THE PCG Q&AFind all previous editions of the PCG Q&A here. Some highlights:Has Half-Life: Alyx made you want to buy a VR headset?What's the best prison escape in a game?Has a game ever made you rethink your moral code?There are plenty of examples of government sims that turn politics into game mechanics—Democracy, Crusader Kings 2, whichever one of the Tropico series is the good one. If you want to govern, games have you covered.Politics is about who has power, and how much, and over who. So politics in games can go beyond the simulation of diplomacy and decision-making to also investigate how the balance of power affects the lives of our characters in other genres, whether it's imaginary factions they choose to support or their communities telling them how to live.From Fallout: New Vegas to Life is Strange, the fingerprints of politics are all over games. Which brings us to our weekend question: What's a game that handles politics well? Here are some of our … [Read more...] about What’s a game that handles politics well?
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By Rollin Bishop - October 7, 2019 02:20 pm EDT Share 0 Comments 0 A new update for Rocket League that's scheduled for later this month is set to make it easier than ever to play with random players online that you enjoy playing with. Rather than having to go through some involved process to play more matches with folks you're randomly teamed up with, a new "Party-Up" feature will allow interested parties to automatically group together with no hassles whatsoever. The update, which is scheduled for October 14th at 1pm ET, doesn't just include the new party-up feature, however. It also features the return of the Haunted Hallows in-game event, which the company has said will be available as soon as the update is live. Other minor features include a new "Quickplay" button, colored Boost Meters, and new esports items featuring Complexity and Spacestation Gaming. Get ready for the October Update, which will go live a week from today on October 14. It's bringing a … [Read more...] about New Rocket League Update Adds Feature to Easily Play With New Teammates
By Tanner Dedmon - December 7, 2019 10:44 am EST Share 0 Comments 0 Ubisoft briefly entertained the idea of disabling the All Chat feature in Rainbow Six Siege in efforts to reduce in-game toxicity, but it’s now reversed that decision following feedback from players. The reasoning behind the removal of the feature was that Ubisoft saw many instances of abusive communications came from All Chat, though players were vocal about wanting the feature to stick around and suggested alternative options. One of those options is one that Ubisoft will now be working on after the company said that it’ll be looking into implementing a toggle option for having All Chat on or off. The plans to remove All Chat were first detailed through the patch notes for the test server which were shared on the Rainbow Six Siege subreddit. Ubisoft gave an explanation for the line that said “Removal of All Chat from all game modes” and said the removal was part of its … [Read more...] about Rainbow Six Siege Tests Removal of All Chat, Will Add Option to Disable It Instead
By Tyler Fischer - June 5, 2019 10:17 pm EDT Share 0 Comments 0 Today, Psyonix announced Radical Summer, a brand-new 1980s themed in-game event that will span from June 10 to August 12, and be packed full of nostalgic content that celebrates iconic movies, television, and culture from the period. In addition to some premium licensed DLC, there will be new free content, limited-time game modes, and more that will be announced at a later date. Radical Summer will be split into three parts: Blockbusters, Culture, and Television. Each part lasts three weeks, and is similar to previous events. You'll be able to play online matches to earn "Cassettes," which can then be redeemed in-game for items. After three weeks, the in-game exchange will remove the old items and add a whole slab of new ones. Meanwhile, at the end of the event, you'll be given the opportunity to redeem Cassettes for any items you may have missed. Beyond some new modes, the most notable additions … [Read more...] about New 80s Themed Content Coming To Rocket League This Summer
By Tanner Dedmon - July 10, 2019 01:38 pm EDT Share 0 Comments 0 Rocket League is squarely in the middle of two different celebrations at the moment. There’s the Radical Summer event that’s been going on for a month now as well and is on the tail-end of its anniversary celebration which officially took place on July 7th. Psyonix says that it’s still technically the birthday week of Rocket League since it’s just a few days after the actual date, it’s still time to celebrate with another free-to-play weekend that’s actually already begun. The free weekend that extends into the week itself began today on July 10th and will be live until July 15th. Not every platform will be able to take part in the free weekend though since it’s only live for those on the Xbox One and PC via Steam. Xbox Live Gold will also be required to play, but if you meet all those requirements, you can try out Rocket League for … [Read more...] about Rocket League Gets a Free Weekend During Radical Summer Event