Latest Gamefilter Posts
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.
A lengthy and fascinating interview at Develop Online with Gabe Newell , head guy at Valve, on the way they make games, hire people, and do business and what the future looks like. Fifth in a series: Valve on art, on Steam, on Portal 2, and on Source and studio culture. See also: the Valve manifesto. It's Valveriffic!
May 14, 2011
CrossOver Standard+Games available for USD 15 starting 15 May. If you're interested in running Windows games on OSX or Linux, CrossOver Standard and Games are going to be available together for USD 15 ($35 off regular) from tomorrow as part of a "birthday" promotion. [more inside]
May 13, 2011
May 11, 2011
"To support games designed for longevity – that can be learned, played and shared for hundreds of years – we offer this challenge to any game designers, artists and imaginative people who also share this desire." Thousand dollar prize winner is to be chosen January 1st, 2012, and entrance is open until July 31 2011. Some recent entries here. Inspired by the Long Now Foundation and the X Prize.
May 10, 2011
New US National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) rules put out this week allow US government funding of video games for the first time. It's now official. Video games can be art.
May 8, 2011
"I would like to try to impart my love for one of the oldest, and most impenetrable, and aesthetically unattractive, and sociopathic and schizophrenic genres of computer game to a reader who will doubtlessly hate it for all of those exact reasons. I’m talking about rogue-likes..."
1947project, a blog devoted to 1947 Los Angeles, has plays LA Noire and dissects its accuracy. The result is an in-depth, if nitpicky, look through the city's history.
May 2, 2011
Bayonetta Director Hideki Kamiya is recording a commentary playthrough of the game. Only two videos are up now, but he will be playing through the entire game.
April 30, 2011
Finally, here you are. At the delcot of tondam, where doshes deave. But the doshery lutt is crenned with glauds.
Glauds! How rorm it would be to pell back to the bewl and distunk them, distunk the whole delcot, let the drokes uncren them.
But you are the gostak. The gostak distims the doshes. And no glaud will vorl them from you.
This is the delcot of tondam, where gitches frike and duscats glake. Across from a tophthed curple, a gomway deaves to kiloff and kirf, gombing a samilen to its hoff. Crenned in the loff lutt are five glauds.
>_ [more inside]
Spacechimp would like you to enjoy the following three games: Ranger is a top-down 2D shooter that took developer Robbert Prins three years to write and was recently made available as a freeware download on his web site. You play as a space pilot hired to travel to several alien planets and rescue the hostages who are being held for ransom negotiations, all the while dispatching any kidnappers and mercenaries who dare stand in your way. [Windows, 15.5MB] [more inside]
April 27, 2011
"These are real scenes of war, circumstances under which our grandfathers actually fought and there is nothing like this in any museum in the world." Charlie Hall of Gamers With Jobs talks about upcoming turn-based/ real-time strategy hybrid Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy.