Starting with 1973's Maze War and ending with 2013's Battlefield 4, 4096's journey through decades of first-person shooters is a delight of cunning transitions and perfect selections. Here's the full list of picks, for those curious.
In this video, the camera configuration of the game Skyrim is modified so that instead of the camera's viewpoint and its pivot point being the same, the camera's viewpoint is moved a few inches forward—like our eyes are relative to our necks. The result is striking, and responses are divided between awe and motion sickness.… READ THE REST
By Torfi, A Firm Handshake is a pleasant reminder of what business life was like before the pandemic. Available for Windows, MacOS and Linux, it lets you approach people and shake their hands. They then become your associates, perhaps even your friends, and follow as you approach others and shake their hands, too. READ THE REST
In Infinity Dive, a free web game by keepeetron, you find yourself falling into a void containing a fractal curve. Using the pointer, you veer toward the curve as you fall toward it at ever greater speed. If ever you lose sight of the curve, you're dead. The curve comes at you faster and faster,… READ THE REST
It may all seem like fun, but game developers don't have it easy. In addition to trying to infuse next-level creativity into the hard-and-fast rigors of coding and unforgiving tech, they're also trying to keep an eye on innovations that could change the whole development arena as we know it. It wasn't all that long… READ THE REST
After a year of lockdowns and limited travel, it looks like the skyways could soon be opening up in a very big way. Indicators show travel volume has started to ramp back up at a significant pace in recent weeks, with key airports like McCarran International in Las Vegas reporting air traffic up 60 percent… READ THE REST
With smartphone technology, everybody has a ridiculously brilliant digital camera to snap pictures at any time. While you can certainly share in the joy by emailing or texting family and friends with your shots, there's a tangible, visceral thrill when you've actually got a physical copy of your picture right in your hand, a real… READ THE REST