Telltale Games has made quite a name for itself recently as a premier gaming developer, which is why Gearbox has teamed up with them to make Tales From The Borderlands. It’s a Telltale side-story within the Borderlands universe that’s going to be told from the perspective of two people: Rhys and Fiona.
Having never been to the UK, I can’t speak on London’s crosswalk conditions; but if they’re anything like here in the US, London’s new smart cross system could turn out to be quite helpful. London’s mayor recently announced that the city will be installing a smart crosswalk system that utilizes cameras to detect when groups of pedestrians are piling up at an intersection and will change the signals to give the group enough time to cross safely.
Alternatively, the city also hopes that the system will eventually be upgraded to notice when there’s only a couple of people crossing and will change the signals more quickly after detecting that all the pedestrians have made their way safely across the street.
Planetside 2, one of the premier MMOFPS free-to-play games out right now is getting a new continent for players to fight over. While that’s normally news enough to warrant a story, it’s not the focus of gaming news outlets around the web right now. Instead, the media spotlight is on the fact that the developers have decided to livestream the creation of the new continent!
We live in a world that’s becoming increasingly cable-less, which gives us more room and freedom than the cable piles of yesteryear that required us to come up with clever cable management solutions that took way too much time and effort. However, when you may everything wireless, you also make it more accessible to security intrusions. Samsung is seeking to rectify that problem when you’re connecting to your printer with its new Cloud Print app.
Infamous: Second Son has been teased practically since the PS4 was announced. According to Sony, its preorder numbers in the UK have officially surpassed The Last of Us, which means the game is shaping up to be one of the more successful next-gen titles this year – at least sales-wise.
500px is a photography community site where photographers can show off their pictures, meet other photographers, and even sell their pictures. 500px recently started Prime, a picture purchasing service that’s seeking to make the buying and licensing of photos simpler for both the photographer and the purchasing party. For $250 you can get a royalty-free worldwide, any media license to tons of original photos offered by Prime users.
Did anyone else know Supernatural was getting a spin-off? While I’m not a die-hard fan of the show, I have seen every episode and I had no clue a spin-off was in the works. It used to be called Supernatural: Tribes, but it recently got a name change and a new actress was added to the cast list.
SXSW, South by Southwest, is going on right now. It’s a pretty major festival that covers music, movies and games, supplying a little of everything entertainment-wise, including keynote addresses and panels by the who’s who of the entertainment scene. Electronic Arts had a panel during SXSW, and their CEO had a good bit to say on the topic of virtual reality.
According to Marc Webb, the director of the recent Amazing Spider-Man films, that was his initial reaction when Sony Pictures’ Amy Pascal offered him the opportunity. Webb said on a panel at SXSW that at first he thought it was “the stupidest idea I ever heard,” but he went on to do it after Pascal said, “Honey, you can’t turn down Spider-Man.”
Tech and gaming publishers and developers aren’t the only people making waves with next-gen tech announcements at SXSW this year. The New York Times decided to tease what they hope will become the next-generation of news coverage that’s meant to fit today’s busy, mobile device-centric lifestyle, which is where NYT Now comes in.
We succeeded! We beat the Elite 4 on Pokémon Red and subsequently beat the game in just over half a month! It’s a feat accomplished mostly through anarchy and has more social implications than I’m going to bother analyze – despite being one class from a Psychology degree. I wouldn’t have believed it was possible if you had told me it would happen a month ago.
Dean Hall, the creator of Day Z, reported that the game’s development team has been doubled and that they’ll be adding cooking to the game soon.
Cooking requires either a stove or a fireplace. Place food into the cooking device and you’ll end up with the “cooked” version of the item or a new item entirely. You can overcook food if you leave it on for too long, and hot food will grow cold after a while.