As many of you know, one of our contributors and a dear friend, Naren Hooson, passed away just over two weeks ago. He took his own life and was battling anxiety and depression. We've set up a fundraising page in his honour with Beyond Blue, which also coincides with Mental Health Week, this week.
If you've fired up a few different games over the past decade you should be familiar with the name Havok. And with good reason, as Havok are the leading provider of 3D physics to developers across the globe. And now they're a part of Microsoft. A change that should pose no, err, change to the existing licensing of tools to various partners. But, Microsoft have noted that in looking to the future they would like to see Havok integration alongside existing tool-sets for DirectX 12, Visual Studio and the cloud-based Microsoft Azure platform.
Late night talk shows aren't exactly known for their respectful coverage of gaming culture. With respectful in this case meaning the opposite of "clearly they've never played this before and have mentioned the phrase 'parent's basement' at least twice already." Stephen Colbert has always been a little different, and after taking over from David Letterman as the new host of Late Night he's been firing on all cylinders -- which this preview of No Man's Sky with Hello Games' Sean Murray clearly demonstrates.
The new launch trailer for Halo 5: Guardians features two things. A lot of buildings getting destroyed, and a lot of shots of Master Chief running past a lot of buildings getting destroyed. Also, it manages to set up the story for the hotly anticipated game in a pretty stylish manner. A story where it looks like Master Chief is on the run and being actively hunted by the authorities.
You might recall a few months ago that Derek Smart (yes that Derek Smart) found himself dumped as a backer of Star Citizen following some self-aggrandizing -- yet strangely pointed -- blog posts regarding concerns for the game.