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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett yesterday at 09:30. 1 comments

Be Well, My Big Hairy Friend

Be Well, My Big Hairy Friend
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Sina Pahlevani is a 3D artist from Malaysia.

You can see more of Sina’s stuff at his ArtStation page.

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett yesterday at 07:00.

Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan Has Some Thoughts About Overwatch's Meta

Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan Has Some Thoughts About Overwatch's Meta

Ah, the meta. Sometimes OK, sometimes terrible, always there, it’s rare that it’s not a hot topic of conversation among fans of Overwatch (or, well, any online game), and a boring one at that. But when a prominent developer weighs in on the subject, that’s a bit more interesting.

What’s the “Meta”?

The “meta” is defined as “any approach to a game that transcends or operates outside of the...

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 23, 2020 at 08:30. 7 comments

New Kingdom Hearts Game Is Coming To Mobile

New Kingdom Hearts Game Is Coming To Mobile

Square Enix tonight announced Project Xehanort, the working title for a new game coming this Spring for iOS, Android and Amazon.

In true bullshit Square Enix fashion, though, absolutely nothing was shown or described about the game, and the only online presence it has is a single screenshot and a competition for fans to try and guess the game’s name (like Kingdom Hearts Excelsior Abundance K3...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 23, 2020 at 08:00. 4 comments

In Mythgard, Monsters Still Roam The Earth

In Mythgard, Monsters Still Roam The Earth
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Mythgard is a digital card game that, like most other digital card games, employs a ton of third-party artists to bring the cards to life.

What’s cool...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 23, 2020 at 07:15. 3 comments

How to Dress Like a "Shipster"

How to Dress Like a "Shipster"

Ninja Theory are working on a game called Project: MARA, which is “an in-development experimental title that explores new ways of storytelling”, so they can “[recreate] the horrors of the mind as accurately and realistically as possible”. 

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 23, 2020 at 06:30. 5 comments

Dishonored Has Been Ported To The Tabletop

Dishonored Has Been Ported To The Tabletop

Dishonored: The Roleplaying Game will be out this Summer, and sees the first-person stealth game turned into a tabletop RPG.

Modiphius Entertainment is behind the game, which is based on their 2d20 System from Star Trek Adventures and Conan (Modiphius has also done RPGs of Elder Scrolls, Homeworld and Fallout).

Interestingly, Modiphius say they’ve hired a “diverse selection of writers and...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 23, 2020 at 05:30. 1 comments

Paradox Is Quietly Testing A Strategy Game Subscription Service

Paradox Is Quietly Testing A Strategy Game Subscription Service

If there’s one thing about Paradox Interactive’s big PC strategy games, it’s that they’re nearly always fantastic. And if there are two things, it’s that they quickly become bogged down with hundreds of dollars worth of DLC that looks absolutely daunting to any potential new players.

Take, for example, Europa Universalis IV, which is very good. Let’s say that you get sick of hearing people say...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 22, 2020 at 09:00. 6 comments

Game Boy x Overwatch

Game Boy x Overwatch
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Rakan Khamash is an artist at Blizzard.

You can see more of Rakan’s stuff at his ArtStation page.

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 22, 2020 at 07:30. 12 comments

Cthulu Game Creators Acknowledge That Lovecraft Was A Racist

Cthulu Game Creators Acknowledge That Lovecraft Was A Racist

H. P. Lovecraft was a very talented writer whose Cthulhu mythos is one of the absolute great works of modern fiction. He was also—and this is something very few companies profiting off his works will acknowledge—a massive racist.

I’m not talking about “oh, this was the old days, he had some antiquated views like a lotta folks did” kinda racism. Lovecraft was a straight-up white supremacist,...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 22, 2020 at 07:00. 7 comments

When Control Meets Doom

When Control Meets Doom

The brutalist supernatual adventure and the brutal ’90s shooter have little in common, but this custom map by willkuerAT combines them as an exploration of Control’s exquisite architecture.

It’s made for GZDoom, hence the prettiness, and it’s using custom textures to get the look just right.

Thanks Philip!

