Doom also time-travels in its own way. id's reboot goes a step further than the current wave of remasters and tries to recreate a sensation of gaming, now unreachable through shifts in time and technology. New Doom or, as people are already refusing to call it, Noom, is a great example of an update managing a faithful translation of then into now, despite all the intangible subjectivities by which this process is governed. There was no real melee system in classic Doom, but the glory kills which have modern us performing trauma circus finishers when in range of weakened enemies feels classic all the same, full of that particular performance of fury and adolescent righteousness. It is a game trying as hard as it can to recapture its youth - or, more accurately, our youth. … [Read more...] about 2016: The year that time remembered
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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?
"Because of COVID, the labs were shut so we couldn't even verify that it was tetanus," says Ian. "But all the telltale signs, like a locked jaw, were there. It's like she's a paraplegic with rigor mortis. We fixed up a harness in the cage, so that she could at least stand if nothing more than to increase her circulation whilst we were feeding her. Prior to feeding we would attempt a little physio too, Tetanus is a bacterial virus which affects the muscles, so it was imperative that we got her legs moving ASAP, and in addition to this, I was giving her three lots of IV treatment twice daily, morning and evening, both of which had antibiotics injected into the fleshy part of the Luer connector of the IV set. I was also administering intramuscular injection of folic acid [a type of B vitamin]." … [Read more...] about Devs and doggos: how Nodding Head made Raji while saving stray Indian dogs
Head back to the palace to report to Cleopatra; after a short conversation a wave of enemies will storm the courtyard, and then Venator will show up. He's got quite a long reach with his weapon, and he can stun you quite easily if he catches you, so dodge backwards when he swings then flank round to his side to deal a few blows before retreating again. … [Read more...] about Assassin’s Creed Origins – Ambush at Sea and Way of Gabiniani
Once it's all over the identity of your target will be revealed; head to her location and use Senu to pick her out. This mission is easier to do during the day - at night she's in the centre of the compound meaning you'll have more guards to get past, whereas during the day your mark will be out in the open and only have a few guards with her. Unfortunately one of those guards will be Kensha, and she's a little tougher than she was when you first fought her. … [Read more...] about Assassin’s Creed Origins – The Crocodile’s Jaws