“I wrote a story for Hiversaires, but about halfway through development I decided not to show it. In my early testing I realized that people were trying to figure it out and making up their own stories. For me that was much more enticing and interesting than just spelling everything out. When I realized that there would not be an explicit story, that aspect turned out to work really well.” (Aliceffekt about his game Hiversaires on indiegames, photo by Jeriaska)

Max Keiser of Russia Today drops by to explain the genesis and implications of the digital currency Bitcoin, why The Federal Reserve and the banking system should apologise to the people for manipulating interest rates, how Warren Buffett is complicit in the Mexican drug trade by purchasing Wells Fargo, and Max’s crazy times in the 1980s as a New York City stockbroker by day and punk-rock party animal by night. (via

That’s just the weirdest and cheesiest Nine Inch Nails mashup I’ve ever heard, Trent basically rickrolled on his 48th birthday?


Bacon udon from Skankynavia via Zeta, the flatmate of ROCK.

Features on these issues provide subjects for discussion and enhance the conversation on Talking Germany. This time we’re looking at how the Pirate Party’s recent ballot box successes have added to the challenges of finding common positions and translating them into a comprehensive political program. We’ll also discuss the Pirates’ opposition to the planned global anti-copyright violation pact, ACTA. And we’ll ask her about the role-playing games she enjoys in her free time. (more info on, coming via comwedge of machetegirl)