Posts with «video games» label

'Crash Bandicoot 4' comes to PC on March 26th

As of today, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S (with free upgrades from PS4 and Xbox One), as well as Nintendo Switch. Although Activision Blizzard said the game would arrive on PC later this year, you actually won't have to wait long at all for that.

According to a launch trailer for the new console versions, Crash 4 will land on Blizzard's Battle.net launcher on March 26th. The game costs $40 on PC, the same price as on Switch. It's more expensive on PS5 and Series X/S ($60), but you can expect native 4K and 60 FPS gameplay on PS5 and Xbox Series X, and upscaled 4K/60 FPS on Series S. The PS5 version also offers haptic feedback through the DualSense controller.

Meanwhile, King recently revealed the release date for the Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! mobile game. It's coming to iOS and Android on March 25th.

The designer of 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture' has a new game coming this summer

If you've had your fill of single player slogs — or tedious multiplayer modes that require you to grind for virtual riches that otherwise cost real money — then The Magnificent Trufflepigs should feel like a breath of fresh air. The new offering from Andrew Crawshaw, the lead designer of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, is an indie title that you can play from start to finish in one sitting. Coming to the Nintendo Switch and PC this summer, the pastoral game has you traipsing through the British countryside looking for buried treasure using a metal detector, with just a walkie talkie for companionship. 

You play the role of Adam (voiced by Arthur Darvill of Doctor Who fame), who upon returning to his childhood village joins up with a local woman named Beth (Luci Fish of Safe House and Another Eden) to track down the missing half of a set of earrings. Along the way, you'll do a fair bit of walking and digging as you unearth rubbish and snap pics of your finds to show Beth, who shares her innermost thoughts with you over the two-way radio.

The setup should sound immediately familiar to anyone who has played Rapture, which arrived to near unanimous praise back in 2016. Described as a visual novel or radio play, that game rewarded patience by slowly unfurling its apocalyptic sci-fi mystery of a small town depleted of its inhabitants. The comms element in Trufflepigs also recalls Firewatch, another acclaimed indie that made its way to the Switch in 2018.

The new game marks the first outing for Crawshaw's video game studio Thunk'd. It's also backed by AMC Games, the video game publishing division of Mad Men and Breaking Bad producer AMC Networks, along with its subsidiary Sundance TV.

'Shredder's Revenge' is a throwback brawler for Ninja Turtles fans

Like a nostalgia bomb aimed squarely at '90s arcade-goers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is sure to delight anyone who remembers pumping quarters into Konami's co-op cabinets. The new game, developed by Dotemu (Streets of Rage 4) and Tribute Games (Mercenary Kings), is a four-player brawler that looks like a natural successor to Turtles in Time, Game Informer reports. And don't worry, it's not taking any cues from the modern CG Turtles remakes — it appears to be lifted almost entirely from the '80s syndicated TMNT cartoon. Just as the nostalgia gods intended.

Tribute Games co-founder Jean-Francois Major tells Game Informer that their goal, alongside Dotemu, was to bring the series back for everyone who grew up with the old cartoon and arcade titles. “Because we felt that people missed it," he said. "And including us, because, personally, I played those games a lot as a kid and I missed them a lot. So that was the idea that started it.”

Details are still being finalized for Shredder's Revenge — there's no timeframe yet, or specific console platforms named — but it's clear from the above trailer that Dotemu and Tribute Games are aiming to recreate the joy of fighting alongside your friends as your favorite Ninja Turtle. (And we all know Leonardo is the best, come on.) Thankfully, the game appears to recreate the original sprite-based aesthetic with the smoothness of modern 60FPS gameplay. And while the development teams are being coy about additional enhancements, I'm hoping we get a chance to play as Splinter and April too. 

This Sonic Amplifier Replica from Overwatch Actually “Shoots” Music

John Edgar Park’s replica of Lúcio’s Sonic Amplifier, from the video game Overwatch, mimics the gun’s in-game ability to “shoot” music.

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This Sonic Amplifier Replica from Overwatch Actually “Shoots” Music

John Edgar Park’s replica of Lúcio’s Sonic Amplifier, from the video game Overwatch, mimics the gun’s in-game ability to “shoot” music.

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Building an Overwatch Lucio Blaster

Follow along as John Park prototypes a sound and light blaster prop.

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Use BITalino to Graph Your Biosignals and Play Pong!

The BITalino is great for biohacking — hook up the sensors and play Classic Pong with a swing of your wrist.

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Play Like a 1920’s Phone Operator with This Switchboard Gaming Interface

Hello, Operator! is the gaming experience that puts you in the role of an 1920's phone operator. The controller is a vintage switchboard.

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Arduino and LEDs Transform Your Fan into a Video Game Display

Super Ventilagon is the fan based gaming console that employs the Hall effect to play the super addictive Super Hexagon game.

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MAKE » Arduino 27 Feb 16:00

NES Reborn as Nexus Player and NES

Anyone who has a Raspberry Pi and an old Nintendo has had the same thought. “Maybe I could shove the Pi in here?” This ran through [Adam’s] head, but instead of doing the same old Raspberry Pi build he decided to put a Nexus Player inside of this old video game console, with great success. Not only does it bring the power of a modern media player, it still works as an NES.

If you haven’t seen the Nexus Player yet, it’s Google’s venture into the low-cost home media center craze. It has some of the same features of the original Chromecast, but runs Android and is generally much more powerful. Knowing this, [Adam] realized it would surpass the capabilities of the Pi and would even be able to run NES emulators.

[Adam] went a little beyond a simple case mod. He used a custom PCB and an Arduino Pro Micro to interface the original controllers to the Nexus Player. 3D printed brackets make sure everything fits inside the NES case perfectly, rather than using zip ties and hot glue. He then details how to install all of the peripherals and how to set up the Player to run your favorite game ROMs. The end result is exceptionally professional, and brings to mind some other classic case mods we’ve seen before.


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