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Shadow of the Colossus Remake Developer Confirms Next Project Is a Remastered

Shadow of the Colossus Remake Developer Confirms Next Project Is a Remastered

Austin, Texas-based developer, Bluepoint Games, confirmed that their next project is a remastered. This studio has been responsible for many recent high-profile remasters such as Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, The God of War Collection, and the Shadow of the Colossus remake. They’ve more than proven their talent in moving games to the latest generation of consoles. The president and co-owner of Bluepoint Games, Marco Thrush, recently confirmed the remastered status of the next game in an interview with Eurogamer. The studio was also asked if they would be producing their own game soon, to which Thrush suggested that it’s not happening anytime soon, but definitely not out of the question.

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The Final Word

“Well, we could but we’re doing another remake,” Thrush said. “[Shadow of the Colossus] served us as a great point of growing the art team to the point where we can take on a full AAA game major scope of art content. So now our next step is, let’s improve the art pipeline, let’s improve the engine, let’s improve workflow for artists, let’s grow on the art side some more to handle our next project because it’s a bit bigger. And our next focus is, all right, let’s work on design and add new stuff to get to the next remake, because now that can be our sole focus of making sure that’s where we put the time and everybody else, they’re already at a level where we can perform.” (

Technical director at the studio, Peter Dalton , attributes their success with the Shadow of the Colossus remake to the teams’ growth, in not only literal employment numbers, but skill level as well. He also said that the team is still growing and looks forward to the addition of more staffers in Bluepoint’s weak areas.

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Only up from Here

“One area that we’ve not explored very deeply is, What does our design prowess look like? What is our ability to build something original and to expand it, rather than just upgrading something? and so we look at those things and we are constantly trying to enhance and strengthen the studio to get to a point where, yeah, doing original development or whatever comes our way, we’re fully capable of doing it,” Dalton said. (

Job Opportunities at Bluepoint!

If you’re currently searching for a job in game development, Bluepoint currently has over 10 open positions on their website.  The studio was founded in 2006 by members of the team that worked on the original Metroid Prime.

While many consumers disagree with the practice of remasters, they can be a very lucrative opportunity for developers. These games tend to have a low development cost compared to producing a brand new title and they are often times commissioned to an outside studio. A recent example is the Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy, which was the best selling PS4 remaster to date.


Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Let’s Play Page

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Let’s Play Page

In a unique move by the developer Naughty Dog, they released an intermediate Uncharted game called Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Starring Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross, it takes the player on a journey through the jungles of India on an adventure to remember. This thrilling ride provides the action and excitement expected from an Uncharted game but the two different main characters offer a different perspective and it came together wonderfully.

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With a pricepoint of $40 dollars, people were worried how much content will actually be available. These fears have become half truths because the game isn’t as long as a traditional Uncharted game. However, with the first playthrough taking 7 hours and 20 minutes, it absolutely provides a fulfilling experience.


Naughty Dog Does It Again

Traversing through the rainforest and mountainous landscapes was absolutely spectacular. The views and visuals Naughty Dog leads the player through is Uncharted, The Lost Legacy, gigamax, gigamax games, latest games, new releases, let's play, videos, gigamax videos, gameplay, walkthroughbeyond stunning. Great graphics and exquisite views aren’t the only thing that build The Lost Legacy into a worthwhile addition to the Uncharted franchise, either. Its story immerses the gamer incredibly well and the level design makes the player really feel as if they’re accomplishing amazing feats, seamlessly advancing along the way. This game is $40 well spent.

Both Gigs and Mack are huge fans of the Uncharted series and this latest addition was a welcomed surprise. Be sure to stick around for new episodes and the full playthrough! If you’re on the fence about picking it up, take a look at the gameplay below for a little preview into Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – YouTube Playlist

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Top 6 August Video Game Releases

Top 6 August Video Game Releases

August is almost here and that means gamers need to prepare for another round of new video game releases. Below are six that stood out of the crowd and information surrounding the new titles. Let’s dive right into it and discover what the gaming community has to be excited for.

Tacoma – Xbox One, PC – August 2nd

Developed by Fullbright, known for their successful title ‘Gone Home’, Tacoma is coming to Xbox One and PC on August 2nd. Shown off at E3 2017, a new extended trailer has been released recently offering more insight into the story. Exploring an abandoned space station, gamers are tasked with discovering why the crew has disappeared. An AI assists the player along with an augmented reality system to find records and experience past events to get to the bottom of the mystery. This will be a single-player story game, a breath of fresh air when compared to the numerous multiplayer games so common today.

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – PS4, PC – August 8th

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Ninja Theory Ltd. wants to bring something a little different to the third-person melee combat genre with Hellblade. Claiming to be not an indie game yet not a AAA game either, they are calling Hellblade an ‘independent AAA’. Thrown into a twisted world, players will need to survive an onslaught of brutal and uncompromising combat. This action-adventure game should be an interesting addition to August line-up.

