Section: Video Games

Xbox One Boss Logs 300+ Hours of Destiny
Xbox One boss Phil Spencer has played more than 300 hours of Bungie's shooter Destiny. That's according to a snapshot of his player profile captured by another Xbox executive, Mike Ybarra.It's an impressive number for someone who travels a lot (he's be...
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Weekly Recap: Fallout 4 Has 400+ Hours of Content, Final Fantasy 15 Confirmed for 2016
THE BIG STUFF:Fallout 4 Has 400+ Hours of Content: A developer has played the RPG for more than 400 hours so far and still has not seen everything the game has to offer. Wow, this game is gonna be big. We also learned this week that Fallout 4 will let...
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Riding Shotgun With Mad Max’s Gamescom Hands On
Danny talks to Peter about his experience with the new title from everyone's favourite wasteland warrior, Mad Max. Is there a long Fury Road ahead, or is the game looking MEDIOCRE?
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GS News Top 5 – A New WoW Expansion Was Revealed, And Peter Dinklage Is Being Replaced in Destiny
Catch up on the week's top stories with Mary Kish as she escapes the CBSi office as it crumbles around her.
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Batman: Arkham Knight Mod Lets You Play as the Game’s Director
Batman: Arkham Knight has been out for a month and a half, and already fans are making some pretty interesting mods for the PC version of the game. One of those fans has decided to let players be able to play as the game's director, Sefton Hill.That's ...
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Dark Souls Creator Planning to Launch “Several New Projects”

Dark Souls 3 is the "turning point" in the franchise and will pave the way for something new, according to series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Speaking in an interview with GameSpot, Miyazaki was asked if he has given any thought to expanding the Souls series beyond fantasy and into other genres such as sci-fi.

"Dark Souls is my life’s work," he replied. "Everything I came up with for Dark Souls 3 is based on my personal preferences. However, Dark Souls 3 is also actually the turning point for the franchise."

Pressed on whether he would explore the sci-fi or mech genres, perhaps by applying the Souls framework to them, Miyazaki said he "definitely wants to bring the Miyazaki Touch" to them.

Miyazaki, who previously served in directorial and design capacities on Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, and Bloodborne, was appointed president of developer From Software in May 2014.

As part of his remit as president, Miyazaki intends to launch "several new projects," but didn't specify what these would be.

"I do want to work on something new," he added. "I’m pleased to hear people are interested in seeing that."

Dark Souls 3 is scheduled to launch in early 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

The Dark Souls franchise has now shipped around 8.5 million copies across its previous instalments. This figure does not include sales of From Software's other popular games, Demon's Souls and Bloodborne.

Take a look at some screenshots from Dark Souls 3 below.

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Best Trailers of Gamescom 2015
This year's Gamescom brought us a tremendous amount of exciting new trailers for some of the biggest upcoming games. From the amazing kinetic display of parkour in the trailer for Mirror's Edge Catalyst to the tense drama seen in the Mafia III debut, t...
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Game of the Month July 2015

Before it launched in early July, few people could have guessed that Rocket League, a game about rocket-powered cars playing soccer, would be one of the most popular games of the month. But only a few weeks after it was released, it had accumulated more than 5 million downloads across PlayStation 4 and PC and reached well over 100,000 concurrent players. Even in a month that witnessed the haunting fifth episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones series, a soccer ball and a car resonated with us the most. They call soccer the "beautiful game," and not much is more beautiful than a good, well fought match between acrobatic vehicles in Rocket League.

July wasn't thin on good games, either. Episode five of Telltale’s Game of Thrones showed us once again that Telltale is capable of crafting dark, emotional stories. Its tumultuous events culminated with a heart-wrenching ending that motivated us to talk at length about our choices and what will come in the final episode. Tembo the Badass Elephant proved that Game Freak, best known for Pokemon games, can make a great platformer, and Tembo's over-the-top story works in conjunction with precise controls to make it a must-play. The King's Quest series finally returned with the triumphant release of Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember, which reminded us why the series is so beloved. Even if you've never touched a King's Quest game, A Knight to Remember is still a fantastic, beautiful, and rewarding adventure game. Guild of Dungeoneering takes the classic dungeon crawler formula and turns it on its head, letting you build dungeons around your character and then fight through the enemies you've placed.

And yet, we kept coming back to Rocket League. The consistency of Rocket League bouts--its field, physics, and car stats are all completely and predictably the same during every single match--is its strongest asset, creating a framework that allows for huge range of skill levels. It's a sports game in its purest form, but it also provides players with the excitement of explosions, rockets, and high-speed races. Whether it's a quick game during lunch break, or hours-long marathons on the weekends, Rocket League has proven to be a deep and competitive experience that keeps us hooked. It's a testament to the game that, following GameSpot’s brutal loss at the hands of developer Pysonix, we immediately went back to playing more of it.

In a month with a moving story and a brutal platformer, a return to a classic series and a novel take on a well known genre, Rocket League comes out on top. For the way Rocket League manages to be one of the best sports games in recent years, and for the way it manages to make matches intense and exhilarating while also bound by a set of well defined rules, Rocket League is GameSpot’s Game of the Month for July 2015.

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Metal Gear Solid 5 Gets Info About Bases, Microtransactions, Online Functionality
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launches in a few weeks, and today developer Konami revealed a bunch of information about how Forward Operating Bases, microtransactions, and online functionality will work in the game.Recently, the team working on ...
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Best-Selling PS4, PS3, and PS Vita Games on PSN for July 2015 Revealed
Sony has revealed its monthly list of the best-selling games on the PlayStation Store in North America for July, and it was a pair of indie games that came out on top on PlayStation 4.In lieu of a major July release, it was the re-release of PS3 game J...
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