A brand new video coding format is able to reduce data usage by 50%

A brand new video coding format is able to reduce data usage by 50%

Video coding is just about to get a whole lot more efficient. Fraunhofer HHI has officially released the H.266, or Versatile Video Coding (VVC), standard, which offers improved compression up to a rate of 50 percent over H.265 (HEVC). What it boils down to is a new, higher efficiency coding standard that allows for a […]
These handcrafted wood maps of video game worlds are excellent

These handcrafted wood maps of video game worlds are excellent

There’s nothing like a great fantasy world map. Just gazing at the mountains, rivers, towns, castles, and dotted-line roads can be like taking a little vacation to a distant world, whether it’s in the opening pages of a fantasy novel or the map screen of a...
Minecraft inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Minecraft inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

With over 200 million sold copies, spin-offs such as Minecraft Dungeons, and an overall robust legacy, Minecraft is clearly a seminal game. Now its reputation has been cemented further by the game’s induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Founded in...
Here’s our first video look at Dwarf Fortress’s cute new graphics

Here’s our first video look at Dwarf Fortress’s cute new graphics

Dwarf Fortress is looking lovely, and I could listen to developer Tarn Adams talk about it for hours (actually, I have). The video above is a more compact five minutes, but it also gives us our first live look at the graphical version of Dwarf Fortress coming to Steam...