Former Marvel editor Christian Cooper became a familiar name on social media and cable news networks a few months ago when he was harassed by a woman while birdwatching in Central Park, and now he's turning his experiences into the free lead story for a new DC anthology titled Represent! … [Read more...] about DC tells stories of “personal experiences, unheard voices, and social revolution” in Represent!
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FF14 also may not satisfy you if you're looking for a deep challenge unless you're willing to devote time to endgame "extreme" and "savage" content. Even then, most of the normal content is relatively easy compared to what you'll find in, say, World of Warcraft, and most of the biggest challenges rely on knowing when to stand in a specific spot. A single misstep can often mean the difference between life and death. On the bright side, this is partly what fuels the comparatively friendly atmosphere: You can often correct a poorly performing player with a smart piece of advice. … [Read more...] about A beginner’s guide to Final Fantasy 14
Sina and I may come from the same area, but we're more like opposites than anything. I was a cisgender straight male raised by a single father, and Sina was a gay guy raised by a single mother (why didn't we do a Parent Trap?). Sina was into fashion and art, and I was into videogames and superheroes. I would go right and he would go left, at least that's what it felt like. … [Read more...] about How the creators of Getting It Together got it together
Developed in 2018, Cook Your Way is a particularly personal example of Llagostera's PhD research on political game design and alt controllers. While there's only one cooking station, he documented its creation to demystify game-making and encourage transparency. In light of Covid-19, he's also thinking about the types of materials he can get in his immediate environment. "The pandemic highlights restrictions of economic access, safety and presence," Llagostera said. "I think one way I'm engaging with it is focusing on this kind of distributed creation and replication of games with affordable materials, the customization of devices to players' needs, a focus on projects that live at a local scale." … [Read more...] about Alternate controllers in a world we can’t touch
AMD Big Navi: everything we know so far about AMD's RX 6000 GPUs, from release date to ray tracing … [Read more...] about Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveals new multiplayer modes and open beta dates