Last Call For Winter 2019 Game Informer Intern Applications

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Last Call For Winter 2019 Game Informer Intern Applications

From God of War to Red Dead, it's been another amazing year for video games, but with the changing seasons comes a new opportunity for aspiring video games journalists. We're now accepting applications for Game Informer's Winter 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 Fall internship will run from January 16 through April 19. We'll continue to accept applications until November 12, so please send your packet along before then!

PlayStation Classic's 20 Games Revealed

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PlayStation Classic's 20 Games Revealed

Sony has announced the full lineup for the PlayStation Classic, the retro mini-console that comes pre-loaded with 20 titles from the past.

The PlayStation Classic comes out on December 3 (with two controllers) for $99, and is approximately 45 percent smaller than the original system.

Not surprisingly, the Japanese version of the PlayStation Classic has a different lineup of titles, including Armored Core and Parasite Eve; more different still is our list of games we wanted to see on the system.

PlayStation Classic's 20 Games Revealed

about X hours ago from
PlayStation Classic's 20 Games Revealed

Sony has announced the full lineup for the PlayStation Classic, the retro mini-console that comes pre-loaded with 20 titles from the past.

The PlayStation Classic comes out on December 3 (with two controllers) for $99, and is approximately 45 percent smaller than the original system.

Not surprisingly, the Japanese version of the PlayStation Classic has a different lineup of titles, including Armored Core and Parasite Eve; more different still is our list of games we wanted to see on the system.

No Man's Sky Update Focuses On Underwater Adventures

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No Man's Sky Update Focuses On Underwater Adventures

Hello Games has been hard at work at bringing a slew of improvements to No Man's Sky, including the recently released free update No Man's Sky NEXT. Now, the team is focusing on making underwater exploration the focus of the next free update called The Abyss.

The Abyss brings visual improvements so that oceans can be explored in "even greater detail," 20+ new construction modules are included to build more expansive underwater habitats, more diverse biomes and fauna, more sea creatures, submarines to maneuver, lucrative sunken ruins, and more.

One of the biggest additions is the underwater story mode, called The Dreams of the Deep, introduces a dark narrative about a stranded crew whose freighter crashed and a tale about a lost soul trapped underwater.

No Man's Sky's New Update Focuses On Underwater Adventures

about X hours ago from
No Man's Sky's New Update Focuses On Underwater Adventures

Hello Games has been hard at work at bringing a slew of improvements to No Man's Sky, including the recently released free update No Man's Sky NEXT. Now, the team is focusing on making underwater exploration the focus of the next free update called The Abyss.

The Abyss brings visual improvements so that oceans can be explored in "even greater detail," 20+ new construction modules are included to build more expansive underwater habitats, more diverse biomes and fauna, more sea creatures, submarines to maneuver, lucrative sunken ruins, and more.

One of the biggest additions is the underwater story mode, called The Dreams of the Deep, introduces a dark narrative about a stranded crew whose freighter crashed and a tale about a lost soul trapped underwater.

No Man's Sky Update Focuses On Underwater Adventures

about X hours ago from
No Man's Sky Update Focuses On Underwater Adventures

Hello Games has been hard at work at bringing a slew of improvements to No Man's Sky, including the recently released free update No Man's Sky NEXT. Now, the team is focusing on making underwater exploration the focus of the next free update called The Abyss.

The Abyss brings visual improvements so that oceans can be explored in "even greater detail," 20+ new construction modules are included to build more expansive underwater habitats, more diverse biomes and fauna, more sea creatures, submarines to maneuver, lucrative sunken ruins, and more.

One of the biggest additions is the underwater story mode, called The Dreams of the Deep, introduces a dark narrative about a stranded crew whose freighter crashed and a tale about a lost soul trapped underwater.

Reader Discussion: Is Red Dead Redemption II's Realism Bothersome Or Effective?

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Reader Discussion: Is Red Dead Redemption II's Realism Bothersome Or Effective?

Red Dead Redemption II is finally here, and it doesn't disappoint. With many critics saying it has some of the best open-world design of this generation, this Rockstar title manages to breathe life into a very believable world. However, is the realism too much?

Rockstar meticulously labored over its attention to detail, with over 500,000 lines of unique dialogue, dynamic and beautiful weather systems, and an impressive amount of realism. Walking in deep snow is cumbersome, taking a bad turn at a rocky hill can kill you more easily than you'd expect, and your horse gets hurt when it bumps into trees and stumps. 

This realism is a double-edged sword for me: knowing my horse can die, I take extra care when riding fast through a forest or in a gunfight. This increases my immersion and fondness for my horse Taco, but accidents can be frustrating. 

Reader Discussion: Is Red Dead Redemption II's Realism Bothersome Or Effective?

about X hours ago from
Reader Discussion: Is Red Dead Redemption II's Realism Bothersome Or Effective?

Red Dead Redemption II is finally here, and it doesn't disappoint. With many critics saying it has some of the best open-world design of this generation, this Rockstar title manages to breathe life into a very believable world. However, is the realism too much?

Rockstar meticulously labored over its attention to detail, with over 500,000 lines of unique dialogue, dynamic and beautiful weather systems, and an impressive amount of realism. Walking in deep snow is cumbersome, taking a bad turn at a rocky hill can kill you more easily than you'd expect, and your horse gets hurt when it bumps into trees and stumps. 

This realism is a double-edged sword for me: knowing my horse can die, I take extra care when riding fast through a forest or in a gunfight. This increases my immersion and fondness for my horse Taco, but accidents can be frustrating. 

Paris Games Week Livestream Shows Off Anthem's First Mission

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Paris Games Week Livestream Shows Off Anthem's First Mission

A livestream out of Paris Games Week shows off some new gameplay for BioWare's upcoming action game Anthem. The video features ultimate abilities for both Storm and Interceptor Javelins, the search mechanic, loot, and the Javelin progression system.

The video also takes us through the first mission which is called The Lost Archanist. You can watch the 13-minute video below.

An additional livestream is scheduled for next week on November 1, touching upon the game's graphics.

Report: Microsoft Is Prototyping Xbox Controllers For Phones And Tablets

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Report: Microsoft Is Prototyping Xbox Controllers For Phones And Tablets

According to a report from Windows Central, Microsoft is currently prototyping mobile-friendly controllers to make gaming on phones and tablets easier. Third party options and phone mounts already exist to bring ease to mobile gaming with better controls than built-in touch pads, but versatile controllers straight from Microsoft could bridge the gap between mobile and console on a wider scale.

A report from Windows Central shows images of a research paper from Microsoft that features concepts and 3D printed designs. The controllers look like modified Xbox One controllers that can be mounted on both sides of a phone or tablet.

With the upcoming game streaming service Project xCloud, Microsoft plans to bring more of its console and PC-quality games to mobile. Since touch screens often feature notoriously bad controls for games, having physical controllers made specifically for mobile devices could go a long way.