Hello! I'm Tom. I designed a game called Gunpoint, about rewiring things and punching people, and now I'm working on a new one called Heat Signature, about sneaking aboard randomly generated spaceships. Here's some more info on all the games I've worked on, here's the podcast I do, here are the videos I make on YouTube, here are some of the articles I wrote for PC Gamer, and here are two short stories I wrote for the Machine of Death collections.
Because it ignores all social stigma and other people’s opinions, because it’s quite often right, and because I’m playing it on my speakers in the office, it’s choices are sometimes a little embarrassing. It’s like someone suddenly pointing at you and saying “Somewhere, deep down, you’d quite like the fucking Cranberries.” No matter how fast you skip it, everyone knows who that was, and that it was picked for a reason.
I fear Pandora’s ambitious experiment may be doomed by fickle human whims, though. I loathed the first song it played to me when I rediscovered it recently, and when I went to give it a thumbs down, discovered that I’d already given it a thumbs up the last time it came on. Mind you, it’s just started playing Duran Duran, and it does have the appropriate button for that.
Grill: C'mon, *everyone* likes the Cranberries. Zombie, zombie, zombie, eh? They don't write lyrics like that any more.
(There's laws against it.)
bob_arctor: Well it fell at the first hurdle for me. The Aliens were not to be found. I don't care if they are a niche for only those who like the Beta Band, their EP is the most condensed goodness I've found in ages and ignorance is a crime!
I'm not working for them. They're just really good. Thanks to the Botherer for alerting me to them.
Damned Pandora. Not much of a box.