News from the virtual front – 24th May

A wise man once said that life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. But as the kids say nowadays …ain’t nobody got time for that.

Wireframe is summing up the most essential games news for you in bite-size chunks, as often as we can.

Read on…

Danger Danger

High Voltage

You may have already heard about this, but just in case you haven’t, there’s a new console on the way next year called Playdate, from app developer, Panic. It has a crank, and after we immediately laughed it off like we didn’t want one, we hope it kinda goes without saying that we set our faces rigid with the steely-eyed determination of people who are absolutely going to get one.

Fine Fantasy

CaptRobau is sick of waiting for the Final Fantasy VII remake, so he’s having a crack at it himself:

This mod is downloadable…

Or Reason

You can get RiME for free on the Epic Games Store right now. Weekend sorted?


Magneto has joined the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order roster. 19th July still seems so very far away.

Broccoli Buff

Eat Your Vegetables

Vegetables, Mike Richmond’s super-addictive C64 Match 3 puzzle game, is getting a polish from Double Sided Games, and is soon to be released as Vegetables Deluxe. You can download the original right here, but be prepared to get sucked into it.

Domo Aricato

Gato Roboto is coming to PC and Switch next week. It’s Metroid with cats. Need we even say more.

Plane Sailing

Watch the 4 ft long HyQReal robot pull a literal plane. At the end, everyone claps politely and nervously, sensing that Judgment Day is surely upon us.

Button Button

GitHub launched Sponsors this week, so you can support open-source developers with a bit of monthly cash using the funding models of your choice. There’s a bit of debate going on over whether it’s a good idea, as some developers are rightly worried that financial gain will directly influence what people choose to work on.

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