This picture sums up my personal highlight of this week.
This week we have seen rioting in London, legal wrangling in the gaming world and I managed to find a needle in a haystack. ¬†This weeks tortoises have been the following:
A little commentary on Bethesda’s trademark action in Trademark Trolls: ¬†Scrolls and Bethesda v Mojang.¬† (I realise that looks like [Scrolls and Bethesda] v [Mojang] now but is actually meant [Scrolls] and [Bethesda v Mojang]. ¬†Some inadvertent eats shoots and leaves stuff there.)
My most popular post to date with The Return of the Cat, which makes sense because it’s about a cat and this is the internet. ¬†I am seriously considering becoming a cat blogger (as in somebody who blogs about cats, not a cat who blogs).
Concern over the way that the media is trying to classify Technology as a Scapegoat¬†with their remarks about how it was largely orchestrated through Twitter.
The aggravating nature of requiring Constant Internet Connections for Gaming¬†and just how far the internet has come for this to be viable.
Another Tortoise Butler film with Portal 2 Music Video – Exile Vilify By The National¬†in which highly talented people achieve deserted London shots by getting up at stupid ‘o clock, film high quality video clips in a short space of time, and I make posters and buildings that aren’t there in Photoshop.
A growing trend in iOS games for Delayed Gameplay Games¬†which tell you when you can play and not the other way around (now with a wonderful comment from someone who I can tell has been deeply wounded by this sort of game).
This week’s iPad/iPhone Game: ¬†Dream Track Nation, a simple time trial racer with buckets of charm.
We finish the week on two posts about how to make comics, with How to Make Comics Part 1¬†making soft reassuring noises that you don’t need a full blown graphic design studio and How to Make Comics Part 2 blowing simplicity out of the water by talking about my method of colouring things in using Photoshop.
That’s all for this week. ¬† I hope you’ve had as productive and satisfying week as I have and have thoroughly enjoyed the weekend as much as I’m hoping to, as I am writing this on Saturday morning (which means I’m communicating with the future I suppose). ¬†Also just want to give a small self indulgent plug, but I have now passed all of my NCTJ exams and am officially fully qualified as a journalist, so if you want to employ me for a commission or an actual job, drop me a line at davidDOTofDOThingATgmailDOTcom and we can talk!