Poil De Carotte (Google Translation: "Carrot Hair") is a graphical story - not a game before you start trying to play the thing - although you do have to do a bit of clicking to progress the story. Unfortunately for me it's all in French and my spoken French isn't all it could be (nobody orders two beers, or asks the way to the railway station in the whole story!), but the graphics are simply superb and are worth seeing aside of being able to understand the story, although if one of my French visitors would care to explain what's happening I'd love to hear it. All we need now is a game from the same artist(s) - it's truely lovely to look at [via nordinho].
Gorillaz'n'Madge. Yes, indeed, the weekend starts here...
BushSpeech, you never know when it might come in handy - "sorry I was late for work, George said I had to 'wage war in civilian areas'". Be warned though this tool has a limited vocabulary... I'll let you finish that joke for yourselves [via flabber].
Spin is a cool short film, well actually not too short, which just goes to prove that eventually the rhythm is going to get you (thanks for the quote Chandler). Inevitably it features, and I believe this is the right term, some "phat beats" [subbed by Myrmar].
Braindead will leave you reflecting upon your disturbed childhood. Even if you didn't have one.
I Like Your Pants" is a sweet little animated song just in time for Valentines. It's another corker from rathergood. My American friends should note that here in the UK pants are underwear, and not what you call pants, which we would call trousers.
Did you, like me, make the mistake of going to work today? Well mark this date (first Monday of Feb.) in your diary for next year, as today was 'National Sickie Day'. More workers will/did call in sick today than on any other day in the year. Why don't we just make it an official national holiday and be done with it? BTW - the findings mentioned in the article are from the UK, but I think it's a safe bet that this applies the world over.
Mapion is a service that uses a database of local information, combined with a phone that includes both GPS and an integrated compass, to provide realtime point'n'click data to users. Point the phone at a building, and an icon will appear, click on the icon and you can see what services, such as restaurants, are inside. I'll adopt an awed voice at this point - do you understand what this means? Real life point'n'click. Think of the games potential. The only problem is that the service is only available in Japan, where else, so I'm thinking level one in Tokyo, then level two in London, and maybe New York for level three.... [found at engadget].
Taken is a short flash film. Those with weak hearts, or children standing next to them, should look away now [subbed by werewolf].
Strong Bad renaissance at the moment. Why haven't I read his sbemails for so long? Anyway I'm happy to be back up to speed - Strong Bad's technology lesson is a classic.
Ben, creator of the superb Exmortis (play it now if you haven't already, or play it again to catch up - it first came out in 2004), apparently the sequel is 75% complete, and he hopes to have it fully complete by the end of February. I can't wait, hopefully it's as spooky as the last episode, judging by the eye candy he's sent through it certainly looks as good, if not better than the original. Here are the sceenshots I'm drooling over now:
Podstar.Runner offers classic sbemail to dowload onto your video iPod... awesome! The only thing is I don't have a video iPod... Can you play m4v files on a PSP? I don't have it with me right now to try it out, but I suspect the answer is "no". I want Strong Bad on my PSP now! Bring on Pspstar.runner! [via op-pop].