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The Sunday Papers

I love you, booze, but why do you hurt me so?

Ah, Sunday. As anyone who follows my twitter will know, I’m battling through a hangover. And while for normal men, a Sunday hangover involves bacon, tea and similar, mine also involves compiling a list of interesting semi-cereberal links for you to lead and resist linking to some music thing. Probably. Anyway – Sunday Papers: ACTIVATE!

  • How much do you know about the musician behind Portal megahit Jonathan Coulton? Not enough, I dare say. In which case, I point you in the direction of the AV Club’s recent fun interview. You won’t know much more, but you’ll know some random stuff on his ipod. Go read.
  • New site the Irish Gamers have an interview with Chris Livingstone, the webcomics author of Concerned. I did a screenshot comic once for Gamer. It’s more work than you may think. At least to make any good, which I totally failed.
  • I don’t link to John Harris’ Rogue-variants column at Game Set Watch, @ Play, enough. Let’s sort that out – in this one he’s looking at the absolute roots of the genre, including the Roguelike Restoration Project ‘s attempt to gather these old and almost lost binaries. Also, lots about SuperRogue, which has a splendid name.
  • Gamasutra interviews Nude Maker’s Hifumi Kouno. You may know him best for his involvement with Steel Battalions, Capcom’s XBox robot-game-with-ridiculously-expensive program. What’s he been up to recently? Sex PC Games: “titles. As part of writing scenarios, it’s very important to understand human behavior. You have to address the basics of human feeling and motivation. The sexual urge and sexual motives are absolutely a core part of human behavior and a really primal urge. I think we can’t forget that. I don’t want us to forget that part of ourselves.”
  • Actually, I’m so hungover I can’t do this any more. I’m going to play Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic instead.
  • Sorry.
  • Oh yeah – I found myself in a strange mid-nineties flashback this week, and had to listen to Shining In the Wood by Tiger about forty times. Stereolab meets Bis, they never got any better, but there’s no shame in that

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