guest on our computer. As READ FULL STORY…