How Overwatch still stuffs story into a campaign-less game

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How Overwatch still stuffs story into a campaign-less game

Overwatch has become notorious for being a game with exhaustive lore — almost all of which exists outside of the game itself. During the first Tribeca Games Festival this weekend, senior game designer Michael Chu told the crowd that Blizzard Entertainment still manages to get plenty of lore hints into the game itself, thanks to all those voice lines.

“We had to be really efficient because there weren’t that many places to get story out inside Overwatch,” he told moderators Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion, co-hosts of the Ringer’s Achievement Oriented podcast. “One of the ways that’s most effective is the pre-game dialogue.”

Hideo Kojima’s perfectly bizarre explanation of how Death Stranding’s coming along

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Hideo Kojima’s perfectly bizarre explanation of how Death Stranding’s coming along

During his interview at the inaugural Tribeca Games Festival in New York City, Hideo Kojima squirmed through several Death Stranding-based questions he could not answer. But when moderator Geoff Keighley asked a very simple one — how’s production on Death Stranding going? — Kojima gave a wonderfully esoteric answer.

“So far, it’s going pretty well,” the celebrated game designer said of his mysterious PlayStation 4 project, which we most recently saw at the Game Awards 2016.

Hideo Kojima’s perfectly bizarre explanation of how Death Stranding’s coming along

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Hideo Kojima’s perfectly bizarre explanation of how Death Stranding’s coming along

During his interview at the inaugural Tribeca Games Festival in New York City, Hideo Kojima squirmed through several Death Stranding-based questions he could not answer. But when moderator Geoff Keighley asked a very simple one — how’s production on Death Stranding going? — Kojima gave a wonderfully esoteric answer.

“So far, it’s going pretty well,” the celebrated game designer said of his mysterious PlayStation 4 project, which we most recently saw at the Game Awards 2016.

Kojima says nothing about Death Stranding, and that’s enough

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Kojima says nothing about Death Stranding, and that’s enough

Hideo Kojima was invited to the Tribeca Film Festival to say very little about Death Stranding, his next game in development. He took the opportunity to do so.

Though fans expected some crumb of a reveal from Death Stranding, this is Tribeca, not E3. Kojima gave an hour-long interview in which he talked expansively about his love of cinema, a subject that probably is more relevant to those attending the film festival. This is the first year Tribeca has included video games and those who make them among its panels and screenings.

Kojima says nothing about Death Stranding, and that’s enough

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Kojima says nothing about Death Stranding, and that’s enough

Hideo Kojima was invited to the Tribeca Film Festival to say very little about Death Stranding, his next game in development. He took the opportunity to do so.

Though fans expected some crumb of a reveal from Death Stranding, this is Tribeca, not E3. Kojima gave an hour-long interview in which he talked expansively about his love of cinema, a subject that probably is more relevant to those attending the film festival. This is the first year Tribeca has included video games and those who make them among its panels and screenings.

The best deals on Mass Effect Andromeda, Astro gaming headsets, and more

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The best deals on Mass Effect Andromeda, Astro gaming headsets, and more

It’s a good week for gaming deals! Highlights include $20 off Mass Effect Andromeda for PS4 and Xbox One and discounts on gaming headsets. Perhaps my personal favorite is ThinkGeek’s May the 4th be with you sale where you can score up to 60% off over 150 really awesome Star Wars-themed products.

Mother’s Day is coming up so if you have a cool mom you should definitely hit up this sale (for yourself and/or your mom). Mother’s Day picks: R2-D2 Ceramic Teapot, Star Wars Cookie Cutters, and Rogue One Lightweight Scarf. And while you should probably send your mom actual flowers, maybe this Star Wars Bouquet would do?

The best deals on Mass Effect Andromeda, Astro gaming headsets, and more

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The best deals on Mass Effect Andromeda, Astro gaming headsets, and more

It’s a good week for gaming deals! Highlights include $20 off Mass Effect Andromeda for PS4 and Xbox One and discounts on gaming headsets. Perhaps my personal favorite is ThinkGeek’s May the 4th be with you sale where you can score up to 60% off over 150 really awesome Star Wars-themed products.

Mother’s Day is coming up so if you have a cool mom you should definitely hit up this sale (for yourself and/or your mom). Mother’s Day picks: R2-D2 Ceramic Teapot, Star Wars Cookie Cutters, and Rogue One Lightweight Scarf. And while you should probably send your mom actual flowers, maybe this Star Wars Bouquet would do?

For Honor’s second season opens in May

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For Honor’s second season opens in May

Two new heroes will come to For Honor, Ubisoft's sword-clanging fighting game, when it opens its second season beginning in May.

The new playable heroes are the Centurion and the Shinobi. The Centurion is a hybrid of the Vanguard and Assassin classes, and the Shinobi is a hybrid of the Samurai and Assassin.

Video game releases for May 2017

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Video game releases for May 2017

Here are some of the big video game releases for the month of May 2017. Be sure to check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2017 and subscribe to Polygon's YouTube channel for tons of gaming videos. Also, here are the free games you get with your Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus subscriptions this month. For your movies and TV fix, here's what is coming to your favorite streaming services next month.

What are you looking forward to playing? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

Video game releases for May 2017

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Video game releases for May 2017

Here are some of the big video game releases for the month of May 2017. Be sure to check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2017 and subscribe to Polygon's YouTube channel for tons of gaming videos. Also, here are the free games you get with your Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus subscriptions this month. For your movies and TV fix, here's what is coming to your favorite streaming services next month.

What are you looking forward to playing? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.