34th Golden Joystick Award Winners

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The recent winners of GamesRadar’s 34th Golden Joystick Awards have been revealed!  Click here for the full list of this year’s nominees.

Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch took home the most awards with five categories won; including ‘Best Multiplayer’ and ‘Best Competitive Game’.

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine expansion picked up several more awards for the series with wins by CD Projekt Red for ‘Studio of the Year’, and Doug Cockle for his performance role as Geralt of Rivia.

Niantic Labs was the only other studio to have multiple wins on the board with Pokemon GO landing ‘Best Handheld or Mobie Game’ and ‘Innovation of the Year’.

The complete list of winners are:

Best Original Game

Abzu – 505 Games
Firewatch – Panic
Furi – The Game Bakers
Hyper Light Drifter – Heart Machine
Inside – Playdead
No Man’s Sky – Hello Games
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment – WINNER
Quantum Break – Microsoft Studios
Soma – Frictional Games
Tom Clancy’s The Division – Ubisoft
The Witness – Thekla Inc.

Best Storytelling

Firewatch – Panic
Oxenfree – Night School Studio
Quantum Break – Microsoft Studios
Rise of the Tomb Raider – Square Enix
Soma – Frictional GAmes
Tales from the Borderlands – Telltale Games
The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine – CD Projekt – WINNER
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Sony Interactive Entertainment
Zero Time Dilemma – Aksys Games

Best Visual Design

Abzu – 505 Games
Battleborn – 2k Games
Brutal – Sony
Dark Souls 3 – Bandai Namco Entertainment
Doom – Bethesda Softworks
Firewatch – Panic
Furi – The Game Breakers
Hyper Light Drifter – Heart Machine
Inside – Playdead
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – Electronic Arts
No Man’s Sky – Hello Games
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment
Rise of the Tomb Raider – Square Enix
Soma – Frictional Games
Superhot – Superhot Team
The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine – CD Projekt – WINNER
The Witness – Thekla Inc.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Sony Interactive Entertainment

Best Audio

Amplitude – Sony Interactive Entertainment
Doom – Bethesda Softworks
Fallout 4 – Bethesda Softworks – WINNER
Hyper Light Drifter – Heart Machine
I am Setsuna – Square Enix
Inside – Playdead
No Man’s Sky – Hello Games
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment
Star Wars Battlefront – Electronic Arts
Thumper – Drool
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Sony Interactive Entertainment

Best Multiplayer Game

Broforce – Devolver Digital
Call of Duty Black Ops 3 – Activision
Dark Souls 3 – Bandai Namco Entertainment
FIFA 17 – EA Sports
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns – ArenaNet
Halo 5: Guardians – Microsoft Studios
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes – Steel Crate Games
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment – WINNER
PES 2017 – Konami
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Ubisoft
Star Wars Battlefront – Electronic Arts
Street Fighter 5 – Capcom
Tom Clancy’s The Division – Ubisoft
World of Warships – Wargaming
Worms WMD – Team 17

Best Indie Game

Banner Saga 2 – Versus Evil
Firewatch – Panic – WINNER
Furi – The Game Breakers
Hyper Light Drifter – Heart Machine
Inside – Playdead
No Man’s Sky – Hello Games
Oxenfree – Night School Studio
Pony Island – Daniel Mullins Games
Starbound – Chucklefish Games
Stardew Valley – Chucklefish Games
Superhot – Superhot Team
The Witness – Thekla Inc.
Undertale – Toby Fox

Innovation of the Year

Guitar Hero Live – Activision
HTC Vive – HTC
No Man’s Sky – Hello Games
Oculus Rift – Oculus VR
Playstation VR – Sony
Pokemon GO – Nintendo/Niantic – WINNER
Quantum Break – Microsoft Studios

Best Gaming Moment

Climbing the tallest building in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – Electronic Arts
Flying the Falcon in Star Wars Battlefront – Electronic Arts
Play of the game in Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment – WINNER
Returning to Anor Londo in Dark Souls 3 – Bandai Namco Entertainment
The Brotherhood Of Steel arriving in Fallout 4 – Bethesda Softworks
The Car Chase in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Sony Interactive Entertainment
The ending of Inside – Playdead
Unleashing the BFG 9000 in Doom – Bethesda Softworks
Unlocking the secret of Psalm 46 in The Witness – Thekla Inc.

