Here are some interesting bits I picked up this morning:
- A game review of real-life. A quote:
In terms of game play the game sets few, if any, goals: the major one is merely “survive”. What goals a player sets, are often astonishingly tedious to actually achieve, and power-ups and gear upgrades, let alone extra weapons, are few and far between. Some players choose accumulation of money, one of the many point systems in the game, as a goal, but distribution of this is often randomized and it can be hard to tell what activities will lead to gaining points in advance, and what the risks will be.
- Game Politics brings us the ESRB’s new widget for determination of game ratings. You can find the code on the ESRB site.
It’s a neat idea. If you have a game and want to see a rating quickly, this can be a good way to get a synopsis quickly. I don’t even think there is a system to do so for movies, but drop me a line if I’m wrong about that.
- Music File Compressed 1,000 Times Smaller than MP3 – There are a couple of files on their site, but both run as 3.9 MB .wav (uncompressed) files. I assume it is because VLC does not quite play their proprietary format as of yet. I did hear a difference between the recordings and much preferred the less compressed version. Still, it’s a step forward and mp3s are already small enough to be relatively fluid on the Internet. It’ll be tremendously interesting to see how music evolves as the compression continues to improve.
Here it is in action: