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Dedicated Discussions #5 – Old School Nintendo Fan Rejoice, Gaming Can Help Your Future, and Does Ubisoft Hate Women?

By Dan Celko The Dedicated Server is a YouTube news show here to keep you informed about gaming, talk about the implications for related fandoms, and to have fun doing it. Feel free to check out our channel and subscribe …

John Byrne, The Fantastic Four And Racebending In Casting

There has, naturally, been some debate on Bleeding Cool message boards on the merits of racebending when casting roles in movies based on comic books from the sixties. With Louis Falcetti saying: I now realize that “diversity” isn’t a bad …

Talking To The Developer Of Adr1ft – A VR Space Survival Game – At E3

Cap Blackard writes, Virtual reality is reviving one of our favorite bygone genres: the first person experience.  Brandon strapped on the Oculus Rift and tumbled through the chaos of a space disaster in Adr1ft - solving puzzles, uncovering mysteries, and trying to …

Talking To The Lead Designer Of Alien: Isolation At E3

Cap Blackard writes, No previous Alien game has even attempted to capture the survival horror present in Ridely Scott’s original film.  Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation hopes to do just that. And considering the scares we felt while demo-ing the game in a crowded E3 cubicle …

Talking To The Creators Of Hotline Miami And Wrong Number At E3

Cap Blackard writes, If you’re like us, you fell in love with the neon-drenched, manic gameplay, amazing score, and mysterious story of indie-smash Hotline Miami. This year the series closes out with the sequel, Wrong Number. We met up with one of …

Looking At The Star Fox Easter Egg From Nintendo At E3

Cap Blackard writes, Nintendo snuck in a preview of what might be a new gameplay mode forthcoming Star Fox for Wii U under the name “Project Guard”. While they didn’t show off the new Star Fox at E3 this year; they did showcase two …

Talking To The Art Director Of Planetside 2 At E3

Cap Blackard writes, Planetside has set a precedent for fast-paced, fun first-person-shooter MMOs. Planetside 2 picks up the pace and now that it’s headed to PS4, couch-bound FPS fans have a lot to look forward to. We talk with the game’s Art Director …

Talking To The Designers Of H1Z1 – And Then Getting To Grips With The Zombies At E3

Cap Blackard writes, H1Z1 brings the experience of truly surviving a zombie apocalypse to gamers. Imagine a large-scale world where you have to not only fend off zombies but hunger and other human players who want just what you want: to stay alive. …

Talking To NAMCO Bandai About Lords Of The Fallen At E3

Cap Blackard writes, When it comes to brutally challenging medieval fantasy games – Brandon is a masochist.  So he’s the perfect candidate to pass judgement on NAMCO Bandai’s latest exploration of the genre: Lords of the Fallen and grill the game’s Executive …

Talking To Alientrap About Apotheon At E3

Cap Blackard writes, Turns out the Ancient Greeks designed sidescrollers WAY before video games. Apotheon by Alientrap takes classical Grecian art to its logical conclusion in a bloody, God-slaying platformer.

Talking To Battlecry About Battlecry At E3

Cap Blackard writes, Battlecry is the eponymous debut from Battlecry studios – a new studio with an amazing pool of talent from games with amazing pedigree.  It’s an action-based multiplayer with fun factor through the roof and a unique setting: a …

Talking To The Creator Of Celestia At E3

Cap Blackard writes, Celestia is a truly unique game where your voice is the controller. Take on the role of a young star singing notes to pulling in life-sustaining energy, and other notes to repel attacks.  We interview the game’s creator …

Talking To Free Lives About Broforce At E3

Cap Blackard writes, Imagine every red-blooded American action star in their most iconic roles teamed up in the jungles of ‘Nam to blow communism back to the stone age.  No, it’s not a wet dream… it’s Broforce – a pixelated shooter paradise …

Talking To Lionshead About Fable At E3

Cap Blackard writes, Fable is back and it’s a whole new game. In its Gauntlet-esque multiplayer four heroes team up to take out a villain’s stronghold – but there’s a catch: another player plays the villain.  We spoke with one of the …

Talking To Ubisoft About Kinect At E3

Cap Blackard writes, The Kinect is a powerful tool, and no one knows how to wield it better than Ubisoft. In Shape Up actual fitness routines are transformed into sweat-inducing video game experiences that are both fun games and serious calorie burners. …

Talking To Harmonix About Fantasia At E3

Cap Blackard writes, Harmonix, the creative house behind Rock Band, has teamed up with Disney to create a whole new way to interact with music.  Fantasia: Music Evolved takes the concepts from Disney’s brilliant, music-infused films and lets you rework and remix timeless …

Talking To The Developers of EarthNight At E3

Cap Blackard writes, PlayStation 4 is showing tremendous support for indie games.  Among the titles on display at E3 was EarthNight – a forthcoming game by Cleaversoft. It’s a fast-paced, hand painted runner as you rake back earth from above – fending …

E3 2014 – Day 3 – Better Bet On Batman

Cap Blackard writes, It’s the final day of E3 2014 and there’s no shortage of new game experiences for us to cram in before the show closes for another year. We got a closed-door look at Rocksteady’s return to the …