Anti-Vaxxers Will Strengthen Your Pathogen In Plague Inc.

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Anti-Vaxxers Will Strengthen Your Pathogen In Plague Inc.

If there's one thing fans like to do besides yelling on Twitter, it's creating petitions. Petitions can be a good way to know what people are dissatisfied with, but nothing tends to come of them. After a recent online petition for the 2012 strategy game, Plague Inc., though, things turned out differently.

After publicly endorsing the petition on their Twitter page, the developers had to put their money where their mouth is. The petition reached the required 10,000 signatures, and as promised, anti-vaxxers will be implemented in a future update to the game as a buff to your disease.

In Plague Inc. you control a pathogen and have to guide the fledgling disease throughout human history and combat humanities various immunities and vaccines. The anti-vaxxers would work – like in real life – to bolster your diseases' defenses against the advancements of science.

Now Accepting Applications For Game Informer's Summer 2019 Internship

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Now Accepting Applications For Game Informer's Summer 2019 Internship

With the changing seasons comes a new opportunity for aspiring video games journalists to break into the industry. We're now accepting applications for Game Informer's Summer 2019 internship term.

For details on Game Informer's three-month-long editorial internship click here. If that sounds exciting, you can send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples (as a single pdf) to ben@gameinformer.com – be sure to include the text of your writing samples in the application. The Summer internship will run from May 15 through August 16. We'll continue to accept applications until March 25, so please send your packet along before then!

Now Accepting Applications For Game Informer's Summer 2019 Internship

about X hours ago from
Now Accepting Applications For Game Informer's Summer 2019 Internship

With the changing seasons comes a new opportunity for aspiring video games journalists to break into the industry. We're now accepting applications for Game Informer's Summer 2019 internship term.

For details on Game Informer's three-month-long editorial internship click here. If that sounds exciting, you can send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples (as a single pdf) to ben@gameinformer.com – be sure to include the text of your writing samples in the application. The Summer internship will run from May 15 through August 16. We'll continue to accept applications until March 25, so please send your packet along before then!

Respawn's Star Wars Game Will Be Revealed April 13

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Respawn's Star Wars Game Will Be Revealed April 13

When Jedi: Fallen Order, the Star Wars game from the creators of the Titanfall series, was first announced at E3, there weren't a lot of details. Respawn founder Vince Zampella sat in a crowd at the EA press conference and announced the title, referenced the Star Wars prequels, confirmed a 2019 release, and basically left it at that. Now it appears we'll be seeing our first real look at it in mid-April as part of Lucasfilm's annual Star Wars celebration.

The news comes from the surprisingly often-used EA Star Wars account, which announced that April 13 will be the reveal date for the anticipated title.

Did you hear? #StarWarsJediFallenOrder will be at #StarWarsCelebration Chicago! See the game for the first time on April 13th.
Plus, hear from @MattLanter about his work on #StarWarsBattlefrontII. https://t.co/vE0oPnYDSZ

Respawn's Star Wars Game Will Be Revealed April 13

about X hours ago from
Respawn's Star Wars Game Will Be Revealed April 13

When Jedi: Fallen Order, the Star Wars game from the creators of the Titanfall series, was first announced at E3, there weren't a lot of details. Respawn founder Vince Zampella sat in a crowd at the EA press conference and announced the title, referenced the Star Wars prequels, confirmed a 2019 release, and basically left it at that. Now it appears we'll be seeing our first real look at it in mid-April as part of Lucasfilm's annual Star Wars celebration.

The news comes from the surprisingly often-used EA Star Wars account, which announced that April 13 will be the reveal date for the anticipated title.

Did you hear? #StarWarsJediFallenOrder will be at #StarWarsCelebration Chicago! See the game for the first time on April 13th.
Plus, hear from @MattLanter about his work on #StarWarsBattlefrontII. https://t.co/vE0oPnYDSZ

Amazon And Electronic Arts Submit Bids For Nexon Holding Firm

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Amazon And Electronic Arts Submit Bids For Nexon Holding Firm

Nexon, the Korean company behind games like Maplestory and plenty of huge international successes especially on mobile platforms, is selling off their holding firm and a lot of major companies are looking to invest. Most relevantly, Amazon, Comcast, and Electronic Arts have submitted bids to the first round for NXC Corp.

