Geek Links of the Week

We haven’t done the Geek Links since October but this will still be the 90th edition of the Geek Links in two years on the blog. Time flies when you’re having fun.

Big web news: Nick Denton has stepped down as boss of Gawker Media and has installed a seven member managing board in his place. [Capital New York]

Apple can’t leave well enough alone. 2013 indie hit Papers, Please was censored by Apple before it could be released in the App Store. Apparently, allowing a nudity option on a game rated for ages 17+ doesn’t fly with Apple. [Niche Gamer]

Nerd Cubed does an FJM-style takedown of a terrible Polygon column about GTA5 that was piggybacking on Target and K-Mart Australia pulling it from shelves. Okay, FJM-style isn’t really a thing outside of sports humour circles but I love using that term any time I can. [Nerd Cubed]

A writer recounts his experience of playing games with his son. It’s not just any old pop a disc in a PS4 or Wii U, though. They’re going from the dawn of gaming through to modern times. That’s an experience that every kid should have but I’m biased since I started gaming on an NES en route to where we are today. [Medium]

Disney is planning to ramp up the presence of Star Wars in their parks. Unfortunately, they’ll be based on the new Disney-produced movies and not the original six of Lucas and 20th Century Fox. [Variety]

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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 December 12, 2014, in Links of the Week. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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