Monday, June 22, 2015

Gaming Round-Up: June 22, 2015

"The Legend of Zelda" by Kevin Patag (Kowan)
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News: "Allow us to raise your spirits with a story about the liberating and energizing effects of complete commercial failure." After 12 years, game studio Tale of Tales is closing shop following the release of their critically acclaimed game Sunset.

News: YouTube star PewDiePie strikes publishing deal for This Book Loves You.  Honestly, I wouldn't have guess PewDiePie had 250 pages of advice to offer, but this is definitely going on my bookstore browsing list.

Andrew Brown analyzes symmetrical competitive game design, using Nintendo’s Splatoon as a starting point.


Gee, turns out ogling a schoolgirl in VR is actually super creepy, whodathunkit?

The Guardian looks at Blizzard's move into esports with Heroes of the Storm.

If you're obsessed with Minecraft, this will make your head explode.

Laura Hudson offers this brief history of yarn in video games.  A charming game called Unravel stood out at E3 2015. But before that, there was the Nintendo Knitting Machine, and you've been missing out.

At Memory Insufficient, Mark R. Johnson explores how the Command and Conquer: Red Alert series communicates its alternate history timeline through its art direction.

Over at Paste Magazine, Gita Jackson cuts the clothing of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate into ribbons in her regular Wardrobe Theory column.

Sean Bell of Midnight Resistance writes about Geralt of Rivia, Useless Professional, and why The Witcher 3 is interesting for the simple fact that as its hero you’re not able to solve all the world’s problems

E3 Coverage

The 10 coolest things from E3 that weren't video game sequels

23 Games from E3 2015 with Badass Playable Female Characters

The Best Games of E3 2015 That You Might Have Missed, according to Andi Hamilton

Everything you need to know about the Microsoft and Sony E3 press events.

Female Gamers Are Finally Getting The Badass Characters They Deserve

The Guardian is calling E3 2015 "five days in LA that left gamers stunned"

Matthew Codd explains what game writers can learn from Mad Max: Fury Road.

Mick Joest explains Why Nintendo "Disappoints" Fans Every E3.

Simon Parkin and Keith Stuart round-up the trends of this year’s E3 2015.

Star Wars Battlefront Might Actually Live up to the Hype

Why the Uncharted 4 E3 demonstration was more impressive than it looked

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