// Excerpt from an address to the 2005 graduating class of Keyon College by David Foster Wallace – Video by Jolly Grari
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//The Secret Door is pretty much a blink spell that whisks you around to rather peculiar places around the world. Something like this I think would be fascinating game; where you have the ability to teleport to an undetermined, unknown area, and have to make the choice of whether or not to explore it. This certainly hints at that concept, with some of the places portraying some rather odd events being captured.
Don’t get too lost~
Additional note: It also appears that this was put together by a company that … actually makes doors and windows.
// Ted Talk with Tim Brown concerning creativity, and our psychological limitations on approaching ideas.
//With the holiday drawing close, I was delighted to discover a new radio drama adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Produced by Shane Salk, it features a slew of amazing voice actors (Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulson,Neil Flynn and others). Really enjoyed listening to this during work!
Recently The HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast (HPPodcraft) reviewed The Signal Man as part of their investigation of fiction mentioned in Lovecraft’s essay Supernatural Horror in Literature. I’ve always enjoyed this story, even if I’ve never entirely settled on an interpretation. The BBC special above is a wonderful adaptation that was mentioned in the podcast, and am very happy to have found.
If you are interested in this story, and possible other weird fiction analysis such as The Yellow Wallpaper, The Monkey’s Paw, and The Upper Berth, please be sure to try out their premium feed.
// A recent article in Wired brought up some issues about the Mass Effect 3 ordeal. It doesn’t necessarily take a side, as its purpose is to reflect how we can better the gaming industry.
Let’s be reasonable. Fans aren’t “going to change all game endings” from now on, but companies shouldn’t get top marks for a game not well received by its core support either. Nor should fans hijack a charity to push their own agenda when the company in question should address the conflict more amicably.
There is a lot to learn from this event. Whether or not you support ME3, this will effect game development and consumer interactions. It looks like plenty are listening. We just have to see if anyone actually does something.