If you follow my Twitter you probably saw my comment last night that I hated the column I’d written and was scrapping it. A few people expressed interest. In order to prevent you from being eaten alive by speculation and curiosity, it was a bit on the fact that the Game Developers Choice Awards would be giving id Software co-founder and technical director John Carmack a lifetime achievement award. I’d intended to do a sort of tribute to the guy. Sort of, “For you young people, here is who this guy is and why you should care.” But it ended up coming across as kind of creepy and fanboyish instead of informative.
The Best of 2011
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2011.
The story of me. If you're looking for a picture of what it was like growing up in the seventies, then this is for you.
The Game That Ruined Me
Be careful what you learn with your muscle-memory, because it will be very hard to un-learn it.
Video Compression Gone Wrong
How does image compression work, and why does it create those ugly spots all over some videos and not others?
Steam Summer Blues
This mess of dross, confusion, and terrible UI design is the storefront the big publishers couldn't beat? Amazing.