Goodies: November 10

Posted by Matt Birchler
— 2 min read

Today is my wife’s birthday, so no extensive update today. Off to work and then a night on the town. See you tomorrow!

New Games

The only games that matter this week at Fallout 4, which is out for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and Rise of the Tomb Raider for the Xbox One. Fallout 4 is the sequel to one of my all time favorite games, and Rise of the Tomb Raider is the follow-up to the surprisingly amazing Tomb Raider reboot from a couple years back.

I will only be getting Fallout 4 (since Tomb Raider is now Xbox-only), but still, you won’t be seeing me around for a while; I’m off to the wasteland.

Links of Note

The Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Review - AnandTech

The iPhone 6s in a lot of ways seems like it’s simple enough to review, but it turns out if you dig deep the changes have been significant. Over the course of a review, we’ve found major changes in the SoC, storage solution, camera, touch screen, fingerprint scanner, voice recognition software, cellular architecture, and WiFi chipset.

How I Stay Sane When Life Feels Extra Busy — Shawn Blanc

Sometimes, however, the overwhelming business is a sign that something’s broken. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, ask yourself if it’s because you’re on the edge of doing something awesome or is it life showing you that something needs to be cut out.

I'm leaving Android for iOS, and I blame late games - Polygon

I don't want to wait for the upcoming Android version of The Room 3 the way I waited for the Android release of Prune. I'm tired of companies like Bethesda announcing games like Fallout Shelter and watching everyone take out their iPhones to download it during E3 while I wait for the Android release.

Almost all of the most interesting games by the developers and designers I care about and follow are released to iOS first, with the Android version coming a few weeks later, if we're lucky. Sometimes it takes months, if it happens at all.

How Did They Do That? The Twitter “Like” Animation. - Medium

By now, you’ve probably seen or heard — the Twitter star has been replaced with a little heart, and the “favorite” has been re-dubbed the “like.”

Regardless of whether you love or hate the change, the new like animation is a great example of how CSS sprite sheets can be used to bring really awesome animation to the web.

Swag of the Week

The KitchenAid Precision Press looks freaking great! Speaking as someone who recently broke his french press, this is of special note to me. The built in scale is the kicker, and I’ve never seen another press with one built in. This thing looks fantastic, and I hope to pick this thing up soon.