Monthly Archives January 2008

Spore is coming to the Mac

I realize this may not interest a lot of people, but I am glad to read that Spore will be released for the Mac. Oh, and Call of Duty 4, but I’ll just play that on an Xbox 360 if I’ll play it at all. (Maybe I really should give one of them new-fangled World […]


I just finished a side project that I’ve been working on since late October and that cost me about 1 to 2 hours every day. Despite all the work it was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to seeing the final result next week. As soon as the press release is sent […]

And now for some animation

Here are some interesting links related to animation – not 3D animation in games: animation as a visual medium. has a great gallery of clips from Eastern European animation. I think most people are like me and may have heard of Jan Svankmajer (who is not even found on this page) or may have […]

Steven Poole’s “Trigger Happy” free for download

You can download Steven Poole’s book “Trigger Happy” for free from his website, as a CC-licensed no-DRM PDF. Yay! […] I thought I’d try an experiment, and give away for free an “ebook” version of my first book, Trigger Happy, with no “digital rights management” whatsoever. It’ll work on anything that can read a PDF. […]

Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III

Keith Martin has written a cool essay for Star Wars geeks called “A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope”, which reconsiders Star Wars IV in the light of I-III and comes up with some amusing new conclusions. (Via Kottke.)

World of Warcraft for Mobile Phones?

World of Warcraft for Mobile Phones? Now don’t expect to be questing or leveling with wowMobile, (Unless your using wow glider) its more for simple things, for the geeks, addicts (or the bored) -Check Auction House -Sell/Buy at merchants -Small travel distances -Catch up on Email -Chat -Monitor the wait status for a battle ground […]

Some things that have nothing to do with games

This blog post has nothing to do with games, just with some things I found fun to read or listen to. Patton Oswalt has written about his experiences with KFC’s ‘Famous Bowl’. I know neither Mr. Oswald nor this bowl, but this is some darn funny writing, starting off and ending in authentic H.P. Lovecraft […]

Best Buy Bodhisattva

If you read the same kind of blogs I do, it’s highly likely that at the end of last year you read a blog post over at Gamers With Jobs where Julian “rabbit” Murdoch described an amazing Guitar Hero 3 performance he witnessed in his local Best Buy. Just in case you didn’t read it, […]

A perfect MMO patch day

Sanya Weathers, who was the community director for Mythic Entertainment has written an excellent blog post about what a perfect patch day for an MMO should look like, from the point of view of a community director (and how often do you see things from that perspective?). There is a ton of wisdom in this […]

French news feed on company closures, layoffs and difficulties

I recently discovered that Gamekult, a big French games sites, has a news category called “Fermetures, licenciements, difficultés” – closures, layoffs and difficulties. And this category has its own RSS feed, which makes it super-easy to keep up to date on all the bad news happening in the games industry. The news items are in […]