Market researchers NPD have released their estimates for video game sales figures for November. For what’s theoretically a simple enough figure – $2.7 billion – there are plenty of lessons to be learned: Everything is a matter of perspective. If you’re feeling the blues, it’s a depressing 7.6% slump on last year’s November figures, suggesting […]
Even for those of you who don’t play Zynga’s Facebook games, if you’re on the social networking site at all, you’ve definitely heard of them. Because you’ve probably seen a lot of updates like this: “Jane found a sad, lonely black kitten on their farm! Oh no!” or “John just conjured up a few too […]
Not only is blue-haired (for now) UK based artist Nolly Stanway a total geek, but she’s also a master cross-stitcher, as shown by this absolutely amazing Mario cross-stitch piece she recently finished. The project spawned across 3 weeks and contains over 12000 stitches. Her site, where she features most of her work, is definitely worth […]
It’s a good thing the NCAA isn’t run by Shang Tsung.
In the following video, Robin Williams talks about his addiction to gaming and how he named some of his children after video game characters.
If you bring a lawsuit that appears ambitious, obscure or downright insane, you may find yourself accused of trying to create a circus atmosphere. One tip for people facing such accusations: don’t demand that Depeche Mode’s songwriter makes a live appearance with Winona Ryder as the support act. That’s what’s happening in a case brought […]
Earlier this year I worked as proofreader on a novel (Frantic Planet volume 2 by Stuart Millard) in which the protagonist’s descent into isolation begins when he finds he was the only person unaware of a major terrorist attack on his city, having missed all media coverage because he’s been too busy playing World of […]