Portal 2 celebrated its 10th anniversary this week, which means there's no better time to drop a mod that ramps the game's mind-bending puzzle antics up to the nth degree. The Portal Reloaded mod utilises your usual blue and orange portals, but also throws a new green time-travelling portal into the mix. The two timelines are 20 years apart, letting you set up your puzzles in the past to affect what happens in the future. I've always been pretty crap at the Portal games, and seeing a third portal thrown in the mix breaks my brain. Just looking at the gameplay trailer for the mod simultaneously confuses and blows my tiny mind, so even puzzling pros should find this a challenging, refreshing take on an already great game. Modder Jannis Brinkman has been working on Portal Reloaded since 2014. It features an original story, voice acting and is totally free, You can grab it over on Steam. … [Read more...] about Portal Reloaded mod adds a third portal that lets you travel through time
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Elite Dangerous' Odyssey expansion, which adds the likes of on-foot traversal and first-person shooty-bang to the long-running space sim series, is coming to PC in its final form on 19th May. Odyssey promises to deliver the biggest shake-up Elite Dangerous has yet seen by giving space explorers the opportunity to leave their ships and stretch their legs around space stations, settlements, and across planetary terrain. Developer Frontier's long-awaited discovery of below-waist appendages is accompanied by a range of new activities designed to give Commanders more (mostly leg-based) gameplay options while galavanting around Elite Dangerous' procedurally generated galaxy. Most prominent are a range of new combat-focussed missions that blend first-person shooting with vehicular tussles - where Commanders, SRVs and Starships converge - ranging from raids on settlements to 12v12 team-deathmatch-style planetary battles known as Conflict Zones. Less confrontational players, … [Read more...] about Elite Dangerous’ Odyssey expansion gets May release date on PC
The history of mazes and labyrinths is a maze itself. The first recorded labyrinth was commissioned by the Egyptian king Amenemhet III thousands of years ago: unlike the Minotaur labyrinth of Greek myth, this was built to be lived in, with banqueting halls, temples, and offices. Since then, mazes have been cut from turf, mosaicked on cathedral floors, stamped on coins, hacked into cornfields, formed by parking tourbuses, and fashioned from hedgerows as dallying spots for English aristocrats. Mazes and labyrinths generate a surprising range of emotions. Partly, this is because the former isn't quite the same as the latter. The associations of the noun 'maze' are largely negative, referring to bewilderment, deceit and worldly distraction. A labyrinth is a similarly confusing structure, but the word has acquired more positive senses over time—it can serve as a place for reverie and contemplation. Psychotherapists like Dr. Lauren Artress have even prescribed labyrinth-walking as a form … [Read more...] about Unraveling the curious history of videogame mazes and labyrinths
Uncharted might have once been PlayStation's golden goose, but the reaction to a recent report into The Last of Us remake revealed it's curious position in the wider landscape now. News that Day's Gone developer Sony Bend were in the pre-production phase of a new Uncharted game would have almost certainly dominated headlines years ago, but now it seems to be a curious side note, nothing more than a bit of color buried under bigger revelations. But it nevertheless offers up a tantalising glimpse of a potential future for fans. While Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier has gone on to state that this project might not exist now , he also said in a recent appearance on the MinnMax show that it was “supposed to be an Uncharted spin-off, not Uncharted 5 or something like that. For sure there will be new Uncharted games in the future, who knows if that particular one will continue. But that doesn't even mean anything, it was just paper design.” So while it's unlikely that we'll be … [Read more...] about Uncharted might be making a comeback, but should it be with Naughty Dog?
LeVar Burton has taken to Twitter to let it be known that he would like to be the next host of Jeopardy, tersely signal-boosting a Change.org petition to that effect started by fans . The petition, which was started back in November, is as of this writing now experiencing a resurgence likely due to Burton's bump, and also climbing steadily towards its goal of 200,000 so far digital signatures as of this writing. Leaving this here in the event the powers that be are listening... https://t.co/xB3x8atDCv — LeVar Burton (@levarburton) April 6, 2021 Since former host Alex Trebek's death in November, a rotation of guest hosts have temporarily stepped in to command the podium and take contestant answers phrased in the form of questions. The current guest host is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers , who started on April 5 and will steer 10 episodes. Future guest hosts afterwards will include TV personalities Katie Couric and Dr. Mehmet Oz, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, … [Read more...] about LeVar Burton Wants To Host Jeopardy