Inside Korea’s gaming culture, virtual worlds and economic modeling, Hollywood’s Summer of Doom continues, and more

I've long been fascinated by the gaming culture in South Korea, and Tom Massey has written a great feature piece for Eurogamer titled Seoul Caliber: Inside Korea's Gaming Culture. From this westerner's perspective, having never visited Korea, the article reads almost more like cyberpunk fiction than games journalism: Not quite as ubiquitous, but still extremely common, are PC Bangs: … Continue reading Inside Korea’s gaming culture, virtual worlds and economic modeling, Hollywood’s Summer of Doom continues, and more

Twenty years of Last Action Hero, Reality TV Hoaxer, whistleblower heroics and more

The film Last Action Hero opened twenty years ago today. I saw the movie in theaters and loved it as a child. Having been a fan of Terminator 2 (which came out a few years earlier) Last Action Hero elaborated on the boyhood fantasy of having your own personal Ah-nuld, just like John Connor and … Continue reading Twenty years of Last Action Hero, Reality TV Hoaxer, whistleblower heroics and more

Society of the spectacles: Varying views on Google’s goggles

This week Google released a video depicting what it might be like to wear their augmented reality glasses, known as Project Glass: A bloke named Tom Scott released his own vision of what the Google goggle experience might be like, envisioning technologically-enhanced ways of getting injured: Youtuber rebelliouspixels remixed the original Google video to depict … Continue reading Society of the spectacles: Varying views on Google’s goggles