Archive for July, 2009

Nice Tron2 viral

Tron2

There’s some info here about a nice viral idea for Tron2…Tron goes viral?.

The interesting thing about it is I think is each person only received a small piece of the overall viral, and it relied on bloggers to post about it and create what is basically an ad-hoc social network to solve the puzzle. Nice way to get people working and talking together and build a bit of a buzz!

Gaikai – flash based streaming console gaming

There’s an interesting video up of Gaikai, the new venture from David Perry (the man behind Shiny Entertainment & games such as Earthwork Jim). It will apparently allow anyone with a fast enough connection to play a wide catalog of 3d console and PC games, without needing any fancy 3d hardware. The games are hosted on the Gaikai servers and apparently streamed to the player in real time via the Flash player.

Gaikai – Video Demo

It will be interesting to see how they work around various technical obstacles… getting Flash to work with various console controllers for one.

Auto Pager – say goodbye to the next button

Here’s a seriously handy Firefox plugin : AutoPager

AutoPager automatically loads next pages when you reach the end of a page. It works on a ton of sites,Google,Yahoo..

I’ve found it’s particularly handy when browsing blogs or Flickr photo streams, it turns all the separate pages into one long scrollable page, loading the next page in the background and saving you having to click those pesky ‘next’ buttons. Good stuff!