Tag: Wolfenstein: Youngblood

How Machine Games took a single-player series into co-op with Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is considered a “small game” for Machine Games, the Swedish game studio. The big games in the rebooted Wolfenstein series — Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus — take about three years to make. But with Youngblood (and the previous The Old Blood and the Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot VR game), the […]

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GamesBeat Decides 121: Under legal threat, Nintendo does what’s right

GamesBeat Decides is with you once again to talk about surprising cooperative games and the correct Fire Emblem house. On this week’s episode, reviews editor Mike Minotti scolds PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb for siding against Splatoon 2’s Marina in the shooter’s last Splatfest. But no way was Jeff going to side with the cops […]

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Dang, ‘Fire Emblem’ Games Have Gotten Really Long

It feels like every year AAA games are getting longer. As single player experiences vie for audience attention against “forever games,” they’ve started ballooning in scope and scale. It’s a blurry line between making a game that feels bloated and making a game that offers a lot of options for myriad tastes. We discuss how […]

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood video — Machine Games continues masterful mix of co-op action and story

Wolfenstein: Youngblood gives fans of the franchise another chance to do their favorite thing in a video game: killing lots of Nazis. I’ve started playing the third installment in Machine Games’ reboot of the classic id Software franchise. You can see some of my hands-on gameplay in the embedded video. (See my interview with Machine […]

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How Wolfenstein: Youngblood takes a lighter approach to killing Nazis

Wolfenstein: Youngblood carries on the tradition of shooting video game Nazis as the latest two-player co-op shooter game coming from developers Machine Games and Arkane Studios Lyon, with Bethesda publishing the title on July 26. As BJ Blazkowicz, the hero of the previous two games, has gone missing in Paris, the task of kicking Nazi […]

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The DeanBeat: Would politics make video games better?

As I watched my Facebook feed explode about President Donald Trump’s racist comments this week, I couldn’t help but notice that game developers are political creatures, just like everybody else. But if you looked at their games for political messages, you would think that they’re apolitical, concerned only with near-political game environments that don’t take […]

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Ray tracing is finally starting to shine after E3

About 10 months ago, Nvidia launched its RTX lineup of video cards. The company has spent that time doing exactly what I pointed out in my review: It’s faking it ’til it makes it. That’s because very few games have had support for the marquee feature of real-time ray tracing. But coming out of the […]

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The DeanBeat: My favorite games of E3 2019

They should make a video game about my Journey through the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). For the 23rd time, I bounced around like a lemming, or a pinball, between the cavernous South Hall and West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. More than 200 game companies showed off wares, and I rolled over […]

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood interview — Getting BJ’s daughters to behave

I’m looking forward to playing Wolfenstein: Youngblood, the two-player co-op shooter game coming from developers Machine Games and Arkane Studios Lyon, with Bethesda publishing the title. It features Sophia and Jessica, the twin daughters of BJ Blazkowicz, the hero of the previous two Wolfenstein games. In this case, Blazkowicz is passing down the talent of […]

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