Video games are a lot of fun, but they can also be frustrating. From time to time, you may even get frustrated enough that you want to throw something. Good news! Your controller is right there in your hand.
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The influential gaming forum NeoGAF is imploding in the wake of an accusation of sexual misconduct against the long-running site's owner. Yesterday, around a dozen of NeoGAF's moderators -- more than half, according to two sources -- quit their posts there, and the website has been down for over half a day following a string of threads in which users requested bans, flooded the forums with angry posts, and declared that they were quitting.
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This year at TwitchCon, the show floor is playing host to a handful of box-shaped, see-through "Streamer Zones" where people can stream for their usual online audiences and also a real life one sitting mere feet away. If you're used to streaming from the comfort of your own bedroom, it can be terrifying.
Briefly: Nexon's booth at TwitchCon has the largest variety of booth foliage I've ever seen. So many different kinds of fake trees! Spring trees, fall trees, palm trees and even bamboo. I counted six different types in total, all to promote a game called Durango: Wildlands. As a booth foliage aficionado, I'm impressed.
"For example, if the player purchased a particular weapon, the microtransaction engine may match the player in a gameplay session in which the particular weapon is highly effective, giving the player an impression that the particular weapon was a good purchase. This may encourage the player to make future purchases to achieve similar gameplay results." -- A recently approved Activision patent details one of several techniques for encouraging microtransaction purchases that the publisher now owns exclusive rights to.
Lovecraftian horror is something I only really discovered earlier this year. Sure, I'd seen the superhero episodes of South Park, where Cartman teams up with a My Neighbour Totoro-style Cthulhu, but it wasn't until recently that I started diving into the stories and mythos -- as well as the legacy they left behind. One of my favourite ways the now-public domain sub-genre has continued to this day is the Lovecraftian roleplaying game.
The great thing about conventions is everyone has their own experience. For example, io9 did a tour of the Star Wars booth at New York Comic Con and certainly thought it was cool. But later in the weekend, some unsuspecting attendees got a much, much different experience.
On October 22, there will be an examination for certification in the Koga-ryu school of ninjutsu. I am not making this up.
The latest blog post from NBN outlines a number of reasons why comparing the broadband rollouts of Australia and New Zealand is like comparing apples and oranges. To make his point, NBN CEO Bill Morrow finds an orange.
Comparisons between Australia and New Zealand are natural -- both countries think they invented the pavlova and neither wants to claim ownership of Russell Crowe. In this morning's post, Morrow tries to explain why we didn't do things the way the Kiwis did.
Earlier this week we told you about Claire Manning, a Melbourne gamer with a background in archaeology. She discovered the crumbs of a message in the hieroglyphs of an Assassin's Creed: Origins ad, and now she's finished translating the whole message.
Star Wars Rebellion is an excellent board game that manages to capture the feel of the entire classic trilogy inside a single tabletop experience. Rise of the Empire is a new expansion for the game that does the same thing, only for Rogue One.