Yearly Archives: 2012

December 12, 2012

The Walking Dead, season 1 (video game)

Most episodic games tend to get progressively worse as new episodes are released. For me, The Walking Dead retained the suspense and drama from beginning to end. It attempts to force the player into a state of emotional turmoil and succeeds in doing so nigh on perfectly. The fact that the gameplay is simplistic won’t stop me from giving it full marks.


December 4, 2012

Cadbury develops heat-resistant chocolate

The patent-pending recipe refuses to melt at 40°C, whereas regular chocolate begins to liquefy slightly below average human body temperature, 37°C. There’s just one catch: the product will only be available in warmer countries, such as Brazil and India.

I wonder if there is any noticeable difference in taste compared to their other chocolates.

November 29, 2012

Windows Phone sales quadruple

At Microsoft’s shareholders’ meeting today, Steve Ballmer said Windows Phone 8 sales were off to a “great start.” The combination of new software and more powerful hardware had resulted in four times as many sales as this time last year, the Microsoft CEO said.

Apparently, Nokia’s Lumia 920 is off to a pretty good start:

Shanghai Securities News reports that Nokia has already taken orders for 2.5 million Lumia 920s in the 20 days the phone has been on the market. This isn’t far off the 2.76 million Windows Phone handsets that Gartner estimates were sold in the fourth quarter of 2011. The Lumia 920 is on track to sell more devices this quarter than all Windows Phone OEMs managed a year ago.

I guess that’s something?

November 28, 2012
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November 9, 2012

Steam for Ubuntu open to select beta testers

The service currently features 24 Linux games, a list dominated by indie titles that were already available via other means, as well as larger releases like Team Fortress 2 and Serious Sam 3. Valve has promised that internally developed titles like Portal and Left 4 Dead 2 will be available for Linux soon. Only one paid Steam Linux title, World of Goo, currently has a free demo available on the platform.

We shall see how this takes off.