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“Le jeu est une grande manière d’être et de devenir humain”, Mathieu Triclot, philosophe. L'histoire est sur le point de donner tort aux détracteurs des jeux vidéo, s'enthousiasme le commissaire scientifique de l'expo de la Cité des sciences, à Paris.

“Le jeu est une grande manière d’être et de devenir humain”, Mathieu Triclot, philosophe

Faites vos jeux ! Et pas d'inquiétude, enfants et adultes, il y en a pour tout le monde : solitaire, petites voitures, Angry Birds, colin-maillard, Risk, guili-guili, belote, marelle, football, Sims ou Monopoly. Le choix ne manque pas en effet… Mais quelle expérience, au juste, rapproche des pratiques aussi différentes ? Que fait-on exactement quand on joue ? Malgré l'importance du jeu dans les sociétés, la réflexion sur ce thème, rythmée par des ouvrages marquants, comme celui de Roger Caillois Les Jeux et les hommes (1958), reste marginale : rattachée aux sciences de l'éducation, elle ne s'est jamais structurée comme un champ du savoir à part entière. Le jeu vidéo est devenu la première industrie culturelle devant le cinéma et la musique.

Sciences du jeu. BioWare Says Kaidan's Male Shepard Romance Wasn't Cut, It Was Never Planned. Sometimes in games, ideas don't make the final product and things are left abandoned on the cutting room floor.

BioWare Says Kaidan's Male Shepard Romance Wasn't Cut, It Was Never Planned

With Kaidan, he was a FemShep-only romance option in the first Mass Effect, only to later become available to both Shepards in the third game. Mods were able to restore pre-recorded voice lines for a Kaidan x Male Shepard romance in the first game, leading many to believe that the option was originally meant to be on the table only to be cut before the first game shipped. Now that we know that Jack was originally meant to be an option for both Shepards, the topic of what was cut and what wasn't is once more in the conversation.

Une histoire du jeu vidéo en France. Voir la vidéo.

Une histoire du jeu vidéo en France

The cyberpunk genre has been Orientalist for decades — but it doesn’t have to be. “Wake“Wake the fuck up, samurai,” Johnny Silverhand growls, crouching over player character V in a dump somewhere around the outskirts of Night City.

The cyberpunk genre has been Orientalist for decades — but it doesn’t have to be

“We have a city to burn.” Behind him floats an advertisement for Kiroshi Opticals; a neon purple eye on a holographic display peers out to an area out of focus. Early marketing material for Cyberpunk 2077 cemented this line into popular consciousness, and specifically the use of samurai in context to the game. It has been used in nearly everything since. My life as the grandma guildmaster of Ultima Online Forever. Here in the United States, it was about 3 a.m.

My life as the grandma guildmaster of Ultima Online Forever

I had no idea what time it was in Sweden where my friend lived. He didn't care, either. How Japan learned to love PC gaming again. Dark Souls changed everything.

How Japan learned to love PC gaming again

There were Japanese games on PC before Dark Souls, of course, some celebrated like indie darling Cave Story, some infamously messy, like 1998's trapezoid box Final Fantasy 7. But Dark Souls was different. It hit all of videogames like a bomb: on impact we reeled at how boldly it embraced challenge and obfuscation and how badly we had missed this particular flavor of Japanese game design.

And then came the shockwave: that design seeped into the brains of players and designers and it stuck, driving a wave of games big and small inspired by the popularity and sales of this strangely new, strangely old game. PC gamers wanted in. 90,000 petition signatures later, FromSoftware said sure, we'll bring it to PC. Dark Souls came to PC a year late and half broken, and neither of those things ultimately mattered.

The first obstacle to PC gaming's growth is a simple one: very few people own PCs in Japan. Capcom followed DMC3 with Lost Planet two weeks later. University of California Press. Editorial: How to save adventure games. This feature originally ran in PC Gamer UK issue 225.

Editorial: How to save adventure games

Adventure games suck. Sorry, but it's true. This isn't a lunk-headed action fan telling you this, nor a snotty RPG fan who wants to solve every problem with a sword. No. This is coming to you from a guy who considers beating every Sierra and LucasArts game ever made to be an amateur claim. And that's something that can change. The Cyberpunk 2077 Review Drama. Cyberpunk 2077 is out in the wild.

