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Procrastinating on the future, senior reporter for The Verge. Signal: 646.412.7040

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@internetryan oh god you’re rightthe mark zuckerberg of the beast i mean obviouslylooking forward to some “a facebook account is the mark of the beast thus libra is a sign of the end times” takes f… https://t.co/JZJ22CYlKhshould i write a post-apocalyptic romance visual novel on Episode
6/18
2019
honestly after the surf chase in escape from LA i shouldn’t be joking about thisinstead of inexplicably pumping oil in the library harry dean stanton’s character is the guy who collects all the b… https://t.co/ufhmZwKSLRreally excited for the escape from new york remake’s big electric scooter chaseforget the wallpaper, where can i get a phone with an ipod clickwheel and an inch-wide bezel https://t.co/16DaVUpaIPI’ve often wondered whether sites like Genius use the lyrical equivalent of trap streets, and I guess the answer is… https://t.co/04S0eUYqaGThe theoretically functional pre-collapse Panem is probably the most interesting unexplored part of the series give… https://t.co/fKta1tjKyGIf only the Hunger Games prequel was about living in the Giant Nuclear Weapon State in pre-post-apocalyptic America https://t.co/9FGy60pvxsBy contrast I finished Say Nothing afterward and would absolutely recommend it https://t.co/0KgvlOUxUhI’m also just poorly positioned to deal with the section about Moab, because I spend so much time reading about fak… https://t.co/zhZtVXILZ5 @octernion I can’t remember the precise manner in which these novels usually end, but it goes pretty hard in a spec… https://t.co/RV1KcrFewxIt feels silly but I just had too much trouble with the unexamined premise of a handful of rich nerds controlling r… https://t.co/Ky9oi5ZnN8As at least one person correctly predicted, I’ve been complaining about Fall for the last couple of weeks and now f… https://t.co/FRTGc4pV8T
6/17
2019
Control protagonist: *says important line and immediately falls through floor to her death for no conceivable reaso… https://t.co/ej4eYuWWyWE3 take that prob won’t make it into an article: Control is a lot of fun, but the “no seriously this is a *hard gam… https://t.co/nSGP00ndRVwe did it https://t.co/OpRRrTTY03If you happen to be at Narrascope this weekend, lmk! I got back from E3 just in time to make it out to Boston.
6/14
2019
@MIDImyers I am literally living off vending machine candylove reviews where you can’t tell if you’re in a bad mood that’s making you see a book’s story in a horrifying and… https://t.co/aiEqyJvpCl @Hello_Tailor “we wouldn’t have trump if more people had watched i spit on your grave" @A_Webster look keep it straight andrew are you cloud or sephirothto be clear “what if (real) brand names existed in the future” was a massive innovation for ‘80s cyberpunk and mayb… https://t.co/smRAQo8kjPHonestly the entire cyberpunk umbrella is increasingly hard to parse, maybe because the genre’s defining feature no… https://t.co/pRr7kgf6mkMy memory of Snow Crash (which was written many years later after Japan was already known for producing cyberpunk f… https://t.co/ibW2iJGqkkYeah I think this was definitely a big part of the reasoning. https://t.co/djUrWl8TMVBut William Gibson’s Sprawl books coined a huge number of our early Japan-as-cyberpunk tropes and this holds pretty true for all of them.This is all complicated by the fact that “cyberpunk” now refers to anything from a very specific set of visual trop… https://t.co/1UE0UzOM1LYeah this feels extremely accurate to my experience. https://t.co/817FGISmJeLike yes corporations were bad and dangerous but they were often depicted in a way that made them seem objectively… https://t.co/T1gUBuU6C1But in general I think of early cyberpunk as consciously trying to resist the idea that it was depicting a “good fu… https://t.co/X8ztthkKMyObviously this doesn’t mean that it couldn’t get turned toward bad ends, and it also encouraged a really weird fetishization of Japan.It’s definitely a way of playing around with a world where western aesthetics are no longer taken for granted as an… https://t.co/o52G0KEXLDIt’s hard to come away from Neuromancer or Burning Chrome — two books that helped codify the way cyberpunk would re… https://t.co/edtLbzqSorIt turned the mainstream “oh no we’ll all eat with chopsticks” discourse toward the idea of Japan as an exotic, fut… https://t.co/wbzfW73dWGThis might be less true in film but I feel like a lot of early cyberpunk literature was more complicatedly oriental… https://t.co/p5l0MYP8mg"Wi-Fi is in our DNA" https://t.co/13IvufGY4E @chillmage yeah well if sf commuting gets too hard then the silicon valley VCs are gonna split and what are you gon… https://t.co/7qiqpVgTP2can square enix split off a separate final fantasy keynote so i’ll at least know what i’m getting intookay you get half points for a Metric songcome on square enix give me keanu reeves or a dog or a reboot of deus ex or something“Battalion 1944: It Has Leaderboards"thank god a game that finally lets me kill enemies *and* win matches @thedextriarchy That's why they included the Emotion Engine in the PS2, so all games could have emotions.
