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Game News – Death Stranding is Already One of My Favorite Games of All-Time

I haven’t played a single second of Death Stranding. Heck, outside of those with special clearance at Kojima Productions, I don’t know if anyone really has. But despite the fact that I’m still left with more questions than answers about Hideo Kojima’s upcoming PS4-exclusive release, I think it’s safe to say that it has already become …

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Game News – Comment Section Going Offline Temporarily!

Hey everyone! Friendly neighborhood DualShockers Editor-in-Chief here — long time no chat. We’ve got some changes coming on the horizon, and prior to making those announcements we need to test out a few things with the site’s interface. What does that mean for you? Well… the comment section is going down today. Now don’t worry! …

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Game News – Borderlands 3 Interview — Lead Writers on Expanding the Series’ Universe, Embracing Its Humor, DLC, and the Future

While it’s been quite some time since we last saw the series–especially since the last “main” installment with 2012’s Borderlands 2–it’s safe to say that Borderlands 3 is easily one of the most anticipated titles to arrive later this year. With the third core installment of the series tying together all of the series’ storylines …

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Game News – Dragon Quest’s Hero Should Not Be Banned From the Smash Bros. Competitive Scene

Recently, the Hero from the Dragon Quest franchise was added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, making him the second of five characters to be put into the game as DLC after Persona 5‘s Joker. Since then, many members of the Smash community have shared their impressions of the character, with the big topic being whether or …

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Game News – Quantic Dream Interview – David Cage Discusses Breaking Away from PlayStation, PC Ports, Cloud Play, and Epic Games Store

2019 may be one of Quantic Dream’s most important years ever. After twelve years of working with Sony Interactive Entertainment to release Detroit: Become Human, Beyond: Two Souls, and Heavy Rain for PS3 and PS4, they are finally switching to multiplatform development. They secured some funding through NetEase, who acquired a minority stake in the …

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Game News – Quantic Dream’s PC Releases Signify a Major Shift in the Company

Ever since the 2010 release of Heavy Rain, Quantic Dream and their titles have been heavily associated with PlayStation platforms. That being said, they were never a first party studio. This enabled them to recently break off from Sony, take an investment from NetEase, and start releasing games for other platforms. The first milestone in …

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Game News – Two Souls is the “Most Important Game” of His Career

David Cage has made a lot of interesting games over the course of his career, but none seems to be more divisive than Beyond: Two Souls. Released for PS3 in 2013, it’s an intriguing psychological and somewhat supernatural thriller starring the likes of Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe, but it’s nonlinear structure turned off many. …

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Game News – David Cage Weighs in on Cloud-Based Platforms Like Google Stadia

Google Stadia and the “cloud play” revolution it is potentially signifying for the gaming industry has been a point of debate for many since Stadia was officially unveiled in March. Thousands of developers are applying to work on the console, so many are enthusiastic; that being said, some have also voiced hesitation about possible problems …

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Game News – At Game Developers of Color Expo 2019, Creators Showed a Theme of Coping with Anxiety

On the last weekend of July, I drove over to the heart of Harlem in New York City to attend the Game Developers of Color Expo. This was their fourth annual event, gathering independent developers from across the globe, as well as representatives from bigger sponsors like Nintendo and Microsoft, at the New York Public …

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Game News – David Cage Points Out the Potential Weaknesses of Next Gen Consoles

2020 is poised to be an exciting year for gaming. Xbox’s Project Scarlett is going to hit store shelves next fall, and Sony’s PS5 is not too far off either. Next-generation consoles will also herald several technical improvements such as ray-tracing and 8K support. As we are just over a year out from this next …

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