Best Game Soundtrack of the Year

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I have to put in some more time on Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine to really get a good sense of it, but so far I’m lovin’ it. It’s been in development for years by Andy Schatz and his Pocketwatch Games: a team smaller than the one responsible for the credit scroll in Bioshock Infinite. It has a [Read More...]

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Is This the Voice of Alexander Graham Bell?

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The Smithsonian thinks it is. They’ve been using imaging technology to listen to unplayable experimental recordings by non-destructive means, and accidentally hit upon this snatch of audio, in which the speaker says, “In witness whereof—hear my voice, Alexander Graham Bell.” You have to click the link the hear it, since I can’t embed it, but [Read More...]

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Dungeons and Dragons and Demons and Dopes

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So last week I shared a little video on Facebook, adding some mocking comments. Here it is: Oh Pat. PatPatPatPatPat. What are we going to do with you, you crazy knucklehead, you!? I decided, at the time, not to post it here because it gives Pat Robertson a kind of credibility and importance he’s never [Read More...]

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SimCity (2013) [Game Review]

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Note: From time to time, I just do straight-up game reviews with some content info for parents and occasional critiques of religion in games. And, yes, I still owe a final review of Bioshock Infinite, which I finished a couple weeks ago. I’m still mulling it over. SimCity (2013) EA/Maxis Format: PC: $40-$60 (OSX version [Read More...]

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Really Old Medieval Cookbook Found

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Researchers have discovered a collection of recipes written in Latin by monks of Durham Cathedral in 1140. Some are calling it the oldest such collection of the Middle Ages. Many of the dishes sound like they would work on a modern restaurant menu. Faith Wallis, an expert in medical history and science based at McGill [Read More...]

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“I Hope He’s In Hell”

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I’ve been reading and hearing variants of the words in this headline since Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev* was killed in a gun battle with police. Since the capture of his brother, Dzhokhar, I’ve also seen various sadistic fantasies about how he should be treated, each more lurid than the last, all of them steeped in blood and [Read More...]

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Because What I Always Look For in a Quality Adult Beverage Is …

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… an interactive bottle. What is this I don’t even– (Emphasis added so you can really savor the marketingspeak.) The Heineken Ignite interactive bottle is born from Heineken’s ambition to develop an idea that would create a memorable Heineken experience unlocking the power and possibilities of mobile innovation and technology. To match our ambitions we [Read More...]

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And The Darkness Has Not Overcome It

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By now you’ve heard the name of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing yesterday. This is Martin: This picture filled my social media and news feeds this morning, and it just hit me in the gut. My wife is a sacrament coordinator, and Martin is dressed in his first communion suit and [Read More...]

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