ilexforest:

why does kotaku let people who don’t play games write articles about playing games

"Why I, Tim Rogers, Agree That The Apple Trackpad Might Be The Best Video Game Controller Ever Made - An Article by Tim Rogers.", written by Tim Rogers, filed under Tim Rogers.

ilexforest:

why does kotaku let people who don’t play games write articles about playing games

"Why I, Tim Rogers, Agree That The Apple Trackpad Might Be The Best Video Game Controller Ever Made - An Article by Tim Rogers.", written by Tim Rogers, filed under Tim Rogers.

radicalapollo:

1980sspaceman:

maqdaddio:

dviddy:

maqdaddio:

I’m sick of Bumblebee bring back Hotshot.

Bring back Cheetor

Bring back Ironhide.

No not that one. Not him either. No, you’re thinking of IronSIDES. 

Goddamnit never mind.

bring back optimus primal

bring back waspinator.

Bring back Rattrap. “Beast Wars” era Rattrap, not “Beast Machines”.

sandralvv:

When I was a teenager, there was a cartoon that I loved and marked me forever. When I first saw two women together, I was surprised. It was something I had never seen… and I wanted it to be real. And it was.

   Haruka and Michiru were the first lesbian couple I saw in my life (or the first I can remember). And since then, more than 15 years ago, they became my absolute favourite pairing of all times.

   Now, when I see Korra and Asami on screen, I can’t help but to feel nostalgic. I can’t help but to pray that these two end up together. Why? Because I long for young girls, confused and isolated, to understand that it’s okay to feel those kind of feelings for other girls, for them to know they are not the only ones craving for the world to accept them, and to know that you’ll find that special person you’ll be willing to fight for… no matter what anyone else says.

Well, with the series going digital, and with it a complete freedom from the shackles of television censorship, there’s always a chance for a last minute revelation that Korra and Asami were banging the whole time.

Hooray!

slow-riot:

Look at this image. This image was sent to me via text message by my friend Connor earlier today. The caption was “I cannot even HANDLE this” and I was very confused. You can’t read the text in the photo, so what on earth is this? I looked at the squares of color for a moment, completely mystified about what on earth they were supposed to be, maybe the text was supposed to give context to the squares and Connor had simply made an error. And then it hit me.

The squares of color are the classic Constanza.jpg meme broken down into it’s most basic of details. Based on nothing more than the colors, I was able to recognize his skin, shirt, the blue of fence behind him and conjure an image in my mind of the intended source material.Pointillism is an art movement that was born out of impressionism. It is characterized by dots of color applied in very specific patterns to display the suggestion of the subject material. 

The above image is from Seurat’s classic Un dimanche après-midi à l’Île de la Grande Jatte. There is very little precise detail in the image. Instead, Seurat applies small groupings of colored dots to show the viewer a man’s mustache or the the brim of a hat.By applying this knowledge to Costanza.jpg, we can conclude that the image the Connor sent to me earlier could possibly be classified as a pointillist meme. 
Ladies and Gentlemen, if All Your Base and the Dancing Baby were the birth of the meme, and things like Advice Dog and Rickroll were the Renaissance, then we have finally reached impressionist memes and I for one cannot wait for the abstract.


I’d say this is over-analysis, but you can also see this in the micro variations of “Loss” where simple lines can convey an entire concept and comic strip.

slow-riot:

Look at this image. This image was sent to me via text message by my friend Connor earlier today. The caption was “I cannot even HANDLE this” and I was very confused. You can’t read the text in the photo, so what on earth is this? I looked at the squares of color for a moment, completely mystified about what on earth they were supposed to be, maybe the text was supposed to give context to the squares and Connor had simply made an error. And then it hit me.

The squares of color are the classic Constanza.jpg meme broken down into it’s most basic of details. Based on nothing more than the colors, I was able to recognize his skin, shirt, the blue of fence behind him and conjure an image in my mind of the intended source material.

Pointillism is an art movement that was born out of impressionism. It is characterized by dots of color applied in very specific patterns to display the suggestion of the subject material. 

The above image is from Seurat’s classic Un dimanche après-midi à l’Île de la Grande Jatte. There is very little precise detail in the image. Instead, Seurat applies small groupings of colored dots to show the viewer a man’s mustache or the the brim of a hat.

By applying this knowledge to Costanza.jpg, we can conclude that the image the Connor sent to me earlier could possibly be classified as a pointillist meme. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, if All Your Base and the Dancing Baby were the birth of the meme, and things like Advice Dog and Rickroll were the Renaissance, then we have finally reached impressionist memes and I for one cannot wait for the abstract.

