Sunday is for using old bills as bookmarks. Before you remind yourself of how much money you spent on that McDonald’s breakfast, read this week’s best articles on the game (and its related stuff).
On IGN, Rebekah Valentine wrote and recorded a vid about NieR: Automata mod fooled the world. A long-running investigation into Reddit user SadFutago, who built a fake storyline that spanned months – which we covered Thistoo – about the secret church.
“I wanted to start with a small church,” he said. “So I wouldn’t even build the church myself. I was going to take a model and throw it somewhere and pretend it was real as a joke. But then I got a little carried away and we went from this very small church design to this large corridor and there was a large entrance. And then the iconic door is very secretive. It might just be a new door we’ve added. But the way I want it to appear as a secret. So I integrated it into the map so it’s technically always there even when it’s not. No one would have thought that there was really a door there.”
Nicole Carpenter wrote about how Zelda Tears Of The Kingdom’s physics engine wowed game developers. Carpenter chats with many game developers about ToTK bridge physics and why it’s so impressive. Great insights!
Tears of the Kingdom also has its own rope-like physical versatility: Another viral clip shows a door opening with four wheels and a chain. Wardell told Polygon it was a complex interaction with no shortcuts. “As a rule, physics tools take a lot of shortcuts and make many assumptions, both for optimization purposes and to prevent developers from pulling their own hair out,” says Wardell. “Almost all of these shortcuts, whether it’s a collision-free wire [or] rotating objects apply force only in specific ways, which will either cause this type of mechanism to not work at all, or the chain will start to vibrate until it disappears from view in a single frame or some glitch other notorious physicists.”
For Hit Points, Nathan Brown wrote about Not-E3 and Summer Geoff Fest, and what both mean for the gaming industry’s biggest players. Some interesting observations about how these games handle the cycles of death and rebirth. It’s not just Soullikes!
A few years ago, Ubisoft had one of the best publishing vehicles in the business; back in my Edge days, we regularly crowned publisher of the year in our annual awards, thanks to a system that delivers reliable blockbusters and is willing to experiment with legacy IP and hardware. Over time, production problems, poor creative direction, and a disastrous misconduct scandal have seen almost everything Ubisoft ever offer shrink to where it is today. it can really only be considered the Assassin’s Creed company. CEO Yves Guillemot clearly agrees: last week he pledged to increase AC’s headcount by 40% over the next few years (now at 2,000).
Emily Price of Unwinnable wrote about going back to a very old save file in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Price ponders why a return to childhood favorites can mean rekindling many of the emotions buried in the past and recalling why you made certain decisions. in the past.
My house was a shock to me. In the first game, I always focused on paying off my debt so I could earn some extra money in the form of home improvements, because decorating the house was what I enjoyed spending most of my time with. Here, I do nothing. I can’t even figure out how to repay my loan. Somehow, I ended up with a Seurat painting on my wall. Where my town of Wild World was built after months of repetitive children’s play, my town of New Leaves is forever stuck in its first public works and home renovation project. But in homage to my first town, I named my second home Homeland – this time the capital H.
In The Guardian, Adrian Chiles wrote about ADHD is not a cheater. The man did not miss.
The worst thing, about the stigma surrounding ADHD, is that we run the risk of becoming a full circle. Initially, it was a disorder for which no adult wanted to be labeled. That’s what particularly naughty students are supposed to have. Then it becomes more understandable. Those who can pay will get the care they need and sing the praises of it. So the stigma gradually dissipates and the need for treatment increases. With the inevitable boredom, some businesses have seen a trough to put their snout in and, for a fair price, make dodgy diagnoses. People see this happening and so conclude that the whole thing is at best a bit crazy and at worst a hoax. And before we know it, people with ADHD, or those who think they might have it, are subject to a new, toxic variant of the stigma and shame we started with. right from the start.
Bonus album of the week powered by Leave Laurel. This is Spotify link And YouTube link. I’ve advocated leaving Laurel here before and guess what, I’m doing it again. Go to the “read more” section of the YouTube link to understand the origin of the album, then sit back and mull it over in the evening or pop it on while you’re working/studying. As a deep house fan, I don’t think you can get prettier than this.
I’m reading The Great Gatsby for the first time! So far, I think it’s very good stuff. Somehow, I’ve managed to avoid spoilers all my life, so it’s nice to experience it in a new way.
That’s it for this week, take care of yourselves and see you next week!