Geek Links of the Week

If you thought the North American games press was too far in bed with the publishers, it’s worse in Australia. In addition to massive perks from publishers, some prominent journalists are literally in bed with publisher PR. [/r/Games]

Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PS4/XB1 on November 18th and the PC version is coming out on January 27, 2015 (Yay! PC gaming master race FTW!). Before then, Rockstar gave GameStop managers a little preview of the next-gen version of the game. [NeoGAF]

The man who started the now-banned /r/TheFappening subreddit wants his privacy back. There’s just a slight irony to that. [The Verge]

And for something different: Before he was The Doctor, Peter Capaldi was a superstar as Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It. Here’s a collection of some of the best Tucker quotes as motivational posters but be warned that Malcolm Tucker’s language isn’t anywhere near as family friendly as The Doctor. [BuzzFeed]

For something else on the light side, here’s a look at the evolution of console graphics over the last 37 years from the Atari 2600 to the latest generation of console. Bonus points for calling out Gran Turismo 2 as the best looking PS1 game. That was my favourite GT game and it has the best intro video of any game in history. [Ars Technica]


About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on September 12, 2014, in Links of the Week. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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