"Another instance is my favourite. This girl I met in Boston, she was in a wheelchair, and was watching others playing Raji. When I asked her if she would like to try she was so happy. All the while she was playing she had a big smile on her face, and watching her react to every small thing brought tears to my eyes. When she was done she held my hands tightly and said I love the art, please tell your artist I'm a fan. When I said I'm one of the artists, she was so overjoyed. She kept coming back to the booth with all her friends. That feeling your creation can mean so much to someone else is magic. … [Read more...] about What does magic mean to you?
Golden key award
Whichever approach you choose, once the cutscene is over you'll be notified about the Phylakes that are now hunting you down. These high-level foes will attack on sight, and right now you stand no chance against them, so if at any point the game warns you there's one nearby make sure you're heading away from them! Their locations and level will be marked on the map, so keep checking in and plan your movements accordingly. … [Read more...] about Assassin’s Creed Origins – Gennadios the Phylakitai and End of the Snake
I love that these levels arrived weeks apart, presumably without either team having knowledge of the other's work. And I love that each is an extension of well-defined design philosophies - that Respawn, the studio that reaches back to Medal Of Honor and Call Of Duty, have hit a hard limit on their experiments with first-person manoeuvrability ("sometimes I think gravity is a pity") and have extended the wall-running and mid-air dodging into a fourth dimension, while Arkane, who make immersive sims in the tradition of Origin and Ion Storm, have found a way to double down on the feeling of inhabiting a place, and to make more immediate the notion of actions and their consequences. … [Read more...] about 2016: The year that time remembered