Because it’s always a great day when new Superbrothers art comes your way, presented here is Vending Machine, a new illustration for a Washington Post article profiling Eyjólfur Guðmundsson, in-game economist for Eve Online, and newly hired Valve economist Yanis Varoufakis.
Able to give anyone who’s spent any time in the game an immediate fight/flight response, Valve quietly unveils an actual, life-size functioning Portal Sentry Turret, feature-complete with everything apart from the obvious human hazard.
Draw your own conclusions about what it means that the video was posted to the Facebook account dedicated to Valve’s online shop — there have been widespread reports of the company jumping into the hardware market, right? [via Realm Lovejoy]
Every month, as part of the regular monthly meetings of the Austin, TX independent game community JUEGOS RANCHEROS, we do a very casual & chatty rundown of the ten or so games from the previous month — both local and global, and both indie and occasionally a bit-bigger-budget — for the audience, to give people — especially those curious onlookers from outside the indie community itself — a look at what they may have missed.
In keeping with the tongue-in-tobacco-packed-cheek tone, we call these run-downs A Fistful of Indies, which are be presented here on Venus Patrol for your reference, each fully-annotated, -linked, and off-the-cuff blurbed, in addition to their home on the JUEGOS RANCHEROS site.
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