I found this an interesting read on how much privacy affects society.
I love small portable things so I found this pretty cool effort.
Project SHRINKO! Tiny versions of big BIG games | BoardGameGeek
A nice read about the benefits of honestly displaying your emotions.
One of my favorite 3D platformers is getting more content. Can't wait to try!
A Hat in Time - Nyakuza Metro + Online Party Announcement
Cool project that allows steam games to operate without steam for multiplayer.
The Future of Computing and Why You Should Care - Purism's Todd Weaver at Libre Planet
Google's #Stadia is impressive as a user experience and technology platform, but I worry about the lifecycle of game experiences once you can no longer play them.
A positive aspect to Stadia is, since it uses #linux to run, it could help studios put effort into tooling for linux, even in non-cloud gaming.
Every since it came out last month and I stumbled upon it, I've been consistently listening to this album. I think it must be the energy(and catchy musical phrases) in the music that keeps me coming back for another listen.
Dragon Quest XI spoiler
Just realized some cool game design in Dragon Quest XI. One character pair are twins and their skill trees are visually roatated 45 degrees. One of them dies in the game and they gift thier skills to the other. After that, the skill tree of the one left now has both sets of skills, which line up perfectly. Really like seeing forethought put into things like this.
I recently bought and have been playing Dragon Quest XI with steamplay and am appreciating how much easier is it to play mainstream windows games on linux now. While I wish support for the platform was more official than it is, I'm glad to have this level of choice in OS platform without being unable to enjoy some good games.
With recent discussion about Google's change to force Chrome sign-in with Google sign-in, it reminded me about my frustration that we don't have a popular consumer technology company focused around respecting consumers as human beings and not cash cows. So far, #Purism seems to be one of the few aiming in this direction. I can only hope one of these companies can do well enough to become an example to other's business because it's hard to see any way to convince the current dominant businesses to change.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who has been frustrated some current software development practices.
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