May 31, 2013
merlin:



Who the fuck arms a chicken?


In time, Merlin will read Chew, and will learn of the wonder that is Poyo.

merlin:

Who the fuck arms a chicken?

In time, Merlin will read Chew, and will learn of the wonder that is Poyo.

November 10, 2012
How to play “Baco Bits,” a ridiculously complex game of movie knowledge (ideal for road trips)

It arose out of playing “Movie Tennis”, a two-sided game where you name an actor, and then go back and forth naming movies they’re in until one side can’t return anymore. That’s not a bad warmup for Baco Bits, actually. The other thing it stems from is the whole “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game, which we always found annoying - especially other people’s excitement for it.

So the gameplay is as follows, with example play in parenthesis: Each round starts off with someone naming a movie (Good Will Hunting). Then the next person names an actor in that movie, and then a different movie they’re in (Ben Affleck in Dogma), which now goes to the next player, and so on (Alan Rickman in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves; then Kevin Costner in Silverado; then Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon; etc.).

Two ways to score: 1) stump the next person, who then says “Challenge” - and then you need to say another actor in that movie to get a point (so no steering the game into completely obscure movies that you haven’t even seen, or are that familiar with); or the much more complicated 2) if you can link the round to a movie that Kevin Bacon was in, you get the point.

So if, in the example, rather than saying (Ben Affleck in Chasing Amy) you could say (Minnie Driver in Sleepers with Kevin Bacon) and win the point. This makes serving the next person much more difficult, as you’re navigating Kevin Bacon’s resume like a minefield. No Tom Hanks (Apollo 13), no Tom Cruise (A Few Good Men), no Meryl Streep (The River Wild). Much to avoid in serving to he next player, but ample opportunity for you to link back to Bacon on your own turn, if you can swing it - that was always tremendously satisfying to do.

Score by spelling out Bacon.

November 8, 2012

April 11, 2012
Bumblebee

Bumblebee

April 11, 2012
Journey: an illustrated review by Tim Colwill

April 11, 2012
Journey Soundtrack now available for $5 [iTunes link].
Yes, I am still obsessed with this game.

Journey Soundtrack now available for $5 [iTunes link].

Yes, I am still obsessed with this game.

April 7, 2012
A Portrait of the Artist as a Game Studio

More on Journey and the game studio behind it.

March 22, 2012
Iced Coffee Condensate (via OlloClip macro lens)

Iced Coffee Condensate (via OlloClip macro lens)

March 18, 2012

Journey by ThatGameCompany

Convincing evidence supporting the ‘videogames are a viable artistic medium’ argument.  

Playing through it was probably the most meaningful experience in any media I’ve found in a long, long time.  Reason enough for everyone to purchase a PS3, as far as I’m concerned (as it is sadly exclusive to the Sony console).

February 19, 2012
Tophet Loop

Tophet Loop

February 17, 2012

Music For 18 Musicians - Steve Reich

February 17, 2012
Steve Reich, Pulses
visualized using Python, via Visualmotive Blog

Steve Reich, Pulses

visualized using Python, via Visualmotive Blog

February 17, 2012
Steve Reich - Music For 18 Musicians (3 Versions)

January 7, 2012
we’re finally exploring some of the Carlisle Trails this year

we’re finally exploring some of the Carlisle Trails this year

January 7, 2012
Community tv writer Megan Ganz’s meeting notes

Community tv writer Megan Ganz’s meeting notes