All Articles about Summer Game Fest - Page 1

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SteamWorld Heist II Preview - Time to Plunder

SteamWorld is host to a myriad of titles spanning across multiple genres. You have the base-building sim SteamWorld Build, or even the turn-based RPG SteamWorld Quest. As a tactics fan, my personal…

June 26, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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The First Descendant Preview - Nexon's Answer to Destiny

I'm always on the search for the next "podcast game," as I like to call them. You know the type of game you can just have going on one screen, with videos, music, or podcasts rolling in the…

June 26, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

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Does ChatGPT Know More About Games Than Us? | TechRaptor Podcast 121

We're still putting out Summer Game Fest previews, but in the meantime, we had a weird idea: What does ChatGPT really know about gamers? We put it to the test, throwing a variety of weird questions…

June 19, 2024 | 07:00 EDT

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Tales of the Shire Preview - The Hobbit Simulator We've Always Wanted

Lord of the Rings is all about wizards, orcs, armies clashing, swords winging, bows a-shooting, right? Tales of the Shire is out to prove LOTR can be about good home cooking, fellowship, and just…

June 19, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

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Hello Kitty Island Adventure Switch Preview - A Funner Animal Crossing

No other brands come to mind as a better fit for an Animal Crossing-like than Hello Kitty and the whole Sanrio gang. I don't have Apple Arcade, so this was my first time trying Hello Kitty Island…

June 18, 2024 | 10:45 EDT

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Throne and Liberty Preview - A Good WoW Alternative?

When World of Warcraft was at the height of its popularity, so many companies tried (and failed) to create a WoW killer. Final Fantasy XIV succeeded in carving a huge niche in the market, but…

June 18, 2024 | 12:00 EDT

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Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl Preview – Get in the Zone

Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl has had a long journey to get to where it is today. It’s a project that’s been in limbo for over a decade since it was originally announced in 2010. It’s been canceled…

June 17, 2024 | 10:05 EDT

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Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake Preview - The Start of a New Adventure

From the excellent Octopath Traveler to the highly tactical and addicting Triangle Strategy, Team Asano might just be the most consistent team at Square Enix. And now, with the studio's downright…

June 18, 2024 | 10:45 EDT

Magic: The Gathering presents its Universes Beyond crossover with Assassin's Creed

The Assassin’s Creed Magic: The Gathering Set Has Me Hooked

Magic: The Gathering is no stranger to crossing the streams and partnering with universes outside the Forgotten Realms. Its latest foray into a new universe is the world of Assassin's Creed, where…

June 18, 2024 | 02:00 EDT

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The Lore Behind Rusty Rabbit is Absolutely Nuts

Rusty Rabbit appears to be an ordinary platformer on the surface, but dig just a little deeper and you'll find that this game has lore created by one of anime's most celebrated creators. Gen Urobuchi…

June 16, 2024 | 01:57 EDT

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Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves Preview – Revved Up and Ready

There's a lot to be excited about right now in the fighting game community, with Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves being the next big thing on the horizon. SNK's upcoming title is the first new Fatal…

June 15, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Flock Preview - Wholesome, Wonderful, Whimsy

Sometimes we all need an injection of pure happiness in our lives, and Flock is here to envelope us all in its wholesome embrace. It's a simple, low-stakes game about cruising through the sky…

June 13, 2024 | 08:30 EDT

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Sonic x Shadow Generations Preview - Crush 40 Intensifies

Sonic games can be hit or miss, especially when it comes to his 3D games. Sonic Generations was a solid entry into the canon, and Sonic x Shadow Generations is bringing it back to modern consoles…

June 13, 2024 | 09:30 EDT

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Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble Preview - Fans'll go Bananas

No doubt Super Monkey Ball fans are chomping at the bit for Banana Rumble. After all, it's been too many years since we've had a mainline entry in the series. Fret not, for Super Monkey Ball Banana…

June 13, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

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Battle Aces Preview - An RTS That Gets Straight to the Point

The tactical depth coupled with its epic scale makes the RTS genre unmatched in some ways, though it can sometimes feel way too intimidating or take too much time to get to the action. Battle Aces is…

June 12, 2024 | 08:30 EDT

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Phantom Blade Zero Preview - A Blast of Fast-Paced Action

