The Nukezilla Sunday Supplement – January 30th 2011
Every Sunday we’re going to post links to articles we think are interesting from the last week. Sundays are usually very quiet around here, so this seems like the best day to do it. We’re going to link to articles on range of subjects, including videogames, technology, movies, geek culture and much, much more.
Homefront and the horror of invasion – The Guardian. Here, the Guardian previews Homefront, a game set in 2027 occupied American.You’ve been arrested by the Korean invaders and, once busted free, your job is to become part of the resistance.
Brink Developer Diary # 5 – Chris Sweetman. This post goes into the depths of sounds design in Splash Damages’s Brink. Audio director Chris Sweetman talks about the challenges of “16 players in the same part of a level, all triggering the same sounds” and how to balance that problem.
My Battles with Murdoch – The Guardian. With the News of the World phone hacking saga on-going, this is an article written by a previous employee of Murdoch’s Australian newspapers. It’s an eye-opening look at the practices and attitudes the corporation holds and why they could be part of the recent controversy.
Dealing With Assange and the Secrets He Spilled – The New York Times. The Wikileaks files have become a major political issue in the world, but just as interesting is the story of the reporters behind the story. The editor of the New York Times details the paper’s involvement with Wikileaks and Assange – and it’s not all smiles and happiness.
How Egypt Switched Off The Internet – Gigaom. With the anti-government protests going on in Egypt, the government simply turned off the country’s internet. An estimated 90% of internet connections dropped in an instant. This is how they did it.
A piece with a lot of screenshots about the close tab behaviour in Google Chrome - The Invisible. This is an great piece about the behaviour of Chrome’s tab in Google’s browser. It compares them to Safari and you can see how Chrome’s subtle handling is more ergonomic. Very interesting.
Why 3D doesn’t work and never will. Case closed – The Chicago Sun Times. 3D is, depending on your point of view, the next the big thing or the same old technology that’s failed time and time again before. Roger Ebert discusses the debate and argues that it’s not the revolution movies companies think it is.
The Genius Bar – McSweeny’s. This is a little humorous piece that’s worth a read. I won’t spoil it so just go ahead and click.