|If You Like Thief And Dishonored, Read This Book
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +1000 - Picture it: A beautiful, 18th-century city with a dark underbelly. The labyrinthine streets are faintly lit by alchemical light, and gangs of thieves and cutthroats roam the lower quarters and canal-ways. High above, Dukes and Dons attend gala society parties, far away from the plague-ridden quarters below.
|Boy's Dying Wish Was For A Star Wars Funeral
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:00:00 +1000 - Jack Robinson, from Portsmouth, England, was just four years old when he died earlier this month of an inoperable brain tumour. It’s the most tragic of passings, but if there’s any consolation to be had from such sadness, it’s that Jack’s dying wish (well, wishes) were granted.
|A Reinterpretation of Final Fantasy VI's Grand Opening
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +1000 - Dayshot: You can almost hear Terra’s Theme in the background in artist Carlos Villa‘s excellent reinterpretation of Final Fantasy VI’s grand opening. Magitek Armoured troops are about to enter the remote town of Narshe.
|Fine Art: 'Education', Right
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +1000 - Concept artist and illustrator Kat Nicole Berkley has worked for companies like Irrational, Epic, 38 Studios and Big Huge Games. You can see more of Kat’s work at her personal site.
|Super Wine Glass
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +1000 - Video: Listen to this neat rendition of the Super Mario Bros. theme song, played on a ton of wine glasses and a frying pan. [via Dan Newbie]
|The Ultimate Cosplay Hero
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +1000 - Cosplayers work hard to bring your favourite characters to life — but that doesn’t prevent things from going wrong come convention time. In fact, it’s not uncommon to experience small disasters when wearing a costume out in the wild. And that’s exactly where Captain Patch-It comes in.
|Freebie (Not) Friday! 100% Free Gaming Apps For iOS, Android And Win...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:15:06 +1000 - At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile gaming apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Guitar Kit, Game of Thrones: Ascent and Warlock Defense. Download them all without spending a cent! More »|
|People Are Playing Frogger On A Skyscraper
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +1000 - The comparison has been many many, many times by people trying to run and dodge through traffic: it feels just like playing Frogger. Except it’s terrifying, because you’re the frog. This is particularly troubling in developing countries still in need of a robust public infrastructure to regulate traffic.
|Mod Makes Mass Effect's Climactic Space Battle Playable In Homeworld
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:00:34 +1000 - As a fan of space combat sims, my gut twisted as I watched the massive battle between the Reapers and everyone else play out via cut scene in Mass Effect 3. I wanted to control it. Phoenix Interactive’s Mass Effect Reborn mod for Homeworld 2 gives me that chance.
|Watch A DayZ Player's Failed Attempt At Becoming A Bandit
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:30:00 +1000 - YouTuber ThingsWePlay decided to check out DayZ, and for some reason decided to try and rob the first person who was nice to him. Karma caught up to him real quick.
|App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:15:52 +1000 - Today’s best deals include Frozen Synapse for $1.29, Knights Of Pen And Paper for free on iOS, and GuitarKit on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »|
|While The Working Hours Away With This Trials Fusion Stream
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:15:15 +1000 - Watch live video from RedLynxOfficial on www.twitch.tv
If you’re anything like me, you’re most likely working hard on the last day before the long weekend, hyped and primed to rush home and play a bunch more Trials Fusion. If you’re looking for something to pass the time, you could do a lot worse than RedLynx’s Trials Fusion stream. More »|
|Infamous: Second Son Update Drops Tomorrow With Surprise Photo Mode
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:00:04 +1000 - Remember that nifty update for Infamous: Second Son we were promised at the beginning of the month? It arrives tomorrow, and it’s bringing a friend along to help document the occasion.
|What It Looks Like To Play A Four-Dimensional Game
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:30:00 +1000 - Some games ask you to shoot, jump or strategise in ways that are similar to what you’ve done. Sure, there may be unique tweaks designed to pique your interest, but you mostly go in knowing what to expect. Other games are different deep down in their DNA, challenging the way you do even the simplest things. Miegakure‘s got four dimensions instead of three so, yeah, it’s one of the deep-down-different ones.
|The World Needs A Game That Mixes Tetris With Scrabble
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:15:48 +1000 - Ever spent any amount of time on Twitter recently? The written word is dying a slow, cumbersome death and we all know it. YOLO. WTF. LMAOROLF. Spellcheck. Everything has spell check. We’re growing a generation of illiterates here people and we need a game like Fiasco! to reverse the trend! More »|
|How To Unlock The Secret Challenges In Trials Fusion
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +1000 - Trials Fusion is out now, and it apparently has a collection of hidden minigames, including a first-person maze, and Trials versions of Marble Madness, Angry Birds and… Tennis. Here’s how to find 5 of them.
|The Top 100 Games On Steam Are (Probably) These Ones
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:30:00 +1000 - Yesterday, Ars Technica published an exhaustive look at Steam sales figures. A day later and some slight adjustments have had to be made, thanks to some corrections to their data (it’s not a big deal), but something has been added to the report. A list of the top 100 games on Steam.
|'Attack On Titanfall' Would Be A Horrible Combination
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +1000 - Good thing Titanfall doesn’t have actual titans in it — that seems like a recipe for disaster.
|The Gaming Books You Must Read
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +1000 - This is embarrassing to admit, but I haven’t read much in the way of nonfiction books about video games. Don’t get me wrong: there’s some incredible work out there. In general, however, I’ve found that digging around for more books very quickly slides into work that is prohibitively technical, academic or both.
|The Daily SingTaku
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:17 +1000 - It seems like we’ve had our very first SingTaku shutout! No-one managed to guess GerminalConsequences pretty tough effort, despite the fact that actually left a visual cue in his video! More »|