New Gameplay Today – Bomb Chicken

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New Gameplay Today – Bomb Chicken

Kyle Hilliard has a reputation for being a bit of a pyromaniac, in addition to being known for his love of consuming vast quantities of poultry. It only makes sense that he'd be into Bomb Chicken, an upcoming Switch game where you control a chicken who solves puzzles with a little help from her explosive leavings.

Join Kyle, Leo, and me as we watch Kyle deftly solve some of the most fiendishly tricky puzzles we've ever seen. OK, that part may be a little hyperbolic. Look, he starts from the beginning, so it's not like Nitrome is out to break anyone's brains immediately. Consider it a slow burn! Kind of like... fried chicken? Aaaaaand we're done.

Bomb Chicken is coming to the Nintendo Switch on July 12.

More Curves Coming Your Way

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More Curves Coming Your Way

Codemasters is continuing to build up the F1 series' career mode in F1 2018 after it being almost entirely absent a few years ago. Last year introduced an impressive R&D tech tree, and this year's title is tearing it down – sort of. And in a good way. This tweak to developing your team fits into a general theme for some of the mode's additions, putting you in shifting circumstances. It adds more pressure for you to get results on the track, but also lets you bet on yourself and reap the rewards of your hard work.

R&D is an important part of making sure your team is competitive, not only during the season but for the long haul. F1 2018 ups the stakes by demanding players be more adaptable in order to succeed.

First off, the tech tree is shrouded by a fog of war effect. Thus, you can't easily map out where you want to take your program, putting more weight on making the right choices in the moment.

More Curves Coming Your Way

about X hours ago from
More Curves Coming Your Way

Codemasters is continuing to build up the F1 series' career mode in F1 2018 after it being almost entirely absent a few years ago. Last year introduced an impressive R&D tech tree, and this year's title is tearing it down – sort of. And in a good way. This tweak to developing your team fits into a general theme for some of the mode's additions, putting you in shifting circumstances. It adds more pressure for you to get results on the track, but also lets you bet on yourself and reap the rewards of your hard work.

R&D is an important part of making sure your team is competitive, not only during the season but for the long haul. F1 2018 ups the stakes by demanding players be more adaptable in order to succeed.

First off, the tech tree is shrouded by a fog of war effect. Thus, you can't easily map out where you want to take your program, putting more weight on making the right choices in the moment.

The 10 Biggest Changes Overwatch Has Made To Its Characters

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The 10 Biggest Changes Overwatch Has Made To Its Characters

When Overwatch launched in 2016, it immediately garnered acclaim for how well-balanced and endlessly replayable it is. However, Blizzard was not satisfied resting on its laurels. Over the course of Overwatch's existence, Blizzard has continually tweaked, tuned, and reworked various aspects of its popular heroes.

These are the 10 biggest changes Blizzard has made to how Overwatch's characters play since launch.

10. Roadhog's Big Hook In early 2017, Roadhog's hook underwent a significant change. Heralded as "Hook 2.0," Roadhog was no longer able to pull opposing heroes through walls and other solid barriers. This made hooks a lot fairer, though you probably still say "Oh, c'mon!" every time you're hooked from across the map.

Question Of The Month: What Historical Era Should Games Explore?

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Question Of The Month: What Historical Era Should Games Explore?

In issue 302, we asked readers what historical moment or era they’d like to see explored in a video game. Now it’s your turn to weigh in.

Video games have explored a number of time periods over the years, from decades-old conflicts in series like Battlefield and Call of Duty, to the time-traveling tourism of Assassin’s Creed. However, history still offers plenty of intriguing eras and important moments that would be fascinating to explore in digital form.

When we posed the question to G.I.’s magazine subscribers, readers offered a number of enticing ideas, from a Mafia-style crime sim based on the Prohibition era, to an open-world take on Oregon Trail that follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition. But enough about them! We want to hear YOUR pitch for a killer game based on a specific historical moment or setting.

Question Of The Month: What Historical Era Should Games Explore?

about X hours ago from
Question Of The Month: What Historical Era Should Games Explore?

In issue 302, we asked readers what historical moment or era they’d like to see explored in a video game. Now it’s your turn to weigh in.

Video games have explored a number of time periods over the years, from decades-old conflicts in series like Battlefield and Call of Duty, to the time-traveling tourism of Assassin’s Creed. However, history still offers plenty of intriguing eras and important moments that would be fascinating to explore in digital form.

