Games

{"content":{"id":26,"title":"Mass Effect: Barbie","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/11.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"border: 1px solid black; height: auto; max-height: initial\"\u003e","publication_date":"2018-05-24T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-05-22T21:22:26.000Z","updated_at":"2018-06-18T17:17:09.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=old_memes\"\u003eold_memes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e"}

Mass Effect: Barbie

{"content":{"id":207,"title":"Michelle...","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/8b.jpg\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"border-radius: 0\"\u003e","publication_date":"2018-08-10T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-08-03T01:49:20.000Z","updated_at":"2018-09-29T17:00:32.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=old_memes\"\u003eold_memes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=politics\"\u003epolitics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=space\"\u003espace\u003c/a\u003e"}

Michelle...

{"content":{"id":303,"title":"18-10-07 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/ef.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"background: white; border-radius: 0\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://blog.github.com/2018-10-05-js13kgames-highlights-2018/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e13 games in in less than 13kB of Javascript\u003c/a\u003e with links to source code.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://trashloop.com/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003etrashloop.com\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclid%27s_orchard\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eEuclid's Orchard\u003c/a\u003e (pictured)\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://i.imgur.com/4HGbdSf.gifv\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eWar is hell\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-10-07T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-06T16:35:40.000Z","updated_at":"2018-10-06T16:42:39.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=javascript\"\u003ejavascript\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-10-07 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":299,"title":"Doom (1993)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/ec.jpg\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-height: 93vh\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt was revolutionary when it came out, but a million better (and less monochrome) shooters have come out in the meantime, making this feel drab and boring.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-10-11T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-04T00:09:08.000Z","updated_at":"2019-02-28T16:33:37.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=dark_and_edgy\"\u003edark_and_edgy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=seinfelded\"\u003eseinfelded\u003c/a\u003e"}

Doom (1993)


It was revolutionary when it came out, but a million better (and less monochrome) shooters have come out in the meantime, making this feel drab and boring.

{"content":{"id":308,"title":"Cool Frog And Dolphin","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/f4.png\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv class=\"card-image-caption\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.gunshowcomic.com/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eGunshow\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e","publication_date":"2018-10-11T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-08T23:01:50.000Z","updated_at":"2018-10-08T23:02:06.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=old_comics\"\u003eold_comics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e"}

Cool Frog And Dolphin

{"content":{"id":329,"title":"Mass Effect 2 (2010)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/104.PNG\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt was fun and all, but it lacked some of that sweet RPGness from the first game. And the rawness of the first game. And the sense of exploration and place (the hubs are scaled back and a lot of the missions feel almost like rail shooters). And it doesn't have the story telling or atmosphere of I or III. And the main villain is a pointless non-entity who keeps repeating the stupidest lines. And the ending is some dumb heavy metal thing. But it's fun and has fun characters so why not have some wacky filler in the middle?\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-10-20T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-18T16:43:11.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-30T02:45:00.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=middle_child\"\u003emiddle_child\u003c/a\u003e"}

Mass Effect 2 (2010)


It was fun and all, but it lacked some of that sweet RPGness from the first game. And the rawness of the first game. And the sense of exploration and place (the hubs are scaled back and a lot of the missions feel almost like rail shooters). And it doesn't have the story telling or atmosphere of I or III. And the main villain is a pointless non-entity who keeps repeating the stupidest lines. And the ending is some dumb heavy metal thing. But it's fun and has fun characters so why not have some wacky filler in the middle?

{"content":{"id":344,"title":"Fallout 2 (1998)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/113.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp class=\"card-image-caption\"\u003eRoughly the point where I lost interest in the game. You wouldn't believe how drab and sloggy and time-consuming and monotonous this stretch of map is.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nWhen I was about 15, a friend of mine strongly encouraged me to play this. It's too bad, because I probably would have liked it if I'd played it back then. Now a complicated RPG feels like doing chores, and what teenage me would have thought was dark and edgy seems bland and brownish-grey.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-05T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-29T00:49:27.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-13T00:25:08.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=dark_and_edgy\"\u003edark_and_edgy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rpgs\"\u003erpgs\u003c/a\u003e"}

Fallout 2 (1998)

Roughly the point where I lost interest in the game. You wouldn't believe how drab and sloggy and time-consuming and monotonous this stretch of map is.

