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“I don’t think you can feed grass to cows”

“I don’t think you can feed grass to cows.”

Read “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom” for free

I’ve been meaning to read Cory Doctorow’s novel “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom” for absolutely ages but have never managed to get around to it — until now! DailyLit are offering it, for free, emailed to you in 65 regularly sent chunks so you have no excuse either! (Incidentally, and do call me an idiot, I only realised today that Cory Doctorow is the same Cory Doctorow that co-edits Boing Boing!)

Saving Ourselves: Psychoanalytic Investigation of Resident Evil and Silent Hill

Saving Ourselves: Psychoanalytic Investigation of Resident Evil and Silent Hill (via Kotaku)

Will Eisner: The Spirit of an Artistic Pioneer

Will Eisner: The Spirit of an Artistic Pioneer: New trailer for the “documentary on the life and career of the sequential art genius.” (via Drawn!)

Generation XP: Top 20 Games of the Last Generation

Now that Vista’s out, XP is old news. We always like a top 20 list and Voodoo Extreme has a run-down of the top games during Windows XP’s lifetime. I bet you can’t guess what’s number one.

Sony confirms Wipeout for PS3

Sony confirms Wipeout for PS3: “We have nothing to add, but we will be making an announcement with more details in the near future.” Hopefully they’ll bring back tDR… or perhaps another design agency that’s “de jour” to realise the visuals. (via Kotaku)

Kevin Smith’s Top Ten Films of 2006

Kevin Smith’s top ten films of 2006: Isn’t it a little narcissistic to include your own movie in your top ten list? (via Kottke)

Observations on film art and Film Art

Observations on film art and Film Art: A great blog for film students and movie lovers by the renowned film studies text-book authors Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell.

The Design Disease

Noisy Decent Graphics on The Design Disease: “…it’s there in every aspect of life. You can’t stop looking at things through your designer eyes. Everything you do is clouded by this thing that lives inside you.”

Playstation 3 UK Launch Details

The guardian reports that the PS3 will launch on the 23rd March 2007 for £425 for the 60Gb model. Ouch. The 20Gb model will be released later, depending on demand, at an unknown cost. Sony haven’t announced how many will be released to the UK but have said that one million will be shipped to the EU.