The Cyberpunk 2077 Review Drama

After eight long years the whole world can now judge it for themselves, through whichever perspective or tint of glasses they so choose. And best of all, for 99.9% of those players, they won’t ever have to justify their feelings to the rest of the audience. However, for the last couple of weeks a select and tiny number of people have had access to the game, on PC alone, and since Monday they were permitted to share their thoughts about it.

The reaction has been… well, predictable and demoralizing. Sans titre. Keogh. Sans titre. Sans titre. I was recently stumbling my way through Wikipedia, bouncing from page to page, consuming information like the academic hungry caterpillar that I am, when I found a quote from a review of an old PC game called Times of Lore.

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The words of the review itself were not what piqued my curioisity as much as the name of the author: Scorpia. That might not mean much to younger gamers, but anyone who was a fan of RPGs and adventure games back in the ‘90s will remember this pseudonym and the sting behind it. Well before the age of influencers was upon us, Scorpia was blazing her own idiosyncratic path through video games. But in recent times she seemed to have just dropped off the grid. Soldes, Wishlist-gate et clés douteuses : l'été catastrophique des Indés. Depuis plus d’un an, nombre d’articles et d’enquêtes sont sortis dans le milieu du jeu vidéo ainsi que dans d’autres industries culturelles (littérature, cinéma…) pour dénoncer la dégradation continue des revenus des artistes ainsi que la dureté extrême des conditions de travail dans ces domaines.

Soldes, Wishlist-gate et clés douteuses : l'été catastrophique des Indés

Si certaines mesures ont été prises ici ou là, les plus petits maillons de la chaîne continuent de souffrir. Les multiples affaires estivales dont les développeurs indés de jeux vidéo sont les victimes collatérales en sont un triste témoignage, particulièrement en ces temps de soldes. Je te solde si je veux. » Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Shooter.

In early June, at the E3 convention in Los Angeles, I attended a demo for a game called Splinter Cell: Blacklist. In the demo, I watched the Splinter Cell franchise’s long-established hero, Sam Fisher — operating somewhere in Middle Eastistan — enter a tent, kill two gentlemen, and grab a third. Sam asks this third gentleman where a certain colleague of his might be. The gentleman declines to answer, so Sam sticks his knife into the gentleman’s clavicle. The gamer is then given an onscreen prompt to twirl around his controller’s joystick, which in turn twirls around Sam’s knife in the gentleman’s wound. The screaming gentleman gives Sam the info he needs — and, suddenly, it’s “moral choice” time, for Sam has to choose whether to kill or knock out his freshly tortured victim.

I left the Blacklist demo sick and infuriated, which was a shame, because the person introducing the demo was a game designer I admire and have long wanted to meet. The Fallout 76 cannibals who eat other players for food and fun. The Story Behind Mass Effect: Andromeda's Troubled Five-Year Development. How BioWare's Anthem Went Wrong. Foldit. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Atteint d'une maladie rare, Mats avait une seconde vie sur World of Warcraft - World of Warcraft - JudgeHype. Florent me signale la publication d'un reportage assez touchant sur le site de la BBC. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Ludostrie. Dans la galaxie des célébrités du jeu vidéo, Masahiro Sakurai a un profil particulier.

Son nom est devenu véritablement connu au moment où il a quitté son employeur, HAL Laboratory, et par extension Nintendo. L’information était conséquente : le créateur de Kirby et Super Smash Bros. devient alors indépendant. How Fan-Based Projects Are Helping Preserve Video Games History - IGN. Share. Fighting the good fight. 2018 Que pense le jeu vidéo ?

Sous la direction de Alain Zind et Antoine Rocipon. Elite pilot stranded outside galaxy. Was that a reference to Magritte? Design/ Play/ Disrupt review. Riot Games responds to toxic workplace allegations and reports. Gaming’s toxic men, explained. This story is not another attempt to chronicle the activities of racist and misogynist men who harass women and people of color on social media and in multiplayer games. Nor is it an existential inquiry into their particular niche in the video game community. Rather, this story asks: Where do they come from? Why they are here? And what allows them to stay? Love in RPGs: How We Went from Epic Romance to One-Night Stands. The 100 Greatest Indie Games of All Time. Here at The Indie Game Website we are the absolute authority on deciding what is and isn’t good.

