Putin's secret winery definitely deserves a level all to itself, even if we've already played one of them before. It's a big 'un, has its own helipad and plays classical music all day long, which apparently improves the grapes. There's even another residence, a modern one, also pretty big. Again, plenty of opportunities. Stalking targets through the vineyard, chucking them in massive vats of wine, a fatal wine tasting session—it couldn't be more perfect if IO designed the place. … [Read more...] about Putin’s billion-dollar palace would make a perfect Hitman 3 level
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Now, if that's a deal breaker for you, then 60% keyboards will likely be an absolute no-go for you. These super tiny keyboards get rid of the numpad, the function key row, and the arrow and home keys. Of course it's not that you lose those functions but rather everything is hidden in a layered design requiring the use of an Fn key to activate. This is less convenient, requires some serious digital dexterity, and does have a bit of learning curve that casual users won't like. … [Read more...] about Full-size, TKL, or 60%. Which gaming keyboard is right for you?
Turrican Flashback, which launches next week on Switch (with a surprise PlayStation 4 release last week) brings together four of the games - Turrican, Turrican II: The Final Fight, Mega Turrican and Super Turrican - with a few mod cons besides. The controls have been re-mapped, should you not want to have to press up to jump, though of course the option to keep things untouched is there. There are filters and wallpapers, and a light amount of supporting material. "Unfortunately we didn't find that much, but we basically sent out a beacon to everybody who worked on the games," says Eggebrecht. "It's maybe less than people were hoping for, but on the other hand, I think we really got everything." … [Read more...] about Turrican returns this week – alongside another gaming legend
Sokpop are four friends living in Utrecht, the fourth-largest city in The Netherlands and a game development hotspot thanks to a very popular university course. The four friends are, in the clockwise order I see them (and you can too, in a picture in this article) Aran Koning (@arankoning), Tijmen Tio (@tijmentio), Tom van den Boogaart (@tomboogaart), and Ruben Naus (@rubna_). I thought they all lived in one big house together but they don't: Van den Boogaart and Naus share an apartment, the other two live nearby. … [Read more...] about The Sokpop Collective, an alternative vision of game development
The move comes as pressure reportedly mounts at government level for TSMC to prioritise chips intended for cars. The global auto industry is currently suffering from significant production delays due to the shortage of chips, leading Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier writing to his Taiwanese counterpart requesting that TSMC, a key supplier of semiconductors for cars, focus on production for cars above all. Similar requests have reportedly been sent from the US, the European Union and Japan. … [Read more...] about TSMC to prioritise production of chips for cars, not your next graphics card