Most Wanted Game

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 – Sega
Days Gone – Sony Interactive Entertainment
God of War – Sony Interactive Entertainment
Horizon Zero Dawn – Sony Interactive Entertainment
Mass Effect Andromeda – Electronic Arts – WINNER
Resident Evil 7 – Capcom
Scalebound – Microsoft Studios
Sea of Thieves – Microsoft Studios
Shenmue 3 – Ys Net
Spider-Man – Sony Interactive Entertainment
Star Citizen – Cloud Imperium Games
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo

Youtube Personality of the Year

Capgun Tom
Jesse Cox – WINNER
Amy Lee
TWOSYNC
Samgladiator
Ashley Mariee
Blitzwinger
JMX
Spencer FC
Mr Woofless
Matt HD Gamer

Studio of the Year

343 Industries
Bethesda Game Studios
Blizzard
CD Projekt RED – WINNER
Creative Assembly
Firaxis
From Software
Hello Games
id Software
Naughty Dog
Niantic

Gaming Platform of the Year

3DS – Nintendo
Apple iOS – Apple
Google Play – Google
PS4 – Sony
Steam – Valve Corporation – WINNER
Xbox One – Microsoft

Game of the Year

Dark Souls 3 – Bandai Namco Entertainment – WINNER
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Square Enix
Doom – Bethesda Softworks
Fallout 4 – Bethesda Softworks
Halo 5 – Microsoft Studios
Hitman – Square Enix
No Man’s Sky – Hello Games
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment
PES 2017 Konami
Pokemon GO – Nintendo/Niantic
Rise of the Tomb Raider – Square Enix
The Witness – Thekla Inc.
Total War: Warhammer – Sega
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Sony Interactive Entertainment
XCOM 2 – 2K Games

Performance of the Year

Doug Cockle – The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine – WINNER
Camilla Luddington – Rise of the Tomb Raider
Cissy Jones – Firewatch
Elia Toufexis – Far Cry Primal/Deus Ex Mankind Divided
Nolan North – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Rich Sommer – Firewatch
Shawn Ashmore – Quantum Break
Victoria Atkin – Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

PlayStation Game of the Year

Abzu – 505 Games
Amplitude – Sony Interactive Entertainment
Firewatch – Panic
Gravity Rush Remastered – Sony Interactive Entertainment
I Am Setsuna – Square Enix
No Man’s Sky – Hello Games
Ratchet & Clank – Sony Interactive Entertainment
Salt and Sanctuary – Ska Studios
Severed – DrinkBox Studios
Street Fighter 5 – Capcom
The Last Guardian – Sony Interactive Entertainment
The Witness – Thekla Inc.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Sony Interactive Entertainment – WINNER
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection – Sony Interactive Entertainment
Yakuza 5 – Sega

Nintendo Game of the Year

Fire Emblem Fates – Nintendo
Kirby: Planet Robobot – Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – Nintendo
Monster Hunter Generations – Capcom
Pokken Tournament – The Pokemon Company
Tokyo Mirage sessions #FE – Nintendo
Xenoblade Chronicles X – Nintendo
Yo-Kai Watch – Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – Nintendo – WINNER

PC Game of the Year

Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 – 2K Games
Doom – Bethesda Softworks
Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars – Wargaming
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment – WINNER
Stardew Valley – Chucklefish Games
Sellaris – Paradox Interactive
Total War: Warhammer – Sega
Undertale – Toby Fox
World of Warships – Wargaming
XCOM 2 – 2K Games

Xbox Game of the Year

Ark: Survival Evolved – Studio Wildcard
Elite: Dangerous – Frontier Developments
Forza Horizon 3 – Microsoft Studios
Forza Motorsports 6 – Microsoft Studios
Halo 5: Guardians – Microsoft Studios
Inside – Playdead
Killer Instinct Season 3 – Microsoft Studios
Quantum Break – Microsoft Studios
ReCore – Microsoft Studios
Rise of the Tomb Raider – Square Enix – WINNER

