Nerdology

Aug 21

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Live: photoshop the future with The Verge -

Watching TC photoshop is incredibly calming. I’m watching now and I don’t ever want to stop watching.

Aug 20

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Watch every single one of The Doctor’s gruesome deaths (and regenerations) from ‘Doctor Who’
Ross Miller over at The Verge just created a timeline (Earth time, not Time Lord time) for when each Doctor died and regenerated. It’s pretty cool, and they have the video of each of their deaths and a fun fact like, I didn’t know that the Sixth doctor was fired by the BBC and refused to film his death scene.

Watch every single one of The Doctor’s gruesome deaths (and regenerations) from ‘Doctor Who’

Ross Miller over at The Verge just created a timeline (Earth time, not Time Lord time) for when each Doctor died and regenerated. It’s pretty cool, and they have the video of each of their deaths and a fun fact like, I didn’t know that the Sixth doctor was fired by the BBC and refused to film his death scene.

Definitive Guardians .gif?

Definitive Guardians .gif?

(Source: termaninite, via ariana2525)

Aug 17

Film Crit Hulk Smash: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY AND THE ART OF CONSTRUCTING JOKES -

I saw Guardians last week at the Ziegfeld theatre in New York. It’s my favorite theatre and (I’m pretty sure) it’s the largest non-IMAX screen in the city. It’s the perfect place to see action movies (it’s the perfect place to see anything, really, but it lends itself to big action movies a little more).

Anyway, after reading Film Crit Hulks review (it’s not really a review, but I don’t have a word for it) I think I like the movie more than when I left the theatre. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked Guardians. I’m happy I saw it in theaters and I’ll probably watch it again, but the internet really over hyped this film.

I kept seeing it compared to Star Wars regarding its scope, size, and characters (specifically Rocket and Groot) and that sets a very high bar for me. It’s not Star Wars. But almost nothing is. Heck, even some Star Wars movies aren’t Star Wars. So when I walked out of the theatre I was a little let down when really I shouldn’t have been.

Reading Hulk’s assessment of the story and characters makes me appreciate this movie more than I did after seeing it. And actually makes me want to see it in theaters again.

Aug 14

The Time I Spent On A Commercial Whaling Ship Totally Changed My Perspective On The World -

Do we have a word yet for “totally winning the internet”? Because maybe that word should be Clickhole. Everything they are doing, from the quizzes (the serious ones and the fake ones) to their lists have been absolutely killing it. But this… this is a weird other level.

Today, Clickhole uploaded (from what I can tell) the entirety of Moby Dick as a blog post with a new title. Well done. I’m probably going to take the rest of the day off, there’s no point in internetting any more.

Aug 13

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Microsoft confirms Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity deal "has a duration" -

Oh look. It’s the news the I (and the world) was expecting yesterday. Rise of the Tomb Raider is a timed exclusive… *sigh*. Reading the conversation Eurogamer had with Spencer it’s still clouded in PR double speak and half truths:

"When people want me to say, can you tell us when or if it’s coming to other platforms, it’s not my job," Spencer told Eurogamer. "My job is not to talk about games I don’t own. I have a certain relationship on this version of Tomb Raider, which we announced, and I feel really good about our long term relationship with Crystal and Square.

"I get the reaction I see. If I’m a PlayStation person all of a sudden I feel like, the franchise has gone. I didn’t buy the IP. I didn’t buy the studio. It’s not mine. Where this thing will go over time, just like Dead Rising or Ryse, we’ll see what happens with the game. I don’t own every iteration of Tomb Raider.

"I don’t own them building Tomb Raider on other platforms. I can’t talk about the franchise that way. I can talk about the deal I have."

So, what, exactly, is that deal?

"I have Tomb Raider shipping next holiday exclusively on Xbox. It is Xbox 360 and Xbox One. I’m not trying to fake anybody out in terms of where this thing is. What they do with the franchise in the long run is not mine. I don’t control it. So all I can talk about is the deal I have. I don’t know where else Tomb Raider goes.

Is there a time limit on the exclusivity period?

"Yes, the deal has a duration. I didn’t buy it. I don’t own the franchise."

Even reading it, and I’ve read it four times now, I get a little lost in the middle. That said, Spencer dropped the names Dead Rising and Ryse, both were recently announced to be coming to PC after being named Xbox One exclusives.

Like I said yesterday, exclusive has come to mean exclusive-ish, over the past few years.