You could use an iPhone to capture an actor’s facial performance, and now you can do motion capture too, straight from system APIs 🙌
Stadia’s positioning seems to be a confused mess of nonsense. Every strength it has is undermined by some equally absurd restriction or caveat, and it seems to have no idea who its audience is.
Not that I care, really, but Respawn can’t have produced a game as boring and bland as the Fallen Order gameplay reveal looks?
I’d never have bought it but I find myself quite surprised to discover that I like Everything a lot.
Feels like a bit of waste to play it without LSD, though.
Ubisoft 2014: Women are too hard to animate
Ubisoft 2019: We fully motion captured a grandma kicking ass
I’ve always been put off by the artificiality of turn-by-turn combat, but the Superhot conceit might just redeem tactics games for me.
I have less than zero interest in John Wick, so I won’t play that particular game, but I look forward to playing games inspired by it 😬
Horror Tip: A horrible monster isn’t scary unless it represents a horrifying idea. The monster only works as an ambassador of a bigger conceptual terror - tip of the iceberg. Make sure there’s more beneath the surface.
I had never heard of this kind of games: a story narrated on cassette tapes, which you paused when the hero had a problem. You discussed solutions, decided on one, then resumed the audio story, which considered the problem solved- without acknowledging how, of course. #NarraScope
When I played the alpha of Outer Wilds all those years ago it was so janky I gave up before even making it off the planet. That did not prepare me for how great the finished game is.
Still emotional over finishing Outer Wilds last night. Might end up being my favorite science-fiction game ever: not only beautiful world-building, but such a perfect harmony between the game mechanics (which are great in their own right) and the story and themes.
My only regret is that I got a few minor spoilers because I needed to google my way forward a couple times, which wouldn’t have happened if the game had an optional hint system. (Instead of the ship’s computer occasionally explaining things you had seen but not understood yet.)
I mean, my true only regret is that I can’t erase my memory of the game and rediscover this universe again.
Also, I won’t be able to play another exploration game for a while. (Sorry, Heaven’s Vault.)
I’m watching gameplay videos of the alpha and it’s funny that NPC dialogue, my main complaint about Outer Wilds as it was just interactive and reactive enough to leave me wanting for much more, seems to be the only part of the game that wasn’t already in the alpha.
Segway Drift W1 + #RoboMasterS1
Before VR: USB is the best - everything should be USB!
After VR: USB is literal trash. Actual garbage. My nightmares consist of USB reconnect sounds. I can’t trust cables for anything ever again
I’m always amazed by how poorly Pokémon Go informs players of special events. You get a link to a blog post a few days before, and then… nothing. Not even a small banner to say “the egg-hatching distance bonus is active now!”
And even the Twitter account isn’t much better.
3D printed steering wheel modification for a controller
As of iOS 13/iPadOS, you can once again add Game Center friends.