Spiffing Reads: Roman Numerals and Giant Beetles

This week on Spiffing Reads – how are you on your Roman numerals?


We talked to the British Museum about the logo for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Eurogamer)

There is nothing I like to read more than intensely researched articles about minor points that end up revealing some surprising truths. And this is a doozy. Lucius P. Merriweather


No Man’s Sky Fans Rejoice After Finally Finding Rare Beetle (Kotaku UK)

This kind of stuff is making me want to play No Man’s Sky again… After weeks of searching, players have just discovered a building-sized beetle that they guessed would exist based on the game’s algorithms. Seems there’s a great little community built around the game these days, and the massive updates have changed the game enormously. LPM


This Nintendo Switch CRT hack is useless, but man does it look cool (Polygon)

This guy worked out how to play his Nintendo Switch on a black and white Sony pocket TV from 1986. Pointless, but fascinating. LPM


Optimism at Atari? (GamesIndustry.biz)

Oh Atari, how the mighty have fallen… And not just once, but again and again. This article looks back to the time ten years ago when Phil Harrison, who did great things at Sony, had just parachuted into Atari with an ambitious plan to turn the company around. Needless to say, it didn’t work… LPM


And finally… Pokemon crossed with Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles. Genius.


Spiffing Reads is a regular feature where we pick out the best gaming articles of the week. If you’ve read anything interesting, please let us know in the comments.

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