Nintendo cautious with AI use – report
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by Rappler.com
1w ago
Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said in a recent shareholder meeting that Nintendo intends to steer clear of generative AI in its first-party games, TweakTown reported and translated.  Furukawa recognized the use of technology similar to AI long before its current popularity, stating “In the game industry, AI-like technology has long been used to control enemy character movements, so game development and AI technology have always been closely related.”  Nintendo’s president, nevertheless, believed that generative AI “has issues with intellectual property (IP) rights” even with i ..read more
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‘Zenless Zone Zero’ hands-on impressions: Combat might just ‘gacha’ hooked
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by Kyle Chua
1w ago
Free-to-play, live service type of games – which most, if not all, gacha games fall under – never much interested me. The few that do manage to catch my attention rarely hook me enough to want to spend. I usually go into these types of games with much skepticism, knowing that the very nature of their business models are designed to siphon as much money from players as possible. Gacha games implement a mechanic where you either spend real money or money you earn from hours upon hours of playing to buy an in-game character or item at random. You don’t know what you’re getting each time, and that ..read more
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‘Astro Bot’ hands-on preview: A bigger, bolder Astro
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by Kyle Chua
2w ago
I don’t think anyone would argue when I say there’s yet to be a PS5 game that takes full advantage of the DualSense controller’s features better than Astro’s Playroom. After all, that was what the pack-in game was originally developed for – to serve as a brief tech demo to give you a taste of all the cool tech inside your shiny new controller – and it does that very well. But it’s also a great platformer – one that took many PS5 owners by surprise with its irresistible charm and imaginative ideas. It’s just that, being a tech demo, the game is rather short and leaves you wanting more – a lot m ..read more
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‘Until Then’ showcases Filipino culture and creative storytelling devices
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by Jason Rodriguez
2w ago
Warning: This contains spoilers in the second half of the article. While reviewing Until Then for Eurogamer, a certain fellow named Jose Astrada came to mind. I remembered how, as I progressed through the PlayStation 1 game Front Mission 3’s campaign over two decades ago, I saw a character named Jose who looked uncannily like a Katipunero. I recalled how a part of the campaign was set in Taal Volcano Base, which caused great surprise (cue the Leonardo DiCaprio pointing at the screen meme). It was genuinely the first time I had ever seen the Philippines mentioned in a video game. I didn’t think ..read more
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Zhenyu Li, ‘Zenless Zone Zero’ producer, says the game isn’t just for hardcore gamers
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by Kyle Chua
3w ago
HoYoverse, the Chinese game giant behind breakout successes like Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail, could have another hit on its hands with the release of Zenless Zone Zero – or ZZZ for short. The upcoming game looks to cater towards fans of the action genre, featuring fast-paced, real-time combat and a stylish urban visual style that distinguishes it from the studio’s previous outings. We had the chance to sit down with the game’s producer, Zhenyu Li, at a media event in Singapore to ask him about his approach to combat and his inspirations for the different elements of the game. (Note th ..read more
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‘Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero’ hands-on preview
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by Vincent Ternida, One More Game
1M ago
There is no denying that Akira Toriyama’s legacy remains strong with a continued slew of launches from the beloved properties he has created over the years. Sand Land launched earlier this year, and in the Fall, a follow-up from the beloved fighting game franchise makes its return after 15 years with Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero. Over at Summer Game Fest, we had the opportunity to sit down with the team from Bandai Namco, who spoke to us about Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero while playing the game to show us the brand-new story mode, and allowed us to try Battle Mode for a good half-hour to give us ..read more
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‘Monster Hunter Wilds’ hands-off preview
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by Chris Garcia, One More Game
1M ago
The hype for Monster Hunter Wilds is slowly building up as we inch ever closer to its 2025 release date. This latest entry in the series is looking better and better with each trailer being shown, and it’s looking like another must-play game from Capcom. Or is it? You know damn well it is. Over at Summer Game Fest, I got the opportunity to sit down with the team from Capcom, who talked to us about Monster Hunter Wilds while playing the game to show us how hunting monsters in the latest game will work, the latest improvements, along with some surprises during a 30-minute hands-off demo. Play Vi ..read more
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Xbox Games Showcase 2024: Announcements, reveals, and release dates
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by Vincent Ternida, One More Game
1M ago
The annual Xbox Games Showcase 2024 has come gone, and what can we tell you about this 2-hour extravaganza of all things Xbox? I have to say that they’ve truly outdone themselves this time, showcasing a spectacular lineup from all of their studios. This has been the first year where Xbox stood with a united front with Activision, Bethesda, Blizzard, and Xbox Game Studios sharing a common space to give the players and fans a show we all deserve. The best part is a staggering part of their lineup will be available day 1 on Xbox Game Pass. Among some of the standout announcements include&nbs ..read more
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Blumhouse Games reveals slate of 6 original horror titles
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by Vincent Ternida, One More Game
1M ago
Indie Horror fans rejoice as Blumhouse (M3GAN, Halloween) unveils game subsidiary Blumhouse Games, revealing a slate of six new horror titles to launch later this year and beyond. Play Video Revealed at Summer Game Fest by CEO and founder Jason Blum himself, these six exciting new titles range from retro survival horror to a cozy farming sim. There’s a game for every horror fan out there! The first game to be released later this year will be Fear The Spotlight, featuring a retro survival horror take on 90s teen slashers. Grave Sessions is a cozy farming sim with a terrifying twist. The big re ..read more
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‘Monster Hunter Wilds’ confirms cross-play, reveals new monsters
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by Chris Garcia, One More Game
1M ago
Capcom has revealed a new trailer for Monster Hunter Wilds, showcasing a small snippet of gameplay that features Balahara, a Leviathan species monster that inhabits sandy areas. Play Video Check out all of the new Monster Hunter Wilds information below: Balahara – Leviathan A Leviathan species monster that inhabits sandy areas. It moves smoothly through the sand with its twisted body and uses mucus secreted from within its body to attack. The Balahara are desert-dwelling leviathans that use their supple, serpentine bodies to create quicksand traps for unwary prey. Encounters among monst ..read more
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