Excerpt: How GoldenEye 007’s Designers Used “Anti-Game Design”

In this excerpt from her upcoming book, writer and historian Alyse Knorr talks about some of the design decisions that Golden Eye 007 distinct from other first-person shooters of the 90s, and why that design holds up to this day. The book is currently seeking backers on Kickstarter. When [game designer David] Doak first joined … Read more

Apple Expands Commitment to Protect Users from Mercenary Spyware

July 6, 2022 UPDATE Apple Extends Leading Commitment to Protect Users from Highly Targeted Rental Spyspyware Apple previews a breakthrough security feature that provides specialized additional protections to users at risk of highly targeted cyber-attacks from private companies developing state-sponsored rental spyware. Apple also details its $10 million grant to support research exposing such threats. … Read more

Brand new MacBook Air with M2 available to order from Friday 8 July

July 6, 2022 UPDATE Brand new MacBook Air with M2 available to order from Friday 8 July Featuring a new, strikingly thin design in four beautiful finishes, larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, 1080p HD camera, MagSafe charger and more Beginning Friday, July 8 at 5:00 a.m. PDT, the completely redesigned MacBook Air with M2 will … Read more

Hands On: ‘Live A Live’ gives a unique 16-bit RPG a beautiful new life

Image: Nintendo / Square Enix If you’re interested in Super Nintendo RPGs, you’ve probably heard of Live A Live. Released in 1994 for the Super Famicom in Japan, it came out during what many believe to be Square Enix’s – then known as Square, or Squaresoft in the West – “Golden Era,” launched a little … Read more

Apple Announces MacBook Air with M2 Chip Available for Pre-order July 8, Launches July 15

Apple today announced that the new MacBook Air equipped with the M2 chip will be available for pre-order starting Friday, July 8 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time. Apple said customer deliveries and in-store availability will begin on Friday, July 15. MacRumors exclusively reported that Apple planned to launch the new MacBook Air on July 15, … Read more

Metal Gear Speedrunner Reveals He Forged ‘Live’ World Record, Claims It’s A ‘Puzzle’

Image† Konami In a week full of fantastic live speed runs on Summer games done soon 2022a one hour playthrough of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance still heads. Even more remarkable was the encore, unlocked by community donations: a frenetic race through the games Blade Wolf DLC campaign that eventually set a brand new world record. … Read more

Metal Gear Speedrunner Reveals He Forged ‘Live’ World Record, Claims It’s A ‘Puzzle’

Image† Konami In a week full of fantastic live speed runs on Summer games done soon 2022a one hour playthrough of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance still heads. Even more remarkable was the encore, unlocked by community donations: a frenetic race through the games Blade Wolf DLC campaign that eventually set a brand new world record. … Read more

Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today sent the fifth beta of upcoming iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 updates to developers for testing purposes, and the new software comes a week after the release of the fourth beta. Developers can download iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 from the Apple Developer Center or over the air after installing the appropriate profile … Read more

Woman is secretly followed by Apple’s AirTag at Disneyland

AirTags, released by Apple in 2021, are small, circular tracking devices, slightly larger than a two-pound coin.  One AirTag costs £29;  keychains sold separately (file photo)

One woman has described how she was secretly followed by someone who secretly placed an Apple AirTag on her. Hannah Rose May, an Irish writer and actress, said her location was tracked unbeknownst to Disneyland California for two hours on a Saturday evening in June. She finally realized that she was only being tracked because … Read more