New stealth game from ex-Lionhead devs features a graphical interface for the ages

Guards in stealth games are idiots. We already know this. You can fire a couple bullets into the drones of Shadow Moses Island and they’ll respond with annoyance. You can unleash hell across the Hong Kong of Deus Ex and saunter into the police station a few minutes later. This is, of course, by design—stealth games require a certain amount of predictability—but masking and tweaking this idiocy is part of the fun of the stealth genre. Few games hit the right kind of dumb.  The guards in Marvellous Miss Take (sic) still seem dumb, in other words, but there’s a new…


Who needs iPhones when we have gigantic storytelling ribbons?

Touch-screens are pretty great for mobile phones, except when you’re typing, and cutting-and-pasting, and, well, a bunch of other stuff, but using a touch-screen at a museum takes the ritual out of running your fingers through those old archives. So The Museum of The History of Polish Jews in Warsaw commissioned this statuesque, narrative ribbon that looks like a gull with spread wings on which to present the stories of Semitic Poland. Called Macrofilm, this one-of-a-kind slide projector allows visitors to spin a hand-sized wheel to scroll through cards. It was important for them to come up with an unique experience…


The dream of throwing trucks with your mind is here.

Not long ago, I wrote about the science behind one of the world’s first truly bionic limbs – and imagined the use of the miraculous tech for gameplay purposes. The allure of being able to control a game – or have one’s emotional state be an actual variable in gameplay – is fascinating and intoxicating, and one new Kickstarter project is already lined up to make good on it. Throw Trucks With Your Mind is a multiplayer-focused game where you … wait for it … throw trucks with your mind! No, seriously! Using your brainwaves, you unleash your psychokinetic powers…


Brain-computer interfaces make the Kinect look like Atari

While some neuroscience news requires a little imagination to get excited about, this tidbit about a device that allowed a paralyzed person to control a figure onscreen and exert control over a physical robot arm is immediately awesome. Really, a more in-depth explanation of the tech behind the world’s most exciting high-five, the process behind the research is utterly fascinating. – – – With brain-computer interface (BCI) technology, the thoughts of Tim Hemmes, who sustained a spinal cord injury that left him unable to move his body below the shoulders, were interpreted by computer algorithms and translated into intended movement…