Extenuating Circumstances

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Month: June, 2007

links for 2007-06-15

GigaOM GigaOM Top 10 Most Popular MMOs « Om’s coverage (and take) on the 10 most popular MMOs is helpful in getting coverage of gaming outside of, well, gaming. Some people will be surprised. (tags: popular statistics mmo mmogs stats habbo wow sulake gigaom ommalik) Sony SVR-S500 80GB HDD Freeview (SVR-S500) Refurb Sony twin tuner […]

London Gamer Geeks Night 3

Next Wednesday, 20th June is the third London Gamer Geeks night, helpfully billed by me as: A geeky games-type thing where we do stuff like: bring your DS and swap games! (extra points for bringing a Game Gear or a Lynx) shout about Sony Home! (and, by logical extension, how no one you know owns […]

links for 2007-06-14

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I can’t believe I didn’t know about Super Puzzle Fighter (tags: puzzle gaming capcom wikipedia superpuzzlefighter streetfighter puzzlefighter casual) Bungie receives an unexpected guest: Adjutant Reflex – Joystiq Joystiq covers the Halo 3 Adjutant Reflex – comments are split between “I hate this shit” and […]

Hack Day London 2007

Woo! I’m going to Hack Day! I hear from Coates that there’s a few places still left, so if you feel like meeting a small select group of Mind Candies and having lots of Yahoo! facilitated hacking fun, sign up.

links for 2007-06-13

Tinopolis dented by BBC Jam closure | Broadcast | MediaGuardian.co.uk BBC Jam farce claims another (tags: bbc jam funding tinopolis mediaguardian) Daring Fireball Linked List: June 2007 Swoon. I’ve been Grubered. (tags: daringfireball apple datadetectors 2lmc paulmison) Organic is Nonorganic as USDA revises list of 38 ingredients — megnut.com Huh (tags: organic usda nonorganic additives […]

links for 2007-06-12

VeriFone Omni 3700 Family These appear to be the Chip + Pin readers most retailers are using for POS (tags: verifone omni chipandpin pos) VeriFone Services Verifone Connect is a GSM/Wi-Fi based handheld POS service. How secure are you? (tags: verifone wifi gsm pos handheld mobile) HTC Touch Window Mobile 6 smart phone | Reg […]

WWDC 2007 – First Reactions

I missed live coverage of WWDC this year (and by live, I mean sitting in front of MacRumors Live) and an AIM chat ably hosted by Coates. Instead, I got home after the Stevenote finished and fired up the usual suspects as well as checking out my Twitter stream for any particularly enjoyable ejaculations of […]

links for 2007-06-11

PSFK conference notes (tags: psfk london conference notes lynette isobar arg agency)

links for 2007-06-10

Flatland: The Movie (2007) I totally didn’t know flatland was being turned into a movie. With Kristen Bell, no less! (tags: flatland movie cinema mathematics dimensions kristenbell imdb) The Metaverse » Blog Archive » How not to be a branding expert Ian on a branding expert on Second Lifers. And I suppose WoWers are losers […]

links for 2007-06-09

Wonderland: Austin Grossman on story Thanks, Alice :) (tags: austingrossman writer wonderland alicetaylor videogame writing development gaming via:wonderland) Amazon.com: Soon I Will Be Invincible: A Novel: Books: Austin Grossman Austin Grossman’s debut novel (tags: austingrossman writer novel debut amazon) Dare to Suck: Austin Grossman’s Novel Approach to Video Games He believes video game stories are […]