Feeling The Emotion

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Feeling The Emotion

In a new trailer, FIFA 15 developer EA Canada shows its player emotion system and how it adds more excitement to the game.

The emotion system isn't tied to player form, but is a graphical manifestation of players' reactions to what's going on in the game, whether that's conceding an early goal or reacting to a bad call.

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Breaking Down Defenses In Madden 15

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Breaking Down Defenses In Madden 15

Defense is a big focus for Madden 15, and a new trailer details improvements in areas such as man/zone coverage, coverage disguises, and head tracking.

When you're in the pocket, you better be making the correct read. Developer EA Tiburon has reworked the man and zone coverages of the game's A.I. defenses, and they'll even disguise their coverages. Skills such as individual defender's play recognition and ability to stay with receivers as they go in and out of cuts should stand out.

This sounds like a big leap forward for the franchises's defenses, but it's also a tall order to pull off. Given that these A.I. improvements apply to individual players, I'm curious how over/underpowered some players will feel and how much differentiation there is between good/bad ones. Furthermore, I welcome more aggressive defenders, and hope that the head tracking is correct so guys don't seem omnipotent when breaking on the ball.

EA And Visceral Share 10 More Community Requested Improvements

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EA And Visceral Share 10 More Community Requested Improvements

EA and Visceral are continuing to keep the lines of communications open to fans. Battlefield Hardline is undergoing some changes following the beta last month, and feedback has helped shaped some of the improvements.

In this week’s “Community’s Most Wanted List,” Visceral talks about a number of things that will change the feel and pacing based on your input. Explosives will be toned down a bit, with less frequent uses and more realistic impact.

The HUD, customization screen, and audio are all getting tweaked to improve the delivery of vital information (like the enemy sneaking up behind you). If you happen to favor the Mechanic class, you’ll be happy to know that it will become more versatile by the next time you play Hardline. However, it will likely not be called “Mechanic.” Visceral is currently taking suggestions for a new name. 

Several Fighters Compete For A Kill In New Co-op Trailer

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The evil Emperor Zane is flooding the world of Ancaria with hordes of minions. What’s a rogue to do? Band together with three other heroes and compete to see who can get the most kills, of course.

Keen Game's upcoming action role-playing game releases on August 5, so get some friends together and prepare to retake the kingdom. Sacred 3 will let you combine powers with other champions to cast powerful co-op combat moves, but at the end of each match a score sheet will reveal who really dealt out the most damage. Check out the new trailer below.

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New Risen 3 Screens Detail Demon Hunters Faction

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Demon Hunters are one of three dynamic factions populating Risen 3’s medieval setting in Deep Silver’s upcoming open-world RPG.

A young warrior soul is stolen, so he sets off to reclaim it while fighting a darkness that is slowing consuming the world. At the beginning of Risen 3: Titan Lords, players will pick an allegiance to one of the game’s three factions. This allegiance will impact the quests, skills, armor, and overall experience in the open-world role-playing game.

The Demon Hunters are a collection of dark knights bound to a ancient pact and equipped with the best weapons and armor at mankind’s disposal. In the game, the Demon Hunters seek to restore the Bay of Iron and the massive citadel to their former glory. Check out some images of these warriors in action below.

How Big Is Sunset Overdrive’s World? That’s The Wrong Question

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How Big Is Sunset Overdrive’s World? That’s The Wrong Question

In the latest episode of Insomniac’s Sunset TV, we get a new look at Sunset City. A number of people have inquired about the city’s size. It turns out that question might not be the right one.

“It’s kind of hard to compare it to other games sizewise just because the game is so dense,” says Insomniac’s Brandon Winfrey, the host of Sunset TV. “It wasn’t built flat, it was built with many layers.”

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The Walking Dead Returns With Episode 4 Next Week

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Telltale has announced the release dates for Episode 4 of The Walking Dead’s second season. Amid the Ruins will be out next week for all platforms.

Clementine’s journey continues first on PC, PlayStation 3 (NA), and Vita on July 22. On July 23, the episode comes to Xbox 360 worldwide and PlayStation Network in Europe. Finally, iOS gamers will be able to continue the season on July 24.

Along with the release date announcement, there's a new trailer. Be warned, it does contain spoilers for the preceding episodes.

Zelda Conducts Carnage With The Wind Waker In Hyrule Warriors

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Hyrule Warriors is breaking canon in the most glorious of ways. The latest trailer shows off Princess Zelda wielding Toon Link’s most powerful tool: the Wind Waker.

From the game of the same name, this enchanted baton allows its wielder to control gusts of wind. As you can see, that can be used to great effect with tornados and powerful gusts.

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Character Deep Dive – Athena

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Hello, traveler! Welcome to the first of our Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel character deep dives. We’re kicking things off in style this week with Athena.

Athena, who you might recall from Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, used to be an elite agent. Now, she’s taken her talents to Handsome Jack’s team, as the Borderlands 2 villain begins his ascent to power.

Athena’s active ability is the Kinetic Aspis, which may be easily confused with Captain America’s shield especially since she can toss it at an enemy for serious damage. When activated, the Aspis will absorb incoming damage. Once the timer runs out (or the ability is canceled early), Athena throws her shield. 

Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Details Newcomer Robin's Fighting Style

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Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Details Newcomer Robin's Fighting Style

Robin, of Fire Emblem fame, attacks with a destructible sword a magical tome that changes powers.

Robin, alongside Lucina (who was also recently detailed), was revealed on Monday morning. Sakurai wrote on the Miiverse about Robin and his/her sword, "The Levin sword can be activated by using smash attacks – you can even activate these moves in midair! However, just like in the original game, the Levin sword can be used only a limited number of times before it breaks, at which point it takes some time to regenerate. When the Levin sword is unavailable, Robin fights using the bronze sword."

Sakurai also spoke specifically about Robin's tome writing, "The way Robin launches Arcfire is kind of crazy – he or she calls down a bolt of flame from above, then launches a pillar of fire! By the way, Robin’s tome changes with each special attack." You can see Robin throwing some fire with the tome at Captain Falcon in the image below.