👋 Hello. I am Vincent Leeuw and this is my blog.


🔮 Why did design cross the flat road?

Skeuomorphism is dead. It’s been dead for so long that we don’t really notice its absence any more. That said, I can still remember the Battle of Gloss, the Texture Front, and many others, as people wrestled with the Allied assault lead by both Google’s Material Design and Ap...



🎭 “They told me I could be anything in VR, so I became myself”

Back at the start of the millennium, the online world was just recovering from its first bubble. But amongst the various train wrecks of businesses grappling with the value of virtual, there were some cultural aspect that did flourish. Enter Second Life. The bastard child of smiley fuelled chat rooms (...



🗺 Ingress VS. Pokémon Go: Location Monsters

Having played Ingress for a few years, people were kind of surprised that I held out until the official launch of Pokémon Go in the Netherlands to try it. Yet, it's pretty logical in my opinion: the games are mostly the same and my own generation is just a c...





🎮 Axiom Verge as part of the Metroid lineage

Axiom Verge has been released for PS4 and with it, Metroidvania is suddenly one of the most talked about genres. Still, it's not just praise that Axiom verge is harvesting. Having put in a delightful 10 hours so far, I kind of get where everybody is coming from and wrote that ...



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Time to “experience” a book.



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