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How Shovel Knight’s Developers Modernised NES Game Design

How Shovel Knight’s Developers Modernised NES Game Design

The 2014 indie hit Shovel Knight paid homage to the Nintendo Entertainment System’s pixel art and game design, but its developers also wanted to polish up the harsh edges of 1980s platform games. In this excerpt from Boss Fight Books’ new book Shovel Knight, out today, author David L. Craddock…

How Sega Planned To Crush Nintendo, 24 Years Ago

How Sega Planned To Crush Nintendo, 24 Years Ago

Blake J. Harris’ book Console Wars, out tomorrow, takes readers behind enemy lines to meet the men and women who created the exciting and exceptionally bitter rivalry between Sega and Nintendo. Below is an excerpt from the book, which details a pivotal meeting that took place in the fall of…

The Next Chapter In The Halo Saga Begins Right Here

The Next Chapter In The Halo Saga Begins Right Here

The road to 343 Industries’ Halo 4 begins today with the release of Halo: Glasslands, the beginning of a new series from Star Wars and Gears of War scribe Karen Traviss that bridges the gap between the third and fourth games. Want to read a huge chunk of it? You’ve…