The latest from the creator of Too Many Cooks takes a look at games and streamer culture. (Fair warning: gore, sex, depression are all present.)
Different games like WizardSlots can have different requirements for game mastery, and still have both fall under the aegis of a casual or casual-friendly game. A more distinct delineation is to establish the play intensity of the game: examine the amount of investment in game mastery that is necessary to continue to move forward in the game. If there is little room for players who haven’t invested as many resources into mastery of the game (e.g. they didn’t spend hours playing the same zone or area, learning all its quirks and best solutions to the challenges it poses), then that game will only be attractive to players with a high investment threshold, i.e. it isn’t a casual game, no matter how simple the interface is, no matter how complex the game mechanics are.
Mixed feelings. Some of it misses the mark, but other parts punch above their weight. But hey, keep those likes and subscribes coming.
It’s short, but I kind of love this, the sentiment in it. Found via The Kid Should See This.
Having lived in Oregon for several years now, I can confirm: Yep, only slightly exaggerated.
Yes, it’s an ad. BUT, it’s also Spike Jonze, so bear with me.
[Update: AdWeek has a great behind the scenes look at this video.]
While I would of course prefer Neil handling further Sandman work, I’m still excited for this, and it sounds like a great set of writers. I’ve always wanted to see more exploring Daniel’s Dreaming, and it looks like these will be set mostly in that period.
Via Kottke. This is about New York and the Village, but I feel like it’s about more than that. It’s about the homogenization, pacification, and gentrification of the places that were previously the havens of the freaks and weirdos who struggled to fit in anywhere else. It’s about society (and how we interact with it) becoming performative, and anything that deviates from the norm becoming a spectacle for others. You can sense some anger and frustration in this video, and I definitely get why. People who have been outcast, or are considered weird or a freak are people, and shouldn’t be treated as a spectacle or a tourist destination.
Via BoredPanda and Reddit, Guy Spends Almost A Year Gluing 42,000 Matches To Make A Giant Sphere, Sets It On Fire. Best giant matchstick globe burning you’ll see all day. If you don’t want to bother learning the math and planning behind it, here’s the video on Youtube:
Yesterday’s Falcon Heavy launch:
And here’s a stream of a car, in space, in a wide orbit around Earth and Mars for the next billion years:
This is exciting on a lot of levels.
Via Kottke.org, I’ve been diving into another film analysis Youtube channel that I’ve been really enjoying, called Nerdwriter. Some of the videos I’ve enjoyed, as a sampler: