Monday, July 6, 2009

marginalia 7.6.09

diabeetus Kotaku: So Bayer made this thing that can help diabetics keep track of their blood sugar levels. Neat!

Joystiq: N+ developer Metanet Software shows off some PHYSICS from its upcoming Robotology.

Kotaku: The ongoing recession is changing the way we buy and play games, apparently.

Destructoid: Brimming with wealth, health and free time, the Russians have taken to balls-out LARP-ing. Check out these Brotherhood of Steel costumes.

Destructoid: First they came for Counter-Strike, and I said nothing because I was not Counter-Strike.

Destructoid: Once again, PS3 owners can be excited about something Xbox owners have enjoyed for months.

1UP: LucasArts announces a flurry of classic titles to be released via Steam.  WHERE IS MY FULL THROTTLE?

Gamasutra: Ubisoft plans to open a new studio in Toronto, due in part to its "established film production history."  Really?  Toronto has an established film production history?  Huh.  Go figure.

IndustryGamers: Instead of just making wild claims like most analysts, Jess Divnich crunches some numbers to prove that DLC poses a real threat to retailers and publishing competitors.  Sure, it's a bit of a foregone conclusion, but it's always nice to see some legwork.