October 5, 2015

The Decline of ‘Big Soda’

Over the last 20 years, sales of full-calorie soda in the United States have plummeted by more than 25 percent. Soda consumption, which rocketed from the 1960s through 1990s, is now experiencing a serious and sustained decline.

Meanwhile, bottled water sales are rising.

September 21, 2015

Collectors Are Stripping Japan’s Rare-Game Paradise Bare

A visit to the delightfully named Super Potato (mascot: a potato with a face), one of the district’s most well-stocked and delightfully decorated classic game emporiums, turned up many empty shelves. In particular, the growing popularity of the TurboGrafx-16, known in Japan as the PC Engine, has virtually cleared out that section of the store.

I would love to visit Akihabara one day to experience the place myself.

August 25, 2015

Is it wrong to be irrationally excited for the Animal Crossing amiibo cards? Just preordered five packs and I struggle to explain why.

August 9, 2015

Did a second playthrough of P.T. yesterday. It really is one of the most terrifying games I’ve ever played. Such a shame we’ll not be getting Silent Hills.

August 5, 2015

Netflix Announces Its New Maternity And Paternity Leave Program

This is a pretty landmark perk, with the company showing both current and potential employees how much it cares. The company suggests parents can come back to the office either part or full time, then go back out as necessary during the first year. All paid of course.

Here in Finland, we have guaranteed maternity/paternity leave, but this isn’t common in the US. Good on Netflix.

July 30, 2015
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July 19, 2015

Having an insanely good time with Rocket League. I just love it when a really great title comes out out of nowhere. It reminds me of the sense of discovery when I was a little kid trading games at the local thrift store.