Playdate distinguishes itself with a high-res 1-bit display, a hand-crank (for control, not recharging) and a solid collection of launch games (included in the $179 price!) in development from fantastic indie devs.
Morrowind 20 Year Anniversary is a gorgeous fanmade retrospective of one of the most strikingly odd computer role-playing games of all time. It's available to download as a PDF, and the website's as good a gateway as any to the various efforts to update the game's beautiful but aging graphics and hinky ol' UX. It… READ THE REST
Cyberpunk 2077 (reviewed at Boing Boing) was, all told, a mammoth hit and ultimately a polished game. A good game, too, with solid FPS action and an amazing, sprawling, magnificent futuristic city to explore. At Kotaku, Ari Notis intuits something wrong with it and knows who to ask: a transit expert. Where the system falls… READ THE REST
When news of a Warner Brothers-based Smash Bros clone first hit the net, the idea sounded pretty awful. Many wondered how the diverse cast of characters, including Gandalf, Superman, and Bugs Bunny, to name a few, would coexist. However, it was impossible to ignore the strategic brilliance of the announcement on WB's end, considering that Smash Bros Ultimate was… READ THE REST
From picking out the right decor to making sure your home is spotless, hosting your friends and family over can get pretty stressful. But if you really want to make an impression on your party guests, the key is providing them with an experience they can remember — and that isn't going to happen with run-of-the-mill… READ THE REST
A beautiful light can really tie together a room or even a car for that matter. And while there are some really not-so-subtle ones that can drum up conversation, you're much better off having a more subdued-looking light that lets its color do the speaking. Unfortunately, there's no shortage of tacky and attention-grabbing pieces of furniture out there,… READ THE REST
Whether it's winter or summer, there is something so inviting about a fire. It's a great way to create intimate lighting, adds to the coziness of an atmosphere, and enhances the aesthetics of any situation. We haven't even gotten to the s'mores benefits of fires yet! But the reality is that fires can be frustrating… READ THE REST