We don’t care about your shouts of “subjectivity” and “taste” – we’re right you’re wrong, and that’s all that matters. So, given our unchallengeable authority, you can be certain that when we make a list of the best indie games, they’re gonna be the best indie games. Joking aside, we’ve chosen each one of these games based entirely on our own opinions, so your mileage is pretty much guaranteed to vary. But, we’re merciful gods and we’ve left the comment section open so remember to yell at us about all the fantastic indie games we missed and to tell us why we’re wrong and stupid. Every weird, wonderful and memorable entry on this list celebrates everything that makes indie games so special. Planescape Torment retrospective. 'King of Kong' star stripped of high scores, banned from competition. Famed high-score gamer Billy Mitchell, best known for his leading role in "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" documentary, was officially stripped of his "Donkey Kong" and other video game high scores and banned from submitting scores to the world's largest tracker of video game world records following a decision that he cheated, Twin Galaxies announced today.

"With this ruling, Twin Galaxies can no longer recognize Billy Mitchell as the first million point 'Donkey Kong' record holder," the group wrote in its announcement. "According to our findings, Steve Wiebe would be the official 1st million point record holder. " Variety has reached out to Mitchell and Wiebe for comment and Guinness to see if his record there will stand.

The decision comes after months of research by the administrators of Twin Galaxies, which tracks world gaming records and helps the Guinness Book of World records validate gaming scores, according to a statement released by the group Thursday morning. Kingdom Come Deliverance’s quest for historical accuracy is a fool’s errand. Divinity: Original Sin 2 ignored 2017’s biggest trends, and that’s why it’s great. I am compelled, for professional and self-indulgent reasons, to play every “great” game in existence, and thus I have become a skilled juggler of platforms and genres.

In 2017, I juggled my ass off. PC, Switch, Xbox One, PS4, VR, mobile — every platform in my collection was occupied by an army of best-in-class games from developers large and small. Figuring out which game to play became less like juggling and more like a daily battle royale for my attention. The frequent king of the hill, and my personal game of the year for 2017, was Divinity: Original Sin 2, or DOS2, a PC-only “CRPG” (computer role-playing game) of the isometric Fallout variety.

This is an unconventional choice. NSFWare by Pierrec. Hotline Miami: Critical Analysis. Doing reviews and analyses of specific games is kind of out of form for Problem Machine, but I seem to be doing it a lot nowadays regardless. The thing is, I’ve been playing these games and they’re just too damn exciting, they set my brain on fire with new ideas for things to talk about it and the most logical way to talk about all of these disparate ideas is to talk about the games themselves.

So: Why fight it? I believe that Hotline Miami is an Important game, and I think it will become highly influential over the next decade of game design. The first segment here is going to be spoiler-free, discussing Hotline Miami’s general design approach, before moving on to the specific details of the plot and how it interacts with the gameplay to create a truly unique and integrated experience. No Man’s Sky Players Had Their First War And It Killed An Entire Civilization. People of the Year 2017: Larian Studios. Far Cry 3’s Jeffrey Yohalem On Racism, Torture And Satire. Issue 1701, 2017. Just Games. Il y a vingt ans, le « Blade Runner » oublié sortait sur PC. Libé – Pokémon, traduisez-les tous. A Naïf In Neverwinter Nights: Exploring Roleplay In An Erotic Fantasy Server. Ridealong: The Underground Fight Clubs Of Dark Souls III. [SKYRIM] Les Mods *Le Topic ou on passe plus de temps à modder qu'a jouer* V2. Braid-ending-explained-by-jonathan-blow. Jouez à "A Blind Legend", un jeu vidéo 100% sonore.

Quand le jeu vidéo propage le son. The queer masculinity of stealth games - Offworld. Nomenclature - montparnasse - Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dragon Age - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own] Rekindling - Rakenvy - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own] Software Library: MS-DOS Games : Free Software : Download & Streaming. 5401_578f_500.png (PNG Image, 500 × 550 pixels) Merlanfrit. Leaf - a game about life. The Best Stories from the Dwarf Fortress Community. A wishful fancy - sqbr - Dragon Age: Origins. CheapShark - Digital Game Deals, Compare PC game prices on Steam, Amazon, Gamer's Gate, and more!

A closer look at Bioware’s progressive sexual politics. Dragon Age: Inquisition is all business.