Design collective I STIFFEN THEE (yes, that IS their name) designed the Kerplunk House to bridge the gap between built space and existing space but having architecture play the role of nature, rather than merely resembling it. Part of this 224 square foot building’s focus on playing off of nature is the fact that the pattern of organization is not readily apparent. The house was built as a multipurpose living and working space that would also act as the initial structure for a desert propagation center, as a mini-forest of desert flora was planted and transplanted over time in its surrounding area. Continue reading “Remember “KerPlunk”? Here’s the Kerplunk House. It kind of resembles the Board Game “KerPlunk”. There You Go…”
A brand new story trailer for Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 just came out today. According to this story-focused trailer (which is full of hand-to-hand fighting and some stagecoach battles), this new game is a prequel to the original Red Dead Redemption, and you’ll play the role of Arthur Morgan of the Dutch van der Linde gang. An updated summary explains that: “After a robbery goes badly … Continue reading A New Trailer for ‘Red Dead Redemption II’ is HERE!
While many people get the competitive rush from playing card/board games, video games, sports and the like, many others add the aspect of gambling to the competition. While it’s possible to responsibly gamble (moderation is key, as does gambling with items of little-to-zero monetary value), some people can easily get swept up in it. The following infographic after the break titled “Celebrities & Gambling Addiction” contains a ton of sourced information about many celebrities and their different backgrounds with and the ups-and-downs of gambling addiction, from the small, to the moderate, to the potentially (and “actually”, in some cases) devastating. Continue reading ““Celebrities & Gambling Addiction” from WebMastersJury”
If you’ve ever felt the eagerness to hop into the world of any movie from Quentin Tarantino, than you might enjoy this bit of news. A new cinematic-style trailer and release date has been announced for Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days, which will be out on PC and Steam on May 18 (that’s NEXT month!). The game centers around the bank robbery plot of the classic Quentin … Continue reading New Trailer and Release Date for ‘Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days’
In this video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, the development, and the somewhat-lost legacy of the game that was ALMOST ‘Fallout 3,” the Van Buren project.
Many of us know (and believe) that the first video game console Sony made was the PlayStation. However, he truth is that the PlayStation was actually Sony’s first console that they released. It turns out that before the PlayStation (even before their ill-fated collaboration with Nintendo) was, this lovely piece of gaming tech. This console,simply labeled as “Prototype TV Game Machine”) used — or WOULD HAVE used — cards and cartridges, and since this console dates to the 1970’s, the games would have likely been relatively simple. However, if you want a Japanese write-up on the exhibition it was shown at, here you go. Continue reading “Sony FINALLY Releases Their 1970’s Console Prototype”
That Dragon, Cancer. is an independently developed game that showcased an early demo, allowing the player to slowly explore the hospital room of a father and his young son. The young son was dying, and the father felt powerless. The development of the title has surely been difficult, as one of the developers is the father the game is about and his son passed away during development. Continue reading “‘That Dragon, Cancer’ to be this month on January 12th”
Expansion packs and downloadable content for already-released video games has been a standard practice in the games industry for decades. The best expansions don’t stop at just adding a few extra hours to the game; they enhance and expand the ideas, concepts and systems of the existing game. The best expansions bring further insight into the game’s world, add new story ideas and brand, new mechanics on top of the existing ones. That’s exactly what my favorite game expansion of ALL TIME did, and that game was Sonic & Knuckles on the Sega Genesis. Continue reading “My First (& Favorite) Game Expansion: ‘Sonic & Knuckles’”
I’ve covered CineFix’s 8-Bit ‘game-ification’ of some of my favorite movies before (Happy Gilmore, Scarface & Captain America: The Winter Soldier), then their treatment of District 9 certainly fits, as it has some video game-like elements to it. It goes without saying that this short video that adapts the film as an 8-bit video game is just perfect. Plus, I know I’d play the crap out of it! Continue reading “You Know What? I Want To Play District 9 As An 8-Bit Game, Too…”