Agents of Mayhem – PS4, Xbox One, PC – August 15th

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Ready to save the world against criminal masterminds and costumed megalomaniacs? Agents of Mayhem might be the game for you. The world fell under the rule of LEGION, The League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations and it’s the players’ job to stop them. With a bunch of unique characters to try out and an interesting world filled with enemies, this is absolutely a title to keep an eye on.


Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – PS4 – August 22nd

The critically acclaimed developer, Naughty Dog is at it again. A fan-favorite character, Chloe Frazer, is left with no other options than to enlist the aid of the infamous mercenary Nadine Ross. They’re after a fabled ancient Indian artifact and need to keep it out of the hands of a ruthless warmonger. Venturing deep into the mountains of India, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is sure to deliver the same thrills and excitement, treasure hunting with Nathan Drake has offered over the years. Exclusive to the PlayStation 4, fans are thrilled to get their hands on more Uncharted content. It’s also nice to see some more heroines taking the center stage in the gaming industry.

Take a look at Uncharted: The Lost Legacy trailer from E3 2017 below:

Absolver PS4, PC – August 29th

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This is a title that Gigamax has been watching closely. Developed by Sloclap, this melee combat fighter offers fluid real-time combat and customizable characters and classes. Gamers can build a character to fit their fighting style and with in-depth PVE and PVP elements, Absolver looks as though it can fill an interesting niche in today’s video game library. Take a look at some additional coverage of Absolver for a more detailed look at this upcoming title. 

Life is Strange: Before the Storm – PS4, Xbox One, PC – August 31st

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Square Enix is almost ready to release the highly anticipated Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Featuring Chloe Price, a 16-year-old rebel and her unlikely new friend Rachel Amber, the ‘popular girl’ in school destined for success. The unlikely duo comes together once Rachel’s world is turned upside down by a horrible family secret. They need to use this new found alliance to give each other strength and overcome their demons.

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy New Screenshots Revealed

New Uncharted DLC Details

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was a fantastic entry to this classic series, unfortunately the developer was clear that it was the last game to contain the protagonist Nathan Drake. Many believed that this meant the end for the Uncharted series as a whole,  but now Naughty Dog is hyping up fans for brand new story DLC named Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.


The upcoming DLC is centered around some familiar faces and it should be exciting. One being the bad guys turned good, Chole Frazer and the antagonist from the base game, Nadine Ross make an appearance. These two characters are the focal point of the new screenshots that have been released this weekend.


On Saturday, the creative director for the game,  Shaun Escayg, tweeted out a screenshot and two pieces of character art, which can be found throughout this article. The screenshot is of Chole, whom players will be taking control of is holding what appears to be the ancient Indian artifact she is tasked with keeping away from the war profiteer Asav (pictured below). To help complete this task, Chole enlists the aid of Nadine making clever use of her mercenary allies.


The Experience

The Lost Legacy takes place after the events of A Thief’s End and will conclude Naughty Dogs work on the series for the time being. The DLC was only recently announced via an 8 minute video at Playstation Experience 2016 and many details are still being kept under lock and key until the studio is ready to discuss them further.

Hopefully we’ll be able to get our hands on this DLC soon, but for the time being we can only sit and wait for more content to be released.  Don’t forget to stop by Gigamax for plenty of Let’s Play videos when the game becomes available. Remember to keep checking back with Gigamax Games for all the latest in gaming news and reviews!


Top 10 Most Outstanding Games of 2016 | GIGAMAX

2016 was a beautiful year for videogames, many highly anticipated titles were released as well as some hidden gems. It seemed as though every week had a big title come out, in fact with so many releases it can become very hard to keep up with the hits and the misses. Here at Gigamax Games we believe that a good game is comprised of many different aspects. Each game is a work of art and has its own personality. Trying to select only 10 that stood out to us this year was a difficult task, but overall it was a fun look back and we had to nitpick to find the best of the best. So without any more ranting, here are our favorite games of 2016.


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This top down tactical RPG was a breath of fresh air for real time strategy fans. The popularity of the first game left big shoes to fill and this game certainly filled them. From the start, it is established that you will not be fighting with the same strategies used in the first. XCOM 2 makes the player think like a guerrilla fighter facing an enemy much stronger than themselves and with far greater numbers. With a non-optional permadeath feature, creativity and quick decision making is essential. We love this game because it doesn’t hold your hand and rewards careful planning and patience in a way that is rare in today’s market.

Far Cry Primal

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It is rare to see a first-person game deviate from being just another shooter. Far Cry Primal doesn’t just stray from the path, it walks all the way back to the stone age. 10,000 B.C. was a big one for mankind and Ubisoft throws you right in the middle of it. The player takes control of a caveman trying to get revenge for a tribe that has taken him in. This game stood out because it made the bold move of taking a semi-realistic look at life in Mesolithic Era and relied heavily on melee combat. It did not stray from the Far Cry formula but ultimately the unique location and plot made this game stand out.


