Your Next: Can't Design Won't Design

This week, I have discovered the true horror of being a grown up. While I have the means to purchase a PlayStation 4 and Bloodborne, I’m not going to because it would be irresponsible. It is with a single, dignified tear rolling down my cheek I type this, a stoic icon of duty.

That has nothing to do with anything, I just wanted to share it with you to demonstrate how brave and remarkable I am.

Bloodborne, like Dark Souls before it, knows exactly what kind of game it is and every element of it is a cog in an elegant machine. The games aren’t for everyone, but in terms of design they are masterful, and have probably redefined the RPG for the next generation.

As you may be aware, I am a massive nerd for game design; it colors my thinking toward certain games to the extent that I need to be aware of it to be genuinely critical of the experience as a whole. It’s a little silly, but so is being a massive nerd for anything, so I find it’s best to just like what you like.

EVE Online: Fanfest Keynote Highlights

EVE Online's keynote address was this afternoon, with news focused on EVE's update structure, an art book, new download options and account security.

The shift to many smaller updates worked well for CCP, so the team will continue their focus on updating roughly every five weeks. The larger updates will still be named, and focus will be on features. A new site, updates.eveonline.com, is now up to keep track of update news and progress.

At 11am ET tomorrow, the Limited Edition of a new EVE concept art book will go on sale for $89.

EVE Fanfest: Valkyrie Gameplay Video & More

In the EVE Fanfest opening keynote, CCP Games shared their latest news for EVE Valkyrie, including the Rán Kavik face reveal, Valkyrie pre-alpha signups and a fantastic gameplay video.

Film Friday: Sixteen New Trailers (Part One)

Sixteen New Flicks (Part One)

What a trailer-filled week! We've collected 16 of the latest that rolled into our inbox. In the first half of Film Friday, videos feature Armored Warfare, DC Universe Online, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dying Light, EVE Online, Ironcast, Just Cause 3 and Sid Meier's Starships.

Film Friday: Seven New Trailers

Seven New Videos

This break from playing Dragon Age: Inquisition has been brought to you by the number 7 and the letter V!

Film Friday: Fourteen New Trailers (Part 1)

I would say something cliché about spooky things and Halloween, but seriously, I got nothing. So instead let's just sit back and enjoy the first seven of fourteen new trailers coming your way this week!

EVE Online Launches Crius Content Update

EVE Online received its largest industry update to-date with yesterday's launch of Crius. CCP's focus was not only on adding new features, but also on making better interfaces, usability and more oppotunities for those aspiring to succeed in the industrial sector.

Film Friday: Seven Assorted Trailers

It's Friday, and it's time to catch up on some of this week's trailers and vids!

Entropy: Quick Interview

As it stands, there’s undoubtedly one true king of Space MMOs: EVE Online. Seeking to claim its own corner of the genre is Entropy, developed by Artplant and seemingly co-published with Jagex.

Skeptical, we talked to Lead Designer Andy Butcher. Admittedly our questions are a bit tough, but Andy answers are both sensible and relieving. Take a look and decide for yourselves!

EVE Online: Industry Overhaul

EVE Online is a huge, churning war machine fueled by industry. CCP Games is acknowledging this by (almost) starting the second decade with a shotgun blast of changes. With an extensively-modified UI, the addition of "teams" and much more, EVE's industry will get a much-needed facelift.

Here's everything you can expect from the update, explained in a half-dozen blog posts: