With games regularly bothering us to download ridiculously sized updates the massive benefits of a super-fast internet connection cannot be disputed. While this is not a full fibre broadband deal, Virgin Media still offer some of the fastest connection speeds - as long as you're postcode is within its catchment area. … [Read more...] about Virgin Media fibre broadband deal comes with 200MB download speeds for £34 per month
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"The very first time me and Ian went to London Rezzed with Raji. We were so nervous. I was sick to my stomach that people would laugh at us. Then this father and son duo comes to play the game. While the son plays the game, the father is listening to everything with the headphones. Everytime the son couldn't understand anything, the father explained and smiled. After they were done he was so happy, and told us that he wanted a game like Raji for his son so he can tell him about the land where he grew up. That feeling when someone says something like that, to validate that what you imagined the game to do, is magic. … [Read more...] about What does magic mean to you?
Intel's Optane Memory H20 is a hybrid solution combining NAND flash and Optane memory on the same module, with the latter acting as a high speed cache to speed up performance. It can't be installed in desktop PCs, though—compatibility is limited to 11th Gen Core U-series CPUs and later. … [Read more...] about Intel gives up on making Optane SSDs for consumer desktop PCs
What type of game was it? Castle of Cagliostro was the first film Miyazaki directed, a position he earned after he directed multiple episodes of the Lupin III TV series that the film was based on. The film was a non-stop thriller with car chases, sword fights, sneaking missions, and cover-based shootouts, all of which were brought to life by many future Ghibli animators. That action would make for an amazing game now, but 30 years ago arcade gamers instead got Cliff Hanger. Gentleman thief Lupin was renamed Cliff, and clips from Cagliostro were played while simple commands appeared on-screen. If you failed the inputs, the clips simply stopped. Though wed still love to see the film made into a proper game, perhaps we should take this as a worst case scenario of what could happen if Miyazakis films fell into the wrong hands. … [Read more...] about What 10 Ghibli films would be like as games
One hit wondersVideo game enemies come in all shapes and sizes. Super Mario's Goombas bite the dust with just a little stomp, while others like Dark Souls' Black Knights slice the player into dozens of pieces if given the chance. But no matter how tough they are, enemies are largely just cannon fodder--it's those bad guys who can kill you with one measly hit that stick in your mind and create a grudge. … [Read more...] about 11 video game enemies who can down you with one hit