Steam Remote Play Together will let you play local multiplayer games online with pals who aren’t, y’know, local. You can try it in a beta today.
— Read on www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/10/21/steam-remote-play-together-takes-local-multiplayer-games-online/

Metropolis Meets Afrofuturism: The Genius of Janelle Monáe | Tor.com
— Read on www.tor.com/2019/10/18/metropolis-meets-afrofuturism-the-genius-of-janelle-monae/

“I thought science fiction was a great way of talking about the future,” Janelle Monáe told Bust Magazine in a 2013 interview. “It doesn’t make people feel like you’re talking about things that are happening right now, so they don’t feel like you’re talking down to them. It gives the listener a different perspective.”

A PHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN DREAD LORD NYARLATHOTEP AND A MINOR SHOGGOTH REGARDING INVESTIGATING RIVAL GREAT OLD ONE, HASTUR
— Read on www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/a-phone-conversation-between-dread-lord-nyarlathotep-and-a-minor-shoggoth-regarding-investigating-rival-great-old-one-hastur

October 18, 2019

www.jwz.org/blog/2019/10/resurrection-men-llc/

Max Headroom wasn’t exactly the roadmap I wanted for the future…

boingboing.net/2019/10/16/watch-how-magazines-were-prod.html

A message on a new Wastelanders release date, private servers, updates to the Atomic Shop and much more.
— Read on fallout.bethesda.net/en/article/6eNqXDms6VbtrHubE26y4r/new-wastelanders-release-date-private-worlds-the-atomic-shop-and-more

This is the update I’ve been waiting for – private worlds.

2,500 More MS-DOS Games Playable at the Archive | Internet Archive Blogs:

I’m a little surprised at how many of these I did at least touch, at some point… But even among those, very few I ever finished.

Arkham Nights 2019

October 17, 2019

This past weekend was the Fantasy Flight Games Arkham Nights event for 2019…

This was my 3rd year helping out there, and it’s one of my favorite events I participate in all year… Several nights of helping players learn and play the Lovecraft themed Arkham Files games: Arkham Horror LCG, Arkham Horror, Elder Sign, etc. This year I was helping run larger event specific games, which was a joy across the board.

Seeing the designers/developers getting to interact with fans is awesome, and nearly everyone involved is so happy to be there… Love it.

Mansions of Madness

October 17, 2019

Somehow in years of playing the Arkham Files games I’ve never tried Mansions until tonight… I’m glad I finally did though. The “app enhanced” tabletop experience seems to be very hit or miss, but FFG really has it nailed with this genre… Narration, AI for monsters, puzzles which would be all but impossible without it… Mansions is a richer experience for it.

The clockwork computer

October 17, 2019

WHEN a Greek sponge diver called Elias Stadiatos discovered the wreck of a cargo ship off the tiny island of Antikythera in 1900, it was the statues lying on the seabed that made the greatest impression on him. He returned to the surface, removed his helmet, and gabbled that he had found a heap of dead, naked women. The ship’s cargo of luxury goods also included jewellery, pottery, fine furniture, wine and bronzes dating back to the first century BC. But the most important finds proved to be a few green, corroded lumps—the last remnants of an elaborate mechanical device.

 

The Antikythera mechanism, as it is now known, was originally housed in a wooden box about the size of a shoebox, with dials on the outside and a complex assembly of bronze gear wheels within. X-ray photographs of the fragments, in which around 30 separate gears can be distinguished, led the late Derek Price, a science historian at Yale University, to conclude that the device was an astronomical computer capable of predicting the positions of the sun and moon in the zodiac on any given date. A new analysis, though, suggests that the device was cleverer than Price thought, and reinforces the evidence for his theory of an ancient Greek tradition of complex mechanical technology.

The Antikythera mechanism | The clockwork computer | Economist.com

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