white leds don't emit light directly - they excite a phosphor, similar to how a crt works.

and we're slowly using them to replace orange sodium vapor streetlights.

what i mean is, someday the sky over _every_ port will _literally_ be the color of a television tuned to a dead channel.

The great philosophers of the Renaissance wasted their time trying to reconcile Christianity with reason. Today’s thinkers do the same thing with either Capitalism or Star Wars.

Another instance of Meier's rule that "the player should have the fun—not the designer/computer."

"Even if we went to all that work to accurately recreate what it what it was to make an atmosphere and to have it totally accurately modeled, the user would not appreciate any of that!"


The logo splashes in the Enhanced Edition of System Shock must've come from the Mac version, because they're unfamiliar to me.

More than three hours until I can play the new Underworld?
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Seems like they failed to add proper subtitles to some of the audiologs in Fallout 76? 😞

Keep in mind, Mefford's First Law of Game Development.

"I had altered the script here and there, and incited the creation of a few speaking parts, but to what end? I had not derailed this behemoth, or changed its direction, I had only made its path smoother as the technical consultant in charge of authenticity, the spirit haunting bad movies that aspired to be good ones." – Viet Thanh Nguyen, from The Sympathizer

"Basic math. Basic math. Basic math! Basic maaath!" to the tune of "Normal View."


Microsoft bought both Obsidian—and InXile!?

Microsoft wants games that're "a little different to what our big AAA franchises can deliver." What does that mean?


Windows refuses to let me operate without English (United States), keeps reinstalling it and secretly switching to it when I'm not paying attention. 😫

“Monsanto has been playing around… making these studies look like they are independent, when in fact they were written or heavily influenced by Monsanto…

"What we found is that some of these studies were key in the Government of Canada's decision to give a permit to Monsanto to continue selling glyphosate in Canada.”


Here is a videogame I have narrative designed and written. “Can you lead the misfit prisoners of the Void Ark through the derelict spaceships and myriad dangers of the Sargasso Nebula?”

Huh, Star Wars Republic Commando can be played on Xbox One now. Neat.

Still waiting for the Ion Storm games to make it onto that list...

"Don't fix it if it ain't broke.

"Also, just don't fix it because sales are okay now and why would you want to rock the boat like this?"

"We're through the Looking Glass here, people." Show more

Few interesting notes from the Mahk LeBlanc Looking Glass interview… Show more

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