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    Don’t Believe His Lies Amazing Puzzle Game
    Posted in: design, Random, tech

    Don’t Believe His Lies Amazing Puzzle Game I love a good mind job. Complicated puzzles and complicated games that require all kinds of inside out thinking. But what really winds my clock? Games that take a community to solve – and cannot be solved by a single individual. Or even global competitions that require an […]

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    Robin Hood iPhone App Game Changer
    Posted in: design, featured, tech

    So what’s the upshot? The upshot is that I have pulled all the nickles and dimes out of the couch that I could find in order to get the app funded with a reasonable starting position. The money is routing now and I expect to be trading in the next day or two. I’m sure I’ll be complaining about my losses soon enough!

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    Dark Echo iOS Game Review
    Posted in: design, Random, tech

    It is just phenomenal what kind of fear can be created simply by a black screen, and out of this world sound design. The mood of the game goes from, huh, I wonder where the door is. To, um, what was that? Very quickly and it only ramps up from there. And then the next thing you know you are blindly running into the darkness to get away.

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    New Interstellar Text Twine Game
    Posted in: cinema, Random, tech

    New Interstellar Text Twine Game Yesterday I finally got off my butt and published my long overdue Interstellar movie review. Yeah, I know. It came out a forever ago. Read about my cathartic adventure attempting wrap my brain around that movie over here. But putting all that aside… I have word for you of a […]

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    Let me wax eloquent a moment about Magic and Trunkclub
    Posted in: design, tech

    Sure I applaud Magic for their finding a niche and filling it. Kudos to them. I love the idea. I may even use it. And kudos to Trunkclub for their innovation and their delivering quality clothes to guys that can afford them. I love it. And I get it. I get why it works for guys. But maybe this ennui is the root of a deeper problem, a deeper issue we should point our gaze at for a bit. Maybe we need to concentrate on the why of these things as opposed to the cleverness of the solutions. Maybe we need to reconsider our life choices as a society. Maybe we need to reevaluate what is really and truly important in this life.

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    Blue Bottle Coffee Your Next Investment
    Posted in: featured, Random, tech

    I first encountered Blue Bottle in San Francisco a couple years ago. (The photos included in this story are from a several of my visits to the store.) Since then every time I’ve been back to the Bay Area I go way out of my way to get back to Blue Bottle. Every time I turn the corner and see the shop ahead, I’m greeted with a mile long line. The reason is fairly simple. Blue Bottle Coffee is artisan coffee created slowly and delicately for the perfect taste and experience.

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    New Game Called Parallax Interview With Zi Ye and Jesse Burstyn
    Posted in: design, featured, Interview, tech

    Start small. If you have an idea that you think is small, make it smaller. Also, your game will never be good enough if you are constantly raising the bar. Have a clear and complete plan for your project at all times, even if it changes. One good, finished game is better than ten amazing, abandoned games. Parallax was rewritten and redesigned 8 times, and we went on two hiatuses spanning years, and every time we tried to pick up the project again, it just wasn’t “good enough”, because we had no plan. We wasted a lot of time, but we are finally here now!

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    My Life Sux Now Another Catfish
    Posted in: cinema, featured, Random, tech

    So there was a documentary (Mockumentary? Meme w/in a meme? Internet scam?) that came out a year or two ago called Catfish. A guy begins to fall in love online and he and his friends decide to start recording video about the whole internet side of it and the unveiling of this relationship over time. They spoke on the phone, shipped art to each other, wrote love poems. It was very sweet… and intriguing. Only glitch? The woman on the other end of the relationship was a sham.

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    Her Story Game Interview With Sam Barlow
    Posted in: cinema, featured, Interview, tech

    Right now I can’t think of another game with a more innovative play technique happening. Within was interesting as an experiment.  Maybe The Witness will return us to our Myst roots too?  But those are all recognizable as “games”.  Navigate the world.  Investigate your environment.  Solve problems.  Move to the next area, repeat.  But Her Story is completely different.

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    Heather Dewey-Hagborg Art or Stolen DNA
    Posted in: design, featured, Random, science, tech

    Recently Heather Dewey-Hagborg flipped a whole lot of people out by taking random swabs of people’s “dropped” DNA and converting it into busts and displaying them in an art gallery. The show was entitled “Stranger Visions”. Specifically the samples she was “finding” were from people in and around New York City, but they could have been from anywhere.

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    Watch Black Mirror Now
    Posted in: cinema, featured, Random, tech

    Each episode is a social jab, and a very loud and in your face commentary as life as we know it today. Hackers steal brain storage drives. Political Mutually Assured Distruction flaunts itself as Performance Nihilism. Voyeurism becomes rallying cries becomes voyeurism again. Its truly one of the most cleverly written shows I’ve ever encountered.

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    Art triptychs and Data Visualizations
    Posted in: design, featured, tech

    Art triptychs and Data Visualizations – I recently stumbled upon a fellow by the name of Yousuke Ozawa that is currently doing an art show in Tokyo called Data Visualizations. He has taken famous classic works of art and taken the code and displayed it as the painting itself.

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    3D Cardboard Safari Genius
    Posted in: design, featured, Random, tech

    Oh my merciful and fantastic creator are these guys in Virginia the epitome of uberness and all things cool! You can purchase cardboard builds of everything from a human skull, to a mounted boar, to a stag, to a spaceship?! This is the shizzle right here! hahah. Each of the cardboard builds go for like 30 to 40 bucks. But the idiot in me is like, um, but I want to MAKE one myself!

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