Horizon Zero Dawn’s mechanical animals were inspired by angry chickens and emus fighting kangaroos

Watching the BBC’s phenomenal Planet Earth series multiple times won’t magically make you a game developer – but it sure comes in handy when you’re trying to animate believable creatures. The mechanized fauna of Horizon Zero Dawn are integral to the appeal of its post-post-apocalypse, making the open-world environment feel like an untamed, lived-in ecosystem. But with the Killzone series…

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Daily NewsRadar: Killer 7 remaster, important Sea of Thieves patch news, a Lego The Incredibles game and more

Happy Monday to you, our discerning reader. You’ve come to the right place for the pick of today’s news, all delivered in classy, tasting plate sized portions.  If this Killer 7 remaster doesn’t happen soon I’ll cry At a “Hoppers” event in Japan Grasshopper Manufacture promised it would remaster its cool kid classic, Killer 7. Japanese blogger and tweeter @steelballrunner…

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Check out this exclusive trailer for 9 Monkeys of Shaolin, a kung fu brawler with serious ’70s vibes

Flipping through the channels late at night, you catch an old kung fu movie that’s already halfway over. Even though you know nothing about the characters or why they’re fighting, the frantic-yet-measured action choreography and melodramatic mid-battle exposition force you to put the remote control down and watch it all the way through to the credits. Watch the exclusive trailer…

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Become best buds with R2-D2 with nearly 50% off this remote control droid in Amazon’s Easter sale

Let’s be candid for one second; we’ve all wanted a little R2-D2 droid to call our own. He’s basically your friendly neighbourhood robot butler, and nowhere near as annoying as C-3PO, so it’s a win-win for any Star Wars fan.  While there are dozens of variants of R2-D2 toys out there, it’s Sphero’s high-quality remote control droid that stands out…

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8 things to watch out for this week

1) Sea of Thieves takes Rare, and maybe all of online gaming, into uncharted waters – but how long will the adventure last? Just a few years ago we were wondering when Rare would stop making Kinect Sports sequels and start doing original projects again. The 32-year-old studio will deliver on Tuesday when Sea of Thieves, its long-awaited online pirate…

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