On September 19, Sony announced and revealed the PlayStation Classic, a mini-console that will play 20 pre-loaded PlayStation classic games. The release date is set for December 3, 2018, arriving a little over 24 years after the console was first released in 1994 in Japan (and 1995 elsewhere). Continue reading “The PlayStation Classic Mini-Console is Arriving December 3rd!”
Typhoon. Noun. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a typhoon is “a hurricane occurring especially in the region of the Philippines or the China sea”. One might want to add — that based on current events — that typhoons hold grudges against the House of Mario and Donkey Kong. And Metroid and Zelda and Pikmin and Kirby and Animal Crossing and Pokemon and Star Tropics and Kid Icarus and Star Fox and….. Continue reading “So A Typhoon Renamed ‘Nintendo’ to ‘intendo’, So Sayeth Mother Nature…”
In the above video, Valve founder Gabe Newell is shown recording lines for the brand new Dota 2 announcer pack, titled the “Gabe Newell Mega-Kills Announcer Pack”. While he samples include some low-enthusiastic declarations such as “Hello, I’m Gabe Newell, you’ve just achieved first blood, thanks and have fun”, and “please email me at email@example.com and tell about your rampage”, the true gem is Newell showing … Continue reading Gabe Newell Lends His Voice to New Dota 2 Announcer Pack, Cracks a ‘Half-Life 3’ Joke
And yes, when I say ‘floppy’, I ACTUALLY DON’T mean actual floppy discs this time; just their younger, next-generation 3.25″ slightly-evolved cousins. Anyway, YouTuber Clint Basinger of LGR demonstrates in this video that even though their’s no REAL reason to connect an “old” floppy drive to your Android phone via a OTB-to-USB type-C adapter, you totally still could if you wanted. You can check out the … Continue reading Why — on God’s Green Earth — Would you Connect a Floppy Drive to your Android Phone?!?
So, if you pre-ordered Fallout 76 at a participating retailer, then you’re very, highly likely that you’ll get a shot to try the beta once it rolls out this October. The beta — cleverly referred to as the “Break-it Early Test Application,” or “B.E.T.A. — will clearly provide an eyeful of its testers, since Bethesda announced that the beta “will be the full game and all your progress is saved for launch.” That. Is. AWESOMESAUCE!!
Since its debut onto the tabletop gaming scene in 2008, Pandemic has been one of the biggest board games in the world, which is fitting when it’s about saving the world from aggressive worldwide diseases. Now that the game is about to celebrate the big 1-0, it’s getting a special edition re-release in a big-ol’ metal box chock-filled with brand new cards and miniature figures. This special … Continue reading It Looks Like ‘Pandemic’ is Getting a Pretty Awesome 10th Anniversary Edition…
I have a question for any of my fellow gamers who’ve played an Uncharted game or two (or more). How many of you thought that while playing any game in the series and Nathan Drake’s UI turned red that he was getting hit with bullets and was losing health? You? You? You Too? Yup, include me as well. Well, it turns out that Mr. Drake is NOT the bullet-sponge that a majority of us assumed he was; the red UI changes actually reflect that bullets he’s dodging are chipping away at his luck, which is a finite resource. So, once his luck runs out, the next bullet will take him out of commission. Continue reading “Apparently, Nathan Drake Doesn’t Lose Health, He Loses Luck in the ‘Uncharted’ Series…”
So, remember Nintendo Labo? Well, just in case (and likely) if your Nintendo Labo cardboard is lying around in a post-launch pile in the corner of your gaming space, it might be about that time that you dig it out and and start playing a few rounds of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with it, thanks to a compatibility update for the game that’s out now. That’s correct, cardboard handlebars … Continue reading The Obvious Has FINALLY Happened: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Now Supports Nintendo Labo
In Fortune 499, developed by AP Thompson with art by artist Jenny Jiao Hsia and available on PC, players are placed in the shoes of main protagonist, Cassandra, a fortune-telling mage working for large corporation. As corporate downsizing approaches the company’s staff, Cassandra has to prove that her position as a soothsayer is a commodity for the corporation. Along with that, there’s an flood of aggressive monsters infiltrating the company, which gives Cassandra the perfect opportunity to read the future, kick some villainous butt, and prove her worth. Continue reading “In ‘Fortune 499’, Your Goal is to Stop Corporate Demon Takeovers. I’m Sold.”
This past weekend, Samuel “Ted” Dabney, electronics engineer and co-founder of legendary studio Atari, passed away at the age of 81. The sad news was broken by his friend and gaming historian Leonard Herman. Continue reading “Ted Dabney, Atari co-founder, passes away at 81”