This: "We will not merely port games developed for our dedicated systems to smart devices just as they are—we will develop brand new software which perfectly matches the play style and control mechanisms of smart devices.”
If you're one of Jay Cutler's five fans, like me, this ESPN investigative report offers a rather perfect snapshot of the QB's enigmatic appeal.
"Two “R” words -- “renegade” and “rogue” -- were often used by the former staffers when asked about Cutler's ability to play within the confines of an offensive system."
I find it hard not to root for a brooding, divisive QB who plays through Type 1 Diabetes and never flashes a fake smile. Now that it's clear the new OC and QB coach the Bears hired are both close friends of his, it seems clear that the team is going to give him one more shot.
I'll say this: He still looks great in a Bears uniform.
I've always loved how Doug Chiang depicted the Jedi his way in the concept art he produced for Episodes I & II, even after their look had been established as something much more tame. Though I've never seen this painting labeled, my understanding is that the figure in the foreground is Obi-wan, and the figure in the background is either Dooku or Anakin. I like to think it's the latter, decked out in a black jumpsuit that foreshadows Luke's outfit in ROTJ. The remaining combatant is cropped out to the right.
“Video games, on the other hand, have the unique ability to etch those images into the player’s memory because of their active role in choosing the path that led them to those images. It is this area that I think I am good at, so I am not under the illusion that I could ever become a novelist or film director myself [laughs].”
Countless artists exploit the sounds of the 80s to tell stories that are unmistakably current, but the results often amount to little more than a gimmick. What I appreciate about +mitch murder is how he's not just exploiting the sounds and feelings of the era; he's absolutely living and breathing the decade in his music, immersed to the extent that it's nearly impossible to find any current reference point whatsoever once you get past the initial wave of nostalgia. The result is something special.
Good read from +David Pierce. Looking forward to the "plus" being dropped. Fwiw, I don't see the 'stream' ever getting canned. The internet has a legitimate need for a place where people can maintain a controlled public profile as an alternative to Facebook, and the G+ identity stream fills this role very well. The mistake was trying to be FB -- games, annoying b-day alerts, etc.
As a Facebook and Twitter competitor, Google+ never really stood a chance. By some combination of odd design, confusing nomenclature—remember Circles? Sparks?—and the simple fact that no one ever really used it, Google’s grand plan to unite its many products into a single social product just didn’t pan out. So it should surprise no one…
+Eric Norstrom What I love is how everyone in Chicagoland cries when the winter is actually cold. Like, they'd actually be happy if it was 70 degrees and sunny every day in January, no matter the environmental ramifications. Try telling people that a frozen Lake Michigan is actually a good thing, and you'll be met with puzzled stares.