Wired News humor columnist Lore Sjöberg picks up the subject of alternative game controllers this week -- we've got lightguns, guitars, mics, and the Wii, but still there's plenty of room for novelty controllers:
We've got games with guitars, drums, singing, even sound mixing. Add a game where you put flyers on telephone poles all over town and video games can be an excellent substitute for actually starting a band. Or better yet, add a game where you play a roadie, arriving on the stage eight hours before the show to lay down wire, perform repetitive sound checks and make sure that the microphone is exactly 5-feet 6-inches high so Shankbone doesn't throw a fit like he did in Jersey.
And the controller for all this exciting work in the world of sweaty entertainment? Your trusty Leatherman, of course. Pull out whatever tool will do the job and get to work, cutting, turning or adjusting over and over and over. It's repetitive stress incredible.
In an effort to get more people reading, the New York Public Library set out to take advantage of Instagram’s huge user base. Mother New York designed “Insta Novels” as a way to read entire novels in Instagram Stories. The books feature carefully selected fonts, beautiful animations, and some clever hacks to allow such an […]
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There are a lot of different language apps out there because nobody learns anything the same exact way – especially not something as complex as a new language. For some people, the best way is to dive in and start talking, but that’s easier said than done if you’re not around those natives you aspire […]
There’s movie merch and then there are artifacts – one-of-a-kind items for the true fans only. These 11 items definitely fall into the latter category. We’ve unearthed movie art, props and other fan touchstones from the major nerd franchises of the last 50 years. Gaze upon these Star Wars and Marvel collectibles and don’t worry. […]
No matter what kind of office you work at, there’s probably an Excel expert in it. And no wonder: Businesses are still discovering uses for one of Microsoft’s flagship software suites beyond just bare-bones spreadsheets. Make October the month you become invaluable at work by taking one of these boot camps in Excel and its […]