Cocktail Party Physics takes a look at that awesome cartoon character, The Tick: “And there’s lots of science! Of a particularly twisted nonsensical sort, granted, but science nonetheless.”
After some quite excellent fantasy novels, Lois McMaster Bujold goes for (mostly) romance: “But with this one, she’s just gone the Lifetime Channel route.”
Is the “thug life” Grand Theft Auto-style now officially overdone? The Dubious Quality blog ponders Saint’s Row, a solid game that feels stale: “For me, though, there was a moment when this genre went from exhilarating to depressing.”
Portal is a thinkin’ man’s first person shooter coming out from Valve, the folks behind Half-Life 2. Talking about HL2, Episode 1 has exceedingly clever in-game commentary that is reviewed and excerpted at Waxy.org.
If you play Civilization IV for three months, your next novel will probably be late — it happened to Iain M. Banks.
Is there really such a thing as a hip-hop videogame? Watch this convincing video to judge for yourself. A neat mix of arcade culture and hip-hop. (Keith Schofield also made a pretty awesome pi-related video).