Brad Grier

12 Magazines | 5,441 Articles | 14,352 Followers | @bgrier | Lifestyle and technology blogger with an unquenchable curiosity and passion for tech, photography, gaming and his dogs :)

Where's the No Man's Sky we were sold on? A BIG list of things that are missing with sources, links and quotes. Also, dubious advertisement (x-post from r/nomansskythegame)

<b>IMPORTANT</b>: Please direct all gold to the original post. Consider to give credit where it is due because this is a huge deconstruction of all info we …

Space Station

Patch The Process

No Man’s Sky didn’t send out review builds because the game wasn’t done. No Man’s Sky gets leaked by resellers breaking street date. Polygon, Kotaku, …

Certification

One Player’s Nine-Year Journey to Open a Locked, Secret Door

In the online MMO <i>Tibia</i>, there's a door with a simple message: "You see a gate of expertise for level 999. Only the worthy may pass." This week, a player named Kharsek passed through that door. It took him nine years to build up enough experience to hit level 999. But once he passed through the …

There's a Fan-Made 'StarCraft' MMO, and Blizzard Isn't Going to Shut It Down | Motherboard

It's been a fascinating year for Blizzard Entertainment as regards player creations using its properties. Earlier this year the celebrated gamemaker ended up looking like a big, bad bully when it forced the closure of the popular <i>World of Warcraft</i> private server <i>Nostalrius Begins</i>, and there was much …

Gaming

Scythe, the most-hyped board game of 2016, delivers

Burn your brain with dieselpunk mech-fueled strategy.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board …

Board Games

Scythe v1

You love that which you can lose, yourself, a woman, a country.<p><i>Scythe:</i> a remarkable, beautiful game. Here’s the rules summary and reference.<p>No doubt …

Graphic Design

Disney Infinity closure will render PC and mobile versions completely unplayable

Back in May Disney Interactive noted that it would be shutting down its toys-to-life series Disney Infinity. Now we have the details regarding how …

Walt Disney Company

Amid Board Game Boom, Designers Roll The Dice On Odd Ideas — Even Exploding Cows

When you play a game, you have to learn some rules, right? Well, same goes for designing a game. And here's one rule: No idea is too wacky.<p>Take a game called Unexploded Cow, for instance.<p>"That's a game where you've discovered two problems with a common solution," says the game's co-creator, James …

How to download and install Pokémon Go for Android or iOS

<i>Pokémon Go</i>, the augmented reality game that lets you capture virtual Pokémon in real world locations, is now available to download for both Android …

Reaction Engines moves ahead with single-stage-to-orbit SABRE demo engine

Reaction Engines, the UK company behind the reusable SABRE jet-cum-rocket engine that could dramatically alter air and space travel, has secured the …

BAE Systems

The Joy of Unboxing: Scythe

In this situation mediocrity and genius are equally useless!<p>The EOG downs tools to open a copy of <i>Scythe: Collector’s Edition</i> by Stonemaier Games. …

Board Games

Peter Molyneux’s Kingdom in a Box The Digital Antiquarian

Peter Molyneux, circa 1990.<p>I have this idea of a living world, which I have never achieved. It’s based upon this picture in my head, and I can see …

Peter Molyneux

Textile scientist on quest to identify smelliest fabrics - Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences - University of Alberta

Do you have a piece of clothing that smells icky or downright stinks under the arms, even after you wash it? Do NOT throw it out. Instead, donate it …

A question of the Dice we use for games...

In the most part, I'm not a fan of specialist dice. I don't like that you can't play the game without the aforementioned dice (well, you can, but …

A.I. Downs Expert Human Fighter Pilot In Dogfight Simulation

Superhuman reflexes<p>In the military world, fighter pilots have long been described as the best of the best. As Tom Wolfe famously wrote, only those with the "right stuff" can handle the job. Now, it seems, the right stuff may no longer be the sole purview of human pilots.<p>A pilot A.I. developed by a …

Ford copies Firewatch official art for Freedom Sales Event promotion

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so Campo Santo should feel <i>extremely</i> flattered considering Ford completely copied Firewatch’s official …

DMCA

Neverwinter Nights Made Me Love Games

'Fallout 4' in Virtual Reality Isn't As Fun As It Sounds | Motherboard

Over by the road, a pair of leather-clad raiders were trying to shiv my dog. I leveled my sawed-off shotgun at one of them and fired. He flew backward in the direction of the town of Concord. I switched my handgun and shot the other guy three times, and he crumpled on the dead grass.<p>"I did not ask …

Gaming

Elite's AI Created Super Weapons and Started Hunting Players. Skynet is Here

A bug in Elite Dangerous caused the game's AI to create super weapons and start to hunt down the game's players. Developer Frontier has had to strip …

paizo.com - Paizo / Paizo Blog

Adventure Card Game<p>Rules<br>• FAQ<p>Pathfinder Roleplaying Game<p>Rules Archive (PRD)<br>• Beginner Box<br>• Core Rulebook<br>• Free Downloads<p>Adventures<p>Adventure …

Rhythm Game Neon Drive Is All The ’80s You Can Take

Super Hexagon and Audiosurf walk into a bar. Except they realize the bar is a disco, and it’s having a Tron-themed party. Only neons light up the …

PC Gaming

Arcade Raid: The Duke of Lancaster Ship

Regular readers of this blog will have seen me reference “Arcade Raids” in previous articles. This might create images in your head of hooded gangs …

Climbing Chutes & Ladders: The Positive Representation of Women in Board Games

As in any other medium, women are often misrepresented in board games. Female characters, especially in fantasy games, are oversexualized, overly …

Women's News

Rovio's Desperate Push For 'Angry Birds' Movie

An anonymous reader writes:Last year Rovio "cut 213 jobs, affecting all departments except those working on the film and its related projects," …

Angry Birds

Tales of the Gnome Ranger

Nick, Pete, and Mike Austin of Level 9 pose with Ingrid the Gnome Ranger.Of all the creators I’ve written about so far on this blog, the Austin …

Interactive Fiction

Old-fashioned board games, not tech, are attracting the most money on Kickstarter

Kickstarter has become less about Oculus Rift and more about Cards Against Humanity. The “games” category on the crowd-funding platform has attracted $495 million since Kickstarter’s inception in 2009, making it the richest segment of the site. The runners up are technology and design.<p>The games …

Kickstarter

Greenstuff Basics: Or, How to Make Something Other Than a Lumpy Snake

Hey there, true believers! Today I’m going to walk you through the tools and techniques required to begin your foray into sculpting/modeling your own …

Why Sound Design In Horror Gaming Matters

In the opening scene of Silent Hill, it’s the first time players finally get to hear the notorious siren. This is probably the sound effect that …

Sound design

Confuse and Amuse Your Adventuring Party with Out of Context D&D Quotes

Role-playing games are all about creativity, compromise, and carefully avoiding becoming a murder hobo. When we sit down to our tables, dice out, …

Dungeons and Dragons