June 6, 2008 12:03 AM | Simon Carless
Ah yes, a return for some further GameSetLinks, headed by another look at the iPhone app Trism - a game whose popularity feeds into the concept that the iPhone could be a DS 'killer' - which isn't actually true, since they serve different markets, but is an interesting thought.
Also in this set of links - the McDonalds ad based on Line Rider, a good longform piece on the rise of games as a 'human product', and the TriForce scooping the world in, uh, badly drawn sketches of theoretical things. Investigative journalism!
Avast, and away:
Battle of the brain games: Lumos Labs raises $3 million, Fit Brains debuts » VentureBeat
VCs are digging brain games, it seems.
Original Nintendo Stadium Events Cartridge | NES | gameSniped.com
Wow, $1800 for a single non-prototype NES cartridge.
The Triforce » Blog Archives » PS3 Wiimote Exclusive!
Cutting edge Internet journalism FTW!
Cover story: 'Rage against the machines' by Tom Chatfield | Prospect Magazine June 2008 issue 147
Excellent external perspective on the rise of gaming: 'games are human products, and lie within our control.' Via Driph.
YouTube - McDonald's Line Rider Commercial (30 secs)
Hey, it's the big time for Line Riding, innit?
'Everybody wants their game, whether the one they’re making or the one they’re playing, to be jam-packed to the gills with stuff. Why?'
Pictures For Truth - official site.
Amnesty International game about the Beijing Olympics and human rights, interesting - tho slightly browse and language-mangling, hee.
The Jace Hall Show - official website
So the ex-Monolith/WB boss is doing a web show for Crackle.com which "...will feature celebs like Christina Milian and Wilmer Valderamma as they hang out with Jace and channel their inner video game geeks", a PR tells me. Oop, and it's just debuted, with a Duke Nukem gameplay preview, or something wacky. Very odd.
Digital Eel on the 'Weird Worlds' free soundtrack release
Yay, free weird music from weird indie stalwarts - also that Dominion 3 banner ad (keep reloading!) is AWESOME.