Metrico is a minimialist-type puzzle game developed and published by Digital Dreams Games released on August 5th for the Vita. Metrico takes advantage of many of the Vita's hardware features in order...
EA has just announced they're starting a new service, EA Access, that brings Xbox One users free EA games and discounts on EA-related content, similar to Sony's "PS+" subscription. This "EA Access" costs $4.99 a month, or $29.99 for an entire year.
Not a lot of information about the service has been released so far, so we don't know whether it'll be free for a limited time, or free as long as you're subscribed to the service, but either way this is a fairly...interesting gesture. PS+ is praised for its "free" (read: Rental) game offerings, and it seems EA is dipping their fingers in the pot as well.
Martin Korth released version 2.7c of no$gba yesterday, it features several updates to the emulation but one of the most notable changes is the move of the debugger version to be freeware. You can still donate on the website if you wish to support his work.
For those unaware no$gba is one of the best GBA debugging emulators and probably the best DS one presently available. It has features useful for homebrew developers and ROM hackers alike.
Those interested in the debugger can find out more here.
On the subject of debugging the legendary gbatek specifications have had a fairly big revamp. http://problemkaputt.de/gbatek.htm has them. http://problemkaputt.de/gbapics.htm has screenshots of the debugging mode.
A screenshot of the 3d viewer no$gba has, about the only one of its kind.
A fellow GBATemp.net member Bobbyloujo has just released his very first Android video game, Plane Popper, and I had the pleasure of reviewing it! Read the review and try the game out by following the links below!
Crytek has been in the news a lot recently regarding their financial situation. Various members Crytek have left their positions, and Crytek has been bleeding money for a while now after their widely considered failed attempt at making a F2P FPS and their MOBA. However, Crytek recently issued a statement claiming they've received a new, stable income source that will keep them going for a while.
The full statement is as follows:
Unfortunately, they haven't supplied any kind of detailed information regarding where they're getting this income from, so this statement doesn't seem too reassuring.
Good Old Games, the DRM-free online game shop, has just announced that they now support Linux builds of various games! To start off, they're launching 50 titles with up to 75% off on Linux-build games. While Linux isn't necessarily built for gaming, it's a nice gesture for those who will be using Steam OS in the future.
Over the last few years there have been a handful of VUE (Nintendo Virtual Boy) Debuggers that have come up for sale. This rare piece of software development history has always commanded a high price. Yet, none of these items were as complete as the one which recently surfaced. This newly posted Yahoo Japan auction features the VUE Debugger, a PC interface card, and the official Nintendo Virtual Boy link cable. What is most astounding is that this is the first known public listing of the unreleased Virtual Boy link cable, an item considered the holy grail for Virtual Boy collectors. If you have deep pockets and a love for retro video game history, this is the auction for you.