Category: Soapbox

The Saturday Papers

This evening I found a few tweets from Jonathan Blow that disappointed me a bit. Here they are:

This has driven me to finally start doing something I meant to begin a long time ago. I’d really like your help, too!

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OTON, Procedural Generation, and Numbers

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Late last year I was linked to OTON, a website about a proposed games console that “will be able to self-create games instantly within minutes without human input”. I didn’t comment on it because it seemed likely to be a scam, and the more coverage and links they receive, the worse the scam tends to get. Today Polygon ran a story highlighting the misleading nature of the project, but also being strangely optimistic about it at the same time. People seem to be focusing on all the wrong things when it comes to OTON. For what it’s worth (and it’s not worth much – I’m no expert on any of the topics involved by any means) here’s what I think.

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