CoD: Infinite Warfare Is More WWII Than Science Fiction

CoD: Infinite Warfare Is More WWII Than Science Fiction

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare may be set in the space-faring future, but it’s grounded in a timeless good-versus-evil war story. Developer Infinity Ward’s Jacob Minkhoff and Taylor Kurosaki explained the inspirations behind Infinite Warfare’s single-player campaign, and much of it is drawn from classic war movies, not science fiction. “We looked at Black Hawk Down,” Minkhoff, who is the Design Director, said. “The theme of Black Hawk Down is no soldier left behind. You fight for the guy next to you. It’s about brotherhood before all else. And then we looked at Saving Private Ryan, and that’s a very, very, very different type of story. Saving Private Ryan is about how Captain Miller, who is a leader — he’s leading a squad of men — he realizes that it’s not about getting home, it’s not about protecting his men, it’s about accomplishing the mission no matter what.” Continue reading…
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For Honor's Game of Thrones-Style Duels

For Honor's Game of Thrones-Style Duels

At first glance, it may well seem that For Honor is all about cracking skulls and and putting axes to faces but…well…actually, that’s precisely what it’s about. There’s just no dressing that up. As we got to see in yesterday’s trailer for the campaign, For Honor’s various factions have been at each other’s throats since time immemorial, and Apollyan, the narrator and apparent orchestrator of the continued strife is bent on ensuring that the blood keeps flowing. That said, mindless aggression isn’t the name of the game, as is immediately apparent when you begin learning the ins and outs of its combat. Sure, when you’re fighting the enemy rank-and-file, it feels like a straightforward power-fantasy, but once you start facing off against the more notable warriors of the opposing army, For Honor turns into a nuanced duel that gave my brain as much to do as my fingers. Continue reading…
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For Honor's Campaign Is Tough As Nails and Silly as Hell

For Honor's Campaign Is Tough As Nails and Silly as Hell

For a certain breed of stranger fan, beyond the pomp of Microsoft’s philosophical marketeering and Sony’s glorious assault of new titles, one little sentence amidst Monday’s gamut of E3 press conferences will have been enough to spin them into a fever. As Knights fought Samurai, and Samurai fought Vikings, and Vikings sort of stood there and looked grumpy at having so many muscles, a voice mentioned “a thousand years of war”. In the space of a few syllables, For Honor, the dumb high concept about big men and women chucking steel at one another garnered grit-flecked, Warhammer-style fantasy lore. That For Honor even bothers to turn its ludicrous Deadliest Warrior premise into a full storyline is endearing by itself – it had seemed so clear to me that a For Honor campaign was a sop to the kinds of people who got angry at Titanfall that I never really considered that it might try to be more than a tutorial for the core multiplayer experience. That it’s a (hopefully) knowingly silly stomp through a doomed medieval world, told through the medium of Dynasty Warriors-meets-Bushido Blade combat is not just a bonus, it’s a full selling point. Continue reading…
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A Huge Image Gallery From The Legend of Zelda

A Huge Image Gallery From The Legend of Zelda

Nintendo is spending the lion’s share of its E3 Treehouse presentation showing off gameplay in the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The open-world Zelda game looks like a beautiful evolution of the Zelda games we’ve grown to know and love since the first game appeared on the Famicom Disk System 30 years ago. Images from Nintendo Treehouse’s gameplay demo and preview of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo started its E3 presentation with a trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. After some Pokemon reveals, the presentation turned its focus back to Zelda, and we’ve learned quite bit. For example, the Hyrule in Breath of the Wild is 12 times the size of the open world in Twilight Princess. Continue reading…
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Daily Deals: Best Xbox One Deals, Last Guardian, Drones

Daily Deals: Best Xbox One Deals, Last Guardian, Drones

Price Drop on Xbox One With Free Second Controller If you’d rather get a great deal on the old Xbox One than fork over full price for the redesigned slim version, Dell will sell you the Name Your Game Bundle (choose from Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, or Rare Replay) with an extra controller for $280. Amazon has a similar price drop in effect, but with no bonus controller (it wants $338 for the system with two controllers). Continue reading…
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New Mario Series Amiibo Announced

New Mario Series Amiibo Announced

At E3 today, Nintendo revealed new amiibo from the Mario series. Daisy, Waluigi, and Boo will receive amiibo for the first time, and new amiibo will be released Wario, Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, featuring new poses separate from their Smash Bros. line counterparts. Waluigi amiibo.Nintendo also revealed that the Boo figure will glow in the dark. The new figures will launch on November 4th. Continue reading…
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Mario Party: Star Rush Announced

Mario Party: Star Rush Announced

At E3 today, Nintendo announced Mario Party Star Rush, a new Mario Party game headed to 3DS on November 4, 2016. Star Rush features new gameplay changes to make it more portable-friendly, including all players moving at once rather than having to wait for their turn. Star Rush follows the previous Mario Party 3DS game, Mario Party: Island Tour, which launched in 2013. The most recent entry in the series was Mario Party 10, which was released on Wii U in 2015. Stay tuned to IGN for more Nintendo news from E3. Continue reading…
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Paper Mario: Color Splash Release Date Revealed

Paper Mario: Color Splash Release Date Revealed

At E3 today, Nintendo announced that Paper Mario: Color Splash will launch for Wii U on October 7, 2016. As Nintendo revealed back in March, Color Splash sees Mario on Prism Island, which has been drained of its color. Mario will use his paint hammer to restore color to the island. Stay tuned to IGN for more on Paper Mario: Color Splash. Andrew is IGN’s executive editor of news and would like someone to restore his color with a hammer. You can find him rambling about EarthBound and cute animals on Twitter.Continue reading…
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Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 9 Is Finally Happening

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 9 Is Finally Happening

HBO’s hit comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm is returning for a ninth season. “We’re thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of Curb and can’t wait to see what he has planned,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys said in a statement. While it’s been several years since Season 8 aired in 2011, series star Larry David has always had a deal with the network to continue the series on his schedule if he ever wanted to return for more. That said, this is the longest gap there’s been between seasons. With regard to coming back for a ninth season, David said, “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned.'” Previously, it appeared as though Curb fans would never get another season, with David saying a couple of years ago that a ninth season was a longshot, as “the odds would be against it, probably 6 to 1.” Continue reading…
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Will Be ‘Same Experience’ on NX

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Will Be ‘Same Experience’ on NX

Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the “same experience” on Nintendo NX as on Wii U. The comment came during an E3 presentation after Aonuma was asked if the mysterious new NX will boast any exclusive features for Breath of the Wild, and Aonuma didn’t elaborate or offer any hints about what Nintendo may be planning. Elsewhere in the presentation, Aonuma also confirmed that the Wii U version of Breath of the Wild will support the Pro Controller rather than requiring the use of the GamePad. Stay tuned to IGN for more on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, including impressions and many more details. Continue reading…
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