The 2000 Nintendo 64 game Perfect Dark was full of secrets. There were cheat codes to find, hidden pieces of cheese scattered around levels, and special modes to unlock. One mystery remains, nearly two decades later, with only a few hidden passwords hinting at its existence.
I was only partially raised by my parents. They taught me some things: tying shoelaces, manners, the gentlemen's sport of cricket. But growing up alongside Sierra adventure games, they taught me pretty much everything else, from asinine grammar to correct police procedure to the very alarming fact that almost everything in the world can kill you at any moment.
Computer opponents "cheating" in games is nothing new. Though the bonuses an AI player gets are more to address the fact it can't think outside the box like a human can, rather than an attempt to smash you senseless every time. The bits and bytes of Street Fighter 2's brains were no different, relying one a single-frame advantage to get ahead of competent, flesh-and-blood combatants.
Surprise! Turns out people remember Tenchu just as fondly as all of scree's other contributions over the last week. Good job sennohki and cameronj.
There's still more great drawings from scree to come. But today is my last day in the office before going on holiday, so here's a game from yours truly.
Between a catalogue of killer games on the Genesis and the Archie Comic series, Sonic the Hedgehog was a fixture of my childhood. At the height of Sonic mania, there was a handful of cartoon shows. My favourite was based on the comics and is now affectionately called Sonic SatAM. But is it as good as I remember?
Last Tuesday, the Any% speedrunning world record for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD was about three hours. Now, less than a week later, it's been cut in half, thanks in part to one super lucky fairy.
One of the stars of A&E's Storage Wars, a reality show about storage locker auctions, landed an incredible deal on a locker stuffed full to bursting with vintage video game hardware and cartridges. It's a small fortune in games, over $US50,000 ($66,008) worth, enough for the buyer to call it one of his "best ever" buys.
Damn, you people are on a roll. I thought the hand icon from the original Planescape: Torment was going to last a lot longer than it did. But Crazyguy1990 spotted it out of nowhere - nice pick!
Today's game isn't drawn by me, but long time TAYbie scree. Who can draw 1000000% better than I can. Let's see if you can guess the game.