Thursday, April 18, 2019

"Amnesia: The Dark Descent’s horror relied on a bit of cheating"

Ars:

Instead of building a complex solution, the team turned the "sanity meter" into a persistent system that applied no matter how well or poorly a player traversed through the game. Players always saw the sanity meter on the screen, and they saw crazy visual effects fill the screen when that meter dropped to a low number. What's more, the designers made sure that no matter what path you took in the game, you'd always see the sanity meter drop.

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"there was no real fail state. And it worked better! We don't really [tell players] what the consequences are for [losing sanity]. But the player assumes, right, if I lose my mind, I'm not going to be able to play. I might die or be harder to control."

Hot Toys Hellboy available for preorder

Flaming crown, flaming sword, clothing change, and more.

Also just posted, chibi blind-boxed The Night mare Before Christmas figures, and Skottie Young-style Captain Marvel figurine.

Logos















*More logos.

In the Avengers Endgame universe, authentic super hero dust would be cherished as relics...



Avengers Endgame display at a theater.

Purge Troopers, Ebon Hawk, and other 3D-printed Star Wars characters and spaceships



23 pages of miniatures available.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Something new to look for if you're on your 100th rewatch of Star Trek The Next Generation



"My Samsung Galaxy Fold screen broke after just a day"

"By the way, it appears I’m not the only reviewing the phone who has had a problem with the screen."

Seven Nightmares


































*More nightmares.

Infinity Gems pin set available for preorder

Six gems and the gauntlet if you want to share with your own personal Watch.

Art roundup
















































Star Wars roundup















































*More Star Wars.

Alien pumping station, perhaps