When I was about 15, a friend of mine strongly encouraged me to play this. It's too bad, because I probably would have liked it if I'd played it back then. Now a complicated RPG feels like doing chores, and what teenage me would have thought was dark and edgy seems bland and brownish-grey.

{"content":{"id":416,"title":"18-12-09 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe USSR had a nuclear testing range roughly the size of Slovenia or Israel. \u003ca href=\"http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/11/how-nuclear-weapons-tests-were-conducted-in-ussr-trip-to-semipalatinsk-test-site/\"\u003eNow, it has a lovely museum\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nElves aren't blonde and Hobbits don't have big feet. \u003ca href=\"https://www.tolkiensociety.org/author/faq/\"\u003eThe Tolkien Society FAQ\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWaluigi was made to fill a grid, yet somehow manages to be the best character in any Mario game. \u003ca href=\"https://www.mariowiki.com/Waluigi#Relationships\"\u003eA long, detailed three paragraphs about his relationships with other characters\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://patentpandas.org/stories/company-patented-my-idea\"\u003eGoogle tried to patent someone's work after rejecting them in a job interview\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nOldie but goodie: \u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V14PfDDwxlE\"\u003eOrson Welles having a series of hilarious tantrums\u003c/a\u003e while recording advertisements for frozen food.\u003c/a\u003e \"This is a very wearying one. It's very unpleasant to read. \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cu\u003eUnrewarding\u003c/u\u003e\u003c/i\u003e\u003c/b\u003e.\"\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-12-09T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-12-08T18:49:37.000Z","updated_at":"2018-12-09T15:48:50.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=russia\"\u003erussia\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tolkien\"\u003etolkien\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=waluigi\"\u003ewaluigi\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=luigi\"\u003eluigi\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=evil\"\u003eevil\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=food\"\u003efood\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-12-09 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":510,"title":"Half Life 2: Episode 2 (2007)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/1b2.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nMaybe it was too good. Valve kept one upping themselves until they gave up on single player entirely. The industry, already moving towards multiplayer at that point, has never even tried to top this, which makes it seem as fresh and exciting as when it came out 12 years ago (!). Can you imagine a game from 1995 looking and feeling as good in 2007 as this does now?\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-02-27T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-01-31T17:38:09.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-12T21:27:31.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=nature\"\u003enature\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=fps\"\u003efps\u003c/a\u003e"}

Half Life 2: Episode 2 (2007)

Maybe it was too good. Valve kept one upping themselves until they gave up on single player entirely. The industry, already moving towards multiplayer at that point, has never even tried to top this, which makes it seem as fresh and exciting as when it came out 12 years ago (!). Can you imagine a game from 1995 looking and feeling as good in 2007 as this does now?

{"content":{"id":512,"title":"Super Mario RPG (1996)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/1b4.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI've not liked video games before, but this gave me a special kind of profound disappointment, not commensurate with the ~$5 I payed for it on the Wii Store (RIP).\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI spent roughly twenty years hearing about how great this is and hearing it called a classic. It's the same boring Mario look and the same boring Mario plot (Bowser kidnaps the Princess... with a twist). It's the most tedious gameplay a JRPG has ever had, and in a genre that's driven by story, you can't do much with characters whose personalities are one word or less.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-03-30T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-02-01T16:49:22.000Z","updated_at":"2019-03-30T00:14:17.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=overrated\"\u003eoverrated\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=snes\"\u003esnes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=jrpgs\"\u003ejrpgs\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rpgs\"\u003erpgs\u003c/a\u003e"}

Super Mario RPG (1996)


I've not liked video games before, but this gave me a special kind of profound disappointment, not commensurate with the ~$5 I payed for it on the Wii Store (RIP).

I spent roughly twenty years hearing about how great this is and hearing it called a classic. It's the same boring Mario look and the same boring Mario plot (Bowser kidnaps the Princess... with a twist). It's the most tedious gameplay a JRPG has ever had, and in a genre that's driven by story, you can't do much with characters whose personalities are one word or less.

