Mostly fluff, but there is something to be said about a publication like WSJ
covering the Xbox. It’s a little astounding how far video games have progressed
for a new console release to be covered by mainstream culture.
One password, discovered over 20 years later, long after the Metroid password
system had been completely reverse-engineered, does not grant you all items.
This password just crashes and resets the game:
A Profanity-Laced Video Game Password That Breaks Everything | Max Woolf’s Blog
Most of these passwords were gibberish that required a pen-and-paper to write
down and remember. One password, however, is more memorable, and much more
sinister.Max Woolf's BlogMax Woolf [https://minimaxir.com/20
I still remember when I would get the monthly flyers from Game Genie in the mail
with the latest discovered codes for games.
How do GameShark codes work?This has always boggled me. Obviously GameShark and
Game Genie never got inside access to place their own cheats into every game. I
don’t think any developers gave them the source code to pour over...Arqade
EA Senior Software Engineer and Architect, Bob Summerwill takes to twitter (Then
quickly deletes his tweets) regarding the Wii U. This comes days after EA
announced it has no future plans to develop games for the console
EA Senior Engineer: ‘The Wii U Is Crap’ - IGNIn a series of Tweets, EA’s Bob
Summerwill blasts Nintendo and explains why EA isn’t working with them anymore
on Wii U.IGNColin Moriarty
This update is 100% created by the TF2 community. And when we say everything, we
mean everything—the in-game content, the update hub website, the animated short,
the comic, even the splash images in the Steam store. Even better, everything
you created avoided the classic trap of using other companies’ intellectual
Valve has done something no company has done before; they outsourced the work of
an entire update to the very people playing it.
Team Fortress 2 [http://www.teamfortress
The latest batch features Game Dev Tycoon, a clone of Game Dev Story for
IOS/Android. Even though it’s more or less just a mobile port, It’s still worth
Rift finally joins the ranks of games such as Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons
& Dragons Online, Aion, Tera, and Knights of the Old Republic.
Doing an image search for ‘Atari Breakout’ turns the page into a playable
version of Breakout.
The toolkit finally allows players to create official mods for The Witcher 2,
ranging from new quests to new worlds to explore.
I’m not ashamed to admit how excited I am over the possibility of a new Shaq-Fu
game. I just hope this isn’t some crappy IOS game.
12/09/2019 update: There was a new game. And it was bad. The series did not age
A slew of articles about the new XCOM game was released this morning, but Andrew
Yoon at Shack News sums it up perfectly:
XCOM as it is today can be best summed up as this: Mass Effect, set in the 60s.
Give people a blank piece of paper and ask them to “have fun!” A few might get
excited and start writing a poem or sketch a masterpiece. But most will be
annoyed, grow bored and give up.
People are quick to point out Minecraft as an exception to this. Sticking with
the paper analogy; while most virtual worlds only give you a pencil, Minecraft
gives you colored pencils, glitter, and scissors.