From off a hill whose concave womb rewordedA YOUNG MAN, a great spendthrift, had run through all his patrimony and had but one good cloak left. One day he happened to see a Swallow, which had appeared before its season, skimming along a pool and twittering gaily. He supposed that summer had come, and went and sold his cloak. Not many days later, winter set in again with renewed frost and cold. When he found the unfortunate Swallow lifeless on the ground, he said, "Unhappy bird! what have you done? By thus appearing before the springtime you have not only killed yourself, but you have wrought my destruction also."
<p>Select lucky Canadians/Americans are in a very favourable situation at the moment as Nintendo's announced that the Switch is going on tour.</p><p>Following a very entertaining TV debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the Switch will be hitting major cities in the new year, starting with New York on the 13th January (and the full list of dates below).</p><p>One slice of bad news is that this isn't an open event, at least not initially. The first two days are invitation-only, whereas on the final day a selection of the public will be allowed in.</p><p>However according to Engadget its final two stops will be at PAX East and SXSW. At these events the procedure will be much more of an average game show affair, allowing full access to the public - and probably a line several hours long.</p><p>One would hope that 'world tour' lives up to its name after the showings in America/Canada are over. Fingers crossed Nintendo will bring the Switch to more countries before its release. </p>New York - January 13th - 15thToronto - January 27th - 29thWashington - February 10th - 12thChicago - February 24th - 26thLos Angeles - March 3rd - 5th
O, that false fire which in his cheek so glowed,
<p>Indie game developer E McNeill has been showing off his unique virtual reality strategy title Darknet all around the global game shows, and it's picking up a strong following after winning best gameplay at the Proto Awards.</p><p>McNeill is planning on his cyberpunk game being a launch title for the Samsung Gear VR, which uses a Note 4 as the display and brains of a VR headset. But he's faced with a dilemma that most indies will appreciate.</p><p>The Gear VR's digital game store, powered by the Oculus Rift platform, won't include any monetisation options at launch. Making money from VR games will be introduced later, probably when the Rift itself eventually makes it to the shop shelves.</p>Virtual money, real bills<p>Most devs are approaching this issue by preparing lite versions and demos for the early days of Oculus gaming, with full, premium titles queued up ready for the store's update. Whenever that might be.</p><p>Not McNeill. "Essentially, I’m making a risky game for a risky platform with a risky launch strategy," he tells us. Although he intends Darknet to retail for $10 when the option is available to him, he isn't holding anything back from early adopters, and is offering the full game for the bargain price of zero.</p><p>"I don’t think it’s completely insane," he reassures us. "Darknet is designed to be one of the deeper, more hardcore launch titles for Gear VR. If it's also one of the only full premium games available, I think it could really stand out."</p><p>He's not wrong on any aspect of his strategy. It's obviously a risk, giving the game away for free, but he's correct that virtual reality gamers will be clamouring for something substantial to play. Demos will only provide novelty value for a short period, before people want to see what their expensive new Gear VR can really do.</p><p>"Of course, in the long term, this strategy only works if the game is actually good, but I have faith!" McNeill concludes.</p><p>And so do we, actually. Check it out.</p>
Whereto his invised properties did tend;
1. GOD MODE
2. DUMB ENEMY
3. NO ADS