On the first day of [the 1999 Electronic Entertainment Expo], the game’s producers, Kana Ryan and Chris Trottier, watched in disbelief as two of the female Sims attending the virtual wedding leaned in and began to passionately kiss. They had, during the live simulation, fallen in love. Moreover, they had chosen this moment to express their affection, in front of a live audience of assorted press.
Reverse engineering Strike Commander
. Fabien Sanglard
realized he wanted to play ORIGIN Systems
" combat flight sim using an Oculus Rift
virtual reality headset (Sanglard on Oculus Rift development
). But, after he learned the source code went missing during the shutdown of Origin by EA, he decided he no choice but to reverse engineer the massive—for the early 90s—game (eleven 1.44MB floppy disks!).
Fans of flora versus undead violence rejoice! Plants versus Zombies 2 has been announced for Spring 2013
. However all is not well at PopCap games, with a recent layoff of 50 employees, or 10% of its staff
, citing the increased popularity of Free-to-play, social and mobile games
. Somewhat stickily amongst those reported laid off was Plants vs. Zombies creator George Fan
Electronic Arts censors Taiwan
from their FIFA 2002 PC game. What's up with that?
I understand if people want to make web apps that only work on Windows based browsers. But you would think that a large games company like EA would treat others a little better than this (Proud Macintosh owners, get ready to squint).
Besides, I really want to play Majestic
, and last time I checked, a game that uses email, fax, web and AOL IM technology doesn't require Windows. : p
, 78MB) has been released. Even if you're not big on video games you might want to give this one a try. *Requires a PC with 3D graphics accelerator and fast connection to download in sane amount of time.