I’d say this is over-analysis, but you can also see this in the micro variations of “Loss” where simple lines can convey an entire concept and comic strip.

joethepeacock:

A helpful flow chart for anyone who gets paid for what they do

joethepeacock:

A helpful flow chart for anyone who gets paid for what they do

loltaku:

Almost no outlets covered the obvious scam that was Areal beyond the initial “Look at this Stalker-like game”.
They did not cover the studio’s insane response to questions.
They did not cover the studio claiming Erik Kain’s articles about them were a plot by the chinese to destroy their project.
They did not cover comments on the kickstarter going up by 3000% overnight despite the backers not increasing in any significant amount.
They did not cover the fact that in last few days, when it became obvious the project would not be funded, that several very generous individuals suddenly backed in amounts from 5-10 thousand dollars.
Now that Kickstarter has deemed the project suspicious enough to suspend, they are covering it, and would like you to kindly forget all those other things they didn’t think were important enough to talk about, instead deciding to post about.. I don’t know, memes, or articles intended to make them feel morally superior to their own audience.
Polygon, Kotaku, were not interested in these, even with the very real possibility some of their audience could be backing this scam and unaware of these things.
Polygon and Kotaku aren’t actually interested in journalism.

loltaku:

Almost no outlets covered the obvious scam that was Areal beyond the initial “Look at this Stalker-like game”.

They did not cover the studio’s insane response to questions.

They did not cover the studio claiming Erik Kain’s articles about them were a plot by the chinese to destroy their project.

They did not cover comments on the kickstarter going up by 3000% overnight despite the backers not increasing in any significant amount.

They did not cover the fact that in last few days, when it became obvious the project would not be funded, that several very generous individuals suddenly backed in amounts from 5-10 thousand dollars.

Now that Kickstarter has deemed the project suspicious enough to suspend, they are covering it, and would like you to kindly forget all those other things they didn’t think were important enough to talk about, instead deciding to post about.. I don’t know, memes, or articles intended to make them feel morally superior to their own audience.

Polygon, Kotaku, were not interested in these, even with the very real possibility some of their audience could be backing this scam and unaware of these things.

Polygon and Kotaku aren’t actually interested in journalism.

casualcissexism:

phantomthelabrat:

princestyle
:

They’re selling homestuck shirts at hot topic, brace yourselves a storm is coming kiddos.

image

There’s your proof, that was on my IG dash.

Actually, this is official! This was the shirt that Hot Topic picked to put in their stores after the WeLoveFine contest! No need to be mad!

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…Except they fucking whitewashed the artists work and you should be even more mad…

LMAO NICE PARTNERSHIP IDEA WHATPUMPKIN, WE ALL KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE YOUR WHITE KIDS!!!!!!

#man I’d need to see the shirt in person because photos aren’t always an accurate representation of color but hmmm…

That’s definitely the case here. Note how all of the darker colors, like Dave and John’s pants and Equius’ skin, appear lighter than in the original picture. Plus, there’s a filter on the IG picture, which will always futz with the actual color.

moosefeels:

believersneverdie5:

FUCK YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

fuck oH MY GOD INHUMANS MOVIE OH MY GOD OH MY GOD YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YAS YEA SYASYEAY EYA YES

This image, or at least everything after “Ant-Man”, is pure speculation. No official announcements have been made for Cap 3 and Thor 3’s final titles or for the inevitable Dr. Strange film, nor have any announcements been made regarding a GOTG sequel, a Black Panther movie, Avengers 3, Hulk 2, or Inhumans 1.

chinad011:

i’ll jump on a bandwagon just to draw my husband

chinad011:

i’ll jump on a bandwagon just to draw my husband

typette:

misterbunni:

sagansense:

Welcome to the United States of America.

What the actual fuck.

dude if you make bill nye scowl, you need to re-evaluate your relevance to this planet

Joe Barton’s comments above, which are dated back to 2009, are inaccurately quoted. The real quote, as follows, is still as much of a mind-bender:

Wind is God’s way of balancing heat. Wind is the way you shift heat from areas where it’s hotter to areas where it’s cooler. That’s what wind is. Wouldn’t it be ironic if in the interest of global warming we mandated massive switches to energy, which is a finite resource, which slows the winds down, which causes the temperature to go up? Now, I’m not saying that’s going to happen, Mr. Chairman, but that is definitely something on the massive scale. I mean, it does make some sense. You stop something, you can’t transfer that heat, and the heat goes up. It’s just something to think about.

He refers to energy as the finite resource, not wind. However, he also clearly has no idea how and why wind works.
The Bill Nye picture is from the Nye-Ham Creationism Debate in February 2014. Just thought I’d get that out there too.

typette:

misterbunni:

sagansense:

Welcome to the United States of America.

