We Talk With Epic Games To Find Out What Makes This MOBA Different

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We Talk With Epic Games To Find Out What Makes This MOBA Different

The MOBA genre has been flooded over the past few years to the point where some developers actively shy away from using the term to describe their games. Former Gears of War studio Epic Games is instead embracing it, with the notion that it has plenty to add to the crowded genre.

One problem that MOBAs have for some players is that while the concept is usually intriguing, the gameplay can struggle to reach that same level. According to Paragon's executive producer John Wasilczyk, Epic's track record shows that it can overcome that obstacle. "There are so many people on the project who love MOBAs," he says. "They love gameplay that they provide, the choices, the options, and how each different hero is its own little toy box – kind of a unique game in themselves. But we're action gamers. It's what the studio does, it's what a lot of people on the team love playing. That was something we really wanted to bring to the MOBA experience with Paragon."

Comic Con Experience Brazil Offers New Star Wars Episode VII Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

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Comic Con Experience Brazil Offers New Star Wars Episode VII Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

You won't find any new film footage, but a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens shows just how much the movie's young cast appreciates the legacy of the franchise.

It is particularly charming to see John Boyega's first visit to the Millennium Falcon set, where he is literally shaking with excitement. We also get to see Mark Hamill briefly, though he is out of costume, nor does he appear to be on set.

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The Full PlayStation Experience 2015 Press Conference Is Online For Archival Viewing

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The Full PlayStation Experience 2015 Press Conference Is Online For Archival Viewing

If you missed yesterday's PlayStation Experience press conference, Sony has posted it in its entirety online for catch-up viewing.

You can check it out out below to see new Final Fantasy VII Remake and Uncharted footage, lots of PlayStation VR games, as well as announcements like Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom.

If you're more of a reader than a watcher, you can also check out our round-up of all the news from the event that we've been updating throughout the show.

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Picks A Fight With A Galaxy Peace Keeper In New No Man's Sky Footage

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Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Picks A Fight With A Galaxy Peace Keeper In New No Man's Sky Footage

Sony's president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida got a chance to play some No Man's Sky (something he was clearly very eager to do) in a new PlayStation Experience video.

Rather than take in the beautiful vistas, examine the wildlife, or name discoveries after himself, Yoshida immediately opened fire on the galaxy's peace keepers. Yoshida reached the equivalent of a GTA wanted level two, but died at the hand of a giant walking sentinel while lamenting that his gun wasn't strong enough.

You can check out the video, which shows off new No Man's Sky footage and some new planets, below. No Man's Sky releases June of 2016.

You Are On A Journey To Become A King In Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

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You Are On A Journey To Become A King In Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Yesterday's reveal of Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom was very pretty, but it wasn't clear what the game's story is about. in a new video, developer Level-5's Akihiro Hino offers some details.

Alongside talking about the goals of the original game, Hino, in a PlayStation Experience video on PlayStation's YouTube channel, talks about the game's sequel and offers a summary of the game's story.

We're taking on a lot more challenges than before so we can bring new features to fruition. The sequel fulfills the ambitions we had after the first game's completion. You can expect deeper stories, rich in dramatic sequences you wouldn't have expected from the first game.

Final Fantasy VII's Director Talks About The Original's Cyber-Punk Roots And The Remake's Combat

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Final Fantasy VII's Director Talks About The Original's Cyber-Punk Roots And The Remake's Combat

Yoshinori Kitase, who directed the original Final Fantasy VII and is producing the remake, recently talked about the series' history and what to expect for the remake.

In the video below, which was released on PlayStation's YouTube channel as part of the 2015 PlayStation Experience, Kitase talked about the history of Final Fantasy and why VII was such a departure form the first six games. He also had a few ambiguous thing's to say about the remake's combat:

I can't say the new game is completely action-based, but it has more of that element and real-time than the previous game. However, what makes Final Fantasy and RPG different from other games is that players have the ability to choose weapons, capabilities, and magic to be strategic minded, so while the new game has more real-time element, it will also maintain that strategy building element, balancing these two factors perfectly to enhance the gaming experience.

See Both Of Destiny's Sparrow Racing League Maps In Action

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See Both Of Destiny's Sparrow Racing League Maps In Action

Destiny's Sparrow Racing League puts you behind the wheel (handlebars?) of a Sparrow in a six player showdown to see who can speed through the straightaways and turn the tightest curves. The event, which kicks off on Tuesday, runs for three weeks and is free to all who own The Taken King.

The Sparrow Racing League features two maps, Infinite Descent on Venus, and Campus Martius on Mars. If you're itching to get a look at what those maps hold for players, you can see some raw footage of me (terribly) playing through three laps of both maps. Check out that video below.

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Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition Arrives Early Next Year

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Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition Arrives Early Next Year

Dying Light, the zombie parkour Dead Island successor, is getting an enhanced edition with all the DLC and other upgrades next year.

Alongside the DLC, the trailer below outlines a number of additional bonuses for Dying Light's Enhanced Edition (which isn't a Game of the Year Edition, as the trailer insists). This version of the game will also include all the game's title updates, improved graphics, better A.I., and new parkour moves, among other upgrades. You can check out the trailer below.

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Team Ninja Channels Dark Souls In First Trailer For Ni-Oh

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Team Ninja Channels Dark Souls In First Trailer For Ni-Oh

Team Ninja's latest has surprising ties to the late Japanese filmmaker, Akira Kurosawa, and looks a bit like the studio's take on a Dark Souls-style game.

You can check out the trailer below which has slow-moving, purposeful combat, looks difficult, and is very dark. The game has actually been in production for some time and is based on an unfinished script by the aforementioned Kurosawa. It was, at one time, slated for release in 2006, but obviously that date came and went almost a decade ago.

Team Ninja is known predominantly for the Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden series. No-Oh is a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

Rounding Up Sony's PlayStation 4 VR Announcements

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Rounding Up Sony's PlayStation 4 VR Announcements

At PlayStation Experience today, Sony rolled out a number of announcements for the upcoming PlayStation VR headset. We've rounded up all of the news here, along with some additional details that were dropped earlier this week.

There's still no official release date or price, but PSVR will be launching in the first half of 2016.

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