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October 29, 2015

Deus Ex: Revision Refreshes an Old Favorite First Impression

The original Deus Ex for me has always been a beloved craving. Nearly every year or so I am reminded of the classic FPS RPG title and I must reinstall and give it a play-through less the itch for the game scratch at me. Like a comfortable old pair of shoes I install the 2000 classic and arrive on Liberty Island and I’m home. The itch came scratching again about a week ago again, this time in the form of the mod Deus Ex: Revision. 

Deus Ex: Revision takes the original game and gives it a fresh coat of paint while maintaining the old retro feel. Each level is redesigned but still mostly maintains the general layout of the original map. For gamers like myself who has played [...]

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October 7, 2015

Magic Duels Review

Title: Magic Duels Publisher: Wizards of the Coast Developer: Stainless Games Console: Steam, Android, Xbox one, Xbox 360 Release Date: 7/9/2014

The Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game is not new to the video game scene, with yearly forays of The Duels of the Planeswalkers, enjoying steady release dates over the past few years it’s become an expectation that every summer a new title will make its way onto Steam and consoles with the new card collection from the past year. The Duels of the Planeswalkers titles have always been the fun-size and priced version of the behemoth physical card game and the over decade-old Magic: The Gathering Online, but this year Wizards of [...]

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August 15, 2015

SPJ Airplay Panel Discussing Gamergate

This morning began the long-awaited event of SPJAirplay, two-panel discussions focusing on the topics related to the Gamergate hashtag controversy and movement. The morning panel discussion focused on the definition of Gamergate and then proceeded to explore examples of gaming journalism that supporters of Gamergate had ethical issues. The panel consisted of Ashe Schow, Allum Bokari, Mark Ceb, Derek Smart, Lynn Walsh, and Ren LaForme.

The discussion was by all purposes constructive, as many of the neutral attendees such as Lynn Walsh appeared sympathetic to Gamergate supporters concerns and issues. However, in regards to the larger conversation between Gamergate [...]

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July 1, 2015

Interview with Pontus Lundén of Double Zero One Zero; Developer of The Westport Independent

APGNation’s Nick Bayer had the pleasure of speaking with Pontus Lundén of Double Zero One Zero, Swedish developer of the upcoming newspaper simulation game, The Westport Independent. In this exclusive interview, Pontus Lundén talks about the creative process and inspirations for the historically-based game. Check it out below:

APGNation: Thank you so much for taking the time to answer some questions regarding your upcoming game, The Westport Independent. Can you introduce the members of the Westport team and the roles each of you fill?

Pontus Lundén: My name is Pontus Lundén, I’m a designer, artist, composer and writer at Double Zero One Zero. The second [...]

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June 17, 2015

E3 2015: Interview with Daniel Vávra on Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Update: Added one more question that was asked after the interview -ED.

APGNation’s Garrett Bridges had a chance to sit down with Daniel Vávra, co-founder of Warhorse Studios, to talk about and play some of their upcoming game Kingdom Come: Deliverance at E3.

Vávra gave us the inside scoop, talking about how massive his studio plans for the in-game world to be, with the current Alpha taking over five hours to complete. Every area of the game is based on real places, and the player can perform many immersive role play actions; Vávra even describing a grave-digging (maybe even grave robbing?) mechanic. He also confirmed that horse customization will be in the game, [...]

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June 16, 2015

E3 2015: Expansion to Pillars of Eternity, The White March Revealed

During the PC conference at E3 just moments ago, a brand new expansion pack to the recently released RPG, Pillars of Eternity, titled The White March. A short teaser for the story was presented with a short Q&A by the developer. The developer stated that they plan to create content in the expansion to rival the size of the base game, which is great news for those that fell in love with the original title.

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June 16, 2015

E3 2015: Zelda Triforce Heroes Announced

During Nintendo’s E3 conference just moments ago, the newest in the Legend of Zelda series was announced. Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes is the latest in the iconic action-adventure puzzle series. Gameplay this time around is centered on team play of 3 players, in order to defeat enemies and solve puzzles.  To help players in these objectives, link uses an outfit system, with each outfit granting different powers. A short presentation after the preview with the developer spoke about how Nintendo hoped to inspire teamwork with gamers within the game, to overcome challenges using a totem theme.

The upcoming title was not given a release [...]

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June 15, 2015

E3 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider Release Set for November 10th, 2015

During the Microsoft E3 conference just moments ago, Crystal Dynamics showed off new gameplay from the upcoming title, Rise of the Tomb Raider. The new gameplay trailer showed Lara exploring a snowy mountaintop during a chaotic blizzard. It appears as though the exciting running, climbing, and quicktime events make a return. While combat gameplay was not shown off, a quick look at some combat and puzzles was shown as well.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is set for release November 10th, 2015.

 

 

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June 15, 2015

Update: Hotline Miami Musician’s Music Stolen By ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’

On a recent episode of the American reality television show Keeping up with the Kardashians, the track “Dust” by  M|O|O|N can be heard playing during a portion of the show. M|O|O|N is one of the many artists who provided music (including “Dust”) for the popular game Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami: Wrong Number. Reddit user megadog14 on the PC Master Race and Hotline Miami subreddits provided links for comparison. Here is a link to the portion of the show using the stolen music track, and here is the original song. A quick comparison shows it to be a distinct sped up copy of the original song.

On M|O|O|N’s official Tumblr, the artist writes that [...]

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June 7, 2015

DOTA 2 The International Prize Pool Breaks 12 Million Dollars. Largest eSports Prize Pool Ever

Yesterday, the crowdfunded prizepool for The International 2015, the massive yearly tournament for Dota 2, breached the 12 million dollars mark. This milestone not only decimates the previous year’s prize pool of  10.9 million dollars  but sets the record for the largest prize pool in any single eSports tournament in history. With nearly two full months of continued crowdfunding before the main event it’s anyone’s guess as to what the final prize pool will be.

Source: http://dota2.prizetrac.kr/international2015

The prize pool for The International is driven by players purchasing cosmetics, treasures, and purchasing a compendium, [...]

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