Competitive Game of the Year

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 – Activision
Counter Strike: Global Offensive – Valve Corporation
Dota 2 – Valve Corporation
FIFA 17 – EA Sports
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Blizzard Entertainment
Heroes of the Storm – Blizzard Entertainment
Killer Instinct Season 3 – Microsoft Studios
League of Legends – Riot Games
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment – WINNER
Smite – Hi-Rez Studios
Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void – Blizzard Entertainment
Street Fighter 5 – Capcom

Competitive Play of the Year

Coldzera’s jumping AWP quad kill at MLG Columbus – CS:GO – WINNER
s1mple’s double AWP noscope at ESL One Cologne – CS:GO
Huni quad kill at the 2015 World Championships – League of Legends
w33’s Sunstrike, Echo Stomp cancel and Tornado snipe – Dota 2
Suma1l’s clutch Sacred Arrow at The International 2016 – Dota 2
Justin Wong’s comeback against Flocker at EVO 2016 – Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
LI Joe’s V Trigger dodge at EVO 2016 – Street Fighter 5
Daigo’s ’magic pixel’ comeback at the Capcom Cup Final – Street Fighter 5

Best Handheld or Mobile Game

Alphabear – Spry Fox
Clash Royale – Supercell
Downwell – Devolver Digital
Fire Emblem Fates – Nintendo
Monster Hunter Generations – Capcom
Peter Panic – Adult Swim Games
Pokemon GO – Nintendo/Niantic – WINNER
Severed – DrinkBox Studios
The Room 3 – Fireproof Studios
Zero Time Dilemma – Aksys Games

Gaming Personality of the Year

Sean Plott – (Day(9))

Critics Choice Award

Titanfall 2

Hall of Fame

Lara Croft

Lifetime Achievement Award

Eiji Aonuma

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The Game Awards 2016 Nominees

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The nominee list for Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards program has recently been announced on their website. A live event to announce the winners will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on December 1 and available online through Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook Live, and others.

This year, there are 24 categories representing some of the most popular games to release as of Nov. 24, 2016 and include several titles that were available in late 2015.

The nominees are listed as follows (with developer and publisher):

GAME OF THE YEAR

Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
Inside (Playdead)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST GAME DIRECTION

Blizzard Entertainment (for Overwatch)
EA DICE (for Battlefield 1)
id Software (for Doom)
Naughty Dog (for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End)
Respawn Entertainment (for Titanfall 2)

BEST NARRATIVE

Firewatch (Campo Santo)
Inside (Playdead)
Mafia 3 (Hangar 13/2K Games)
Oxenfree (Night School Studio)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST ART DIRECTION

Abzu (Giant Squid/505 Games)
Firewatch (Campo Santo)
Inside (Playdead)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN

Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)
Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
Inside (Playdead)
Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
Thumper (Drool)

BEST PERFORMANCE

Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay, Mafia 3
Cissy Jones as Delilah, Firewatch
Emily Rose as Elena, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Rich Sommer as Henry, Firewatch
Troy Baker as Sam Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

GAMES FOR IMPACT

1979 Revolution: Black Friday (Ink Stories)
Block’hood (Plethora Project/Devolver Digital)
Orwell (Osmotic Studios/Surprise Attack)
Sea Hero Quest (Glitchers)
That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

Firewatch (Campo Santo)
Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
Inside (Playdead)
Stardew Valley (ConcernedApe/Chucklefish Games)
The Witness (Thekla Inc.)

BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD

Clash Royale (Supercell)
Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom)
Pokémon Go (Niantic Labs)
Severed (DrinkBox Studios)

BEST VR GAME

Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Eve: Valkyrie (CCP Games)
Job Simulator (Owlchemy Labs)
Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
Thumper (Drool)

BEST ACTION GAME

Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)
Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
Hitman (IO Interactive/Square Enix)
Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST RPG

Dark Souls 3 (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco Entertainment)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos Montreal/Square Enix)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine (CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
World of Warcraft: Legion (Blizzard Entertainment)
Xenoblade Chronicles X (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

