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Entries from May 2006

No comment moderation on Massive

May 29th, 2006 · No Comments

In order to celebrate a new article in the ‘Massive’ section (it was going to be in this column but I thought it deserved more), I’ve turned off the registration mechanism there. Previously, you had to sign up for Typekey in order to post a comment. I did this to prevent spam from clogging things [...]

Tags: meta

The Longest Journey

May 29th, 2006 · No Comments

A review of The Longest Journey, and thoughts about graphical adventure games.

Tags: games · review

Let’s switch

May 14th, 2006 · 6 Comments

I was watching X-Men with a friend this weekend when I suddenly realised that Doctor Who was on as well. I immediately took control of the remote and switched to BBC 1. This weekend’s episode was about the Cybermen, of course, and I was looking forward to this. After five minutes, my friend said “Why [...]

Tags: bbc · doctorwho

Internet World

May 10th, 2006 · 3 Comments

I was at the Internet World conference in Earl’s Court this afternoon, speaking about Alternate Reality Games. It’s a bit of a grandiose name for a conference that is essentially aimed at SMEs, but they’d managed to round up a pretty interesting bunch of speakers, including people from the likes of Yahoo, MSN, Blockbuster, Virgin, [...]

Tags: conference · tech

Happy Elephant

May 8th, 2006 · No Comments

Guardian weblog hating the Elephant – the Scrooge-like nature of the Guardian comes out in full force with this cynical bashing of the Sultan’s Elephant. Luckily all the commenters proceed to set the balance right.

Tags: london

London happenings

May 6th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Two interesting developments have occurred in London in the past few days. The first is the Sultan’s Elephant. I haven’t been able to see the three-storey mechanical moving Elephant myself, since I’m in Oxford, but I intend to come back early on Sunday to see it off. The Sultan’s Elephant is performance art of the [...]

Tags: london · tv


May 2nd, 2006 · 2 Comments

A conversation at work:
“I wonder what’ll be in the adverts for Lost tonight?” I pondered, thinking about the imminent ‘Lost Experience’ (aka ‘we didn’t want to call it an ARG because it might put people off and look as if we didn’t think of it first’).
“It’s going to be a phone number.”
“I think it’ll be [...]

Tags: lost · tv

The Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer

May 1st, 2006 · 2 Comments

(As I mentioned in my last post, I have this big backlog of posts I want to make. One of my notes says ‘zelda’. I’m not sure what this means any more. Could it be about the Phantom Hourglass trailer I saw at GDC? Or maybe it’s about the Zelda music they played at Video [...]

Tags: games · review · spec · tech


May 1st, 2006 · 1 Comment

(Quick post while I write the huge queue of posts I’ve got backlogged)
I recently got hold of a new Intel iMac. I’d been wanting a new computer for a while now, and it seemed like getting a top of the line computer (as opposed to more middle-range ones) which would presumably stay fast for longer, [...]

Tags: conference · tech