.format wars

Format wars are the frontline battles of capitalism. Two or more companies fight over your attention, wanting to bring you the same service, but using their methods. Sometimes the wars are decided by consumers on the basis of price and functionality; sometimes because one side screws up royally; and sometimes by whoever throws the most advertising money into the fight. Yet, in almost every case there’s a winner and a loser. Here’s celebrating those that valiantly tried and failed, the casualties of the format wars.

.format wars

Format wars are the frontline battles of capitalism. Two or more companies fight over your attention, wanting to bring you the same service, but using their methods. Sometimes the wars are decided by consumers on the basis of price and functionality; sometimes because one side screws up royally; and sometimes by whoever throws the most advertising money into the fight. Yet, in almost every case there’s a winner and a loser. Here’s celebrating those that valiantly tried and failed, the casualties of the format wars.

this is the stupidest thing to rant about but:

I am so fucking sick of people posting pixelated sprites of characters from modern video games and saying “8-bit master chief!”

Yeah I get it. People dont understand what 8 bit color means or what 8 bit processing means but please. Just say “pixelated”. If you don’t know what 8-bit really means just leave it. I promise nobody thinks you’re cooler for saying 8-bit.

This has been a public service announcement.

did you know you can buy a commodore 64 that allows you to install modern graphics cards and processors?

and allow it to have things like wifi and 4gigs of memory and a blue ray drive..

yes a commodore 64

like this thing.

the one that looks like this.

and you can buy it on commodore’s actual website

sorry it’s just blowing my mind right now. 

unfollow me if you think i’m a nerd. 

this is the kind of thing that made star wars so great to me. 

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also i am so fucking upset that computers don’t function like that anymore. 

like. really. that guy used a space pen and giant dials to operate his computer. 

.. *sigh*

I don’t know why computer companies want to take my keyboard away. I like my keyboard.

#touch screens

ladies…how can you pass this up?

ladies…how can you pass this up?

chromatichouse:

The Making of MYST, Part I

PART II

aguiney:

“Minecraft Video Game Documentary HD,” holy shit I can’t wait to see the rest of this. Very inspiring and a glimpse into indie video game making.

all these awesome game documentaries coming out :}

(Source: youtube.com)

atrusfalling:

officially announcing the release of my EP: A Picture of a Sky.

(Source: sciencefaction)

bumpsauce:

Friends. Windows. This happened. 

bumpsauce:

Friends. Windows. This happened. 

This hyperlink will send you into hyperspace.