Monthly Archives: August 2011

Imitate, Renovate, Innovate, Abdicate?

Some of the readers here will have figured out by now that I’m a fan of thought-provoking games in general, and in particular those that do something very different to stand out from the norm. Sometimes my brain then proceeds … Continue reading

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The value of dogfood

The value of dog food should not be underestimated, especially in a development context. That sounds odd, but think of it this way: if you open a can of dog food and turn away in disgust, what makes you think … Continue reading

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I should invent an acronym for this

I’m a technologist and that means I’ve been bombarded with acronyms across all spheres of human endeavour, only a fraction of which I’ll ever remember. They’re like standards, the great thing is that there are so many. I think I … Continue reading

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Imitation or Innovation?: Bastion

I see a lot of games come and go, and I see a lot of games that echo time-honoured legends, and sometimes they pay homage, sometimes they do something new with it – and sometimes they even do something groundbreakingly … Continue reading

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Further musings on the lack of G+ innovation

Putting aside all my concerns about their privacy issues, it seems to me that they have an even greater failing to innovate in their design. They don’t understand peoples’ names.

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Google+, innovation and some less than pleasant directions

I talked before about Google+, intimating that it was Facebook done right. For the most part, from the way you interact with it, I think that’s a fair comment, really. It is more intuitive and more accessible than Facebook is, … Continue reading

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The Art of Innovation

I consider one of the best things I’ve ever done is to read Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. I don’t consider myself a general, and I have no desire to join an army, at least not in the physical … Continue reading

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Innovators in Action: Peter Molyneux

Peter Molyneux is one of those people that I’ve never met, heard the name a lot over the years and hold in very high regard as one of the people who could, in my estimation, justify being given the title … Continue reading

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Another Solution in Search of a Problem?

There are certain roads that I as a user of technology am not overly comfortable with, and one of those is going to start encroaching on us very, very soon now. While it does have a few minor redeeming features … Continue reading

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Revenge of the DRM Titan

Previously, I’ve talked about the Humble Indie Bundle, as well as the overalll folly of DRM solutions in gaming. Well, this week, the third major Humble Indie Bundle debuted with 5 more games, plus it was broadcast that Ubisoft’s next … Continue reading

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