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In the late 90s, Activision wasn't the powerhouse it is now. Bobby Kotick's baby was on unsteady ground; the company wasn't sure just how successful the console industry would truly be, and having seen success in PC gaming and bought up big-name licences left, right and centre, it looked on at the burgeoning PlayStation and struggling Saturn with concern. In the midst of all this, Kotick and Activision had the Apocalypse project - already three years in development - and it was stuck in a rut.

Apocalypse was a third person action game which took advantage of the new analogue control system for PlayStation, and featured a star turn from none other than Bruce Willis. Looking back now, the platforming aspects were a litte hit and miss and the voice work - already captured before Neversoft came onboard - was weak and lacked impact.

"The vision for [Apocalypse] was for it to be a 'buddy game', where you would play and Bruce Willis would be your AI partner," says Aaron Cammarata, a level designer on Apocalypse. "There was the possibility of couch co-op, but apparently the team was concerned everyone would just want to play as Bruce Willis, not as his friend". He has a point. However, a second problem soon arose; "The team was having a hard time getting the AI and buddy system to play well, and for the AI to respond in an intelligent way". This was all happening within Activision, and the company...

Capcom's remake of Resident Evil 2 will launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 25th January 2019.

A fresh trailer with our first proper look at the game was just demoed during PlayStation's bizarro E3 2018 press conference. We saw a darker take on the game as people get flesh ripped out of them, rats getting turned to zombies and Leon once again looking handsome.

Both Leon and Claire will have their own, separate campaigns.

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The Beginnings 5 includes speedrunning, trick jumping and a live race.

This video on Naughty Dog’s E3 demo is a look behind the curtain

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Up until now, when I think of video games based on The Walking Dead, I think of Telltale. Their narrative games started a revolution that led to an entirely new…

The post Overkill’s The Walking Dead Is A Mess I Want to Improve appeared first on TechRaptor.

Black Clover: Quartet Knights' PlayStation 4 closed beta will run July 15-17, 2018, with interested European and Japanese PlayStation 4 owners already able to register to possibly participate.

The post Black Clover: Quartet Knights Closed Beta Begins July 15, 2018 appeared first on Siliconera.

Taito’s Groove Coaster series has been a mainstay in both arcades and on mobile for yonks now. A one or two-button rhythm game with simple sprites and vector graphics paired with a broad range of Japanese electronica, often featuring Taito’s quirky in-house band Zuntata. An unusual pick for a PC port, but as someone with it constantly installed on their phone I’m certainly not complaining that Degica and Taito are set to launch it on PC this July 17th.

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One of the casualties of the new site going online a couple weeks ago is that we had to temporarily pull the TouchArcade watch list offline. As part of the site redesign, we also switched our forums over from VBulletin to Xenforo which, moving forward, should be way more future proof. The watch list, and loads of other aspects of the TouchArcade site were hacks that sat somewhere in between VBulletin and WordPress, so it’s effectively been the equivalent of a web development heart transplant, where we’re still working on connecting all the veins and stuff to make sure blood is flowing in all the right places. Over the weekend, the TouchArcade watch list came back online.

It’s still very (very) beta, and we’d really appreciate any feedback or other problems you guys have when using it. You can send that feedback to support@toucharcade.com or by posting in our site feedback forum. If you’re having an issue with it, please include as much detail as possible such as what browser you’re using, what operating system you’re on, any browser plugins you’re running, and things like that.

We’re working on polishing up a few more things before we officially add this to the sidebar of the site, but if you’d like to test the watch list you can view it by visiting http://toucharcade.com/watch. To add a game to your watch list,...

Universal Studios has teamed up with Kellogg Co. to release two limited-edition collector's boxes of Frosted Flakes and Keebler Fudge Stripes cookies. The boxes include over five minutes of exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which hits theaters this Friday, June 22.

The footage takes the viewer onto the set of the newest Jurassic World installment to watch the actors and creators of the film bring the dinosaurs to life. The boxes have been released today and can be found on Amazon for $25 each.

