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now make it manifest

The machinery of gaming has run amok. Instead of serving creative vision, it suppresses it. Instead of encouraging innovation, it represses it. Instead of taking its cue from our most imaginative minds, it takes its cue from the latest month's PC Data list. Instead of rewarding those who succeed, it penalizes them with development budgets so high and royalties so low that there can be no reward for creators. Instead of ascribing credit to those who deserve it, it seeks to associate success with the corporate machine. It is time for revolution.

-- The Scratchware ManifestoManifesto Games has been started-upped by Greg Costikyan. This is exciting! (via)

move yo’ body

All of us have experienced days when our productivity soared. It was like nothing could slow us down. Everything that we had planned for the day toppled like a row of dominoes. We were unstoppable. Then, the next day, we couldn’t buy a check on our next action list. We couldn’t make anything happen. If pressed, we couldn’t say what the difference was between the two days.

Several things came together this week to explain one cause of this phenomenon to me (continued)
—Your Central Nervous System: Your Biological Key to Productivity (Open Loops)

revolution controller

So, it’s a mouse, but it’s not. It’s the classic Famicom controller, but it’s not. It’s substantially adaptable, more sensitive than Sony’s EyeToy, and more intuitive than a lightgun. This thing is going to be teh awesum. Looking around, some people get it, and other people aren't paying attention. (originally written on 9/22; i be catching up on my Drafts)

han is gonna be pissed

fucking vandalism

While I am against the dog-pissing, territorial markings of bombing and tags, large piece grafitti and reality-hacking advertising alterations are an art forms I can respect and get into. Fuck This Book’s contents, however, are just kind of stupid, naughty fun. (boingboing)

Master BrickChief

Lego HaloMOCs; You know, I think I need to make one of these. Or more. (kotaku)

blammo!

Reactions to backfires, captured on film. (4rthur)

“free” upgrade for psp firmware

PSP Hubs Hand Out Free Stuff - Kotaku: these were on the show floor at TGS. I tried to take a pic, but got shoo’d out of the area (“I’m very, very sorry sir, but this is a throughway, and nobody may stop here!” *frantic hand waving*) before I could get out my cellphone, which would have been heisman’d anyway. It struck me as odd that the big thing at one PS Spot was the ability to upgrade one’s PSP firmware to 2.0. Not sure if it was needed for the downloadable content or ...

Oh, wait: It looks like PSP firmware 2.0 may soon be successfully haXX0r’d.

i had to kill the pig

The first bit of fiction from author Warren Ellis that I read was I Had To Kill The Pig; it is still my favorite among his work, though the abandoned novella he was doing on LiveJournal, about a cyborg’d journalist/blogger being shipped to post-pandemic America to cover its re-emergence, was a near second. This story has been posted here before, but his old site Die Puny Humans has since died, puny human; its current location is posted here for the common edification.

iProduct

iPod Nano, hm?

There goes all the money I bet on the product announcement. Everyone thought it would be a new Shuffle, or an iPod Phone. I was convinced they wouldn’t do both, so I bet they would put both features in one product:

New from Apple: The iPhone Shuffle

“Life is random.”

This would be a small white cellphone with no display, and no keypad. In the spirit of the iPod Shuffle and the one-button mouse, the iPhone Shuffle would allow users to call people in their Address Book randomly.

“Don’t just surprise them; surprise yourself.”

Alternately they could sync with their Address Book and use the iPhone Shuffle to call people in a pre-determined order from a new Address Book Smart Playlist feature.

korea may be the king of online games...

...but it will only spread to the USA if they start hiring actual native English speakers for their marketing materials (and preferably game content as well) when they do an English-language launch. Rakion looks and sounds like a lot of fun, but if the website is indicative of what the in-game help will be like, it’s doomed. We did not intend to create similar game. Feel free to browse through new concept that Rakion provide for you.If Engrish is Japanese English, what is the Korean equivalent?

RSS feed for Comments?

How many people would use an RSS reader to keep up with this blog’s Comments, if it had one?

I do not believe that Blogger’s native Comments feature supports the addition of Comments to any page (someone please correct me if this is wrong), so I’d be reinstating the very nice and friendly HaloScan Comments. Dunno what I did last time that messed it up, but it broke the page. I suspect if that happens again, someone who can read markup better than I will need to help me un-break it, but if there is a strong preference for RSS feed, it shoudn’t be too hard.

If you don’t know what RSS is, check the wikipedia article on it, then go to Bloglines and set some up for yourself. If you are on Mac OS X, check out NetNewsWire Lite, or use Safari 2.0’s native support for the feed: protocol.

Please drop your Comments in the handy bloggercomments link here.

RSS feed for Comments?

How many people would use an RSS reader to keep up with this blog’s Comments, if it had one?

I do not believe that Blogger’s native Comments feature supports the addition of Comments to any page (someone please correct me if this is wrong), so I’d be reinstating the very nice and friendly HaloScan Comments. Dunno what I did last time that messed it up, but it broke the page. I suspect if that happens again, someone who can read markup better than I will need to help me un-break it, but if there is a strong preference for RSS feed, it shoudn’t be too hard.

If you don’t know what RSS is, check the wikipedia article on it, then go to Bloglines and set some up for yourself. If you are on Mac OS X, check out NetNewsWire Lite, or use Safari 2.0’s native support for the feed: protocol.

Please drop your Comments in the handy bloggercomments link here.

lipt0wned!

your basic pleasure model

Doll no Mori’s four dolls are called Alice, Ai, Mayu and Tina, with the doe-eyed manga-esque Alice who closely resembles a little child by far the most popular of its love doll call girls.

Incidentally, though the dolls each have different heads, their bodies are all the same, with exactly the same proportions.

Doll no Mori is even a fully fledged, registered trader within Japan’s sex business.

“We registered under the requirements of the law regarding adult entertainment,” Kimura tells Spa! “The cops couldn't stop laughing at us.”
MSN-Mainichi Daily News: WaiWai(older article from last December, unearthed in Tokyopia forum)