Doom and Star Wars Devs Creating Their Own Studios Proves That Indie Is The Way Forward

Saif from eXputer: "The creations of indie AAA studios like emptyvessel and Giant Skull suggest a move towards more small-scale AAA studios."

DefenderOfDoom257d ago

The last 2 years I have been mostly playing 90s style FPS campaigns like QUAKE 1 and 2 remasters ,Warhammer Boltgun , Prodeus, Dusk and Star Wars Dark Forces remaster. The triple A FPS studios have not offered hardly any dedicated single player FPS campaigns lately.

Yui_Suzumiya56d ago

These "boomer shooters" have been my main thing as well. Here's some suggestions.

Amid Evil
Evil West
Forgive Me Father
Hedon Bloodrite
Ion Fury
The Last Exterminator
Phantom Fury
Postal: Brain Damaged
Project Warlock
Robocop: Rogue City
Severed Steel
Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath
Turbo Overkill
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin

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jznrpg57d ago (Edited 57d ago )

Creating a studio and actually releasing a quality game are 2 different things. Wait and see if they actually succeed before saying this is the way forward

ikarodemon57d ago

Be AAA and Indie is impossible is a nonsense, this show the mental level journalists has these Days reframing words to their insane ideas. I can understand that there are people who don't know what "Indie industry" means but journalists have no excuse.


Nintendo Has Acquired Shiver Entertainment From Embracer Group

Nintendo Has Acquired Shiver Entertainment From Embracer Group

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Profchaos13h ago

Great news it shows that Nintendo intends to continue developing ports of AAA games to its next gen platform

H96h ago

Buying studios from embracer now is a great deal, they must be dirt cheap at this point, Nintendo is a opportunist, they wait until someone fall so they get their best deal

OtterX50m ago

That is some serious brain gymnastics you have going on there. 🤔

banger886h ago

I hope someone buys Piranha Bytes, their future isn't looking good right now. I love their RPGs, they're janky as f***, but they have heart and soul.

Relientk773h ago

Nintendo saw the Mortal Kombat 1 Switch port and were like, "Yeah, these guys are worth acquiring."

You can't make this crap up lol

Profchaos1h ago

Mortal Kombat 1 was never going to port well I'm sure they told wb it wasn't going to work but wb wants that sweet sweet 140 million install base

In the end wb approved the project cleared the milestones and allowed the product to release


Microsoft to Add Copilot AI to Video Games

Microsoft recently revealed its plans to incorporate Copilot directly into video games, with Minecraft being the first showcased example.

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Fishy Fingers16h ago(Edited 16h ago)

F*** AI

"Hey Copilot, what's a good meme to prove I dislike AI".... https://giphy.com/clips/sou...

Einhander197216h ago

Two trillion dollar company that just can't wait to put as many people possible out of work as fast as possible.

It feels like every single thing they do is making gaming worse and destroying the industry.

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CaptainFaisal5h ago

Why all the hate? Im actually excited about this! Always wanted this kind of immersion, and an AI companion with me all the time helping me out knowing the status of my skills/inventory/progress and giving me tips on the best approach or how to craft something specific is game changing for the industry.

Hate all you want about AI, but this is just the start and I can see the potential already. You wont be complaining in the next 5-10 years about this, but rather complain if a game hasn’t implemented it.

MrDead4h ago

Yes we can't wait for the work of others to be used without the need to pay them so that MS can profit even more from the people they fire.

I_am_Batman4h ago(Edited 4h ago)

There is no chance I'd ever use something like this, especially if it's not part of the core game design, but a layer on top of it. It's way too much handholding. Many games already feel like busy work, because they don't let the player figure things out on their own. Having a real-time interactive guide defeats the purpose of playing the game in the first place in my opinion.

If this were to become the standard like you predict, we'll see more and more video games get away with bad design, because people will just be used to ask for help from the AI companion anyway.

Number1TailzFan3h ago

Well Nintendo don't need this with some of their games these days, with invincible characters, items, easy bosses etc.. they do the hand holding built in

helicoptergirl4h ago

Takes "hand holding" in games to a whole new level.

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Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 launch trailer will send shivers down your spine

Ninja Theory's latest trailer for their highly anticipated narrative action-adventure Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 is absolute cinema.

Reaper22_17h ago

Like I said before, buying Ninja Theory was one of the smartest moves by Microsoft. Games looks incredible.

Rynxie13h ago

Unfortunately, their games aren't big sellers. Will MS shut them down if hellblade 2 sells below expectations?

outsider162411h ago

If it sells below expectations, then i expect it to come to PS5.

Elda10h ago

The game may be a critical hit & still can get shut down. I highly doubt most XB owners will buy this game including the fact that it's digital only at $50. Most folks that have Gamepass will play the game through the sub service. If the reviews tomorrow are just average to low then that's another problem.