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January 28, 2010

15 Most Influential Games of the Decade

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By Chris Kohler, in Wired's GameLife blog.

1. The Sims (2000)

2. Grand Theft Auto III (2001)

3. Guitar Hero (2005)

4. World of Warcraft (2004)

5. Brain Age (2005)

6. Halo (2001)

7. Bejeweled (2001)

8. Wii Sports (2006)

9. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (2005)

10. Metroid Prime (2002)

11. Silent Hill 2 (2001)

12. Half-Life 2 (2004)

13. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001)

14. Happy Farm (2008)

15. Portal (2007)

Interesting year distribution: 1 apiece in 2008, 2007 and 2006; 3 in 2005; 2 in 2004; 1 in 2002; 5 in 2001; 1 in 2000.

That means 12 of the top 15, according to this list, appeared in 2005 or earlier.

Are games — at least as we've known them — over?

January 28, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Clockwork Love — by Tjep

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Wrote sabine7 on mocoloco:

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"Inspired by the earlier Bling Bling medallion, 

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Tjep layers the wheels and gears of clockwork to form the hearts

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that make up a new series of pendants and timepieces."

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"Other symbolic elements include wings and flames, all part and parcel of the complicated mechanism of emotion."

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"Clockwork Love is an expression of wishful thinking, but we all know love never runs on time."

[via mappeal]

January 28, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Have you ever eaten a Trumanburger?

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From the Digital Library website at UC Davis: "Meat was rationed in the United States during World War II. During the last days of meat rationing in 1945-1946, the term 'Trumanburger' was coined. This dish, named after [then] President Harry Truman, consisted of a [fried] patty of mashed baked beans."

[via reader Joe Peach and John F. Mariani's 1983 book, "The Dictionary of American Food and Drink"]

January 28, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Limited-Edition Broomstool

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Created by Cologne-based designer David Olschewski.

52cm W x 36cm D x 53cm H.

100 pieces.

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Apply within.

January 28, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

DustTag v1.0: Graffiti Analysis

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What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

January 28, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Best news of the week: Lorraine Adams' new novel comes out next month

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I've been waiting five years for it [above], from the moment I finished her spellbinding 2004 first novel, "Harbor."

A unique talent, she is the closest thing we have to a John le Carré-level writer of sophisticated thrillers of ideas and the hearts and minds that embody them.

January 28, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

New York City Subway Map Silk Dress

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Alas,

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already sold out.

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January 28, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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