Today’s post is almost nine hours late thanks to YouTube being uncharacteristically stupid and broken. It normally takes YT about an hour or so to process the video after Josh uploads it. Today it sat there for six hours, doing nothing. Then Josh uploaded it again. Then it took me an hour to watch the twenty-minute episode because I had to keep stopping to let it buffer. It was like watching a video in 2002.
Remarkable! Google seems to have invented a “slow internet”. This suggests an entirely new line of investigation!
Fixing Match 3
For one of the most popular casual games in existence, Match 3 is actually really broken. Until one developer fixed it.
DM of the Rings
Both a celebration and an evisceration of tabletop roleplaying games, by twisting the Lord of the Rings films into a D&D game.
Quakecon 2011 Keynote Annotated
An interesting but technically dense talk about gaming technology. I translate it for the non-coders.
Lost Laughs in Leisure Suit Larry
Why was this classic adventure game so funny in the 80's, and why did it stop being funny?
Best. Plot Twist. Ever.
Few people remember BioWare's Jade Empire, but it had a unique setting and a really well-executed plot twist.