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Jadedgamer was a mostly single page news website that allowed you to quickly scan headlines of the most popular news outlets. I liked to consider it the front-page of video game news.
It's been a whole year since my last look at the state of blogging, so I figured it was time ti check to see where things are at.
My top games of 2019, and a few others that came close.
Welcome to the most delicious dating simulator ever created. Do you have what it takes to be the business partner of and win the heart of the most famous chicken salesman of all time? Play to find out! Go ahead, Colonel Sanders is waiting.
Sure, fine why not. The developer behind this has some experience making narrative-based games, so it won’t be terrible. Probably. I loved the gimmicky-ness of Dream Daddy and Hatoful Boyfriend, so I look forward to giving it a try since it’s free. But only time will tell if this dethrones Burger King’s Sneak King as greatest fast food video game tie in.
Atari Gamer, has been running the Atari Lynx 30th Birthday Programming Competition over the past few months and we now have the final submissions! All eleven of them! That’s right, that’s eleven new games for you to play and rate. We do admit that some are very well polished and others are more on the tech demo side, but all are worth having a look at.
Admittedly, I never played the Lynx hardware when it came out, but I find it fascinating people are still developing games for the platform. Maybe even more fascinating, while the games are free and legal to play on hardware emulators, some are even still making the cartridges for the games themselves.
I keep going back and forth between how I feel about the whole situation. On one hand, this is exactly what community managers are for. As developers, it’s not our responsibility (nor do we often have the experience) to interact directly with fans. It’s not really a surprise that some developers resorted to name-calling and poor judgment when they started to receive death threats.
But, on the other hand, you need to act in a professional manner when you’re representing your product.
One thing is certain though- this is just another example of how toxic gaming communities can be.
Apex Legends developer Respawn is looking to deter cheating by forcing those who break the rules to play together.
Too bad they don’t take this concept one step further. If painted in the right light, this could be a huge opportunity for a hacking type of competition, much in the same vein of Facebook’s CTF. They could even go so far as offering rewards for players who disclose exploits, as a sort of bug bounty program.
In concept, it was a great idea to have a hidden high level code editor right there on a console as an easter egg. But in practice, this opens the console up to a slew of exploits. there’s no saying what kind of system access the editor really has, and players that do not know how to read code could potentially brick their systems. Nintendo made the right call to remove it.
I’ve had a Steam account long enough to know how annoying Steam can be. It started out terrible, got better, then somewhere around the time of trading cards, music player, and other useless features, its started to turn to shit. It does have some great features for everyone though; Steam workshop and game forums for example. Epic isn’t even trying to compete in these areas, making it clear they arent trying to make a better platform, they’re just trying to steal users.
With worsening PC platforms, this just makes consider buying my next game on Plsystation or Xbox instead.
No Man’s Sky Online includes a radical new social and multiplayer experience which empowers players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together. Whilst this brings people together like never
before,and has many recognisableonline elements, we don’t consider No Man’s Sky to be an MMO – it won’t require a subscription, won’t contain microtransactions, and will be free for all existing players.
All for free too. It may have took some time, but the game is finally delivering on everything it promised, and then some. Even at it’s initial release with it’s limited features, I had fun exploring the galaxy. In fact it was a little overwhelming. The new update looks to not only add new features, but make the game easier to get into.
Google is shutting down its Emmy Award-winning VR film division, Spotlight Stories, after six years of building out
Between this and they’re Daydream platform not being updated for over a year, it’s clear Google is exiting VR. A shame, because projects like Spotlight Stories highlighted the notion that VR can be used for other forms of entertainment besides just video games.
It is many years into the future. A wealthy and powerful person (or persons) has claimed a rare and much sought after prize: the “vault” of 200 unreleased (this is real!) songs from renowned Canadian pop artist, Carly Rae Jepsen. Hired by an anonymous sponsor, your team of highly trained individuals will raid a well-defended location to retrieve said item. From planning to set-up to execution, you will see this heist through to its completion, whether that be a success or failure. There will many twists and turns along the way, and don’t always trust the specialists by your side.
I love everything about this, and cant wait to play this with my group.