Exclusive In-Depth Profile On Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s New Droid, BD-1

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Exclusive In-Depth Profile On Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s New Droid, BD-1

One of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s early standout characters is one that never says a single line of dialogue throughout the course of Cal Kestis’ adventure. BD-1 is a small bipedal droid that assists Cal in his journey in a number of ways. He can hack into electronics and control them, scan elements of the environment and defeated enemies to build out an encyclopedia of knowledge, display holographic maps, and dispense health canisters when Cal needs them. We spoke with the art and sound team at Respawn about what it takes to add a new, unique droid to Star Wars’ canon and find out what it’s like to work with legendary sound designer, Ben Burtt.

This Year's Pokémon Go Fest Was A Blast

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This Year's Pokémon Go Fest Was A Blast

This was my third consecutive year of attending Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago, and it was the first year to go off without a hitch. In the first year, the game was nearly unplayable, leading to frustrated players, lawsuits, and hardly any Pokémon caught. In the second year, the game was playable, but rainfall made it difficult to stay out on the walking paths for too long. This year's festival was held in 70-degree weather with the sun shining. The game seemed to appreciate the perfect weather. Outside of a few crashes – which would likely still have occurred outside of the festival grounds – I was able to catch hundreds of Pokémon within a few hours.

If a player purchased a ticket for the festival, they didn't need to hand it off or scan it to start playing. Thanks to the pre-event registration, Niantic had the players' data plugged into the game, and as soon as one of these players stepped into the festival's grounds, they were given a new quest, and a sea of Pokéstops appeared on their screen.

This Year's Pokémon Go Fest Was A Blast

about X hours ago from
This Year's Pokémon Go Fest Was A Blast

This was my third consecutive year of attending Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago, and it was the first year to go off without a hitch. In the first year, the game was nearly unplayable, leading to frustrated players, lawsuits, and hardly any Pokémon caught. In the second year, the game was playable, but rainfall made it difficult to stay out on the walking paths for too long. This year's festival was held in 70-degree weather with the sun shining. The game seemed to appreciate the perfect weather. Outside of a few crashes – which would likely still have occurred outside of the festival grounds – I was able to catch hundreds of Pokémon within a few hours.

If a player purchased a ticket for the festival, they didn't need to hand it off or scan it to start playing. Thanks to the pre-event registration, Niantic had the players' data plugged into the game, and as soon as one of these players stepped into the festival's grounds, they were given a new quest, and a sea of Pokéstops appeared on their screen.

After All These Years, Eiji Aonuma Still Gets Excited At The Idea Of Collaborating With Shigeru Miyamoto

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After All These Years, Eiji Aonuma Still Gets Excited At The Idea Of Collaborating With Shigeru Miyamoto

This past week at E3 2019, I caught up with Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma to talk about the upcoming Link's Awakening remake, the newly announced Breath of the Wild sequel, and plenty of other topics.

During a small portion of the interview, I bring up how his career has progressed over the two decades he's been creating Zelda titles. According to Aonuma, the early days required him to roll up his sleeves and do much of the work himself. "One thing that definitely has changed is that in the beginning, I had to create a bunch of things on my own, but now I have a great team with great people with different skills to help me create things together," he says.

This is evident when looking at Aonuma's credits throughout the Zelda franchise. He began his run with the series by serving as director on Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess, before transitioning to producer and supervisor roles. Aonuma also used to serve as a dungeon designer, but with Breath of the Wild, that task fell to another member of the team.

After All These Years, Eiji Aonuma Still Gets Excited At The Idea Of Collaborating With Shigeru Miyamoto

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After All These Years, Eiji Aonuma Still Gets Excited At The Idea Of Collaborating With Shigeru Miyamoto

This past week at E3 2019, I caught up with Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma to talk about the upcoming Link's Awakening remake, the newly announced Breath of the Wild sequel, and plenty of other topics.

During a small portion of the interview, I bring up how his career has progressed over the two decades he's been creating Zelda titles. According to Aonuma, the early days required him to roll up his sleeves and do much of the work himself. "One thing that definitely has changed is that in the beginning, I had to create a bunch of things on my own, but now I have a great team with great people with different skills to help me create things together," he says.

When asked about his collaboration with other Nintendo producers like Shigeru Miyamoto or Takashi Tezuka, Aonuma focuses on the notion of collaborating with Miyamoto. "It's very interesting that you bring up Mr. Miyamoto," he says with a chuckle. "I've never thought of it as collaborating with him! Now that you've phrased it that way, I think, 'Oh, working with Mr. Miyamoto is a collaboration.' That's kind of exciting!"

2019 Video Game Release Schedule

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2019 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2019, 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 will be 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.

2019 Video Game Release Schedule

about X hours ago from
2019 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2019, 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 will be 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.

2019 Video Game Release Schedule

about X hours ago from
2019 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2019, 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 will be 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.