August 28, 2014
The End of Gamers


The last few weeks in videogame culture have seen a level of combativeness more marked and bitter than any beforehand.

First, a developer—a woman who makes games who has had so much piled on to her that I don’t want to perpetuate things by naming her—was the target of a harassment campaign that…

A generation or two of folks who adhere to an insular culture, dragged kicking and screaming into the rest of the world. What a racket that screaming can be.

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August 1, 2014
Oh hey, it’s Friday.

Oh hey, it’s Friday.

July 29, 2014
"You can’t simply just sit and moan that free-to-play has killed everything."

— Gotta say, there’s an interesting parallel between the news industry’s attempts to deal with the emergence of free online access to information and the games industry’s struggle to comprehend the free-to-play surge. (Via Patrick Klepek)


July 25, 2014
So here's the thing.


Things have been crazy lately. The job’s been hectic. I’ve not been posting quite as much. But I still heart you guys.

Five and a half years of doing this day-in-day-out I think is finally starting to take its toll, and I want to be honest about that. I also feel like I’m in a spot where I can’t…

A sad moment for Tumblr, losing one of its most prominent news voices. If only there was another way to keep tabs on Ernie

July 18, 2014

Today in under-appreciated bands, The Prids.


July 17, 2014
"Zach Braff has all the deep feels, and he knows only one way to express them: by crawling out in front of a camera and setting his iPod to shuffle."

— Alright, that’s it, that’s all I needed to read about Wish I Was Here. Go home everyone, your jobs are done.

July 16, 2014
"Good government would seem to be a consequence of good people, and I question whether we are good people."

Something pretty spot-on emerged from Reddit!

July 9, 2014
"On a street carrying thousands of 3000 pound vehicles a day at 40mph or more, we focus our fears on the handful of 30 pound vehicles moving half that fast."

Everybody’s sassy about bikes.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post publishes garbage that offhandedly says drivers shouldn’t feel bad if they smack into a biker.

July 2, 2014
"It not only begins and ends in nothingness, but it consists of nothing but nothingness. It is all infernally nugatory. If we regard the book from the side of technical artistry, it is a positively brilliant and hellish monster-birth."

— Yup. I remain terrified of Ulysses.


July 2, 2014


I’m making posters to sell at cons and now I’m wondering what I’m gonna do with all this money I’m gonna be making.

I’ll take four of each.

(via tomewing)

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