A close look at the right’s scary affinity for sci-fi foreign policy punditry.
What were you doing on October 30th 2000? It was a watershed in human history. Quite simply, it was the last time every human was on Earth.
Great, funny infographic.
Exactly what it says on the tin.
A great thread on the future of the games industry, including this post from Mr Hoseley, which includes a fair bit of scuttlebutt about the future of the PS3, and how much the launch debacle will be costing developers.
Genius, and it absolutely nails a particular kind of man.
“What do you do when Karl stumbles into a bit of logic? For instance, when he points out the absurdity of photographing mimes.”
“The minute you open your mouth, all those people who might think you have a great suit, forget about the suit and have to deal with the person wearing it.”
The commissioning, publication and effects of this report are the most hope-inducing sign yet that the challenges if climate change are being taken seriously. My hippy heart is lifted.
Could this commingling of comics and cooking transform Geoffoise into a chef?
Sometimes I feel guilty for cribbing from kottke so consistently, but he always has such interesting links.
In response to an abysmal article on gamecareerguide.com which explores how to become a games journalist, a near-dozen of the intarwub’s brightest gamehounds have doled out healthy chunks of advice-meat. Feast upon it!
Kieron Gillen’s Workblog
Richard’s Online Journal
Mathew Kumar’s Workblog
another little disappointment
World of Stuart
- Update: James/Pentadact goes all meta on their arse, and introduces me to the concise beauty of tl:dr. …link…
Becoming a games journalist has never really tempted me for two main reasons, I think. The first is that games are my hobby, and I don’t want them to also be my job. The second is analagous to the reason I never wrote an essay or dissertation on Vonnegut – I loved his writing too much to let it spoil in the glare of detailed examination. Also, as some old friends pointed out over the weekend, I can be ridiculously idealistic still, and games journalism seems an industry particularly fraught with pork buffets and conflicts of interest.
Ah well, one career-path knocked off the list in the great life-hunt of late 2006. Only several hundred-thousand to go. Next on my to-be-considered list – fluffer.
- Sony trounces MS & Nintendo in brand trust survey
- Questionable facts & how they go unchallenged – how to challenge them
- Lost Odyssey [360 RPG] – trailer & gameplay footage – looks like its based visually on the 1st battle from LOTR – Fellowship of the Ring
- Conjugate characters, not verbs – Charlie Stross talks about 1st vs 2nd person narration
- Kieron Gillen on Interactive Fiction – One day a game as well realised as Oblivion will be as well written as Dwarf Fortress, and the world will collapse into paroxysms of joy.
- Tom Coates ruminates on the perception of the colours of Mars which leads nicely to these:
because sometimes we all need a healthy dose of perspective…