The media was abuzz for approximately 24 hours when Microsoft released a Twitter bot and then subsequently shut it down. What a quick turn of events this was, but hey – If you take everything with a pinch of salt, it’s amusing yet somewhat disturbing all at the same time. Join Timlah as we look through what Microsoft did, all in the name of a fictional teenage girl they called Tay.
Life is full of great and wondrous things. Some things you know are great, worthy of our laughter, our applause and our support. There are some things which are so bad, that we just don’t talk about them. But what about the things which are so bad that they’re actually pretty damn funny? There’s a lot of things like this out there and that’s why we’ve been so vague. Join us as we have a look through our Top 10 Hilariously Bad Things.
We’re not limiting ourselves to anything in particular here. This isn’t an anime, or a video game, or a technology list. This is a list of all that is hilariously bad. I think you’re in for a treat if you’ve not heard of some of these.
Don’t you just love watching YouTubers who interact with their audience? For the likes of those with billions of followers, it’s not always possible to catch up with each and every person, but when you’re starting out on YouTube, interacting with your fans is key! I’ve been speaking to a YouTuber on Twitter recently, who I believe we shared a video of in the past, but this time, we got a video made for us!
The amazing Alex, known as McPhoney, who have been making some seriously funny videos. Honestly, it’s a joy to see these types of videos on YouTube still, showing a slew of creativity which does not always have to revolve around video games, or cats. CATS. There are still mentions of a type of cat in the below video. I wanted to give a simple shout out to McPhoney, as they actually mentioned us on their latest video.
Alex made this video as a response to something I said on Twitter, because I say a lot of things on Twitter and it happens that Alex is amazing at sticking to his word. I jokingly said he should try to do a video on face painting, to which he seemed to love the idea. He went so far, that scrubbing his face of face paints actually made it sting a bit – Sorry about that Alex! As a cosplayer who has worn face paints on several occasions, I can tell you that investing in nice quality face paints make all the difference!
It’s always an honour to be mentioned by people, especially those who create fine content. Please do go and check out their YouTube channel as well as their Website, Facebook and Twitter pages and send Alex a warm fuzzy message that makes you feel equally as warm and fuzzy.
Sublevel Zero is a fantastic looking upcoming 6 Degrees of Freedom shooter which is following in the footsteps of some of the great indie games we’ve seen over the past few years. With procedurally generated levels and Oculus Rift support, looting and crafting systems in place, this game has really set itself apart from its current competition. It’s a roguelike game too, meaning once you’re dead, you are back to square one.
The joy of games like Sublevel Zero is its replay value. In a permadeath game, where the levels are never the same, you can come back to this game time in and time out with no issues of seeing the same old things.
The game is in first-person, so as you can imagine on an Oculus Rift, this game is quite intense. The ability to look around in Oculus Rift is honestly amazing, especially with the stylised low-poly graphics. For a game of this kind, whilst you could have something all realistic (and believe me, that will be cool to see), I like this game being the way it is. It’s beautiful in an oddly digital way.
Oh, but you’re like me. You’re running Linux or Mac and we’re teasing you with all of these fantastic games. Stop right there! Sublevel Zero is being made for Steam and it’ll be available for PC, Mac AND Linux. It’ll be Oculus Rift compatible and is being distributed by Mastertronic. We can expect to see this awesome title over on Steam in summer this year.
This game grabbed my attention whilst I was at Rezzed, so much so that I made sure to grab the attention of the developers for a quick chat about their title! Don’t forget to go and check out the developers at their website Sigtrap Games, or drop them an e-mail. You can also get a hold of them over at Twitter (@SigtrapGames).
Sublevel Zero is looking like a superbly executed space adventure, so if you’ve not got enough spaceships in your life – You know where to get your next fix!