Watch Part 2 Of Our Game Club Discussion Of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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Watch Part 2 Of Our Game Club Discussion Of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

If you haven't been following The Game Informer Show podcast, this year we kicked off GI Game Club that has us playing through games and discussing them in detail with our community. We're currently playing through 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution (partly to get ready for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided) and we've played everything up until you visit China for the second time.

It's not too late to join in on the discussion, feel free to play along with us and send feedback and thoughts to podcast@gameinformer.com so that we can read them on air. The next discussion will air on The Game Informer Show on August 11th and we'll be playing up through the end of the game.

Watch the discussion below or subscribe to The GI Show on iTunes and follow along with the audio version. And please send your thoughts on the game to podcast@gameinformer.com!

The Next 100: Who Might Be Coming To Pokémon Go

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The Next 100: Who Might Be Coming To Pokémon Go

What comes next? This is the question Pokémon Go players want answered most, and Niantic has not been upfront with any concrete information following the game's launch earlier this month. We know that future updates bring the promise of trading, improved PokéStops and gyms, leaderboards, and potentially raids, but will there be new Pokémon to catch as well? In an interview with Forbes, Niantic's CEO John Hanke says new Pokémon will be introduced into the game "around special events at certain times in certain parts of the world," but we don't know if the company plans on following Pokémon's timeline for the roll-out of new critters.

For those of you that don't know, all of the monsters in Pokémon Go are from Pokémon Red and Blue, the original two Pokémon games that launched in 1998. The next games in the series, Pokémon Silver and Gold introduced 100 new creatures to catch, putting the total number of Pokémon in the game at 251. People assume (and hope) Niantic will follow the same timeline as the original games, but there's also a chance that the next batch of Pokémon may instead come from the forthcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon games for Nintendo 3DS (launching November 18). If this is the route Niantic takes, all bets are off for future updates.

Funny To A Point – I Joined A Devil Cult; Its Name Is Clash Royale

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 Funny To A Point – I Joined A Devil Cult; Its Name Is Clash Royale

I'm fairly susceptible to getting suckered into games by my coworkers, a character flaw I wrote about...just last column (another: repeating myself). But long before Pokéfever gripped the G.I. office, some of my fellow editors were obsessed with another mobile megalodon, one with far more sinister underpinnings than Nintendo's cutesy pocket monsters.

Despite my embarrassing antics, Pokémon Go isn't really a good example of my newfound weakness for groupthink mobile crazes. Everyone is obsessed with Pokémon Go right now, and I'm genuinely enjoying the experience. Trying to judge my crisis of character based on Pokémon Go would be like a Saw movie where the victims are forced to cuddle puppies and tickle-fight each other. The true depths of my depravity can only be measured in misery, and for that Clash Royale is the perfect yardstick.

Upon launch, Clash Royale was generally lauded by critics, and rightfully so. Supercell managed to strip the RTS genre down to its fundamentals, replacing long and taxing wars with fun bite-sized battles that virtually anyone can play and appreciate. You build up a small deck of units, send them out to destroy your opponent's three towers, and two minutes later you're either picking up your reward or spamming a new enemy with ill-intentioned King emojis.

The Voices Of SpongeBob And Patrick Explore The Series' Success

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The Voices Of SpongeBob And Patrick Explore The Series' Success

As one of the most enduring programs on television today, SpongeBob Squarepants transcended simply being a popular show long ago. As a veritable cultural mainstay, the award-winning show has not only spawned over 200 episodes during its 17 years on-air, but also two theatrical films (with a third said to be in development) and tens of video games.

While clever writing and undeniable charm have paved the way for the show's success and longevity, the core of the series' appeal are the two main characters, SpongeBob and Patrick, voiced by Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke respectively. I sat down with the two stars of SpongeBob Squarepants to find out exactly why the series has been so successful and what they go through to create and maintain such beloved characters.

SpongeBob and Patrick are two iconic, beloved characters. When you first got these roles, was there any indication that these were not only going to be around for a long time, but would also have such a cultural impact?

We Predict The Stories Of 10 Unannounced Video Game Franchises

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We’re tired of waiting until a game is announced to learn more about it. We want to know what’s in store for many of our favorite video game franchises right now. Using a mix of secret journalistic sources, ancient star charts, and a predictive A.I., we’re confident that we’ve accurately predicted the plots for several of the biggest franchises in the industry. Warning: Spoilers.

Dead Space 4Isaac Clarke thought he escaped a life of constant fear and danger when he moved to one of Earth’s remotest colonies. Unfortunately, danger continues to find him. The asteroid Isaac settled on turns out to be an ancient Necromorph burial ground. After being confronted by a strange mystical shaman in a dream, Isaac discovers that his newfound physic powers might be the only thing that will help him survive the night.

