The Making Of Hollow Knight

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The Making Of Hollow Knight

A diminutive, seemingly unremarkable champion answers the call to adventure, delving into the unknown, travelling further with each skill acquired, with each battle conquered.

Team Cherry has more than a little in common with Hollow Knight – a game that propelled its creators from obscurity, to moderate Kickstarter success, to glowing reviews, to the top of the Nintendo Switch charts in a whirlwind few years.

“I was spying on Hollow Knight’s Discord to watch the community’s real-time reactions, and when I saw someone type in, ‘Reggie said the words Hollow Knight, I can’t believe it!’ I burst out laughing. It was a good feeling.”

The Making Of Hollow Knight

about X hours ago from
The Making Of Hollow Knight

A diminutive, seemingly unremarkable champion answers the call to adventure, delving into the unknown, travelling further with each skill acquired, with each battle conquered.

Team Cherry has more than a little in common with Hollow Knight – a game that propelled its creators from obscurity, to moderate Kickstarter success, to glowing reviews, to the top of the Nintendo Switch charts in a whirlwind few years.

“I was spying on Hollow Knight’s Discord to watch the community’s real-time reactions, and when I saw someone type in, ‘Reggie said the words Hollow Knight, I can’t believe it!’ I burst out laughing. It was a good feeling.”

The Making Of Hollow Knight

about X hours ago from
The Making Of Hollow Knight

A diminutive, seemingly unremarkable champion answers the call to adventure, delving into the unknown, travelling further with each skill acquired, with each battle conquered.

Team Cherry has more than a little in common with Hollow Knight – a game that propelled its creators from obscurity, to moderate Kickstarter success, to glowing reviews, to the top of the Nintendo Switch charts in a whirlwind few years.

“I was spying on Hollow Knight’s Discord to watch the community’s real-time reactions, and when I saw someone type in, ‘Reggie said the words Hollow Knight, I can’t believe it!’ I burst out laughing. It was a good feeling.”

My Big Fat Greek Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Photo Tour

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My Big Fat Greek Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Photo Tour

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has been out for a week now, and if it were a vacation, I’d still be on the taxi ride to the airport. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I played for two straight nights until I even got to the opening credits, and I’ve barely made any story progress since then. More than any other game in the Assassin’s Creed series, Odyssey’s game world is absolutely massive, and actively encourages you to wander off the main path and explore as you see fit.

And that’s just what I’ve been doing. Sure, I’ve completed a few main missions – which have involved way more family drama than I was anticipating – but most of my time has been spent sailing the seas, perforating random soldiers with my God spear (not a euphemism), and laughing at naked statues. Oh, and taking pictures, of course – it wouldn’t be a vacation without pictures!

So, without further ado, let me warm up the ol’ slide projector and take you on the worst possible tour of ancient Greece you’ll ever get.

My Big Fat Greek Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Photo Tour

about X hours ago from
My Big Fat Greek Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Photo Tour

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has been out for a week now, and if it were a vacation, I’d still be on the taxi ride to the airport. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I played for two straight nights until I even got to the opening credits, and I’ve barely made any story progress since then. More than any other game in the Assassin’s Creed series, Odyssey’s game world is absolutely massive, and actively encourages you to wander off the main path and explore as you see fit.

And that’s just what I’ve been doing. Sure, I’ve completed a few main missions – which have involved way more family drama than I was anticipating – but most of my time has been spent sailing the seas, perforating random soldiers with my God spear (not a euphemism), and laughing at naked statues. Oh, and taking pictures, of course – it wouldn’t be a vacation without pictures!

So, without further ado, let me warm up the ol’ slide projector and take you on the worst possible tour of ancient Greece you’ll ever get.

