Snetris is “snake + tetris”

Snetris is “snake + tetris”

Felipe is a Portuguese game-developer who makes fun, crowdfunded minigames; he tweeted a tantalyzing video clip showing an idea for a Snake/Tetris mashup called “Snetris,” and the response was so warm and excited that he’s promised to develop a playable version! snetris (snake + tetris)#protober #gamedev #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/NEl0e4673o — nyune-BOO! (@nyunesu) October 6, 2018 (via Kottke)Read full story

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Star Citizen’s “terrifying face tracking” demonstrated

Star Citizen’s “terrifying face tracking” demonstrated

Star Citizen is a game hovering on the margins of vaporware, its scope bloated by a $150m+ crowdfunding haul, creator Chris Roberts’ lack of creative discipline, and an enabling fanbase. One of the many whimsical additions bolted onto the perm-alpha release is face-tracking: what you do on camera is reflected on-screen in the facial expressions of your character. It’s very Star Citizen: a technical tour de force light years ahead of what other devs are doing, but immediately and overwhelmingly unpleasant. Sleep tight! Read full story

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“Critical Failure” D20s, whispering what’s in every roller’s heart

“Critical Failure” D20s, whispering what’s in every roller’s heart

The world has long celebrated the “critical hit” D20 face, the elusive 20 that doubles the damage and sets the players around the table baying with elation; but consider its opposite face, the lowly 1, the “critical failure” that lets a sadistic DM dream up all kinds of pratfalls and own-goals to punish the luckless player with. Consider no more: Los Angeles’s Mars Dice sells 25mm Critical Failure dice in silver and gold. (via Geeks Are Sexy)Read full story

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“Critical Failure” D20s, whispering what’s in every roller’s heart

“Critical Failure” D20s, whispering what’s in every roller’s heart

The world has long celebrated the “critical hit” D20 face, the elusive 20 that doubles the damage and sets the players around the table baying with elation; but consider its opposite face, the lowly 1, the “critical failure” that lets a sadistic DM dream up all kinds of pratfalls and own-goals to punish the luckless player with. Consider no more: Los Angeles’s Mars Dice sells 25mm Critical Failure dice in silver and gold. (via Geeks Are Sexy)Read full story

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“Critical Failure” D20s, whispering what’s in every roller’s heart

“Critical Failure” D20s, whispering what’s in every roller’s heart

The world has long celebrated the “critical hit” D20 face, the elusive 20 that doubles the damage and sets the players around the table baying with elation; but consider its opposite face, the lowly 1, the “critical failure” that lets a sadistic DM dream up all kinds of pratfalls and own-goals to punish the luckless player with. Consider no more: Los Angeles’s Mars Dice sells 25mm Critical Failure dice in silver and gold. (via Geeks Are Sexy)Read full story

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How to modify your Nintendo Switch game case to hold up to 24 games (cheap gamer tricks)

How to modify your Nintendo Switch game case to hold up to 24 games (cheap gamer tricks)

“I modified a standard Nintendo Switch game case to hold up to 24 games,” says IMGURian MrJspeed, who provides a killer step-by-step HOWTO for gamers who’d like to try this instead of buying a multi-game carrying case. “There are similar products online, but they’re very bulky and don’t have the game density that this has. This is a great way for us to get to our games at the house by only grabbing one case.” Here’s the step-by-step. Modify your Nintendo Switch game case to hold up to 24 games…

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What happened to Telltale Games

What happened to Telltale Games

Telltale Games wasn’t just a hit developer, producing the hugely popular The Walking Dead game series. It reinvented the adventure game, producing quality interactive narratives while escaping the genre’s retro conventions. Despite its apparent success, the company suddenly imploded last month, laying off most of its staff. Megan Farokhmanesh reports on the tragic end of Telltale Games. The woes of Telltale Games have deep roots. Earlier this year, The Verge published a report detailing years of nonstop crunch culture, toxic management, and frustration from developers who believed the company’s refusal…

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