Ode to a Geek Urn
Welcome to the fourth edition of the Carnival of Gamers. Hopefully you got your submissions in on time ... if not ... well I guess something inspires the only cow of late. Smaller crowd this time, probably thanks in large to our holiday weekend. For everyone who didn't ignore the date, this is the Poetry Slamdance Puzzle edition. I would have shortened that to just PSP, but that could cause all sorts of confusion. The puzzle is pretty simple, at least once you have the question. After that, even a fifteen year old like Mary Kate could probably riddle it out.
Enough lead. Let's get on with the show. Like all things on Cathode Tan, these are in no particular order.
Outside Looking In has a modest proposal about how Gaming Needs Gizmos.
With such a cob-webbish patience, Portico tells us all about Impatience and Interfaces.
Taking a look at a how the caged bird sings, Unfettered Blather wants us to understand the strategy behind the 360.
We get two from The Game Chair, since they have all manner of people there. From the loudest loud and darkest dark is Maggie's Thoughts on Innovation from the Darkest of Places and then Paul has the Pirates Progessive Review, which sadly does not include the pirate ghost of Maria Farber.
Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted and Tony the buttonmasher looks back in his mirror and remembers the day of cranial menus.
Corvus of Man Bytes Blog has a few things to say about the social responsibility of game design, so OVETVSTATIS ueneranda custos!
Update: Belated entry by one Thom Jeffries, being a two parter on Silent Hill. However since the puzzle is all designed out ... no fancy poetry tie in for the latecomer...
That is all for now, so shine, perishing republic, and be happy. Languid, and sad, and slow, from day to day!. As for the puzzle, hopefully someone will solve it before this page rolls back into the archives. The answer is of course .... the name of some video game. The prize will be ... oh let's say you get to be King of France. The prize is enforceable anywhere but the country of France, of course.
Next carnival will be at Unfettered Blather on August 4th.