Category: Notes

Incredibly Cool Control Scheme

Instead of an accelerate key you have to make motor noises into a microphone to make your racing car go? Awesome! Clive Thompson takes a look at some very innovative indie games. “It’s a delightful way of breaking outside well-worn control techniques — buttons, thumbpad, keyboard. This isn’t […]

The ads in Children of Men

One of the many exceptional things about the movie Children of Men were the media bits and bobs featured in the background, from the ads to the government public service announcements. The audience only got subtle glimpses, but you can check out the assets in detail at the […]

Vampires VS Big Pharma: Who’s More Evil?

On the subject of Kaiju-biology (monster biology), Peter Watts narrates his brilliant slideshow that explains vampires from an evolutionary perspective, and then explains how humans can profit by harnessing their predators. Watts brings his experience as a scientist and his talent as a science-fiction writer to bear in […]

Game Mega-Wrapup

Game Tunnel, a site for indie games, picks their 10 best for 2006, with a platformer called Gumboy Crazy Adventures taking top honours. Kottke wrapped up 2006 with a list of addictive little online games, and the new version of Line Rider is mentioned first. And for those […]

Tales from the Vault!

Yearn for pulp fiction about mounties, possible marital infidelity and Winnipeg’s pock-marked Frankenstein? Tales from the Vault provides Canadian pulp history in French and English with more than just a gallery of covers. That’s right, there are whole issues!