Half-Life 3 Poster Found at Gamescom
What would you say if I told you that Half-Life 3 was announced at Gamescom, what would you say? Whatever it is, it would probably be significantly less excited than your response if I told you that the Half-Life 3 poster at Gamescom actually read "Half-Life: 3 Editors Who Played It Back Then. Sorry.
Pokémon Fan Game Shut Down By Nintendo, As Usual
Here's a story we've all heard a thousand times before: a bunch of random people decided to create a fan-game and got shut down by lawyers. This time, it was Pokémon Uranium, which recently hit one and a half million downloads after the craze surrounding Pokémon Go. This was a PC game based on the originals, featuring online play and—as the name suggests—a new "Nuclear" type for your Pokémon. If that sounds great, well, you can't get it anymore. Sorry!
You can still download it from unofficial upload sites, if that's your kind of thing.
Fez Gets First Update In Over Two Years
Remember Fez? You probably do. It was a big deal, because Phil Fish was involved and we all know what the deal with Phil Fish is. Anyways, there was another guy who worked on the programming for Fez, and he released the first update for it in two years. This update is said to make the game run smoother on higher framerates and adds options for controller mapping and aspect ratio scaling. So, if you're still playing Fez all these years later, this might be interesting to you.
Microsoft Says Project Scorpio Will Be The End of Console Generations
Over here in computer land, there's no such thing as "generations." Every few years the latest games start running slowly for you, and you upgrade your computer or get a new one. And Microsoft thinks that's going to be how consoles work in the future—each console's games will be forward compatible and backwards compatible. This also includes accessories, apparently. So, that begs the question—what separates these consoles from computers?
Hey, speaking of Project Scorpio—remember how Microsoft said there would never be exclusives for the platform? Well, they lied! VR games won't be backwards compatible. This doesn't mean much right now, when there aren't any games for VR, but it might be important in the future, if AAA games start being made for VR. There might still be big, important games that come out for Project Scorpio that you just can't play on your Xbox One.
Pokémon Go Developer Now Banning Cheaters
Do you play Pokémon Go, and are so pathetic that the idea of getting up and walking around is an insurmountable obstacle to your enjoyment of the game? Well, you're now shit out of luck, because Niantic Labs has announced that they'll be permanently banning people cheating in Pokémon Go. Cheating includes "falsifying your location, using emulators, modified, or unofficial software and/or accessing Pokemon Go clients or backends in an unauthorized manner including through the use of third-party software." So, uh, don't do that.