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Someone has modded Gilmore Girls into Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 10 January 2021 16:02 GMT If your next run through a Fire Emblem game needs more drama and emotional nuance, someone has modded Gilmore Girls into Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.Developer Marlowe Dobbe (the artist behind Dicey Dungeons) has created the inspired mod, called – unsurprisingly – Fire Emblem: Gilmore Girls and made it free to download, too.The mod does a great job in turning the 2004 GBA title into a peculiar re-telling of the early 2000s teen drama, complete with all the mechanics you’d expect from an Intelligent Systems RPG. Mods are asleep time to…

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You can play a crowd-controlled version of Pokemon Red through a Twitter avatar

Programmer Constantin Liétard has worked some technical magic and created a script that updates a Twitter account every 15 seconds so users can play Pokemon Red.Constantin Liétard, a 3D Programmer working over at Gameloft Montreal, has managed to create the next big thing when it comes to unconventional Pokemon Red runs.Liétard posted an announcement to Twitter via his account, Screenshakes, telling people that they can play through Game Freak’s first generation game by replying to his pinned tweet with comments such as “A” and “Start”. The inputs will be read, and Twitter users will be able to control the game…

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Metacritic has revealed 2020’s 10 worst games

It’s been a good year for games at the upper end of the Metacritic spectrum, but what does it look like right down at the bottom of the review aggregator?2020, by all accounts, has been quite a good year for gaming. We’ve had the likes of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Last of Us Part 2, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Hades, and more besides to keep us entertained throughout the past 12 months.But everything in the world is balanced: for all the ups, there have to be some downs. To illustrate that point quite frankly and bluntly for us, Metacritic has…

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Unreleased Simpsons game found on Dreamcast dev kit

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 20 December 2020 16:44 GMT A tech demo for an unreleased Dreamcast game called “The Simpsons: Bug Squad!” has been found on an old dev kit.The game, which was in development at the long-shuttered Red Lemon Studios, has been shared on the DreamcasticChannel on Youtube after a Dreamcast-Talk forum user called sreak found this demo on a Dreamcast dev kit’s hard drive (thanks, The Dreamcast Junkyard).As far as we can tell, the game appears to have been long forgotten until this point – and you can kind-of see why. A Simpsons game in which you play as a bug? It’s a…

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Space Force soldier demoted after skipping training in order to get a PS5

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 17 December 2020 14:48 GMT A soldier in the United States’ always controversial Space Force has been demoted for ditching drills in order to acquire a PS5, a document has revealed.Remember the USSF? That is, the United States Space Force, the Trump-backed space service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces that attracted ridicule and parody when it was established in December last year? Well, it’s making headlines again.This time, it’s because a member of the force turned up 30 minutes late for a fitness lesson after he was apparently out scouring nearby Target stores in search of…