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Microsoft's game room game changer

This is the step that will make console gaming relevant for the next generation: 3D landscapes projected around the 360 degrees of your (now the term actually seems apt) game room.

Cheers, Microsoft! Looking forward to seeing where this goes...


Future tense research

  • Must expresses the highest degree of obligation and commitment (I / you must go) and is temporally nearest to present time in its expression of futurity ("I must go now.")
  • Should (the subjunctive form of shall in this context) implies obligation or commitment to the action contemplated.
  • Can implies the ability to commit the action but does not presuppose obligation or firm commitment to the action.
  • May expresses a relatively low sense of commitment (I may go) and is the most permissive (You may go); it can also suggest conditionality (I may go [if I have time]).
  • Might expresses a very low sense of commitment or obligation (I / you might go if I / you feel like it).

thank you, wikipedia, i feel that i gain so much more than my $5/month support buys.


On some other ish

There's a reason why they call him "The Genius"...

Can't wait to hear GZA's forthcoming albums: Dark Matter (inspired by the universe), Liquid Swords 1.5 (yeah, that's right, the awesome original revised with a live band), and then a water-world collaboration with marine biologists, including Phillippe Cousteau!

Personally, I think "Pro Tools" got slept on... but I'm thrilled to see that GZA's got a whole line-up of inspiration coming our way. And it frustrates me that space, or science, or anything that makes up the awesomeness of existence should be relegated to some second-place, as if the discussion of tits and cash is more enlightening/relevant/inspiring/accessible to "the audience."


If we continue to hold low expectations for ourselves, can we expect anything but mediocrity?

(I'm obsessed with Gordon Ramsey and his portfolio of reality shows. I think people want to be pushed towards greatness, but we lack the discipline to demand it of ourselves...hence the drive towards mediocrity, where we don't have to work hard to meet expectations, especially our own!)

My boyfriend (aka Fuzzykins McGrath), asked me this morning if GZA ever pictured himself in the Wall Street Journal, or lecturing at Harvard or meeting with MIT professors. I think not...literally. But if he didn't picture himself in the stratosphere, how did he keep making the choices that would lead him to those people and places?

Reach for the stars, right?


Bike vids make great background

Mercury! Nicely done, James Lantz

Downloading in progress...

Mercury is, in its own words, "an experimental winner-generated arcade roguelike."

Really, it's a play on a game design grail: the player-created experience. Can systems do that?

I'm wary, impressed, and looking forward to playing...I'll report back.

In the past...