BEST FIGHTING GAME

Killer Instinct Season 3 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)
The King of Fighters 14 (SNK/Atlus USA)
Pokkén Tournament (Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokémon Co. International)
Street Fighter 5 (Capcom)

BEST STRATEGY GAME

Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 (Firaxis Games/2K Games)
Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
The Banner Saga 2 (Stoic Studio/Versus Evil)
Total War: Warhammer (The Creative Assembly/Sega)
XCOM 2 (Firaxis Games/2K Games)

BEST FAMILY GAME

Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (TT Fusion/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Pokémon Go (Niantic Labs)
Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Skylanders Imaginators (Toy for Bob/Activision)

BEST SPORTS/RACING

FIFA 17 (EA Vancouver/Electronic Arts)
Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)
MLB The Show 16 (SIE San Diego Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
NBA 2K17 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PES Productions/Konami)

BEST MULTIPLAYER

Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)
Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
Overcooked (Ghost Town Games/Team17)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

God of War (SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Mass Effect: Andromeda (BioWare/Electronic Arts)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Studios/Rockstar Games)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

TRENDING GAMER

AngryJoeShow
Boogie2988
Danny O’Dwyer
JackSepticEye
Lirik

BEST FAN CREATION

Project A2MR
Pokémon Uranium
Brutal Doom 64
Enderal: The Shards of Order

BEST ESPORTS PLAYER

Faker – Lee Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom T1, League of Legends)
Coldzera – Marcelo David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
ByuN – Hyun Woo (Starcraft 2)
Infiltrator – Lee Seon-woo (Team Razer, Street Fighter 5)
Hungrybox – Juan Debiedma (Team Liquid, Super Smash Bros.)

BEST ESPORTS TEAM

SK Telecom T1 (League of Legends)
Wings Gaming (Dota 2)
SK Gaming
ROX Tigers (League of Legends)
Cloud 9

BEST ESPORTS GAME

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
Dota 2 (Valve)
League of Legends (Riot Games)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Street Fighter 5 (Capcom)

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Top Articles from the Week

Here’s our top picks from the web this week, including our favorite gaming industry stories, interviews and reviews!

Shadow of the Colossus Creator Fumito Ueda Designed The Last Guardian to Be ‘Timeless’
interview by Scott Butterworth (@Butterwomp)

Jeremy Dunham on Marketing Rocket League – Extended Interview
interview by Danny O’Dwyer (@dannyodwyer)

Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb Interview at PAX Australia
interview by Nich Richardson (@NichBoy)

Overwatch Actor Weighs in on the Strike and Why Voice Actors Matter
interview with Crispin Freeman by Mat Paget (@MatPaget)

One-Dimensional Dungeon Crawler Continues To Get Bigger And Brighter
by Cecilia D’Anastasio (@cecianasta)

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NAVGTR Podcast: 34th Golden Joystick Awards

Winners in one of the largest open voting programs in gaming will be announced on Nov. 18, when GamesRadar’s 34th Golden Joystick Awards takes stage inside London’s O2 Arena. Developers and other key industry figures will be in attendance to accept awards in over 20 different categories.

On this episode of the NAVGTR Podcast we’re joined by Sarah (@theElyessi) and Josh (@BearPunch) to tackle the WILL WIN versus SHOULD WIN for several sought after awards.

Follow along with the full list of nominees as we analyze the merits and cultural appeal provided by the handfuls of new titles that have made the cut this year.

Think you know who is going to win? Got a strong opinion about who should get the accolades? Tell us what you think: www.twitter.com/navgtr

Thanks to support from Constantly Calibrating and Glitchfeed!

 

 

Outro music provided by:
Jim Yosef – Canary [NCS Release]
https://youtu.be/52R3Xy82nFc
https://www.youtube.com/c/JimYosef

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Top Articles from the Week

Here’s our top picks from the web this week, including our favorite gaming industry stories, interviews and reviews!

