What’s the Deal With Candy Crush?
I don’t understand this recent obsession with Candy Crush. It’s essentially the same game as Bejeweled, which was released over ten years ago, and every one didn’t freak out over it. Granted, it didn’t come to mobile platforms until years later, but it still beat Candy Crush to the mobile market.
Were gamers just not ready for the “swap & pop” (I just coined that phrase— someone pay me) gameplay? Were our minds too underdeveloped to appreciate it at the time? I’m really struggling to understand it.
EverQuest Next News!
I don’t know how I missed this, but it came from Mr. Smedley himself:
This is the photo that the tweet links to:
He follows this tweet with two more, which also include links to pictures:
Obviously, these last two posts are indicative that EverQuest Next is returning to the more sandbox style of game play featured in the original EverQuest, rather than the more quest-guided theme park experience provided by EverQuest 2.
This pretty much dispels any rumors of the game being canceled. I, for one, can’t wait.
Naughty Dog AMA on reddit.com
Naughty Dog is currently doing an AMA on reddit. This is my favorite exchange so far:
yoghurt2000: Will we see Nathan Drake any more?
NDDoug [Visual Effects Artist]: I see him every day. In the face of every baby. On the smile of every child.
I wish I’d known earlier that the multiplayer gameplay in Mass Effect 3 was this fun.
Xbox One vs. PS4 vs. Xbox 360 Comparison
Engadget lists the hardware inside the two next-gen systems side-by-side, with the Xbox 360 thrown in—presumably as a point of comparison to the current generation of consoles.
fish get out of the way when you get close to them.” We are truly living in the future.
From Paul Tassi’s live blog of the Xbox One reveal on Forbes.com.
If Mr. Wizard was still on the air, America wouldn’t be falling behind in the sciences.
Chris Hardwick Will Soon Have a New Show
Looks like it will be a panel show on Comedy Central. If you know who the Nerdist is, you should already have an idea of the types of topics that will most likely be discussed.
Read more: Deadline
Are You a Zach Braff or Garden State Fan? Check This Out
From the WISH I WAS HERE Kickstarter page:
I was about to sign a typical financing deal in order to get the money to make “Wish I Was Here,” my follow up to “Garden State.” It would have involved making a lot of sacrifices I think would have ultimately hurt the film. I’ve been a backer for several projects on Kickstarter and thought the concept was fascinating and revolutionary for artists and innovators of all kinds. But I didn’t imagine it could work on larger-scale projects. I was wrong.