Naughty Dog Discusses Bringing Uncharted To PS4 In Latest Making Of Video

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Naughty Dog Discusses Bringing Uncharted To PS4 In Latest Making Of Video

In the latest episode of their behind-the-scenes series on Uncharted 4, the Naughty Dog developers talk about the game’s improved mobility, more diverse terrain and smarter enemy AI. These new additions, the developers say, are all made possible through the power of the PS4.

The video showcases some of Drake’s new moves, including his grappling hook and new found love of sneaking. Naughty Dog says the gameplay in Last of Us greatly affected the stealth in Uncharted 4, and some enemies will now be entirely avoidable. 

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Latest Trailer Builds Up Ratchet's Origin Story

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A new story trailer has been released for the upcoming Ratchet & Clank reboot on PS4. The game is coming next month along with a new animated movie based on its events.

Sony has stated that the film and the game are designed as complimentary pieces, telling the same origin story in different forms with "the same major beats and story arcs." While the film focuses more on character development, the game is more focused on the action that happens between scenes.

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Drawing First Blood: Hands-On With Total War: Warhammer’s Vampire Counts

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At GDC 2016, I took a few hours to dive into an extended hands-on session with Creative Assembly’s upcoming Total War: Warhammer. During that time I had access to a chunk of the Vampire Counts Campaign and two massive, epic-scale battles with all the units ready to rock-and-roll from the start. While this doesn’t approach any kind of review-style methodology as I was only playing a carefully selected slice of the game, I’m comfortable saying this – It’s easily the most fun I’ve had playing a Total War title in nearly a decade. The decision to break out of the historically restrictive boxes and go full fantasy instead of being mired in axes, swords, and crude siege weaponry has been a massive boon in breathing new life into the franchise. Playing a few hours with the Vampire Counts was a strategic and flavorful experience.

First off, I had my qualms immediately resolved about the complexity outside the battlefield. Nothing has been dumbed down to facilitate the Warhammer universe. All of the standard upgrading off the field that the series is known for is present, including expansive tech trees that let you decide how to shape your armies. These options now take the powerful magic options you have access to into account as well, making your specializations and choices all that much more important when you head into war.

Latest Dark Souls III Trailer Offers A Glimpse Of Your Next Nightmare

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Latest Dark Souls III Trailer Offers A Glimpse Of Your Next Nightmare

Dark Souls III is available in Japan tomorrow, and From Software has released a new launch trailer for the game aimed at Japanese audiences. Fortunately, thanks to the nature of the Internet and the fact that the dialogue is in English, the rest of us can watch it to further prepare for the game and its April 12 worldwide release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The clip builds atmosphere with callbacks to the importance of fire. It culminates with glimpses of some of the game's impressive boss and enemy encounters. If that's not enough for you, be sure to watch our video, which features our own Dark Souls guru Dan Tack playing through the first few hours of the game.

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Battleborn Beta Launches In Early April With Two Missions And Two Multiplayer Modes

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You’ve heard us talk about Battleborn’s not-a-MOBA (but kind of a MOBA) multiplayer gameplay. You’ve seen us preview the cooperative story mode. Soon, you’ll get your chance to try for yourself.

Gearbox has announced that the open beta begins on PlayStation 4 on April 8. On April 13, Xbox One and PC players get in the door. The beta wraps up for everyone on April 18.

Pre-loading begins for all platforms on April 6. You'll need 8.5 GB on PlayStation 4, 11 GB on Xbox One, and 12 GB on PC. 

Enforce Your Rule In Obsidian's New Fantasy RPG

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Enforce Your Rule In Obsidian's New Fantasy RPG

Have you ever been curious what Judge Dredd might be like in a dark fantasy setting? Obsidian and Paradox Interactive's upcoming RPG, Tyranny, might just be up your alley then.

Set in the land of Tiers after a great war, you play an officer in the army of Kyros, the overlord who's brought devastation to the world. According to Game Director Brian Hines, the concept for the game sprung from a desire to "tell stories based more on human hate and greed than magic. You're not some farmhand who's given a dagger." In Tyranny, you start from a position of power and are constantly given choices that affect the world and the beings that inhabit it, even in the game's opening sequence.

Crytek Explains Its Process For 90 Frames-Per-Second, Photorealistic Virtual Reality

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Crytek has long had a reputation for pushing technical boundaries, and its first virtual reality project is no different. The Climb will take Rift owners around the world to scale gorgeous mountainsides, but Crytek had to adjust its process to make the scenery believable.

In the video below, members of the team discuss why two-dimensional techniques don’t work well in virtual reality. You’ll also learn a bit about how detailing on virtual hands and gloves can help enhance the sense of scale.

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Playing The Opening Hours Of Hyper Light Drifter's Mysterious World

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Developer Heart Machine announced the release date this morning for its upcoming Hyper Light Drifter. The game will be available next week, so we've decided to post our extended feature on the game that appeared in our March 2016 issue of the magazine. You will find the fill feature below.

Hyper Light Drifter has no spoken dialogue or written sto ry. A few lines of text appear during the opening moments to discuss small mechanics, but that’s the last time you see any words. The way currency works is not immediately apparent, because there are no numbers. You have to test your weapons and upgrades because no tutorial explains their function.

“The main motivation is we want to be subtle and implicit,” Hyper Light Drifter’s creator Alex Preston says, “Being explicit can ruin the mystery, or you can’t make the story quite your own.” Everything in Hyper Light Drifter is explained through animation and imagery, and everything is learned through player intuition and experimentation. The result is a narrative led by emotion rather than transparent facts, and gameplay built on discovery instead of tutorial.

New Western Trailer Confirms European Release

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New Western Trailer Confirms European Release

Sega has released a new trailer for the upcoming prequel to the fan-favorite Yakuza series. The trailer includes several action scenes from Yakuza 0, and confirms that it will also be getting a European release.

Yakuza 0 will tell the story of series protagonists Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima as they were before they hit their stride in the Yakuza syndicate. The two friends fight their way up the hierarchy, doing all sorts of over-the-top things as Yakuza foot soldiers. See for yourself in the trailer and gallery below.

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