Changing Nature of Games Media – PAX Aus 2016
by Jess McDonell (@JessMcDonell) and Edmond Tran (@EdmondTran)

The Story of Rocket League (Part 1 of 2) – How To Build a Rocket
interview with Psyonix by Danny O’Dwyer (@dannyodwyer)

How sound helps us follow League of Legends games
by Ryan Thompson (@BardicKnowledge)

Has Call of Duty lost touch with reality?
interview with Peter W. Singer by Charlie Hall (@Charlie_L_Hall)

Inside takes home top prize at 2016 Unity Awards
by Chris Kerr (@kerrblimey)

‘The Lost Shield’ Review – An Old School Breakout Journey
by Eric Ford (@ericford)

Rimworld’s system for sexuality is both a work in progress, and fair game for discussion
by Simone de Rochefort (@doomquasar)

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Top Articles from the Week

Here’s our top picks from the web this week, including our favorite gaming industry stories, interviews and reviews!

Nintendo President Hints of Bigger Hardware Plans for Switch
interview with Tatsumi Kimishima by Yuji Nakamura (@ynakamura56) and Takashi Amano (@Takashi__Amano)

Mafia III Review
by Alex Navarro (@alex_navarro)

Review: Owlboy
by Patrick Hancock (@therealhancock)

Civilization 6 Review
by Scott Butterworth (@Butterwomp)

Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel review
by Jeffrey Matulef (@mrdurandpierre)

Miyamori Is Born Of Folk Beliefs, Poetry, And The Beauty Of The Japanese Countryside
by Joel Couture (@Joel_Couture)

One Of The Best Skyrim Mods Got Started With A Punch To The Face
interview with Nick Pearce by Alex Walker (@thedippaeffect)

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Top Articles from the Week

Here’s our top picks from the web this week, including our favorite gaming industry stories, interviews and reviews!

Writers’ strike v2? Voice actors ordered to strike on Friday
(UPDATED STORY)
by Cory Arnold (@alex_tetra)

Video game voice actor strike begins over concerns of ‘safety and respect’
(UPDATED STORY)
by Mike Cosimano (@MikeCosimano)

25 years of Civilization: We talk with Sid Meier
interview by Chris Bratt (@bratterz)

Why It’s So Hard to Make a Video Game
by Tina Amini (@TinaAmini)

Review: GoNNER
by Jed Whitaker (@jed05)

Long Live The Mouse And Keyboard, A Great Way To Control Video Games
by Kirk Hamilton (@kirkhamilton)

Building Environments For AAA Games
interview with Martin Teichmann by Kirill Tokarev (@EightyLevel)

12 stories from crazy ’90s PC gaming ads
by Matt Sayer (@sezonguitar)

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ICYMI: Releases Oct 16-22

Each week, we find the most recent and highly discussed new game releases to include in our blog segment, “In Case You Missed It“.

Battlefield 1

Developed by: EA DICE (http://www.dice.se)
Official Site: https://www.battlefield.com

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

Developed by: Firaxis Games (http://www.firaxis.com)
Official Site: https://civilization.com

Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel

Developed by: From Software (http://www.fromsoftware.jp/pc_en)
Official Site: https://www.darksouls3.com

Skylanders: Imaginators

Developed by: Toys for Bob (http://www.toysforbob.com)
Official Site: https://www.skylanders.com

Super Dungeon Bros

Developed by: React Games (http://www.reactgames.com)
Official Site: http://www.superdungeonbros.com

Rock Band Rivals

Developed by: Harmonix Music Systems (http://www.harmonixmusic.com)
Official Site: https://www.rockband4.com

Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky

Developed by: Spike Chunsoft (http://www.spike-chunsoft.co.jp) and tri-Ace (http://www.tri-ace.co.jp/en)
Official Site: https://www.spike-chunsoft.co.jp/ea

Octave

Developed by: Anate Studio (http://anatestudio.net)
Official Site: (http://anatestudio.net/octave.php)

Lance a Lot

Developed by: Rocket Hammer (http://rockethammer.com)
Official Site: http://store.steampowered.com/app/495900

Jackbox Party Pack 3

Developed by: Jackbox Games (http://www.jackboxgames.com)
Official Site: http://jackboxgames.com/project/jbpp3

Stellaris: Leviathans

Developed by: Paradox Development Studio (https://www.paradoxplaza.com)
Official Site: http://www.stellarisgame.com

Crazy Machines 3

Developed by: Fakt Software (http://www.fakt-software.com)
Official Site: http://www.crazy-machines.com

Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls

Developed by: Idea Factory (http://ideafintl.com)
Official Site: http://ideafintl.com/nep-sega-us

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Top Articles from the Week

Here’s our top picks from the web this week, including our favorite gaming industry stories, interviews and reviews!

