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Dead Space Developer Visceral Games is Dead, and That Sucks

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. EA has announced that Visceral Games, the developer of games like Battlefield: Hardline and Dead Space is shutting down, effective immediately. The Star Wars title the studio had worked on is also being shut down. While EA isn’t literally canceling the project altogether, it’s going to fundamentally overhaul the game. EA’s Patrick Söderlund wrote: Our Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe. In its current form, it was ...

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Dead Space Developer Visceral Games is Dead, and That Sucks

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. EA has announced that Visceral Games, the developer of games like Battlefield: Hardline and Dead Space is shutting down, effective immediately. The Star Wars title the studio had worked on is also being shut down. While EA isn’t literally canceling the project altogether, it’s going to fundamentally overhaul the game. EA’s Patrick Söderlund wrote: Our Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe. In its current form, it was ...

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Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of games locking desirable content behind the digital operant conditioning chambers known as “loot boxes.” The basics of how loot boxes work are common to all games that use them. Players are presented with the opportunity to spend real money, in exchange for an in-game box containing one or more items. From here, the particulars vary. In some games, the boxes are random rewards you ...

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Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of games locking desirable content behind the digital operant conditioning chambers known as “loot boxes.” The basics of how loot boxes work are common to all games that use them. Players are presented with the opportunity to spend real money, in exchange for an in-game box containing one or more items. From here, the particulars vary. In some games, the boxes are random rewards you ...

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Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of games locking desirable content behind the digital operant conditioning chambers known as “loot boxes.” The basics of how loot boxes work are common to all games that use them. Players are presented with the opportunity to spend real money, in exchange for an in-game box containing one or more items. From here, the particulars vary. In some games, the boxes are random rewards you ...

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Cubs survive one of the strangest elimination games ever played

2:31 AM ET play 3:37 After the Nationals surrender a 4-1 lead with Max Scherzer giving up four runs in relief and Jose Lobaton is ruled out at first on an overturned call in the eighth, as the Cubs fend off the Nationals 9-8 and will face the Dodgers. WASHINGTON — It’ll go down as one of the wildest elimination games in postseason history, but somehow, some way — while using seven pitchers — the Chicago Cubs advanced to their third consecutive National League Championship Series behind a 9-8 win ...

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RPCS3 Emulator Turns Old PS3 Games Into Works of Art

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For many years, PlayStation 3 emulation was a contradiction in terms. Sony’s unique CPU architecture, known as the Cell Broadband Engine, is fundamentally different than any other CPU that’s ever come to market. While the Xbox 360 and PS3 share some DNA, Cell was legendarily difficult to optimize even when running native code. The developers at the RPCS3 project have gotten the PS3 working in emulation, however, and they’ve just added major upscaling features that ...

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RPCS3 Emulator Turns Old PS3 Games Into Works of Art

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For many years, PlayStation 3 emulation was a contradiction in terms. Sony’s unique CPU architecture, known as the Cell Broadband Engine, is fundamentally different than any other CPU that’s ever come to market. While the Xbox 360 and PS3 share some DNA, Cell was legendarily difficult to optimize even when running native code. The developers at the RPCS3 project have gotten the PS3 working in emulation, however, and they’ve just added major upscaling features that ...

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SNES Classic Hacked to Add Games and Visual Effects

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last year, Nintendo’s NES Classic proved to be a decent little modding system, provided you could find one at retail. While the Allwinner R16 SoC isn’t particularly powerful by modern standards, a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU is far more horsepower than you need to run NES games. The Super NES Classic that Nintendo released last month uses exactly the same SoC, with the same controller outputs and the same ports. You can even plug an ...

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You Can Now Mod the SNES Classic to Add Games and Visual Effects

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last year, Nintendo’s NES Classic proved to be a decent little modding system, provided you could find one at retail. While the Allwinner R16 SoC isn’t particularly powerful by modern standards, a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU is far more horsepower than you need to run NES games. The Super NES Classic that Nintendo released last month uses exactly the same SoC, with the same controller outputs and the same ports. You can even plug an ...

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