The greatest tragedy in my life is that I am allergic to cats. I'd normally supplant my desire for cat ownership by getting one in a video game, but, a cursory look at the mods on Nexus shows me that video game cats in popular games like Skyrim and Fallout 4 aren't quite right. Here are the things Bethesda games get wrong about virtual cats, and the ways highly-endorsed cat mods on Nexus fix those issues.
There's a Kickstarter campaign for Blasphemous, a game which looks very cool for a number of reasons, but mostly because it looked like some guys went "hey we should make a side-scrolling Dark Souls" then actually went and did it.
Microsoft held a big Surface event in Shanghai overnight. While the event was basically impossible to watch in America, with a broken liveblog and zero English livestreams, savvy viewers (and those fluent in Chinese) might have caught the big news: There's a new Surface Pro. It's been more than sixteen months since Microsoft's landmark tablet-laptop hybrid saw an update.
In the intervening time, Microsoft has seen a lot of competitors attempt to encroach on the 2-1 device space While some of those clones have been aesthetically delightful, few have approached the slick combination of design and quality the Surface Pro delivers. So a refresh is welcomed, and this year's refresh could fix some of the tablet laptop's biggest problems, even if the name is stupid.
Appealing to a new audience is a challenge that faces every developer. But when you have to draw new players into a crowd that has been playing the same game for over 15 years, the tightrope gets increasingly wobbly.
But how do you refresh an established formula without aggravating one of the most dedicated communities in all of gaming, a community that believes Quake is the undisputed best multiplayer game ever made?
As nice as some of boards you can pick up on Amazon are, the only real way to get the perfect mechanical keyboard is to build it it yourself. Engineered by a small group of enthusiasts known as Input Club, the K-Type is a fully customisable, completely open source keyboard that's the next best thing to DIY.
A modder has brought a little Overwatch to the excellent Invisible Inc., adding two new agents — Sombra and Widowmaker — to the stealth title's roster of thieves, hackers and spies.
In Battlegrounds, players engage in a battle royale where they must scavenge weapons and gear, sneaking around to kill each other until only one of them is left standing. A new community-created game mode, popular with streamers, pits one squad against countless ravenous zombies for that turns the tactical shooter into a full- blown horror game.