The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutras community.The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. [Video Game Deep Cuts is a weekly newsletter from video game industry 'watcher' Simon Carless (GDC, Gamasutra co-runner), rounding up the best longread & standout articles & videos about games, every weekend. This week's highlights include a neat Smash Brothers interview, a review of Magic Leap's reveal party, and words of wisdom from Spiderweb Software, among many others. And more articles about nose-picking in games, please!Thanks for reading as always - until next time
FIFA 19 new modes and changes - Kick Off Mode changes and moreThere's another pretty whopping range of changes coming to FIFA 19 this year, with three real headliners: the new "Active Touch System" for how you control the ball, a new Timed Finishing system for how you take your shots, and a new Kick Off mode that brings a massive (and long overdue) quality-of-life improvement over the original. Let's run through them.New Kick Off Mode explainedKick Off is still Kick Off, but now there are a range of improvements coming to make it a bit more flexible and enjoyable for regular players. Here's a quick list of what's new:You can now play the Champions League final if you want - still with teams of your choice, but with the commentary, setting and all the usual pazzazz of the final itself (t...
This summer, Facebook launched Fb.gg, its online gaming hub and Twitch competitor, designed to attract game streamers and their fans to watch videos on Facebook instead of on rival sites. The destination shows videos based on which games and streaming celebrities users follow, plus Liked Pages and Groups, and other featured suggestions of what to watch. Now, Fb.gg is expanding to mobile with its launch on Android. The new app, first spotted by Sensor Tower, arrived just a few days ago and is currently in beta testing. According to its description on Google Play, the app allows gamers and fans to discover a “universe of gaming content,” connect with creators and join communities, and play instant games like Everwing, Words with Friends, Basketball FRVR, and others. From the screen
Cyber security is no joke. It may seem like a non-issue when referring to the likes of Fortnite or other video games, but keep in mind that there is still privileged information you’re entrusting to gaming companies, information that can be used by unwanted parties for reasons that surely will not benefit the account’s original owner. Epic Games would like to remind you that security is an important feature in keeping an account with them, and would like to impart tips on how to maintain efficient account security, something everyone should read up on in light of the recent account merging and unlinking coming in the wake of Sony’s cross-platform allowance. Below are some suggestions, as well as things to look out for if you’re a new and current user of Epic Games’ account system:Fake F
Google recently opened registration for test runs of its game streaming platform currently called Project Stream, and it did so with a big name game: Assassin's Creed Odyssey. While the game recently launched for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, those who get into Project Stream can play the entire game through the Google Chrome web browser up until January 15, 2019. We at GameSpot received access to it and played Odyssey for a bit to get some general impressions of how the game ran.Our system has an Intel Core i7-8700K CPU, GTX 1070 GPU, and 32GB of RAM, but these specs are irrelevant as game streaming relies solely on the quality of your internet connection. Instead of running the game off of local hardware, it runs off a remote server and the video feed is sent to the Chrome window that has th...
This is certainly up for debate, but an argument could be made that the internet is perhaps the greatest invention of mankind since electricity. We are able to connect to friends and family, find information at the touch of a button and order pizza with a click or even your fingerprint. However, when you’re surfing the information superhighway, it’s important to be safe. Everything I’ve just described involves a certain amount of your personal information. You don’t want someone getting grandma’s top-secret cookie recipe, finding out what health conditions you have by looking at your Google searches or getting your credit card number when you order a large supreme. While all of these things could happen if you’re not careful, it’s no reason to turn off your computer and smash it to bit
The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutras community.The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. [Video Game Deep Cuts is a weekly newsletter from video game industry 'watcher' Simon Carless (GDC, Gamasutra co-runner), rounding up the best longread & standout articles & videos about games, every weekend. This week's highlights include Uri Geller vs. Pokemon, why we need pessimistic games, a look at Ubisoft's Starlink, & lots more besides.One fun thing this week is that I've started helping out Gamasutra's editorial staff, by commissioning some 'straight to the po
Manchester United face Newcastle in a big Premier League match for both teams. They both desperately need a result on Saturday evening, as United welcome the Magpies to Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho has faced a barrage of criticism for his side’s recent performances, with Tuesday’s goalless draw at home to Valencia in the Champions League resulting in a chorus of boos at the Theatre of Dreams.
Most hard core video gamers will admit to the fact that they’ve got a small handful of favourite games that they tend to stick to. Sure, they may try a new game here and there, but often once they find their favourite, that is usually their game of choice over and over again. Whether it is due to the graphics, the actual gameplay, the ability to play online with others, the storyline and characters, or even their own skills, there are all kinds of reasons people tend to get hooked on just a few select games. While there is nothing wrong with picking a few favourite games, it can also be fun to step outside your comfort zone and add something different into the mix. Most are familiar with the old saying of “variety is the spice of life” and your gaming choices can be a perfect e