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Today I Learned: Dice towers date back t...

Today I Learned: Dice towers date back to Roman Times!

The Vettweiss-Froitzheim Dice Tower is a Roman artifact formerly used in the playing of dice games.[1] It dates to the fourth century AD and was apparently presented as a gift. It bears two Latin texts. The longer text commemorates a military defeat of the Picts. The shorter text wishes good luck to the unnamed recipients […]

Recreating real spacecraft in Kerbal Spa...

Recreating real spacecraft in Kerbal Space Program – PC Gamer

Kerbal Space Program has an incredible editor that lets you build spaceships, launch them into orbit and then pilot them around the solar system. A lot of the fun comes from creating your own machines, but the editor is so good that you can create convincing replicas of historical space vessels. Let Luis Villazon take you […]

RPGs in space: Exiles Far Colony coming ...

RPGs in space: Exiles Far Colony coming to iOS next week – Pocket Tactics

Exiles tells the story of a colony on a far-flung planet that becomes enslaved by a corrupt government and, I’m guessing, your attempt to save the day. The game offers 3 different classes for both male and female characters, a huge open world and vehicles to explore it with, and huge alien battles. The trailer […]

Fifth Edition D&D, a few months in

Fifth Edition D&D, a few months in

D&D’s fifth edition has released all of its core pieces; a standalone starter set, the core three books (a Player’s Handbook, a Monster Manual, and a Dungeon Master’s Guide), a GM’s screen, and some adventures (Hoard of the Dragon Queen and its sequel, The Rise of Tiamat). Mike wrote a final Legends and Lore article […]

Joystiq isn’t scoring reviews anymore, a

Joystiq isn’t scoring reviews anymore, and here’s why

Ever since we started publishing reviews here at Joystiq, we’ve striven to deliver the most timely and definitive critiques we can. The word “definitive” is important in this conversation, because things don’t get much more definitive than a review score. The very purpose of a score is to define something entirely nebulous and subjective – […]

ZX Spectrum computers from the 1980s to ...

ZX Spectrum computers from the 1980s to be made again in Beeston | Nottingham Post

The 1980s console that played retro games such as Jetpac, Chuckie Egg and Jet Set Willy will be made again – in Beeston. Five million of the original ZX Spectrum, first manufactured by Sinclair Computers in 1982, were sold. SMS Electronics Ltd, based in Technology Drive, has now been chosen out of 20 manufacturers to reproduce the […]

Over ten years old, but we’ve now solved

Over ten years old, but we’ve now solved the mystery of Gamespot journalist Jeff Gerstmann’s firing

Yeah, it’s a bit of a cautionary tale of the depth and clout of business amidst the entertainment of games journalism. As Reaxxion summed it up: The firing of Jeff Gerstmann was a giant bomb in gaming journalism’s history. Though this event happened a long time ago, it’s important for the gaming community to remember what […]