31 August 2010

Keith Olbermann Special Comment: There Is No 'Ground Zero Mosque' - 08/1...

Stunning. Truly stunning. This is someone with a firm grasp of the issue expertly calling out the damage that the current US hatemongering can cause. I hope he isn't drowned out too much by the less sane individuals out there.

Ground Zero Mosque?

This is everything that's wrong with the American media nicely explained by a grumpy brit. I can't believe so many Americans still believe their TV news.

Charlie Brooker - Ground Zero Mosque

01 July 2010

Secondary Concerns

This is an amazingly well written description of the challenges of writing good secondary dialogue for a computer game. Also why the audio in Splinter Cell: Conviction was so abysmal that it virtually ruined the game.

Post-Hype: Secondary Concerns

28 April 2010

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19 February 2010

Why DVD (and game) piracy is so popular

This is something that's been bugging me a lot since I joined lovefilm and started really watching a lot of rented DVDs, but explained in a really nice format:

Why piracy works

And there's a very similar situation with PC games, only even worse:

You maniacs!

The DVD one in particular is annoying me because I pay £15 a month to rent DVDs, but they get to me slower and in a less user-friendly form than if I just torrented the damn things. And they repeatedly shout at me about how piracy is theft before every film. Grrrrrr.

I heard about a DVD that someone rented recently which started with a screen saying "Thanks for supporting the industry" and then went right into the film. Must have been an indie flick.


16 November 2009

Luckiest multiplayer gaming kill ever

I'm one of the 3 or 4 people on the planet who haven't actually played Modern Warfare 2 yet, but you don't need to know the game to realise that this is a seriously lucky knife throw.

13 November 2009

Remi Gaillard - Batman

Casting fear into the hearts of the criminal underworld - and anybody who just happens to walk past - it's BATMAN!