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Em @lazerwalker Toronto, Ontario

Experimental games, interactive art, OSS tools. Games & spatial computing advocate @microsoft 🥑. Formerly @recursecenter @mitmedialab. she/they 🏳️‍⚧️ 💕

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@polexa Ahhh that sounds so lovely!You can’t get a bodega bacon egg and cheese there, but I used to go down to my corner Späti every morning and pay 0… https://t.co/4WsHkG6YxUBerlin has Spätis ("spät" = late) that are as magical as bodegas. There's a bottle opener at the cash register so y… https://t.co/ysnOMGJHMY
12/1
2020
@bitandbang may humanity (let alone the US) survive long enough to get a 420th presidentReminder: even in this weird liminal quarantine time, take vacation!! I’m currently bouncing between cleaning my a… https://t.co/qaLDv8ZSUWThere are two hard problems in computer science: we only have one joke, and it’s no longer funny @GretchenAMcC @roguelike_con @WIRED I know, right?! I'm really excited for the stuff I'm working on to push that ev… https://t.co/k9UyGkYTraI would also shout out @tigershungry's great Party In A Google Sheet. no video, no names even... but it definitely… https://t.co/jbWmJfVptE
Retweeted by Em @ali_heston Yeah, this talk is great since it's so much about "how do localization and narrative design/environment… https://t.co/GNP8QwXUiQ @ali_heston I really liked the Destiny localization talk (https://t.co/JbNjWENyVt), but IIRC more of the talk is ab… https://t.co/CGYlXMtFlxThe @roguelike_con social space (I really need to come up with a catchy name for it 😂) got a shoutout in this great… https://t.co/BsJJVbxnR2“But doctor, YOU are Pagliacci!” *a buzzing swarm envelops the doctor, leaving him wearing full clown makeup when it dissipates*My phone just autocorrected “Pagliacci” to “Pagliacco”, which I think suggests the latter is the singular and the f… https://t.co/87DHlOlT8KIMPORTANT: if you’re still in line, stay in line. LEGALLY they have to sell you a PS5
Retweeted by Em“I appreciate our brand is queer-friendly, but shouldn’t there be an L and a G in there? What does the second Q sta… https://t.co/WUqPWtmKOt @SirPF @madjackmcmad @ImpactGameworks "2 of 98 users found this helpful"want to thank the teen on tiktok who said “NSYNC” by pronouncing each individual letter for reminding me that i am ready for the urn
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11/30
2020
tired: `class Car extends Vehicle` wired: https://t.co/BPBhp6OEMK
Retweeted by Em @ChloeCondon He murders your emails and uses their contents to use to send as spam! @unormal @landongn @lucyamorris @catacalypto @Nonadecimal Because of course this is the way the world works, this a… https://t.co/m76bj1HcjS @unormal @landongn @lucyamorris @catacalypto @Nonadecimal *raises additional volunteer hand* @transgamerthink Yeah, it’s deeply unsatisfying. FYI, “Pinnacle” just means “will drop above your current average… https://t.co/fgJVMpGXwXI can’t stop looking at this https://t.co/ImDyYf9o0b
Retweeted by EmWhen I had functionally zero access to health insurance in Germany (long story), paying out-of-pocket for an EpiPen… https://t.co/tICbI2Gf8bI tend to dip my toes into “lifestyle” games to see how they work, rather than deeply engaging as long-term hobbies… https://t.co/t8dlEKVD3wi spent money on a 3D model of Jeff Bezos's head for this image https://t.co/uniVHOcDxS https://t.co/FGoR88mOnX
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11/29
2020
this is my daily tweet asking @kotaku to please give a shit about how they lied to & endangered us for the sake of… https://t.co/WiDth0HZ63
Retweeted by Emtfw you use your hands for anything that isn't petting grendel https://t.co/pr0qwPAnLy
Retweeted by Em @Rokashi If you want a longshot, cold-DM the person who owns it and ask if they're willing to switch their name. Th… https://t.co/3skOOmktJP @halftes6 I also love how weird and nonsensical the history is! Like, the screencap the emote is from isn't even ab… https://t.co/SFlTMu8reDhttps://t.co/wxII0jsdwx
