Nov 4, 2012
Full year of Friday Links. Hopefully at least a few people enjoy this. Still haven’t found a better way to share with people as existing tools just don’t archive to my liking. Here you can go all the way back to the first Friday Links post all the same as this one.
Notice how the 2010 iPad 1 is already obsolete? Expect the same thing with the Surface RT. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the future, but it’ll be totally utterly obsolete in 2 years. Do not buy this device expecting longevity. Buy it because you want to see tomorrow today.
This is a strange trend for consumers. It’s shocking the public is adopting to this so willingly the idea of replacing your devices so quickly and accepting turnover so quickly.
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One of the trailers for Medal of Honor: Warfighter was the single most reprehensible piece of advertising I’ve ever seen in the gaming industry. Here, watch it yourself.
It does feel largely exploitative. This trailer is pulling on the emotions of “true stories” while selling Medal of Honor and Linkin Park. I’m sure they view this as a “tribute”.
The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe.
Come for the music stay for the science.
CM Punk on running.
Couldn’t find a better way to link to this but Punk explains better then I ever could the pull towards running. Basic quote but right on the damn money.
And Dave Schulman was a really good salesman at telling THQ what we could deliver, and turning back to us to say, ‘Hey, sky’s the limit. Just pack more features in. Make it great. Put as many bullet points as you can on the back of the box.’”
Same problem plagued Darksiders 2 and seems to be a plague much of THQ’s lineup. Good article game development sounds like a terrible industry for the most part. Not that IT is really any better…