The Top 10 Most Memorable Heists In Video Games

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The Top 10 Most Memorable Heists In Video Games

With Red Dead Redemption II, it appears Rockstar has given kleptomaniacs more options than ever to deprive NPCs of their hard-earned cash. From holding stagecoaches up at gunpoint to cracking safes and even burgling peoples’ homes, October 26 can’t come soon enough. So rather than mark the days down on our calendars, let’s take a moment to look back on all the other in-game robberies that took us by surprise. Heists in video games are nothing new, so to honor all those past capers, here’s a list of the top 10 most memorable heists in video games.

The Top 10 Most Memorable Heists In Video Games

about X hours ago from
The Top 10 Most Memorable Heists In Video Games

With Red Dead Redemption II, it appears Rockstar has given kleptomaniacs more options than ever to deprive NPCs of their hard-earned cash. From holding stagecoaches up at gunpoint to cracking safes and even burgling peoples’ homes, October 26 can’t come soon enough. So rather than mark the days down on our calendars, let’s take a moment to look back on all the other in-game robberies that took us by surprise. Heists in video games are nothing new, so to honor all those past capers, here’s a list of the top 10 most memorable heists in video games.

Science-Fiction Weekly – Star Wars Resistance, Death Trash, Observation

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Star Wars Resistance, Death Trash, Observation

I recently had the chance to spend three hours in a post-apocalyptic version of West Virginia (which you can see and read here), and now I'm itching to launch myself into the cosmos to explore the post-apocalyptic alien world of Nexus. This distant planet is featured in an upcoming RPG called Death Trash, which is described as a combination of science-fiction, cyberpunk, horror, and black humor. Death Trash allows players to create their own character power and embraces freedom of choice throughout most of the adventure.

This game has been in development for a few years (with the footage below dating back to 2016), and the release date listed is just "when it's done." We don't know if we'll be seeing it any time soon, but the game's creator Stephan Hövelbrinks keeps his Twitter followers up to speed on the latest development progress.

Science-Fiction Weekly – Star Wars Resistance, Death Trash, Observation

about X hours ago from
Science-Fiction Weekly – Star Wars Resistance, Death Trash, Observation

I recently had the chance to spend three hours in a post-apocalyptic version of West Virginia (which you can see and read here), and now I'm itching to launch myself into the cosmos to explore the post-apocalyptic alien world of Nexus. This distant planet is featured in an upcoming RPG called Death Trash, which is described as a combination of science-fiction, cyberpunk, horror, and black humor. Death Trash allows players to create their own character power and embraces freedom of choice throughout most of the adventure.

This game has been in development for a few years (with the footage below dating back to 2016), and the release date listed is just "when it's done." We don't know if we'll be seeing it any time soon, but the game's creator Stephan Hövelbrinks keeps his Twitter followers up to speed on the latest development progress.

Grand Theft Auto IV Remains The Most Important GTA

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Grand Theft Auto IV Remains The Most Important GTA

I grew up in the era when Grand Theft Auto was basically contraband. In 2003, my friends and I pitched in to buy a copy of Vice City and shared it amongst one another, out of the eyesight of our parents, who had all been worked into a fearful frenzy by articles in USA Today about the game’s prostitution and violent propensities. Grand Theft Auto wasn’t just a game to us but was a central part of our adolescence, the kind of all-caps MATURE thing we experienced as an act of rebellion as much as a fun doodad to pass the time.

Grand Theft Auto IV came at a strange time. I wasn’t even playing games at that point anymore, having ditched my consoles when I went to college in 2007 in an effort to focus on my studies and become a world-renowned author™. However, I still found myself drawn to IV, not because it was the next-gen version of GTA, but because so much of that game spoke to a thematic evolution that I was interested in. Head-down in books like The Great Gatsby and The Crying Of Lot 49, GTA IV’s somber take on finding yourself lost in the bleak tunnels of The American Dream as a poor person while the rich get stupider, crueler, and richer spoke to me. I spent countless hours on a friend’s Xbox 360 to complete the game, eagerly playing through the sad tale of Niko Bellic.