Super Replay – Resident Evil 4 Episode 4

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Super Replay – Resident Evil 4 Episode 4

Much like the zombie creatures Resident Evil is known for, we can't seem to rid ourselves of former Game Informer editor turned Capcom associate brand manager, Tim Turi. He tries to leave and we think he's gone, but suddenly he, and his unquenchable desire to play Resident Evil while others watch, comes back to life.

We embrace this kind of reanimation though, and were happy to make Tim play through Resident Evil 4 in its entirety in order to remind everyone that that game has found yet another set of platforms on which to exist – the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Join us as we reminisce about one of the best games on GameCube (and later PlayStation 2, then PC, then Wii, then Zeebo then Xbox 360, then PlayStation 3, and then iOS and Android), pressure Tim to tell us more about Resident Evil 7, and bring in different editors to push against the Los Ganados threat. Above, you can watch a trailer teasing what's to come, and below you can watch the latest episode of our playthrough. We'll be posting new episodes on Sundays and Wednesdays until we finish the game, so stay tuned!

The Surprising Depth Of Horizon Zero Dawn's New Gameplay

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The Surprising Depth Of Horizon Zero Dawn's New Gameplay

To go alongside our October cover story on Horizon Zero Dawn from Guerilla Games, we're going to be rolling out a month of exclusive content covering this PlayStation 4-exclusive action RPG. We visited the team at their studio in Amsterdam and spoke with the game's director Mathijs de Jonge about his hopes that Horizon Zero Dawn will challenge players and force them to think strategically. The interview also covers how different tribes throughout the world will affect the way you play, the variety of environments, and the critical role of emergent gameplay in this open world. Guerilla Games wanted to note that the new footage in the video is still a work-in-progress and represents pre-release gameplay.

Watch the video below to see more of Horizon Zero Dawn and learn about what it'll be like to get your hands on the game.

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The Virtual Life — Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Tragic Soul Shines In Its Quiet Moments

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The Virtual Life — Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Tragic Soul Shines In Its Quiet Moments

Johnny Gunn sits in the middle of what might have one time or another been a living room, rubbing alloy hands through his hair. He’s a man with a lot on his mind. Out back, behind the complex of broken down apartments we’re standing in, his ex-wife was strangled to death and torn to bits. The police think Johnny did it.

This, reader, is where I come in. That’s me, nosy Adam Jensen, who just can’t help getting embroiled in things that aren’t my business. I’m the half-man, half-robot version of some character you might find in a Hammett novel, a pesky gumshoe wannabe who’s done a lot of bad things for what he thinks are the right reasons.

I ask Johnny about his wife. He shows little remorse, says she’s an “ex” for a reason. I ask him about his being a former employee for Belltower, a private security division. He speaks openly about his time across seas, roughing up people for a paycheck and getting various bits and bobs on his body replaced with machine. I’m sympathetic. I take a look around the place. There are more discarded boxes of beer and empty liquor bottles than there is floor space. In the bathroom I discover sobriety chips on the sink, long-forgotten and covered in dust. A medical report crumpled in a cardboard box suggests our guy has some form of PTSD.

Science-Fiction Weekly – The Turing Test, Livelock, The Final Station

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Science-Fiction Weekly – The Turing Test, Livelock, The Final Station

If you love Portal, you need to play The Turing Test. I don't often like to compare games to others, but the similarities between Portal and The Turing Test are too much to deny. Almost every Game Informer staffer that entered my office as I was playing The Turing Test, said something along the lines of "this looks like Portal."

At its core, The Turing Test is a first-person experience that follows a female protagonist through testing chambers in which she solves puzzles by either using an energy weapon or moving power cubes, as an A.I. voice provides insight into the world. Yes, that sounds like Portal, but the gameplay is different, and the game's overall message is, well, wow. I was blown away by its twists, turns, and ending. And no, it has nothing to do with cake.

[Update] Seen At PAX West 2016

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[Update] Seen At PAX West 2016

We're here on the ground at Pax West and we're seeing a lot of exciting things: game previews, developer talks, and, of course, fantastic cosplayers doing what they do best. Here's some of the best stuff we've seen.

Here's a couple showing off their love for indie hit Stardew Valley with some creative costumes.

Overwatch is huge this year and cosplayers are out in full force, showing their love for the game's colorful character roster. There have been some particularly great Junkrats.

[Update] Seen At PAX West 2016

about X hours ago from
[Update] Seen At PAX West 2016

We're here on the ground at Pax West and we're seeing a lot of exciting things: game previews, developer talks, and, of course, fantastic cosplayers doing what they do best. Here's some of the best stuff we've seen.

Here's a couple showing off their love for indie hit Stardew Valley with some creative costumes.

Overwatch is huge this year and cosplayers are out in full force, showing their love for the game's colorful character roster. There have been some particularly great Junkrats.

Video Game Hero Beatdown: Solid Snake Vs. Master Chief

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Video Game Hero Beatdown: Solid Snake Vs. Master Chief

We take two world-class super soldiers and pit them against each other in a fictionalized scenario to see who will come out on top. Who would win in a fight? Metal Gear’s Solid Snake or Halo’s Master Chief?

Who They Are:Master Chief: Genetically modified war hero and combat specialist who has saved the world from annihilation multiple times. Outfitted with a high-tech robotic cybersuit, advanced A.I., and the hottest technology of the 26th century.

Solid Snake: Genetically modified war hero and combat specialist who has saved the world from annihilation multiple times and has single-handedly destroyed more walking tanks than the entire U.S. Army.

Fixing No Man’s Sky – 10 Small Changes With Big Benefits

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Fixing No Man’s Sky – 10 Small Changes With Big Benefits

When it first released, No Man’s Sky ignited a firestorm of discussion and criticism due to the gulf between what players were expecting from the title and what Hello Games delivered. Regardless of your feelings on that subject, most of us can agree that No Man’s Sky isn’t perfect, which means it has room to improve.

Comprehensive redesigns and overhauls would be required to transform the game into the experience that some envisioned. However, even without making such large-scale alterations, Hello Games could make a variety of minor changes that would make the crafting, exploration, and combat easier to enjoy. These 10 suggestions are all about removing the frustrations in the current version of No Man’s Sky, not completely redefining its identity.

1. True photo mode Not every planet in No Man’s Sky is gorgeous, but sometimes you touch down on a picturesque landscape with vibrant colors, varied terrain, and another planet majestically rising over the horizon. People can already pass around screenshots like this, but location markers and HUD elements tend to clutter up the view, and you can’t tweak your angles for the perfect shot. Finding strange and beautiful places is a major draw of the game, and a full-fledged photo mode would provide more control over the images and let players share the full glory of their discoveries.

The Most Epic Artifacts In World Of Warcraft

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The Most Epic Artifacts In World Of Warcraft

I’ve been having a blast in recent days returning to World of Warcraft after being away for some time, and taking several of my level 100 characters through the new content and on the road to 110. One of the most striking things about this expansion is its focus on storytelling, and on putting players in the driver’s seat as the most important characters in Azeroth during this pivotal invasion by the demons. Of particular note are the storied artifact weapons that every character can now acquire.

The following highlights some of the most epic and famous weapons that players can now acquire for themselves. Players are still trying out the many artifacts (36, in total) that can be won in Legion, so I wouldn’t hazard to guess which ones will end up being the most powerful or useful. Instead, here we’re examining some of the favorites that are exciting simply because of how they fit into the broader story of the Warcraft universe.