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Discovering our game’s identity by losing its name

“Losing the name ‘Picture This’ was a painful process, but one that’s had an enormously positive effect… we never would have considered the change has that other game not came out.” …


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Bungie Gives Us A Birds-Eye View Of Destiny With Planet View

Google Maps has given us a pretty great view of our planet's surface. Now, using some of those same technologies, Bungie is giving us a big-picture look at it’s new shooter with Destiny Planet View.

We’ve already had a few opportunities to dive into Destiny’s world, but Destiny Planet View lets fans explore a piece of the game’s world, including nearby planets and moons using. This is your first chance to get a look at some of Destiny's in-game locations on Mars, Venus and the Moon. Players will also be able to discover game lore, tips, and a few hidden real-world “incentives.” Check out the Destiny Planet View trailer below, which marks the first time Google technologies have been used to map an game world.

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Before the game releases on September 9 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360, check out or month-worth of game coverage.

 

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This is a slick way to show off a game before it actually releases to the public, and a smart use of existing technology; hopefully we'll see more uses of Google's tech like this soon.

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Sims 4 Real World: Recognizing your Joystiq in The Sims 4

From the Joystiq House confessional:

SIMS 4 JESS CONDITT: Alexander is a mostly good roommate. He’s really clean and he cooks well, but I wish he’d stop stealing my clothes. I mean, yesterday I noticed my favorite sequined club dress was missing,…
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Thousands of game devs sign open letter against harassment

“We believe that everyone, no matter what gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or disability has the right to play games, criticize games and make games without getting harassed or threatened.”

It may seem like an obvious statement, but…
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Sony’s Metal Slime PlayStation 4 comes with a piece of gunk

We touched on it yesterday in the hubbub of Sony Japan & Asia’s press conference, but here’s a proper look at the Metal Slime PS4 that’s coming to Japan. We’re guessing your two immediate questions upon discovering this are 1. Why? 2. What’s that…
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This Week in Video Game Criticism: Tropes vs Anita Sarkeesian and the Demise of ‘Gamers’

This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Kris Ligman on topics ranging from the continued attacks against critic Anita Sarkeesian to Kotaku’s decision to block support of indies through Patreon. …


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Games To Beat In A Day – MadWorld

Hey, what's that little white box in the corner of your closet tucked behind the Dyson vacuum cleaner and your high school yearbook? Is that your Wii? Grab it, I have a game to share with you – if you can find your sensor bar.

The Nintendo Wii has a reputation as a family friendly system so inoffensive that even your luddite grandparents can enjoy its many pleasantries. But underneath the avalanche of Kirby yarn, Pikachus, and bowling Miis is a rare M-rated gem that's equal parts Itchy & Scratchy, Running Man, and Sin City

Welcome to Platinum Games' MadWorld, an ultraviolent exploration of our culture's fascination with violence. During this five hour game, you will treat combat like the Bloodletting Olympics, trying to find new and innovative ways for extracting your opponents' hemoglobin from their bodies. Since the blood red of your victims is the only color introduced to the black and white backdrop, it's easy to track your success. 

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MadWorld puts you in the role of Jack, a bruising contestant on a reality show broadcast across the world. His objective? Stay alive against waves of killer robots, vampires, zombies, werewolves, and whatever else the sadistic executive producer throws your way. The tools at your disposal that allow you to stay alive are as diverse as the cast of enemies – you could dismember them with chainsaws, sling signposts through their skulls, toss them into a jet's afterburners, or even catapult them to the moon.

The creativeness of the combat is impressive. At first it makes you question the mental health of the game designers Atsushi Inaba (Viewtiful Joe) and Shigenori Nishikawa (Resident Evil 4), but as you continue to revel in cartoonish violence you start to think about why we're so fascinated and drawn to these types of experiences. Whatever conclusion you reach, MadWorld is worth the price of admission. 

How this game never found new life on other consoles with more mature audiences is a brain scratcher. If you haven't played it, it's definitely worth dusting off the Wii for a day.

To read more about games you can beat in a day, check back at our hub over the course of the day.

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Games To Beat In A Day – MadWorld

Hey, what's that little white box in the corner of your closet tucked behind the Dyson vacuum cleaner and your high school yearbook? Is that your Wii? Grab it, I have a game to share with you – if you can find your sensor bar.

The Nintendo Wii has a reputation as a family friendly system so inoffensive that even your luddite grandparents can enjoy its many pleasantries. But underneath the avalanche of Kirby yarn, Pikachus, and bowling Miis is a rare M-rated gem that's equal parts Itchy & Scratchy, Running Man, and Sin City

Welcome to Platinum Games' MadWorld, an ultraviolent exploration of our culture's fascination with violence. During this five hour game, you will treat combat like the Bloodletting Olympics, trying to find new and innovative ways for extracting your opponents' hemoglobin from their bodies. Since the blood red of your victims is the only color introduced to the black and white backdrop, it's easy to track your success. 

(Please visit the site to view this media)

MadWorld puts you in the role of Jack, a bruising contestant on a reality show broadcast across the world. His objective? Stay alive against waves of killer robots, vampires, zombies, werewolves, and whatever else the sadistic executive producer throws your way. The tools at your disposal that allow you to stay alive are as diverse as the cast of enemies – you could dismember them with chainsaws, sling signposts through their skulls, toss them into a jet's afterburners, or even catapult them to the moon.

The creativeness of the combat is impressive. At first it makes you question the mental health of the game designers Atsushi Inaba (Viewtiful Joe) and Shigenori Nishikawa (Resident Evil 4), but as you continue to revel in cartoonish violence you start to think about why we're so fascinated and drawn to these types of experiences. Whatever conclusion you reach, MadWorld is worth the price of admission. 

How this game never found new life on other consoles with more mature audiences is a brain scratcher. If you haven't played it, it's definitely worth dusting off the Wii for a day.

To read more about games you can beat in a day, check back at our hub over the course of the day.

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Seen@PAX: Where baby Xenomorphs come from

Okay, kids. Auntie Joystiq is going to tell you where baby Xenomorphs come from. You see, when a Lovecraftian horror from the stars and a human face love each other very much, they produce a hideous worm-larvae that erupts from the human’s chest…
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Resident Evil trailer reanimates remake in horrifying HD

Capcom has released a brand new trailer for Resident Evil, the HD version of Shinji Mikami’s survival horror classic remake which first hit Gamecube back in 2002. Due out in 2015, this new edition of Resident Evil will be available on Xbox One,…
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