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QWOP was proof that games can be slapstick comedy

QWOP was the very last "computer lab game" I ever played: those itty-bitty projects that were loadable in a browser or easily shared over thumb drives. The key to a good computer lab game was simplicity. Plenty of games have bad controls, but QWOP introduced me to the idea that a game could have them on purpose. Most games—whether meant for 30-second bursts in the computer lab or not—promise satisfying output for a particular input. QWOP played with the familiar elements of games deliberately, b

By | 2018-04-25T22:38:16+00:00 April 25th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Speedrunner demolishes Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! blindfolded

The blindfolded Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Sinister1, you may recall, got all the way to Mike Tyson in a spellbinding performance at Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, but he did not beat the final boss then. mPap realizes he is on the move for a blistering record pace and resolves not to lift his visor until the end. After cleaning Sandman’s transmission in 15:42, mPap now 42 seconds ahead of his world record pace. He gets to work frustrating Mike Tyson with blocked body punches and waits out the cha

By | 2018-04-21T17:00:00+00:00 April 21st, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Speedrunner demolishes Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! blindfolded

The blindfolded Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Sinister1, you may recall, got all the way to Mike Tyson in a spellbinding performance at Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, but he did not beat the final boss then. mPap realizes he is on the move for a blistering record pace and resolves not to lift his visor until the end. After cleaning Sandman’s transmission in 15:42, mPap now 42 seconds ahead of his world record pace. He gets to work frustrating Mike Tyson with blocked body punches and waits out the cha

By | 2018-04-21T17:00:00+00:00 April 21st, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dota 2 patch 7.13: Full change log and what you need to know

We’ve seen each patch come and go with a different spice of change. The most important takeaway is that attribute bonuses are given in bonus amounts to said heroes. For Strength heroes, that was a bit extra status resistance per point, except now that’s been changed to magic resistance instead. To prevent early-game ganks better, Intelligence heroes had some extra magic resistance, but that’s been removed entirely to rebalance the perks. The ones you need to know are that Shrines regen and have

By | 2018-04-11T17:00:00+00:00 April 11th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Benchmarking data compares game load times on SSDs versus HDDs

We all know that solid state drives are faster than mechanical hard drives, and if you haven't already made the switch, you should. So, it's not an end-all, be-all analysis, but a quick peek at the potential impact different storage devices can have on game load times. In this case, he tested seven different drives, including a mix of NVMe and SATA SSDs and a single HDD. One thing that's interesting to note is that almost every NVMe SSD loaded the game faster than the SATA SSDs, save for Kingsto

By | 2018-04-10T16:35:45+00:00 April 10th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tesla says Autopilot was on but ignored in the fatal Model X crash

Now Tesla has revealed some of the details of the California incident, saying that its Autopilot self-driving technology was activated at the time of the crash. However, the company also says certain warnings were ignored by the driver just before the Model X collided with a concrete barrier. The Model X driver ignored instructions to take control of the wheel, it would seem. Tesla is once again emphasizing that while Autopilot can't prevent every crash, it should make the roads safer for everyo

By | 2018-04-01T13:30:51+00:00 April 1st, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The best YouTube downloader for Mac 2018: grab and convert clips in seconds

Provided you have the permission of the copyright holder (or, as in our last example, you actually are the copyright holder), a decent YouTube video downloader is well worth having. Download and convert videos from YouTube in one effortless actionWe think Any Video Converter Free is the best free YouTube downloader for Mac. A stylish YouTube downloader, though downloads don't start automaticallyLike Any Video Converter Free, MacX YouTube Downloader is a cut down version of a paid-for app: in thi

By | 2018-03-19T04:44:19+00:00 March 19th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Speedrunners find a glitch in Hitman 2, and run it in under four minutes

Runners have figured out a way to glitch save files in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin 2, which has led to an assault on the 2002 game’s any-percent category, which can now be breached in less than 3 minutes and 30 seconds. To be fair, most speedrunners look to the PRO/SA leaderboard for the truest Hitman 2: Silent Assassin record. But with this glitch in any% (the glitch loads every mission into the save file), inkblowout runs the game in 3 minutes, 22 seconds, and decides that busting the 3:20 thres

By | 2018-03-17T17:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Speedrunners find a glitch in Hitman 2, and run it in under four minutes

Runners have figured out a way to glitch save files in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin 2, which has led to an assault on the 2002 game’s any-percent category, which can now be breached in less than 3 minutes and 30 seconds. To be fair, most speedrunners look to the PRO/SA leaderboard for the truest Hitman 2: Silent Assassin record. But with this glitch in any% (the glitch loads every mission into the save file), inkblowout runs the game in 3 minutes, 22 seconds, and decides that busting the 3:20 thres

By | 2018-03-17T17:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Daily NewsRadar: Mini adventure Minit, more Morrowind, new Sonic Racing and Destiny 2’s Xur

Minit is 60 seconds of monochrome adventureFind most adventure games too time consuming? You have unlimited lives, but those lives only last 60 seconds, so everything from killing crabs to exploring has to be carefully planned. The Elder Scrolls: Legends - Houses of Morrowind will launch on March 28, and will add 140 cards to the game. 22 seconds of (maybe) a new Sonic Racing gameSega was hanging with the hipsters at SXSW today, and dropped a teaser after the panel. If you like your racing relat

By | 2018-03-16T17:00:34+00:00 March 16th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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