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The aftermath.

We may be in the midst of the E3 2018 hangover, but the European PlayStation Store sleeps for no one. There’s a lot of content this week – even if it is of a lower profile. Perhaps most noteworthy is The Crew 2’s open beta, but there are a handful of PlayStation VR titles worth paying attention to as well. 

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Anima: Gate of Memories – Arcane Edition
19th June

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Justin Roiland says it’s a tough balance to strike

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State of Decay 2 also topped internal estimates for the company.
Take control of Grave and his dual guns, Cerberus, in the upcoming shooting game available in fall 2018.

Pokémon GO is getting a new update later this week introducing a Friends system, trading, and gifting allowing players to enjoy the title with friends. ...Read More

The post Pokémon GO to Bring Friends, Trading, and Gifting Later This Week Two Years After Launch by Ben Bayliss appeared first on DualShockers.

Maybe it was such a strong part of your childhood you simply couldn't let it go, or maybe you simply forgot you had it tucked away somewhere - whatever the reason you kept your 1MB Amiga machine, go dig it out again, because a new game has been released for it!

The new game is Worthy (a canny title), a good-looking, top-down maze game full of vibrant colours and fiendish puzzles, by the looks of things. There are 50 levels, multiple endings and even "catchy tunes".

Worthy is made by Pixelglass and runs on all 1MB PAL Amiga machines (including A500, A600, A1200, CD32 and so on).

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With cross-platform play once again in the spotlight after it emerged you can't use your Epic account on the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite if you've used it on the PlayStation 4 version, many within the FIFA community have also wondered whether the feature might come to the world's biggest sports video game.

Currently, FIFA has no cross-platform play at all. Unlike, say, Rocket League, which lets PC players match with other players across PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch (the PS4 can't be matched up with Xbox One nor Switch), FIFA does not let players on different platforms play together.

FIFA does not let you use one account across multiple platforms, either (FIFA players have long called for the ability to use the same account for a persistent FIFA Ultimate Team experience across console and PC). And the online FUT marketplace is platform specific, too, which limits market activity.

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At E3, CD Projekt pulled the curtain back on Cyberpunk 2077, its upcoming sci-fi open world game. As it did, one major revelation emerged: Cyberpunk is a first-person role-playing game.

Not everyone, it seems, is thrilled at the news. The Witcher 3, CD Projekt's previous game, was of course a third-person adventure. The switch to first-person for Cyberpunk 2077 means the game is in part a first-person shooter, and it's this realisation that seems to have worried some fans of the studio's games.

So, why did CD Projekt go with first-person for Cyberpunk 2077? Quest designer Patrick Mills told me there were a few reasons for it. First up, the developers wanted the player to feel like they were in the body of the character they control.

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The man behind the wonderful fake Kaz Hirai Twitter parody account has finally revealed himself - and it turns out he's a scouser.

The @KazHiraiCEO Twitter account, which for a number of years parodied roasted Sony while being followed by 128,000 accounts that include top PlayStation executives such as Shuhei Yoshida, retired this E3 with a charity blowout for SpecialEffect.

With that done and dusted, the person behind the account took to Twitter to explain himself.

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As predicted, Sony's excellent father/son adventure title God of War is back on top of the UK Charts, in a week that saw some of last year's titles return for one last run at the Brass Ring.

E3 week saw Assassin's Creed Origins, Fallout 4 and Call of Duty: WWII all make waves in the Top Ten. In my time spent working in gaming stores, I would always see franchise' previous entries sell out within days of their new sequels receiving mainstream press coverage, so these re-entries are to be expected.

Focus Home Interactive's Vampyr, though knocked off its impressive number one debut spot, manages to remain in the Top Ten at number eight, while, amazingly, Sony's PlayStation VR Worlds continued to climb, shooting into the number five slot. This week also marks the first time since release that Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 has not been featured in the Top Ten. A very solid run for the open-world shooter.

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