BioWare's Biggest Challenges In Creating Anthem

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BioWare's Biggest Challenges In Creating Anthem

With Anthem's development starting shortly after Mass Effect 3 shipped in 2012, BioWare's upcoming co-op RPG has been a long time coming. While visiting the studio for our cover story on Anthem, we spoke with the game's executive producer Mark Darrah and lead producer Mike Gamble about what it's like to tackle such a large and seemingly different project. Watch the video below to learn what the team is pulling from Star Wars: The Old Republic's history and why it's such a scary game to make for BioWare.

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The 13 Best Bosses From Bloodborne, Dark Souls, And Demon’s Souls

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The 13 Best Bosses From Bloodborne, Dark Souls, And Demon’s Souls

The Souls series is full of challenging encounters that test players’ patience and skill with precise timing and high stakes. The bosses are the most singular example of this — the many monsters, men, and maladies that you face across From Software’s games are horrific incursions into the stuff of nightmares. The elements that make up a great Souls boss are threefold: the visual design of the enemy, the pacing of the fight, and the lore behind each foe. The best bosses from Bloodborne, Dark Souls, and Demon’s Souls are a culmination of all three, and while some rank highly in one or two categories, only the best obtain the highest marks.

Needless to say, this is full of spoilers for all of the games.

Who He Is: The Tower Knight is a fallen knight who became corrupted during a demon invasion that wiped out half the world’s population.

The 13 Best Bosses From Bloodborne, Dark Souls And Demon’s Souls

about X hours ago from
The 13 Best Bosses From Bloodborne, Dark Souls And Demon’s Souls

The Souls series is full of challenging encounters that test players’ patience and skill with precise timing and high stakes. The bosses are the most singular example of this — the many monsters, men, and maladies that you face across From Software’s games are horrific incursions into the stuff of nightmares. The elements that make up a great Souls boss are threefold: the visual design of the enemy, the pacing of the fight, and the lore behind each foe. The best bosses from Bloodborne, Dark Souls, and Demon’s Souls are a culmination of all three, and while some rank highly in one or two categories, only the best obtain the highest marks.

Needless to say, this is full of spoilers for all of the games.

Who He Is: The Tower Knight is a fallen knight who became corrupted during a demon invasion that wiped out half the world’s population.

Coping With War: Where Video Games And The Lives Of Soldiers Intersect

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Coping With War: Where Video Games And The Lives Of Soldiers Intersect

You probably have your own idea of who “the troops” are. Maybe that idea was molded by repeated showings of M.A.S.H, the works of Tom Clancy, or films like The Hurt Locker. But just who are America’s soldiers, individually? What do they do when they’re not patrolling bases, running drills, or fighting on the battlefield?

We got the chance to find out.

Activision and The United Service Organizations (the USO) recently put on a joint tour, traveling to military installations across the world to show off new Call of Duty: WWII DLC and host tournaments for the soldiers at each stop. I hitched a ride and spoke to countless soldiers and veterans about everything from tactics for dealing with the ever-present boredom of base life to coping with injuries and whether or not they prefer Fortnite or PUBG.

Coping With War: Where Video Games And The Lives Of Soldiers Intersect

about X hours ago from
Coping With War: Where Video Games And The Lives Of Soldiers Intersect

You probably have your own idea of who “the troops” are. Maybe that idea was molded by repeated showings of M.A.S.H, the works of Tom Clancy, or films like The Hurt Locker. But just who are America’s soldiers, individually? What do they do when they’re not patrolling bases, running drills, or fighting on the battlefield?

We got the chance to find out.

Activision and The United Service Organizations (the USO) recently put on a joint tour, traveling to military installations across the world to show off new Call of Duty: WWII DLC and host tournaments for the soldiers at each stop. I hitched a ride and spoke to countless soldiers and veterans about everything from tactics for dealing with the ever-present boredom of base life to coping with injuries and whether or not they prefer Fortnite or PUBG.

Game Informer's Best Of E3 2018 Awards

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Game Informer's Best Of E3 2018 Awards

E3 2018 had no shortage of awesome games to peruse and play. Whether it was brand new announcements, gameplay reveals of secretive projects, or blow-out demos that captured showgoers’ attention, we wrote previews and features on dozens of distinct games. Today, we highlight the best of the best, with our picks for the most exciting and buzzworthy titles shown over the course of the gaming industry’s biggest week.

Until you swing through the streets of New York City, drop into a gang of bad guys, and take them down with an array of amazing moves, it’s hard to grasp just how tight and exciting Insomniac’s Spider-Man really is. The spectacular web-slinger has rarely looked better than he does in this new adventure, and we came away extremely pleased with the flow of navigation and combat. It would be a mistake to dismiss this new superhero game as just another licensed cash-grab; this is one of the most promising showcases of action gameplay in years.

Game Informer's Best Of E3 2018 Awards

about X hours ago from
Game Informer's Best Of E3 2018 Awards

E3 2018 had no shortage of awesome games to peruse and play. Whether it was brand new announcements, gameplay reveals of secretive projects, or blow-out demos that captured showgoers’ attention, we wrote previews and features on dozens of distinct games. Today, we highlight the best of the best, with our picks for the most exciting and buzzworthy titles shown over the course of the gaming industry’s biggest week.

Until you swing through the streets of New York City, drop into a gang of bad guys, and take them down with an array of amazing moves, it’s hard to grasp just how tight and exciting Insomniac’s Spider-Man really is. The spectacular web-slinger has rarely looked better than he does in this new adventure, and we came away extremely pleased with the flow of navigation and combat. It would be a mistake to dismiss this new superhero game as just another licensed cash-grab; this is one of the most promising showcases of action gameplay in years.