Game Essence http://www.gamessence.net Place where you can just simply relax and play your favorite online games Thu, 21 Nov 2019 19:49:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Shmupnage http://www.gamessence.net/shmupnage/ http://www.gamessence.net/shmupnage/#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2019 19:49:31 +0000 WadeFulp http://armorgames.com/play/18810/shmupnage Shumpnage is a Shoot’Em Up game, inspired by a Mix of Arcade Classics, revamped into modern web browser technologies! Sci-Fi Universe Story added for good measure! ;)]]> Shumpnage is a Shoot’Em Up game, inspired by a Mix of Arcade Classics, revamped into modern web browser technologies! Sci-Fi Universe Story added for good measure! ;)]]> http://www.gamessence.net/shmupnage/feed/ 0 Valve Releases Details On Half-Life: Alyx http://www.gamessence.net/valve-releases-details-on-half-life-alyx/ http://www.gamessence.net/valve-releases-details-on-half-life-alyx/#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:41:09 +0000 gamingnews http://www.gamessence.net/valve-releases-details-on-half-life-alyx/

A few days ago, Valve announced that at long last, players would be returning to the Half-Life universe with Half-Life: Alyx. Today, more details on the VR project have emerged. Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, the game is scheduled to release in March 2020.

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The game charts the course of Alyx and her father Eli as they mount a resistance against the alien Combine. Half-Life: Alyx is a full-length entry to the franchise built for VR, and is compatible with a variety of VR devices including Rift and Vive. Those who own or purchase a Valve Index system will get the game for free when it launches.

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Check out more details at https://www.half-life.com/en/alyx/



Source: gameinformer.com

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Introducing Game Informer's Newest Video Editor http://www.gamessence.net/introducing-game-informers-newest-video-editor/ http://www.gamessence.net/introducing-game-informers-newest-video-editor/#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2019 02:22:08 +0000 gamingnews http://www.gamessence.net/introducing-game-informers-newest-video-editor/

Two and a half months ago, I was sitting in my office at an advertising agency contemplating what would be the biggest decision of my life. I had finally been accepted to Game Informer’s internship program; I stood on the precipice of realizing my dream of working at GI – one I’d had since cracking open the From Russia With Love cover and saw GI was based in my home state of Minnesota. I always knew I wanted to be part of the game industry, but being able to achieve that dream from the comfort of my own home was always something that lingered in my mind.

But with a plethora of bills gnawing at my wallet, the risk of taking an unpaid position with no guarantee of employment was daunting, to say the least. But with the support of my friends, girlfriend, and family, I took the greatest risk of my life, and I cannot believe that today I get my start as Game Informer’s newest video editor.

Me at Classic Game Fest in Austin, TX, using the largest joystick I’ve ever seen.

When my fellow intern Nick (who’s one of the most thoughtful writers I’ve ever met) and I were brought on, we knew this wasn’t going to be a regular internship term. The layoffs had just hit and there was a lot of confusion about what we’d be doing or what the internship would even look like. My anxiety was quelled though the moment we finally got to the office. While the GI editors still needed us to write the usual features, news stories, and previews, Jeff and Ben encouraged us both to experiment and chase what we were passionate about. Luckily for me, that meant I’d be able to utilize my video skills to create content I love. 

The first week was a panicked blur as I got the first full taste of creating content to hit an embargo. I basically had to beat both the original and remade versions of Link’s Awakening to capture enough footage for a boss comparison video. At first, I was worried I bit off more than I could chew, but after I completed it, the sense of accomplishment I felt was unmatched in my career to this point. From there, I edited such hits as the James Taylor (not James Turner) Pokémon Sword and Shield interview, the Overwatch 2 Rapid Fire, and The Outer Worlds gameplay comparison video, to name a few.

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To the people who are just learning of my existence, I have two things to say. First, hello! I’m so excited to not only create content for you but also to get to know you and the rest of the amazing GI community. Second, former video editor Ben Hanson and the rest of the video team before me have created something special at Game Informer. I’m estatic to be a part of it and I can’t wait learn everything I can from the illustrious Leo Vader. I look forward to helping propel one of gaming’s greatest institutions forward and I want to show the world we’re the number one gaming magazine for a reason. 

The last two and a half months have been an incredible roller coaster that I will remember for the rest of my life. As my newest journey begins, I am eternally grateful to everyone at the GI office who helped me get to this position, my amazing friends and family who supported my choice, and the love of my life who pushed me to chase this dream in the first place. I wouldn’t be here without you, and I don’t know what my life would look like if I didn’t have your support.

Talking about The Outer Worlds with friends is one thing. Talking about The Outer Worlds with best friends on a podcast is one of the highlights of my early career.

So long story long, that’s how I became Game Informer’s newest video editor. Thanks for reading and if you’d like to say hello, hit me up on Twitter where you’ll usually find me ranting about the Timberwolves or raving about how Chewtle is one of my favorite Pokémon of all time.



