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10.18.2014

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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Get To Know Resident Evil Revelations 2's Claire And Moira

by Tim Turi

The Resident Evil franchise has a lot of well-known characters, many of which have remained mainstays since the original PlayStation era. Jill, Chris, and Leon have been in steady rotation for decades, successfully hanging on for the series' leap to full 3D third-person shooters. Resident Evil left behind one determined lady, Claire Redfield, until now. She finally returns to the main storyline in Revelations 2 alongside the tenacious daughter of S.T.A.R.S. team member Barry Burton - Moira. For those not entirely familiar with Revelations 2's leading women, this is a great place to start.


 

Opinion – What It Means Now That Games Have Respect And Legitimacy

by Mike Futter

The gaming industry has finally earned its legitimacy. The stigma of being a “gamer” has dwindled as devices have ended up in more hands and homes than we ever could have imagined. And with that audience and legitimacy comes a necessary broadening of how we talk about games. My background is in business, and people like me, who listen to quarterly earnings calls and understand the complexities surrounding financial reports often speak about games pragmatically.


A Day With PlayStation TV

by Matt Miller

Today sees the release of Sony’s PlayStation TV. The tiny system (about the size of a wallet) allows access to a broad variety of PlayStation content, but as of launch, it certainly isn’t the entertainment all-in-one package some might hope it could one day become. Limited access to older games and substandard streaming of current titles make the PS TV a serviceable secondary gaming tool for your house, but it falls short in many other respects. Even so, with a budget price tag and the potential for growth over the coming months and years, the gadget isn’t without potential.

Inside The Mind Of Resident Evil Revelations 2's Scribe

by Tim Turi

The Resident Evil storyline is a long, twisting road filled with double-crosses, multiple unique virus strains, and a big cast of characters. As part of our month of exclusive online Resident Evil Revelations 2 coverage, we spoke with Capcom writer Hiroshi Yamashita about his writing process, what it's like to pick up Claire's storyline, and more.

Analysis – Game Resolution Matters As The Intersection Of Art, Science, And Business

by Mike Futter

As I typically do at too-regular intervals, I looked back over the stories I’d written in the week prior to see what readers were most interested in. While I wasn’t entirely surprised, two stories caught my eye, both about the same, relatively inconsequential topic. The issue of resolution and framerate in Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games has been a hot-button topic since the consoles launched 11 months ago. We’ve avoided covering unsubstantiated rumors and reports about variances in this area, but when publishers and developers make official statements, we don’t ignore them.

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This Week’s Top Ten Must-Read Stories

 
  1. Opinion - The Best Bosses In Gaming Are Other Players
  2. Annualization, VR, And The Future Of Resident Evil
  3. Eight Tips For Building A Contender In NBA 2K15’s MyGM Mode
  4. Test Chamber – Duck Dynasty
  5. Pokémon’s Developers On Virtual Console Absences, Twitch, And Super Smash Bros.
  6. Five Games Never Released In North America That Would Be Easy To Port
  7. Ten Reality TV Shows That Became Video Games
  8. How My Dislike Of Horror Games Taught Me About What I Love To Play
  9. Welcome To Chaos: Where Shadow Of Mordor’s World Hits The Mark
  10. Blog Herding: Community Edition 10/16/14

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Is Losing Fun?

LetMeGetToACheckpoint poses a simple question with a seemingly obvious answer. After you read her thoughts about losing, however, your final answer might be a little different than your initial response.

Alien: Isolation Is A Game I'd Rather Watch Than Play

Irwin529 encounters a unique dilemma while playing Alien: Isolation – what do you do when you are a fan of a game's setting but not a fan of its style of gameplay? Have you ever experienced this?

Why Do We Play Horror Games?

There are a plethora of different reasons why we play video game, but MightyMagikarp chooses to dig a little deeper to figure out why anyone would want to play a horror game.

   
 

 

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