In keeping with the series on AI, here is an interesting project: Mario AI Competition, a competition for people to build the best Mario-playing AI possible. Here is one of the entries:
Here is the project page for the particular AI featured in the video.
The Mario game itself is a procedurally generated infinite level. John Funk likened this to putting a slinky on an escalator.
The product of fandom run unchecked, this novel began as a short story and grew into something of a cult hit.
Mass Effect Retrospective
A novel-sized analysis of the Mass Effect series that explains where it all went wrong. Spoiler: It was long before the ending.
Do you like electronic music? Do you like free stuff? Are you okay with amateur music from someone who's learning? Yes? Because that's what this is.
The Best of 2013
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2013.
Two minutes of fun at the expense of a badly-run theme park.