Basically this isn't actually purchasing Nexon, but rather the holding firm that holds a large amount of stock in Nexon. What these companies want is that seat at the Nexon's table to be able to influence how the South Korean gaming firm, likely in ways that benefit the bidding company.

Nexon is best known in the west for games like Maplestory 1 and 2, as well as Vindictus. While there is a western branch, Nexon America, having investment from major distributors like Amazon or EA would probably benefit them with a stronger foothold in the west. There's no guarantee, however, as Reuters reports that other bidders include companies like Kakao and Netmarble.

Amazon And Electronic Arts Submit Bids For Nexon Holding Firm

about X hours ago from
Amazon And Electronic Arts Submit Bids For Nexon Holding Firm

Nexon, the Korean company behind games like Maplestory and plenty of huge international successes especially on mobile platforms, is selling off their holding firm and a lot of major companies are looking to invest. Most relevantly, Amazon, Comcast, and Electronic Arts have submitted bids to the first round for NXC Corp.

Basically this isn't actually purchasing Nexon, but rather the holding firm that holds a large amount of stock in Nexon. What these companies want is that seat at the Nexon's table to be able to influence how the South Korean gaming firm, likely in ways that benefit the bidding company.

Nexon is best known in the west for games like Maplestory 1 and 2, as well as Vindictus. While there is a western branch, Nexon America, having investment from major distributors like Amazon or EA would probably benefit them with a stronger foothold in the west. There's no guarantee, however, as Reuters reports that other bidders include companies like Kakao and Netmarble.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Coming To The West On April 9

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Coming To The West On April 9

Last year, Capcom announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, an HD remaster of the first three games in the series that originally launched on the Gameboy Advance, will be coming to consoles and PC. Now that the trilogy has been released in Japan, Capcom has revealed that it will be coming to the west in under two months as a digital release.

The three games include Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Ace Attorney: Justice For All, and Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations. They're the three titles before Phoenix Wright retired and Apollo Justice took over, but then Capcom simply...brought Phoenix Wright back again after fan outcry. Fans commonly consider the original games, penned by Capcom writer Shu Takumi, to be the best in the series, so I doubt few will complain about the chosen collection.

The remasters have redrawn most of the game's GBA-resolution sprites, which in some cases has left art that was up to interpretation to look a little strange when blown up to 1080p and cleaned. Capcom has mostly moved the series away from physical releases in the west, as even the most recent new games have only been available digitally. If you for some reason can't wait until April, the Japanese version of the game contains an option for English text, as well.

Report: Kingdom Hearts III Director Tetsuya Nomura Teases Story DLC

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Report: Kingdom Hearts III Director Tetsuya Nomura Teases Story DLC

New details about Kingdom Hearts III's teased DLC surfaced this morning, including confirmation of a harder difficulty setting and new story content.

Speaking to Dengeki Online, game director Tetsuya Nomura revealed that Critical Mode – a harder difficulty setting that was noticeably absent from Kingdom Hearts III – will eventually make it into the game. According to the interview, Nomura doesn't want the new difficulty setting to simply increase enemies' health bars. He explains that the mode will make adjustments that "pinpoint a level of fun unique to Critical Mode."

Nomura teased new story content, as well, but didn't detail how much it would cost or how it would be distributed. The DLC will center around Xion and her fate, as well as tying into the conclusion of Kingdom Hearts III.

Report: Kingdom Hearts III Director Tetsuya Nomura Teases Story DLC

about X hours ago from
Report: Kingdom Hearts III Director Tetsuya Nomura Teases Story DLC

New details about Kingdom Hearts III's teased DLC surfaced this morning, including confirmation of a harder difficulty setting and new story content.

Speaking to Dengeki Online, game director Tetsuya Nomura revealed that Critical Mode – a harder difficulty setting that was noticeably absent from Kingdom Hearts III – will eventually make it into the game. According to the interview, Nomura doesn't want the new difficulty setting to simply increase enemies' health bars. He explains that the mode will make adjustments that "pinpoint a level of fun unique to Critical Mode."

Nomura teased new story content, as well, but didn't detail how much it would cost or how it would be distributed. The DLC will center around Xion and her fate, as well as tying into the conclusion of Kingdom Hearts III.