The curly pages of his book were somewhat subdued tonight.
Skycars, skyambulances, and airvans all flickered through the fuzzy sky.
He was in an old battle jacket that had BOKWINR written in neon tubing across its back.
His hair seemed to jiggle as he flipped through the pages.
He didn’t know he was about to win a paperback book.
For those of us who have been hating Ready Player One before it was cool, the backlash has been weird. Sure, the book is full of sexism, racism, pointless nostalgia, and lists of things. All valid reasons to hate it! But did anyone dumping on the book, or even its fans, actually look at the words on the page? That was my biggest problem with Ready Player One.
The writing was excruciating.
As a game developer, there’s nothing I want more than a passionate audience. Seeing Penny Arcade’s evangelical comic about Battle Chasers: Nightwar plucked an envious string in my heart. It’s exactly my kind of game: a turn-based RPG in the classic Final Fantasy style. I picked it up for Nintendo Switch to have something new to play on the bus. These are my first impressions after an hour of gameplay, having never read a Battle Chasers comic.
This year I bought a Raspberry Pi to serve as a retro emulation box. It stinks.
Not anyone’s fault, really. The hardware just doesn’t have the power to run SNES games like Super Mario World at full speed. Anything NES and below is fine, as long as you’re using wired controllers.
So I turned the device into a file server using Raspbian and looked into configuring Samba 5 to allow anyone on my network to read and write files without a password.
It looked like this:
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