Meet Frankensteined World Leader In Civilization V Mod

by on January 31, 2015

The inimitable forces behind Colonialist Legacies have gone and Frankenstein-ed together something audaciously lovely: a fully animated, fully voiced 3D leader screen for their Civilization V mod pack. It’s Australia’s Henry Parkes and he didn’t make his grand entrance on the Internet alone. No, the esteemed gentleman is just one part of their new and […]

How World of Warcraft Got Its Groove Back

by on January 31, 2015

World of Warcraft’s a curious creature. In the 10 years it’s been around, Blizzard’s MMO has been a genre-defining prodigy, an out-of-touch relic, and everything in between. From Leeroy Jenkins to the birth of the word “pwn”, WoW even managed to transcend video gaming and enter the world of popular culture proper. The last few […]

Big shake-up looming in federal rules for telecom industry, may clarify whose Internet it is

by on January 31, 2015

Whose Internet is it anyway? Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, says he’s keeping that question in mind as he pitches the biggest regulatory shake-up to the telecommunications industry since 1996, when people still used noisy modems and referred to the “information superhighway” as a fun way to buy books or check the […]

Video: The Witcher 3 is the Game of Thrones of video games, and here's why

by on January 31, 2015

If you’ve looked at the thermometer lately, you will have noticed winter isn’t coming, it’s well and truly here. That’s why the outside has turned into a bleak wasteland reminiscent of the North of Game of Thrones’ Westeros, or the frostier realms of The Witcher 3’s similarly brutal fantasy world. Where the recent RPG based […]

Tim Cook Defused Steve Jobs' Thermonuclear War, Then He Took Down Android

by on January 31, 2015

It would be fair to say that Steve Jobs did not like Samsung’s smartphone team. He promised all of Apple’s resources would be deployed in a “thermonuclear war” against the South Korean company. Tim Cook’s Apple never followed up on Jobs’ threat… at least not directly. Cook defused the nukes, instead relying on a long […]

Face-Off: Dying Light

by on January 31, 2015

For some developers, the start of a new generation offers an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and deliver experiences previously impossible on last-gen hardware, while for others, the power is finally there to make enhanced versions of their existing tech shine. Just like DICE’s Frostbite and Crytek’s CryEngine, Techland’s Chrome Engine struggled on last-gen […]

Cara Ellison on: 2014: A Space Engine

by on January 31, 2015

“A man on the road is caught in the act of a becoming. A woman on the road has something seriously wrong with her. She has not ‘struck out on her own.’ She has been shunned.” I remember Vanessa Veselka’s words on female road narratives as I boot up the free game Space Engine. Ten […]