link love 05-30-08

May 30th, 2008

An interview with Jason McIntosh, part of the team working on the upcoming boutique MMO (I like that term), Lila Dreams.

It’s fun to follow along! Adam Pratt has posted a new progress video for The Game Grid, his soon to open arcade in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nice mix of cabinets so far, and I like the TRON design concept.

Rage against the machines, by Tom Chatfield, from the UK monthly Prospect. [via kaliyuga blues]

Brandon Sheffield interviews SCEA’s Greg deBeer on dialog and voice acting.

And if for some reason this is the only game blog you’ve read this week, Ubisoft announced the sequel to Beyond Good & Evil. Congrats, Mr. Ancel.

Divers Dreamcast demo vid

May 29th, 2008

I’ll take more photos and dig into it a bit once I’m back in town, but for now, here’s a quick preview:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_8rVJ1Qz8o]

Update: I’ve now got a more proper post about the Divers up.

Life Updates.

May 29th, 2008

Exciting week, this one.

This is my final week as Community Manager for Petroglyph. No animosity or weirdness with the split, it’s just time for me to move on towards new projects. I look forward to hearing future announcements from Petroglyph, as there are some pretty awesome things on deck at the studio.

I’m also getting married this weekend. We decided on a small affair with family and friends we’ve grown up with, followed by a group dinner at Rosemary’s, where in addition to the whole getting married thing, I’m excited for the beer pairing.

Tina and I will be spending the following week in New York. First time for both of us, so I’d love to hear any geek recommendations beyond the usual touristy bits. So far I’ve got Forbidden Planet and the Nintendo World Store on the list.

snowymydog’s Pipeline for PSP

May 28th, 2008

PSP developer snowymydog has released Pipeline v0.2, a homebrew version of Pipe Mania, aka the Bioshock hacking minigame.

Don’t let the low version number deceive you, this game is in a very playable state. The current .02 features 35 levels, music, effects, solid graphics, and a high score table. Future versions will include additional levels and a built-in editor.

Demo video after the jump.
Full story, after the jump »

Music appreciation day.

May 25th, 2008

Burma Emergency, a short film by creative agency Shilo. Thank you, Tri-Crescendo, for really introducing me to Chopin.

Also, if you happen to catch this post on Sunday, violinist Paul Dateh is hosting a live performance with Ken Belcher tonight. Show starts at 5pm PST / 8pm EST.