A fact that is obvious in retrospect but that I hadn’t considered before: there are TLDs for countries that don’t exist anymore. Soviet Union (.su), Yugoslavia (.yu), East Germany (.dd), Czechoslovakia (.cs) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.su

"Valiant Hearts: The Great War" by Ubisoft Montpellier is a game that humanizes the war, and conveys a nuanced anti-war message while honouring the common soldiers and civilians who sacrificed and fought. youtube.com/watch?v=qq0r0zpj35

The "Blueprint for Armageddon" podcast series. Dan Carlin has a particular talent for inviting listeners to experience historical events from the perspective of those who lived them. What was their world view? What motivated their decisions? What are the first-hand accounts from primary sources? dancarlin.com/product/hardcore

Barbara Tuchman's "The Guns of August" is a gripping narrative that covers the decision to go to war (where the momentum of war plans & events on the ground overtook leaders) up to the "Miracle of the Marne" which forced the stalemate and led to years of trench warfare. goodreads.com/book/show/407790

On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, here some history nerd recommendations to learn more about the First World War. Lest we forget.

My contribution for — here's a very early prototype of the train combat sequence that was later developed for chapter 9 of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. gangles.ca/2018/10/04/blocktob

Spotted the old Canadian flag while reading a Richard Scarry book to my daughter. “Best Word Book Ever” was published in 1963; Canada adopted the maple leaf flag in 1965 🇨🇦

"So you're really into bronze, huh? Name your three favourite alloys."

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I have fallen down this trompe-l'oeil hole four times now despite knowing exactly where it is. A+ level design.

Underrated upshot for devs announcing Switch games: they get to take a cool photo of the handheld console in a tastefully arranged setting.

My dentist described me as “compliant” because I get regular cleanings.

Feeling oddly rebellious now…

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‪Every time Kratos reaches into a sarcophagus I expect a jump scare of a skeleton grabbing him. Hasn’t happened yet but I’m betting on at least one before the end of the game 💀

‪My daughter figured out how to crawl today 💖‬

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My wife put on Raffi for the baby at home and it kicked me out of Spotify at work. I thought the future would be cooler.

"It is at this point in the book that the author famously laments that despite our ability to bring food from the earth, we are incapable of creating a system in which the hungry can be fed." - Yanis Varoufakis

Had to do a double take at this.
(It's a history of Americans in the Spanish Civil War, thankfully.)

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