Tomb Raider II Fan-Made Demo Released.

Tomb Raider and Sonic have a incredible amount of passionate fans out there.
After so long, nostalglia takes hold and a large amount remember the time when there first played their game in the series.

Eventually, fans follow their passion and end up working in an official capacity, such as Sonic Mania.

Or, in the case of this demo, they approve a fan-made remake.

Continue.

Games Done Quick is Live with Harvey Relief Done Quick.

I follow Games Done Quick every January and July with their ‘AGDQ’ & ‘SGDQ’ events since 2013. Due to the recent catastrophe in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, they have quickly set up a weekend stream to donate towards the residents who have been severely affected by it.

An amazing idea, and very impressive that it’s already raised over fifty thousand dollars since it was decided on Wednesday that the stream would occur.

You can watch and donate right here.

‘All Walls Must Fall’ Launches Today.

Today a game that’s been in Kickstarter has launched on Steam Early Access and Itch.io.

Priced for £10.79 until the 15th August, it’s available on Windows, macOS and Linux.

I’ve been playing it the past week and impressions are incoming.

Think of it as if ‘Syndicate’ and ‘Rez’ had a dance-off one day.
The scene from The Matrix where Neo first meets Trinity also reminds me of it.

But so far, impressions are good.

Steam Page
Itch.io Page

BYOD – An Octopus Hints at 8.

Last week I was asked to be the first guest on a podcast which has been picking up steam since its launch at the end of April.

It’s an hour and a half of talking about the new iPad, iOS 11, Siri, and the iPhone VIII.

It was a good time. The link to it is below, while you can search for it on Overcast and Apple Podcast apps.

Episode Link.

BYOD on Twitter and its hosts.

@BYODPodcast

Greg Morris
@GR36

Nathan (Nati) Shochat
@natisho

Short Thoughts: Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor.

After what seemed like a farce waiting for the announcement as Roger Federer won Wimbledon with no obvious set time, a woman is taking over the role in the name of Jodie Whittaker.

It’s a show I started watching in Christmas of 2006 with ‘The Runaway Bride’, and was a great watch. Unfortunately along the way it suffered by being too ‘knowing’, and a companion that was annoying and forgettable, no matter how much Steven Moffat tried to force her upon us. After Series 9 ended with a flying Diner and my least favourite companion flying it, I wasn’t keen.

But the recent series seemed to be getting good again, with a great finale and a great Christmas Special it seems for when Capaldi regenerates.

I had hoped for Phoebe Waller-Bridge, star of Fleabag to take up the role, as I thought she would be great for the part. But Whittaker is just as good, especially from her Broadchurch role. Sometimes you get an idea of who would fit best for the role, and this time no actors seemed to stand out, only a lot of actresses, which showed a lot of potential.

In a weird way for me, it reminds me of my previous job. I had always seen it a bit like Doctor Who. A role that stays the same but changes to whoever takes on the mantle next. I had always said I wanted ‘The Third Guru’ to be a woman, as that’s what I believed the store needed, and I was incredibly glad when it did happen in April.

Looks as though art is imitating life!

BBC have released a press page with some questions that Jodie answered here.