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An Obsidian vet reminds RPG devs: give players opportunities to shine

<i>"If you make a character that's built in a certain way, if the player doesn't have some opportunity to really shine and go, 'Ah yes, finally, all</i> …

10 Amazing Concepts That Just Did Not Work In Video Games

Making video games is not an easy job and developers are always looking to add new things into their next big game and some of them are good but some …

Amazing

Make your own game with CoderDojo’s new book

The first official CoderDojo book, <i>CoderDojo Nano: Build Your Own Website</i>, was a resounding success: thousands of copies have been bought by aspiring …

The Greatest Cosmic Puzzle: Astronomers Find Stars That Appear Older Than The Universe

If you understand how stars work, you can observe the physical properties of one of them and extrapolate its age, and know when it had to have been born. Stars undergo a lot of changes as they age: their radius, luminosity, and temperature all evolve as they burn through their fuel. But a star’s …

Choices in games should be deeper than good vs. evil, argues Obsidian co-founder

<b>"It can’t just be do you shoot grandma or do you help her across the street."</b><p><i>- Feargus Urquhart explores how games can benefit from backing away from</i> …

TIME OF VIRTUAL REALITY RELEASES “INTO THE ICE”DLC FOR CO-OP ACTION TOWER DEFENSE GAME ANCIENT AMULETOR ON PLAYSTATION®VR

<i>[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]</i><p><b>BEIJING</b> -</b> …

Xbox says it's willing to work with devs to make cross-platform play happen

Xbox is willing to go to bat for developers interested in cross-platform multiplayer play. Speaking to VG247, Xbox vice president Mike Ybarra said …

Indie titles could be changing how major games are made

By Steffan Powell <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>Gaming boss Tim Sweeney says indie titles could be changing how major releases are made in the future.</b><p>He's behind Epic Games, which makes the Unreal Engine, a tool that creators use to build their own products.<p>"We're seeing games with budgets of hundreds of …

Video gamers tasked with helping develop new molecule for controlling CRISPR

A few years ago, a team of researchers at Stanford University launched a video game called <i>Eterna</i>. The game was designed to harness the brain power of …

How neuroscience and UX impacts video game design

Whether it be rendering 3D environments, 2D character sprites or slick UI, talented artists and designers play an absolutely crucial role in video …

The art and business of making an action-RPG all on your own

If you've heard of the game <i>Songbringer</i>, you might not know that it comes from a one-man band: Wizard Fu Games, aka developer Nathanael "Nate" …

How we'll nap our way to Mars

This is what real suspended animation will look like.<p>Imagine a road trip that lasts six months—no pit stops, black night the whole way. That’s how long it would take you, and how monotonous it would be, to fly to Mars. To avoid the boredom (and its cousins depression and anxiety), you could spend …

Walter Becker Was A Master Of Musical Understatement

Don't look for Walter Becker on those endless (ridiculous) listicles ranking the "Guitar Gods of the 1970s." He's rarely mentioned in the same breath as major dudes like Eric Clapton, or Jimmy Page, or Duane Allman, or Carlos Santana, or Billy Gibbons, or Frank Zappa.<p>Becker, who died Sunday at the …

It's a GT40! World Premiere of the First Supercar Guitar

<b>MILFORD, OH / ACCESSWIRE / August 31, 2017 /</b> When you think GT40, you envision the distinctive look, style, shape and sound of the iconic cars that …

Fender Custom Shop's Todd Krause: how I built the Last Waltz Stratocaster

<b>Recreating very famous guitars to the finest detail is all part of a day’s work for Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Todd Krause. But just how</b> …

Music theory primer: understanding notes, intervals, scales and chords

<b>There can be little doubt that understanding how music works can help you to make better music; or, at the very least, make things easier when you’re</b> …

Gibson Memphis unveils 2018 guitar range

The company has trimmed down its new ES offerings to just five models, spanning the ES-335 Dot to the luxurious ES-335 Figured.<p>As always with the …

McLaren has 'Plan B and Plan C' if Alonso leaves

McLaren says it has back-up plans if Fernando Alonso opts not to continue at the team next year.<p>Alonso's contract is due to expire at the end of the …

Motorsport

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe, codename G16, arriving in Fall 2019

The resurrected BMW 8 Series family will give us three models over the course of the next decade. The first one – 8 Series Coupe – was already …

P1

2019 BMW Z4 - The Details and no Z4 M

At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, BMW has unveiled a concept which previews the third generation BMW Z4. BMW Group head of design, …

Diamond Atelier is releasing its own version of the BMW RnineT

And it can be delivered anywhere in the world in just eight weeks.<p>28<p>SHARES<p>The BMW RnineT is one of the best looking modern motorcycles on the road …

A First Look at the New BMW M5 - Ape to Gentleman

BMW’s new M5 continues to build on the tradition which the German manufacturer’s began in 1984 with the original M5: the concept of a luxurious …

2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Blitzes Nurburgring, Lap Record Rumors Intensify

We are now months away from the moment when the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 first set wheel on the Nurburgring. The golden bowtie's upcoming halo …

The Secret Lives of Cannibal Stars Revealed, Thanks to 15th Century Korean Astronomers

On March 11, 1437, a group of royal astronomers in an observatory tower in Seoul, Korea watched as a brilliant white flash lit up the night sky. One …

Scientists Use VLA to Measure Galaxy’s Magnetic Field Billions of Light-Years Away

Using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) scientists managed to measure the magnetic field of a galaxy that’s …

Universe

How black holes could have illuminated the universe

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered why so many billions of stars illuminate what would otherwise be a chasm of impenetrable …

Newly discovered black hole may be the first of its kind ever detected

A Monstrous Marauder<p>Japanese astronomers have found evidence that an intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH) with 100,000 times the mass of our Sun is …

Robin Hood black holes steal from nebulae to make new stars

It's easy to picture a black hole as a kind of all-powerful cosmic drain, a sinkhole of super-strong gravity that snags and swallows passing nebulae …