Continuing VBlank’s efforts to make Retro City Rampage available on as many platforms as possible, it’s now playable in MS-DOS.
Last year was the first-ever Firaxicon , a convention dedicated to all things Firaxis, with activities including panels and presentations, advance hands-on time with Civilization: Beyond Earth, and “An Evening With Sid Meier.” It must have gone over pretty well, because 2K Games announced today that it’s doing it again this year. Attendees of the second annual Firaxicon—and yes, it’s now officially described as an annual deal—will have the opportunity to take part in a meet-and-greet with members of the Firaxis development team, attend panels hosted by the lead developers of XCOM and Civilization: Beyond Earth as well as Firaxis Creative Director Sid Meier, play pre-release versions of Civilization: Beyond Earth—Rising Tide and XCOM 2 , do some board gaming with the Firaxis staff, and take part in various “community giveaways, challenges, and competitions,” with XCOM and Civilization-themed prizes
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Second annual Firaxicon is happening in October
When I was a student Winamp was the MP3 player of choice, with its fancy music visualizations that transformed your songs into wobbling oscilloscope lines or exploding starfields or psychedelic tunnels of light. As a music lover I’ve always been jealous of people who experience synesthesia, the wiring in their brains letting them connect sensory data so they see sound or hear colors.
A love letter to Audiosurf 2’s Dusk skin
Consoles will have a hard time sustaining eye contact with the Origin Chronos. The good news is that for its small size, it’s carrying an impressive amount of power—in our case, an i5-4690k and GTX 970—though this can vary with custom builds. It’s a powerful machine whose performance exceeds that of any console on the market and can run some intensive games with ease, but it comes with a rather large, pulsating achilles heel
Origin Chronos system review