A Day with Phil Spencer
interview with Phil Spencer by Nich Richardson (@NichBoy)

Playstation VR: Everything You Need to Know
by Jared Petty (@pettycommajared)

Building a space sim in a post-No Man’s Sky world
by Martin Robinson (@vics_viper)

‘PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator’ Review – Videos, Not Potatoes
by Rob Funnell (@robfunnell3)

Review: Paper Mario: Color Splash
by Conor McMahon (@ConorMcMahon64)

Oculus is now firmly a VR platform holder, not a headset company
by Alex Wawro (@awawro)

Audio Design Deep Dive: Using a human skull to create the sounds of Inside
by Martin Stig Anderson (@martinstigand)

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ICYMI: Releases Oct 2-8

Each week, we find the most recent and highly discussed new game releases to include in our blog segment, “In Case You Missed It“.

Paper Mario: Color Splash

Developed by: Intelligent Systems (http://www.intsys.co.jp/english)
Official Site: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Wii-U/Paper-Mario-Color-Splash-1090845.html

Mafia III

Developed by Hangar 13 (https://hangar13games.com)
Official Site: https://mafiagame.com

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location

Developed by: Scott Cawthon (http://scottgames.com)

Atlas Reactor

Developed by Trion Worlds (http://www.trionworlds.com)
Official Site: https://www.atlasreactorgame.com

Aragami

Developed by Lince Works (http://linceworks.com)
Official Site: http://aragami-game.com

Syndrome

Developed by: Camel 101 (http://www.camel101.com) and Bigmoon Entertainment (http://www.bigmoonstudios.com)
Official Site: http://www.syndrome.camel101.com

Inklings

Developed by: Applepine Games (https://applepinegames.com)

Laser Disco Defenders

Developed by: Excalibur Games (http://www.excalibur-publishing.com)
Official Site: http://www.laserdiscodefenders.com

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Forerunners : The History Of The PC Side-Scroller interviews with John Romero, Cliff Blezinski, Tom Hall, John Passfield,  Bill McIntosh, Dave Taylor, Scott Miller, and Clint Basinger by 3D Realms (@3drealms)

How ‘Mafia III’ Intends to Make Players Confront Racism
interview with Charles Webb by Austin Walker (@austin_walker)

What makes indie hit Virginia stand out?
podcast with Charlie Hall (@Charlie_L_Hall) and Colin Campbell (@ColinCampbellx)

‘Pokemon Go’ players deter suicides in Fukui
by Shusuke Murai (@jt_ShuM)

The Witcher 3 is a heroic fantasy where you aren’t the hero
by Rowan Kaiser (@RowanKaiser)

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ICYMI: Releases Sept. 25 through Oct. 1

Each week, we find the most recent and highly discussed new game releases to include in our blog segment, “In Case You Missed It“.

Quantum Break

Developed by Remedy Entertainment (http://www.remedygames.com)
Official Site: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/quantum-break

FIFA 17

Developed by EA Canada (http://www.ea.com/ca)
Official Site: https://www.easports.com/fifa

Serial Cleaner

Developed by iFun4All (http://ifun4all.com)
Official Site: http://ifun4all.com/index.php/serial-cleaner

Hitman Episode 5: Colorado

Developed by IO Interactive (http://www.ioi.dk)
Official Site: https://hitman.com

Yo-kai Watch 2

Developed by Level-5 (http://level5ia.com)
Official Site: http://yo-kai.nintendo.com/yw2

Hybrid Wars

Developed by Extreme Developers (http://www.extreme-developers.com)
Official Site: http://hybridwars.net

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

Developed by Sanzaru Games (http://www.sanzaru.com)
Official Site: http://www.sonicthehedgehog.com/boom/en

Lichtspeer

Developed by Lichthund (http://lichthund.com)
Official Site: http://www.lichtspeer.com

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