{"content":{"id":644,"title":"Jet Force Gemini (1999)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/21c.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv class=\"card-image-caption\"\u003eWhat is he holding?\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nFirst you watch a bunch of great-looking cutscenes, then create a save slot (press one button, looks really cool), then sit back for some more cutscenes. Then walk for about 15 seconds, then talk to a guy who offers to show you a long cutscene (psychically). Then your character walks across a large field. Then, after nearly an hour invested, the gameplay finally starts and it is \u003cb\u003eawful\u003c/b\u003e.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThere's not much going on in terms of level design or game mechanics, so they just made the controls difficult - hyper sensitive and your aim is constantly dragging - to disguise the fact. This is what happens when you spend all your budget on cutscenes.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-04-20T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-04-10T17:11:17.000Z","updated_at":"2019-04-10T17:18:12.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=third_person_shooters\"\u003ethird_person_shooters\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=n64\"\u003en64\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=overrated\"\u003eoverrated\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e"}

Jet Force Gemini (1999)

What is he holding?

First you watch a bunch of great-looking cutscenes, then create a save slot (press one button, looks really cool), then sit back for some more cutscenes. Then walk for about 15 seconds, then talk to a guy who offers to show you a long cutscene (psychically). Then your character walks across a large field. Then, after nearly an hour invested, the gameplay finally starts and it is awful.

There's not much going on in terms of level design or game mechanics, so they just made the controls difficult - hyper sensitive and your aim is constantly dragging - to disguise the fact. This is what happens when you spend all your budget on cutscenes.

{"content":{"id":704,"title":"Spiderman: Shattered Demensions (2010)","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nA game I got on sale years ago. Not bad for what I payed, and not bad for a game based on a property. A few parts were extremely fun, but the more tedious parts dragged it down enough that I never made to to the end, putting it off again and again until I stopped thinking about it entirely.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-05-24T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-05-08T21:39:36.000Z","updated_at":"2019-05-08T21:42:45.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comic_books\"\u003ecomic_books\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=spider_man\"\u003espider_man\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=action\"\u003eaction\u003c/a\u003e"}

Spiderman: Shattered Demensions (2010)

A game I got on sale years ago. Not bad for what I payed, and not bad for a game based on a property. A few parts were extremely fun, but the more tedious parts dragged it down enough that I never made to to the end, putting it off again and again until I stopped thinking about it entirely.

{"content":{"id":663,"title":"Mass Effect 3 (2012)","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nI only played the Mass Effect games years after this was released, so the original incomplete ending wasn't a big issue for me. Super fun, much more consistent expansions, incredible atmosphere of war and finality. I hate to be one of \u003ci\u003ethose\u003c/i\u003e Canadians, but I loved starting the game in Vancouver (and the weird fact that Bioware is located in Edmonton, of all places). I appreciate that they would put so much effort into building such a complex universe and so many unusually well-developed characters, and end it so finally that there is no real opportunity for a meaningful sequel.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-05-25T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-04-25T21:00:30.000Z","updated_at":"2019-04-25T21:02:15.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mass_effect\"\u003emass_effect\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sci-fi\"\u003esci-fi\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=canada\"\u003ecanada\u003c/a\u003e"}

Mass Effect 3 (2012)

I only played the Mass Effect games years after this was released, so the original incomplete ending wasn't a big issue for me. Super fun, much more consistent expansions, incredible atmosphere of war and finality. I hate to be one of those Canadians, but I loved starting the game in Vancouver (and the weird fact that Bioware is located in Edmonton, of all places). I appreciate that they would put so much effort into building such a complex universe and so many unusually well-developed characters, and end it so finally that there is no real opportunity for a meaningful sequel.

