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Games: Preservation, Atari VCS, Total War: ROME REMASTERED

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  • A Conversation About Video Game Preservation In The Gaming Industry Is Long, Long Overdue

    There has been quite an uptick recently when it comes to the conversation around video game preservation. There are probably several reasons for this. First and most notably, the confluence of the trend toward the gaming public primarily purchasing digital games rather than shiny disks, and the emergence of the latest generation of video game consoles has brought the question of what happens to older games into stark relief for many in the gaming public. Second, America has been in something of a love affair over the last decade or so with all things "retro". And, finally, the concept of video games as works of creative art, rather than wastes of time to be sneered at, has found firm purchase within our society. All of this has combined to make the public much, much more interested in preserving antiquated video games. And, frankly, very disappointed at how often the gaming industry doesn't take preservation at all seriously.

  • Atari VCS Home Gaming and Entertainment System Releasing June 15 - mxdwn Games

    Today gaming icon Atari has announced that their new hybrid console the Atari VCS will be releasing later this month on June 15. This console is able to both function as a traditional home gaming console and switch into a fully functioning PC capable of supporting Windows, Ubuntu Linux, and Chrome OS...

  • Total War: ROME REMASTERED gets a small first patch, devs looking into AI improvements

    Some of what this patch addresses includes: multiple crash bugs fixed, localization issues solved, male units playing female audio (woops...), subsurface scattering effects to unit skin to address skin tone issues, some descriptions not appearing, diplomacy tooltips were improved and more.

    Now that this first patch out of the way, they've confirmed more is coming and some bigger sounding changes too. For the next patch they said they're investigating to "improve areas of the game including AI, pathfinding and modding functionality". Hopefully that will satisfy some of the more brutal user reviews as it's sat on a Mostly Positive rating right now.

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today's howtos

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