Adventure X is a two-day festival dedicated to adventure games, interactive fiction, visual novels and narrative-led games. Chella went along and picks her highlights from the weekend.
Konami Digital Entertainment announced a collaboration with eSports company eFootball.Pro to create a professional eSports competition using Konami’s football game series. The new international league will aim to attract players from around the world, and will be broadcasted globally. Expect more details on this soon.
Todd was one of the first to grab the new Xbox One X. Billed as the world’s most powerful console, he takes it through 13 games to see how much they improved in both looks and gameplay, and what stunning 4K native gaming feels like now that it is finally here.
Gamer Sensei, the top eSports coaching platform, and Becker College have partnered to create a first-of-its-kind program for students this semester. Student eSports athletes club will now have access to professional coaches from around the globe. This year, the Becker team will concentrate on League of Legends and Overwatch.
October marked 30 years of black history month in the United Kingdom, so Chella looks back over 30 years of black video game characters. She picks some of the best and some of the worst in an industry that continues to struggle to provide good black role models.
Recently, mainstream news outlets have started to claim that single player gameplay in videogames is dead. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Single player games are not dead, and never will be. And there is a slew of new single player content to prove it.
EA announces the closure of Visceral Games, the studio behind Amy Hennig’s Star Wars project. Chella tries to determine what it means for storytelling when EA says it has to ‘pivot’ the game away from single-player.
Yes, microtransactions can be done correctly. As gamers, we may generally not like them very much, but if handled correctly like they are in games like Forza Motorsport 7, Middle Earth: Shadow of War and the new Star Wars Battlefront 2, they can actually be a boon for players, even those who never buy them.
You may have noticed that Rockstar dropped a new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer because the internet went rabid for a while. We went over the trailer with a fine toothed comb, and found some interesting things about what will inevitably be one of the most anticipated sequels of all time.
As gamers, we love to complain about developers and publishers when they screw up, or when they turn seemingly tone deaf to our requests and demands. But sometimes, they get it wonderfully correct. Here are three recent examples of smart efforts to do great games right.