The Fatherland Knows Best In New Wolfenstein II Trailer

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The Fatherland Knows Best In New Wolfenstein II Trailer

The latest look at Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and its alternate world where the Nazis occupy America comes in the form of a live-action snippet of the fictional show Trust in Brother.

Watch on for vital information on good nutrition, state security, and how to avoid the Youth Health Ministry. And if you're looking for gameplay, there's approximately 15 seconds of it toward the end.

For a more thorough view of the game, check out the 20 things Javy noticed from his recent hands-on time with the title.

NBA 2K18 Dev Diary Breaks Down Graphical Improvements Enabled By 4K Consoles

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NBA 2K18 Dev Diary Breaks Down Graphical Improvements Enabled By 4K Consoles

With stellar broadcast style presentation, realistic animations, and more facial scans than most other games, the NBA 2K series has always been a graphical leader in the sports video game genre. With the power of the PS4 Pro and Xbox One at their disposal for NBA 218, the team at Visual Concepts is pushing their own benchmark even further thanks to 4K/60 frames per second visuals supporting High Dynamic Range imaging.

Today a new developer diary breaks down all the areas NBA 2K18 is making graphical strides, from more realistic bodies and higher fidelity face scans to authentic jersey colors and the largest collection of scanned shoes they've had to date. The video goes on to address one area of improvement called for by many people who play MyCareer – better character creation. This year, when constructing your MyPlayer you can look forward to more varied body types, improved face scan technology, and a larger library of hair styles to choose from.

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Breaking Down The Big Gameplay Improvements Coming To NBA 2K18

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Breaking Down The Big Gameplay Improvements Coming To NBA 2K18

The game mechanics in sports video games are always a major point of contention with fans of the sport. Some worship the altar of realism above all, dissecting every mechanic to reveal whether it serves the master of authenticity. Others prefer a more streamlined experience that values fun over whether or not a particular player can get up the court in four or six seconds. The NBA 2K series has always straddled that line deftly, which is why every year the franchise continues to be a critical and commercial success. 

Despite its accolades, developer Visual Concepts sees plenty of room for improvement. For NBA 2K18, the studio is making meaningful changes to nearly every element of gameplay. It even took a jackhammer to one of the most integral systems in the game – player motion. 

I recently traveled to Visual Concepts' Novato, California headquarters to get my first glimpse of NBA 2K18 and talk to developers about the myriad improvements they have planned for this year. Here are the standout elements.

Retooled Player Motion Leads Long List Of Gameplay Improvements Coming To NBA 2K18

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Retooled Player Motion Leads Long List Of Gameplay Improvements Coming To NBA 2K18

The game mechanics in sports video games are always a major point of contention with fans of the sport. Some worship the altar of realism above all, dissecting every mechanic to reveal whether it serves the master of authenticity. Others prefer a more streamlined experience that values fun over whether or not a particular player can get up the court in four or six seconds. The NBA 2K series has always straddled that line deftly, which is why every year the franchise continues to be a critical and commercial success. 

Despite its accolades, developer Visual Concepts sees plenty of room for improvement. For NBA 2K18, the studio is making meaningful changes to nearly every element of gameplay. It even took a jackhammer to one of the most integral systems in the game – player motion. 

I recently traveled to Visual Concepts' Novato, California headquarters to get my first glimpse of NBA 2K18 and talk to developers about the myriad improvements they have planned for this year. Here are the standout elements.

Trailer Shows Off New Characters

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Trailer Shows Off New Characters

In a recent trailer revealed by NIS America, we are introduced to five quirky protagonists coming to the upcoming visual novel Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. 

The Danganronpa series has always been known for eccentric high school students who face death in unusual ways, thanks to a sadistic bear who watches their every move. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony brings back these themes, but takes place in a different school and introduces new mini-games.

In the trailer below, we meet five ultra-talented high schoolers who will soon scheme each others deaths and face off in trials. These characters include Ryoma (Ultimate Tennis Pro), Kaito (Ultimate Astronaut), Himiko (Ultimate Magician), Angie (Ultimate Artist) and Monodam (a robotic cub to the original Monokuma).

Trailer Focuses On Chloe And Her Stepdad's Relationship

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Trailer Focuses On Chloe And Her Stepdad's Relationship

Though it won't feature Ashley Burch as Chloe Price, Life is Strange: Before the Storm should offer fans plenty of the heroine's brand of spunk, bite, and kindness. 

The latest trailer delves into the relationship between Chloe and her new stepfather, David. By this point in the game, you can see their relationship is already somewhat sour, though it hasn't reached the levels of pure resentment shown in the original Life is Strange.

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First Dev Diary Lays Out The Game's Thrilling Horror/Survival Hybrid

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First Dev Diary Lays Out The Game's Thrilling Horror/Survival Hybrid

Hunt: Showdown is a satisfying twist on the survival genre, pitting multiple players against common A.I.-controlled threats, leaving the decision of when to turn on other players up to the two-person teams. Crytek has released the first dev diary for the upcoming game, which tracks the twisted path that Hunt: Showdown took during development, while also showcasing what makes it unique.

The game's set in a gothic horror-inspired version of the Old West, with five teams of cowboys scouring the map for clues about their ultimate prize's location. Telegraph your location by speaking too loudly to your friend or making too much noise, and other players may learn your location. Whether they decide to leave you alone or add you to their kill list is up to them. Once the main monster is slain, the hunters have to banish the creature's wicked soul before fleeing the map.

Take a look at the video below to see how this dynamic plays out.

Check Out The Special Stages In New Gameplay Trailer

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Check Out The Special Stages In New Gameplay Trailer

At this year's San Diego Comic Con, Sega announced that Special Stages would be coming to Sonic Mania, and today we got our first glimpse of the new stages in action.

The new gameplay trailer is a nostalgia trip for longtime fans. It starts by showing Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles running around in a few of the Special Stages, which are reminiscent of the levels in Sonic R. Then we get a brief glimpse at a stage that looks like Studiopolis Act 2 before the trailer transitions into the game's Bonus Stages, which are pulled straight from Sonic 3 & Knuckles. At the end, we get a look at the Time Trial mode and its handy reset button, which allows you to instantly start over as you try to perfect your run.

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Mascots, Money Pucks, And More In NHL Threes Trailer

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Mascots, Money Pucks, And More In NHL Threes Trailer

A new trailer reveals more of what hockey fans can expect in NHL 18's arcadey, 3-on-3 mode.

By default, NHL Threes' gameplay is more over-the-top, with bigger hits, faster skaters, and harder shots. There's also a randomized money puck, which can give your team extra points, or take away from your opponents' score. Both of these features are customizable if you'd prefer a more realistic Threes experience.

This trailer reveals some more details surrounding Threes, namely the singleplayer campaign mode, where you travel across different circuits to unlock new players, jerseys, logos, and more. Also announced in the trailer is the addition of mascots in Threes (perhaps this is the "more" that players can unlock by playing the Threes campaign).

On Rayman’s Absence And Mario Kart’s Influence

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On Rayman’s Absence And Mario Kart’s Influence

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was one of the big surprises at E3. Of course, we knew the game was coming; the surprise was how good it looked. After getting some extensive hands-on time with the game, we sat down to talk with creative director Davide Soliani and lead producer Xavier Manzanares about Mario + Rabbids’ unexpectedly deep strategy, the team’s response to early negative leaks, and the surprising ways Mario Kart influenced their development.