July 12, 2012
Just One More Hat... (via MFC)
May 1, 2012
"And if you have donated to a Kickstarter-funded project, you’ve just put yourself in the worst possible position as a stakeholder. Because, after all, you are at the very bottom rung of the financier ladder, with no leverage, no creative control, no operational control, and win, lose or draw, you have absolutely no way of ensuring any form of return-on-investment."
March 16, 2012
"You will stay in this room until you learn to run. It's a harsh school, and students of modern game design may feel that the game should have just printed it out - Hold B to run. This is just not how Super Metroid rolls. It will never let go of the illusion that you are on your own. It will hold you by the hand, but it will never admit it."
February 24, 2012
Penny Arcade Report interviews Gabe Newell about Steam, DRM, Valve corporate culture, and more.
January 10, 2012
January 3, 2012
A review of the level design for the first Legend of Zelda game. A review of the level design for the first Legend of Zelda game.
November 7, 2011
October 17, 2011
Tommy Wiseau, best known for writing, producing, directing, and starring in cinematic train-wreck "The Room," is now starring in a web series by Machinima.com: The Tommy Wi-Show. Each episode, he's abducted by an alien and forced to play videogames, while providing his own commentary.
Yes, it's as bad as you're thinking. But in a funny way.
August 23, 2011
Achron is a real-time strategy game where both you and your opponents can travel through time. Players can send units and orders into the past, and changes to the timeline propagate forward in waves. It's even possible to cause paradoxes, should a unit make a change in the past that prevents it from being created.
May 17, 2011
The Terms of Service for the Nintendo 3DS grant Nintendo full rights to use any user-created content on the 3DS -- including photos taken with it. Additionally, the device will automatically contact Nintendo at any opportunity it has. If Nintendo detects that your 3DS has been modded, or if unauthorized peripherals have been used, then they will brick the system.
April 19, 2011
April 12, 2011
Mega Man Universe would have been a 2.5D Mega Man game for XBLA and PSN, based on Mega Man 2. It would have had several different Mega Man designs (including "Bad Box Art Mega Man") to choose from, and would also have allowed players to customize their own design. Unfortunately, it has been canceled.
March 9, 2011
In response to user complaints about a recent wave of bannings, the community director for League of Legends offered to publicly disclose the reasons for bans for the first 5 people to ask.
For more stories about people being banned, you can check out Why Was I Banned? to see examples of Microsoft's explanations to people who have been banned from XBox Live.
February 9, 2011
You Don't Know Jack was first released in 1995, and featured adult humor combined with pop-culture trivia questions. The game was a success and spawned several sequels. There was even a short-lived TV gameshow version starring Paul Reubens. This week, the latest installment was released -- the first since 2007 (or 2003, if you don't count the Flash version from their website). Though, there's been a bit of confusion about the multiplayer options for the Steam version.