Hidetaka Miyazaki On Receiving A Lifetime Achievement Award

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Hidetaka Miyazaki On Receiving A Lifetime Achievement Award

Last year, From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki won a Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Joysticks. With him having recently received the award when we sat down to talk to him about From Software and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, we decided to ask him what he thinks are keys to living a life worthy of such an award. His answer was inspiring. Sort of?

“I’m not in a position to tell people how to lead their lives,” he told us. “They’ve got to do what’s best for them personally. I’ve worked in the games industry just over ten years, and I’ve just enjoyed making these games. When I’m asked ‘What especially has been good about that or what do I put value in there’, then there’s nothing particular to say. It’s just the fact that whether or not they succeed.”

He also says that his work makes it hard to give his fans inspiring advice. “I just want to say, “let’s all just love one another and make world peace,” he says. “But it’s not as easy as that especially when I'm making games like Dark Souls and Sekiro. But as long as I’ve contributed something that’s had an impact on someone’s life that’s enough for me.”

10 Tips To Help You Survive And Conquer At The Gates

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10 Tips To Help You Survive And Conquer At The Gates

At The Gates, the new game from the designer of Civilization V, is out today and it’s a great little strategy title. It can also be rather brutal, especially the opening hours, given that there is no real tutorial to speak of outside of a massive help menu or the occasional tip. To help with that onboarding process, here are 10 tips of our own to help you power through the learning curve and begin your quest to take on Rome.

If you want to take over Rome eventually with a huge army, great, but you need to focus on survival at first. Create an explorer as well as someone capable of harvesting whatever food source is around you (so a hunter, a reaper, or a gatherer). These roles are critical for surviving your first winter.

Surrounded by a bunch of rocks? Train a couple of diggers and miners to identify them and transform them into mines. Use the minerals you to build what you need, sell the surplus off to the caravan that comes around every now and again, and buy weapons and tools to develop your first important units and structures. If you find yourself with plenty of crops nearby like wheat and flax, training a farmer to build a farm or plantation on them is a good idea.

Hidetaka Miyazaki On Receiving A Lifetime Achievement Award

about X hours ago from
Hidetaka Miyazaki On Receiving A Lifetime Achievement Award

Last year, From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki won a Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Joysticks. With him having recently received the award when we sat down to talk to him about From Software and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, we decided to ask him what he thinks are keys to living a life worthy of such an award. His answer was inspiring. Sort of?

“I’m not in a position to tell people how to lead their lives,” he told us. “They’ve got to do what’s best for them personally. I’ve worked in the games industry just over ten years, and I’ve just enjoyed making these games. When I’m asked ‘What especially has been good about that or what do I put value in there’, then there’s nothing particular to say. It’s just the fact that whether or not they succeed.”

He also says that his work makes it hard to give his fans inspiring advice. “I just want to say, “let’s all just love one another and make world peace,” he says. “But it’s not as easy as that especially when he’s making games like Dark Souls and Sekiro. But as long as I’ve contributed something that’s had an impact on someone’s life that’s enough for me.”

10 Tips To Help You Survive And Conquer At The Gates

about X hours ago from
10 Tips To Help You Survive And Conquer At The Gates

At The Gates, the new game from the designer of Civilization V, is out today and it’s a great little strategy title. It can also be rather brutal, especially the opening hours, given that there is no real tutorial to speak of outside of a massive help menu or the occasional tip. To help with that onboarding process, here are 10 tips of our own to help you power through the learning curve and begin your quest to take on Rome.

If you want to take over Rome eventually with a huge army, great, but you need to focus on survival at first. Create an explorer as well as someone capable of harvesting whatever food source is around you (so a hunter, a reaper, or a gatherer). These roles are critical for surviving your first winter.

Surrounded by a bunch of rocks? Train a couple of diggers and miners to identify them and transform them into mines. Use the minerals you to build what you need, sell the surplus off to the caravan that comes around every now and again, and buy weapons and tools to develop your first important units and structures. If you find yourself with plenty of crops nearby like wheat and flax, training a farmer to build a farm or plantation on them is a good idea.

Science-Fiction Weekly – Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Anthem, Genesis Alpha One, Switchblade, Stellaris

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Anthem, Genesis Alpha One, Switchblade, Stellaris

If your name is Count Dooku, you probably tell everyone "Please call me Darth Tyranus." Despite having a name that made most theatergoers rub their ears and question if they heard it correctly, Count Dooku was pretty damn cool. He was played by the great Christopher Lee, was Yoda's padawan, and played a significant role in Anakin Skywalker turning to the dark side. In addition to being a prominent figure in the prequel movies, he shined in The Clone Wars animated series. As of tomorrow, Dooku will be available as a playable hero in Star Wars Battlefront II. This update also introduces Geonosis as a location for Heroes vs. Villains, Blast, and custom avenues of play. Dooku wears his iconic brown cape, but can also be customized to wear his "Dark Ritual" attire that appeared in a Clone Wars: Lost Missions episode. That outfit arrives on January 30.

