Did you know you can also play the lovely PS4 puzzle game The Witness on NES? It's true! Of course, the painting-quality graphics and 500+ puzzles aren't something the NES is capable of, so the game has been… shall we say "streamlined" in a retro reinterpretation from someone going by the handle "dustmop."Created over the course of two months, dustmop's ROM file can be used with an emulator or, if you're feeling really old-school, you can use a device like the PowerPak to play the game on actual NES hardware. The game is labeled as a demo, and only features the starting area and 32 puzzles, but this is still some damn impressive work. It's even got a catchy title: The Wit.nes.I'd like to conclude this article in the form of a public service announcement. This is The Witness: This is The Witness as a NES game:Still think demakes are cool? ...Yes? Okay, well then go download it! … [Read more...] about The Witness gets ‘demade’ into a functional NES game
For the old school console fan, 2015 is a paradise of fresh delights. Axiom Verge oozes that classic console feeling when it starts up on PlayStation 4. The grinding wub-wub-wub of the distortion field weapon and its glitchy effects warping the blocky environment seem like they were lifted right out of 1989. The same is true of The Adventures of Pip. Played on a Wii U, the hero’s transformation from single block into increasingly detailed pixel dudes is practically a greatest hits tour through the transitions in tech from Atari 2600 to NES to SNES. Odallus even has those fetching scan lines right on the screen to mimic sitting in front of a CRT television. “Wait a second,” mutters the console purist, gently setting down her Jaguar controller. “Odallus is a PC game!”JoyMasher’s game only looks like a console game. Axiom Verve and Pip, despite being readily available on those slick little boxes with controllers that never need a keyboard and mouse to … [Read more...] about That Console Feeling: What defines console gaming in 2015?
Steam, Origin, Uplay, the Epic Games launcher, Battle.net, the Xbox app—there are too many launchers. It's the mantra of 2019, growing in volume and cadence with each passing day. Game companies want as much control over messaging and money as possible, and pushing their own game ecosystems is the way to achieve it. From a strictly corporate perspective, I get it. But as someone that literally forgot he owns Forza Horizon 4 from launcher overload, I'm mad. I won't get into the weeds over exclusives and platform superiority here, but there's no debate that splitting our game libraries and friends across six or so different programs sucks. No matter where you stand, there's likely no changing the current trajectory of launcher-mania, which is why I'm so surprised GOG might solve the launchers problem with, well, a launcher. In an E3 meeting with GOG representatives, I got an early look at GOG Galaxy 2.0, the launcher that just might unify them all. It sounds too good to … [Read more...] about GOG’s quest to unite all game launchers just might work, and Microsoft is already on board
Back in October, it was announced that the Humble Monthly subscription service would be undergoing a rework to become Humble Choice. Well, the first edition of the new bundle format is live.Now, instead of paying a regular fee upfront and getting access to a mystery bundle of games each month, Humble Choice allows you to pick from a diverse selection depending on your membership level.Here's the full list of ten games you can choose from in the Humble Choice debut: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Blasphemous Ancestors Legacy Phantom Doctrine Dead in Vinland Horizon Chase Turbo Dark Future: Blood Red States X-Morph Defense Aegis Defenders Desert Child Premium members who pay £15.99 a month get to choose nine games from the above list to add to their collection forever. You also get access to the Humble Trove library and a chunky 20 per cent off at the Humble Store.The Basic tier will set you back £11.99 a month and allow you to pick three games from each bundle. That also comes with … [Read more...] about First Humble Choice bundle launches featuring Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Blasphemous and more
Nuewnenuewnuewnuewnue-ne-nuewnnuew... Yes, that's the sound of Hanz Zimmer's guitar, signalling Wonder Woman's epic entrance. But wait... That's no guitar... That's a synth line... A very, very famous synth line. Wait, what? Why's New Order's "Blue Monday" playing? Wonder Woman 1984 takes the Amazonian Princess crashing out of the 1920s and straight into the '80s. The new trailer, which debuted over the weekend, features more references to the era than you can shake your bum bag at. More importantly, we see the eponymous superhero literally ride lightning with a her lasso. Plus, Chris Pine's Steve Trevor's back. Despite having died in the first Wonder Woman, the former soldier is roaming around with Diana and mistaking bins for pieces of art. Watch the full Wonder Woman 1984 trailer above.The trailer also features new looks at Kristen Wiig's Barbara Ann Minerva, AKA Cheetah, who is one of Wonder Woman's enemies in the comics. We also see Pedro Pascal's Maxwell Lord, a … [Read more...] about Wonder Woman 1984 trailer sees Diana ride lightning and features a surprising amount of Steve Trevor