Source: gameinformer.com

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Gearbox Announces Borderlands 3 DLC, Moxxi's Heist Of The Handsome Jackpot http://www.gamessence.net/gearbox-announces-borderlands-3-dlc-moxxis-heist-of-the-handsome-jackpot/ http://www.gamessence.net/gearbox-announces-borderlands-3-dlc-moxxis-heist-of-the-handsome-jackpot/#comments Wed, 20 Nov 2019 21:10:00 +0000 gamingnews http://www.gamessence.net/gearbox-announces-borderlands-3-dlc-moxxis-heist-of-the-handsome-jackpot/

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Returning vault hunters will help Mad Moxxi break into Handsome Jacks Casino in the appropriately titled: Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot.

The trailer shows plenty of action including new enemies and hostile, sentient slot-machines. Borderlands 3’s first official DLC releases December 19. Read our review of the base game here.

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Scape Magic http://www.gamessence.net/scape-magic/ http://www.gamessence.net/scape-magic/#comments Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:24:20 +0000 WadeFulp http://armorgames.com/play/18809/scape-magic Take on this whacky adventure in a world that seems to be falling apart. Various characters, colorful backgrounds, and a lot of curiosity is within this game. Resources: * 3 finals * 1.30 hours ** Warning: can be addictive! : v ** Progress is saved if you do not clear the browser cache!]]> http://www.gamessence.net/scape-magic/feed/ 0 A Castle For Trolls http://www.gamessence.net/a-castle-for-trolls/ http://www.gamessence.net/a-castle-for-trolls/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:14:03 +0000 WadeFulp http://armorgames.com/play/18811/a-castle-for-trolls Watch your village of one-legged trolls thrive! A little town builder where your goal is to build the castle as fast as you can. Cut trees, hunt rabbits, build everything! Optimize your economy and produce as quickly as you can -- just make sure the workers have enough food! -Music from FreePD.com]]> http://www.gamessence.net/a-castle-for-trolls/feed/ 0 Valve To Unveil Half-Life: Alyx For VR On Thursday http://www.gamessence.net/valve-to-unveil-half-life-alyx-for-vr-on-thursday/ http://www.gamessence.net/valve-to-unveil-half-life-alyx-for-vr-on-thursday/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2019 23:56:38 +0000 gamingnews http://www.gamessence.net/valve-to-unveil-half-life-alyx-for-vr-on-thursday/

Half-Life fans have long waited for a conclusion to Half-Life 2, and Valve may finally be coming around on the idea of returning to this beloved story. Valve announced on Twitter that it will unveil Half-Life: Alyx on Thursday at 10 a.m. PT, describing it as a flagship VR game.

Outside of knowing Alyx Vance is likely returning, we don’t know anything else about this project. Is it the sequel fans have been waiting for? A prequel? Something different entirely? We’ll have to until until Thursday to find out. Regardless of what it is, I think we can all agree it’s great to see Valve making a new Half-Life game again. It’s been too long!



Source: gameinformer.com

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Blocco http://www.gamessence.net/blocco/ http://www.gamessence.net/blocco/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:04:10 +0000 WadeFulp http://armorgames.com/play/18813/blocco Blocco is a strategy/puzzle game where you manage buildings and resources in a limited number of turns in order to beat the level.]]> http://www.gamessence.net/blocco/feed/ 0 Path of Exile 2 Announced At Exilecon http://www.gamessence.net/path-of-exile-2-announced-at-exilecon/ http://www.gamessence.net/path-of-exile-2-announced-at-exilecon/#comments Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:19:35 +0000 gamingnews http://www.gamessence.net/path-of-exile-2-announced-at-exilecon/

Today at Exilecon, Grinding Gear Games announced Path of Exile 2. It will feature a new campaign alongside Path of Exile and will feature a conjoined endgame with Path of Exile players, and all of your previous purchases like stash tabs and cosmetics will carry over, along with many of the Path of Exile existing league mechanics that have made their way into the game over the years, like delve.

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This announcement comes with a deluge of huge changes to skills and more (essentially a complete overhaul of all existing systems) - you can watch Exilecon for full details as it continues at https://www.twitch.tv/pathofexile



Source: gameinformer.com

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A Grim Chase http://www.gamessence.net/a-grim-chase/ http://www.gamessence.net/a-grim-chase/#comments Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:43:54 +0000 WadeFulp http://armorgames.com/play/18796/a-grim-chase Casual puzzle-platformer, sequel to “A Grim Love Taleâ€. The game has 3 possible endings, all diverging from level 20. Walkthrough (spoilers): All levels (bunny ending) Scythe ending Triggering “true†ending: https://imgur.com/a/eTO6fiY]]> Casual puzzle-platformer, sequel to “A Grim Love Tale”. The game has 3 possible endings, all diverging from level 20. Walkthrough (spoilers): All levels (bunny ending) Scythe ending Triggering “true” ending: https://imgur.com/a/eTO6fiY]]> http://www.gamessence.net/a-grim-chase/feed/ 0