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The making of Dishonored’s greatest mission, Lady Boyle’s Last Party

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This story was initially revealed in November, 2016. We’re republishing it right now in case you continue to really feel impressed to crash a wealthy maniac’s occasion.

Ask any Dishonored fan what their favorite mission is and there’s a very good likelihood they’ll say Girl Boyle’s Final Get together. Your goal is Girl Boyle herself, the setting a lavish masked ball in her opulent mansion, and there are numerous methods to finish your goal. It’s an amazingly advanced stage, each by way of its format and the intricacies of the mission itself. My first query for Harvey Smith, co-creative director, is an easy one: the place on Earth did they begin?  

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Accidental crossplay between Star Wars: Jedi Academy on PC and console is a slaughter

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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy first launched in  2003, and it was good, and its modern and still-unique lightsaber dueling mechanics garnered a fanatical group of gamers which have saved up the sport for practically 17 years. Simply this week developer Aspyr Media re-released Jedi Academy on PS4 and Nintendo Swap with up to date controls for contemporary consoles, and it looks as if the sport’s enchantment remains to be robust—plus, the final multiplayer modes are absolutely practical. It does every thing the previous PC sport does. It additionally does these items maybe too nicely, together with apparently unintended crossplay between PC and console, as a result of by direct-connecting to the IP of the unlisted console multiplayer servers PC gamers are in a position to be part of these video games. A few of these gamers simply wish to hang around with new blood in an previous sport. Others are deploying cheats, trolling, and combating as unfairly as they’ll. The distinction between keyboard and mouse benefit, plus greater than a decade of gameplay knowhow, towards how Jedi Academy controls on consoles shouldn’t be fairly. It’s, actually, sort of a slaughter. Right here’s a fairly delicate instance: 

Some console gamers are understandably livid, asking for the IPs of console servers to be hidden. Different PC gamers are decrying the cheaters and poisonous gamers invading console servers, as a substitute making an attempt to welcome new gamers into the JKA neighborhood. Responses to Aspyr’s newest tweet is an effective instance of the sort of social media turmoil occurring across the sport proper now. 

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A reworked Nier Replicant, the prequel to Nier Automata, is coming to PC

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Sq. Enix has introduced {that a} remastered Nier Replicant, the cult traditional prequel to smash success Nier Automata, is coming to PC by way of Steam. To this point Sq. Enix has solely launched a teaser for the brand new model, appropriately and oddly titled “NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…”. The sport is being developed by Toylogic in cooperation with Sq. Enix and Nier sequence developer Platinum Video games. The sport was described by Sq. Enix producer Yusuke Saito as a “model up” moderately than a remake or remaster: The brand new model will embody totally voiced traces, new content material, new music by the unique composer, and even the potential for a brand new ending. Nier obtained lukewarm reception from critics at launch, however curiosity within the recreation has grown after the smash success of associated recreation Nier Automata. Right here’s the moderately moody teaser: 

Nier Replicant is technically a prequel to Nier Automata, however neither recreation depends on the opposite for the story or occasions to make sense. The sport is a fairly bog-standard motion RPG with some detours into different genres, and comes from earlier than the frenetic and flashy fight that Platinum is now recognized for—I’d anticipate that to alter in a “model up” of the sport. Nier Replicant follows the story of a younger boy in a near-future apocalypse seeking to treatment his youthful sister’s sickness. Clearly, like most JRPGs, the story turns into considerably extra complicated from there. Replicant was one in every of two variations of the sport, the opposite being Gestalt, and was Japan unique.

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Ryan Reynolds in talks to star in a live-action Dragon’s Lair movie on Netflix

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Dragon’s Lair was a technological marvel when it was launched in 1983. As an alternative of utilizing typical graphics of the day, which weren’t nice, it featured actual animation by ex-Disney animator Don Bluth, enabled by beefy LaserDisc storage. It wasn’t a very good recreation—it sucked, frankly—however these beautiful visuals turned it right into a five-star quarters-eater, and impressed residence variations on quite a lot of platforms. The unique is on Steam, and GOG picked up the Dragon’s Lair Trilogy in 2018.

In 2015, Bluth and Gary Goldman launched a $550,000 Kickstarter venture to assist fund the creation of Dragons’ Lair: The Film. It tanked, so that they cancelled and went to Indiegogo searching for $250,000—simply barely over what was pledged on Kickstarter—and this time, they had been profitable, attaining their aim in simply a few weeks and finally pulling in additional than $730,000.

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