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  Rosco Rulez, OK?  
 
 
Posted 2003-03-11 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Toronto's scuzziest inde rag is on the streets again. This issue of Exclaim! dropping their own comics section.
 
     
 
   
 
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  R.I.P. Shift  
 
 
Posted 2003-02-19 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Shift.com will be no more after this week is up. Where will you go for a uniquely Canadian perspective on the collision of culture and technology? How about right here.

In related news, I am in sudden need of a magazine that caters to the digital culture crowd. Anyone got any leads for editors? It's not *what* you know, as I routinely demonstrate.
 
     
 
   
 
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  Dojo Don’ts  
 
 
Posted 2002-11-05 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Apparently there's this local hipster mag called "Dojo." Since I never leave the house, I've never actually seen a copy. I managed to find their web site by accident yesterday, and thought maybe I could learn more about the magazine. Here's what I learned: their Web site designer needs to be burned to death. It was nearly impossible to find out anything useful about the magazine.
  • The site features a black "loading" screen while all 685k came crawling down the pipe. Yes, 685k. You'd expect something pretty amazing for that pricetag, wouldn't you?
  • No, there was just a "continue" button.
  • The main menu for this craptastic experience was clumsy and senseless. Menu items had names like "an abstract collective" or "rising suns".
  • Clicking one of these obscure menu items resulted in another long loading time- and I am on my ISP's fastest residential broadband (DSL) connection. The resulting pages didn't seem to be related to the menu items I had clicked.

    In summary, the experience was annoying, and I still don't have any useful information about the magazine. Other than that their designer needs to be burned to death. Worst... Flash... ever.

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      Novel Amusement:  
     
     
    Posted 2002-10-18 by Tony Walsh
     
     
         
     
    Indie kingpin Jim Munroe interviewed by Gabino Travassos of Mote Magazine. Jim talks generally about his publishing career, and about his "Novel Amusements" series of indie CD-ROMs, the second of which awaits contributors. I interviewed Jim last summer.
     
         
     
       
     
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    Dinozoiks wrote:
    Wow! Thanks for that Tony. Just posted a bunch of other tips here... http://www.dino.co.uk/labs/2008/45-tips-when-designing-online-content-for-kids/ Hope it helps someone... Dino...
    in Dino Burbidge's '10 Things To Remember When Designing For Kids Online'


    yes, many of the free little games are crappy. but as an artist who has recently published free content on the itunes app store,…
    in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


    I vote for popup radial menus. Highlight a bit of text, the push and hold, Sims-style radial menu pops up with Copy, Paste, etc....
    in More iPhone Gestures, Please


    Hey Tony! A client of mine is looking to hire an internal Flash game dev team to build at a really cool Flash CCG…
    in Dipping Into Toronto's Flash Pool


    Yeah, there's a lot of weird common sense things I've noticed they've just omitted from the design. No idea why though....
    in More iPhone Gestures, Please


    It also bears noting there's no mechanism right now for a developer to offer a free trial for the iPhone; the App Store isn't…
    in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


    @GeorgeR: It's on my shopping list :) I've heard good things about it as well. And Cro Mag Rally. @andrhia: meh, I don't know…
    in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


    ...you get what you pay for, you know? I actually bought Trism based on early buzz, and it's truly a novel mechanic. I've been…
    in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


    The only one I've heard good things about is Super Monkey Ball. Have you given that a whirl yet?...
    in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


    Advance warning: this frivolent comment is NOT RELATED or even worth your time ... But whenever i hear "Collada", i think of that SCTV…
    in Electric Sheep Builds Its Own Flock


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