What the actual fuck.

dude if you make bill nye scowl, you need to re-evaluate your relevance to this planet

Joe Barton’s comments above, which are dated back to 2009, are inaccurately quoted. The real quote, as follows, is still as much of a mind-bender:

Wind is God’s way of balancing heat. Wind is the way you shift heat from areas where it’s hotter to areas where it’s cooler. That’s what wind is. Wouldn’t it be ironic if in the interest of global warming we mandated massive switches to energy, which is a finite resource, which slows the winds down, which causes the temperature to go up? Now, I’m not saying that’s going to happen, Mr. Chairman, but that is definitely something on the massive scale. I mean, it does make some sense. You stop something, you can’t transfer that heat, and the heat goes up. It’s just something to think about.

He refers to energy as the finite resource, not wind. However, he also clearly has no idea how and why wind works.

The Bill Nye picture is from the Nye-Ham Creationism Debate in February 2014. Just thought I’d get that out there too.

chinad011-art:

gomennee-san/ごめん姉さん

what if gomenne looked more grown up

snarg:

its all fun and games until you fall in love with someone via internet 

tomorrowsofyesterday:

So @TheCapitolPN tweeted this
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which was promptly deleted. (G-Bb-A-D are the notes to Rue’s whistle.)

But if you had clicked inspect element before it was deleted

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"You silence our voices, but we are still heard."

HOW COOL IS THIS MARKETING?!?! Like the rebels are hacking into the capitol’s twitter!!!!

(Thanks toastbabeis and mockingjaysource for noticing it and jenliamjosh for reblogging)

You should look up “I Love Bees”, the marketing campaign for Halo 2. Now THAT’S weirdness for the sake of marketing.

I miss the glory days of alternate reality marketing games. Nowadays everything’s too connected to the current social networks. “I Love Bees” happened when Facebook and Twitter weren’t even viable concepts, and the only way to participate in the ARG was to analyze the page source code, go outside, and trek to a phone booth in the middle of the desert.

shitfacedanon:

rothschildreptillionaire:

peble:

usatoday:

A proposal to divide California into six states has received enough signatures to make the November 2016 ballot. Here’s how.

Jefferson

does this mean itll stop being 1200$ for a studio apartment in the whole state

notice how the man who started this is a pro republican venture capitalist who donates extensively to the republican party and is a registered voter for them as well who has complained about having too many bushiness regulations, taxes, and other pro republican economic policies.
What’s more, if this were to go forward it would turn a predominate democratic state into three minor ones and three republican ones.
And also notice how the areas most poor would be separated from the more affluent parts as well. 
Basically this is literally nothing more than a blatent attempt by some rich asshole to further his own greedy ambitions. 

shitfacedanon:

rothschildreptillionaire:

peble:

usatoday:

A proposal to divide California into six states has received enough signatures to make the November 2016 ballot. Here’s how.

Jefferson

does this mean itll stop being 1200$ for a studio apartment in the whole state

notice how the man who started this is a pro republican venture capitalist who donates extensively to the republican party and is a registered voter for them as well who has complained about having too many bushiness regulations, taxes, and other pro republican economic policies.

What’s more, if this were to go forward it would turn a predominate democratic state into three minor ones and three republican ones.

And also notice how the areas most poor would be separated from the more affluent parts as well. 

Basically this is literally nothing more than a blatent attempt by some rich asshole to further his own greedy ambitions. 

lexxercise:

About two and a half months ago, I announced my new employment at Motiga, an indie video game studio out in the Seattle area. Up till now, I haven’t been able to talk about the game we’ve been working on, but today we told the world!
Ladies, gentlemen, and esteemed persons, may I present to you: GIGANTIC.

I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I am now a part of this incredible collaborative effort. The source material is absolutely STUNNING; anytime you see a character in a three dimensional environment in the trailer is our game. That’s what it looks like. It’s not even in alpha yet.

As for me, it’s my job to make the out-of-game experience as eye-catching and stylish as possible. The key art (pictured above and in the header of all our sites and social media platforms) and spot art illustrations within the site are just the beginning!

I can’t even begin to tell you guys how proud I am to be working here, and how excited I am for people to begin experiencing our game! And don’t worry; Motiga places a high value on its employees’ personal creative endeavors. Expect to see more Cloud Factory in the coming weeks!
-L

lexxercise:

About two and a half months ago, I announced my new employment at Motiga, an indie video game studio out in the Seattle area. Up till now, I haven’t been able to talk about the game we’ve been working on, but today we told the world!

Ladies, gentlemen, and esteemed persons, may I present to you: GIGANTIC.

I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I am now a part of this incredible collaborative effort. The source material is absolutely STUNNING; anytime you see a character in a three dimensional environment in the trailer is our game. That’s what it looks like. It’s not even in alpha yet.

As for me, it’s my job to make the out-of-game experience as eye-catching and stylish as possible. The key art (pictured above and in the header of all our sites and social media platforms) and spot art illustrations within the site are just the beginning!

I can’t even begin to tell you guys how proud I am to be working here, and how excited I am for people to begin experiencing our game! And don’t worry; Motiga places a high value on its employees’ personal creative endeavors. Expect to see more Cloud Factory in the coming weeks!

-L