The Week in Links #26
Kieron Gillen on ‘No Russian’, the controversial level from Modern Warfare 2. Pretty much the last word on the subject.
Last week the eloquent, anonymous ex-London call girl, Belle de Jour, revealed her identity. Here’s an excellent side story about a blogger who figured it all out years ago, and how he helped keep her secret from the press.
Someone forgot to consider the SUN when designing this wall.
The 100 best quotes from The Wire:
Veteran video game writer Susan O’Connor (Far Cry 2) on ways to advance the craft of game narrative.
Matthew Wasteland writes apologetically about Citizen Kane and videogames. Great stuff.
LEGO Architecture Series: Empire State Building
‘Space Invaders explores the increasingly blurred boundaries between videogame spaces and real spaces’. Let’s all definitely go.
A lawnmower being controlled by a Wiimote. We are basically three steps away from F15s being controlled by Guitar Hero.
Two kite surfers jump over Worthing pier: THEY JUMP OVER WORTHING PIER.
Three guesses as to whether this Tipalet cigarette slogan was conceived by a man or a woman.
‘Broken Things’, an exhibition by Chilean artist Livia Marin. Sort of want to eat these…
The French are better at zombies than you. Braaaaiiiiiinnnnsssss-a-hon-hee-hon.
The UK trailer for Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno looks INCROYABLE: Let’s all see this, OK?
Quizipedia. Excellent multiple choice quiz generated from Wikipedia scrape data.
Jordan Mechner’s 11 tips for designing narrative-driven games. Concise and brilliant.
iPhone developers troll Tim Langdell.
Link of the Week
Readers, meet Josiah James Parkin. Look around son. One day, all of this could be yours… (He is the reason for the sporadic updates in the past fortnight. Apols but, y’know…)