I’ve been busy lately with a whole host of things, among others a presentation at a DICE event on the subject of Design Fundamentals. I’ll see if I can get back to you more on that later on once I’ve held the presentation and I’ve got a few posts I’m working on, but it’s slow going right now with everything going on.
I missed the link run this weekend, but for now, here’s a bunch of Battlefield news that are going around. Starting out with the one that has everyone excited:
- Yes, we’re working on Battlefield 3.
- No, we’re not telling you more than that. Do appreciate all the excited comments though, just don’t have any more information for you at this point.
- My colleague Demize99 has started to blog over at battlefield.com, starting out with a post about medics in BC2. Must-read, and I love the class.
- Inside XBox did an interview with Patrick Liu, producer for Battlefield 1943, about the game out soon on Playstation Network and XBox Live Arcade — asking, “is this really an arcade title?“
A bit of a rush this weekend so I haven’t been able to finish the blog post I was hoping to post. Here are some links to keep you occupied for a bit though… I hope I’ll be able to post a full post the next few days.
Lots of great stuff going on this week.
- Seth Godin has a commentary on Microsoft’s new initiative, Bing, that predictably is meant to be the next Google.
- And while on the subject of Google, they’re busy actually inventing new stuff: Google Wave, which looks extremely cool, and might completely take communications on the web to a new level. If you’ve got any kind of interest in web technology, watch their keynote demo — it’s an hour long, but well worth the time.
- Hanselman posts some interesting reflections on the result of Twitter becoming popular with marketers.
- The Messy Notebook has some advice on how to build something real in your spare time — it’s something I recommend to every programmer.
- Another event in the everlasting debate about piracy: A Canadian study has now been exposed as plagiarizing other reports, and of presenting numbers that were pure guesswork.
- If you’re into the Sci-Fi thing, check out this brain-controlled wheelchair. Human repairs are getting better and better.
- Some Battlefield 1943 news (boy, there’s lots of those): There’s a fourth map, Coral Sea, which will unlock with 43M total kills on each platform. And music4games has an article on the Abbey Road recording session for the soundtrack.
- I especially enjoyed this discussion on the BFBC2 multiplayer trailer, including a flamewar about whether the spotting system is cheating and a wallhack (hint: it’s not cheating if it’s the same for everyone).
- And time for another asshole of the week award, which is easily won by the Canon president who thinks there isn’t enough stress already — up your pace!
Not all that much going on in the world of code this week… but some juicy games bits and other stuff.
- Check out this awesome Mirror’s Edge cosplay photo set. Some serious dedication there.
- A video (by now a year old) of Project Trico has leaked onto the ‘net… this is the new shiny from the team behind ICO. Looks great to me, can’t wait for more info.
- The multiplayer teaser trailer thingie for BF: Bad Company 2 has been released, together with an interview with our Senior Producer Patrick Bach. I especially like the fact that the trailer is open, but you have to verify your age to watch the interview… he sure is a danger to all kids out there.
- Ned Bachelder reports on a challenge to compress images to fit in twitter messages. Awesome result considering it comes from 140 characters.
- Tech Crunch reports of claims that last.fm user info slipping and sliding into the hands of RIAA. Remarkable claims in itself, but the thing that interests me most is this quote from the email in there: “We’re just trying to help them stay afloat here it’s not like Pro memberships are earning any revenue!” — Might be smart to figure out how you’re going to make money before you start something like that.
- And finally I can’t help but sneak in yet another recommendation of Steve Yegge’s latest “article”, which is a Sci-Fi story.