July 25, 2012
Gabe Newell: Windows 8 "catastrophe" driving Valve to embrace Linux driving Valve to embrace Linux.
July 1, 2012
PBS: The Evolution of 8-Bit Art "Beginning with early Atari and Nintendo video games, the 8-bit aesthetic has been a part of our culture for over 30 years. As it moved through the generations, 8-bit earned its independence from its video game roots. The idea of 8-bit now stands for a refreshing level of simplicity and minimalism, is capable of sonic and visual beauty, and points to the layer of technology that suffuses our modern lives. No longer just nostalgia art, contemporary 8-bit artists and chiptunes musicians have elevated the form to new levels of creativity and cultural reflection."
June 5, 2012
Why Diablo 3 is less addictive than Diablo 2 -- a “scientific” explanation.
May 31, 2012
A while back I made a modest proposal about what I would love to see in the future for Minecraft. They went with ponies and unicorns and stuff instead, but it looks like someone else has built pretty much what I was hoping for. And it's free to play.
May 30, 2012
id software is apparently rereleasing Doom 3, 7 years later, in a 'remastered' BFG edition that looks awfully similar to the original. The Verge has an interview with Tim Willits that implies it's an amuse-bouche before Doom 4. For me, the bit has flipped from slavish devotion to id's games to a kind of disappointed contempt, but others folks' mileage may vary.
May 23, 2012
You Should Be Mad at Diablo III Juvenile, but spot on, I reckon, especially in light of the inability of this onerous DRM's inability to actually keep thieves and cheaters from their system, a large part of the stated reason for its existence.
May 17, 2012
Imagine life here in the US — or indeed, pretty much anywhere in the Western world — is a massive role playing game, like World of Warcraft except appallingly mundane, where most quests involve the acquisition of money, cell phones and donuts, although not always at the same time.
May 13, 2012
Is the greatest zombie-themed game ever a mod? Rockpapershotgun, PCGamer and Kotaku think it just might be. Day Zero is a an open-world co-op permadeath zombie survival game set in the 235 square kilometer world of Arma 2. A comprehensive primer is available on the Something Awful forums (membership may be required for that link), and you can grab a copy of the work in progress here.