Why I love video game credits

In a wood in the south of The Witcher 3’s Toussaint lies a cemetery called Mere-Lachaiselongue. Perhaps you’ve been there, and perhaps you took the time to read the the inscriptions on its tumbling gravestones. If you did, they might have given you pause. They don’t really fit in Toussaint, or, indeed, in White Orchard or anywhere else.

“Martina Lippin’ska. Engineer and pug lover. Solved the most obtuse technical problems in all the duchy with the grace of a ballerina.”

“Natalie Mrooz. Duches Ademarta’s court sorceress. Granted the wishes of the common folk.”

Watch: Five gaming mysteries that keep us up at night

Everyone loves a mystery, don’t they? I mean, why else would news about the discovery of Loch Ness Monster bones be ?

Mysteries are of course not confined to the real world; there are plenty of unanswered questions out there in video game land. Mysteries like, what happens inside a Pokeball? What does the bit of Diglett that’s below ground level look like? Why don’t those roast chickens you find under the bins in Streets of Rage give Axel food poisoning? And so on.

We’ve popped our favourite video game mysteries into the video below (spoiler: criminally, none of the three above are featured). Why not give it a watch, and then let us know in the comments below if there are any digital chin-scratchers that have kept you up late into the night.

Face-Off: Resident Evil 5 Remastered

Capcom’s Resident Evil Remastered series kicked off nicely with , albeit with little in the way of visual enhancements. It was a promising start though, and with that firm foundation in place, basic logic suggests that the earlier, less technologically challenging games should run even better on the current-gen console. Curiously though, Resident Evil 5 Remastered doesn’t quite deliver.

In terms of the basics, both PS4 and Xbox One hand in a native 1080p presentation, with post-process anti-aliasing replacing the use of more accomplished multi-sampling MSAA found on PC. On the whole, image quality is generally comparable with little of the texture blurring artefacts often seen with this kind of AA. Coverage across fine details and sub-pixel elements isn’t handled as well as the original PC release, but the results produce a vastly superior image over the Xbox 360 game upscaled to full HD resolution.

The extra pixel count also manages to extract more detail from the higher quality texture work throughout the game, with brickwork and grass appearing suitably crisp. Of course, much of the artwork was designed around a 720p target resolution, and as such there are still plenty of lower quality assets on show – these don’t hold up particularly well, especially when viewed up close. PS4 and Xbox One mostly match the PC game in this area, though in several cut-scenes we noticed Chris Redfield sporting lower quality texture maps on his jacket, along with reduced specular effects. It’s not something we’d expect to see given how meagre the RAM requirements are for the PC game, and is mostly likely just a bug.

Watch someone complete Dark Souls 3 without getting hit

Earlier this year dedicated Dark Souls player The_Happy_Hob finished From Software’s cult classic . Now he’s met his match as Twitch competitor has managed the same feat in Dark Souls 3.

Furthermore, FaraazKhan put a number of restrictions on himself making the game even harder. The pro player didn’t allow himself to use shields, bows, magic, glitches, or savequits (i.e. quitting the game just before getting hit to maintain one’s record).

The whole run lasts approximately two hours and 19 minutes.

Blizzard pays tribute to Overwatch fan killed in accident day before launch

Blizzard has paid tribute to Overwatch fan Wu Hongyu, who passed away on 23rd May, the day before the game’s launch.

As reported by Redditor , the Control Center map of Lijiang Tower now has the name Hongyu beside an astronaut suit with a phrase that translates to “heroes never die.”

Redditor posted a picture of a Hongyu had been in the day he passed away, which they translated to “Hey guys, is anyone else really waiting for the launch tomorrow[?]”