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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. “The thing about these characters is, playing the game, you really only know them through two things,” Chu explained. Chu said that its success was encouraging for the Overwatch team, who sought further opportunities to get players exposed to the game’s story. Preceded by a comic that laid out all of the context, the event follows the original members of the Overwatch tea

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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? “Let’s say that Norman’s character is walking in New York,” Kojima began when trying to further explain what the studio is working on. Before continuing, he clarified: Death Stranding is not set in New York. “Who the character

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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. Though fans expected some crumb of a reveal from Death Stranding, this is Tribeca, not E3. As for the subject of video games, though, Kojima did not say much in specific. "Did you write the role [in Death Stranding] for Norman?" Death Stranding is coming to the PlayStation 4 ... some day.

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American Gods’ most explicit sex scene is a lesson in respectful filmmaking

If you’ve read Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and you’re now watching its TV adaptation on Starz, one question you may have is how they’re going to film that particular scene. [Warning: The following contains spoilers for the first episode of American Gods.] Why are we talking about this particular scene in American Gods, then, besides the obvious straying away from normal social norms? This entire story can be seen in the way Bilquis treats the man she’s with. Your life.”Starz sent Polygon the fir

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Why The Force Awakens’ story worked, and Rogue One’s didn’t

Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Rogue One may have been blockbusters in the moneymaking sense but they were, rightly, critiqued either for plot holes or leaving too much on the table with their characters. Yet if you were wondering why The Force Awakens just ... worked, where Rogue One didn't, here is an excellent deconstruction by YouTube’s Lessons from the Screenplay, which highlights the storytelling flaws in both films and why Rogue One's were worse. As recycled as The Force Awak

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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. 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? These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links.

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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. For Honor's second season is titled "Shadow and Might," reflecting these two combinations. The second season begins May 16. The new characters are available to DLC season pass holders first beginning that day; everyone else gets them beginning May 23. Two new maps will arrive with For Honor's second season, Forge and Temple Garden.

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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. Note: This is not a comprehensive list of releases and only games with specific dates are listed below. May 9:LocoRoco Remastered (PlayStation 4) — LocoRoco was a 2006 game for Sony's PSP system, and it featured a theme song which tells you all you need to know about the game. Bajumbo moi noi noi jeckerDabatto bunkergait jun junNora juerue-rotto pura-pura pettoPuraret dum dumPapuranoi noi noi jeckerDabatto bumperget tum tumO

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Building a video game for 50 Cent sounds like a soul-crushing experience

50 Cent: Blood on the Sand was one of the last vestiges of the mindless, licensed video games segment of the previous decade, when every movie, sport and entertainment superstar with an agent smart enough to ask for a video game adaptation got one. Back up: Blood on the Sand, on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 followed 2006's Bulletproof on the previous console generation. The developers flew out to 50 Cent's home for one last milestone check-in and found that the younger Mr. "50 Cent turned arou

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What’s leaving Netflix, Hulu and HBO Now in May

Fox’s great migration from Netflix continues this month with Bob’s Burgers and certain seasons of American Dad getting the boot. Netflix wasn’t kidding around when it said that it was looking to make half of its content 50 percent original. There are a few other movies on Hulu’s list, but the number of titles leaving is far smaller than Netflix’s. TV aficionados will be happy to note there are no series leaving, either. The full list of titles leaving all three streaming services can be seen bel

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