This Month On Edge
The things that caught our eye during the production of E269
When we weren’t doing everything else, we were thinking about stuff like this
GameCube Controller Adapter
Thanks to Wii’s backwards compatibility, a vibrant Smash Bros community and Nintendo’s propensity for putting out bombproof
hardware, the GameCube pad’s useful life has reached year 13, making it possibly the longest-lived peripheral in console history. Its latest life extension comes courtesy of a multitap-like contraption
which connects GameCube pads to Wii U just in time for the new Super Smash Bros. Exactly how many GameCube controllers have survived the wear of two console generations with enough life left in them to make it through one more is open to question, but it’s now possible for some brand-new Smash Bros players to
batter their friends using a controller born before they were.
Nintendo makes games, YouTubers make videos, everyone makes money
Cry freedom Dreadnought, BattleCry and Hunt: a new stable
of quality F2P games
Cloud and clear
City-wide destruction in Cloud engine’s Crackdown
might finally prove the true power of the cloud
quit Prerendered promos
Much as we admire the craftsmanship, please can all E3 2015 demos be rendered in realtime?
Mercedes Branded DLC becomes even more bewildering
Generation Kill Look out, big-league development: even EA can only bring two non-sports games to E3
Sony and Microsoft stole each other’s E3 events from last year.
Markus Persson @notch
Creator, Minecraft To dismiss some of the most critically acclaimed titles on Vita as unworthy because of their indie status is just self-defeating.
Shahid Kamal Ahmad @shahidkamal PlayStation business development manager Instructive stereotypes: game fans talk mostly about games that aren’t out yet, film buffs talk about films that came out >10–20 years ago.
JP LeBreton @vectorpoem Designer, Double Fine Dear certain indie devs: Your games look super cool. Please make them. But stop your pretentious “AAA games suck” shtick.
Emil Pagliarulo @Dezinuh Lead designer and writer, Bethesda