Did You Know Gaming Explores The Development Of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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Did You Know Gaming Explores The Development Of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

From Software's newest IP, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, blends both new and old concepts from the famed developer. YouTube show Did You Know Gaming's newest video provides a deep dive on its development.

In the video below, you learn about what it was like for From Software to work with Activision, how the team created balanced tutorials, concepts that were cut (i.e. reading other players messages like in Dark Souls), and how the grappling hook inspired vertically complex levels and more dynamic boss battles.

Read our review by heading here.

Netflix's Dad Of Light Is Becoming A Movie In Japan

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Netflix's Dad Of Light Is Becoming A Movie In Japan

Netflix's Dad Of Light is a heartfelt story inspired by real-life events about a son and his father rekindling their friendship by playing the MMO Final Fantasy XIV together. Now, it's getting it's own film.

The announcement was revealed at the Final Fantasy Fan Festival in Tokyo. The movie adaptation is coming to Japanese theaters without any word of distributing it internationally. Other than that, details remain slim.

We're pleased to announce a movie version of "Dad of Light" will be coming to theatres in Japan! #FFXIV pic.twitter.com/8GqBhS5YuT

Netflix's Dad Of Light Is Becoming A Movie In Japan

about X hours ago from
Netflix's Dad Of Light Is Becoming A Movie In Japan

Netflix's Dad Of Light is a heartfelt story inspired by real-life events about a son and his father rekindling their friendship by playing the MMO Final Fantasy XIV together. Now, it's getting it's own film.

The announcement was revealed at the Final Fantasy Fan Festival in Tokyo. The movie adaptation is coming to Japanese theaters without any word of distributing it internationally. Other than that, details remain slim.

We're pleased to announce a movie version of "Dad of Light" will be coming to theatres in Japan! #FFXIV pic.twitter.com/8GqBhS5YuT

This High School Play Of Alien Will Blow You Away

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This High School Play Of Alien Will Blow You Away

A New Jersey high school went above and beyond for its spring play put on by the drama club, by putting on an impressive adaptation of Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi film Alien

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, North Bergen High School's drama teacher Perfecto Cuervo says he is a "huge fan of the movie," and that it took about two months to script the play. The school's art instructor, Steven Defendini, also provided help with costumes and set design.

The play was performed on the March 19 and 22. It follows the plot of the film, and the students even managed to reimagine iconic scenes despite technical restraints, like the famous facehugger scene and when Ridley tricks the xenomorph to get out of the airlock. You can view videos of those scenes below, which were filmed by members of the audience.

This High School Play Of Alien Will Blow You Away

about X hours ago from
This High School Play Of Alien Will Blow You Away

A New Jersey high school went above and beyond for its spring play put on by the drama club, by putting on an impressive adaptation of Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi film Alien

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, North Bergen High School's drama teacher Perfecto Cuervo says he is a "huge fan of the movie," and that it took about two months to script the play. The school's art instructor, Steven Defendini, also provided help with costumes and set design.

The play was performed on the March 19 and 22. It follows the plot of the film, and the students even managed to reimagine iconic scenes despite technical restraints, like the famous facehugger scene and when Ridley tricks the xenomorph to get out of the airlock. You can view videos of those scenes below, which were filmed by members of the audience.

Watch This Streamer Play All 'Soulsborne' Games Without Getting Hit

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Watch This Streamer Play All 'Soulsborne' Games Without Getting Hit

With the recent release of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, some of us have prepared for it by replaying Dark Souls or Bloodborne. A Twitch streamer that goes by the name The Happy Hob took this to the extreme by playing all five 'Soulsborne' games (Bloodborne, Dark Souls 1,2,3 and Demon's Souls) back-to-back, and impressively never took a single hit.

The Happy Hob has attempted a complete no-hit run of the games for months, but this is the first time he managed to actually pull it off. 

You can watch the entire 18-hour stream in two parts (part one and part two).

Watch This Streamer Play All 'Soulsborne' Games Without Getting Hit

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Watch This Streamer Play All 'Soulsborne' Games Without Getting Hit

With the recent release of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, some of us have prepared for it by replaying Dark Souls or Bloodborne. A Twitch streamer that goes by the name The Happy Hob took this to the extreme by playing all five 'Soulsborne' games (Bloodborne, Dark Souls 1,2,3 and Demon's Souls) back-to-back, and impressively never took a single hit.

The Happy Hob has attempted a complete no-hit run of the games for months, but this is the first time he managed to actually pull it off. 

You can watch the entire 18-hour playthrough in two parts (part one and part two).

Dead Cells Has Sold Over 1 Million Copies

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Dead Cells Has Sold Over 1 Million Copies

Dead Cells, the beloved fast-paced roguelike that came out last year, has sold over one million copies to date.

The news comes out of a GDC talk, which was reported on by US Gamer. Motion Twin game designer Sébastien Bénard told the audience that 60 percent of those sales are accounting PC, with Switch being the bestselling platform for consoles.

Dead Cells is available on Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Dead Cells Has Sold Over 1 Million Copies

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Dead Cells Has Sold Over 1 Million Copies

Dead Cells, the beloved fast-paced roguelike that came out last year, has sold over one million copies to date.

The news comes out of a GDC talk, which was reported on by US Gamer. Motion Twin game designer Sébastien Bénard told the audience that 60 percent of those sales are accounting PC, with Switch being the bestselling platform for consoles.

Dead Cells is available on Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Reader Discussion – What Games Have Made Great Use Of The "Ready To Start" Feature?

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Reader Discussion – What Games Have Made Great Use Of The

One of the many features we were promised around the start of this console generations was one where we'd be able to play games before they were finished installing. We would play early levels while the rest of the game finished installing, or have limited access to certain modes and could play them while we waited. But we want to know: has any game pulled this feature off in a satisfying way?

Dead or Alive 6, for all its faults, had a decent version of this feature. You could play versus with a limited roster from the game's full selection. It wasn't great, but it at least let you play the game while you waited, which is more than you can say for lots of games with the feature. Usually, the feature set available in games with a "ready to start" feature are so slim you may as well find something else to do while it downloads. The feature seems so marginal that in a lot of cases, I can't imagine it's worth it to design a good one.

But am I wrong? Is there a game that had a great experience available before the game was finished downloading? Is there an open-world game that actually pulled off a way to explore its world before the full install? A multiplayer game you could play early? Let us know in the comments.