Retweeted by Em @bitandbang *moves to the west coast*it’s called “castlevania” because it’s a metroidvania set in a castle @baphometadata @simulacracid I’d think of it less as F2P and more that an optional subscription (the season pass) i… https://t.co/zoUC61gfxlThe new Destiny raid is... Good(For olds and non-gamers, “poggers” or “pogchamp” means something is cool/epic/good)In case you’re wondering how the AOC/Jagmeet Singh stream of Among Us is going, chat is referring to him as “pogmeet”brb, forming a non-profit that helps individual home renters register as businesses so they’re eligible for rent re… https://t.co/yRpKyM4fgg
11/28
2020
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Retweeted by Em @MrMichaelAbon Oh totally! And squaring that tension for an audience that just wants to beat up some baddies and co… https://t.co/5zqBzQI5th @mildmojo I think a big factor is what the expansion grind is like — Last Wish had the same 11-day delay, but from… https://t.co/YuJ3OxMdWV @mildmojo Looks like it’s historically dropped either 1 or 2 Saturdays after the expansion’s Tuesday launch (at least for Last Wish / GoS) @mildmojo I didn’t play during any previous expansion launches, but isn’t the raid Iaunching afterwards normal? Pla… https://t.co/S51DrZ9TbhHate it when making your game not racist is allegedly so hard it’ll literally take years https://t.co/wZV8UT1SunI tell my cat “I know” whenever she meows but I’m gonna be honest, I have no fucking idea
Retweeted by Em @Seemo Look up three-point lighting for the conceptual underpinnings of what you want. The Elgato Key Lights are *s… https://t.co/p1RAvLaBfs @bitandbang Women like to listen to podcasts while men like to know what time it is. Classic gender roles.
11/27
2020
@charlesv Yeah, this is an old personal project where that isn’t really feasible, hence trying to see how far gener… https://t.co/SNxrqReTxy @thedak Every so often I get a Google alert for Major LazerNOT NOW, ZOMBIE MINKS https://t.co/apQr6FjamWI am not looking forward to all the "lose that quarantine weight" New Year bullshit that's about to drop, so here's… https://t.co/2tn02mRA8o
Retweeted by EmMicrosoft Flight Simulator can finally be played in VR on 23rd December. All PC headsets are supported so may your… https://t.co/SRbAPF8rcp
Retweeted by Em2020 mood https://t.co/HYsDzZb5VJ @JanDavidHassel @NYUGameCenter Oh no! :( @JanDavidHassel I’m biased as an organizer, but Roguelike Celebration: https://t.co/Kk7KrTlAuO NYU Game Center’s v… https://t.co/NQRjAz2BA9Lynx which fell asleep and woken up by its tiny counterpart https://t.co/Ra79evgNoK
Retweeted by Em(To be clear, this isn’t me as a casual user being like “I don’t want it to be slow!” I’m trying something where on… https://t.co/uD3nVjXAxCI’ve been nerd-sniped: what’s the lowest-latency way to stream playing a game to friends? Discord? A dedicated serv… https://t.co/YZtnKKBY4rEvent organizers: if you have control over your marketing landing page and/or event platform, it’s worth adding in… https://t.co/GH6dhVeIchOh my god, Paradox https://t.co/LfwUjs0TAv
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11/26
2020
@LiToast We don't deserve cats 😭a mobage cannot legally call itself a "gacha" unless it includes Jean d'Arc and Evil Jean d'Arc as characters. othe… https://t.co/KgfTbQIZmD
Retweeted by EmModern web architectures. https://t.co/jNxbchFbpS
