A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that the marketing division of Twenty Sided (a subsidiary of ShamusYoung.com) got together and designed the site theme currently on display. I must admit I’m just a sucker for this “stuff-made-of-iPod-plastic” look. I really like the new Batrock layout, and it’s Orange for crying out loud. You could probably sell me a paisley design if you put a coat of gloss over it first.
Shawn linked to this collection of corporate themes, remixed in the plastic style. It’s supposed to be a joke, but I like them. I realize now that the plastic style is going to be my leisure suit, my paisley shirt, my mullet: It’s going to be the style I cling to when sexier, trendier people have moved on. I’ll still be using it when the look has become so old that it’s synonymous with “old fogey”.
On the web, I think that takes about ten minutes.
Could Have Been Great
Here are four games that could have been much better with just a little more work.
Joker's Last Laugh
Did you anticipate the big plot twist of Batman: Arkham City? Here's all the ways the game hid that secret from you while also rubbing your nose in it.
The true story of three strange days in 1989, when the last months of my adolescence ran out and the first few sparks of adulthood appeared.
Marvel's Civil War
Team Cap or Team Iron Man? More importantly, what basis would you use for making that decision?
Quakecon 2012 Annotated
An interesting but technically dense talk about gaming technology. I translate it for the non-coders.