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12.20.2014

In addition to covering all of the most important news coming out of the video game industry, we do our best each week to bring you the most informative and entertaining previews, video features, and editorial content you won’t find anywhere else. Here are the biggest stories from the past week:

 
 
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70 Questions And Answers About No Man's Sky

by Ben Hanson

No Man's Sky presents players with a practically infinite galaxy to explore. Needless to say, this raises a few questions. In an attempt to clear up exactly what this ambitious game is and isn't capable of presenting to players, Game Informer's Jeff Cork sat down with Hello Games founder Sean Murray to find the limits of No Man's Sky. If you're hungry for more, you can read our February cover story in the magazine to learn more about gameplay.


 

The Path To No Man's Sky's 'End Game'

by Jeff Cork

When I talk about No Man’s Sky, either on the site or with friends, I typically get one of two reactions. It’s either, “That sounds cool,” or “That sounds cool, but what’s the point?” I get it; a lot of people like to play games with a greater purpose in mind. They want to rescue a princess or kill the bad guy or save the universe – possibly even all three at once. Hello Games’ spacefaring adventure isn’t easily explained, and the fact that the studio doesn’t want to reveal all of its secrets doesn’t make it any easier. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t a goal in the game, for people who want more than simply idling through space, scanning planets, and gathering minerals. There’s a central mystery at the center of the game’s galaxy, and we’re sharing all we currently know about it.


Coping With The Hype Of No Man's Sky

by Ben Hanson

Ever since No Man's Sky was unveiled during the Spike VGX awards in 2013, the internet's anticipation for this ambitious game has grown astronomically. The small studio Hello Games in Guildford, England is creating an entire galaxy, and the gaming community is starting to expect infinite possibilities. While visiting the studio for our January cover story on No Man's Sky, we spoke with studio founder Sean Murray about what it's like to be in the eye of the hurricane of hype and how the team deals with that kind of external pressure.

Tips For Completing The Urn Of Sacrifice Quest Chain In Destiny's The Dark Below

by Mike Futter

If you’ve been playing the first Destiny expansion, The Dark Below, this week, you might have noticed that one quest couldn’t be completed yet. Now that Xur is back in the Tower (look for him on the way to the Vanguard class mentors), you can purchase an item you need.

Opinion – Dragon Age: Inquisition Has The Best Cast In The Series To Date

by Kimberly Wallace

Dragon Age: Inquisition has my favorite cast by far. In the past two entries, I've only enjoyed a few select members from each game (cough, cough Morrigan and Varric), but I've never found an ensemble as powerful as Dragon Age: Inquisition, where even if I didn't like certain cast members, I still found their arcs interesting and impactful.

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This Week’s Top Ten Must-Read Stories

 
  1. Six Fictional Locations I'd Like To Explore With Far Cry Mechanics
  2. Destiny: Evaluating Xur’s First Expansion Week And Looking Forward
  3. Super Smash Pro - Interview with Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
  4. Test Chamber – The Final Super Smash Bros. 8-Player Spectacular
  5. How To Play Far Cry 4 Without Firing A Shot
  6. 6 Non-Christmas Games To Play Over Christmas Break
  7. Warlords Of Draenor Impressions – Better Gnomes And Garrisons
  8. Every Simpsons Video Game Ever
  9. 7 Tips For Being The Best At Giving The Gift Of Gaming
  10. Blog Herding: Community Edition 12/18/14

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Six Games I Enjoyed At The PlayStation Experience

Fans attending the Sony Experience were super excited with everything they got to witness. Our very own xghost777 was there and was kind enough to share his experience with the community.

My Top 5 Most Underrated And Overlooked Video Games Of All Time

TonberryKing128's post on underrated and overlooked games sparked quite a few responses from the community in one of the most popular pieces of the week. Check it out and leave a comment.

Sonic Boom TV Show Review – Unobliterateable

Sonic Boom might be the current hot topic for creating video games memes, and Mray901 briefly discusses that, but he also takes a look at the CGI-animated television series of the same name.

   
 

 

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