When we posed the question to G.I.’s magazine subscribers, readers offered a number of enticing ideas, from a Mafia-style crime sim based on the Prohibition era, to an open-world take on Oregon Trail that follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition. But enough about them! We want to hear YOUR pitch for a killer game based on a specific historical moment or setting.

From Final Fantasy to Star Citizen, The Longest Waits In Gaming History

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From Final Fantasy to Star Citizen, The Longest Waits In Gaming History

“It's been over 2077 days since we announced our plan to develop Cyberpunk 2077.” This is how CD Projekt Red started their letter to fans, hidden within the trailer they dropped at E3. Cyberpunk’s original trailer was in 2013, but the studio announced their plans to develop the property even earlier. Six years (and counting!) may feel like an eternity, but it’s far from the longest wait we’ve had for a game.

From JRPGS to trash-talking shooters, let’s forget our impatience for Cyberpunk by looking at some of the longest waits in gaming history.

2006 was a thrilling time to be a Final Fantasy fan. Not only was Final Fantasy XIII announced, it debuted alongside a trailer for an entirely separate game, Final Fantasy XIII Versus. Versus promised to be a dark adventure with real-time combat and an enigmatic protagonist. But as time stretched on, Versus missed a concerning number of events. Square Enix promised that development was continuing (first it was a PS3 exclusive, then it wasn’t, then it was again…), but it was easy to lose hope as the years stretched on.

From Final Fantasy to Star Citizen, The Longest Waits In Gaming History

about X hours ago from
From Final Fantasy to Star Citizen, The Longest Waits In Gaming History

“It's been over 2077 days since we announced our plan to develop Cyberpunk 2077.” This is how CD Projekt Red started their letter to fans, hidden within the trailer they dropped at E3. Cyberpunk’s original trailer was in 2013, but the studio announced their plans to develop the property even earlier. Six years (and counting!) may feel like an eternity, but it’s far from the longest wait we’ve had for a game.

From JRPGS to trash-talking shooters, let’s forget our impatience for Cyberpunk by looking at some of the longest waits in gaming history.

2006 was a thrilling time to be a Final Fantasy fan. Not only was Final Fantasy XIII announced, it debuted alongside a trailer for an entirely separate game, Final Fantasy XIII Versus. Versus promised to be a dark adventure with real-time combat and an enigmatic protagonist. But as time stretched on, Versus missed a concerning number of events. Square Enix promised that development was continuing (first it was a PS3 exclusive, then it wasn’t, then it was again…), but it was easy to lose hope as the years stretched on.

New Gameplay Today – Hypnospace Outlaw

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New Gameplay Today – Hypnospace Outlaw

Hypnospace Outlaw had me from the moment I saw its first trailer. I'm fairly immune to nostalgia plays, but something about Tendershoot's earnest and authentic-looking take on '90s internet hit home – from the highly compressed video to its dithered graphics and enthusiastic abundance of rotating gifs. In today's episode of New Gameplay Today, I guide Joe Juba and Leo Vader through much of the game's beta content.

In the game, you play as an online enforcer, whose job is to scour Hypnospace for rule violations. They can include things such as copyright violations, harassment, and countercurrency. When you find violations, you can flag them and get paid. The trick comes down to figuring out where to look for them. Check out the episode for a look at what it's like to be an enforcer, as well as a glimpse at some of the other silly ways you can pass time in the game. You like virtual pets and horrible WinAMP skins...?

Hypnospace Outlaw is set for a late 2018 release on PC.

New Gameplay Today – Hypnospace Outlaw

about X hours ago from
New Gameplay Today – Hypnospace Outlaw

Hypnospace Outlaw had me from the moment I saw its first trailer. I'm fairly immune to nostalgia plays, but something about Tendershoot's earnest and authentic-looking take on '90s internet hit home – from the highly compressed video to its dithered graphics and enthusiastic abundance of rotating gifs. In today's episode of New Gameplay Today, I guide Joe Juba and Leo Vader through much of the game's beta content.

In the game, you play as an online enforcer, whose job is to scour Hypnospace for rule violations. They can include things such as copyright violations, harassment, and countercurrency. When you find violations, you can flag them and get paid. The trick comes down to figuring out where to look for them. Check out the episode for a look at what it's like to be an enforcer, as well as a glimpse at some of the other silly ways you can pass time in the game. You like virtual pets and horrible WinAMP skins...?

Hypnospace Outlaw is set for a late 2018 release on PC.