Phantom Blade Zero first appeared last year during PlayStation's State of Play with a super flashy trailer. That continued again this year, with another trailer to end the Summer Game Fest stream.…

June 12, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

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Marvel Rivals Preview - Out for Overwatch's Crown

Marvel Rivals is a fitting name for the upcoming hero shooter by Netease, because I daresay this game will rival Overwatch 2.  During Summer Game Fest, we got a chance to play a few rounds of Marvel…

June 12, 2024 | 08:00 EDT

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Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero Preview – To Go Even Further Beyond

As a kid, I lost countless hours to the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series. It practically became the primary way I absorbed some of Akira Toriyama’s greatest work. So like many others, I was…

June 13, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Hyper Light Breaker Preview - Your Next Roguelite Addiction

Hyper Light Drifter is a bona fide indie legend, so to have a successor to such a title, well, let's just say the upcoming Hyper Light Breaker has a lot to live up to. Though it's a departure from…

June 11, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Monster Hunter Now Season 2 Is a Good Time to Jump (Back) In

If you’re reading this, Monster Hunter Now has just entered its second season, Dancing in the Tempest. Niantic’s adding a lot of exciting stuff to the game, perhaps the biggest thing being an Elder…

June 12, 2024 | 08:00 EDT

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Metaphor: ReFantazio Preview - Worthy of Atlus' 35th Anniversary

When a new Persona game releases, it feels like a cultural moment within gaming. Though it might not be Persona in name, Metaphor: ReFantazio is about as close as it gets, which means this very well…

June 11, 2024 | 08:00 EDT

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Dragon Age: The Veilguard Preview - Epic Fantasy Action at its Peak

After a decade, Dragon Age is finally back. With a name change to Dragon Age: The Veilguard, I had the chance to see the first hour of gameplay in a hands-off presentation at Summer Game Fest Play…

June 11, 2024 | 11:00 EDT

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Enotria: The Last Song Preview – Put It on Repeat

Last time I checked out Enotria: The Last Song at PAX West, the preview demo showed off verdant, lush fields and bright, carnival colors reminiscent of Italy. There was a simple pleasure in exploring…

June 11, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

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Assassin’s Creed Shadow’s Dual Protagonists Open Up a World of Possibilities

With over a dozen Assassin's Creed games released, it's crazy to think we're just now getting to see Ubisoft's take on the Land of the Rising Sun. It's fitting, then, that Assassin's Creed Shadows, …

June 10, 2024 | 04:05 EDT

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Monster Hunter Wilds Preview – Wildly Impressive

First-person shooters have let players carry two (or even more!) weapons for decades. But I can’t explain the excitement I felt when I saw the hunter swap weapons in Monster Hunter Wilds. This was…

June 12, 2024 | 11:00 EDT

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New World: Aeternum Preview - It's Still an MMO

New World: Aeternum feels a bit bizarrely familiar. Amazon’s recently revealed title is an enhanced edition of New World, and it’s probably best to think of it like a big 2.0 update—a realm reborn,…

June 13, 2024 | 08:00 EDT

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Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess is a Strange, Beautiful Twist of Genres

Capcom, though more well-known for its monolithic franchises such as Monster Hunter and Devil May Cry, infrequently pivots and creates something entirely new -- something experimental. Kunitsu-Gami:…

June 11, 2024 | 11:00 EDT

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Star Wars Outlaws Preview - Finally a Galaxy Full of Scum and Villainy

One of the least explored in visual media, yet most yearned for among many Star Wars fans, is a story focused on those with no connection to the force, jedi, or lightsabers. Star Wars Outlaws is…

June 10, 2024 | 04:00 EDT

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Grit and Valor - 1949 is a Strategy Gamer's Delight

Take the positional tactics of Into the Breach, the weapon triangle system of Fire Emblem, and some roguelite elements for good measure, and you'll find that the concoction brewed from this unlikely…

June 10, 2024 | 08:00 EDT

Summer Game Fest 2024 Announcements

Every Summer Game Fest 2024 Announcement

The Summer Game Fest is back this year with a number of new announcements looking to pad out the rest of 2024 and beyond. Host Geoff Keighley took to the stage to show off a number of new…

June 8, 2024 | 05:54 EDT

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Every Guerrilla Collective 2024 Announcement