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Weekly Links - Pop Art Edition



{"content":{"id":825,"title":"Weekly Links - Tears In The Rain Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI haven't seen the new Alan Partridge, but I have seen \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/77IZttD_pU8\"\u003ethis\u003c/a\u003e, and it is good.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWeird Universe discovered these \u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/reset_ge_smart_bulb\"\u003einstructions for resetting a GE smart bulb\u003c/a\u003e, which seems like a parody, but is apparently totally legit. Laziness if often more difficult and tiring than alternative. I'm pretty happy walking over to the light switch. \r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nA story of a man who \u003ca href=\"https://ferrebeekeeper.wordpress.com/2019/06/26/tiara-of-saitaferne/\"\u003eaccidentally forged an ancient golden crown\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://writing.markchristian.org/2019/06/29/communicating-cartridges/\"\u003eSega Channel\u003c/a\u003e and other early experiments in online consoles. I was a kid when Sega Channel happened. Lots of people had Segas but no one's parents were shelling out for Sega Channels. Those commercials, though.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://bit.ly/30wRT1C\"\u003eCSS pattern generator\u003c/a\u003e. Pixel art is fun.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.smk.dk/en/explore-the-art/highlights/vilhelm-hammershoei-interior-in-strandgade-sunlight-on-the-floor/\"\u003eMy new favourite 404 page\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-07-14T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-07-13T17:03:38.000Z","updated_at":"2019-07-20T14:19:24.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=uk\"\u003euk\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=history\"\u003ehistory\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=nineteenth_century\"\u003enineteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ukraine\"\u003eukraine\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=france\"\u003efrance\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=greece\"\u003egreece\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=css\"\u003ecss\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=webdev\"\u003ewebdev\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=internet\"\u003einternet\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=danish\"\u003edanish\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=denmark\"\u003edenmark\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Tears In The Rain Edition

{"content":{"id":840,"title":"Weeky Links - Relaxation Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe first song ever synthesized by a computer was \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/41U78QP8nBk\"\u003eDaisy Bell\u003c/a\u003e. I had no idea the song's use in 2001 was a reference to that.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.kfish.org/~conrad/music/Kobi/\"\u003eMachine-generated music that is actually really good\u003c/a\u003e. A lot like what they would play at night on the local university radio when I was a kid.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://astronaut.io/#\"\u003eA few seconds from various Youtube videos with very few views\u003c/a\u003e. Surprisingly interesting.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI like computer games but I'm happy to call myself a 'casual', because gamers are the worst people in the world in every way possible. \u003ca href=\"https://www.cracked.com/article_26528_5-gaming-controversies-that-were-mindblowingly-stupid.html\"\u003eExtra-hilarious gaming controversies\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nOne of the entries about mentions a guy having objects thrown at him for playing Jiggly Puff. \u003ca href=\"https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/esports-juan-hungrybox-debiedma-everybody-hates-jigglypuff\"\u003eHere is his defence of himself\u003c/a\u003e. \"People don’t like it when I pop off after victories, especially when they come via Jigglypuff, and they definitely don’t like the methods I use to win tournaments. But that doesn’t matter to me. Every story needs a bad guy. In some ways, the role suits me nicely. After all, as far as I’m concerned, my destiny has already been written.\"\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nKC Green has created another webcomic, this one being a very NSFW gag strip. \u003ca href=\"https://www.instagram.com/p/B0JezQcgsYX/\"\u003eMy favourite is the ASMR lady\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-07-28T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-07-27T17:13:08.000Z","updated_at":"2019-07-27T17:38:30.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=science_fiction\"\u003escience_fiction\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=old_comics\"\u003eold_comics\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weeky Links - Relaxation Edition

  • The first song ever synthesized by a computer was Daisy Bell. I had no idea the song's use in 2001 was a reference to that.
  • Machine-generated music that is actually really good. A lot like what they would play at night on the local university radio when I was a kid.
  • A few seconds from various Youtube videos with very few views. Surprisingly interesting.
  • I like computer games but I'm happy to call myself a 'casual', because gamers are the worst people in the world in every way possible. Extra-hilarious gaming controversies.
  • One of the entries about mentions a guy having objects thrown at him for playing Jiggly Puff. Here is his defence of himself. "People don’t like it when I pop off after victories, especially when they come via Jigglypuff, and they definitely don’t like the methods I use to win tournaments. But that doesn’t matter to me. Every story needs a bad guy. In some ways, the role suits me nicely. After all, as far as I’m concerned, my destiny has already been written."
  • KC Green has created another webcomic, this one being a very NSFW gag strip. My favourite is the ASMR lady.