Category Archives: Media

Easier Living

“A new style of party-giving is beginning to grow up, even while the etiquette books cling to the same number of forks on the table and put into the hostess’s mouth the insincere words with which she begs her guests … Continue reading

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Eric Archer

Eric Archer is one of my favorite people on youtube. Here’s him poking around inside of the Oberheim DMX: A serious audio and electronics geek, Eric has a whole grip of homemade devices and hacks on his website. His Andromeda … Continue reading

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Quake Done Quickest

Just a few of the better moments: rocket jumping DOWN at 2:47, picking up the launcher and firing all at once 4:34, waiting for a loooong time at 5:50, grabbing the usually impossible key at 7:28, the whole level from … Continue reading

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ExciteMike

I had a chance meeting with ExciteMike a few weeks ago during GDC, and I realized I wanted to show off all of his awesome games. These aren’t his ‘best’ games┬ánecessarily, but I did enjoy myself playing playing them. The … Continue reading

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Defrag – Quake in motion

Defrag is a mod for the now classic Quake 3 engine. It focuses on trick jumping and time trial races through a variety of maps. What makes the quake engine a sensible choice for racing? Strafe jumping is a type … Continue reading

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Kaxxt – _why the lucky stiff

Famous ruby wizard and educator ‘_why the lucky stiff’ removed his entire online presence back in ’09, ditching all his accounts and websites. The community pulled together and backed up just about everything, including his magnum opus the ‘Poignant guide … Continue reading

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Invent Your Own Computer Games

I cannot review this book under the most ideal circumstances as I have prior hobby programming experience, and recently some experience making games. However, I’m self taught and I highly value good resources to teach myself from. If I had … Continue reading

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