Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
I’ve started customizing my trackpad gestures with BetterTouchTool. I feel like I’m on a slippery slope there. I’m gonna OD on arcane UI.
My neighbor sometimes left trash outside his door; give me his apartment.
Shouldn’t audio technology allow a smart watch to ignore voice commands that aren’t coming from, say, five inches away, straight-on?
Playing Watch Dogs and Infamous in quick succession makes me realize how much better an open world GTA5 was. Pity it was the least fun of the three.
I can’t believe I had never seen this movie before. It’s great, and almost not dated at all. (Apart from the cast — I also can’t believe Jeff Goldblum was already acting when I was just two years old. He looks forty now!)
The Internet’s Own Boy is making me feel woefully inadequate. It’s also a much better and more interesting documentary than I expected.
It’s a very simple game, and I’m not sure I’ll ever run it again (it gets hard), but considering the experience it creates with such elementary devices and the very small price at which it’s sold, the game is quite worth it.
On the opposite side of the spectrum from Capsule — though with an eerily similar premise — Stranded is a ripoff at any price, unless you’re looking for a diaporama of 8-bit animated gifs where the only gameplay, and I’m not exaggerating for effect, is waiting for the infuriatingly slow walking transition from one screen to the next.
Protip: in “games as art” the word “game” is there for a reason.
Je vous conseille les protecteurs d’écran amzdeal en verre trempé pour smartphone, on n’a pas du tout l’impression de dénaturer l’écran.
I don’t make games. I don’t do detective stories. But tonight I’m kept awake by ideas for an awesome investigation game engine on iPad.
“OK, yes, our syntax is problematic, but we can NOT have people typing ‘+1’ when they define ranges!”
Each time the inline preview fails to load in Google Images it’s a reminder that they’re humongous assholes for hotlinking the files. Incredible.
Oh god, the reason those albums were incomplete was that I’d deleted the tracks I enjoyed the least to make some room — like a savage.
I loved Telltale’s The Walking Dead. I really enjoyed the first decade of Fables. And that’s why I bought the whole season of The Wolf Among Us as soon as the first episode came out — I won’t do that mistake again. The first episode received some leniency because one assumed the story was going somewhere, but the season only got less and less interesting as it progressed. It sucked as a detective game. It sucked as an adventure game. It pretty much sucked as an interactive experience. And it wasn’t a very good or interesting Fables story either. The best thing about it is, it’s over.
But, hey, you should read Fables, it’s pretty fun. And if the game contributed to popularize the comic, good.
“Who’s gonna wear a smart watch? Nobody’s wearing watches anymore.” NOBODY CARRIED PHONES AROUND BEFORE MOBILE PHONES, EITHER.
How to make awesome news feel awfully gross.
The keyboard-and-mouse controls for The Fall are obnoxious. Of course I can’t play with my gamepad because… argh I hate gaming on a Mac.
I know I’m missing out on stuff but I just cannot get over clunky controls. Gaming has existed for 40 years; there’s just no excuse anymore.
Besson directed a movie about… Aung San Suu Kyi? You’re shitting me. How did I miss that? I can always use a good laugh.
The WSJ says Apple is finally ready to get its CPUs from a new supplier. Samsung acknowledges it’s hitting the ceiling of its market positioning. The sourcing diversification of Retina displays already began a while ago. Is this when the shit hits the fan? #karma
I need one of those.
Thought it was a joke when I saw the title in a tweet, but it’s a real thing, and well written. Rather unnerving, until I went full-on hostile to regain some control over the situation — more like Teenage Simulator 2014, amirite.
We started on bad terms because my controller wasn’t operational and I found the game basically unplayable with keyboard and mouse. However, the gamepad control scheme is actually well designed and, once I got it working, the game suddenly became enjoyable.
Like all point-and-click adventure games, there are some puzzles I would never have had the patience to figure out without a walkthrough. And, as you can expect from a game that mixes point-and-click puzzles with shooting action, the combat is annoying and I’d love to be able to skip it. But the atmosphere, writing, and voice acting are all really pleasant and make up for the shortcomings.
Though probably not to the point that I’d buy the upcoming sequel — unless it finds the courage to do away with combat altogether.
Also, having some personal experience creating new development languages for the Objective-C platform, I’d like to suggest that the appropriate way to introduce a new language is for its creators to spend several months writing nontrivial applications in the language and reviewing the results with experts. This does not seem to have been done.
