On Sunday, you can book a Japan Rail Pass and the journey will become a little more real by the second. Before we check the cherry blossom forecast, let’s read this week’s best gaming (and gaming-related) posts.
Kari Paul wrote about it on the Guardian crochet enthusiasts who have been asking ChatGPT for patterns, with damning results. TikTok users asked ChatGPT for AI-generated patterns, and it just couldn’t seem to get the animals right. It’s clear that AI can’t steal crochet from us.
Woolner isn’t the only creator exploring potential crochet applications for ChatGPT. Lily Lanario, a London-based crocheter, said she was inspired to explore ChatGPT’s crochet programs because the centuries-old practice had so far avoided mechanical reproduction because of its unpredictable and loose stitching.
Robert Purchase wrote a post for Eurogamer on the hourglass philosophy behind Dishonored and Deathloop’s level design. Purchese talks to Arkane Campaign Director Dana Nightingale about creating interesting playgrounds for players. For someone who will forever be in awe of Dishonored 2’s Clockwork Mansion (and many other levels), this interview was an absolute treat.
“And then in the bottom half of the hourglass—and now we’re getting into the actual theory—is the idea of accessibility and intentionality,” she adds. “Accessibility can mean a thousand different things. But as a designer, I need accessibility to be able to design the entire game in such a way that the player understands that this is a world that operates according to rules, and those rules will be consistent. And if they understand a quarter to a third of the rules, the rest will be clear.”
This was written by Keith Stewart on the Guardian why fashion houses are getting involved in video games. Stewart talks to a lot of people about how games are becoming more and more places to live and how brands are getting established.
“This is a space where you constantly have to show off and soften yourself to have something that no one else has,” says Matthew Drinkwater, head of fashion innovation at the London College of Fashion. “This idea of self-identity is very much in line with what fashion is, especially in the luxury segment. There is something intuitive and emotional about the way you shop for fashion; nobody buys anything purely for functional reasons at this end of the market. You buy it because you fall in love with it and because it says something about you. And the same emotional reactions are reproduced in virtual space.”
Luke Plunkett says so for Kotaku Cyberpunk 2077 cannot be saved. A variety of blog post-style content that is simpler than the title might suggest. I don’t agree with everything, but I do agree that the side quests are just awesome. I’m really looking forward to the Phantom Liberty DLC.
I met all my favorite residents of the Night City in this second Cyberpunk and I think this is the best way to meet them. To be able to enjoy each little adventure at your own pace, instead of cramming them in between the main quests. In this second game, where I was no longer following a Keanu Reeves story steeped in international intrigue, but was free to just be a guy doing murderous odd jobs around town, Cyberpunk was much closer to what I expected it to be in 2020. .. A game about exploration, being a jack of all trades, uncovering unforgettable little stories with tough moral dilemmas. The Witcher 3 with cars, mostly.
This week’s music is BLACK Seminole. by Lil Yachty. Here Link to Spotify and Link to YouTube. I’m a big fan of his latest album “Let’s Start Here,” where he combines his signature hip-hop sound with Pink Floyd (and more). It marks a new direction for Yachty, who until now has been better known for his bubblegum trap and mumble rap. I hope he continues to build on the sound he established on this project, or at least continues to experiment. At the husband’s actually for something
ALSO, I would argue that the album is a comeback after “WE SAW THE SUN!” and takes off from there. So if you try it after “BLACK seminole” and don’t feel it, then maybe try it again.
That’s it for this week folks, have a great weekend!