Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Link roundup

1. M. Night Shyamalan is developing a Twin Peaks style tv series titled Wayward Pines, adapted from the book Pines, which is $4 at Amazon.

2. Daniel Day-Lewis originally turned down Lincoln with an incredibly gracious letter.

 3. I saw this headline yesterday:

How Does Shutterfly Still Exist
Anyone who coaches a team (or has a child on a team) knows it's perfect for setting up a team site, with private photo sharing, scheduling, automatic email reminders, etc. Fast, reliable, simple.

4.  Why Final Fantasy Tactics was so brilliant:
"The thing I like best about FFT is how it's not afraid to let the player power up and essentially break everything," he said. "While it's important to have a balanced combat system in a multiplayer game, it's not nearly as important in a single-player game. FFT says "to hell with balance!" and gives you a set of fascinating systems that you can bend to your will.
This was true of some of the Advance Wars games, too.  With the right power ups, you could essentially break the level design and dominate.