Trois salles, trois ambiances, trois envies de mourir. Au point de me réfugier dans la boîte de province au fond qui passait du hip-hop.
Wo putain. Depuis des mois que je me dis sans conviction qu’il faut que je tente le Queen par acquit de conscience. Mais c’est top en fait !
Par contre c’est plus de l’acouphène, je suis juste simplement sourd. IL DIT QUE CA C’EST DE LA BONNE SOIREE.
Depuis le temps que je me plains de pas trouver le son que j’aime à Paris y’en avait pas un pour me dire d’aller au Queen.
I guess we really don’t like Macs.
I’m not subscribing (or clicking), I just love the idea.
Superb — and stressful to watch.
Shit, that wasn’t the right Hugo Award nominee to read right before going to sleep.
Does iOS 8 preselect the damn text field contents when you reopen Spotlight before its value has been reset?
The Strain’s pilot is so full of stupid I can’t imagine they’ll have enough left for the Pacific Rim sequel. How ever will they manage?
Shit. Shit is what to expect. That’s all you really need to know.
Je voudrais pas critiquer parce qu’au moins c’est pas du 100% pavé, mais ça ressemble un peu à rien, le nouveau jardin des Halles ?
Knowing Overcast exists makes it painful to listen to podcasts without silence reduction and dynamic compression. But I listen on my Mac.
When you start petting a cat and it moves just one foot out of your reach and looks at you like, “Well? Whatcha waiting for?”
Just got an idea for an IRL / AR Watch Dogs-like multiplayer hacking game, and for once it may even be something I could realize by myself.
Le chat qui passe sa journée à dormir sur le canapé ET t’engueule quand tu ne viens pas te coucher à l’heure réglementaire.
Not sure if I interrupted the tutorial too many times (because I was at home) or it’s meant that way, but I’m completely lost in Ingress.
I reached (what looked like) the halfway point of Infamous: Second Son two/three weeks ago and I feel zero inclination to pick it up again.
The glowing Apple was fun while Macs were a small minority. Now that (almost) everybody has a Mac, itʼs way to obtrusive for my taste.
I had always resisted it but I must admit I don’t hate having another location to move to (and possibly even work) during the day.
The premise of Lucy would bother me so much less if the trailer just said “Look out, Scarlet Johansson drank WIZARD BLOOD!”
Il aura juste fallu neuf jours mais le chat n’a plus peur que je lui marche dessus à chaque fois que je fais le moindre mouvement.
Not really useful, but worth buying just to play with.
Le chat qui miaule pendant une demi-heure pour que je sorte de la pièce où est sa litière, mais me suit aux chiottes.
Didn’t realize they could be so big.
Mec, je me suis fait chier à taper un mail de 15 pages, c’est pas pour que tu proposes de m’appeler “pour en discuter de vive voix” #autiste
Don’t throw the phone into the river don’t throw the phone into the river I wonder how far I could no no no don’t throw the phone into…
The narrative was that Bungie was tired of making Halo games, but that rings pretty hollow when you look at Destiny, right?
You’d think Bungie would be smart enough to avoid the MMO trap of presenting you as savior. The Guardian mythos scales for co-op — not millions of concurrent players sharing a world.
Good grief, I have 150 hours’ worth of unplayed This American Life episodes in my iTunes. And ten more in Downcast.
Not nearly as bad as the Facebook experiment, though.
I had re-subscribed to the Giant Bombcast 2 / 3 weeks ago, surprised that, oh! they were talking about games!
But of course it was a fluke.
As someone who enjoys Hearthstone for the play-by-play tactics rather than the deck-building strategy, I’m not thrilled with wing 2 of the Naxxramas expansion, which just came out. I’m fine with the first boss punishing my hunter deck and forcing me to diversify a bit — but the last boss is basically a full-on deck-building puzzle, even in normal difficulty, and that’s much less interesting to me. I’m not just frustrated, but also worried about what it means for the upcoming wings… which I’ve all bought in advance. I figured Blizzard earned some money since I like the game so much, but I’m afraid it would have been much better spent on card packs.
As much as I drool over the concept, the design is revolting.
The pain of returning to an awful Arena deck I had built months ago, when I was young(er) and stupid(er).
Ca me fascine toujours, le fait de me réveiller avec dans la tête une chanson complètement random que j’ai pas entendue depuis des semaines.