This Month On Edge

When we weren’t do­ing ev­ery­thing else, we were think­ing about stuff like this

EDGE - - SECTIONS - BBC Mi­cro:bit­code www.twit­ ed­geon­line Fol­low Edge on Twit­ter

The things that caught our eye dur­ing the pro­duc­tion of E283

Fol­low­ing in the foot­prints of Rasp­berry Pi and Acorn’s BBC Mi­cro, the Mi­cro:bit is the Bri­tish Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion’s at­tempt to en­cour­age more chil­dren to try cod­ing – just as the BBC Mi­cro did in the ’80s. The tiny de­vice mea­sures just 4cm by 5cm (con­sid­er­ably smaller than a Rasp­berry Pi), is pow­ered by a 32bit ARM Cor­tex chip, and fea­tures two built-in pro­gram­mable but­tons, 25 red LEDs, an ac­celerom­e­ter, and a mag­ne­tome­ter. You can com­mu­ni­cate with the board via Blue­tooth, a mi­croUSB con­nec­tor or the three dig­i­tal/ana­logue I/O rings. Cre­ated in col­lab­o­ra­tion with, among oth­ers, ARM, Sam­sung, Mi­crosoft and

The Well­come Trust, the BBC plans to have dis­trib­uted one mil­lion free Mi­cro:bits to school­child­ren by the end of the year.


It’s taken ages…

…for Sega to re­alise re­leas­ing qual­ity games is good busi­ness strat­egy

Friend cull

Com­pan­ion App hype

is on the wane at last

Let­ter­box 360

Mi­crosoft’s new video is hon­est about HoloLens’s

nar­row field of view

Pier re­view

Time by the sea pro­vides op­por­tu­nity to get stuck

into Mon­ster Hunter


Yager bombs

How bad does a Dead

Is­land game have to be for Deep Sil­ver to act?

Spoil her warn­ing

Let’s keep our Her Story the­o­ries to our­selves, eh?

Arkham Knight­fall

One of the poor­est PC ports of mod­ern times is rightly pulled from sale

A new Pro­ject

For­get all those Pro­ject

Cars bugs. Let’s crowd­fund a se­quel in­stead


RIP Sa­toru Iwata, this planet has lost him far too soon, but he helped cre­ate so much joy while he was here, and that will live on.

Rex Crowle @rexbox Cre­ative lead, Media Mol­e­cule So sorry to hear about Mr Iwata’s pass­ing. He was an un­be­liev­able mind and tal­ent, a pas­sion­ate cre­ative force. May he rest in peace.

Zelda Wil­liams @zel­dawil­liams

Ac­tress When­ever Mr Iwata was in the of­fice, he’d change his 3DS StreetPass mes­sage to “Hello NOA!” Was a com­pany pres­i­dent that cared.

An­drew Kelly @An­drewNK For­mer Nintendo Of Amer­ica PR Ex­tin­guish all the lamps in the world Make a pitch-black night With that pow­er­less­ness Can you please just do that for me? Shige­sato Itoi @itoi_shige­sato

De­signer, Earth­Bound se­ries

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