Archive for June, 2009

Using Sage-Too with Firefox 3.5

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Update: See Sage-Too is dead, long live Sage++ for links to a new version of Sage that works with Firefox 3.5!

So, I upgraded to Firefox 3.5 RC3 today.  I was disappointed (though not at all surprised) to see that my second-favourite add-on (after the essential Oldbar) had stopped working.  The Sage-Too Firefox RSS Reader extension is packaged to run with 3.0b5 to 3.0.*, it seems.

The good news is that manually repackaging the plugin and reinstalling it with 3.5 does work fine.  As far as I can see the project is orphaned – a real shame in my opinion – so if anyone’s interested in a copy, leave a comment here and I’ll whack a page up with instructions (and perhaps even a copy if I can make sure the authors won’t mind.)

Born In The 80s Part III : Around The World in 80s Plays

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

So then, here’s the reveal – here’s what I’ve been working on over the past months and now has been officially launched by none other than Richard Branson himself in New York.

VTravelled – Dreamt up by Virgin Atlantic

In true style, it’s time to commemorate the launch in the only way Shinypixel knows how… You guessed it; a bumper holiday pack of 80s toss!

Appropriately, our theme is travelling the globe…

Red Box – For America

You could also have had Kim Wilde, or Bruce Springsteen, of course.  Lots more 80s after the jump! (more…)

Hardcore Energy 5 out soon…

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

A quick announcement to mention that Hardcore Energy 5 will be out soon on Hardcore Lives! Records, with some sleeve-y goodness by yours truly created some evening when I miraculously found I had some free time.


More music fun soon!

Keep On Trucking

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

I’m currently hacking away under a great big pile of work, so haven’t really been around to post anything (or queue up anything to post to give the illusion that I’m sitting here 24/7).

In the meantime, have some bleeping:

Interesting Narratives : The Graveyard

Monday, June 15th, 2009

The first of an occasional series in which I’ll summarize a narrative concept in a game I’ve found interesting, and which I think you should try if you agree.

This time : The Graveyard by Tale of Tales.


You play an old woman visiting an unnamed, monochrome graveyard.  Falling blossom, and the sounds of distant birdsong and barking complete the tranquil atmosphere.