Sundays for 10k off-road training, which is terribly close. Before you sweat a lot, let’s read this week’s best articles about games (and game-related things).
Tom Phillips wrote about this on Eurogamer the joy of the Frogs and the fight for the World Cup in East Sussex. The most interesting thing for me is how deformed and scarred tables can make skating more difficult.
As a beginner, just planting your frogs – heavy, warm copper coins in your hand – on top of the table is a major accomplishment. Each frog that hits the top of the table, thrown at arm’s length from two meters, is worth one point. But he has to land on top – if he slips or hits the wooden back of the table, then he is “dead” and worthless. Run your frog into the hole in the table and you will earn two points – and you will also be able to collect your frog from a small box in the table below. Opening this drawer is a small ritual, the novelty of which is not over (and you always collect your frogs, wherever they usually fall on the floor).
Nicole Clark wrote for Polygon Marie Conda uses her entire online presence, one account at a time. Great to read about how to reorganize online shelves and discover old interests.
Over time, this process has evolved into a more meditative ritual. I dug up the habits of my past life and then watched with some personal entertainment. I came face to face with every random account I thought I ended up using, from DePop to Glassdoor. I used to have a Skillshare account (I used to want to learn skills!) And a General Assembly account from the time I lived in the Bay Area and flirted with the idea of working in technology. My Neapolitan has been starving for 15 years. I sold so much furniture on Craigslist. In 2016, I had a very strong Pinterest phase that involved dyeing my hair blue.
Jenny Zheng wrote about Uppercut Crit as students create games based on awesome twitter bot game ideas. It is interesting to see how the Twitter bot is used as an educational tool. Students are encouraged to think outside the box and just throw things at the programming wall to see what sticks.
Morrow herself also made a game based on the Weird Game Idea Bot hint. Inspired by a “cookie-like game about vile demigods,” Blood Broker asks players to manage human sacrifices to the gods. However, the gods prefer only willing victims, so your task is to convince people to sacrifice themselves. Too many reluctant victims will anger the gods and also cause a decline in morale in the rest of the population. Crazy and fast-paced, Blood Broker is like mid-level work, albeit a little tougher than regular table work. When I play, it’s an amazingly therapeutic and soothing experience; colors, flickering graphics and time constraints press the right serotonin buttons in my head. Both conceptual and absurd, Blood Broker feels like a colorful trance.
Nathan Grayson wrote about it in Vice Twitch entertaining injury as streamers cover Depp v. Hurd trial. A good read on how motivations and stories run here, many of the bias, some unscrupulous. Something disturbing in this whole thing, to be honest.
The court itself was not deprived of entertainment value. On YouTube, the case was presented in a way that often focuses on the faces of Depp and Hurd, highlighting the conflict and the reaction to the substance of the arguments. The case itself, meanwhile, has gone astray in comedic directions, such as when a porter during his serious testimony, otherwise, provoked laughter from Depp and the jury. And of course, the court ultimately focuses around two celebrities. This is no ordinary court.
Ron Liber looked up a story about a crypto-executor who was not who he pretended to be for The New York Times. In fact, some dude lied about his entire work history to get a job at the crypt, and then a journalist who conducted some basic fact-checks found out about it. Good work in everything.
But the blame is not only in him. Stopping to ask questions is a good way to get rid of profanity – one podcast called Mr Hanum OG or the original gangster – which we see in the world of business, politics and digital culture. Seeing only what we want to see is worth the unpleasant price: slowly, and then all at once, lying in public began to feel like a sensible strategy to achieve or keep ahead. We need to create a little less myth and check a lot more facts.
The other day I saw this teaser “Dragon House”. Sure, “Game of Thrones” didn’t end well, but that doesn’t stop me from admiring it.
That’s it, see you next week!