Science-Fiction Weekly – Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Anthem, Genesis Alpha One, Switchblade, Stellaris

about X hours ago from
Science-Fiction Weekly – Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Anthem, Genesis Alpha One, Switchblade, Stellaris

If your name is Count Dooku, you probably tell everyone "Please call me Darth Tyranus." Despite having a name that made most theatergoers rub their ears and question if they heard it correctly, Count Dooku was pretty damn cool. He was played by the great Christopher Lee, was Yoda's padawan, and played a significant role in Anakin Skywalker turning to the dark side. In addition to being a prominent figure in the prequel movies, he shined in The Clone Wars animated series. As of tomorrow, Dooku will be available as a playable hero in Star Wars Battlefront II. This update also introduces Geonosis as a location for Heroes vs. Villains, Blast, and custom avenues of play. Dooku wears his iconic brown cape, but can also be customized to wear his "Dark Ritual" attire that appeared in a Clone Wars: Lost Missions episode. That outfit arrives on January 30.

From Software On The Possibility Of A Demon’s Souls Remaster

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From Software On The Possibility Of A Demon’s Souls Remaster

Although most of our interviews and conversations with From Software revolved around the studio’s upcoming game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, when the time came to chat with director and current From president Hidetaka Miyazaki, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to chat about the studio’s past works. With the recent release of Dark Souls: Remastered, it’s clear From isn’t opposed to revisiting its older games, so we decided to raise the question: Is there any chance of a Demon’s Souls remaster happening?

While Miyazaki thinks it’s possible, it’s not something he’s personally interested in. “It’s like when you write – when you’re younger, you look back on [previous work] and you think ‘Oh, goodness what was I thinking,’” he says. “It’s not that I’m embarrassed, I just don’t like to look at my previous works.” And while he’s not opposed to the idea of a remaster, it’s not exactly up to him, either: Sony would have to sign off on it as well. “You’d have to see what they’re thinking about it.”

From Software On The Possibility Of A Demon’s Souls Remaster

about X hours ago from
From Software On The Possibility Of A Demon’s Souls Remaster

Although most of our interviews and conversations with From Software revolved around the studio’s upcoming game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, when the time came to chat with director and current From president Hidetaka Miyazaki, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to chat about the studio’s past works. With the recent release of Dark Souls: Remastered, it’s clear From isn’t opposed to revisiting its older games, so we decided to raise the question: Is there any chance of a Demon’s Souls remaster happening?

While Miyazaki thinks it’s possible, it’s not something he’s personally interested in. “It’s like when you write – when you’re younger, you look back on [previous work] and you think ‘Oh, goodness what was I thinking,’” he says. “It’s not that I’m embarrassed, I just don’t like to look at my previous works.” And while he’s not opposed to the idea of a remaster, it’s not exactly up to him, either: Sony would have to sign off on it as well. “You’d have to see what they’re thinking about it.”

Exclusive Elder Scrolls: Legends Isle of Madness Card Reveal

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Exclusive Elder Scrolls: Legends Isle of Madness Card Reveal

The upcoming The Elder Scrolls: Legends Isle of Madness expansion hits on January 24, featuring double cards, new lane mechanics, and more. Today, we're showing off a heavy hitter that can lock your opponent's best cards out of the game. Meet Seducer Darkfire!

Cards that can deny your opponent the ability to play critical cards and combo pieces have historically been quite powerful, perhaps the most notable being Magic: The Gathering's Meddling Mage. Seducer Darkfire isn't exactly easy to get on the board at a massive 7 mana, but it also comes with a dangerous 7/7 body that can kill an opponent even if there's nothing you need to lock out. Unfortunately, that also means that the cards you want to potentially stop from going off may have already been played by the time Darkfire can hit the table. You can also use the ability to target suspected removal spells that could deal with Darkfire, making it more likely that it will be able to swing over for big damage.

Advanced players and those that study the metagame are most likely to get value out of Darkfire, as knowledge of what your opponent is likely playing is essential to realizing the full potential from this card. We'll see how players use the Seducer Darkfire when the expansion goes live on January 24.

Exclusive Elder Scrolls: Legends Isle of Madness Card Reveal

about X hours ago from
Exclusive Elder Scrolls: Legends Isle of Madness Card Reveal

The upcoming The Elder Scrolls: Legends Isle of Madness expansion hits on January 24, featuring double cards, new lane mechanics, and more. Today, we're showing off a heavy hitter that can lock your opponent's best cards out of the game. Meet Seducer Darkfire!

Cards that can deny your opponent the ability to play critical cards and combo pieces have historically been quite powerful, perhaps the most notable being Magic: The Gathering's Meddling Mage. Seducer Darkfire isn't exactly easy to get on the board at a massive 7 mana, but it also comes with a dangerous 7/7 body that can kill an opponent even if there's nothing you need to lock out. Unfortunately, that also means that the cards you want to potentially stop from going off may have already been played by the time Darkfire can hit the table. You can also use the ability to target suspected removal spells that could deal with Darkfire, making it more likely that it will be able to swing over for big damage.

Advanced players and those that study the metagame are most likely to get value out of Darkfire, as knowledge of what your opponent is likely playing is essential to realizing the full potential from this card. We'll see how players use the Seducer Darkfire when the expansion goes live on January 24.