For those fortunate enough to have deeper pockets than the average gift-giver, have a look at the Cool Hunting gift guide for an array of ideas that go well beyond a Bentley or fancy watch. From U-Boat’s private submarines to Gufram’s iconic cactus coat stand, and with personalized travel…
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CH Gift Guide: Big Bonus: Private submarines, gourmet cycling excursions, arcade coffee tables and more luxurious presents culled from our holiday assortment
Arcade Fire debuted the first single off its new album Reflektor with an innovative short film that users could interact with using their smartphones. Now it’s time to listen to the full album, and the band has released it streaming on YouTube. Given the source, you might be wondering if the band shot an album-length movie to go along with it. The answer is… not exactly. Instead, the video uses footage from the 1959 film Black Orpheus, overlaid with text that matches up to the songs themselves. The album itself is scheduled to arrive on October 28th.
Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live Arcade developers are no longer subject to a fee when updating their titles. Corporate VP of Xbox Live Marc Whitten told Polygon that the policy has been in effect since April of this year, potentially saving companies high charges to fix bugs in their downloadable Xbox 360 games. The news was first reported by Eurogamer.
Phil Fish, the outspoken creator of Fez, raised the issue last year when he decided to re-release a patch containing a bug that could corrupt save files. At the time Fish said that while the patch improved the game for “99 percent of users,” his company Polytron could not fix the bug because Microsoft would charge “tens of thousands of dollars” for the resubmission.
Phil Fish’s Fez launched just over a year ago on Xbox Live Arcade, where it’s managed to sell over 200,000 copies. But now the puzzle / platformer indie hit is finally moving beyond Microsoft’s platform; the long-awaited PC version of Fez was released today. Gamers have several choices when it comes to buying the $ 9.99 title; it’s available through Steam (where you can also purchase a $ 14.99 bundle that includes the game’s soundtrack), COG.com, and via a Humble Store widget on Polytron’s website. Fish would prefer that fans go with the latter option, as he pulls in a larger cut of Humble sales. Regardless of which method gamers pick, the important thing is that the long wait is finally over.
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Pins and Needles: Find your way to LA’s most interesting pinball arcade in our latest video
In a large warehouse in Los Angeles, behind a massive rolling metal door, there is a room full of awesome pinball machines. A labor of love, Pins and Needles is a public arcade filled with privately owned pinball machines made available for everyone to enjoy by founder Molly Atkinson….