Doom gun shooting

A beloved series that has stood the test of time, DOOM got a reboot this year and it was spectacular. Slaying demons has never felt so right and this game makes sure the carnage never stops. Many fans were nervous when the reboot was announced and rightfully so. This action staple has been around since the early 90’s and is beloved by many. To everyone’s delight DOOM managed to maintain a retro feel for series veterans while also making adjustments in all the right places for newcomers. A first-person shooter with non-regenerative health and guns you don’t reload is an almost extinct style. This game stood out by daring to challenge the genre norms and restored confidence in developers that the classic FPS feel is still a viable option.

Dark Souls 3

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Difficult games have a niche following that typically won’t reach very far. Dark Souls 3 tears down that barrier,almost as well as it destroys a gamers free time. This game is an infamous term in the gaming industry, even those that aren’t enthusiasts have heard of the series and that its insane difficulty. Dark Souls 3 managed to live up its name and upped the difficulty even higher. Most impressive this time around was the amount of casual gamers it got to attempt the unforgiving challenge. This game makes the list because it not only built a beautifully obscure world, but it managed to welcome a ton of newcomers while also being as unwelcoming as possible, and that’s fascinating.


Overwatch Start Screen

A multiplayer hero based shooter with a ton of character and characters. Overwatch was an instant hit, taking the competitive gaming scene by storm and establishing itself as the new standard for a multiplayer game. Critically this game did amazing and it deserved the recognition. Blizzard managed to combine teamwork, hectic gameplay and an interesting world in a package that appeals to casual and hardcore gamers. They continued to impress by supporting the game after launch with a ton of free content which shows no signs of stopping. Overwatch makes the list because of Blizzard’s unrelenting stream of free content updates as well as the awesome fast paced gameplay.



Not every game needs to be about murdering someone, some games can build a beautiful world and let the player enjoy a wonderful story without combat. Abzu starts you as a lone diver in the middle of a vast ocean,and throughout the course of the game it becomes so much more than that. As you swim through the story, interacting with marine life big and small, you learn a lot about the world without so much as a word spoken. The player is simply tasked with making it to the end and is never forced forward leaving plenty of time to get lost in its gorgeous setting. Abzu stands out because it manages to get you emotionally invested in a world that has no dialogue and offers an experience for those who love to game but need a break from the violence typically associated with the industry.  

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

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The last entry in a series that almost every playstation owner has experienced. Uncharted 4 was an amazing end to Nathan Drake’s story and wrapped it up before growing stale. Huge set pieces and hectic firefights constantly appear and unexpected twists keep the story interesting. Drake has the most to lose this time around, this can be felt throughout the game. Situations that old Nathan would’ve run into with a smile are now faced with hesitance. This is why the game resonated with us, it tells a relatable story about growing up and taking responsibility for your actions. Uncharted 4 successfully finished Nate’s story while simultaneously making him a more relatable character with real world problems.

Pokemon Sun & Moon

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Sun and Moon were one of the most anticipated games to come out this year. This time around Game Freak went to great lengths to appeal to both old fans and newcomers. Removing a ton of the convoluted systems from the series, Sun and Moon is still Pokemon at it’s core and that’s a good thing. Gone are the days of HM mules, confusing pc’s and weakness memorizing. All of those common inconveniences have been overhauled to make a streamlined experience. Newcomers will find the game accessible and veterans will be surprised by the copious amount of references to the first game. Pokemon Sun and Moon makes the list because it shows that the developers are listening to the fans and are finally willing to start making changes that have been asked for since Red and Blue version.

Battlefield 1

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World War 1 was a devastating time in history that changed the world. This monumental event is rarely covered in games but something tells me that is going to change. Battlefield 1 dared to be different this year. While other first-person shooter developers were making space combat games, Dice went back in time. It felt amazing to finally play a competitive shooter without wall running as this game relies on your marksmanship and survival instincts. Online battles are intense and require teamwork to come out on top. Destructible cover makes the battlefield feel alive and every bomb, bullet, and vehicle transforms the landscape a little more. The campaign also does a great job of educating players on the different sides of the war. Told through a series of vignettes, players take control of different soldiers spread out in the various conflicts that made up the Great War. Battlefield 1 makes the list because it took a risk in a market that was pointing toward the future and moved it forward by going to the past.

Final Fantasy XV

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2016 saw a ton of amazing games come out but none struck us quite as well as Final Fantasy XV. 10 years in the making Square Enix finally delivered and it was certainly worth the wait. It starts out as a simple journey but turns into a quest of friendship, love, and redemption. From the moment you meet the main characters it is obvious they all have very unique personalities. Before long you’ve become emotionally invested in their story, each character has a ton of dialogue and will remark on almost every situation. The new battle system is flashy and keeps the player engaged, while the open world immerses you even further. Our playthrough was quick and even that took 40 hours, with plenty of side quests ignored their, is easily another 30 hours in the game. Final Fantasy XV is our game of the year because of how quickly it captivated us. The minute we picked up the controller stopping wasn’t an option. It is rare to see a game make you care so deeply about a group of virtual people. This game is going to become a cornerstone of the FF series, right next to VII, and will always be a Gigamax favorite.

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