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.

A Look At Brands' Tweets Aimed At Gamers

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A Look At Brands' Tweets Aimed At Gamers

Every once in a while, a promoted tweet will pop up on my Twitter timeline clearly aimed at people who have talked about video games on social media. Promoted tweets are rarely fun to encounter on your timeline, but if done right, they can grab some attention for the brand employing the technique. Either way, the results are often pretty goofy.

Now, to be fair, the game industry isn't immune from trying to make crossover content, as you can see from the three tweets below.

Now you can fish for Froggy, anytime, anywhere. pic.twitter.com/FHGW1udZUQ

The Sports Desk – A New Football Experience

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The Sports Desk – A New Football Experience

The NFL season is right around the corner, and with EA's Madden already out, you're probably looking for even more video game football. Today's Sports Desk features a title that you may not have heard of which could satisfy that need. Plus, if you're a fan of the other brand of football, soccer, I've got an analysis of Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Advanced Instructions from the game's demo – a feature that should be invaluable out on the pitch.

PRO STRATEGY FOOTBALL 2016

Pro Strategy Football 2016 is made by one person – the dedicated Kerry Batts. Batts makes the game in his spare time, and it's packed with features that only a die-hard football fan would include.

Here Are The 50+ Announced New Monsters Coming To Pokémon Sun And Moon

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Pokémon Sun and Moon isn't coming until November, but Nintendo and The Pokémon Company haven't been huddled away in secrecy leading up to the game's release. Fans have been getting a steady stream of reveals for the new creatures, some of which have already become favorites. We've compiled the announced Pokémon in one handy spot, which we'll continue to update as new ones are revealed to the world.

For more on Sun and Moon, head here to learn about eight big changes coming to the game. Pokémon Sun and Moon is coming to the 3DS on November 18.

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