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It’s Always the Cat: A Review of Alien Isolation

I can’t lie to you about your chances, but…you have my sympathies. -Dialogue from Alien I’ve hidden in this locker for twenty minutes, and the creature still walks past, searching for me. I don’t dare use the motion tracker when I see the creature hop into the air shafts. The damn tracker’s too loud while…


The Golden Age of Television and Me

This weird experiment known as Human Echoes continues on, and one thing I’ve learned is that I don’t know what the hell I’m doing. I often find myself looking to some of the other creative umbrellas online and trying to figure out how they got their start, and I never come up with any answers. I…


HEP – 110 – The Moron’s Manifesto

In the second episode of Viewers Choice Month the guys dig into the mind of Ed Wood Jr. by breaking down his most personal work, Glen or Glenda?. Then they talk about idiosyncratic numbering of operating systems, and Albert geeks out about pallet jacks in fiction and a potential Myst TV show. Download it now! Links:…


The Thing Outside the Door

I’m writing this because I don’t know how much time I have left. I’ve shut myself in this room, barricaded the door, but I can still hear it just outside, thumping and crashing against my defenses. It calls out in a terrifying screeching voice, an unholy mimicry of human speech, “Daddy, daddy, DADDY, daddy, DADDY!”…

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HEP – 109 – Fear and Loathing in Baltimore

In this, the first week of Viewers Choice Month, Al and Tony talk about Tony’s new favourite movie, Hairspray. Then Albert espouses the virtues of the best bad television show of the season, Scorpion, and the guys discuss the lost creativity of childhood. Put the beat in your ears. Download it now! Links: Scorpion New Homestar…


Early Adopters and Cool Graphs

This week I’ve been thinking a lot about a concept known as the Diffusion of Innovations, and a specific graph this idea brings up, the early adopter curve. Let’s see that curve: On the left are the people who are in on an idea very early. There aren’t many of them. In the middle are…

Let’s Play Tabletop Simulator #6: 21 Bananas

Is that 21 bananas on a checker board or are you just happy to see me? No, clearly it’s the 21 bananas. I don’t even know how you could get those two things mixed up. Tabletop Simulator is available via the Early Access program on Steam. Get it for yourself here: