Posts by Jack Lindsey

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    Google’s Stadia May Make Gaming History

    “In this new generation, the data center is your platform.” So say the developers of the recently unveiled Google Stadia, a cloud gaming service that stands poised to reshape the way games are played. Rather than show you the gamers-are-a-global-family cheese fest of an announcement trailer, I will link below a 14 minute compilation that breaks down Stadia’s features. And if you haven’t the patience to watch this video, I’ll convey its most impressive points further down.

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    New ‘Oddworld: Soulstorm’ Trailer Shows Off Graphics

    Entirely new game within Oddworld series. Set between ‘Abe’s Oddysee’ and ‘Abe’s Exodus.’ Familiar characters get modern makeovers. Deeper, darker, and more sinister story. Oddworld Inhabitants released the following trailer today, demonstrating some of the rendering techniques they’re using in the upcoming Oddworld: Soulstorm. Fans of the series will recognize the propeller-borne sligs, as well…

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    ‘Generation Zero,’ Like ‘Left 4 Dead’ With Robots

    Open world survival shooter in 1980’s Sweden Population missing, murder-bots on the loose Survive by scavenging, crafting, and guerrilla warfare Persistently simulated enemies adapt to your tactics    Avalanche Studios unveiled this trailer today, showing us a reimagined 1980’s Sweden, where murderous robots roam the placid landscape. Whether solo, or with up to three friends,…

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    ‘Dota’ Pro Circuit App Now Available on Mobile

    Compatible with Android and iOS Real-time updates on the DPC Customize your news feed Bet on match predictions for shards Mobile access to the Dota Pro Circuit is now included with all subscriptions to Dota Plus. That means you can keep track of official matchups wherever you go, whether on Android or iPhone. With the…

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    ‘Zero Deaths,’ a Pewdiepie Game

    Play as Pewdiepie against T-Series Made in 14 days, but still has tight controls Game content shaped by fans of Pewdiepie The battle isn’t over yet! Early in February, game developer, Thomas Brush, dared Pewdiepie to dare him to make a game in 14 days. The theme was to be that of the battle between…

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    ‘Beat Saber’ Sets World Record for VR Sales

    One million in sales across all platforms Tiny indie company competes with Bethesda VR sales Beat Games recently announced that its VR rhythm game, Beat Saber, has officially sold one million copies across all platforms. This is but the latest in the trend of success that saw Beat Saber selling 50,000 copies within its first…

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    Classic ‘Dune’ Board Game Gets Reprint After 35 Years

    Original creator working on reprint A game of military strategy, alliances, and betrayal Asymmetrical gameplay through unique factions Battle for control of Arrakis The Dune board game, based on Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel of the same name, was originally printed in 1979. Despite its enormous popularity among players, the flop of a movie in 1984…

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    Indian Teens Arrested for Playing ‘PUBG’

    10 college students jailed for playing banned game Police confiscated phones to investigate further Political pressure from India against PUBG In the Indian state of Gujarat, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is considered so dangerous to the youth that it was made illegal. Police commissioner Manoj Agrawal, who banned PUBG on March 6th, said it was responsible for…

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    ‘The Simpsons’ Takes on Esports

    Bart becomes a pro gamer Writers consulted with Riot Games for accuracy Fictitious game parodies ‘League of Legends’ In a recent episode titled “E My Sports,” Bart Simpson becomes a professional gamer, with Homer as his coach. In a tweet from Rod Breslau, it was revealed that The Simpsons writers actually consulted with Riot Games…