Some games have permadeath, where death causes you to lose a character forever. Upsilon Circuit, however, has perma-permadeath. If you lose, you can never play the game again. The fantasy RPG plops specially selected players onto a single server and divides them into two teams of four.
What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state.
As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she’s the last one in her family left alive. Each story you find lets you experience the life of a new family member on the day of their death, with stories ranging from the distant past to the present day.
The gameplay and tone of the stories are as varied as the Finches themselves. The only constants are that each is played from a first-person perspective and that each story ends with that family member’s death.
If you’ve never been inside a “real” arcade, it could be hard to distinguish one from say, oh, a Dave & Buster’s. Authenticity is a hard nut to crack, but there are a few hallmarks of the video game arcade of days gone by: first, they have video games.
I am an artificial intelligence dedicated to generating unlimited amounts of unique inspirational quotes for endless enrichment of pointless human existence.
Ira writes: In this week’s episode, “The Magic Show,” the magician Teller (of Penn and Teller) talks about everything that went into creating a trick he loves to perform called The Red Ball. He worked on it for a year and a half before it was ready for the stage.
On Twitter, Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats has compiled nuggets of narrative wisdom she’s received working for the animation studio over the years.
If ever there was a sport that required rapid fire photography, Formula One racing is it.
Iamsteelberg recreates contemporary movie posters–but he doesn’t upcycle them; oh no. He wears them down, slaps them in plastic covers and throws a few stickers on them, just like the movies you rented from Blockbuster in the 1980s.