Bits and pieces 2

Things have been a bit quiet in Not A Blog land recently. This is because I’ve basically been living, eating, sleeping and breathing work. We’ve got the beta off for testing now, and we’re waiting for feedback. In the meantime, I’ve got to sit and poke the sound effects volume levels so they’re a bit better balanced.

So, in lieu of me writing about anything interesting of my own, I figure I’ll just throw a bunch of links your way and hope you don’t notice the abject lack of content around here…

Sarah pointed out that next year’s Jamie Oliver Calendar has a rather unexpected front cover. Gosh.

Scary – I think we’ve found Miss Shagwell.

Spencer Tunick is an artist, apparently. Actually, he’s either a dirty old man or a loony. Either way, he seems to have a knack of getting very large numbers of people to take their clothes off and lie about the place. (warning – naturally, that link will take you to a page featuring a lot of naked people, and you know they’re not all going to be beautiful).

Proof that kids today don’t know shit about games. This almost made me cry. Really.

On the other hand, this did make me cry. Although the fact they refer to him as a “well-known” designer, rather than a “respected”, “admired” or even “talented” designer is good. No, I don’t like him very much.

I’m probably going to a halloween party on Friday. I’ve got no good ideas for a costume. Leave some in the comments, why don’t you?

4 Responses to “Bits and pieces 2”

  1. nayfnu says:

    That page with the kids talking about games has some great comments, mind. ‘Oh, grab the umbrella. Those are cool. Unfashionable, gay, but cool.’

    Speaking of which, your fancy dress costume – um, a lumberjack? You are Canadian, right? 🙂

  2. Lori says:

    You can’t expect kids these days to be excited by 80s arcade games with all that’s available to entertain them now. OK, so we can get them into 80s clothes but it’s not just about the design, it’s the technology. As the turtle might have said in Finding Nemo, ‘You gotta let go, dude’.

  3. Lori says:

    As for Halloween… how about a Clockwork Orange-style outfit?

  4. chris says:

    The reason it nearly made me cry is that those games still have gameplay in bucketloads (except the ET one, which, I’ll grant them, is utter, utter toss). Kids these days aren’t willing to look beyond the shiny (or not-so-shiny in this case) exterior of the game (or book, or TV show, or film, or album) and actually give the gameplay a chance. Not that this hasn’t already been done to death by our office down the pub, many, many times…