“Cute”. It’s the best word I could describe Broken Age with. It’s not great, but it’s not really bad either. It has its heart in the right place and while it is more or less devoid of sarcasm or irony, it’s not without some dry wit.
I guess I have to warn you – this post will contain Spoilers and will be a rant – so that might already tell you which direction this piece will take. So don’t tell me you haven’t been warned.. ;)
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It seems increasingly likely that our society will one day view our infatuation with Twitter, Facebook, and the like as a passing, often destructive fad.
Source: The End of the Social Era Can’t Come Soon Enough
Emotions range from defensive to apoplectic. “I lay awake at night thinking about all the things we built in the early days and what we could have done to avoid the product being used this way,” says one early employee.
Source: “What Have I Done”: Early Facebook Employees Regret the Monster They Created
Peter Thiel is far from the only mega-rich enemy that Gawker has made over the years.
Source: Why Silicon Valley hates Gawker | Fusion
The most important thing I learned in 2015? That depression and social media do not go well together at all.
Source: Facebook’s Mental Health Problem — Medium
But the design of the TIE fighters, as we’ve known them for almost 40 years, makes no sense at all, even within the rules set by the technology and physics of the movies.
Source: The TIE Fighter Is The Worst Spacecraft In The Star Wars Universe
Just today I wondered why the new George Clooney vehicle “Wonderland” is advertised as “A World Beyond” in Europe.
Turns out, the trademark “Wonderland” has already been taken by the yearly EDM festival in Belgium (which might also be why it has in turned been coined “Tomorrowworld” in the US).