As we hit the summer video game announcement season, we're kicking June off with a collection of indie devs in the Guerilla Collective event today. This is the fifth year that Guerilla Collective has…

June 6, 2024 | 04:02 EDT

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Silent Hill Creator’s Slitterhead to Get Gameplay Reveal at Summer Game Fest

Summer Game Fest organizer Geoff Keighley has announced that one of the games being showcased during this Friday's presentation will be Bokeh Game Studio's Slitterhead, which is the brainchild of …

June 5, 2024 | 11:48 EDT

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Some of the Biggest Games Are Skipping SGF 2024

The opening presentation for 2024's Summer Game Fest is due to air later this week, and host Geoff Keighley has taken to Twitch ahead of the show to set the record straight on what you should (and…

June 3, 2024 | 10:43 EDT

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The Top 3 Takeaways of Summer Game Fest 2023 - Low Poly 001

The Summer Game Fest 2023 extravaganza is officially over. Looking back at the event in hindsight, it was more successful than most at capturing some of the hype from the long lost days of E3 (rest…

June 16, 2023 | 05:00 EDT

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Blue Protocol Preview - Tales of Online??

Last month at Summer Game Fest, I got a chance to preview Blue Protocol, one of Amazon’s latest publishing forays into the MMO space. I got about 40 minutes of hands-on time, which was enough to see…

July 25, 2023 | 09:44 EDT

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Viewfinder Preview

It’s not every day you run into a first-person puzzle game that frames things in a new way – and Viewfinder does that in the most literal sense. By challenging your perception of 2D photos in 3D…

June 19, 2023 | 10:35 EDT

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Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior Preview

At Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, Quantic Dream’s Spotlight label revealed Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior. The second I saw it, I knew I had to check it out, and luckily, it was at Play Days,…

June 17, 2023 | 11:45 EDT

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Remnant II Preview

In all of gaming, there’s a certain beauty in grinding for loot. Watching your damage numbers get higher so you can kill bigger things to get even better gear never really gets old, whether it’s the…

June 16, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

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Little Kitty, Big City Preview

Some say everybody wants to be a cat, and that’s never been truer than in recent years. Everyone remembers Stray, but it's time to move over; Little Kitty, Big City is the next cat-based game looking…

June 15, 2023 | 03:40 EDT

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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Preview

I had the opportunity to play Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown at a Ubisoft event as part of Summer Game Fest.  It’s been over a decade since we last saw an entry in the Prince of Persia franchise,…

June 13, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Disney Illusion Island Preview

While at Summer Game Fest I had the chance to try out Disney Illusion Island, the new cooperative platformer from Dlala games. Starring Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy, it’s a wholesome trip down…

June 12, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

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Monster Hunter Now Preview

Niantic is probably most well-known for Pokemon GO, which was an absolute cultural phenomenon when it launched in summer 2016. Since then, the Ingress developer has taken its AR sensibilities to…

June 12, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Alan Wake II = Resident Evil + True Detective + Twin Peaks

It has been 13 years since Alan Wake, and Remedy Entertainment are prepared to return to the franchise in what they are calling their most ambitious game yet, Alan Wake II.  Featuring two…

June 11, 2023 | 11:45 EDT

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Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis Preview

The famous bombing mission from Final Fantasy VII is an all-time classic moment in gaming, and there are so many ways to play it. Soon, Square Enix will serve it up on your phone (or tablet) with…

June 11, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

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Foamstars Preview

I’ll just get what we’re all thinking about out of the way first: yes, Foamstars is more or less Splatoon. It’s not a one-to-one copy, but let’s say they share enough DNA that they could be…

June 11, 2023 | 11:15 EDT

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Sonic Superstars Preview

There's a certain thrill that comes from classic 2D Sonic games when you're in the groove. Spin dashing up a ramp, going through loops, effortlessly bouncing between springboards -- Sonic is at his…

June 11, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Preview

Cyberpunk 2077 has a knack of knowing when and just how much it needs to be over the top without causing people to roll their eyes too much. I had the chance to check out the sole upcoming DLC,…

June 11, 2023 | 03:00 EDT

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Mortal Kombat 1 Preview

When you think of Mortal Kombat, it’s easy to get swept up in the brutal, gory, and decadent indulgence of it all. Mortal Kombat 1, the upcoming reboot, is no different in its approach. While I duked…

June 10, 2023 | 01:37 EDT