Not much time today, so let’s just dive straight into our weekly compilation of interesting reading across the week and try really, really hard to avoid linking to a couple of videos which I’d never actually seen until the last few days from the album which remains pretty much the definitive nineties statement on the male condition.
- We mentioned the GMAs when we were shortlisted and Alec and I had a good old yabber on this week’s podcast but Tom Francis of GalCiv2 diary fame goes and writes up the evening’s event, including a so-bad-it’s-actually-kinda-awesome photo of us on the dancefloor. Also, gags.
- World of Goo watch with Andrew Doull reviewing World of Goo in the form of EA-head-chap fanfiction. Turn it into slash next time, yeah? RPS is into all kinds of RPS.
- Scott Phillips talks about making Co-op work in Saints Row 2 – as in, in an open world. We probably should actually write some more about Saints Row. I haven’t had a crack at it yet, but I’ve had several credible people rave about it to me. Also, PC Format’s Mike Channel. Only joking, Mike. Love you!
- Valve Find The Time To Bleed with the making of Meet The Sandvich. It keeps them indoors and busy, Bless ‘em.
- Point/(er)Point Again: Leigh Alexander, spinning of her digging Silent Hill: Homecoming, analyses the culture of negativity. Ben Fritz basically agrees, but picks up on the lack of negativity elsewhere. Why the difference, eh? Generally speaking, I think new errors get picked up more than old ones – take (say) Edge’s critique of Braid for its plot. Conversely, no-one would have hammered the latest Mario for having a really shit plot. In fact, rejecting Mario for the plot seems obscene.
- Debonair and Gentlemen from the Afghan Whig’s 1994 opus Gentlemen. Just really odd seeing a video to something that’s always existed as a pure voice and pure noise for so long. Still awesome. As I’ve written before, if I ever begat a girl, the day of her first period, I’d give her a copy of Gentlemen and tell her: “Honey – listen to this. This is what men are like. Be careful”.