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  1. WipEout Omega Collection

    Wow! Cockpit cam in 2D games is like a washing machine. 17th second of that video hints there is auto-levelling, so the game remains playable around corners
  2. Fortnite

    Been dipping into this every night for a bit of wind down waiting, running, waiting, gunning. Last night I spent two minutes with my crosshairs aimed at a door. Game of the year! Blew the dust off GTAV to play their version, Motor Wars. An hour of installing later and Motor Wars is a hyped up, rodeo, circus, monster truck rally of Battle Royale. Explosions, cars flipping, turrets firing and being repeatedly run over. Keep doing what you're doing, Rockstar!
  3. Random Game Ideas Here

    Bumping because I love this sort of discussion and some of the ideas on here are great. Look, Hollywood Valet has sort-of been made as No Brakes Valet! So here's one of mine, prompted by every game that uses the word 'evolve' incorrectly... ! SELECTION PRESSURE "A first-person shooter in which all the enemies evolve against you. Day and night cycles represent multi-generational evolutionary leaps, as surviving monsters cross-breed to mingle attributes. In the day cycle monsters jump, fly, swim and crawl over the landscape towards you: You blast them as best you can. In the night cycle the survivors interbreed, taking characteristics from each parent (and additional random mutations): the resultant generation attacking the next day. The new monsters may not be able to walk but will have huge teeth; they may fly right at you but be unable to inflict damage. The key factor is that their parents are the ones you allowed to live; the ones you couldn't kill. For example: If you aren't good at water sections and close-combat, the next generation will be sharp-clawed swimmers. Every game different. One player against an evolving horde."
  4. Minecraft - Better Together update now available

    @TehStu What you are looking for just works: One person starts a world on iPhone, Android or Windows 10; everyone else on the same wi-fi sees it under 'Friends', joins in. You don't need Realms. You don't even need Live accounts. Enjoy!
  5. Loving Lumo but wish it was on the 3DS - would work so well
  6. Destiny: FIN

    I just noticed that the Rise of Iron shield is made of copper
  7. I made a game with Twine

    Heh, sandwich
  8. Why Do Adult Men Still Play Video Games? Here's Our Theory

    I enjoyed this thread. It's exactly the sort of discussion I'm not having in the pub because all my friends seem to do is watch Bake Off. I can see it's not one that needs to be had continually. If it's all been said before please link me up.
  9. Gaming Podcasts

    BBC Radio 5 Live's 'Game On' podcast has been pleasing my ears recently: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrxgq/episodes/downloads
  10. The electronica thread

    I'm trying to find an electronica track from the 00s with a video of some guys on Macbooks in a flat and little computer men running about them having voxel fights. Only lyric I remember is "playing with batch files" which makes it impossible to Google
  11. Minecraft - Better Together update now available

    Introducing my 4 yo to Stampy over the weekend was possibly one of the dullest and stupefying things I’ve done It didn’t take long for my dad-reaction of ‘why don’t you play outside’ to kick in, both for my son AND Stampy, and it got me thinking what the real-world equivalent of a Minecraft: Let’s Play video would be like. Might be quite fun! You will need… A friend who owns woodland. 1 or 2 friends in silly masks. First-person POV. Everyone bounces around, does crouchy bows, waves right arm in little circles. Show audience your ‘world’, dig holes, build treehouses Then I realised the ultimate ‘Minecraft: Let’s Play in Real Life’ might already have been filmed, in the form of Colin Furze’s bunker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO25JYAaJC0
  12. Shite Childhood Bands

    This is exactly the sort of undemanding chit chat I am not having in real life because I'm eating sandwiches at my desk, so this thread is perfect As a kid I used to think PM Dawn were THE BUSINESS.
  13. All hail the synth!

    Can you confirm or deny a rumour I heard years ago... that initially synthesizer / keyboard manufacturers wanted to retain copyright over their sounds and any music made with them. They had to relent of course because it made synthesizers a total non-starter for music professionals. Was that even true? Do you have a link? I had a quick Google but got bogged down into music copyright case law. Can you confirm or deny a rumour I heard years ago... that initially synthesizer / keyboard manufacturers wanted to retain copyright over their sounds and any music made with them. They had to relent of course because it made synthesizers a total non-starter for music professionals. Was that even true? Do you have a link? I had a quick Google but got bogged down into music copyright case law.
  14. When is a game not a game?

    Hey I think this is totally interesting. Since I reckon there is a third category where players don't interact at all: Each round more like people going for their 'personal best' or high-score. Golf and ten-pin bowling are examples of these. But races where you interact with others probably are games. There is interaction, opposition and they are zero-sum. No wonder I have such a grin on my face when playing Wip3out single player!
  15. When is a game not a game?

    I think 'puzzle' is a better way to describe nearly everything we refer to as games... Puzzle. A puzzle, like a maze, has one correct end-point, that you either get to, or you fail and try again. Nearly all the videogames are puzzles: You either finish the level or die and try again. Game. Chess is the ur-game. Nearly any team sport qualifies too. Every movement is a player-decision - in chess there is no chance at all - leading to millions of variations. One side wins (+1) and the other loses (-1), making it zero-sum. PvP arenas are games, but where are the games where the computer is your genuine opponent? Turn-based or RTS battle games I guess. Not a lot. So yeah, to me, most videogames are actually puzzles.
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