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Jul 30

Recently, I posted a news article on Crytek gaining a new source of income that "rejuvenated" their funds. Before hand, they kept it quiet on how and where they exactly got this money, but have now recently announced that they sold Homefront and all of it's properties, including the brand new Homefront sequel, to Deep Silver. Deep Silver will now be taking over development on Homefront: Revolution.

Jul 29

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.

Jul 29
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. has them. has screenshots of the debugging mode.

A screenshot of the 3d viewer no$gba has, about the only one of its kind.

Jul 28

Jul 26

A fellow 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!

Jul 25

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.


EDIT: Update - Looks like Crytek has announced where this new income is coming from. Read more here:
Jul 24

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.

Jul 23