) has yet to be released, but that hasn't stopped the open beta
in Korea from being played so extensively that standout players and strategies are becoming clear well in advance of the limited US beta
. Moreover, tournaments are taking place and, while probably inaccessible to those unfamiliar with StarCraft
, many matches are available to watch in very high definition on YouTube, complete with surprisingly professional and insightful commentary by SC
Despite not being a major SC
fan, I found myself embarrassingly absorbed by a monster 47-minute Terran vs. Protoss battle, TheLittleOne vs. LiquidNazgul: parts one
. It's an excellent crash course in SC2
culture and terminology as well as a fun watch and great match. There are many
posted by BlackLeotardFront
on Apr 16, 2010 -
Citing security concerns, Sony has decided to release a firmware update
that will disable the "OtherOS" feature on its older (non-slim) PlayStation 3 systems. This is almost certainly a response to the system finally being hacked
two months ago by George "GeoHot" Hotz. To counter Sony's disabling of the feature, Hotz, who previously stated that he would not be releasing custom firmware for the PS3, now plans to do so
"The PlayStation 3 is the only product I know that loses features throughout its lifecycle. Software PS2 emulation, SACD playback, and OtherOS support are all just software switches you can flip. It's unbelievable you would go and flip one, not just on new boxes you are shipping, but on tens of millions already in the field."
posted by Who_Am_I
on Mar 30, 2010 -
It's not Friday and it's not Flash. Eric David Ruth
makes downloadable PC games which generally ape the style of old-school console games. He's got quite a bit of attention recently for Pixel Force Left 4 Dead
, which attempts to recreate Left 4 Dead as it would have been on the NES.
posted by Pope Guilty
on Mar 1, 2010 -
I have been working on and off for about 2 years building our "D&D ROOM" to hold most of our collection and give us a cool place to play...
posted by Joe Beese
on Feb 24, 2010 -
"Forget everything you did today. Clear your schedule and spend the next half hour watching this video
. It’s a presentation by Jesse Schell, founder of Schell Games
and former creative director of the Disney Imagineering Virtual Reality Studio. A veteran game designer, he is also on the faculty of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
In a talk at the DICE 2010 conference held last week in Las Vegas, he gave a presentation called Design Outside the Box. It is the most mind-blowing thing I’ve seen in a long, long time. And while this presentation was about the future of games, Schell could very well be talking about the future of technology."
posted by erikvan
on Feb 23, 2010 -
Wisconsin inmate loses battle to play Dungeons and Dragons in jail. News article
and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion
posted by seliopou
on Jan 26, 2010 -
's suite of Java emulators allows smooth, in-browser playback of literally thousands
of old-school video games: 517 Atari titles
, 148 for DOS
, 636 Game Boy games
(and 410 for Game Boy Color
), 2,019 (!) NES titles
, 238 GameGear games
, 802 Sega Genesis titles
, and 284 for the Sega Master System
. Highlights include Space Invaders
, Super Mario Bros.
, The Legend of Zelda
, Zero Wing
, Duke Nukem
, Sonic the Hedgehog
, Earthworm Jim
, and Metal Gear Solid
. Use the search function
to find your favorites! You can also register an account to save games on emulators that support it. Make sure to check the purple bar below each game for control info and links to alternate emulators in case the default one is buggy or slow.
posted by Rhaomi
on Nov 30, 2009 -
Although it's commonplace nowadays to assume that J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings was the primary source of inspiration for Dave Arneson and Gary Gygax when they created the world's first tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons, a careful examination of the game suggests otherwise... James Maliszewski
on The Books That Founded D&D
. Some disagreement
posted by Artw
on Nov 24, 2009 -
To jump straight into it, what made you decide to make a game involving rape? Inspiration was mostly personal, I’ve known a few girls who have been through similar situations, which sparked the concept. As far as the experience, I wanted to inspire emotion in the player, even if its vile and disgusting.
is game designer Paul Greasley's contribution
to indie PC gaming web site TIGSource's competition's adult section
. Gamers react
. [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis
on Sep 12, 2009 -
Janey Thomson's Marathon
Any longtime fan of 80s arcade game Track & Field
and fan of old gaming lore around Desert Bus
will no doubt fall in love with this new classic game written in the perfect style of early 80s Konami combined with brutally long punishment games. I gave up after a few minutes but damn did I want to keep going and see the finish. [via mefi projects]
posted by mathowie
on Jul 17, 2009 -
is a new flash gaming portal.
Games include Captain Dan V Zombie Plan
, reminiscent of Berzerk,
, an unusual platformer that combines level manipulation with quick-reflex timing and jumping,
, an acrobatic timed racer and a ton more I haven't even tried yet.
What sets bonus level apart from other gaming portals is that it's headed by three great names in game development, Wouter Visser (Wouter), Tõnu Paldra (tonypa) and Jean-Philippe Sarda (JP). Part of their philosophy is allowing anyone who registers to make and share levels for their games, as well as giving budding designers access to the flash APIs
used to create all of bonus level's games.
posted by boo_radley
on Jul 8, 2009 -