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The Making of a Very Different Kind of War Video Game

"The pattern is always the same," video game designer Pawel Miechowski told me recently. "People struggle for food, soap and medicine. They trade liquor or any alcohol for bullets or any weapons. That's what happened in Sarajevo." That's what happens in cities wracked by war. That's what will happen in Pawel Miechowski's most unusual war video game.

New Trailer for Mark of the Old Ones

By András Neltz on at

This is Mark of the Old Ones, a physics adventure-platformer with a Lovecraftian twist in which you're some sort of a tentacled abomination. Watching the trailer I'm reminded more of Gish than anything. A really pretty, horror-themed Gish. It has an ongoing Kickstarter campaign, if you're interested. Video within.

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China Hangs on to a Dying Windows XP

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Today, April 7th, is the last day before theworldwide phaseout of Microsoft's Windows XP operating system. Close to 200 million people in China will still be holding onto XP.

​Two Years Later, I've Found a Diablo III Class That I Really Like

By Kirk Hamilton on at

Shan fought his way to the final boss of Diablo III, won the day, got some kind of cool unique staff or something, and started the game again on a harder difficulty. All the while, I'd been curious about the other classes in the game, but given that I only had so many hours to dedicate to clicking on monsters, I had made new characters in most of the other classes but I hadn't really explored them.