Evan Smeltzer

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Why The Older You Get, The More You Hate Everyone (And Why That's OK)

Ad failed to load<p>You know how you're always talking about how you hate everyone? The thing is, the older you get, the more real this is.<p>True story: I …

Relationships

BattleTech Tabletop Interview – Bringing The Future Of BattleTech To Us Now!

Catalyst Game Labs have the license for the upcoming BattleTech tabletop releases. Following the recent video game release, we interviewed some …

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Globalization

WW2 Submarine Board Game Looks Ridiculously Complicated

<i>UBOOT</i> is an upcoming board game from Phalanx. It's played in real-time with 1-4 people joining up co-operatively to manage everything about a German …

Never Stop Sneakin' Is The Metal Gear Parody You Always Wanted

Never Stop Sneakin' isn't a game that's shy about showing its influences. If anything, it wants you to know right from the title screen--with a fully voiced, self-referential theme song blaring in the background--that you're in for a parody of Hideo Kojima's absurdly over-the-top, yet narratively …

Your 2017 Xbox One playing stats are likely nowhere close to Major Nelson’s

Want to see a nifty trick with your Xbox One console? Microsoft is now providing owners with a cool, personalized look at their gaming habits of …

Breath of the Wild

This tiny drone solves a huge problem for big warehouses

The drone is being developed by MIT students and could revolutionise the way big warehouses operate.<p>Every year companies lose money due to misplaced items in their warehouses, but this problem is about to be solved thanks to this tiny drone that can keep track of inventory by scanning tags.<p><b>TNW is</b> …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things | Inc.com

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us …

Leadership

Foxhole Early Access Hands-On: An RTS Where Every Unit Is a Real Player

It requires real-time synergy as well as real-time strategy.<p>Online multiplayer games often excel at capturing the intimate scenes of war: the …

Why Elon Musk Spends 80 Percent of His Time on This 1 Activity | Inc.com

Elon Musk is doing right by design. In a recent interview on Y Combinator (often called the world's No. 1 startup incubator), Musk explained that he spends 80 percent of his time on engineering and design, developing next-generation products. He is what I call a designers' CEO.<p>Musk's optimism in …

Elon Musk

10 Secrets About the Moon Landing

48 years ago, we landed on the moon. So let's celebrate with these little known facts about the Apollo 11 mission and a collection of retro rocket …

Beware – Google’s AI is so smart it just taught itself to walk without any human help

Google’s artificial intelligence bot has taught itself how to run and jump, without any human help.<p>The computer program, from DeepMind, did not have …

Artificial Intelligence

Get Medieval in the Open World with 'Kingdom Come Deliverance'

New Teaser Trailer Showcases Medieval Setting<p>Medieval enthusiasts, behold! Deep Silver and Warhorse have revealed their open-world title set in the …

Battlegrounds Player Pretends To Be An Army Man, Crushes It

In <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i>, squads live and die on effective communication and, when all else fails, gutsy bravado. There are worse things you …

Smackdown! Can 10,000 chickens defeat 20 dinosaurs?

Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator shows what happens when a massive flock of chickens answers the cry to battle against the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex.<p>It's the sort of question that can keep you up at night. If 10,000 plucky chickens met 20 deadly T. rex dinosaurs on the battlefield, which side would …

One Of Steam’s Top Sellers Right Now Is A Nicer, Gentler Dwarf Fortress

<i>Oxygen Not Included</i> is like a kinder, cuddlier <i>Dwarf Fortress</i>. Sure, you’ll still get into a starvation spiral where everyone in your colony dies, but …

At The Gates is a 4X game that learns from RimWorld and Spelunky

Jon Shafer has joined Paradox to found and lead a new team and make a new strategy game, but work continues on At The Gates, the project Shafer has …

Thousands Of People Are 'Playing' A Hidden Steam Game

<i>Spacewar</i> is a game that draws thousands of players every day. If you search for it on the Steam store, though, you’ll never find it.<p>You might …

First New BattleTech Game in Decades Coming This Year

Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes Teaming up to Release Brand New BattleTech Title<p>Paradox Interactive, the publisher responsible for …

Respawn Announces Mobile RTS Game Titanfall Assault

We must construct additional Titans<p>Titanfall developer Respawn has announced a new mobile RTS based on its popular IP.<p>The new RTS, dubbed Titanfall …

Titan Fall

The Top 100 RPGs of All Time

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Invader Zim’s strange path from cult hit to all-time classic

This weird Nicktoon’s return is a major victory<p>Of every show to get a nostalgic reboot, <i>Invader Zim</i> ranked pretty low on the list. Not because we didn’t want one — we absolutely, 100 percent did. But the Nickelodeon cartoon was always a show tailored for much older audiences, owned by a network that …

Cities: Skylines comes to Xbox One this month

Launching on the console April 21<p><i>Cities: Skylines,</i> the acclaimed city-builder from Colossal Order, will launch on Xbox One on April 21, publisher Paradox Interactive announced.<p>The port, handled by Tantalus Media, was first announced for the console back in August 2015. <i>Cities: Skylines</i> will sell for …

Cut the Rope creator unveils C.A.T.S. vehicle combat game

ZeptoLab’s Cut the Rope has been downloaded more than a billion times since 2010. And now the company hopes to get another big hit with a new mobile game, C.A.T.S.: Crash Arena Turbo Stars.<p>In this game, you play a “street cat” cartoon character and build your vehicle. Then, like in the television …

How Supercell balances cards in Clash Royale

Gameplay balancing is a fundamental design challenge in any multiplayer game. Persistent and continuously changing multiplayer games that evolve over …

Steam's Latest Hit Is A More Tactical, Less Chaotic Battle Royale Game

Huddled beneath the stairwell, I could hear rain pounding outside as my heart beat its way out of my chest. It was nearly pitch-black inside the …

20 years on, Bushido Blade remains a fighting game masterpiece

Even today, on the 20th anniversary of its Japanese launch, Bushido Blade feels surprising, revolutionary. Its grand invention was hiding in plain …

Microbes wake up from 10,000-year nap in cave crystals

Microbes that once slumbered inside giant crystals in a Mexican cave are alive and well, according to NASA scientists.<p>February 18, 2017 —A new find …

'Into the Breach' Is the Next Project From 'FTL' Creators

Prepare to face some strategic kaiju.<p>Subset Games, developers of the instant classic <i>FTL</i>, is back with a new sci-fi indie creation: <i>Into the Breach</i>, a …

Game Design

BattleTech beta slated for March 15, and there’s room for you

Kickstarter backers are invited, and pre-orders are live on Backerkit<p>The multi-million dollar Kickstarter for <i>BattleTech</i> will soon begin to bear fruit with a backers-only beta, currently scheduled for March 15. Pre-orders are available through a service called Backerkit, and will grant access to the …

Crowd Funding