I read some stuff on the Internet this past week. Here is a subset of it.
- Tom Bennet of Rock Paper Shotgun writes about the hoops GOG.com goes through in order to preserve old video games. It’s a valuable service, and it’s sadly necessary, since publishers don’t find it profitable to preserve their digital histories.
- A couple of pieces on Nintendo’s recently released Mario Maker by Patricia Hernandez of Kotaku. She highlights a level about the “my wife left me” meme, and she also argues that the tool’s glut of crappy levels isn’t a problem, but the lack of curation is.
- Jon Bois of SBNation enlists Twitter’s help in designing the world’s worst weather app.
- Finally, BuzzFeed can keep publishing all the shitty listicles it wants as long as it helps them finance their brilliant long-form content. Case in point: this piece by Paul Watson about the bizarre fight over credit for the discovery of the shipwreck of the HMS Erebus.
We’re done here for this week. See you next week.