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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy — the first 20 minutes are gorgeous

PREVIEW: Sony’s Uncharted: The Lost Legacy  is one of the prettiest games you’ll play this fall. The game debuts as an exclusive on the PlayStation 4 on August 22. We’ve played through the game and thought that the first 20 minutes of cinematics and gameplay would be a nice treat for players who can’t get…

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice’s scariest moments

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice , the excellent PC and PlayStation 4 game from Ninja Theory, had some terrifying moments. It’s a disturbing story about a journey into both madness and the underground of the Norse gods. For many gamers, the profile of madness might be too much. Many scenes throughout the game are uncomfortable. This video…

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Sony teams up with Streamline Studios to support games development in China

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that Streamline Studios is joining its China Hero Project, an initiative to support PlayStation games from Chinese development studios. China’s gaming market is growing, and its expanding middle class has helped make games a $24 billion business in the country. However, most of that is coming from PC and mobile….

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Will games ever take on white supremacy? GamesBeat Decides

Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan are in the news in the United States for holding rallies and murdering a counter-protester in Charlottesville, Virginia. That grim reality weighed on our minds when we went to record the GamesBeat Decides podcast this week, so we talked about how games depict white supremacy. VentureBeat social editor Anthony…

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Echo: Ex-Hitman devs bring machine learning to stealth games

Enlarge The reference books that line the shelves of developer Ultra Ultra’s modest Copenhagen office offers insight into the aesthetic of its first game, Echo. There’s a book of 19th Century Interior Design, and a book of Venetian photography. Prometheus: The Art of the Film and Star Wars provide sci-fi reference points, while Metal Gear…

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Matterfall review — a hectic and challenging take on side-scroller shooting

REVIEW: Matterfall combines the twin-stick shooter with the action-platformer. It’s like Geometry Wars and Mega Man got their chocolate and peanut butter all mixed up. And it tastes pretty good! This PlayStation 4 game comes from Housemarque, which also developed Resogun . That twin-stick shooter launched with the system in 2013. It was one of the…

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Sonic Mania review — Sonic’s best game in over two decades

REVIEW: After years of disappointments, with only a few decent games offering a small reprieve from an onslaught of garbage, the Sonic series has its first great entry in years. Sonic Mania , which comes out on August 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch (the PC version follows on August 29), goes back…

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Capcom’s Mega Man Legacy Collections should have embraced these bizarre gems

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 has just come out for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It contains Mega Man 7 through 10. Combined with the first Legacy Collection (which hold the first six Mega Man games), having both should give you a complete collection of the classic series, right? Not exactly. And I’m…

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Indie devs are looking for love and money at comic cons

FEATURE: Fan events have taken over the calendar for a lot of game publishers, and some smaller studios are experimenting with different kinds of expos. This led a number of independent developers to the Denver Comic Convention last month in search of a way to stand out, and that’s exactly what they found. The Denver…

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Sega slows down its Sonic Mania PC release: It’s coming August 29

If you want Sega’s new throwback Sonic The Hedgehog game on PC, you’re going to have to wait an extra two weeks. The publisher revealed today that Sonic Mania is coming out August 29 instead of August 15. The 16-bit-style platformer, which remixes many of the visuals and elements of the earliest Sonic games ,…