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October 31, 2014
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  • The man who made a game to change the world
    The so-called Bartle test, which classifies MMO players as Achievers, Explorers, Socialisers or Killers (or a mixture thereof) according to their play-style remains in widespread use today. Bartle believes that you need a healthy mix of all dominant types in order to maintain a successful MMO ecosystem.

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October 29, 2014
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  • Why we love man versus nature struggles
     
    If you were really in a situation like that, you’d be begging for toilet paper and internet access within hours. There’s a reason mankind spent the last ten thousand years isolating itself from nature. “Man-vs-nature” was your ancestors’ day job. And the instincts that helped them survive are still within you
  • Coblis — Color Blindness Simulator | Colblindor
     
    If you are not suffering from a color vision deficiency it is very hard to imagine how it looks like to be colorblind. The Color BLIndness Simulator can close this gap for you. Just play around with the sample picture or upload your own images.

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October 28, 2014
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  • 24 hours of horror with a dozen of the genre’s freshest voices · 24 Hours Of
     
    No, it’s funny, though, that you mentioned Repulsion as one of the movies being programmed. They sent us over the list earlier and the guy wrote it as Expulsion. And I was doing all this research on the movie Expulsion. And it turns out that it was a film from the 1920s. But it’s officially considered lost. Like, I don’t think you can access it anywhere. And I was, like, wow. This is really obscure. We can’t be obvious with this one. [Laughs.] They’re literally recommending movies that don’t exist in the world anymore.
  • The Formula: Inner workings of making comics. Working with artists
     
    Good lettering is also part of the art. … some letterers can’t be bothered and just obscure the art. You can tell when they don’t care about their work – and so can the readers. A bad letterer can kill a story. 

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October 24, 2014
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  • Marvel artists walk through the creation of kickass fight sequences in comics
     
    Tradd Moore, Val Staples, Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire, Michael Walsh, and Matthew Wilson [break] down the construction of a specific page of fisticuffs from their respective runs. Tracing the path of a page from script to layouts, inks, colors, and final art, these creators show how much thought goes into creating visceral fight scenes—an essential part of superhero comics’ DNA.

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October 23, 2014
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October 22, 2014
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  • Lost in Time: Groovy Afghanistan
  • Gone Girl truther: How the movie taps into the post-9/11 idea of the conspiracy theory.
     
    Naomi Wolf, the author of The Beauty Myth and onetime political advisor most famous for questioning Al Gore’s alpha-maleness, posted a series of, to say the least, questionable conspiratorial rantings on Facebook. The ISIS beheading videos, she suggested, were fakes; the bereft parents of the victims, featured so often on the news, were actors, and by the way, Obama was sending American troops to Africa to bring back Ebola as a pretense to institute martial law.

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October 16, 2014
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  • The game industry’s top trade group just spoke out against Gamergate
     
    [The] nation’s top trade group for video game companies to speak out Wednesday. “Threats of violence and harassment are wrong,” said a spokesman for the Entertainment Software Association in a statement. “They have to stop. There is no place in the video game community—or our society—for personal attacks and threats.”

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