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The Exceptional Beauty of Doom 3's Source Code

The Exceptional Beauty of Doom 3's Source Code The once-beautiful source code was a mess riddled with #ifdefs, gratuitous function pointers, ugly inline SIMD and asm code—I learned a new term: “code entropy.I spent a few days going through the Doom 3 source code and reading Fabien’s excellent article when I tweeted: It was the truth.

Wind Waker Speedrunner Finds Glitch People Thought Was Impossible

Wind Waker Speedrunner Finds Glitch People Thought Was Impossible In the early portions of The Wind Waker, Link descends underwater to the remains of Hyrule in order to collect the Master Sword, a magical weapon that will defeat the villainous Ganon.) Last week, runner LinkOscuro managed to clip through the barrier in The Wind Waker HD.

It's A Very Good Time To Level A World Of Warcraft Character

It's A Very Good Time To Level A World Of Warcraft Character This is Raccoon, my new World of Warcraft rogue, looking dapper at level 24.Now any power-leveler can get a character from 1 to 100 in World of Warcraft in a matter of days, but I’m no power-leveler.

These Are Your 2016 Pokémon World Champions

These Are Your 2016 Pokémon World Champions Each year the very best Pokémon video and trading card game players meet at the World Championships to determine who the top trainers are, and each year the Masters (oldest) Division looks really awkward on stage.Thankfully The Pokémon Company put together a tasteful recap video of the San Francisco event, reminding us of why people go to these things in the first place.

Overwatch's First Big Tournament Gives Out $100,000 In Prize Money

Overwatch's First Big Tournament Gives Out $100,000 In Prize Money The finals came after a slew of qualifying matches that featured over 200 teams from North America and Europe.The final line was split down the middle with four European teams and four North American.

PlayStation Plus Gets A $10-Per-Year Price Hike

PlayStation Plus Gets A $10-Per-Year Price Hike It’s the first price hike for the online service since it launched in 2010.The three-month plan will now cost $25, and the one-month plan will remain at $10.

Hitman's Bangkok Episode Is A Colorful Return To Form

Hitman's Bangkok Episode Is A Colorful Return To Form This mission is of a much more personal nature than we’ve seen up to this point.Eavesdropping (always a fun thing to do in Hitman) reveals a constant running commentary on current cultural, financial, and political issues.

PSA: Don't Buy A PlayStation 4 Right Now

PSA: Don't Buy A PlayStation 4 Right Now The PlayStation 4 is an excellent console, one that I’d recommend to anyone who’s looking for a new video game system.Also, you should definitely not buy one.

Overwatch’s New Map Is Easy To Defend, Hard To Attack

Overwatch’s New Map Is Easy To Defend, Hard To Attack Overwatch’s new map, Eichenwalde, is now live on the game’s public test server.I’ve played a handful of matches on Eichenwalde now, and I’ve found it to be a briskly paced payload map that favors defenders maybe a little too much.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided: The Review

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided: The  Review Five or six hours into Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, I imagined the game’s bad guys sending angry emails to developer Eidos Montreal complaining about their overpowered player-controlled adversary.Therein lies both the appeal and the failing of Mankind Divided, a sequel that gives us more power and more options than we had in its predecessor without always offering a counterbalance.

Twitch Will Highlight Disabled Gamers This Week

Twitch Will Highlight Disabled Gamers This Week Today, HalfCoordinated is on the front page of Twitch as a part of advocacy group AbleGamers’ 5-day streaming event showcasing disabled gamers.” Spohn added that, a lot of the time, it’s deaf gamers who are left out of the streaming scene.

What Game Has The Best Original Soundtrack?

What Game Has The Best Original Soundtrack? But with so many classic melodies and signature tracks it can be hard for fans to pin down just which game has the best overall soundtrack.As anyone who knows me can attest, I am a huge fan of the Donkey Kong Country series.

Vita 'Exclusives' Are My Favorite Part Of The PlayStation 4

Vita 'Exclusives' Are My Favorite Part Of The PlayStation 4 While I’m finally down with the PS4 crowd, I’ve never touched a PlayStation Vita outside of a few store displays in Japan.Too late to jump in line for a “must see” title, I wandered over to the PlayStation area and saw that Gravity Rush 2 had a few set-ups free.

The Best (And Worst) Console Redesigns

The Best (And Worst) Console Redesigns Amidst all the 16-bit hype landed a cleaned up redesign of the Big N’s original Nintendo Entertainment System.Well, with the exception of the strange decision to scrap the standard headphone jack, a staple of every mobile Nintendo system before and after.

How Xenoblade Chronicles X Made Me Rethink JRPGs

How Xenoblade Chronicles X Made Me Rethink JRPGs Traveling the alien landscape of Xenoblade Chronicles X (Chronicles X) is sublime.But, and this is a big “but,” I’m torn by how generic the story for Xenoblade Chronicles X is.

It's Time We Got A Super Wario Bros. Game

It's Time We Got A Super Wario Bros. Game Players the world over have gotten to know Mario, Nintendo’s flagship mascot, for over 30 years.New Super Mario Bros.

The Week In Games: Turn The Beat Around

The Week In Games: Turn The Beat Around You probably weren’t aware that there are already nine Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA titles in existence.It’s been almost two years since digital popstar Hatsune Miku graced a home console here in the states, so rhythm gaming fans are sure to be dancing in the streets this coming week.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms Is A Perfect Blend Of Strategy And Alt History

Romance of the Three Kingdoms Is A Perfect Blend Of Strategy And Alt History Romance of the Three Kingdoms (ROTK) is my Civilization, the tactical strategy game I poured hours of my life into without regret.With the gentle Sun Quan to round out the three kingdoms, I’d read the book multiple times and even watched the Chinese TV series.