One of the timelines follows 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker, the daughters of Albert Wesker, who are living in a place called New Raccoon City. The city is not all it seems, of course, and the sisters quickly find themselves in danger. The second timeline is set more than 10 years in the future when Earth's population has been reduced to just 15 million people. Humans are massively outnumbered by people and animals infected by the T-virus. In this timeline, Jade is now 30 years sold and she faces all kinds of new challenges. … [Read more...] about Resident Evil TV Series Coming To Netflix, Breaking Bad Director Attached
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Every passing month the DayZ standalone wasn't released, the pressure mounted. He'd tell his Reddit community he was sorry and that it was his fault, and he'd blame himself and heap yet more pressure on. "I think I was unhappy with my performance in some ways," he thinks back. "I struggled with relationships internally, I clashed a lot, because I wanted things done fast, I wanted them done to an exacting standard, and I wanted them done in a way I was familiar with. I didn't care how Arma was done: this is how we were going to do it. That was hard for everyone." … [Read more...] about Who is DayZ creator Dean Hall?
Taking the base of the fundamental drawing techniques used in Combat Lynx, the coder worked on adapting it into a combat-driving game. "Technically the 3D is based on a look-up table indexed by a stepped distance from the viewpoint. This table contains constants, mostly for 3D to screen co-ordinate conversion - these I guessed at, and modified until the scene looked right." With the background and internal car graphics achieved through simple line drawings and fill routines, each city map is stored as a grid of junctions, the rows and columns specifying how many lanes the road has, whether it is one-way and extra items such as traffic lights and garages. Yes, in Turbo Esprit, you even had to remember to fill up, and the scale and method resulted in a huge amount of memory usage, straining the Spectrum to its limits. Explains Richardson, "Data for the four city maps was stored in the memory used for the internal buffer when loaded. Once the player had picked the city, the other three … [Read more...] about The making of Turbo Esprit, the Spectrum game set in Romford that predated GTA
Coup is a card game about bluffing and bribing your way to power, so get ready to put on your poker face before challenging your friends. In Coup, you're the head of a power-hungry family in an Italian city-state, manipulating your way to the top of a corrupt court. Here's how it works: A 15-card deck in the middle of the table players draw from contains multiples of five different characters, each of whom has a unique ability, and each player starts with two face-down character cards. Because no one knows which cards you have, you can bluff and use a character's unique ability, like stealing from the treasury or attempting an assassination, even if you don't have that card in your hand. At any time, another player can challenge whether you actually have that card. If you do have the card in your hand and choose to prove it, they'll have to lose one of their cards. On the other hand, if you're bluffing or choose not to reveal the card in your hand, you'll lose one of your own cards, … [Read more...] about Best Board Games 2020: Tabletop Games For Adults, Families, And More
I re-read this passage recently and thought: that's lovely writing, and I love the clipped, aristocratic certainty of it, but is he correct? Flight may have moved beyond the days that Saint-Exupéry is so brilliant at describing, when a navigator would often stick his head out of the window when flying - I forget what they would be checking; I'm sure they had their reasons - but flight is still a thing of fairytales and wonder. Something strange happens to us when we're up there in the clouds. Seatback movies make us more emotional. The landscape below exerts a sweetly mechancolic strain of hypnotic power. Flying transports us across the world but it also shifts us inwards: consciousness seems to retreat into a special secret compartment in the warm, snoozing depths of our minds, a place of duvets and pillows and surprisingly chunky thoughts. We all become lyrical. We all become poets. … [Read more...] about If you’re playing Flight Sim, you must read Skyfaring