"When I'm using the USB, I just leave my finger inside the slot and pick it up after I'm ready." Well, quite.
"pc_user is a lightweight authentication library for CodeIgniter. It focuses on simplicity and security." Indeed it does.
"Metalosis Maligna is a fictitious documentary about a spectacular yet chronically disabling disease which affects patients who have been fitted with medical implants. Sourcing from such implants a wild metal growth ultimately transforms human patients into mechanical looking constructions." If you're squeamish, particularly when it comes to surgery or prosthetics, this is NOT for you. Otherwise, it's a remarkably good piece of animation/effects work, wrapped in a remarkably straight documentary wrapper, that perhaps makes the effects-work even more effective.
"It’s totally fantastic. It’s like someone’s got totally shitfaced on logistics-booze and then sat down and written an email." I think it all depends on your definition of "best", but Iain gets bonus points for "shitfaced on logistics booze".
"It’s an incredible precedent to set: making a game a success almost 18 months after a poor launch. It’s something that could only have happened now, and with a system like Steam." Well, of course. Well done, Epic.
17 March 2009
On Friday, I’ll be heading up to Derby for 48 hours, where I’ll be a judge and mentor at X48.
X48 is a 48-hour game-jam style event, where teams of students will be racing to build fully playable games on Microsoft’s XNA platform in only two days. Along with the other judges and mentors, I’ll be visiting all the teams and giving them a hand with the design side of things, as well as helping to decide on winners of the event when it wraps up on Saturday
It should be a lot of fun – I’m really looking forward to seeing what the teams come up with, and don’t entirely envy their challenge. No doubt a full report will follow in due course.
17 March 2009
Just a quick note to acknowledge that things have been quiet here recently; even the torrent of links has become a steady stream. Personal life in 2009 has been rather hectic and consuming most of my available cycles. Come April, that should be over, but until then, service will be slightly sporadic and reduced. Which is a shame, as I have loads of notes and half-written posts to put live.
Until then: please remain patient, rather than unsubscribing. Thank you for your time.