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A Diehard YouTuber Rendered 'Zelda: Ocarina of Time' in Unreal Engine 4

High-definition triforce, anyone?<p>If you've ever wanted to see the Nintendo classic <i>Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i> rendered in splendid detail, the internet has taken care of that for you. YouTuber CryZENx took a scene from the game and transformed it with Unreal Engine 4, and the result is pretty …

Retrogaming

The 'Half-Life 2' of Infrastructure Video Games Is Out, And It's Weird

Are you enough of a hero to document grievous safety violations in a crumbling Baltic city?<p>Take the brooding beauty and dystopian, Soviet-flavored setting of “Half-Life 2”—but remove the weapons and monsters—and you got yourself “INFRA,” a video game about fixing a crumbling city before everything …

Nintendo's Mario LinkedIn account confirms plumbing degree, damsel rescuing skills

Famed Italian-American plumber, Brooklynite and kart racer Mario seems to have created an official LinkedIn account for himself detailing his early years as a plumber and transition into damsel rescuing, kart racing and hero of New York's sewer systems.<p>"For the past thirty five years I have been a …

The Father Of Video Games Was A Refugee To America

It’s perhaps fitting that the man recognized as the father of the video game, that quintessential American invention, was a refugee from Hitler’s Germany, whose personal story converged with America’s at a critical time in the nation's history.<p>“I had the misfortune of being born in a horrendous …

Inventions

The Super Mario Bros. 3 PC port that changed the industry forever

Super Mario Bros. was indirectly responsible for the rise of the first-person shooter genre. No, seriously.<p>To celebrate the 25th anniversary of …

The ‘Mario Bros.’ Theme Song Has Official Lyrics, And Not The Ones Lou Albano Sang

On Tuesday, Nintendo released a version of the official <i>Mario Bros.</i> theme on Joysound, a karaoke platform popular in Japan. Did you know the <i>Mario Bros.</i> theme had lyrics? No, not the ones Lou Albano sang in <i>The Super Mario Bros Super Show</i>. Kotaku has the backstory:<p>Anyone who has heard the excellent</i> …

That Time Someone Else Was Making Fallout 3

The open world <i>Fallout 3</i> that Bethesda Game Studios shipped in 2008 was not the original idea for a third <i>Fallout</i> game. Until it was cancelled in 2003,</i> …

Dungeons and Dragons

Deviant dice: 10 of the oddest rollers around (pictures)

Board Games

What was it like to be a Nintendo game play counselor?

With so many entertainment options available to consumers today, the bygone era of all-encompassing Nintendo mania in America seems quaint. During …

Game Development

The dark net will soon be home to Tesla and Tesco

<i>This article was first published in the November 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Writing a Game Engine from Scratch - Part 1: Messaging

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Development

GOP Has Gone Completely Off The Rails In Defense Of Mass Murder

The GOP is heading towards a disaster they may not easily recover from. In the last couple of weeks, they seem to have ratcheted up the crazy to a level beyond their typical insanity. As a good friend of mine put it, "It's like they've all contracted syphilis and have gone completely …

Guns

Watch the unreleased South Park game discovered on an old Xbox console

Sadly, a lot of big game projects don’t ever make it through the development process. The first gameplay footage of one such lost title — a 3D version of <i>South Park</i> for the original Xbox — just popped up over the weekend.<p>NintendoAge forum moderator Qizmaster bought an old Xbox development kit last …

Inside the original pitch for Uncharted

Before there was <i>Uncharted</i>, there was Project Big.<p>In 2005 Naughty Dog was a game studio best known for charming, cartoonish action adventures like <i>Crash Bandicoot</i> and <i>Jak and Daxter</i>. But the studio had bigger ambitions, and wanted to create a more sophisticated blockbuster, something with human leads …

Uncharted

Republican Candidates Bid Walker Farewell With Praise

Republican presidential candidates lined up to praise Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker late Monday after he exited the race for the 2016 nomination.<p>Hoping …

Government

Republicans Should Love Obama and Obamacare

The star of the CNN primetime Republican presidential debate last week was Barack Obama--not Donald Trump. President Obama was attacked more than any candidate actually running for president. He was attacked 38 percent more times than Trump, and almost twice as many times as Hillary Clinton. …

Obama Administration
Religion
Christianity
Health Care
Health Care
Planned Parenthood

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Is Meddling and Altering Marriage Licenses, ACLU Says

Kim Davis went back to work as a Kentucky county clerk last week after a stint in jail and a pledge that she wouldn't interfere with deputies who were issuing wedding licenses to same-sex couples.<p>But in a court motion filed Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union said that she was doing just …

LGBTQI

Stephen Colbert Calls Out Ted Cruz On Ronald Reagan's Legacy

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert confronted GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz over the legacy of Ronald Reagan on Monday night, pointing out that the former president was less conservative than Cruz and others often suggest.<p>“Reagan raised taxes. Reagan actually had an amnesty program for illegal …

Republicans