Just below the peak of Mount Chiliad, a huge mountain in the far north of San Andreas, a mysterious mural sits high atop a cliff face. It looks like a map of the mountain's interior—a network of tunnels that connect five small chambers and three large ones with what appear to be a UFO, an egg, and a jetpack within them. Whether it's actually ...
I like to tell people that the brilliance of SimCity 2000’s art style rested on the fact that it was not isometric but rather used a technique called dimetric projection. In simple terms, that means the tiles were the same length in all directions horizontally, but they followed a different, flatter scale vertically. It created an iconic angular look and, functionally speaking, it was huge too.
Karl "Illsnapmatix" Smith was walking through a homeless community underneath the light rail tracks in a place called Strawberry when he spotted something. Lit in silhouette by the dying light, just barely visible, a man sat alone against a wall with a bottle in his hand. Smith pulled out his camera and, in his words, "caught this gentleman having a quiet drink." It's a snapshot of life on the edge, but it's not real. All of it happened in a video game.
Chris Blundell is tired. He’s been working almost singlehandedly on a feature-length 8-bit animated comedy film called The Hit Squad for years. He crunched most of the production into just the past year and a half. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The Hit Squad was meant to take him three, maybe four months back in 2010. Even then, he’d already spent three years tinkering with the idea.
Android users only get half the iRig experience, with the hardware but almost none of the software supported, but thankfully a handful of other stellar apps come to the rescue so that you can be recording podcasts, interviews, concerts, lectures, band practice, and much more on the go with only your Android device and your iRig product of choice.
Games have been aping Indiana Jones since Raiders of the Lost Ark burst into the cinema in 1981, but few execute on their vision as well as Relic Rush — a retro-styled one-touch game of racing through dungeons and tombs in search of treasure.