Some videos of varying topics. In part because I’ve randomly come across good videos lately, partly because of finding vimeo staff picks (really cool stuff on there).
Great Big Ideas - Haven’t watched these
Gabe Newell: Reflections of a Video Game Maker
Folding Space-Time - Vi Hart
The Break Room Interviews: Jonathan Blow - Really like Mr Blow and what he does, but man is he prolix.
“He Was a Sweet Man”
Adam and Dog
The History of Typography
Taylor Clark profiles Jonathon Blow and the state of videogames only a little hyperbolically. The Witness is apparently about existential awareness of ourselves and the world around us— using Blow’s mind and reality as the medium.
Michael Abrash on working at Valve. Also, Handbook for New Employees.
Disasterpeace composed the soundtrack to Fez (a calm and intriguing puzzler).
Austin Wintory composed the soundtrack to Journey (the best “evocative” game I have played). Here he writes on why he is an artist:
Beyond the joy itself, beyond the endlessly stimulating growth through collaboration, the real reason I compose music is the hope of connecting with someone.
Don’t forget to ask questions.
Fez is currently the only reason to own an Xbox 360. Comes out April 13th!
Unfortunately, Mass Effect 3 is not too great. The major draw of the series, its Universe, has slowly been shriveling game after game, becoming more simplistic, tedious, and rigid over time. Even so, there are some awesome moments in the trilogy finale ranging from the badass to the hilarious, but overall the Universe has taken a backseat to greed and deadlines. The actual third person shooter gameplay that binds this cinematic experience together is as repetitive as ever. The ending is an incongruous, incomplete mess. On the plus side, the memes are thriving.
Journey is currently the only reason to own a Playstation 3 =)