Ef You Treyarch...

Friday Links – June 15, 2012

During everything I do I want this music to be playing.

→ Pixar Story Rules

#19: Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.

I’m not the largest Pixar fan but most of these are correct and the above is one of the story telling devices that bother me the most.

When did regenerating health become realistic?

When you die, you respawn at the nearest checkpoint. Regenerating health ensures you won’t need to carefully consider every move you make. Instead, you can run into battle, absorb a few rounds, and then duck behind cover like nothing happened.

Much of what’s in this article was not my focus but the author brings up a few good points. Damage systems in games need to get better. Watch the open moments of the Medal of Honor: Warfighter demo. Awesome and shocking shot of your guy taking one in the vest, then moment later he takes another shot like it’s nothing. Why can’t every time you get shot be a moment like the first one?

→ Catching Up With Dredg At The Roxy

Dredg have been rocking out (with all original members) for nearly 20 years now. When we asked the band about this feat, Roulette responded, “It’s nice that it has been this long, yet we haven’t had to go off and find any new members or anything. Our goal is to get into the Guiness World Records book as the longest lasting band ever.”

Also confirms they are putting out a ”making of” documentary and it should be out shortly. There is a good chance I’ll pay whatever they want for it.

Ghosts With Shit Jobs World Premiere Trailer (YouTube)

In 2040, jobs suck in a whole new way.

Looks awesome. The USB bracelet deliverable of the movie is even more awesome. Also if I was swimming in disposable income I would have already bought GWSJ and the Blu-Ray Special Edition of Indie Game: The Movie.

 → Harassment, Misogyny and Silencing on YouTube

Here is a very small sample of the harassment I deal with for daring to criticize sexism in video games.

Outside the days when Netflix used to allow comments on their blog this might take the cake and serve as a lesson for all about the definition of “Scathing Comments”.

 → New Internet Explorer 7 Tax

Today at Kogan we’ve implemented the world’s first “Internet Explorer 7 Tax”. The new 6.8% tax comes into effect today on all products purchased from Kogan.com by anyone still insistent on using the antique browser.

Web developers will get a kick out of this one…

Category: Friday Links


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