Retweeted by Adi Robertsoni didn’t think games could have emotions but then i saw all those people telling me they were having emotions so i guess i was wrongfinally, a game with emotions“Well I expanded this first section into a much bigger story” is exactly what I say when I’m about to never finish a novel.I decided to finally play FFVII in preparation for E3 and I got to the dune buggy outside the casino and lost a cou… https://t.co/flOK4rBBZZ
6/11
2019
@patbits well we’re making borderlands which is more or less the intersection of the twogod I love this woman’s outfit so muchIt’s Always Sunny In Halt And Catch Firethe twist is that this is not a game, they literally uploaded a bunch of Londoners’ brains into a video game like we’re in The 13th FloorI’m hoping this isn’t one of the Watch Dogs mechanics that is awesome in theory but sort of underwhelming in practi… https://t.co/5LkligQ3KNso watch dogs legion is like a AAA version of that game where you play a rioting crowd ending capitalismI can’t remember whether Nosferatu has been announced as a class yet but if so it is also a strong candidate.ah yes a great injustice has been righted https://t.co/4oUP1ASYR3seriously, ventrue? what is this nonsense https://t.co/NTr9N7mkdQhello the pc gaming show has started now i guessokay, that’s it! only fifty more keynotes to watch todayhaha the designers have recorded their segments in a weird shadowy room that makes it look like they should be tell… https://t.co/zb1Ar4a0vNoh wow, this cloudhead VR game looks like Ape Out crossed with Superhot and also awesomeomg budget cuts sequel!okay turns out uploadvr will let you say fuck in a trailer but not a direct segmenteeee not sure how I feel about a full game based on a short I remember as being mostly weird robot torture pornRogan takes so many design cues from Dishonored, albeit far less whalepunk-y, and I’m curious how well that particu… https://t.co/MLycAKfxUw“this shark’s pretty hungry, so you can tell him to eat corpses, and sometimes the corpses will be lifting up a lev… https://t.co/qycY8gdJ6NI have to be the only person who is not into pirate ships in video games. Still firmly anti-boat! Except Sunless Se… https://t.co/tblV5ue8jTDance Central VR, that is. Normal dancing in front of a camera, totally fine!I confess that I really love the idea of Dance Central but feel maybe 10% too silly playing it.oh hey Golem is still happeningprops to the VR show for being (maybe?) the first to not bleep out a character saying “fuck” in a trailer incident… https://t.co/7spLOJ1ZHmI am not the biggest fan of open-ended smash-em-up physics VR games but this premise is delightful.Now we have a game about, to paraphrase, being a dead rockstar smashing up hotel rooms in VR for the devilSurvios is making a Walking Dead game and has provided us with the first neck-stabbing — or at least, “side of head… https://t.co/laLcL40gXwah yes, the old “magical tree protecting its acorns from squirrels” genre no seriously Acron looks like a neat asymmetrical VR/mobile gameEveryone else’s E3 keynote intro: hey GAMERS did we talk about HOW FREAKING AWESOME video games are let’s see some… https://t.co/C6ykP3iRN6Okay, time to watch the UploadVR showcase this morning! @gameism I think it’s just fairly common for them to be freaked out by a giant solid brick of matter in your luggageUpdate: the accursed book set off security alerts at the airport, but i have finally completed itEvery single Bethesda game is retro-futurist now and I am here for it.WOOOOHOO, ELIMINATING NAZI SCUMCan we get a supercut of all the E3 press conference trailers trying to avoid swearing.WOOOOHOO, THE EARLY ‘90SScreaming Bethesda crowd guy is a press conference accelerationist trying to make us embarrassed about feeling any… https://t.co/PgipYztIXIbethesda really gearing up for an announcement that it’s done making games and is just gonna let *you the gamers* b… https://t.co/20rVOrZA7yahem bethesda ACTUALLY the notion that a game cannot exist without the player seems somewhat reductionist and unfit… https://t.co/GzBGvvEyFR
6/10
2019
sure it’ll be nice if Project Scarlett is good, but have you considered the merits of getting to use “frankly, my d… https://t.co/mqHwYgQkboE3 Xbox Keynote: Pro: Keanu Reeves Con: Not enough Keanu Reevesmicrosoft: within our lifetime, we will eliminate elevators. gone. you won't see another elevator ever again.
Retweeted by Adi RobertsonUgh why is E3 keeping me away from BloodborneTo be fair I was underwhelmed by Bloodborne’s original trailer, and I don’t even want to think about how many hours I’ve put into it now.From Software and George R.R. Martin’s Slightly Less Dark SoulsI seriously love that more games have Borderlands-style weirdness going on, including Borderlands 3, which looks promising!Microsoft’s E3 keynote is a showcase of how far we’ve come in rendering colorful weird stylized character designs a… https://t.co/z4bsq2cv1qwill Lego x Forza have accurate real-time Lego weather simulationsCyberpunk 2077: I Want Room ServiceNow that we’ve got Keanu in Cyberpunk 2077, can the devs get Henry Rollins and Udo Kier and all the other Johnny Mn… https://t.co/KLhSAypMIui’m glad keanu has finally fully integrated his bill & ted persona with his john wick persona
6/9
2019

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