Modders have turned a 3DS into a PC remote desktop using some homebrew software on the device (and Windows 95, apparently). A post on gbatemp (a forum about modding and homebrew) describes how it all works, though the poster admits the mod is "rudimentary" at this point in time. A video (which you can watch to your left) shows the hand-held being used to remotely control a character in World of Warcraft. The game's performance isn't very good on the 3DS.Read more
These con artists upload publicly viewable images via Steam's artwork service and give them descriptions and external links that lead to fake online video streaming services like OfficialStreamTV or to a second launch pad on one of the several free blogging platforms.Read more
It looks like From Software will finally deal with a long standing bug in the Dark Souls II that ties framerate to weapon degradation speeds, according to Kotaku. When you use a weapon in Dark Souls II it degrades until it breaks, which is a real pain in the ass by anyone's definition of what a "real pain in the ass" is because it has been plaguing players for a very long time (if you are using a framerate of 60 frames-per-second then your weapon will degrade a lot faster). Read more
Epic Games has announced the game projects that will get a small chunk of its $5 million Unreal Dev Grants program to promote projects that use its Unreal engine 4 technology. Today Epic gave Arran Langmead a $14,000 grant for a kart racing Steam and PS4 game called Bears Can't Drift; $7,000 to Aaron Shea for BLUI, a free Chromium plugin for UE4 that enables UI elements to be created in Web objects and served to UE4; and $16,000 to Untold Games for its VR project, Loading Human.Read more
404Sight, an Unreal Engine 4 game about net neutrality, is now available on Steam. The game was developed by Retro Yeti Games, who received a $13,000 grant from Epic Games as part of its Unreal Dev Grant program in late March.
The development team is made up of University of Utah students who decided to create an endless runner game that makes a statement about net neutrality.Read more
Console sales fell an estimated 21 percent in March, according to new data from retail research firm NPD Group. Overall video game sales were down around six percent to $963.7 million in March, while consoles sales fell 21 percent to $311.1 million, and software fell 3 percent to $395.4 million. The video game accessories category was the only bright spot for March, rising 15 percent to $257.2 million.Read more
The latest Humble Weekly bundle features six strategy games for those willing to pay upwards of $12 or more.
The Humble Weekly Bundle Strategy 2 lets you pay whatever you want for Frozen Synapse Prime (Windows), Shattered Planet (Windows, Mac), and Skulls of the Shogun (Windows, Linux, Mac).
Paying more than the average price will get you CastleStorm and Bloodsports.TV (both only for Windows).
Paying $12 or more will get you all of the above, plus Endless Space Emperor Edition (Windows, Mac).Read more
Pakistan-based developer Ammar Askar has revealed a very serious security flaw in the Minecraft server software that makes it very easy for anyone to crash a server hosting the game.Read more
Bloomberg reports that lawmakers are close to hashing out a deal on a "Fast Track" bill or "Trade Promotion Authority" that would make approving trade agreements a more streamlined process. Opponents of the measure like the Electronic Frontier Foundation say that what lawmakers are seeking with this proposal essentially takes away its oversight powers related to trade agreements.Read more
Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, can't seem to catch a break lately. According to this TorrentFreak report, Dotcom faces deportation from New Zealand because he didn't disclose a speeding ticket. That's right. While the U.S. Justice Department has had a hard time extraditing Dotcom to the states to face a number of charges related to alleged piracy and copyright infringement activities, it looks like a clerical error on Dotcom's part might undo his citizenship in the country.Read more
Assassin's Creed: Black Flag and Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel are now free to download as part of Microsoft's Games With Gold monthly giveaway for Xbox Live Gold level subscribers. Earlier in the month, Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox 360 were able to score Gears of War: Judgment and indie sandbox RPG hit Terraria.
Xbox One owners got (and can still get) two titles during the month: Child of Light and Pool Nation FX.Read more
The Colorado Department of Transportation has found a novel way to remind purchasers of legal marijuana at dispensaries through the state that it is still illegal to drive while under influence. The Denver DoT is putting sponsored arcade video game cabinets in dispensaries with the title "End Game."
The sponsored game cabinets are in ten dispensaries throughout the state and warn customers that "playing video games while high is legal. Driving is not."Read more