Editorials

Developers Need to Find the Balance Between Procedural Generation and Their Own Personal Touch

As procedural generation becomes more and more prominent in gaming, titles like Chasm and Black Future '88 show how a more personal touch to the mechanic can help.


Procedural generation has been around since the early days of gaming, with one of its earlier and most notable interpretations being in Rogue, the ASCII title and namesake of the wildly popular “roguelike” genre. Since then, procedural generation has been applied to tons of games in various ways. Some games like Dead Cells or Spelunky do it well, while poor implementation of procedural generation could hamper an otherwise solid game, like 20XX....

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Final Fantasy XIV Companion App Now Available for Android and iOS

Final Fantasy XIV players can now access the game's chat, inventory, and market via a handy companion app on iOS and Android. ...Read More

on August 15, 2018 12:11 AM
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Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch Shows How to Use the Joy-Cons in New Trailer

Bandai Namco released a new trailer of Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch showing how to play with motion controls. ...Read More

on August 14, 2018 11:03 PM
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Rainbow Six Siege Available for Free on All Platforms This Weekend

Ubisoft has officially announced that Rainbow Six Siege will be available for all players free of charge this weekend on all platforms. ...Read More

on August 14, 2018 9:51 PM
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My Memory of Us Gets Official Release Date; Game Narrated by Patrick Stewart

Juggler Games has announced that My Memory of Us will feature Patrick Stewart and that the game will launch on October 9, 2018. ...Read More

on August 14, 2018 8:41 PM
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Tomb Raider Legend and Anniversary Both Join Xbox One Backward Compatibility This Week

You can now revisit some of Lara Croft's past adventures on Xbox One before the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider arrives. ...Read More

on August 14, 2018 4:55 PM
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Shining Resonance Refrain PS4 Theme Is Free for PlayStation Plus Users in North America

Tony Taka's lovely illustrations shine in a new Shining Resonance Refrain PS4 theme available to North American PlayStation Plus members. ...Read More

on August 14, 2018 4:54 PM
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Square Enix’s The Quiet Man Shows PS4 Controls and Focus Mode in New Videos

Square Enix released some new footage of The Quiet Man for PS4 and PC, showing off the game's HUD-Less approach to combat. ...Read More

on August 14, 2018 4:28 PM
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New Game+ is Coming to Overcooked 2 Soon

Team17 has unveiled the first major new addition coming to Overcooked 2 post-launch. ...Read More

on August 14, 2018 4:26 PM
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Strange Brigade Gets Trailer Showing Off Brand New Gameplay

Publisher and developer Rebellion Entertainment has released a brand new trailer for Strange Brigade which focuses entirely on gameplay. ...Read More

on August 14, 2018 3:59 PM
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WWE 2K19 Brings Back Showcase Mode Featuring Daniel Bryan

The 2K Showcase mode returns in WWE 2K19. And YES, it does feature 11 historic matches from WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan. ...Read More

on August 14, 2018 3:57 PM
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The Humble Jackbox Party Bundle is Here to Give You a Whole Lot of Party for One Low Price

Humble is partnering with Jackbox Games in the latest Humble Bundle offering focused on the Jackbox Party Pack line of games. ...Read More

on August 14, 2018 2:58 PM
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Human Head Studios’ Rune to Enter Early Access in September

Former Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios has announced that Rune will be available on PC via Early Access starting sometime next month. ...Read More

on August 14, 2018 2:42 PM
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FIFA 19 is Getting Six PS4 and PS4 Pro Bundles for Europe in September

In preparation for the game's release next month, FIFA 19 will be getting numerous PS4 and PS4 Pro bundle configurations for Europe. ...Read More

on August 14, 2018 2:31 PM
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Bethesda Says Cross-Play is “Absolutely Critical” for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, Even on PS4

Bethesda's Pete Hines commented on the cross-play situation for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, calling it "absolutely critical," though this may cause problems with the PS4 version. ...Read More

on August 14, 2018 2:20 PM
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale Mode’s Beta Date Announced; Coming First to PS4

Players eager to test Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's upcoming Battle Royale mode titled Blackout will be able to get their fix on September 10th. ...Read More

on August 14, 2018 1:58 PM