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.

July 13, 2015

What It’s Like to Be Profoundly Face-Blind

While the condition has been reported in medical literature since the 19th century, it wasn’t until the mid-1930s that researchers suggested facial recognition involves processes that differ from other forms of visual recognition. For most of the time it’s been recognized by modern medicine, the majority of documented cases occurred following head trauma or stroke. But over the last decade or so, as more academics have begun studying face-blindness and as public awareness of it has spread, those with so-called developmental prosopagnosia — that is, those who were born with it — have grown more likely to come forward to seek diagnoses. Nevertheless, while this condition affects about 2 percent of the population, many who have it may still be totally unaware they do.

A great piece. Interestingly, the interviewee sees face-blindness as an advantage in some situations.

Satoru Iwata has passed away

Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.

Truly a great man. In an industry of rife with cynicism, he always came of as a sincere person who genuinely loved games and the joy they bring. Rest in peace.