The Sunday Papers | Rock Paper Shotgun
Sundays are for plopping eye drops into your eye pouches to stop that horrible, allergy-driven burning sensation. Earlier than you elevate the dropper, let’s learn this week’s finest writing about video games.
For PC Gamer, Edwin Evans-Thirwell writes about how Lemmings nonetheless haunts his nightmares virtually three a long time later. Admittedly, I’ve by no means performed it earlier than, and I am now uncertain if I wish to.
The sport is not that tough to start with, however errors are simply made. Maybe you have forgotten to set one lemming as a blocker, with a purpose to field within the horde when you ship out a lone builder to bridge a spot. Maybe you have forgotten that there are solely so many of every talent to go round: you possibly can’t simply make each final lemming a floater as they toddle off a cliff. Both method, any oversight transforms the extent right into a slaughterhouse line, with freshly dropped lemmings dutifully repeating the errors of their siblings, demise cries mixing right into a single, garbled scream. I am conscious there are worse methods to be launched to the idea of dying, however strive telling that to little toddler Edwin, bawling his eyes out on the altar of a Macintosh Performa. Higher but, inform little toddler Edwin you could decide expertise whereas the sport is paused. One way or the other I did not work that out till 1999.
For the Earlier than Mario weblog, Erik Voskuil caught up with Nintendo collector Fabrice Heilig, who recreated the corporate’s nineteenth century workplace to retailer his assortment. Unbelievable dedication right here, and really spectacular too. I would do business from home in it. Cheers Kotaku for the spot.
One other element that reveals the nice lengths that Fabrice was keen to go, to make this copy as devoted to the unique as attainable, is that this fire-extinguisher field (消火器), which he imported from Japan.
Over on Wired, Lauren Goode wrote about how the web won’t ever let her neglect in regards to the marriage ceremony she cancelled. Horrifying actually, how the web by no means stops even if you happen to do.
Of the hundreds of reminiscences I’ve saved on my gadgets—and within the cloud now—most are cloudless reminders of happier occasions. However some are painful, and when algorithms floor these pictures, my sense of time and place turns into warped. It’s been particularly pronounced this yr, for apparent and overlapping causes. With the intention to transfer ahead in a pandemic, most of us have been speculated to go virtually nowhere. Time grew to become shapeless. And that turned us into sitting geese for know-how.
For The Minimize, Laura Bassett spoke to the person who stored importing footage of her toes to WikiFeet. It truly is…fairly one thing.
Robert agreed to go on the document and was useful and responsive as I attempted to arrange an interview. I used to be solely reminded of the character of our relationship at one level when he requested, proper after saying he was obtainable to talk Thursday, whether or not my toes are ticklish. (I dodged the query.)
Music this week comes courtesy of the Yakuza 5 OST. It is a monitor referred to as “freeway” and it is an ideal companion to a lazy Sunday.
I noticed this over on Twitter and thought it was cool:
Unbelievable advert for Pocari Sweat, shot in virtually a single take by way of a huge, motorized set. No CGI:
— Spoon & Tamago (@Johnny_suputama) April 9, 2021
There’s additionally a remark which hyperlinks to a behind-the-scenes video which reveals off that incredible flooring.
That is me. Have a strong Sunday everybody!