Bad news for the few people still using Windows 10 mobile. Support for the mobile OS is ending later this year. For everybody else, here’s your reminder that it exists, but also that it is dying. Microsoft quietly announced [via The Verge] that it will stop releasing security and software updates on December 10. That will also be the date that Windows 10 mobile tech support will end. Device backups will be available through March 10, 2020. Photo uploads and restoring from backups should work for up to a year after formal support ends in December. If you somehow find yourself still using a Windows 10 mobile device, expect more disappointment. Unless your phone is running version 1709, the latest OS release, support is ending June 11. Microsoft mentioned Lumia 640 and 640 XL phones as two that do not support the latest OS release and as such will lose support on June 11, 2019. Of course, you are welcome to continue using Windows 10 mobile devices after Microsoft ends support, but … [Read more...] about Windows 10 Mobile support to end this year
Have you ever thought, “I love Meta Ridley from Metroid Prime, I’d love to get a huge statue of him,” to yourself? I bet you have. Now, First 4 Figures has you covered with an absolute unit of a Metroid Prime Meta Ridley statue. This guy is definitely too big for Smash Bros. First 4 Figures revealed their massive, three-foot tall Metroid Prime Meta Ridley statue today. Standing at 37 inches tall with its base, 33 inches wide, and 22 inches deep the $599.99 is incredibly detailed. Two versions of the statue are available for pre-order now. The standard and exclusive edition are very similar and cost the same. The exclusive version, which has a limited 1,000 unit production run, includes light-up eyes and chest plate alongside the standard glow in the dark wings. The standard version is also limited to 1,000 units. The Metroid Prime Meta Ridley statue is the first in First 4 Figures’ ongoing Metroid villains statue line. As with other collector statues, these will … [Read more...] about Metroid Prime Meta Ridley statue is an absolute unit, too big for Smash Bros
Free-to-play team shooter Dirty Bomb never drew the crowds it deserved. Slightly wonky business model aside (now no longer an issue – the game is proper-free now), it was fast, satisfying and skilful stuff. Not surprising, as developers Splash Damage are as veteran as they come – they’re the crew behind the excellent Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory back in 2003, and several iterations on the formula since. They’ve got a lot to teach, and have released their original design document for the game (formerly exclusive to Kickstarter backers) free for all. Grab it, an art-book and the game’s soundtrack here. I must tip my (imaginary) hat to Splash Damage for handling this so well. Dirty Bomb’s final ‘version 1.0’ update went by almost without fanfare, despite the years of work and effort that went into it. Making the game free and releasing the design document are both class acts, and may give hopeful up-and-coming developers a little more … [Read more...] about Dirty Bomb’s free design document is full of FPS engineering insight
I'm currently trying to recode a kind of mario 64 like game (very simplified). Actually i saw several videos explaining how mario 64 creates collisions boxes according to the geometry of the world. But my question is about which algorithm is used to test collision between mario and the triangles which are part of the world geometry. Do someone have an idea about that ? … [Read more...] about How did mario 64 collisions test do work?
Later this year, players will be able to become a bartender in Crossroads Inn, a real-time management simulator set in an original fantasy world. Players will be able to build and manage their own taverns while their services become known throughout the land of Delcrys.During the course of a six to eight-hour campaign, players will start as a bartender and forge their own path, even becoming a king. The game offers an endless sandbox mode where players will be able to build their own tavern, hire and oversee staff, encounter dozens of different characters, and research new recipes. Players will also be able to manage their own supply chain and special services as they strive to become the most renowned innkeeper in the realm. Players will be able to fully customize their own taverns, from the walls to the floors. Choosing the best candidates for their staff, players will be able to teach them new skills and recipes, eventually making them masters in their chosen field. Bards, … [Read more...] about Run an Inn and Take Part in Intrigue in Crossroads Inn