Sunday Gaming News – 5/5/2013

May 5, 2013

May the fifth be with… no wait.

  • The world of bootleg Famicom cartridges is a strange and fascinating one, and Siliconera has unearthed one of the most interesting finds. A complete remake of Final Fantasy IV, split across no less than three (!) cartridges. The game does take some shortcuts to fit everything in (no airship, for example), and you can’t actually transfer data from cartridge to cartridge, but overall, it appears to be a high-quality (for bootleg Famicom game standards) port of the fourth-best Final Fantasy game.
  • Do you like Futurama? Do you like Team Fortress 2? Then you’ll love this video that combines them in the best possible way:

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  • Video games have been implicated in yet another shooting incident. In this particular case, a 14-year-old boy shot his mother 20 times and tried to rape her. It’s alleged that the incident was sparked by his  mother banning him from playing Call of Duty 4 some time before. The trial has heard that the boy suffered an extreme fit of rage at the time, and he is to be assessed for intermittent explosive disorder. It’s not yet known exactly what triggered the fit, or whether the decision to take the game away from him had anything to do with the shooting.
  • Epic have made available a version of their Epic Citadel tech demo that runs in your web browser using HTML5. The demo requires a HTML5 capable browser that also has full support for WebGL. For the best experience, a Firefox nightly build is recommended, however the demo should work in the most recent release version, but it will run slower. The demo currently causes Chrome to crash due to a bug in that browser, and support for Opera and Safari is being worked on. Internet Explorer is unsupported, as the browser does not have any WebGL support.

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