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‘Writers make sure things explode when they need to’: The importance of narrative in games

Development often sacrifices narrative strength at the altar of technical achievement, leaving titles with clichéd plots and lifeless dialogue in favour of visual panache and mechanical complexity. Writer Steven-Elliot Altman reveals how studios can give games a story worth telling once again

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‘There is no future for Japanese RPGs if video game stories are not respected’

Japanese story-driven games and visual novels such as 999 and Danganronpa have established a dedicated niche following here in the West. The games, which often depart from traditional gameplay in favour of compelling storylines and complex characters, have particularly found a following on handheld devices such as the 3DS and …

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Forza Horizon 2 will offer Kinect enhancements

Kinect may no longer be flavour of the month at Microsoft, but the camera will still be getting some dedicated functionality in upcoming racer Forza Horizon 2. Turn 10’s creative director Ralph Fulton has confirmed that the game will offer additional content for those who have the motion camera plugged …

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MOBA: The story so far

It allstarted with a mod. Well, actually, that’s not necessarily true. The origins of the MOBA are far murkier than that. The common conception is that they are the new kid on the block, but they have actually existed for decades. You can trace the MOBA all the way back …

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New Batman: Arkham Origins DLC dated

Warner Bros has confirmed the release date of its Arkham Origins DLC Cold, Cold Heart. It will be available for download across PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 22nd Wii U owners will miss out on the new DLC following Warner Bros’ decision to scrap the platform’s Arkham …

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Grand Theft Auto V getting "substantial" story DLC in 2014

Rockstar has promised some non-Online DLC for its epic Grand Theft Auto V next year. It’s latest Rockstar Newswire post states: For those ready to jump back into the story of Grand Theft Auto V, we have big plans for substantial additions in 2014 continuing Michael, Franklin and Trevor’s action, …

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