The Week in Links #32
Dean Roger’s unnerving photos, taken at the same time of day, on the exact same spot as a famous car crash.
This GDC coverage from Matthew Burns is fun. I so wish I’d been there.
Turning MS Office into a game. The gamification of our lives continues apace.
GAME becomes the first retailer to launch a PlayStation Home space. It’s a Moonbase. I don’t think they’re treating the Digital Distribution model with the gravity it deserves…
Chatroulette: The Map. Time to hang up the crotchless panda suit. Fun while it lasted.
Mawya Denki’s new instrument, the Otamatone Who wants to get one and join my orchestra?
8-bit New York City. I’m totally gonna go grind in Central Park. AND KILL MONSTERS THERE FOR EXP ETC.
1. Mago (Japan’s top Sagat player in Street Fighter IV) lost to that 13-year-old Ryu player I mentioned last month. 2. God’s Garden lumps Beginners & Women together…
8-bit birth. It’s the .gif that keeps on giving. Birth.
BBC spending presented in an info-graphic: It costs £123 Million just to collect the license fee. I’ll do it for less.
Someone needs to dramatize the West/Zampella punch-up outlined in the Activision suit. Try this: “Cry it up coder-boy. But you can’t deny the infinite respawns in CoD4 were total shit. West! Get your hand off his shoulder, PRINCESS.”
Oh Activision… Carry on like this and someone’s gonna have to do a Supersize Me-style takedown. There’s quantifiable value in not being corporate dicks, you know.
The end of ploygons?
Children’s drawings rendered as fantasy art. The Superman one reminds me of Steven Seagle’s excellent ‘It’s a Bird.’
“…the desire that games be taken seriously as an art form, a battle long won, but which still seems fun to fight.” True that.
‘Which question do you want to consider first?’ A wallpaper for your laptop. And bedroom.
Link of the Week
Archangels dressed up as children perform Phoenix’s Lizstomania: *BLUB*