This Month On Edge
When we weren’t doing everything else, we were thinking about stuff like this
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
Companion App hype
is on the wane at last
Microsoft’s new video is honest about HoloLens’s
narrow field of view
Time by the sea provides opportunity to get stuck
into Monster Hunter
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?
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