Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Month: March, 2008

links for 2008-03-29

Eos Books – The Next Chapter: FREE HUGO SHORT STORIES: Ken Macleod and Greg Egan Mmmm, free Egan. (tags: gregegan kenmacleod sf shortstories spaceopera hugo eosbooks eos) US lawsuit calls Large Hadron Collider a Doomsday Machine, Higgs boson shrugs – Engadget Brrd’ll like this (tags: lhc largehadroncollider cern endoftheworld silly lawsuit via:engadget) ARGNet: We Tell […]

links for 2008-03-25

Talented people are leaving Pixar because very few people get… (kottke.org) “For all the success, however, there’s very little room atop Pixar’s food chain. While live-action movie studios might crank out more than a dozen movies annually, the digital animation company built by Apple’s Steve Jobs barely makes a film a year” (tags: pixar hiring […]

links for 2008-03-24

News | Penguin launches cross-media competition – NMA (tags: newmediaage sixtostart penguin wetellstories advertising media)

links for 2008-03-23

GameSetWatch – Opinion: The Case Against Writers In The Games Industry Are writers a necessary part of game development? In a striking counter to current industry thinking, game designer Adam Maxwell (Auto Assault) argues that they are not, drawing on his own experiences to state that they are always better replaced with ano (tags: gamedesign […]

links for 2008-03-22

Marketing News: Universal Pictures pulls torture film promotional game from Seesmic site – Marketing Week “The “alternate reality game”, which included clips of a mocked-up abduction, torture and electrocution, was posted on the Seesmic community.” Sigh. (tags: arg marketing hoax failure seesmic pulled pictureproductioncompany untraceable universalpictures) Google LatLong: How do you read a map? The […]

links for 2008-03-21

‘A-Team’ on Fox’s slate – Entertainment News, Film News, Media – Variety Twentieth Century Fox has skedded John Singleton’s film version of 1980s TV series “The A-Team” for release on June 12, 2009. (tags: ateam movie 80s childhood raping pillaging via:variety fox 2009) Digital A-List 2008: No. 2, AKQA – Advertising Age – Special Report: […]

links for 2008-03-20

Simon Wistow – Standing in Line CLAMP++ as well as a de facto aysnch pubsub mechanism that, you know, works (tags: standinginline simonwistow messaging pubsub clamp lamp cacheing memcached starling twitter activemq) Weather Display Live Things that should blog/twitter: the weather (tags: weather twitter blog blogjects) Games and stories | Games | Guardian Unlimited Adrian […]

links for 2008-03-19

Gamasutra – Q&A: Perplex City Creators Craft ‘We Tell Stories’ Q&A with us and Jeremy about We Tell Stories (tags: sixtostart gamasutra penguin adrianhon danhon wetellstories digital fiction) Millions of Us » Blog Archive » Millions of Us Unveils First ARG (tags: arg millionsofus reubensteiger evanjones stitchmedia sarahconnor terminator enitech) Yay Hooray | Infopornographic! Datagraphic! […]

links for 2008-03-18

Licence to Roam » BarCampBrighton and Stories and Games Adrian got nominated to go to Barcamp Brighton2 (tags: arg gamedesign gaming barcamp brighton adrianhon sixtostart)

links for 2008-03-17

Cog in the Machine Perhaps, as games mature even further, we’ll see multiple computation applications for the same game. We’ll be crafting the game world, processing images, modeling social science theories and maybe even handling some of that distributed computing stuff du (tags: computational gaming gamedesign jimrossignol via:rps) GameSetWatch – COLUMN: ‘Play Evolution': The Evolution […]