Poll: The Switch eShop is Hot, But Is It Time for an Overhaul of Its User Interface?

The Switch eShop seems to be going from strength to strength in recent weeks and months. After a first few months of curation – as declared by Nintendo in a pre-launch Nindies Showcase – the shackles have come off and more developers have been able to release content on the store. Yes, there’s been a little bit of dross and games that would never get … Continue reading Poll: The Switch eShop is Hot, But Is It Time for an Overhaul of Its User Interface?

Facebook’s Election Ad Overhaul Takes Crucial First Steps

Facebook has agreed to give Congressional investigators roughly 3,000 political ads it found linked to Russian accounts that ran during the 2016 election. The company will also overhaul the way it approaches campaign ads altogether, seeking to create a “new standard for transparency,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an address on Facebook Live Thursday. This unexpected announcement from Facebook suggests the company has finally started … Continue reading Facebook’s Election Ad Overhaul Takes Crucial First Steps

Project London is GTA 5’s most ambitious overhaul mod yet

Project London aims to build a London-like city in GTA 5. Can’t be hard, right? “I got a message the other day,” says modder Kieran. “from some guy asking if the roads could be done—if the cars could be swapped to the opposite side in the style of British road networks. I sat down and calculated the work for that. I’m looking at 210 hours … Continue reading Project London is GTA 5’s most ambitious overhaul mod yet

No Man’s Sky’s Story Overhaul Gives The Game Focus

As No Man’s Sky has developed, it’s struggled to balance the appeal of its mystery with the utility that makes it playable. With today’s update, Atlas Rising, it feels like the game has finally struck that balance. The 1.3 update for No Man’s Sky comes with a lot of changes, small and large. Most exciting among them are a new mission board with randomly generated … Continue reading No Man’s Sky’s Story Overhaul Gives The Game Focus

The tireless creation of GTA 5’s most impressive visual overhaul mod

When Rockstar and Take-Two shuttered OpenIV earlier this year, thousands of player-made Grand Theft Auto 5 mods hung in the balance. For self-taught hobbyist modder Jamal Rashid—who goes by the pseudonym Razed—this potentially meant sacrificing 1,200 hours of unpaid labour on his ambitious, and at that stage unfinished, NaturalVision Remastered project.  “I really panicked for a while,” Razed tells me. “I’d been working on the … Continue reading The tireless creation of GTA 5’s most impressive visual overhaul mod