Because I’m not on the list!
As always, there are lingering questions in the air regarding Phil Fish. One of those currently happens to be the value of Polytron and the Fez IP, since both seem to be up for sale right now.
A Twitter user going by the name 00shad00 inquired about the value of Fez 2. Instead of getting in touch with Fish, this user decided to reach out to Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid and The Witness.
00shad00 mentioned still being a student and not being entirely certain of how this whole thing works, and Blow gave a short, pithy, honest response.
After the week the indie gaming scene has had, it’s refreshing to see a member of the development community actually speaking with candor. Blow didn’t have to answer the question at all, but he did so respectfully and politely.
This, my friends, is discourse, even if it’s on a tiny level. Our conversations about the state of the scene could really use more kindness and level-headedness right now.
First off, Zoe Quinn made a game called Depression Quest, and in light of the Robin Williams suicide, she wasn’t sure if she should release it or wait on it for a bit. However, feeling the message was still an important one, she released it for free. That’s kind of an awesome thing to do.
I wrote a piece just a bit ago about Phil Fish’s Twitter blowing up over his defense of Zoe Quinn.
Whether he’s right for defending her or not, he immediately switched the focus of his Twitter back to the stuff that’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri.
The short of it: Michael Brown was shot dead by police, which started a string of riots.
Apparently, a livestreamer is covering the event, and he was told by police to go away or face being shot. The Internet is interpreting the thing he’d be shot with as either tear gas or a gun, and it’s honestly difficult to tell which it is by watching the video.
Either way, this is scary stuff, and it’s a lot more important to be paying attention to this than to silly Twitter or 4chan drama.
It’s hard to find an Assassin’s Creed fan that doesn’t have complaints about the long-running series. Some fans find the missions to be far too repetitive, while others are disappointed that the series has never lived up to its full potential. More than anything else, fans seem frustrated by the lack of challenge it offers.
But Assassin’s Creed Unity is poised to change that. [Read more...]
I am also a gamer.
Image source: The Etch-A-Sketchist
Making its rounds on the Internet is the above image of a Big Daddy and Little Sister from BioShock, which was apparently drawn on a Travel Etch-A-Sketch.
Of course, as reddit was so anxious to point out, in this modern age of Photoshop, uploading a photo of your Etch-A-Sketch is no longer ample proof of your accomplishment.
However, in this case, the Blogspot URL is timestamped with 2007, and there are comments dating back to August of that year. While the age of the post gives some credence to the story, it’s not like Photoshop didn’t exist 7 years ago.
Then again, there’s a whole series of these wild Etch-A-Sketch images on this person’s Flickr page.
Real or not? You be the judge.