Billions of bloggers scrutinise, dissect and reproduce links that will massage your heart, shine knowledge into your brain and touch you where you wanted to be touched but wouldn’t dare ask. Rock Paper Shotgun is the worst, serving up the innocuous Sunday Papers, delivering a sawn-off shotgun blast of hyper-important hyper-links to your temples.
On Tuesday I discovered Gregg B of Tap Repeatedly has the same problem as me, a parade of open, unread browser tabs, enthusiastic yet patient. I haven’t got time to read every page here. I need some sort of link apocalypse, a browser crash that wipes tab memory. God, something.
So here’s the anti Sunday Papers, if you like. Everything here is certified to be 100% unread, personally unverified as classy top-notch content. These are the links snagged in the teeth of my browser right now, this very instant.
- The late Net-Lab.
- Jim Rossignol’s article on “The Prosthetic Imagination”.
- RPS Dwarf Fortress Diary Part 3.
- Oh, what’s this? RPS Dwarf Fortress Part 4, of course.
- Violent Acts Per Hour.
- Another review of The Longest Journey. Reviews of TLJ always interest me, because it didn’t work me over emotionally; I never connected.
- Proper Bostin. Who’s Making The Tea?
- Raid on Fort Apocalypse. I loved Synapse’s original Fort Apocalypse on the Atari 8-bit. Does this retro remake offer me anything?
- Design Without Designers. I read Don Norman’s book The Design of Everyday Things, because Joel Spolsky told me to read it if I wanted to be a good little developer.
- Space Funeral.
- Lewis Denby’s FFS review. I mean FFXIV.
- Retrospective on Granny’s Garden. Never heard of this game, but I saw a reference to the BBC Micro so I pinned this one expecting to get all melancholic again, another reminder of my computing childhood sinking into the quicksand of the past. It’s not ageing that upsets me: it’s loss.
- Eurogamer TV show on gaming degrees and whatnot.
- RPS Cardboard Children: Warhammer Invasion. I’m not even sure why I read this series. I love boardgames but have no one to play with. I refuse to play Othello against Mrs. HM because she beats me 10 games out of 10 and I get cross that I’m not getting any better. Last thing I played seriously was probably in 2000, a three-hour game of Shogi at a company hanami party, which was ridiculous because everyone else was drinking and having a good time. Anyone fancy a game of Talisman?
- Leigh Alexander on social games versus not social games (Gamasutra).
- Beefjack review of Super Meat Boy. I didn’t get on with Meat Boy, it was too hard. I’m worried I won’t get along with Super Meat Boy, so I’m checking out the occasional review.
- SavyGamer review of Super Meat Boy.
- Gamesbrief 45-minute presentation on the future of media.
- Badger Commander’s review of Dead Rising 2.
- Badger Commander’s review of Dark Void.
- Burnt Retina on “gaming the perspective on film reviews”.