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No More Linear Single-Player Games for Arkane? Let’s Talk

Rock Paper Shotgun has recently published a fantastic piece centering on the design of Deathloop and Arkane’s overall approach to game design. Writer Chris Wallace interviews Arkane Lyon Campaign Director Dana Nightingale, as well as Studio and Co-creative Director Dinga Bakaba, on broad design questions and Arkane’s philosophy. Much of…

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In Defense of Redfall’s Blood Graffiti

I’m very excited for Redfall, because of course I am. It’s the next immersive sim — ok, multiplayer FPS, they have to actually sell the thing — from Arkane, purveyors of some of my favorite games of all time, like Prey and the Dishonored series. But the goofy bit of…

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I’m Glad Arkane Knows Layla Is the Star of Redfall in the New Gameplay Trailer

Arkane Austin revealed the first gameplay trailer for the absolutely charming Redfall at the 2022 Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase earlier today. To the delight of many — including myself — the trailer was led by Layla Ellison, one of your four main playable characters. More specifically, she’s “the telekinetic…

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Why Are Vampires Having Such a Moment in Games Right Now?

Call in the Scoobies, the Frog Brothers, Van Helsing, whoever — vampires are everywhere in video games right now. Titles like Vampire Survivors and V Rising have been two of the biggest surprise indie hits over the past six months, and while Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 is missing in action, the decades-old World of Darkness franchise is…

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The Fascinating Dominoes Leading to EA’s Divorce From FIFA

Every week on my news roundup podcast Thanks for the Knowledge, I seek to have informational gaps filled from the games industry’s leading experts. This week, I was lucky to snag about half an hour of News Editor Imran Khan’s time to help me understand what the holiday season 2022…

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Bethesda Confirms Redfall and Starfield Delays After Not Showing Either Game for a Year

Bethesda has announced two games it’s shown basically nothing of in the past year are not coming any time soon, as both Redfall and Starfield have been pushed into the first half of next year. News of this came from a post on the company’s social channels, which confirmed Arkane Austin and Bethesda…

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