Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Month: August, 2010

Week 9

I’m late with this one. Week 10 follows. Week 9 was a big one and also marked my second month at W+K London. It started and ended with a lot of Nike, and then a lot of Nokia in the middle, with, again, a smattering of Fairtrade. But also, quite a lot of games stuff […]

links for 2010-08-28

Electronic Arts commissions novel for new game launch – Marketing news – Marketing magazine "Ex-SAS member and author Chris Ryan is writing a 'Medal of Honor' novel to accompany the latest release in Electronic Arts' massively popular series of games, which the company is hoping will boost pre-orders." (tags: ea chrisryan tiein license medalofhonor) BBC’s […]

links for 2010-08-27

Apple's 'iAd for Developers' May Not Be Cost-Effective – Mac Rumors Also looks like a pretty shitty banner, though (tags: iad banner clickthrough ctr)

links for 2010-08-26

Cope » Every thing is a play thing James has written a frankly partly inspired, partly batshit crazy, partly genius post combining two summer movies: Inception and Toy Story 3 AND worked in trans-media. (tags: jameswallis spaaace cope inception toystory play media) A short rant about games, play and storytelling Me on games, play and […]

links for 2010-08-25

W+K PORTLAND · Pie Lab How aweome is Crystal?! (tags: pielab pie pdx wiedenkennedy sxsw)

links for 2010-08-24

Pac-Man on the Sequoia AVC-Edge DRE Voting Machine See? Democracy CAN be fun! (tags: sigh hacks security sequoia voting exploit democracy)

links for 2010-08-23

You Can Block Any Facebook User Except Mark Zuckerberg Bookmarked only for the observation that Techcrunch comments are approaching YouTube comments. (tags: Techcrunch social discussion) An In-Depth Look at the Google TV Interface I'm unconcerned about Google TV being a compelling product from a user experience point of view. I am concerned about Google TV […]

links for 2010-08-20

Gamasutra: Adam Bishop's Blog – Puzzles Should Have Clues Yeah, this. Limbo's more like Saw than Braid. Arbitrary death porn. (tags: limbo puzzledesign exerciseinkilling) Wikipedia editing courses launched by Zionist groups | World news | The Guardian Via Ben Hammersley. In the future, the past is whatever we want it to be. (tags: israel wikipedia […]

links for 2010-08-19

Gamasutra – News – GDC Europe: Limbo's Carlsen On Making Players Your Worst Enemy And Your Best Friend I'm with Tom on this. Treating your player as your worst enemy is about a hair's breadth from treating them with contempt. How is that fun? Limbo is certainly *delightful*, but (from what feels like 3/4 the […]

links for 2010-08-18

Fraser Speirs – Blog – Snow Leopard hidden gem: volume limiter Bonus points for the H2G2 reference, as always (tags: volume limiter kids audio sound music snowleopard mac 10.6 osx frasierspiers) The Dating Lab White label providers for Guardian Soulmates etc. (tags: dating whitelabel technology provider supplier uk guardian soulmates romance love)