The Jimquisition: vindicated? #Activision #Blizzard

From their latest tirade about physical and emtional abuse at the workforce of “Warcraft” publisher Activision-Blizzard:

Jim Stephanie Sterling does seem to have point. Perhaps the law-enforcement “community” should have stepped in before the death of one employee, and “mass” walking-out of other effected employees?

I’m going to add a quote from each of two recent videos (at the time of writing) by The Jimquisition, that I’ve also posted in the comments of the respective videos.

All typographic errors are my own. The first video comes with a content warning, confirming discussion of suicide and abuse.

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Trent Reznor “unpacks” the Zeitgeist

From The Vulture’s interview with Trent Reznor (posted on 9:54 am):

[V:] So forget the packaging [or NiN’s recent EPs], does it affect the music you create when you know that people are going to be scrutinizing the results like they’re messages from outer space?
[TR:] What the obsessives maybe don’t know is that if I were to explain everything to you, or just explicitly lay out what the new EP is about, you’d only be disappointed. You don’t really want to know. The experience of grappling with the thing is what makes it interesting, not the immediate gratification of going, ‘Oh, that’s what it means.’

Words to live by? Anyway; thanks to @RhiannonJudithW and @forschungstorte for pushing this; and to the @freacproject for starting this merry ride.

Latest product from #RetroN5 maker competes with #NESClassic

Gaming goodness, all over the freakin’ place!

It’s so flaming marvellous to see a new manufacturer make strides into a competitive market, and to actually succeed at bringing innovative products to that market.

This is why I am proper pleased to see Hyperkin go all out with their latest flagship, the RetroN HD.

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Let the Linux gaming begin! #SteamOS

I’ll let the original article speak for itself (c/o Steven Vaughan-Nichols):

Valve’s Linux-based Steam Machines gaming console starts shipping today to a few beta testers. SteamOS, it’s Linux for gamers, is scheduled to be released to everyone at the same time.

If you’re very, very lucky, and live in the United States, you may be one of 300 selected beta testers who will soon receive Valve’s Steam Machine and its Linux-based SteamOS for beta testing.

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Potential for #RyanReynolds #TheVoices

You’ll find that Ryan Reynolds hasn’t been a favourite amoung the geek community since “his” version of Hal Jordan’s Green Lantern was…

Not well-received. You might say the same of the encouragement he gave to Wesley Snipes to make the third Blade movie (you may not remember this ever existed – fair enough!).

Now Reynolds is due to star in a creepy-sounding flick “The Voices” from Marjane Satrapi, the director (and original writer) of rather high-brow Persepolis (that I’m afraid we haven’t reviewed yet!). Continue reading