If you thought Valve's switch from Internet Explorer to WebKit for its new beta version of digital distribution platform Steam -- or the semi-irrefutable hints of OSX compatibility within -- were just coincidence, this morning's latest viral blast should seal the deal.
Just days after ramping up a fantastic campaign hinting at new developments with their Portal, the developer let loose a set of images sent not only to games press like RockPaperShotgun and Eurogamer, but MacRumors, as well. With an Apple-logo-emblazoned Gordon Freeman, iPod-ad-silhouetted Team Fortress 2 Heavy, and John Hodgman/Justin Long dual-turret montage, the message is pretty clear.
Below is a hi-res collection of all the images released thus far. With their iPhone-esque "dot" navigation at the bottom of each image, there seems to be just one more to go [UPDATE: MacWorld got the final image of Half-Life's Alyx disrupting a version of Apple's classic 1984 ad], and with just days to go to the 2010 Game Developers Conference, we're likely less than a week away from their grand finale.
Magic: The Gathering is Turing complete. In a new scientific paper, researchers “present a methodology for embedding an arbitrary Turing machine into a game of Magic such that the first player is guaranteed to win the game if and only if the Turing machine halts.” From Ars Technica: Furthermore, (software engineer Alex Churchill) and his […]
Volume One of Man-Eaters, Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk's scathing, hilarious, brilliant comic about girls who turn into man-eating werepanthers when they get their periods, is the best comic I read in 2019, and Volume Two, just published by Image comics, continues the brilliance with a set of design-fiction-y fake ads and other collateral that […]
Simplified racing with weapons: it’s not all about Super Mario Kart. the genre is surprisingly diverse and persistent, all the way back to the mid-70s. The genre got very crowded, very fast at the turn of the century. Roughly two dozen kart racers came out across all platforms from 1999 to 2001. Every man and […]
When it comes to large computer systems, not one of them is fully secure. Even with constant updates to the platforms that keep vital networks humming, there’s always a back door. And companies are willing to pay handsomely to effective bouncers that can keep an eye on them. Call them ethical hackers or white hat […]
So you’ve visited the Kennedy Space Center every year. You’ve watched “The Right Stuff” for the 95th time. There must be something to do while you’re waiting to join Space Force for the next manned mission to Mars or the moon. Here’s a combo that should raise a salute from any fan of space or […]
Looking for a new tablet? If you haven’t upgraded in a while, it might be time to check out the latest iPad Pro for two very good reasons. First, the 2018 model is a real workhorse. The 12X Bionic chip processor means it can handle any task you set out for it, and still have […]