Uncharted 4 credits include a heartfelt moment of thanks to Amy Hennig

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Uncharted 4 credits include a heartfelt moment of thanks to Amy Hennig

Despite rumors surrounding the creative director's departure from Naughty Dog, Hennig receives special treatment in the series' send-off

There was never much doubt that another Uncharted game would be made after 2011's Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, but no one could have guessed that the next game in the franchise would be made without the series' longtime creative director, Amy Hennig. Hennig had been with Naughty Dog for a decade, since the PlayStation 2 era, and she had helped build Uncharted from the ground up, serving as a game director, head writer and creative director at various points.

But in early 2014, Uncharted fans were shocked to discover that Hennig had left the company. Some rumors at the time suggested that she was "forced out" by former colleagues, though Naughty Dog's co-presidents denied this. Hennig's director spot on Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was filled by Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann, the duo who had previously headed up Naughty Dog's popular The Last of Us.

Shadow of the Beast on PS4 includes the brutal Amiga original — with some changes

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Shadow of the Beast on PS4 includes the brutal Amiga original — with some changes

A bonus ahead of this month's launch

Heavy Spectrum will launch a reboot of Shadow of the Beast on PlayStation 4 on May 17, and the studio is packing in the original 1989 Commodore Amiga game with it. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, CEO Matt Birch explained that Shadow of the Beast won't just be a straight port, however.

"[The original Shadow of the Beast] is something of a notoriously difficult game," he wrote, "so we've added an infinite lives mode and some other helpful features," all of which can be disabled at will.

Behind the scenes with Job Simulator's 'Smaller Human Mode'

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Behind the scenes with Job Simulator's 'Smaller Human Mode'

VR is weird, y'all

Owlchemy developer Alex Schwartz played through all of the HTC Vive game Job Simulator on his knees to make sure the new option, called "Smaller Human Mode," was functional.

"We've been getting a ton of requests from players who have told us that either they themselves, or their smaller loved ones, have been unable to reach items that are placed high up in Job Simulator," he said.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed games are now backward compatible on Xbox

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed games are now backward compatible on Xbox

A Star Wars Day surprise

Both Star Wars: The Force Unleashed games for Xbox 360 are now backward compatible with Xbox One, according to Microsoft. Owners of The Force Unleashed and The Force Unleashed 2 can now spend their Star Wars Day replaying the action games, which bridge the gap between the first two Star Wars trilogies.

Xbox backward compatible titles have been arriving in waves since the year began. Recent notable additions to the list include Dead Space, Saints Row 4 and Left 4 Dead 2.

Hulu and Live Nation teaming up for VR concert series

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Hulu and Live Nation teaming up for VR concert series

Don't worry if you missed out on those Beyonce tickets

Hulu is partnering with ticket retailer Live Nation to create a new VR platform for broadcasting concerts, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced today during the company's NewFront presentation in New York City.

The platform, which will be available on Hulu's app, will allow subscribers to hang out backstage and watch the show from "the best seat in the house." In a statement sent to Mashable, Hulu and Live Nation said they're transforming the way concerts can be experienced and want to offer a "specially curated virtual reality" series with some of the biggest names in music.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens features new adventures not seen in the film

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See what Han, Chewie, Poe Dameron and others are getting up to

The Lego video game adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature a handful of new adventures not seen in JJ Abrams' film, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today. When Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives this June, players will be able to take Han Solo, Chewbacca, Poe Dameron, C-3PO and other characters on missions that tie into the events of Episode VII.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, publisher Warner Bros. says, will also include original dialogue from the film's cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Max Von Sydow and more.

Titanfall developer Respawn is making a Star Wars game

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Titanfall developer Respawn is making a Star Wars game

Former God of War producer Stig Asmussen at the helm

Respawn Entertainment, the developer behind Titanfall, is also working on a new Star Wars video game, the studio announced today. Stig Asmussen, the former God of War director, described the unnamed Star Wars title as a third-person action/adventure game.

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