Detroit: Become Human – Designing for the Challenges of Interactive Storytelling

Detroit: Become Human – Designing for the Challenges of Interactive Storytelling

Our IGN First month of coverage with PS4’s exclusive Detroit: Become Human continues! In this new look at the cinematic PS4 adventure game from inside Quantic Dream’s Paris-based development studio, we look at how the lighting and player agency separate the creation of Detroit from the traditional movie-making process. We should note that there are no spoilers for Detroit: Become Human in the above video. Enjoy! Above: Our first Detroit: Become Human video of the month, about the crazy amount of choices and branching narrative paths the game has. Detroit: Become Human is our IGN First game for April, which means we’ve editorially chosen to take a look at it all month long. We traveled to Quantic Dream, and we’ll be bringing you more on the next game from the studio that brought you Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. Continue reading…
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Jurassic World 3 Will Be More Like the Original Jurassic Park

Jurassic World 3 Will Be More Like the Original Jurassic Park

Jurassic World 3 will be close in tone to the original Jurassic Park, according to director Colin Trevorrow. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Trevorrow briefly shared some details about the third movie, saying it’ll be a science thriller like Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic. “If I could contextualize each film, I would say Jurassic World was an action adventure, Fallen Kingdom is kind of a horror suspense film, and Jurassic World 3 will be a science thriller in the same way that Jurassic Park was,” Trevorrow said. The director also teased there’ll be some new faces from Fallen Kingdom who will appear in Jurassic World 3, along with the returning Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard). “But there’s other characters who we’ll meet in Fallen Kingdom you’ll realize are major characters,” he said. Continue reading…
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Fortnite Mobile Made More Than $25 Million in Its First Month

Fortnite Mobile Made More Than Million in Its First Month

Fortnite has been live on iOS for a month, and the free-to-play app has already made more than $25 million, with players spending an average of $1 million per day on in-app purchases. SensorTower reports that Epic’s mobile battle royale title has grossed more than $25 million to date. The game launched on an invite-only basis in the middle of March, but still managed to top the iOS charts in 47 countries 24 hours after release. It made $1 million in its first three days and after it became available to download for all iOS players at the start of April, the mobile game’s revenue totalled $15 million just five days later. Continue reading…
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Star Wars: What Forces of Destiny Adds to Canon

Star Wars: What Forces of Destiny Adds to Canon

When Star Wars: Forces of Destiny was announced at Celebration Orlando in April of 2017, fans were promised a bevy of new mini-adventures (about two to three minutes in length each) centered on many of the female Star Wars heroines, including Princess Leia, Rey, Jyn Erso, Ahsoka Tano, Maz Kanata, Hera Syndulla and Sabine Wren, and others. Even cooler, these 2D animated segments would also be canonical — i.e. part of the “official” Star Wars in-universe history. Forces of Destiny also includes books, comics, and amazing toys and collectibles, while many of the stars that bring these characters to life came back to do the voice work (Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, Ashley Eckstein, Lupita Nyong’o, Vanessa Marshall, and Tiya Sircar). Continue reading…
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Introduces Loot Box-Like Items

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Introduces Loot Box-Like Items

Nintendo has announced that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will now feature “fortune cookies” – which unhappy fans are pointing out seem a lot like loot boxes. Announced on Animal Crossing’s official Twitter account, Fortune Cookies are available in the newly-added Fortune Cookie Shop in the game’s Market Place. When eaten, these cookies grant a random item of clothing or furniture dependent on the type of cookie bought. The catch is that only some of these cookies will be available to purchase using Bells – the in-game currency – while others require Leaf Tickets, which can be obtained in-game by meeting certain goals but are more commonly acquired using real-world currency, with the highest-priced Leaf Ticket bundle costing $79 for 2.500 Tickets. Continue reading…
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New Halloween Poster Revealed

New Halloween Poster Revealed

Universal Pictures has unveiled the poster for Halloween — the latest installment in the long-running horror franchise. The poster features who else but Michael Myers looking grim as ever. The new film will bring back scream queen icon Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode — a role she hasn’t reprised since 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection. The story will find her in a final confrontation with the masked killer who first came after her four decades ago. Continue reading…
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Sega Confirms That Yakuza Dev Is Working on a New IP

Sega Confirms That Yakuza Dev Is Working on a New IP

Sega Sammy CEO, Haruki Satomi, confirms that the Yakuza Studio is already working on a brand new IP for consoles. DualShockers reports that Satomi shared the news in an interview with Weekly Famitsu, saying that the company has plans for new IPs on arcade and mobile, and that a new IP for home consoles is being worked on by the Yakuza team. Satomi didn’t elaborate further. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life released this week on PlayStation 4. We gave it a 7.5 in our review saying that the “story provides a satisfying end to the Kazuma Kiryu saga…Continue reading…
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Map Selection Finally Being Added to PUBG

Map Selection Finally Being Added to PUBG

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players will finally be able to choose which map they want to play in a future update. The fan-requested feature was revealed to be in development on PUBG’s Steam Community page. Players will be able to select and deselect maps according to their preference in the pre-game lobby. Screenshot of proposed map selection U.I.Continue reading…
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Keep cool with a Pi-powered fan

Keep cool with a Pi-powered fan

Nothing is as personal as the level of comfort someone feels. In shared office spaces it’s almost impossible to create a climate in which everyone feels comfortable, especially when these shared spaces are large. With about 40–50 people in a room, we can’t all be happy. We’ve put together some components, both hardware and software, to keep us cool. Here’s how you can do the same… You’ll need 3.5-inch touchscreen and case DHT22 sensor (on PCB) USB fan STEP-01 Wire up the sensor First things first: this project is all about monitoring temperature, so we need to attach the sensor. It’s important to do this before attaching the display. Wire up the temperature sensor using the PiFan wiring diagram below. Wiring up your system STEP-02 Attach the other components After you’ve attached the sensor, mount the display on the Raspberry Pi. It slots nicely on top of the GPIO pins, so this should be easy. Now you can build the acrylic case around it to support the display and protect your Raspberry Pi. Of course, you should make sure the sensor stays on the outside of the case. After completing the case, plug the USB fan into your Raspberry Pi. If your USB fan has a power switch, hit it to make sure it works. STEP-03 Set up the OS and display The manufacturer of this screen has an image of Raspbian (with Raspberry Pi Desktop) available, which has the display driver built in. Download it to burn to an SD card. Follow our guide to burn SD cards. If you want to install the driver manually, or have another type of screen, that’s no problem. Just be sure to use Raspbian with the Raspberry Pi Desktop so that Chromium is available. STEP-04 Download the software Open the Terminal (or dial in with SSH from another computer) to install and download all of the software. We’ll start with the prerequisites. Install them with the command:sudo apt-get install nginx-light supervisor git build-essential python-dev python-pipAlso install the Python framework Falcon by executing:sudo pip install falcon==1.0.0Now clone and install the sensor module driver:git clone https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Python_DHT.git /tmp/dht cd /tmp/dht sudo python setup.py installNow clone the PiFan GitHub repo with the following command:git clone https://github.com/jeroenpeters1986/piFan.git /home/pi/pifanAll software needed will now be on the Raspberry Pi. STEP-05 Configure the software We now need to configure the software we just downloaded. The following commands will configure the…
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