This Month On Edge

The things that caught our eye dur­ing the pro­duc­tion of E266

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Ar­duboy Kevin Bates Pho­tog­ra­pher and pro­gram­mer Kevin Bates’ busi­ness-card-sized

con­sole can dis­play his ré­sumé on­screen, but is also ca­pa­ble of play­ing sim­ple games, in­clud­ing Tetris and Flap­pyBall. Ar­du­mon, a

take on Poké­mon, is also in the works. The project is based on a diminu­tive Arduino Pro Mini board and fea­tures an OLED screen, a speaker, and ca­pac­i­tive touch­pads for con­trol. The con­cept proved pop­u­lar af­ter Bates posted a video on YouTube, and now he plans to launch a Kick­starter cam­paign in or­der to sell self-as­sem­bly kits for $30 and a limited num­ber of pre­assem­bled units for $50. No

word yet on pale nim­bus, eggshell or bone ver­sions, though.


The blue pill Project Mor­pheus gives de­vel­op­ers a sec­ond rea­son to in­vest in VR One vi­sion Spring’s up­date sees Xbox One fo­cus on games, re­fresh­ingly Ti­tan se­cu­rity Respawn burns cheaters

by plung­ing them into an aim­bot bat­tle royale

Naughty treat The Last Of Us com­ing to PS4? Any ex­cuse to re­join Joel and El­lie


The red pill Mi­crosoft’s ru­moured AR head­set isn’t what play­ers want. Again

Res­o­lu­tion wars Ti­tan­fall runs at 792p? At this rate, we’ll be back to SCART soon Kick­back If Pil­lars Of Eter­nity can get signed by Para­dox, did it need Kick­starter? De­capre Ul­tra Street Fighter IV gets a Cammy re­skin but no Mike Hag­gar?


I be­lieve the fol­low­ing with all of my heart: “videogame” is one word, not two. Dou­glas Wil­son @doougle Co-owner, Die Gute Fabrik We’re two years away from con­sumers be­ing able to pre-pur­chase sequels to games in al­pha.

Fork Parker @ForkParker CFO, De­volver Dig­i­tal At a fancy din­ner with a lot of early dev sur­vivors of 2000–2004 Mi­crosoft pub­lish­ing. So many sto­ries of PMSD. (Post-MS stress dis­or­der)

Tim Schafer @TimOfLe­gend CEO, Dou­ble Fine Trivia: I had sug­gested to Sony that they try to hire Palmer Luckey be­fore the Ocu­lus kick­starter.

John Car­mack @ID_AA_Car­mack CTO, Ocu­lusVR

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