If you happen to be at GDC, I’m giving a talk tonight. I will be giving a small breakdown of idle animations at the Animation Bootcamp: Animation Microtalks. Folks from places like Blizzard and Bioware are speaking as well. At 5:30pm, in West Hall room 2010. Hope to see you there!
At his GDC panel on God of War’s animation, Sony Santa Monica Animation Director Bruno Velasquez revealed one scene in God of War where the mo-cap was handled by the animation team: when Kratos beats up that freaky monkey-ogre. Looks at those happy animators!
While I rush to keep up with new games for work, I also enjoy going back to play games I grew up with. It started with the Sega Genesis and built to include things like the Super Nintendo and Playstation. But one console holds top billing in my heart: Sega’s ill-fated Dreamcast. I booted it up this morning to see what…
Devil Engine feels like a game I dug out of my attic. The side-scrolling shooter, which released on PC and Nintendo Switch on February 21, reminds me of the games I played when I was younger. It’s like busting out R-Type DX or playing that one level of Rocket Knight Adventures if they were also mainlining Ikaruga, and…
Devil May Cry 5’s cutscenes are stylish as hell, and it must have taken a lot of work to get them right. The Deluxe Edition breaks down that process with behind-the-scenes versions of some of the best cutscenes, and it’s amazing.
Firestorm, Battlefield V’s battle royale mode, will launch on March 25th. The reveal trailer showed drivable tractors and other vehicles, as well as the fiery death circle dogging players. Seems neat, but time will tell if it can compete against other battle royales.
The Division 2, an apolitical game about amassing purple quality backpacks, is currently playable for Gold And Ultimate Edition users. I’m having fun surviving battles alongside friends and finding secrets down side alleys, but I have some questions about the game’s opening cutscene.
In case you missed me and Heather getting into some co-op mathematics in The Division 2, here’s the archived version. Follow us on Twitch for daily streams.
Heather and I are roaming the streets of Washington D.C. together in The Division 2 live on our Twitch channel! Join us in the chat.
A well-known modder has unlocked Devil May Cry 5’s final boss as a playable character on the PC. By using a cheat tool, they can play as a limited version of the boss, complete with basic moves and a special ability.
Sorry, Dante. We bagged this one. If you defeat the evil demon Urizen in Devil May Cry 5's prologue, you get a humorous alternate ending. In this clip, I waste time doing airborne tricks and save the day without a hitch. That said: spoilers, y’all.
Left Alive is not a very fun game to play. Its mashup of stealth gameplay and mech combat is clunky and frustrating. But these gameplay shifts do create spectacular contrasts that capture one of the most important features of the giant robot genre: the human costs of mech combat.
They got Alex! Paul’s playing The Division 2 right now on Twitch and I’m his radio supporter NPC. Come join chat to talk about (not) politics, dogs, and D2: The Mighty Ducks!
Devil May Cry 5 is a wild mess of demonic magic, blood, brooding twinks, butt rock music, kung-fu homage, and joyous gameplay. By the end of it, I had killed literally thousands of demons and watched struggles of Biblical proportions. The experience itself is a blur, but I know two things for certain. The first is…
Devil May Cry 5 is out now and is a heckin’ good time. Learning how to be the best devil hunter can be tricky, though, so I’ve put together a breakdown that will help you get started.
I’m playing Devil May Cry 5 with my pal Tim Rogers right now on Twitch. It’s fun, fresh, and we’re gonna slash all the demons. Come and join chat!
Left Alive, the new game by Square Enix, sounds amazing. It mixes intense sneaking and massive robot battles, and if that doesn’t sound familiar enough, it even has art from Metal Gear’s Yoji Shinkawa to drive the point home. But the reality is less impressive than the concept. Left Alive is a clunky disaster whose…
In case you missed it, Heather and I streamed Left Alive earlier and talked about mechs, vodka, and bad haircuts. Follow us on Twitch for more streams!
Devil May Cry 5 doesn’t release until Friday, but I’ve played it and had a veritable ass-load of fun. Each of its three protagonists plays differently, with neat quirks and flashy moves. Tim Rogers and I played as all of them, in order to break down their smokin’ sexy styles.