Thursday, January 12, 2012

Link roundup

1. Black Market - - a free browser game where you play a space smuggler. Via.

2. Funny review of the latest episode of Rachael vs. Guy, Week 2. Sample:

Each team brainstorms in the glorified green room Guy refers to as “the dojo.” Guy calls them “dojos” because, as evidenced by the French fry and BBQ steak sushi roll on the menu of Tex Wasabi’s, he’s extremely respectful of Japanese culture and traditions. Once again, Guy and Rachael take a firm hand in steering their respective team members. They are also amazing at accidental synergy. Both Guy and Rachael instruct their teams to put the savory ingredient inside a cannoli shell. I already pitied the 13 judges for having to eat the celebrities’ regular desserts, but now they’ve got to take down both a wasabi and an anchovy cannoli. I’m going to hurl. “The Anchovy Cannoli” sounds like a racist name for an Italian prizefighter in the '30s.
3. Fun in Google Maps - - click the woman. Via.

4. Kotaku on Star Wars: The Old Republic:
It just feels like BioWare enjoyed creating the Empire more than the Republic. It shows in every bit of writing for the Bounty Hunter, Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, and Imperial Agent. All of the deception, cruelty, cowardice, and backstabbing is crafted with just a hint of a devilish smirk.

In contrast, most of the Republic-side plot reads as if it was written by George Lucas. Recently written by George Lucas.