Gaming Links of Interest: 18 September 2015 – Game restoration from Resident Evil to Eye of the Beholder

A couple of solid stories about different aspects of game restoration today, from remastered console classics to the ongoing work of GOG.com. Plus we bring you news of Braid creator Jonathan Blow’s forthcoming Myst-like puzzler and Halo dart guns. What more could a retrogamer want?

How GOG.com save and restore classic videogames
We’ve seen a number of in-depth features on the good game restoration work done by GOG.com to bring back classics. RockPapaperShotgun get down to the nitty gritty of licensing, emulation, and on-screen code wheels.

The Conundrum of Remastering Games like Resident Evil Zero
As we’ve already established (see above), it’s great when old favourites are given a polish and a new lease of life on the latest platforms. However, when you try to improve something that seems clunky by modern standards, such as Resident Evil’s tank controls, you may end up compromising something that was fundamental to the way the gameplay operated.

Let’s Remember ‘Clive Barker’s Undying’, Shall We?
Bloody Disgusting takes an in-depth look at Undying, Clive Barker’s darkly fantastic and deeply sinister narrative in FPS form.

Jonathan Blow’s new game is a first person puzzler
The Braid designer’s latest, The Witness, is grown up enough to go out in the world and confuse journalists trying to write previews. The game’s due out on Windows PC and PlayStation 4 on January 26, 2016. Is anyone else getting major Myst vs Sentinel Returns vibes here?

Exactly when do the benefits of HD and 4K displays become visible?
No, your 14in gaming laptop does not need a 4K screen.

Halo dart guns are now a thing
BOOMco, who makes toys best described as “I can’t believe it’s not Nerf” has released five officially licensed Halo blasters, starting with a $13 pistol and going all the way up to a $40 Needler with magnetic darts. If you have a family, we suggest telling the kids that they’re not allowed to play with the guns until they understand the tragic gravity of war, before getting down to back-yard combat with your significant other.

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