Archive for category: Awesome

TransPrawns

21 Oct
October 21, 2015

The future is here, and it’s weirder than you could have imagined: Sex-changed prawn farming.

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/scientists-are-giving-prawns-sex-change-help-farmers-increase-yields

So cyberpunk.

Countdown To Decadence

12 Oct
October 12, 2015

Well hot dang, Tom Chick gave Age of Decadence a 4/5!

That’s high praise from one of the industry’s most respected critics! Congrats everyone at ITS! Well deserved, for 10 years of hard work!

Two days until Age of Decadence releases, and you should definitely check this one out if you like deep tactical RPGs, a story that isn’t typical fantasy McGuffins and Chosen Heroes and suchlike, with real morally-grey choices, not just a good and a bad ending.

The fine folks at ITS have an unwavering vision for what makes a good RPG, and the result is a game that isn’t quite like anything else out there right now, except perhaps the original Fallout games.

( Also, I contributed a few lines here and there to the writing Chick likes to much. So there’s that. 😉 )

For Aiur!

14 Sep
September 14, 2015

Cyberpunks Represent

27 Jul
July 27, 2015

It is the year 2015 and corporations exert their influence over every aspect of human life. The gulf between the haves and the have-nots grows ever wider, and the desperate underclasses rumble in discontent. The ecosystem teeters on the verge of collapse as corporate interests race to strip mine the planet of its natural resources, heedless of impending disaster. Wracked by internal strife and political corruption, the great powers turn inward. Foes old and new, emboldened, rise to threaten the established global order.

But some resist the New Order. Operating in the shadows, they forge their own path, living by the code of the street. They are the Runners…

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So, it happens that I recently crossed off another year around the Sun. I’m also, I feel, within a month or so of releasing System Crash. So I decided to do a combined birthday & release party deal. The theme, natch, was Cyberpunk.

The flat was plastered with cyberpunk art from System Crash and the classics of the genre, guests were offered “blue pill” and “red pill” shooters as they came in the door, and there was neon everywhere, of course.

Like all good cyberpunk media, there were Urban Punks and Street Gangers…

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…Street Samurai and Cyborgs…

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… and, of course, femme fatales.

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Also, these guys, who didn’t ask for this.

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And Greenbeard, the crazy ex-hacker who’s been on one too many Matrix runs.

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Thanks to all my friends who came out and made it such an awesome night. *Comic book guy voice* Best. Party. Ever.

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Hone your Edge and Fight The System, Runners!

Damn

17 Jul
July 17, 2015

Just damn.

Videogames Are Awesome

06 Jun
June 6, 2015

CD Projekt prevents infinite money exploit with Cow Defense Monster.

Lesser Known Trolley Problem Variations

22 Apr
April 22, 2015

For those who don’t know the trolley problem, it’s a famous ethics thought experiment that, along with several variants, reveal interesting things about how humans make moral choices.

Rogue Moon Studios’ Elegant New Logo

14 Mar
March 14, 2015

Courtesy of my lovely girlfriend. She’s a much better graphic designer than me (compare this to my last attempt, below).

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Logo design is a surprisingly tricky art. Making something that is attractive and iconic but instantly readable. My instincts run to throwing a bunch of detail in there, cluttering it up. But I’ve learned the hard way, that looks pretty shit at smaller resolutions.

There’s a reason Nike uses that swoosh and Apple their, well, apple.

http://www.farmingfutures.org.uk/blog/internet-pigs

12 Mar
March 12, 2015

The future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed (among pigs).

02 Mar
March 2, 2015

Sign me up to fly around punching aliens in a beautifully disintegrating city, please.