10 Upcoming Hidden Gems To Put On Your Radar

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10 Upcoming Hidden Gems To Put On Your Radar

The biggest, most popular games already get lots of attention. Everyone knows that The Last of Us Part II is a defining game of the year and that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a must-play when it releases. But what about the hidden gems on the horizon? What about the games you don’t know you want to play because not as many people are talking about them? Every now and then, we enjoy taking a step back from the big releases to settle into something a little quirky or underrated. Here are 10 exciting upcoming projects that you might not be familiar with, but should be.

What We Want From Suikoden Spiritual Successor Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

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What We Want From Suikoden Spiritual Successor Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

The Suikoden series is best remembered for its intense political storylines, expansive character recruitment, and epic battles. The last mainline entry in Konami's RPG series hit in 2006 with Suikoden V for PS2. Though we aren't technically getting a new game that franchise, we are getting the next best thing: a spiritual successor from key talent who worked on past entries. New studio Rabbit and Bear launched its Kickststarter for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, which surpassed its initial funding goal within hours, knocking out stretch goal after stretch goal since then. The game is now coming to new-gen hardware, and it got us thinking about what we’d want from a Suikoden-like game in our modern landscape. 

What We Want From Suikoden Spiritual Successor Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

about X hours ago from
What We Want From Suikoden Spiritual Successor Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

The Suikoden series is best remembered for its intense political storylines, expansive character recruitment, and epic battles. The last mainline entry in Konami's RPG series hit in 2006 with Suikoden V for PS2. Though we aren't technically getting a new game that franchise, we are getting the next best thing: a spiritual successor from key talent who worked on past entries. New studio Rabbit and Bear launched its Kickststarter for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, which surpassed its initial funding goal within hours, knocking out stretch goal after stretch goal since then. The game is now coming to new-gen hardware, and it got us thinking about what we’d want from a Suikoden-like game in our modern landscape. 

We Talk Tanks For World of Tanks' 10th Anniversary

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We Talk Tanks For World of Tanks' 10th Anniversary

Wargaming's World of Tanks is celebrating its 10th anniversary, so we decided to have a quick chat with publishing director Max Chuvalov and pick his brain about Wargaming's game lineup, challenges, spinoffs, and more. 

GI: With the game being out for 10 years, with everything that's happened from then to now, what's the biggest draw for a new player to try the game?

MC: When a game is a decade old, the key to success is keeping up with community demands and industry standards. As such, we’re constantly updating World of Tanks with not only fresh content but with new mechanics, graphics and interface features, etc. So a new player usually comes for gameplay that is peculiar for the tank shooter genre, and gets a very modern game that at the same time offers a decade’s worth of content, an interesting progression system, and immense tactical and strategic depth. Also, World of Tanks has a strong community with millions of players across the globe.

We Talk Tanks For World of Tanks' 10th Anniversary

about X hours ago from
We Talk Tanks For World of Tanks' 10th Anniversary

Wargaming's World of Tanks is celebrating its 10th anniversary, so we decided to have a quick chat with publishing director Max Chuvalov and pick his brain about Wargaming's game lineup, challenges, spinoffs, and more. 

GI: With the game being out for 10 years, with everything that's happened from then to now, what's the biggest draw for a new player to try the game?

MC: When a game is a decade old, the key to success is keeping up with community demands and industry standards. As such, we’re constantly updating World of Tanks with not only fresh content but with new mechanics, graphics and interface features, etc. So a new player usually comes for gameplay that is peculiar for the tank shooter genre, and gets a very modern game that at the same time offers a decade’s worth of content, an interesting progression system, and immense tactical and strategic depth. Also, World of Tanks has a strong community with millions of players across the globe.

How To Get The Most Out Of Photo Mode

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How To Get The Most Out Of Photo Mode

Photo mode is one of the breakout stars of this generation of gaming. Though it has technically been around for longer, a confluence of factors have created the perfect environment for photo mode to thrive on current consoles – factors like breathtaking graphics, cutting-edge technology, and the rise of social media.