Opinion – Why I Hope The Nintendo NX Rumors Are True

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With new consoles – or new iterations of current consoles – on the horizon, the gaming industry is an exciting place right now. Players are anxious for any details about the upcoming technology (Sony’s PlayStation 4 Neo, Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, and Nintendo’s NX), but the companies are keeping frustratingly quiet. People are hungry for information that isn’t being delivered, which is one of the reasons the recent rumors regarding the NX are so captivating. But even better than that is the fact that these rumors, if true, indicate that Nintendo is finally back on the right track.

From the design of the system to the tech powering it, the rumors surrounding the NX have stirred a dormant excitement for Nintendo’s future. I’ve been waiting for Nintendo to abandon its losing competition with Sony and Microsoft and consolidate its strength. Thanks to the Wii U, Nintendo’s current place in the console landscape is occupied by an under-powered, under-supported, and effectively dead system – but the company may finally be able to turn that around.

Super Replay – Shadow Of The Colossus Episode Three

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Super Replay – Shadow Of The Colossus Episode Three

Team Ico's latest, The Last Guardian, is finally (pending any additional surprise delays) arriving this October, which is a perfect excuse to play through Shadow of the Colossus in its entirety.

Of course, you don't really need an excuse to play Shadow of the Colossus because it is a fantastic game. Join myself and Andrew Reiner as we relive some of our Shenmue magic by keeping this a two-person show, making our way through the game's strange world and bringing down its imposing beasts. We don't have a strict schedule in mind for this series, because we want to be able to absorb everyone's feedback episode to episode, so we likely won't be recording multiple episodes in advance. We're all going on this journey together, so please sound off in the comments section below or on YouTube.

For more Super Replay, follow the links to find our full playthroughs of Shenmue and Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon. You can also see our full playthrough of Dark Souls III here, which technically isn't a Super Replay, but is pretty close. For our Replay of Shadow of the Colossus, head here.

The Hunt Is On For Ditto In Pokémon Go!

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The Hunt Is On For Ditto In Pokémon Go!

Ditto is an illusive, gelatinous Pokémon that can rearrange its cells to transform into different things. As of this writing, this strange creature is the only non-legendary Pokémon that hasn't been caught (or even seen) in Pokémon Go. The hunt is on, however, and a Reddit thread is chronicling every theory and technique people have. It's a lengthy read that shows just how clever players are, but so far, no one has come any closer to unearthing this Pokémon.

If the data mined by one player is to be believed, we know Ditto is in the game. The data shows a Pokédex listing for Ditto that reads: "Ditto rearranges its cell structure to transform itself into other shapes. However, if it tries to transform itself into something by relying on its memory, this Pokémon manages to get details wrong." it also appears to have a base stamina of 96, attack of 110, and defense of 110. Max CP is listed as 919.62.

The Hunt Is On For Ditto In Pokémon Go!

about X hours ago from
The Hunt Is On For Ditto In Pokémon Go!

Ditto is an illusive, gelatinous Pokémon that can rearrange its cells to transform into different things. As of this writing, this strange creature is the only non-legendary Pokémon that hasn't been caught (or even seen) in Pokémon Go. The hunt is on, however, and a Reddit thread is chronicling every theory and technique people have. It's a lengthy read that shows just how clever players are, but so far, no one has come any closer to unearthing this Pokémon.

If the data mined by one player is to be believed, we know Ditto is in the game. The data shows a Pokédex listing for Ditto that reads: "Ditto rearranges its cell structure to transform itself into other shapes. However, if it tries to transform itself into something by relying on its memory, this Pokémon manages to get details wrong." it also appears to have a base stamina of 96, attack of 110, and defense of 110. Max CP is listed as 919.62.

Iron Galaxy’s New Leadership Team Talks Life Beyond Killer Instinct

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Iron Galaxy’s New Leadership Team Talks Life Beyond Killer Instinct

Earlier this week, Iron Galaxy announced that Adam Boyes, the longtime head of developer relations and third-party publishing at Sony's U.S. games division, was coming on as the new CEO. Boyes had previously worked with Iron Galaxy founder Dave Lang at Midway in the early 2000s. Along with Boyes' addition, director of product development Chelsea Blasko was promoted to chief product officer. With a new-look leadership team, Iron Galaxy is hoping to expand on what the team has already done, as well as explore new areas of expansion and growth.

Iron Galaxy is perhaps best known for its work on fighting titles like Killer Instinct, Divekick, and Wreckateer, but the studio's catalog extends beyond those games. In addition to original development like those titles, Iron Galaxy has become one of the go-to studios for ports, working on releases including PS3/Xbox 360 ports of Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins, and Darkstalkers Resurrection. The studio also worked on the Vita port of Borderlands 2 and the PC ports of the two most recent Batman: Arkham titles, Origins and Knight – the latter being widely criticized and eventually pulled from storefronts until it could be fixed.

Most recently, Iron Galaxy published Videoball, a sports game from indie developer Action Button Entertainment that has received strong pre-release reception.