The Beautiful And Terrifying Violence Of The Witcher

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The Beautiful And Terrifying Violence Of The Witcher

I just wanted to play cards.

Everywhere Gerald of Rivia goes, he's beset on all sides. By monsters. By his tangled love life. By political conspiracies. By the specter of a missing (adopted) daughter.

But mostly, he runs into idiots. Bona fide, dumber-than-a-bag-of-hammers morons looking to take out their rage on whatever emotional conductor is nearby. Given the racism-charged landscape of Nilfgaard and Redania, our hero, a human who's been mutated into a sword-swinging Terminex employee by his hard upbringing and constant potion consumption, often finds himself in the position of being a would-be plaything for these frustrated buffoons.

The Beautiful And Terrifying Violence Of The Witcher

about X hours ago from
The Beautiful And Terrifying Violence Of The Witcher

I just wanted to play cards.

Everywhere Geralt of Rivia goes, he's beset on all sides. By monsters. By his tangled love life. By political conspiracies. By the specter of a missing (adopted) daughter.

But mostly, he runs into idiots. Bona fide, dumber-than-a-bag-of-hammers morons looking to take out their rage on whatever emotional conductor is nearby. Given the racism-charged landscape of Nilfgaard and Redania, our hero, a human who's been mutated into a sword-swinging Terminex employee by his hard upbringing and constant potion consumption, often finds himself in the position of being a would-be plaything for these frustrated buffoons.

The Beautiful And Terrifying Violence Of The Witcher

about X hours ago from
The Beautiful And Terrifying Violence Of The Witcher

I just wanted to play cards.

Everywhere Geralt of Rivia goes, he's beset on all sides. By monsters. By his tangled love life. By political conspiracies. By the specter of a missing (adopted) daughter.

But mostly, he runs into idiots. Bona fide, dumber-than-a-bag-of-hammers morons looking to take out their rage on whatever emotional conductor is nearby. Given the racism-charged landscape of Nilfgaard and Redania, our hero, a human who's been mutated into a sword-swinging Terminex employee by his hard upbringing and constant potion consumption, often finds himself in the position of being a would-be plaything for these frustrated buffoons.

From Bowie To Cage – The Music Of Detroit: Become Human

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From Bowie To Cage – The Music Of Detroit: Become Human

Before work even started on Detroit: Become Human, we were introduced to an android named Kara. As the subject of a 2012 tech demo by Quantic Dream, Kara’s emotional reaction to her newly conscious mind was a microcosm of the themes that would define the studio’s recent work. In Detroit, the Kara we saw six years ago is now a housekeeping android whose character is defined by her relationship with a young girl.

To clearly define each of Detroit: Become Human’s three protagonists, Quantic Dream brought on three different composers to bring life to their individual stories. Kara’s soundtrack was scored by Philip Sheppard, a composer and accomplished cellist. In our interview with Sheppard, he touches on his work with David Bowie, the unique challenges of scoring a video game, and how he sees A.I. shaping the future of music. 

Your composing portfolio is extensive, but features relatively few video games. How did you get in touch with Quantic Dream to start work on Detroit: Become Human?

From Bowie to Cage – The Music of Detroit: Become Human

about X hours ago from
From Bowie to Cage – The Music of Detroit: Become Human

Before work even started on Detroit: Become Human, we were introduced to an android named Kara. As the subject of a 2012 tech demo by Quantic Dream, Kara’s emotional reaction to her newly conscious mind was a microcosm of the themes that would define the studio’s recent work. In Detroit, the Kara we saw six years ago is now a housekeeping android whose character is defined by her relationship with a young girl.

To clearly define each of Detroit: Become Human’s three protagonists, Quantic Dream brought on three different composers to bring life to their individual stories. Kara’s soundtrack was scored by Philip Sheppard, a composer and accomplished cellist. In our interview with Sheppard, he touches on his work with David Bowie, the unique challenges of scoring a video game, and how he sees A.I. shaping the future of music. 

Your composing portfolio is extensive, but features relatively few video games. How did you get in touch with Quantic Dream to start work on Detroit: Become Human?

The Sci-Fi Games We Hope To See At E3, But Likely Won't

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The Sci-Fi Games We Hope To See At E3, But Likely Won't

The future of games is on display next week at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo. Better known as E3, this week-long show is used by game publishers and developers to show off their latest works and surprises. Thanks to a rash of sizeable leaks, there may not be many secrets at this year's show, but we'd like to think some games are still tucked away under lock and key. Part of the fun of E3 is seeing the unexpected, and being wowed by something you didn't know was in development.

What surprises could still be out there? We haven't heard a peep from Rocksteady Studios or Guerrilla Games in many moons. In this edition of Science-Fiction Weekly, I provide my best guess as to what these studios may be working on, along with the odds of that game actually appearing at E3. There's a chance we won't see any of this stuff at the show, but it's always fun to speculate about what could be coming next.

2018 Video Game Release Schedule

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2018 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2018, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

New additions or changes to the list are in bold.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.

2018 Video Game Release Schedule

about X hours ago from
2018 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2018, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

New additions or changes to the list are in bold.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.

E3 2018 Predictions: Microsoft

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E3 2018 Predictions: Microsoft

E3 is one of the most exciting times of the year, but in some ways the road to E3 is even more exciting because we have time to speculate and dream about the possibilities. We’ve been doing a lot of dreaming this year. Here are several of our predictions for what Microsoft has planned for E3 this year.

A New Forza On The Horizon This is pretty much a no-brainer. Forza has been on a yearly cycle for a long time – bouncing between the main Motorsport series and its Horizon offshoot. If the series follows this cycle, we can expect another entry in Horizon’s open-world playground. Rumors have speculated that this entry will be set somewhere in the U.K., but we shouldn’t have to wait long to find out for sure. Expect to see another high-end supercar on Microsoft’s stage this year.

Probability: Sure bet

E3 2018 Predictions: Microsoft

about X hours ago from
E3 2018 Predictions: Microsoft

E3 is one of the most exciting times of the year, but in some ways the road to E3 is even more exciting because we have time to speculate and dream about the possibilities. We’ve been doing a lot of dreaming this year. Here are several of our predictions for what Microsoft has planned for E3 this year.

A New Forza On The Horizon This is pretty much a no-brainer. Forza has been on a yearly cycle for a long time – bouncing between the main Motorsport series and its Horizon offshoot. If the series follows this cycle, we can expect another entry in Horizon’s open-world playground. Rumors have speculated that this entry will be set somewhere in the U.K., but we shouldn’t have to wait long to find out for sure. Expect to see another high-end supercar on Microsoft’s stage this year.

Probability: Sure bet