The Best Of The Wired Jester

A list of some of the best posts from The Wired Jester’s two-and-a-half year career, based on popularity and my own personal preference. Like all best ofs, it is weighted towards the later stuff and inexplicably includes some new releases :p PHOTOS / PHOTOGRAPHY * Photographs of The Sedlec Ossuary (Bone Church) in the CzechContinue reading “The Best Of The Wired Jester”

Inbox of awesomeness +1: 5 Emails You Should Be Getting

Lots of people these days are down on email – my friend (the “internet famous tech writer”) Wil Harris and Stan Schroeder at the nifty Frantic Industries blog are two of its most recent critics, and both have good points: Wil’s bogged under with spam and Frantic Industries complains about email’s slow, relatively inflexible natureContinue reading “Inbox of awesomeness +1: 5 Emails You Should Be Getting”

Ghosts and Goblins and difficulty

Until now, fingerprints have been the most deadly threat the super-shiny PSP has had to face. Now, it is wrath. The frustrated wrath of a player of Ultimate Ghosts n’ Goblins. Man, it’s tough… but strangely compelling, too: “So why did I keep on playing? Partly it was because I didn’t want to write anContinue reading “Ghosts and Goblins and difficulty”

Top 10 Unique Game Controllers

Another article of mine is up at Bit-Tech – a top 10 list of ‘unique’ game controllers: “There’s only so far you can go with a traditional gamepad. A few talented, brave and frankly bonkers designers have managed to convince and cajole their corporate paymasters into creating a special, unique add-on controller, solely for theirContinue reading “Top 10 Unique Game Controllers”

Who owns your virtual life?

Article number three is up at Bit-Tech, entitled ‘Who Owns Your Virtual Life?’ It’s all about the thorny issue of intellectual property rights in massively multiplayer online roleplaying games, and how popular titles like World of Warcraft are engaging – or not engaging – with user-generated content. "MMO players play a significant role in creatingContinue reading “Who owns your virtual life?”