James Davenport: This is strictly how I used to operate. My only access to videogame media was through skimming the PC Gamer magazines at the local grocery store, though they'd usually catch on and shoo me out of there. I wasn't allowed to use the internet very often either, so on the rare trips out of town to Butte, the nearest town PC games were sold in, I'd have to trust my instincts. I distinctly remember buying Black & White because the PC box was so simple on its face compared to the rest. Just the title on a black surface. Get closer though and the glossy embossed art covering the front would hit the light and reveal monsters and gods hidden on the surface. Also, you knew it was gonna be a good PC game if the front of the box had a Velcro-secured panel that opened up to tell you more about the game. I can still hear the scrunnnch when I close my eyes. … [Read more...] about Have you ever bought a game just because of its cover art?
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The list of new bugs is expansive, and there are many different variants of the same breed buzzing about your islands - you've been warned. There are four different types of cicadas (Brown, Robust, Evening, and Giant), plus Cicada Shells, which can be found at the base of trees (we'll get to that later). The cicadas' shrill, siren-like sounds are made worse by the almost imperceptible vibrating that they do while resting on trees - insert Blathers' bug shudder here. … [Read more...] about I didn’t play Animal Crossing for a month and I came back to an island infested with gross bugs
While there’s a loose mapping to the actual Eugene location. I go to Dragon Meadow – a hub of sorts, where “rooms” can be visited by clicking on paintings nailed to a small approximation of Stonehenge. Behind that is a backpack drop, watched over by a dancing cut-out while a “Gumby for President” sticker lurks in the corner. I press the space bar to summer a giant cry-laughter emoji, which lurks in my field of vision for an uncomfortably long time. … [Read more...] about I woke up too early to enjoy the Oregon County Fair In The Clouds
But Quest feels like it goes a step further, as though in shaking off the weight of rules and complications, it's able to exist more naturally there, in the mind. Its abilities aren't based on calculations but what ifs, like they originate in the same unhindered place a child pulls ideas from. You know, it's a pity I can't see a way for abilities like these to work in video games, these worlds of numbers and calculation, because if they could, I wonder how liberating they would be. … [Read more...] about Excited and enchanted by new RPG Quest
It also heard that some of these devices - maybe the controller itself - could be (or include) biometric sensors. These could measure heart beat (via a bracelet), skin galvanic response (sweaty hands) and feed that information back into the game. Sources intimated to The Verge that the technology was so good, "You won't ever look back." … [Read more...] about Valve job ad adds weight to Steam Box rumour