Retweeted by EmThis is in Niantic’s DNA - a large part of Ingress’ creation was to gather GPS data on walking path behavior, plus… https://t.co/3JFiuqWC63Huhhh, Pokemon Go is now giving players in-game rewards/incentives for helping Niantic crowd-source 3D point cloud… https://t.co/44iU16sdId @Pokachee It's not social in the sense of meeting strangers in-game, but it's otherwise fundamentally built for co-… https://t.co/1xHWRaP01i @Pokachee I'm really digging both Destiny 2 and Sea of Thieves these days, but they're both admittedly not traditio… https://t.co/JoX83pbW2fMicrosoft is hiring a director for a new game dev cloud advocacy team! This isn't part of my org, but I'm hoping th… https://t.co/f5YZOKMxMq @catacalypto I’m now also pronouncing the first half as if there’s a diaeresis. Löotcrates.I always appreciate the way Fallen London writers put choices in where they’re like “look, you can REALLY do this i… https://t.co/w3qobx1N9EThe metal obelisk in the desert in Utah, but it’s an Xbox Series X fridge @yaleman43381258 @nnja Hah, I don’t have a Rancilio Silvia (mine’s a DeLonghi EC155), but I replaced my steam wand… https://t.co/xDzoV2N1Aa
11/25
2020
This is now a thing you can actually buy! 👃🏻👃🏽👃🏿👄😷 Every day since I tweeted about a “mask that unlocks your phone… https://t.co/jZRvqtfkx5
Retweeted by EmThis is awesome. Separate from this, Itch's default revenue cut is 10% (compared to at least 30% everywhere else)… https://t.co/SilGKszAwlToronto's government and police are shutting down efforts to feed and house the homeless, but refuse to do anything… https://t.co/PSkYM64TA9therapist: your feelings are valid me: what if i FEEL that they are invalid therapist: [scribbles "oh fuck" in her notes]
Retweeted by Em @LiToast tfw you are a tiny baby who hasn't learned about gravity yet @nnja If you want an involved hobby project, I bought a cheap espresso machine at the start of everything and have… https://t.co/NiZPC0SMeNBecause it’s Destiny new raid week, I’m seeing a lot of folks talk about “raid sherpas”. A reminder that the Sherp… https://t.co/BJg97t2CQI
11/24
2020
@docsquiddy @adurdin @lizardengland @droqen I feel conflicted. Skies is clearly a far better-designed game from a s… https://t.co/yvOeeeRjvL @ragzouken garfield.gif @droqen I think a lot about Sunless Sea, which is probably in my top 10 favorite games of all time, but I think is… https://t.co/BukaYeOYlbI got really lucky with the timing of my treatment that means this won't actually affect me unless the lockdown is… https://t.co/fPHDSPlwfv(Ontario isn't great here — trans hair removal is covered in many places by health insurance, but is neither covere… https://t.co/oVRijNxswsToday in everyday transmisogyny: Toronto's lockdown allows essential medical services to stay open. Hair removal… https://t.co/FywKGL2ml3A game design degree, but you just take a course titled "intro to game design" 16 times, taught by the • CS depart… https://t.co/2Y9sbhPMXK
Retweeted by EmCelebrate holiday food traditions all around the world with #SeasonsOfServerless! I've been working with a bunch o… https://t.co/brtQDTSbdk @jongold I've managed to overcome that now in my current devrel job, but going back to that dynamic is something th… https://t.co/tpXrD0DIZHYo my ex-Pivots (and at this point this includes everyone still working at VMware) what cool post-Pivotal future-of… https://t.co/Oykh7dezXT
Retweeted by Em @jaydestro relatable moodInstead of Twitch streaming and setting up a Discord instance for our conference, we built our own custom browser-b… https://t.co/sV78EZvoHq
Retweeted by Em @davemakes new feature called beets where you upload and comment on photos of root vegetablesOops! All Shriekers! https://t.co/fSd81FFx98
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11/23
2020
This may be the most adorable headline ever. 😍 https://t.co/wLcm8ABchV
Retweeted by Emone thing i love about social media is meeting stunningly beautiful & talented queer women who like synthesizers an… https://t.co/Xg1lT0yl4E
Retweeted by EmPeople always talk about how you can learn a lot about consent from cats but as a consent educator I have yet to ed… https://t.co/NAHl1KhDQj
Retweeted by Em @charlesv the ol’ dicksaft @bitandbang @Microsoft @DestinyTheGame “Clovis Bray” is an anagram for “Bill C. Gates”today i offer you two cats in pants https://t.co/tMKZd48hsS
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11/22
2020

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