Thursday, August 26, 2010

I love reading articles like this...

The Games That Made Me [Culture]: "
In this line of work, I'm continually reminded of how big a part games like Castlevania, Mega Man and Contra played in raising a generation of gamers. Which is funny, because I never played any of them. More »


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Update to 'C64 for iPhone' Now Available in App Store | Touch Arcade

Update to 'C64 for iPhone' Now Available in App Store | Touch Arcade:
  • NEW – Lots of new games, including Last Ninja series, International Karate, Armalyte and Druid
  • IMPROVED – Upgraded to OpenFeint 2.5
  • IMPROVED – Reimplementation of control layout system, to support the complex controls scenarios for games like The Last Ninja
  • IMPROVED – Display OF notifications at top rather than bottom
  • IMPROVED – Removed bottom bar in full-screen landscape to prevent obscuring screen in games like Wizball
  • NEW – Fixed-mode joystick in landscape mode, automatically selected for specific games
  • NEW – Option to force fixed-mode joystick in landscape mode for all games
  • FIX – Borders correctly drawn in landscape (Wizball)
  • FIX – Corrected dead zone area at side of screen in landscape, rendering controls unresponsive
  • NEW – Added grouping to In App Store to separate downloaded / purchases
  • IMPROVED – Hi-res icons added for retina and iPad displays
  • NEW – Option to adjust dead zone / sensitivity of joystick
  • IMPROVED – Shop now separates downloaded games

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Great Operating System Games

Since the dawn of computers, games have been an entertaining way to demonstrate a system’s capabilities. Manufacturers like DEC distributed them as early as the 1960s: They were as powerful sales tools with universal appeal. The tradition continued with some of the earliest PCs. Simple (but often addictive) games are bundled with operating systems to this day.

Here’s a look at notable games that have shipped with OSes through the ages–including ones written by a few of the most famous programmers of all time.

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