With an ever-expanding array of options, photo modes are allowing everyday gamers to capture screens that look like works of art. However, you don’t need a background in photography to take great shots. All of the different filters, effects, and other settings are there to help ordinary people produce extraordinary results. So if you’re interested in getting better screens of your favorite games, here are some low-effort/high-reward tips to help you preserve your triumphant moments (and hilarious failures) for the ages.

How To Get The Most Out Of Photo Mode

about X hours ago from
How To Get The Most Out Of Photo Mode

Photo mode is one of the breakout stars of this generation of gaming. Though it has technically been around for longer, a confluence of factors have created the perfect environment for photo mode to thrive on current consoles – factors like breathtaking graphics, cutting-edge technology, and the rise of social media.

With an ever-expanding array of options, photo modes are allowing everyday gamers to capture screens that look like works of art. However, you don’t need a background in photography to take great shots. All of the different filters, effects, and other settings are there to help ordinary people produce extraordinary results. So if you’re interested in getting better screens of your favorite games, here are some low-effort/high-reward tips to help you preserve your triumphant moments (and hilarious failures) for the ages.

Cover Reveal – Watch Dogs: Legion

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Cover Reveal – Watch Dogs: Legion

Ubisoft recently showed off more of its upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion, shining the spotlight on a game that had been lurking in the shadows. We got to play it for several hours, and shared some of our thoughts and impressions on the open-world action. As it turns out, that was only a small part of the story. In the next issue of Game Informer, we take a deeper dive into the systems that make the game possible – and memorable – with insights from the team at Ubisoft Toronto.

The big twist with Legion is that nearly everyone in the open world can be recruited to join your team, from spies and police officers to beekeepers, bartenders, and barbers. Not everyone has a skillset that lends itself to helping DedSec free London from the grip of private-security firm Albion, but figuring out what each person can bring to the fight is half the fun. Over the course of 14 pages, we explore how players will be able to recruit everyone by exploiting their fully modeled routines, transforming them from your run-of-the-mill NPCs to your secret weapons against tyranny in this near-future nightmare.

Cover Reveal – Watch Dogs: Legion

about X hours ago from
Cover Reveal – Watch Dogs: Legion

Ubisoft recently showed off more of its upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion, shining the spotlight on a game that had been lurking in the shadows. We got to play it for several hours, and shared some of our thoughts and impressions on the open-world action. As it turns out, that was only a small part of the story. In the next issue of Game Informer, we take a deeper dive into the systems that make the game possible – and memorable – with insights from the team at Ubisoft Toronto.

The big twist with Legion is that nearly everyone in the open world can be recruited to join your team, from spies and police officers to beekeepers, bartenders, and barbers. Not everyone has a skillset that lends itself to helping DedSec free London from the grip of private-security firm Albion, but figuring out what each person can bring to the fight is half the fun. Over the course of 14 pages, we explore how players will be able to recruit everyone by exploiting their fully modeled routines, transforming them from your run-of-the-mill NPCs to your secret weapons against tyranny in this near-future nightmare.

A Seven-Year-Old Reviews Overwatch's Heroes

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A Seven-Year-Old Reviews Overwatch's Heroes

My daughter pretends she doesn't like Star Wars as a way to annoy me, but can't hide her love of video games. At age seven, she's become an avid gamer both on PC and console, and is an expert in all things Roblox, Minecraft, and Sea of Thieves.

She's also starting to show an interest in some of the games I play, primarily platformers and JRPGs. As you may have read already, at age six, she loved Kingdom Hearts III, but was also mighty confused by it.

I won't let her sit in on the bloody games like The Last of Us Part II or Ghost of Tsushima, but I have let her watch me compete in Overwatch. Yes, it has guns and violence, but it's also colorful and competitive, and she's latched onto the latter two elements in a big way. She likes watching me compete, and thinks the world of D.Va's character design.