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ungaming : The Tragedy of Gamers as Anti-fans
“there are particular kinds of videogame experiences that can only be achieved with a large budget and the hope that enough people will be interested to justify that budget. At the moment, only a specific kind of high-budget game is possible because of how gamer culture has been cultivated and solidified, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. Yet, games like No Man’s Sky are exciting because, masterpieces or failures, they push against that strict border of what can be done in a $60 title by trying to do something else.”
29 days ago
Zeigarnik effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“In psychology, the Zeigarnik effect states that people remember uncompleted or interrupted tasks better than completed tasks.”
6 weeks ago
Why 37 is a very special age - The Washington Post
“According to 2014 data, the magical tipping point where half the U.S. population is younger than you and half is older than you is 37.”
6 weeks ago
The New 10-Year Vesting Schedule
“This is a top VC and luminary advocating for the position that people who end up wanting to make some money on the stock that they’ve worked hard to vest are *disloyal.* Nothing I’ve read in the last few weeks has made me more furious. We’re now in a position where the four year vesting schedule *isn’t enough for these people.* They want the four year vesting schedule, and then they want to control your life for the subsequent 4-8 years while they fuck around in the private market.”
6 weeks ago
Lost Constellation and the Forest God
“Actually I only just discovered and did this sidestory, so it is by pure coincidence this lined up right. but it is still pretty cool. If you haven’t played this game, please do so here.”
june 2016
A radical idea for nonradical creatives. « Bombsfall.com
“Betraying your ideals is not a mark of professionalism. Every decision you make that isn’t directly about money will be called idealistic by someone. Integrity is highly underrated in our business.”
june 2016
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