Clever Exploit in Spelunk and Pokemon or Big Data? (TWIL)

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/259479/Classic_Postmortem_The_making_of_HalfLife_2.php
Half-Life 2 postmortem – design process, workflows. #PM

https://uxplanet.org/how-to-measure-product-usability-with-the-system-usability-scale-sus-score-69f3875b858f
System Usability Scale, an alternative to NPS. #UX

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanchester%27s_laws
Law describing how two rival armies get smaller as they sustain casualties. #know

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeuomorph
Faking different form eg. analog music player on a computer screen. #design

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Solarpunk
Solarpunk genre – think cyberpunk but sustainable communities. #fun

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Breast/Legends
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWuPOKWrjAk
Controversial Wookieepedia page. #starwars

https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/9k4a88/how-players-used-shotguns-to-tear-open-the-fabric-of-reality-in-spelunky
Spelunky item stacking exploit. #gamedev

https://www.producttalk.org/2018/11/product-conferences-2019/
List of product conferences. #PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Xa7qM1o18c
Great video about bugs, game design, optimizations, difficulty and more. #gamedev

http://www.tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations
What does cheese consumption have to do with deaths from entanglement in bedsheets? Find out here. #fun

https://vkrakovna.wordpress.com/2018/04/02/specification-gaming-examples-in-ai/
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vRPiprOaC3HsCf5Tuum8bRfzYUiKLRqJmbOoC-32JorNdfyTiRRsR7Ea5eWtvsWzuxo8bjOxCG84dAg/pubhtml
How machine learning / AI exploits loopholes to “cheat” in video games. #ML

https://www.financialsamurai.com/investing-in-opportunity-zones-the-tax-efficient-boom-of-the-future/
Interesting investment called Opportunity funds for low growth regions. #finance

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshirting_(academic)
Postponing entrance into kindergarten. #edu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Pi_Bill
Math is fun. Now established by legislative fiat. #math

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killology
Study of the psychological and physiological effects of killing. #know

https://pixelastic.github.io/pokemonorbigdata/
Is it Pokemon or Big Data? #fun

http://setosa.io/ev/markov-chains/
Easy to understand visualization for Markov Chains. #know

https://fossa.io/
Real-time license and vulnerability management for open source dependencies. #dev

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/06/the-story-of-the-black-band-aid/276542/
Are band-aids racist because of the skin tone? #mind

https://www.archdaily.com/414124/spanish-builders-forget-skyscraper-elevator
They forgot to put appropriate elevators into the skyscraper. #design

https://www.neogaf.com/threads/list-of-studios-closed-since-2006.459131/
Closed gamedev studios. #industry

https://gdk.improbable.io/spatialos-gdk-unity
“SpatialOS for Unity is a full-stack multiplayer solution that provides networking, hosting and multiplayer features to help you quickly create your Unity online multiplayer game.” #gamedev

https://www.blog.radiator.debacle.us/2018/03/gdc-2018-how-to-light-level-slides-and.html
A primer on how to light levels. #leveldesign

 

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