Make Games! published a huge list of indie titles, many of them free or trivially inexpensive, made using the wildly popular game-making software Unity—I know what I'll be doing next weekend! If you're feeling inspired, Make Games!' getting started page links to essential articles and Unity alternatives for developers of any skill level.
An enchanting new Twitter account shows TV shrink Frasier Crane looking out of his penthouse balcony only to find that Seattle has been replaced by the environments of various popular games. Pictured here is Frasier looking at Half-Life 2's City 17. READ THE REST
The Slow Mo Guys filmed an old cathode ray tube TV (playing Super Mario Bros.) with an ultra high-speed camera. It struck me that I've always known how CRTs work—the RGB electron beams trained across the screen, line by line, completing a full picture 50 or 60 times a second—but never actually seen the reality… READ THE REST
Rachel Berger, a design professor at California College of the Arts, cast an XBox controller in lead and copper to protest the U.S. military's use of XBox controllers as battle equipment. The United States military has been integrating Microsoft Xbox video game controllers into battle equipment for more than a decade. Officials tout the ergonomic,… READ THE REST
Every coffee lover knows that nothing beats a freshly brewed pot of joe. It's the drink millions of Americans have settled on as their pick-me-up of choice for their morning, mid-day, and even at night. No matter when you like to enjoy your brew, you should never have to compromise on coffee quality. You won't… READ THE REST
As the summer fades, it's become painfully clear that we spent less time doing the things we love and more time burning the candle at both ends at the office, having severe anxiety over all things COVID, and just generally wasting time. If you missed out on summer, including a few extra rounds of golf,… READ THE REST
Got a stroke of genius and nowhere to make your mark? Sounds like you could use some help in the art department. You could go back to art school and get in-person lessons, but people are full of germs these days, and it's still a safe bet to just stay home. Try the Watercolor Painting… READ THE REST