Pixel Envy - Nick Heer has some hard criticism of the early efforts to run iOS apps on the Mac. I haven’t had enough time to play around in Mojave, but News didn’t seem to be anything that special. Likely we won’t see the real potential until more iOS-centric developers start making apps for the Mac. For now, all we see are the gold rush . . .
Though Ys is a storied franchise dating back to the NES, it has never had a large following in the West. Despite that history, the series is light on lore—making it easy to pick up and play even in the eighth installment. Adol and his friend Dogi date back to the original game, but you don't need to know more than they are friends who go . . .
Thoughts Pile - Anyone who works in IT or Development long enough has had this feeling. Why is everything so awful? From broken continuously software releases to inexplicable problems with the infrastructure, we tolerate to keep the lights on. Things get better and more reliable every year, but I’m still amazed sometimes that everything isn’t . . .
Polygon - I was convinced that Telltale was really showing the power of narrative in games. Though problems with paying their team and massive licensing deals plagued the studio in the last few years. It's a shame to see a studio go down that was doing a lot to fight the sameness that plagues mainstream games.