By Jason Imms on September 27, 2013 at 11:22 am
Welcome to the Friday Tech Roundup! Contained herein is your weekly dose of some of the best tech news from across the Internet, rounded up for your edification and entertainment. Read on for all the details of Microsoft’s plans to be first into the fledgling Chinese console market, drivers following Apple Maps onto an airport runway, and a plan to use pneumatic tubes to remove garbage from Manhattan.
Once again another company has fundamentally misunderstood the nature of “user-generated content”. Putt-Putt, a mini-golf company (who are very famous, according to their letter) are threatening to take Mojang to court over Google search results which show people have used…
By James Pinnell on January 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm
The sandbox is a risky move for developers, mostly because you’re relying on your game being flexible enough for players to make their own fun. Minecraft was obviously not the first cab at the rank, with early titles like Sim City providing you with nothing but an empty space and a world of opportunity.
But what has changed is the defining principles of what constitutes a sandbox: Is it something that provides almost complete avenue for whatever your mind can muster, or can it be encased in arbitrary borders and attempt to tell a story?