The Week in Links #18
‘I’m beginning to resent Coppola’s subtly fascistic dictatorship over our travel experience.’ On visiting Tokyo post-Lost in Translation. She’s exactly right. I wonder when that effect will wear off?
Batman branches out into catching pirates. “It’s not a bug in the game’s code, it’s a bug in your moral code.”
“It’s worse than becoming one of them. He’s one of them pretending to be one of us” John Walker nails the dark side of Derren Brown’s reveal on Channel 4 last night.
And here’s how he actually performed the ‘guessing the Lottery numbers’ trick.
French pilots low level flying over Moroccan desert. Neither big nor clever (but also sort of both).
Evan Ratliff, the Wired writer who tried to disappear and evade discovery by readers for 30 days has been found. It’s a good story.
‘The Redacted series mimic[s] the look of photocopied documents that have been redacted all for except a few words’
Number 10′s apology to Alan Turning. Aside from the “pleased and proud” debacle of phrasing, this is a good apology.
“NASA built a device [with a] magnet powerful enough to LEVITATE THE WATER INSIDE LIVING ANIMALS” (Caps mine)
‘Hmm. Sales of King of Fighter XII are disappointing. I know! Let’s translate the series to a different, super-successful genre.’
Street Fighter IV characters rendered as Street Fighter III sprites. Incredible work.
Ping Pong played with Nunchucks viewed through the lens of Street Fighter II:
Most expensive limited Xbox 360 ever? Ideal for people who don’t care too much for money.
A scout leader explains how the Mail on Sunday grossly misrepresented the organisation to match their agenda. Imagine!
List of press releases offering samples and trips to journos. Someone nab the bedwetter book for Coldplay
This Saturday: Psychic fail!
Edge Games send out a copy of their first ‘release’ in years. But is everything as it seems?
The most tragic game audio ever recorded. (Also: hello new text message alert!)
“He takes down a couple of those…fish (?) and he’s gotta watch out for some of those…tops(?)” Commentating Megaman.
How many people are in space right now dot com.
Me, doing poker.
Edge reviews reverse-engineered? Criticism’s art, not science.
Link of the Week
Kurt Vonnegut explains our need for drama. Read this. (Btw, Vonnegut’s totally wrong. Everyday I go through the Cinderella story arc BEFORE I EAT MY CORNFLAKES)