Somewhere last year online bookmarking service Delicious started adding counters. Save a link to Delicious via their bookmarklet, and it tells you if you were one of the first or the last to bookmark that link. It was a nice subtle addition that actually gave some reinforcement about linking articles. And it was something that added to the experience of my Delicious, IFTTT & Tumblr Dance.
Yup, very stoked about this one! Basically because No Man’s Sky by Hello Games seems to evoke that sense of “being there”. Or because it kind of looks like Proteus with a heavier game-element. And because it evokes memories of Elite, Freelancer, EVE Online and all those other space trading and exploration games.
“You’re going to love this,” he says as I stare somewhat skeptically at the sixteen baroquely stylised cards in front of me. Love Letter is card game then and I wonder why I have a freakishly large hand of sixteen cards. But no, the shop keeper picks up the cards, shuffles them and stacks them neatly in the middle of the table.
It’s a deck of sixteen cards.
Yes, the ending left me confused and then a bit more. It’s great how the game toys with you and then revels in the fact that it actually toys with you, to the extent that it might become a bit too meta. It’s something I expect from someone like Sudo Goichi, not necessarily an indie darling (they come close).
But that’s besides the point as Hotline Miami is just bloody good. You can even take that statement literally (unless you want to make that a meta-statement as well and expect the game to then actually expel a bloody liquid at some point).
It takes me back to the Nintendo DS. During the original dual-screen’s early days, there was a small game called Polarium. The idea being to draw one continuous line on a grid, which would change all white tiles into black and vice versa. The goal was to draw such a line that all rows would turn become completely black or white.
Wait, a Razr Maxx review? Right now? When a new one has already been announced? Yes, call me crazy, but I figured I would give this little device a proper test-run before committing my opinion to the cloud. Which, truth to be told, wasn’t exactly glowing.
I got my Razr Maxx back at the start of June. That was one of the first European units available and it presented me with an unexpected problem: Gingerbread. Yup, the Razr Maxx came standard equipped with a Motoblurred Android 2.3.6. I hated it.
Finished Mistborn: The Final Empire today. Turned out to be a very good read!
Oddly enough, my first encounter with Brandon Sanderson was through Infinity Blade. He wrote a short story connecting and deepening the stories of both Infinity Blade and Infinity Blade II. Though that particular story was a bit rough-and-tumble, the style did get to me (and made the games much more enjoyable to boot). Based on that, I decided to give Mistborn a shot.
And, you know, having my climbing partner constantly pester me about reading the book in-between routes also helped as well…