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  1. Wasteland, Fallout and Bard's Tale Vet Brian Fargo to Hang Up His DM Screen

    03.23 / 23:03 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    Brian Fargo has been in the games business for a long time. From his first self-published game in 1981 to running inXile Entertainment today, he has been part of some of the industry's most memorable RPGs. Fallout, Bard's Tale, Wasteland, PlaneScape: Torment, Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights ... all bear his name in some capacity or another. And now, after 35-plus years, Fargo is rolling the dice once again, but this time on retirement after his current project Wasteland 3 s…
  2. Why Zelda: Breath of the Wild's 2D Prototype Holds Historical Significance for Nintendo

    03.23 / 23:03 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is more than just one of the best Zelda games ever made. Its medley of tropes turned upside down, combined with an apparent willingness on Nintendo's part to take cues from other open-world titles and either strip out or rethink the genre formula, make it one of the best games ever. Every great idea starts somewhere. In Breath of the Wild's case, the trail of bread crumbs and monster parts leads to a 2D prototype engineered in the vein of the…
  3. Quake Champions Reveals New Map for the Closed Beta

    03.23 / 23:03 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    Bethesda and id are slowly building momentum for Quake Champions, an homage to the original game. If we want to keep with the theme of the bloody gory spiritual successor, we can safely say that information is oozing out at a maggot's pace. But that's OK, as a closed beta is coming to bandage that wound–or open it wider, as the case may be. Oh look, another drop of plasma in the form of a map reveal. The appropriately named Burial Chamber offers everything from "wicked lava pools thr…
  4. Titanfall 2's Colony Reborn Will Be the Game's Next Free DLC

    03.23 / 23:03 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    Electronic Arts doomed Titanfall 2 to financial mediocrity by releasing it the week between its own Battlefield 1 and Activision's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare last November. But developer Respawn Entertainment soldiers on (we salute you), revealing the next free DLC for the game, Colony Reborn, coming on March 30. The pack will see a remake of the original Titanfall map, Colony, as well as a new R-101 pilot weapon, complete with scope. And if you like your killing up-close and perso…
  5. New Star Wars: Battlefront, Need for Speed Revealed for EA Play 2017

    03.23 / 23:03 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    EA Play, Electronic Arts middle-finger to E3, has announced that it will be bringing the next installments of popular franchises to this year's event, particularly a new Star Wars Battlefront and Need for Speed. Tickets for the three-day event, scheduled for June 10-12 in Hollywood, will go on sale on April 20 at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT. EA will be providing more information on how the ticketing process works as it gets closer to that date. If it holds true to last year's format, fans who …
  6. Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Romance Keri T'Vessa

    03.22 / 23:16 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    While many love interests in Mass Effect Andromeda are exclusive to either Scott or Sara Ryder, Keri T'Vessa is down to party with either. Better yet, she comes with no strings attached. You can carry on a fling with her even if you're tied to another romance that demands exclusivity, and she can be courted without completing Loyalty Missions first. How to Romance Keri T'Vessa Keri T'Vessa is an asari journalist—known as a vidmaker in Mass Effect Andromeda parlance—interested in int…
  7. Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Romance Suvi

    03.22 / 23:16 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    Of Mass Effect Andromeda's many romanceable characters, Suvi is one of the most susceptible to Ryder's charms. The catch is that she'll only respond to Sara Ryder, the female twin. If you chose to walk in Scott's space boots, you'll need to look elsewhere for love. How to Romance Suvi Assuming you're playing as Fem Ryder, begin Suvi's romance quest line, head onto your ship, the Tempest, and take a walk along the bridge. You should see Suvi hanging out near the galaxy map. Chat with her…
  8. Nintendo Acknowledges 'Manufacturing Variation' With Left Joy-Cons

    03.22 / 23:16 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    It looks like a small piece of foam can fix the desyncing issues of the left Joy-Con controller for the Nintendo Switch, used to better insulate the onboard Bluetooth wireless antennae form RF interference. Nintendo provided the fix when a faulty Joy-Con was returned as part of the warranty. Nintendo has finally acknowledged the issue, sort of, and is starting to officially deal with it. What the company offered was more of a "Nothing to See Here" rather than a mea culpa. "There is no …
  9. Smoke and Silhouettes: Doom's Hugo Martin on Storytelling in Visual Mediums

    03.22 / 23:16 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    If you didn't expect to enjoy Doom's take on narrative arcs and character development as you did, much less rave about it as one of the best game stories of 2016, you weren't alone. Creative director Hugo Martin came to the project with a skill set perfectly suited to changing the fan base's perception of what a Doom story could be. Martin, along with executive producer Marty Stratton and writer Adam Gascoine, were largely responsible for shaping the game's story. Martin got his start in g…
  10. Even Apple is Bored of iPad

    03.22 / 23:16 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    For a time, Apple's iPad seemed like the future of personal computing, as well as a strong third pillar to its burgeoning business of selling computers and (mostly) phones. In more recent years, the iPad has floundered, as the company struggled to find just how the tablet fits into its ecosystem. Yesterday, in deeds more than words, Apple confirmed it. The iPad is struggling, and Cupertino doesn't know what to do with it anymore. Yesterday's announcement wasn't delivered with a flashy…