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You no longer need a Mac to code iOS apps on Windows

Developing iOS apps no longer requires access to a Mac, thanks to a new program introduced by Microsoft called Xamarin Live Player.<p>Microsoft unveiled the new tool today at its Build 2017 developer conference. With Xamarin Live Player, developers can deploy iOS apps directly to an iPhone using …

Apps

More than ‘joke’ controllers, Mad Catz forever changed the fighting game scene

Mad Catz and Mark Julio helped the FGC grow<p>If you played games in the ’90s, Mad Catz had a reputation. The accessory company made controllers that didn't live up to anyone’s expectations. If you were someone's younger sibling or visiting friend, you might have been stuck with a Mad Catz controller …

Gaming

The Nintendo Switch could be the perfect indie machine

I’ve been having a lot of fun with a game called <i>Shovel Knight</i> on the Nintendo Switch this week. You might have heard of it — it’s an NES-style action game that came out all the way back in 2014. I even bought it on PC back then. But I never really got into it, because for whatever reason it’s not …

Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers also work with Windows, Mac, and Android devices

If you picked up Nintendo’s new Switch console this weekend, you’ll be glad to learn that the Joy-Con controllers work well on a Mac, Windows PC, or Android device. French Nintendo fan site Nintendo Actu has been experimenting with Joy-Cons on Windows and Android devices, and software engineer Sam …

How I Learned To Love Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Maddening Breakable Weapons

A day ago, I was planning to write this article with a very different title. Something like “The One Thing I Hate About <i>Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>.”<p>Despite liking combat, the runes, the puzzles, the climbing, even the cooking, there was one aspect of the game that was wearing on me, the fact that …

How the Nintendo Switch won back this Game Boy fan

I pick up the Nintendo Switch, and within moments I'm Link running through the grassy hills of Hyrule in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It's been 10 years since I've owned a Nintendo console, and after just 20 minutes that old Nintendo feeling is back. I'm buying a Switch.<p>The Switch is …

Retrogaming

Lessons learned by an 'art-house indie' who joined a F2P game studio

“I’m Margaret, and you’re about to discover more about my career and my life than you perhaps bargained for.”<p>With those words veteran game designer …

A Brief History of Filmmakers Explaining Why Video Game Movies Suck

Hollywood keeps making video games movies and they keep being terrible. So, the people in Hollywood keep on having to talk about whether any video …

Made With Unity - Unity

Player Finds Incredible Way To Push Pokémon Yellow To Game Boy's Limit

This might be the wildest thing I have seen in 2017 so far, holy cow. Watch in wonder as someone uses <i>Pokémon Yellow</i> to push the boundaries of what a …

Retrogaming

Zelda Wii U Impressions From a Gamer Who Got Breath of the Wild Early (Performance, Graphics, Etc.)

Although most of The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild's spotlight has been shined on the Switch, it isn't exclusive to the platform. There is …

Stardew Valley Gets Multiplayer in 2017, Feature Hits Nintendo Switch First

Concernedape has announced their long-awaited multiplayer feature in <i>Stardew Valley</i> is finally coming sometime this year.<p>What’s more, the developer …

Indie Gaming

Stardew Valley is good but not perfect, creator says one year later

“I’m proud of Stardew Valley”<p>It’s been one year since <i>Stardew Valley</i> was released, and to mark the occasion, developer Eric Barone reflected on the past 12 months with some thoughts on the phenomenally successful game, some explanations on its long development time and some early concept art.<p>Barone …

Indie Gaming