"Page Blanche" →
If David is the literary genius on the English side of my friends, then Alex is definitely his French equivalent. I actually got to read this essay the day after it was written two years ago around the same time I was foolish enough to attempt writing a novel1. It’s still as good as I remembered it to be. If you can read French, do yourself a favour and read this. Oh yeah, about that....
Pictures of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 over at This is my... →
Joanna Stern: “As far as software goes, everything I said in the original TouchWiz UX hands-on remains true — there are some helpful tweaks (notably the expanded QuickPanel), but with all the homescreens wallpapered with widgets, there’s some obvious lag.” Okay, I’m a little whiny bitch when it comes to scrolling, so I’m not going to hold back. Samsung, what the fuck....
Spotify Now Requiring Facebook Account For Signups →
“Unfortunately you will need a Facebook account to access Spotify from now on, unless you already have an account set up.” Sounds like a mistake to me. What if Facebook goes mental and alienates all their users? Arguably, that is what they’re doing right now, but let’s say they really lose it. Is Spotify really confident that their service is so great that it can keep...
Over the past few hours, Facebook flipped the switch on a news feed redesign. As usual, I expect to see the swarm of “XYZ joined PETITION TO GET OLD FACEBOOK BACK” messages in my feed and status updates whining and bitching about the change. Except this time there might be some actual justification for it. If you haven’t gotten the redesign yet or you don’t have a Facebook account, the...
We’ve dubbed it the Hellaphone—it was originally Hellphone, to keep...– Inferno is now available for Android phones. It’s not pretty but it’s still pretty cool.
Why Japan Never Got Rock Band →
Arcades were too noisy? Probably they’re too noisy because Konami’s too busy making a fortune with their music games, which aren’t mentioned at all during this post?
Sakurina: Moshidora is basically "I want to become a manager for my high school baseball club but WHOOPS I bought a book about managing a company, let's see how that goes"
Sakurina: so like 40% of the time it's talking about marketing and shit
Sakurina: and there's 30% in the hospital with her friend
Sakurina: and then 30% is baseball
Sakurina: but it has a super sad ending so it is awesome
Sakurina: the super sad ending is you have to watch them play baseball of course
Two iOS Import Music Games Gone Stateside
There’s been lots of music gaming news coming out of Pentavision and Konami recently that it reminded me I forgot to plug two of their iOS music games that have recently been made available to the North American App Store: jukebeat is the Western version of jubeat plus. There’s a 4x4 grid of buttons and visual cues show up to get you to press them to the music. That’s a...