Auto Chess Is Poised To Be The Next Big Genre for PC and Mobile

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Auto Chess Is Poised To Be The Next Big Genre for PC and Mobile

While the stage at E3 this year may have overshadowed this quiet rise to prominence with its Keanu Reeves unveilings and big games, behind the scenes a genre is becoming a monster, poised to rock PC and mobile gaming to its core in the same way MMOs, MOBAs, builders, battle royales, and card-based RPGs did before it.

The Auto Chess genre may not rise to the same levels as these incredibly popular and trend-chased models, but fertile ground is absolutely laying the way for it to happen. Within the span of E3 2019’s opening week, we have three huge players on three giant platforms, all ready to vie for dominance – and that’s not even counting the mobile implications, where the genre lends itself to easy controls and low tech requirements.

Auto Chess Is Poised To Be The Next Big Genre for PC and Mobile

about X hours ago from
Auto Chess Is Poised To Be The Next Big Genre for PC and Mobile

While the stage at E3 this year may have overshadowed this quiet rise to prominence with its Keanu Reeves unveilings and big games, behind the scenes a genre is becoming a monster, poised to rock PC and mobile gaming to its core in the same way MMOs, MOBAs, builders, battle royales, and card-based RPGs did before it.

The Auto Chess genre may not rise to the same levels as these incredibly popular and trend-chased models, but fertile ground is absolutely laying the way for it to happen. Within the span of E3 2019’s opening week, we have three huge players on three giant platforms, all ready to vie for dominance – and that’s not even counting the mobile implications, where the genre lends itself to easy controls and low tech requirements.

Suda51 Tells Us What To Expect From No More Heroes III

about X hours ago from
Suda51 Tells Us What To Expect From No More Heroes III

It's been hinted at for a long time, but yesterday we finally got our first look at No More Heroes III. The trailer was exciting, but it's definitely more of a taste than a rundown; we saw some snippets of gameplay, but there's a lot more to the No More Heroes series than that.

To get a better idea of what to expect, I sat down with Grasshopper head honcho Goichi Suda to learn more about the return of part-time work, the films that inspired it, and seeing his game as part of a Nintendo Direct.

How would you describe your role on No More Heroes III?

Suda51 Tells Us What To Expect From No More Heroes III

about X hours ago from
Suda51 Tells Us What To Expect From No More Heroes III

It's been hinted at for a long time, but yesterday we finally got our first look at No More Heroes III. The trailer was exciting, but it's definitely more of a taste than a rundown; we saw some snippets of gameplay, but there's a lot more to the No More Heroes series than that.

To get a better idea of what to expect, I sat down with Grasshopper head honcho Goichi Suda to learn more about the return of part-time work, the films that inspired it, and seeing his game as part of a Nintendo Direct.

How would you describe your role on No More Heroes III?

Watch Dogs Legion Is Wildly Ambitious And Fun

about X hours ago from
Watch Dogs Legion Is Wildly Ambitious And Fun

In Watch Dogs Legion, Britain is on the brink of collapse. This post-Brexit world sees a private military corporation reign and privacy has become near non-existent. It's up to you to gather your DedSec hacker resistance to fight back against corruption and take back London.

I played a solid 45 minutes of Watch Dogs Legion at E3, and came away feeling impressed with the recruitment system and the ability to play as any character in the world. 

My demo begins in a pub, where I stumble around with hazy vision after a couple of drinks. My first objective is to scope out a potential recruit by profiling bar customers, to find the perfect addition for my DedSec team.

Watch Dogs Legion Is Wildly Ambitious And Fun

about X hours ago from
Watch Dogs Legion Is Wildly Ambitious And Fun

In Watch Dogs Legion, Britain is on the brink of collapse. This post-Brexit world sees a private military corporation reign and privacy has become near non-existent. It's up to you to gather your DedSec hacker resistance to fight back against corruption and take back London.

I played a solid 45 minutes of Watch Dogs Legion at E3, and came away feeling impressed with the recruitment system and the ability to play as any character in the world. 

My demo begins in a pub, where I stumble around with hazy vision after a couple of drinks. My first objective is to scope out a potential recruit by profiling bar customers, to find the perfect addition for my DedSec team.

Respawn Talks About The Future Of Apex Legends

about X hours ago from
Respawn Talks About The Future Of Apex Legends

Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends came out of nowhere early this year to be the surprise hit of early 2019. From its rock-solid launch, the battle royale set in the Titanfall universe experienced a meteoric rise, drawing in more than 50 million players in a month and surpassing even Fortnite's growth trajectory. Now comes the even harder part: Convincing everyone to stick around. 

During EA Play this week, Respawn outlined its plans for Season Two, which include adding a new legendary hero to the roster, introducing ranked mode, and improving the battle pass. We spoke with Respawn executive producer Drew McCoy and lead product manager Lee Horn about what fans can expect in the coming months.

How hard is it to go from traditionally developing a game to developing a service game?

Respawn Talks About The Future Of Apex Legends

about X hours ago from
Respawn Talks About The Future Of Apex Legends

Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends came out of nowhere early this year to be the surprise hit of early 2019. From its rock-solid launch, the battle royale set in the Titanfall universe experienced a meteoric rise, drawing in more than 50 million players in a month and surpassing even Fortnite's growth trajectory. Now comes the even harder part: Convincing everyone to stick around. 

During EA Play this week, Respawn outlined its plans for Season Two, which include adding a new legendary hero to the roster, introducing ranked mode, and improving the battle pass. We spoke with Respawn executive producer Drew McCoy and lead product manager Lee Horn about what fans can expect in the coming months.

How hard is it to go from traditionally developing a game to developing a service game?

A Smash Bros. Primer On Banjo And Kazooie

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A Smash Bros. Primer On Banjo And Kazooie

Smash Bros. fans rejoice, for our wishes have come true! After long last, Banjo and Kazooie has been formally announced as a DLC character in Nintendo’s massive fighting franchise, alongside Dragon Quest’s Hero. The bear and bird duo have been consistently voted into top three most-wanted Smash characters in community polls, but the outlook was grim. The problem was, Banjo-Kazooie was in Microsoft’s pocket after it purchased the developer Rare. Finally, after the budding friendship between Microsoft and Nintendo grew, Banjo and Kazooie will be returning to a Nintendo console for the first time in 19 years (not counting the handhelds, of course). So just who are Banjo and Kazooie, and why should you be excited? If you have never played the classic 3D-platformer, we’ve got you covered. Here is everything you need to know to become a proper Banjo Kazooie main.

A Smash Bros. Primer On Banjo And Kazooie

about X hours ago from
A Smash Bros. Primer On Banjo And Kazooie

Smash Bros. fans rejoice, for our wishes have come true! After long last, Banjo and Kazooie has been formally announced as a DLC character in Nintendo’s massive fighting franchise, alongside Dragon Quest’s Hero. The bear and bird duo have been consistently voted into top three most-wanted Smash characters in community polls, but the outlook was grim. The problem was, Banjo-Kazooie was in Microsoft’s pocket after it purchased the developer Rare. Finally, after the budding friendship between Microsoft and Nintendo grew, Banjo and Kazooie will be returning to a Nintendo console for the first time in 19 years (not counting the handhelds, of course). So just who are Banjo and Kazooie, and why should you be excited? If you have never played the classic 3D-platformer, we’ve got you covered. Here is everything you need to know to become a proper Banjo Kazooie main.