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 22, 2020 at 06:00. 13 comments

FTL, Released In 2012, Is Now Getting Achievements

FTL, Released In 2012, Is Now Getting Achievements

Deep space death simulator FTL has for almost eight years existed with a single achievement: avoiding a sense of overwhelming despair as your carefully-cultivated run through the stars comes to a violent and bullshit end. That’s soon going to be joined by some more official company.

While not live yet, the game’s list of achievements are now live on FTL’s Steam page. You can’t see what...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 21, 2020 at 08:30. 6 comments

I'm Batwoman

I'm Batwoman
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Max Elmberg Sjöholm is an artist at Starbreeze.

You can see more of Max’s stuff at his ArtStation page.

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 21, 2020 at 07:30. 4 comments

Temtem Is A Pokémon Clone That Looks Pretty Cool

Temtem Is A Pokémon Clone That Looks Pretty Cool

Temtem is an MMO out this week that, in many and very obvious ways, is trying to be the kind of Pokémon game people have wanted for years but have never actually gotten.

I mean, just look at this:

And this!

So, yes, Pokémon. Only you fight with two monsters at once instead of one, letting you team up and string together combos, and it’s an MMO, so you can wander around the...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 21, 2020 at 06:30. 11 comments

Kingpin, One Of The Dirtiest Shooters Of The 90s, Is Coming Back

Kingpin, One Of The Dirtiest Shooters Of The 90s, Is Coming Back

It’s all but forgotten now, but in 1999 Kingpin was kind of a big deal, pitched as an unashamedly adult first-person shooter that was going to be video gaming’s answer to Frank Miller’s Sin City.

That was the idea, anyway. And despite some notable press at the time—it even got a mention on the floor of the US Senate amidst debates around violent video games in the wake of the Columbine...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 21, 2020 at 05:58.

Joker Cosplay Has Something To Smile About

Joker Cosplay Has Something To Smile About
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This is Mary & Feinobi’s take on Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, with the suit made bespoke by Toph Cosplay/Art and photos by FOTO Roman Čierny.

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 20, 2020 at 13:52. 16 comments

Netflix Just Picked Up 21 Studio Ghibli Movies, But Not In North America Or Japan

Netflix Just Picked Up 21 Studio Ghibli Movies, But Not In North America Or Japan

The good news is that Netflix just got the rights to stream pretty much every major Studio Ghibli release, from Totoro to Princess Mononoke to Ponyo. The bad news is that, if you’re in North America or Japan, that news doesn’t apply to you.

Ghibli’s homeland has its own rights deals, and in North America HBO Max has access to the catalogue, but today’s announcement means literally everywhere...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 20, 2020 at 12:49. 6 comments

Grab Anker's Excellent Hi-Res Audio Headphones For Just $30 This Week [Exclusive]

Grab Anker's Excellent Hi-Res Audio Headphones For Just $30 This Week [Exclusive]

This is HyperSpace: Pirates of Atira, an upcoming co-op indie space game where players take control of different aspects of a starship and try to work together to keep everyone alive. This kind of thing has of course been tried before, but the division of labour here seems really cool!

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 20, 2020 at 09:30. 3 comments

The Revolution Will Be Telegrammed

The Revolution Will Be Telegrammed
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Simon Gocal is an artist at Massive, the studio behind games like The Division and World In Conflict.

You can see more of Simon’s stuff at his...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 20, 2020 at 08:00.

Remembering The Witcher's Terrible Phone Game, For Some Reason

Remembering The Witcher's Terrible Phone Game, For Some Reason
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The Witcher series has produced some pretty good games! Let’s not kid ourselves, though, and pretend every Witcher game has been an all-time great. Because that would mean you, like me, had forgotten all about The Witcher: Crimson...

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 20, 2020 at 07:00. 19 comments

Dad Builds Custom Xbox Adaptive Controller So Daughter Can Play Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Dad Builds Custom Xbox Adaptive Controller So Daughter Can Play Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Xbox’s Adaptive Controller has done some amazing things as far as accessibility in video games goes, but the setup isn’t hard-wired to only work on a Microsoft console. It can, with a little work, also run on the Nintendo Switch, and in doing so bring an enormous smile to a little girl’s face.

Rory Steel built this custom pad for his daughter, who has been itching to play some Zelda along with...

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