A quick one this week with minimal commentary, because I’m a lazy piece of shit.
- You might think that mathematical symbols have been around for many centuries, but the plus sign is actually a relatively recent addition to our notation. Shaunacy Ferro of Fast Company Design has the details.
- Writing for Kotaku, Evan Narcisse argues that Uncharted 4 is the first game in the Uncharted series to successfully reconcile two facets of protagonist Nathan Drake’s personality: Nate the wisecracker and Nate the murderer. I agree to an extent, but I’d argue that the first two games in the series didn’t need to do this, because they were lighthearted adventures where all of Nate’s murdering felt more like genre convention than narrative element.
- Anthony Burch praises Overwatch’s inclusion of more typical characters and elements to make the more unique ones stand out. I haven’t played Overwatch, so I can’t confirm what Burch is saying, but it makes a lot of sense.
That’s all. See you next week.