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
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
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?
You'd be forgiven for not knowing about the 3DO M2. It was supposed to be the follow-up to the 3DO game console, but it was cancelled abruptly in 1997 under pressure from Nintendo's N64 and Sony's PlayStation. The 3DO M2 became little more than a footnote in video game history, but for some collectors it became a fascinating piece of hardware, their games considered gold dust. One such collector is Anthony Bacon, from Chicago.Bacon, who runs a YouTube channel called Video Game Esoterica, has spent the last 10 years amassing an impressive collection of 3DO M2-related hardware and software - to the point where he believes he's just two items away from a complete set. But three months ago he hit the payload when he obtained what is believed to be the last surviving file of planned 3DO M2 title D2 that runs on original 3DO M2 hardware.D2 is a survival horror video game developed by Japanese studio Warp and written and directed by the late Kenji Eno that came out on the Sega Dreamcast in … [Read more...] about Collector unearths playable file for original, cancelled D2 – the 3DO M2 game thought lost to history