Link Post - Digital Games And Preservation

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

August 22, 2018

Motherboard - Microsoft has stopped selling Forza 2. If you already own it, you can continue to download it. Much like mobile games that require old hardware and software to run, the digital era of games is going to be tricky for preservationists. If you want to preserve these games, is piracy the only option?

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Link Post - Taking Back The Future

MikeNM

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August 21, 2018

Morning, Computer - If you do not already follow Warren Ellis, you should do so. These types of neologisms and thoughts pop up all the time. Refuture is an excellent description of the sort of retro-futurism that's emerged in the last few years.

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Link Post - GDPR Reduces Third Party Tracking On Web

MikeNM

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August 20, 2018

Pixel Envy - Depending on your political bend this is either proof that regulation works, or an egregious example of government overreach hurting business.

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Link Post - Super Nintendo Music

MikeNM

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August 16, 2018


The history of game music parallels the history of electronic music in some ways. This video breaks down the creative way that David Wise created the music for Donkey Kong Country in a very limited amount of memory.
h/t A.V. Club

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Link Post - America's Indie Label

MikeNM

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August 16, 2018

NME - One of the labels that brought College Rock out of the underground onto MTV, Sub Pop has had an amazing line up in its thirty years. The NME has a great rundown of tracks. (I would love to see a similar roundup for Wax Trax, Dischord, Touch and Go, and SST.)

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Link Post - When Scaremongering Goes Wrong

MikeNM

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August 16, 2018

Ars Technica - California's labeling laws means that nearly everything causes cancer, most recently sparking debates when coffee landed on their list. Though the law opens up lawsuit possibilities for some companies, it also has the problem of diluting warnings for serious carcinogenics. CA really needs to evaluate the law and reword it . . .

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Link Post - The Landowner Parable

MikeNM

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August 16, 2018

Pixel Envy - This is one of the aptest ways I have seen for describing the state of Twitter and its third-party clients.

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