Ok this updated thing of my links really does seem to have started becoming just a monthly thing!!! Though suppose if I had more stuff to post it would get updated more often!! Well not to have anyone wondering what the Internet for the last month has been getting up to here are my favorite links: (EDIT: Just noticed that I had 120 links to go through since the last post, I really should update more often! EDIT EDIT: That’s it I am breaking this into 2 posts at least!)
Ron Carmel, co-creator of World of Goo at SxSWi 2009: This is co-creator of World of Goo which really is a hella fun game to play. I find it so much more fun to play that it could have essentially been built by myself and my fellow students and friends (well with some help from some network contacts). … little taster of World of Goo [here]
Analogical Tetris (Translation: Real Life Tetris): This really is just FTW!! Well until the person dropping the blocks gets bored and/or you run out of blocks!! Just goes to show that RL isn’t all that much fun for some concepts!
University Face Off: This is a rather funny story of how the university I attend (Abertay Dundee) were to face off with Dundee Uni in a series of sports! I knew it was coming up and one day asked fellow members on the GAA team when was our match, the answer was “Today!” … we didn’t play! They win!! Boo!
Xylophone for me: This is a very fun little web app that tells you how every this! Simple as! I really got a lot of joy out of it though!
Break Time: Mortal Kombat – Techno Kombat
XNA Game Studio 3.1 revealed: This is great news for anyone that is even wanting to dabble in any game development!! It’s well easy and really does let you do a lot!!You can eventually get your games bought by other peoples but the ROI is horrible so I just find it best of quick and dirty proof of concepts!
GDC09 OnLive: Debut Tech Interview: This is just a quick interview with the OnLive people about how they really did create a massive uproar in the industry on where it is going!! Well looking forward to see what is going to happen!
Last.fm to start charging international users a fee: This would have hugely affected me if I were still living at home but I really did just gloss over it!! But still doesn’t take away from the fact that the service may take a massive hit if it shoots itself in the foot like this!
Break Time: Fight Like Apes – Tie Me Up With Jackets
GDC09: Braid cost 200k to make, says Blow: More fun Indy news from GDC! This time about how much it really cost to get out a critically popular game on DD! So if I can find any wee bit of investment along these lines I’m sure to get a game out! *cough*
Are there any funny computer jokes?: A nice little article on how computers and jokes are well …. not all that well suited for each other!! It’s all bad puns and jokes most people would just stare blankly at! All that said, the IT Crowd is doing well for itself!! “MEMORY IS RAM!”
GDC09: Media Molecule talk Little Big Planet: A nice little chat with two of the guys from Media Molecule, the creators of Little Big Planet!! It’s a great watch and listen and the second part should have it’s link somewhere in there! (At the time it didn’t and I had to go searching!)
Break Time: Hello Saferide – Arjeplog
Sony to match dev budgets in return for exclusivity: Dubbed the “Pub Fund” this is a great chance for any small and/or indy devs to essentially get more money into their games!!! Very good idea in my mind!!
Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time: The Debut trailer for this game!! Cannot wait for it!! Actually made me go back and play through Quest for Booty again!! Also another fun game!!
Video games ‘can improve vision’: Another fun PRO games report!! This one is loads of fun because it gives you the excuse of saying “Don’t disturb me when I’m improving my vision!” :p … Though totally contradicts what was said about Sight Training on DS!
Fever Ray Tour Promo: Fever Ray is doing a tour don’t ya know, and here is a teaser of what you’d be in for if you go!! Very cool looking in my opinion!!
DOUBLE BREAK TIME! Because I can:
NY EXCUSE – Soulwax (Justice Remix): (Note: Stuck in my head big time)
Facebook traffic tramples MySpace: This just announced that MySpace is no longer “teh shiz!”. Sad day because I find much better music on MySpace … and I really do hate Facebook sometimes!!
LED light bulb, 7.5 watts and it lasts 10 years: Absolutely brilliant concept!! Pity about the serious mass production needed to drive down the price!! But sure let’s create electronically luminous paint in the mean time!
Star Trek Extended Trailer HD: This film had nothing for me for ages, then one day, BANG!! I cannot wait for this to be out!! Am I someone that gives into hype??
Break Time: Plants vs Zombies Music Video
PS2 Took Twice As Long To Hit $99 As PSOne: Just a fun post about NUMBERS!!! Who doesn’t like numbers! But who can really comprehend the series of numbers involved in this stuff!! The amount of money involved well …. well I wouldn’t mind having a wee slice of it!
Happy 20th Birthday, Nintendo Game Boy: Is is the month of the birthday of the Game Boy!! What a brick is is, but what a fun brick it is! The amount of games I must have played on it!! … 10?? Mostly Tetris and Pokémon … GBA SP probably got more play!! Not sure why!! I love my Game Boy!
Giant Star Wars pool toys and kites: Now who does not want to float around a pool on FUCKING Star Wars ships??? I can spend enough time in a pool as it is!! I really want sunshine, and a pool, because of this!! The kite not so much, never got into them!
Pixel Art Commercial: Daft Punk – Around the World: Great pixel version of Around the World! Really makes you think what a Daft Punk game would be like?( [here] – shit by the way)
Break Time: Freeland – Under Control