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It's Saturday, October 13th, and that means it's the weekend! Shauns away in Ireland this week, having Ireland fun without us. If I was insensitive, this is where I would make a potato joke. But I'm better than that. It's not that I can't think of something witty enough. Honestly. Stop looking at me like that.




1: 'Forza Horizon' review: into the sunset by Philip Kollar

Forza Horizon speeds in a wildly different direction than last year’s Forza Motorsport 4. Some of those changes seem less jarring when you look at Forza Horizon’s pedigree. Main Forza studio Turn 10 provided back-up, but Horizon was primarily developed by Playground Games, a new team made up of ex-developers from a variety of U.K. racing studios, including Bizarre Creations. Horizon’s focus on style and stunts is lifted directly from Bizarre’s defunct Project Gotham Racing.


2: Microsoft investigating possible 'Halo 4' leak by Megan Farokhmanesh

"We have seen the reports of Halo 4 content being propped around the web and are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation," said Joe DiMiero.


3: Producer says the 'Devil May Cry' reboot announcement could have gone smoother by Russ Frushtick

After 10 years, the Devil May Cry franchise needed a fresh start. "Right when Devil May Cry 4 finished up we said, if we do another one, let's make it really different," said Eshiro Motohide, the Capcom of Japan producer on the new DMC reboot. "Something that's totally unexpected and off the rails."


4: Violence serves a narrative role in 'The Last of Us' by Megan Farokhmanesh

Meyer spoke on the game's post-apocalyptic setting and how brutal encounters are demonstrative of how far humans will go to survive. Even more to the point, it's indicative of how some of the game's characters have lost their humanity.


5: In '0x10c', things are meant to go wrong by Megan Farokhmanesh

"The goal is to have it feel a bit like Firefly," said Notch. "You can try to land on a planet but you mess up and, instead of having the ship just explode like it would in real life, the landing gear gets broken. Then you have to try to fix that by finding resources. Instead of the adventure being flying from here to here, it's: I set the destination, oh god I hit a small asteroid and the clocking device broke. I think they really nailed that kind of emergent aspect in FTL."


1: A history of my PC gaming addiction. by Frogger40

Here I am sitting on my couch, writing a paper on my TV. Word documents are not typically written on TV's; typically TV shows are consumed in this environment. Alright, there is nothing special about my television; it's just a cheap one I bought online (but it's half HD!) to save my roommates (err, me) some money. I don't particularly like watching television; I made do without one for some time, but part of the informal agreement with my roommates was that we pitch in to have a TV

2: Assassin's Creed vs TheSocialJustice Blog by Kovitlac

Did you wince a little upon reading "SocialJustice Blog"? You're not alone. And they seem to do exactly what you might imagine - crusade over the internet, finding tiny indignities to cry over.

3: The Theory and Philosophy of Game Design by PABastien

What, fundamentally, is the defining factor of human existence? What is it that makes us fundamentally unique? Well excluding the philosophical and ideological bag of worms that is religion and the various interpretations of the spiritual and the soul, we must turn our attention to the notion of language.

There are plenty more posts (too many to post at times) from the Polynauts community over the past few days - go check them out here!


David Pierce brings you todays episode of '90 Seconds on The Verge'.


Would have posted this earlier but I slept in…..

Laser Horse has new keepers.


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