iOS: LowRes Coder is a fun app that lets you craft your low-resolution, pixelated games that resemble arcade favourites of yore. It uses the classic BASIC programming language to bring your games to life.
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If you want the ultimate in desktop screen space, you have two options: Get a bigger monitor, or get a 4K monitor. Both options offer you more space to spread out and work, and more pixels to cram your windows into, but two are the focus of many monitor-buyers today: Ultrawide and 4K. Let's see how they stack up, practically.
"Bug bounty" programs are becoming more popular with developers, especially larger firms that can afford the expenditure. A couple of game studios have also employed the approach, with Riot of League of Legends fame starting one up a few years ago. But how are such programs managed internally?
World of Warcraft's latest expansion Legion drops this Tuesday. The game set the standard for MMORPGs in 2004 and set the stage for the modern MMO. Its subscriber numbers have faltered, but most games still wish they had a fraction of WoW's success.. Today, we're taking a look at how the game has evolved over time and how it stacks up to the shadow of its former self.
Super Nintendo was my first ever console and there are games on that system that I still enjoy playing to this day. Unfortunately, my childhood console died over a decade ago and it's not always easy to find a Super Nintendo with all the right bits working. The easiest way to re-live my favourite childhood video games is through ROM (read-only memory) files and emulators. There is a swathe of video game ROMs and emulators floating around on the internet that can be readily downloaded. There are also people who convert their old games into ROM images so they can be backed up and conveniently accessed through emulators. So is any of this legal? Let's find out.
The Raspberry Pi is easily the best way to make your own little retro game console, but Hacker House took it a step further by cramming a Pi inside a homemade joystick to make it super portable.
I have no shame in admitting that one of the best parts of my childhood was being able to visit a family friend's house, purely so I could nerd out with them on their Amiga 500. It might have been the lower end of the Amiga line, but good God did that machine have some quality games.
But if you missed out on that classic gaming platform, don't worry. The Internet Archive has got your back.
Building your own DIY retro game console with a Raspberry Pi is basically a rite of passage these days, but building your own case steps that up a notch. Over on SimpleCove, Sean built an awesome little case with plywood.
If Pokemon GO has taught us anything, it's that people love geek nostalgia. So today, we're going to take you on a trip down memory lane — all the way back to the 80s when Nintendo reigned supreme in the gaming world — with 145 archived issues of Nintendo Power Magazine. It's all free online right now. Here's where you can read them.
Late last week, a guest reader put forth a question. They've just joined the world of PC gaming, and they were quite looking forward to the upcoming Steam sale. Question is: what games should they buy?
And that can be a difficult question to broach. There are so many different genres. First-person shooters. Third-person shooters. Survival horror. Survival roguelike. Turn-based strategy. Real-time action strategy. MOBAs. Tower defence. Sports. Co-operative multiplayer. Competitive multiplayer. Simulations. Adventure puzzlers. Point-and-click puzzlers. The list goes on and on.
But we're here to help. New to PC gaming? Look no further.
Mac: There's a lot you can do to improve gaming performance on the Mac, but a lot of it starts with benchmarking your current performance. Count It is a framerate counter that can help you figure out what's dragging your performance down, and what tweaks boost it.