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.
Kotaku - The PSP has always been a bit underrated as a system. If you were into JRPGs the machine was a wellspring. In the era of a smartphones, dedicated gaming handhelds are a harder proposition. Always hate to see systems die without a successor, he’s hoping that Sony has some hybrid phone/game system planned around their Android line.. . .
Macworld - There's a lot of words at the beginning of the article that translates roughly to strategy tax. Kidding aside, Snell actually has a great point near the end of the article. Apple is supporting older devices for longer, case in point the new OS goes back to the iPhone 5s, meaning that your expensive uber phone can stay in your . . .