The 5 Most Romantic Games to Play This Valentines Day

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Valentines Day is here, and with many people making reservations at fancy restaurants, and throwing roses at your significant other (or begrudgingly at other couples, depending on your take on tradition – who are we to judge?), it is time for you to snuggle up alone or with your significant other in front of your PC or console of choice.

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Pixels & Ink Podcast: Episode 277 – Most Anticipated Games of 2018

Pixels & Ink Podcast: Episode 277 - Most Anticipated Games of 2018 1

As the year winds down, CGMagazine has taken some time to reflect on the amazing year we’ve had in gaming – even if 2017 itself was a little less than fantastic. Before we get into our games of the year, however, the team decides to look ahead to 2018, and explore some of the eagerly awaited titles that are set to come out in the new year.

Brendan Frye and Lisa are joined by Bryan Calhoun and Derek Heemsbergen this week. The team looks back at some of the announcements made during E3, Gamescom, the Game Awards and PSX. From Monster Hunter World, God of War, Red Dead Redemption II, From shooters to JRPGs, to beloved franchises making a comeback to exciting new indies making their first appearance, 2018 is sure to be an interesting year in gaming.


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Want to read more about the topics we talked about today? Check out some of our previews of some of the games mentioned, such as The Lost Sphear, Detroit: Become Human, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Far Cry 5, Ace Combat 7 for PSVR, and Moss!

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Most Anticipated AAA Games of 2018

Most Anticipated AAA Games of 2018

It’s that time of year where every media outlet begins to look back on the year that was, remembering and celebrating the best video games we played over the course of 2017. And there were many this year, with so many games releasing each month that many of
us—myself included—wished that good games would stop coming out so that we can finally get around to playing everything.

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Fire Emblem Warriors Adds Caeda and Tiki as Playable Characters

Fire Emblem Warriors Adds Caeda and Tiki as Playable Characters

Nintendo announced at Tokyo Game Show on Saturday that it’s adding the characters Caeda and Tiki to its roster for Fire Emblem Warriors for the Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS.

The announcement came with a new trailer introducing the characters.

The official Japanese website for the game was also updated with new character descriptions for both characters.

Caeda

Voice Actress: Saori Hayami

The princess of Talys Kingdom.

Possessing both a sweet appearance and kind heart, Caeda is able to attract many people with her mysterious charm and ability to bring people together.

Original Appearance: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Tiki

Voice Actress: Sumire Morohoshi

Dragon royalty, The Princess of the Naga clan

Tiki has a childlike naivete. She’s emotionally immature, but speaks with surprising clarity.

Original Appearance: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

A new TV spot was released shortly after the announcement.

Nintendo previously confirmed the addition of Celica from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia as well as Lyn from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade to Warriors.

The current list of playable characters for Fire Emblem Warriors includes:

Rowan
Lianna
Marth
Lyn
Corrin (Male)
Corrin (Female)
Ryoma
Hinoka
Takumi
Sakura
Xander
Camilla
Leo
Elise
Robin (Male)
Robin (Female)
Chrom
Lucina
Lissa
Frederic
Cordelia
Celica
Caeda
Tiki
Fire Emblem Warriors launches on the Nintendo Switch and New 3DS on October 20 in North America.


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Pixels and Ink: Episode 201 – Full House

Pixels and Ink: Episode 201 - Full House

Our table is packed to the gills in this week’s episode of Pixels and Ink with newcomer Shak joining the fray.
Lisa gives us a PAX update, Cody and Jordan scrap it out over Nintendo (what else is new?) Phil tells us a little bit about cat comedy Keanu and Shak teaches all of us about Chinese economics! Join us, won’t you?

CGMagazine March 2016: Modern Multiplayer

CGMagazine March 2016: Modern Multiplayer

CGMagazine rolls into spring by looking at multiplayer in the modern gaming landscape. David Jagneaux talks about death of couch co-op, what makes it great, and it’s slow demise, while Mike Stubbsy discusses the growing field of mobile eSports.

Jordin Biordi talks with the Randy Greenback, one of the minds behind the Kickstarter project Friday the 13

th

: The Game, and Jed Whitaker sits down with Popcap Games associate producer Marcel Kuhn to discuss the Plants vs. Zombies franchise and the success of PVZ: Garden Warfare 2.

Features:

Building a Sense of Space
Picking Brains and Planting Flowers
Taking Back Friday: An Interview with Randy Greenback of Gun Media

Focus:

Couch Co-Op: The Last Vestige of In-Person Social Gaming
Black Ops III A Multiplayer Powerhouse
A Lament for Local Multiplayer
Is Age Really Just A Number In Multiplayer?
Online Only Has No Future
Why Battleborn is more than Multiplayer: An Interview with Randy Varnell
The Rise and Future of Mobile Esports
I love Multiplayer But it Doesn’t love Me

Reviews:
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FarCry Primal
Dying Light: The Following
Tom Clancy’s: The Division
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2

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Nintendo Announces New IP for 3DS

Nintendo Announces New IP for 3DS

Last night at a developer roundtable, Nintendo announced a brand new IP coming for the 3DS.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M is a turn based strategy game with third person shooter elements. The game is being made by Intelligent Systems, the studio that makes games for the Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series.

Players will take control of Unit S.T.E.A.M, an elite unit put together by Abraham Lincoln that is tasked with fighting aliens inspired by H.P Lovecraft in a steampunk London.

Instead of following the normal formula of “move, shoot, end turn” in strategy games, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M is trying to adopt a non-linear kind of play-style. Players will be able to perform as many actions as they want in a turn, as long as they have enough steam to do so, which is indicated by a bar on the bottom of their screen.

Another goal Intelligent Systems has for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M is to give every environment and character their own personality. In the demo shown at E3, members of Unit S.T.E.A.M shown ranged from normal looking humans, to a character with a pumpkin head. The Art Director on the game, Takako Saki, stated that Silver-age American comics were an inspiration for him while coming up with the visuals of the game.

There was no release date or window given at the developer roundtable, but the game is apparently set to be shown to the public later today on Nintendo’s Treehouse stream, there might be some more information given then.