Tonight begins the Ludum Dare game development competition across the world. Thousands of aspiring game makers will be given 48 hours (72 hours for teams in the more relaxed version) on a surprise theme. You can watch an collection of people streaming on twitch.tv live, and one of those streams will be Floata and I. Stop by our stream and say “heya.”
The Sims 4 is coming to PC soon, and to prime the masses EA has released a Sims 4 Create-a-Sim demo on Origin. What kind of fun can you have with it? Let’s find out.
It is now official; after wondering for a while, 2K Sports has announced that NBA 2K15 on the PC will be a port of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 rather than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 port from years past. For fans of basketball on PC this is good news, but it comes with some pitfalls.
While playing Wildstar recently, I was struck several times about how little I was invested in the story and world I was partaking in. I couldn’t name or even recognize the races of the characters I was dealing with, and the world itself, while attractively designed, simply didn’t draw me in. That lead me down the rabbit hole of trying to figure out why I remember some MMO worlds so fondly and others simply slip out of my mind when I log out of the game.
Electronic Arts is stopping support for The Sims 2 and its various expansions on July 22nd. This may sound like the death knell for the classic game (that I have argued as being as good or better than The Sims 3), but in stark contrast, EA is instead releasing The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for anyone who owned Sims 2 on Origin for free.
With the NBA off season going haywire with rumors and speculation, here we’re going to spin that towards NBA 2K15, namely the status of the PC version. There are questions, and very few answers, but let’s look at them anyway.
Finally, our Mario Kart 8 review has arrived at the finish line. What took us so long? Well you see, I’m playing Bowser driving a heavy kart with poor acceleration and this blue shell came and… ok, I was just waffling. I’ve been holding this for a short but the longer I waited the more belated it became, so I continued to hold it and that just made it worse. So the hell with it, here we go. Mario Kart 8 has the look of a great entry into the franchise’s storied history, but does it ultimately come up short of the podium?