The first 3D zebra crossing in the UK has been painted on a road in north-west London – very close to one of the world’s most famous zebra crossings – in an effort to make drivers pay closer attention and increase pedestrian safety.
Online games and toxicity. Like flies on the proverbial, it’s just something that has been deemed an inescapable part of playing online. But it really shouldn’t be. This isn’t what civilised society acts like. And thankfully, some games are trying to deal with it by encouraging and rewarding positive play.
Don’t mess with Boots. I mean, why does a monkey wear those boots anyway? He’s got some attitude. And those boots are made for walking. All over you…
This week I popped into the IGN studio to get face to face with Cam Shea and geek out about all the latest news around Hearthstone. We dive into the Year of the Dragon, the Specialist esports format, the Rise of Shadows announcement and the idea of a whole story threading through the year ahead. Plus how important this year’s rotation is as well as those early Hall of Fame moves.
Wyld Stallions needs to save us ASAP. But if we can hold it together until second half of 2020 they’ll finally bring about World Peace like the future we were promised at the end of the Bogus Journey.
The OWL grand concept of city-based teams playing regularly out of their home cities is set to become real in 2020. A lot doubted if the idea could truly happen – but next season, it’s on!
Over at IEM I caught up with two of the Aussie casters covering all the action from the Starcraft stage. Usually we only ever get one of these great Australians calling on the world stage at a time, so it was special to be able to catch both Jared ‘PiG’ Krenzel and Leigh ‘Maynarde’ Mandalov behind the scenes on the other side of the world.
All those videos of engineers abusing robots to show how stable or agile they are really might bite us in the butt in the future, according to one ethicist. So let’s scrub the record, and their brains, and start over again being as friendly as possible, yes?
I’ve been a Steam Link user for a good while, especially for displaying what’s happening in a HTC Vive headset on the living room TV. But I’ve also played more than a few TV-friendly games this way too. And now? Any game, on any device with Steam Link, on any network. Within reason…
“Hey, let’s make a new coin for Stephen Hawking that honours his life by portraying the beauty of a black hole that can be carried around in someone’s pocket.” Someone kinda said that and actually pulled it off. It’s gorgeous!
It can be so much easier to get kids excited about making and coding and playing with cool ideas when they can bounce off characters and ideas they know and love. So it’s great to see this collaboration giving kids a chance to embrace their love of Cartoon Network shows and turn that love into making things!
Good Old Games (GOG) has partnered with Blizzard to bring classic Diablo back to life. While we’ve had the recent anniversary events in January to give us the taste of classic Diablo inside Diablo 3, this is the real deal.